Tiger Tales - Dialling in the 800XC for the dirt

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

  1. Mr_Chris

    Mr_Chris Get away, evil car!

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    Tricky... the e-peen is flowing but he doesn't show the iconic shot. C'mon blacktiger, I know you have a Top Gear-worthy shot of that road. :deal

    Now ya gotta show it! Tiger in Transylvaania!
  2. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    +1 to what the bag fooker said. Show us the pass.:deal
  3. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Ha ha. Here ya go....
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    Oh, sorry, wrong pass....
    OK try again....
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    Unfortunately some moron had dropped diesel so I didn't really enjoy it in a carefree way.

    And the south side...
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    But the Dn67c, Transalpina pass is better. Although I didn't take many pictures because it's so involving to ride.
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    I filmed a crap quality film on my way up. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQjeeuiEjho

    And a nice view from a park at the top...
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    Hope that satisfies. Full story :- http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=17036006#post17036006
  4. Bazi

    Bazi n00b

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    Rock,n Roll :clap
  5. Mr_Chris

    Mr_Chris Get away, evil car!

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    Thanks. Doubt I'll ever get my Tiger that far north, I'd probably have to rent an inferior make from someone in the area. And it wouldn't even have an attractively plump and pink-on-the-inside tank bag either. :cry
  6. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    I don't know the expanse of Eagle Rider rentals. But, my dealer is an agent for them and rents out Triumphs. :evil
  7. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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  8. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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  9. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Except that it's a long way from Transylvania.:rofl
  10. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    More miles to ride! :thumb
  11. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    My wife and I have rented from EagleRider a few times and they frequently show an "off" brand bike like a Honda ST1300, or Suzuki V-Strom in their fleet but they have always been "out" or "not available" every time we've rented so we've always had to pick a Harley to ride.
  12. framebinder

    framebinder framebinder

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    I may be late, but count me in:freaky
  13. Windy Rider

    Windy Rider Pussy Power

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    Well I've had the Tiger for nearly a year done 9000 k's had three awesome ADV trips and had a ball, recommend the Tiger to anyone wanting to get in to ADV riding. Me I started when I bought the Tiger a year ago.
    I love my Tiger best bike ever, the above pic is on the way home from work fun on my 40th birthday!

    Here are all the mods I have done

    Tyres
    Heidenau K60 Scout.
    Continental TKC 80.
    HD Tubes.

    Triumph
    Mudguard extension.
    Engine protection bars.
    Heated grips.
    Sump Guard.
    Adventure Tail pack.

    K&N main filter.
    Unifilter pre filter
    Acerbic shock protector.
    Touratech Folding gear lever.
    Touratech mudguard raiser.
    Touratech side stand extension.
    SW Motech foot pegs.
    SW Motech head light protector.
    SW Motech bar raisers
    Barkbusters -Storm & End weights.
    Andy straps Panniers.
    Andy Strapz racks.
    Andy Stapz straps.
    Good wool store seat cover.
  14. backwoodsKLR

    backwoodsKLR Ride more, Post Less.

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    I led a NYD ride, in the rain, on my mostly setup 2013 Tiger 800XC and was very pleased with how well it did in the conditions we were riding in!

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    No problems for me on the Tiger, but a few other bikes on the ride didn't fair so well... :clap
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  15. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    You know, when I booked a GS12 from E/Riders in LA, back in 2007 they didn't have it when I turned up. They wheeled out an RT instead. My words were exactly ; "I'm not riding that pile of shit".:topes
    Somewhat taken aback at what I'd said, they took me back into the office. I said the reason for wanting the GS was that I was going to be riding small rough roads. So they hunted around and found me a KTM950ADV in their Santa Monica depot. Asked me; "will that do"?
    I scratched at my beard and replied ; "I suppose so".
    Inside my head I was going WHOOOP WHOOOP! :clap:clap So fair play to them. At least they found me something similar.:lol3
    The sad thing is that two days into my tour the KTM split its radiator :cry so I had to take it back.........from Napa. When I got back to LA they'd just had a GS12 returned. "Do you want to take the BMW?" Do bears shit in the woods?:ddog:bash
  16. clint4130

    clint4130 n00b

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    Hey guys, my first post on the forum. I'm new to the ADV world but have raced mountain bikes and motocross for quite a while. I've seen a few people mention here and there about all the rattling and racket the Tiger makes riding off road. The bike rocks offroad for how large it is, but the noise drives me nuts. I have checked chain adjustment multiple times and even have my center stand and side stand strapped in place. Is anyone running into the same noise or had any success in quieting it down?

    Clint
  17. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    That noise is most likely chain slap. Just ignore it & ride.
  18. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    or maybe center stand. i use double sided velcro to wrap around the center stand. or put in ear plugs:D
  19. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    He said he'd already done that.

    Someone a while ago put a video camera looking at the chain run underneath the swingarm and it seems that the noise is the chain hitting the plastic protector. Not a lot you can do about it really but at least you know it's not something falling off.
  20. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    you are correct. i dont read good.:lol3