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Old 08-17-2012, 09:53 AM   #14086
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My 2012 has a silver frame
They changed it to black mid production.

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Old 08-17-2012, 09:56 AM   #14087
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They changed it to black mid production.

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My dark-gray frame has a build date of 1-2012.
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:05 AM   #14088
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:15 AM   #14089
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Hmmm, I could add a lot of farkles with the money saved
That's exactly what I did/doing. Bought a '12 for much less than MSRP and sold my DRZ to pay for farkles :-D
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:19 AM   #14090
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:54 PM   #14091
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Okay, looks like it worked, here's three more. Ken
Nice job.... but be careful since the blinking of the turn signals can kinda get lost in the glare of headlights if they are too close.
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:31 PM   #14092
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In 2011, a few came without ABS. In 2012, most came with ABS. That is a $1000 difference.

Does it have ABS? If so, it's a great deal. If not, it's still ok.

JG
I just got a mesage from the seller, it does have ABS Now I just need to sell mine.
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Old 08-17-2012, 04:55 PM   #14093
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Picking up my new Tiger XC

I am planning on a fly and ride to pick up my new XC. I have about a 400 mile return trip. I will be traveling pretty light. (no panniers or top case)

Any suggestions out there on "necessary" gear, tools , etc when picking up a new Tiger 800 xc from the dealer for a 400 mile ride home?
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Old 08-17-2012, 04:59 PM   #14094
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I am planning on a fly and ride to pick up my new XC. I have about a 400 mile return trip. I will be traveling pretty light. (no panniers or top case)

Any suggestions out there on "necessary" gear, tools , etc when picking up a new Tiger 800 xc from the dealer for a 400 mile ride home?
A. Congratulations! It should be a fun experience.
2. Gear for the expected weather conditions. Backpack or small case to carry your papers from the purchase. You should not need any tools, unless (God forbid) you get a flat.
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:56 PM   #14095
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:41 PM   #14096
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any suggestions out there on "necessary" gear, tools , etc when picking up a new tiger 800 xc from the dealer for a 400 mile ride home?
C a m e r a !!!


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Old 08-17-2012, 07:21 PM   #14097
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A. Congratulations! It should be a fun experience.
2. Gear for the expected weather conditions. Backpack or small case to carry your papers from the purchase. You should not need any tools, unless (God forbid) you get a flat.
If you want to be prepared, then yes, make sure you are prepared for a flat. At least a patch kit and inflator and a pair of tire irons. And a 17mm allen for the front axle - stupid factory does not supply one with the bike so if you get a flat you're screwed. If it doesn't have a center stand you need an enduro-star or similar. Well, unless you're just gonna call AAA. Still a hassle though. Flats are not always convenient. Maybe there isn't even cell signal.

400 miles isn't that far though. Just fly and wing it.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:34 PM   #14098
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I am planning on a fly and ride to pick up my new XC. I have about a 400 mile return trip. I will be traveling pretty light. (no panniers or top case)

Any suggestions out there on "necessary" gear, tools , etc when picking up a new Tiger 800 xc from the dealer for a 400 mile ride home?
A credit card and a cell phone is all that you need to carry.

Enjoy the new bike and be safe!

Regards, Paul
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:43 PM   #14099
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Any suggestions out there on "necessary" gear, tools , etc when picking up a new Tiger 800 xc from the dealer for a 400 mile ride home?
After my own experience and that might not matter to you, if I were to pick up a bike far away from home I'd take a metric tool kit with me and give the bike a quick check on all important bolts, just to make sure nothing is loose before you leave.

When I picked up my Tiger 800, about 400 miles in, I found several engine cover bolts loose and also (quite disturbing) the clamp bolts of the front forks. It so depends on the quality of the check the dealer does and the dealer where I bought mine from AND the dealer where I had my first service done missed very crucial bits and pieces where bolts where loose.

I'd go over the following areas (just check that bolts are not loose, don't "tighten" them without a torque wrench, just take something to slap the dealer with):

1) all axle bolts
2) engine cover bolts
3) fork clamp bolts
4) brake calipers
5) handle bar pinch bolts
6) chain (check that it's not too tight)

I would do this to any bike, no matter what manufacturer as I don't trust dealerships anymore especially if I don't know them (and in some cases, especially because I know them).
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:52 AM   #14100
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Question, are there any differences between the 2011 model and the 2012? A white XC just popped up for sale not too far from me. 2,000 miles he's asking $9300
The skid plate differently on the two model years. 2011 junk, 2012 better, 2013 worst yet.
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