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Old 12-14-2011, 08:21 PM   #181
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This is the bike Triumph wants to show you to make you salivate and think, hey I can do that with mine too.......and damn if it doesn't work huh......

Indeed.
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Old 12-14-2011, 10:00 PM   #182
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Just curious, how much difference is there in on pavement performance between the XC and base model? How much difference is there in off pavement performance. I do 95% of my miles on pavement so would probably never put knobbies on it.
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Old 12-14-2011, 11:23 PM   #183
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Ok, so you are running a 606 in the front, what is in the rear?
Originally, as in the picture with the Tigger and BMW, I was running Heidi front (90/90/21) and Heidi Scout 140/17 rear. I am now running 606 front and Heidi Scout 150/17 rear. Nice rolling combo, and gives a confident feeling in the dirt. If not commuting too far daily will last a while but still geared for more aggressive use off road.

The Heidi on the front was good most of the time and if I was commuting more on my bike i'd have kept em on there. I've rolled out 4k on them already, and they will still make a great switch to/spare tire with another 4-5k of tread left. The 140 rear Heidi had a very tall sidewall 'edge' I just couldn't bring myself to feel comfortable with. The 150/17 is much better and has a rounded edge that makes the transition in the turn much more predictable.

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Old 12-18-2011, 02:41 PM   #184
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I had a pretty good post on page one, but I just got back from my big trip.





Are those the Happy Trail Denali panniers?
How do you like em?
How did they do in that little cat-nap?





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Old 12-20-2011, 11:56 AM   #185
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Another tiger taken off the endangered list!

Damn you all, worst thing I ever did was start looking at this thread!

Test rode the XC 2 months ago and couldn't rest until I scrounged the money to buy one. Old bike went on sale day after test ride

Well the deed is done, bike ordered and waiting for January, hurry up calendar.

I've read Cheryl & Leslie adv RR to Alaska which spiked my interest in the bike initially, any other RR out there from Tiger 800 riders?

Pics to follow soon.
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:07 PM   #186
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Well here's a blog
http://www.go-your-own-way.nl/pages/98377/Home.html

Dutch rider with a XC going from Holland to Indonesia



about 20.000 km, he is now in Nepal.
So far no issues with the bike
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:26 PM   #187
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Damn you all, worst thing I ever did was start looking at this thread!

Test rode the XC 2 months ago and couldn't rest until I scrounged the money to buy one. Old bike went on sale day after test ride

Well the deed is done, bike ordered and waiting for January, hurry up calendar.

I've read Cheryl & Leslie adv RR to Alaska which spiked my interest in the bike initially, any other RR out there from Tiger 800 riders?

Pics to follow soon.
Glad we could initially help. ;)


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Old 12-23-2011, 03:37 PM   #188
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Took my Tiger out on some farm roads. The weather was perfect today. 83 degrees, sunny, and not much traffic where I was.







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Old 12-23-2011, 04:43 PM   #189
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I like riding Florida in the winter, but damn it's flat! At least you don't need heated gear! In fact I went to many different stores and couldn't find any.
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:59 AM   #190
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I agree most of this state is flat. Very few curves on the roads either.

There are a few spots with actual hills. 312 ft. Highest point in the state is a place called Sugarloaf Mountain. Watch for the nosebleeds.

Luckily, my favorite riding area has lots of curves and changes in elevation. Gotta get way out of town to find these places.
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Old 12-24-2011, 12:02 PM   #191
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I like riding Florida in the winter, but damn it's flat! At least you don't need heated gear! In fact I went to many different stores and couldn't find any.
we've looked at florida because of the great winter weather, but didn't see the curve potential in the roads...to flat.

we found texas hill country and so cal to have the weather and the curves.
az also has the goods in a few places, but they deal w/ snow in many places.
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:48 PM   #192
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More pics taken today.





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Old 12-24-2011, 02:49 PM   #193
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Old 12-25-2011, 06:21 PM   #194
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Old 12-26-2011, 12:06 PM   #195
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Originally, as in the picture with the Tigger and BMW, I was running Heidi front (90/90/21) and Heidi Scout 140/17 rear. I am now running 606 front and Heidi Scout 150/17 rear. Nice rolling combo, and gives a confident feeling in the dirt. If not commuting too far daily will last a while but still geared for more aggressive use off road.

The Heidi on the front was good most of the time and if I was commuting more on my bike i'd have kept em on there. I've rolled out 4k on them already, and they will still make a great switch to/spare tire with another 4-5k of tread left. The 140 rear Heidi had a very tall sidewall 'edge' I just couldn't bring myself to feel comfortable with. The 150/17 is much better and has a rounded edge that makes the transition in the turn much more predictable.

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