Tiger Tales - Dialling in the 800XC for the dirt

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

  1. MotoTex

    MotoTex Miles of Smiles

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    As I recall, a sprocket specified for a Wee Strom is the same spline size.
  2. BryanCO

    BryanCO CO Rider

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    Agree - I've found conflicting info re part numbers. I plan to install the sprocket this weekend...
  3. backwoodsKLR

    backwoodsKLR Ride more, Post Less.

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    I put a 15T Wee front sprocket on my Tiger and love it. I'm still getting better mileage than my friends who put the Arrow pipe on and Arrow map, even with the lower gearing! The extra RPM's in 6th make easy roll on passes without downshifting, too. I don't do a lot of interstate but a few times I have hit triple digits with no problem and plenty of RPMS left.

    With the stock sprockets, 12MPH was the slowest I could go without pulling clutch in. It's much better now for off road, mountain climbing, etc. :clap
  4. Boianovich

    Boianovich Old and Cautious

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    +1 for sure
  5. ABHooligan

    ABHooligan The Flying Mythos

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    I went down one tooth, using an 04 GSXR-750 (I wish they would add more letters and numbers to that bike name) sprocket from fleaybay. OEM Suzuki has the rubber dampy sides too, like the Triumph OEM.

    So far however, I haven't noticed much increase in fuel economy.
  6. ABHooligan

    ABHooligan The Flying Mythos

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    I would like to know more about this. Do I possess the mechanical skills to carry it out? Probably not. Would I like to try it anyway? Yes.
  7. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Why would you want to do this to a bike that never leaves the pavement?:evil Did you sell the KLR?:huh
  8. XCRider803

    XCRider803 Loftin' the wheel

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    And now?
  9. Crab bait

    Crab bait Been here awhile

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    8 mph at idle. I may need to go two up in the rear.
  10. SoCal_Singletrack

    SoCal_Singletrack Adventurer

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    Hey Folks,

    Can someone please point me to the thread/URL regarding spare inner tubes for the 800 XC? 150/70-17 in the rear is a bit of an odd duck. Like most people, I prefer to carry standard or even lightweight tubes for the emergency go-to pack. All I seem to be finding anywhere near that size is heavy-duty or ultra-heavy-duty stuff.

    Thanx!:D
  11. ABHooligan

    ABHooligan The Flying Mythos

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    Monte, I'll have you know my Tiger leaves the pavement all the time. Just yesterday I had to ride across a strip of grass to get from the bank to the gas station. I was glad I put those new knobbies on, else things could have gotten rough.
  12. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    Well, it's a good thing Starbucks paves their parking lots. :lol3
  13. BryanCO

    BryanCO CO Rider

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    I installed the sprocket this morning -- fits.
  14. Boianovich

    Boianovich Old and Cautious

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    Sweet
    Mine should be here by Thursday
  15. sinuhexavier

    sinuhexavier Adventurer

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    Has anybody used Supersprox?
  16. BryanCO

    BryanCO CO Rider

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    Did on my Multistrada. Very happy with their products.
  17. ducatirdr

    ducatirdr Re-entry Noob

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    I ordered one. I tend to do a bunch of hard core powerline rocky trails so the lower gearing will be helpful. I hope it can lift the front without so much clutch slipping as well :D

    I'm curious if you ran into any uniqueness or oddness when doing the swap. Did it install like any other motorcycles front sprocket?
  18. BryanCO

    BryanCO CO Rider

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    Simple install. No issues. I needed to adjust the chain anyway...
  19. backwoodsKLR

    backwoodsKLR Ride more, Post Less.

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    +1 just like any other sprocket change... yesterday, I even managed to lift front wheel in second (with a slight hump in the road) with no clutch!!! :D
  20. btao

    btao RIP Lilolita

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    Planning to order the Holan Crash Bars soon.

    Does anyone have any "experience" with these bars? Pictures & feedback after some trail time? From the crash bars thread they seem to be the best designed set out there and more visually appealing than the Happy Trails and better engine case coverage, yet nobody had them because they aren't sold by the major distributors out there.

    Thanks