Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. helotaxi

    helotaxi Been here awhile

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    Found them on eBay as well. The next issue is how do you convince Barney Fife that it's US DOT approved? E22 is the only cert that it carries since it is only sold in the Euro market. A fake DOT sticker is the only option?
  2. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Had a couple 'peformance awards' while wearing the Boxer and none of the cops paid any attention whatsoever to the helmet.
  3. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    I had a squid moment yesterday. I had a chopper pull up next to me at a red light. The closer I looked, the more I noticed that this chopper was made for hauling ass. It had twin carbs & chain drive. The guy smiled at me with his half helmet & revved his motor a bit. I know this monster should/could leave me sitting at the light (on take off). However, I left him in my dust. He was way out front of the cars behind us, but I was 5 car lengths in front of him within 400yards. To be honest, I don't think he can ride worth a shit, but I was laughing my ass off. I need to start using my old gopro now that all the "fair weather bikers" are out riding.
  4. helotaxi

    helotaxi Been here awhile

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    Read the review...what's your take on the fit? Not being able to try one on and the hassle of returning it across the pond for an exchange still leaves me a bit hesitant.
  5. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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  6. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Anymore thoughts on this seat? I couldn't find pricing on the seat. Apparently, you have to go through Parts Unlimited??
  7. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    I had no real issues with fit - the chin bar is a little close to my chin but I rarely wear it that way anyway so it's not an issue with me.
  8. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    considering the less than great review, why the interest especially considering the overseas issue?
  9. dwoodward

    dwoodward Long timer

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    No reason not to wire them together, actually.

    How much is your time worth? If you're good at this sort of thing and like doing it, knock yourself out. Quite a lot of people don't like fiddling with it, or would rather buy something that comes with directions.

    Or one of the Bag City tankbags that mounts to the ring around the gas cap and is powered through the mounting ring ($$$ though).
  10. Jwaki84

    Jwaki84 Adventurer

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    Rented one for a week, I think I'm in love...
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  11. helotaxi

    helotaxi Been here awhile

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    It's something different mostly. I didn't consider the review all that bad and most of the negatives that I saw regarded fit, which is different for everyone. I prefer a fairly minimalist helmet and that one certainly fills the bill.
  12. Windy Rider

    Windy Rider Pussy Power

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    I've done the same recently, had a cheeky young learner driver pull up beside me. I hadn't had the Tiger long so I gave it a fare squirt off the mark (had been used to doing this on my YZF1000) to my surprise and his as well in his hotted up buzz box thenTiger lept into action pulling the front wheel into the air for first and second gear and left the little shit sitting there!
    Haha
  13. Windy Rider

    Windy Rider Pussy Power

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    Once the Tiger bites you that's it, you'll have to have one!
  14. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Firstly I don't think you mean Keihin. Perhaps K&N??

    So, at the moment your choice is, AFAIK, between K&N and DNA. I have the DNA and it's too early to tell how long it's going to last or how it's working but it's in there and nothing has broken yet.
  15. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    So the next job is to unstitch that BMW roundel from your jacket sleeve and replace it with either "TRIUMPH" or ADV embroidery.
  16. marloweluke

    marloweluke The Flying Dutchman

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    You're right of course, I have used the K&N filters. Thanks for the options, I'll look in to it some more. I thought there were some that maybe had a smaller surface area then stock. Can't remember which one it was though.
  17. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Why would you want a smaller surface area? :huh
  18. shadygrady

    shadygrady Adventurer

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    You wouldn't but he's right. The K&N def has a smaller surface area than both stock and DNA filters

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  19. helotaxi

    helotaxi Been here awhile

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    What's the actual filter surface area? IOW if you were to remove the filter element from the shell and flatten it out, which is bigger? It looks like the pleats in the K&N are closer spaced than the other one. If neither is actually restricting airflow into the intake and the filter area is the same, any difference is negligible.
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    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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