Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. TAMPAJIM

    TAMPAJIM Been here awhile

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    Clearly you have never tried Madstad.

    Running no or small screens is fine for short hops or low speed, but can get mighty fatiguing on a long high speed ride.

    And it can stretch your arms! :rofl
  2. RichardU

    RichardU Let's Ride

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    I did buy a Madstad (for a different bike), and ended up taking it off, just like all the others.

    I recently rode a 400 mile day on my Hypermotard, and never thought once about wind. That was not a low-speed ride. And I already have long arms, which is probably indicative of my problem. I'm either too tall or too far back from the screen so the wind that hits my head is not smooth.

    Anyway, I don't want to be argumentative. Just want to show some screen-free solidarity for anyone else who might have the same experience.
  3. Chinookmark

    Chinookmark Been here awhile

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    I'd love to go topless -- there's no buffeting at all on my Speed Triple. Super smooth, and not that loud either. There's just enough forward lean to counter the wind at 75 mph.

    However, my Tiger being my all weather rain and cold bike, I really appreciate the big ugly turbulent Givi in front of me, even with a nice jacket and electric fleece.
  4. marloweluke

    marloweluke The Flying Dutchman

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    +1, love the Madstad, no buffeting once set up right and I am 6'3" with room left on the screen adjustment to set it higher yet.:clap
  5. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    any chance someone could post a picture of how you're getting to the right spot for the quickie fix? I can't seem to find any pictures and I'm a little thick:loco

    Or, that maybe that dude with the Q-Tip could do a pictorial:eek1
  6. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    Look on the brake side between the motor & airbox/gas tank. Here is what it looks like.

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    Try to lube the arm (above the rubber boot) & the throttle wheel (above the fuel rail).
  7. markbvt

    markbvt Long timer

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    For the quick fix, you don't need to remove the tank and airbox -- just get down on the right side of the bike, look in between the frame rails behind the cylinder head, and find that little rubber accordion boot. A flashlight might help. It's a few inches in and tucked slightly upwards. Once you've found it, take a can of WD40 (with the straw attached) and shoot a little at the rod coming out of the accordion boot. Then cycle the ignition on and off and wait the 30 seconds for the stepper motor to reset -- might be worth watching the process and listening for the sound to see if it's the same as it usually is (I noticed that the two times I had the idle problem, it was preceded by the stepper motor making a different noise from the usual).

    --mark
  8. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Thanks. The added description helps!
  9. PYG RYDR

    PYG RYDR Adventure-Dual Sport

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    :thumb
  10. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    +1

    Great description Mark :clap
  11. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Not to diminish the use of wd40, but I was thinking this might be a good use of the miracle DuPont Teflon Lube? I seem to use that stuff more and more on random stuff..
  12. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    I used WD40 as a quick fix while on a 4 day dual sport ride but when I pulled the tank to replace the air filter I then cleaned the bushing well with brake cleaner then applied the Dupont Teflon lube.
  13. GearHd6

    GearHd6 Been here awhile

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    Rob Dirts picture a few posts before this is great. As others have stated, you do not need to remove the tank in order to get to it. What I did notice on mine though is I could spray the outside, above, below the rubber boot all day long and I got no positive results. All the sliding surfaces are actually hidden UNDER the rubber boot. I did all my work from the right side of the bike. I took a long flat screwdriver and pushed UP the boot just enough to get a long nozzle (taken off my chain lube can) on my WD40 can up under the boot. One small shot of WD40 is all it takes. Then I took my time with that same screwdriver to get the boot slide back down over the housing like it was.

    Also, mine did not start acting up until about 16,000 miles and mine has only been used slightly off road. It did not look dirty under the boot so I'd assume it just dried out under there.
  14. bluesman

    bluesman Long timer

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    I wonder if it would be possible to stuff whole rubber boot with some long-lasting thick grease...
  15. greasy rider

    greasy rider adventurer

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    As a long time lurker I thought it was about time I got my name in here and joined the club. I bought my tiger back in march, but just now got around to registering on the site.
  16. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Welcome :clap
  17. greasy rider

    greasy rider adventurer

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    And i just realized that this would be the perfect place to get some opinions. Over Christmas and new years i plan on riding from central Texas to southern Illinois. At 900 miles i should take a day or two. I have a budget of about 200-300 to spend on some extras. Bike is a stock xc without heated grips, and I wanted some different opinions on what would be considered essential.
  18. jimjim

    jimjim Just another FF!

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    Heated grips for sure and hopefully you already own some Gerbings.
  19. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    IL in December? Heated gear. Leftover cash for ROX risers if you stand while riding dirt/gravel. Oh, don't forget a real skid plate and hand guards as well.:deal
  20. greasy rider

    greasy rider adventurer

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    I have been eying the factory heated grips really hard. But when it comes to heated gear I'm clueless. This is the first time I've considered spending the money. When i was a teenager I went with the attitude that if i concentrated hard enough i could ignore it. (My personal record was a 25 mile ride in -3. Just had to wait for the feeling to came back once i got their)

    Edit- once i got there the battery was so cold it wouldn't start the bike to leave