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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    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. :lol3

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  2. SMIFFXC

    SMIFFXC Been here awhile

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    The new Triumph Explorer site seems to have met he same fate. Wierd. :hmmmmm
  3. Snapper

    Snapper Long timer

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    New sidestand switch... if you've ever bottomed out, you should check if yours still works. It's in a very vulnerable spot.

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  4. dwoodward

    dwoodward Long timer

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    It's back. I'm recovering from withdrawl, just give me a little more time.... ah.
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  5. Hoppster

    Hoppster n00b

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    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.
  6. KildareMan

    KildareMan Been here awhile

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    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.
  7. Johno33772

    Johno33772 Johnny Africa

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    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.
  8. Johno33772

    Johno33772 Johnny Africa

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    I just removed mine & crimped the wires together & cut off the bracket...simple fix
  9. Snapper

    Snapper Long timer

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    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.
  10. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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  11. Vzuke

    Vzuke Been here awhile

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    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.

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  12. KildareMan

    KildareMan Been here awhile

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    Just rerouted mine so it's out of the way inside the frame & up near the gear change
  13. bluesman

    bluesman Long timer

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  14. cronos1013

    cronos1013 Adventurer

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    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
  15. internalcombust

    internalcombust Yes its dirty, thanks.

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    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.
  16. Bueller

    Bueller Cashin?

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    After I sent my stock seat to Sargent for reworking and new foam I got a call a little over a week later from one of the owners. They were in the development stages for their own version of a seat for the T800 and had a loaner bike on its way to them so they could develop their seat design. He asked if he could keep my seat a bit longer and use it for the development process, which I of course agreed to.

    I got a call from him last week. He said the foam was done and it was headed to upholstery, and would then ship to me. They must have worked fast because I received it yesterday.

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    You can clearly see the dished area towards the back of the seat. The dish is actually a bit more than you can see in the photos because the vinyl seat cover tends to float a bit and doesn't fully represent the shape.

    I rode the bike about an hour yesterday. I generally need a bit of time on a seat to get used to it but I can say without a doubt this seat is worlds better than either the stock seat or the Triumph gel seat (which I would be happy to sell at a discount to anyone who wants to try it). The dished area provides a lot more support across a much larger area, and I can still easily move from the dished area up onto the nose of the seat for a change if desired. Having owned several Sargent seats over the years I knew the foam would be a huge improvement, and was not disappointed.

    I believe Sargent will release their seat somewhere around September, but for anyone who wants to have them make one based on the stock pan they should now have templates based on the one they made for me.
  17. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Thanks for the update. That looks real nice. PM sent re: gel seat.
  18. bluesman

    bluesman Long timer

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    When I had modified DR800 I had 2 set of wheels for it. And DYI aluminium spacers made on my small lathe.
    I changed wheels million times, rotated spacers etc. and never ever had any problem with bearings in 70 000 km.
  19. internalcombust

    internalcombust Yes its dirty, thanks.

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    I was questioning the grooves being cut into the spacers by the seal lip and dirt. Maybe I should have been more specific. As the grooves get bigger and deeper it will allow dirt and water to enter the wheel bearing area. It doesn't sound like you were experiencing any of the issues I was asking about.
  20. bluesman

    bluesman Long timer

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    I see what you mean. No, my "DYI" design of adapted wheels did not allow that to happen, you right...
    Plus I used really good quality sealed bearings...unlike BMW