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Old 02-04-2013, 04:22 AM   #1651
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I use the stock mirrors. I ride mostly street with the T8 & I like good visibility.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:37 AM   #1652
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Subscribed ! Great thread , I just bought a 2012 800XC 2 months ago and have spent the winter getting her set up.
Lots of great info here !
I will post some pics soon.
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:36 PM   #1653
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Thumb XC Mods so far

Here's a couple pics of improvements made to the XC so far.

Triumph centerstand and Heated grips

SW Motech engine gaurds, sump protector, Rear rack

Barkbusters, 20mm handlebar risers, Denali 1 LED driving lights from Twisted Throttle

Leo Vince pipe with Arrow Map. Wow! That helped!

Loving this bike so far but only have 1250 miles on her. Cannot wait till spring !
It's gonna be a GREAT riding season this year.

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Old 02-11-2013, 09:53 PM   #1654
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Still a little icy in Idaho to ride. But I tried...
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:15 AM   #1655
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Still a little icy in Idaho to ride. But I tried...
Oooops! Nicely polished there. Obviously didn't hurt too much as you were still able to get the camera out.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:34 AM   #1656
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Still a little icy in Idaho to ride. But I tried...
How in icy hell did you manage to put it back on its wheels?
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:46 PM   #1657
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How in icy hell did you manage to put it back on its wheels?
It wasn't easy...
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:30 PM   #1658
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It wasn't easy...
Av_M has probably developed good technique. I think he's picked it up a few times before.

BTW: How's the new business going?
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:21 PM   #1659
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Av_M has probably developed good technique. I think he's picked it up a few times before.

BTW: How's the new business going?
Yeah, I've picked that bike up a time or two.

New business is ROCKING! Exceeding expectations in the first few months. Even getting time off to go play.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:32 PM   #1660
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New business is ROCKING! Exceeding expectations in the first few months. Even getting time off to go play.
Glad to hear it.

BCP Website is lookn' good.
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:43 AM   #1661
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Hey guys, I had a couple of questions regarding riding in dirt. I have dropped Scarlet (orange T800XC) twice in the dirt and both the times it was because of stalling. I understand that for the most part it is a lack of experience from my part than a problem with the bike. But I want to learn to mitigate the situation by making the bike as ready as possible for dirt. I have noticed that since I have gone out on dirt, when I stop the bike after a 20-30mins ride (on or off road) and switch off the ignition, I hear a draining kind of sound similar to the one the fuel pump makes on start up. Is this related to stepper motor/air filter? What are the basic periodic maintenance to be done on the bike while taking it off road often? With what periodicity should I clean the chain? Air filter? Do I need to grease the stepper motor?

Any and all suggestions will be highly appreciate. Pardon my ignorance.
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:13 AM   #1662
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Hey guys, I had a couple of questions regarding riding in dirt. I have dropped Scarlet (orange T800XC) twice in the dirt and both the times it was because of stalling. I understand that for the most part it is a lack of experience from my part than a problem with the bike. But I want to learn to mitigate the situation by making the bike as ready as possible for dirt. I have noticed that since I have gone out on dirt, when I stop the bike after a 20-30mins ride (on or off road) and switch off the ignition, I hear a draining kind of sound similar to the one the fuel pump makes on start up. Is this related to stepper motor/air filter? What are the basic periodic maintenance to be done on the bike while taking it off road often? With what periodicity should I clean the chain? Air filter? Do I need to grease the stepper motor?

Any and all suggestions will be highly appreciate. Pardon my ignorance.
Sounds like a 15t sprocket is a good start. I haven't put mine on yet, but it should drop the speed from 8mph to 6mph.
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:26 AM   #1663
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The noise is the injection motors, its normal on shutdown. Mine does it every time I pull the key.
I lube my chain every time it goes off-road. If its only the street its not too often, maybe 300 miles.
Cleaning the air filter is a pain in the ass, I do mine around 800 miles.
I don't mess with the steppers as Im under warranty.



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Hey guys, I had a couple of questions regarding riding in dirt. I have dropped Scarlet (orange T800XC) twice in the dirt and both the times it was because of stalling. I understand that for the most part it is a lack of experience from my part than a problem with the bike. But I want to learn to mitigate the situation by making the bike as ready as possible for dirt. I have noticed that since I have gone out on dirt, when I stop the bike after a 20-30mins ride (on or off road) and switch off the ignition, I hear a draining kind of sound similar to the one the fuel pump makes on start up. Is this related to stepper motor/air filter? What are the basic periodic maintenance to be done on the bike while taking it off road often? With what periodicity should I clean the chain? Air filter? Do I need to grease the stepper motor?

Any and all suggestions will be highly appreciate. Pardon my ignorance.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:00 PM   #1664
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The noise is the injection motors
Wrong!
If it's the "faxing home" noise it's the stepper motor resetting.

No idea what an "injection motor" is.

The trick with the air filter is to buy the Unifilter.com.au pre-filter. http://www.uniflow.com.au/contents/en-us/p5646.html Takes 90% of the crap out of the airflow, keeping the stock filter nice and clean. If you do a hunt on here quick, there's a group buy going.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:18 PM   #1665
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Wrong!
If it's the "faxing home" noise it's the stepper motor resetting.

No idea what an "injection motor" is.

The trick with the air filter is to buy the Unifilter.com.au pre-filter. http://www.uniflow.com.au/contents/en-us/p5646.html Takes 90% of the crap out of the airflow, keeping the stock filter nice and clean. If you do a hunt on here quick, there's a group buy going.

I was told the "built-in fax machine" was the ABS unit resetting. Makes more sense than the stepper motor, it's just a little tiny thing. That's just what I heard somewhere in my travels.

No such thing as an 'injection motor'. But it does sound like it could be an ECU unit, although I've never heard of one making hoise.

On this thread it references both items as making the noise: http://www.triumphrat.net/tiger-chat...er-1050-a.html

On another thread they thought it was the fuel pump/injection pump, which sounds a lot like the other reply of 'injection motor'. Could be the pressure pump.

Alas, it is all normal.

+1 on the Uni Pre-Filter. Another group buy getting going on over there.
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