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matt-c6v9

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GREEN 800 XC From Howell
« on: July 20, 2014, 11:38:55 PM »
Hello! Thank you to Capo for pulling me in. ::)

I have the 2014 800 XC model with 350 miles on it so far. I had it for two weeks. I would love to commute with it, but I need to find a secret hiding place first before I do that.

Picked it up at Manayunk Triumph in Plilly. I purchased my first street machine from them when I was up here in 2004. Blue Sprint RS. I put about 28,000 miles on it.

(I am from Texas originally and I have retired from the service. My duty brought me to NY at first, and now that my second job brought me back, and I find NJ to be much better.)

Anyway....

Then I went south for a while and traded it in for a 2005 Gray Rocket III. I put 36,000 miles on it then sold it while I was overseas.

I came back and picked up a 2008 Gray Kawasaki Concours 14 Non ABS  :-X which I quickly sold because there is nothing like a three cylinder.  ;D

I am happy with the 800XC and I can't wait to break it in all the way and start off-roading as well as touring.

It is great to be in the forum and thank you for having me. I look forward to hearing and riding with some of you.

CHEERS!
Matthew
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1977 Hodaka Wombat (sold)
2004 Triumph Sprint RS (sold)
2005 Triumph Rocket III (sold)
2008 Kawazaki Concours 14 (sold)
2014 Triumph  Tiger 800 XC (sold)

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Re: GREEN 800 XC From Howell
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2014, 07:25:14 AM »
Glad you joined, Matthew. Things are a little quiet this time of year, but we are meeting up at Cars n' Coffee in Millstone this Sunday, so perhaps we'll see you?
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matt-c6v9

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Re: GREEN 800 XC From Howell
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2014, 06:40:36 PM »
Please provide time and address and I will try my best to make it. 8)
GPS coordinate will work too!

Thanks!

1977 Hodaka Wombat (sold)
2004 Triumph Sprint RS (sold)
2005 Triumph Rocket III (sold)
2008 Kawazaki Concours 14 (sold)
2014 Triumph  Tiger 800 XC (sold)

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Re: GREEN 800 XC From Howell
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2014, 07:40:58 PM »
Triumphs
Hondas
A Norton & A Ducati
And an old Moto Morini

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Re: GREEN 800 XC From Howell
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2014, 08:41:48 PM »
Welcome to the forum Matt!  I just spent a week last month aboard a rented Tiger 800 XC on the Isle of Man.  Loved that bike!  It was a blast both on and off the pavement!  Looking forward to meeting you.

Sent from my Moto X Android device.

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Re: GREEN 800 XC From Howell
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2014, 06:44:53 AM »
Thanks John!   ;D IOM? Wow!

I can think of 1000 questions to ask you about that trip.
1977 Hodaka Wombat (sold)
2004 Triumph Sprint RS (sold)
2005 Triumph Rocket III (sold)
2008 Kawazaki Concours 14 (sold)
2014 Triumph  Tiger 800 XC (sold)

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Re: GREEN 800 XC From Howell
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2014, 07:45:47 AM »
Dig into the forum to review the Isle of Man threads, Matt, the TT trip is an annual for us, six years running for me, and it's turn- key.
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Re: GREEN 800 XC From Howell
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2014, 09:45:40 AM »
See, there you go. You just answerd 999 of my questions right there.

Thank you Capo. I will dig it up and check it out.

Thanks for the share.

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1977 Hodaka Wombat (sold)
2004 Triumph Sprint RS (sold)
2005 Triumph Rocket III (sold)
2008 Kawazaki Concours 14 (sold)
2014 Triumph  Tiger 800 XC (sold)

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Re: GREEN 800 XC From Howell
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2014, 04:56:20 PM »
Speaking of the TT, I just started a new thread under Upcoming Events for the 2015 trip.  I know it's a long way off but you can't start planning to early for the TT - especially since the rooms are just about already gone for 2015!  Anyway, that's the place to post any questions.

I've also moved the 2014 TT trip report to the Past Rides and Events board.  Towards the end of that thread you can find some cost information as well as my mini-review of the Tiger 800 X/C that got me around the island for the week.

Here's a link to the new location:

http://njrats.com/index.php?topic=1615.0
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Re: GREEN 800 XC From Howell
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2014, 07:22:19 PM »
Roger that John San. Great info.
1977 Hodaka Wombat (sold)
2004 Triumph Sprint RS (sold)
2005 Triumph Rocket III (sold)
2008 Kawazaki Concours 14 (sold)
2014 Triumph  Tiger 800 XC (sold)