Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. Dirtysouth

    Dirtysouth Stud fee waived for noobs

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    It's just proof in the pudding, that someone is going to always find something to moan about, no matter how trivial it may be. I mean if all a person can complain about is the fact that the total mileage doesn't show up on the odo at all times, I'd like to think that Triumph did a good job on the rest of the bike. :lol3
  2. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    Congrats. It will not disappoint. Duluth, huh? Damn your lucky.
  3. DennyMyBoy

    DennyMyBoy Hoping for a Tiger

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    Looking like things just might work out with a nearby dealer. Will share the numbers once a deal is hopefully confirmed. For now, I have a few questions I'm hoping others can help me with.

    Are there any changes between the 2012 and the 2013 models? All along I've been assuming there are absolutely none but it would be good to have this confirmed. Also, I'm thinking that at the time of purchase I will add a center stand and the additional front lights. Are there any aftermarket options to consider for those two items or should I stick with ones made by Triumph? Are there any additional accessories that you would suggest? Any other issues or concerns I should be thinking about for day of delivery? Many thanks! Will keep you posted.
  4. 2dflyer

    2dflyer Wheelie Conflicted

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    Late to the party. Starting to think (again) about an adv mount and just the kind of write up I was looking for on the XC. Thanks much.
  5. wrecked'em

    wrecked'em satisfied enzyte user

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    our dealer is having a coming out party for it tomorrow. congrats on the super nice bike . tell us more about it please
  6. kingofZroad

    kingofZroad Been here awhile

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    There is no difference between the 2012's and the 2013's, sans the matte green color replacing orange....
  7. Too Tall

    Too Tall Been here awhile

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    Need a recommendation for an online USA source for Triumph Tiger 800 parts. Would like to have parts diagrams, accessories, prices, and online ordering capability.

    Anyone?
  8. cug

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  9. freefall109

    freefall109 Been here awhile

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    My XC does the same thing on washboard rd. FWIW, I read a few forums on Triumph Rat Net where some folks have isolated and attributed it to "chain slap" on the protector in the low RPM range when the tension is lower. Buggers the hell out of me.

    Good write up, I went into BMW with the intention of buying the 800gs but eventually bit on the XC after multiple test rides...not disappointed at in the bike. Just wish there was more a community like BMW has.
  10. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Congrats on your purchase.
    Centre stand.....some people like the SWmotech one. I, however, have the Triumph one and it works OK. http://shop.sw-motech.com/lshop,sho...S.11.753.10000/B,17,0Tsuche--Centerstand,.htm Just beware that the 800 & 800XC are different.

    Extra lights.......the Triumph ones have been prone to moisture ingress and intermittent failures. They replace them under the warranty. Some have fitted Denali or similar instead. http://www.twistedthrottle.com/dena...ht-kit-with-full-wiring-harness-and-m10-mount or http://shop.sw-motech.com/cgi-bin/c...ail--brands.triumph.tiger800--&typid=87077378

    Also, if you intend to use it on dirt roads, a decent bash plate is a must. I'd recommened the SWmotech one as it comes up high enough to protect the oil filter. And, there's enough room to change that filter without removing it. http://shop.sw-motech.com/cgi-bin/c...ail--brands.triumph.tiger800--&typid=87077272

    Decent hand guards.......don't buy the T800XC ones as they're crap. If you're buying an XC just change them ASAP. These are rebadged BarkBusters......http://shop.sw-motech.com/cgi-bin/c...ail--brands.triumph.tiger800--&typid=87074797

    Of course, most of that you'll have to fit yourself but, apart from the lights, its' all quite simple. And now that I've emptied your wallet, I'm off to make a coffee.
  11. internalcombust

    internalcombust Yes its dirty, thanks.

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  12. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    In addition to the other suggestions, the Happy Trails crash bars are the best I've seen. Tyson sure has given them a workout.
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    Their service sucks! They don't actually stock the parts, so you'll end up waiting on them to get the parts and, then, they ship to you. I just go through my dealer. I do like their diagrams, though.

    That's good to know.

    ALT Rider offers a pretty serious piece.
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  13. RapidRobert

    RapidRobert Viagra Donor & reprobate

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    +1 It's gorgeous, man. :thumb
  14. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    That is a beautiful bike!

    Better than the FJR? That's difficult to believe, but I'll take your word for it. That Triumph must be a fantastic bike! In a year or two, I'll be looking at one.
  15. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Well, that picture is not a Tigger (800GS I think) so it's hard to say how good the Tigger version is. I will say the SW Motech skid plate has a similar setup at the rear to protect the knuckle.
  16. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    For Triumph accessories, try madss.com
  17. duckman

    duckman co conspirator

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    cool
  18. HotChilliColdBeer

    HotChilliColdBeer Human Swizzle Stick

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    Trade for a F800GS and cash?

    Just kidding. Looks great.




    Charlie
  19. flyingz06

    flyingz06 Been here awhile

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    FJR has a smooth engine, but feels like riding a dinosaur now.
  20. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    Dude, you have way too many cool bikes...