Tiger Tales - Dialling in the 800XC for the dirt

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

  1. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    Two of us were lucky enough to be allowed by Triumph Australia to take two Tigers up to the Flinders Ranges Classic a couple of weeks ago. I fell in love with the one I was using and to my surprise Danny put his on the market and it took me no time to snap it up. I've met Danny and watched the progress of the bike on this thread, so it was an easy decision to make.

    If you're interested, here's the ride report from the Flinders trip...

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=878437
  2. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    And like me, and probably you, Made In England.:clap
  3. RED05

    RED05 Are we there yet?

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    Not reg. service - I had it in because of the stepper motor and walked them through what was recommended in this forum and they also did their research and explained exactly what they had done.
  4. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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  5. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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  6. mario94901

    mario94901 Adventurer

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    Waste of a thread, huh? Well, guess maybe for you...but any info I get on these questions helps me out...

    Thanks for chiming in...
  7. Off Limits

    Off Limits Banned

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    Yea it's a tough crowd around here. Some of those other guys are pretty brutal. Have a nice ride and enjoy your time with the wife. , brown eye, most any motorcycle oil will work in any motorcycle engine regardless of weight. Just make sure it's ok for wet clutches.
  8. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Don't get hung up...we have a whole tiger thread in beasts for this stuff. Most of them aren't reading the west thread since they're all over the world. That's what I meant, just sayin'. :freaky
  9. PBee

    PBee ?

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    He's gone Orange...:evil
  10. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Orange Tigger I hope.
  11. PBee

    PBee ?

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    Well, if a tiger has a 999cc V twin then yes..............:lol3
  12. RED05

    RED05 Are we there yet?

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    What type of oil is everyone putting in their 800xc, synthetic?
  13. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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  14. live2ridetahoe

    live2ridetahoe RN

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    Nice patina!!

    JG
  15. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    use the search tool, its been hashed out a few times!
  16. MuddySump

    MuddySump Adventurer

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  17. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Enjoyed that because Ive been in similar situations on my XC.:freaky Your video made me realize that a Tiger spinning in the snow sounds exactly like like my blender on the purée setting.:deal:D
  18. Mr_Chris

    Mr_Chris Get away, evil car!

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    That's what happens when you pussy foot around and basically stop in front of an obstacle on mud and snow and road tyres.. :rofl He could have gotten some forward motion to carry him through most of that in 60 seconds...

    But hey, we all learned about the limits of road tyres the hard way I guess... I know I did... :deal
  19. Cabriolet

    Cabriolet Adventurer

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    I now know what you mean
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    All loaded up ready to go on a 400 mile weekend camping trip in the Yorkshire Dales...
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    This looks like a nice spot
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    add a few friends for company
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    Sat nav says the road turns left
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    unsuitable for motors??? whats the worst that can happen?
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    yep the only 6ft patch of mud for 10 miles
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    and I manage to fall off in it.
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    Next time I won't be stopping to assess the situation. (pussy foot around as you say)
    I stopped short and in my mind I was thinking; this is my first time off the tarmac, this is a big heavy bike, these are essentially road tyres, oh and that mud look slippy, I am miles from anywhere, the fuel light is on, and I am on my own (everyone else decided to go to the pub, still not sure who had the best idea).
    Ah well, not turning round for a small patch of mud... I dont know what made me think that the heavily cambered, really slippy centre of the road would be a good idea... I soon slipped off that into the car wheel rut and crashed into the grass bank at the side. A very slow speed fall.
    After picking it back up, stopping to take the photos first of course, the hard packed gravel that was a bit unsettling for the first time, seemed like a walk in the park by comparison to the muddy hole I had just fallen off in. I relaxed into the rest of the ride and my speed slowly increased, and with it came a level of stability, and I was able to relax even more.
    I am hooked, can't wait to find some more byways to fall off on again.
  20. Burren Rider

    Burren Rider Aussie Adventurer

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    G'Day,

    I am not real sure at this stage. The Tiger sold really quickly and in hindsight I may not have thought it through sufficiently. I am pleased that it has gone to a good home though. I was looking to pick up one of the last KTM 990 R's but couldn't commit so so I am still on the fence.

    Been doing some more trail riding lately with my mate on our DRZ's and it has been a lot of fun.

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    Also spent a bit of time testing and photographing the KTM 1190 Adventure and Yamaha Super Tenere for the new Adventure Rider Magazine. Both great bikes and we are definitely spoilt for choice these days.

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    To keep things on track though I have a couple of Triumph photo's from the Victorian High Country a couple of weeks ago.

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