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 Post subject: Tiger XC 800
PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:04 pm 
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Hello - my name is Red and I have a large trailie bike, namely my XC Triumph Tiger.

I have used it off road, but its heavy and highly geared. I also don't like the idea of dropping it, so slippery muddy winter rutted lanes are not on the agenda.

So its some suitable lanes in suitable weather.

In Sussex we have a few, so happy to share - please share yours.

The advantage of using the Tiger is as I do not have a van or trailer, riding to new areas is no problem.

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 Post subject: Re: Tiger XC 800
PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:18 pm 
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red wrote:
Hello - my name is Red and I have a large trailie bike, namely my XC Triumph Tiger.

I have used it off road, but its heavy and highly geared. I also don't like the idea of dropping it, so slippery muddy winter rutted lanes are not on the agenda.

So its some suitable lanes in suitable weather.

In Sussex we have a few, so happy to share - please share yours.

The advantage of using the Tiger is as I do not have a van or trailer, riding to new areas is no problem.



Its alright for you B^gg^rs that have nothing to do but "goal Hang" while the rest of us have to work.....i wanted to get the first post in :evil:

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 Post subject: Re: Tiger XC 800
PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:23 pm 
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Hahahaha............you could use your moderator button. ;)

Or of course just do a new thread and it will be above this one :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Tiger XC 800
PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:04 pm 
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Some Tiger pics.

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 Post subject: Re: Tiger XC 800
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:38 pm 
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Hi Red, looks like you've found some good places to ride. I also have the 800 XC and must say I am really impressed with it, coming straight from sports bikes this is quite a nippy bike.
I would like to take it down some decent but not hard core tracks, just don't really know where to go!
A few years ago I had an old xt600 tenere which I used to take along the pilgrims way from detling to chilham, running parallel to the a20, but they have put gates up now so you can't get in.
I live in rainham kent, and would like to know some decent off road routes if you could recommend any?

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 Post subject: Re: Tiger XC 800
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:44 pm 
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I am in East Sussex, so happy to show you a few around here that can be done on the tiger. Wanting to get back to Kent myself, but hopefully someone from Kent will read this, or you could start a new thread here.

Yes the XC is better than expected really. I have gone down a front tooth. I have gone back to dual sport tyres due to using the bike for blood running, but still good on the not so muddy lanes.

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 Post subject: Re: Tiger XC 800
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:52 pm 
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jon r wrote:
Hi Red, looks like you've found some good places to ride. I also have the 800 XC and must say I am really impressed with it, coming straight from sports bikes this is quite a nippy bike.
I would like to take it down some decent but not hard core tracks, just don't really know where to go!
A few years ago I had an old xt600 tenere which I used to take along the pilgrims way from detling to chilham, running parallel to the a20, but they have put gates up now so you can't get in.
I live in rainham kent, and would like to know some decent off road routes if you could recommend any?


You can still ride those lanes, you just need to apply for a permit to ride the gated one. Permits are free of charge and you can get one from Kent County councils right of way dept.


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 Post subject: Re: Tiger XC 800
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:18 pm 
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Thanks for that, I didn't know. Where can I join the pilgrims way?

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 Post subject: Re: Tiger XC 800
PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:23 pm 
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Great pixs Red and I like the number plate as well.

Will be sorting out some big bike rideouts in September after the ABR Salisbury plan meet at the end of August.

Check out this facebook group if your interested in big bike Kent byway rides.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/kentbyways/

Run by me, Phil (KTM and GS) and Rich(Varadaro with knobblies).

Bit of a youtube channel running as well, https://www.youtube.com/user/kentbyways

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 Post subject: Re: Tiger XC 800
PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:14 pm 
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A Saturday would be good.

Did some Surrey Lanes today on the Honda.............but a lot would be good for bigger bikes.

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