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Old 02-15-2013, 07:32 PM   #26806
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Yall are worse than car salesmen. TW is too small, I've had an FJR, and the 530, well I need a bike that will do two up. I'm thinking an 800cc, 100 hp dirt bike made across the pond.

Tigger......tiggers are wonderful things.......their tops are made of rubber, their bottoms made out of springs.......
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:37 PM   #26807
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I think the 1050 tiger is the most under rated bike out there
I see one in my future!
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The distant future with the current administration but none the less in my future!
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:38 PM   #26808
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You riding this weekend Twisty ?
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:23 AM   #26809
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You riding this weekend Twisty ?
I'm taking my son and his wife to the Barber Motorcycle Museum today. I think they will enjoy it, and I have been wanting to go back.

Tomorrow is supposed to be really cold, so I may go do some gnarly single track. I figured I'd go by myself because I haven't been able to get anybody to go with me lately.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:29 AM   #26810
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... I need a bike that will do two up. I'm thinking an 950 cc, 100 hp dirt bike made across the pond.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:31 AM   #26811
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I think the 1050 tiger is the most under rated bike out there
I see one in my future!
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...ighlight=tiger
The distant future with the current administration but none the less in my future!
I haven't had a chance to ride a Tiger 1050, but I've been really interested in them for awhile myself. Have ridden a Sprint with the 1050 motor and really enjoyed it.

Of course I like the Tiger 800 also.
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:59 PM   #26812
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Sold the KLR. What's next?
If you liked your FJR, you may want to consider the Super Tenere. I love mine and I loved my FJR too. Yamaha makes solid, reliable bikes. However, they tend to make heavy bikes too.
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:53 PM   #26813
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If you liked your FJR, you may want to consider the Super Tenere. I love mine and I loved my FJR too. Yamaha makes solid, reliable bikes. However, they tend to make heavy bikes too.

I've actually found an 800XC I'm drooling over. I've had three KLR 650's, and I always said if someone ever makes a bike similar with more power, I'd probably buy it. I haven't ridden an 800, but I'm almost sold because of all the good reviews people have written.
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:58 PM   #26814
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I've actually found an 800XC I'm drooling over. I've had three KLR 650's, and I always said if someone ever makes a bike similar with more power, I'd probably buy it. I haven't ridden an 800, but I'm almost sold because of all the good reviews people have written.
Get a white one... That way you'll have the color I want when you get ready to sell it.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:05 PM   #26815
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Get a white one... That way you'll have the color I want when you get ready to sell it.

Honestly, if I end up with an 800 and it's all I expect it will be, yall might see ole' Fireman keep it longer than 6 months.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:06 PM   #26816
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I've actually found an 800XC I'm drooling over. I've had three KLR 650's, and I always said if someone ever makes a bike similar with more power, I'd probably buy it. I haven't ridden an 800, but I'm almost sold because of all the good reviews people have written.
It came down to the Triumph or the Yamaha for me. The 800XC is a little lighter and probably a little better off-road, but I chose the Yamaha because it is a Yamaha and I know all it will need is gas, oil and tires for the next 100K+ miles. I put 87K on my FJR and I'm pretty sure it would have easily gone at least another 87K with minimal maintenance.

I'm sure you'll love the Triumph. It's a great bike too.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:20 PM   #26817
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Get a white one... That way you'll have the color I want when you get ready to sell it.
Tuna, I'm going to keep you in mind when/if Triumph builds a "high-spec" Tiger 800XC. Like with a wide ratio tranny, tubeless rims and fully adjustable suspension. About to pull the trigger on getting the forks done by Traxxion...
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:36 PM   #26818
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Tuna, I'm going to keep you in mind when/if Triumph builds a "high-spec" Tiger 800XC. Like with a wide ratio tranny, tubeless rims and fully adjustable suspension. About to pull the trigger on getting the forks done by Traxxion...
Ha! You knew I was thinkin of yours... I'd like to have the 800 for my do-all bike. I'm keeping the DL and the DR, like Twisty said Tires, Gas an Oil is all the zuks ever ask for.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:05 PM   #26819
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Ha! You knew I was thinkin of yours... I'd like to have the 800 for my do-all bike. I'm keeping the DL and the DR, like Twisty said Tires, Gas an Oil is all the zuks ever ask for.
I agree, it does make a darn fine do-all bike and if I had downsize to just one bike, it'd win, no contest. Used ones are starting to pop up for sale, but it seems most are bringing a pretty good price.

I haven't spent a lot on farkles for mine, just Rox Risers, HDB handguards/Top plate, and just recently an AltRider rear rack. I'm not wanting to add the weight of engine guards, etc., but might add a bash plate.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:19 PM   #26820
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I agree, it does make a darn fine do-all bike and if I had downsize to just one bike, it'd win, no contest. Used ones are starting to pop up for sale, but it seems most are bringing a pretty good price.

I haven't spent a lot on farkles for mine, just Rox Risers, HDB handguards/Top plate, and just recently an AltRider rear rack. I'm not wanting to add the weight of engine guards, etc., but might add a bash plate.
Im too old for engine guards... I cost more than the Bike. Bash plate is a good idea!
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