Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. flyinfuzz

    flyinfuzz 2 Quarts low

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    Yep checked the seat. I am just a short fat ff :lol3:lol3 . Was really impressed with the people at the dealership.
  2. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    The other thing to consider is setting your sag correctly. The bike should sink by around 1/3 of total suspension travel with you sat on it. That's 65~70mm on the XC. I'm not that tall at 5'10" and 30" inseam but I can flat foot my XC.
  3. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    I have that on the frame down by the pegs. It works ok, I wore through it pretty quick. I just need plastic frame guards.
  4. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Really ? Damn I guess I need to play with my sag because I'm the same size as you and I can't flat foot my XC.
  5. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    I'm 6'0 ft with boots on, 32" inseam (without boots). I can't flat foot my XC. You also have to remember that sometimes you will have more weight with gear, luggage, extra rider... I set mine as stiff as it goes and ride like the wind... :dllama During July- September I rode my XC with the rear shock blown out, I still couldn't flat foot.
  6. pm9654

    pm9654 Been here awhile

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    Really interested in these lowering links, since that's one of the things that hold off me buying one of these bikes. Everything fit ok, is it fairly easy to do? And how low is the seat height now?
  7. flyinfuzz

    flyinfuzz 2 Quarts low

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    Hell if I sag any more I'll have soft parts dragging the ground :rofl:rofl. But I thinkk that was part of the problem , the bike didn't settle any when I sat on it . It was just out of the crate so they may have just put it on the floor as is . Looked like a nice deal on a blue Roadie ABS .
  8. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    I don't get it...why do you need to flat-foot any bike? :dunno
  9. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    +1
  10. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    you don't. ground clearance is way more important to me!
  11. Dirtysouth

    Dirtysouth Stud fee waived for noobs

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    I never understood this either. A lot of people pass over some great bikes because they can't flat foot at a stop. All I need is to be able to put one foot firmly on the ground and I am good, but there again I sit at stops checking my mirrors, with my hands on the bars, clutch pulled in and the bike in gear ready to go in case it doesn't register with "princess" that she needs to be stopping instead of going. :lol3
  12. Dirtysouth

    Dirtysouth Stud fee waived for noobs

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    I never understood this either. A lot of people pass over some great bikes because they can't flat foot at a stop. All I need is to be able to put one foot firmly on the ground and I am good, but there again I sit at stops checking my mirrors, with my hands on the bars, clutch pulled in and the bike in gear ready to go in case it doesn't register with "princess" that she needs to be stopping instead of going. :lol3


    You don't need to be able to flat foot any bike, just make sure you put the correct foot down at a stop. Been there done that. :D
  13. bluesman

    bluesman Long timer

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    Hear hear. I ride XC and I am 1m69cm tall..or...short? :)
    Before that I rode DR800 that was even taller with DYI suspension mods.
    The only time I had problems with XC height is when I was riding for 3500 km with pneumonia (because I am dumb idiot) and felt so weak, I could only ride bike.
    For me lowering adventure bike defying very principle it built on.

    But if you are 1.54 like one of my friend (and GREAT long distance traveler) - no choice. He had to lower even Deauville 700 to just be able to stop on his own.
    But flat-footing is not needed for riding normally for sure.
  14. flyinfuzz

    flyinfuzz 2 Quarts low

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    Didn't say I needed to flatfoot . Just enough for to be confident at off camber stops . As I get a little more age on me the less I like to pick up my bike :lol3 .
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    If you're on the eastern side of TN in the mountains, and like carving up the twisties, I wouldn't recommend lowering a Roadie. Bike has one of the lowest ground clearances I've ever had (a Harley included, no joke). If you tend to use all of your back tire, consider raising the rear.
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    flyinfuzz 2 Quarts low

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    I need to go back for a test ride & get them to setup the suspension to spec . I know the rear didn't sag when I plopped my fat butt on it. :lol3:lol3
  17. doxbike

    doxbike Been here awhile

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    Seat is about 2" lower than stock & on the high setting as I like the longer reach to the pegs so my knees don't get so jammed. The Soupy link allows adjustment from 1/2" to over 4" supposedly, but you can only raise the forks so much as they are tapered.

    Be sure to have the rear wheel off the ground during install, then it's easy-I didn't and the weight of the bike bent both bolts. Had to buy 2 new ones
  18. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Well fjb, just because your shock was "blown" I'm guessing the spring was in place and NOT broken. That's what holds the bike up. Doh!

    I forgot to add that I have my seat in its high position. Yes I flat foot it on level ground WITHOUT the assistance of luggage. Spring pre-load is your friend. That's what it's for. My seat height is around 800mm [865 (book) minus 65 (sag)] when sat on it. That's not much higher than a bandit.
    It's my firm belief that most people on forums that moan about the shock being crap or the bike doesn't fit them haven't adjusted the very things they're moaning about.

    Re the flat footing thing. People seem to use that as a gauge as to whether a bike fits them. No, you don't need to flat foot a bike but, I tell you, it makes the bike much more manageable in the rough nadgery stuff. When you can get a firm foot down to aid manoeuvring you can then lift your weight off the bike which then gives the bike its full ground clearance.
  19. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    :huh yeah ok...

    My new Ohlins will be sweet ass!!!
  20. Ronin1

    Ronin1 Hoonigan

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    I'll call BS on that (lower than Harley) statement, and also add a "get your ass off the seat" to it.

    Now my Buell would definatly lean over further than my Roadie.

    Jim