Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. troop

    troop Adventurer

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    Correct .. As above, I look at it that maybe it buys me a few extra miles to get to a safe place if need be.
  2. The Haymaker

    The Haymaker Testing Newtons Laws......

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    I'm a religious user of the stuff.

    You just gotta slap it around a bit to get it all out.
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  3. The Haymaker

    The Haymaker Testing Newtons Laws......

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    If you ride year round..... slime freezes.

    Hell of a ride until it warms up, as it pools. Ride On is good at -16f.
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  4. goyko

    goyko Been here awhile

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    Ok guys. I have a question that’s probably been asked a million times, but I can’t make a decision so any input is appreciated. I’m torn between two tigers. They are selling for exactly the same price, and they both have identical mileage. 13000 miles.
    First one (white one) is a 2014 Tiger ABS. And it’s loaded. Aux lights, panniers, top case, Arrow muffler, bigger aluminum skid plate, Sargent seat, heated grips and various other farkles...
    The other ( the black one) is 2012 Tiger 800XC ABS. So two years older, but and XC. And completely stock, except it has top crash bars.
    I’m torn apart, because I would prefer the XC model, but on the other hand for the same price I’m gettin two years younger bike, with a lot of money invested into it. By the time I equip the XC im gonna spend a lot of additional cash.
    Also, I got my dirt bikes, so I’m not gonna abuse the tiger but I will do camping trips on it. For example, im gonna be going to big bend in Texas soon. Riding trough the hill country, the twisted sisters, but then coming to big bend and doing couple days of off roading too.
    Also, what do you think would have better resell value? Because I’m thinking about getting brand new bike in the summer when I save some more money? Any input is greatly appreciated.
    Thanks everybody.

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  5. Baconologist

    Baconologist Been here awhile

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    Get the Roadie, put fresh rubber on it and have fun.
  6. XRman

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    Why not wait until you get the new bike and buy a XCx?
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  7. goyko

    goyko Been here awhile

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    Because I won’t have the rest of the money for the next 4-5 months. There are a lot of rides that my friends are attending by then, and since I’m I’m Texas and this is the best time of year for riding
  8. XRman

    XRman Long timer

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    OK in that case buy the 14 and put some Mitas E07s on it
  9. dinkydonuts

    dinkydonuts Been here awhile

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    Another vote for the 2014 model. That was the last year before they revised the bike, so you're getting the 'polished product' in terms of that generation of the Tiger 800.
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  10. mylastbike

    mylastbike Been here awhile

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    Has anyone ever noticed a shudder through the foot pegs at a certain RPM when accelerating hard?

    I’m on a 2012 Roadie with 28k miles and notice that when I’m hard on the throttle I feel a brief shudder through the foot pegs as I’m passing through a certain narrow RPM range. Not sure what that RPM is, it’s somewhere in the mid range. But when I’m at wide open throttle I feel a shudder vibration in my feet for about 1 second then it goes away. No idea what it could be.


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  11. Baconologist

    Baconologist Been here awhile

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    check your chain for stiff links
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  12. ssevy

    ssevy retired and riding the backroads

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    On both of my Hinckley triples, a 99 Legend and a 95 Tiger, they will shiver like a baby wetting a diaper around 3000 rpms in any gear if you are loading the engine.
    If I ride it correctly and shift above 3500, this doesn’t happen.
    I know that I am conditioned to seeing and feeling low revs on my autos with their overdrive trannies, so sometimes I forget that higher revs and a “busier” feeling is normal on a bike.
    Not sure if that is your issue, but easy enough to look at your tach when you feel it happening.
    I’ll bet you sometimes shift too early.


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