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Old 05-22-2012, 08:58 AM   #12871
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Better suspension on the XC than on the road version.
Some bits come on the XC, such as radiator guard, bar risers, etc.

But it is higher cost and higher seat height. Not a good thing if you have a small inseam.

not necesarilly better suspension, just different suspension
different seats are available if you need to lower...
and more ground clearence
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:18 AM   #12872
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I have read through a lot of this thread and haven't seen many references to off road performance of then XC.

I am interested in this bikes ability when comes to a little tougher of reading such as the passes in Colorado like Engineer, Ophir, etc passes. Has anyone tried one of these passes with an XC?

Jeff
Those passes are easily within the scope of the XC. I went up the Engineer and the Ophir on a 650GS and the XC is much, much better than one of those.
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:54 AM   #12873
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Still want a DRZ400S with a set of supermoto wheels, though.
I have a DRZ400SM with dirt wheels. Six of one...
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:55 AM   #12874
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4-way hazard lights

Anyone set up a 4-way hazard flasher circuit? I'm escorting a bicycle race later this year and they like the escort bikes to have hazard flashers.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:23 AM   #12875
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Anyone set up a 4-way hazard flasher circuit? I'm escorting a bicycle race later this year and they like the escort bikes to have hazard flashers.
Over on tiger800.co.uk someone did a hazard flasher project; you might try searching over there.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:27 AM   #12876
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Anyone set up a 4-way hazard flasher circuit? I'm escorting a bicycle race later this year and they like the escort bikes to have hazard flashers.
There are few guys across the pond doing this. Several options.

http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,3312.0.html

Check it out. I kinda liked post #36....
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:47 PM   #12877
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[QUOTE=bluesman;18739665]What do you know about bush mechanics!
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You are talking to ex-Soviet Union man! You can't even build tank from pieces of 2 bikes and we can! challenge accepted! Pics or STFU! (But I will not get into a vodka drinking contest with you!!)

So, with the mod - does it gets richer or leaner? With the mod the bike runs leaner, but the arrow map richens the bike up. Is it leaner or richer overall at the end of the day...not sure to be honest, but all work was done by the authorised dealer....
Why I keep on asking? Because I just threw away engine (another bike, not triumph), that was running a bit too lean for a bit too long and top end good for trash bin now. Prefer someone else to risk it and share results (I know, unfair?) Will let you know how it works out in time...[/
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:40 PM   #12878
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XC radiator guard?

Anyone with an XC upgrade the radiator guard and want to sell the stock one?
I'd like to stick one on my roadie.

Thanks!
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:10 AM   #12879
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Question Factory knobbies?

Coming back to this thread after a while. Since I was last here, the Indian GM Ashish Joshi left his post before Triumph India even opened its doors. Anyway, I happened to notice that the configurator on the Triumph website shows an 800XC with knobbies. Is this artistic license on the part of Triumph, or can one now get the XC with off-road tires from the factory, and if so, what tires are they?

BTW the price here is still ridiculous. They're still offering it at the equivalent of $23,000 here, despite the fact that it qualifies to be built in-country. Triumph said they're not sure how well it will sell, so they don't want to go through the process of licensing it in-country (as if the outrageous price won't drive people away from the bike; the Speed Triple is available for just about the same cost as it is elsewhere).
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:26 AM   #12880
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Coming back to this thread after a while. Since I was last here, the Indian GM Ashish Joshi left his post before Triumph India even opened its doors. Anyway, I happened to notice that the configurator on the Triumph website shows an 800XC with knobbies. Is this artistic license on the part of Triumph, or can one now get the XC with off-road tires from the factory, and if so, what tires are they?
I believe you can specify Metzeller Karoo tyres as an option but they're fitted during PDI and they're also limited to 60mph according to the handbook. IMO you're better off getting the bike and fitting your own choice of tyre, yourself.
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:32 AM   #12881
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Coming back to this thread after a while. Since I was last here, the Indian GM Ashish Joshi left his post before Triumph India even opened its doors. Anyway, I happened to notice that the configurator on the Triumph website shows an 800XC with knobbies. Is this artistic license on the part of Triumph, or can one now get the XC with off-road tires from the factory, and if so, what tires are they?

BTW the price here is still ridiculous. They're still offering it at the equivalent of $23,000 here, despite the fact that it qualifies to be built in-country. Triumph said they're not sure how well it will sell, so they don't want to go through the process of licensing it in-country (as if the outrageous price won't drive people away from the bike; the Speed Triple is available for just about the same cost as it is elsewhere).
You can get whatever tires you want. The dealer should be able to hook it up.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:12 AM   #12882
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Coming back to this thread after a while. Since I was last here, the Indian GM Ashish Joshi left his post before Triumph India even opened its doors. Anyway, I happened to notice that the configurator on the Triumph website shows an 800XC with knobbies. Is this artistic license on the part of Triumph, or can one now get the XC with off-road tires from the factory, and if so, what tires are they?

BTW the price here is still ridiculous. They're still offering it at the equivalent of $23,000 here, despite the fact that it qualifies to be built in-country. Triumph said they're not sure how well it will sell, so they don't want to go through the process of licensing it in-country (as if the outrageous price won't drive people away from the bike; the Speed Triple is available for just about the same cost as it is elsewhere).
If you go back and look at a few of the launch videos done by various Magazines (like MCN) you can see that on day two all the press bikes wheels were swapped out with knobbies. Not sure which ones. Maybe TKC 80's, maybe Karoo's. Not sure. There is that low speed disclaimer, but that's just the lawyers talking. Put on whatever tires you can get. Plenty of choices now: Conti TKC 80, Karoo, T63, MT21, Kenda Big Block and a few others.
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:08 AM   #12883
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New Tiger 800 arrived at the dealers today to replace the non-fireproof one. Its Sapphire Blue and I can pick it up when I get home from my next work tour. Yippee
Also the sun came out today as well...surely not a coincidence?
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:18 AM   #12884
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Congratulations! Love the blue color
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:55 PM   #12885
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For those Tiger owners, who gets "oh, but it is not KTM" from orange guys - radiator on Tiger made by KTM
Yes, radiators is KTM side business..some aprilias got those too.
It is stamped on radiator
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