Triumph Tiger 800

Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by ScrambDaddy, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    Now on a tubeless tire a puncture is the end of the tire. But with a tubeb tire can't you just put new tube in and G2G?
  2. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    A puncture on tubeless can be repaired but the puncture needs to be in the middle few inches of the tread. The repair has to be a mushroom inserted from the inside and vulcanized.
    You have to work out whether it's worth the cost (£30ish) over the mileage left in that tyre compared to the cost of just fitting a new one.
  3. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Just plug the tubeless and keep riding. Why would it be the end of the tire? You don't even have to take the tire off and most times you can pull the offending object out of the tire if you notice it soon enough, plug it, and still have enough air in the tire for safe travel to somewhere to air up if you happen to not have a pump with you. I've got 10k's of miles on plugged tires. Never an issue. Got one in my rear anakee2 now with about 10k miles on it.

    I converted my Xchallenge rear to tubeless for the above simplicity of dealing with a puncture.
  4. Big Jon

    Big Jon Been here awhile

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    I've been using plugs for at least 20 years. The type I use are plugged from the inside. I do always try to get whatever caused the leak out of the tire first. Some plugs are designed with a patch attached. These plugs are used just like a traditional repair where the tire is taken off the rim and buffed around the hole, then glued before the plug is inserted, and stitched, (run over with a patch roller) and the excess plug is cut off flush with the tread. This type of patched plug is usually considered a better fix.
  5. loxsmith

    loxsmith Good ol days my arse

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    the main benefit of tubeless tyres is they normally go down slowly allowing you to get it stopped.
    Tubed tyres go down in the blink of an eye and make for some interesting times if you can stay on it
    Tubeless can be plugged reinflated and ride away within minutes, tubeless have to be stripped and patched or a new tube fitted
    There is a reason why all modern cars run tubeless tyres, give me tubeless any day
  6. doxbike

    doxbike Been here awhile

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    So if I am reading it correctly, the OEM Battlewings on my 2011 xc, front 90/90-21 is bias ply; the Rear 150/70-17 is radial ply. The Heidenaus appear to be bias front and rear-can't find the specific designation on line or on the tire. If I should decide to try the full bores, should I go m-40 radial on the rear and m-41 on the front (only have 90/90-21 in bias).

    I thought you weren't supposed to mix radial and bias, yet it appears that several Triumph models do.
  7. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    BMW used to mix radial and bias on their F650 as well. Common and no biggie.
  8. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    It's a common misconception that you can't mix radial and cross ply. You can. BUT you can only do it by having the radial on the rear.
  9. loxsmith

    loxsmith Good ol days my arse

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  10. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    Finally hit 300 miles today and can now take her to 6000rpm. I am truly loving this bike more and more. Seems to have all of what I loved about my Sprint ST and none of what I didn't like about it. Now if they would just sweep the fun roads.
  11. JTB488

    JTB488 Been here awhile

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    I just hit 504 today, picked it up this past Tuesday.
  12. Poweranger

    Poweranger Been here awhile

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    Exactly this. I transferred from the Sprint ST also. I hit 9000 on mine today and it is still as much fun as the first 300.
  13. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Just wait until you're allowed above 6000rpm.............................:evil
  14. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Fixt to reflect the memory of yesterday's ride.:D
  15. loxsmith

    loxsmith Good ol days my arse

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    I think I'll give that a shot tomorrow on the "Million Dollar Highway" SW Colorado :clap
    Hope this dodgy chain holds up

  16. Norty01

    Norty01 RIDERCOACH

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    I did the million dollar highway last June on my XC. They musta had some money left over from construction because they spent the last few dollars on "chipping" the whole effing road to Ouray! :cry
  17. Wandering Dane

    Wandering Dane We are the luckiest guys

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    The Triumph service manual states "40 re-sets" for the check-engine light to extinguish but does not explain what a re-set is.

    My check-engine light just went out after 485 miles since correcting the error. My commute is only 4 miles and I've been running a bunch of errands, so I'd say that 40 re-sets probably equals 40 starts, seems about right.
  18. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    520 here. First service on Thursday.

    Great bike, even at run-in limits.
  19. jpr

    jpr Been here awhile

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    Not sure if it is the same with the tiger but with the speed four, a reset equals a heat cycle or every time the fan turns on.

    for example when my battery crapped out and needed replacement, the engine light turned on and I had to turned it on, wait for fan to kick in, turn off let it cool down and do the same 2 more times.
  20. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Or you can just reset it with DealerTool or TuneECU. :deal