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Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by ScrambDaddy, Jul 12, 2010.
That is why I mounted the manta backwards, wasn't in the way as much.
What spoiler is that??
I have the MRA X-creen http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/6777/845/
It flops around like crazy, but I have a bracket from my Givi windshield that holds it steady.
Thanks for the link and info, mine flops a bit but being smaller its not to bad.(I think its because I'm old)
Anyone know what happened to the Tiger800.co.uk forum? it fell over sometime yesterday and hasn't woken up yet...
Weird, my CBF1000 forum is down as well. Any UK members around? Hello? You still got internet?
With all the locking, windshield mount fancy GPS mounts lately I feel a bit like a luddite... just using the same old U bolt I've been using forever.
The new Triumph Explorer site seems to have met he same fate. Wierd.
New sidestand switch... if you've ever bottomed out, you should check if yours still works. It's in a very vulnerable spot.
It's back. I'm recovering from withdrawl, just give me a little more time.... ah.
Have had my 800 XC for about a year now and love it! My only real complaint is how complicated it is to turn off the ABS when going back and forth between on and off road conditions. Has anyone heard if there could possibly be a work around or fix for this?
I'm wondering if newer models will have a software update to the computer that will allow for a one button solution like on the BMW. Sure would be nice if this were then available as an update for current models.
Easy solution is to fit a handlebar switch connected to one of the abs fuse positions. You then mount the fuse Online with the switch.
It's been done...I am about to do my bike. There's a thread on Tiger forum UK....install a relay that momentarily breaks power to the 20 amp ABS pump under your seat & the the ABS shuts off without any issues or Codes flashing. Buy a Kill switch that operates momentarily & 20 amp 12v Relay with a normally closed contact, intercept the wire going to the ABS pump.
I just removed mine & crimped the wires together & cut off the bracket...simple fix
I was seriously thinking about just leaving it with the plunger ripped off, since it was running fine and I generally don't like idiot switches that can go wrong and leave you stranded... then I recall that I seem to be idiot about once a decade and ride away with the sidestand down - I have been saved by these devices a few times.
My 800 XC build and blog... http://ridethreesixtyfive.blogspot.com/2012/06/triumph-tiger-800-xc-build.html
I thought it was a good idea to put some protection in front of that expensive piece of hardware. Not that I am going to be going off road anytime soon. The roads around here are rough enough!
You know how you are supposed to look at your instructions and make sure all the parts are in there before you begin? Yeah I know, who looks at instructions! Well I hit a snag on my simple install.
I had already removed some radiator shroud parts when I discovered I was missing my captive nuts! Luckily I had a couple of left over M5 nuts from a windshield project so I was able to put the bike back together. Bike Bandit later sent me the correct nuts.
It is an easy install with all the parts. You don't even have to remove the entire radiator shroud, just the right hand side (there are less things attached to wires in there).
Remove enough tank/radiator parts to get to the two screws (Green Arrows) holding the shroud backing onto the radiator. This will allow you to slip the radiator tabs A and B into the left shroud. When you re-install the backing you slip the right side tabs into the slots (Yellow Arrows). Don't forget to install your elusive captive nuts (Magenta Arrow). Okay, you do have to remove the lower half of the left side to do that.
Button everything back up and you are done.
Just rerouted mine so it's out of the way inside the frame & up near the gear change
Sidestand solution - I think this is best so far
There is a way to relocate it under the swingarm that Xsilvergs demoed on the tiger800.co.uk forum with pictures.
Link to his post
Is anyone else having an issue with grooving on the wheel spacers? I have changed tires 3 times and each time I have rotated the spacers, but now I think I may need to buy another set for my next swap. The spacers are aluminum, and I am worried about premature bearing failure similar to the gs800s. I know some one is making steel spacers for the beemer guys, but I haven't seen anything on the tigers yet.