Tiger Tales - Dialling in the 800XC for the dirt

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

  1. T

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    Yeah- Something like D_U's idea.

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  2. Rodeogeo

    Rodeogeo n00b

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    Something I've learned and something to share.
    I always wondered how the tip of my beak cracked off. The TT front fender extenders extend too much?
    Also, the front fender has brackets with tabs that hold or contain the front brake lines. There is a tab on the back of the bracket that I cut off. After 6,000 miles, the brake lines still stay in the bracket. But if the front fender flies off I probably won't even notice it since the brake lines aren't attached the to the front fender.
    I cut the tabs as I was attaching the TT extenders and wondering why I even bought them.
  3. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    I'm thinking the best deal for the front for mud and real offroad would be to mount the back of a sumo fender up high in conjunction with the beak...do away with the lower fender. Double brake lines to keep them out of the way of the wheel.

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  4. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    I just move the brakeline out of the groove in the front fender when riding mud or rocks. No need to cut anything. Pop it back in for regular use.
  5. ElJefeATX

    ElJefeATX Morally correct

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    Dumb question:

    Can you remove the tank with fuel in it?
  6. klinquist

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    Yes. Connector on the bottom self-seals when it is disconnected
  7. ElJefeATX

    ElJefeATX Morally correct

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    I figured, but, y'know...

    Thanks. Should be an interesting day tomorrow. Heated grips as well as other stuff going on.
  8. y0y02369

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    There is a forum on a guy who did the fog light... Step by step. It's pretty much the same as heated grips but was real useful for tips and stuff.


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  9. KildareMan

    KildareMan Been here awhile

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    Yes but don't try a full tank unless you really like weight training and have plenty of space, as you stagger around trying not to drop the tank.

    TIP: When disconnecting the fuel connector push it in slightly to release physical pressure on the two tabs that you have to press to release the connector.
  10. satrider

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    Does anyone know the UNI filter pre-filter part number to fit the Tiger 800xc?
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    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    NU 3704

    There was an earlier NU 3703, but I believe that the 3704 will fit all of the Tiger 800s.
  12. satrider

    satrider Adventurer

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    Thank you, Yossarian. I wonder where one can purchase from in the U.S. Did a Google search, and nothing real turned up. Can someone please post a description and dimensions of the filter? It would be nice to find a replacement for it :-)
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    PYG RYDR Adventure-Dual Sport

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  14. Baja Dad

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    Okay guys needle help here
    I've looked back to the thread a little bit but still cannot find what I'm looking for


    Can someone please post what parts are needed and where to get them
    to install dual brake lines on a tiger 800xc with ABS

    I would really appreciate it it will help with my conversion for the two bikes I am building
  15. y0y02369

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    just placed a group order to NorCal haha there are no US sellers... trust me i have tried. Just go here and order... shipped the following day! :thumb
  16. MotoTex

    MotoTex Miles of Smiles

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    After you install the new hoses, from what I understand you will need a dealer or need to use DealerTool to get the computer to let you bleed the system. That seems to be the hitch in the get-along, wrangling the ECU and ABS to cooperate with the bleeding process.
  17. Baja Dad

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    I have a Triumph Tech that will do all that
  18. MotoTex

    MotoTex Miles of Smiles

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    A local hydraulic shop should be able to make the hoses to your spec. Strip the bike so they have access to the nearest connection for the hose to the caliper and they should be able to get all the particulars for fitting orientation, bend, hose lengths, and necessary hardware.

    Look at the hose routing on a late model KTM Adventure for some ideas for routing down to the calipers.
  19. Norty01

    Norty01 RIDERCOACH

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    Have you seen the routing for the front brake hoses on the Tiger 1200? Wow, talk about convoluted. :huh
  20. MotoTex

    MotoTex Miles of Smiles

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    Yeah, it is what it is.

    I suppose he's wanting to go with a high fender up front and wants to get the hoop line clear of tangling with the knobs.

    Same hydraulic shop might be able to splice in a T into the existing hose, near the lower triple clamp, then a couple of longer runs could be made from there, one to each caliper.

    Another way to consider, using the OEM lines, might be to trim away most of the existing fender, leaving just enough to hold the lines and remain stable. Raise it as high as possible, cutting out on top the area that might hit the triple tree on full fork compression. That might get it far enough away to prevent packing with mud, and with most of the fender trimmed away it would be a lot easier to clear if it did.

    Then, add a high fender and remove the beak. It is too fragile to leave on for racing as evidenced by those two guys in Australia who rallied a couple of Tigers and came home without the beaks after the mounting points broke.