Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. markbvt

    markbvt Long timer

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    Good eye. :D I have it mounted on the low position at the front and high position at the back to get the angle of the seat's slope just right for me.


    Yeah, Renazco makes top-notch stuff.

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  2. backwoodsKLR

    backwoodsKLR Ride more, Post Less.

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    Enjoy the mud and dirt in your face if you de-beak it... It ain't just for looks. :evil
  3. cug

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    Get the Roadie parts (super short beak, basically no visible beak) from the dealer or from bikebandit.com.

    You can sell the beak and plastic carrier here in no time. I'm still on the fence of adding a beak to my Roadie. I think it looks better with beak, just haven't gotten to the "non-essential parts" in the farkle list.
  4. MariusD

    MariusD Been here awhile

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    I had to check the name on this post just to make sure i wasn't reading one of my old posts, because it sounded like something i would say exactly. I dont care what they say, that beak makes the bike look like the ugly ducklings special step child. Based on looks alone i like the Yamaha Tenere the best, but the regular 800 tiger isnt bad looking either. The 1050 tiger is the real stud imo. It sucks having to choose form over function. I know how u feel.
  5. BryanCO

    BryanCO CO Rider

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    Need details! :ear

    I have a Rick Mayer on my Gen 1 Multi and love it. So far, the XC's stock seat is working fine but I need to do an 800 mile day and see....

    I've tried an Airhawk but was never comfortable with the feel of the pad and corresponding 'movement'.
  6. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    If by proper you mean monoshock. Yes it would. Trouble is, the seat height is already quite high. You increase the suspension travel to that of a T800 & you end up with a 40" seat.
    When I bought that I had visions of making it into a British R80GS. And, whilst it could go most places any other bike could go (lovely engine), it beat me to death with its short suspension.
    Yes, nice looking bike.
  7. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    You probably had too much air in it. It takes trial & error to get it right, but when you hit it right it works great. I find it best when my arse bones are just pushing into the seat. That stops the movement you're talking about.
  8. henryII

    henryII Been here awhile

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    The bike arrived at the dealer and soon it will be in my garage after the mounting of extra light and heat grips.
    I got a long list with recommended mods from Blacktiger, thank you :-)


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  9. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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  10. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Mine is waiting to ship out at Renazco. It's been a long process, but after talking to James on the phone, it's going to be worth it. Reviews speak for themselves, but getting the personal attention is just so reassuring. What a nice guy, with lots of stories. Somehow, when he commented that, "if there's anything I can ever do for you, don't hesitate calling" I believed him:clap Can't wait for my new seat.
  11. andoulli

    andoulli CAJUN

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    Beautiful HenryII, what is that color?
  12. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    From his sig:

    newborn Tiger 800XC matt khaki green

    I like that colo(u)r but I just wonder how easy it is to keep clean :dunno
  13. henryII

    henryII Been here awhile

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    Not easy I guess, and polish is kinda off with the matt color :-)
  14. ducnut

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    No. I meant after market bits, like a set of Penske/Ohlins shocks and Traxxion AK20 cartridges.

    One of the best things to do on a HD XR1200 is to replace the shocks with longer aftermarket models. That jacks up the rearend, which nets more travel and reduces rake.

    I'm simply thinking aloud, here. :wink:
  15. Vzuke

    Vzuke Been here awhile

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    I have contemplated that age old question (well, since 2011 when I got my Tiger).

    At first I thought I had to have one to complete the look of the bike.
    A plus was it would annoy some BMW GS owners. But that wasn't a good enough reason.
    If the beak did something other than cosmetic (flying mud not a problem for my Roadie).
    Maybe if it directed more air to the radiator or air away from me I could justify it.

    Hopefully this animated GIF will help others (I hope it animates!).
    Otherwise you will see two separate images.

    My opinion:
    The beak completes the lines or flow of the tank.
    But I would have to paint the front fender black so the beak wouldn't look redundant.

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    Thanks to the person that posted a picture of his bike so I could play with it.
  16. Mikehusa

    Mikehusa Been here awhile

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  17. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    Agreed. The nice thing is one could do that with a rattle can. :evil
  18. T

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    Has anyone done their own valve adjustment (with pics) yet on the 800? Would it be similar to the Daytona once you get to the motor?

    Please post up some wisdom if you have.
  19. jcshew

    jcshew Adventurer

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    I’m going to go tubeless on my 2011 800XC. Since I have to ride on pavement for 100-150 miles before I reach any decent gravel/dirt roads and two track jeep trails, I was thinking of putting a 19” rim on the front to give it a little more highway bias. I don’t see myself using the bike for tight single track/dual sport rides (I have a street legal XR650R for that) so I won’t be sacrificing any real dirt worthiness for my use.

    I was wondering if anyone here has used, or is using, a 19” on the front? Do any of you suspension savvy guys know if it would it upset the balance of the bike enough to make it less stable at highway speeds?

    Thanks.
  20. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    Between the ABS & the geometry already at the edge of extreme, it's not recommended.
    Personally, I would like to see somebody install the roadie wheels on an XC & see what happens.