Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. refokus

    refokus Just Learning

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    Well, I made the trip back to AZ from Denver. 851 miles and I didn't go over Engineers Pass this time, but when I was heading to South Fork and seen the Lake City turn off it was on my mind. The bike ran like a dream, no issues and the Wolfman Luggage system was awesome. I will get a RR together over the next few days and post a couple of photos

    What a fun ride it was.....:clap
  2. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    My dealer has 0 Tiger 800 accessories. I am sure they could get them. Wish I would have seen the madss site sooner.
  3. when the road bends

    when the road bends hello

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    Hey folks check your handguard / bar end weight bolts! I got home from a long highway ride in the evening, and the left side one fell out, taking the weight and washer with it.

    Triumph warranty covered it.

    :D
  4. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    who has ADVd the T800 (not the XC) and how does it do off-road? i'm comparing the 2012 strom to the T800.

    i understand it's lower, but how do the cast wheels hold up to off-road terrain? seems most all of the XC protection plates/bars will fit the 800 too.
    wheels are tubeless correct? what about fitting a 110-19" ADV tire up front vrs the stock 100-19"? is there a fender clearance issue?
  5. hughhalf

    hughhalf n00b

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    Yes, it is indeed a roadie with the beak - to my eyes looked a little unfinished otherwise.

    The small placard down by the rear wheel is a registration label, a temporary one in this case - Oz equivalent of a tax disc as someone rightly pointed out.

    Cheers,
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  6. Xcountry-Rider

    Xcountry-Rider Banned

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  7. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    Great little video. Of interest to me as I've been to the factory ... but years ago. Interested that the guy said some motor parts now being produced in Thailand. Also ... when they talked about motor parts coming in from "outside sources" they never mentioned Japan. When I was there they said all engine internals come from ART of Japan. But perhaps now other items being made in Thailand.

    I had stated before that Paint and injection molding plastic was to be moved to Thailand. This is what Triumph folks told me at the time. But the video showed painting still being done in UK. Not sure about ABS plastic moulding. It's very polluting ... and that was the reason stated as to why BOTH would be taken to Thailand.

    The video shows things to be about 10 times busier with lots more bikes on the line from when I was there in 2003. Another world now. The other good news is NO jobs lost at Triumph due to running production in Thailand. In fact, last I heard Triumph were hiring. All good. :clap
  8. Andylaser

    Andylaser Heavy Metal

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    Beak for the win.

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  9. kurtphyre

    kurtphyre Been here awhile

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    Long-time lurker here. Noobie poster though.

    My question pertains to the 800 XC's possible luggage. I'd like to buy side carriers and a topcase STAT. I'd like to keep the cost under $1300. Me and my girl are preparing for a Halloween trip to Amsterdam and we need to haul some luggage. I prefer hard, waterproof cases vs. soft cases. I don't know if side-loading carriers or top-loading carriers are best. Any recommendations? I'd prefer if my XL Shoei helmet will fit in one of the three cases.

    I live in Germany and the only luggage I've been able to see firsthand is the Givi stuff. I have a brochure for SW-Motech. I've never seen the official Triumph cases. Does Hepco & Becker make some? Touratech? Pelican?

    Is their a front-runner for this? I'm hoping to place an order on Monday and have them installed on Thursday :D Any recommendations or advice you guys offer will be greatly appreciated.
  10. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    I was just looking at an XC a few days ago and asking about luggage. The dealer said he wouldn't recommend the Triumph bags simply because they have had to warranty several bags already from the tabs breaking on simple tip overs.
  11. kurtphyre

    kurtphyre Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the tip. I remember reading that a couple months ago about the Triumph bags.
  12. motosickle2000

    motosickle2000 Been here awhile

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    It depends on what you value. If you want cheap and extremely rugged, get the Caribou cases. http://cariboucases.com/store/?name=Home

    With your timeframe being so short - I think you are going to have to get whatever is in stock at the local shops, though.
  13. Xcountry-Rider

    Xcountry-Rider Banned

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    H&P and Touratech both make boxes for the Tiger since your in Germany i would look at Touratech first. They have local dealers might visit those first.
  14. kurtphyre

    kurtphyre Been here awhile

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    Okay I'm checking out Touratech now. There's a dealer about an hour from here that I'm going to call tomorrow. Do you guys feel the Tiger 800 "Special Set" is worth an extra 330 Euro? Also, what's the difference between anodized silver & bare aluminium?

    The "Special Set features a cutout for the exhaust on the Triumph Tiger 800 to allow two 38 Liter or 45 Liter cases to be mounted evenly and closer to the motorcycle."
  15. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Anodizing is a process that increases the thickness of the natural oxide layer of aluminum. It becomes a bit tougher skinned, to put it in few words.
  16. kurtphyre

    kurtphyre Been here awhile

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    Also, does anyone know why the cigarette lighter power on the Tiger is so small? Do they make adaptors that will allow this to power my GPS which has a larger, typical U.S. cigarette sized charger?
  17. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    Yes, many adapters are made for this.
  18. kurtphyre

    kurtphyre Been here awhile

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    Thanks. Do you think the aluminum is prone to rust any more than the anodized silver?
  19. basepc

    basepc Adventurer

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    Mr. Eakins was wondering about the T800 and "off-road" handling - I have a T800 and done some limited gravel riding with it so far. With stock Pirelli's I was pleased with how it handled loose marbles, washboard and potholes, it was composed considering I was worried about dumping my new bike. The more I was off road with it the faster I was riding. I rode a Weestrom fitted with Anakee 2's in similar terrain and I liked the T800 better, it felt more planted and instead of sitting "in" the bike as per the Strom I felt to be more on top of the situation which inspired more confidence. I have bought some Shinko 705's to replace the Pirelli's so that I can explore the T800's off-road capabilities further. I won't be looking for single track with the T800 but I won't be shying away from the 2 track. As background my other dual sport experiences have come from a KLR (poor), a KTM 640 Adventure (fun off road but very painful on road so more of a single sport for me) and a DR650 (my favorite dual sport). I bought the T800 for touring with my wife, she likes to bring more goodies on a trip than I want to subject the DR to. Mr. Eakins I hope this helps a bit, I have appreciated your input here on ADV, thanks.
  20. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    You betcha. The Triumph sockets are the same as BMW and Powerlet. Just look for "powerlet adapters" and you will find many that convert to your connector of choice. You may also find one that is direct to your GPS, as in my case I use a Powerlet to Garmin 4-pin adapter.