Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. Riot

    Riot Tiger Rider

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

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    what do you mean?:huh
  4. 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".
  5. 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!
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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...
  9. y0y02369

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    Oh perfect! alright thank you!
  10. y0y02369

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    How's everyone liking the ABS option on this bike? Seems like not many people like it...
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. jphish

    jphish Been here awhile

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    Only issue for me was once, going down a steep hill on loose dirt - appeared to be almost no braking. But 99% of time ABS stays on, regardless of roads - works great. Did get a rock stuck in ABS ring - CEL light was on - had it 'cleared' & offending rock removed passing thru Reno - Nice Triumph dealer there - took it in right away. Now I know what to look for if it happens again.
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    jphish Been here awhile

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    PS: I ride in rain a good portion of the year in the great "Northwet" - it has saved me several times on fast stops to avoid idiot 'left turners' that dont SEE motorcycles. As long as front wheel is straight - tiger stops quick & true, with no propensity for a high or low side event. I think ABS is a huge leap forward in motorcycle safety.
  17. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    I totally agree, the ABS works very well on or off road. Have never turned mine off and never felt the need. My wife and I went on a 4 day dual sport ride and it included LOTS of steep, loose, rocky climbs and descents and I never once felt the ABS do anything but slow and stop the bike predictably. Too many people have been conditioned for too many years to expect scary, dangerous ABS systems from BMW on loose surfaces. Yamaha have an excellent ABS system on the Tenere and the system on the Tiger just works. I don't even think about anymore, I just ride.

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    It was the ABS's fault, really :lol3 :freaky
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  18. henkew

    henkew Adventurer

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    I have a Trekker 33, Trekker 46, and an E55 (I am considering getting a Trekker 52 to replace the E55). I would like to replace the lock barrels so all boxes are keyed the same. The problem the Trekker 46 has a new style lock and the other two boxes use the old style. All cases were purchases in the past year.

    The old 3 lock replacement kit is Givi part number Z228 ($30). The new style lock is part number SL 103 (but not available in the USA). The new locks are longer and use a more secure key. The two are not interchangeable without an adapter.

    I have been told that I can buy the new style lock and use it on an older one by adding part Z640R. This is essentially an adapter that will allow you to mount the longer, newer lock into the old style case. The only problem with this is that SL-103 sets are not available in the USA.

    I have also been told the older style lock set will work on any of the cases by some sales reps, but others have told me they will not work with or without an adapter.

    Ideally, using the lock barrels that came with my XC would be the way to go and my motorcycle key would then fit the luggage. But the Triumph barrel is too long. I wonder if the Givi adapter for their longer barrels (part number Z650R) could be used to mount the Triumph lock barrels.

    Has anyone out there had luggage with different GIVI lock styles and how did you resolve it?

    Also, has anyone by chance tested part Z650R with the Triumph lock barrels or attempted to mount the triumph barrels in the givi luggage using another workaround?

    Thanks!

    PS: Hot Babes dig matching lock sets so they can easily find their stuff.
  19. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Your post got me thinking. I did not know there were two styles of lock barrels.

    I purchased a TRK33N and TRK46N earlier this year. They were separately keyed, but I used a Givi 2-lock set and replaced the originals with the new barrels and now both cases are keyed identically.

    I have a set of E360 cases that are color-matched to my ZZR; they are identically keyed also.

    Then, lastly, I have a Traffic II case that has its own key pattern.

    I had always figured I could cross-key the Traffic II to either of the side case sets with a 3-lock system, but now I'm not so sure. The thought of cross-keying all five cases had also been in my head, but I'm not certain how one could buy two sets of 3 lock barrels and be able to make sure they were identical.
  20. cug

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    You are falling for the typical Internet trap: the three guys in the world that don't like the ABS on the Tiger are vocal like hell on every single forum that'll let them in writing dozens of rants while thousands and thousands of happy customers never even think twice about it.