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Old 08-07-2012, 11:33 PM   #13876
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Cool..thanks for the info. I will search for the thread. It will be a bit before the purchase, spring 2013, as i m currently in a wheelchair re learning how to walk.

Thanks for the help.

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Old 08-07-2012, 11:54 PM   #13877
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Check out "The adventures of Tyson and Hobbes" on this website......you'll get a good idea of what an XC is capable of doing.
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:57 PM   #13878
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This is the type of trail I want to do as well as some overgrown grass double tracks.



I have a super tenerefor 2up touring, fire roads, and my alaska trip.

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You mean like this?

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Old 08-08-2012, 12:13 AM   #13879
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:57 AM   #13880
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Personally, for stuff like that I prefer a WR250R. Lighter, cheaper, tougher (less breakage on drops), easier to ride in this terrain.

I can't understand why people insist on taking 210+ kg bikes that cost 13k+ USD on trails like that. Might be that I don't have enough money for stuff like that. Or that I rather spend my money for the right tool for a job.
It is a challenge, which makes it fun. I think what you want to use an XC for has been covered many times over. We get it, you don't want to ride challenging terrain on your tiger. Some of us enjoy it. Different strokes......as they say.
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:47 AM   #13881
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This is the type of trail I want to do as well as some overgrown grass double tracks.



I have a super tenerefor 2up touring, fire roads, and my alaska trip.

Joe
Joel,

I'm not a good offroad rider and that wouldn't even slow me down on my XC. That line on the left I would avoid unless I had enough speed to bounce the suspension over that step, but otherwise the only concern I would have is to have the right tyre pressure and tyres for whatever I'm carrying.

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Old 08-08-2012, 06:59 AM   #13882
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You mean like this?

Now, THAT's rocky.

At least it appears to be a reasonably easy slope. I can see a bt of a line there but I would paddle through that for fear of slicing my rubber clean off the rims!!

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Old 08-08-2012, 07:08 AM   #13883
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Hmmm. This certainly looks easy enough (although looks can be deceiving) but I can't imagine it would be that much harder on the Tenare. The difference between the 800XC and the Tenare is a half-step. For me to have two bikes, they need to be a full step apart.


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This is the type of trail I want to do as well as some overgrown grass double tracks.



I have a super tenerefor 2up touring, fire roads, and my alaska trip.

Joe
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:24 AM   #13884
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This is the type of trail I want to do as well as some overgrown grass double tracks.


I have a super tenerefor 2up touring, fire roads, and my alaska trip.

Joe
Funny enough I went exploring yesterday and wound up on a dirt road that looked similar to your photo, except much worse in spots. Steeper with more loose rock and gravel. (It started out paved)

I have a roadie, so I was a little worried, but kept going anyway. The bike did fantastic. It had the stock tires without removing any air pressure and it never skipped a beat.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:38 AM   #13885
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How big of a concern is the passenger pegs cracking frames in easy drops in all seriousness? I am looking to add an 800xc to the garage as an off road bike, but that issues concerns me a bit.

Thoughts?

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As I documented earlier in this thread, for me it became a huge concern. First minor low side slide in gravel resulted in my XC being totaled by the insurance company when the passenger peg mount was bent upwards 180*. The bracket goes into the frame with the frame acting as a welding socket for the fillet weld. So even if the bracket is not wasted as mine was the leverage in the frame could pretty easily kink the frame when the peg is absorbing the energy of a drop.

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Old 08-08-2012, 08:41 AM   #13886
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It's not a concern. Funilly not a concern for 1200gs either
It is a concern for the Tiger. 1200s were on the ride where mine was damaged and they said the width of the front area prevents their pillion peg brackets from being a primary impact or hanging point. They (over a dozen experienced 1200 riders) had never seen the type of damage my Tiger suffered on a 1200.

As illustrated in my picture on the Tiger the peg bracket can easily hang and total the bike.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:43 AM   #13887
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TurboIce, what did you do? Get a new Tiger? A check? What was the end result with the insurance company?
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:55 AM   #13888
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TurboIce, what did you do? Get a new Tiger? A check? What was the end result with the insurance company?
Their estimate for repairs which included replacing the entire frame was more than the value, insurance totaled it. I would have bought it back salvage but don't have experience enough to know how hard it would be to license it on a salvage title. If I knew I could remove the pillion brackets and repair the kink in the frame and re-license it I would have done it for sure.

I have not decided what to do next. I loved the Tiger and am quite upset at the outcome. I was hoping they would adapt the Explorer design for the Tiger but that doesn't appear to be in the cards anytime soon.

Other than this mishap the bike was awesome on the rest of the ride including plenty of rock gardens similar to and worse than both the pictures in the recent discussion. There were long sections of trail that weren't wide enough to be 2 track but not quite single that were nothing but rocks (albeit rounder with less edges).

It is a heavy adventure bike, riding it like it is a heavy adventure bike when taking it off road and not riding it like a dirt bike it is very capable and rewarding. It can go anyplace you are confident enough to take it when ridden appropriately.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:58 AM   #13889
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As I documented earlier in this thread, for me it became a huge concern. First minor low side slide in gravel resulted in my XC being totaled by the insurance company when the passenger peg mount was bent upwards 180*. The bracket goes into the frame with the frame acting as a welding socket for the fillet weld. So even if the bracket is not wasted as mine was the leverage in the frame could pretty easily kink the frame when the peg is absorbing the energy of a drop.


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Old 08-08-2012, 09:27 AM   #13890
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Question Tourtech Front Fender Risers

Curious-I bought the Tourtech Front Fender Risers and went to install and discovered the 4-M6 15mm fork counter sunk flat head screws are too short to attach the extender riser. Anyone else find the same thing?

BTW, I contacted Tourtech with several emails and a PC and so far, the end result is my frustration....

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