Tiger Tales - Dialling in the 800XC for the dirt

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

  1. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Nope, never turn mine off. Even on a pretty tough trail with lots of steep ascents and descents.
  2. McKay

    McKay Been here awhile

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    I find I leave mine on too
  3. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    I honestly think that ABS is one of those things that folks like to talk a lot about but in reality, there's very very few would benefit from turning it off....it just makes them look cooler if they say they need to :lol3

    Personally, I have never once considered using the rear brake to help me get round a corner or whatever. On my Husky ? Sure, on the Tigger ? Not once.
  4. andykeck

    andykeck Been here awhile

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    For what it's worth, SIA is the mileage til next service menu page. I suspect your sequence of button presses is wrong and you end up toggling past the ABS menu.
  5. RED05

    RED05 Are we there yet?

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    Just had it in to the dealer and they needed to add the software from when they replaced the console last fall.
  6. ABHooligan

    ABHooligan The Flying Mythos

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    I've never felt the need to turn mine off-my performance isn't up to that level off-road, and I tend to take frequent breaks to sight-see off-pavement and don't want the aggravation of scrolling through the menu every startup.
  7. y0y02369

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    May be a dumb question but don't they sell ice tires for the 800xc... saw a picture of it but it was a sponsored rider so they may have been made specially..?
  8. y0y02369

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    How you like it?? I've heard mixed reviews from vids and testers but i wanted a personal answer... so what do you all like/dislike about the Triumph luggage! If you don't have triumph luggage, whatchu got and how you like it?!
  9. Chinookmark

    Chinookmark Been here awhile

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    The Triumph panniers are super convenient for road trips -- with the emphasis on ROAD. Easy on, easy off, and the left bag is HUGE. I can put my XD4, gloves, and mesh jacket inside.

    But go on any road with bumps bigger than tar snakes, and the bags start banging around, making all sorts of noise. And you start to worry about the integrity of the little plastic hooks supporting all that weight. One tipover and forget it -- pray that you have some cargo straps with you, or your buddies have enough space on their bikes to store your gear.
  10. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    I didn't go with the OEM cases because of them easily breaking (pretty much every review they broke side cases off), and went with SeaHorse cases mounted to Happy Trails pannier racks. All info here...

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19321332&postcount=13968

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    Glad I went with the SeaHorses, they crash just fine. No damage whatsoever.
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  11. Big Jon

    Big Jon Been here awhile

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    Shhhh... Tiger sleeping.
  12. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    They used ice tires in the Icon Portland to Dakar video, and yes you can get ice tires for pretty much any bike/tire size you may need. They just don't work so well once back on pavement. You can even use studs in your knobs as a semi permanent solution to get you through some icy places.

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  13. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=707819
  14. Yankee Dog

    Yankee Dog Long timer

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    I have the OEM luggage. I bought it specifically because of the easy on/easy off feature. No other luggage option offers this. I do plan to use mine mostly on the road.

    the left side is HUGE. The right side not so much so.
  15. rustynut2

    rustynut2 Been here awhile

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    Jesse Luggage, lift lid, turn handle, lift off.
  16. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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  17. TxLoneRider

    TxLoneRider Been here awhile

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    To slightly delay the point. As far as breaking, sometimes things are suppose to break.

    You have to ask yourself, as inconvenient as it would be have to strap your luggage to your bike until you can get a new luggage base, is that worse than having to replace your frame because the luggage held like a champ, and the force of the impact bent your sub-frame. I am really disappointed the rear sub-frame is welded. But that is another topic.

    My '05 Tiger had a 0 speed tip over, when it was hit in a parking lot. The rear sub-frame was tweaked, slightly, but tweaked still.

    Would that story have been different if the stock panniers for my '12 Tiger 800XC where on that bike, with a bit more give, would the story have been different?

    But as far as this topic, I kinda think dirt riding, and luggage for such, is fair, but that's me.

    cheers y'all!
  18. Chinookmark

    Chinookmark Been here awhile

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    Agreed, to a point. It certainly can be beneficial having an engineered failure point. Make something too strong, and it just moves the breakage somewhere else.

    But I have read several instances, including one magazine article, of the OEM luggage breaking from just off road riding, no crashes involved -- a valid concern for the off road setup thread.
  19. BlackBeast

    BlackBeast Been here awhile

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    Stick to soft luggage for any type of off road riding and both your limbs and bike will thank you. However that's a whole different discussion as well. :norton
  20. internalcombust

    internalcombust Yes its dirty, thanks.

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    I would have to agree with this.