Reasons NOT to but a Tiger 800

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by RaY YreKa, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    I'm looking for a quick edumacation.

    Shoot :D
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  2. MXG

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    Uhm, none??
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  3. ilbiker

    ilbiker Been here awhile

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    You have the money to buy a KTM 1190 ? That would be the only reason I can think of.
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  4. linkweewee

    linkweewee tantum quantum

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    I'd ask Trip. :D
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  5. professorkx

    professorkx Been here awhile

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    It will cost you a fortune in fuel, as you will always be wanting to run the tank dry to keep from mixing new gas with old gas. :)

    Seriously, the Tiger is a blast to ride, and one of the most fun bikes i have owned (I currently own three bikes, and have owned 35 in the last 30 years). You need to plan on some mods. Here is the list:

    1. new skid plate, as the stock one is plastic
    2. Triumph engine guards. They are the best IMHO
    3. 2" rox risers. Moves the bars up and back
    4. The pencil pegs are very uncomfortable. We settled on the Pro Moto Billet adventure pegs after trying others.
    5. Tires...if you plan on running in dirt.
    6. Might want new springs. Makes big improvements in suspension for just a couple of hundred dollars, and you can install yourself.

    Get a girl that loves to ride like my two sons and I have, and you are in heaven...
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  6. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Trip and Hollywood said buy it.
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  7. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Many thanks for that post; I'll be financing the bike but paying for a few farkles out-right.
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  8. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    Good luck with the purchase, you wont be let down!
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  9. Fireman1000

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    I've had mine a year, put it up for sale once or twice, and backed out every time. Best all around bike I've ever had. It will be staying for a while.
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  10. ThirtyOne

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    Ridden a friends for an afternoon. I liked everything except for the fact that the engine mounts to the frame exactly where the inside of my knees are, which gets flaming hot. If I moved my knees in towards the frame, it burned knees. Deal breaker for me.
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  11. linkweewee

    linkweewee tantum quantum

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    So what is the question?
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    666 Agnostic and Orange

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    Suspension. If you want to ride it hard it 's lacking, but fixable. Ohlins has full kit, just budget it. Everything else is great for average size guy.
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  13. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Thanks folks.

    Pulled the trigger on a Roadie.

    Pick up in 2 weeks :clap.
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  14. linkweewee

    linkweewee tantum quantum

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    :clap
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    :clap :freaky love mine. You gonna have a blast
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    Smart man:clap
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  17. someotheridiot

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    Was trolling and after reading your guys input I just bought an XC yesterday. Get it on Tuesday since they had to get the color from another store. Thanks all.
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  18. TufelHunden

    TufelHunden Recovering A-hole

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    Congrats to you gentlemen. its a fine motorcycle and you will enjoy riding it to the ends of the earth.
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  19. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    I started the the thread because I knew their were some niggles, with some bikes, but it seemed that Triumph aced it with the 800cc bikes.

    This is a huge forum and the thread attracted very little negativity, so that just confirmed my decision.

    I think/hope/feel that I will really enjoy the 800 :deal
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  20. Norty01

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    Rode my XC today. About 200 miles. Have just over 16,000 miles. This bike seems to be a perfect size to "do it all."

    The 1200 TEX? Too heavy and cumbersome.
    Super Ten? Ditto
    Honda? They got nuthin'.
    Suzuki? Are you kidding me?
    Kaw? Nope!
    Victory? LOL!
    Harley DOES have a model that has a plow attachment, so they get points there!:rofl

    Sometimes I crack myself up!:lol3
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