Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. cug

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    Oh my. How I hate that. I have a 29 width and 34 inseam. Haven't found any riding pants that fit.

    Will have go to Europe for shopping. Never had that much trouble there.
  2. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    I'm definitely not worried about it pulling to the right. You should never ride without holding onto the bars. After installing my throttle lock, I just wanted to see what would happen.
    I have noticed a slight hop from the front end at about 40mph. I did have a few loose spokes & the rim is out of true. If I can't fix it myself, then I may have to take it to the dealer. It's not horrible, but it is annoying.
  3. spewler

    spewler Not (w)reckless

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    I've tried it on numerous roads, in both tracks, same result. Did the same test on my Futura, not even a slight pull to the right. When I took care of a friend's BMW boxer, it did the same thing. On the XC, it's a gradual but strong pull that isn't easily countered with pressure on the opposite footpeg.
  4. spewler

    spewler Not (w)reckless

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    My fuel light comes on at 175 miles every time. I refuel it at that point and it takes 3.5-3.7 gallons (US) full to the two bars in the filler neck. If I go close to the posted speed limit I average 49 mpg; if I push it a little I get 46 mpg. My daily commute is 115 miles round-trip, so I fill it up just about every day.
  5. TAMPAJIM

    TAMPAJIM Been here awhile

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    Not me. I get 42-43 mpg no matter how I ride. Light comes on at 170, takes 4 gallons, so max range is little over 200.
  6. Guyver

    Guyver Been here awhile

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    Anything over two hundreds pretty good I think.
  7. andoulli

    andoulli CAJUN

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    That was my experience under 1K miles. Even got 38 mpg one tank. Since then it has been upped to 47 to 51, just under 2k miles now. I ride pretty sedately all the time so the difference is more due to wind direction. My last tank the low fuel lamp came on at 192 and she took 3.9 gallons. That is all the range I need in any riding situation I am likely to encounter. I am quite pleased with this motorcycle in every respect.
  8. spewler

    spewler Not (w)reckless

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    Couldn't have said it better...
  9. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    Any chance these two cases share same cause?

    Lion
  10. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    Under what circumstances you get the head shake?
    What speed? Cross winds?
    What tire and tire pressure
    Unloaded bike? Loaded bike, rear shock set up?

    Lion
  11. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    It does not sound like the same thing.
  12. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    It can be encountered during different situations. I was getting it with stock tire pressure, stock suspension settings, running continental TKC80 tires, and mostly at high speeds around 70-80 mph. This is what they make steering dampers for.
    I do not really encounter the problem any more. After putting about 1000 miles on the tires and lowering the front tire 2 psi below what's recommended has basically cured the problem. I will be purchasing a steering damper when one becomes available.
  13. pentonfan

    pentonfan Adventurer

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    My 800 XC with:1drink Michelin Anakee 2, Leo Vince muffler and 1400 miles just did 49.09 MPG on a North Carolina mountain 2-up trip this weekend. Fuel light came on about 188 miles, filled up at 190 miles and calculated 49.09 MPG
  14. wanderlost

    wanderlost Been here awhile

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    Just a thought - Do your bikes have ABS? If so try turning off the ABS and see if the noise goes away. If so, there's your answer! If not , you have ruled out one more possibility. Keep us informed.

    paul
  15. jphish

    jphish Been here awhile

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    Evomx' - will take a look at centerstand pivot point and see. Other than possibly shimming with nylon / rubber washers or something - I cant think of a "cure" offhand. I'll get back to you. Yes - I think your right. Elevation have effect on mpg. We were mostly between 2500 - 5000 ft. My buddy was getting 60+ mpg on his GS. When we run in Montana / Idaho on our fishing trips I could use 87 octane in my Uly (which required 91 - but 87 was all we could get in Melrose - POP - 62, Elev ~ 5000 ft) & it ran great & got 50+ mpg. Never got more than 47 in flat lands at sea level. Thanks for Jessie feedback - under consideration. TTFN, j
  16. bondatomic

    bondatomic friend of motorbikes

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    My rear suspension preload adjustment screw sounds terrible when I turn it (sounds like cracking plastic), and I can't go all the way to max preload. Has anyone else had a problem like this? I'll probably get a new shock near the end of the season.
  17. E-town dirt dude

    E-town dirt dude Been here awhile

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    Thank you. I"m upgrading from a KLR...and while I loved my KLR...the Tiger takes it to a whole new level.

    The bike is supposed to run on premium gas but I ran down to half a tank and put in regular. I didn't notice a difference but I don't know what the long term effects of regular gas would be.

    I don't know what the average range would be. I'm still breaking it in and doing lots of full on off of the throttle to seat the rings. When I'm doing a constant 100 km/h it says I'm doing bout 3.8 to 4 litres per 100 km/h. The average fuel economy has been about 6.1 litres per 100 km. I'm sure that would be better on a long trip but that would be with a rider with a much more gentle right wrist than mine. :D
  18. Guyver

    Guyver Been here awhile

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    Thanks E-Town, now I've got to do some math and convert it to American! haahah. Anyway, from what I can tell the mileage and range is about the same as my Wee; maybe just a little less. I see something shiny and new this fall in my future.....love my Wee, but I like the extra umph I've been reading about here. Thanks again and congrats on a bitchin bike.
  19. jimjim

    jimjim Just another FF!

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    Where does it specify premium gas?:ear
  20. The Jerk

    The Jerk Bring us some fresh wine!

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    This is incorrect, unless the specifications are different for Canadian market bikes. In the U.S., Triumph specifies the bike to run on regular (87 octane) gas.