Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. MJNygs

    MJNygs El Duderino

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    I'll take that bet. :stupid
  2. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    Me TOO! You dont have enough money! When and where you want to meet?
  3. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    Really? You serious? Read our RR and I bet you are seriously wrong about the stalling cause. http://advgrrls.com

    Would love to know if you have taken your bike if you own one out of your driveway!


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  4. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    Anyone wanting to buy this bike should. Nice quote from our RR. It's true we will own this bike despite the stalling because Triumph will figure it out if they haven't all ready. They will be able to take our bikes a part and learn anything they want. The bikes will have about 9000 miles on them by the time we are done and those miles were not all kind on the bikes.


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  5. RodT

    RodT Been here awhile

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    DAKEZ --Have you rode a Tiger800xc? I have one and it is not because the are being rode at to low of an RPM, you do not have a clue. They stall at their own choosing, usually when slowing to a stop, or taking off. Rod
  6. DAKEZ

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    What rpm's did you cruise at?

    I stand by my statement. You likely short shift the bike and cruise at too low of an rpm. If I am wrong on this by all means correct me. To snip back with the: "... taken your bike out of the driveway" Makes me think I am right even more than before. So you rode to Alaska... Great! Thanks for the pictures... Hope you had fun. :1drink


    No, I have not "rode" one... But YES I have ridden one... and like many others I did not experience a stalling issue. I am not saying it doesn't happen... I am saying that not running the engine the way it is designed to be run might indeed be behind the fuel mapping glitch.
  7. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    Would love for you to enlighten us as to how to ride the XC. If you want to get any gas mileage out of this bike it needs to be kept within the 4500 rpm range but in reality the bike hovers and is really happy between 5500-6000 rpms. If you ride like that you use 5.9 litres per 100 km. If you keep the rpms at 4500 you will use 4.7 litres. In any case the rpms have nothing to do with our stalling issues and I will take you on your own bet.

    I'll make sure to post the post little Alaska trip we are on service report if we are privy to it. Glad you like the pics and yeah we are proud of this "little" adventure to Alaska and beyond.


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  8. RodT

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    Wow, the Scrambler is a totally different bike. I could see passing on a T800XC to get a F800GS or passing on the T800 to get a F650GS. But the Scrambler really is in a different category. Down 30 odd hp, short travel suspension, no factory luggage, no trip computer, no tubeless tires. A great bike none the less, but not a great choice if you want all that a Tiger can do. Actually I can't see passing on the T800 for a F650GS, and in fact I didn't. I had a F650 single. I test rode a F650GS twin and the next day put the single up for sale, in the flea market in fact. I loved the F650GS twin. By the time the single sold the T.8K was out so I test rode it as well. As good as the BMW was, the T800 was that much better. I am a lucky owner of a non stalling edition, very lucky since my dealer is 70 miles away and my wife does not drive.

    I went with all Triumph farkles. Heated grips, fog lights, tall adjustable wind screen, sump guard, and luggage. Next week I get my beak and Triumph headlight protector. The protector was a freebie from the dealer for referring a T800 customer to the shop.

    I am considering the tire pressure system at my first tire change. Anyone have any experience with that yet?
  10. DAKEZ

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    It seems obvious there is an issue and I am glad to see/hear that Triumph is working on a solution. The fact remains that it is a relatively small number of bikes having this issue which leads me to believe it might be something in how the bikes are being ridden. I am not saying this is the case… Just saying it is a possibility.

    A similar issue arose with the f.i. F650’s in 2001/02.. Those who rode them hard never seemed to have a hesitation issue that those who didn’t run them hard were experiencing.
  11. RodT

    RodT Been here awhile

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    Thanks for correcting my Grammer, at least you know how to do something other than make wagers that mean nothing. I am so done with this rant.
  12. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    Not sure how one could avoid riding a bike "hard" up here. The roads demand power and hard riding. Thousands of km have been done on mountainous roads and crappy roads.


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    Why are mommy and daddy fighting?:cry
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  15. E-town dirt dude

    E-town dirt dude Been here awhile

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    Mine started stalling right after they did the first service. It stalls when pulling away. Sometimes it just gives a bit of a hiccup then goes. Sometimes it just dies. It's not due to riding technique because the bike ran fine before the service. The dealer was not able to fix it yet. They know I"m not bullshitting them because the same thing happened to their demo bike. They want a solution as much as me :lol3
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    Back to my theory, who has the stalling problem AND an aftermarket exhaust?
  17. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    Makes sense. I was going to suggest looking for a vent tube or something sucking air ... the canister hoses could be doing just that. Perhaps hooked up wrong? Usually canisters are contaminated by overfilling fuel tank. Causes a kind of vapor lock.

    In the meantime I'd stick to street riding and let the computer re-learn and re-set as the bike breaks in. Lots of F.I. bikes stall during break in.

    Sounds like Triumph need to try some different tunes ... maybe reset the TPS? Perhaps and air leak linked to Canister plumbing? Best of luck!
  18. Xcountry-Rider

    Xcountry-Rider Banned

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    MMasz Been here awhile

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    Well, whatever the case is, I will wait until they get it fixed. If I had a dealer in town, I’d buy the Tiger now, but they’re 1 1/2 hours away.
  20. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    I thought it was BMW who consistently tell owners "you are not riding the bike properly!!!" :rayof The old "Blame The Owner" method!

    As unpopular as you opinion about "riding hard" is here ... I tend to agree with you. I've owned four or five F.I. bikes ... and nearly ALL had stalling probs when brand new. Riding them hard always helped or eliminated the problem within about 1000 miles.

    In any case, it is pointless to dive in and make a bunch of changes to Tunes, TPS, or TB settings before the bike is FULLY broken in. During break in, everything is constantly changing. Once stable, that is the time to go through and carefully re-set all parameters, install the best Tune and sync TB's and reset TPS.

    When I have ridden the XC I felt it was happiest between about 5K RPM and 8K RPM. Sweet spot ... with the occasional bump off the rev limiter.
    Here's hoping a solution will present itself .... and soon.