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Re: Triumph tiger 800XC just amazing
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2012, 01:39:15 pm »
So it seems the triumph isn't too bad for a soft-roader?

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Re: Triumph tiger 800XC just amazing
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2012, 01:48:42 pm »
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Re: Triumph tiger 800XC just amazing
« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2012, 01:50:55 pm »
Stadige dag in PE  :peepwall: :imaposer:
 

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Re: Triumph tiger 800XC just amazing
« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2012, 02:13:41 pm »
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Re: Triumph tiger 800XC just amazing
« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2012, 12:41:24 pm »
Holy shite, insurance on this bike isn't cheap, costs me more than my GSA did  :cussing:
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Re: Triumph tiger 800XC just amazing
« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2012, 12:58:04 pm »
What have you been quoted? I phoned around and got the best price from Santam R480 per month.
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Re: Triumph tiger 800XC just amazing
« Reply #26 on: September 06, 2012, 01:00:51 pm »
560 pm from one of the big players
 

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Re: Triumph tiger 800XC just amazing
« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2012, 01:02:32 pm »
I think I pay around 700 smacks PM through Outsurance, but i am not complaining! She is worth every cent!

But right now I am delirious with malaria and it may be less  :biggrin: But she is still worth it!
 

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Re: Triumph tiger 800XC just amazing
« Reply #28 on: September 06, 2012, 01:05:51 pm »
My bike still at Mike Hopkins in Cape Town to sort out the idling problem :-[. They do not know how to fix it, it has been three days now. They tell me that they have had a few in for the same problem...
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Re: Triumph tiger 800XC just amazing
« Reply #29 on: September 06, 2012, 01:10:04 pm »
My bike still at Mike Hopkins in Cape Town to sort out the idling problem :-[. They do not know how to fix it, it has been three days now. They tell me that they have had a few in for the same problem...

Divot, there is a recall for the 2011 models, one recall for a idle problem, apparently the dealer remaps, the second recall was for the centrestand. The dealer should be able to check your VIN number with Triumph and they will advise.
 

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Re: Triumph tiger 800XC just amazing
« Reply #30 on: September 06, 2012, 01:14:07 pm »
Thanks for that. I will follow up with them and let you know. What was the issue with the centre stand?
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Re: Triumph tiger 800XC just amazing
« Reply #31 on: September 06, 2012, 01:27:44 pm »
What was the issue with the centre stand?
The spring was to soft.


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Re: Triumph tiger 800XC just amazing
« Reply #32 on: September 06, 2012, 01:31:49 pm »
They had to replace a spring or washer, nothing serious I believe.
 

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Re: Triumph tiger 800XC just amazing
« Reply #33 on: September 06, 2012, 01:54:57 pm »
560 pm from one of the big players

Down to 440 pm now, getting better all the time
 

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Re: Triumph tiger 800XC just amazing
« Reply #34 on: September 06, 2012, 02:57:32 pm »
R300 per month on my Tiger.  :deal:  Insured for R105000. But the excess is quite high.
 

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Re: Triumph tiger 800XC just amazing
« Reply #35 on: September 06, 2012, 03:02:53 pm »
R300 per month on my Tiger.  :deal:  Insured for R105000. But the excess is quite high.

Are you enjoying your Tiger
 

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Re: Triumph tiger 800XC just amazing
« Reply #36 on: September 06, 2012, 03:04:19 pm »
R300 per month on my Tiger.  :deal:  Insured for R105000. But the excess is quite high.

Are you enjoying your Tiger

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Isn't the answer obvious?  :ricky:
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Re: Triumph tiger 800XC just amazing
« Reply #37 on: September 06, 2012, 03:13:31 pm »
Absolutely!  :thumleft: Coming from a superbike I thought it was gonna take me ages to get used to this big lump of machinery. But man, am I surprised. Flicking it through some real fast corners over the weekend just made me realize what an awesome machine this is. Can't say the same for the dirt roads though. On more than one occasion I almost came off. Definitely need some training and a lot of practice on the dirty stuff.
 

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Re: Triumph tiger 800XC just amazing
« Reply #38 on: September 06, 2012, 03:30:11 pm »
Absolutely!  :thumleft: Coming from a superbike I thought it was gonna take me ages to get used to this big lump of machinery. But man, am I surprised. Flicking it through some real fast corners over the weekend just made me realize what an awesome machine this is. Can't say the same for the dirt roads though. On more than one occasion I almost came off. Definitely need some training and a lot of practice on the dirty stuff.

You got the Bridgestone tyres on still or perhaps tyre pressure to high
 

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Re: Triumph tiger 800XC just amazing
« Reply #39 on: September 06, 2012, 03:34:27 pm »
All of the above, plus I have no riding experience on any surface other than tar. I still need to go for some adventure bike training.