Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. protesto

    protesto n00b

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    I've contacted leovinceusa and this is their reply: Our systems especially slip-ons need no mapping changes and run on stock settings.
  2. some call me...tim

    some call me...tim Been here awhile

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    Yeah, I think the conventional wisdom is that you don't need to do a remap for slip-ons. Plus the Arrow map yields worse gas mileage, so I'd switch it back when you have a chance.
  3. andoulli

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    My factory heated grips are way hot on high, and barely hot on low. So my only complaint is the lack of something in the middle.
  4. Poweranger

    Poweranger Been here awhile

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    The factory grips on my Sprint are plenty hot on high. Thought that low was fine also. It really depends on what gloves I wear and the outside temp. I do not care for the actual grip itself. I'm going to try something other than the OEM Triumph ones for the Tiger.
  5. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    I use the arrow map with my LeoVince. It is noticeably better than standard tune.
  6. bluesman

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    With DB killer in or out? I have Leovince but I never take DB killer out, so just wondering...
  7. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    I always keep the decibel killer installed.
    That post was merged from another topic. Somebody gets off on merging T8 threads.
  8. bluesman

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    Thanks!
  9. live2ridetahoe

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    I rode a demo 800XC with the LeoVince and the insert was not installed. I thought it sounded awesome. When I bought my 800XC, I had them install the same setup. After my first or second ride, I put the insert in an have never looked back. I found that it was really droney for my tastes. That, plus I was heading into the Sierras and wanted to be USFS legal. It was nice that LV included several inserts with the pipes.

    JG
  10. bluesman

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    Yep, I always ride with insert in my LeoVince too. I actually changed silencer only for size reason - was unable to get my DYI symmetric panniers rack fitting narrow with stock pipe.

    I used to ride 1000cc sport twin and 800 cc thumper before Tiger and got a bit tired of awesome but loud exhausts :)
  11. live2ridetahoe

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    Awesome but loud. That is a great way to put it.

    JG
  12. TekurRides

    TekurRides Adventurer

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    I had the same issue with mine. I got it replaced under warranty. The new ones are way better but again it doesn't get overly hot. I can use it up to 40-50F I guess. Below that I will be carrying my heated gloves. Also, being from India, I might have lower cold tolerance than most. So, I would suggest that he get's it replaced under warranty and if it is still not hot enough then he can contact the Triumph Customer Service. They were willing to take mine back and give me a full refund.

  13. protesto

    protesto n00b

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    This is the latest official answer from LV:
    "Triumph has performance maps they can load into the bike. Since Arrow makes their official performance hop up pipe, they say its for the arrow slip-on to get people to buy it. Either way, the Arrow map will be the better choice when using our slip-on, as opposed to the stock map."
  14. Ducken

    Ducken Been here awhile

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    Another way to look at the fuel map situation: The Triumph Arrow fuel map is optimized for performance first and economy second, with the "for off road use only" disclaimer for legal EPA compliance issues. The Triumph original fuel map is for the best mix of performance and economy, but with compromises built in to meet EPA regulations, just like the OE muffler. Meaning squeaky clean, very lean idle and part throttle air fuel ratios. Some may not feel that there is enough difference between the maps to make the slight loss of fuel economy worth while. Others (Myself) like letting Triumph engineers set the map values for optimum performance, and can live with the slight difference in mileage. Making the EPA happy is not very high on my list. Enjoying the Tiger triple is. Ken :evil
  15. bluesman

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    Well...I'll be honest...
    At 1.65 euro per 1 liter of 95 here I do care about good fuel economy. Not because of EPA, but cynical $$$ reason :wink:
  16. KildareMan

    KildareMan Been here awhile

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    The Arrow can & tune are fully road legal. There is no "for off road use only" disclaimer on any of Triumph's websites, that I can find anyway.
  17. DennyMyBoy

    DennyMyBoy Hoping for a Tiger

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    Ok, so I'm a longtime rider of a comfortable and refined Gold Wing 1800 and the ST1300 from Honda. For a variety of reasons (work, health, family) I took a break from motorcycling 2 years ago. My biggest complaint with my last bike, the Honda ST1300, was how big and heavy it was, and the heat it put out on my legs. I ride alone 99% of the time, though have a 6-year old daughter who I hope to bring with me when she's older and ready. Being a father now I also try to be more conservative in the $$ I spend on motorcycling -- I make a decent living, but there are tons of other needs I am trying to honor.

    Have been dreaming about the Tiger 800XC since the day it was released and have enjoyed a few great demo rides. I am more than ready to get back into riding. I came upon a 2012 left over and committed to buying it, including applying for a loan and signing dmv paperwork, but have not yet picked up bike due to winter temps and dealer awaiting arrival of a couple of accessories. I have been incredibly excited and counting the days til I can bring it home.

    Soooo . . . yesterday I happened to be near another dealer and decided to drop in. They had 2 Trophys, including one that is available for demos. Wow. I looked at it, and said, "Oh shit. That bike looks amazing . . ." Sat on it, spent about a half an hour admiring it and looking it over. I didn't demo it but have a chance to next week.

    My Tiger should be ready early next week. I'm having second thoughts about going ahead with the sale. Maybe just nervousness about pulling the trigger on an actual motorcycle instead of having the freedom to fantasize about any one I'd like to fantasize about, and consider buying at some point in the future. I have LOVED the rides I took on the Tiger, and its lighter weight and simplicity make sense for most of the riding I will do. BUT the greater refinement and sophistication and comfort of the new Trophy cannot be denied.

    I don't want to screw over the dealer I've committed to. I also don't have to buy a brand new motorcycle I am having second thoughts about. (Maybe I need to swear off ever looking at other motorcycles! Hah!)

    Have considered talking with my wife about this. I fear she would laugh in my face or be pissed at me for being fickle.

    I'm about 50 years old, was hoping this bike would be the one I'd keep for 5-10 years, or more.

    The Trophy would easily be $7,000-8,000 more OTD, which I could pull off, but is a lot of money to me. Am also mindful of the frustrations I had with the ST1300, a bike which the Trophy has a lot in common with.

    I feel like my options are:
    Demo the Trophy early next week to see how it rides, then decide, and level with the dealer if I want to change which bike I buy
    Forgot about the Trophy and enjoy the heck out of the Tiger 800

    Suggestions? Wisdom?

    Thanks.
  18. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Demo the Trophy. If you like it better than the XC, buy it from the dealer you made the XC deal with. He'll be happy to be selling a bike, and you did commit to him.
  19. ssevy

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    That's great advice. All of the reviews so far (for what they are worth) seem to describe the Trophy as setting a new standard in the class. One reviewer (sorry, I can't remember which one) generally raved about all of Triumph's new model releases in the past few years, but thought this was so good that it was clearly the biggest leap yet.

    Honestly, if some gravel/dirt road riding is in your future, but you like the bigger output of the Trophy for two-up, maybe the Explorer would actually give you some of each. I, too, spend way too much time (especially this time of the year) reading all the ride reports on this website. The dirt stuff like the Trans Lab and those big duelie rides out west get me thinking about an 800XC as an ideal choice. Then I think about all of the blacktopped secondary roads that I have yet to ride, and perhaps with an adult passenger and luggage, so then I think maybe the Trophy would be a better choice. The Explorer has some of each, so it, too, seems like something to consider. Finally, Triumph releases photos of the new Tiger Sport 1050, and I am totally smitten. I sat on the 800XC, the Trophy and the Explorer at the dealers this past week, and frankly it wasn't helpful. I can see myself on all three, and the only practical way to sort it out is to test ride all three back-to-back. I think the test ride advice is the way to go. Also, I remember when buying a TV how it was really difficult to choose between several very similar models. Once I realized that every one of them was going to be a huge improvement over what I was replacing, and I would not have the others around every day to compare, it made it much easier to live with the decision. I don't know if that mindset will work for motorcycles too, but I thought I would mention it. The most important advice, though, was to stick with your original dealer if they have invested their time with you, and they have a good reputation. Establishing good rapport with a dealer seems to be very important these days, especially with so many things on these bikes that we can no longer do for ourselves. Good luck!
  20. burmbuster

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    I visited my dealer today and saw the Trophy in person for the first time. That bike is nothing short of awesome. The detail and eye appeal is amazing.