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Old 08-12-2014, 11:23 PM   #1
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New tiger owner

Picked up a 14' tiger 800xc....a white one. I know, not very original. Can't wait to do more than ride to and from work.
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Old 08-12-2014, 11:26 PM   #2
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Congrats on the new bike! Welcome to the T800 club--it's a great bike.

Now, for some homework. You'd better read these threads:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=782993
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=840096
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Old 08-13-2014, 04:06 AM   #3
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Picked up a 14' tiger 800xc....a white one. I know, not very original. Can't wait to do more than ride to and from work.
Congratulations! I just got my 800 XC last Saturday. I too can't wait to take it on the trails.
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Old 08-13-2014, 04:10 AM   #4
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Great!

That made my hour, knowing someone past on the 800GS.
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Old 08-13-2014, 04:13 AM   #5
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That made my hour, knowing someone past on the 800GS.
passed*
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Old 08-13-2014, 04:57 AM   #6
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That made my hour, knowing someone past on the 800GS.
Yeah, "passed". But how do you know they/he/she passed on a GS?
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Old 08-13-2014, 05:22 AM   #7
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They are similar MCs

The Tiger 800XC was built to compete with the 800GS.


Edit: thanks for keeping me honest on my spelling.

I walked away to study some material and it hit me that I made a mistake.

I am not reading how to improve my spelling, maybe I should.
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:41 AM   #8
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Edit: thanks for keeping me honest on my spelling.

I walked away to study some material and it hit me that I made a mistake.

I am not reading how to improve my spelling, maybe I should.
Sorry about that. It's one of my pet hates. Really hate the use of "there" instead of "their" or "they're". I can't make out if it's laziness or ignorance but it bugs me.

Re the BMW thing, I thought the OP must have edited their post and cut out the bit where they'd tested both.
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:43 AM   #9
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Picked up a 14' tiger 800xc....a white one. I know, not very original. Can't wait to do more than ride to and from work.
Congrats and hope you enjoy yours as much as I have enjoyed mine.
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:48 AM   #10
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Welcome to the fold and get ready to empty your billfold! There are just so many things you can do to your new Tiger.
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:51 AM   #11
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It's cool.

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Sorry about that. It's one of my pet hates. Really hate the use of "there" instead of "their" or "they're". I can't make out if it's laziness or ignorance but it bugs me.

Re the BMW thing, I thought the OP must have edited their post and cut out the bit where they'd tested both.
My mistake for being dumb.
Not everyone from Virginia can write like Thomas Jefferson.

I use a tablet, but I try to avoid textspeak.

It always reminds me of "newspeak." not a fan.



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How funny would it be if the OP had never heard of the 800GS?
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:00 AM   #12
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That made my hour, knowing someone past on the 800GS.
I did. Extensive study of reviews. (by the way, consider the source), test rides, reading forums.....blah.... blah ......blah.

Picked the Tiger. No regrets!

Just road my 800xc 170 miles to meet up with my ridin' bud. Then did 620 mile tour, including over 200 miles of dirt roads and atv trails.
Then took the long way home for a total of 968 miles.

I can't believe that the F800GS could be any better off-road, and the hundreds of miles on the tarmac reminded me why I chose the Tiger!

Enjoy.
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:05 AM   #13
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I can't believe that the F800GS could be any better off-road,
No, me neither. Although I've never ridden the 800GS it's always puzzled me that the magazines always say the the GS is better off road. It would have to be pretty bloody special to be better than my Tiger.
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:49 AM   #14
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:00 AM   #15
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I did pass on the GS. I rode it and liked it. Just liked the triumph more.
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