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Offline FJRider

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Ask me about my new Tiger 800 XC ABS
« on: August 20, 2014, 02:17:07 PM »
Couldn't stand the FZ-09 any more. A way, way a too nervous bike for me. Tried a Tiger on a whim. Fell in love. Bought one. Very happy. A great bike.

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Offline Mr. Whippy

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Re: Ask me about my new Tiger 800 XC ABS
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2014, 03:16:27 PM »
I don't have the shaft drive version, but I agree.  It's a great bike.  Position-wise, it's very similar to my old Multistrada.  Not quite as quick and a little less flickable, but more forgiving on rough roads too.

Offline stew71

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Re: Ask me about my new Tiger 800 XC ABS
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2014, 05:25:18 PM »
My BIL and his buddy love their Tiger 800s.
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Re: Ask me about my new Tiger 800 XC ABS
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2014, 06:52:49 PM »
I really like my Tiger 800 Roadie.   You'll have a lot of fun on the XC. 
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Re: Ask me about my new Tiger 800 XC ABS
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2014, 08:54:08 PM »
I'm calling bullshit.


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Re: Ask me about my new Tiger 800 XC ABS
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2014, 05:37:03 AM »
I'm calling bullshit.


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Re: Ask me about my new Tiger 800 XC ABS
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2014, 07:48:03 AM »
Nice and welcome to the club.  Mine is one of the favorite that I've owned.   I've only had two complaints.
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Re: Ask me about my new Tiger 800 XC ABS
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2014, 11:26:46 AM »
Well how about that Tiger then by golly? Congrats, they're nice bikes. physically a little small for me so I got the Tenere instead but the new Triumphs are excellent bikes, I've owned a few over the years. Good Choice...
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Re: Ask me about my new Tiger 800 XC ABS
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2014, 12:18:48 PM »
Well how about that Tiger then by golly? Congrats, they're nice bikes. physically a little small for me so I got the Tenere instead but the new Triumphs are excellent bikes, I've owned a few over the years. Good Choice...

I had an FZ-09 which I max'd the performance options (GP suspension, Penske shock, ECU reflash, Michelin Pilot Power 3's, Spiegler SS brake lines, etc, etc, etc). But at the end of the day I created a bike I didn't like to ride very much. It was too nervous for me. It only enjoyed to be being ridden like I stole it. That OK some of the time, but not all the time.

Increasingly I am also enjoying motocamping more and more. An adventure bike that you could ride everyday, but also could be packed like a mule seems to make more sense for my kind of riding.

One thing the FZ taught me was that 800 CC's is plenty strong enough and a low weight bike is a lot of fun.  It came down to the BMW F 800GS and the Tiger XC. Since I don't have a BMW dealership within a 2 hrs drive for me, I went to the local Triumph dealer and took an XC for a test ride.

It is a very comfortable ride. So supple. Good handling. Great sound. I bought it. Put my FZ up for sale and sold it within 3 days on the FZ09.org website. I love the new bike.

The farkles I will be adding this weekend are:

Moose Racing expedition cases (camping)
US Army 20mm ammo boxes (as expedition cases) for off road adventures.
Clearwater Krista's LED lights

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Re: Ask me about my new Tiger 800 XC ABS
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2014, 04:26:58 PM »
Nice and welcome to the club.  Mine is one of the favorite that I've owned.   I've only had two complaints.

So, what are the 2 issues?