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Old 05-24-2011, 05:43 PM   #5896
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Talking Triumph Tiger Panniers?

Just got my Tiger in yesterday... clocked 72 miles after work today and still have a shit-eating grin embedded on my face... (and surprisingly I don't have a monkey ass or cowboy strut)

Wondering if any of you have suggestions for Panniers. I was looking at the Triumph Tiger 2 Box Saddlebag system which is reasonably priced...but I am concerned about their plastic construction. I plan on doing some rough riding and I am not sure they could withstand an off road "nap". Suggestions anyone?
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Old 05-24-2011, 06:32 PM   #5897
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After waiting 3 months with 3 promised ship dates and still no orange bike.I have canceled my order. With 2012 bikes already on the road it makes no sense to pay for a 2011.
My dealer says he knows nothing about the 2012 bikes being out. Pointed him to this thread and he was surprised. He has worked hard to get my bike in. The rep told him to have me just take a white one.
Stick in your ass Triumph. I will have a Beemer......thank you very much.
I had heard from a dealer that some of the larger dealers were putting in fake orders, in order to get more bikes. The smaller dealerships were having a lot of trouble getting any in stock. The gent I spoke to had 3 shipped and orders in for another 10, but no bikes to be found (2011).He suggested ordering a 2012, as he more than likely wouldnt be able to find a 2011. Just like all the other "Must haves" that everybody swarms in for, I shall wait until the circus is over, and either find a used one or get what I want new in a timely fashion. Im not in THAT big of a hurry to get one.. I'll live.
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Old 05-24-2011, 06:50 PM   #5898
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I had heard from a dealer that some of the larger dealers were putting in fake orders, in order to get more bikes. The smaller dealerships were having a lot of trouble getting any in stock. The gent I spoke to had 3 shipped and orders in for another 10, but no bikes to be found (2011).He suggested ordering a 2012, as he more than likely wouldnt be able to find a 2011. Just like all the other "Must haves" that everybody swarms in for, I shall wait until the circus is over, and either find a used one or get what I want new in a timely fashion. Im not in THAT big of a hurry to get one.. I'll live.
+1 with all that you said ........

Like I posted a few weeks ago, my local Triumph Dealer, were 1.) sold out of the spare 2 XCs, and also the 1 T800, and on their whiteboard was a number for all XCs coming in, at least it really looked that way. And that number was like 1000. That number could only refer to the PNW region, I don't know, but 1000 in total, would seem like a very, very, very, very small number split up within the CONUS.

Just my .02 cents, though I could definitely be wrong with the figures .....

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Old 05-24-2011, 07:07 PM   #5899
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where is this? Maybe look into risers for the bars...I know I would have to add them...

This is Carpenter Lake on the road between Seton Portage and Lillooet. Off the pavement in D'Arcy and back on in Lillooet.

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Old 05-24-2011, 07:46 PM   #5900
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After waiting 3 months with 3 promised ship dates and still no orange bike.I have canceled my order. With 2012 bikes already on the road it makes no sense to pay for a 2011.
My dealer says he knows nothing about the 2012 bikes being out. Pointed him to this thread and he was surprised. He has worked hard to get my bike in. The rep told him to have me just take a white one.
Stick in your ass Triumph. I will have a Beemer......thank you very much.
That's a shame. I went to my local small dealership, test rode the demo XC, and had a brand new, 0 miles on the ODO 2012 black-framed road model 4 days later in my garage. They only had an XC in stock when I test rode it.

No preorder or anything.

I did make it easier for them by not specifying a color, but still...
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:47 PM   #5901
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Stick in your ass Triumph. I will have a Beemer......thank you very much.
Oh my! We're all shocked and saddened by your defection I'm sure.

Best of luck with your new BMW. I hope you will report back on how its working after a 10,000 miles or so. Be sure to read through all the trouble reports on the Parallel Universe forum. Hundreds of such posts there.
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I'm with Smellyhound and Gfunk. No hurry here. I'll happily sit back and wait and go to school to learn everything Tiger 800XC that I can.
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:57 PM   #5902
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Oh my! We're all shocked and saddened by your defection I'm sure.
Don't worry thumper_tx the 800GS is a good bike, Triumph wouldn't have copied it (even the faults!) if it wasn't a good bike!









I'm sure the 800XC is a good bike too, so untwist those knickers!
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:25 PM   #5903
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Oh my! We're all shocked and saddened by your defection I'm sure.

Best of luck with your new BMW. I hope you will report back on how its working after a 10,000 miles or so. Be sure to read through all the trouble reports on the Parallel Universe forum. Hundreds of such posts there.
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I'm with Smellyhound and Gfunk. No hurry here. I'll happily sit back and wait and go to school to learn everything Tiger 800XC that I can.
I do not recall in my post that it would be a GS800. Now that I have missed my planned vacation there is lots of time to decide. I still have another bike to ride. no stress here.
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:36 PM   #5904
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Oh my! We're all shocked and saddened by your defection I'm sure.

Best of luck with your new BMW. I hope you will report back on how its working after a 10,000 miles or so. Be sure to read through all the trouble reports on the Parallel Universe forum. Hundreds of such posts there.
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I'm with Smellyhound and Gfunk. No hurry here. I'll happily sit back and wait and go to school to learn everything Tiger 800XC that I can.
Interesting you asked how the Beemer works after 10,000 miles....much better than the first 10,000 btw....
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:58 PM   #5905
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Just got my Tiger in yesterday... clocked 72 miles after work today and still have a shit-eating grin embedded on my face... (and surprisingly I don't have a monkey ass or cowboy strut)

Wondering if any of you have suggestions for Panniers. I was looking at the Triumph Tiger 2 Box Saddlebag system which is reasonably priced...but I am concerned about their plastic construction. I plan on doing some rough riding and I am not sure they could withstand an off road "nap". Suggestions anyone?

I am considering the Caribou cases $805.00 total with frames and cases. Alternatively, I am looking at a Remus carbon Hexacone exhaust can ($790.00) which stays cool enough that I can throw over my soft bags. I like the idea of soft bags that are more narrow than hard cases with the wide spread for the exhaust.

I also am interested in lowering the exhaust and then having hard cases without the big gap for the exhaust. That would be narrow enough to be pleasing to the eye.

Glad to hear about any other ideas people have.

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Old 05-24-2011, 09:23 PM   #5906
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Well, I got one of the 800s.

Unfortunately, it's not the XC, and I have to give it back tomorrow when I pick up my 1050 (in the shop for the 12k service).

Hopping off my 1050 and onto this thing, it feels really small! Neat to chuck about for sure, but a whole different animal from my 1050.

On the way home from the dealer, a couple of squids passed me on the interchange and I longed for my 1050... Just couldn't bring myself to wring out a loaner bike with 470 miles on it.

I did see them get off the freeway and head to a gas station, so there's that. squids!

Also, I managed to get a peg down (twice) on my secret route home.

Neat bike!
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:42 PM   #5907
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Anyone making aftermarket Air filter for the 800 ..ie K&N?
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:51 PM   #5908
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Don't worry thumper_tx the 800GS is a good bike, Triumph wouldn't have copied it (even the faults!) if it wasn't a good bike! I'm sure the 800XC is a good bike too, so untwist those knickers!
Triumph Italia conceived the basic bike in 2002. Check the history. It evolved from there and was on paper by 2006 and being mocked up and prototyped by 2007.

I have no doubt they borrowed some style elements from everyone, not just BMW, but I doubt we will see the numerous major failures the BMW F800GS has had. So far the basic Tiger 800 appears sound. Hoping for the best ...

Once again, I urge anyone who cares to go to Parallel Universe forum and start reading. Bring Aspirin.
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:55 AM   #5909
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Woohoo! Looks like all the Motech stuff is finally available to order on twistedthrottle.com. Warm up those credit cards!

Only thing missing is the alu rack. Got an email in about that. I really want to use that for my top case setup.
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:59 AM   #5910
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Triumph Italia conceived the basic bike in 2002. Check the history. It evolved from there and was on paper by 2006 and being mocked up and prototyped by 2007.

I have no doubt they borrowed some style elements from everyone, not just BMW, but I doubt we will see the numerous major failures the BMW F800GS has had. So far the basic Tiger 800 appears sound. Hoping for the best ...

Once again, I urge anyone who cares to go to Parallel Universe forum and start reading. Bring Aspirin.
Well, there is no denial that the BMW F800GS is a successful motorcycle. BMW has sold thousands of them. It has had problems, but the last iterations have been problem free. When you put thousands of bikes in the market, problems here and there are going to be found. And when you buy one of these bikes today, you know exactly what to expect from them.

Triumph brought their bikes to the market three/four years later. Triumph obviously learned a lot from BMW's experience, from product development to marketing. Still, the Tiger 800 is an unknown product at this point, and as you pointed out (along side a few others), you are waiting to see what it will turn to be. Right? Nothing wrong with that.

About F800GS vs Tiger 800XC comparisons, it has been unanimous that the 800GS is better for the non-paved stuff, and the 800XC better on the road. I tested both, and see how moto journalists have reached this conclusion. I've ordered the Tiger based on its road capability, not its dirt capability.

Talking about unkowns, and also what is next, BMW is already taking the F800GS concept to another level via their Husqvarna subsidiary. According to recent press releases, the new bike will have two street/enduro versions: one with a road orientation and one with an enduro orientation (besides two other models), with a higher displacement of the Rotax parallel twin (900cc). So the Triumph Tigers just arrived and will likely be behind in development purposes, at least on the off-pavement stuff.

Here are some links that talk about what's next from BMW group on this segment:

Thread in ADV, with video of the new Rotax motor
Gizmag piece on the new Husky
Autonewblog report
MotorcycleUSA report

And a video of the F800GS, where to me it is shown at its best, as a nice enduro bike, with limitations, but with a good vocation for the dirt.



In summary, I do believe the Tiger 800 today is the better road bike. Offer more distance riding characteristics for this now called middle weight segment of adventure bikes. It fails on the range, though, and adventure bike ergos. Still, not a bad motorcycle and I want one. I ordered one.

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