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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 11-25-2012, 10:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
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You could try to find a Tiger 1050. Faster and sportier than the Tiger 800, but much more comfortable that the Speed or the Street, from what I understand... And it would look better with heated grips, for that Lac Saint Jean weather.

Where you at, exactly? I've got cousins in Dolbeau and Mistassini.
I'am from Dolbeau-Mistassini I work as electricien for city of Dolbeau-Mistassini !!!!
What's you cousins name?
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:30 PM   #12 (permalink)
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There's somes thing that i can't put in my mind about the Tiger 800.
FIrst, the fact that the subframe and frame and passenger peg are all weld togheter.
Second, the fact that this bike cost about $2200 more than a street tripe "R", and he don't have fully adjustable suspensions, and radial front brake.
I mainly ride on road, and i want to be able to tweak the sespension to my riding style and my weight, so that's for this reason that the street, at $2200 less is very interesting.....

But, i'll go to the dealer next week, and i'll sit on a Tiger. I've never see/sit on one, so.....
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:49 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I came from a Street Triple to the Tiger XC, The street is like an angry wasp compared to the Tiger ,its a lot quicker and just wants to rev. the Tiger in comparison seems like a plugger. On the other side I can comfortably ride the Tiger for 5 hrs. straight, the Streety gives you numb bum after about 2 hrs.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:43 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Thank you..... i realy don't know what to take now....
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:51 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Shouldn't the question include the Explorer? I have two Bonnevilles and am trying to figure my diversification strategy.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:41 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I have the roadie 800 and it is great. I picked up a older daytona for those days of the need for break neck speed.
My tiger is a lot of fun, and I can got almost anywhere with it. I mainly got it to take long rides. I thought about the 1200 explorer but it was a little out of my price range at the time. Besides its a little bit big, but who know next year I may get the itch for a 1200.

Best strategy is to have 2 bikes
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:50 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I'd go with the 800XC as a "do it all" bike. In fact, I did!
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:48 PM   #18 (permalink)
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So i think that a 2013 800xc will be my choice.....With an Arrow slipon, because on all you tube video that i've watch about the 800, the sound is more like a shop-vac

But, i'am sure that the engine will not be my best thing on this bike. I like peppy, nervous engine, so i realy don't think that this 800 will satisfy me........

But, the bike is more an all-to-do bike compare the the speed/street triple.

My ex-wife always tell me that i'am an eternel kids, so maybe with this bike, i'll do more my age (40...)
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:58 PM   #19 (permalink)
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The only change (aside from paint colors), I noticed on the Tiger 800XC from 2012 to 2013 was tire manufacturer.

2012 gets Bridgestones
2013 gets Pirelli Scorpions

Dunno which tire is better (probably the Pirellis.)

Checking which knobbies to go with now.

Anyone make a "V" rated knobby?
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:29 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Sold my 955i Speed Triple in September - no place / need to use the poser on the road.

Just bought a 2012 Tiger 800 "road version" - and will be sellin my 98 Trophy.

Wanted something lighter than the Trophy, more confortable than the Speed Triple. At 6'1", the big Tiger fit me - but the 800 felt so much lighter, and seriously - has plenty of power.

I had 2 bikes for the last.... at least 10 years. But I am trying to simplify, and would prefer one bike and ride it over 2x as much.

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PS: if anyone wants a good deal on a 98 Trophy 1200, 35k miles, well cared for, hard side cases and top case, gold valve emulators and race-tech forks, WP 5-way adjustable rear shock, Corbin seat, .... drop me a PM.
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