Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. Rabbot

    Rabbot rain+superbike=adventure

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    I bought a dealer demo bike that was wrecked, then rebuilt. It came with a salvage tittle. I knew what I was getting into when I bought it. I have no regrets. The amount of money I saved and knowing how I intended to ride it, It was absolutely the the right way for me to buy one. Sounds like a good deal to me. Good luck
  2. legends117

    legends117 Adventurer

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    I bought and adapter to connect a Deltran Battery Tender to the power outlet on my Roadie; but when I plugged it in, the tender flashed red light. This indicates the battery is not charging.

    Does anyone know if I can charge the battery through the power outlet, or if I need to connect directly to the battery terminals?

    Thanks much - Peace - JD
  3. Xcountry-Rider

    Xcountry-Rider Banned

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    Chris,

    Can you sort of turn this into a how to on a new thread? You really got my attention on this. Where to get the foam and the material for the seat? Do you have a simple pattern we could follow? I want to do this and want my project to look as good as yours!!
  4. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Bought my demo tiger in January. It had 1100 miles on it. I've put another 10k miles on it with zero issues. I called PJ's Triumph in NM (not where I was buying it from but one of the best dealers around from what I have read and my brief conversations with them) to get their thoughts on my price and their experience with demos. They've sold plenty of demos and no more issues with the demos than with unused bike. I saved a fair amount of money and still got the 2 year warranty. After I bought it I called Triumph to learn about its history. They could only tell me it was one the motorcycles in their own fleet. I wouldn't be put off by the demo status.
  5. kingofZroad

    kingofZroad Been here awhile

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    I just bought a leftover 2012 800 xc with ABS for $10,800....

    A 2013 would have been $12,050....


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  6. elan

    elan Been here awhile

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    Yes you can charge through the power outlet by the ignition switch. I will say I had to swap the polarity on my battery tender's cables because it was backwards compared to the powerlet cable that came with the bike. I'm wondering if this is the issue you're having.You can check quick and easily with a multi-meter.
  7. TekurRides

    TekurRides Adventurer

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    It was an XC. It was at a dealer 400 miles from home. But it was well worth it I think. What better way to break in the bike. :D

  8. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    That's good to know. :thumb
  9. Ronin1

    Ronin1 Hoonigan

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    I charge mine thru the column outlet, works fine.

    Jim

  10. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    I bought a demo 800XC last year with 1400 miles. Seven thousand miles later and no worries. Save some cash and put that toward farkles.
  11. legends117

    legends117 Adventurer

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    I took your advice and checked the polarity of the plug (from the charger) and the outlet on the bike. I put the positive probe in the center and the negative probe on the edge, and both checked out OK.

    Hummmm SO - anyone have any other ideas why the battery wouldn't be charging?
  12. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    I guess if it were me I'd try to a. make sure with the key turned off that the socket was still live and b. try to charge another battery with the charger
  13. legends117

    legends117 Adventurer

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    Thanks - did both. I popped the seat and connected the charger to the battery terminals and is charging fine. So, I am still scratching my head, but guess there is something not connecting between the power outlet and cigarette adapter charger.

    I'll have to check those connections, but thanks for the heads up on the polarity reversal.
  14. Xcountry-Rider

    Xcountry-Rider Banned

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    Winters Coming my friends :)

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  15. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Why don't you just connect a pin-type charge lead direct to your battery? So much simpler that way. Use the powerlett for accessories.

    I'm wanting one of those double usb port adapters and a standard cigar-lighter adapter.
  16. KildareMan

    KildareMan Been here awhile

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    Check the fuse

    Sent from my Tiger 800
  17. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    You've probably blown the fuse to the socket??????????????????
  18. Xcountry-Rider

    Xcountry-Rider Banned

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    Triumph is opening an Online Store for US customers. Apparently will be open for Black Friday. Wondering if they have there accessories at good prices?

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/z7ZOGq-Im9c" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


    http://rideatriumph.com/the-moment-weve-all-been-waiting-for/
  19. kingofZroad

    kingofZroad Been here awhile

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    Lets hope they pay WAY MORE attention to it than they do their "regular" site!!


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  20. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Went thru it today, everything is at full-boat list.

    If I was to buy something there I think I'd go back to my dealer and ask for at least 20% off.
    There are a couple pants there I might look closer at. I tried some of it on at Berts and it was all pretty nice stuff. The adventure jackets are real nice and a couple of the leather ones are worth a look. Even their adventure boot looks decent. With a discount they are a relative bargain.