Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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

    RichardU Let's Ride

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

    motomart Adventurer

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    Yes, 10mm lower
  7. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Amazingly enough, a windscreen can do wonders to block cold air in the winter.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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

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  11. RichardU

    RichardU Let's Ride

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    What kind of difference? Cold?
  12. CA Stu

    CA Stu Steer with your face! Super Moderator

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

    the_babaji Been here awhile

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    OMG! Me wants.

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  14. KildareMan

    KildareMan Been here awhile

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    I know your pain

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  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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).