Triumph Tiger 800

Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by ScrambDaddy, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. when the road bends

    when the road bends hello

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    while we are talking money, I'd like to transfer my loan away from the dealer's financier, which gave me a 10% loan. Anyone have a lender to recommend checking out? Thanks
  2. Evomx971

    Evomx971 Wave as you fly over

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    I have everything (house, cars, bikes) with State Farm so get some pretty good discounts. I do know that the annual premium for my 2011 800XC was exactly the same as the 2002 Suzuki 1200 Bandit that it replaced. That was weird when they told me that, but hell if I was going to complain. I'm 39 with a pretty clean record. State Farm goes by engine size and year more than anything else so I can see how a 2011 800cc could end up very similar to a 2002 1200cc. I don't have my statement here, but I know it's less than $400 a year and I think it was like $335 or similar. Again, I get some pretty big discounts for having everything through them. That's for full coverage... I think a $100 ded on Comp and $500 ded on Collision.
  3. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Jeez you guys have some cheap insurance, I can only dream about rates like that. Like so many things in Canada, we get screwed when compared to the US. I pay over $600 for 6 months of liability only on my CBF1000. They use the displacement rating system here as well so Jodie's DR200 is cheaper, it's only $400 for 6 months. :huh No way can we afford full coverage on the bikes, I did the math and we can have a total loss every 3-4 years and still be ahead by "self" insuring. And I have their 20 year clean driving road scholar rate. Can't imagine what a 20 year old would pay. God bless gov't insurance. :puke1
  4. jimjim

    jimjim Just another FF!

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    My 3 bikes, an '02 Gold Wing, '09 Versys and '12 Tiger 800 are insured through Progressive at a cost of $531/year for full coverage.
  5. MJNygs

    MJNygs El Duderino

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    Had my stalling issues start the same day that I drove away with the bike. I do have the stock exhaust, but from my own experience and reading about others with the same issues - I dont think that they ALL start after the 500mi service.
  6. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Me. 500 mile service done 2 weeks ago, no stalling issue. I will say I do notice a little off-idle bog down since but that could well be my imagination.

    Either way, no stalling since the service. No idea if they updated the tune or not....interestingly they didn't reset the maint indicator so I took that to mean they DID not update the tune.
  7. ButtonPushingMonkey

    ButtonPushingMonkey Adventurer

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    I could understand the price difference if i was a young buck, the f800gs must be in a different class or something from the 800xc. Same cc's, same driver twice the cost. Ah well looks like i'll be insurance shopping

    On the loan rate...I was offered 7.9% from the dealer but my local cu came in and loaned me the money for 5%
  8. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    are you guys talking for 6 months or 12?
  9. Shep

    Shep Vagabond

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    Just took delivery of my Tiger a couple days ago. I have 450 miles on it right now. Should hit 600 tomorrow. No stalling yet. I did have the Arrows installed today. Nice, deep, throaty sound, just like my Street Triple. The very first Tiger I demoed stalled at least 6 times within two miles of downtown stop and go. I was so frustrated with it that I took it right back to the shop and did not even give one a second look. Then I took a trip on my 1200GS and was reminded again that it was really not the bike for me, so I headed back to a different shop, gave another Tiger a demo and loved it. So far, I'm very happy with the decision and I'm crossing my fingers it does not become a staller. For what its worth, the shop my bike came from says they have not had a single stalling bike yet, although I don't know how many they have sold.

    Shep
  10. Porky

    Porky Don't Pass Gas

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    Tell that to the EPA which mandates that engines run very lean.

    Devices like the Power Comander fix the lean condition.
  11. E-town dirt dude

    E-town dirt dude Been here awhile

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    Not all provinces are expensive for insurance. I"m in Alberta, paying $495.00 a year for full collision coverage. :D
  12. CA Stu

    CA Stu Steer with your face! Super Moderator

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    I'm 44, but I have a few driving performance awards. :umph
  13. av_mech

    av_mech Risk Taker

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    I follow this thread very closely. I have a NON stalling Tiger. I don't remember any effort to trace out a VIN range or build date window on bikes this is happening to. It might be worth it for all stalling Tigers to post the date their bike was built and see if there is any correlation there. I'm sure Triumph could use that info and I'll bet they are collecting it now. I'm also curious to possibly stem some of my own paranoia about my bike developing the sickness. I have one of the first few orange abs' delivered in the US with a build date of 03/11. On a side note, I like the silver frame with orange way better than the black. I got the one I wanted. :thumb
  14. vwdrvr66

    vwdrvr66 Been here awhile

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    I also have Progressive and they first quoteed me $700, but I think they screwed up because I ended up paying 344 for the 800xc and $75 bucks for my DRZ 400.


  15. vwdrvr66

    vwdrvr66 Been here awhile

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    I believe the F800gs also has welded foot pegs, does it not?


  16. itsatdm

    itsatdm Long timer

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    F800gs has weld on foot pegs to a bolt on subframe.
  17. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    We moved from Edmonton 3 years ago, so yeah I know about cheap insurance. We have twisty roads though. :deal

    Went from this...
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    to this...
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    we even have twisty dirt roads...
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    I'll put up with paying more for insurance. :freaky

    My daily commute to town...
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  18. cug

    cug --

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    There's a reason it's called BC: Bring Cash. :deal
  19. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    :nod
  20. Xcountry-Rider

    Xcountry-Rider Banned

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    Can one of you Tiger 800 XC owners start a picture thread? Theres a Tiger picture thread but it full of Tiger 1050 pics. I want to see only Tiger XC's in their natural habitat!!