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Old 03-12-2013, 01:22 AM   #16141
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Not so Good points:

1/ - The engine "whine" is a bit different and will take some getting used too.. aside from the Ural its the only bike i've ever owned where the engine is louder than the exhaust (too me this is most noticeable at speed)


2/ - What kept me away from Triumph's for as long as ive ridden on 2 wheels is the lack of dealers. There are 2 "near" me but the closest is still over an hour each way.... I do all my own service and hope to keep it that way.. so hopefully that never becomes an issue.


3/ On an unrelated note is there any chance anyone has a PDF wiring diagram they care too share (looking for power points to hijack) ????

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1/ ear plugs work.

2/ an hour's not too bad. I have a dealer 1 mile from me but I choose to go to one about 65 miles away because the closer dealer is an arse.

3/ there are plugs for heated grips and Aux lamps under the tank. Hi-Jack them there.

Glad you seem to be (mostly) enjoying the Triple.
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:46 AM   #16142
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Mystery Item

I washed my XC the other day and went out for a ride to dry her off. When I got back, I found this bad boy lying in the driveway. Buggered if I know where it came from. Any ideas?




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Old 03-12-2013, 04:20 AM   #16143
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It looks like the plastic plugs that you have to remove to mount the engine crash bars.
Look at the bottom of the motor there are 2 on each side that I had to remove to install the Holan crash bars.
They just thread in.
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:46 AM   #16144
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Hi Bluesman,

I also have the LV carbon and don't find it gets too hot. Have you tried it with soft luggage touching the exhaust can? Just wondering if that might be a problem. I could put a heat shield on it, but would rather not.

Thanks....
No, in my case nothing touching (I made DYI pannier frames) but they as close as possible to exhaust - I tried to get luggage to be as narrow as possible.
I tried with 2 textile panniers, just throw-over but they rested on pannier frames, I use ex-Aprillia plastic panniers, and also on actual pannier frames I put cheapest available spiral plastic wrap - you know, one used for computer cables to be wrapped together and not be messy? Real cheap soft plastic, normally easily damaged by heat. No signs of any discoloration, heat deformation or anything. In fact I found LV to be running surprisingly low temp all the time. Lower, than I had on other bikes with carbon cans. I guess- good isolation by sound damping material and good seal off exhaust gases is the reason. And definitely cooler than stock exhaust heat shield.
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:01 AM   #16145
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It looks like the plastic plugs that you have to remove to mount the engine crash bars.
Look at the bottom of the motor there are 2 on each side that I had to remove to install the Holan crash bars.
They just thread in.
I have the OEM engine bars. Maybe there are other mounting points that have theses plugs?

The head on the mushroom is about an inch across.
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:05 AM   #16146
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plastic plugs on underside of rear frame, where (I guess) Triumph luggage mounted?
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:13 AM   #16147
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plastic plugs on underside of rear frame, where (I guess) Triumph luggage mounted?
That would be my guess. Two on each side, facing down.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:19 AM   #16148
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plastic plugs on underside of rear frame, where (I guess) Triumph luggage mounted?
He says in another forum they are 25mm across. So not the frame rail luggage bungs. Anyway they are a flatter profile than the pictured item. They also screw in/out. This item is a push fit

For the life of me though I can't remember seeing that bung on the 800.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:35 AM   #16149
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You right...

Oh guys you with your imperial inches! I always miss that.

And yes - rear ones are screw in, I remember now - when I took them out to mount tool tube.

Perhaps it has come out of garden chair left in garage?
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:59 AM   #16150
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Newb with a Tiger

Great forum and great info. Just bought a '12 Tiger and couldn't be happier. A lot of great information on this thread and al the insight help me come to the conclusion that the Tiger would be my next bike.

Had a Uly for a couple years. It was a great bike, but the Tiger even makes these cold morning commutes to work fun!!

Again, thanks for all the "useful" info on this thread.

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Old 03-12-2013, 10:11 AM   #16151
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Great forum and great info. Just bought a '12 Tiger and couldn't be happier. A lot of great information on this thread and al the insight help me come to the conclusion that the Tiger would be my next bike.

Had a Uly for a couple years. It was a great bike, but the Tiger even makes these cold morning commutes to work fun!!

Again, thanks for all the "useful" info on this thread.

JS

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Old 03-12-2013, 10:33 AM   #16152
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Hey guys, thought I'd post up a link here to a gel seat I'm selling. Made riding the Tiger long distances a breeze. I weigh 160 pounds.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=869479
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:24 PM   #16153
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Rear Sprockets

Long time member but new (5 days) to the Tiger clan. I have noticed that the 800 is geared a little tall or should I say that the close ratio trans makes it appear that way. 1st could be a little lower. Anyone changing the rear to a tooth or two larger and if so what vendor are you using. Are you able to use the OEM chain with out removing a link? I realize that one on the front would be easier but that just moves the rear wheel back even further, close to the limit of the adjuster. I have read through the first 1000 pages with little or no answers to what I am looking for. Someone toss me a Bone.
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:29 PM   #16154
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Please step into my office so I can explain the long range effects of hearing loss due to not wearing ear protection.

With good ear protection all you hear is the working part of the engine. It's very sweet!
So my little disposable plugs rather suck. Do you have a suggestion for something that works?
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:20 PM   #16155
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Long time member but new (5 days) to the Tiger clan. I have noticed that the 800 is geared a little tall or should I say that the close ratio trans makes it appear that way. 1st could be a little lower. Anyone changing the rear to a tooth or two larger and if so what vendor are you using. Are you able to use the OEM chain with out removing a link? I realize that one on the front would be easier but that just moves the rear wheel back even further, close to the limit of the adjuster. I have read through the first 1000 pages with little or no answers to what I am looking for. Someone toss me a Bone.
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I agree that first gear is a little tall, but not really a problem on the Roadie, could be on the XC. I find 6th gear a little short so personally I wouldn't lower the gearing for that reason. I know fbj913 has modified gearing with a custom rear sprocket which he has pics of somewhere in this thread. Not sure if anything aftermarket mass produced is available.
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