Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. live2ridetahoe

    live2ridetahoe RN

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    I love the carbon vinyl seat. Where did you get the material and who stitched it up for you? Looks amazing. I hope your partner likes sitting there.

    JG
  2. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Here in the county seat (Orange County) is Santa Ana, some call it little Tijuana :rofl and is a mecca of all things cars. On main street are at least a handfull of upholstery shops, as well as AA Foam and Fabric. They have every kind of upholstery material known to man. :thumb

    Seriously, I have been doing these kinds of projects for years, I picked up that vinyl some time ago to do a seat mod on my last bike but the original seat cover went back on, so it was left over.

    And I am an old wooden boat sailor from the northwest and pretty good with a sewing machine. Only I don't sew clothes, but outdoor gear, home and auto upholstery, sails, etc. strictly as a hobby.

    Thank you for your interest and compliments. I'm happy with the way it turned out. If ol' lady doesn't like it we can just do it over.

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  3. jimjim

    jimjim Just another FF!

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    Nice work browneye. I have the same rack and case.

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  4. littlelionmonster

    littlelionmonster Custom Faker

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    just put a deposit down on a '12 white XC. Hopefully, I can pick it up tomorrow.:clap:clap

    I've been looking at different exhausts, don't want to drop the $800 for the Arrow pipe, heard lots of good things about Leo Vince, but haven't seen anything on these

    GPR Exhaust

    Didn't know if anyone had put one of these on a Tiger yet. I don't want a crazy loud pipe, but I like the looks of this one.
  5. E-town dirt dude

    E-town dirt dude Been here awhile

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    Congrats on the new Tiger. I have a white 11 XC and love it. As for exhausts, I put on an MTC exhaust. I really like it. The quality is good and they have great customer service. It was shipped to my door(England to Canada) in a week and a half for $420.00. You get to choose the can length, finish and end cap. Make sure to ask for an extra set of quiet baffles. I found it a bit loud in it's stock form. They shipped me some quieter baffles at no extra charge. The baffles are really easy to remove or swap out. A friend of mine put a Leo Vince on his KLR. The build quality seems good and its pretty quiet.

    Enjoy the Tiger:clap

    http://www.mtcperformanceproducts.co.uk/index.asp

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  6. xcountry41

    xcountry41 Adventurer

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    Hey E-town Just a quick Hi , proud new owner of a 2012 orange XC out in Ft. Saskatchewan. Thought it would be good to touch base as you apparantly are researching improvements etc.
    Just in the process of setting mine up . Going to go with the stock exhaust for now. Shooting to install my SW Motech crash bars, top rack, and GIVI trekker top box this weekend I hope (yard work ). Going with triumph skid plate, heated grips and fog lights. Ordered a Giant loop great basin soft luggage system to try in front of the Givi instead of side cases for now. 800km service tomorrow . Man I'm loving this bike! Hoping to head to the Kootenays over Gray creek pass with it in a couple weeks.
    Cheers, Gary
  7. hawkbox

    hawkbox 800 (Ironhide!)

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    Nice looking bike, just a heads up Kootenay pass was cold as balls over the Canada long weekend but my rain suit and barkbusters kept me comfy on my road version. Think I need to order a center stand for it though.
  8. av_mech

    av_mech Risk Taker

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    Look into FUEL EXHAUST from the UK. It arrived in five days, was about $200, fit and finish was awesome, and it sounds great!

    <a href="http://s73.photobucket.com/albums/i230/tystellrecht/Tiger%20800%20XC/?action=view&amp;current=photo27.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i230/tystellrecht/Tiger%20800%20XC/photo27.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

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  9. rubRsidedown

    rubRsidedown Long timer

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    That FUEL exhaust looks VERY nice.
    I'd like to hear it over a stock unit.

    A little before and after YouTube action, no?
  10. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Are you guys just bolting these exhausts on and going? Any re-map? Any change in performance, or is this just for looks?
  11. deltamark

    deltamark Adventurer

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    Itching to make an offer to an area dealer on either a Roadie or the XC. Haven't test ridden the Roadie yet, so I'll decide once I do. In calculating my offer, I'm wondering if installation of desired accessories is generally included with a new bike purchase? Or, do I need to figure in more $ for that?
  12. av_mech

    av_mech Risk Taker

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    They'll charge you unless you already have a great relationship with them. My advice is learn to do it yourself. The best way to learn your new machine is work on it.
  13. av_mech

    av_mech Risk Taker

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    I'll take a video and post it. Gimme a day or so. Another nice thing about the Fuel is that is has a removable baffle. The baffle can also be cut to let more sound out with our removing it fully. I haven't cut mine yet. It's pretty good with the full baffle in. Way better sound than the Stocker. Not to mention A LOT lighter and smaller. I was dumbfounded when I felt how much that stock exhaust weighs. I can't remember when exactly I put it on, but I'm pretty sure I have about 16,000 miles with the exhaust. Love it. No problems at all.
  14. av_mech

    av_mech Risk Taker

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    A couple of parts/maintenance questions for you guys. I've got 18272 miles on Hobbes now. And not a single one commuting, I might add.

    I'm due for new brake pads on the rear. Anybody got a recommendation for an aftermarket that might be a bit cheaper than Triumph? We finally got our dealership back in the Boise area and they still don't have their parts computer up yet, so I haven't priced them from Triumph. Just want to evaluate options.

    Also checked the chain stretch and did a good inspection of the stock sprockets. The rear sprocket still looks great after 18.000 miles of sand, mud, dirt, and highway. The front sprocket is due. The chain stretch is just past it's limit of 12.56 in for 20 links. I think 18,000 miles is great to get out of a set of sprockets and chain. But, is there something better? I'll probably go with the Triumph again cause of the great mileage I've gotten. Unless you guys got something better. :ear
  15. rubRsidedown

    rubRsidedown Long timer

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    Yes the aftermarket exhausts are certainly lighter and usually run cooler.
    I know my HMFs on my 950 ADVenture are MUCH cooler to temp over the stock boat anchor cans that came on it. Certainly a much deeper note over stock too with the quiet inserts and without them it's totally NASCAR/Lucifer sounding. Gotta love the tone when down shifting and or getting off throttle coming down from speed. :evil

    Why am I reading the Triumph site so much some may ask....
    Well my Wife will be up for a new bike within a year or so and I REALLY think the Triumph or BMW 800 would be a GREAT bike for her. Yeah, I MIGHT just have to ride it too from time to time. :wink:
  16. E-town dirt dude

    E-town dirt dude Been here awhile

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    Hi Gary,
    I'll PM you my contact info. Would be good to hook up for a ride.

    Cheers

    Mark
  17. cug

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    Do you have a photo straight from the rear and maybe even one straight from above to gauge how wide that exhaust is?
  18. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Since buying my Tiger, my wife said she wants to go demo a Roadie. Don't think she'll ever get ride of her Street Triple R, but it sure would be nice to have two Tigers for exploring. She loves her DR200 but it sucks on the highway.
  19. cug

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    Had a chance for a little bit longer test ride during lunch time today.

    I don't think there is a difference in the way the bike goes into corners, doesn't feel sharper or quicker in that regard. If there is a difference, without an A to B comparison with an unmodified Tiger I would say everything I might "feel" could be imagination.

    What I do feel and where I'm certain it's not just imagination is that it does have a less pronounced tendency to go wide in curves. The Roadie always gave me the feeling that I had to push it a bit more, correct a the line slightly, when going through longer curves where you are leaned over for a longer time. This seems to be much less pronounced for me. Very happy with that.

    Also, when I was out today I did not scratch the pegs in the corners I typically touched down before. Probably just a matter of time to get there again, but the added clearance certainly helps feeling a bit better about it.

    So, overall money well spent (roughly $100).

    Unfortunately the ride today showed me even more that I need to get something done to the front suspension ...
  20. Snapper

    Snapper Long timer

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    ^^ Thanks Cug, can't wait for my risers to come in. Dragging pegs again yesterday, too old and knees hurt too much to get of the seat for every corner, 10 corners per mile. My previous Harley had better clearance, and unfortunately, I'm serious.