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Old 05-23-2011, 06:41 PM   #5896
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:51 PM   #5897
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Talk to me about those bar risers.
Look like Rox risers:
http://www.roxspeedfx.com/cgi-bin/ca...?subcat_id=268

Nice product!
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:52 PM   #5898
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Talk to me about those bar risers.

They look like rox risers to me.
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:59 PM   #5899
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Where are you guys pulling switched power from under the seat for a relay?
Tail light, on the 800 Road it is the yellow wire (+), black wire is (-) and the green wire is brake light.
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:48 PM   #5900
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Every time I change my oil I tell myself I'm going to get a new washer...after 20,000 miles and 6-7 oil changes on my Speed Triple 1050 there is still no oil leak from using the stock washer. I just flip it everytime to make myself feel better:oP

Thanks for the advice, folks. I just dropped the drain plug for a few seconds, reinstalled with the same washer, and took it for a ride. Oil level is good, no leaks, all is well. Going for a ride tomorrow! Getting out of Waterloo and finding some roads in Wisconsin...
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:25 PM   #5901
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Had a test ride on a tiger 800. felt almost as comfortable as my WeeStrom. Definitly liked how much lighter it felt. But, it seemed so tight. I could feel every little crack and bump in the road. Also, the throttle was too responsive to on.off jerking me around. I had a headache after 15mins of riding . . and I'm pretty good with the throttle. Last issue was the heat, again after 15mins of riding I was worried the bike was gonna blow. Dealer said this is an issue likely to be resolved later soooo..

Any Wee riders here convert to the T800> My goal is the R1200GS. I want more power. Love everything about the R1200 except cost, ost of maintenance etc. Is the T800 or T800XC a good option?
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:13 PM   #5902
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First real ride

I finally got my XC on some real dirt. I am a novice dirt rider so I just stuck to forest service roads but the conditions were semi-dry to slick. A few washboards a short section, loose gravel, and fog to boot. I am still breaking her in but at my skill level I wasnt going much more than 50 kph on the dirt for this ride. 3rd gear 70kph on the compact smooth stuff.

Stock OEM Battle Wings performed amazing better than I expected in the slippery stuff. But the engine is fantastic with lots of low end torque. The FI is wonderful on the street but a bit digital at time on the dirt. I left the ABS on and activated it a few time to try and stall the motor - no luck. With the rear ABS nipping the rear in first gear clutch engaged - the revs never even dropped!

Being a novice dirt rider, I was amazed how the Tiger made me feel so confident, the suspension did what it did and I didn't think to much about it. The engine and rear suspension got worked pretty hard struggling to find grip on the washboard sections, but she maintained her composure and kept me going up those hills. Going down hill was made easy too by the amount of engine braking the 800 has, didn't use very much brakes at all.

The only complaints I can think of is the windscreen buffet - so I took it off for now. And the handle bars seem a bit low for stand up riding.. I dunno, maybe it's just me... but I love this bike!

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Old 05-24-2011, 03:26 AM   #5903
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Had a test ride on a tiger 800. felt almost as comfortable as my WeeStrom. Definitly liked how much lighter it felt. But, it seemed so tight. I could feel every little crack and bump in the road. Also, the throttle was too responsive to on.off jerking me around. I had a headache after 15mins of riding . . and I'm pretty good with the throttle. Last issue was the heat, again after 15mins of riding I was worried the bike was gonna blow. Dealer said this is an issue likely to be resolved later soooo..

Any Wee riders here convert to the T800> My goal is the R1200GS. I want more power. Love everything about the R1200 except cost, ost of maintenance etc. Is the T800 or T800XC a good option?
Never had a Wee, but have to say the XC suspension was harsh for about 500 miles but now it has run in soaks up all those ripples beautifully and just smooths out all the potholes we have round here.

The throttle response was vastly improved when the latest map was installed, so I wouldn't worry about it.

As for the heat issues, several people have mentioned it, but the vast majority have not had a problem. In fact I haven't noticed any heat on my legs at all, unlike the Thruxton which could burn my legs through leathers if stuck in traffic.
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Old 05-24-2011, 03:32 AM   #5904
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I finally got my XC on some real dirt. I am a novice dirt rider so I just stuck to forest service roads but the conditions were semi-dry to slick. A few washboards a short section, loose gravel, and fog to boot. I am still breaking her in but at my skill level I wasnt going much more than 50 kph on the dirt for this ride. 3rd gear 70kph on the compact smooth stuff.


but I love this bike!

Link to pics. http://www.peterchowphotography.com/...959358_szZDmG6



where is this? Maybe look into risers for the bars...I know I would have to add them...
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Old 05-24-2011, 04:51 AM   #5905
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I kind of like the "radioactive snot" color
Venom Yellow. It's the most exclusive.
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Old 05-24-2011, 04:57 AM   #5906
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Talk to me about those bar risers.

Astute observation. Yes, as others have mentioned, 1 1/8" x 1/ 1/8 (28 mm) 2 inch rise fully adjustable Rox Risers. Threaded for two M-8, 1.25 pitch Ram Balls.


http://www.roxspeedfx.com/cgi-bin/ca...?subcat_id=268
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Old 05-24-2011, 04:58 AM   #5907
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Had a test ride on a tiger 800. felt almost as comfortable as my WeeStrom. Definitly liked how much lighter it felt. But, it seemed so tight. I could feel every little crack and bump in the road. Also, the throttle was too responsive to on.off jerking me around. I had a headache after 15mins of riding . . and I'm pretty good with the throttle. Last issue was the heat, again after 15mins of riding I was worried the bike was gonna blow. Dealer said this is an issue likely to be resolved later soooo..

Any Wee riders here convert to the T800> My goal is the R1200GS. I want more power. Love everything about the R1200 except cost, ost of maintenance etc. Is the T800 or T800XC a good option?
Went from wee to Tiger 1050 and now Tiger 800.
As you've already found the 800 is lighter, better handling and way more powerful than the wee. The suspension you either like or don't, I do. Get the XC if you want adjustments. The throttle comes with too much play out of the box in my opinion and is hard to regulate because of that. I adjusted both cables and have a much smoother response now.
Heat on the right hand side. No problems. Not going to go bang. I did 585km in one day last week and no worries. Can't see how Triumph can change that to be honest.

Wouldn't bother with a 1200gs, not even going to go down the slagging route. If you want one then get one.
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Old 05-24-2011, 05:27 AM   #5908
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Look like Rox risers:
http://www.roxspeedfx.com/cgi-bin/ca...?subcat_id=268

Nice product!

Thanks for the link!

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Old 05-24-2011, 06:55 AM   #5909
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Venom Yellow. It's the most exclusive.
My favorite by far!

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Old 05-24-2011, 08:21 AM   #5910
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Astute observation. Yes, as others have mentioned, 1 1/8" x 1/ 1/8 (29 mm) 2 inch rise fully adjustable Rox Risers. Threaded for two M-8, 1.25 pitch Ram Balls.


http://www.roxspeedfx.com/cgi-bin/ca...?subcat_id=268
Just to be clear, is that the product number 1R-P2PP?

And did you have to make any cable modifications?

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