Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. av_mech

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    Has anybody found a good source for replacement air filters in the US? Anybody installed a K&N? I'm miles away from a dealer.
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    Done here in THIS post and THIS post from my thread. If you want to see some of what this bike is capable of, the rest of my thread is a pretty good read. Click the signature.
  3. bigtallguy

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    I'm leaving in 29 days for AK also, planning to wear out the oem tires about halfway through, then switch to the k60's. Guess I'll see you up there:freaky
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    K&N have a pretty shitty reputation for air filters. Flows good amount of air but filtering is not great. I've read enough that NFW I'd use on any vehicle I own. Just one dipshits opinion.
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    I've never run one, but I've heard the same things. They were the only option that came up when I searched for an online retailer that carries Triumph filters. I really want to set up a dirt bike style pre-filter. I know Uni down in Australia made one for the Tiger, but I haven't checked to see if anyone else has made one. Guess I can always "engineer" one. But, I still need a new filter for the box. Am I best just to call my dealer that is 850 miles away and have a genuine Triumph filter shipped?
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    I don't like the two closest dealers here, so I try to get stuff someplace else ...
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    So you've had good luck with bike bandit? Their website says Triumph parts take an extra 10 days. I'll call them tomorrow. Thanks!
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    I've bought a few things from them - it takes longer because they order a lot of stuff only from the distributor when the order comes in to them. I just try to plan ahead. Did buy quite some stuff when I outfitted my WR250 and had good experience with them.

    Haven't bought Triumph parts from them yet. Don't have the Tiger long enough.
  11. The Mountain

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    I really wish it were that simple, but I live in India.:wave "Real" motorcycle tires are few and far between, since 99% of the bikes here are little titchy things e.g. 125cc, 130cc. The "big" bikes here are 220cc, or 350 if you want a Royal Enfield. I can't get Continental, Metzeler or Pirelli here at all (to say nothing of Maxxis, Kenda, or, god forbid, MEFO or Heidenau), and what I've seen of the brands like Michelin, Bridgestone and Dunlop indicates that they're just going to stock the OEM tires for the "big bikes". As such, I'm pretty much going to be stuck with whatever Triumph decides to fit on the bikes at the factory. That's why I had my hopes raised when the Triumph website configurator showed the Tiger with knobbies already fitted.
  12. Adv Grifter

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    Triumph have used KTM radiators from the start. I saw them being unpacked and sorted when at the Triumph factory in '03. IIRC, KTM were making radiators before they made Motorcycles. Anyone confirm?
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    Doesn't sound like it from here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KTM

    But it's not clear from the article.
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    If you're willing to pay $23,000 USD for a Tiger 800 ... then should not be bothered spending $1000 on a tire! :lol3 (just kidding mate)
    Me thinks if I was in India I'd be on one of those cool new Pulsars or 125 or 250 KTM's I've seen in the magazines.

    Surprised none of the Asian choices in MC tires are there. Shinko,
    Chen Sen, Duro, Kenda ... and a few more. Also surprised India has not got into producing high quality tires for export for cars and motorcycles.
    Also, Triumph are building a "new" Tiger Cub ... and I believe its being produced in India. Not sure on details but just saw a write up in Motorcycle Sport & Leisure about it.
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    http://www.economypoint.org/k/ktm-motorcycle-manufacturer.html

    Bit if info here on KTM. Looks like they started making rads after one of the
    several re-organizations. Not really a smooth road, that's for sure.

    "1954 begin the series production of motorcycles, whereby the enterprise almost all components, as produces brakes and radiator. The engines came from Puch, for the export variants of Fichtel & Sachs."

    "KTM radiator GmbH

    KTM radiator develops and produces since 1984 cooling systems for the automobile and motorcycle industry as well as for stationary plants.
    At the production location Mattighofen/Austria are busy over 350 coworkers. Additionally KTM radiator maintains selling partnerships in Germany, Italy and the USA."
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    Actually, I think Cheng Shin is available here. The problem is not brand per se (though I'd much rather be able to put even TKCs on than try Shinko, based on what I read in that tire thread over in the oilhead forum), it's size. Almost no one here carries the big sizes that the Tiger uses.

    Also, gotta say that from what I've seen of the Pulsar line, reliability is not (yet) Bajaj's strong suit. Yes, the new KTM Duke is pretty decent, and I've actually debated whether or not to get one. The problem is that I do want to be able to go on longer rides now and then, to say nothing of being able to ride at close to 100km/h, without having to have the engine near or at redline. Doing 4 hours on the highway on a 200cc bike would be torture :hung.
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    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Although I've run one on my 955 for 36000 miles and everything is still sweet. And prior to that 40000 miles on a R100GS.

    For the 800 which is going to be ridden in dirt and dust more, I've fitted a DNA filter (same type as K&N) along with the Uni pre-filter. The reasoning being; the pre-filter takes out 95% of the dust and the low maintenance DNA catches what's left. The pre-filter is accessible for cleaning and the DNA stays put for years.
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    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Thinking about it, I bought some Continental inner tubes a while back and they were made in India. Maybe contact Conti India and see if they can get you some TKC80.
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    Conti is partnered up with MRF here. I did contact them, and from what I could gather, the only tires they have available here are for heavy trucks. The tube you got is probably just a rebranded MRF, and tubes don't require the same manufacturing complexity that speed-rated motorcycle tires do, so they can make lots of different sizes.
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    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    I was thinking that if you asked nicely they might get some in for you.