Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Over on tiger800.co.uk someone did a hazard flasher project; you might try searching over there.
  2. Kirt

    Kirt Biker Dude

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    There are few guys across the pond doing this. Several options.

    http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,3312.0.html

    Check it out. I kinda liked post #36....
    curt
  3. motomuppet

    motomuppet Been here awhile

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  4. technikiller

    technikiller Adventurer

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    Anyone with an XC upgrade the radiator guard and want to sell the stock one?
    I'd like to stick one on my roadie.

    Thanks!
  5. The Mountain

    The Mountain Adventurer

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    Coming back to this thread after a while. Since I was last here, the Indian GM Ashish Joshi left his post before Triumph India even opened its doors. Anyway, I happened to notice that the configurator on the Triumph website shows an 800XC with knobbies. Is this artistic license on the part of Triumph, or can one now get the XC with off-road tires from the factory, and if so, what tires are they?

    BTW the price here is still ridiculous. They're still offering it at the equivalent of $23,000 here, despite the fact that it qualifies to be built in-country. Triumph said they're not sure how well it will sell, so they don't want to go through the process of licensing it in-country (as if the outrageous price won't drive people away from the bike; the Speed Triple is available for just about the same cost as it is elsewhere).
  6. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    I believe you can specify Metzeller Karoo tyres as an option but they're fitted during PDI and they're also limited to 60mph according to the handbook. IMO you're better off getting the bike and fitting your own choice of tyre, yourself.
  7. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    You can get whatever tires you want. The dealer should be able to hook it up.
  8. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    If you go back and look at a few of the launch videos done by various Magazines (like MCN) you can see that on day two all the press bikes wheels were swapped out with knobbies. Not sure which ones. Maybe TKC 80's, maybe Karoo's. Not sure. There is that low speed disclaimer, but that's just the lawyers talking. Put on whatever tires you can get. Plenty of choices now: Conti TKC 80, Karoo, T63, MT21, Kenda Big Block and a few others.
  9. Hallwine

    Hallwine Adventurer

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    New Tiger 800 arrived at the dealers today to replace the non-fireproof one. Its Sapphire Blue and I can pick it up when I get home from my next work tour. Yippee:lol3
    Also the sun came out today as well...surely not a coincidence?
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  10. marloweluke

    marloweluke The Flying Dutchman

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    Congratulations! Love the blue color
  11. bluesman

    bluesman Long timer

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    For those Tiger owners, who gets "oh, but it is not KTM" from orange guys - radiator on Tiger made by KTM :lol3
    Yes, radiators is KTM side business..some aprilias got those too.
    It is stamped on radiator :lol3
  12. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    As long as the water pumps aren't KTM then we're OK. :lol3
  13. bluesman

    bluesman Long timer

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    Watch for radiator leaks! :lol3
  14. bigtallguy

    bigtallguy Sasquatch Jr.

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    Got these in today, can't wait to try them out!

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  15. SMIFFXC

    SMIFFXC Been here awhile

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    +1. Mine are going on next week. :thumb
  16. Marsh Tiger

    Marsh Tiger Been here awhile

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    That looks familiar...

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  17. the_babaji

    the_babaji Been here awhile

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    Anyone with the Pivot Pegz MK-III?

    How do you like 'em?

    Just got a set today, still getting used to them. Haven't yet had a chance to try them on the trails.

    I am having the hardest time getting comfortable shifting with them. They are so wide it has really narrow the gap between the peg and the shift lever. Had to adjust the shift lever up, then down, still shifting like a clutz. Keep finding neutral up shifting from first, instead of second gear. I couldn't imagine trying to operate the shifter while standing on the pegs.

    I hope it gets better. :confused:

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  18. Fallacy

    Fallacy Been here awhile

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    I am loving the K60's on my Tiger, 4200 miles on them so far and the rear is good for that much more.
    The front appears to be able to last forever. I have a second set just waiting to go to Alaska...only 30 days to departure.:clap
  19. the_babaji

    the_babaji Been here awhile

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    +1 got them on the rear, have put about the same mileage on them,.and chunks left. Handle pretty well too!

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  20. Flying Dave

    Flying Dave Been here awhile

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    Wow. I like that blue. I would have gotten that I think over the orange had it been available.




    For the US folks, where are you finding the best pricing on the K60's??