Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. 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
  2. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Surprised they haven't shot it full of holes yet. :lol3
  3. 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.
  4. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    The rear Heidenau K60 has 12mm .....
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    Now they DO last a long time.
  5. The Mountain

    The Mountain Adventurer

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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.
  6. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Very jealous of the WR
  7. 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.
  8. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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  9. markbvt

    markbvt Long timer

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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
  10. Snapper

    Snapper Long timer

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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.
  11. live2ridetahoe

    live2ridetahoe RN

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    Wrong forum....
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. The Mountain

    The Mountain Adventurer

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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.
  15. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Check your muffler nuts folks. My riding buddy noticed my can was loose about 30 miles from home. I just tightened the fastener in August.:huh
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  16. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Thanks, I'll check it today.
  17. NoobIAm

    NoobIAm Far, far from the Garden.

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    Did you Locktite it?
  18. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Sorry, but that suggests that you didn't do a very good job.
  19. Rich B

    Rich B Been here awhile

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    Made a little change in my Tiger yesterday that made a huge difference in comfort.....

    Always thought the pegs were too close to the seat, so bought a set of SW-Motech pegs....being the cheap bastard that I am...thought they were pricey... But wow, in the low position, what a difference. Took that somewhat cramped feeling out of the legs, even made the seat feel better since my legs are at a better angle....

    Shoulda done this one sooner :eek1
  20. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    Did you come from a KLR, too? :rofl