Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    The difference, and it can be a big difference (to total or not to total a bike from a minor incident) is that on the BMW F800GS they are welded to the sub-frame. In the Tiger, the frame is a one piece... So once it is bent or a weld broken, the whole thing is compromised.

    Back to the Triumph Tiger, I agree with you, bolted on or welded on, it is a problem because there is no sub-frame. The difference is that when it is bolted on, you can remove them when not carrying a passenger or when going off-road.
  2. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod Red Clay Halo

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    The smart person is going to be buying your salvage titled bike. :rofl
  3. PaulSF

    PaulSF Been here awhile

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    Pure Triumph is legit. Good folks and good service.
  4. LookoutMountainTiger

    LookoutMountainTiger Been here awhile

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    Allsports, a Triumph dealer in Decatur, AL has an orange Tiger 800 XC in stock, just putting it out here if anyone is interested. I went to the British in the Blue Ridge rally this past weekend and must have seen 10 new Tiger 800's and all were in white, this orange model is gorgeous.
  5. when the road bends

    when the road bends hello

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    there was a white xc on the floor at cyclebarn in lynwood last saturday

    [btw: was anyone given a choice of knobbies at the dealership or is that an accessory?]
  6. Evomx971

    Evomx971 Wave as you fly over

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    Two dashboard display questions, looked through my manual front to back and did searches and didn't come up with anything.

    1. I'm doing my own service. How do you reset the Service Interval indicator (the little wrench) in the display? In the Setup menu I can get to a display that I think is showing "SIA" at the top and the negative mileage past the service interval at the bottom, but I can't figure out how to reset it. The manual just says the dealer will do it.

    2. There is a icon in the middle of the dash, just to the right of the gear indicator that looks like a toothed ring or gear or something. Nothing in the manual references what that icon actually means. I think it's pretty much on all the time on my 800XC-ABS. Any idea what it indicates?

    Thanks!
  7. docsherlock

    docsherlock Been here awhile

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  8. Deano955

    Deano955 Insatiable

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    Nice review, video and promotion. Now if only my friggen bike would get here!
  9. vicster

    vicster Long timer

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    I test rode an orange Tiger XC, and gotta say it was pretty great. If I had to have just one bike, this would be the one. As it is now though I have a relatively new and farkled DR for the dual sportin' and a Rocket 111 Roadster for the rest of it.
    Maybe in a few years...
  10. Romulux

    Romulux Next exit

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    Public service announcement: Hold the pass switch down for one minute and you'll blow a fuse and then you have no lights. Don't try at night while watching for deer eyes.


    That is all.
  11. Deano955

    Deano955 Insatiable

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  12. Meles meles

    Meles meles Been here awhile

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    It's part of the gear indicator, simply a gear icon. Kinda like the units to the right of the other readouts, so represents 1st gear, 2nd gear etc.

    Threw me on my Daytona for a while. Looked like the 'snowflake' low temperature warning icon on a R1200GS.
  13. The Jerk

    The Jerk Bring us some fresh wine!

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  14. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    There are plenty of bikes waiting for buyers on dealer show rooms. :deal
  15. Evomx971

    Evomx971 Wave as you fly over

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  16. tpulls

    tpulls Been here awhile

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    Going to the dealer for a test ride on an XC ABS tomorrow. I'd buy the road version but they don't have one to demo. Multistrada is still on my mind but I'm trying to block it out and save some cash. The dealer doesn't have one of those available to demo either, probably a good thing :)

    Road owners, can you push the bike pretty good in the corners? I'm coming off of a modern sportbike, how disappointed will I be with the tiger? I'm talking handling here, not power. Other than the kickstand, does anything else drag?

    I'd really love to get an XC for tall, adjustable front suspension, but the 21" front and non-tubeless tires spoil it for me.
  17. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Nice!:freaky:clap

    Thanks for the research:lol3
  18. KildareMan

    KildareMan Been here awhile

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  19. KildareMan

    KildareMan Been here awhile

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    Didn't know my 800 had a 19" rear tyre. :evil
  20. Birdy68

    Birdy68 Scared, but wants to

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    They bolt on the upper engine-Frame mount Right & Left sides + on the lower center stem from head-stem to light unit.

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    Haven't got a shot of the center fixing point - yet....



    Do you have an Android phone?
    If so:
    1) Download and install Torque - it's FREE - onto your phone!
    2) Buy an OBDII Bluetooth Dongle.
    3) Plug the dongle into your diagnostic plug on the Tigger.
    4) Switch on your phone & bluetooth
    5) Start the Tigger
    6) Pair the Bluetooth device & the phone
    7) Start Torque (on the phone)
    8) Select 'Clear Warning Codes'

    Finito!

    And now you can also see what's happening inside the ECU on your phone!
    I use it on my Thunderbird and have now ordered a second OBDLL Dongle for the Tigger...
    Here's a few utube vids I did with my 'Bird:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s1J8O5sZ6s