Originally Posted by Gipper
Thanks for the info, how are you getting on with the Tiger ? any problems or things you don't like about it ?
Ive taken a roadie 800 on a test ride, the engine was pretty sweet I must say. How do you find the handling of the XC off asphalt? Ive heard a few people say it feels fairly top heavy, does the Safari tank make much of a difference ?
If you find yourself around in Banff/Canmore, Alberta, Canada, stop by for a pint
I've only done 5000 miles since picking it up last month, so not really qualified to give a long term review just yet.
What I have noticed so far;
Replaced rear shock spring to cope with the silly load
Side stand switch is in a crazy spot and had already been damaged before I bought the bike. It's now zip tied in a higher spot
Replaced the counter shaft sprocket with 1 tooth smaller, there was too much clutch slipping going on to get it off the line
I think Triumph did what others have tried and failed to do, they got it near spot on in the first attempt. Well done
Overall it's been a good choice for the job, look forward to clocking up many more miles
We will be up near you in early July, might look you up when we get a bit closer
Feb 2014, currently travelling the America's on a Tiger 800XC
Live every day like it's your last, one day you'll get it right!!!