Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    It's catch 22 for some. Roll the bars forward for better ergonomics while standing and then the bars are too far away while sitting, at least for me. I am only 5'9. In order for me to be the most comfortable for touring I actually have 2" pivot risers tilted back towards me a bit. I do feel a bit too crowded while standing but it's give and take. I can always roll them forward if I am trailing it all day.
  2. RichardU

    RichardU Let's Ride

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    Try removing it altogether. Takes only a few minutes and you will see instant results. And the Tiger 800 looks good without it.

    Of course, I can't understand why anyone would want a windscreen in the first place. For me, they are nothing but trouble.
  3. live2ridetahoe

    live2ridetahoe RN

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    I rotated my bars a bit forward as well.

    I also put the seat in the lowest position. Originally, I had it in the tall position but it gave me too much wind on the helmet. Moving to the low position really helped.

    JG
  4. motomuppet

    motomuppet Been here awhile

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    I rotated the risers to the forward position, rolled the bars forward a bit, then installed 2" rox risers, rolled forward a bit. Felt great standing, but a bit wierd while sitting. Moved the seat to the tall position and am happy now. I am 5'10" with shortish arms and legs, but much prefer the seat in the taller position and the taller, more forward bars. Pegs still feel a long way forward when standing, but you get used to it. Plan on putting some fatter pegs on soon...may even cough up for the pivot pegs, but bit skint at the moment, as new bicycle is being built and sucking up the funds (started as a budget build, then found a great deal on a super sexy wheelset, which then deserved better componentry, which then needed....and on and on it goes!)!
  5. av_mech

    av_mech Risk Taker

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    Don't know if anybody has posted this video yet and I don't have time to look. But this is hands down the best moto promo I've ever watched. Words cannot describe how awesome this is. A half hour of amazing cinematography, killer hopped up Tigers, and two outstanding riders. Seriously, seriously watch this video.

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/aTvYAcJOx3s?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  6. TerraUnFirma

    TerraUnFirma Fair/Not Balanced

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    Ditto on the Rox Risers...really transformed the feel of the bike, on and off-road. I'm 5-10 and now it's a comfortable stand and a more relaxed position when riding on the road. In the past, I was leaning forward and the weight on my hands and wrists was noticeable after a few hours. Still not as ergonomically dialed in as my RT, but what is?

    Next thing is the windscreen...hmmmm!

    Ouch, motorbikes AND bicycles...same here, but I found a Felt Z15 in as-new condition for $1200 (guy was giving up road riding after getting scared shitless by a driver)...so far have resisted the urge to change anything but the saddle...:D

    Cheers!
  7. rustynut2

    rustynut2 Been here awhile

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    Is there anything that can be done with the speedo being almost 5mph off at 60ish? I'm only 2 weeks into the bike and thats my only complaint.
  8. doxbike

    doxbike Been here awhile

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    Triumph now has wide pegs-direct replacement even tho they don't show on website. not that expensive either
  9. slobinski

    slobinski Inept adventurer

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    I bought a set of Motech wide pegs from Twisted Throttle. They mount about 3/4" lower than stock, which gives my rickety knees some relief.
  10. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    You can put on a speedo healer, or you can adjust this via TuneECU.
  11. RichardU

    RichardU Let's Ride

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    Speaking of pegs, can anyone confirm if Pivot Pegz can be installed lower than stock?
  12. motomart

    motomart Adventurer

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    Yes, 10mm lower
  13. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Amazingly enough, a windscreen can do wonders to block cold air in the winter.
  14. RichardU

    RichardU Let's Ride

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    Also amazingly, so can a jacket. When it's really cold, crank up the heated liner.

    To me, windscreens are like eclairs. I like the idea of them, but ultimately I'm disappointed. I've ridden dozens of bikes with them, many of them aftermarket or adjustable. They all end up creating too much head bobble. Sometimes it takes a few miles before it bothers me, but it does eventually. The only time I am not bothered by wind is when I ride a bike with little or no windscreen.
  15. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    I have a small Procycle screen on my DRZ and it makes an amazing difference on the road.
  16. ducnut

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    I'll take a windscreen.....AND.....heated gear. :lol3

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  17. RichardU

    RichardU Let's Ride

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    What kind of difference? Cold?
  18. CA Stu

    CA Stu Steer with your whiskers Super Moderator

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    Is this the one for sale in the Flea Market?
  19. the_babaji

    the_babaji Been here awhile

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    OMG! Me wants.

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  20. KildareMan

    KildareMan Been here awhile

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    I know your pain

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