Tiger Tales - Dialling in the 800XC for the dirt

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

  1. cug

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    Yeah, possibly. I would certainly know if I didn't have to run around with my ribs hurting for 6 weeks. :lol3
  2. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    6 weeks? You wuss, 3 of mine were properly broken & healed after 4. :wink:
  3. cug

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    After 4 weeks it was kind of okay most of the time - the problem is I prefer sleeping on my belly or 3/4 side/belly, so that certainly didn't help. And the first two nights with them busted and sleeping on a camping pad didn't help either ... :lol3
  4. sasrocks

    sasrocks Been here awhile

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    I've pretty much read this entire thread and wish to thank the OP for his efforts. This will be my only post here because not having the bike I have nothing to add/no questions.

    Only expressing frustration that so many threads with good information on this site turn into thousands of posts of internet chest thumping which is especially rampant on this site. Thus reducing the value of the good information because it is swamped by BS noise making it damn near impossible to wade thru to find the truly valuable intelligence. The mods need to start nuking these juvenile pissing match posts in such threads. Take it to JM.

    OUT.
  5. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    I slept on a reclining armchair in the living room for those 3 of those 4 weeks.
  6. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    PLUS 10000 :thumb:clap:clap
  7. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    About a year ago I did ask the mods for a dedicated Triumph section like the KTMs and BMWs have but it fell on deaf ears.
  8. cug

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    And you call me a wuss ... :deal

    But, back to topic: I have ridden a WR without steering damper in deep sand and I have ridding one with a damper. Wow. The difference is quite obvious and if I had to build a bike like my gone WR again, I'd certainly put on a steering damper. No question about it.
  9. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    I have a Scotts damper on my Husky. Here in New England the problem is not so much sand as rocks and roots. I love mine - it's one of those things that you don't notice is working so I guess that's a good thing.

    That said, not sure I want (OK, maybe I want) or need one of the Tigger since I don't intend to take it in deep sand or roots/rocks.
  10. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    What difference would that make? Most of the BS arguing occurs between people who already have the Tiger.
  11. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    You implied that it was difficult to find the good things in amongst all the bickering. With a dedicated Triumph section there could be more individual threads dedicated to individual subjects making it easier to find certain information. Which is exactly what happens in Orange Crush or Parallel Universe etc..


  12. internalcombust

    internalcombust Yes its dirty, thanks.

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    Your contributions have been worthwhile, thanks. :huh
    See how easy it is to be just a little bit of an ass on the internet? Don't worry you will get the hang of it. It takes the right amount of dick to useful info ratio. With a little more practice no one will even notice how much of a n00b you are.
  13. internalcombust

    internalcombust Yes its dirty, thanks.

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    Sorry swimmer I had mistaken you for sasrocks. You obviously have this whole forum thing figured out. My bad.:freaky
  14. Mr_Chris

    Mr_Chris Get away, evil car!

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    Just a word of warning, others here have reported topping out when raising it that high -- you'll crash up top and shatter your guard. The max is about 20mm I believe, or LESS. An inch (25mm) would be making contact when the (stock) suspension bottoms out... Of course if you've modified that, YMMV. :1drink
  15. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    I'd say 15mm. That's what the Touratech kit does and BurrenRider did tests earlier in this thread and suggests that even that will touch the guard to bottom yoke. I'm just hoping that it doesn't touch hard enough to break. 20mm or 25mm most probably will break the guard.
  16. vwdrvr66

    vwdrvr66 Been here awhile

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    You don't have any more pictures of this do ya? I would like to see more they ran it down the fork tubes, etc.
  17. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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  18. choccoloco

    choccoloco Cabin Fever....

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    Hey Burren,
    You've put some great content in this thread, but difficult to filter the noise.
    Any word on the safari tank?

    How's the bike after the drowning? Any new ideas to prevent it happening again?
  19. Windy Rider

    Windy Rider Pussy Power

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    I gave the Tiger some new boots today, put a Heidenau k60 rear & Continental TKC front. I think that this will make a good combination. I'll keep an eye on how long they last.

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  20. the_babaji

    the_babaji Been here awhile

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    I am also considering the Heidenau rear. There has been some discussion about that solid centre strip down the middle of the tire. Some say it can cause the tire to slide out sometimes or otherwise act squirly, in slippery conditions.

    Once you have some miles on it, I would be very interested to hear your report.