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deeno360 04-23-2011 08:14 AM

Steel, easier to paint too:evil

wolftrax 04-23-2011 08:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Boon Booni (Post 15737997)
Hey that looks very nice. It's exactly the setup I'm considering. That's the Giantloop Great Basin, no?

Yeah it's the Giant Loop Great Basin, I've run aluminum panniers for years and have to admit the GL fits me better. Yesterday I split lanes, after i got through my first thought was "oh shit, if I would have had hard bags on I would have left them on the pavement between the cars:rofl

Fubars 04-23-2011 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by deeno360 (Post 15738692)
easier to paint

And no Ethanol related issues, hopefully.

Would like to know how you owners like the suspension on your new bikes.

sreynard 04-23-2011 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by wolftrax (Post 15738822)
Yeah it's the Giant Loop Great Basin, I've run aluminum panniers for years and have to admit the GL fits me better. Yesterday I split lanes, after i got through my first thought was "oh shit, if I would have had hard bags on I would have left them on the pavement between the cars:rofl

I started watching their Fit & Features video and immediately realized there's a problem! It connects to the passenger foot rests! If you use this bag on a Tigger you will definitely bend your frame! :eek1


:dhorse :rofl

Boon Booni 04-23-2011 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by sreynard (Post 15739298)
I started watching their Fit & Features video and immediately realized there's a problem! It connects to the passenger foot rests! If you use this bag on a Tigger you will definitely bend your frame! :eek1


:dhorse :rofl


You don't have to worry about the luggage bending your frame, because the steering angle is so steep that you'll lose control of the bike pulling out of the dealers lot.

Actually, you'll never have to worry about the steering angle either because the cable activated clutch is so inferior to hydraulic that the bike is impossible to get into gear.

Adv Grifter 04-23-2011 11:09 AM

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Originally Posted by wolftrax (Post 15735652)
My new ride on the BRP:D

Wow! that was fast! I'm thinking you needed a new BIKE NOW! :lol3

How's she working out?

How did your new Tiger do on the wet roads compared to your KLR's? My DR650 eats up wet roads ... especially with Anakee's or Distanzia's or Shinko 705's mounted.

Are the stock Battle Wings on the Tiger a good rain/wet road tire?

Any chance the Giant Loop will catch fire laying on the pipe? Stainless pipes get VERY hot! (Titanium remain cool ... always)

markbvt 04-23-2011 12:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Fubars (Post 15739159)
Would like to know how you owners like the suspension on your new bikes.

I'm liking it. It's not fully broken in yet, but it soaks up bumpy roads really well. Initially it feels like I could dial back the damping in the rear shock just a little, but I'll wait till the bike's got 600 or 700 miles on it to mess with it.

I haven't tried the bike in the dirt yet (it's mud season here in Vermont, and the bike has Battlewings on it), but it devours bumpy, broken-up twisties. Very confidence-inspiring.

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Originally Posted by Boon Booni (Post 15739325)
You don't have to worry about the luggage bending your frame, because the steering angle is so steep that you'll lose control of the bike pulling out of the dealers lot.

Actually, you'll never have to worry about the steering angle either because the cable activated clutch is so inferior to hydraulic that the bike is impossible to get into gear.

:photog

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Originally Posted by Adv Grifter (Post 15739769)
Are the stock Battle Wings on the Tiger a good rain/wet road tire?

Yes, I actually like Battlewings a lot for paved-road use, and they do well in the wet. Not in mud though...

--mark

wolftrax 04-23-2011 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Adv Grifter (Post 15739769)
Wow! that was fast! I'm thinking you needed a new BIKE NOW! :lol3

Yeah it kinda happened all of a sudden, Yamaha says no Tenere till Nov, dealer 130 miles away has Tiger I wanted on floor, bingo done deal

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Originally Posted by Adv Grifter (Post 15739769)
How's she working out?

Having a hard time going over 65:D Still suffering from KLR Syndrome


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Originally Posted by Adv Grifter (Post 15739769)
How did your new Tiger do on the wet roads compared to your KLR's? My DR650 eats up wet roads ... especially with Anakee's or Distanzia's or Shinko 705's mounted.

The Tiger is the most planted bike I have ever ridden, wet or dry


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Originally Posted by Adv Grifter (Post 15739769)
Are the stock Battle Wings on the Tiger a good rain/wet road tire?

I have Pirelli Scorpion Trails, they suck in mud , other wise they seem to really hold well everywhere else.

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Originally Posted by Adv Grifter (Post 15739769)
Any chance the Giant Loop will catch fire laying on the pipe? Stainless pipes get VERY hot! (Titanium remain cool ... always)

Nope , The bag rests on the guard, it gets warm but not hot.

Dmarino 04-23-2011 11:14 PM

Picked up a pair of 800 ABS's today. The dads is perfect and mine has a little oil leak from a galley plug on the motor. I'm sure they will sort it fast. So far we are loving the bikes.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l1...r/07a7c5dc.jpg

Urkle and the new guy
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l1...r/8bdc3fca.jpg

Killboy 04-23-2011 11:33 PM

Picked up mine yesterday afternoon! What a fantastic machine, and worth the wait for the new frame color I think. Its the same finish as the street tripple Rs


http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h2...Day/Tiger1.jpg

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h2...Day/Tiger2.jpg

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h2...Day/Tiger3.jpg

soph9 04-24-2011 04:09 AM

like the blacked out frame...congrats!

zen rider 04-24-2011 04:40 AM

I love the look.

Any new Tiger 800 owners ridden the BMW F800GS. I test rode the F800gs on road and found way too many flaws from snatchy throttle, somewhat weak motor, wobbly brake resevoir, and generally poor finish for a BMW.

I'd love to hear some comparison as many Tiger 800 owners probably test rode the BMW.

andoulli 04-24-2011 04:59 AM

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Originally Posted by zen rider (Post 15744818)
I love the look.

Any new Tiger 800 owners ridden the BMW F800GS. I test rode the F800gs on road and found way too many flaws from snatchy throttle, somewhat weak motor, wobbly brake resevoir, and generally poor finish for a BMW.

I'd love to hear some comparison as many Tiger 800 owners probably test rode the BMW.

Yeah, I rode both. The BMW motor is nice enough but feels flat compared to the Triumph. I mean flat in terms of punch, and flat in character. This Triumph mill is amazingly entertaining. Let's face it, Triumph knows triples and this engine does not disappoint. I tested the street version Tiger so the comparison is not perfect. But I think the XC would hold up even better against the F800GS. Price is better too. All the F800GS models on my dealers showroom floor come with loads of expensive add-ons that push the price up over $13K before luggage. I am getting my new Tiger 800 ABS for $12,848 including these accessories,

Hard luggage $799
For lights $330
Heated grips $230
Center stand $220
Alloy sump guard $200
Tall adjustable screen $170
hand guards $100

I love my BMW dealer and they have a great service dept. So I am a little anxious about going 70 miles to New Orleans for service on my new Tiger, to a dealer I don't really know very much about. We will see how it works out.

arewethereyet 04-24-2011 05:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Killboy (Post 15744102)
Picked up mine yesterday afternoon! What a fantastic machine, and worth the wait for the new frame color I think. Its the same finish as the street tripple Rs


http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h2...Day/Tiger1.jpg

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h2...Day/Tiger2.jpg

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h2...Day/Tiger3.jpg


Fantastic looking bike Kilboy:evil

I've just ordered my black ABS 800XC today, and not surprisingly, 50% of the farkles available online via Triumph retail website were not even in the dealers parts database :eek1

I'm very interested in your frame colour choice...is that a Triumph provided option as I've sen a few pics with the black frame or did you have it PC'd yourself?

Cheers
Peter

Jamming 04-24-2011 05:21 AM

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Originally Posted by The Jerk (Post 15729520)
If the 1050 is any indication, the need to adjust valves will be few and far between. Most don't need adjustment at 12K and a buddy just did the 24K inspection and found them all to be spot on.

In 80,000 + miles on my 1050 Tiger I've adjusted them once. I checked them at 70,000 and still fine. The valve cover won't come off again until later this year. That ought to be over a 100,000 miles. If the 800 motor is as easy to do as the 1050, it's a 2 hour deal.

If this 800 motor is as bullet proof as the 1050 motor has been, the BMW 800GS is basically obsolete now. Why would I spend more money on an inferior bike?

I'm here to tell you...I'm totally jonesing for a Tiger 800 but I'm paying off the Wife's Masters Degree so I'm broke as hell :wink:


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