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Post by DirtFreak on Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:14 am

I'm in the process of selling a lot of "toys" to buy my next bike. It's a Triumph Tiger 800XC. I already have a deposit on one, but I want get it until April.







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Post by Miss G on Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:07 am

Very nice!! What a Face
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Post by hayweed on Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:17 am

That is a sweet lookin ride.

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Post by Phantom on Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:49 am

That thing is nice. I need one of those for when we are in CO.

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Post by Dragon on Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:41 pm

Nice ride. Very Happy
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Re: My next bike

Post by river rat on Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:37 pm

Hey dirt, Like the tiger. I've been likeing them since I started following Darth Peach . I like the bike and love her. Are you going to start taking pictures when you get your Tiger? HAHA pirat
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Post by DirtFreak on Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:47 pm

I will be taking pics, but I'm no "Darth Peach"
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Re: My next bike

Post by misfit on Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:39 pm

I like it. Very Happy
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Re: My next bike

Post by DirtFreak on Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:54 am

I read a rumor that I may get my T8 in March instead of April.
I feel like a kid waiting on X-mas
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Post by river rat on Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:10 am

Dirtfreak I am happy for you Brother. That is one fine ride. I wish I had one on the way. pirat
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Re: My next bike

Post by JSteele on Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:24 am

Dirtfreak,

Have checked this one out? Another big engine dual purpose bike.

http://www.latest-price.com/latest-car-model/ducati-multistrada-1200-standard-bike-price-specifications-and-reviews/
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Post by DirtFreak on Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:25 am

Yes, the Duc is a fine bike. So is the new Yamadog. However, I don't need all that fancy stuff. I have no use for traction control, ABS, shaft drive, ect...
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Post by JSteele on Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:28 am

I understand. I did not even know these big bikes existed until you showed the one your getting. If I could have a stable full of bikes, I would have one of these in it.
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Post by Nat Sass on Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:44 am

I would really like to see it when you get it. That is my type of MC, (adventure bikes are the ticket! I couldn't stay awake on a cruiser.) but I've always been askeered of buying a non Japanese bike. I have always wanted a Hypermotard, but don't want to pay for $700 valve adjustments. How hard could it be? I've always adjusted my own valves on my Hondas, Yamahas, Kaws and Hondas.

I would not want an older Triumph. I saw an owner's manual once. It was like it was written in another language. The only word I understood was "spanner". (That's a wrench, mate.)

But the newer ones are another story. Triumphs are awesome bikes nowadays. (They are actually kicking Japanese butt!) I have just always wondered how much different they are to work on. (For example, I have always worked on my own Japanese cars, (They are just big motorcycle engines) but I don't know what I'm looking at when I raise the hood on a domestic vehicle.)

I can tell from your last bike, that you can turn a wrench, so in the near future, maybe I'll actually have someone that can tell me how much different they are to work on.

Just in case they haven't improved the manuals as much as they have improved the Machines, here's a translation list of terms that might help:

British term American term
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accumulator battery
actuator switch or servo
bonnet hood
boot trunk
bulkhead firewall
choke tube venturi
core plug freeze plug
crocodile clip alligator clip
crosshead Phillips
crown wheel ring gear
damper shock absorber
dumpy screwdriver short screwdriver
dynamo generator
earth ground
Gallon (Imperial) 5 US Quarts
gudgeon pin wrist pin
jointing compound gasket sealant
mole wrench Vice grips
Ministry of Transport Department of Transportation
pinking knocking or pinging
prise pry
rev counter tachometer
scuttle cowl
spanner wrench
split pin cotter pin
spring washer lock washer
squab part of seat
sump oil pan
thrust bearing throwout bearing
tickover idle
torch flashlight
trunnion sliding or rotating joint (suspension)
whitworth Brtish thread measuring standard
wing fender


But, seriously. That is an awesome machine, and I'd be interested in talking with you after you have had the Triumph for a while and hear what your thoughts are in comparing Japanese and European machines. I bet you are climbing the walls, waiting for this bad boy to get here. There's nothing like getting a Brand new Bike that you have thoroughly researched and decided, of all the bikes out there, this is the one that fits me!

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Post by JSteele on Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:13 pm

Thanks Nat for the translations. There only a few English terms above that I could guess accurately. The rest, no way.

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Re: My next bike

Post by joeyputt on Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:14 pm

That is a very nice bike! I am happy for you Brother DirtFreak!
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Re: My next bike

Post by DirtFreak on Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:46 am

Nat Sass, thanks for the vocabulary. I'll definately save that for future reference. I have never owned a Triumph, but always liked them. I was considering a BMW F800GS, but it did not keep me awake at night like the Tiger 800XC. Everybody uses one word to describe the motor/tranny: Smoooth...

Everybody is welcome to look at & sit on it when I get her home. FYI, I'm buying it from Capitol Sports Center in Jackson,MS.
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Re: My next bike

Post by Guest on Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:54 am

tried to test ride a tiger at Daytona Bikke Week last year, the line for them was out the door and people were waiting 2 hours to get a turn. I wanted to ride a Sprint, but they didnt have any. They had 14 of the new Thunderbird 1700cc bikes so I drove one of them

HOLY CRAP! More power and aggression than any sportbike I'd ridden. I parked it after the ride, grinned like a madman, pushed a kid down, pee'd on an old lady's poodle, and had a shot of gasoline as I pounded my chest and proclaimed I was all that is man!
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I have no doubt the Tiger will be just as awesome!

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Post by Miss G on Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:50 pm

AmishCrackDealer wrote:tried to test ride a tiger at Daytona Bikke Week last year, the line for them was out the door and people were waiting 2 hours to get a turn. I wanted to ride a Sprint, but they didnt have any. They had 14 of the new Thunderbird 1700cc bikes so I drove one of them

HOLY CRAP! More power and aggression than any sportbike I'd ridden. I parked it after the ride, grinned like a madman, pushed a kid down, pee'd on an old lady's poodle, and had a shot of gasoline as I pounded my chest and proclaimed I was all that is man!
Smile

I have no doubt the Tiger will be just as awesome!

king lol!

Dammit, man!
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Re: My next bike

Post by 01YZF6 on Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:17 pm

guy on another forum is on a 3 months wait time until his (prepaid) tiger800 abs comes in....

they are nice machines !
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Post by Jack the Bagger on Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:00 pm

want that ducati multistrada , rode one not long ago , but dont tell anyone , several of theose english terms we use as well here

heres a few more

windscreen windshield

fag cigarette

theres more but cant think of them at the moment
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Re: My next bike

Post by DirtFreak on Sun May 01, 2011 9:36 am

I finally got my Tiger. It's a 2011 Tiger 800XC w/ABS.





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Re: My next bike

Post by Jack the Bagger on Sun May 01, 2011 9:51 am

schweet , if I had some place decent to ride off road I wud definitely consider getting one
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Re: My next bike

Post by crispy on Sun May 01, 2011 12:24 pm

congrats man thats one sweet ride
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Re: My next bike

Post by Dragon on Sun May 01, 2011 2:49 pm

Very Kewl. Congrats!!
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