Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2007
    Oddometer:
    11,271
    Location:
    the 'Ha
    I've run a full complement of gear (gloves+jacket+pants+socks) off the Tiger and have had no issues. It's probably about 240W worth of draw, but I can't say it's ever run at 100%, as that just gets too hot!

    The dual channel is nice; I typically run gloves+jacket on channel 1 and pants+socks on channel 2. If I am running just gloves and jacket for the day, each go on their separate channel.

    As for the Montana, I also have a 60cx. No comparison. The Montana is MUCH easier to read, and the only thing I miss about the 60cx is the dedicated "mark waypoint" button.
  2. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2010
    Oddometer:
    4,537
    Location:
    NE Ohio
    I assumed he was back in one form or another, perhaps not so incendiary in this incarnation.
    Frankly, i got a kick out of some of his posts but the beemer guys didn't.
  3. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2009
    Oddometer:
    3,581
    Location:
    central IL
    According to my 1050's service manual. It shows alternator output at 34amps which is 408watts.
  4. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2007
    Oddometer:
    11,271
    Location:
    the 'Ha
  5. Bueller

    Bueller Cashin?

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2003
    Oddometer:
    17,864
    Location:
    Hide Away Hills, Ohio
    I find no need for heated pants or socks. If I keep my core warm with a heated liner and my hands warm with heated grips (or both heated grips and heated gloves when it's really cold out) I don't need anything more than a pair of long johns under my jeans and Darien over pants.

    I typically run heated gear at about 50% duty cycle, perhaps up to 75% duty cycle if it's really cold out. If the combination of heated jacket, heated gloves, and heated grips draws approximately 150 watts, at 50% duty cycle it's really only about 75 watts of constant consumption or 110 watts at 75% duty cycle. Considering all of that I have no fears about running two sets of heated stuff on a T800 and could probably even get away with it with the 1050's charging capacity, though it would be close.
  6. TerraUnFirma

    TerraUnFirma Fair/Not Balanced

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2007
    Oddometer:
    354
    Location:
    North Georgia Mountains...yeah heaven!
    To add a little further to the comparison, here's a shot next to a 2820 that (along with previous iterations) a lot of people used. Granted, if I were on foot, I'd much rather carry the 60CSx, but on a bike, the 60CSx sacrifices a LOT for not much savings in space.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Cheers!
  7. cug

    cug --

    Joined:
    May 31, 2009
    Oddometer:
    5,704
    Location:
    Sunny California
    Interesting comparison, thanks for that.

    We use the 60CSx for hiking and on the bike. It's great as a dual purpose GPS tracker, it's not so great as a navigation device and I rarely ever use it as one.

    Was thinking of getting the Montana or one of the new Zumo 350 series.
  8. BlackBeast

    BlackBeast Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2006
    Oddometer:
    987
    Location:
    Ontario, CANADA
    Don't give up on the 60csx that quickly. My trusted unit got me through places like Mexico City, Guatemala City, Nairobi and several others that are a nightmare to navigate through with little hassle.
    I still like some of the features of the Montana though.
  9. invicta1

    invicta1 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2010
    Oddometer:
    569
    Location:
    High plains
    Well it ended up just under the seat. Maybe should of gone with the wireless controller, but only have the fixed. The location is handy enough, but can only see the light when off the bike. I do hope I remember to unplug at the enx of a ride. . .

    I can post a pic if anyone wants, though not too exciting, test shows the gear works welll.
  10. motonut

    motonut Old Guy

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2003
    Oddometer:
    62
    Location:
    Deep Woods
    You can leave the controller "on" with the heated gear unplugged and never, ever run your battery down. It would add no more loss to the battery than your standby on-board electronics... maybe a tiny amount more, but my point is you won't kill your battery by doing so. Now, this is assuming that your controller is an electronic model. If you did indeed kill your battery by leaving the controller "on" then it would be in your garage over a period of three or four weeks with no charger connected and no rides taken.

    Happy Trails...
  11. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2005
    Oddometer:
    23,331
    Location:
    Masshole
    So on my last trip I got the dreaded 'won't idle' condition after riding in some very dusty conditions. I managed with it though but as winter is here, I figure time to do some maintenance and I have a few questions...

    1. stock air filter looks toast - that said, can I blow it out and re-use it ? I am going to fit my Uni pre-filter this time round.

    2. I have what appears to be a breather pipe left over from somewhere :D It's near the front on the right as you sit on the bike - it's not one of the 2 that go into the tank at the back - is it a crank breather maybe ?

    3. I cleaned the stepper motor etc. - where are folks putting the grease - just under the rubber boot or basically all over the shaft etc. ?

    Cheers
    :freaky
  12. RichardU

    RichardU Let's Ride

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2004
    Oddometer:
    920
    Location:
    Marietta, GA
    +1 on the Warm 'n Safe wireless controller. Put some industrial velcro on the top or side of your brake fluid boxes and you can move the controller from bike to bike using nothing.
  13. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2006
    Oddometer:
    2,677
    Location:
    Mobile
    You should use some all purpose spray lube that does not attract dust as bad as grease. Lube the stepper arm & the throttle roller. The throttle roller is located where the stepper motor arm is going.

    [​IMG]


    I would replace the air filter.
  14. briansoren

    briansoren Adventurer

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2011
    Oddometer:
    15
    Location:
    Medford, Oregon
    Just wanted to show the old girl off! Finally think I have all the additions complete. :evil

    Happy Trails 9" Teton Cliff cut. 24"rack width, 39" with panniers. Great Kit and service!!!!
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    Mega tool tube to fill the left side space
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    Tour tech Radiator guard,OEM engine guards, & SW-Motech crash guard
    [​IMG]
    Kriega fork guards and tourtech fender extender
    [​IMG]

    Also, OEM adjustable windscreen with Laminar Lip, Barkbusters, and K60 Scouts.

    :D OEM pannier kit for sale on flea market if interested.:deal Or PM me.
  15. jmcg

    jmcg Turpinated..

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2011
    Oddometer:
    474
    Location:
    The Dandenong Ranges, Vic
    Very nice. :thumb
  16. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2005
    Oddometer:
    3,970
    Location:
    St.Leonards on Sea, England.
    1. I would do what I've done and fit a DNA or K&N filter because, with the pre-filter you don't need the full filtration of a stock filter. This is mine after 6K behind the pre-filter
    [​IMG]

    The pre-filter does most of the work...
    [​IMG]

    I don't think I'll ever need to get into the airbox ever again.

    2. Don't know.

    3. Refer to what Rob Dirt wrote.
  17. Mr_Chris

    Mr_Chris Get away, evil car!

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2011
    Oddometer:
    300
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    Very nice. Now please go out into the hills and smash it into the ground a few times so it looks decent. :deal
  18. Mr_Chris

    Mr_Chris Get away, evil car!

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2011
    Oddometer:
    300
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia

    1. You've taken it all apart. Don't save a few bucks now, do it right. Put on a good / pre-filter not required filter. Sure you can run with less, but a pre-filter is extra, not replacement filtration. It is also exposed and could be torn or pinched over time (as unlikely as it may seem at the moment) and you don't want to find out you've been running dirty air at the point you discover the tear.

    2. Sorry I can't help you there.

    3. Take the shaft and bushing off and clean them with solvent etc. Then (clean finger) put some decent waterproof grease on the shaft all round, then mount the bushing with a tiny bead of grease over the ends of the bushing. So put a bit on each end, then slide it over, and the grease seals out the dust from getting in. It makes no difference if anything sticks to the grease, the problem is the grit getting INSIDE the bushing. The grease on the shaft lubes it and fills the gap, and the buildup on the ends seal out the dust. Then just have 'em do it once a year or whenever you have some reason to take the air box off IMO.


    Last ride I saw 3 tigers (out of 20) pull up with the idle problem during 2 days offroad. They all said, I never thought it would happen to me. :evil If you're down under you got it worse apparently, and if you're like me and can't keep up with the Gods at the front, you'll end up riding in some dust sometimes. Nice fine Aussie dust rawr! I was so happy I had mine all lubed up!

    Chris
  19. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2005
    Oddometer:
    8,769
    Location:
    Providence, RI
    I've been doing the roadside WD-40 dance lately. This seems like a fix, and I can't help but wonder why the fudge Triumph hasn't issued a recall on this issue. There are some folks out there that are swearing off Triumph because they aren't mechanically inclined enough to take care of this, or don't do the internet. As of last week, my local dealer still claims to not have ever heard of this problem:huh
  20. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2009
    Oddometer:
    3,581
    Location:
    central IL
    That looks great!