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Old 04-08-2013, 05:36 AM   #16
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Only reason I was thinking about a BMW is that the dealer here is literally 5 mins away and is not run by complete a** hats. The Triumph is 10 mins away and were complete a**holes when I went by.
That's definitely a factor to consider.

My situation is a bit in the other direction. My city has two Triumph dealers, and the one from which I purchased is quite good. The BMW dealer, on the other hand, has not received very good word-of-mouth reviews from their customers with whom I've spoken.

It's unfortunate, really, because it is such a determining factor in whether or not I strongly consider a particular bike.
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:05 AM   #17
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I saw mention in other threads of stalling and other ecu or computer issues and wanted to make sure it isn't a common issue
I had the bike stall at night while on the freeway. Not fun.
The shop couldn't find a cause. The little black box didn't note any errors.
The 800 r is not a dirt bike, period. It
is awesom in the twisties but the stock front suspension gets real twitchy at times. Had a race-tech spring and valve kit put in and now the bike is perfect for me. You could always lower the 800xc.
Also the stock tires on the roadie get a little slippery in the corners. Had mine replaced.
If your realy going to do a buch of dirt riding I would go with the 800xc,
Either way you'll have a great bike. Good luck.
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:37 AM   #18
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That's definitely a factor to consider.

My situation is a bit in the other direction. My city has two Triumph dealers, and the one from which I purchased is quite good. The BMW dealer, on the other hand, has not received very good word-of-mouth reviews from their customers with whom I've spoken.

It's unfortunate, really, because it is such a determining factor in whether or not I strongly consider a particular bike.
Right there with you. BMW shop was not-quite-friendly. Triumph was the nicest of probably a dozen shops in a half hour radius. Bonus: they are also the second closest.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:07 PM   #19
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While the tiger is an outstanding motorbike it is definitely not a 'DS' as you say. If you want to go trail riding then you should get a trail worthy DS.

Or get two bikes, a road bike and a offroad bike. That's what half of us end up doing.

Don't get hung up on the height, they all squash down a little and you don't ride with your feet on the ground anyway.
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