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Old 01-08-2013, 07:35 PM   #15301
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Triumph just warrantied my entire shock. It was totally blown out at about 15,000 miles
The rear shock on my Roadie lost quite a bit of it's rebound damping. When I told the dealer about it (800km away) he said he would have to take the shock out and examine it. I couldn't do that at the time because I was on a schedule, so I figured this was the excuse to buy a nice Penske aftermarket. The new shock is a great improvement. Suspension upgrades still seem to be the best performance improvement one can make. Three months later the dealer tells me my new OEM replacement shock is in so next time I am there they can install it. Weird, first they tell me they want to examine it, next thing I know they've ordered a new one.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:58 PM   #15302
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Yep, I've had it at max preload from day one. Bought the bike new in April of '11 The Jesse set up is pretty heavy. I have around 13,500 on it now and I do think the spring was getting softer and softer...

It all depends what you do with bike. The stock suspension was just too soft for how I was riding it. If you jump the bike with stock suspension...you'll think you just broke it in half. If you ride single track & ride 2 up in very rough/ sandy conditions the front wants to dive under in a turn, the rear shock is all are already 40% thru the stroke when I sit on mine stock....it was like riding a Chopper. I weigh 200' race A level & probbaly been places with the bike that Triumph never really intended it to go....the weakest link on the Tiger XC is the Suspension. Hyper pro was a cheap fix & I have the heavier rear spring than Evomx971. I am going to change the rear spring out to the same as Evomx971.
Ractech wanted way too much $ & the Hyperpro kit was the best $300 I have spent on the bike. Now I bike that feels "alive" no longer feels like a Slug offroad.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:21 AM   #15303
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I weigh 170 lbs without gear. The forks are ok even without clickers although it would be nice to be able to adjust them for "2 up with luggage". To me, the shock is the weak link. I don't want to call it cheap but its certainly not the highest quality. The stock shocks range is ok for my weight however it does not give great feedback when riding. It does its job but it could be much better.
Did an owner questionaire last week from Triumph about the T800. One area of focus was on the suspension and its non-adjustability. Sounds like changes will be coming in the next year or so with the forks and the shock.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:38 AM   #15304
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To me, the shock is the weak link. I don't want to call it cheap but its certainly not the highest quality. T
Did an owner questionaire last week from Triumph about the T800. One area of focus was on the suspension and its non-adjustability. Sounds like changes will be coming in the next year or so with the forks and the shock.
It's ok, you can call it cheap. It really is crap. I also mentioned my massive dissatisfaction with the suspension (front primarily) in the triumph survey.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:00 AM   #15305
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It's ok, you can call it cheap. It really is crap. I also mentioned my massive dissatisfaction with the suspension (front primarily) in the triumph survey.
Well you know, suspension is an area that is highly subjective. If your 250 lbs plus luggage you should already know that, sooner or later, your suspension will have to be modified. So I guess my point is that the range of dampening and compression is fairly good across the board for most riders but the quality of components could have been better.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:03 PM   #15306
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Good deal on a 800xc?

Went into my local triumph dealer to check out an 800xc. Loved it! Then they let me take one for an hour long ride, now in truly in love! I decided while I was there, to see if I can get some numbers and actually afford one. The bike after TTL and prep/destination charges is $14,566. Then they are offering $3,500 for my 2000 ZRX 1100, plus they will take off $2000 from the $14,566. That would bring what I would finance to $9066 for 60mo at around $200/mo. Good deal?
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:11 PM   #15307
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Good deal on a 800xc?

Went into my local triumph dealer to check out an 800xc. Loved it! Then they let me take one for an hour long ride, now in truly in love! I decided while I was there, to see if I can get some numbers and actually afford one. The bike after TTL and prep/destination charges is $14,566. Then they are offering $3,500 for my 2000 ZRX 1100, plus they will take off $2000 from the $14,566. That would bring what I would finance to $9066 for 60mo at around $200/mo. Good deal?
MSRP is $11,999(US). Not sure where your located, but 14,566 seems like a rip off!
http://www.triumphmotorcycles.com/mo...specifications
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:14 PM   #15308
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MSRP is $11,999(US). Not sure where your located, but 14,566 seems like a rip off!
http://www.triumphmotorcycles.com/mo...specifications
I concur. I paid $11,800 out the door with no trade.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:32 PM   #15309
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:39 PM   #15310
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look around. You can get a better deal than that. You can buy one at an out of town dealer over the web for far less.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:45 PM   #15311
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Dunno where you're located, but last I heard, Triumph's freight charge was $450 for all dealers in the continental US. Looks like your dealer is tacking on $350 in "prep" fees. You should be able to get them to eliminate those, and also drop the base price of the bike a bit -- and by the way, Triumph is still advertising $11,999 as the price for a 2013 Tiger 800 XC with ABS, so your dealer seems to be $600 too high. Assuming you're in the US.

Definitely shop around. You can do a lot better.

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Old 01-10-2013, 03:08 PM   #15312
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Ok. So I go to service the drive chain today after 6K miles, as in remove and soak in cleaner, and there is no master link. WTF? So what brand master link do I need or am I blind?
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:20 PM   #15313
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Dunno where you're located, but last I heard, Triumph's freight charge was $450 for all dealers in the continental US. Looks like your dealer is tacking on $350 in "prep" fees. You should be able to get them to eliminate those, and also drop the base price of the bike a bit -- and by the way, Triumph is still advertising $11,999 as the price for a 2013 Tiger 800 XC with ABS, so your dealer seems to be $600 too high. Assuming you're in the US.

Definitely shop around. You can do a lot better.

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I'm at the bottom of Texas in Harlingen. Thanks for the info and advice. I personally wouldn't buy a bike from them ever, but was just curious what there numbers were. If I do go ahead and buy a Tiger, I will drive up to San Antonio and buy from Lonestar BMW/Triumph
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:39 PM   #15314
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Ok. So I go to service the drive chain today after 6K miles, as in remove and soak in cleaner, and there is no master link. WTF? So what brand master link do I need or am I blind?
I think all road bikes just have a rivet type master link and everyone just cleans it on the bike. Is this your first road bike/motorcycle? Obviously if you are wanting to take the chain off you'll have to grind it off. And then either put a new rivet link on or a clip type link in which case I'd use the same brand as the chain.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:41 PM   #15315
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Ok. So I go to service the drive chain today after 6K miles, as in remove and soak in cleaner, and there is no master link. WTF? So what brand master link do I need or am I blind?
Master links are riveted on roadbikes. You can get a new one from your parts house, but they're pretty tough to do without a riveting breaker tool. They don't cost that much. You could use a clip type link but most prefer a revited one for a bike that will do over a hundred.

Not a good idea to 'soak' an o-ring chain. The o-rings keep the grease inside the rollers and the dirt outside. Depending on what you're soaking with, can seep into the roller internals, and/or breakdown or swell the o-rings.

Better to hose it with WD and wipe down, use a wire brush to remove caked on lube/dirt mixture. Then apply a good chain lube.

Chain lube on a o-ring type chain is just to quiet it and reduce friction between the chain the sprocket teeth. Some have reported very long life just cleaning with WD40.

Everybody has their opinion though, it's like picking oil or tires.
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