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Old 08-07-2011, 03:22 PM   #7786
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Old 08-07-2011, 03:44 PM   #7787
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Have any of you Tiger owners taken your bike off road. How Capable are they.
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Old 08-07-2011, 03:57 PM   #7788
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Have any of you Tiger owners taken your bike off road. How Capable are they.
To fully answer this question, you need to define what ''off road" means to YOU

I have taken my Tigger on dirt roads, Jeep trails and some pretty gnarly tracks and it performed admirably. There is another thread on ADV about one of our Aussie cousins who has done even more than that (as others have).
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:10 PM   #7789
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Yeah, I suppose it's relative. I tend to compare bikes to four wheel drive vehicles. Example; a new suburban is like a BMW 1200GSA and a Honda crf250x is more of a CJ5. Suburbans are nice for cruising down the hwy but not that great beyond your basic dirt road. Where as a CJ5 (set up right) will go just about anywhere but isn't all that comfy on the hwy. I'd like a 4wd short bed pick up.
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:23 PM   #7790
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I was specifically referring to DAKEZ insistence on bringing his debate on the fundamentals of ABS into the thread, when his opinions have already been fully noted many times over in that parasite of a thread.
I didn't bring it up flatlander but I will not let the lies in that flawed study be parroted unchallenged.
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:32 PM   #7791
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As the owner of a stalling bike...can you clarify what you said? You said when you start the bike with the throttle partly opened...do you mean when you start the ignition...or when you use the throttle to accelerate? It's a fuel injected bike..you don't need to give it gas when you start it. Also..last time I checked you need to give it some throttle to get it moving.

Do you have a Tiger that stalls? What are you basing your statement on? My Tiger was great until I took it in for the first service. Then it started stalling. The service manager said they had the same thing happen to their demo bike. It's not due to riding style or whether you give it gas when you start it. It's a flaw in the computer mapping or fuel system. It's a brand new model...most new models have some type of flaw. I have confidence that Triumph will figure it out.
Please note that I was replying to a post from ButtonPushingMonkey.

To clarify, start, as in hit the starter button. This is in reference to the post I responded to.

No, my tiger does not stall. I am basing my statement on experience with some bikes. I have ridden bikes for over 800,000 miles not to mention miles in cars and other vehicles and always do my own work, so I have lots of experience with "cranky" bikes. It does not mean I am a good mechanic or anything, just lots of experience. Again, read the post I had responded to. It was that posters recommendation to start with the throttle partly open, not mine. I was just pointing out a possible flaw in his recommendation, although I was agreeing that it was worth a try as a temporary work around.

You said "It's not due to riding style or whether you give it gas when you start it.". I did NOT say that the issue was caused by something that the rider is doing wrong only that sometimes when a vehicle does not work properly there are work arounds that sometimes work and sometimes make things worse.

This is NOT a BMW forum. We do not bash the riders for pointing out issues that their bikes have, we only try to come up with solutions. ( I have my rose colored glasses on right now.)

My bike has only had one real issue. When I noticed that I did not have the option on the menu to turn off the ABS I brought it to the dealer. When I got it back, not only could I still not turn off the ABS, but it was telling my that my tire pressures were low. I have an XC. It took them a bit with Triumph on the phone to straighten it all out, but it has run flawlessly the whole time (10,000 miles). Lucky me.
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:31 PM   #7792
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I'm an avid motocross and trail rider on my CRF450R and pick up this Triumph which is my first street / plated bike. I've had the bike for about 6 weeks and put on about 1,300 miles, I love this bike!

I've added a few goodies to the bike:
  • OEM Skid/sump guard ($174 on eBay)
  • OEM Fog lights ($274 on eBay)
  • GPS (Garmin 1490T, $128 shipped on eBay)
If you're looking for a wide selection of GPS mounts, check out GPScity.com. The GPS mount I'm using is $10, it uses zip ties and works great! I use the same mount on my dirt bike and it has held up to some extreme riding and will be no problem on the Triumph. If you need a new helmet, check out the Airoh S4 enduro helment. It's super light, quiet, and only 1,400 grams. Only about $240 shipped from the UK on eBay to the USA. I have their top of the line Motocross helmet and it's super light at 950grams and they make nice quality helmets that are equally approved and safe as a DOT approved helmet here in the USA.

If anyone lives in the Bay Area or Central California, send me a PM, let's do some riding up in the Sierra Mountains. I have a great trip planned this month from Aug 27-31st, ping me if you're interested. Let's ride!!!

I'll post a video of my most recent Sierra Mountain ride later this week. It was the back roads of the Sierra Mountains to Yosemite. About 18 hours of riding over two days, it was a blast! No trail pics, but once I post the video you'll have an idea of the terrain.

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Old 08-07-2011, 08:17 PM   #7793
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300 mile ride today, rain at times with sopping wet roads, hot temps at other times with roads both wet and dry, paved twisties, narrow dirt roads, smooth fresh asphalt, broken asphalt that was more potholes and cracks than pavement; the XC took it all in stride and never faltered, let alone stalled. God, I love this bike.

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Old 08-07-2011, 08:19 PM   #7794
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300 mile ride today, rain at times with sopping wet roads, hot temps at other times with roads both wet and dry, paved twisties, narrow dirt roads, smooth fresh asphalt, broken asphalt that was more potholes and cracks than pavement; the XC took it all in stride and never faltered, let alone stalled. God, I love this bike.

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Old 08-07-2011, 08:40 PM   #7795
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300 mile ride today, rain at times with sopping wet roads, hot temps at other times with roads both wet and dry, paved twisties, narrow dirt roads, smooth fresh asphalt, broken asphalt that was more potholes and cracks than pavement; the XC took it all in stride and never faltered, let alone stalled. God, I love this bike.

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Sounds like really good ride, Mark.
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:40 AM   #7796
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That is what worries me, my T800 has run perfect from day one but sooner or later it has to go in for it's 10.000km service.
So uploading a new map can only ruin my bike, I am thinking of requesting my dealer not to upload a new map. I mean, they need to click on "are you sure you want to upload new software" so they can also choose: No
Use TuneECU & copy your existing tune from the ecu. After your 10k service if you have issues not experienced before the service then simply reload your previously saved tune.
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:42 AM   #7797
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Use TuneECU & copy your existing tune from the ecu. After your 10k service if you have issues not experienced before the service then simply reload your previously saved tune.
Or even better, tell the dealer NOT to load a new tune - it's his bike....
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:22 AM   #7798
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Question Looking for a late model tiger 800 for sale

My friend ask me to post this , he wants a used Tiger 800, is there any out there for sale. The new bikes just came a few months ago i believe!. prob hard to find a used 1. He rode a demo ,as i did @ bike fest . We loved the Tiger 800.
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:42 AM   #7799
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:55 AM   #7800
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Or even better, tell the dealer NOT to load a new tune - it's his bike....
Has anyone dones this? I mean not allow the dealer to change the tune upon service. Sounds like most have trouble after breakin maintenance and tune. Is this a case of, " if it ain't broke, don't fix it"? I am coming up on my 500 mile breakin service and am tempted to tell the dealer to leave the tune alone.
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