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

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

  1. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    we are with you on this one.....I am pretty sure these bikes will do well on this trip and as far as we can tell right now...they sure make a nice touring bike. Love the engine, power and seat:D
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  2. TallRob

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    That noise is the bike talkin' smack about your riding style.:roflSeriously though, thats normal. My Tiger 1050 does the same thing. About the temp guage. You know, its the little things like that. That add up to increase the msrp. Also, it would be nice to have a button to turn the ABS off. But then they would have to redesign the hardware and that again will increase the MSRP. It would be nice to have it. Obviously the engineers did a simple work around to keep with in the budget.
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  3. cardoctor1

    cardoctor1 Been here awhile

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    be safe
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  4. ROAD DAMAGE

    ROAD DAMAGE Long timer

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    Hey Gals,

    I'll be following along. Have fun and good luck along the way!

    I have a few questions. Are both bikes 2012s? I noticed that one has black frame and one does not. I thought that was a sign of a particular production year (2011 = silver frame, 2012 = black frame). Also it looks like one of you opted for factory skidplate and center stand and the other didn't. But I notice that both of you have the factory engine guards. Why the differences?

    A riding buddy of mine recently bought one of these and he says that it is a great engine, suspension, and ergonomic package. He says that it is as different from the F800GS as night and day --- not really better or worse --- just very different. Would you two agree with that? His only mild criticism so far is the method for "scrolling through" to disable the ABS. He thinks that it will be no big deal after some practice.

    Be careful and have a blast along the way!

    Regards, Rob
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  5. soph9

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    just one was manufactured earlier I guess..the one with the silver frame. we are just waiting on the rest of the farkles to be installed on Cheryl's bike...the one without the skid plate or fog lights etc....both bikes will be kitted out the exact same way int he end and same tires.

    So far the bike handles on the road was more like a street touring bike than our BMW F650GS. Mind you we have the 650 twin not the 800GS. But keep asking the questions and the more we ride the more we will know. but our first impressions are really good.:clap Should be a comfy ride up north and thanks...we will be safe, alert and have a great time.
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  6. soph9

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    These are the Odyssey bags, 10 inch. We traveled last year with Jesse Safari 8 inch bags plus top box. We are thinking we might not need to top box that Al Jesse sent us and just use a Triumph dry bag with the panniers. We will see how the packing goes. Cheryl and I installed the luggage last night. Thanks again to Al Jesse for allowing us to borrow your panniers for this trip...that is just awesome of you!

    Bikes are back at the dealer to get serviced, more farkles and tires mounted. So, in the meantime here is a little town store near our house and of course the bikes with luggage now. We managed to get almost 600KM's on the bikes over the last day or so...not the 1000KM they wanted.
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    It was about 26 degrees Celsius today...82 F. Finally maybe summer has arrived???
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  7. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Ageing Enthusiast

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    Nice panniers.
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  8. juliaschrenkler

    juliaschrenkler Adventurer

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    Alaska Trip? On an admirable mission?! Subscribed!
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  9. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    Glad you got the mission part...:freaky.
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  10. Rubicon

    Rubicon Been here awhile

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    HEY SKYSAILOR "over engineered" check out this ride.

    http://mopedtrip.com/
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  11. Rubicon

    Rubicon Been here awhile

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    Cheryl & Leslie

    Have a safe and great trip.
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  12. suecanada

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    Cheryl and Leslie, I hope I have caught you two before you leave...tomorrow?? Wow! Have a very safe and wonderful trip. Having had a F650GS twin too before I am very interested to hear how the Tigers do. Centre of gravity, handling on dirt, comfort, sidestand issues, throttle control on dirt. I am all subscribed :earand popping the popcorn!!
    Picking up a Dr200 Suzuki for my new fun times this weekend from the States. Good old Micatech was selling his. Hoping for a renewed sense of freedom and less anxiety. Still keeoing the Bonnie and '83 R65LS. Spending time on the minimalist touring thread!!
    Bon voyage!!:clap
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  13. FXA

    FXA left turn

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    I really admire you two gals for your sense of adventure. :clap
    Your going to love your trip. Wife and I are leaving from
    Mn. On the 24th for Deadhorse. We'll be riding two up on
    a BMW Adventure. I'm going to keep my eyes open for
    two ladies on white triumphs. Have a safe and exciting
    trip!!
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  14. soph9

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    see you up there! Hoping for great weather too!
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    Cheryl & Leslie - all the best wishes for a fabulous ride!! I loved your report from last year, looking forward to this one!! Take care!
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  16. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    I guess we better pick this RR up a notch so we can get a better rating:D

    6 days to go until freedom!
    :ricky
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    Still watching from Oz ladies - good luck.:clap
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  18. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    I'm sure you will get 5 starts once you guys get rolling! Looking forward to it.
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  19. soph9

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    thanks
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    bobw Harden the phuck up

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    I was making a bunch of popcorn and stocking up on beer, now I can relax and enjoy, I'm IN!!

    Very good cause and great to see the support you are receiving :beer
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