Tiger Tales - Dialling in the 800XC for the dirt

Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by Burren Rider, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    If it helps you get another T800XC, the British MCN had an adventure bikes supplement this week and they rated the 800XC as; "the best all round adventure bike in the world". And that included all those new fancy KTM, Yamaha, BMW gadgets. :clap
  2. PBee

    PBee ?

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    Killa Photos Danny...............:nod
  3. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    While I don't disagree....MCN is far from un-biased :lol3
  4. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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  5. PBee

    PBee ?

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    Geezus Trev, you've had it 5 mins & you've fucked it already. :-)
  6. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    That's not all either....went out Saturday, back trails and tracks, all on my lonesome. Luckly for me Danny had filled it up with juice before delivery, because I had every key with me except the one which unlocks the Safari tank....that could have been a very long walk back to civilisation and phone contact...:huh

    Didn't realise until yesterday that it's a separate key, even though Danny had told me in an email!!!:doh
  7. y0y02369

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    Saw a tiger for sale with 9.6k miles on it 2012 Orange xc model... guy wants $9,00 with no options other than LED front turn signals.. what do you guys think??
  8. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    For $900 I'll take it if you don't!
  9. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    I think it's ridiculous... I still owe $11,900 on my '12. :huh
    F'ing-A.
  10. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    Besides not pussyfooting, may I suggest something for the next time? Whenever coming to a muddy situation like the above, you may be better off on the car tracks than forging your way through the crown in the middle. Car tracks usually offer a more secure packed path.

    And since I'm on this topic, if it was completely covered with water, do the same thing, follow where the car tracks should be, pick the one that looks less deep, of course. Otherwise you may be cross/rutted without knowing it or on the slippery end of a crown.

    My 2 cents...
  11. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    I like the tires. And the bike...
  12. live2ridetahoe

    live2ridetahoe RN

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    Keep that junk out of the Tiger forum please. Sorry to see you go.

    JG
  13. BryanCO

    BryanCO CO Rider

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    Not unreasonable but....I bought my orange 2012 in late December (middle of the off season in CO) for $10,250. Bike had 345 miles (not a demo) and a LV carbon can, triumph heated grips and fog lights.

    Love the bike!

    Happy shopping.
  14. y0y02369

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    Sorry i meant $9,600! Had it been 900 i woulda ran there!:rofl
  15. Burren Rider

    Burren Rider Aussie Adventurer

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    G'Day,

    I certainly don't disagree with that at all. When it comes to an all round bike I think the Tiger has them all beat.

    My only reason for trying something different (apart from being a bit impulsive with these things) is that most of my riding is dirt orientated.

    Cheers,

    Danny
  16. Burren Rider

    Burren Rider Aussie Adventurer

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    Thanks Pete. I see you have put your 990 up for sale, are you definitely heading down the Tiger path now?

    Cheers,

    Danny
  17. Burren Rider

    Burren Rider Aussie Adventurer

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    G'Day Trev,

    Geez mate, I thought the bike was going to a good home :D

    From memory, the wires for the Oxford grips were covered in a different kind of conduit, kind of textured. The other small fuse is probably on the left over GPS wire? Not sure what the other wires are though, sorry?
  18. Burren Rider

    Burren Rider Aussie Adventurer

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    Actually, I didn't lock the cap for this exact instance. All you had to do was turn it an anti-clockwise direction and your fuelling problems would have been solved :wink:.

    Good to hear you are enjoying the bike.

    Cheers,

    Danny
  19. Burren Rider

    Burren Rider Aussie Adventurer

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    I am not sure what the tyres were. They worked Ok though so I'll see if I can find out?
  20. PBee

    PBee ?

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    Maybe.........I've got someone looking at my bike on Friday.

    I know I'll miss the 990 though.....:cry