Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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    If so, I need the name of your dealer :)
  2. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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    Well, I'm no expert, but my experience so far has pretty much been the same as what I've read other ppl say. The front doesn't seem to naturally drop into turns like a street tire would. Other than that they've been fantastic, they go where you tell them to and I believe better riders that I am would get even more benefit out of them.

    But I'm an utter noob and I haven't ridden any dirt yet other than some gravel parking lots. So my opinion is worth about 2 cents :)
  3. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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    Speaking of noobish, last night after poker night at the bar I had a friend over for some late night drinks and such (I'm funemployed ATM :clap). We were hanging out in the carport out back where I keep the bike and I set the bike down w/o the stand. So, here's my review of the Triumph engine bars; they work! :stoned
  4. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    I hope it serves you as well as mine is doing. Have you still got your 955?
  5. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Congratulations to all, above, getting new bikes. I hope you all have as much fun as I'm having with mine.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHaIEo49Uec&feature=youtu.be

    Re K60 fronts..............whilst I found it works very well on road and dry dirt tracks, the big(ish) blocks mean that they're not brilliant in mud. So I recently changed my front to a Mefo Explorer which has the same sort of tread pattern but with smaller blocks and also has a much softer carcass so it flexes more when at lower pressures. It's much better.
    Having said the above, some folks are matching a K60 rear (for good wear rate) with a TKC80 front with promising results.
  6. Kawidad

    Kawidad Long timer

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    Interesting factoid.

    When I picked up my roadie last week. :clap I bought the center stand kit, they had one in stock. I did the install myself because the dealer wouldn't give me any love on the labor cost. Anyway, when I went to Triumph on-line to get the directions, I immediately noticed that my new center stand (still in the original wrapping) looked different than those in the on-line pictures. I figure it's the difference between the XC and roadie. No biggie. The install goes okay, but doubts are niggling in the back of mind about the pictures, so I start surfing the web. Lo-and-behold, I read that I apparently have the old kit with internet reports that it was recalled because of hitting the swingarm, and the new kit won't be in until July because of retro-fitting and recalls.

    Can anyone confirm this? (I have contacted the dealer and they're researching it because they have no idea.) :ear

    PS I also ordered the adjustable tall touring screen and I'm reading this won't be in until July as well. Again, the dealer has no idea, so can anyone confirm this as well? :ear:ear
  7. Dr. Motardo

    Dr. Motardo Adventurer

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    Not exactly, but my guess is you have the old center stand. When I negotiated the deal on my 800, the center stand was part of the package, along with the OEM heated grips. Grips were installed prior to delivery (in November) but I'm still waiting on the center stand. My dealer also has the old center stands in stock but has been told by Triumph that he cannot sell them. He also has heard nothing from Triumph regarding the new ones so I'm hoping the rumors of mid-summer availability are true.

    The last time I checked with my parts department was early March so some of this stuff may have changed.
  8. Rob Dirt

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    Check out these plastic diverters behind the frame above the motor. I wonder if they deflect heat from your leg?


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  9. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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    I was at the dealer this morning, and they were told by Triumph to stop selling the existing center stands. They're hanging onto them in case there's an easy fix (such as a spring). They're still saying July. I'd check with your dealer again.
  10. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    I doubt it. The heat will be coming out from directly above the rocker box cover. What you're talking about are just to fill in the gaps in the frame and hide the ugly injectors.
    What you really need is something like wot I knocked up as an experiment....
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  11. kebrider

    kebrider Adventurer

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    Maybe this has been mentioned before but I did search prior to posting. There is no mention of a gear indicator in our roadie's owners manual. Reminds me somewhat of my 70's era Japanese owners manuals...


    KEB
  12. jimjim

    jimjim Just another FF!

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    I'm relatively certain it is in mine.
  13. 81husky

    81husky Been here awhile

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    I just looked and didn't see it in mine. Anybody else wonder how short the owners manual would be if they took out all the inane warnings? I have to laugh when both open pages are nothing but warnings.
  14. RichardU

    RichardU Let's Ride

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    Reading the Triumph owner's manual should only be performed by a trained professional familiar with such manuals. If you have any difficulty reading your Triumph Owner's Manual, please take your Owner's Manual to your certified Triumph dealer so that your Triumph Owner's Manual can be read to you by a trained Triumph mechanic.
  15. 81husky

    81husky Been here awhile

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    Thanks Richard. That made my day. Firearms manuals are just as bad. Being shot can cause serious injury or death. No shit.
  16. kebrider

    kebrider Adventurer

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    That's funny RichardU. The Girl will be riding the new bike so I had her read the owner's manual and I asked her to pay particular attention to learning the instrument display functions. I was telling her that the new Tiger has a gear position indicator where her Versys did not. She informed me there is no mention of the GPI in the owner's manual, or at least in the section covering the display.

    Strange omission but was wondering if we got the wrong owner's manual. Maybe Triumph has an updated electronic version that actually explains the bike we bought.

    The Girl has loved that Tiger since the demo ride she took a year ago. I broke down and bought her one yesterday instead of getting the sweet Sportster XR1200 I wanted. The new bike was to be our dedicated backup bike. Now the Versys will be the backup which is not so bad as it is a hoot in the mountains. When friends come from out of town they can borrow the Versys and join us for breakfast at Deals Gap. There is a pretty cool road leading to the restaurant, wish I could remember its nickname:D.

    KEB
  17. Rob Dirt

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    With the bike in neutral, pull up the set-up menu & scroll to odometer. You hit the other button to select display odo. It stays up for awhile. I've only done it once. I think it goes back to default when the key is turned off. Just like turning off ABS.
  18. TAMPAJIM

    TAMPAJIM Been here awhile

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    Unrelated to the discussion but still about the instrument pod, does anybody know if the silver trim ring can be detached from the pod without damage. I want to paint it black as I don't like the visual distraction,
    Currently have black electrical tape on it but that only lasts for 6 months before it starts peeling off.

    Asked the tech at the dealer but they don't ever go into the pod, just replace the whole unit if there are any problems, of which there have been almost none.
  19. frytown

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    Funny,

    I was going to post this exact same question last night after riding home from work, but forgot! Sounds like so far there's no real fix (except scrolling while sitting, and stop lights never seem to last long enough when I'm goofing with the screen, which is weird since they last so long while I'm sitting there doing nothing).

    Here's another related question, posed in hopes that at some point the Tiger Product Management team will read this thread:

    What possible criteria did you use to conclude that removing the ODO from casual view was a good idea?

    You got every other detail on the bike correct, it's spectacular, but this one oversight is so profoundly misguided, all I can deduce is that someone on the PM team was totally smoking crack, and that the rest of the team is covering up for them. To that I'd say, it's o.k. to stage an intervention guys. Really, in the end it will be better for everyone...
  20. Rob Dirt

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    I tried letting my trip 2 just run as an odom, but it only goes to 5000 & resets to 0. :huh