aussie Tiger 800 xc thread

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

  1. PBee

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    I don't smoke, why do you ask? Are you thinking of taking it up?
  2. XRman

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    Well a cash crop could help pay for the fencing around the back block adjoining the forest. I had better not smoke the profits though.
  3. Tenerrod

    Tenerrod Make it shiny

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    I'm think of selling mine.
    Going smaller and lighter to enjoy the skinnier tracks.
    Sat on the SWM today.
    $10k ride away with panniers and spotties.
    Still big enough to lap oz.
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  4. mickd

    mickd crash test dummie

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    Hi all
    Ive got a 800xcx 2017.i would like to fit a set of high crash bars that will fit with the lower triumph crash bars. Which ones should i be looking at?
    I dont want to swop out the triumph lower bars.any info or links please.
  5. XRman

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    I think Triumph have bars that do what you want.... somewhere.
  6. Tenerrod

    Tenerrod Make it shiny

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    I have a feeling they exist but they're after market.
    It's been a looooong time since l looked though and something also tells me they were a trade off still for usefulness and/or mounting.
  7. Scaredofthedirt

    Scaredofthedirt Been here awhile

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    It’ll be similar price to replacing the factory bars with a full cover set
  8. Wilmo

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    Triumph now have high crash bars listed as an accessory for the 2018 model and no doubt they will fit earlier models.

    I’m doing my research at the moment, thinking about picking up a 2018 xcx soon, so much more fun to ride than the big ktms imo and feel much lighter off road too fwiw. With the new screen and TFT dash and seat they’re much more comfortable now, the lower first is a great improvement too. I took the dealer demo for a proper dirt ride - not sure they were too impressed when I brought it back looking second hand! But didn’t say anything. Helps to not make an expensive mistake.

    Quite like the khaki green....
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  9. mickd

    mickd crash test dummie

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    The 2018 xcx doesn't come with the center stand now.did you compare it to the 2017 ?
  10. Wilmo

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    Yep, would spec a centre stand to be added, fender raise and bar risers. Can’t see I need the heated seats or lights of the xca for 2k more.
  11. mickd

    mickd crash test dummie

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    Thanks for the info.what tyre pressure are you running off road in the bush.ive got E07 dakar front and rear
  12. XRman

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    I guess it is one way of trimming a few Kg off the weight spec sheet. They could go the whole way and leave off the crash bars and sump plate like others do.
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  13. Tenerrod

    Tenerrod Make it shiny

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    Over here in the west we don't really need to adjust the rear pressure on an E07. They work fine on the road, ball bearing gravel, sand and mud at 24psi.
    I adjust the front regularly though.
    I've ridden across Oz and back 3 times on 3 E07. Tenere and and 2 x tiger.
    Zero tyre pressure tweaks @28psi.
    It's only money!
  14. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon TRIUMPH TIGER 800XC

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    I run 32 psi rear and 28 front (150 EO7 rear). Took my tiger through some mud on the weekend and was pleasantly surprised by the level of grip the rear maintained. The front couldn't handle the greasy surfaces at all well which wasn't confidence inspiring. I maybe could have dropped the pressure but I think it was out of its depth. I needed something like an MT21 on the front I think.
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  15. Tenerrod

    Tenerrod Make it shiny

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    Have you tried an MT21 on your Tiger?
    I have. k'n scarry!
    I stick with the TCK80.
    East coast and west coast dirt is very VERY different though.

    Edit. Sorry l meant the Tiger MC not the Tiger boat!
  16. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon TRIUMPH TIGER 800XC

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    They were my go to tire on my 690. Haven't had a knobby on the tiger yet. Interesting you found the grip so bad. The MT21 seems to have a love it of hate it reputation though. I've tried TKC rears on my KTM's but they were toasted in no time and are way expensive over here. Never tried them on the front but you can buy almost 3 MT21's for the price of 1 TKC front here. Still, if they do the job and last for a decent stretch they might be worth a crack :hmmmmm
  17. XRman

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    Pirelli scorpion rally front works well with an E07 rear or similar.
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  18. Tenerrod

    Tenerrod Make it shiny

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    I loved the MT21 on my XT660Z Tenere 2013 bike.
    But not on the Tiger.

    Front Vs rear are two different conversations. No comparison.
  19. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon TRIUMPH TIGER 800XC

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    is that the Scorpion Rally STR?

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  20. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon TRIUMPH TIGER 800XC

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    agree but the rear wear rate was so bad it put me off even looking at them....and the MT21 did the job for 1/3 of the cost.