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Old 05-18-2012, 05:05 AM   #12766
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Congratulations....again!! You're probably the first to own a second Tiger 800.
Negative! I'm on my second as the first one was a lemon but Triumph made it right.
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:30 AM   #12767
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Thanks Swimmer, this is timely as I am replacing tires as well. Taking off the Pirellis and replacing them with Heidenau K76's. Hope they wear better.
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:28 AM   #12768
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My new Tiger road ABS arrives at the dealer this week, old one was written off (there is a picture a few pages back)
I went ahead and ordered a new blue one.
Someone asked what Triumph farkles to get, I ordered these
Headlight protector
Heated Grips
XC Risers
Sump Guard
Engine Bars
XC Hand Guards

There will be more....

I am going over to see the new arrival soon and I will post pics when I get back
Cancel the hand guards. They're crap. If you want to stick to Triumph stuff, look at the Tiger1050 ones or, otherwise, look at Barkbusters. Otherwise, enjoy your new bike.
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:28 PM   #12769
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Thats true they are pretty crap. I made some ali extenders for mine on the original bike. 1050 ones should work better.
just have to turn up some spacers/bar ends
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:06 PM   #12770
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Question to XC owners...
I just placed order for new 800XC today - expected delivery is 2-3 weeks. I mean - in the past I did test drive, today I sat on it and checked all over again, I looked it over each time I've been to dealership but...but I forgot to check something.
I totally forgot to look if radiator have some protection in stock state. Which is important for me (had bad experience with exposed rad in the past).
Does XC radiator have any kind of grill or I have to order one?
I know which one I will order if I need to, but if there is plastic grill - it's fine for me...anyone?
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:09 PM   #12771
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It comes with a plastic honey comb on the front.
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:16 PM   #12772
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thank you!
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:18 AM   #12773
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It comes with a plastic honey comb on the front.
Confirmed. I made the same mistake and bought the R&G guard before I took delivery. Doh!
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:42 AM   #12774
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Question to XC owners...
I just placed order for new 800XC today - expected delivery is 2-3 weeks. I mean - in the past I did test drive, today I sat on it and checked all over again, I looked it over each time I've been to dealership but...but I forgot to check something.
I totally forgot to look if radiator have some protection in stock state. Which is important for me (had bad experience with exposed rad in the past).
Does XC radiator have any kind of grill or I have to order one?
I know which one I will order if I need to, but if there is plastic grill - it's fine for me...anyone?
Wow, congrats .

Keeping the DR800 I assume?
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:34 AM   #12775
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Big DR became too troublesome after reaching 130 000 km :) 3500+ km Morocco ride killed freshly rebuilt engine top end...again (my mistake, not bike to blame) and I decided at 41 years of age I should make myself present - brand new bike.
I am keeping Firestorm VTR1000F thou.
Check in DR Big tread
It was heartbreaking decision, but it is what it is. Besides - selling all my part and my DR for parts brings me easier money than selling complete bike.
And after ordering XC for some reason I am not even sad anymore. I moved on
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:51 AM   #12776
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Cancel the hand guards. They're crap. If you want to stick to Triumph stuff, look at the Tiger1050 ones or, otherwise, look at Barkbusters. Otherwise, enjoy your new bike.

1050 ones????
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:19 AM   #12777
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1050 ones????


Maybe I'll pop the V-Strom ones off the FJR and see how they fit on the T800 this morning.
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:44 AM   #12778
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Is this normal?

I know the 800 whistles, but I've got a low-pitch whining noise that is constant, in any gear, between 3000 and 4000 RPM under load. The noise is very noticeable, but tolerable. Above 4000 RPM, or closed throttle (no load) the noise goes away. The bike is a new 2012 with 630 miles on it.
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Old 05-19-2012, 01:59 PM   #12779
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I know the 800 whistles, but I've got a low-pitch whining noise that is constant, in any gear, between 3000 and 4000 RPM under load. The noise is very noticeable, but tolerable. Above 4000 RPM, or closed throttle (no load) the noise goes away. The bike is a new 2012 with 630 miles on it.
Mine is a 2011 and it does the same thing. My '06 Speed Four made odd sounds at various RPM's as well.
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:06 PM   #12780
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My 2012 XC started making a noise I would describe the same way after the last service. They adjusted the chain tighter than I normally keep it and I wonder of that is the noise.
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