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Offline Mrski1

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Newbie In Scotland
« on: July 12, 2021, 05:18:49 PM »
Hi all,

Currently, I ride a 2009 Suzuki Bandit S which I bought in 2019 as my first bike, although I always hankered after a Tiger 800 Covid put the brakes on that.

I have started looking again recently and have a few potential bikes to look at, any major issues to look for?

Thanks

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Re: Newbie In Scotland
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2021, 05:54:51 PM »
Welcome from doon the coast in Stonehaven.

Good luck with your search 😎

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Re: Newbie In Scotland
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2021, 07:31:27 PM »
Hi and :401:

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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2021, 08:57:50 PM »
Welcome and best of luck with your search.
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Re: Newbie In Scotland
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2021, 10:02:33 PM »
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Re: Newbie In Scotland
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2021, 08:29:06 AM »
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Re: Newbie In Scotland
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2021, 09:48:03 AM »
*Originally Posted by Mrski1 [+]
Hi all,

Currently, I ride a 2009 Suzuki Bandit S which I bought in 2019 as my first bike, although I always hankered after a Tiger 800 Covid put the brakes on that.

I have started looking again recently and have a few potential bikes to look at, any major issues to look for?

Thanks
I think there were one or two problems with the earlier generation Tiger 800 but 2015+ are fairly trouble free. However, one of the things to be aware of is major services every 12k miles compared with every 24k miles for some Japanese equivalents. I bought my 2017 XCA last year with 11k miles and then had to carry out the major 12k service a few months later.
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Re: Newbie In Scotland
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2021, 10:29:00 AM »
Hi and welcome dude  :017:

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Re: Newbie In Scotland
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2021, 10:54:31 AM »
*Originally Posted by awjdthumper [+]
I think there were one or two problems with the earlier generation Tiger 800 but 2015+ are fairly trouble-free. However, one of the things to be aware of is major services every 12k miles compared with every 24k miles for some Japanese equivalents. I bought my 2017 XCA last year with 11k miles and then had to carry out the major 12k service a few months later.

Thanks, I have found two I am interested in so far, a 1st gen 2014 XC, and a 2016 XRX although this one doesn't come with any luggage, heated grips, engine bars or fog lamps so would be quite pricey once everything is added on, plus I prefer the XC for some reason.

Those service intervals are similar to my current Bandit, although the minor service on that is approx 4k miles, and major 14.5k miles. Even the Honda VFR800X Crossrunner I had also been looking at is a major service at 16k miles, although most owners who have carried it out never have issues with valve clearances at that stage, and a lot still don't need any work at the 32k service.

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Re: Newbie In Scotland
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2021, 10:56:36 AM »
*Originally Posted by Jarse [+]
Welcome from doon the coast in Stonehaven.

Good luck with your search 😎

Always interested to see if there are other local riders!

Fingers crossed, when I first looked back in 2019 I got frustrated at the lack of local bikes available and bought my Bandit as a stop-gap, 2 years later I still have it!

 


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