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Old 09-09-2011, 10:21 AM   #8386
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I have a T-63 on that other 800. Same load rating as a TKC. S speed rating =112mph. The TKC is better off road in the sandy stuff. Longer knobs and wrap further up the sidewall. The T-63 also looks to be a tad narrower and do not protect the rim as well.

Same as the TKC on pavement and are wearing better. No cupping at least.
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:27 AM   #8387
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I've tried to follow the mapping and Arrow/standard pipe discussion, but am now thoroughly confused. My dealer fit the Arrow onto the Tiger 800 I test rode today. He says it removes that sort of high-pitched aircraft engine sound... which I have heard on other Tigers.

Question to the group is: is it worth getting the Arrow or not? Does it adversely affect gas mileage?



Here's a picture of the bike I tried... it felt so natural and comfortable for me it was amazing!

Thanks for your input.

Yes, Gas mileage is adversely affected. If you want to stay in the 50+ mpg range keep it stock.
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:29 AM   #8388
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I have a T-63 on that other 800. Same load rating as a TKC. S speed rating =112mph. The TKC is better off road in the sandy stuff. Longer knobs and wrap further up the sidewall. They also look to be a tad narrower and do not protect the rim as well.

Same as the TKC on pavement and are wearing better. No cupping at least.

I would not want to put a 130 series tire on the Tiger. That is too narrow. Maybe you can get bigger sizes in Europe. In US it states that a 130 is as big as they come.
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:31 AM   #8389
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Interesting, would the 130 fit ? I just wonder how it would handle 95HP ?
Dunno ... would depend on rim width I guess? On the road I'm sure you could tear up the knobs if you wanted to ... but I can do that on a single too. Just have to take it easy on pavement. Any knobby tire will get torn up on high HP bike using ALL the power.

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I have a T-63 on that other 800. Same load rating as a TKC. S speed rating =112mph. The TKC is better off road in the sandy stuff. Longer knobs and wrap further up the sidewall. They also look to be a tad narrower and do not protect the rim as well.

Same as the TKC on pavement and are wearing better. No cupping at least.
Doesn't the F800GS use the same 150/17 as the Tiger 800XC? So you're running a 130 size T-63 on a 150 size rim? Obviously it's working! Cool.
I paid about $60 for my T-63 ... a TKC is over $100.
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:44 AM   #8390
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I have a T-63 on that other 800. Same load rating as a TKC. S speed rating =112mph. The TKC is better off road in the sandy stuff. Longer knobs and wrap further up the sidewall. They also look to be a tad narrower and do not protect the rim as well.

Same as the TKC on pavement and are wearing better. No cupping at least.
Thanks - that is very helpful. I might give them a shot when I get new tires - I don't need anything super aggressive, I just want something that is better than the OEM tires on dirt roads etc. - we don't have much sand here (or if we do, I avoid it like the plague...)
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:45 PM   #8391
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Dunno ... would depend on rim width I guess? On the road I'm sure you could tear up the knobs if you wanted to ... but I can do that on a single too. Just have to take it easy on pavement. Any knobby tire will get torn up on high HP bike using ALL the power.


Doesn't the F800GS use the same 150/17 as the Tiger 800XC? So you're running a 130 size T-63 on a 150 size rim? Obviously it's working! Cool.
I paid about $60 for my T-63 ... a TKC is over $100.

I wouldnt do it but have at it. I think 140 is the smallest I would even consider.
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:58 PM   #8392
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Even if they started making them again I'd never own a Triumph - they leak oil like mad, vibrate, and the electrics suck.
You couldnt be more wrong mate!!
Ive had a 2006 Tiger 955i for the last 3 years. Its done 2 trip around Oz plus a heep of other long trips including off road expeditions and it has not missed a beat!
Its about to clock over 100,000k's and it runs like the day it left the showroom floor............. Needless to say.........." I love it"
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:59 PM   #8393
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I guess I should clarify, T-63 on the front only. I would not put one on the rear either.
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:34 PM   #8394
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Even if they started making them again I'd never own a Triumph - they leak oil like mad, vibrate, and the electrics suck.

Where is that post?

Edit: nevermind, i figured out what that yellow arrow is for... What an idiot!
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Old 09-09-2011, 03:03 PM   #8395
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You couldnt be more wrong mate!!
Ive had a 2006 Tiger 955i for the last 3 years. Its done 2 trip around Oz plus a heep of other long trips including off road expeditions and it has not missed a beat!
Its about to clock over 100,000k's and it runs like the day it left the showroom floor............. Needless to say.........." I love it"
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Where is that post?

Edit: nevermind, i figured out what that yellow arrow is for... What an idiot!
Context is everything people, two posts down see his reply. I knew him from the Scrambler thread so knew he was just joking.

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Kidding guys -- I have a 06 Scrambler and love it!!! I've owned over 40 bikes over the years, and the Scrammy is my favorite ever - no leaks, no drips, no hassles, and is a good looking ride!

Triumph is to be lauded for its quality control and well engineered machines. Sorry if I got you riled at all.
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Old 09-09-2011, 03:31 PM   #8396
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Context is everything people, two posts down see his reply. I knew him from the Scrambler thread so knew he was just joking.
fair enough
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:35 PM   #8397
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she lays down nice

I got the day off and decided to check out some of the back roads and end up at the cabin. Two up, a slight incline on wet grass and the batwings let loose.

Took a nap so fast, per the marks both front and rear washed out.
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:38 PM   #8398
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I got the day off and decided to check out some of the back roads and end up at the cabin. Two up, a slight incline on wet grass and the batwings let loose.

Took a nap so fast, per the marks both front and rear washed out.
Any damage?
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:03 PM   #8399
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Any damage?
No damage. The ground was saturated and loose. Packed all the pegs,kick stand and dog bones with grass and mud.
I was also amazed at how easy she picked back up.
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:21 PM   #8400
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I'm going on a Trip on the Tiger 800XC to the Southern Sierras up near Kennedy Meadows and will be camping for a week in Monache Meadows area. The trip up there is pavement on the 395 and then lots of dirt roads and some powdery stuff on Monache Jeep trail and some rocky stuff down in Monache Meadows. I'm looking for Tires can anyone recommend a pair of dual sport tires that work well in the dirt for this trip but not to buzzy on the several hundred miles of pavement there and back?
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