aussie Tiger 800 xc thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by podge NT, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    I'm sure they would have fixed it in the 2015+ XCx Tiger with WP Suspension, que XRman...........
  2. Tenerrod

    Tenerrod Make it shiny

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    That they did BD, that they did.
    Has anyone ever told you how nice the stock suspension is?
    For a fully loaded bike on a crap road it's wonderful.
    I keep my allen drive and extension bar in my tool tube for rear suspn adjustments, takes about 30 secs and worth the stop when leaving or joining the hwy. The front gets done on the fly.
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  3. XRman

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    Rod please don't tell BD that information. It could lead to him developing a severe case of buyer's remorse.

    BMW owners have issues believing that WP produce quality suspension units that BMW chose not to fit to the F800GS. Anyway they think the Tiger feels top heavy while sitting in the showroom and the motor/exhaust makes a drone that must simulate a coffee machine; it seems to distract them from rational thought.
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  4. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    been out for a ride lately XRman ?
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    Slowpup Been here awhile

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  6. XRman

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    Yep. trail riding my DRZ. Tiger is languishing in the shed in pieces. It look as if I need to get it back together by end of November for a River Murray ride.

    BTW I dropped 10 strokes off my golf handicap today.
  7. XRman

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    Well I got into removing the exhaust this morning. Taking the sump guard off was interesting. TRIUMPH uses 12 and 13 mm bolts. WHY????
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    Anyway while I was removing bits this reminder of the Hyden road or Great Central road fell I out to the ground.

    Now the sensor cable is the only thing holding the exhaust to the bike. Any clues on how this plug opens??

    I guess I will have to remove the swinging are anyway to lube the bolt and bearings. It should be easier to see the plug then.

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  9. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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  10. XRman

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    It sounds like they are keeping their powder dry, waiting to see what the opposition is doing so the new model will trump the KTM, Yamaha &BMW offerings. Just like they did in 2011 and 2015BD. We have sent them the collectives requests for revisions current owners want. Twin radiators and altered frame seems a bit more than BNGs.

    BTW this is old information. I recall reading the same spy stuff months ago.
  11. Tenerrod

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  12. Tenerrod

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    20171010_163312.jpg I found one on the rear as well. :super
  13. XRman

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    Wow! what did you hit to do that?
  14. Tenerrod

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    @130kph - dry puddle with a sharp edge x3. I was off the track into the scrub in a wild tank slapper after the first but managed to get it all straightened up without dipping under the (ton), metric tonne, 1,000 kilograms or one megagram. Over a year ago. Think it got worse recently after l went silly in the bush.

    Edit: Post edited for metric correctness. (original post in brackets - happy now?)
  15. XRman

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    That would have been a brown pants moment!

    I ran out of road on a right hander on the Great Central Road last year at 130 kph. I was trying to catch up to the ADVrider mag blokes. Darn these Tigers are deceptive at speed; so smooth! Anyway I hit the berm and steered through a few rocks and got back to the road. Note to self: slow down you idiot!
  16. Tenerrod

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    I don't need corners to run off a road. I'm quite the expert at doing it on straights.
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  17. wairau

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    the ton is a 100 Mph. just to be clear :deal

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    ton up boys
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  18. Tenerrod

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    My posted edited for your metric enjoyment.
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  19. XRman

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    20171016_181110.jpg 20171016_181059.jpg I got some shed time today. I am not sure why it happens but whenever I have holidays, I get sick. Darn flu!

    Anyway, the solution to the adhesive red oxide mud from W.A. has been found! It is Aldi toilet cleaner with 2% lactic acid. Pre- wet the metal, soak on the gel at full strength and then after 30 minutes hit is with a wire brush, scourer pad or fine wet and dry paper and the stuff lifts off.
  20. XRman

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    MLJR has his nicely presented 800Xcx up for sale in Mildura. See it on the flea market. I am heading up Mildura way next week so if anyone is interested I could check it out for you.
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