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Old 10-23-2012, 03:55 AM   #36
NZ Adventure
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Originally Posted by biodieselandon View Post
I enjoyed my '13 800 for about a week until I hit a deer. Still waiting on parts from Germany but by then riding season will be over here. I really like that they added the electronic suspension option, however I hope this option will eventually allow for aftermarket upgrades. I plan on making mine into an aggressive off-road machine!
Well first of all, glad you are ok to tell the tale...nothing else is important. Maybe it is the blue bike jinx...I just heard from my dealer today that the blue 800 he took for a ride last weekend is messed up after a 100kph spill (had 2k's on it now 1300). Rider is ok (a little embarrassed) but bike apparently needs some work after front tyre came off the rim and ploughed bike into the Tarmac. Dealers words "those 800's are tough" he rode the bike home after the spill with bent bars, wheel and damaged fairing. I wonder how the Tiger 800xc would fair up with a one piece frame versus two piece. Write off?? (Can of worms open) :-)
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