Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. RichardU

    RichardU Let's Ride

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    I only have 3,000 miles and haven't seen that yet, but it seems like a fairly common problem for aluminum spacers in general. My DRZ had the same problem until I bought a set of stainless aftermarket spacers.
  2. TonyLoco24

    TonyLoco24 Adventurer

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    I have a wolfman alpha bag from a klr I use to have. Has anyone put one of these on the T800XC successfully? It's looking like it might sit on the exhaust, which would not be good. thoughts and/or ideas?
  3. Stein67

    Stein67 Adventurer

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    Does the GL Coyote bag work fine without any sort of pannier rack or racks or any sort on the XC? I really don't want to add anything permanent as most of my riding is just local but would like an option that I could throw on if I wanted to go somewhere. I suspect it's fine as they run them on KLR's and DR650's.

    I put my hand on the stock exhaust heat shield today while riding and it was almost ambient temp when moving. I did read somewhere where someone added some self adhesive reflective metal tape as added protection for heat. I can imagine that it will get hot when stopped or in town.
  4. Marsh Tiger

    Marsh Tiger Been here awhile

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    Yes, I've noticed grooving too.
  5. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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  6. Stein67

    Stein67 Adventurer

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  7. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    PM sent
  8. Stein67

    Stein67 Adventurer

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    PM returned. I'll take them.
  9. WhereIsBobL

    WhereIsBobL Adventurer

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    YUP. I was thinking I had gotten a small stone wedged in the seal lip, but maybe not. I plan on replacing seals as well as spacer the next chance I get. The seal does not seal all that well right now with the groove cut in the spacer. This seal is not the bearing seal, but the outer replaceable seal. Having some crud get in there would not be a disaster. Having a lot would be eventually.

    I have 25,000 miles on it, but noticed at first tire change.
  10. Stein67

    Stein67 Adventurer

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    Regarding chain maintenance, especially cleaning, I've been pretty lax. Considering I do about 50% of my riding on gravel roads and it gets filthy, I need to address this.

    What does everyone do?

    I've heard some people scrub chains down in a pan of kerosene and then re-lube but I was concerned about trapped kerosene actually doing more harm than good as a solvent.

    Just brush it off and spray it with a good chain lube and call it good? It's been 1000 miles and I'm feeling guilty.
  11. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    Damn Bob, that's a lot of miles in a short amount of time. Did you ride iron butts all year or what?
  12. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    I fitted a Scottoiler and let it throw plenty of oil at the chain. Job done.
  13. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    I did the same, and haven't even so much as thought about my chain in 3500 miles. I did notice a ton of oil underneath the bike near the side stand last night and haven't had time to investigate. I'm hoping its fling. I don't notice it anywhere else, but I think I have it dialed in to dump too much oil so I've lowered that.
    I'll never own a chain bike again without one. Awesome device.
  14. eram310

    eram310 Been here awhile

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    Looks like my other sargent seats that I like so much. When they come out, I will buy one.
  15. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    +1:clap
  16. Ducken

    Ducken Been here awhile

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    +2 :thumb
  17. Kawidad

    Kawidad Long timer

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    I think that'll be a +3. :evil
  18. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    Chain cleaner + wire brush + elbow grease = clean chain. Then lube. I do this about every couple thousand miles. Otherwise I give it a good lube about every 500 miles or so. Or after I wash it.
  19. Birdy68

    Birdy68 Scared, but wants to

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    So it's been a while since I last made a post ~ so now's the time to give you an update...

    My latest upgrade was due to that UuuuTube video of the F800GS dude that bit the dust when his front fender broke off and the brake cable grabbed the front wheel....

    NEW BRAKE LINES!

    I went from this:

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    ... to this:

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    OK - with the NONE ABS models this would be sooooooooooooooo much easier!
    A simple two output banjo bolt up at the brake leaver then two brake hoses down to each calliper.

    BUT with the ABS, you have to go back to the ABS unit and then a line back the to callipers.
    I have a 'T' junction fitted above the radiator where the return line splits to each front calliper. This is the same design as on the Speed Triples.


    I have also done the LCD Button Hack as described on the English Tiger Forum:

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    Then I've bought myself a new GARMIN ~ Montana 600..... WOW! What a BRILLIANT unit!
    I had (still have) the MAP278 ~ but the Montana does the same and more.
    (BUT IT DOESN'T HAVE BLUETOOTH.... But that's a price I'll pay)

    Here's the head socket voice out - but I never use it.
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    Oh - and I've installed a standard 12 V socket:
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    I was also invited by Dunlop to test their new(ish) Trailmax TR91 tyres at their 'Adventure Weekend' in Italy
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    BRILLIANT TYRES... 10/10 is my rating.

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    They gave PURE CONFIDENCE in every condition...

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    So that's all for now....
    Hope it gave someone an insight to new dimensions... :evil
  20. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Is there any reason that the "Pass" button cannot be used for that mod?