Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. Yankee Dog

    Yankee Dog Long timer

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    thats in Alabama

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  2. littlelionmonster

    littlelionmonster Custom Faker

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    I just installed the EB 3 circuit kit last week. Pretty simple and the connections are easy to do. Tapped into the tail light to power the relay.

    After making my own setup on my Sprint, it ended up being about the same cost and a whole lot cleaner install.
  3. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    No, it's near Omaha. :wink:

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  4. markbvt

    markbvt Long timer

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    The stock heated grips have their own relay. The Eastern Beaver kit was developed specifically for aftermarket grips. I was the guy who first emailed Jim and asked him to build one; how-to writeup on the procedure is here:
    http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,1593.0.html

    --mark
  5. NoobIAm

    NoobIAm Far, far from the Garden.

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    There is also one in the center of Kansas somewhere near Hutchinson… I've been there. It's where I learned that the Blackbird dates back to 1959, believe it or not. :deal
  6. Kawidad

    Kawidad Long timer

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    That is the exact set up I used too. EB kit with Oxford grips. Half the cost of stock and works great! Jim Davis the owner of EB is legit and his stuff is the highest quality. Shipping from Japan is not bad in terms of price and time. I've used his products on a number of bikes and have never been disappointed. :wave
  7. orv

    orv Busted butt

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  8. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    Damn! Hope you're OK. Any major damage to the bike??
  9. Snapper

    Snapper Long timer

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    Hope you stayed upright... and killed that fooker! I feel your pain, I hit few too, except not on the Tiger.

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  10. markbvt

    markbvt Long timer

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    +1

    I've used Jim's products on three bikes now and couldn't be happier with them. Great stuff.

    --mark
  11. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    That's awesome!! :lol3
  12. orv

    orv Busted butt

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    The deer cleaned out everything in front of the forks except the instrument pod and windshield. It was relatively simple to screw on the new plastic parts to make it whole again. Front tire, wheel, brakes and forks all survived without problems. It works perfectly.

    I found excellent service from Triumph central warehouse. Parts were here in about three days. Also, they used ample thread locker at the factory. I was impressed.

    Nine ribs and some road rash and six weeks of recoop and I'm good. 2k on the bike since rebuild. Lv it.
  13. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Excellent. Glad you're all fixed. Could have been a lot worse by the sound of it.
  14. MN_Smurf

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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    The Kansas Cosmosphere is in Hutchinson....they have a Blackbird in the lobby.

    http://www.cosmo.org/
  15. Adventure boy

    Adventure boy Been here awhile

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    Guys just about to buy one of these but can someone please tell me whats on the dash display ie
    Clock
    Gear position indicator
    Temp guage

    Does it have a trip computer like the 800GS

    What are the service intervals is there a expensive service ie 10k

    thanks guys the bike is 200 miles away they will deliver it friday if I say yes now !!
  16. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    PM me with your email, and I'll send you the Owner's Manual on PDF. That way, you can study it before your bike arrives.
  17. Adventure boy

    Adventure boy Been here awhile

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    Thanks mate pm sent with email address :D
  18. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    To paraphrase the old saying.....Just say yes. And welcome to the Tigers' cage on Friday.
  19. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Yup. It doesn't much matter what's on the dash...there's a bunch of shit...just get the bike, you'll love it.
  20. IL8APEX

    IL8APEX Been here awhile

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    I will admit, I wonder why they omitted an ambient temperature display. The sensor is part of the FI system, why not just throw a number up on the screen?

    -T