Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    I think if you went in there and started off the conversation with "Look, I'm not trying to be a hardass, but,....." you'd probably get the guide. If they still refuse, then, threaten to contact Triumph NA. The bottom line is that you paid good money for the service contract. They need to honor that.

    I went through the same crap, with my GF's car and her dealer. She didn't spend the money, up front, for all these services only to have them try and skimp out of doing the work. Likewise, I paid for an OLF with complete chassis lube, on my truck. When I saw that the zerks hadn't been touched, I headed right back in and went through a heated discussion with the service advisor. He tried to blow it off as if the tech missed them. I corrected him and pointed out that he missed every single zerk on the truck, as I had already been under it checking. I further pointed out that the techs get bonuses, based on generated shop hours, and I don't appreciate paying for something that the tech decided to skip to save time. Now that both vehicles are out of warranty, I do all my own services. So many of these arrogant dealers treat customers as if they're dumbasses. It makes me sick.
  2. Top Gun

    Top Gun n00b

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    Thanks for the kind words everybody. I appreciate it.

    Yohan - The Tiger feels really nice, especially coming from a KLR. The KLR was great, and it took me many cool places, but the Tiger is a much, much nicer bike. I decided that I was pretty much done with trails filled with mudholes and ledge rocks as I don't heal very fast anymore. Getting the T800 vs. the XC will hopefully keep me primarily on the nice roads. Pretty much a toss up between the two of those but I preferred the tubeless tires and what I perceive to be the better cornering manners of the T800 so that's what I went with. Plus I really wanted the blue one.

    Ducnut - I would swear that the boxes are exactly symmetrical as it looks like they are from the rear, but when I measured them the right side smaller box was 21 inches out from center, and the left side bigger box was 20 1/2 inches out from center. I understand what you are talking about and agree. You can't see the half inch when looking at the bike. I'm just borrowing the silver boxes from the dealer until the all black ones that I ordered come in. I looked at both colors on the bike, and prefer the look of the black boxes.

    Riverman - More photos...

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  3. Vzuke

    Vzuke Been here awhile

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    I bought a set of Dunlop Trailmax TR-91's. Nice looking tire, DEEP tread on the rear, should last awhile. I had to measure the tread depth, it was 8MM or about 5/16". It's almost a knobbie! I'll let you know how they perform.

    The question I have is with the front wheel install. The way I took it off was to remove the front fender, this enabled me to pivot the lower fork legs/calipers out of the way to pull the wheel off. I didn't look at the set up before I removed it but the right caliper (sitting on the bike) looks very close to the rotor. Very Close.

    I figured that installing the axle should put the lower fork legs and calipers back into alignment, right? I mean the fender bolted up normally so they should be aligned.

    I even went to the PartsBandit site to make sure those wheel spacers were the same size on both sides, and they are.

    Signed
    Worry Wart
  4. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    And I was way quicker getting in there this time now that I knew what went where. Actually did have the coils plugged in but not the fuel pump connector. Took me longer to find the damn plug than to pull the tank and airbox off. No wonder I missed it. Never again though. Bike runs WAY better now that the fuel pump is plugged in. :freaky
  5. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    I just saw those tires for the first time last weekend at a show. Great looking tire. Definitely want to hear how they perform on and off pavement. Available in the stock sizes to boot.

    My front wheel comes out without removing the fender. Just tweak the legs out a bit and the wheel comes out.

    One of the easiest front wheel R&R's I've seen. Except the stupid factory doesn't give you a tool for the axle. Wow - how do you fix a flat without one?????
  6. viper770

    viper770 Been here awhile

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  7. viper770

    viper770 Been here awhile

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    Im from the usa and live in the USA but like Canada a lot made a few trips up there so to be different i thought it look good with a Canadian flag on my WR250R all my friends give me crap but i tell them to go stuff it lol
  8. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Surprised they haven't shot it full of holes yet. :lol3
  9. windmills

    windmills Gnearly Adventurer

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    greasy rider, I had the same thing happen to me.
    Don't know if you have got this sorted with your dealer yet, but there is a new update available now that sorts this all out.
    I had mine done on tuesday and its all good now. If you are still waiting around go and give your dealer a kick.

    Good luck.
  10. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Now they DO last a long time.
  11. The Mountain

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    Well, after waiting and waiting, Triumph seems to have fizzled out for the time being here in India. They've put their CKD pipeline on hold after the departure of the India head, Joshi. They've also recently shown signs of wavering on the originally-low prices, and they're having a difficult time lining up dealers. They've pushed back their debut from late 2012 now to 2013, and I've heard noises about 2014. As such, unfortunately, this means I have lost most of my confidence in Triumph in being able to survive here, and I consider it likely that of the bikes they do bring, the Tiger will not be one as it was the bike they seemed least confident about. So, sorry, but I'm going to give up on the Tiger, and focus on a big bike with a little more history and support here.
  12. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Very jealous of the WR
  13. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    Thank you, for the response. That's close enough, for me.

    I agree. The black boxes will look better. I'm impressed your dealer even stocks TraX.
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    I'm with you, I've developed a real appreciation and fondness for Canada. Even Quebec. :D

    Of course, I only live 20 miles from the border...

    --mark
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    One of my Gerbings gloves failed after 6 years of use, sent them in and got a brand new pair - lifetime heating element warranties are good. Jacket liner is still going.
  17. live2ridetahoe

    live2ridetahoe RN

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    Wrong forum....
  18. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    That's a shame.
    I do realise that India is a strange nut to crack. Is it still the case that a manufacturer has to have a factory in India in order to operate? That always was the case, hence the reason that Enfields and Morris Oxfords are still made there. Those companies had to set up a factory to make the product in India and so, when the parent company went tits up, the Indian facility continued.
  19. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    If you go back a couple pages, you'll find a discussion, by Tiger owners, on Gerbing's gear. :deal
  20. The Mountain

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    No, bikes can now be imported even if the maker has no facility here. Ducati is one that is diong so. Triumph was/is going to set up a facility here, mainly to assemble the CKD bikes they brought in. I think the main problem they're facing is that, even with pricing in line with other markets (unlike bikes that are direct-imported, which face a 104% customs duty) they are probably having a hard time developing enough market interest to justify selling bikes. The market for bikes even in the $8000-$10000 range is pretty slim, since most bikes cost well under $2000. Since Harley, Suzuki, Honda, and Yamaha already have a strong presence here, they've probably got the "big-bike" market pretty well sewn up.