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Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by ScrambDaddy, Jul 12, 2010.
That's assuming of course that the pillion was to stay perfectly seated when said screw up occurs.
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
The only issue I experienced was the stalling; that was cured by the first ECU map upgrade.
After a lousy couple of experiences at one dealership, I found a dealer in another town that was not only well-stocked, but professional and genuinely nice. I bought my XC on my first visit to them. That was last February. NO issues since then, and I have gotten nothing but great service at the dealer on every occasion. I'm a happy Tiger owner.
Get on and ride. Don't get too caught up in internet chatter. Most of it is just that. The bike has no persistent problems, or they'd be prevelant on multiple sites. The bike requires very little attention, no quirks, is amazing on the road and toughern' a boot off road. I see no downsides to the bike. Just get on and peg it in first; that's all it takes to want it.
Yeah, they changed the formula to one that's no longer a dry wax, which means it doesn't last as long. But it still works really well.
You can also get the Dupont Teflon Chain Saver, which is basically the same stuff as the older version of the multi-use lubricant (ie, still the dry wax formulation).
You sure you're not thinking of the grumbling about reliability issues with classic ('70s and earlier) Triumphs? Because the new ones are awesome.
My Tiger is approaching 31,000 miles and has had no issues whatsoever. Fantastic motorcycle.
The only ones grumbling are the BMW dealers.
My local BMW dealer thought I was out of my mind for even considering a Triumph. They and their elitist attitude. Oh, and problems with the 800GS? Naw, they've never, ever, had any problems with them. Plus, according to them, resale is just horrible on a Triumph, you can't hardly give them away.
Hmmm...go try to find a used one.
Yes, it's the BMW dealers that are grumbling.
Once you go Triple....
Combined 80K miles on my Triumphs with no issues other than self-induced issues (I did have a problem with my Sprint that was a known issue that was fixed, out of warranty, at no cost to myself).
Go spend some time in G-spot or Parallel Universe if you want to see some real grumbling. Another satisfied Tiger owner here with no regrets.
One issue with the XC, not enough time to ride it.
I'm looking at the tiger because I know of one F800GS that has been burned up. 6th gear destroyed because she "rides at high speed for two long...". And on its 2nd engine at 35,000 miles. Of course the bike was in the 2011 IBR, so maybe an extreme use case, but my 650 Versys has more miles and I ride like she does, so you'd think the german engineering would be up to it.
Hmmm. If you don't consider a bike because of one specific one of that model that fell apart, you might have an issue getting any new bike ...
30k on my Tiger800XC no problems. Extremely reliable. Way more reliable than the F800GS.
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