Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. Ridge

    Ridge Mischevious Disruptor

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    My low fuel light comes on almost like clockwork at 175 miles with two bars remaining. Farthest I've pushed that range was 209 miles with zero bars showing and filled up with over 4.7 gallons... :doh
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  2. Ludicrous Speed

    Ludicrous Speed Adventurer

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    Seems about right. I went 150 and the light came on. Filled up with about 3.8 gallons. I'm sure if you were to baby it and only go 55, you could get more. But even as a noob, i've learned there's little fun in that.

    Black Rhino, if you don't mind my asking, what pannier racks do you have? I have an Akra exhaust, and it's making it tough to find ones that i like because it's shape limits mounting options.
  3. Cuttle

    Cuttle all ya'll can kiss my grits

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    yeah, I doubt babying is going to happen :lol3
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  4. Black Rhino

    Black Rhino Hopelessly optimistic cat herder

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    Givi quick release (PLR6409) with all the docking hardware removed to run Wolfman soft bags on. :thumb
  5. Ludicrous Speed

    Ludicrous Speed Adventurer

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    Thanks! I'll look into them.
  6. Lushtrucker

    Lushtrucker Been here awhile

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    You know, I damaged a lot of things in my crash, but the tank wasn't one of them :dunno

    The link I provided was aus $, not sure if you noticed. I don't know what the stock tank costs, but I'd bet the safari tank is actually a little less, certainly when you factor in the cost of the plastic bits you probably destroyed in the process of damaging the tank.
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  7. Black Rhino

    Black Rhino Hopelessly optimistic cat herder

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    I wasn't referring to that......:lol3 I was thinking more about the spirit in which our group seem to ride off road in. :thumb
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  8. Ridge

    Ridge Mischevious Disruptor

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    Sounds like you didn't try hard enough... need a bigger "hammer". :augie
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  9. MrMac

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    Filled up this AM at 215 miles, the longest I've ever pushed it. Took 4.3 gallons. Computer said I had 15 miles to go..
  10. MrMac

    MrMac Long timer

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    Then used it all to go for a ride! A good day to do Duncan Ridge:

    [​IMG]
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  11. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    My light came on at 185 miles and it took 4.1 gal to fill it up. Highway/ forest road riding. 16xca.
  12. Ludicrous Speed

    Ludicrous Speed Adventurer

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    I found the US Distributor. Cost US dollars is $888 for the Safari. Cost for the Triumph tank is $800. As you pointed out, if you have plastics and other things to replace, then the cost is significantly less for Safari, as the tank replaces your side plastics and a few other things.
  13. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Just got new MachineArt hand guards for my 800XC. Very nice! Three possible configurations. The one shown, then with it raised for winter, and with the grey part out for summer![​IMG]
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  14. XRman

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    The advantage of a Safari Tank is also that there is no chance of rusting as I experienced with my Tiger's metal tank. Robin Box has been making these tanks in Oz for years and knows how to make them last in the sunlight ( compared to euro made plastic tanks). If you buy a translucent tank you don't really need an accurate fuel gauge to know how much fuel you have left.
  15. Cuttle

    Cuttle all ya'll can kiss my grits

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    how long does it take take the whole body work off to route a new power cable for the gps?

    Currently it has a hard wired mount/power supply - but it doesn't fit my gps. I think splicing the cable and just swap the mounts should be quicker than running an new cable. right or wrong?
  16. RichardD

    RichardD Been here awhile

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    I took nothing off to run a cable.
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  17. slobinski

    slobinski easily amused

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    Right after purchasing my Roadie, I removed just enough bodywork to lift the tank, so the GPS power cable could be cable-tied to existing wiring. Seems like the whole thing took a couple hours and it was a good excuse to "see what's under there."
  18. Cuttle

    Cuttle all ya'll can kiss my grits

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    If I could get the bike into the shop, I'd have it apart already, but I hate to do that stuff in the gravel driveway :umph
  19. akaDigger

    akaDigger Amateur Adventurer

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    Since I have removed my plastics and tank about thirty times, I bet I could do it blindfolded. It only takes a few minutes nowadays, even with the running lights. It would be wise for you to do it just for the practice.

    As to the original query: I would wire the harness with no splices.
  20. Cuttle

    Cuttle all ya'll can kiss my grits

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    The thing is, I know I should...
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