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Old 01-19-2013, 02:54 AM   #15451
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I'm thinking that at the time of purchase I will add a center stand and the additional front lights. Are there any aftermarket options to consider for those two items or should I stick with ones made by Triumph? Are there any additional accessories that you would suggest? Any other issues or concerns I should be thinking about for day of delivery? Many thanks! Will keep you posted.
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Centre stand.....some people like the SWmotech one. I, however, have the Triumph one and it works OK. http://shop.sw-motech.com/lshop,show...nterstand,.htm Just beware that the 800 & 800XC are different.

Extra lights.......the Triumph ones have been prone to moisture ingress and intermittent failures. They replace them under the warranty. Some have fitted Denali or similar instead. http://www.twistedthrottle.com/denal...-and-m10-mount or http://shop.sw-motech.com/cgi-bin/co...typid=87077378

Also, if you intend to use it on dirt roads, a decent bash plate is a must. I'd recommened the SWmotech one as it comes up high enough to protect the oil filter. And, there's enough room to change that filter without removing it. http://shop.sw-motech.com/cgi-bin/co...typid=87077272

Decent hand guards.......don't buy the T800XC ones as they're crap. If you're buying an XC just change them ASAP. These are rebadged BarkBusters......http://shop.sw-motech.com/cgi-bin/co...typid=87074797

Of course, most of that you'll have to fit yourself but, apart from the lights, its' all quite simple. And now that I've emptied your wallet, I'm off to make a coffee.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:30 AM   #15452
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Is anyone using the new Moose skid plate? I would love to see some better pics of it. It seems to have very good coverage for the suspension knuckle in the rear and looks reasonably strong overall. Great price too.

http://www.solomotoparts.com/Moose-R...FYLd4AodyBEA2A
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:40 AM   #15453
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Are there any additional accessories that you would suggest?
In addition to the other suggestions, the Happy Trails crash bars are the best I've seen. Tyson sure has given them a workout.


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Their service sucks! They don't actually stock the parts, so you'll end up waiting on them to get the parts and, then, they ship to you. I just go through my dealer. I do like their diagrams, though.

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Extra lights.......the Triumph ones have been prone to moisture ingress and intermittent failures. They replace them under the warranty.
That's good to know.

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Also, if you intend to use it on dirt roads, a decent bash plate is a must. I'd recommened the SWmotech one as it comes up high enough to protect the oil filter. And, there's enough room to change that filter without removing it.
ALT Rider offers a pretty serious piece.
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:31 AM   #15454
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+1 It's gorgeous, man.
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:46 AM   #15455
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Congratulations!!!

That is a beautiful bike!

Better than the FJR? That's difficult to believe, but I'll take your word for it. That Triumph must be a fantastic bike! In a year or two, I'll be looking at one.
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:53 AM   #15456
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Is anyone using the new Moose skid plate? I would love to see some better pics of it. It seems to have very good coverage for the suspension knuckle in the rear and looks reasonably strong overall. Great price too.

http://www.solomotoparts.com/Moose-R...FYLd4AodyBEA2A
Well, that picture is not a Tigger (800GS I think) so it's hard to say how good the Tigger version is. I will say the SW Motech skid plate has a similar setup at the rear to protect the knuckle.
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:12 AM   #15457
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Need a recommendation for an online USA source for Triumph Tiger 800 parts. Would like to have parts diagrams, accessories, prices, and online ordering capability.

Anyone?
For Triumph accessories, try madss.com
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:31 AM   #15458
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:45 AM   #15459
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Trades?

Trade for a F800GS and cash?

Just kidding. Looks great.




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Old 01-19-2013, 08:45 AM   #15460
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That is a beautiful bike!

Better than the FJR? That's difficult to believe, but I'll take your word for it. That Triumph must be a fantastic bike! In a year or two, I'll be looking at one.
FJR has a smooth engine, but feels like riding a dinosaur now.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:09 AM   #15461
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Dude, you have way too many cool bikes...
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:17 AM   #15462
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Dude, you have way too many cool bikes...
That's what my wife says! . Fjr is for sale and likely the 1098
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:33 AM   #15463
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Skid Plates

The SW Motech skid plate is riveted together. There have been several that have failed, although they were seriously abused.
The Altrider skid plate is a fully welded assembly and offers excellent protection. Its somewhat pricey but well worth protecting your investment.
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:57 PM   #15464
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flyingz06, how's the bike set up?

I know a lot of FJR guys/gals add a topcase, taller windshield, wider mirrors, etcetera.

Are you going to have to do anything to the Triumph re: setting it up for you?
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:07 PM   #15465
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Nice bike! I was at our local dealership today as they rolled that exact bike into the showroom. Like you said- very nice fit and finish. My all time favorite bike is my FJR and I'm interested to hear more comparisons as you get to ride it.
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