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Old 01-29-2012, 05:32 AM   #10681
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I have been told that the 800 triple has some heat issues. I do not want another bike that burns my legs.
yes a motorcycle engine does throw off some heat .
Guys that ride in shorts might have some discomfort.
Those guys should really stick to cars anyway so theres no chance of warm leg discomfort heat issues.
Bottom line ,people gotta bich and moan
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Old 01-29-2012, 05:55 AM   #10682
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yes a motorcycle engine does throw off some heat .
Guys that ride in shorts might have some discomfort.
Those guys should really stick to cars anyway so theres no chance of warm leg discomfort heat issues.
Bottom line ,people gotta bich and moan
To put this in context. The Tiger800 can blow hot air across your thighs when it gets hot in stop/start traffic or when struggling up a rocky hill climb. It is uncomfortable if you're wearing light summer riding trousers. As soon as you get some speed up all is good again. For me, it doesn't happen often enough to spoil an excellent bike. Someone in Arizona might think differently.
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:26 AM   #10683
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I have been told that the 800 triple has some heat issues. I do not want another bike that burns my legs.
It does give off some heat, but its definatley not a "leg burner". For me it's not a deal breaker, as the bike does everything I want it to do so well. It is my only real complaint about the bike so far and I seem to find myself disapointed with many of my purchases.

Test ride one on a hot day and you'll know if the heat is acceptable for you.
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:49 AM   #10684
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I have been told that the 800 triple has some heat issues. I do not want another bike that burns my legs.
It's not bad. You will be just fine. Don't wear shorts!
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:50 AM   #10685
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Mounted this up yesterday. This is a stiff tire! Spooning this sucker on could very well be impossible! I'm excited and nervous about the tire. I really liked my TKC's!

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Old 01-29-2012, 07:51 AM   #10686
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Heat issues

So far the responses have been from those living in temperate climates where a little heat can be a feature.

I live in in a tropical climate and this bike can get downright uncomfortable when the abundant temperature gets above 90f, proper riding pants or not.

My solution was to fabricate heat shields which tamed the problem but I'm hoping Triumph will address this on future models.
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:38 AM   #10687
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So far the responses have been from those living in temperate climates where a little heat can be a feature.

I live in in a tropical climate and this bike can get downright uncomfortable when the abundant temperature gets above 90f, proper riding pants or not.

My solution was to fabricate heat shields which tamed the problem but I'm hoping Triumph will address this on future models.
Jim - I'd think every single bike would have heat issues in that climate no

The Tigger doesn't have any more of an issue with heat than any other bike I've ridden.
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:56 AM   #10688
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Jim - I'd think every single bike would have heat issues in that climate no

The Tigger doesn't have any more of an issue with heat than any other bike I've ridden.
The Tiger800 is by far the worst I've owned, even including a few Harley's. The BMW "R" (boxer) bikes have zero heat issues. Currently I also have a BMW 800GS that puts out a some heat but no big deal, just move the knees out. With my shields, the tiger is about the same .

The subject has been discussed at length on the Tiger800.com site. One thread is even titled "roasted nuts"

Bottom line, it can be a hot bike. Not a problem if the ambient temperature is reasonable, or if you are one those who can tolerate it without complaint, but I ain't, guess I have a pretty narrow comfort zone.
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:11 AM   #10689
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So far the responses have been from those living in temperate climates where a little heat can be a feature.

I live in in a tropical climate and this bike can get downright uncomfortable when the abundant temperature gets above 90f, proper riding pants or not.

My solution was to fabricate heat shields which tamed the problem but I'm hoping Triumph will address this on future models.
The great thing about Minnesota is that not only can we see -30F in the winter we also can see 100F with high humidity in the summer. I have ridden my tiger in 95F temps with high humidity (as in moisture condensing on exterior of my home) and it does through heat, but didn't feel it was unbearable.

That said there is room for improvement and I've thought about fabricating a heat shield/deflector myself. Post some pics, I'd like to see your solution.
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:34 AM   #10690
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:59 AM   #10691
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:00 PM   #10692
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Yep. It's a hot bike. The second hottest bike I've ever ridden next to my Uly, which is world famous for being hot. Now, since adding the Uly comfort kit, the Tiger 800 is the hottest bike I've ever rode. Don't even consider wearing mesh pants on it. Your legs will roast.
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Old 01-29-2012, 01:00 PM   #10693
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These were constructed out of sheet polycarbonate, lined with three layers of heat reflecting tape on the inside, faux carbon fiber on the outside. Attached to the frame with some 1.25" plastic pole holders from a marine store and a handmade "L" bracket in the front for quick removal.

This is the third revision. The trick is to jut it out (to scoop in air) in the front and offset it with spacers about 1.25" in the back to allow the hot air to exhaust behind your leg. The top was sealed using 1" plastic corner guards from Home Depot and overlaping with the heat tape..




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Old 01-29-2012, 01:18 PM   #10694
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Old 01-29-2012, 02:38 PM   #10695
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OK I see. I can feel an experiment with the Cornflakes packet coming on. Although I don't see the point of having it open at the front because this problem invariably happens a slow speeds when the radiator isn't getting enough wind through it, hence the fan coming on and blowing the hot air at you.
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