Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. Snapper

    Snapper Long timer

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    I do get my ass off the seat - you have to in the tight technical twisties where I live. The Harley was a bone stock XR1200, it corners better than most people think and it did scrape less frequently than my T800 Roadie - at least before I installed the suspension risers (shorter dog bones). Here's a spent PR2 on the HD...Clicky.

    Owned BMWs before that (R1100S, R1150GS most recently) never touch down on those.
  2. doxbike

    doxbike Been here awhile

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    Lowering my XC had nothing to do with flat footin' it. With a hip having a severely restricted range of motion, I had to lower it to be able to mount the damn thing, and even now, usually have it on the side stand to get on. Everybody's got different issues and reasons-do what's necessary so you can keep riding!
  3. rkclm

    rkclm Adventurer

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    Some of this talk about what is right or what is ruining the intent of the bike is just nuts. Do what you want to the bike. I don't run street tires on my XC but plenty of people do and they have fun with it. If it makes you happy do it-- just get out and ride
  4. Mobiker

    Mobiker Long timer

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    Exactly my point :thumb
  5. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    I'm only 5'9 and have the balls of my feet on the ground when riding solo with the shock at its lowest setting. When riding two up or with luggage, I can only tip toe due to having to raise the shock. I'm fine with that. It doesn't make me nervous or uncomfortable. But that's just me. Not everyone is 6'0 tall or taller. There is nothing wrong with lowering your bike. It's what's so great about what we do. We all customize our bikes for each of us. What works for some doesn't work for others.
  6. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    The only time I'd like to be able to flat-foot is when I'm riding 2-up and when I'm riding 2-up I don't need much ground clearance as I'm not doing dirt. The rest of the time when I'm riding solo, I can handle the seat height just fine - the seat height on the XR is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay higher than the Tigger.
  7. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Nice one guys. 2 solid pages on flat footing a motorcycle. Can we make it 3:huh
  8. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Posts like this always make me giggle. What exactly do you expect to talk about in a thread like this :ear

    If the current topic du jour doesn't interest you then just ignore it....
  9. Mr_Chris

    Mr_Chris Get away, evil car!

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    You guys put your FEET DOWN?

    :huh:huh:huh:huh:huh:huh:huh:huh:huh:huh:huh:huh:huh


    :lol3
  10. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    I don't have kiddies stabilisers on mine. So, yes, I put my feet down when I stop. Refer to photo top of page......:deal:wink::lol3
  11. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    I couldn't hold back any longer:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3
  12. ilbiker

    ilbiker Been here awhile

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    Nope, not 3 as I am a new 800XC Owner (2012 Orange) and loving the bike. Came from building and doing my own custom Harleys for the past 25 years plus. I've built from Panheads to Shovleheads to EVO baggers and Choppers and just wanted something to tear up and play with. This bike has exceeeded my expectations and all harley stuff is gone. Nice to get out and know I can take any road or direction I want. Suspension feels a heck of a lot better than the rigids and softails I had. Putting bags and some farkels on it soon and I'll have pics from there.
  13. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Welcome to ADVrider.com!!

    And a new tiger owner to boot. :clap
  14. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Glad you're enjoying it. Welcome.
  15. ilbiker

    ilbiker Been here awhile

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    Thanks everyone.... learning about it and getting used to it. Completely different riding style and position from what I'm used to.
  16. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    From what you are coming off of, I'd say this is a huge step forward in reliability. I have owned everything from MX bikes to sport tourers. This Tiger is the most versatile bike on the market and it has a HUGE GRIN FACTOR! :evil
  17. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    check post at top of page
  18. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    Not sure I follow. I'm certainly not slamming someones bike building prowess. Our American twins just arent as reliable as their counter parts.:cry
    And I speak of this from experience.:deal
  19. ilbiker

    ilbiker Been here awhile

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    Harley's are good and reliable if built right but not something I will take offroad. They have their placeand the customization never stops but but on a washed out rode or bad gravel road, not the best. All of mine were either choppers or 40's bobber styles (except 1 bagger) and would take them anytime over the road. Wanted to do something different and the 800XC is it. Completely out of my comfortzone and what I knew but loving it everyday and no regrets. Lets see if I can clock 50000 on this motor without a complete rebuild. That will be about perfect then.
  20. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    you asked what bike/bikes he was coming from. he had already answered your question. just trying to point you to your answers... Ill just keep to myself :D hell its beer 30 anyhow. :freaky

    Oh and my bike is ready for pick up. the new Ohlins shock is installed and ready to go! I can not wait to ride it!!!!!!:clap