Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. Romulux

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    Interesting info on the wobble. I would have thought the Tiger would be less susceptible to that behavior since it's not exactly a sportbike.
  2. Motomantra

    Motomantra Registered Lurker

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    My 01' ZX9 does not. I can let go of the bars at 100mph & it'll remain steady until slows so far it's about to fall over. An interesting problem, no doubt.
  3. bug67

    bug67 Hazard Avoidance

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    Waddya wanna bet they put a stronger spring on it? :deal
  4. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    Did you crank up the rear Pre-load? :ear

    How much do you weigh? I have not experienced this yet on the Triumph… I did have it happen on a Dakar and cranking up the Pre-load made it go away. Truly curious.

    :lurk
  5. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    I agree. But the geometry numbers on both Tigers are pretty extreme!
    Also, the OP is talking about the T800, not the XC I believe ... so running a 19" front not a 21". Neither of my Vstroms had much of a wobble but did do it a bit.
  6. Romulux

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    Yes, I went to a rural road and rode back and forth checking various settings on the rear preload. I weigh 170 or so. None of the settings had much impact, from cranked all the way to high and back down to low.

    Keep in mind I had a 15 to 20 mph low side a few weeks ago. It's possible something on the front was tweaked as a result of that, although it shouldn't have since it didn't really run into anything. I don't have the $150 castellated socket to tighten up the front steering stem, so that's one thing I haven't tried.

    I DO experience the clunking others have reported during hard braking or when going over rough surfaces at low speed.

    I don't think the wobbling occurred before my low side, but I might just not have created the necessary conditions for it to show up.



  7. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    We are home now from our 44 days with the Tigers. They are still in our garage and we are waiting to hear what we are supposed to do next with them. Aug 11th on our way home both bikes were stalling quite a bit making us do our throttle cable voodoo and they would run. We still have not heard what the fix might be. So, we rode 13693 KM with stalling bikes....well...not all the 13693 but at least 12000 KM.
  8. mellowdave

    mellowdave Красное октябрь

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    WAL MART huh, I wonder why you have problems?
  9. russbryant

    russbryant Long timer

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    I don't post in this thread but thought you guys should know. Send all of your good karma Marks way.

    He's doing pretty well but took a hit to the head and has a femur that is broken in 2 places. A 5 hour surgery has his leg back together. MRI shows no damage to the spine so he can now sit up in bed. The head injury is not too serious and he should recover fully.

    He was taken out by a girl in a cage that ran a red light. He was on his dads bike that they were trying to sell.

    Russ
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  10. eye.surgeon

    eye.surgeon ...riding California

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    Mystery solved.
  11. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    Thanks for the heads up Russ!
    Wow! That is bad news! :eek1:eek1 I'm sure all the Tiger fans here wish Mark a speedy recovery. He has been a primary contributor to this thread from day one. Always offers some of the best and most interesting comments. I believe Mark is one of the first to go cross country on a Tiger 800 and do a ride report about the trip.

    Man ... it is a real jungle out there ... be careful out there guys!! (and gals!) And remember: "There but for the grace of God go I" :muutt

    Thinking of you Mark. Hang in there and don't hold back on that Morphine drip. Get well soon. :kurt
  12. cug

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    What tire?
  13. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Mine did that A LOT!! So I tackled it myself and tightened the head bearings by about half a turn and it's now brilliant. And quieter over the rough dirt roads.
  14. Ducken

    Ducken Been here awhile

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    Good luck and wishing a full recovery to Mark BVT. Ken
  15. Romulux

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    Stock Scorpion Trail.
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    Okay. The Trail Attack was attributed with wobble on the GS (which is probably more stable than the Tiger due to the Telelever), but I haven't heard anything about the Scorpion Trail in that size.
  17. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    Thanks for the info Russ.
    Bummer!
    Mark, I wish you a full recovery!
    Good karma on your way!
  18. mbabc

    mbabc Curmudgeon trainee

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    Maybe old news, but just in case:

    http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Racks/rack_2011_Triumph_Tiger_800_XC.html

    I know a vendor on Oz makes some, but I really like the Berg Briggs racks he makes for Wolfman. Have them on my wr and love them. I've learned to pack lite on the wr and I ain't going back to hard cases.

    Just a few more monies in da bank and I'm joining the club!
  19. turboICE

    turboICE Adventurer

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    I know the owners manual says you can use regular low octane fuel - are any of the stallers using super unleaded higher octane fuel? I have had no stalls but have only used super unleaded don't know if there is any correlation there with experiences people are having.
  20. PaulSF

    PaulSF Been here awhile

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    +1 ... In transit :lol3