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Old 03-12-2013, 08:59 AM   #16156
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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.

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Old 03-12-2013, 11:11 AM   #16157
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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.

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Old 03-12-2013, 11:33 AM   #16158
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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, 06:24 PM   #16159
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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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Old 03-12-2013, 06:29 PM   #16160
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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, 07:20 PM   #16161
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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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Old 03-12-2013, 07:37 PM   #16162
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For those who didn't know Two Brothers just release a muffler for the T800 here is a link and dyne video from them....

http://www.twobros.com/cgi-bin/shopp...ger-SO-13.html

I might pass of the Leo Vince and save some more $$$ and get this instead
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:52 PM   #16163
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Any suggestions on a good Tiger 800 forum? I love this one, but curious about finding a forum specifically focused on this model.

There's one I found that seems to mostly draw from Great Britain. Being from the US, I'm more interested in one that draws from the US. Thanks.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:56 PM   #16164
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So my little disposable plugs rather suck. Do you have a suggestion for something that works?
Try Surefire Earpros.


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Old 03-12-2013, 08:21 PM   #16165
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For those who didn't know Two Brothers just release a muffler for the T800 here is a link and dyne video from them....

http://www.twobros.com/cgi-bin/shopp...ger-SO-13.html

I might pass of the Leo Vince and save some more $$$ and get this instead
There is a vendor in the vendor section selling LV for much cheaper than those prices. Sale thru March. Even regular prices on LV is cheaper than that.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:17 PM   #16166
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For those who didn't know Two Brothers just release a muffler for the T800 here is a link and dyne video from them....

http://www.twobros.com/cgi-bin/shopp...ger-SO-13.html

I might pass of the Leo Vince and save some more $$$ and get this instead
I'll take it.
Now that I know I can fit my HT racks on with it.
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Old 03-13-2013, 04:16 AM   #16167
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Any suggestions on a good Tiger 800 forum? I love this one, but curious about finding a forum specifically focused on this model.

There's one I found that seems to mostly draw from Great Britain. Being from the US, I'm more interested in one that draws from the US. Thanks.
This one is a good mix of Brits and Yanks ; http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php?action=forum

this one covers everything ; http://www.triumphtalk.com/content.php
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Old 03-13-2013, 04:17 AM   #16168
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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
Most people that think that way just bung a 15T on the front.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:16 AM   #16169
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There is a vendor in the vendor section selling LV for much cheaper than those prices. Sale thru March. Even regular prices on LV is cheaper than that.
True the LV is cheaper but imho it does sound nearly as good as the two brothers...

The price for the LV on the vendors is not that great I've seen it for $280 on other websites, free shipping.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:22 AM   #16170
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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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Triumph makes a 15 tooth countershaft sprocket, or a Suzuki DL650 stock 15 tooth countershaft sprocket works as well. (2012 V-Strom 650)

If you want to see if you could live with the higher revs at cruising speed, just run around in fifth gear, that will give you the same revs / vibes / feel as sixth gear with a 15 tooth on the front. Because I don't spend much time above 80 mph on my XC, I think it's a worth while trade off for the lower first gear. Ken
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