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    Tiger 800

    "I suppose Mellow will make you post about the T in the Triumph section"... C Chris.

    OK, good HINT Chris Here you go.
    Ya, I love the motor too. Smooth and strong. Quiet going down the road, but I'm still working on adjusting the windscreen. I'll keep moving it down until it is too low then I'll raise it a little.

    "I like my FJR whole bunches but I am not selling the NT"... C Chris.
    I may not sell my NT either. It is advertised on several venues and zero calls so far. They only offered me $2200 for it on trade. For that pittance I'll just keep it. It is very comofrtable and an easy keeper.

    "I see the sixth gear as an impediment. On our C10s,"...C Chris.
    I had a C10 too and also on my Versys I did a lot of double shifts. But having just the right gear on a twisty raod is fun.
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    Re: Tiger 800

    way to go Jim. you got 100 more CC and looks like a bike you like even better. just watch out that storing in winter!

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    Re: Tiger 800

    Well I wasn't going to bore you folks with yet another "my motorcycle" post but I had such a good ride today I can't contain myself.
    It hit 60 degrees today and my new Tiger needed some more break-in miles. Today I reached a mileage threshold that allows me to open the throttle another 1,000 rpms. I have to say I'm impressed with that Triumph triple engine. The Tiger runs about the same speed as the NT at equal rpms but the Tiger is much smoother. I shifted down to 5th gear and ran the tach up to 6K and I was still 17 mph over the speed limit. I know this bike will handle the freeway travel much better than the NT. You folks with FJRs will understand perfectly.

    Although I rode the NT today too and, like Coyote Chris, I still like it, it IS for sale. But so far it is still a lawn ornament.
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    Re: Tiger 800

    Jim, your 'Stitch is ridiculously clean. How long have you had it?
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    BTW, I don't ever remember my Hi-Viz 'Stitch being that bright.

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    Re: Tiger 800

    Quote Originally Posted by junglejim View Post
    it IS for sale
    Nothing sadder than a bike on a trailer, except a for-sale bike on a trailer.
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    Re: Tiger 800

    That black NT is beautiful.

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    Re: Tiger 800

    Quote Originally Posted by junglejim View Post
    Well I wasn't going to bore you folks with yet another "my motorcycle" post but I had such a good ride today I can't contain myself.
    It hit 60 degrees today and my new Tiger needed some more break-in miles. Today I reached a mileage threshold that allows me to open the throttle another 1,000 rpms. I have to say I'm impressed with that Triumph triple engine. The Tiger runs about the same speed as the NT at equal rpms but the Tiger is much smoother. I shifted down to 5th gear and ran the tach up to 6K and I was still 17 mph over the speed limit. I know this bike will handle the freeway travel much better than the NT. You folks with FJRs will understand perfectly.

    Although I rode the NT today too and, like Coyote Chris, I still like it, it IS for sale. But so far it is still a lawn ornament.
    Why are you selling the trailer? LOL
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    Re: Tiger 800

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellow View Post
    Why are you selling the trailer? LOL
    Cuz it might be worth more than the motorcycle.

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    Re: Tiger 800

    Quote Originally Posted by junglejim View Post
    Cuz it might be worth more than the motorcycle.
    That's just mean right there..

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