Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. Bueller

    Bueller Cashin?

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    I'm talking about the Tiger 800. Go lift up on the foot peg of one. You'll see it pivots upward. Just like a track bike :deal I never said I had touched down a mount or a shift lever, only the foot pegs. That's more than enough lean for the street. And since I'm speaking from experience I know it doesn't leverage tires off of the ground. Unfortunately I don't have anywhere to host the 2 gig video I shot last summer on the bike down in the smokys or you could see for yourself.
  2. Marsh Tiger

    Marsh Tiger Been here awhile

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    I like that! I'm gonna copy tiger that one :evil

    BTW, didn't you have an orange 955? That was a good looking bike.
  3. rubRsidedown

    rubRsidedown Long timer

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    Ok, this past weekend my Wife and I were talking about her 06 BMW 650gs and the need at some point in getting a bigger/badder/better bike. :evil
    I'd LOVE to put her on a 950 like mine but she doesnt think that would be a good choice for her.
  4. T

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    Yep that was me. Traded 05 Tiger at 50k and still ran strong as ever.

    If she's got long legs let her take a 800 Tiger for a romp....
  5. rubRsidedown

    rubRsidedown Long timer

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    Well she doesn't really. 28ish... She's 5'5" tall, 115# so that wont help squish the suspension either.
    Is there a lowering kit for the bike? There MUST be.

    She likes the Triumph and the BMW 800 gs.
    What are the pros and cons of either?
    The Beamer is more $$$ I would assume.
    She/we do ride off road (logging/fire roads) often so the XC would be a plus but not a must.

    Whats the MPG on the Triumph.
  6. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    If its anything like the HB centerstand, which the instructions said you also need to remove the centerstand, you don't really need to. One of the two screws remained in the sidestand so it was still held in place. I was just careful not to move the bike around too much with only one screw in it. Additionally, the install is pretty quick so you could just get someone to hold the bike for a minute while you replace the existing screw with the new one that allows fitment of the centerstand.
  7. cug

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    Thanks for the info - I don't think it's a super easy install, have heard bad things about it. Therefore I don't want to rely on this, but will still take a look whether it's possible without removing the side stand for too long.

    Still looking for a paddock stand or something similar as this would make it much easier.
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    Tiger 800XC V BMW 800 GS


    Lowering kits are available for the 800.

    I'm getting around 50mpg now with no hard bags on.

    Both good bikes pretty much in the same ballpark of ability and close on price depending on the deal you strike.
  9. doxbike

    doxbike Been here awhile

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    Don't even consider it w/o support from a lift or paddock stand. It's a bitch to get the flanges with locator pins lined up on both sides at once. Especially by yourself. DAMHIK!
  10. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Simple to just tie it off to a post or pole, both sides if necessary. Unless you need more ground clearance, in which case you could run the front up on a block.

    **********************

    Was up tinkering on the new bike 'till late last night. Cut all the bracket crap out of the under-seat bin, filled in the missing tools for the tool pack, and found I didn't have a 17mm hex for the front axle. So a flat repair for the front would have been impossible. Picked up one of those motion-pro axle tool thingies - crap they are expensive. Oh well.

    Move the bars all the way up to the next-to-last mark and they are plenty high but not as swept back. Suits just fine and now great for standing. I doubt I'll need risers. They put you in a perfect 'attack' position. Put my GPS ram mount on the bar clamp while I was at it. Just need to run a power feed to it from one of the lights up there.

    Also found with the rubbers out of the footpegs (don't need) there is enough legroom with the seat low, so that works a lot better for my 31" inseam.

    Did some tidy up on the tail, got rid of some clap trap back there...

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    My old magnetic tank bag fits pretty good too. Sump guard is on, they had to order the engine guards and center stand. Hand guards are shiite. Not sure how to install some real ones, the bar end has a very small bolt hole.


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    Here's a pretty detailed center stand install video for T800XC.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bglR4GRO2h4

    I've carefully used two jacks (bottle/scissor) under each side of the swingarm for a paddock stand type lifting arrangement...
  12. cug

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    Thanks for the video - I think it helps me understand of what needs to be done. I don't have a good place to lean the bike against something and I also think that said something would get in the way when installing.

    I guess I'll find a way.
  13. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    I just bought a wheel chock from Harbor Freight for $39. I haven't done mine, but once I have the time it's on the list:clap
  14. Snapper

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    Weeelllllll....... I think this is one of the lowest ground clearance bikes I've ever owned. Lower than my previous Harley XR at the same % preload setting. Peg feelers are starting to wear through on both sides and I've sheared my side stand switch clean off. Riser kit to be ordered.

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  15. swimmer

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    Sounds like the OEM one is harder to install than the HB. Install for the HB took about 30 minutes.
  16. PYG RYDR

    PYG RYDR Adventure-Dual Sport

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    Thanks for taking time to make the video. It helps me prepare for my installation. BTW-mine came with 3 rubber bumpers.
  17. RichardU

    RichardU Let's Ride

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    Just pay the money and get the Barkbusters made for this bike. They fit better than any handguards I've put on any other bike.
  18. Flying Dave

    Flying Dave Been here awhile

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    Sort of off topic but does anyone have the Triumph logo in a vector file? I have a bud with a vinyl cutter and was going to get him to make some stickers for the hardbags.
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    Not my vid, just something I came across thanks to the wonder of the Internet and YouTube.

    I think the 3 rubber bumpers is Triumph's recall fix for the clanging center stand.....
  20. eram310

    eram310 Been here awhile

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    After buying this tank bag with the Tiger back in April, I decided that this bag is too big for me. It does have an amazing carrying capacity, but it is too much for me. The bag and the strap are not even 3 months old.
    New they go for $140 for bag and $70 for the straps. Asking $160 +shipping OBO. for both of them.

    Thanks,