Tiger Tales - Dialling in the 800XC for the dirt

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

  1. backwoodsKLR

    backwoodsKLR Ride more, Post Less.

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    I am browsing around their site and I don't see a Tiger 800 listed in their seat list... :deal Obviously they do them, cause the one above looks awesome!
  2. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    I saw that too, figured I'd ask Yankee
  3. Yankee Dog

    Yankee Dog Long timer

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    True, the price I mentioned was for a "dual" seat. I do a lot of 2up so the dual was my only option. I find that if mama rides more often then so do I. :deal

    Mayer recommends the leather seats... EXCEPT if you bikes spends a lot of time in the sun and rain. And since I commute more days than not the bike sits out in the parking lot all days more days than not I went with the vinyl.
  4. ckjj888

    ckjj888 Been here awhile

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    Good!
  5. Oshiat

    Oshiat Been here awhile

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    I had Rick Mayer do my seats also last year. The only difference is my pillon seat is much thicker than Yankee Dogs. It sits a full inch higher than the front seat when the front is in the high position. My wife absolutely loves it.
  6. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    Pics or it never happened :augie
  7. Oshiat

    Oshiat Been here awhile

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    [​IMG]
    Here ya go.
  8. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    That is one fine lookin' seat!!
  9. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    No shit. Not showing the wife that one. :lol3
  10. vicvegas

    vicvegas eager beaver

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    is'nt this thread "dialing the T8 for the dirt?" this seat looks more like Dialing it in for the super slab! looks super comfy though, but a little on the ugly side and not really fitting in with the rest of the bikes style. (just my opinion):hide
  11. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Agreed, whose sittin when you're in the dirt anyway. :deal
  12. Big Jon

    Big Jon Been here awhile

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    Ya still gotta get there... :D
  13. Oshiat

    Oshiat Been here awhile

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    I agree with it being a bit ugly. But a happy wife makes up for it.
  14. BryanCO

    BryanCO CO Rider

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    Nice seat. Had a Rick Mayer on my Multi for five years. Loved it. Mine was leather. Pillion was only recovered with leather (no foam mods) to match.

    The stock Tiger seat is pretty good - not sure if I'll replace it but if I do, it will likey be with a Rick Mayer.
  15. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    These guys trailer their bikes to the trail :uhoh
  16. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Agreed. Do the wings on the seat interfere with standing? They also appear to hinder hanging off when riding with my sport bike buddies on a strafing run. That would be a deal killer.
  17. Oshiat

    Oshiat Been here awhile

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    I haven't had any issues standing, that being said I have a dirt bike for riding in the dirt. I doubt this bike will ever see anything more than fire roads. As for hanging off, haven't had any issues there either but this isn't a race bike either. It does fine in the twisties for how I ride.
  18. Yankee Dog

    Yankee Dog Long timer

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    The seat narrows down to normal at the front. So there is no difference in the standing positions.

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    As for the hanging part. Not a problem. not that I drag my knees
  19. vicvegas

    vicvegas eager beaver

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    Looks like a great Touring seat for those big mile days thats for sure. I would'nt mind giving one a try for my 13,000 km trip starting at the end of the month.
  20. vicvegas

    vicvegas eager beaver

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    Hey guys, not sure if this is the spot to ask but what fuses should i carry for the Tiger on a road trip?