Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. C5INC

    C5INC Adventurer

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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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  4. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    Nice work
  5. 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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  6. 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...
  7. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Nah, just put an airbag or styro peanuts in it.

    Or, you could just not crash. It's what I prefer.
  8. C5INC

    C5INC Adventurer

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    What happens when you crash? Shit get's tore up! Until that happens, they make a nice place to carry spare tubes, patch kit, gloves, TP, etc.

  9. Ronin1

    Ronin1 Hoonigan

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    Keeps your crashbars from getting scratched? :lol3

    Jim
  10. KildareMan

    KildareMan Been here awhile

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  11. marloweluke

    marloweluke The Flying Dutchman

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    Let me guess, in ascending order:
    Heated Grips
    Auxiliary lights
    rocket launcher?
  12. the_babaji

    the_babaji Been here awhile

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    Tried to find an answer with the search button, but had no success.

    How do the giant loop bags stand up to the heat from the exhaust? I though I had seen a post where someone had melted a bag on their heat-shield.

    I have the stock exhaust and am wondering if the bags will stand up, even in hot trail riding conditions?
  13. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    I would affix some heat tape to the back side of the bags where it is near or in contact with the exhaust shield.
  14. TerraUnFirma

    TerraUnFirma Fair/Not Balanced

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    I've done some traveling with the Giant Loop bag in contact with the heat shield and no problems. I suppose if you somehow blocked airflow between the heat shield and the can, it might get pretty hot, but so far, no worries.
  15. Meles meles

    Meles meles Been here awhile

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    Had no problems with the Giant Loop Great Basin in Utah last year but I also added a piece of the Aerostich 'heat tile' to the inside corner of right side. I have the Arrow exhaust which has a smaller heat shield than stock.

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  16. the_babaji

    the_babaji Been here awhile

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    Where can I find 'heat tape'?
  17. kessler89

    kessler89 Adventurer

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    reflective ducting tape from lowes or home depot will work (looks alost chrome)
  18. the_babaji

    the_babaji Been here awhile

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    Sort of thinking of a worse case scenario, like working the bike hard and occasional stopping and idling the bike in a single track trail.

    I guess some added heat protection (tape etc..) is 'cheap insurance'
  19. the_babaji

    the_babaji Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the reply, Not sure how fast I can get some here in Canada. Lowes / Home depot option sounds quicker.

    Great Pic , nice looking rig.
  20. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    :freaky
    Amazon has several options too.