Tiger Tales - Dialling in the 800XC for the dirt

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

  1. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    Then why do you keep coming back?:dunno
  2. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Good on ya mate!! I will definitely be trying it that way when it needs cleaning. Wow, latex gloves are gonna be a necessity, eh?

    I had the extra help of a hand on the inside of the airbox. Even then, I clipped in the top of the prefilter flange and couldn't get the bottom in. Had to pull it out and put the bottom right corrner in first before it would go it. Once I got it all in there then I just took the whole airbox out to get to the top of the motor, stepper, etc. Sheesh, what a dumbass. It went back together easy then. :rofl

    Then I fiddled with the spring thingy, wondering how it was supposed to sit. Guess it just keeps the sock from collapsing, especially around the abs tubing.

    Then I was thinking about pulling the battery and re-routing the main fuse link. Still gotta do that I guess.

    I also really kinda wanted to see what it all looked like in there. Valve check and plugs do look easy once you get all the stuff off the top of the motor. Kinda like a modern car - you look under tha hood and can't see anything that resemmbles an engine 'till you remove all the covers. :wink:
  3. burmbuster

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    Yeah, eventually I want to do the same as you. I want to get to the stepper motor for sure. Just didn't have time this go around. I also plan on checking my own valves. I have a decent local shop but if anyone other than the owner is wrenching then its meh.
  4. burmbuster

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    Yeah, they will want to challenge you to a drag race with pillions.:lol3
  5. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    I reckon you were on a Scrambler.
    [​IMG]

    Not a Tiger. You simply cannot burn your legs on the exhaust of the Tiger unless you fall underneath it.
  6. burmbuster

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    There had been several reports of melting both pants AND boots on the Tiger exhaust. I haven't experienced this but others have. Maybe a 2011 guard issue? I know you can get a larger heel guard from aftermarket suppliers for this exact issue.
  7. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Have you tried removing it? I found it a bit of a struggle to get in and now I'm finding it impossible to get out to clean it. There's nothing to get hold of. I think it'll have to be a strip down to get into the airbox to push it out from the inside.
  8. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Not true old bean - I burned a hole in my pants...sorry trousers, and I posted in this thread about it actually.
  9. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    STOP now....Please. :puke1
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    Where's the Kool-Aid? I'm thirsty. :lol3
  11. RichardU

    RichardU Let's Ride

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    Wrong. There is a vulnerable spot near the rear master cylinder.
  12. burmbuster

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    The seal is pretty plyable. Should be able to push down on top of the seal and get a finger behind it. Havent taken it out. Just put it in.
  13. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Maybe you lot have got crooked legs.:rofl
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    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Pliable? Maybe it needs heating up. Mine is pretty stiff and access isn't too good. All I can get near it is one or two fingers.
  15. live2ridetahoe

    live2ridetahoe RN

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    True dat!!

    I have left parts of the cuff of my Aerostitch pants, Traverse pants and Badlands pants on my exhaust. I have found that when I put my feet back on the passenger pegs during long highway stretches, the wind blows the right pant leg onto the exhaust pipe.

    I think Twisted Throttle has a master cylinder/exhaust pipe cover that will fit over the spot for the Tiger.

    JG
  16. Hardhead

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    Funny... I've heard of that happening but not to me.
    I did 450km on Sunday mostly 3rd 4th & 5th gear twisty stuff, so the revs were up. I was wearing rubber waterproof pants even though it wasn't wet and had no problems with heat.

    You'd think if anything was going to melt those pants would have. :eek1
  17. RichardU

    RichardU Let's Ride

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    They do, and it works well. I powdercoated mine.
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    I was thinking of doing the same. Satin black.

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  19. FuzzyDunlop

    FuzzyDunlop Been here awhile

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    Er... nope. Haven't tried removing it as yet. Been pretty wet here in formerly sunny Melbourne and the pre-filter looked dust free. I just assumed it would be like the snorkel boot and pull out. There's a big rectangular rubber bit that sits in the outside of the airbox that looks inviting to squeeze and pull.

  20. gregdee

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    Not sure if this troll comment was directed at me. Haven't been around long enough to know all the history. I wasn't bashing anyone or anything. If pointing out my observations and first impressions of a bike I am seriously considering owning is considered bashing then so be it. I have great respect for Triumph as a company, as they have taken care of me so far. I like how Triumph deals with their customers and I think they make sexy bikes.

    Anyway - my point was that I really did like the Tiger but I was surprised the 93 hp felt like it did when compared to my KLR which has fewer than half that many ponies. One responder pointed out this perceived power issue is due partly to the number of cylinders. I didn't know that - so I keep coming back here because I always learn something.