Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

    Here it is

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  4. 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 ?
  5. 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...
  6. 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?!
  7. 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
  8. bluesman

    bluesman Long timer

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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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  9. Adventure boy

    Adventure boy Been here awhile

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    Excellent work mate they look great
  10. doxbike

    doxbike Been here awhile

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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.
  11. 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.
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    Good job!

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

    bluesman Long timer

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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.
  14. ducnut

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    I didn't know that. Too bad.
  15. y0y02369

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    considering i got well over 60 most of my riding, this could be an issue lol I use my bike to commute everyday to and from work doing a lot of freeway so i need good road tires... from i've read and research done... they don't exist to have both.. :scratch
  16. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    Impressive work man!!
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    Xcountry-Rider Banned

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    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    +1 on the FullBores. Just love 'em.

    American Moto Tire now carries them as well. >$150 for a set.

    They come from a modified mold of the 705 from Shinko, but different compound. The 150 rear is a V-rated radial.

    Sure, they won't last as long as a K60, but hook up as well on and off and basically half the cost. Plus everyone complains about mounting and dismounting the K60's and the M40/41's are a piece of cake. Knob height is slightly less as well. Did I mention they are half the cost? :D
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    Xcountry-Rider Banned

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    Yes its pretty good for a general tire and for the price its pretty awesome. Its not perfect but gets the job done for sure. Also a thread on here has some false information such as they are made in China. Not true. Obviously not everything you read on ADV rider should be believed. Different agendas at work for sure.
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  20. flyfishbc

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    can't believe what a difference putting amsoil in my bike made. shifts so much smoother and runs quieter. i'm sold. ran motul till now. not going back.:D