Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. some call me...tim

    some call me...tim Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2011
    Oddometer:
    282
    Location:
    Seattle
    That looks great, very professional looking. Has anyone tried doing similar treatment to the front seat? One of my few gripes so far is the comfort of the seat after an hour or so. It's not horrible, but I definitely get pressure points after the foam has compressed a bit. I know there are options like Corbin or Renazco, but they're both spendy, and I'm not a big fan of the Corbin design, and not sure I have the patience for Renazco.
  2. Sound Farm

    Sound Farm Art x Science

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    Oddometer:
    104
    Location:
    Des Moines IA
    browneye. That looks great and thanks I haven't caught those pics yet. I love what u ya had to say. Sounds. Like the bike is exactly what I'm looking for :)
  3. ssevy

    ssevy Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2009
    Oddometer:
    971
    Location:
    Southern Adirondacks
    Sounds to me like at least a couple of fellas have wives who read this thread.:D One of my riding buddies worked with a teacher who was asked if he had any input for hiring a new colleague? He replied that she should be blonde with big boobs and have a father who owned a liquor store.
  4. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Oddometer:
    6,484
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    Thanks. I've done just a few different seats but have been doing uphostery stuff and marlinspike work for years.

    I find the stock seat one of the best I've ever seen (the new explorer is even nicer) so I haven't messed with it. But if you could figure out what would help you personally you could probably get a good upholsterer to make the mods for you for a couple hundred bucks. Seats are really pretty simple. The custom covers are what costs.

    I did a DIY/How-to thing on the Versys owners forum that has a ton of links for other custom seat info, and materials sources. There are quite a few seat mod people in there too. You don't need to join the forum to read the thread, has 6K views! http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11152&highlight=custom+seat

    If the seat isn't comfortable then riding the bike is no fun!
  5. DennyMyBoy

    DennyMyBoy Hoping for a Tiger

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2012
    Oddometer:
    34
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Ok, so here's the update. Made a pretty low offer today to the dealer. '12 leftover 800xc in the color I want. His counter offer was $10,700 plus sales tax and some document fees. Freight and prep are waived. Additionally, there are 2 accessories I'd like which add up to about $500, for those there was no discount and about $100 to install. I asked if he could move any further to meet my offer which was still $1300 lower for total OTD, his words were, "I'm all in."

    Looks like about $2,000 discounted from full list and the usual freight and prep charges.

    What do you think? Is there wisdom in trying to further negotiate? We are in the middle of an intense cold spell. the least appealing month, for most people, to buy! Looking for a great deal, plus a good long term relationship for service needs.

    Thanks!
  6. SPX

    SPX Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2011
    Oddometer:
    269
    Location:
    San Diego
    As far as I know, with his counter of $10,700, he's making about $100 on the deal.
  7. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,432
    Location:
    South East USA
    It sounds like a fair deal to me. If they are good to deal with on the purchase then they want you as a return customer which most Triumph dealers do, that aren't BMW dealers. Take the plunge and enjoy the ride.:thumb
  8. kingofZroad

    kingofZroad Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2009
    Oddometer:
    352
    Location:
    Montrose, CO
    Buy it!! That's a good deal on a GREAT bike!
  9. BryanCO

    BryanCO CO Rider

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Oddometer:
    507
    Location:
    Colorado Springs
    Agree. I was shopping and bought last month and think that's a very fair price.
  10. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2005
    Oddometer:
    3,901
    Location:
    St.Leonards on Sea, England.
  11. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2005
    Oddometer:
    22,353
    Location:
    Masshole
    I've never understood the need to get every last bit of discount that you can. If you like the bike and want the bike, is it worth all the hassle to save a couple bucks ? Just buy it....
  12. andoulli

    andoulli CAJUN

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,114
    I'm pretty sure that if you walked out the door and the dealer didn't make another, lower offer, he is at the bottom. Sounds like a good deal to me. If you keep pushing you're just going to piss him off.
  13. doxbike

    doxbike Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2007
    Oddometer:
    297
    Location:
    Lagunatic Beach
    +1. That's a good deal, especially if you wanna keep a relationship. If you're talking about the engine guard and centerstand-mount 'em yourself-easy to do
  14. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,421
    Location:
    KC MO
    no
  15. Kawidad

    Kawidad Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2005
    Oddometer:
    5,097
    Location:
    Central Coast, Cal
    +1 :evil
  16. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2009
    Oddometer:
    3,321
    Location:
    central IL
    As soon as she got on the back of the 990, she said "No way!". I wasn't really into the general seating position. It just didn't feel like a place I wanted to spend all day. For sure, it's a great dirt bike, but, I'm not that hardcore.

    Well, that's putting it out there. :lol3

    And, I've met women like that. Usually, they're married to someone else. :wink:

    Her complaint was that it's angled downward, too much. I don't get why designers always do that.

    She saw the nasty looking Corbin and it piqued her interest. However, there's no way would I put that on any bike of mine.

    I'm signed up for Sargent's T800 release notification. If it looks anything like their Super Tenere offering, it should be perfect. We'll see.
  17. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2009
    Oddometer:
    3,321
    Location:
    central IL
    That's a deal you need to take. I wouldn't jeopardize a potential "relationship" by pressing any further, on the bike. Though, there's, usually, at least a 10% discount on accessories purchased with the bike. You may casually ask. Either way, I'd still go for it.
  18. some call me...tim

    some call me...tim Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2011
    Oddometer:
    282
    Location:
    Seattle
    Nice, thanks for the link, the Versys seat looks great too. I agree that the stock seat is pretty good. It feels great when I first sit on it, but like I say, after an hour or so, it just feels too compressed and I can't find much relief with repositioning. It's not nearly as bad as my stock SV seat was, I get uncomfortable on the Tiger seat, but I was in outright pain on the SV. I got a Sargent after that though, and even though it didn't have that much cushion, it was a huge improvement. I would still get uncomfortable on the bike after a while, but that was due to ergonomics, not my butt. The ergos on the Tiger seem to be pretty sorted out, so now I just need to take care of my gentleman's area and I should be good to go. I'm on the email list for Sargent if/when they get their Tiger seat made, but if that takes too long (or is too pricey), I might just have to get DIY with it.
  19. Sound Farm

    Sound Farm Art x Science

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    Oddometer:
    104
    Location:
    Des Moines IA
    I've heard the gel seats are way better
  20. GearHd6

    GearHd6 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2009
    Oddometer:
    178
    Location:
    Ashford, CT
    I have heard the gel seats are terrible. I recall seeing a picture of one that the owner disassembled to try and alter some and the gel padding was just big enough to be able to call it a "gel" seat.

    I just sent mine out to Spencers yesterday, I'll post back once I receive it and actually take it for a decent ride. It's been mighty chilly here lately.

    As far as DennyMyBoys OTD price. That seems real good to me. As far as knocking the accessories down, I think the dealer is keeping them at MSRP because he is selling the bike so cheap. Hard to have the best of both worlds. When I bought my Tiger almost 2 years ago I paid full MSRP on the bike because they were hardly even in showrooms yet but I got a healthy discount on the accessories I bought with it.