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Old 10-23-2010, 09:01 AM   #946
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Hey, I ride a Wee Strom and it's far from gay! buy the way (only use "an" before a word that starts with either A E I O U and sometimes Y.
By the way, perhaps it is not gay, just odd.
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:34 AM   #947
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An R1 with road tyres can also cope with dry gravel roads too, but when the going gets wet and muddy, That's when you must have good tyres or you will fall down or make no progress.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjBrpN9nmZQ
Still no.
That bike isn't stock.

Talk stock to stock.

ZERO desire to run this R1 or any sportbike off road.
Clearance, seating position blah blah blah.
Tires are my least concern there.



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Old 10-23-2010, 09:39 AM   #948
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What do ya mean?
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:42 AM   #949
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Just to add...

Triumph makes a fine bike.
I have every confidence the 800, once any quirks are worked out, will be good.
Still heavy, but a little more off road friendly than the 1050.
I love my tiger so much and I'm already planning another long trip back to AK next year.
I have a lot of earned confidence and trust in that bike.
Awesome for 400+ mi days super slab just as awesome as 80 miles in the dirt the next day....
4300 mi trip, 16 days, street tires, rain, dirt, some mud and a lot of pavement.
ZERO drops, ZERO problems.

I'll be pretty excited to try the 800 with the triple.
Might be a winner, might not.
None of us will know until it's rolling.

Kinda like the new multistrada.
I wanted to hate it.
But then I rode it.
and I wanted to not hate my bike after
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:11 AM   #950
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Just to add...

Triumph makes a fine bike.
I have every confidence the 800, once any quirks are worked out, will be good.
Still heavy, but a little more off road friendly than the 1050.
I love my tiger so much and I'm already planning another long trip back to AK next year.
I have a lot of earned confidence and trust in that bike.
Awesome for 400+ mi days super slab just as awesome as 80 miles in the dirt the next day....
4300 mi trip, 16 days, street tires, rain, dirt, some mud and a lot of pavement.
ZERO drops, ZERO problems.

I'll be pretty excited to try the 800 with the triple.
Might be a winner, might not.
None of us will know until it's rolling.

Kinda like the new multistrada.
I wanted to hate it.
But then I rode it.
and I wanted to not hate my bike after
I was never bashing Triumph, as I'm English and its a company I'm proud of.

I mealy pointed out that the offroad version off the bike being sold with road tyres is dumb, as they offer a road version of the same bike.

It then turned into a debate about tyres verses suspension.
where I was saying tyres are most important and others were arguing that they weren't.

You have had an R1 which is great. So if you were told you had to go off road on an R1, but you could only change the tyres or the suspension what would you change?

PS What makes you say the R1 in the video isn't stock?
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:21 AM   #951
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So if you were told you had to go off road on an R1, but you could only change the tyres or the suspension what would you change?
It's stupid and not going to happen.
Like I said, ZERO desire to take an R1 off road.
Now back to the Tiger 800 thread.
Capiche?

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Old 10-23-2010, 10:23 AM   #952
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What do ya mean?
Ya, I thought you did that on purpose.

OhNo!MySpaceBarWon'tWorkAnymore...
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:39 AM   #953
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OK so when are we gonna see this thing in person at dealers in the US?

Spring 2011?

I will definitely check it out. I must admit that lately my thoughts have been turning to lighter bikes with smaller engines and less plastic than my 1050 (while still retaining some modicum of weather protection).

Then again my 1050 is just about to turn 20,000 miles and every time I ride it I'm reminded anew what a fantastic motorcycle it is. I kinda wanna keep it until I use it all up just to see how far she'll go. The other theory of course is that life is too short and there are too many great motorcycles out there to ride the same one forever.
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:48 AM   #954
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Maybe I missed the spec I'm looking for with all this debate over superbikes as dualsports, but has anybody seen a number for the seat to PEG distance? Maybe one of you pixel peepers has scaled it out?
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:50 AM   #955
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Maybe I missed the spec I'm looking for with all this debate over superbikes as dualsports, but has anybody seen a number for the seat to PEG distance? Maybe one of you pixel peepers has scaled it out?

Done already, and yes, it was in pixels.
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:57 AM   #956
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Done already, and yes, it was in pixels.
Hmmmm, I really wasn't interested in knowing if the spec exists, but what the actual number is

Care to fill me in or point in the right direction?
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Old 10-23-2010, 11:01 AM   #957
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Care to fill me in or point in the right direction?

I like open ended questions Dave. ;-)

John Ashman did it in the thread currently in Jo Momma, but he was all over the seat height and other distances a month ago. Search or pm to him?
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Old 10-23-2010, 11:04 AM   #958
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Done already, and yes, it was in pixels.
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The bike will be at the dealers (UK) Dec 2010........Hmmm I have 3 dealers all within 30 miles......
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Old 10-23-2010, 11:18 AM   #959
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I like open ended questions Dave. ;-)

John Ashman did it in the thread currently in Jo Momma, but he was all over the seat height and other distances a month ago. Search or pm to him?
I can do it later, but I don't think you'll like the answer. The pegs are pretty high just from looking at it. A good 3" above the bottom of the engine.

I don't think this is going to be a bike for a lot of really tall people, short of having the seat modified with an extra inch or more of padding.
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Old 10-23-2010, 11:42 AM   #960
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So if you were told you had to go off road (...) tyres or the suspension what would you change?

If this is of such a importance to you, you can always work out a deal with your dealer and ride the 800 off the show room floor with the tires of your choice. I bet that you can get that with no extra investment. And you could do that to the 800, not the 800XC, which means you save $$$ and instantly you will have your off road bike, the way you see it right. Would that make you go away, I mean, happy?
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