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Offline Mr. Whippy

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ST.O First: New Bike!
« on: November 23, 2013, 01:42:19 PM »
2012 Tiger 800 ABS  3400 miles.
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I rode it home about 150 miles.  This is a replacement for my Ducati Multistrada so the following are my impressions.

The Tiger has a much broader useful power band.  The bike pulls well from 2500 rpm right up to redline.  The Multistrada doesn't start pulling well until you get 3500 rpm.  And the Tiger rev limiter is at ~9800 while the Multi hits the limiter at around 8200.

In the upper revs, the Multi does pull harder in the high rpms however.  The suspensions are fairly equivalent.  Same/same for wind protection.  A major bonus the Tiger:  It came with a BMW style power port.  (And this bike had led driving lights already installed) :bigsmile:
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Re: ST.O First: New Bike!
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2013, 01:49:17 PM »
Looks sweet. Congratulations.  :thumbsup:
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Re: ST.O First: New Bike!
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2013, 03:45:42 PM »
Nice bike and best of luck with her. :thumbsup:

Is the bash plate after market or stock?
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Re: ST.O First: New Bike!
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2013, 04:02:31 PM »
That is a super sweet motorbike.  :thumbsup:
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Re: ST.O First: New Bike!
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2013, 04:04:28 PM »
Congrats. Nice ride.

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Re: ST.O First: New Bike!
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2013, 04:13:54 PM »
Nice bike and best of luck with her. :thumbsup:

Is the bash plate after market or stock?

Stock, mine came with it also.
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Re: ST.O First: New Bike!
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2013, 04:22:53 PM »
 :thumbsup:

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Re: ST.O First: New Bike!
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2013, 06:17:59 PM »
I want one of those now.
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Re: ST.O First: New Bike!
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2013, 08:21:42 PM »
Well Done Sir :clap:
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Re: ST.O First: New Bike!
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2013, 08:54:42 PM »
damnnnn..

nice bike! :thumbsup:

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Re: ST.O First: New Bike!
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2013, 12:56:49 AM »
Looks sweet, Whip. Now it's time to post some glamour shots in some ride reports!
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Re: ST.O First: New Bike!
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2013, 01:12:54 AM »
Sick bike. Congrats!!!!
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Re: ST.O First: New Bike!
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2013, 08:48:03 AM »
Very nice. 

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Re: ST.O First: New Bike!
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2013, 09:17:06 AM »
Sweet looking bike!  :thumbsup:
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Re: ST.O First: New Bike!
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2013, 06:46:27 AM »
Nice Tiger.  I sure like mine.  You're right that the top-end is not a huge rush, but the power is still nice and strong.  I think you will appreciate how it is more manageable at lower RPM's versus the Ducati. 

Good luck with it.  Tiger800.co.uk has a lot of bike specific info and Hermy's is a great dealer for buying accessories. 

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Re: ST.O First: New Bike!
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2013, 09:07:50 AM »
I'll play.

Over the weekend I just bought a 2007 VFR ABS in Candy Dark Red with 6,500 miles.  No photo hosting abilities but I uploaded a photo from my cell phone over at VFRD.

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Re: ST.O First: New Bike!
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2013, 09:23:02 AM »
Congrats to both of you!   

That Tiger does look nice.  We had a pair show up on a fairly intense 143 mile dual sport ride.  They did well.
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Re: ST.O First: New Bike!
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2013, 10:27:05 AM »
I love how those Tiger 800's look but they are too tall for my midget legs to reach the ground even tippy toed.

Congrats on the new ride.

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Re: ST.O First: New Bike!
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2013, 10:44:12 AM »
Very nice -- Triples are big fun . . . .

Although you may no t know, I gotta aask -- why would anyone sell a 3400 mile bike? That musta hurt, fiscally!
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Re: ST.O First: New Bike!
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2013, 10:51:28 AM »
Very nice -- Triples are big fun . . . .

Although you may no t know, I gotta aask -- why would anyone sell a 3400 mile bike? That musta hurt, fiscally!

More money than sense?

Just a wild guess there...

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Re: ST.O First: New Bike!
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2013, 10:59:07 AM »
Very nice -- Triples are big fun . . . .

Although you may no t know, I gotta aask -- why would anyone sell a 3400 mile bike? That musta hurt, fiscally!

It was a trade in at the dealership.  They had done the service on it.  One never really knows the story, but apparently he went to a big BMW.  I don't really understand that mentality.  Heck, this is the first bike I've ever bought from a dealership!

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Re: ST.O First: New Bike!
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2013, 11:03:56 AM »
good for you, saving that much bank and getting a freshly broken in scoot!
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Re: ST.O First: New Bike!
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2013, 08:17:00 PM »
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Re: ST.O First: New Bike!
« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2013, 07:08:18 AM »
Looks like a very good replacement! :bigok:
Are you still going to bring the Multi back to life?
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Re: ST.O First: New Bike!
« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2013, 09:22:41 AM »
Looks like a very good replacement! :bigok:
Are you still going to bring the Multi back to life?

You know, that is a GREAT question!

At first, I was just going to part out the bike.  But I love the way it handles.  In the meantime, my 996 was becoming problematic.  Battley's appeared to have cracked the base gasket when they pulled the heads and it had a lean condition at off idle.  Then, while riding it off the trailer (that I rode it up onto), it caught something and started puking its coolant out of the overflow tube.

I have had enough.  It's just too delicate for my riding/roads.  It was hauled away Sunday and I must say, I feel free.  :bigok:

I am now starting to look for a motor for the Multi and I'm going to get it back together.

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Re: ST.O First: New Bike!
« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2013, 10:22:15 PM »
Nice find.  I also have a Tiger 800.  It's a great ride. 
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Re: ST.O First: New Bike!
« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2013, 07:52:08 AM »
Looks like a very good replacement! :bigok:
Are you still going to bring the Multi back to life?

You know, that is a GREAT question!

At first, I was just going to part out the bike.  But I love the way it handles.  In the meantime, my 996 was becoming problematic.  Battley's appeared to have cracked the base gasket when they pulled the heads and it had a lean condition at off idle.  Then, while riding it off the trailer (that I rode it up onto), it caught something and started puking its coolant out of the overflow tube.

I have had enough.  It's just too delicate for my riding/roads.  It was hauled away Sunday and I must say, I feel free.  :bigok:

I am now starting to look for a motor for the Multi and I'm going to get it back together.

Sounds like a good course of action. I have decided that when my motor has seen it's last days, I'm going to do what you have planned. A nice 1100 motor. I love the Multistrada. :inlove:
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Re: ST.O First: New Bike!
« Reply #27 on: November 29, 2013, 08:31:04 AM »
Looks like a very good replacement! :bigok:
Are you still going to bring the Multi back to life?

You know, that is a GREAT question!

At first, I was just going to part out the bike.  But I love the way it handles.  In the meantime, my 996 was becoming problematic.  Battley's appeared to have cracked the base gasket when they pulled the heads and it had a lean condition at off idle.  Then, while riding it off the trailer (that I rode it up onto), it caught something and started puking its coolant out of the overflow tube.

I have had enough.  It's just too delicate for my riding/roads.  It was hauled away Sunday and I must say, I feel free.  :bigok:

I am now starting to look for a motor for the Multi and I'm going to get it back together.

Sounds like a good course of action. I have decided that when my motor has seen it's last days, I'm going to do what you have planned. A nice 1100 motor. I love the Multistrada. :inlove:

I completely agree.  I just love the bike.  I'm hoping to by keeping the commuter miles down on the remotored bike, I won't be doing this process again.

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Re: ST.O First: New Bike!
« Reply #28 on: December 08, 2013, 10:27:49 AM »
Nice looking Tiger.

What year is the Multi you are putting back together, and is it the S (or R?)model with the Ohlins bits? Buddy had one of those and I really enjoyed it. Good luck with the engine replacement.

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Re: ST.O First: New Bike!
« Reply #29 on: December 08, 2013, 12:15:20 PM »
:clap:

Congrats on the Tiger.  It's a great looking ride.  Enjoy!
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Re: ST.O First: New Bike!
« Reply #30 on: December 08, 2013, 01:07:37 PM »
Congrats! That bike just looks like all kind of fun to ride.

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« Reply #31 on: December 08, 2013, 03:53:17 PM »
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