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Old 08-25-2012, 08:56 AM   #14161
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Just side note.
In my opinion one of key to getting handling of 21-17 or 19-17 bikes to what to enjoy is stop alltogether habits coming from roadbikes.
That worked for me when I had both sportbike and big dualsport and that works for me with Tiger 800XC. Namely - ride it mix of supermoto and a bit like big dirtbike. Then everything falls in place. No heavy handling, no lack of feedback...
My recent rides in Eiffel area in Germany and 2500 km on Norway twisties proved it to be probably best approach (for me) to riding tiger aggressively.
Add: And in my impression after quite a few tesrides of 1050 that "technique" won't work for it or for any other of road bikes I tried. It did work well for SMT990 we exchanged with my friend on Norway ride for couple of hundred kms...

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Old 08-25-2012, 09:06 AM   #14162
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Just side note.
In my opinion one of key to getting handling of 21-17 or 19-17 bikes to what to enjoy is stop alltogether habits coming from roadbikes.
That worked for me when I had both sportbike and big dualsport and that works for me with Tiger 800XC. Namely - ride it mix of supermoto and a bit like big dirtbike. Then everything falls in place. No heavy handling, no lack of feedback...
My recent rides in Eiffel area in Germany and 2500 km on Norway twisties proved it to be probably best approach (for me) to riding tiger aggressively.
Add: And in my impression after quite a few tesrides of 1050 that "technique" won't work for it or for any other of road bikes I tried. It did work well for SMT990 we exchanged with my friend on Norway ride for couple of hundred kms...
Yeah, I've never owned a dirt bike. I've strictly been asphalt, with extensive experience on the race track. I've got a lot to learn about the dirt and have been thinking about taking a course. We have an OHV park, 5 miles away.
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:21 AM   #14163
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Windshields, Oil, and Tires....

Just kidding.

Picked up my new Tiger 800XC this week. Got a good deal on a demo machine. Intense orange with 500 miles on it. I am having some issues with the windshield and I'm hoping to experiment with it on the cheap. For now, i'm loving the machine. I know I'll miss my Street Triple some, but the Tiger is so much more versatile for me.

Anyway, another lady Tiger rider here.

Pics and reports to follow.
Congrats on your XC. I was at my dealer yesterday and my salesman told me he had only 3 left until February when the 2013s come out. He's been polling dealers trying to get more 2012s but he says the pool is drying up. Anyone who is thinking about buying me another one for Christmas better get on it.
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:27 AM   #14164
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Yeah, I've never owned a dirt bike. I've strictly been asphalt, with extensive experience on the race track. I've got a lot to learn about the dirt and have been thinking about taking a course. We have an OHV park, 5 miles away.
I must admit I owe this learning to my previous bike and one of my friends. My bike was huge 800cc dual sport thumper that I had modified heavily and made 2 sets of quick-changeable wheels for, 17" wides and 21-17 for dirt.
I was really struggling to connect with it on paved roads until my friend (who is unlike me experienced with sumo and dirt bikes) told me to try "different way" - and suddenly it clicked. So Tiger arrived on ready ground. A lot against my "sportbike" instincts thou. Still have to fight it sometimes. I am learning too.
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:12 PM   #14165
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Yeah, I've never owned a dirt bike. I've strictly been asphalt, with extensive experience on the race track. I've got a lot to learn about the dirt and have been thinking about taking a course. We have an OHV park, 5 miles away.
On my XC, instead of jamming on the brakes and throwing the bike over into corner like a sportbike, I found it's better to get off the brakes earlier and let it "fall" into the corner, and pick it back up with the throttle. In slower corners, ie: intersections etc, it seems to respond well to a dirtbike style turn, where you stay upright, but lean the bike underneath you. I even stick my foot out, more because it feels natural, than any other reason.

You could also raise the forks 5-10mm in the triple clamps. This quickens up the steering a bit. I raised mine about 5mm and cranked the rear preload (for my lard ass), and it balanced the bike out.
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Old 08-25-2012, 02:25 PM   #14166
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On my XC, instead of jamming on the brakes and throwing the bike over into corner like a sportbike, I found it's better to get off the brakes earlier and let it "fall" into the corner, and pick it back up with the throttle. In slower corners, ie: intersections etc, it seems to respond well to a dirtbike style turn, where you stay upright, but lean the bike underneath you. I even stick my foot out, more because it feels natural, than any other reason.

You could also raise the forks 5-10mm in the triple clamps. This quickens up the steering a bit. I raised mine about 5mm and cranked the rear preload (for my lard ass), and it balanced the bike out.
Yep that's how I do it,
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:18 AM   #14167
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Im just going to slip this question in here..
What is the max weight capacity for the bike?

I ask this because while i was cleaning my k13gt i noticed it states theres a 1147lb max weight for bike plus rider and passenger. Just wondering what it is on the tiger
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:57 AM   #14168
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Im just going to slip this question in here..
What is the max weight capacity for the bike?
My Roadie's manual states:

210kg weight
225kg max payload

= 435kg = 959lbs.

Enough for my taste. After adding top case (~ 7kg with plate), side cases (~15kg with racks), crash bars, some other bits and pieces it leaves me with about 200kg payload. Easy going for me (72kg) + luggage. Or me, my wife, and luggage. But as my wife has her own bike (and as we are "normal sized"), I don't even think about stuff like that.
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:52 PM   #14169
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:14 PM   #14170
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Tiger done

I've got my Tiger where I want it, just in time for the BC Big Trailie Ride next week. Really looking forward to it.



New shoes



Only thing left to install will be some BarkBusters but I ran out of time.
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:36 PM   #14171
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You could also raise the forks 5-10mm in the triple clamps. This quickens up the steering a bit. I raised mine about 5mm and cranked the rear preload (for my lard ass), and it balanced the bike out.
Also consider shorter dogbone links on the rear suspension to raise it.... helps a lot on this bike's piss poor ground clearance.
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:37 PM   #14172
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I've got my Tiger where I want it, just in time for the BC Big Trailie Ride next week. Really looking forward to it.

Touratech racks? How did you mount the cases?
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:44 PM   #14173
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Touratech racks? How did you mount the cases?
Happy Trails with their pannier mount kits and Seahorse 720 cases. Posted it all a few pages back, please try to keep up.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...ostcount=13935
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:50 PM   #14174
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Happy Trails with their pannier mount kits and Seahorse 720 cases. Posted it all a few pages back, please try to keep up.
Ah, thanks. Yeah, I've seen it and have to admit I dismissed it immediately for being too wide for the space you get (for me personally of course).
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:00 AM   #14175
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Ah, thanks. Yeah, I've seen it and have to admit I dismissed it immediately for being too wide for the space you get (for me personally of course).
It's OK, I'm using the space...



that's one of reason's I went this route, because they weren't as wide as most hard cases. Plus it kinda gives me a self imposed limit on what I can carry, which is a good thing. I love my DirtBagz on the DR but they aren't the most convenient and I just didn't want to be strapping/un-strapping bags this trip.

I have a tank bag installed and the option of throwing the Triumph tail bag on the back, I've got more storage than I've ever had on a bike before, last thing I'm feeling is cramped for space.
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