Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. E-town dirt dude

    E-town dirt dude Been here awhile

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    Oooh...shiny. Where did you get it and how much? :clap
  2. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    It's not that shiny anymore :evil Engle motors in Kansas City had them custom made. Call them for details. Englemotors.com
  3. E-town dirt dude

    E-town dirt dude Been here awhile

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    How much does the RPM go up on the highway?
  4. RichardU

    RichardU Let's Ride

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    GearingCommander knows all.
  5. the_babaji

    the_babaji Been here awhile

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    Just finished the 2012 Ontario Roaming Rally did all the technical sections and water crossings. My Touratech top case bracket is bent to shit from all the chattering up and down.

    The OEM lights were on the whole time and still work great. :clap
  6. Snapper

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    Nice report.. just curious what you and your luggage weighed in at, and what preload setting (as a %) you use? I would agree that ground clearance is one of biggest limitations of this otherwise sporty bike.
  7. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    No idea. I just ride it. Not enough for me to tell much difference. Sorry.
  8. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Had to share...just back from a trip to the TT where I rode a friend's 600 Fazer. Nice bike, very competent but boring as all hell. I went out on the Tigger first thing Saturday morning and it took me all of 5 seconds to realize (again) that this bike is simply fantastic. I had a grin from ear to ear while riding it - Fazer did nothing for me.

    Sorry...just had to share :clap
  9. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    :thumb
  10. E-town dirt dude

    E-town dirt dude Been here awhile

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    After reading this post, I decided to check my oil. I was down about 1/4 of a liter. I've put 3000 km on it since the last oil change so I think that is acceptable. Especially considering a lot of it is "spirited" driving ;:lol3
  11. markbvt

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    I know exactly what you mean...
  12. marloweluke

    marloweluke The Flying Dutchman

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    I stopped at the truck scale on the way home and weighed the whole setup at 350 kilos. With me off the bike the weight was 250 kilos. This scale measures to the nearest 10 kilos, so fairly crude. I had the suspension preload on the rear turned 100% in with the luggage and about 60% at different times. There seemed very little difference and no discernible difference in the rear end swaying.
  13. Snapper

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    Thanks, so ~220 lbs and 60%... that sounds about right - I'm probably about a 160 and am finding 30/40% to be a good compromise between ground clearence, comfort and balance to the front end.

    Guess you can forget the two-up touring though.
  14. gallowaystx

    gallowaystx Been here awhile

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  15. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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  16. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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  17. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Somebody posted awhile back looking for a guinea pig with a Madstad setup. they were curious about removing the screen for summer use. Well, here ya go
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    I kinda like how it looks.


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    But, how does it work? Well, you definitely get more airflow, and if that is your thing this is a great option. At 6'1", 32" inseam there is no buffeting or turbulence. It's a nice ride, and definitely helps on a warm day, but at the expense of noise. It's loud. Not stock screen loud, but loud enough.

    I tried it with and without the winglets and it didn't seem to make a huge difference. I put about 50 miles on it on the way to work this morning on freeway and mostly backroads. I'll probably put the screen back on, but I'll be removing on really hot days to aid in cooling.

    Oh, and keep your eyes on the your headlights. Mine has developed a nasty condensation problem. the dealer is "pretty sure" it's under warranty. :huh
  18. Snapper

    Snapper Long timer

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    ^^ I did a 200 miler without my Madstad screen.... I concur, my screen went back on the next day and is staying on. I'll take a little less noise over a little more cooling airflow.
  19. TAMPAJIM

    TAMPAJIM Been here awhile

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    Another thing you can do with the Madstad is turn the screen upside down and remount it. Works because the mounting holes are symmetrical. First time I heard of this I thought the guy was joking but he demonstrated it and I became a believer.

    Looks a little strange but a good trick if you are caught on a hot day in slow traffic.
  20. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Yeah. It makes me want to get a really small screen to try. Mark talked me into a 20" screen and I generally run it pretty low. I wish I got a smaller screen.