Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. marloweluke

    marloweluke The Flying Dutchman

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    I bought the Madstad mostly because I didn't want to chance buying a screen that didn't work. I know with the Madstad I will be able to find a setting that works for me at 6'-3". Being able to take the screen off in the summer months is an added bonus. If you are into aesthetics you can also take the "robobrackets" off, but personally I couldn't be bothered, it looks fine the way it is.
  2. internalcombust

    internalcombust Yes its dirty, thanks.

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    Ahhh you did it! Congratulations!:freaky Roadies in black look great.
  3. cug

    cug --

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    I did. Very happy with my choice so far. Have quite some things on order and others to decide on:

    - GPS Mount (installed)
    - Windshield Adjuster (Triumph installed)

    - Heated Grips (Triumph, ordered)
    - Engine Bars (Triumph, ordered)
    - Hand Guards (Tiger 1050 including bar ends, ordered)
    - Gel Seat (ordered - if it doesn't work out I have my standard as a base for a rework by Bill Mayer or so)
    - Radiator Guard (Triumph, ordered)
    - Aux Power Socket (ordered)

    Have to decide on:

    - Rear Rack, thinking of the AltRider with Givi mounts
    - Handlebar Risers, thinking of using the XC risers
    - Front / Rear Fender Extender / Hugger
    - Maybe a Beak - can't decide what I like better, with or without and if with whether it's worth the money

    That's all I'll do for now, then decide on side luggage later. Might just use a Giant Loop bag that I can easier transfer between bikes.
  4. PaulSF

    PaulSF Been here awhile

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    The bike was just the down payment on the accessories ... :rofl
  5. cug

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    Luckily, not really. Yes, there is some money in there, but I actually got more by selling my accessories I had on the GS as I traded that one in bone stock.

    Yes, I'm loosing money there - I know that. But overall, I'm also quite happy that the Triumph accessories so far are much cheaper than most I bought for the Beemer. Overall, I'll put about the amount of money in the Tiger that I get from the accessory sale and I'm good to go. Even hard luggage is then accounted for if I really want it.
  6. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Very few people make money via motorcycling. Think of it as using your assets to purchase happiness. Well spent!
  7. cug

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    Exactly - it's my only hobby that actually costs money, so why would I not? Better then spending it on booze and women ... :lol3

    Back to topic: I have a Givi topcase I like to continue to use and I am looking for a good mounting plate. I don't like the "base plate + adapter" of the SW Motech all too much, the AltRider is really expensive for a piece of metal, the Givi requires drilling the plastic cover, what else is out there? Anything you guys can recommend?
  8. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    I have the SW Motech plate and yes, it's a PIA to fit but once done, it works well and I find that when I don't have the top box, the SW plate allows me to strap stuff to it via the slots very easily.
  9. JBird

    JBird Retriever

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    I need to get some new hobbies!!!!
  10. cug

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    What I didn't like about the Motech plate was that it was actually always a bit loose. I had one with the Givi adaptor on my F800GS two years back and I really didn't like it that much.

    Re hobbies: let's put it that way - it's pretty much my only hobby ... :deal
  11. the_babaji

    the_babaji Been here awhile

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    Don't forget the the AUX / FOG lights. They work wonders in widening out your zone of illumination (close in to the bike). Great for dark country roads! They should be installed at the same time you do the heated grips. As both jobs involve tearing off the tank and all the plastic bits, Not brain surgery, but I found it long and tedious having to do it twice.

    Great Purchase! Enjoy!:clap
  12. cug

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    Thanks for the tip - I'll keep that in mind. Right now they are fairly low on my list as I need to sort out the most important items first. I rarely need fog lights or "more light" than the two headlights give me, therefore I'm not inclined in doing this too soon.

    I might install the heated grips fairly soon and get the fog lights when I do a service. We'll see.
  13. Mr_Chris

    Mr_Chris Get away, evil car!

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    You can get em to throw in the harness and the switch now, and take your time with the lights -- you might get some other ideas about lights later (e.g. LEDs).

    Btw did you check out any aftermarket exhausts?
  14. motonut

    motonut Old Guy

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    Fellow inmate CJRacer makes a fine plate for our Tigers. I have one and love it. Good looking and functional.

    Here's a link to information and photos:http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=17204854&postcount=9310

    Craig is great to deal with... contact him by email and he will respond to your questions... his website is here: http://www.cjdesignsllc.com/
  15. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    I have an SW-Motech rack and the Givi adapter plate.

    The rack is flat and has three quarter-turn connectors underneath.
    The adapter plate attaches via the connectors and provides a Givi base when you want it. When you don't want it, remove it.

    I use this to move a Givi top case between two different bikes, each with their own Alu-rack.
  16. refokus

    refokus Just Learning

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    CJ Designs he is in the vendor section or you can Google for the web site.
  17. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Do you have pics (or details of the fasteners you used) - I would like to be able to remove my Givi rack if needs be and right now that's not really possible without a major PIA.
  18. andoulli

    andoulli CAJUN

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    Here is my black Roadie with beak installed, should give you an idea how she'll look.

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    Here is some advice on the heated grips. You may find your throttle sticks when they are on. If so, just put a thin washer between the grip and the small conical billet bar end. You won't be able to see it and it allows for grip expansion when the heating elements are working.
  19. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    I do not have any at-home photos, but the product photos on this page:

    http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/6861/845/

    Are pretty decent. You can click on the small photos and get a larger version; they also allow you to download the full size photos. If that's not good then let me know and I will try to take & upload some photos for you.
  20. gallowaystx

    gallowaystx Been here awhile

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    i have the same set up and love it. will try to post pics later for you if yossarian doesn't get to it.