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Old 12-17-2012, 06:00 AM   #256
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Put a switch on it. Run normal lights most of the time and turn on the modulator when you get ready to cross an intersection. Especially in Florida the half awake cage drivers will usually hit their brakes hard, thinking that you are a cop. It works, and it's legal.
On the other hand, I've also heard of cases in which drivers pulled out in front of an oncoming headlight-modulator-equipped bike because they thought the rider was flashing them to indicate they could go.

Personally I think a better way to increase your visibility would be to run really bright auxiliary lights.

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Old 12-17-2012, 09:17 AM   #257
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NEW version of the City?

I bought a city tank bag a couple of years ago for an FJR and loved it. I sold it with the bike. Mine had a different top. Mine was flat with a phone pocket and this one is slightly raised. I guess they changed it recently. This one looks better than the flat top.

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Here you go! Fits like it was made for it.
It's the perfect size. Big enough for daily outings without looking like the mini fridge from Triumph.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:00 AM   #258
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Suspension

Is Suspension a Farkle?
Looking for what can be done to upgrade the suspension on these XC800.
I understand it is a weak point.. currently considering getting a XC800 if I get a job in Singapore.. I'm wanting a good all around and versatile bike that will do well in a big city, handle the bad roads up into Malaysia and Thailand and will do reasonably well on easier dual track/single track stuff. Entry price is is important as vehicles in Singapore are about 2X-3X expensive so need a bike that can do multiple duties. I can import a bike there but it can't be more than 3 years old.

My current bikes are KTM 950ADV, S2R1000 Ducati Monster and a Harley FatBob
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:07 AM   #259
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Is Suspension a Farkle?
Looking for what can be done to upgrade the suspension on these XC800.
I understand it is a weak point.. currently considering getting a XC800 if I get a job in Singapore.. I'm wanting a good all around and versatile bike that will do well in a big city, handle the bad roads up into Malaysia and Thailand and will do reasonably well on easier dual track/single track stuff. Entry price is is important as vehicles in Singapore are about 2X-3X expensive so need a bike that can do multiple duties. I can import a bike there but it can't be more than 3 years old.

My current bikes are KTM 950ADV, S2R1000 Ducati Monster and a Harley FatBob
i wouldn't say its a weak point. its actually very capable. to my knowledge the only options are to have your forks and shock re-worked. Or for the rear there is an Ohlins.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:40 AM   #260
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i wouldn't say its a weak point. its actually very capable. to my knowledge the only options are to have your forks and shock re-worked. Or for the rear there is an Ohlins.

I think I saw somewhere that Progressive has a shock for the Tiger 800, but I'm totally happy with the stock suspension. Coming from a KLR that I had to spend $800+ for a suspension upgrade on, I'm very happy with the Tiger's ride... YMMV
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:12 PM   #261
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Here's a few pictures for those considering the different Bags Connection tank bags. I've got the "GS" tank bag and think it fits perfect for being a bigger bag. The slant on the back is perfect and its big enough to rest against while riding without getting in the way. Also took a pic of the clearance between my bars and the bag at full lock. No issues while riding and doesn't hit my controls. I have the touratech rises so not sure if it would be diff with factory risers.
You can also see my Omni-Cruise in the second pic if anyone is considering that.
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:40 PM   #262
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OEM center stand
OEM Engine guard
Triumph tank bag (for long trips, otherwise Cortech Mini for running around town)
Pelican 40L cases
Givi 52L top case
Battery Tender
Warm and Safe hookup for heated liner


Future stuff ...
New deflectors, perhaps SWM, to replace stock as (noted here) they move and let the clutch lever (in my case) brake.

Heated grips ... not sure on this, may just buy some muffs. With the Warm and Safe liner on and going, hand's don't get that cold. With Muffs I'm sure I'd be fine really.

May put on some kind of "highway pegs" so I can stretch out my legs, short as they are.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:33 PM   #263
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AMES heated grips are awesome an really easy to install. I run them on my Tiger and put them on my wife's bike. That got a nice thank you.
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:44 AM   #264
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i wouldn't say its a weak point. its actually very capable. to my knowledge the only options are to have your forks and shock re-worked. Or for the rear there is an Ohlins.
What type of adjustability (Compression/Rebound) does the stock suspension have Front/Rear?
If it is not fully adjustable does the aftermarket offer some drop in kits that make it fully adjustable?
What suspension companies have been used to revalve/respring the stockers?


Per my post above I'd be looking at taking one of these to Asia on a long time job and would want to get it setup before shipping.
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:13 AM   #265
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What type of adjustability (Compression/Rebound) does the stock suspension have Front/Rear?
If it is not fully adjustable does the aftermarket offer some drop in kits that make it fully adjustable?
What suspension companies have been used to revalve/respring the stockers?


Per my post above I'd be looking at taking one of these to Asia on a long time job and would want to get it setup before shipping.
I suggest checking out the Race Tech thread in Vendors and contacting them.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:04 AM   #266
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What type of adjustability (Compression/Rebound) does the stock suspension have Front/Rear?
If it is not fully adjustable does the aftermarket offer some drop in kits that make it fully adjustable?
What suspension companies have been used to revalve/respring the stockers?


Per my post above I'd be looking at taking one of these to Asia on a long time job and would want to get it setup before shipping.
I would ride one before you decide you want to spend a ton of money on suspension. It's really not bad stock.

Check out the Specs page on the 800XC. It gives you answers on most all specs. http://www.triumphmotorcycles.com/mo...specifications

Front does not adjust. Rear is adjustable preload and rebound. I'm not sure about aftermarket suspension drop in kits. Sasquatch suspension has been used by a few inmates but I hear (you can search for it in ADV, I do not wish to post the link because of the content discussed) he may or locked up by the big man. Tyson has used him, he talks about it in his thread: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=701552

I currently have the Ohlins rear shock on my XC. I may address the front forks this summer. I have replaced the rear shock at around 18,000 miles and will address the front at around 20,000. I ride my bike hard.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:24 AM   #267
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I currently have the Ohlins rear shock on my XC. I may address the front forks this summer. I have replaced the rear shock at around 18,000 miles and will address the front at around 20,000. I ride my bike hard.
Did you do an Ohlins shock review? Huge improvement over stock? Just curious about your experience with it, since not many have made this mod yet.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:55 AM   #268
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Did you do an Ohlins shock review? Huge improvement over stock? Just curious about your experience with it, since not many have made this mod yet.
I haven't ridden it with the shock installed yet.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:40 AM   #269
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List of addons....

I've got my bike up for sale, and in the post I've listed all of the addons I've put on it. Other than suspension, I can't really think of anything else you'd need that I didn't put on it.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=849597

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Old 12-19-2012, 01:37 PM   #270
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What type of adjustability (Compression/Rebound) does the stock suspension have Front/Rear?

The stock suspension is actually surprisingly good. The forks are not adjustable, but Triumph nailed the settings; I wouldn't bother to adjust them even if I could. As for the rear, I found that slightly increasing preload and decreasing damping works very well for me.

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