Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. ilbiker

    ilbiker Been here awhile

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    Thanks everyone.... learning about it and getting used to it. Completely different riding style and position from what I'm used to.
  2. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    From what you are coming off of, I'd say this is a huge step forward in reliability. I have owned everything from MX bikes to sport tourers. This Tiger is the most versatile bike on the market and it has a HUGE GRIN FACTOR! :evil
  3. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    check post at top of page
  4. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    Not sure I follow. I'm certainly not slamming someones bike building prowess. Our American twins just arent as reliable as their counter parts.:cry
    And I speak of this from experience.:deal
  5. ilbiker

    ilbiker Been here awhile

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    Harley's are good and reliable if built right but not something I will take offroad. They have their placeand the customization never stops but but on a washed out rode or bad gravel road, not the best. All of mine were either choppers or 40's bobber styles (except 1 bagger) and would take them anytime over the road. Wanted to do something different and the 800XC is it. Completely out of my comfortzone and what I knew but loving it everyday and no regrets. Lets see if I can clock 50000 on this motor without a complete rebuild. That will be about perfect then.
  6. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    you asked what bike/bikes he was coming from. he had already answered your question. just trying to point you to your answers... Ill just keep to myself :D hell its beer 30 anyhow. :freaky

    Oh and my bike is ready for pick up. the new Ohlins shock is installed and ready to go! I can not wait to ride it!!!!!!:clap
  7. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    Yeah, I'm interested in your feedback on the Ohlins. They went somewhat simple with the stock shock. A little more adjustment would be a huge plus. I am on the lighter side and the spring is somewhat stiff for my liking.
  8. Snapper

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    I had one (mentioned above)... first and last for me. Spent 10 weeks in the shop on various warranty repairs in the 2yrs/24k I owned it. Had to unload it when the warranty expired - felt like holding a hand grenade. To quote someone else on ADV about the bike - "I love riding this bike, I just hate owning it."

    Tiger's been a dream, however, with 18k so far.
  9. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Check out this video from the BC Big Trailie Ride this year...

    Did I just get passed by a Harley?
    jump ahead to the 11:00 minute mark :deal

    xlcc humbled more than a few of us, he rode through stuff like this with ease, while I on the other hand...

    [​IMG]
  10. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    Yep. The high miles is what I was speaking of. Not sure if anyone has clocked 50k yet. I know a few are relatively close though. How many months out of the year are you getting up there as far as riding?
  11. NC Rick

    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    Was the Harley Johnwesley's? He is the CMA guy, a great rider and outstanding guy.
  12. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    That vid was awsome! One of the best I have seen in awhile!:clap
  13. doxbike

    doxbike Been here awhile

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    My XL1200R and FXDF were totally reliable- and my ride of choice when I wanted to have my nuts rattle.:evil Only reason I sold 'em, was the Tigger won out every time if I was trying to decide which ride to take. Enjoy the bike-you'll love it
  14. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Shouldn't be a problem if my 955 is anything to go by....
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    Now has 67000 miles only routine servicing required.
  15. ducnut

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    What do you attribute the ability for that Harley to run those roads. Is it the low center of gravity, frontend geometry, something else? I can't give all the credit to the rider, as some bikes are easier to ride in some conditions than others.
  16. DropinParts

    DropinParts XR1200's Rule

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    Picking it up later today.
    Can't wait!
  17. Photo Boy

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    I just traded my 2006 955 for a Tiger 800. It had 77,000 miles. Just routine service and 2 regulator/rectifiers. It ran like new.
  18. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Low center of gravity I guess but I put it up to mostly rider. I suck at sand but was actually doing OK on a few stretches before that one. On the pegs, steering with my feet etc. was just getting a bit of confidence when I crashed. That rider just sat through everything, feet never left the pegs and he wasn't slow either as seen in the video. I always think of Fred Rau's article at times like that...

    It Ain't the tool
  19. ducnut

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    I just get to thinking about a Harley's wide, smooth tires, low center of gravity, and (guessing) relaxed steering geometry allowing it to have better stabiltiy and just "float" through the sand. Seems to me that skinny 21" front wheels would knife through the sand. IDK, as I just don't have much experience in sand. Thinking out loud, more than anything.
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    If anyone has an OEM left turn signal and/or left plastic shroud piece that goes around the tank and that the left signal mounts to I am interested in buying.
    Thanks