Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. 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.
  2. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    For Triumph accessories, try madss.com
  3. duckman

    duckman co conspirator

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    cool
  4. HotChilliColdBeer

    HotChilliColdBeer Human Swizzle Stick

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    Trade for a F800GS and cash?

    Just kidding. Looks great.




    Charlie
  5. flyingz06

    flyingz06 Been here awhile

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

    D.T. PITA but useful

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    Dude, you have way too many cool bikes...
  7. flyingz06

    flyingz06 Been here awhile

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    That's what my wife says! :rofl. Fjr is for sale and likely the 1098
  8. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    The SW Motech skid plate is riveted together. There have been several that have failed, although they were seriously abused.
    The Altrider skid plate is a fully welded assembly and offers excellent protection. Its somewhat pricey but well worth protecting your investment.
  9. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone Innocent culprit

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    flyingz06, how's the bike set up?

    I know a lot of FJR guys/gals add a topcase, taller windshield, wider mirrors, etcetera.

    Are you going to have to do anything to the Triumph re: setting it up for you?
  10. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass Not all who wander are lost- but I am

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    Nice bike! I was at our local dealership today as they rolled that exact bike into the showroom. Like you said- very nice fit and finish. My all time favorite bike is my FJR and I'm interested to hear more comparisons as you get to ride it.
    Congratulations.
  11. flyingz06

    flyingz06 Been here awhile

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    I'm not doing anything at this point. No need for taller shield. It's perfect as is. Not planning in top box, I personally think they r ugly. Ill provide more comparison as I ride. 30 mins today and I'm really sold on this bike. No looking back at the FJR.
  12. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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  13. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone Innocent culprit

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    Ain't it nice when you know you make the right choice? Congrats on the bike. It looks fantastic.

    As far as topcases, I love mine. I ride with it attached all the time. It might look dorky, but it's oh-so-useful.
  14. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    Geez! I totally misread Mercury's post. Left the pictures, anyway.

    Here's an overall shot.
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    A shot with exhaust guards.
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  15. soldierguy

    soldierguy Been here awhile

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    I've got the Altrider skidplate. Haven't hit it on anything yet, but it seems very well made, and it seems like it'd protect things very well.

    On another note, I passed 800 miles today. I'm sticking to the recommended break-in schedule, so now I can hit 8000 rpm! :clap:clap
  16. Sock Monkey

    Sock Monkey 99% bullshitter...the other 1% is just lies

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    So how are you liking the lil' Tigger? :ear Miss your Stelvio yet? :lol3

    -SM
  17. Vzuke

    Vzuke Been here awhile

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    I saw these over on the DRZ400 side and decided to give them a try.

    The Barkbusters even with the added lip on top were not made for cold bitter wind. Even with the heated grips, my hands (mainly my thumb) were still out in the cold.

    Now when I post the pictures don't be too harsh, I just hate wearing bulky winter gloves.

    Once the temps rise back to a comfortable range I can just snip a tie wrap and undo the Velcro strap.

    On the right side you can't compress the Velcro strap as much as the left. It has to go over the master cylinder and brake switch.

    Now I just need some studded tires and I'll be ready for some Ice Racing!

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  18. PYG RYDR

    PYG RYDR Adventure-Dual Sport

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  19. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Unfortunate that the only picture they show is of a BWM F800! :huh Idiots.
  20. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Nothing wrong with rivets. All sorts of things are riveted including steam boilers and large ships.
    The difference between riveted and welded is that you can take the riveted one apart and repair then re-rivet. The welded one you have to attack it with a large hammer and have little chance of it ever being the same shape again.

    The Altrider one doesn't look like it covers the oil filter.