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Title: (Thinking of) .. OK, now Buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: Airguitar on July 21, 2014, 10:41:47 pm
Update:- BOUGHT IT!
See page 3..

This one, to be exact:-
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t1.0-9/10527547_10203708637650619_1226650986661943982_n.jpg)

I own a XR600R for the rougher stuff, but I want a bike that can do bigger distances more comfortably whilst not being shy to hit dirt trails. Let's say 60/40 road and dirt. Pillion must be comfortable, and long distance trips over many days mustn't be a butt killer.
I've read all the specs on this one vs the BMW F800GS and there's not a lot dividing them. I never thought I'd find myself eyeing a British bike, but the world isn't what it used to be, and neither am I.

PLEASE, if you're going to tell me to buy a BMW or KTM, etc, say WHY. All valid arguments will be taken into consideration, whilst meaningless pissing contests will not. Talking from experience will help me a lot in making a decision.
Thanks in advance!!
Go...
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: Mr Zog on July 21, 2014, 10:44:10 pm
My mate Tom (TVB) had one of those, he loved it...

I like it a lot too  :drif:
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: XRRX on July 22, 2014, 10:50:50 am
I've done a few thousand k's in one's company, and rode it myself now and then, and all I can say is: "I came away impressed"!!!  :thumleft:
You won't be sorry....

Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: Sylvester on July 22, 2014, 05:16:08 pm
As you said, the XC and GS are very close.  Nothing wrong with either and in the end it will boil down to your own preference and what bike causes that lekker feeling inside for you.

A while back I also had an itch and was thinking of upgrading my donkey with an XC.  Things did not work out then, but when opportunity comes around, the XC is still my 1st choice.






Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: whitedelight on July 22, 2014, 05:21:57 pm
I rode the GS800 and the XC800 back to back and i would pick the Triumph everyday of the week. That motor is just so sweet and perfect to your application.
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: Tiger8 on July 22, 2014, 05:27:42 pm
Have ridden both and my pillion prefers the XC, said it is a lot more comfortable than the 800GS. That being said my only complaint with the XC, is that 2up the front springs need a boost 2 up - progressives.
Both good bikes, but I will take the XC everytime.
I was one who would never have bought a Triumph, until I got my 1050 Sprint, now I know what the hype was about the tripple motor, and they are reliable bikes and economical to run, especially out of warrantee.
The fuel consumption is aslo good, with my riding style, I am not particularly aggressive and with the missus on the back I get around18-20km/l - even on the XC.

But ride them both back to back, with your pillion then decide, because what works for me may not be your ideal, good luck :thumleft:


PS: and don't fall for the "resale" schpieel, you would never want to part with your XC anyway and if you do you would have to beat the buyers off with a stick.(after you beat yourself upside the head)  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: Africamike on July 22, 2014, 06:34:55 pm
 :sip:
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: Herklaas on July 22, 2014, 06:44:25 pm
 :sip: Ride them both, you'll buy the Xc :3some:
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: Airguitar on July 22, 2014, 07:06:38 pm
Looks like I am destined to become an XC guy.. I already own a Volvo XC90 and so does Mrs..
So, as Bon Jovi says:- Half way there... May as well get the 800XC to round out the stable.
Gonna have to build a place to park the bikes cause the garage she is full..
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: BryanOC6 on July 24, 2014, 09:24:33 am
Cars out , bikes in.

No problem !  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: Mr Zog on July 24, 2014, 09:35:36 am
Cars out , bikes in.

No problem !  :peepwall:

+ 1  :thumleft:

So whan you getting the XC boet?  :ricky:
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: silvrav on July 24, 2014, 09:38:48 am
Cars out , bikes in.

No problem !  :peepwall:

onyl way to do it....my car and bakkie sleeps outside, bikes inside
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: Divot on July 24, 2014, 09:41:16 am
STOP the bullshit and get the beauty already!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: Airguitar on July 24, 2014, 12:07:19 pm
It's my Burfday in September so that's the purchase plan. Mrs. Airguitar has given the green light!  :thumleft:
In any case I'm overseas earning the $$ necessary to make the deal..
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: Airguitar on July 24, 2014, 12:08:42 pm
Cars out , bikes in.

No problem !  :peepwall:

onyl way to do it....my car and bakkie sleeps outside, bikes inside

You okes are trying to deny me my own private Bike Cave.. Nee, kak.. I'm going to build..  :biggrin: :biggrin:
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: drewdza on July 24, 2014, 12:52:58 pm
Don't do it! The XC lacks ground clearance - this is vital if you want to ride dirt. If you are indeed brave enough to venture onto the dirt with this terribly road-biased excuse for a DS bike, the dust will promptly clog up the air filter and/or the stepper motor. The bike will then not idle properly and you will crash and die!. If you survive this cataclysm, the main stand will vibrate loose and kill you. Still alive? The front mudguard will fall off, you will then crash and die!. And if you escape all this mayhem, the noise of the chain smacking the swingarm over every little bump will drive you insane and you may possibly die!

.....And there's no 24 hour emergency on call back up thingy....And after 4 years on the market its reliability is still very questionable.

A very risky purchase.

You have been warned.

Rather buy the "other" 800  :thumleft:

 :pot:



 :biggrin:
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: Divot on July 24, 2014, 12:57:08 pm
 :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4:
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: Airguitar on July 24, 2014, 01:09:42 pm
Don't do it! The XC lacks ground clearance - this is vital if you want to ride dirt. If you are indeed brave enough to venture onto the dirt with this terribly road-biased excuse for a DS bike, the dust will promptly clog up the air filter and/or the stepper motor. The bike will then not idle properly and you will crash and die!. If you survive this cataclysm, the main stand will vibrate loose and kill you. Still alive? The front mudguard will fall off, you will then crash and die!. And if you escape all this mayhem, the noise of the chain smacking the swingarm over every little bump will drive you insane and you may possibly die!

.....And there's no 24 hour emergency on call back up thingy....And after 4 years on the market its reliability is still very questionable.

A very risky purchase.

You have been warned.
Rather buy the "other" 800  :thumleft:

 :pot:



 :biggrin:

Seriously? I see you still own yours.
I know about the stepper (Easy fix) and the air filter (Costs a bit but not a difficult fix)
I thought the main stand spring issue was resolved..
Also, I'm not talking about heavy offroading, I have the XR for that. The Triumph would be dirt roads and dirt trails at the worst.
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: Dwerg on July 24, 2014, 01:13:00 pm
Bazinga and I (amongst others) did around 5000kms together in December. Him on an XC and me on my GS. We did baviaans, lundin's, naude's, bidstone, bastervoetpad and more. Both will do gravel travel and more difficult bits. Pretty much any DS bike will. Pick the one you like and buy it. I prefer the GS but that is just me
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: GIDEON on July 24, 2014, 01:16:29 pm
Bazinga and I (amongst others) did around 5000kms together in December. Him on an XC and me on my GS. We did baviaans, lundin's, naude's, bidstone, bastervoetpad and more. Both will do gravel travel and more difficult bits. Pretty much any DS bike will. Pick the one you like and buy it. I prefer the GS but that is just me

Don't do it! The XC lacks ground clearance - this is vital if you want to ride dirt. If you are indeed brave enough to venture onto the dirt with this terribly road-biased excuse for a DS bike, the dust will promptly clog up the air filter and/or the stepper motor. The bike will then not idle properly and you will crash and die!. If you survive this cataclysm, the main stand will vibrate loose and kill you. Still alive? The front mudguard will fall off, you will then crash and die!. And if you escape all this mayhem, the noise of the chain smacking the swingarm over every little bump will drive you insane and you may possibly die!

.....And there's no 24 hour emergency on call back up thingy....And after 4 years on the market its reliability is still very questionable.

A very risky purchase.

You have been warned.

Rather buy the "other" 800  :thumleft:

 :pot:



 :biggrin:



 :ricky: :laughing4: :thumleft: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: drewdza on July 24, 2014, 01:16:56 pm
I never go off the tar with my XC. Its too risky. I may die!

20 000km's , only ridden to the shops and back. Oh, and to church on Sundays. No problems  :thumleft:

 ;D
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: Airguitar on July 24, 2014, 01:18:40 pm
I never go off the tar with my XC. Its too risky. I may die!

20 000km's , only ridden to the shops and back. Oh, and to church on Sundays. No problems  :thumleft:

 ;D

Some okes are so fulla kak..

 >:D >:D
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: drewdza on July 24, 2014, 01:40:03 pm
Sheet, I better change the avatar of mine. That looks like an XC on dirt  :o With knobbies nogal.............not mine, not mine.......

Sorry for the kakpraat, just tired of the endless 800 debate.

Ride an XC. Ride a GS. They can both do what it says on the tin.

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: Mooi Rooi on July 24, 2014, 01:47:28 pm
Now Now Drewdza

This is no way to inspire confidence on the Tiger (Aka - Pussy)
Play nice or you will be asked to leave the sand box

Just answer the questions and all will be OK  >:D >:D >:D

 :snorting: :snorting: :snorting:



Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: drewdza on July 24, 2014, 01:58:18 pm
Ag you can vouch for the bike yourself man - you've spent enough km's riding behind it  :snorting: :snorting: :snorting:
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: Straatkat on July 24, 2014, 04:26:55 pm
I rode both, haven't owned any of them, they are too vague off road. It is difficult to tell if you went over the rock in the road or missed it.
Much prefer a bike that you can tell whether it was heads or tails when you ride over a R5 coin. XC has the better motor.
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: Frog on July 24, 2014, 05:56:55 pm
Now Now Drewdza

This is no way to inspire confidence on the Tiger (Aka - Pussy)
Play nice or you will be asked to leave the sand box

Just answer the questions and all will be OK  >:D >:D >:D

 :snorting: :snorting: :snorting:
Drewza is just trying to convince himself into buying a 990R >:D




Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: Herklaas on July 24, 2014, 06:08:16 pm
Don't do it! The XC lacks ground clearance - this is vital if you want to ride dirt. If you are indeed brave enough to venture onto the dirt with this terribly road-biased excuse for a DS bike, the dust will promptly clog up the air filter and/or the stepper motor. The bike will then not idle properly and you will crash and die!. If you survive this cataclysm, the main stand will vibrate loose and kill you. Still alive? The front mudguard will fall off, you will then crash and die!. And if you escape all this mayhem, the noise of the chain smacking the swingarm over every little bump will drive you insane and you may possibly die!

.....And there's no 24 hour emergency on call back up thingy....And after 4 years on the market its reliability is still very questionable.

A very risky purchase.

You have been warned.


Rather buy the "other" 800  :thumleft:

 :pot:

 :bueller: I fully agree with Dewsie, this man is probably saving your life, take note hey. :sip:


 :biggrin:
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: Airguitar on July 24, 2014, 06:12:39 pm
Don't do it! The XC lacks ground clearance - this is vital if you want to ride dirt. If you are indeed brave enough to venture onto the dirt with this terribly road-biased excuse for a DS bike, the dust will promptly clog up the air filter and/or the stepper motor. The bike will then not idle properly and you will crash and die!. If you survive this cataclysm, the main stand will vibrate loose and kill you. Still alive? The front mudguard will fall off, you will then crash and die!. And if you escape all this mayhem, the noise of the chain smacking the swingarm over every little bump will drive you insane and you may possibly die!

.....And there's no 24 hour emergency on call back up thingy....And after 4 years on the market its reliability is still very questionable.

A very risky purchase.

You have been warned.


Rather buy the "other" 800  :thumleft:

 :pot:

 :bueller: I fully agree with Dewsie, this man is probably saving your life, take note hey. :sip:


 :biggrin:

That does it.. I'm going to buy a Big Boy scooter instead...  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: RaynoBert on July 24, 2014, 08:38:06 pm
Bazinga and I (amongst others) did around 5000kms together in December. Him on an XC and me on my GS. We did baviaans, lundin's, naude's, bidstone, bastervoetpad and more. Both will do gravel travel and more difficult bits. Pretty much any DS bike will. Pick the one you like and buy it. I prefer the GS but that is just me

Ek stem beslis!


Rayno Myburgh
Triumph Tiger 800 XC
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: 2wdrift on July 24, 2014, 09:33:02 pm
When I looked at a big bike to replace my stolen GSA I had a good hard look at the 800's and the big boys.

Of the 800's the triumph has the better motor and I enjoyed riding it more than the other 800.
But the 800's weigh pretty much the same as the 1190 but the 1190 has the power I always wanted. The power sealed the deal for me. But I probably wont buy another KTM anytime soon, as the airbox issue and after sales issues have been less than acceptable.

 If you really are only doing the odd gravel road and mild trail the previous generation 1200GSA is not to be ignored. Its very comfortable and can do two up with ease. And they can be had used for good prices nowadays.

Try a few different ones and get the one you really like.

If you want you can have a go on my 1190, but be warned the power does make all the other problems fade away when riding. >:D


Just get the one you really like and you should be fine. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: Airguitar on July 24, 2014, 10:04:32 pm
I think the advice and the jokes have been amazing so thanks so much for all of the replies.
I have pretty much decided on the Triumph, simply because it does check all the right boxes for me.
The amount of pillion riding I'll be doing is probably not a lot, but when Mrs. comes along she deserves to feel comfortable and safe.
I am not a fan of hitting 200km/h on the tarmac, as the world slips by you without you seeing anything, and it's just stressful riding at those speeds, especially 2-up. Gravel roads will be the main off-tar riding, with some heavier stuff as it presents itself.
The snorkel mod looks like a must. I must say this is definitely the bike's biggest failing IMO but no deal breaker.
The engine itself is what offsets this hassle. I've ridden the Street Triple and the big Tiger and just never knew an engine could be so much fun.

So, come September I'm off shopping...  8)
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: Mr Zog on July 25, 2014, 08:04:32 am
...and building  :ricky:
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: GIDEON on July 25, 2014, 08:55:58 am
Congrats in advance
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: drewdza on July 25, 2014, 02:17:42 pm
The pre-filter is nice but not essential. I have had one sitting in my garage unused for 18 months. Never saw the need to fit it - and the bikes been "around' a bit (apart from church on Sundays  ;)). Never had any issues with dust clogging the filter between services. The idling issue is not related to a clogged air filter anyway. Its a stepper motor issue which is easily solved by either giving it a squirt of electrical cleaner (aerosol) or applying some dry lube (as they should have done at the factory). I've had the bike for 3 years and never had the idling issue but these are the fixes apparently.

Search the interweb or ask owners who are well past the honeymoon period: There are no significant issues with the XC. NONE.  :thumleft:

All you need do to set the bike up is have the dealer fit the OEM engine bars, bashplate and headlight protector. Then dump the stock footpegs. A Leo Vince can is nice but not essential. OK it is actually, but run the bike in first and stay with the stock ECU tune. Touratech also make a nifty adaptor to raise the front mudguard by 15mm - some extra clearance for the T63 you will fit. Between services all you will need is fuel and rear tyres.

Enjoy the shopping experience. Buy from Trad Triumph if you can - they will sort out any little glitches in the unlikely event they arise.
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: GIDEON on July 25, 2014, 07:09:36 pm
Very well put. What foot pegs did you go for? Or just the Triumph other set. And how does it feel?


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Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: Airguitar on July 25, 2014, 10:48:39 pm
I managed to get a weekend flight to Joburg, so I landed this morning and went to take a test ride.
SOLD!!
I'm getting mine in September!!!
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: mtr89 on July 26, 2014, 11:36:34 am
So after all he jokes etc we still have to wait until September to see pics of your new shoot? :ocan't you go guy it now so we can drool?
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: RaynoBert on July 26, 2014, 01:32:10 pm
I managed to get a weekend flight to Joburg, so I landed this morning and went to take a test ride.
SOLD!!
I'm getting mine in September!!!

Congrats.


Rayno Myburgh
Triumph Tiger 800 XC
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: Nicobie on July 26, 2014, 11:04:46 pm
I managed to get a weekend flight to Joburg, so I landed this morning and went to take a test ride.
SOLD!!
I'm getting mine in September!!!

Well done Airguitar, may you have many save km's on her.
When my ship arrives one day with my o/seas inheretence I will be looking at the 800GSA and then we can have this thread revived.
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: GIDEON on July 27, 2014, 12:03:44 am
Baie geluk man.


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Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: Just Blip It! on July 27, 2014, 04:23:09 pm
I have ridden plenty of kilos with guys on Triumphs, a lekker bike, but in my opinion not tough enough for the rough stuff. Every one of them gives stepper motor trouble then it won't idle. On our recent trip to Zim, we had 2 triumphs and they gave endless trouble with idling problems, broken front mudguards (They all break off), starting problems, and other nitty gritty electrical problems.
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: Skolla on July 27, 2014, 05:17:31 pm
I hope that your riding buddies are going to complain about the steppermotor problems they have,I had the same problem and when I complaint about it I was told that it is a isolated problem.Let the big boys at Triumph SA knows that they can sort the bullsh.t out with the UK.I't seems to me that there is only a few dealers that can work on them.Bought mine in PE and let the 10000km service  done in Cape Town,I live in George,bought it new in February 2014.most of the kilo's was done on gravel.I hope they get it sorted,I must say after all this I like mine  :ricky:
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: Airguitar on July 29, 2014, 06:40:50 pm
I hope that your riding buddies are going to complain about the steppermotor problems they have,I had the same problem and when I complaint about it I was told that it is a isolated problem.Let the big boys at Triumph SA knows that they can sort the bullsh.t out with the UK.I't seems to me that there is only a few dealers that can work on them.Bought mine in PE and let the 10000km service  done in Cape Town,I live in George,bought it new in February 2014.most of the kilo's was done on gravel.I hope they get it sorted,I must say after all this I like mine  :ricky:
I have ridden plenty of kilos with guys on Triumphs, a lekker bike, but in my opinion not tough enough for the rough stuff. Every one of them gives stepper motor trouble then it won't idle. On our recent trip to Zim, we had 2 triumphs and they gave endless trouble with idling problems, broken front mudguards (They all break off), starting problems, and other nitty gritty electrical problems.

I'm aware of the stepper motor and how easy a fix it actually is. I'm not anticipating any major trouble there.
The front mudguard doesn't. (Guard against mud). I'll keep it on as long as it's OK. Once again as I said before, I have a XR for the rough stuff, but this bike is a DS bike and not an enduro.
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: Mr Zog on July 29, 2014, 06:54:25 pm
Check this out boet, maybe you save a bit on kitting the XC?

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=153115.0 (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=153115.0)
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: Airguitar on July 29, 2014, 07:00:35 pm
Check this out boet, maybe you save a bit on kitting the XC?

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=153115.0 (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=153115.0)

He did PM me, but it's already what the bike comes with, so no real need to buy the stuff. Thanks anyway!!
Title: Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: Mr Zog on July 29, 2014, 07:06:27 pm
Check this out boet, maybe you save a bit on kitting the XC?

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=153115.0 (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=153115.0)

He did PM me, but it's already what the bike comes with, so no real need to buy the stuff. Thanks anyway!!

 :thumleft:
Title: BOUGHT a Triumph 800XC
Post by: Airguitar on August 13, 2014, 05:36:37 pm
I've gone ahead and ordered, and Holeshot in Boksburg is busy prepping my new ride while I waste away here in Saudi Arabia..

Lee sent me some pics of the bike in the showroom:-
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-QxyOwVlXSUE/U-t_3Qxc33I/AAAAAAAAuK8/5GiQXeEMQec/w799-h599-no/20140831_150320.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-wlJ3InfZVdA/U-uAbxr71pI/AAAAAAAAuLE/W-YwTwfdTOc/w799-h599-no/20140831_150341.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-UJlYeUVBbGY/U-uBFm06ROI/AAAAAAAAuLM/FfMjGAZXwHA/w450-h599-no/20140831_150358.jpg)

This is in her RAW state.
Mods to come are Engine bars, DS tyres (Mitas E07 front and rear), and a center stand.
Holeshot are doing the add-ons so it will be ready when I get home.
YAY!
I want to raise the front mudguard, maybe even remove it, but I know the water/mud will then go everywhere..  so we'll see about that..
17 days and counting....  :P :-\ 8)
Title: Re: (Thinking of) .. OK, now Buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: Mr Zog on August 13, 2014, 05:52:59 pm
CONGRATS boet  :thumleft:  :ricky:

I'm 12 days and counting...  :deal:
Title: Re: (Thinking of) .. OK, now Buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: mtr89 on August 13, 2014, 06:11:51 pm
Nice bike!many happy dirty miles :ricky:
Title: Re: (Thinking of) .. OK, now Buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: drewdza on August 13, 2014, 06:28:26 pm
Congrats  :thumleft:

Think about putting a T63 on the front though - I've had a couple of E07 fronts and the T63 is a better all round tyre, particularly on gravel. And it looks cooler  ;)

Touratech make a neat raising fixture for the front mudguard - never had an issue after fitting this, even in thick mud.

The Gauteng Tiger owners should plan a get together early September..............good to gather info from fellow owners whilst drinking beer.

PS: where are you in Saudi? - I do some consulting work on the Gulf Coast/Jubail now and again. Cant imagine being there now with temps >45deg C  :o

 
Title: Re: (Thinking of) .. OK, now Buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: RaynoBert on August 13, 2014, 08:33:00 pm
The t63 is great on and off road. Awesome tyre but keep the e07 rear. Go and have a look at the first thread on the tigers here on wd. There is drawings of fender lifter brackets.
Title: Re: BOUGHT a Triumph 800XC
Post by: XRRX on August 13, 2014, 08:53:32 pm
I've gone ahead and ordered, and Holeshot in Boksburg is busy prepping my new ride while I waste away here in Saudi Arabia..

Lee sent me some pics of the bike in the showroom:-
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-QxyOwVlXSUE/U-t_3Qxc33I/AAAAAAAAuK8/5GiQXeEMQec/w799-h599-no/20140831_150320.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-wlJ3InfZVdA/U-uAbxr71pI/AAAAAAAAuLE/W-YwTwfdTOc/w799-h599-no/20140831_150341.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-UJlYeUVBbGY/U-uBFm06ROI/AAAAAAAAuLM/FfMjGAZXwHA/w450-h599-no/20140831_150358.jpg)

This is in her RAW state.
Mods to come are Engine bars, DS tyres (Mitas E07 front and rear), and a center stand.
Holeshot are doing the add-ons so it will be ready when I get home.
YAY!
I want to raise the front mudguard, maybe even remove it, but I know the water/mud will then go everywhere..  so we'll see about that..
17 days and counting....  :P :-\ 8)

Congrats and many happy's!!!
That green looks great!!!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: (Thinking of) .. OK, now Buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: Tiger8 on August 13, 2014, 10:33:45 pm
CONGRATS! great bike and XRRX is right cool colour.
Wishing you many safe and happy miles  :thumleft:


Now it is just the wait, like when you waited for Christmas as a kid, counting the days  :biggrin:
Title: Re: (Thinking of) .. OK, now Buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: Airguitar on August 13, 2014, 10:43:09 pm
Yes. Like Tom Petty sang:- The waiting is the hardest part.
Title: Re: (Thinking of) .. OK, now Buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: Tiger8 on August 13, 2014, 10:50:29 pm
But just think of that Sound when you start her for the first time............when I got my Triumph Sprint I took a photo of the odometer at 0km, what a feeling.

The crap thing is now there is nothing else on your mind and the 800 Tiger is all you can think and fantasise about, like going on that first date as a teenager  :lol8:
Your boss should send you home now already and save everyone some time, cause you are going to be absolutely useless to man or beast for the next 2 weeks, dream mode on.   :imaposer:
Title: Re: (Thinking of) .. OK, now Buying a Triumph 800XC
Post by: Airguitar on August 14, 2014, 08:07:27 pm
But just think of that Sound when you start her for the first time............when I got my Triumph Sprint I took a photo of the odometer at 0km, what a feeling.

The crap thing is now there is nothing else on your mind and the 800 Tiger is all you can think and fantasise about, like going on that first date as a teenager  :lol8:
Your boss should send you home now already and save everyone some time, cause you are going to be absolutely useless to man or beast for the next 2 weeks, dream mode on.   :imaposer:

It gets worse..
My Cuzzin rode around to Holeshot today and took pics of my bike and sent them to me on whatsapp..
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-TZtv0bCgjUM/U-zLsmsrt0I/AAAAAAAAuOs/NUFnyrw1MQ8/w1015-h571-no/IMG-20140814-WA0001.jpg)
 :drif:
Then he tunes me he's taking it for a test ride. !!!
 :dousing:

I wrote back "Do it!!"

 :eek7: :dousing:    :imaposer: