Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. Ducken

    Ducken Been here awhile

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    Likewise, with the Triumph heated grips, I only use high to speed the initial warm up, them switch to low. Eventually my thumbs get nippy when temps are in the upper 30's. No fault of the heated grips, the tips of my thumbs don't touch the grips. Initial cost is high, but I'm hoping that OEM quality will mean long life. I'm very happy with the Triumph heated grips and recommend them. Ken
  2. OmenF1

    OmenF1 wannabe explorer

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    I have the heated grips otion and they warm up very good.

    BUT : I have the feeling my throttle handle is harder to turn when the heat in on..... Somebody also experience this ;.?

    br

    Omen
  3. Ducken

    Ducken Been here awhile

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    I have custom bar ends in place, with a Cat O-ring cruise / throttle lock for an interference fit between the grip and the bar end. I cut the fit a little too tight, and when the grip got hot enough it began to drag on the bar end / throttle lock assembly. Had to loosen the throttle housing and slide it slightly medial, or to the left. Problem solved. Didn't take much movement, maybe 0.015 to 0.020 inches. Try that. Or see if you have longitudinal play in the throttle sleeve, that goes away when the grip is hot. Should still have some play even when hot. (The throttle grip grows slightly in length when heated, if that wasn't clearly stated.) Ken
  4. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    I understand and sorry if you were aware but it's amazing how many people don't know how things work and then complain.
    Anyway, I've had the Triumph grips on my Tig955 for 10 years and they're still OK. Just OK heat wise you understand. I discovered that Oxford Hotgrips http://www.oxprod.com/index.php?pg=3&action=dept&id=137&pid=0 get much hotter. Have never needed them on 100%. Don't know if you can get them in the US but they're 1/4 the price of the Triumph ones. I have them on my XC and have plugged them into the connector for the Triumph grips under the tank. Superb. Although I did notice on their site there that they've changed the controller design. Mine has an On/Off button the new ones don't so I don't know how you're supposed to turn them on & off now.
  5. doxbike

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    I wonder if the cat o-ring work with the stock bar ends. I use them on my ST1300, but they went between the grip and the perch
  6. ducnut

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    Found this, on their site.
  7. Dirtysouth

    Dirtysouth Stud fee waived for noobs

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    Yeah that's a little extreme, but I suspect most of the guys had them financed in with the bike. Having owned heated grips on most of my bikes, I'd rather spend my cash on heated gloves, which IMHO are way better for cold weather riding.
  8. mint julep

    mint julep Been here awhile

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    Although I have the Oxford grips and they get hot, I'm looking at getting some heated liner or gloves cause its still damn cold up here in Canada.

    Or, there is also them hippohands thingy that should cover the elements and keep you dry and warm.
  9. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Yeah but do you carry your heated gloves with you on *every* ride? I use my heated grips most in the spring and fall when the weather turns or you get caught in the rain without your rain gear. Even though you only have summer gloves on, the heated grips turn a miserable ride into one that's tolerable or even still enjoyable.

    I have both heated grips and gloves and I use my heated grips way more than the gloves. Both are good to have.
  10. Dirtysouth

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    Yes I can easily carry more than one pair of gloves with me. I understand where you are coming from though and agree that heated grips have their place. For me, they are great for cool mornings, or even when you get up in Elevation on warmer days, where the temps are always cooler. I was saying or meant to say, that for "cold weather" riding, heated grips don't come close to providing the comfort that gloves do. For $300-$350, you can get a pair of oxford heated grips and Gerbing heated gloves, that way you have options.
  11. Mr_Chris

    Mr_Chris Get away, evil car!

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  12. UtahFox

    UtahFox Been here awhile

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    +1

    I just installed mine 2 weeks ago, my controller has on/off & 4 heat settings. I usually get them going on 100%, then drop down to 30 - love them. Plus the grips are fatter than the standard ones, something I had considered doing anyway - win win. $72 bux.

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  13. Snapper

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    I do a lot of winter riding, and I think mine suck too. They are reasonably warm on high, but certainly never too hot to hold with bare hands. On low I can tell they are on with summer gloves, but with even the thinnest insulation, I can't really tell. They feel barely warm with bare hands. My Triumphs grips suck compared to my previous BMW, I remember having to turn those down at times due to sweat. But then again, maybe the Triumph grips are simply better for cool weather and the BMWs were better for cold weather.
  14. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Have to say that's an odd location for the controller. Looks like it might crash into a tankbag on left lock. I put mine on one of the bolts on the handlebar cross brace.
  15. UtahFox

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    Just the first place that came to mind and was easy. I don't care for tank bags, so the range is a non issue to me.
  16. dirtconnector

    dirtconnector erythematic nucha

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    So the Oxford grips are plug & play?
  17. Riot

    Riot Tiger Rider

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    pretty much.

    FWIW they will shut off if your battery level gets low, they have a voltage cut off inbuilt ... also they will appear to not work well if the battery is not in good order.
  18. UtahFox

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    LOL not so sure about that, I managed to drain the battery enough that I had to charge it a couple of hours to get it going.
  19. ducnut

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    They claim that (#6). Maybe, the voltage cutoff is too low for the Tiger or EFI bikes, in general.
  20. XCRider803

    XCRider803 Loftin' the wheel

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    Voltage cutoff on the 'premium' grip only. Flip a couple pages to the right and on the standard grip they don't make that claim.