Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    +1 The road wasn't all dry hard pack either. Quite of bit of slop on that long descent.:deal Its refreshing to see some jungle scenery or maybe a FARC road block.:evil I doubt some "gnarly adventurers" here would even ride in Colombia, even if they won a free trip.
  2. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    I wouldn't.

    The guy we put up for a few days from Canada that was riding to South American has gone missing. Last blog update was July in Panama, and no responses to emails. Thread and link here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=784307


    EDIT: Well, low and behold...got a message from Dominic today. He's alive and well in Vancouver. Flew out of Panama with his bike the end of July.
    I still wouldn't ride the jungles of Columbia...I'd be too skeered.
  3. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    I noticed a cut with a lump in the rear tire today. After some prodding...
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    and a little more.
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    The tire still holds air just fine, but I wonder if the nail scratched the tube. Think I should pull the tire or just keep on riding it?
  4. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    If it was me, I'd keep my tire repair kit on me with a new tube and forget about it until you can't:rofl
    If you don't know how to change a tire road side, I'd have it repaired asap.
  5. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    Take it off a couple of times, no better way to learn than in your own garage!
  6. henkew

    henkew Adventurer

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    More info here on the Tiger forum:
    http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,2486.0.html

    Basically cut six aluminum strips (for the adjustable screen) to raise your windscreen to the desired level. I’m 5’11” and ended up with just over 40mm’s. It helped clean up wind noise.
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  7. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Will do.:thumb I always carry a spare tube/tire levers and have been changing my own tires since 2004.
  8. Evomx971

    Evomx971 Wave as you fly over

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    I'm at 13,000 miles and just put in my 3rd air filter at $30 a pop, even with blowing it out a few times along the way. Way too hard to get to and too easy to get it really dirty, really fast. I ride a lot of off-road dirt bikes and on my KTM I've been really happy with the pre-filter they have. Works great in super dusty conditions and extends filter changes to at least twice as long. So I went and picked up a KTM pre-filter ($11.99 at my local shop), drilled some extra holes in the snorkel, treated the pre-filter with No-Toil oil, wrapped the snorkel with the pre-filter like a taco and zip-tied it in place. Should be way easier to clean the pre-filter and I'm guessing it'll block 90% of what would normally get to the filter.

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  9. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Nice!! :thumb
  10. IL8APEX

    IL8APEX Been here awhile

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    NICE! Please keep updating, this is the kind of fix that I can get on board with.

    -Tom
  11. Top Gun

    Top Gun n00b

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    Hey Guys,
    I've been lurking for a couple of years and thought I'd join up and show off my new bike. Traded in a 2008 KLR for this 2013 Tiger 800. Ordered in July and just came in last week. I wanted to wait for one in Explorer blue. I'm glad I waited.
    I test rode numerous bikes and did massive research (thanks to this site) before deciding the T800 would best fit my style of riding.

    Accessories include Triumph factory front beak fender, radiator guard, crash bars, skid plate, larger windscreen, handguards, and headlight protector. Added Rox risers (these were a great addition), SW-Motech racks and the TraX boxes. Top rack and box yet to come. Still working through the break-in period before my first trip.
    Darrell
  12. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    Congrats! I really like that blue.
  13. PYG RYDR

    PYG RYDR Adventure-Dual Sport

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    Blue=pretty!
  14. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Another NICE! :clap
  15. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    Great looking bike, Darrell! Welcome to the club!
  16. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    A good mod. I thought about doing exactly that with a microfibre cloth (would be nice and thin to make it easier to get back into the bike) until I got the chance of getting the Unifilter without postage costs.
  17. henkew

    henkew Adventurer

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    I know a few of you have installed a PowerCenter 8. Did any of you install it in the battery housing area or is it too big? (The pics I've seen have it mounted under the seat.)
    Thanks!
  18. y0y02369

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    Darrell,

    That is one BEAUTIFUL bike! i've been debating on that and the f800gs for a while. How does it feel riding wise??

    thanks,
    Yohan
  19. viper770

    viper770 Been here awhile

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    How does it feel to leave the old oil burner klr behind and ride a real bike welcome to the club i love my xc800 as well i got rid of my klr for a triumph 800xc and never looked back
  20. y0y02369

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    i will know soon enough! another year till i graduate then that will be my present to myself! trading in the KLR for something smaller to play with in the dirt and then getting an 800xc! still a little edgy btwn the 800 and the 800 xc... why one over the other (for me i just like the looks better):D