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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    Which is exactly why I did it of course....:lol3

    Actually, that is a very good point. As long as you turn the tire as you say, and don't mind the annoying flashing light, it should perm disable the ABS.
  2. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Yep it sure is. :lol3 Glad you got it figured out and DIDN'T take it to your dealer for them to tell you that. Now step away from the wrenches slowly...
  3. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    :lol3

    Just changed the tire over and fitted the wheel in the correct position....problem is now fixed :clap

    One to file away in the memory bank....
  4. The Jerk

    The Jerk Bring us some fresh wine!

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    Hahahaha now what did I say about you fucking up something with the ABS sensors? :lol3

    Good catch, man. Takes some cojones to come back and admit when you fucked up but all can now benefit from your mistake. And much better that you caught it before you had to spend money to get someone else to troubleshoot.

    Don't worry about it man, we've all done plenty of stupid shit like that. :lol3 :freaky

    BTW I know that the tires are marked for rotational direction and as I recall from a couple months ago, I think the wheels might be too. Look for a little arrow mark on the wheel. I'm not sure if they are or if I'm remembering wrong. So yeah, make sure you get all the arrows (wheel and tire) pointing in the right direction.

  5. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Electrical tape should cure that problem:lol3
  6. y0y02369

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    In terms of engine and electronics, is there any big difference between the 800 and the 800 xc? I've just been reading up on both forums and want to make sure that i don't try to fix something according to this thread and have it be different for my bike (soon to be an 800 xc)
  7. Riot

    Riot Tiger Rider

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    None, there is just a different tune map for the xc.
  8. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Road 800 tune has TPMS, the XC does not.
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    y0y02369 Long timer

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    what do you mean?:huh
  10. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Yossarian just answered, the roadie has tire pressure monitors, the xc does not, so they get different ecu programs or "tunes".
  11. the_babaji

    the_babaji Been here awhile

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    Classic!

    On the bright side, you paid attention to the rotational direction when installing the wheel!
  12. Ducken

    Ducken Been here awhile

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    BTW I know that the tires are marked for rotational direction and as I recall from a couple months ago, I think the wheels might be too. Look for a little arrow mark on the wheel. I'm not sure if they are or if I'm remembering wrong. So yeah, make sure you get all the arrows (wheel and tire) pointing in the right direction.[/QUOTE]


    The XC front wheel has little arrows on the hub on one side. Ken
  13. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    I might not have said anything then :D Yeah, that would have sucked the big one - shops are closed around here on Monday otherwise....


    All the arrows are pointing in the right direction now :clap I figured I'd let everyone know what the issue was, that's what this thread is about right....

    Seeing as I really am not keen on ABS, don't think I didn't think of that :D
  14. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    I swear it takes me 10 minutes to figure out which way the tire goes on every time I change one because of that bloody arrow - I check and re-check it over and over :lol3

    On a good note, I did manage to swap the tire over in about 15 mins so I guess I'm getting better at it...
  15. y0y02369

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    Oh perfect! alright thank you!
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    y0y02369 Long timer

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    How's everyone liking the ABS option on this bike? Seems like not many people like it...
  17. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    I'm surprised by that. I find the ABS to be very good.

    It's not intrusive; I can leave it on when riding off pavement and it's not given me any nasty surprises so far. It works well when it does kick in.

    If it's down to a vote then I'm giving it a positive.
  18. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    In a word, fantastic. Works seamlessly. Just got back from a 3-day 625 mile trip with about a hundred miles of dirt roads. Never switched it off, never bothered me. More and more riders are finding that unless the terrain is really steep or they're trying to trailride the damn thing, the ABS works just fine on loose surfaces.

    I have talked to GS riders that always switch theirs off, so I am gathering that the Triumph abs unit must work exceptionally well.

    I hear my rear tire chattering all the time but never bothers, only assures.


    EDIT: BTW, I think all the bikes shipped to NA have ABS, so it's probably a moot point. Also btw, it's easy to switch off at the instrument panel, a little fiddly with the menus 'till you learn where everything is and how to get there, but nothing too complicated.
  19. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    The ABS works very very well. Personally, I'd just rather NOT have it as it's just added complexity I don't want or need but when it works, it works very well.
  20. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    I think all the bikes that ship now and have for while, have ABS. I believe some of the early ones did not have ABS. When I ordered my bike (May 2011 IIRC) I was told I had no choice.