Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    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.
  2. Adventure boy

    Adventure boy Been here awhile

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    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
  3. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    You won't find a more fun money pit than the Tiger!
  4. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    What's one of these?

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

    jimjim Just another FF!

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

    KildareMan Been here awhile

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    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.
  7. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    Im in!
  8. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    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.
  9. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    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.
  10. markbvt

    markbvt Long timer

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    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
  11. jphish

    jphish Been here awhile

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    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
  12. jimjim

    jimjim Just another FF!

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    Cool on the Ninja.

    I may ride the enduro Sunday also.
  13. jcshew

    jcshew Adventurer

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    Hi pilot3,

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

    KildareMan Been here awhile

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    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
  15. pilot3

    pilot3 Been here awhile

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  16. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    incorrectly fitted? its not a space shuttle. it fell off because it bashed against the center stand over and over again while riding about 4,000 miles of all off-road. i had to tighten it over and over and eventually it fell off. its not durable at all and does NOT fit correctly with a center stand. i suppose if you just ride down the highway all the time it will last 2 years. ill take function over looks any day on a piece like this...
  17. KildareMan

    KildareMan Been here awhile

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    Did you have the stronger centre stand spring installed (SB430)? I installed my foot with locktite. Never loosened and I ride all sorts of roads and tracks. I have found it to be totally durable. Admittedly I had to modify a corner for the centre stand but the foot was available before the centre stand. Alt Rider's 1st edition couldn't even be modified to fit, hence their mark 2 version. And to my mind it's not as secure looking as the touratech.

    You might want to also consider
    http://www.amcmoto.co.uk/side-stand...side-stand-extension-pad-blue-after-2011.html
  18. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    If I were going to get one today, this is the route I would take. That looks like a first rate piece.

    I was the poster boy for the AltRider mk.I foot; in AltRider's defence, they came through with a mk.II as soon as I reported issues. It may not be perfect but it's pretty durable and as it's working just great, I'll keep using it.
  19. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    glad yours has worked out. mine sucked. i'm pretty sure touratech knows it sucks too because they gave me a half refund just for telling them my story.
  20. the_babaji

    the_babaji Been here awhile

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    Funny, Opposite experience here, had an alt rider lost it in short order, have had the Touratech foot for what seems like ages and I haven't lost it yet.

    Who knows, I may have smashed the Altrider on a rock and lost it that way.