Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. 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

  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    520 here. First service on Thursday.

    Great bike, even at run-in limits.
  5. 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.
  6. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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

    klinquist ├╝bergeek

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    OR TuneECU, free, cable is only $20
  8. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    I don't think TuneECU will reset codes will it? It will read them but I don't think it resets them. Been over a year since I was last in there so I could be mistaken.
  9. klinquist

    klinquist ├╝bergeek

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    Yes it will. I have reset a code on my bike with it.
  10. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    I stand corrected and fixed my original post. Only reason I bought DealerTool was to reset the wrench icon and bleed my ABS. Have always used TuneECU for loading maps.
  11. Charrito

    Charrito Been here awhile

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    He has a lot more info om the tiger800 uk forum as well.

    NSA, this post is just for you!
  12. rustynut2

    rustynut2 Been here awhile

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    He is selling his tiger, :cry
  13. Randyincolo

    Randyincolo Adventurer

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    WOWSA!!!!!

    When I bought my Tiger last year bought some 2 inch Rox Risers for it and one thing lead to another and I forgot to install them. Yesterday they went on the bike and my Tiger is now most likely one of the most comfortable bikes I ever owned outside of my Gold Wings.
  14. Vzuke

    Vzuke Been here awhile

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    Finally got around to installing the HyperPro shock. I was dreading it but it wasn't that bad. You just had to have an assortment of tools.

    To remove the links - 16mm & 17mm
    Shock lower - T55 Torx bit & 17mm
    Shock upper - 8mm Allen & 14mm

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    I also installed some raising links (+1 inch) while I was at it to save wear and tear on my boot toes in the turns. No problem for the side stand. In case you wanted to see the difference in links.
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    Remote preload adjuster option.
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    I took the bike for a short test ride today. Very interesting and hard to describe. It felt like I had new tires, very fluid. The ride didn't seem as harsh. I'm 250lbs geared up and I think I was over taxing my stock shock. I also ordered some progressive fork springs & 10W oil from the same place so now I need to get those installed pronto.

    I went ahead and removed the rear tire for the install to give me some extra room and that was when I noticed my rear brake pads, WHOA. The outboard pad is a little thin. Ordered some new pads tonight.

    I have about 16,500 miles on the 2011 Tiger.
  15. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Is that the basic 460 or 360 shock? And if so, am I right in saying that it only has rebound damping adjustment?
    Also, what did they charge for the remote preload?
  16. CaptMako

    CaptMako Been here awhile

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    I am looking to buy a 2014 Triumph Tiger 800 ABS. Although I'm in Central Florida, just wondering what others have paid for their Tiger. Finally narrowed my dealer choice to St. Pete Motorsports. Read pretty poor reviews on other Triumph dealers nearer me and these guys seem to have the best reputation.

    I'd appreciate hearing from other Tiger buyers on their best price. Thanks in-advance. Good riding. :freaky
  17. cory1848

    cory1848 Been here awhile

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    Paid $12,300 OTD on my 2013 800XC at Magic City. Sale was easy enough as I knew what I wanted, they didn't have to sell me anything. Had a LOT of warranty work done there already. Would I recommend them? 50/50. Would I buy from them again? Probably not since I won't be getting another Triumph. They matched my quote from St Pete and that saved me a 2 hour drive. Otherwise I would have gone to St Pete.

    I wouldn't really be concerned where you buy from, but rather where you will get warranty work done. Are you doing to drive back to St Pete each time you need something fixed? Would have been a weekly trip for me.
  18. cory1848

    cory1848 Been here awhile

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    Straight rate spring or progressive? I added the Hyperpro spring kit in mine and that has helped a lot but eventually I want better suspension. One of those was on my list of options. Worth the buy?
  19. CaptMako

    CaptMako Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the input Cory1848. I am very close to Daytona BMW/Triumph. Who, as you probably know, own Magic City, too. I ride a BMW now and will not publicly dog them, but let's say I don't care for them. Point taken on proximity to me here in New Smyrna Beach relative St. Pete. I'll see what St. Pete allows and if I can snag a good deal on a Tiger 800 ABS then I'll check to see what Magic City could do. Oh, I looked at the XC, too, but I rarely do any dirting much anymore. Cory1848 - you happy with your bike as you indicate
    you wouldn't buy another Triumph?
  20. Crab bait

    Crab bait Been here awhile

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    Looks good! Lots of fun getting the stock shock out isn't it? I thought I was going to have to remove the reservoir to do it.