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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    Ive heard good things too. I would never pay it but some will. Here is a proven test of excellence.
    http://www.klim.com/en-us/news/moto/american-dream-ned-suesse-finishes-dakar/3760643367450188614
  2. cug

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    It's possible, yes. I'm sure can afford the stuff - I just don't want to. I'm used to the high quality gear I was able to buy in Germany for fairly affordable prices and what I find in the US is just outrageously priced. Being that Motoport, Klim, or whatnot. I'm willing to pay for quality, but I'm not willing to bend over for it ...

    For me at least it's easy, I'll buy more gear next time I'm in Germany visiting parents ... :deal

    For the Triumph stuff: it plain doesn't fit me so far. The Adventure gear seems to be tailored for short and wide people. I could use it as a tent, but not as a jacket ... :lol3
  3. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    There's no doubt it's damn good - I've seen most of their range in person and it really is nice stuff. My point was it's way over-priced and, to me at least, a little too garish. It's certainly not out of my price range but as I say, it's not the cost, it's the value I question...

    As ever, YMMV, I sincerely hope you enjoy your gear :thumb
  4. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Hello, you called ?

    :lol3

    I have seen the Triumph stuff at the local dealer and it seems very nice but I have a severe aversion to wearing bike-branded clothing such as this to be honest. I know, stupid but there ya go.
  5. cug

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    :lol3

    I see your point. My problem here was the only stuff that actually fits me halfway is the BMW gear. I could take my wife with me into a Roadcrafter or similar ... :rofl
  6. Simon Smith

    Simon Smith Been here awhile

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  7. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    Klim are riding a wave right now. They've got Flavor of The Month status among KTM and a few Dakar Heros and many here on ADV. (the wealthy ones:D) Fact is Klim are relative Noobs to MC gear and come from the Ski/Snowboard world. It's a US based company, but all their stuff is made in China, just like 95% of ALL motorcycle gear.

    They DO have some good designs and the quality of some things I've seen in person is good ... but not fantastic. No where near Rukka quality. But even a Rukka will be destroyed in a crash. Seen it happen ... in person! :cry

    Some BMW/KTM Adventure "experts" here on ADV don't have a dirt riding back ground. Anyone that's been around a while will know that lots of other companies, both here and in Europe, have made great riding gear for decades.

    Most cater more to Moto Cross (where the money is) ... and the Adventure segment is relatively new. But lots of it crosses over. Some favorites I've used over the years:
    Fox, JT, Thor, MSR, No Fear, Moose, Troy Lee Designs .... and about a dozen more ... some good, some not. Many other US brands make versatile gear, like First Gear, Tourmaster, Joe Rocket. All have ups and down, but most have really improved in the last ten years. Inexpensive and functional. I use custom armor in my gear, using mostly
    Aerostitch armor. I love Aerostitch suits but not for Summer or Latin America.

    Most make light enduro jackets, all make great hot weather riding pants, jersey's and lots more. Most sell colors that are too flashy for old fart ADV guys ... who would rather spend $2000 on a Rukka, BMW, KLIM or other over priced, Euro gear. Klim are US based, but are perceived as a Euro brand as they've managed to attach their brand to KTM and BMW. Very smart marketing. They are seen now as a "prestige" brand. But is the gear really any better than ... average?

    Some guys raving about Klim have not owned lots of the other brands, not ridden dirt bikes long. Lots of Noobs. Some Klim items are better than average, but some are simply overpriced, typical Chinese made fare. I'd advise checking Klim ... and a few others ... out IN PERSON. Handle it, check the stitching, seams, check the fit.
  8. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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  9. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    I bought a pair of those ARC pants from Rocky Mountain (I believe ARC are the "in house" brand). Super cheap. I did not expect much as it was half the cost of name brands and also In House stuff is not often very good.
    But I was surprised! Good, tough dirt riding pants ... I think they were $60? Damn good! I've had them four years now ... no wear. I always carry rain pants, and slip over dirt pants for cold or rain.
  10. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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  11. the_babaji

    the_babaji Been here awhile

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    What about the Darien Jacket and pants by Aerostich? Not flashy enough? Has it fallen out of favour?
  12. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    My preferred setup these days.

    I was lucky enough to be given a good, used Darien jacket by a friend who was not wearing it any more. When this goes TU, I'll get another for sure.
  13. the_babaji

    the_babaji Been here awhile

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    When I bought them, I thought they were expensive, but read great reviews about them and the company after sales service and repairs. I see now that they are not expensive compared to some of the Klim line. Although I cannot compare features as I haven't ever had a close look at the klim. But they keep me warm and dry and took forever to break in, so I am sure they will last for a long time.
  14. Flying Dave

    Flying Dave Been here awhile

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    Well, it has started. Bought my first farkle for a bike I don't even own yet. Rox risers.:ricky

    Is anybody using the Kaoko throttle lock? I found some mention of it many many pages back but nothing else since then.

    Next up is Jesse bags...:D
  15. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    I have a Kaoko throttle lock. It is very over priced, but it looks factory with the stock hand guards.
  16. Flying Dave

    Flying Dave Been here awhile

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    Which handguards are you using? Stock or??
  17. UtahFox

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    That all? I have tires, headlight protector, gel seat, fog lamps, bags, boots, suit, um.. I think that's it. Picking up the bike on Friday.

    Just remembered; Leo Vince slipon, cable so I can do my own maps (dealer charges labor), and a pre-filter. K THAT'S it.
  18. helotaxi

    helotaxi Been here awhile

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    Yep. And you'd have to get to 1.2 before the K&N was the limiting factor. The air filter isn't going to be the limiting factor with this engine.
  19. marloweluke

    marloweluke The Flying Dutchman

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    Mortgage and three teens to put through college or university excludes KLIM gear for me. I have a Joe Rocket Ballistic 7 jacket that I paid $139 that leaked a little in a torrential downpour. I put nikwax on it and hope for the best. Being tall and thin I will be looking at First Gear as they have a "Tall" option that will hopefully fit me better than the usual fare. I never even heard of Rukka, but sounds like it is out of my league. Klim has a snowmobile background and there is lots of that where I live. Those guys love the stuff.
  20. Flying Dave

    Flying Dave Been here awhile

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    Oh, it will be far from all. Trust me.:lol3 It is just where I started.

    Where did you get the Leo from? I am thinking of going that route as well.