Tiger Tales - Dialling in the 800XC for the dirt

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

  1. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Not in the clique...

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    +1...You got that shit right!


    Awesome!!! :thumb


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  2. Fasttrak

    Fasttrak Captain Crash

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    That was pretty cool, but I would have to say it was a better sales video for the 800XC than for the Icon gear.



    Fasttrak
  3. Chinookmark

    Chinookmark Been here awhile

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    If Icon wants to assure me that I've bought a good product, I'm ok with that.
  4. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    I wish I could tear up somebody else's Tiger. I'd probably get hurt, but it'd be fun.
    I can't see what they did with that white tiger's front brakeline. Can anybody clue me in when he has no front fender, what is keeping it off of the front tire?
  5. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    You're gonna need a flat billed hat (just like the guys in the video)for them to answer that question.:evil If you use the word "bro" a lot that might help.
  6. henkew

    henkew Adventurer

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    I think I'm missing the obvious here. When you say "disable the killswitch" do you mean there some sort of mod to disable it for this to work? Or does just turning the bike off with the switch do the trick?
  7. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    You can't disable the killswitch. You can disable the ABS. If you turn the bike off with the killswitch and leave the key on your headlight stays on and your ABS stays disabled. If you switch the key off it resets the ABS back to active.

    I've used the disable and it works fine. It's a bit of a hassle, but certainly better than not having the option.
    The buttons are a little fiddly, and I've seen my computer just lock up, not respond to any buttons. Wait a few minutes or switch modes and its fine. Fiddly. Odd you can't leave the odo on the display either, have never heard of or sean that on any vehicle. Freakn' brits. :lol3
  8. bluesman

    bluesman Long timer

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    They made hard loop over wheel. You can see it in some shots.

    However- there are better way. Just like they do it on dirt bikes - run cable through hard plastic tube.
  9. RichardU

    RichardU Let's Ride

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    I think to disable the killswitch means to set it to "RUN" so it's killing ability has been disabled.

    Same here. Sometimes the buttons don't work. Also, agree about the ODO. It's weird.

    Back to the ABS, I eventually tried some aggressive stops on gravel with the ABS on. It works amazingly well. Now the only time I disable it is when I know I'll ride a really steep downhill.
  10. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    Turning my ABS off actually helped cause my first and only spill on the Tiger. Stopping on a loose grave road to adjust something and right before coming to a complete stop the front binders locked up. Instant wheel tuck and down I went traveling at about 2 mph. Lesson learned.
    I will turn it off for riding off road hill country but other than that it stays on.
  11. TerraUnFirma

    TerraUnFirma Fair/Not Balanced

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    Classic...watched a friend on his GS do the same thing right in front of me a few weeks ago...wish I'd had the GoPro running! Lesson learned? Lay off the front brake when coming to a stop on gravel...ABS or no...bad habit.

    I'm pretty impressed with the way the ABS works off-road and I rarely turn it off just because it's such a pain. Like others have mentioned, I will definitely stop and turn it off if I have to navigate a steep downhill section.

    Cheers,
  12. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    We just did a 4 day dual sport ride and it included quite a bit of steep rocky climbs and descents and I just left the ABS on the whole weekend. Never had a single scary moment of "run away" caused by the ABS cycling. Some of the steep sections were loose, rocky and you were constantly being bounced off your line etc. but no problems with the ABS. I have to admit a few times heading over a crest and looking at the rocky steep slope I was about to head down and thinking about the ABS. They just worked.

    Mine just stays on.

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  13. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    Great thread guys!!!


    One question though.....Anyone here having the CLANK noise offroad??

    I'm getting mixed opinions on this, most people report a center stand spring recall. Had mine replaced and still get the slap.

    Ive also read that guys WITHOUT center stand have same issue. Anyone here find a cause or solution??

    Any help is greatly appreciated!! :1drink
  14. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    No clank for me... but my center stand has been zip tied to its mount since after the first (noisy clanky)ride with it installed. The key is to keep the zip tie just tight enough so that it can be wiggled off with your fingers.:deal
  15. Jeroen!

    Jeroen! Adventurer

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    I recently received a completely new center stand, with a lot of rubbers to protect the swingarm. Don't really recall a different clanking noise than the center stand and that's gone.
  16. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    I love quick handyman type fixes but not on a 14k bike, check out this video from another tiger site, It looks like a chain/swingarm issue... :ear

    http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php?topic=5016.0

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  17. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Yeah, I thought it was the centerstand, but sure could be the chain. I hope it's nothing more than annoying. I tend to run a loose chain on everything, better than too tight for sure.
  18. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    +1

    That is a very interesting vid. Got me thinking now...
  19. Rabbot

    Rabbot rain+superbike=adventure

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    If your Tiger is a 2011, check the bash or I should say splash plate. Mine rattles alot.. It's not suppose to be loose.
  20. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    I always thought I ride slow as a snail, but I can't ride off-tarmac with ABS. One time I was coming into a blind corner a bit fast & ABS pulsed me right into a ditch. I don't have a problem w/the front, but the rear ABS sucks on dirt. Maybe I'm just to used to locking up both wheels. I usually practice emergency stops everytime I ride off-tarmac. I believe if some of you tried an emergency stop in dirt, then you would turn it off too.