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Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by ScrambDaddy, Jul 12, 2010.
Remote computer button :huh
Is he saying he's hacked into the tacho and re-wired the 'A' and 'B' button!!!?
Please do elaborate...
I use my bikes on dual sport and adventure rides, these rides are navagated by roll charts and some GPS. A remote button to reset the mileage would be great!! I'm really interrested if this is what it does? Please tell us more!
Tis easy, although it'll void your warranty I would imagine. Just did the lower button.
Remove the instrument pod. The rear bit with 800 on it is just a shield the clocks themselves are quite thin. There's a bigger of a 7mm to remove. Once clocks are removed you'll see that you can see the circuit board though the gap around the connector opening. This is where your 2 wires (cat 5 is good) poke through. Solder a wire to each of the two points on the lower button closest to the upper switch.
The switch I used is the triumph aux light switch and bracket. You need to open the switch and butcher it as the logic in the switch could cause problems. Link 2 wires, I used the red & white to two of the switch contacts. Check with a dvm for correct switching. Bob's your uncle.
Nice pic and great set up. But how does that work out going off road? Seems to me you have no room to move around. I like to be able to shift my weight back without luggage restricting movement or distracting me when I feel it there.
Shifting weight back is especially useful going down steep downhills.
For this reason I prefer soft panniers and a top duffel set back on the rear rack ... where it belongs. No other diddy bags or bed rolls hanging off anywhere are needed because everything can fit in the panniers or big duffel. Not fond of a tank bag for off roading either. I had one on my Vstrom but it was very low profile, still took a while to adapt to.
I can see using Giant Loop bags on a real dirt bike (for which they were designed) that has NO sub frame. But the 800 XC has a good, strong sub frame, no problem loading it up a bit further back from where the the GL's hang.
I rode with a friend riding a KTM. He had GL's on. They stayed put pretty well but access is not good. If you happen to need something stashed deep in one lobe, its hard to get to. There are no separate compartments, everything is just crammed into one space ... a pretty small space as it turns out. :eek1 Works good on dirt bikes though, but for mostly On Road touring, I prefer other systems. YMMV!
Thank you, good link photo's also! I assume the soldered bits were the contact points for the old button. Did the modification allow the origional button to still operate?
Have you tested it? I'm guessing you leave the A button in the function you like and the new B will reset on the fly?
For and adventure bike they should have incorporated it into the start button. I believe the start button now acts as a timmer when engine is running but I haven't tried it. I thought I read that in the manual briefly before I just jumped on the thing and went to my local gravel pit!
Not familiar with this term; can you please elaborate?
Instrument pod button still works.
Yes fully tested & working as it should. The remote button has the full button B functionality.
Don't know where you got the timer idea from but the starter switch on the 800 is just a starter switch.
you can always count on urban dictionary for the answer, or a few
I'll check my manual again and see if the function works. As I thought I read it the start button acts as a lap timer while the engine is running. I'll test on way home from work and report. I apologize for misspelling of "timer".
Well, I'll be.
Page 39 of my owner's manual states:
"With the engine running, the starter button functions as the lap timer 'trigger' button. Momentarily pressing the starter button will start the lap timer recording the next lap."
Bravo for remembering that! I'll have to give it a test to see how it functions.
Used to use it on my Daytona when I was actually timing laps.
Well bugger me with a fish fork. My apologies for my previous statement. Will have to try it tomorrow.
Don't believe everything you read in the owner's manual. There is also a caption #6 for "Gear Change Lights" in the diagram of the instrument panel layout. Most likely bad editing from the manual for the Daytona 675, which does have all those features.
Can't say either bag bothered me when up on the pegs but riding Potash Road/Shafer Trail is about as off-road as I go. Your points are all valid, particularly about trying to access things packed in the GL, which I found a pain. Tank bags are a love/hate thing for most people. I could not live without one as I take a lot of pictures and like to stash an SLR in there for quick access. Not convinced the Triumph bag is the best out there but it works.
I tried the timer function on my way home from work. No worky.
Ditto. Bad Triumph - copy & paste job.
The most astonishing thing to me, is that with all the study, we and the uk forum had put into this bike, no one noticed that until now!
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Tested function last night manual is wrong.
I've seen some of the seats in this thread from Corbin & saddleman. I'm wondering what your impressions are of the above, and whether you have gone the custom route? I had a Bill Mayer on my GS that was great. Also had a Sargent once upon a time, and that seat really fit my ass Too bad they're dragging their feet on production:eek1