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Old 09-09-2011, 12:45 PM   #8431
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Dunno ... would depend on rim width I guess? On the road I'm sure you could tear up the knobs if you wanted to ... but I can do that on a single too. Just have to take it easy on pavement. Any knobby tire will get torn up on high HP bike using ALL the power.


Doesn't the F800GS use the same 150/17 as the Tiger 800XC? So you're running a 130 size T-63 on a 150 size rim? Obviously it's working! Cool.
I paid about $60 for my T-63 ... a TKC is over $100.

I wouldnt do it but have at it. I think 140 is the smallest I would even consider.
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:58 PM   #8432
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Even if they started making them again I'd never own a Triumph - they leak oil like mad, vibrate, and the electrics suck.
You couldnt be more wrong mate!!
Ive had a 2006 Tiger 955i for the last 3 years. Its done 2 trip around Oz plus a heep of other long trips including off road expeditions and it has not missed a beat!
Its about to clock over 100,000k's and it runs like the day it left the showroom floor............. Needless to say.........." I love it"
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:59 PM   #8433
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I guess I should clarify, T-63 on the front only. I would not put one on the rear either.
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:34 PM   #8434
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Even if they started making them again I'd never own a Triumph - they leak oil like mad, vibrate, and the electrics suck.

Where is that post?

Edit: nevermind, i figured out what that yellow arrow is for... What an idiot!
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Old 09-09-2011, 03:03 PM   #8435
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You couldnt be more wrong mate!!
Ive had a 2006 Tiger 955i for the last 3 years. Its done 2 trip around Oz plus a heep of other long trips including off road expeditions and it has not missed a beat!
Its about to clock over 100,000k's and it runs like the day it left the showroom floor............. Needless to say.........." I love it"
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Where is that post?

Edit: nevermind, i figured out what that yellow arrow is for... What an idiot!
Context is everything people, two posts down see his reply. I knew him from the Scrambler thread so knew he was just joking.

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Kidding guys -- I have a 06 Scrambler and love it!!! I've owned over 40 bikes over the years, and the Scrammy is my favorite ever - no leaks, no drips, no hassles, and is a good looking ride!

Triumph is to be lauded for its quality control and well engineered machines. Sorry if I got you riled at all.
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Old 09-09-2011, 03:31 PM   #8436
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Context is everything people, two posts down see his reply. I knew him from the Scrambler thread so knew he was just joking.
fair enough
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:35 PM   #8437
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she lays down nice

I got the day off and decided to check out some of the back roads and end up at the cabin. Two up, a slight incline on wet grass and the batwings let loose.

Took a nap so fast, per the marks both front and rear washed out.
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:38 PM   #8438
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I got the day off and decided to check out some of the back roads and end up at the cabin. Two up, a slight incline on wet grass and the batwings let loose.

Took a nap so fast, per the marks both front and rear washed out.
Any damage?
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:03 PM   #8439
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Any damage?
No damage. The ground was saturated and loose. Packed all the pegs,kick stand and dog bones with grass and mud.
I was also amazed at how easy she picked back up.
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:21 PM   #8440
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I'm going on a Trip on the Tiger 800XC to the Southern Sierras up near Kennedy Meadows and will be camping for a week in Monache Meadows area. The trip up there is pavement on the 395 and then lots of dirt roads and some powdery stuff on Monache Jeep trail and some rocky stuff down in Monache Meadows. I'm looking for Tires can anyone recommend a pair of dual sport tires that work well in the dirt for this trip but not to buzzy on the several hundred miles of pavement there and back?
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Old 09-09-2011, 06:17 PM   #8441
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I'm going on a Trip on the Tiger 800XC to the Southern Sierras up near Kennedy Meadows and will be camping for a week in Monache Meadows area. The trip up there is pavement on the 395 and then lots of dirt roads and some powdery stuff on Monache Jeep trail and some rocky stuff down in Monache Meadows. I'm looking for Tires can anyone recommend a pair of dual sport tires that work well in the dirt for this trip but not to buzzy on the several hundred miles of pavement there and back?
I just got returned from a 4000 mile trip from Missouri to Montana, south through Colorado and back. Honestly, the Tkc80 and scout combo was not that bad on the highway and great in the dirt.
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:25 PM   #8442
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I'm going on a Trip on the Tiger 800XC to the Southern Sierras up near Kennedy Meadows and will be camping for a week in Monache Meadows area. The trip up there is pavement on the 395 and then lots of dirt roads and some powdery stuff on Monache Jeep trail and some rocky stuff down in Monache Meadows. I'm looking for Tires can anyone recommend a pair of dual sport tires that work well in the dirt for this trip but not to buzzy on the several hundred miles of pavement there and back?
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I just got returned from a 4000 mile trip from Missouri to Montana, south through Colorado and back. Honestly, the Tkc80 and scout combo was not that bad on the highway and great in the dirt.
I like that combo too Matt. We call that a "Mullet" idea. Knobby front (TKC80) with a 50/50 street based tire out back.

We ride that area a couple times a year. Be sure to explore some of the great paved roads around there too. 9 mile canyon, Sherman pass, 178,
190 and 198. For some great relaxation be sure to stop in at California Hot Springs (West of Johnsondale). Great roads all round there.

We do one night in Kernville, next night at Stovepipe Wells (we mostly ride around Death Valley that day) then back West into the Sierra. CA Hot Springs for late afternoon soak, then onto Porterville for the night. Next morning 198 loop and back to Bay Area.
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:30 PM   #8443
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Exactly! That way I could use 19/17 for street & 21/18 for dirt.
That, sir, is an EXCELLENT idea! If I could only justify it financially.....
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:45 PM   #8444
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Tigers on TransLab !
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=721018

Just rolled over 13,000 miles and love it.
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I like that combo too Matt. We call that a "Mullet" idea. Knobby front (TKC80) with a 50/50 street based tire out back.

We ride that area a couple times a year. Be sure to explore some of the great paved roads around there too. 9 mile canyon, Sherman pass, 178,
190 and 198. For some great relaxation be sure to stop in at California Hot Springs (West of Johnsondale). Great roads all round there.

We do one night in Kernville, next night at Stovepipe Wells (we mostly ride around Death Valley that day) then back West into the Sierra. CA Hot Springs for late afternoon soak, then onto Porterville for the night. Next morning 198 loop and back to Bay Area.
This is actually a deer hunting trip but on the Tiger. This is an annual trip the last few years. I've been riding the G650 Xcountry but it was trucked in the back of a trailer to the camp or at least to the beginning of the dirt at the Monache Jeep trail head.. This year i'm riding the whole way since the tiger is much better for it than the G650. So there will be lots of back dirt road riding of all kinds. Plus heading down those twisties to Kennedy Meadows General Store every couple of days for supplies and to use the pay phone.
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