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Old 05-23-2013, 09:56 PM   #1891
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Kind of a random question but i have been watching a lot of off road videos and thinking to sell the KLR when i get a a tiger but not too sure anymore... so question is where is the intake for the tiger...? If it's low, river crossings might be an issue or no?

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Old 05-23-2013, 11:20 PM   #1892
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so question is where is the intake for the tiger...? If it's low, river crossings might be an issue or no?
It's directly under the rider's seat. Relatively high up, although not super high. Should be good enough for most river crossings.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:55 PM   #1893
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Kind of a random question but i have been watching a lot of off road videos and thinking to sell the KLR when i get a a tiger but not too sure anymore... so question is where is the intake for the tiger...? If it's low, river crossings might be an issue or no?

thanks!
If you think you're going to ride through water deep enough to drown it you're most likely going to have other big problems. Like a dump over and submarine a $14K motorcycle.

Now I gotta ask the question....have you ridden one yet? KLR to Tiger XC? Hmmm...I think you wouldn't be asking the question if you had.

The Tiger is not a dirtbike. I know, you already knew that.
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:43 PM   #1894
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The Tiger is not a dirtbike. I know, you already knew that.
Neither is a KLR. I ride with a bunch of guys who are competent on KLRs. I will take my 800XC anywhere they want to go.
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:33 AM   #1895
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This guy made it thru no problem.

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Old 05-30-2013, 05:09 AM   #1896
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This guy made it thru no problem.

Not a chance on earth I'd do that (not even sure I'd do that on the Husky)

Good on him for doing it though
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:47 AM   #1897
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Not a chance on earth I'd do that (not even sure I'd do that on the Husky)

Good on him for doing it though

He didnt make it much farther than the other side!!

jk I dont know him
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:39 AM   #1898
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That's a pic from this vid around the 2:00 mark

http://youtu.be/3oxSI9Y_MVY
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:11 AM   #1899
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It's directly under the rider's seat. Relatively high up, although not super high. Should be good enough for most river crossings.
Agree. You have to be getting your nuts wet for this Tiger to drown.
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Old 05-30-2013, 01:41 PM   #1900
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Neither is a KLR. I ride with a bunch of guys who are competent on KLRs. I will take my 800XC anywhere they want to go.
I've got both. While the Tiger may be as competent off-road as the KLR, I as the pilot am not. I've ridden, and dumped, and ridden, and dropped, my KLR is some pretty tough terrain. Its plastics are pretty flexy and pretty cheap, and I'm not so worried about damage.

While I could take the Tiger everywhere, the thought of repairing a 13k motorcyle due to avoidable mishap doesn't appeal to me. Of course, your pockets may be deeper than mine.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:31 PM   #1901
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I received and installed my Uni Filter today. While I was at it, I decided to change out my air filter. What a PITA that was. That air filter was not intended to be a regularly maintained item. Thanks Triumph for burying it under the fuel tank and securing the airbox with 12 bolts and the filter with 2 Phillips screws. That being said, I love the bike!

I am glad to have the prefilter on now. The stock filter with 8000 miles looked pretty good. I ride mostly rode tho...

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Old 05-31-2013, 06:34 AM   #1902
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I received and installed my Uni Filter today. While I was at it, I decided to change out my air filter. What a PITA that was. That air filter was not intended to be a regularly maintained item. Thanks Triumph for burying it under the fuel tank and securing the airbox with 12 bolts and the filter with 2 Phillips screws. That being said, I love the bike!

I am glad to have the prefilter on now. The stock filter with 8000 miles looked pretty good. I ride mostly rode tho...

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Looks like the smokers lung commercial
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Old 05-31-2013, 02:32 PM   #1903
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Looks like the smokers lung commercial
Ha!! It does. Good one.

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Old 05-31-2013, 03:03 PM   #1904
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... the thought of repairing a 13k motorcyle
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... submarine a $14K motorcycle.
You guys paid too much for your bikes. I would agree, the cost of repairs is the biggest difference between off-roading an 800 XC vs KLR.
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Old 05-31-2013, 05:32 PM   #1905
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I received and installed my Uni Filter today. While I was at it, I decided to change out my air filter. What a PITA that was. That air filter was not intended to be a regularly maintained item. Thanks Triumph for burying it under the fuel tank and securing the airbox with 12 bolts and the filter with 2 Phillips screws. That being said, I love the bike!

I am glad to have the prefilter on now. The stock filter with 8000 miles looked pretty good. I ride mostly rode tho...

JG
I did mine the other day. I'd like to hear from others about this subject. Like you, I waited until I had time to swap the OEM filter as well. The UNI instructions say to just pop out the old snorkel and pop in the new pre-filter. I don't see how that is possible. Getting the rubber inside the airbox and around the lip with the little bit of space allowed?

Has anyone added the UNI filter without removing the standard air filter? Just seems next to impossible, but maybe not..
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