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Old 07-26-2011, 01:48 PM   #196
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Dirt roads, jeep tracks, stuff like that.
Maybe some sand from time to time...

No 75 foot tabletops for me...
That's kinda what I did and the Tigger handled it all with ease. I did have to hop over a HUGE log (OK, it looked huge on a day old bike) and it even handled that OK.
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Old 07-26-2011, 02:26 PM   #197
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Dirt roads, jeep tracks, stuff like that.
Maybe some sand from time to time...

No 75 foot tabletops for me...
I test rode the 800XC and came away from it feeling like it was very much a street bike that had been reworked to some degree but out of the box not nearly enough for what I'd deem as real off-road. I think for me the two key factors were the very street oriented suspension feel and fairly high footpegs which made standing up quite awkward, at least for me.

I think out of the box the KLR is way better off-road but I could see a seriously reworked 800XC coming close to a big KTM twin. I don't think either would be still better than a KLR off-road if things started to get tighter or more technical, there is just too much mass involved with the big displacement bikes....... unless you're a Jimmy Lewis caliber rider.

Many people scoff at the KLR, I did before owning one, but they are much more capable off-road than their looks and spec sheet lead you to believe. It has surprised me at what it will do and mine is pretty much stock.

I felt like the 800XC would be fine cruising some reasonable dirt roads and mild two track, maybe shallow sand with the right tires. I don't think I'd want to ride it on any real single track or more serious jeep roads though, that's just as scary a thought as taking my Vee there also.

I think the 800XC has potential and would like to see an "adventure version" with much more off-road oriented suspension (read KTM or Super Tenere level at least), more fuel capacity, and better ergos for stand up riding.

That 800 triple has a lot going for it.
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:18 PM   #198
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That is the question I would like answered.

Edit: "Can the Tiger 800XC match a KLR off road?" is really what I want to know.

I don't think the Triumph will be as much of a shop whore, at least...

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In my mind it beats it thus far. Yes, it's a little heavier. But way more powerful and just as nimble. My KLR is fading into distant memory. The only area the KLR has it beat is underbelly protection. I could really bounce the KLR off some rocks and not worry about it. You should see my skid plate! The Triumph I'll have to be more careful in the really rocky stuff. That oil pan just hanging out there in the open (yes I have a skid plate) makes me a little nervous in some of the stuff I ride. The standing position is much better for me on the Tiger and it has improved my riding as a result. I've said it before, and I'll say it again; I'LL TAKE THE TIGER ANYWHERE THE KLR WENT!
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:22 PM   #199
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I felt like the 800XC would be fine cruising some reasonable dirt roads and mild two track, maybe shallow sand with the right tires. I don't think I'd want to ride it on any real single track or more serious jeep roads though, that's just as scary a thought as taking my Vee there also.
Have you seen some of the shit I've been riding on my mine?!? Click my signature to see what this bike can really do. This bike will smoke a V any day anywhere.
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:25 PM   #200
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P.S. - yes, if you could find out a release date on the H.T. bars, and even a rough price, that would be great.
I got an email today. It will be a few weeks yet. They still want to add a hoop to protect the crankcase, which really will make the HTs some of the best on the market. Problem is, I'm in Colorado with the bike and they're in Boise. I'm gonna chat on the phone with him tomorrow to evaluate other options.
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Old 07-27-2011, 01:46 AM   #201
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:31 AM   #202
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Have you seen some of the shit I've been riding on my mine?!? Click my signature to see what this bike can really do. This bike will smoke a V any day anywhere.
Ive just looked, and its mostly fire tracks that Id happily drive a family saloon down. The one bit that looked a little "tricky" you came off due to having no grip on your tyres to gain momentum.
Those tracks may feel hardcore with road tyres but they certainly don't look hardcore.

The XC is capable of a lot harder tracks than that.
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:24 AM   #203
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The XC is capable of a lot harder tracks than that.
Sounds like a challenge to me!
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:44 AM   #204
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To be honest I don't think there is much that can be done to improve this element of the bike, it is a cracker.

I opted for an Arrow pipe (primarily for the sound) and it really gives the bike a growl. I chose the Arrow as it has a tailored map and I like the integrated heat shield. I am looking at soft luggage options at the moment and I think this shield would be handy if I went the Giant Loop path. Staintune are looking to develop a pipe but it won't be for a while, otherwise I would have opted for the locally made product.



With the baffle out it can get a little droney every now and then but the sound of this thing ripping through the forest is awesome It is interesting to note that my kids can't hear me coming like they can when I am on the 400 (fitted with a Staintune and road legal baffle) so it is obviously not that anti-social.
Burren,
I really appreciate your many posts this has been a very helpful.
I also put on an arrow pipe and remapped with the baffel out. I loved sporting around town with the lowder pipe bu on a following 1700 mile trip found an unusual groan at 6k rpm that made me pull over on the freeway. I thought the front hub was seizing up. After ruling that out I experimented with the rpm and it made the noise at 6k in any of the taller gears. In 6th about 80 mph (which is my usual freeway speed) it was almost like a load harmonic howling vibration. I put the baffel back in and it all quieted down.The groan can still be heard but is not so offensive. I have not heard any comments about unusual engine noises on from any of you on your new tigers. I have a 05 955i tiger with a Thunderbike pipe that I love the sound of. The tin can deceleration sound of my new tiger reminds me of a two stroke. Anyone else notice this 6k noise. Its more of an EEEEEEEKKKKKKKK than a growel.
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:10 PM   #205
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Burren,
I really appreciate your many posts this has been a very helpful.
I also put on an arrow pipe and remapped with the baffel out. I loved sporting around town with the lowder pipe bu on a following 1700 mile trip found an unusual groan at 6k rpm that made me pull over on the freeway. I thought the front hub was seizing up. After ruling that out I experimented with the rpm and it made the noise at 6k in any of the taller gears. In 6th about 80 mph (which is my usual freeway speed) it was almost like a load harmonic howling vibration. I put the baffel back in and it all quieted down.The groan can still be heard but is not so offensive. I have not heard any comments about unusual engine noises on from any of you on your new tigers. I have a 05 955i tiger with a Thunderbike pipe that I love the sound of. The tin can deceleration sound of my new tiger reminds me of a two stroke. Anyone else notice this 6k noise. Its more of an EEEEEEEKKKKKKKK than a growel.
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With my 800XC I get a continuous howling sound from the exhaust vicinity that kicks in around 6k rpm. I believe this is a feature of this and similar bikes, although this is my first triple.
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:19 PM   #206
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G'Day Rob,

I have been in contact with Unifilter here in Australia and they have developped a pre-filter already.


I have got one on the way and will let you know how it goes. I reckon these are a necessity in Australia where the dust can be super fine and plentiful (except at the moment where it has been really wet).
I sure could use an update. A part # would be very much appreciated.
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:38 PM   #207
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I sure could use an update. A part # would be very much appreciated.
Does anybody know of a foam type filter for the Tiggers ? Still probably way too early for that I'm sure - does anybody know of anything that may fit or is anyone has said they are going to produce one ?
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:03 PM   #208
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Does anybody know of a foam type filter for the Tiggers ? Still probably way too early for that I'm sure - does anybody know of anything that may fit or is anyone has said they are going to produce one ?
Don't you see that pic? It's a pre filter, but that's foam.
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:04 PM   #209
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I sure could use an update. A part # would be very much appreciated.

NU 3703 from Uni filter of Australia. Which is no relation to uni of USA. You have to order direct from Australia. I just haven't done it yet. HopIng something comes out directly in the US. http://www.unifilter.com.au/
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:02 PM   #210
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If you don't mind me asking, because I could not find them on the Happy Trails website, what did the bars run you?
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