Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. Evomx971

    Evomx971 Wave as you fly over

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    Were you able to do yours with straight blade guages? Seems like it would have almost taken a guage with a 45-90 degree bend to get down to the valve tappet. Like with the set you sent, it goes from .30mm to .35mm to .40mm... off the top of my head, I was thinking the exhaust spec was like .325mm to .375mm. I'm probably being too cautious with the whole thing.
  2. elan

    elan Been here awhile

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    I actually haven't checked the Tiger yet. I was just speaking from other bikes. My CRF is pretty tight, but I'm able to get it in there. I think I read from others that a 45 or 90 degree bend in the gauge would help out though.

    If the specs do get into the thousandths and my gauges didn't, I'd just measure to the nearest hundredth on the looser side of the spec. Besides, most shims are in .05mm increments aren't they?

    Just read this on: http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php?topic=3072.0

  3. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    You will be kicking yourself if that spring breaks. Why risk ruining a ride? Just let them change it out. They will NOT dump the oil or anything else that should discourage you from getting the new spring. It would suck to try & ride home with the shifter stuck.
  4. Evomx971

    Evomx971 Wave as you fly over

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    Good point. Although, in general, when letting a shop work on my stuff, a little dumped oil is the least of my worries.
  5. elan

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    haha, Amen. I'm the same way. I'm actually waiting for a call back from my local shop to get this done as well. I wasn't sure if they had to dump oil or not, but they also confirmed they didn't.
  6. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    I see that as of last week, there are some new ECU maps on TuneECU.com.

    I'm currently running 20635 on my XC ABS (standard silencer) and am wondering if anyone knows what the difference is in the new 20653 tune.

    If you have it, have you loaded it on your Tiger yet?
  7. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    On the recommendation of an inmate here, I have ordered a VRM163 so I'll give that a shot with the Mefo Explorer on the front. I was all set to get a Mefo for the rear until I realized they don't do a 17" :lol3
  8. KildareMan

    KildareMan Been here awhile

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    I've loaded the non abs on mine - 20654. In comparison I could see no difference with the previous tune - 20636. However that doesn't mean much as most of the tune is locked down so that we the users can not see it.
    Only difference I noticed so far is the fuel gauge registering full within 300m of filling up.
  9. bluesman

    bluesman Long timer

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    What you mean they do not do 17"???? I ran rear 17" Mefo Explorer on my DR800 for about 2000 km.

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  10. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    My bad, I wasn't clear. They don't do a Super Explorer in 17" and the biggest Explorer rear is (IIRC) 130 ?
  11. bluesman

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    Ah! I see.

    I did not like those tyres to be honest. They were OK for very dry and no sand and dry tarmac...but in wet they were horrible. This is why I sold them...
  12. y0y02369

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    Hey everyone, looking for guys to go on sunday rides with in the bay area. Anyone out there around here?!
  13. y0y02369

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    so what are some good, year round, all terrain tires?? i ride year round so need that year round!:D
  14. bluesman

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    OK gents, as you may recall some pages and pages earlier I said I will make luggage system myself for my Tiger to get it within 85 cm WITH panniers and there was doubt. Eventually I bought LeoVince can I wanted and it was time to do luggage.
    So I took same old panniers I had - plastic off Aprilia Pegaso.
    Then I found in corner of my garage remains of Suzuki Bandit Givi luggage system, namely 2 rounded frames with everything cut off them. Then I went to local DYI store to buy 2 meters of small diameter pipe meant for water I think. Thick walls.

    This is result so far. Fabrication complete/ What left is what I hate most - in "American Chopper" it happens by magic :) - cleaning welds (I am "gorilla" welder with sticks and small invertor), cleaning all, prepping, painting etc.

    Results: width with 2 panniers exactly 850 mm. Handlebar is 870 because of handguards. Voila.
    With stock exhaust I could fit it in 890 mm. Racks are symmetrical (perhaps because of exhaust they do not appear so on picture, but measured symmetrical).
    For unexplainable reason Photobucket turns one photo upside down. Beats me.

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  15. Adventure boy

    Adventure boy Been here awhile

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    Excellent work mate they look great
  16. doxbike

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    Can't beat the Heidendau K-60's. stick like glue in the twisties, aggressive enough for most off road, except mud. Front screams a little over 60 MPH (ear plugs fix that). I saw in the pix of a few LA2bVegas practice runs that some were running the K-60's even in the deep sand washes.
  17. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    There are lots of tire threads over in the equipment section. My vote is the TKC 80 front and back.
  18. ducnut

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    Good job!

    You could've tacked things in place and, then, had a shop do the finish welds. :wink:
  19. bluesman

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    Sure, but...I am in wrong country for that :cry any kind of work like that is very expensive here and to be honest everyone using MIG welders "quick weld" which usually means shallow welds and not very strong. Ideally it should be done with TIG, but when I mention TIG here rare shops that do it getting that "builders spark" in their eyes accompanied by money-counting-gesture :lol3
    Belgium is no more industrial it seems :cry
    If I'd be in US or UK I would not think twice and do it for sure.
  20. ducnut

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    I didn't know that. Too bad.