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Old 07-27-2011, 04:24 PM   #211
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Don't you see that pic? It's a pre filter, but that's foam.
I know, I was specifically asking about an actual air filter, not a pre-filter. My bad, I wasn't clear enough.
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:41 PM   #212
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Replaced the ram bolt & thumb nut with metric stainless steel M5 or 6 (can't remember which) and Nylok nuts. Still folds easily but can't be knicked unless you have a allen key handy.

Thumb nut


No Ram thumb nut
I got mine mounted today. A very functional design that won't break off road. I wish the mirrors were a little sleeker like the OEM ones though. Overall I'm very happy.
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Old 07-28-2011, 05:38 AM   #213
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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/
I just placed my order. I was going to buy 2 until I noticed shipping is more than the kit.
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Old 07-28-2011, 05:51 AM   #214
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I just placed my order. I was going to buy 2 until I noticed shipping is more than the kit.
Noticed that as well. Will be interesting to see the actual postage cost when mine arrives.
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:44 AM   #215
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I just ordered two pre filters. The shipping charge was the same as for one. Approx. $70.00 for two shipped two Colorado.
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:03 AM   #216
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[QUOTE=G-Funk;16477978]Had I known that before I sold it, I probably would have given it a go ......

That sounds like a nice setup .....


Sorry to thread jack, but,,,,

Hey G-Funk! I think I met you at the Triumph dealership in Eugene a few months back. Really, how many dudes could be running around these parts with an Africa Twin! Anyways, have you test ridden their white Tiger 800 demo bike? I took it out for a couple hours last week, and now the DR 650 is for sale. Only problem, the damn thing died on me 3 times on W. 11th on the way back in stop and go traffic. I think I'm in the same boat as you. Just waiting for gen 2 or a fix from Triumph for the current stalling issue.

Back on task. To the OP. Thanks for the awesome thread and videos. Sure makes waiting for one that much harder!
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Old 07-28-2011, 05:50 PM   #217
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Had I known that before I sold it, I probably would have given it a go ......

That sounds like a nice setup .....


Sorry to thread jack, but,,,,

Hey G-Funk! I think I met you at the Triumph dealership in Eugene a few months back. Really, how many dudes could be running around these parts with an Africa Twin! Anyways, have you test ridden their white Tiger 800 demo bike? I took it out for a couple hours last week, and now the DR 650 is for sale. Only problem, the damn thing died on me 3 times on W. 11th on the way back in stop and go traffic. I think I'm in the same boat as you. Just waiting for gen 2 or a fix from Triumph for the current stalling issue.

Back on task. To the OP. Thanks for the awesome thread and videos. Sure makes waiting for one that much harder!
For Eugene ...... one, me.

But believe it or not, there are three Africa Twin owners up in PDX, so there's 4 in total for the state of Oregon ......

No, I haven't rode the demo yet, specifically for a reason. That being that I don't get bike lust even more. After the gen 2's come out, then I will test ride one. In the mean time, I need to sell my 900i, at least, and possibly my Capo - to put a substancial down payment on the XC. I don't like being hugely in debt. A few grand is ok, but like 10 grand, no. I won't do that to myself. Or I might sell my 640 ...... and then pick another one up at a later date ..... regardless, I have time to plan ......

First though, I need to freaking post up the ad for my 900i ...... like soon.

I will say that I've opened an additional savings account specifically for the XC ...... And I'd like to be able to put at least 1/2 of the cost of the bike (farkled of course) down, finance the rest, and hopefully have it paid off within 2 years max, if not sooner.

I've been waiting for a bike like this, so I don't have any worries about the overall price tag ..... it's just my own personal rule, as I said, about not being hugely in debt.

And yes, to Burren Rider, thanks for starting this thread (even though I've already said that) because the wealth of information is great!

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Old 07-29-2011, 12:51 AM   #218
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You may not have this product in your country, but I'm sure you can find something similar. HERE
G'Day Tyson,

Thanks for that, looks like a good solution, great tip on the lids too. I am just weighing up the options at the moment. Adventure Moto here in Oz have been working with Barrett Exhausts and have fabricated some great looking racks to suit the Wolfman Panniers and potentially the Rotopax bracket too. I am looking at this option at the moment but I can't fight the urge to cut the pillion pegs off. If I were going to go that way I reckon a Giant Loop Coyote bag would be the go with the tent strapped to the rear. I generally travel pretty light and reckon this would work, probably just not as tidy as the racks and individual pannier setup though .

While I have been really busy at work for the last couple of weeks, I have managed to do some quick tinkering. First up I slotted a set of these in.


They are definately brighter than the stockers and they throw a nice white light (the bulb on the left is the Phillips) that I reckon works better at night.


I fitted up a Touratech Sidestand extension plate too because there is nothing worse than the sound of your bike hitting the deck when you walk away from it on soft surfaces


Next up is a set of Barkbuster VPS Guards. They bolted up really well with good clearance to the screen and levers.


I ended up moving the brake line around a little and cut and zip tied a bit of fuel hose where it comes close to the clamp.

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Old 07-29-2011, 04:39 AM   #219
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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.
G'Day,

I have noticed mine develops a bit of vibration at 5,700rpm but it is only a narrow band and it is gone again about 200rpm later. It really isn't much and I think it is only that the rest of the rev range is so silky smooth that it is noticeable at all. Having said that I am looking to throw mine on a Dyno to see if the Air Fuel mix is right throughout the range. The bike is a bit thirsty at the moment too so I wonder if it is running a little rich?

As far as the Arrow pipe goes, I think I have worked out a good compromise with it. I cut the baffle off about an inch from the exit and now it has a really nice, rorty sound to it round town but at highway speeds you can barely hear the exhaust. Seems to work well.
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:45 PM   #220
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Every man can do as he wants with his own toys; so I'm not criticizing....but, I'm trying to figure out why someone would want to spend 12 or 13 grand on a brand new high performance riding machine and then take it out to thrash it?

I mean, for 2500 bucks you could get something like this that's actually better for that job, and then you (or at least I wouldn't) mind if it got stuck, dropped, scratched, thrashed, or broken.

This is the enduro vs Adventure rider debate. Sure you can take a little light dirt bike in a trailor out to ride trails but you can't load up boxes with camping gear and take the freeway to the desert on a little dirt bike. You can on a real adventure bike. Watch Long Way Around or Long Way Down and you start to get it.
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:09 PM   #221
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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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I've had 2 KLR's and a 990 Adv. There's no question the Tiger XC can exceed a KLR off road and blow it off the road in general. I've already figured that out.



I can't say for sure about he 990 because mine ran like shit off road. The FI system surged and bogged in the bumpies. Never got to take it anyplace like Webster Pass shown above.

No doubt the KTM has a better dirt suspension from the factory than the XC. HOwever, the XC handles the paved twisties WAY better than the Adventure. Not even close...


Shop Whore?

Absolutely!!!

My 2012 XC spent 25 days in the shop. Longer than it spent in my garage at home since delivery. The bike developed a high idle (2k rpms) around 600 miles. I took it in for its first service, told them about it, and 25 days later, I picked it up 2 days ago with a new throttle body assembly.

Now it stalls. A lot........

I rode the bike last Saturday and Sunday after picking it up from the dealer Saturday afternoon. I did 2 DS loops. 200 miles on Sat. 300 miles on Sun. It stalled no less than 20 times this past weekend.

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Old 08-02-2011, 07:12 PM   #222
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Pissed Stalling sales

I sure hope Triumph finds the cause and the fix for the stalling issue soon.
I like the bike but will not consider buying one with the ongoing problem.
The ADVGrrls (sponsored by Triumph) thought it had been fixed here in Anchorage but stalling has returned.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=696871 (their RR)

The 800XC is a nice bike, but like the KTM 990, electronic problems are frustrating to say the least.
I have enough stress in my life, I won't buy more

Triumph must be losing sales because of this problem.
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:56 PM   #223
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I got the Cycra Pro Bends mounted tonight. Kind of. "Bend and tweak as necessary" Holy crap! This was not a 10 minute install. They look great and will do the job, but don't even think about putting these on if you don't have a vise. I'm 900 miles away from my shop, so I was trying to bend and tweak by prying on the bars in my trailer hitch receptacle on my car. A country boy will survive. They are mounted, but I still need more washers and longer bolts for the U-clamps so I can add some washers there to get a little more clearance. I cut both of the nubs off the ends of the levers too. Not everyone will have to do that, but my levers were pretty bent up from my little 4WD off road adventure I had a few weeks back. Overall, I'm really happy. I just should have had different expectations going into that install. They really do look great!!

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Old 08-03-2011, 04:47 AM   #224
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I hate putting barkbuster type guards on bikes - they are SUCH a PIA to fit. Good job
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:31 AM   #225
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I sure hope Triumph finds the cause and the fix for the stalling issue soon.
I like the bike but will not consider buying one with the ongoing problem.
The ADVGrrls (sponsored by Triumph) thought it had been fixed here in Anchorage but stalling has returned.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=696871 (their RR)

The 800XC is a nice bike, but like the KTM 990, electronic problems are frustrating to say the least.
I have enough stress in my life, I won't buy more

Triumph must be losing sales because of this problem.
Fitting a freer flowing exhaust seems to cure the stalling issue. For most though it's not an issue. I've never had the problem either with the oem exhaust or my present Scorpion exhaust.
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