Cheryl & Leslie's Triumph Tiger 800XC ADV to Alaska

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by soph9, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. AlanI

    AlanI Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2010
    Oddometer:
    201
    Well you don't have to clock up precisely 1000km Leslie as this is generally a don't exceed figure. More important, and to ensure engine longevity and reliability, it to run the engine in properly by not straining it with excessive steep hill climbs, good and frequent gear changes and of course no red lining. :D
    #21
  2. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2009
    Oddometer:
    2,412
    Location:
    Stony Brook. NY
    of course no red lining:wink:
    #22
  3. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2006
    Oddometer:
    12,963
    Location:
    chico,just below rag dump(nor-cal)
    Cool! I want a 800XC! Have fun on the ride! I'll be watching.
    #23
  4. Rick West

    Rick West Function not Farkles

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,222
    Location:
    Out West For Awhile
    How come you started a second thread about the trip you are going to do in July?:confused

    You are going to love the Tiger. I have had mine for a few weeks now and it is a fun bike for how little they cost.
    #24
  5. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2005
    Oddometer:
    4,350
    Location:
    Oregon
    One thing to consider is that your BMW's F650GS twins have tubeless tires. The XCs (similar to the F800GS) have tubed tires. I'm sure you know this, but just in case... Are you bringing extra tubes, tube repair, and tire irons as well?
    I'm looking forward to following you two on your nice adventure.
    Lion
    #25
  6. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2009
    Oddometer:
    2,412
    Location:
    Stony Brook. NY
    First thread was shut down....:eek1 This is the "real" new improved and following the rulz thread.:lol3

    As for the tubed tires....yeah we are bringing back up tubes, patch kit, tire irons etc....last year I got a nail in my rear tire on the second day of our cross country trip. Plugged it and off we went. Had the plug in the Heidenau rear for almost 20,000KM
    :lol3 Tubed will be interesting if we get a flat...
    #26
  7. Makwa

    Makwa Adventurer

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2009
    Oddometer:
    76
    Location:
    Central Michigan
    Subscribed! :lurk
    #27
  8. GISdood

    GISdood Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2009
    Oddometer:
    803
    Location:
    Prince George, BC
    I'm not sure what Triumph's break-in procedures are like, but if they're anywhere as 'mild' as the ones listed in owner's manual for our DRZ400SM, I'd abandon them and follow these guidelines, instead.
    #28
  9. Circle Blue

    Circle Blue Here and There

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009
    Oddometer:
    59
    Location:
    Middle of the USA
    Subscribed
    :lurk
    #29
  10. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2009
    Oddometer:
    2,412
    Location:
    Stony Brook. NY
    The bikes are being charged up and now we are awaiting insurance and all the farkles to be inventoried and installed. We hope to have the bikes by this weekend and get some KM's on them and then get the accessories installed. Some items we have been told are back ordered from Triumph and we have some third party farkles we need to add to the list and are coming in as well.

    Both of us have to work another 8 days out of the 15 left before we leave so getting saddle time in will be tight but we are optimistic the bikes will be sound and easy to adjust too.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    #30
  11. kingofZroad

    kingofZroad Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2009
    Oddometer:
    352
    Location:
    Montrose, CO
    Subscribed!!

    Good looking bikes! I might change my mind about A BMW 800 GS, we shall see!
    #31
  12. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2009
    Oddometer:
    2,412
    Location:
    Stony Brook. NY
    Feel free to ask any questions about the Tigers as we go along....hopefully we can give real world from experience answers....:1drink
    #32
  13. upweekis

    upweekis Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2008
    Oddometer:
    2,846
    Location:
    Indiana-We Tax Everything!
    How are they at interstate speeds? Vibration? Wind buffetting?
    #33
  14. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2009
    Oddometer:
    2,412
    Location:
    Stony Brook. NY
    Dunno..have not left nor do we actually have the bikes in our possession yet....but sure will let you know after we ride them for more then the 45 min demo ride we did at the dealer....:wink:
    #34
  15. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2009
    Oddometer:
    2,412
    Location:
    Stony Brook. NY
    13 days....our Jesse luggage is being shipped today![​IMG] Maybe ready at the border for pick up by Saturday or Monday the latest! Al Jesse made the luggage specifically for this trip! Thanks AL! :freaky
    #35
  16. Mr. G

    Mr. G Normal Dude

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2005
    Oddometer:
    1,817
    Location:
    Ventura Co, So Cal
    Subscribed
    #36
  17. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2009
    Oddometer:
    2,412
    Location:
    Stony Brook. NY
    Today we pick up the Tiger's despite the typical Vancouver rain. We get the bikes for the weekend to try and put some KM's on them and then they go back to the dealer for a "check up". From what we have been told some accessories have been installed and we have some extra's that we will install as well. One being the enlarge kick stand foot print. This is important to us especially when the bikes are loaded with luggage and when we have to park on uneven terrain. Pics later? Sure....once we get them and bring them home we will post pics!
    #37
  18. Silent Bob

    Silent Bob Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Oddometer:
    285
    Location:
    Yankton OR
    Subscribed

    I just picked up an XC last week and can't stay off the dang thing. Hope you like it as much as I do.:D
    #38
  19. PullingG's

    PullingG's What?

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Oddometer:
    227
    Location:
    Down by the river...
    Leslie & Cheryl. Good luck on the ride (I am jealous) and look forward to the updates as you get underway.
    #39
  20. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2009
    Oddometer:
    2,412
    Location:
    Stony Brook. NY
    thanks and glad you are coming along with us....:clap
    #40