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 put a set of Conti Motion, on my 1050. The tread is definitely shallower than the premium priced stuff, but, I gave $197 for the set. I usually pay that much for just the rear, with premium tires. Obviously, I'm going to get less mileage out of them; maybe half.

    I thought the aforementioned Conti Motion were made in Germany, since they're Continental. But, they're made in Malaysia. At first, I was concerned. However, I've ridden most of the summer two-up. There might be a 1/4" of "chicken strip" left. Other than tire life, because of the reduced tread depth, I've got no complaints about them.

    Strangely, I was on AMT's site, yesterday, looking at Full Bore's 120/180 offerings ($170 set). I was, also, looking at Michelin's Pilot Road 3, as they offer a "special" two-up rear tire that I'm curious about. I just have to get over the price difference and remind myself that they'll probably last twice as long as the cheap stuff. Unlike, a lot of motorcyclists, I'm willing to experiment with the off-brands, on the street.
  2. BiganDaft

    BiganDaft Adventurer

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    this is my Tiger, slightly customised, but it works for me
  3. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    I ran through two sets of Conti Motions, one on my CBF1000 and one on my wife's Street Triple. I had no issues on my CBF but Jodie didn't like the Conti's because they squirmed when crossing the painted lines or on tar snakes. Put a set of Michelin PR2s on her Street Triple and she loves them, says they're rock stable. We both got about 12,000kms (7500miles).

    I really like the BattleWings on the Tiger on the street and have a set of TKC80s that I switch for trail rides but am going to try the Full Bores when the BattleWings wear out.
  4. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Which screen attachment (laminar lip) do you have on it?
  5. BiganDaft

    BiganDaft Adventurer

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    It's from a company in South Africa called "Aerotrim".
    www.aerotrim.co.za.
    Very easy to fit.
    I found that although I didn't have any buffeting, I did have a lot of wind noise, now, it is very quiet.
  6. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Thanks, I assume that is the "small" model?
  7. BiganDaft

    BiganDaft Adventurer

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    Yep, thats right
  8. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    I went ahead an ordered one from the US distributor. I also don't have much buffeting but a lot of noise (even with ear plugs its annoying). $90 shipped figured it was worth the try.
  9. Xcountry-Rider

    Xcountry-Rider Banned

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    Can we see more picks? Also tell use what farkles you went with.
  10. Adventure boy

    Adventure boy Been here awhile

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    heres a piccy of mine after spending some money on it yesterday

    Removed the Triumph rubbish heated grips and fitted the latest Oxford ones that now burn your hands £74.00
    Bought and fitted the Arrow can from the dealers £500.00
    Bought and fitted the comfort seat from the dealers £149.00
    bought a bloody Triumph jacket while I was there £199.00 (like I need another Jacket !!!)
    got a £50.00 discount on the jacket :rofl
    Then rode to the tyre shop and had the TKC 80s fitted £220.00

    anyway heres a piccie of the bike now

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  11. bluesman

    bluesman Long timer

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    Is that comfort seat really that good? I kinda hesitating to buy one...but...? What do you think?
  12. BiganDaft

    BiganDaft Adventurer

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    I'll take a few more over the weekend, but
    DNA air filter
    Arrow pipe
    Bags connect tank bag, fitted another connector on the rack on the back for spare bag on the back for medium trips.
    Ram mount with a Pelican micro box for my smart phone, Triumph GPS mount for the Garmin GPSMap 60 Csx
    Custom graphics and paint.
    Aftermarket hand guards.
    LED spot lights.
    Custom bracket for Drift camera.
    Handle bar risers.
    Wider foot pegs.
    Bigger "foot" for the side stand.

    That's about all I can think of off hand
  13. Xcountry-Rider

    Xcountry-Rider Banned

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    Was shopping online today ordering one of those Tiger 800 radiator guards from a online source here in California and came across this frame guard. Never seen it before, What do you guys think?

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    Retails for about 90 bucks.

    Injection moulded frame protectors to safeguard against boot scuffs when riding on challenging terrain.

    Our Price: $89.99
    Part Number: A9780014
    Supplier: Triumph Motorcycles
    http://store.proitalia.com/triumph-tiger-800-800xc-moulded-frame-protectors-p-160002.html?cPath=2420122_2420132_2420207
  14. riverman

    riverman Life is great !

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    Wouldn't mind seeing a picture of that frame guard with the whole bike in the picture. It does seem to soften the utilitarian look of the bike.
  15. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Seems kinda Harley'esque to me. OK I've bolted on every chrome doodad I can, maybe I can just bolt this block of chrome on top... (no it's not chrome but kinda the same thing)

    Sorry but don't see the point. Boot scuffs? It's an Adventure bike! Personally never saw the fascination with trying to keep a bike in showroom condition. My bikes get ridden, they get wear spots on the frame from your boots, the tank gets dull from your knees but at least it looks USED. I'll take a well worn, well maintained bike over a pristine example any day. Sh!t $90 is almost a new front tire, or 4 1/2 tanks of gas, and I'm not a cheap bastard either.
  16. Xcountry-Rider

    Xcountry-Rider Banned

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    I kinda agree with you. It looks nice!! Not sure that important enough for me though. Theres other things l would like first though. The same site has a nifty oil filter guard for 30 bucks. Now that is useful!! Maybe down the road when i knock off a few more important pieces.

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  17. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Is that for keeping your oil filter from getting scratched?
  18. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    I'm not sure, but I don't worry too much about my oil filter staying in pristine condition! :lol3
  19. Xcountry-Rider

    Xcountry-Rider Banned

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    Keeping it from taking a rock on the trail and getting a hole. Some folks have went for the ugly SW Mototech skid plat because it covers the oil filter, This will protect your filter with your OEM skid plate without the ugly.
  20. KildareMan

    KildareMan Been here awhile

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    You can get a triumph one cheaper. Not meant for 800 but works perfectly.

    Sent from my Tiger 800