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Old 10-08-2013, 06:29 AM   #18676
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My thoughts exactly. Then I noted who the poster was and said, Naaaah, that's not HIS Tiger.

It's the "omg I am spending too much time looking at my beautiful clean bike and not enough thrashing the shit out of otherwise perfectly good rear tyres" hole.
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Old 10-08-2013, 03:57 PM   #18677
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Why does the triumph headlight protector say for offroad use only? Don't have one but was thinking about getting one.
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:35 PM   #18678
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It's illegal in most places to obstruct your headlights, so it's a CYA thing.
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:52 PM   #18679
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Why does the triumph headlight protector say for offroad use only? Don't have one but was thinking about getting one.
Probably because it "may" diffuse the light beam and dazzle oncoming vehicles.
IMO it's essential because the headlamp lenses are plastic and chip really easily.
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:15 PM   #18680
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OR, they didn't want to get into testing whether the headlight still met highway department standards after adding their protection...expensive in time and $$. And never enforced in most places.
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:34 PM   #18681
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My 2.5 year old battery needs replacing. What's the recommended Tiger 800 battery? Links would be nice. Thanks, Rob
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:40 PM   #18682
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My 2.5 year old battery needs replacing. What's the recommended Tiger 800 battery? Links would be nice. Thanks, Rob
There's a big number on your battery. Start there.
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:52 PM   #18683
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My 2.5 year old battery needs replacing. What's the recommended Tiger 800 battery? Links would be nice. Thanks, Rob
This is the best one.
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:13 PM   #18684
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There's a big number on your battery. Start there.
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:38 PM   #18685
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There's a big number on your battery. Start there.
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Oh come on now, anybody can bloody look at the numbers on his current battery or Google something, but this thread is about personal recommendations....
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:39 PM   #18686
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Battery

A Yuasa oem style at MCSS - $85
Walmart ES14BS - $72

I've bought a lot of the walmart batts for various bikes and cars, always good, always a good price. Johnson controls makes them and the quality is good. Unlike most of what's there.

Their 'powersports' batteries are AGM which can be mounted in any direction and are resistant to vibration. I wouldn't hesitate to put one in mine. The one we put in the yammer a couple of years ago is going strong.
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:55 PM   #18687
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I know but mine was funnier.
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Now for something relevant to the topic: has anyone used one of those super lightweight lithium-iron batteries in their Tiger 800 (Shorai I think)?


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Old 10-11-2013, 03:31 AM   #18688
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Oh come on now, anybody can bloody look at the numbers on his current battery or Google something, but this thread is about personal recommendations....
He asked what's the recommended battery for the Tiger. Well, the OE one that's in there is the recommended one.
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:00 AM   #18689
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I know but mine was funnier.
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Now for something relevant to the topic: has anyone used one of those super lightweight lithium-iron batteries in their Tiger 800 (Shorai I think)?


I put a Shorai LiIon battery in my Tiger XC. Incredibly light, lots of power, very nice - but expensive. I guess I was buying comfort (lightness) and confidence (the OEM Yuasa battery left me stranded for no apparent reason in about the eighth month of owning my new Tiger). Installation was easy.
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:09 AM   #18690
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There's a big number on your battery. Start there.
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You guys are too much!

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Now for something relevant to the topic: has anyone used one of those super lightweight lithium-iron batteries in their Tiger 800 (Shorai I think)?
I put a Shorai in my GF's SV650. My only issue is cranking reserve. Since it's carbed and it doesn't get ridden a lot, it has to be cranked on. When I brought this up to Jason at STG, he recommended turning on the key with the highbeams lit to "warm" the battery. I have to agree, after the initial cranking, it does seem to last longer, like it has been "warmed". Of course by then, the carbs are primed and it starts. Would I buy another? No. I got 10yrs out of the original, using a Battery Tender Jr. Anytime any of my stuff is parked, it's hooked up.
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