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Offline bigcountry

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Re: 800XC, 1200XC, or stay with my 1050 Tiger
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2014, 11:08:11 PM »
I think you're right RAGLANDT
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Re: 800XC, 1200XC, or stay with my 1050 Tiger
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2014, 06:29:33 AM »
OP~ The 800XC is what I have. Some here have mentioned "top speed" as a criteria. The problem with speeds of 200KPH is tires. Who makes an offroad tire in a matched set (that is good for 200KPH, sustained) in the XC sizes? Not many. Especially with the load rating you'll require.

But, let's say you do find that miracle tire set. Ok, the 800XC is almost 100 lbs lighter than a TEX. This gives you another 100lbs of carrying capacity. While the TEX is nice, the 800 is all you really need.

Now, on to fitment~ Since you're tall, you probably have longer legs. If this is the case, then you'll want to increase the distance from seat surface to foot peg surface. Removing the rubber inserts is 1 way (but, that increases the vibration your feet will be subjected to.) Not good. I would suggest an Airhawk pneumatic seat pad. The proper size for the 800 is the "LARGE PILLION." It works wonders. I used mine to ride 2300+ miles in 4 days, last summer.

Just throwing some ideas out for you to consider as I have many,many,many thousands of miles on my XC, and I'll likely ride it tomorrow for fun!

Beware about the stock tires~ The front is BIAS,  while the rear is RADIAL. This means the front will wear out before the rear if you do "spirited cornering."
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Re: 800XC, 1200XC, or stay with my 1050 Tiger
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2014, 01:33:42 PM »
*Originally Posted by NORTY [+]
The problem with speeds of 200KPH is tires. Who makes an offroad tire in a matched set (that is good for 200KPH, sustained) in the XC sizes? Not many.
GoldenTyre has 75% offroad/25% onroad M+S 21" tire with speed rating of 210km/h http://www.goldentyre.com/en/dt_portfolio/gt-201-enduro-onoff/ . Just ordered one (17" for rear) as my favourite tire shop didn't have Mitas E-07 in Tiger size :( It's a new tire with no reviews in the net, so no idea how it handles.