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Offline GIDEON

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Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
« Reply #40 on: July 27, 2014, 12:03:44 am »
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Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
« Reply #41 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.
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Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
« Reply #42 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:
 

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Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
« Reply #43 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.
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Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
« Reply #44 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
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Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
« Reply #45 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

He did PM me, but it's already what the bike comes with, so no real need to buy the stuff. Thanks anyway!!
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Re: Thinking of buying a Triumph 800XC
« Reply #46 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

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

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BOUGHT a Triumph 800XC
« Reply #47 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:-






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)
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Re: (Thinking of) .. OK, now Buying a Triumph 800XC
« Reply #48 on: August 13, 2014, 05:52:59 pm »
CONGRATS boet  :thumleft:  :ricky:

I'm 12 days and counting...  :deal:
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Re: (Thinking of) .. OK, now Buying a Triumph 800XC
« Reply #49 on: August 13, 2014, 06:11:51 pm »
Nice bike!many happy dirty miles :ricky:
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Re: (Thinking of) .. OK, now Buying a Triumph 800XC
« Reply #50 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

 
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Re: (Thinking of) .. OK, now Buying a Triumph 800XC
« Reply #51 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.
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Re: BOUGHT a Triumph 800XC
« Reply #52 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:-






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!!!
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Re: (Thinking of) .. OK, now Buying a Triumph 800XC
« Reply #53 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:


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Re: (Thinking of) .. OK, now Buying a Triumph 800XC
« Reply #54 on: August 13, 2014, 10:43:09 pm »
Yes. Like Tom Petty sang:- The waiting is the hardest part.
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Re: (Thinking of) .. OK, now Buying a Triumph 800XC
« Reply #55 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:
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Re: (Thinking of) .. OK, now Buying a Triumph 800XC
« Reply #56 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..

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Then he tunes me he's taking it for a test ride. !!!
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I wrote back "Do it!!"

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