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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #80 on: March 24, 2011, 08:34:22 am »

Well, the 990 has only been out since around 2006, and the 950 since around 2004, the boxer has been around since toothpaste was still white....or had it been discovered already? :peepwall: :biggrin:

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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #81 on: March 24, 2011, 04:10:22 pm »
I see the Tiger has the same crap routing of the brake hoses over the front mudguard as the 800GS, must be a good copy then  ;D

Yup, but who copied who?
The final design of the Tiger was completed 8 months before the GS 800 was launched...so, who has a spy where? :biggrin:
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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #82 on: March 24, 2011, 04:38:20 pm »
I see the Tiger has the same crap routing of the brake hoses over the front mudguard as the 800GS, must be a good copy then  ;D

Yup, but who copied who?
The final design of the Tiger was completed 8 months before the GS 800 was launched...so, who has a spy where? :biggrin:
BM Ran test runs well before the bike was launched, so the design must have been completed before the manufacturing started. I don't believe that Triumph would sit on a design from 2006 only to release in 2010 - someone is  spinning some BS.
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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #83 on: March 24, 2011, 04:57:37 pm »
This bike's gear linkage system looks a bit like a planned disaster - is the location of the gearbox and the complex gear linkage tried and tested on the Triumphs or is this a new design?

 
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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #84 on: March 24, 2011, 06:28:56 pm »
This bike's gear linkage system looks a bit like a planned disaster - is the location of the gearbox and the complex gear linkage tried and tested on the Triumphs or is this a new design?

 

What's wrong with that system? It would take quite a knock to affect that linkage, it is quite well tucked in. On the other hand, if it does get damaged, run the shaft upwards, change gears by hand.... :biggrin:

I also remember, some years back, Mikedabike broke his 1200 GS linkage, I hooked it into 3rd for him, he rode home like that....just one gear. 8)
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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #85 on: March 24, 2011, 09:32:23 pm »
I already like it very much!

It looks like the Tiger XC (or even the plain one) might replace the 800GS as the default upgrade for KLR folk like me  :thumleft:

I'll definitely try and get a test ride next time I'm up in Gauteng.


no no no...we all know the 990 is the natural upgrade from a KLR....This bike will be the ideal upgrade from a 1200.....
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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #86 on: March 24, 2011, 10:21:59 pm »
I already like it very much!

It looks like the Tiger XC (or even the plain one) might replace the 800GS as the default upgrade for KLR folk like me  :thumleft:

I'll definitely try and get a test ride next time I'm up in Gauteng.


no no no...we all know the 990 is the natural upgrade from a KLR....This bike will be the ideal upgrade from a 1200.....

Well, then they should sell hundreds of thousands! ;D
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