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#1012757 - 06/10/18 10:19 AM Re: Orange is the New Green [Re: eddd]  
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what size is that shield? is that the darkest version? I keep thinking of buying one for my F800GT

#1012758 - 06/10/18 10:59 AM Re: Orange is the New Green [Re: CommuterChris]  
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Originally Posted by CommuterChris
what size is that shield? is that the darkest version? I keep thinking of buying one for my F800GT



It was an 18" in dark gray. There is an even darker shield, the Extra Dark Gray, and I say was an 18 because I cut it down to a 16. I didn't have the bike to sit on and measure as per their instructions so I went with the 18 to avoid a delay in getting the shield. That 18 was a bit too tall but easily fixed.


16 Triumph Tiger 800 XRT
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08 Triumph Daytona


#1012759 - 06/10/18 11:11 AM Re: Orange is the New Green [Re: TEWKS]  
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Originally Posted by TEWKS
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

Pat


Despite several offers, I have refused to ride on friends' BMW GS1200/1150s. They are just too tall and heavy and wide for me to feel comfortable. The Tiger 800 was a completely different experience. I was immediately comfortable on the bike to the point that I was doing tight circles in the dealer's parking lot before I headed out on the road. It reminded me of jumping on something like a DR650 or other dual sport with a seat height to where you can flat foot.


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13 Yamaha XT250
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#1012962 - 06/13/18 02:48 PM Re: Orange is the New Green [Re: eddd]  
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Oh, man, the Tiger 800 is on my short list to replace my current commuter bike. The big question I have is how is the comfort over long distance? I did 500-odd miles on the Interstate yesterday to get home, and the wind buffeting was really fatiguing. Much as I'd love an RT, it's not in the current budget both for buying and for maintaining.

#1012964 - 06/13/18 03:10 PM Re: Orange is the New Green [Re: eddd]  
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I rented one to ride the NC 500. Fell in love the the bike. Enjoy!


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#1012992 - 06/14/18 01:06 AM Re: Orange is the New Green [Re: Antimatter]  
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Originally Posted by Antimatter
Oh, man, the Tiger 800 is on my short list to replace my current commuter bike. The big question I have is how is the comfort over long distance? I did 500-odd miles on the Interstate yesterday to get home, and the wind buffeting was really fatiguing. Much as I'd love an RT, it's not in the current budget both for buying and for maintaining.


I'm currently on the Tiger's maiden tour. Everything about the bike makes for a very comfortable ride.


16 Triumph Tiger 800 XRT
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