Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. TerraUnFirma

    TerraUnFirma Fair/Not Balanced

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    Last night I installed HDB handguards, Top Clamp and mirrors on my XC, but I ended up installing with the stock bar-end bolts and the factory inserts as opposed to tapping and using the supplied HDB inserts and bolts. The stock bolts are a little smaller but are countersunk type and worked fine. It wasn't obvious how the stock inserts might be removed...anyone been through this and have a clue?

    Overall, it seems a rock solid setup, highly recommended. I do have one thought, the shields are very flat, vertically, I'm thinking of heating them with a heat gun and seeing if I might not be able to angle the top lip back a bit, I'd think it would cause smoother airflow over hands and lower arms.

    Cheers,
  2. some call me...tim

    some call me...tim Been here awhile

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    Just as a heads up to those who aren't aware, the Dupont Teflon lube has changed, and isn't the same magic-in-a-can that it used to be. http://www.webbikeworld.com/t2/dupont-motorcycle-chain-lube-2012/
  3. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Awesome. Thanks. Exactly what I was looking for. You wouldn't happen to own anyu Kriega bags would you? I'm wondering if I could use a US20 on exhaust side and US30 on left. It seems with the welded on loops, it could be done, but how much rigamarole involved is my question:ear
  4. TekurRides

    TekurRides Adventurer

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    Quick question? Could you give some reasons for choosing the wolfman as against a hard luggage solution. How protective do you think the bags are in case of a crash. Would you put expensive like camera and stuff there or may be just tools and clothes and other inexpensive stuff?
  5. kion

    kion Been here awhile

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    Is that a Wolfman Rainier tank bag?
  6. opjocephus

    opjocephus Been here awhile

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    :nah

    If you go to the Wolfman website and poke around, you will find they sell a kit to mount hardbags to the Wolfman loops. The holes adjacent to the slot where the buckles go are there for that reason.
  7. opjocephus

    opjocephus Been here awhile

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    :nod

    It will hold alot of stuff. To put gas in, I undo the rear buckles and fold forward. And when standing, isn't in my way.
  8. opjocephus

    opjocephus Been here awhile

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    Completely dust and waterproof is what I was looking for. And some believe hardbags could be detrimental to ones extremities in the event of a crash. I wouldn't put a camera in the Wolfman bags. Tools and clothes for me.

    Next? :lol3
  9. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    thanks but, Kriega are soft. Meant to strap to your seat, but I think the straps might work. Not sure though..
  10. opjocephus

    opjocephus Been here awhile

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    Sorry bout that. Never heard of Kriega.
  11. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    I am also one of those who believe in hard case are for highways. When things go wrong. The last thing you need is a broken leg from a hard pannier.

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  12. Xcountry-Rider

    Xcountry-Rider Banned

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  13. Xcountry-Rider

    Xcountry-Rider Banned

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    I two up ride with my son and he likes riding with the hard boxes because he thinks it will protect his legs if i screw up and drop the bike. Basically because the boxes leave a gap between the dirt and the bike if the bike goes down. Thus preventing the bike from falling on his legs and pinning him under the bike.
  14. live2ridetahoe

    live2ridetahoe RN

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    Woot!!

    Page 1000!! Post 15000!!

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  15. KildareMan

    KildareMan Been here awhile

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    That's assuming of course that the pillion was to stay perfectly seated when said screw up occurs.
  16. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    They are screwed into the end of the bars. You'll see flats machined onto the inserts. Grip the bars securely (vice) and unscrew with the appropriate spanner.
  17. TerraUnFirma

    TerraUnFirma Fair/Not Balanced

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    Thanks, I noticed the flat on the inserts, but didn't have anything that would mate up and grip them easily, so just went ahead and used them. I did cut a small piece of aluminum tubing to act as a bushing around the smaller bolt, so should be ok. Might revisit the issue over the Winter.

    Cheers!
  18. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    +1

    Never gonna happen.

    What's even worse than hard bags are those absolutely stupid 'Peg Packer' mounts for a fuel can - I forget who sells them now (they mount to the passenger footpeg). If ever there was a leg breaker, they're it :huh
  19. opjocephus

    opjocephus Been here awhile

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    RoadDad and Woodsrat over in the Indiana thread in Regionals puts on a Hoosier National Forest ride each of the last 6 or 7 years. Last years sticker is on left. This years on the right. I was able to make it last year for the first time. Not this year. :cry

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  20. bob highsmith

    bob highsmith Adventurer

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    Anybody got anything to say about reliability problems with tiger 800? I am about to buy a new bike and choice is tiger vs GS....kind of leaning Tiger, but have heard some grumbling about reliability issues with the triumph. Any feedback out there from Triumph owners?
    thanks...