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Old 11-20-2013, 11:40 AM   #19081
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Anyone else take their Tiger 800 Roadie in the dirt?

Did the Rawhyde BMW academy a few months ago, having never ridden in the dirt and now I'm addicted!

The Tiger roadie performs very well in SoCal, even on the more technical OHV parks, I added a set of Rox pivot riders to my Tiger 800 and now the bar height is perfect for a comfortable standing position, with no crouch or lean required.

I just wish Triumph would put a better way of disabling the ABS on the Tigers!


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Old 11-20-2013, 01:00 PM   #19082
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I'm doomed.

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Old 11-20-2013, 02:41 PM   #19083
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Yes, I have recently been enjoying riding some dirt roads and double tracks with my Tiger 800. I put on the a set of Hiedenau Scout K60 tires and just have to remember to disable the ABS before starting her up so I don't loose it on the loose downhills.
Hit some ruts covered by grass and wound up off the trail in the trees. Took some maneuvering, but eventually got going again. Being a little more careful now.
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Old 11-20-2013, 06:21 PM   #19084
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I'm doomed.

I'm pre-qualified for a loan for the balance already, getting my current bike into sell/trade condition to shrink the loan. Just need to get the right price and the right bike in front of me now.
Yup, picked up my Roadie 800 back in the end of June (exactly 1 year to the day after I had one as a service loaner for my F800ST). It has ~6400 miles on it (almost all of it commuting though, haven't had time for a good tour on it ) as of earlier this morning when I got gas on my way to work.

I'll be riding it until the snow falls here in NH. My only complaint is that it uses more gas than my F800ST did, but I'm also flogging it a bit harder too...
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:29 PM   #19085
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I don't have an 800 , but, last week I rented one for 3 days and only one thing kept me from falling hard for it .
In this thread , what pages are the bitching about the stock seat located ?
It was mostly O.K. but, the square edge on the passenger part dug into my butt and made me uncomfortable. Fix ?
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Old 11-20-2013, 11:09 PM   #19086
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Yep. I sure do.

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Old 11-21-2013, 01:37 AM   #19087
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I don't have an 800 , but, last week I rented one for 3 days and only one thing kept me from falling hard for it .
In this thread , what pages are the bitching about the stock seat located ?
It was mostly O.K. but, the square edge on the passenger part dug into my butt and made me uncomfortable. Fix ?
I've found for that reason and overall comfort I need an AirHawk for the longer rides.
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Old 11-21-2013, 05:21 AM   #19088
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I've found for that reason and overall comfort I need an AirHawk for the longer rides.
+1. I couldn't survive the commute to work without it.
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Old 11-21-2013, 06:28 AM   #19089
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airhawk

Goes to show you-no two asses are the same. I use the airhawk on my Goldwing on long trips, but find it uncomfortable on the XC after 100 miles. Since breaking 10K on the Tiger, I can ride 300+ miles on the stock seat.

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I've found for that reason and overall comfort I need an AirHawk for the longer rides.
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:53 AM   #19090
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I don't have an 800 , but, last week I rented one for 3 days and only one thing kept me from falling hard for it .
In this thread , what pages are the bitching about the stock seat located ?
It was mostly O.K. but, the square edge on the passenger part dug into my butt and made me uncomfortable. Fix ?
You would be a candidate for a custom seat then.

9K miles on mine with stock seat...at least a couple of 400 mile days. After that I'm just beat. We generally ride all the twisty ways though.

But I'm an old guy with a skinny butt. It gets no where near the passenger seat.
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Old 11-21-2013, 03:23 PM   #19091
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Nice! what bashplate do you have fitted there?
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Old 11-21-2013, 06:31 PM   #19092
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After about 300 miles my butt couldn't take what was otherwise a comfortable ride. My solution was to purchase a Saddleman Gel Pad raw and had my local upholstery shop install it under the seat cover. I have taken a couple of 600 mile rides since and I haven't even noticed any discomfort. The seat looks stock but rides like a custom
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:24 PM   #19093
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I don't have an 800 , but, last week I rented one for 3 days and only one thing kept me from falling hard for it .
In this thread , what pages are the bitching about the stock seat located ?
It was mostly O.K. but, the square edge on the passenger part dug into my butt and made me uncomfortable. Fix ?
Fix - getting ready to order a Rick Mayer seat (had one one the Multi).
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Old 11-22-2013, 01:52 AM   #19094
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Goes to show you-no two asses are the same. I use the airhawk on my Goldwing on long trips, but find it uncomfortable on the XC after 100 miles. Since breaking 10K on the Tiger, I can ride 300+ miles on the stock seat.
Yeah, I can ride 300 miles on the stock seat but I can't 300 miles day after day. That's where the AirHawk works for me.
Could be you've got too much air in it.
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Old 11-22-2013, 01:54 AM   #19095
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Nice! what bashplate do you have fitted there?
If you're asking me, it's the SWmotech.



Has been on for over two years, 26000 miles and plenty of this sort of stuff pinging off it....
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