Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    you bring up a very good point about weight. i just got an email from Rick at xploremoto, he said the Jesse's weight 35-38 lbs with mounts.
  2. Xcountry-Rider

    Xcountry-Rider Banned

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    Yep those great loop bags are cool but i needs bags for my wifes stuff. Since you can't have a passenger with them it brings me back to hard bags.
  3. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    Three weeks ago I ordered bar risers from Twisted Throttle. Still haven't shipped. Late last night I ordered a map handlebar holder from Procycle.us and it shipped already. Procycle is always right on it with customer service and shipping.

    I have no affiliation, only a satisfied customer.
  4. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    In my experiences with TT, they don't stock everything they sell, but rather get it from the source (such as SW Motech) once the order has been placed. I agree it can be frustrating to wait for weeks or months for an item.
  5. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    That weight is about equal to ALL my clothing, extra riding gear, tools,
    and misc. stuff. My soft bags weigh about 3 lbs. Stand off racks are 3 lbs. ea.

    Hard bags are great for road trips ... especially two up. Security is mostly a non-issue for touring riders. Unless you leave your bike in downtown cities most times not an issue.

    I've been all though out Latin America on bikes. Never a theft with soft bags ... but I use inner bags and bring them in at night. Takes 10 seconds. Bags stay put.

    If going off road then weight matters. Adding 38 lbs. for bags is a lot. You will feel it.
  6. Xcountry-Rider

    Xcountry-Rider Banned

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  7. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    You're skipping an important point about the "myth" of crash protection from Hard Bags: Rider safety.

    Yes, it's true, sometimes a rider's leg can be protected by the hard bags in a fall. But many times the bags do more damage than good.
    Case One:
    Take paddling along in sand off road or deep gravel. Anyone ever done it? Suddenly your leg goes a bit too far back and the fucking hard bag whams your lower leg or ankle. Some have broken bones this way. I've done it and man ... it hurts.

    The other scenario is that in a fall your leg ends up UNDER the bag rather than being protected by the bag. Lots of reports documenting exactly this.
    Soft bags rarely hurt you in a fall and do a decent job of protecting the bike as well. Most get scraped up but most times hold together ... especially off road where little damage is done to soft bags in a fall. Can't say the same about Hard bags where one minor OFF can ruin your $2000
    bags.
  8. Xcountry-Rider

    Xcountry-Rider Banned

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    Remember in Long Way Around where Ewen was back ended in Canada and his hard bags saved his life?
  9. high dangler

    high dangler Been here awhile

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    My thoughts excactly.
    I thought I needed a bike with hard bags once and when I got that bike with hard bags I absolutely hated it
  10. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Quick update on the new tune. I had 020630 installed just before I left on a long tour around eastern Europe and the tune has been fine. Although my bike didn't have the stalling issues, this tune works just fine. So anyone wondering if they should bother, I say just do it then your bike will be up to date and recorded in Triumph's records as such.
    As an addition, I don't know if this is due to me taking it relatively easy on tour, but the fuel consumption seems to have improved. From getting low 50sUKmpg at home, I'm getting somewhere around 60 now. The instant reading is showing around 65UKmpg whilst singing along with 65~70mph on the clock on a level road.:clap
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  11. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    And, get zero communication one way or the other. The least they could do is notify you that a part is on back order. In the last couple months, I've ordered 4 things from them. Two were on back order, and it took me contacting them to find out. Annoying.
  12. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    I agree, frustrating. When you order they don't mention how long it will take.
    Procycle.us sells everything imaginable for dual sports such as the DR650, KLR650, Hondas and so forth. Nothing specific for the Tiger, but they stock many tires and other things Tiger riders may need.

    Check it:

    http://www.procycle.us/
  13. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    One more question. I ordered the 20mm bar risers from Twisted Throttle as they are specific to the Tiger. Has anybody tried a higher riser??? Procycle sells a 2 inch riser which I use on the DR200 and DR650. Easy to install on those bikes and no wire adjustments necessary.

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    • 4.75" wide, requires 7/8" bar clamps on bike
    • Raises handlebars 2 inches and allows fore/aft position adjustment
    • Provides dual pivot points for optimum bar positioning
    • One piece design is made from solid aluminum for superior strength
    • Available for 7/8" or 1 1/8" bars
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  14. Xcountry-Rider

    Xcountry-Rider Banned

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    I'm going to go with the ROX Risers on payday.
    http://www.altrider.com/rox-pivotin...-handlebar-clamp-x-1-1-8-handlebar/pcid/611-1

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E4AIvLt7z8&feature=player_embedded
  15. spewler

    spewler Not (w)reckless

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    So, my dealer called Triumph America to find out how to get a replacement bulb. TA said "We don't supply our dealers with replacement fog light bulbs, but the customer can purchase a replacement light." Very nice, Triumph, very nice. A fellow forum member provided me the part number and a tip on Don's Bulbs, which does carry the very bulb I need at a very cheap price, but requires a minimum order of $40. Now, I don't need 15-20 replacement bulbs, but Don's website does an excellent job of cross-referencing this bulb to various automobiles that use the same type. For those, like me, who are too lazy to search for this type of stuff themselves, the newest autos (US-spec) that use this fog light bulb are: 1998-2000 VW Beetle; 2000 Nissan Maxima; 2000 MB 320 or 430; All Jeep Cherokees or Wranglers; 1999 Chrysler Sebring Coupe; 1998 Ford Ranger; and 1997 Toyota Previa.
  16. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Excellent info; thanks for posting it.
  17. Romulux

    Romulux Next exit

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    Weirdness a day or two ago. Moved recently and haven't had a lot of time to ride despite the incredibly nice fall weather here. I had an errand and took the bike after it sitting for exactly one week. It was filled up a couple days before going unridden for a week.

    It would crank and start but immediately stall. Didn't appear that the battery was dead since it started fine but stalled immediately.

    I tried starting a few times with it stalling each time.

    I opened the throttle about halfway before starting it a final time, and this time with it reving up halfway to redline after starting, it remained running. I let off the throttle and it didn't die.

    It was fine for the half hour ride and didn't behave oddly at all.

    I'm hoping it's just bad gas? Never had any issues in the past. I do have the new tune and my bike has never been a staller. 3000 something on the odometer.
  18. motosickle2000

    motosickle2000 Been here awhile

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    Now you can get these:

    http://www.highwaydirtbikes.com/HDB_Shop/index.php?app=ccp0&ns=prodshow&ref=billet_hg_9%2F8

    Get the 106 X 38/40 template. It will fit perfectly. You will need to drill out the handguards where they bolt on to the bar ends to 10mm (13/32" for the metrically challenged) and then they will bolt right on.

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    They are very sturdy - I have already crashed twice after putting mine on with no damage other than some scuffed paint on the crashbars, the passenger footpegs, and the handguards. No other damage to the bike. It seems to show that radiator and tank guards are unnecessary.

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  19. 3Putt

    3Putt Is that a gimmie?

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    Isn't it just a plain old H3 that you can get at Auto Zone?
  20. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    Thats what i was thinking, such a fuss for a light bulb.:huh