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post #1 of 16 Old Apr 21st, 2012, 8:41 pm Thread Starter
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Well, I decided to upgrade my Dual Sport capabilities just a little with my new ride, "Tigger II"! She is a 2012 Tiger 800XC which I just picked up yesterday from Cascade Moto-Classics. Standby for the Farkleing to begin!

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post #2 of 16 Old Apr 21st, 2012, 9:45 pm
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Super nice, John! Congratulations!

Great looking bike. We expect that you will keep it that clean all of the time.

Dan

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Incredible, John. Is that a rabbit or a chipmunk hanging from the undercarriage? With the farkleing starting you can now spend the other half of the money!!! Congratulations!!

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Nice bike John! Let's go for a ride...

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Well, I decided to upgrade my Dual Sport capabilities just a little with my new ride, "Tigger II"! She is a 2012 Tiger 800XC which I just picked up yesterday from Cascade Moto-Classics. Standby for the Farkleing to begin!

John
Nice ...really nice piece of machinery... even though it is one of those limey bikes(sarcasm). Congratulations, John.
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Good Choice John. Congrats on the sweet ride.

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John,

Love the color! So what are you going to call your intense orange beauty?

Dan

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Nice. Looking forward to some ride tales on that thing.

Congratulations.

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Hey John -

With a day like this, you must have at least 1000 miles on that baby!!! I just know you rode today.

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Well, yeah, duh! Art & I rode aroud the hills locally a little, but most was on the tarmac, not much dirt yet. And we didn't quite hit the 1000 mile mark! But we did get enough for me to calculate (the old fashioned way!) my mileage while hitting the twistys hard was 46.5 MPG! I am impressed considering she ain't even broke in yet.

I'm here to tell you that she handles the curves like a champ! And the power is there as soon as I roll the throttle. Even in 6th, I can pass easily by just rolling her on, no downshift required unless I want to go to warp speed immediately!

Here are a few shots from today's ride. For some reason I kept focusing on the Bike!

John
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Hey John -

With a day like this, you must have at least 1000 miles on that baby!!! I just know you rode today.

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Nice looking bike John, Congrats. Let me know if you want me to look after it while your out of town.

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Congrats on your new baby. I can't but help notice it's wearing the wrong badge. All kidding aside lets get the north and south guys together soon for look see and some fine food.

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Most excellent bike and photos. Looks like you've already got "stuff" on her. Your report sounds impressive. Can we keep up?

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Well, yeah, duh! Art & I rode aroud the hills locally a little, but most was on the tarmac, not much dirt yet. And we didn't quite hit the 1000 mile mark! But we did get enough for me to calculate (the old fashioned way!) my mileage while hitting the twistys hard was 46.5 MPG! I am impressed considering she ain't even broke in yet.

I'm here to tell you that she handles the curves like a champ! And the power is there as soon as I roll the throttle. Even in 6th, I can pass easily by just rolling her on, no downshift required unless I want to go to warp speed immediately!

Here are a few shots from today's ride. For some reason I kept focusing on the Bike!

John
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No Pheasant hunting on this one.

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No Pheasant hunting on this one.
Or flower picking.

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Congrats on the new ride!

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