Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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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  3. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Is that for keeping your oil filter from getting scratched?
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. T

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    For any that may be interested.

    Rear wheel spoke seal on 800XC (w/3M 5200) after 7500 miles. Going strong.....

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  8. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Thanks for that! I'll be doing this mod over the winter if there is snow on the ground.
  9. Chinookmark

    Chinookmark Been here awhile

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    Could you direct us to your posts describing how you did that?
  10. E-town dirt dude

    E-town dirt dude Been here awhile

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    Has anyone ordered the Triumph protection film for the 800? If so, do you still have the instructions or printed template? I bought some 3m film and would like to see what shapes Triumph are using for their film kit so I can cheap out and cut mine to fit :D
  11. T

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    Sent ya a PM w/pics.
  12. E-town dirt dude

    E-town dirt dude Been here awhile

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    C'mon...don't be shy...share with all of us :D
  13. bluesman

    bluesman Long timer

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    Wait....it looks like Tiger have tubeless-compatible rims despite they use tubes? Or it just looks like it?
    This can be a great news for me...
    I mean - there is ridge as I can see typical for tubeless?
    Here is tubeless rim - typical, I saw same on Caponord

    Compare...

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  14. Riot

    Riot Tiger Rider

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    Thats a KTM rim not sure if its an aftermarket or OEM.
    I posted a link to that image on another forum in response to people trying to do dodgy stuff to their rims so they can attempt to run tubeless on a rim not actually designed to be tubeless. This was an example of a better idea of how to safely run tubless on spoked rims. BMWs do somthing similar I believe. Also there is a conversion kit that uses your hub and a aftermarket rim http://alpinawheelsusa.com/products/motorbike-tubeless-kit-conversion/
    I dont believe the XC has the correct rim profile with a lip to seat and hold the bead.
  15. bluesman

    bluesman Long timer

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    That's Caponord/BMW rim that Woody uses for conversion kits...I know those well - used one to convert my friend's Strom to spoked wheels.
    You right, I was just specifically about tubeless "lip" profile.
    It's just looks so much like it...I really do not want to do conversion if rim is not suitable at all for tubeless :cry
  16. ABHooligan

    ABHooligan The Flying Mythos

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    I just did mine Thursday night. Waiting on the goo to dry for a few more days...
  17. T

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    Rear rim has the raised "lips". Front 21" does not (when I pulled my frt. tire off they were not as pronounced).

    I still run a tube in my front and have had the pleasure of fixing a front tire puncture roadside (what a PITA).

    I did the rear wheel due to the fact that 95% of the unwanted things I usually pick up on the road are with my rear tire. Fixing a tubeless puncture is (IMO) far easier road/trail side than changing/patching a tube.

    Happy Riding...

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  18. motonut

    motonut Old Guy

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    Due to the coverage here, relating to oil filter covers to protect against stone damage/perforation of said filter, combined with some friends noticing my Tiger's vulnerability... I have taken action.

    It began with a hunt for available materials in my extensive collection of plunder. Once I found the appropriate donor part it became apparent that function and whimsy were cousins here.

    The item began life as a track-light and has now been hacked to meet another need. It is steel; a bit heavier gauge than an oil filter. Inside I epoxied a 'doughnut' magnet from a junked microwave oven's magnetron tube. They are extremely strong magnets! The acorn nut is on a hex bolt embedded in epoxy in the center of the magnet.

    I may spray it black someday but look at it now and think a white cover on a white sickle is fine. Click on the image and you will see three photos.

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  19. T

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    Cool. I like the magnet/cover idea.
  20. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Changed the brake pads on the rear yesterday (so I pushed the piston back in to fit the new pads) and I also fitted new tired front and rear so when I did the front wheel, I did the same with the front brakes to make it easier to get the wheel back on. I also disconnected the battery to take it out and now when the ABS light does not go out when riding :huh

    Thoughts ?

    Brakes appear to be fine although it appears like the ABS is trying to kick in when I brake and are coming to a stop. I say appears since it could be the new tires I fitted which have a much more aggressive tread pattern so the 'judder' I am feeling may just be the tires.