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Old 09-16-2011, 07:18 PM   #8506
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My Vstrom would absolutely soak my feet. The front tire splashed water on the chinguard which would direct the water to your feet. A fender extension almost completely cured this problem.
I have installed a fender extension on my T800, but it has not been baptised yet , so I am not sure how effective it is.
I used a "Fenda-Extenda" on my DL1000 and boots stayed out of any direct spray ... keeps engine cleaner too.

I've already seen an "extender" on the Tiger 800. The Brit guy who makes the adjustable shields and other stuff may be offering one for the Tiger 800 now. Check on the UK Tiger forum. Screen name "Strada" in vendors over there.

But if you ride in rain ... good waterproof boots a must in any case. And hopefully your water proof rain pant gaiters come down to ankle point. My old Oxtar Gore Tex boots work well in rain.
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Old 09-17-2011, 02:46 AM   #8507
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get waterproof boots?
Exactly. Goretex is wonderful stuff.
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Old 09-17-2011, 06:08 AM   #8508
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Exactly. Goretex is wonderful stuff.
Alpinestars Scouts rock and on our trip the Triumph ADV boots although thinner soled than the Scouts or other ADV boots did very well. Both boots are 100% waterproof and breath even though they are not Gore. For the price not a bad option. I really like my Scouts for everyday riding and we have lot's of rain here throughout the winter.
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Old 09-17-2011, 06:55 AM   #8509
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Alpinestars Scouts rock and on our trip the Triumph ADV boots although thinner soled than the Scouts or other ADV boots did very well. Both boots are 100% waterproof and breath even though they are not Gore. For the price not a bad option. I really like my Scouts for everyday riding and we have lot's of rain here throughout the winter.
In the summer, I don't worry about my boots and feet getting wet. They will dry in about 30 minutes of riding after the rain quits. So I do not wear waterproof boots in the summer. Now the winter is an entirely different story.
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Old 09-17-2011, 07:03 AM   #8510
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What Carl said. Here in Florida, we wear a lot of the ventilated "air" boots. If any water gets in, it drains right out.
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Old 09-17-2011, 07:04 AM   #8511
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In the summer, I don't worry about my boots and feet getting wet. They will dry in about 30 minutes of riding after the rain quits. So I do not wear waterproof boots in the summer. Now the winter is an entirely different story.
I hear you being in Florida...here waterproofed everything all the time... We wear TCX air boot that have a breathable waterproof Gore liner if you can believe that while letting air in during the HOT days.
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Old 09-17-2011, 01:52 PM   #8512
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So TuneECU has all the latest tunes for all models of the 800 and XC. Those who were having stalling problems, did the new tunes do the trick? I'm kind of assuming they did because I haven't heard any stalling complaints in this thread in a long while.
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Old 09-17-2011, 03:39 PM   #8513
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So TuneECU has all the latest tunes for all models of the 800 and XC. Those who were having stalling problems, did the new tunes do the trick? I'm kind of assuming they did because I haven't heard any stalling complaints in this thread in a long while.
So far so good but it's not hot any more either. I don't think I'll really know till next summer.
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Old 09-17-2011, 04:50 PM   #8514
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So TuneECU has all the latest tunes for all models of the 800 and XC. Those who were having stalling problems, did the new tunes do the trick? I'm kind of assuming they did because I haven't heard any stalling complaints in this thread in a long while.
My bike is on 20496, not the current 20629. Not sure if I should update, as I have never had the stalling issue.
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Old 09-17-2011, 05:15 PM   #8515
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So TuneECU has all the latest tunes for all models of the 800 and XC. Those who were having stalling problems, did the new tunes do the trick? I'm kind of assuming they did because I haven't heard any stalling complaints in this thread in a long while.
Not a single instance of stalling since the new map. Bike runs flawlessly now... super smoooth!
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Old 09-17-2011, 06:28 PM   #8516
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I hear you being in Florida...here waterproofed everything all the time... We wear TCX air boot that have a breathable waterproof Gore liner if you can believe that while letting air in during the HOT days.
I have never tried the TCX air boot. I have tried other brands of "breathable" boots. They are just too hot for 95 F + weather.

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My bike is on 20496, not the current 20629. Not sure if I should update, as I have never had the stalling issue.
You should update; it is a recall. I did not have a stalling issue either; but I had the dealer upload the new map.
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Old 09-17-2011, 10:51 PM   #8517
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I have never tried the TCX air boot. I have tried other brands of "breathable" boots. They are just too hot for 95 F + weather.

It's a bit off topic for the thread, but I'm really looking at cooler boot options. The Sidi Discoverys that I have are comfortable and waterproof, but way too hot in the summer.

I've seen two kinds, those with vents and those that have large perforated sections.

Which have you tried? I have vented gloves and they don't seem to breathe at all. I have had other gloves that were perforated that worked very well at flowing air.

I'm guessing the same holds true for boots. Sidi has a few perfed lorica options like the Fusion Air and some perfed sport style (Vertigo maybe?).
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Old 09-18-2011, 10:34 AM   #8518
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You should update; it is a recall. I did not have a stalling issue either; but I had the dealer upload the new map.
I successfully updated the bike to 20629 and reset the adaption this morning. It could not have been easier. Thanks, TuneECU!
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:58 PM   #8519
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It's a bit off topic for the thread, but I'm really looking at cooler boot options. The Sidi Discoverys that I have are comfortable and waterproof, but way too hot in the summer.

I've seen two kinds, those with vents and those that have large perforated sections.

Which have you tried? I have vented gloves and they don't seem to breathe at all. I have had other gloves that were perforated that worked very well at flowing air.

I'm guessing the same holds true for boots. Sidi has a few perfed lorica options like the Fusion Air and some perfed sport style (Vertigo maybe?).
I, too, tried the Sidi Discovery; I agree, too hot. I have also used US military jungle boots. These are fine for off road; but I am not wild about having a get off on pavement with the nylon uppers of the jungle boots. I have settled for Justin Workboots, They do pretty well and do not get too hot. They lack the ankle protection of a motorcycle boot; but they do hold up very well in a highside and a slide down the asphalt. No road damage to my feet.



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I successfully updated the bike to 20629 and reset the adaption this morning. It could not have been easier. Thanks, TuneECU!
Very good. That makes you up to date. But since it is a recall, you should pop by a Triumph dealership.
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Old 09-18-2011, 02:17 PM   #8520
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Very good. That makes you up to date. But since it is a recall, you should pop by a Triumph dealership.
Ah, that. I had my bike in to the dealer weeks ago for the recall. They updated it to 20496 and the recall was closed. On the Triumph site my VIN shows no outstanding recalls. I don't know if my dealer would do a no-charge update anyway since the recall ticket was closed. I feel better about just doing it myself.
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