Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. SlipChip

    SlipChip Adventure Commuter

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    I put about 20 miles on an 800XC on Saturday, impressions?

    Love the motor, it's electric in it's smoothness and torque.

    I'd appreciate a bit more legroom, had seat on high and the peg rubbers out but I think I would need the "Tall" seat. Has anyone seen one of these yet?

    More heat coming off the motor than my TDM.

    I'd have to do something with the handle bars. Higher, straighter and further fwd.

    Oil leak evident off the front of the head and something from the rear as well.

    Yes, I heard the burble from the exhaust as well, not sure if this bothers me, though I would want the Arrow exhaust or something aftermarket anyway.
    Anybody notice this noise with the Arrow?

    More later
  2. wolftrax

    wolftrax Been here awhile

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    Go for it. I already have a white roadie. I spoke to Tim there at Freedom Powersports. They really stick it to you there with dealer fees.
  3. andoulli

    andoulli CAJUN

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    OK, not read through the whole thread yet, so please excuse if this has already been asked. I did not see my T800 until I picked it up, PDI already done, a few farkels installed, full tank, ready to ride home. I noticed that there was not a single warning sticker on it. Did the dealer remove them, or is the T800 shipped with no warning stickers? I guess I kind of miss the little guys, and the new bike ritual of burning out a hair dryer getting them off.
  4. The Jerk

    The Jerk Bring us some fresh wine!

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    Your dealer peeled them off. They come with two stickers on the tank and one on the windscreen. Also I don't know why triumph can't use an adhesive for those that just comes off clean.
  5. andoulli

    andoulli CAJUN

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    Interesting, i don't have a problem with it, but that has got to be against some law on the books, no? Yikes, if that happened in California the dealer would be fined enough to put the state back in the black!:D
  6. Hallwine

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    Just got off the phone with my dealer. I can pick up my Black Road ABS on the 20th. Its been in 3 weeks already and triumph have called to find out why its not registered yet. (I was out of the country) Then 10 days to get a slot in the workshop for PDI and such.
    FWIW I put down £100 in October as a deposit...which the dealers computer system counted as credit and used it to buy farkles for my Scram. Weird.
  7. ride4321

    ride4321 Long timer

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    I had an opportunity to ride both back to back this past Saturday and that was my thought as well. On pavement the Tiger street was WAY nicer. Didn't get a test ride on the XC so no idea how that comparison would be in the dirt. I loved the Tiger street though and handed my keys over to the salesman to work up the numbers on my 1050 Tiger.
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  9. RollinOnShabbos

    RollinOnShabbos Adventurer

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    Ha, okay, good to know.

    As for the "dealer fees" how bad were they? I worked the dealer in Cali down a bunch since I was buying a good number of accessories... Hope I can do the same with this one.
  10. spewler

    spewler Not (w)reckless

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    Just picked up a white 800 XC Saturday. It was a demo bike with 14 miles on it; it had actually never been demo'd by a customer, only the dealer had ridden it. Anyway, here are my first impressions:

    For me (5'5") the windscreen is adequate. Noise isn't too bad, but I'll have to ride in calm air to make a better assessment. This morning on the way to work (~60 mile commute each way) the wind was blowing pretty good, so it's hard to say if I'll replace the stock windscreen or not.

    Love that engine! The exhaust note with the Arrow is beautiful music.

    Thought I can't reach with both feet, the height of the XC vs. the F800GS is one of the reasons I chose the XC. I like the ergonomics better too. I feel like I'm sitting in the cockpit rather than atop a motorcycle.

    I'm not sure if I like the bend of the handlebars or not. They seem a little too wide for me. Maybe it's because I'm accustomed to an Aprilia Futura...time will tell.

    I fully understand now why folks call BattleWings "DeathWings." They are absolutely horrible on anything but hardpack dirt roads. They seem to be pretty good on the street, but when I took a telephone road they couldn't handle light gravel or sand. She took a dirt nap because of those @#$% BattleWings!
  11. wolftrax

    wolftrax Been here awhile

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    I was looking to trade in for an XC but decided not to. If I recall the fees

    Freight 495
    Prep 195
    Dealer fee 200

    When I bought my roadie up in Ringold the only fee I paid was a Doc fee for 80. Kinda pissed me off on the 495 for freight, the warehouse is in Marietta if I remember correctly. The next city south of Kennesaw. Hope this helps.
  12. SlipChip

    SlipChip Adventure Commuter

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    continuing...

    I noticed some buffeting around 70mph+. The windscreen also shakes all over the place, weird...

    The suspension seemed a little choppy on the broken pavement common in NEOhio, do you suppose it softens upo a bit with use?

    This bike only had 13 miles on it when I rolled out, I suppose the transmission loosens up a bit with some miles as well. Seemed a bit stiff and notchy.

    Here I am before I suited up...
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    Here is the oil leak
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    Here is the TDM looking over it's shoulder....
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  13. fmunson

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    Im not sure if GooGone is available worldwide but nothing removes sticky crap like GG! http://www.magicamerican.com/googone/catalog/googonecleaners.aspx
  14. AK Oldman

    AK Oldman WANDRN

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    For those interested, I just received the following email from Explorermoto.

    "JC, Jesse has a Triumph 800 in the shop as I write this. I saw the mock up last Friday, & the bags look great. Jesse is looking to be in production in 3-4 weeks. We will start with the Odyssey II system, with the Safari's to follow at a later date. Jesse is running some numbers on a cost & will try to keep it in line with the BMW F800GS system at $1195.00. However, the Triumph's exhaust is on the right side which required some retooling & programing, so they might be a little higher in cost."
  15. Evomx971

    Evomx971 Wave as you fly over

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  16. GeoDiablo

    GeoDiablo compulsive troublemaker

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    Test ride on the XC over the weekend. I LOVED it… dammit. Everything about it, and it fits me like a glove (6'-0" 33" inseam). Severely smitten here. :raabia

    However, I don't require the XC features. Do I need bother to score a test ride on the standard 800 before placing my order (my dealer doesn't have one). In other words, I'm gonna love the roadie just as much, right?
  17. coast range rider

    coast range rider Been here awhile

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    Does Triumph offer a taller seat for both versions of the Tiger? If so, does it also have 2 height settings? Or are we talking aftermarket here?
  18. PaulSF

    PaulSF Been here awhile

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    You had better ride the standard 800 first. Make sure it works for you - they are two different bikes - The suspension makes a big difference. I found the standard less than satisfying compared to the XC ... I wouldn't have bought the standard. :eek1
  19. PaulSF

    PaulSF Been here awhile

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    Trail wings are referred to as Death Wings, not Battle Wings ...:deal
  20. Masi

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    Finaly at friday I got the message from my local dealer that there's a re-assembled venom yellow tiger standing at their parking lot.
    Unfortunately they were not able to solve the problem :kboom
    Today I went back to place an order for an ECU. Basicly everything else has been replaced from the fuel supply and it still doesn't run properly.

    Not quite sure how long it's going to take to get a new ECU but hopefully it's going to fix the fuel supply problems assuming that the problem is at the fuel supply...