Tiger Tales - Dialling in the 800XC for the dirt

Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by Burren Rider, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. BryanCO

    BryanCO CO Rider

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    This is my next mod.

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  2. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    15th front is better everywhere except the interstate. If I had a wish, then it'd be for a granny 1st with a true over drive 6th. I use stock gearing & I can go 35mph in 6th gear. That's just ridiculous.
  3. PYG RYDR

    PYG RYDR Adventure-Dual Sport

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    I am leaving VA Friday to ride the northern section of the CDR from the Canadian border south to Rawlins. I just installed a 15t front sprocket and expect it to be better for this ride.
  4. Boianovich

    Boianovich Old and Cautious

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    Considering I'm turning 6K @ 80MPH with stock sprocket, what's a 15 tooth sprocket RPM going to be? Anyone...
  5. RED05

    RED05 D-SHIFT

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    I just went to 15 tooth a couple days ago - no issues on the Hiway. Feels better in 1st - the bike should come this way.
  6. Yankee Dog

    Yankee Dog Long timer

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    rule of thumb is around 500rpm gain with one front tooth.

    If I was going to do significant off road I would do the 15 front for sure. Most likely change the rear as well. Most significant off road change you can make.

    On my baby Beemer (thumper) I went down one in front and up two in back. Made a huge difference in the rough stuff.
  7. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    I never said that you will have "issues on the highway". I said that its not better. You spin about 500rpm higher for the same speed. When that speed is 80+mph, your gas mileage will suffer.
    I don't ride trails with my XC. Only dirt roads. Some people call them trails, I call them roads. I only use 1st gear to start moving. I ride in 3rd & 4th gear with the 16th.

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  8. RED05

    RED05 D-SHIFT

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    I was not addressing you Robdirt just giving my experience.
  9. Boianovich

    Boianovich Old and Cautious

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    I figure the cost of the sprocket and increased fuel consumption out weighs the cost of replacing the clutch from having to slip it so much on trails. Seems like I'm riding technical trails quite a bit :evil
  10. RED05

    RED05 D-SHIFT

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    After riding the WBDR, Oregon, California, two weeks in Death Valley 1 week in Moab then COBDR the clutch went completely - would not move. 1000$ to have a clutch kit overnighted to Silverton CO. It had blown on Hurricane Pass 12000 feet up - even Triumph said I needed to go down one tooth on the front. Silverton is an excellent place to be stranded for a couple days.
  11. swimmer

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  12. Boianovich

    Boianovich Old and Cautious

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    Amen to that!

    I was fortunate enough to get a comped weekend at Silverton Mt. in 2004. Sphincter tingling lines, huge pow drops, one of my best days skiing!

    Think I'll order that sprocket today. Any recommendations on who to get one from?
  13. rustynut2

    rustynut2 Been here awhile

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    I find the 17 tooth just fine down here on the flat lands, but would switch to a 15 for the mountain passes. All depends on where you are going.
  14. BryanCO

    BryanCO CO Rider

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    This.

    Riding the CO passes and need the lower gearing...
  15. BryanCO

    BryanCO CO Rider

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    I ended up ordering the Renthal sprocket off of eBay...
  16. Nevada

    Nevada Been here awhile

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    bahhh!! Nobody is ever stranded in Silverton. You can just take the train out to Durango. :evil
  17. XCRider803

    XCRider803 Loftin' the wheel

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    I remember a discussion where it was thought that the street triple spline and first gear may be interchangeable for a lower first on the tiger. Anyone ever heard any more about this?
  18. Boianovich

    Boianovich Old and Cautious

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    you have the part#?

    I dithe Renthal search but every vendor that sells it comes up as not fitting
  19. BryanCO

    BryanCO CO Rider

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    eBay item number 330994738274

    289U-525-15P
  20. Boianovich

    Boianovich Old and Cautious

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    Thanks, a bit crazy with some places saying it fits, and others saying it doesn't. :puke1