Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. Vzuke

    Vzuke Been here awhile

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    Looks like a rolling advert for Wolfman luggage!
    I've had the tail bag for a year and it did well so.......

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  2. Vzuke

    Vzuke Been here awhile

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    I finally got around to removing the U lock bosses from inside the "trunk".

    I used a Dremel cut off wheel and sanding wheel to take it down as close as I could.
    Then I used a razor blade to shave the remainder off.
    Be careful to keep the blade level so it doesn't bite too deep into the fender.

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  3. cug

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    A Kriega tool roll and a set of two tire irons + a rag fit perfectly in that space:

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  4. invicta1

    invicta1 Been here awhile

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    Exactly what I put on. As you say, not a lot of choice (the triumph engine bars are less than 1" actually). And they don't extend far enough to be really comfortable, but they do add a nice change up for positions on long rides, no regrets, pretty cheap.


  5. cug

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    How did you mount them? I just checked in the garage and I'm not certain where I would mount them on the Triumph bars so that I could actually use them properly.
  6. JustKip

    JustKip Long timer

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    The stock handguards don't offer much in the way of weather protection, and I haven't found any "spoilers" or extensions for the factory ones.
    The bike has a Kaoko throttle lock installed and I was wondering if there are any other handguards (Barkbusters, touratech, etc) that will work with the Koako and give better protection in a blizzard?
  7. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    What about Tiger 1050 or Explorer guards? As they're Triumph stuff they should fit straight onto the 800 bars.
    I got the 1050 ones on mine....
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    Excellent weather protection and even though I've fallen off and over a few times they haven't broken.
  8. refokus

    refokus Just Learning

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    I am in the same boat here, I need to get some hand guards for pretection. I hit a tree here about 6 weeks ago and shattered the left side hand guard. I need something to protect the clutch lever and hopefully my hands. I am leaning toware HDB or Cycra guards but just have not made up my mind. I had the HDB guards on a different bike and I like them, I just don't like the price. The Cycra guards I run on my 450 and they have paid for themselves many times over. I will search this thread for the highway dirt bike guards, I think someone already put a material list together. If someone finds it before I do, please post the page it is on. The search feature is not friendly to me on this forum. :lol3
  9. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Seems if you would consider swapping the hand guards, one should go with ones that will actually protect the levers? They aren't only for offroad. I snapped a clutch lever on Uly doing something anyone could do. Proper hand guards would've kept me from having to ride home 150 miles with 1.5" of lever:lol3
  10. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Has it been confirmed the Explorer guards will fit an 800? I I know the 1050s do with use of a different bar end thing (or some different part).
  11. SMIFFXC

    SMIFFXC Been here awhile

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    I too am using 1050 guards w/Koako throttle lock. Works great, much better protection.
  12. KildareMan

    KildareMan Been here awhile

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    Get barkbusters

    Sent from my Tiger 800
  13. cug

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    I use Barkbuster Storm and I'm very happy with them. But I don't use a throttle lock, just can't get over the mechanism and what could happen with my clumsiness. For more comfort on longer trips I use a cramp buster.
  14. JustKip

    JustKip Long timer

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    That was my first choice, but the Kaoko instructions say it won't work with Barkbusters
  15. Chinookmark

    Chinookmark Been here awhile

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    +1
  16. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    I used Palmer Products extensions, on my 1050. They're a pretty generic item that'll probably fit anything.
  17. JustKip

    JustKip Long timer

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    Palmer Products!
    Thanks, for something completely unrelated. THEY make the over the pillion seat luggage rack I've been looking for, for 4 months
  18. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    I have Kaoko with bark busters. The Kaoko part number you are looking for Tig100.
  19. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Explorer bars are pretty much the same as the 800 just a slightly different bend so the guard should bolt straight on.
    The 1050 ones will also bolt straight on although they are slightly longer/wider so to get them on without bending the guard some longer bar ends are preferable.


    I've clouted my 1050 ones pretty hard and, it turns out, they're very robust.
  20. markbvt

    markbvt Long timer

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    I got mine for this trip, and both have held up great. The webbing loops have a tendency to pull out their stitching if you put too much tension on them, so to hold the smaller bag on top of the larger one I attached the straps to the solid strap loops intended for the top carry handle. Worked perfectly.

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