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Old 10-21-2010, 11:29 AM   #826
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And so it begins..................................
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:31 AM   #827
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Anybody see a centerstand for this xc? I would hope they offer one. Rod

As you see from the picture a side nor centerstand is needed, it has a built in gyroscope to keep it balanced at stops.
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:34 AM   #828
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I think you guys are overthinking it.

What I see is a brake line coming down along the fork leg and going into a fitting attached to the fender, out of which comes another line that loops up towards the radiator and down on the other side. And from the right caliper another line splits off that hugs the fender and runs to the left-side caliper.

Why Triumph routed the line like this is beyond me, but it seems pretty clear that nothing's coming from that fender-mounted fitting to connect to the fork. It couldn't be directly connected to the fork leg at that point because the fender will move up and down in relation to the fork leg there.

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I think you're right, and it's a very odd brake line config... shame it wasn't something more interesting.
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:35 AM   #829
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As you see from the picture a side nor centerstand is needed, it has a built in gyroscope to keep it balanced at stops.
Hilarious.
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:41 AM   #830
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And so it begins..................................
the critcism/discussion?
of course, you expect anything different?
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:08 PM   #831
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I like the road version but , that sump looks fuggin orrible ! it needs a sump guard just to cover it,s ugliness , and I do not like the big gap above the cylinder head , AND THAT,S ALL
The triple engines are light years better , more fun , more tractable than the KRAUT sausagemunchers 800 twin GS , and best of all ? IT,S NOT A BMW !!!
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:09 PM   #832
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Anybody see a centerstand for this xc? I would hope they offer one. Rod
There's a center stand visible in some of the photos back on page 53 of this thread.
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:23 PM   #833
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-why is that front fender sooo close to the tire on this version. it goes against everything the bike is designed for. if you look at the pic of the bike w/ the knobbies the clear is unreal tight??? i can see a fender lift kit (w/ rider brackets) being one of the first mods to be done by the aftermarket. maybe that can be bundled w/ better brake lines.
I was thinking the front fender was too low as well... but look at the pic below and how the fender seems to taper down only at the very front. Seems like it could simply be cut back an inch or two to trim off the part that sits so close to the tire. Or maybe the fender is flexible enough to move out of the way for rocks/mud sticking to the tire and sits that close purely for aerodynamics.

Another interesting point: anyone else notice that the rear rim is an Excel? Presumably that means the front one is too. That should give the BMW/Behr bashers something to gloat about.



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Old 10-21-2010, 12:25 PM   #834
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Do we know the overall size yet? I'd be interested to see how it compares size-wise (seat height, reach to bars, peg height, length, etc) to a V-Strom. I'm seriously thinking about selling my Wee for the street version, but I really like the big boy size of the wee and the stretch out room it gives me...I'd lose interest if it wasn't man-sized.
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:30 PM   #835
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Anybody see a centerstand for this xc? I would hope they offer one. Rod
Yes, both versions seem to have one as an accessory:




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Old 10-21-2010, 12:44 PM   #836
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Is there anywhere specified what will be weight for XC version - with and without ABS ??

No centerstand, no ABS, small light pipe without cat -> ?? relative light touring and fun machine for dirt and long distance travels ;)
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Old 10-21-2010, 02:07 PM   #837
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One thing we do know is that the Tiger has the fuel mounted higher in the actual tank, the GS has it under the seat. Couple that with the higher 3 cylinder engine and I would think any comparison test would be able to feel the top heavy difference in low to mid speed handling off road.
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Old 10-21-2010, 02:18 PM   #838
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Anybody else notice the XC has larger front forks?
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Old 10-21-2010, 02:18 PM   #839
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I am not sure of that.
I was thinking that black area under the seat between the frame trellis is fuel tank and that the air box its up top in the wide area of the "tank" fed by the intake ducts near the headlight.
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Old 10-21-2010, 02:23 PM   #840
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One thing we do know is that the Tiger has the fuel mounted higher in the actual tank, the GS has it under the seat. Couple that with the higher 3 cylinder engine and I would think any comparison test would be able to feel the top heavy difference in low to mid speed handling off road.
Has this been confirmed? I see a fair sized air gap above the cyl head, and a lot of plastic under the seat and tail. Almost looks like the fuel tank may go partially under the seat?

I agree...they could have used a dry sump and then lowered the engine an inch or two and raised the ground clearance an inch
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