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Old 11-12-2013, 10:35 AM   #18916
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I have a Tiger 800 roadie and have to use it every day for work ( riding instructor) I hate my bike and can't wait for it to sell !!! My advice would be, do not buy a Tiger....

PS. I have never felt this way about a motorcycle before
Is this your way of sarcasm??

I'm also a Motorcycle Safety Instructor and ride most days except when there is ice and snow (at least a few months here) and wonder how much advise and how helpful you can be to new riders based on the above vague statement.

I love my Tiger Roadie BTW. Haven't owned a lot of bikes as compared to others, but enough to know I will keep this bike for a while.

You are entitled to your opinion, however in a Tiger 800 thread, you should be able to substantiate the dislike of it.
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:09 PM   #18917
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I tried both settings, and I found it didn't help. The main problem I found, was the stock XC bars did not have enough sweep. I test rode an Explorer, and found the handlebars had about 1-1/2" more sweep and this cured the problem. The straighter bars kinked my wrists and once I got more sweep , the position was more natural.
1-1/2" huh? That is quite a bit and will probably help me.I think the awkward angle of my wrists translates to a pain on the back of my shoulders. I have ROX risers which keep me upright and weight off my wrists so no pain there, but I do get pain at the base of my arthritic thumbs. I have most pressure at my thumb joint when pushing to turn and almost no pressure towards the outside of my hands. I can ride my DR650 all day for days with zero body aches and I want this Tiger to do the same for me. I think the Explorer bars may be the ticket. My question is this. I had the dealer install the heated OEM grips and though I remember some of the instructions, I don't know how difficult the swap would be to the Explorer bars. Probably a little more effort than the initial install because of changing the bars and the rest of the controls. Anything I should be aware of? I realize I could change to some Renthal Fatbars with some better aftermarket grips at this time instead and I am considering those options as well. I just don't have a lot of time these days so often the quickest solution is best for me. Looking forward to your input guys.
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:49 PM   #18918
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Explorer bars may be the ticket. My question is this. I had the dealer install the heated OEM grips and though I remember some of the instructions, I don't know how difficult the swap would be to the Explorer bars.
I believe the method of routing the cables for the grips are the same for both models.
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Old 11-12-2013, 01:05 PM   #18919
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I'm loving my murdered out Tiger. I only have about 2k miles on it but it has worked flawlessly. I've got it set up very well for the street: Just did an 800 mile round trip and it was comfortable and smooth.

Things I love about this bike are:
1. Sound and smoothness of the triple Engine - test rode an f800 right
afterwards and went back and bought the XC.
2. Vibrations on motorcycles annoy me and this baby is so smooth.
3. The more and more I ride it the more confident I feel in flicking it around.
I'm ready to take this beast off road and put it to some serious tests.


Things I've added are:
1. Madstad Screen
2. SW Motech top and side racks
3. Trax Luggage (top and sides)
4. SW Motech City Tank Bag
5. Triumph Heated Grips
6. Triumph Center Stand
7. Kaoko Throttle Lock
8. Rox Risers to compensate for my short arms.
9. 2nd Powerlet outlet in the precut hole below the left side of the seat. Factory wiring was easy to plug into. (Great for plugging in my heated
gear)
10. Ram Mounts for GPS and phone

Future things I plan to add are:
1. Barbuster Hand Guards
2. Altrider Skid Plate
3. Triumph Crash Bars
4. Touratech Upper Crash Bar
5. Sargent Seat (Mostly for better pillion option to prevent sliding into me)
6. Altrider aluminum Radiator guards
6. Wolfman soft luggage for off road adventures

Things I wish it had:
1. Roll on wheelie power.
2. Shorter First Gear
3. Taller 6th Gear like Overdrive
5. It has really good suspension but I wish it was more progressive. It
bottoms out pretty easy when I jump it.

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Old 11-12-2013, 02:11 PM   #18920
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^^^ That's hot, right there!
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Old 11-13-2013, 05:19 AM   #18921
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Had a transmission failure on mine about a month ago at 2000 miles. Stuck in the first gear with no upshift. Was a sucky ride home. All fixed now and shifts way better than it did before.
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Old 11-13-2013, 05:39 AM   #18922
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Had a transmission failure on mine about a month ago at 2000 miles. Stuck in the first gear with no upshift. Was a sucky ride home. All fixed now and shifts way better than it did before.
Sounds like it may have been the return spring broke. Did you get the recall on that previously?
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:42 AM   #18923
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Sounds like it may have been the return spring broke. Did you get the recall on that previously?
Nope. They said that it was some kinda plate chipped in there.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:33 AM   #18924
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Nope. They said that it was some kinda plate chipped in there.
The detent wheel, maybe? I broke a tooth off mine when I took what seemed to be a minor spill off road. Landed on the left side and apparently the hit on the shift lever enough to snap the tooth. Got the bike upright, dusted myself off and then discovered that I couldn't shift out of 1st. Be glad that you got to ride yours home. We tried a trailside repair on mine and successfully got it into neutral--and nothing else. On a mountain. In the middle of nowhere.

I was lucky to have my buddy with me, and to be mostly uphill from the closest forest service road. Rode out to call for a tow truck which turned into a day long ordeal, and ended up having my bike two weeks in the shop on the other side of the sound. Important lesson learned: if your bike is stuck in 1st, be thankful for small favors and don't try to fuck with it until you're home, or at least in civilization.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:49 AM   #18925
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Nope. They said that it was some kinda plate chipped in there.
So it was a failure of the shifting mechanism and not a gearbox failure.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:57 AM   #18926
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fuel cell?

Never run across this before.

WTF?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2013-Triumph...f4a5f4&vxp=mtr
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:08 AM   #18927
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Never seen one before. I wonder where it goes and why the person is selling it. It does say 'used'.

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Old 11-13-2013, 09:27 AM   #18928
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triumph NA launches new support service

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Flb8tg9I988

http://www.ridermagazine.com/latest-...r-support.htm/
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:48 AM   #18929
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It's mus-labeled...that's not off a Tiger 800XC.
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:54 AM   #18930
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It's mus-labeled...that's not off a Tiger 800XC.
of course its not off an 800xc but does it fit an 800xc? Looks like some kind fuel cell that fits under the existing tank. Not really interested myself just thought it odd something like this might exist without having heard about it.
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