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Offline Basher

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Another Newbie🏍
« on: January 05, 2020, 03:05:15 PM »
Hi all, just about to retire so sold my CBF1000 commuter bike and am about to complete purchase of my first Triumph since selling my Tiger Cub in1972!
Buying a 2015 model 800XRx with just under 30k on the clock. Looks very clean and Full triumph service history.
Anything special I need to look of out for or ask about?
The bike has a set of 3 godawful ugly gigantic OEM aluminium boxes. What do they do for fuel consumption/ handling?
Any recommendations for better ones? Are they interchangeable with others?  Is there a used market for them ?
Basher

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Re: Another Newbie🏍
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2020, 03:54:15 PM »
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Re: Another Newbie🏍
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2020, 04:02:41 PM »

Welcome aboard,  :400: .......... :031:
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Re: Another Newbie🏍
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2020, 04:14:19 PM »
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Re: Another Newbie🏍
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2020, 04:48:02 PM »
*Originally Posted by Basher [+]
The bike has a set of 3 godawful ugly gigantic OEM aluminium boxes. What do they do for fuel consumption/ handling?

Hi and :401:

Depends on your likely use? I only use my panniers for the forum annual Mega / Mimi Meets, but the top box stays on and is invaluable. I don't get worried about looks, same with the Madstad screen, function is more relevant for me than looks and the Tiger isn't a looker anyway (the looker was my previous Street Triple  :017: ). Never had any adverse handling loaded up with the luggage, though doubt I've exceeded 85mph loaded up. I have found loaded up is pretty reasonable on fuel.  :028:
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Re: Another Newbie🏍
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2020, 04:51:52 PM »
Hi &  :401: I'll tell you what ugly is like with panniers on a Tiger 800, I had a '15 XRx with Givi V46 panniers and a 52l top box, now that is ugly, back of a bus looks far better. I now have an XRt which came with factory square panniers and I found them to be a lot more practical to pack that the round Givi boxes. Never noticed any difference in fuel consumption or handling two up fully loaded when touring.

Don't think they are compatible with any others, but might be wrong.

Anyway enjoy the bike.

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Re: Another Newbie🏍
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2020, 10:03:52 PM »
*Originally Posted by Basher [+]
Hi all, just about to retire so sold my CBF1000 commuter bike and am about to complete purchase of my first Triumph since selling my Tiger Cub in1972!
Buying a 2015 model 800XRx with just under 30k on the clock. Looks very clean and Full triumph service history.
Anything special I need to look of out for or ask about?
The bike has a set of 3 godawful ugly gigantic OEM aluminium boxes. What do they do for fuel consumption/ handling?
Any recommendations for better ones? Are they interchangeable with others?  Is there a used market for them ?
Basher

Tiger handling is superb One up with boxes and full camping gear.
I find the panniers lower my mpg by about 10. Note: I have the top box fitted all the time. It takes a helmet and a loaf of bread with ease.
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Re: Another Newbie🏍
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2020, 09:41:38 AM »
Hello and  :401:
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Re: Another Newbie🏍
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2020, 09:49:55 AM »
Hi Basher and welcome to the forum.
And the retired club. Work is definitely overrated.

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Re: Another Newbie🏍
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2020, 09:53:20 AM »
Hiya  :401:
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