Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    Well you've got both! You just won't have the arm snapping punch of your Speed Triple. 40 HP is a lot! But give the XC a chance ... don't judge it on power alone. Get to know the handling manners (I thought it was good!) and use the Rev's. I rode 600's for 15 years so am used to running a motor from 8 to 12K RPM everywhere. They don't really get going until 8000 RPM. But the 800 Tiger is pretty linear ... not like a Jap 600 really. But still likes to rev. Makes it more rideable on the tight, twisty, technical road, IMO. Power is very manageable.

    The Tiger will be a great everyday bike, really "Do It All". Commute, week-end sport-touring .... and of course mild off road ... stay out of the mud. It's also good packed up and two up. It's smooth and quiet ... maybe too quiet as all you hear is the whistle ... if ever a bike needs an Arrow pipe! :freaky
  2. Johno33772

    Johno33772 Johnny Africa

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    The Cat removal has been done without any negative effects. Cut down on the heat big time. I am just going to wait till some company builds a better 3into1 system. The bike really runs just fine straight from the factory.
  3. motomuppet

    motomuppet Been here awhile

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    Yup...you understand. We are a crazy bunch of bush mechanics out here in asia mate...we dont need no stinking custom maps!

    The arrow map actually works really well, like it was designed for this mod....:D
  4. motomuppet

    motomuppet Been here awhile

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    Yeah, the XC will be a big change from the speedy, but it will open so many more doors. Horses for courses etc. Cant wait for the weekend!
  5. marloweluke

    marloweluke The Flying Dutchman

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    You could try putting the front seat height adjuster on "high" position and the back on the the "low" position. It might make the seat a little flatter for you.
  6. Flying Dave

    Flying Dave Been here awhile

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    Hmm. Will try that on the next ride.
  7. hawkbox

    hawkbox 800 (Ironhide!)

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    I hadn't thought of that. I'm going to try this out and see what it does.
  8. RichardU

    RichardU Let's Ride

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    The first time I rode an XC I was unimpressed. After hearing more rave reviews I tried again a year later and felt it was perfect. Maybe the first bike had a problem, or more likely it's just me. I also rarely find myself over 6k rpm, but 6-8K is where you will find a lot of power when you need it.

    As for the Barkbusters, I hated spending the money, but they fit better than any of the dozen or so handguards I have fitted onto other bikes. I tried some Cycras on the Tiger and it was a pain to get them to fit. The next thing I'll hate spending money on will probably be PivotPegz.
  9. bluesman

    bluesman Long timer

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    What do you know about bush mechanics! :lol3
    You are talking to ex-Soviet Union man! You can't even build tank from pieces of 2 bikes and we can! :lol3

    So, with the mod - does it gets richer or leaner?
    Why I keep on asking? Because I just threw away engine (another bike, not triumph), that was running a bit too lean for a bit too long and top end good for trash bin now. Prefer someone else to risk it and share results (I know, unfair?)
  10. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    I did this on my Tig955 and it made a world of difference on the comfort front but looks better than it does on the 800s. Hardly noticeable on the 955 whereas the gap at the front of the seat on the 800 has put me off leaving it like that.
  11. Romulux

    Romulux Next exit

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    Love my Roadie. ~700 miles over the past 4 days. It's an incredibly competent bike and fits me perfectly.

    Haven't had any hiccups in the 11 months I've owned it.



    Still want a DRZ400S with a set of supermoto wheels, though.
  12. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    This bike sucks, Im taking it back
























    :lol3:rofl
  13. nxtdoor

    nxtdoor n00b

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    I have read through a lot of this thread and haven't seen many references to off road performance of then XC.

    I am interested in this bikes ability when comes to a little tougher of reading such as the passes in Colorado like Engineer, Ophir, etc passes. Has anyone tried one of these passes with an XC?

    Jeff
  14. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Read through this thread... :deal

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=704559
  15. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    The non-XC is still looking pretty tempting. Can't see the advantage to the XC if I don't go off road, at all?
  16. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Better suspension on the XC than on the road version.
    Some bits come on the XC, such as radiator guard, bar risers, etc.

    But it is higher cost and higher seat height. Not a good thing if you have a small inseam.
  17. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    not necesarilly better suspension, just different suspension
    different seats are available if you need to lower...
    and more ground clearence
  18. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Those passes are easily within the scope of the XC. I went up the Engineer and the Ophir on a 650GS and the XC is much, much better than one of those.
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  19. dwoodward

    dwoodward Long timer

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    I have a DRZ400SM with dirt wheels. Six of one...
  20. dwoodward

    dwoodward Long timer

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    Anyone set up a 4-way hazard flasher circuit? I'm escorting a bicycle race later this year and they like the escort bikes to have hazard flashers.