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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    So I got some Rigid Industries Denali D2 Aux lights. I don't have them mounted yet but I finally got them all wired up last night. The lights have 3 wires coming out of the the harness and the switch has 5. It took me several tries to figure out what goes where. I used the Triumph Aux light switch thats mounts to the clutch clamp. Anyhow, if anyone else tries the same combo below are what wires go to what... After I get them all mounted up I'll post some pics.

    Red and White - Red
    Grey - Blue
    Black and Black - Black
  2. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Please post some pics once you get the install done. Thanks
  3. Wandering Dane

    Wandering Dane We are the luckiest guys

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    You have the same hand guards and Madstad windshield as I do on my Roadie. As a trial, I also installed the winglets on my bike as you have. But I found that they severely limited how much I could turn the handlebars. My bars are rotated somewhat forward, perhaps that caused the interference or just perhaps the lower bars of the Roadie.

    BTW, I agree with an earlier poster who commented that for highway riding the most comfortable windshield position is essentially parallel to the black base plate.

    I just returned from a four day, 2100 mile road trip and for my 5 ft 10 in height, that position was the most comfortable of the six different positions that I tried. In addition to the windshield being parallel to the base plate, I also have it adjusted far away from the base plate to create a relatively large opening between the base plate and the windshield and I adjusted mine somewhat higher than shown in this picture.
  4. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    Has anybody found a folding shifter (other than touraripoff)?
  5. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    SB 439 for VIN's 466334 thru 501587.

    This is for a new shifter return spring. Triumph is not sending out letters & dealers act like they don't want to mess with this unless you have a problem. If you call them & let them know that you know, then they'll do the recall.
  6. vecchio Lupo

    vecchio Lupo Diplomatico Di Moto

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    Good gouge there Robdirt, I'll ask for that when I get my 6k service.
  7. Dr. Motardo

    Dr. Motardo Adventurer

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    My VIN is a 510 so it looks like the 2012 model I bought in November is a newer build than the affected bikes. Ducati had some issues with shifter return springs on some bikes. Best to get it fixed ASAP.
  8. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    I called triumph yesterday to complain about them not letting people know about the tsb(s). I then called my dealer and they ordered the return spring repair kit.
  9. Rob Dirt

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    You need to make sure they have the new parts on hand.
  10. marloweluke

    marloweluke The Flying Dutchman

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    Thanks for the above. On the Triumph parts fiche for the OEM fog lights it shows a relay (part #8). Did you need to order that relay as well or is that not necessary?
  11. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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    Awesome info, thanks. I'm probably going to replace the stock hand guards at some point. On the road I think they're fine - just looking for a little rock protection. But I really like the look of these - http://www.highwaydirtbikes.com/HDB_Shop/ I'm going to be out that way in 3 weeks and going to check and see if they'll do the dirty work for me.
  12. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    After several trips out of town I finally had time to go pick up the Tiger today. :clap

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    Great ride home and I love the bike. It's got all the good qualities that I loved about the CBF and those I love about the DR. Should be a great all around bike, plus the sound of that triple is beautiful music. :deal

    My wife's comment as we rode away (her on her Street Triple) "I told you to buy a Triumph a long time ago!" :lol3

    Bottom line first impression is this is the bike I've been waiting for someone to build for a long time. I think it will be perfect for me and the riding I do.
  13. marloweluke

    marloweluke The Flying Dutchman

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    Congratulations!!! Did you buy the bike in Kelowna? How is the dealer? I may have mine serviced there as it is closer then the dealer I bought mine from.
  14. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    6,10,5,11,9 is all I got. The Rigid lights have all of their own wiring. I just needed a switch. I should get my brackets today to finish them up. I can't wait!!!
  15. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Yes bought from Bentley Motorrad. Sorry can't comment on their service as I do all my own servicing. We bought Jodie's Street Triple from them when they were still South West. The guys have always been good to deal with. We knew Dave, the general manager, back in Edmonton where we bought way too many bikes from him and it was always good dealing with him. From the Ducati forums they have one of the best Ducati techs working there.

    I have TuneECU and a cable so if you're ever just looking to update maps etc. you're welcome to pop in and use it.
  16. marloweluke

    marloweluke The Flying Dutchman

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    Thanks for the info. I also used TuneECU to upload the latest map although it took me two cables as the first didn't work. I may have them do the first valve interval service when needed.
  17. C5INC

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    Thought I'd show off my homemade lower wind deflectors. They work great at stopping the wind coming up around the tank and even helped quiet the wind noise a bit.

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  18. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    Nice work
  19. C5INC

    C5INC Adventurer

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    Just got my custom made crashbar bags by "Storm". Very good quality and reasonable price. I sent him a pattern for the SW Motech bars and they fit great!


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  20. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    so what happens when you crash with these on? the idea seems a bit bassakwards...