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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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This morning i went down to my local triumph dealership and bought a brand new Tiger 800XC (dark green) with top box and arrow exhaust. I cant wait, im so excited im off to pick it up saturday morning so not long
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Congratulations, I'm sure you will enjoy the new bike.

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post #3 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 12:16 AM
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post #4 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 07:06 AM Thread Starter
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Yep will do when i pick her up saturday. I went into triumph to buy the road model, thats when i noticed her. Apparently there aint many XC in dark green, infact its the first one ive seen. I know the new explorer XC is dark green, but im sure people wont mistake it for one of thoes.
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If you got an 800 in dark green that would be a 2013 model (over here anyhow.)

Congratulations, you'll love it!

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post #6 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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If you got an 800 in dark green that would be a 2013 model (over here anyhow.)

Congratulations, you'll love it!
So even though i got 12" plate i got 2013 model that sounds sweet
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post #7 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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Got a confession to make, like most bikers when picking a bike its a heart over head decision. Thats what happened at the dealership, i planned in my head for months to get the standard 800. But when i got there and started looking at the blue roadie with the dealer. Out the corner of my eye thats when i saw her in dark green Now heres the confession, i never test rided the tiger so i have no idea if i like the ride
All i done was sat on it and went "uh oh" thats when i knew i wanted it. Has anyone else bought a brand new bike without test riding it?
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Got a confession to make, like most bikers when picking a bike its a heart over head decision. Thats what happened at the dealership, i planned in my head for months to get the standard 800. But when i got there and started looking at the blue roadie with the dealer. Out the corner of my eye thats when i saw her in dark green Now heres the confession, i never test rided the tiger so i have no idea if i like the ride
All i done was sat on it and went "uh oh" thats when i knew i wanted it. Has anyone else bought a brand new bike without test riding it?
I did, but I also read a ton of various reports so I knew what I was getting.
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Got a confession to make, like most bikers when picking a bike its a heart over head decision. Thats what happened at the dealership, i planned in my head for months to get the standard 800. But when i got there and started looking at the blue roadie with the dealer. Out the corner of my eye thats when i saw her in dark green Now heres the confession, i never test rided the tiger so i have no idea if i like the ride
All i done was sat on it and went "uh oh" thats when i knew i wanted it. Has anyone else bought a brand new bike without test riding it?
I bought mine without test riding it too. I went there wanting a white one, wanting a roadie, and wanting a deal on it because it had a whopping 131 miles on it. I brought my helmet, gloves, boots, jacket and riding pants with me (in the car), fully expecting to ride it before making the descision.

Like you in a way, I saw it and bought it without even sitting on it. I just KNEW it was the right bike for me, and I was absolutely positively correct. If my wife had been there, however, I would still be wrong.

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