Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. markbvt

    markbvt Long timer

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    Look at the last two ride reports linked below in my sig.

    The Tiger handles great even loaded for a trip.

    --mark
  2. nhspirit

    nhspirit Just Ride

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    Actually I had requested some specific changes and also had to draw a level line across the sdes of the seat. The area of the seat I tend to sit on is the narrowest section which is making it uncomfortable. Will wait for your results and will probably have to send the seat back for some rework.

    BTW: Last May/June when I had the seat worked on, I was told that they had just received a Tiger 800 to use to design a new seat.
  3. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Will this do? http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=17036006#post17036006
  4. PYG RYDR

    PYG RYDR Adventure-Dual Sport

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    I plan to purchase a XC this week and I am lining up my Farkles.

    I want to add the Highway Dirt Bike handguards and wind deflectors and contacted Paul, who indicated he did not know what size bar clamp is needed.

    Anyone able to help out with the part numbers/sizes?

    Also, will the Motech bar risers work? Or do you need the Rox risers? Is one preferred over the other.

    TIA
  5. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    As far as I know, you have to use Rox risers.
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=17019824&postcount=8867
  6. Bueller

    Bueller Cashin?

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    It'll be interesting to see what they've learned in a year's time, and how they might shape my seat differently from the way they shaped yours. I tend to sit about 2 -3 inches from the back of the seat, so assuming they have that area dished and leveled properly it should be pretty good.
  7. PYG RYDR

    PYG RYDR Adventure-Dual Sport

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  8. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    I know they aren't the best but just wondering what those who have the OEM auxiliary lights think of them. Illumination? Durability?
  9. invicta1

    invicta1 Been here awhile

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    IMO, they really help visibility. I'm a fan and keep them on.

  10. KildareMan

    KildareMan Been here awhile

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    Don't know where you got that opinion from. They are fecking brilliant, although pricey. Mine are nearly 18 months old now & never a problem.
  11. SMIFFXC

    SMIFFXC Been here awhile

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    They are quite bright actually. I bought them only to be seen better and everyone I ride with says they have no problem seeing me. Haven't had a problem, it's been just over a year.
  12. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    If your looking for a good light look at Rigid Industries. I run the Rigid's with the SW Motech mounts.
  13. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Which Rigids to you buy and do you have a pic of the set-up?
  14. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Long shot, but....

    A) Does anyone have any pictures from the rear of the hepco Becker pannier racks? Curious how far it sticks out on left.

    B) longer shot. Any pictures of hepco junior bags mounted?

    Thanks
  15. cug

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  16. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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  17. frytown

    frytown Adventurer

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    All, would post this in the "Tiger 800 problems" but I don't know yet if I have a problem (though I'm pretty sure I do).

    I've got a 2012 Roadie, about 3 months old, and just a tad over 2500 mi. Relatively babied on break in, got the 600 mi. service from the dealer at about 700 mi - which included all the normal stuff with no outstanding issues.
    I ride the bike on a 56 mile RT commute every day, and vary my speed quite a bit since it's highway stop and go and lane splitting. Today is Friday and on Wednesday morning I started it up and it sounded clackity, from the top of the motor.
    It's gotten worse every moment since and I just swung by the dealer and have an appointment on next Wed. to have the dealer mechanic pull the valve covers off and have a look - cam, valves, timing chain, etc.

    It sounds like a bike that's run outta oil, but the oil level is spot on. I check it pretty religiously. No residue in the tail pipe, just a tiny bit of carbon. This, plus the fact that the oil level has never changed leads me to believe I'm not burning or losing oil. The clack is so loud, my decidedly non-mechanical wife can hear it plain as day.

    I'm pretty worried since it sounds like ass, and I absolutely LOVE the bike. I won't ride it again until I have to take it to the dealer - which is unfortunately about a 25 mile fwy. ride, so I'm just gonna stew and fret.

    Any insights from the peanut gallery?
  18. helotaxi

    helotaxi Been here awhile

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    Mine did the same thing after sitting in stop............and go traffic for about 3.5 hours in 95deg heat to and from the Indy 500. You could hear the valve train rattle for 30 seconds or so after it started and then the noise would go away. My take was that the oil (Honda branded MC oil) had broken down from the extreme heat and was not leaving a film in the head for startup, so I changed it out with Castrol MC synthetic. Problem was immediately resolved. Motorcycles are hard on oil. Idling them and running them at low speed in the heat is even harder on oil.
  19. jphish

    jphish Been here awhile

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    Mine has slight rattle on start up - goes away after about a minute. Doesnt sound like valves & it isnt the oil (just changed it with 10/40 AMS) I think it maybe cam chain tensioner. I'll have them check it out when I get kickstand recall done.
  20. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    It's an oil issue. Make sure your at the full mark. And make sure your using full synthetic.

    I was at the dealer yesterday & my T8 made a grinding sound when he cranked it to install the latest tune. He immediately said that sound means the oil is low. Sure enough, the oil level was at the bottom of my site glass. He topped it off & it has not made that sound again.