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Tiger Chat For owners and riders of Hinckley Tigers: 800, 800XC, 885i, 900, 955i, 1050i, 1200


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Old 12-09-2012, 06:02 PM   #101 (permalink)
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I'd go for the full sleeved jacket liner. I haven't tried just a vest, but do appreciate having warm arms as well as torso.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:04 PM   #102 (permalink)
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:28 PM   #103 (permalink)
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Spent the weekend tiding Tanaka san up for the Off.

Anyone wanting a Girlie in South East Australia should reach out. (Melbourne)

Should be ready for sale by Friday

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Old 12-09-2012, 10:26 PM   #104 (permalink)
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Rode my 800XC along Angeles Crest Highway yesterday. 350 miles and just about fully run~in. Bike was great @ altitude and a 50lb topbox. A few miles of the roadway were chipped. No damage to the radiator! (Can't say the same to the Kawi rider with us...)
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:28 PM   #105 (permalink)
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Today was the big day. The tiger has been sitting outside the grarage for 2 weeks now and i think the garage's current occupier ('98 RRW Modified FireBlade) has got used to seeing it. So tonight, after gently persudeing the Tiger through the open garage door and leaving the two of them face to face, i'm going to find out if they are going to fight or not.
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:18 PM   #106 (permalink)
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Today was the big day. The tiger has been sitting outside the grarage for 2 weeks now and i think the garage's current occupier ('98 RRW Modified FireBlade) has got used to seeing it. So tonight, after gently persudeing the Tiger through the open garage door and leaving the two of them face to face, i'm going to find out if they are going to fight or not.


FireBlades, This is fast food for the Tiger,
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:56 PM   #107 (permalink)
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Today? Nothing.

Yesterday? Rode about 150 miles of twistys...

Tomarrow? Might ride if there's no rain.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:12 AM   #108 (permalink)
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New here - Here's what I have done....

Hi All!

I'm a new 800XC owner, all of 2 weeks now.

So here we go.

First, some background.

Been riding for 40+ years and have ridden almost everything. From 90cc Kawasaki, to (many) Harley's, to (2) BMW,s, including a GS, and the list goes on and on.

I test rode the 1200, loved it but decided the cost was more than I wanted to spend, but have to admit the bike was fantastic.

So, I bought the 800xc, without a test ride ... I've done this before, with some success, and some failure ...lol!

So far, I think I did great with this one!

Got the bike on Thursday, went away on business on Sunday, returned on Thursday, loaded the bike on the trailer and met friends a few hours away to spend the weekend riding, etc.

I didn't have time to do much to the bike, but I did the following:

Lowered it using soupy's links. This worked out great, but the kickstand they sent has the tab on the wrong side for the neutral safety switch, I am communicating with them now about the problem. Unfortunately "soupy" has left the country and they are lost without him it seems. I'm sure they sent the wrong one, but they can't seem to get it right, even after sending 8 pictures! One thing I don't like is the lack of a telephone number or address. They email, and that's okay, but it would be easier to talk to someone. More on this after they either fix the problem, or disappoint.

Also, added the SWMotech rack from twisted throttle, to be able to mount a top box, which I have yet to decide on, for now it's a soft bag And, a Kaoko throttle cruise control, I love these, would not have a bike without it, no cramping for me! Also, added the OEM side cases (just yesterday). The dealer swore the instructions were in the box, no instructions of course! but they were very easy to install, I think we will like them, I know my wife will.

I'd like to hear from anyone who changed their windshield, maybe i'll start a thread. I'd like to get a little more wind protection. I had a calsci on one of the bikes, liked it and would really appreciate input.

Finally, love the bike, smooth, great power and very comfortable impressive suspension.

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Old 12-18-2012, 12:30 PM   #109 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Beautiful XC

Hey Loonytuna. I love your XC. She's definately a keeper.

I was in the same boat as you last fall, when I had decided to purchase a new XC. I had never owned a Triumph before although my dealer is only 26 miles from my home & I've been riding for 50 years. Long story short, I had settled on either a black or white XC which I was planning on trading my '08' KLR for. I was going to wait until early spring to trade. Then my dealer mentioned the new Explorer that would be coming out and the rest is history. My wife talked me into keeping the KLR & buying the Explorer outright. (Our wives are so smart...) I've added a pic of mine so that you can see what a GIVI tailcase would look like on yours seeing that we both have OE side cases. I didn't care for the looks or the size of the Trump tail case and I wanted to add an LED light kit to it as well.



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You & yours have a very merry Christmas!
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:40 AM   #110 (permalink)
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Hello Loonytuna: I installed the same lowering links and was very pleased with the results. Two weeks ago I went out riding on very slightly wet road, mostly from fog. Next day I went to clean the bike and noticed there was the beginning of rust on the black parts of the links. I contacted Soupy, by email of course, and the response was:
"I’m sorry to hear about this problem. the coating that we use is a black oxide. it is not 100% corrosion resistant."
Since I hadn't ridden on wet roads before the 30 day warranty I'm out of luck, can't be returned. Needless to say, I'm very disappointed.

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