Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. BlackBeast

    BlackBeast Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2006
    Oddometer:
    961
    Location:
    Ontario, CANADA
    You can add me to your prospective buyers list. :norton
  2. Too Tall

    Too Tall Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2005
    Oddometer:
    210
    Location:
    Iowa Great Lakes
    Please add me to your list of people interested in the Triumph LED brake light.
  3. Rabbot

    Rabbot rain+superbike=adventure

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2008
    Oddometer:
    567
    Location:
    Asheville NC
  4. Johno33772

    Johno33772 Johnny Africa

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2006
    Oddometer:
    919
    Location:
    St Petesburg, FL
    Me too.....
  5. strider.deano

    strider.deano Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2009
    Oddometer:
    338
    This will probably get moved to the regional area....

    Hello to all Tiger Riders!
    For the past 10 years, I’ve ridden 120K on road bikes (primarily on Honda ST1300’s) and I was constantly turning around every time the pavement ended.
    [​IMG]
    Well a 2011 800XC followed me home about a year ago and has nagged me continuously for all kinds of upgrades and add-ons.
    [​IMG]
    But during this farklefest, I was able to put on a respectable 12k of mixed pavement, gravel and two track miles. All the non-paved riding was completely new to me (having never been off pavement on a bike before). Fumbling through some of the more technical sections on the WABDR I can see why a lighter DS is preferred. But I made it! No drops! No crashes! (I know….I wasn’t really pushing myself right?) What I like best about the XC is it’s a fantastic road bike that keeps going when the tarmac stops.

    So the question to my fellow Tiger riders is where and when to meet?
    The proposal is this:
    • The Tigers gather at the Deshutes River Campground. It’s easy to get to, not completely rustic (running water, vault toilets, showers), gas and restaurants are close by.
    • Sometime in May or June we gather for a Thursday-Sunday campout. The later we make it the less snow we’ll find in the mountains.
    • There is a multitude of rides with in a 100 mile radius. Two-track, forest service and twisty paved can all be ridden nearby.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Chime in…..
    Who wants to hookup?
  6. pilot3

    pilot3 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    Oddometer:
    480
  7. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Oddometer:
    7,685
    Location:
    Orange County, CA

    IN!!

    Start a thread, will follow it. Pencil it in for next summer. I may end up riding to BC instead of driving the RV to Seattle with the fam and then ride. Fuel costs are liable to be out of the question. Riding the XC could definitely be do-able.
  8. Adventure boy

    Adventure boy Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2003
    Oddometer:
    599
    Location:
    London England
    Spent some more money today !!

    Bought tank protection bars £169.00
    Givi quick release pannier racks £199.00
    Rox Risers £80.00
    Headlight protector £69.00
    Triumph screen adjuster Kit £49.00
    Triumph Sump guard £140.00
    Triumph Fat foot £39.00

    ordered Givi Trekka Panniers 33Ltr
    and Trekka 64 Ltr top box

    That will do for the moment spent another £2000 on the bike since I bought it 3 weeks ago !!! will post some piccies when it stops raining :rofl
  9. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2010
    Oddometer:
    4,475
    Location:
    NE Ohio
    You won't find a more fun money pit than the Tiger!
  10. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2005
    Oddometer:
    3,935
    Location:
    St.Leonards on Sea, England.
    What's one of these?

    I assume it's a side stand foot but it's not in their accessories list. Pt No please.
  11. jimjim

    jimjim Just another FF!

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,927
    Location:
    oHIo
    +1

    Hey Thomas did you make your way south or go home to re-group?
  12. KildareMan

    KildareMan Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2006
    Oddometer:
    725
    Location:
    County Kildare, Ireland
    Triumph don't do one.

    Touratech is a good one. Minor modification if a centre stand is fitted ( grind off a corner) Works a treat.
  13. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,489
    Location:
    KC MO
    Im in!
  14. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,489
    Location:
    KC MO
    Just FYI, my Touratech side stand foot was a piece of shit. It fell off. I talked to Alt Rider and they said theirs is better attached and it doesn't get in the way of the center stand.
  15. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2010
    Oddometer:
    4,475
    Location:
    NE Ohio
    At home regrouping, waiting for a break in the weather. Your CBR250 inspired me to buy a Ninja 250. Six of us doing the road enduro Sunday.
  16. markbvt

    markbvt Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,909
    Location:
    Georgia, Vermont (that's one town, not two states)

    As some of you know, I'm one of the cofounders of the Bennington Triumph Bash, an annual Triumph rally in southern Vermont. One of the other cofounders, Tito, moved out to Idaho earlier this year and was recently hired on as the Customer Relationship Marketing and Promotions Manager for Birds Of Prey Motorsports just outside of Boise. One of the things he's planning to do in his new role is start a western sister rally to the Bennington Triumph Bash.

    Or, of course, you guys are always welcome to use the BTB as an excuse to ride east! You wouldn't be the first. First year we had a guy ride out from Seattle on his Bonneville.

    --mark
  17. jphish

    jphish Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2008
    Oddometer:
    626
    Location:
    Tumwater Wa
    Strider.Deano - I'm in. If in June, may want to do it earlier than later - avoid all the summer vacationing motorhomes, once school gets out & campgrounds fill up. Cheers, j
  18. jimjim

    jimjim Just another FF!

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,927
    Location:
    oHIo
    Cool on the Ninja.

    I may ride the enduro Sunday also.
  19. jcshew

    jcshew Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2009
    Oddometer:
    35

    Hi pilot3,

    I'll take two please. Thanks.
  20. KildareMan

    KildareMan Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2006
    Oddometer:
    725
    Location:
    County Kildare, Ireland
    Alt riders unit since they had to redesign it looks like crap. My Touratech has been on for nearly 2 years without issue. If yours fell off I suspect it was incorrectly fitted.

    Sent from my Tiger 800