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#1012722 - 06/09/18 03:22 PM Orange is the New Green  
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I made the mistake of test riding this 2016 Triumph Tiger 800 XRT. My very green Kawasaki with 41,500 trouble-free miles quickly went up for sale, and the Tiger found a new home. The Tiger had a whole 1500 miles on it, and came with the side bags and a few other farkles. I kept the Givi rear case from my Kawasaki and painted it to match the Intense Orange of the Tiger. I added a Madstad shield/system since the stock screen wasn't going to cut it, and it transforms the ride. I also switched out the halogen bulbs for LEDs...a major improvement. I added the orange and black vinyl to the side bags to break up those big flat side slabs.

The XRT is the top road version of the Tiger 800 with cruise, heated seats, heated grips, traction control, LED fog lights, and three riding modes. The 800 triple is a sweet engine with a really wide power band. It is super smooth with no engine vibration transferred to the rider.


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13 Yamaha XT250
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#1012724 - 06/09/18 03:50 PM Re: Orange is the New Green [Re: eddd]  
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I have a white 15 xrx with traxxion dynamics ak-20 fork cartridges, Penske shock, madstad ,3 1/2 inch rox risers and Sargent seat. I also went up one tooth in the front and then down 3 in the back to make it much better while cruising on highways. it's still got plenty of pickup and I don't plan on any technical dirt adventures on it. It's one of the best bikes I've ever owned.

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2007 KTM 450 EXC 2015 Triumph Tiger 800 XRX
#1012725 - 06/09/18 03:55 PM Re: Orange is the New Green [Re: eddd]  
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Sweet!


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#1012727 - 06/09/18 04:05 PM Re: Orange is the New Green [Re: eddd]  
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I [Linked Image] it! I rented a Tiger 800 XrX (blue, not as awesome as that orange). I loved the motor and the throttle response was super smooth. And cruise control--on an 800!

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#1012744 - 06/09/18 11:22 PM Re: Orange is the New Green [Re: eddd]  
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Orange? Yeah, Riiiiiggghhttt!


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#1012745 - 06/09/18 11:58 PM Re: Orange is the New Green [Re: Twisties]  
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Originally Posted by Twisties
Orange? Yeah, Riiiiiggghhttt!



It looks different in every picture.

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#1012747 - 06/10/18 12:47 AM Re: Orange is the New Green [Re: eddd]  
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Congrats, nice ride.


95% of an RT.

I haven't had too many Beemers, I just don't have enough time.
#1012748 - 06/10/18 12:51 AM Re: Orange is the New Green [Re: eddd]  
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Ed,

Nice bike! I have to admit that I was always very impressed with your Kawasaki especially the way you had it set up. Enjoy the new Trumpet, I look forward to seeing it next month!


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#1012750 - 06/10/18 01:30 AM Re: Orange is the New Green [Re: beemerboy]  
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Originally Posted by beemerboy
Ed,

Nice bike! I have to admit that I was always very impressed with your Kawasaki especially the way you had it set up. Enjoy the new Trumpet, I look forward to seeing it next month!



I was still happy with the Kawasaki, and it was running perfectly, but that test ride...

I was immediately comfortable with the bike like I rode it every day...and that engine is sweet.


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#1012756 - 06/10/18 10:14 AM Re: Orange is the New Green [Re: eddd]  
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Rode my buddy's 800 Tiger on a gravel road one time and didn't want to get back on my GS. What...who said dat!!! laugh

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