Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. internalcombust

    internalcombust Yes its dirty, thanks.

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    It is a lot more than that. We are talking thousands in farkles all together. If I can get a skidplate for $163 that works well instead of paying twice that, why wouldn't I? Trying to buy accessories for all three bikes, snowmobiles, my truck, firearms, and all the other hobbies I have can really be challenging. Especially with a family. I try to save money where I can. I have bashed the hell out of my stock skidplate so far and it has held up well, but I wish it had a little more side coverage, so that is why I am asking about he moose unit. I seem to get that same response quite a bit, when asking questions like this. "Oh don't be so cheap, just buy it, don't you know I would never ride MY bike without one?" It isn't about being cheap, it is about asking questions and weighing my options, rather than buying the most expensive piece on the market with the best marketing.
    I know you ride your bike hard, as we have talked before. I would normally value your opinion, I just think you missed where I was coming from this time around.
  2. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    I hear ya. Apologies if I came off wrong. I probably shouldn't have quoted you. I do think the triumph skid is good too. I think I'm going to upgrade from the Triumph to Altrider this spring. I also think the riveted ones are asking for problems. I just don't think they can be trusted. I know how it is to have lots of toys. :lol3 I guess it would be better to say... to not have a skid at all is not smart.

    On a side note,
    A friend of mine and I plan to race (race term used loosely here, more like try to finish) the Baja 500. We are having a problem getting a bike sponsor. We might end up riding my Tiger. We may get a chance to see if it will finish in one piece! I have the Ohlins rear installed, we will have the forks done if we do end up riding it. Everything else will basically stay on the bike. stay tuned! :D
  3. internalcombust

    internalcombust Yes its dirty, thanks.

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    That sounds bad-ass!
  4. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    Thanks, You guys can follow us at Road2Baja.com if you want. Were getting closer to the race so it will have more and more action as we get closer. Its basically just a blog. We haven't done much with it but we are trying to get it moving now.
  5. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    Altrider skid plate. The best quality piece of kit I have installed. Bar none.
  6. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    There are quite a bit of Triumph gatherings throughout the year. Triumph just started getting back to popularity over the last 5 years here in the states so the community will continue to grow.
    That being said, I like mixed bike gatherings better.
  7. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    +1

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    Awesome...rather you then me though :lol3
  8. BlackBeast

    BlackBeast Been here awhile

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    Do you have to remove the skid plate to get to the oil drain plug when doing an oil change?
  9. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    +1
  10. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    No. They have a pre-punched hole for the oil drain plug. The filter is accessable as well.
  11. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    I would suggest finding a friend that already knows how to do what you want done and have him walk you through it a time or two. There is only one way to change the oil and filter but there are several ways to change a tube and tire. There are little tips and tricks in tire changing that can save you time and frustration.:deal
  12. elan

    elan Been here awhile

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    The good news is changing the oil on the bike is about the easiest of any bike I've ever done it on. That said, the thing I often see with people who aren't very mechanically adept is doing things like cross threading bolts and over tightening (snapping them). Always start threads by hand! And when in doubt, a little torque wrench could be your friend.
  13. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    yep, what they said. changing tires can be a pain to learn. staying persistent and not giving up is huge. I've changed dozens of tires and I think I still have to reteach myself each time. :lol3 youtube and google is a great resource. if you have access to a dirt bike wheel and tire those are better teaching tools. Good Luck :freaky everything is pretty simple after you see it done. its just intimidating.
  14. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    YES! good advice. And NEVER FORCE ANYTHING! (that's what she said)
  15. andoulli

    andoulli CAJUN

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    Just put one on the back of my Roadie. I noticed an immediate improvement in ride quality. The suspension on my bike is overly busy, I think others have noted this as well. I've had two different 1150 GS Adventures, V-Strom, KLR, two F650s, all had considerable amounts of travel. My roadie seems to react to even small bumps, producing a fairly gittery ride. Well, it is now much less so with the Michelin replacement for the OEM Scorpion Trail. Hard to believe a tire change could make this much difference? I've not had this tire long enough to reflect on anything else, plus I still have the Scorpion Trail on the front so any comments about handling in wet and dry, or cornering would have little meaning.
  16. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    So you dont like it? I've heard good things about this tire.
  17. andoulli

    andoulli CAJUN

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    I like the improved ride quality for sure. Later when I put an Anakee on the front as well I'll have a better idea how they compare to the Scorpion Trail pair.
  18. FuzzyDunlop

    FuzzyDunlop Been here awhile

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    The Scorpion Trails are great on the road but the front has a tendency to step out scarily on a loose surface. I have the Anakee 2's now and they offer a fair bit more bite off the pavement. Hoping the rear will get me 10k kms +.
  19. andoulli

    andoulli CAJUN

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    I like this Anakee 2 so now I am thinking, screw it I'll replace the front now with the Anakee 2. My ride quality might get even better,plus handling will be where it should be with two new tires. My economy self says replace just the back tire because the front has probably 2K left. My riding self says replace both and enjoy the best road manners the Roadie can give. I'm starting to listen to my Riding self, and my economy self might just be my false economy self. Ok, now I'm just babbling.
  20. ducnut

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    A matched set of new tires is cheap insurance. :evil