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Old 10-03-2012, 04:27 PM   #14491
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If you don't know how to change a tire road side, I'd have it repaired asap.
Take it off a couple of times, no better way to learn than in your own garage!
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:28 PM   #14492
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Windshield riser mod? How the hell did I miss that? Please share.
More info here on the Tiger forum:
http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,2486.0.html

Basically cut six aluminum strips (for the adjustable screen) to raise your windscreen to the desired level. I’m 5’11” and ended up with just over 40mm’s. It helped clean up wind noise.
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:33 PM   #14493
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If it was me, I'd keep my tire repair kit on me with a new tube and forget about it until you can't
If you don't know how to change a tire road side, I'd have it repaired asap.
Will do. I always carry a spare tube/tire levers and have been changing my own tires since 2004.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:00 PM   #14494
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Home-brew pre-filter

I'm at 13,000 miles and just put in my 3rd air filter at $30 a pop, even with blowing it out a few times along the way. Way too hard to get to and too easy to get it really dirty, really fast. I ride a lot of off-road dirt bikes and on my KTM I've been really happy with the pre-filter they have. Works great in super dusty conditions and extends filter changes to at least twice as long. So I went and picked up a KTM pre-filter ($11.99 at my local shop), drilled some extra holes in the snorkel, treated the pre-filter with No-Toil oil, wrapped the snorkel with the pre-filter like a taco and zip-tied it in place. Should be way easier to clean the pre-filter and I'm guessing it'll block 90% of what would normally get to the filter.







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Old 10-03-2012, 09:38 PM   #14495
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:18 AM   #14496
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Should be way easier to clean the pre-filter and I'm guessing it'll block 90% of what would normally get to the filter.
NICE! Please keep updating, this is the kind of fix that I can get on board with.

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Old 10-04-2012, 10:55 AM   #14497
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2013 Tiger 800



Hey Guys,
I've been lurking for a couple of years and thought I'd join up and show off my new bike. Traded in a 2008 KLR for this 2013 Tiger 800. Ordered in July and just came in last week. I wanted to wait for one in Explorer blue. I'm glad I waited.
I test rode numerous bikes and did massive research (thanks to this site) before deciding the T800 would best fit my style of riding.

Accessories include Triumph factory front beak fender, radiator guard, crash bars, skid plate, larger windscreen, handguards, and headlight protector. Added Rox risers (these were a great addition), SW-Motech racks and the TraX boxes. Top rack and box yet to come. Still working through the break-in period before my first trip.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:03 AM   #14498
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Congrats! I really like that blue.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:05 AM   #14499
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Hey Guys,
I've been lurking for a couple of years and thought I'd join up and show off my new bike. Traded in a 2008 KLR for this 2013 Tiger 800. Ordered in July and just came in last week. I wanted to wait for one in Explorer blue. I'm glad I waited.
I test rode numerous bikes and did massive research (thanks to this site) before deciding the T800 would best fit my style of riding.

Accessories include Triumph factory front beak fender, radiator guard, crash bars, skid plate, larger windscreen, handguards, and headlight protector. Added Rox risers (these were a great addition), SW-Motech racks and the TraX boxes. Top rack and box yet to come. Still working through the break-in period before my first trip.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:06 AM   #14500
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Another NICE!
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:57 AM   #14501
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Great looking bike, Darrell! Welcome to the club!
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:50 PM   #14502
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A good mod. I thought about doing exactly that with a microfibre cloth (would be nice and thin to make it easier to get back into the bike) until I got the chance of getting the Unifilter without postage costs.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:10 PM   #14503
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Will EBeaver PC-8 fit in Battery Housing?

I know a few of you have installed a PowerCenter 8. Did any of you install it in the battery housing area or is it too big? (The pics I've seen have it mounted under the seat.)
Thanks!
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:38 PM   #14504
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Hey Guys,
I've been lurking for a couple of years and thought I'd join up and show off my new bike. Traded in a 2008 KLR for this 2013 Tiger 800. Ordered in July and just came in last week. I wanted to wait for one in Explorer blue. I'm glad I waited.
I test rode numerous bikes and did massive research (thanks to this site) before deciding the T800 would best fit my style of riding.

Accessories include Triumph factory front beak fender, radiator guard, crash bars, skid plate, larger windscreen, handguards, and headlight protector. Added Rox risers (these were a great addition), SW-Motech racks and the TraX boxes. Top rack and box yet to come. Still working through the break-in period before my first trip.
Darrell
Darrell,

That is one BEAUTIFUL bike! i've been debating on that and the f800gs for a while. How does it feel riding wise??

thanks,
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:42 PM   #14505
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How does it feel to leave the old oil burner klr behind and ride a real bike welcome to the club i love my xc800 as well i got rid of my klr for a triumph 800xc and never looked back
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