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Old 03-13-2013, 06:57 AM   #16171
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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 03-13-2013, 08:02 AM   #16172
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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
Two Brothers is only one step above D&D, as far as quality. You can do what you want, as it's your bike. But, I refused to sell them, when I used to run a parts dept. We had a mechanic, who had one on his 900RR, that agreed with me.

To be honest, I'm not impressed with LV's quality, either. They just don't age very well.

If you want something that'll last, look for full-stainless construction (or aluminum sleeved muffler, if you don't mind polishing/ titanium sleeve, if you don't mind Scotchbrite from time to time).
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:07 AM   #16173
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Hey guys I just received a email from Triumph. Maybe this is old news but it says they have a new online system to order accessories. You select your state and dealer you want the parts shipped to.

shop.triumphmotorcycles.com


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Old 03-13-2013, 09:24 AM   #16174
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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.
I misread your post and interpreted it as saying you'd save money by going with the non-LV exhaust. Obviously that's not what you said.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:31 AM   #16175
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Two Brothers is only one step above D&D, as far as quality. You can do what you want, as it's your bike. But, I refused to sell them, when I used to run a parts dept. We had a mechanic, who had one on his 900RR, that agreed with me.

To be honest, I'm not impressed with LV's quality, either. They just don't age very well.

If you want something that'll last, look for full-stainless construction (or aluminum sleeved muffler, if you don't mind polishing/ titanium sleeve, if you don't mind Scotchbrite from time to time).
2 years ago I'd have agreed about LV.
But one I purchased for my Tiger in 2012 was incredibly well made and from proper materials. I have old LV in garage (one, that was desintegrated by attempt to use carbon can on 800 cc thumper) and it's day and night.
LV comes in aluminium and carbon BTW.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:37 AM   #16176
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2 years ago I'd have agreed about LV.
But one I purchased for my Tiger in 2012 was incredibly well made and from proper materials. I have old LV in garage (one, that was desintegrated by attempt to use carbon can on 800 cc thumper) and it's day and night.
LV comes in aluminium and carbon BTW.

Just curious, what country are the LV made in?
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:40 AM   #16177
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Two Brothers is only one step above D&D, as far as quality. You can do what you want, as it's your bike. But, I refused to sell them, when I used to run a parts dept. We had a mechanic, who had one on his 900RR, that agreed with me.

To be honest, I'm not impressed with LV's quality, either. They just don't age very well.

If you want something that'll last, look for full-stainless construction (or aluminum sleeved muffler, if you don't mind polishing/ titanium sleeve, if you don't mind Scotchbrite from time to time).

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2 years ago I'd have agreed about LV.
But one I purchased for my Tiger in 2012 was incredibly well made and from proper materials. I have old LV in garage (one, that was desintegrated by attempt to use carbon can on 800 cc thumper) and it's day and night.
LV comes in aluminium and carbon BTW.
On that same note, I have a Two Bros. exhaust on my SV. I'm not sure how old it is because it came with the bike, but it's held up fine (including a lowside from the previous owner) and still sounds great. It's SS and I'd warrant that it's ~10 yrs. old.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:50 AM   #16178
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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.
BlackTiger posted a good site, the tiger800 one in the UK.

http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php?action=forum

Don't worry about it being based in the UK. When I had my Honda CBF1000, the only forum for it was based in the UK with 99% of the members being UK and Europe based. There were in total, 12 Canadian members. Still all good info and for parts you can usually find a US importer etc.

I also liked the fact that the Australians had already figured out about the dusty stepper motor causing stalling and the answer *before* we could even buy our Tigers. UNI in Australia is also the ONLY source for the pre-filter which is a must have if you plan to ride in dusty conditions. I bought mine in the first group buy, and the second group buy just finished but there will be another one. Dirtmonkey8, managing the second buy bought a couple extras so you may still be able to grab one.

Read BurrenRiders and Tysons threads for prepping the Tiger for off-road.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=704559

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=701552
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:18 AM   #16179
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Just curious, what country are the LV made in?

Italy.

I had one, it's a nice piece. But it wouldn't fit on with the HT racks so I returned it. Now I want to get one again.
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:33 AM   #16180
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Italy.

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With the prices they sell at I had figured they farmed out the manufacturing to elsewhere.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:05 PM   #16181
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With the prices they sell at I had figured they farmed out the manufacturing to elsewhere.
I don't think so. They are one of the few that actually sell their product at a fair price. I had one on my Versys too, was a very nice custom piece, an underbody design specifically for that bike and the ER6n. Even that one was just over $300

Another reason may just be their volume...they sell a LOT of mufflers. Some of the other brands are priced at just stupid. Not to knock anyone's Arrow, but that thing is way too quiet and costs way too much.

My parts guy sold me the aluminum LV for the Tiger for $235, all in.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:17 PM   #16182
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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 have heard some guys are putting a 15 tooth
c/s sprocket on for a lower 1st gear to help in the
Low speed, off road stuff . I want to try one myself and
I know JT Sprockets lists one in their catalog, but I
have not spent the time to locate one yet.
Hopefully Triumph will change the 1st gear ratio down a
little and the 6th gear ratio up a little sometime.
Hope this is helpful.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:43 PM   #16183
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I have heard some guys are putting a 15 tooth
c/s sprocket on for a lower 1st gear to help in the
Low speed, off road stuff . I want to try one myself and
I know JT Sprockets lists one in their catalog, but I
have not spent the time to locate one yet.
Hopefully Triumph will change the 1st gear ratio down a
little and the 6th gear ratio up a little sometime.
Hope this is helpful.
Nick
I thought that I would do the same, then I had some one that I ride with pointed out to me, how much tight stuff did I do? Very little! So it's really up to what sort of riding that you are doing, but I still have given some thought to having a 15 tooth sprocket in my kit to change to for those days when you might want to go exploring a bit deeper! some of us take the Tiger places we shouldn't, including me!
I use my Tiger to commute to work every day so I didn't see to point in stuffing up my fuel economy to have it on there full time. I used to change the sprockets on my Dr650 to suit the riding I was doing
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:03 PM   #16184
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I take it the CS is easier to take off on these bikes than others? I know some are notoriously difficult to get off, requiring cheater bars and/or pneumatic tools.
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:54 PM   #16185
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Baffle removal

With all the discussion about different exhausts, I'm wondering if anyone has removed the baffle from the stock exhaust?

Good? Bad?

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