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Old 07-18-2013, 07:03 PM   #1981
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Hey guys, not sure if this is the spot to ask but what fuses should i carry for the Tiger on a road trip?
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:49 PM   #1982
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5, 10, 15, 20 & 30. The 30A is for the solenoid under the battery.
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:52 PM   #1983
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You can get hurt a lot of ways. I dropped the 500lb Tiger on my foot in the sand at a very low speed. My foot got jammed under the foot peg and I have fractured my 5th metatarsal. Have been in a cast for almost 3 months now and the most sucky part is not be able to ride.
I shouldn't be so flippant. Hope the healing process is swift and you're back on the bike again soon
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:06 PM   #1984
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Yup!! Back on the bike again for the last 3 weeks. Loving every minute. Planning to do the Barn Buster next week. :)

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I shouldn't be so flippant. Hope the healing process is swift and you're back on the bike again soon
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:23 PM   #1985
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Yup!! Back on the bike again for the last 3 weeks. Loving every minute. Planning to do the Barn Buster next week. :)
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:59 PM   #1986
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2011 problems?

I'm looking to join the fold but curious if the 2011 stalling issues have largely been fixed or are riders still encountering them?

Also, are there specific things I should be looking for (or testing for) when doing my review of the bike prior to purchase?

Any help or info is appreciated!
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:24 PM   #1987
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I'm looking to join the fold but curious if the 2011 stalling issues have largely been fixed or are riders still encountering them?

Also, are there specific things I should be looking for (or testing for) when doing my review of the bike prior to purchase?

Any help or info is appreciated!
Latest map installed, should be 20653 for an ABS model and lube the stepper motor. That's about it. And I wouldn't even worry if those are done. Easy to update to the latest tune yourself with TuneECU and if you lube the stepper motor yourself then you know it's done and done right and you're good till your next major service, ie valve inspection.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:38 AM   #1988
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Great, one more Q. I'm to date a predominately a street rider and love to carve out some twisties. I'm pretty certain that i want to do some dirt or fire roads (having done some in Chile on a short trip) and love the style of the XC.

Have any of the XC owners here really put the bike thorough the paces in the twisties? I realize it's no supersport but all the reviews indicated XC is a better 'street' bike than the BMW F800GS - hence part of the reason i'm looking at it while currently riding the F800s...

So how does the XC perform in the twisties?
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:31 AM   #1989
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The XC is no sport bike, as you know, but it does handle
Very well considering that it has a 21" front wheel.
Steering is a little slow because of that, but with the right
tires it is no slouch! I am currently running the Dunlop
TR91 tires and am pretty happy with them. Feels best to
me with 38 psi front and 42 psi rear. Just recently did a 2400
mile week long trip through the Southern Appalachians and
had no problems riding at a spirited pace rain or shine.
All 2 lane roads. BRP, Dragon, Snake we tried to hit all of 'em!
Really happy with the bike so far. 8000 miles since I picked
it up on November 30 2012. If you can only afford one bike
You can't go wrong with the Tiger.
Once mine is paid off I think I will try to get a 675 Street Triple R for some more serious scratchin', but I am keeping my Tiger.
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:39 PM   #1990
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Great, one more Q. I'm to date a predominately a street rider and love to carve out some twisties. I'm pretty certain that i want to do some dirt or fire roads (having done some in Chile on a short trip) and love the style of the XC.

Have any of the XC owners here really put the bike thorough the paces in the twisties? I realize it's no supersport but all the reviews indicated XC is a better 'street' bike than the BMW F800GS - hence part of the reason i'm looking at it while currently riding the F800s...

So how does the XC perform in the twisties?
I traded my Honda CBF1000 for the Tiger 800XC. I haven't given up anything handling wise with the Tiger. In fact I'm running my daily commute up and down our mountain faster on the Tiger than I ever did on the CBF. I regularly drag my boots on the Tiger on a few of our switchbacks, you'll be amazed at how well the Tiger handles for having that 21" skinny little contact patch. The only downside I've found is that I'm wearing out my front tire sooner than the rear. First time that's ever happened on a bike for me. Similar riders are experiencing the same thing. We can only attribute it to aggressive riding and asking a lot of that little contact patch. I ride hard into corners on the brakes before tipping it way over and then riding that wave of torque out. It's a lot of fun and I just live with the decreased life of the front tire.

To me (and my wife) there's absolutely no comparison between the BMW F800s (GS, R, ST) and the Tiger or Street Triple. The Triumphs are way better bikes, smoother, more powerful, better handling. We have owned two BMWs previously (R1200RT, F650GS) and put a lot of miles on F800s through the Alps, Costa Rica and Morocco and while we had a blast on those trips, they would have been even better on a Triumph.

My daily commute...


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The XC is no sport bike, as you know, but it does handle
Very well considering that it has a 21" front wheel.
Steering is a little slow because of that, but with the right
tires it is no slouch! I am currently running the Dunlop
TR91 tires and am pretty happy with them. Feels best to
me with 38 psi front and 42 psi rear. Just recently did a 2400
mile week long trip through the Southern Appalachians and
had no problems riding at a spirited pace rain or shine.
All 2 lane roads. BRP, Dragon, Snake we tried to hit all of 'em!
Really happy with the bike so far. 8000 miles since I picked
it up on November 30 2012. If you can only afford one bike
You can't go wrong with the Tiger.
Once mine is paid off I think I will try to get a 675 Street Triple R for some more serious scratchin', but I am keeping my Tiger.
Like this... my wife's Street Triple R, the last of the good ones with bug eyes.


be careful if you ride the Street Triple. My wife rode my Tiger and her comment "it's OK but kinda boring."


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Old 07-21-2013, 12:54 PM   #1991
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Bross, I'm jealous of your commute..!

Thanks for the feedback everyone.

Hope to join the fold and if I do i will certainly report in!
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:23 PM   #1992
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Great, one more Q.

So how does the XC perform in the twisties?
I live a few minutes from some of the best twisties in the country and I never feel like I'm giving up any substantial ground with the XC...in fact I've surprised the heck out of some weekend sportbike riders. With the 21" front, it turns in a little slower and braking is not going to be on par with 17" sportbike rubber, but other than that, you've got plenty of traction to drag hard parts if you dare.

Is it a "track day" bike, no way, but it's tons of fun and, IMHO, is the best "do it all" bike out there right now if you consider price, performance and reliability.

Go for it!
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:03 PM   #1993
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I live a few minutes from some of the best twisties in the country and I never feel like I'm giving up any substantial ground with the XC...in fact I've surprised the heck out of some weekend sportbike riders. With the 21" front, it turns in a little slower and braking is not going to be on par with 17" sportbike rubber, but other than that, you've got plenty of traction to drag hard parts if you dare.

Is it a "track day" bike, no way, but it's tons of fun and, IMHO, is the best "do it all" bike out there right now if you consider price, performance and reliability.

Go for it!
No bike can do it all but if there's a bike that is closer to being able to do just that than the Tigger, I'd be amazed. On the street and the dirt, this is quite simply the best I have ever had in 35 years of riding bikes. Is it perfect? No but then, the perfect bike for what I want to do simply doesn't exist. Failing that, the Tigger is pretty close.

As ever, YMMV of course.
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:24 AM   #1994
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be careful if you ride the Street Triple. My wife rode my Tiger and her comment "it's OK but kinda boring."
I'd have to agree. The 675 engine is something totally different. Having owned a Daytona 675, I expected the 800 to be something similar. It's not.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:51 AM   #1995
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So how does the XC perform in the twisties?
Awesome.

I came from a street background as well and have for many years been perfectly comfortable scraping footpegs in the corners. The XC never leaves me wishing for better handling -- it's fully capable of handling more aggressively than I'm willing to push it. Even with my toes on the footpegs, the outer toe cap of my boot will touch down before the peg will, so I've never actually scraped a peg on the XC -- but I've worn beveled corners on my boots.

It's a fantastically fun bike.


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Wow, life's tough...

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