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Online Mike1780

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From 1200 forum to 800/900 forum
« on: July 29, 2020, 08:33:02 PM »
Hi all :046: :046:

Ill be picking my fully loaded 800 xcx up on Saturday, cant wait.  :047: :047:

Ive just down sized from 1200 Explorer great bike but just got to heavy pushing it around garage/ car parks, and had it 4 years and put 26000 miles on it.

Tested Bmw 850gs but preferred the tiger 800 suppose I love the triple engine.

Mike  :017:





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Re: From 1200 forum to 800/900 forum
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2020, 09:00:41 PM »
Hi and :401:
Also owned my 1979 Bonnie T140E from new!

We don't stop playing because we grow old .. WE GROW OLD BECAUSE WE STOP PLAYING!!!


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Re: From 1200 forum to 800/900 forum
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2020, 06:21:56 AM »
Hi and welcome Mike, I think you'll find you made a good decision and the only downside you'll come across is having to clean and lubricate the chain.  :017:

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Re: From 1200 forum to 800/900 forum
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2020, 07:34:37 AM »
Hi Mike and welcome to the forum.
Enjoy

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Re: From 1200 forum to 800/900 forum
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2020, 07:42:29 AM »
Thanks Coddy, Ill have to get back into the swing of looking after the chain, think a Scott oiler is called for 👍

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Re: From 1200 forum to 800/900 forum
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2020, 09:14:25 AM »
Hi &  :401: enjoy  :418: :152: :031:
From '61>present - '57 BSA C12, RE C/Sports, '59 Tiger 110, '61 T120R, '57 BMW R50, '76 GT185, '69 T120, KE 175, BMW R75, GSX750, FJ1200, XJR1300, FZ1000, '05 Sprint1050 & '08 Street Triple, Sprint1050, Speedtriple, Sprint1050, SprintGT, Trophy 1215, Speedtriple & '12 Bonne, '15 XRx,'18 XRt

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Re: From 1200 forum to 800/900 forum
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2020, 10:39:25 AM »
Hello and welcome, , at least you stayed within the family
Whoa

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Re: From 1200 forum to 800/900 forum
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2020, 01:21:05 PM »
 :401:

Actually 1200 is heavier and less flexible than the 800. Especially in all-day usage, i think tiger 800 is the right choice.

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Re: From 1200 forum to 800/900 forum
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2020, 01:21:32 PM »
Hi Mike
I spent a while on the Explorer site too, I was the one who blew the cylinder head ..... twice !

I had a 2011 Tiger 800, then Tiger Sport (crashed), then the Explorer and now back on a new (well it was in 2019) Tiger XRx 800  :028:

4,500 less for the 800 than a new 1200, does everything practical that I need and easier to handle/ ride.

The only thing I really miss is the shaft drive  :017:
Now available in "Batman"

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Re: From 1200 forum to 800/900 forum
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2020, 05:37:38 PM »
Hi Dilbert I remember  you antics on the Explorer forum 😃😃
Nice to see you didnt go far Form triumph.
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Mike

 


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