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Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by ScrambDaddy, Jul 12, 2010.
OEM Triumph luggage.
I put down my deposit the day Triumph announced the model. What might have been a late February delivery is now being promised in April (maybe), and I've got a few plans for the machine.
yes they are the Triumph bags. Lots of room on the left side. The exhaust on the right takes up rather a lot of space however. I went with them because of the quick on/off feature. And also because they were already on the bike when I bought it slightly used.
The Mayer seat is the basket weave vinyl. They also come in leather for an upcharge. See the website for details. I went with the vinyl as it holds up better when left out in the sun for long periods. and as I commute with it a lot, it will get left in the parking lot this summer all day in the hot Alabama sun.
And I still really like it. Like no seat I have ever sat on before.
I have a Rick Mayer seat on my bike and agree that its pretty nice. Wife hasn't tried her seat yet but its twice as thick as stock.
Thanks. That's a nice package deal you got there.
What do u guys think of a 2012 abs. Xc with 20,000 miles. With a few farkles and triumph panniers for $9000. ??
Good deal? To many miles for the price ? Worth it to just ge a new one ?
I like the price. Don't like the mileage but it has been serviced on regular basis by dealer. Let me know what u think
Seems like all of the money with that mileage. Note that I bought a 2012 last month and was watching the market closely.
I just purchased a new 13 roadie last week. I have noticed the suspension seems kinda harsh. Weather has only permitted me to get about 50 miles so far. So I am wondering, will it break in and soften up some? I test rode the XC also but didn't get off road with it so I didn't really notice the difference between the two on the street. Of course I only have a very few limited miles riding both. Has anyone performed a suspension upgrade on a roadie? What are the options for the front? Or should I just plan on keeping this bike on hard packed graded roads? This is my first bike that is dirt oriented and I have very limited experience on two wheels off road. I run Elka suspension on my quads and have experience setting them up for off road but zero experience with forks or road/off road bike suspension.
I just received my suspension kit from RaceTech for my 2012 roadie. I have had very good experiences with their products and am expecting good things. All that was available at the time were the gold valve kits and springs for the front, so I am starting there. Once that is done, I'll move on to the rear. Unfortunately, I don't expect to get started for a couple of weeks.
seems high. i got my '12 XC ABS w/ under 5,000 miles, Arrow exhaust, and OEM engine guards for $8900 OTD.
I can't comment on the value of that deal as I'm on a different continent. But...
My advice, for what it's worth, is don't worry about mileage on these engines. Triumph design their engines to run and run.
Yes it will affect the price but I always say quick miles are no problem. It's the slow, in town miles you gotta worry about. That bike has obviously been places on long rides to rack up the miles.
You'll love it. The seat made a huge difference for me. With the stock seat I had to fashion a closed-cell foam pad to flatten out the profile a bit, then add an Alaska Sheepskin on top of that... and my butt would still hurt after a while, especially after multiple days of riding. With the Renazco, I don't need anything additional on top of it, and butt pain never becomes a problem even on a two-week trip.
Don't worry about the mileage. My 2011 XC has 31,000 miles on it now, zero issues, valves were still in spec when I checked them several thousand miles ago. Awesome bike.
That said, I would probably spend the extra few thousand bucks and get a new one, largely for the peace of mind of breaking it in/maintaining it myself -- because I intend to keep this bike for the long term and expect to be putting north of 100,000 miles on it. If you tend to switch out bikes fairly regularly, then don't worry about it.
With the cold temps, the fork oil is extra thick. And, all the seals are still new. It'll definitely soften up, this spring. I was pleasantly surprised, with the suspension on the Roadie I tested.
I've used Traxxion on three bikes. They have fully adjustable fork cartridges, valve sets, and springs for the forks. They're, also, an Elka dealer and were instrumental in getting Elka product quality up to snuff. Give 'em a call, after you've gotten some miles on the bike, this spring.
It depends on how YOU feel about the mileage. Does it bother you?
Figure up what a new one costs with the same accessories, plus tax and fees, and see where you'd be. OTD prices are pretty scary, to me. Again, how do YOU feel about it.
Lastly, use a search engine, like SearchTempest, and look around Craigslist. Tiger 800s are out there (3 pages worth, today).
The suspension is harsh and won't get much/if any better. Especially sucks if you are lighter than average. I'm at 13k miles with my Roadie that I bought last Jan. The suspension is more than annoying.
Did you have to send them your forks since, at the time I checked they had not done a Roadie so needed a trial unit before they could make a kit? How much was it? Very interested in your impressions? Please post your weight for reference. Thanks
Different ideals, I guess. I rode the aforementioned Roadie around the 'burbs of west Chicago. The pavement was mostly shitty concrete. I found no fault with it. Of course, I'm probably 190# in gear and I had a passenger. Hmmm.
You've got me by 40lbs. Mine also rides smoother with a passenger. I guess my point is if you find the suspension to suck at 500 miles don't expect it to be better with time. On the contrary it will probably become more annoying. Maybe because it's about the only shortcoming (for me) of the motorcycle.