Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    I went to a dealership yesterday to get rid of my wrench reminder. I asked about installing roadie wheels & roadie tune onto my XC ABS. The tech agreed that it should work perfect to compensate for the 19" front wheel, but he didn't believe the XC would accept the roadie tune. So, we tried to load the roadie ABS tune & it WORKS! I have not put a 19" on & run the roadie tune yet. Sorry, but I plan to redo my suspension first. However, I feel confident that I'll have a set of roadie wheels soon.

    In theory, load the roadie ABS tune & install mag wheels.
    Load XC ABS tune & install spoked wheels with knobbies of course.
  2. RonPogi

    RonPogi Adventurer

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    I used this OUTEX and this is how I installed.

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.665813950101624.1073741826.600537653295921&type=3
  3. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Don't think the front wheel will fit
  4. Rob Dirt

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    That would be a bummer but lacing up a 19" wheel is always an option.
  5. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    Guys, I switched from the arrow tune back to the standard tune a few days ago. I'm using the Leo can always have the quite core installed. All I can say is "I should have done this a long time ago". Immediately after installing the newest standard XC ABS tune, I rode hard. I revved out the gears & rode 80+ mph for over 2hrs. This exact type of riding would get me 28 mpg average w/the old arrow tune. This tank of gas I got just over 42 mpg. That's a huge difference considering the best mpg I ever got w/the old arrow tune was 42 mpg. And that was really trying to get the most out of a tank. FYI, I reset the adaptations many times with the old tune but it never seemed to help my mpg.

    The T8 does not pull as hard now with the standard tune but it is very minute. The popping on decel has returned but frankly I missed it. I don't get black stuff on my tail pipe anymore. I'm completely happy getting 42 mpg riding like an idiot. When I filled up the computer eventually said 201 miles to empty. I've never seen that before.
  6. Meteos

    Meteos Adventurer

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    So do you think that this set up would increase fuel efficiency while driving in the 65mph range? I usually get close to 50-55mpg at that speed. Would a Leo can and the standard tune get me over 60mpg? That would be nice....or does it not work that way?
  7. Jblk9695

    Jblk9695 AKA-Crazy Old Man

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    I have the same results on my roadie. I like the popping on decel too. I get about the same mileage as you and if I short shift and don't twist the crap out of the throttle I have gotten just about 54 miles per gal, not to shabby.
  8. sammon287

    sammon287 n00b

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    Are there no ill effects of running the aftermarket exhaust with stock tune? I read a lot of posts and have not come to a conclusion. I'm satisfied with the performance and happy with my mileage, but would like to hear the triple sound a little more. I know I wouldn't feel it, but shedding a couple pounds to compensate for other accessories would be a mental bonus for me. I traded an Fjr1300 for the Tiger 800 to get a lighter feel and have added a few pounds in parts already. I like the look of the Leo Vinci can better than the huge stock one.
  9. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    I tried the Arrow tune with my Leo when I first got it and it use 10% more fuel for a small gain in performance. As a touring rider I wanted the better fuel consumption so changed it back. I did a mixed roads ride the other day and all the fuel receipts worked out in the upper 50s(UK)mpg. I'm sometimes seeing 220 to empty immediately after filling.
    And Rob, resetting the adaptions is the wrong thing to do. That feature is there to allow the ECU to learn and adapt to things like altitude.

    No ill effcts at all. These cans are designed to run with the standard tune. All they do is open things up a bit and let out a bit more noise.
  10. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Many people are running after market exhausts with the standard tune. Like others have said, never heard of any issues.

    I've not heard of anyone running the standard tune with the Arrow exhaust. Anybody doing this?
  11. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    If anyone has a spare passenger seat I am interested in buying it.
  12. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Stock exhaust, stock tune...get almost 50 at 75-78 hiway. No guessing for offroading.


    So my regular Saturday when we're not traveling by bike or RV is Cars & Coffee in Irvine at 7am and walk the show, some awfully cool stuff to see that one could drive, even the new Toyota FT1 was there last week. By 8 to 8:30 everyone is pulling out so then I ride down to Laguna Beach and up PCH to Newport and home - it's about an hour ride. Today up PCH in Corona Del Mar I cut a few cars at one of the lights to another bike and it's a Tiger XC. Whoa. Then I realize its DOXBIKE but I dont' think he realizes who I am. He stopped said he was riding to Malibu to ride the canyons and wanted to know how long I had my bike. :huh

    :lol3
  13. lmychajluk

    lmychajluk Long timer

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    PM BajaDad. He replaced his w/ a fuel tank, so he might still have the seat.
  14. doxbike

    doxbike Been here awhile

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    No, I didn't reaize it was you. I saw the hint of a mustache, so that threw me. Besides, your bike was obscenely clean!

  15. Rob Dirt

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    So, letting my Tiger idle for 12 minutes is the wrong thing to do? I live at sea level.
  16. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    I think it's only necessary if your bike is running poorly after some change (physical or atmospheric) and doesn't seem to be improving. Normally the adaptation happens by simply riding.
  17. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Ha...we should'a stopped for coffee!

    Hope your ride was a good one! :freaky


    Oh, and last trip was 1500 miles with a lot of dirt and the bike was obscenely dirty, so it got a full detail. :D
  18. Bogus Jim

    Bogus Jim Been here awhile

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    I get similar mileage, Leo w/ standard tune, 42-45mpg @ 75-85mph and 50-55mpg @ 65mph.

    But, does anyone have a quiet insert (52mm) for the Leo can they'd be willing to sell? If so, PM me. Leo parts seem really hard to find these days. I bought a used Tiger with Leo exhaust, it's a bid too loud for me without the insert.
  19. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    Well last Tuesday I did not change out the rear tire. I was lucky enough to get an AltRider engine bar in stock and get it into the shop on no notice the day before Dust 2 Dawson so had them mount the rear TKC while there. It looked like a royal pain in the ASS with the tech doing, but showed me a little trick. I got home and switched back to the Scorpions yesterday. An hour and a half for both wheels including eating lunch. Tires broke from the bead easily, rear not as easy as front. Used a 2x4 to get the wheel in place while holding spacers in place and wheel assembly went right in. Maybe 5 minutes of work.

    Dust 2 Dawson 2014 was renamed Slime 2 Dawson. Very glad to have the TKC 80s. 110 miles of rain and nasty mud and calcium chloride. Had to wash the bike at both ends of TOW HWY. The Poker Run was bone dry though and got to wring out the Tiger. The KLR is now up for sale!!!
  20. loxsmith

    loxsmith Good ol days my arse

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    That Rally sounds like a lot of fun, I'll try and organise things better next year