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Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by ScrambDaddy, Jul 12, 2010.
I get 220 pretty regularly. Stock exhaust, and I keep current on available ECU maps.
Thanks! I'm really interested in either the 800XC or the Roadie, but wanted to get a good feel for the mpg.
48.3mpg over the ~4500 miles I have the Tiger 800 Roadie.
Note: I do a lot of weekend touring with my wife. She's on her own bike and we go at a very unhurried pace.
This might help:
I'm getting 43 to 45.
I have my Roadie all set up for sport touring. It has a Penske rear shock where I have raised the ride height by about 15mm. I have moved the sidestand inside the frame with some 9mm spacers and dropped the Traxxion Dynamics forks with the AK-20 kit about 4 mm in the triple clamps to raise the front as much as possible. Set up like this you won't hit the sidestand cut-out plunger any more. I ride quite aggressively on the road and I can still scrape the pegs, but by that time you're moving along pretty good. The bike is really awesome for this on the road. I have a dedicated track day bike so I find the Tiger keeps the speeds sane. I would be going way too fast if I was on a sportbike. Like Browneye said, it is not a sportbike. I think if you are an aggressive road rider you will prefer the Roadie. I still take mine off-road but probably 5% or less. If you want to take yours off-road quite a bit get the XC. For how I use the bike the Roadie suits me best.
I just ordered the Saddlemen seat from Revzilla. Should receive it in a few days.
FYI... I did talk to a salesperson at Revzilla about both the Saddlemen and the Moose Racing seats. I wanted more room in the riders portion. He called both manufacturers and informed me the Saddlemen would be a better choice.
I will post my opinion of the seat after putting a few miles on it.
Do you adjust preload from time to time for varying loads? If yes, how much pain is that?
I've got one, on my 1050, and have never touched the preload. Even two-up, tank bag, and full panniers, I didn't touch anything. If you're clear about your intentions with the bike, the shop should be able to set it up accordingly. Traxxion setup mine with a passenger and full luggage and track day possibilities in mind. I've, actually, reduced preload from where they had set it. Yeah, two-up, it will run wide. But, at that pace, I should be by myself and at the track. Otherwise, it's plush and controlled. She has made numerous remarks about how nice my bike rides. I agree.
As a side note, I setup my Daytona the same way "marloweluke" setup his. I slid down the forks in the clamps and jacked up the rear to where it was on the verge of unstable, hard on the brakes. The bike would turn on a dime. I'd setup my 1050 the same way, but, it's already taller than I'd like.
Thanks for the input everyone.
I don't really need to fool around with the preload although when I have to it certainly is not as convenient as the hydraulic preload adjuster. I do have a Torrington bearing kit between the collar and the spring which makes it a little easier to change preload. For two up touring I was considering getting a second heavier spring as it is quite easy to undo the bottom linkage, take off all the preload and replace the spring with a heavier one. Would be worthwhile doing for a longer trip. An extra spring is about $100.
Dealers are offering $1750 gift card on the XC; $1500 on the Roadie right now
Is that for accessories, or can it be applied to the price of the bike?
I'm sure it's for accessories, altho I noticed on the board that they had a Tiger at a discounted price of @$2000 off OTD price-sorry I don't remember whether a Roadie or XC, but??????
All is well with the world!
I'm the guy who made a commitment to purchase the 800XC, and a few days later, upon viewing the Trophy, had big time 2nd thoughts. Finally had a chance to demo the Trophy today. It's a great bike, I'm sure they'll sell tons of them, but for me and my needs and where I am in my life the Tiger 800 XC is head and shoulders above it as a far better choice!
Was beautiful, smooth, and very powerful.
But for this rider here are the negatives:
Legs were too cramped even with stock seat in the highest position
Bike felt heavy and cumbersome during slow speed handling. Within the first one minute of the ride that was the deal breaker for me
Compared to the light weight and plush suspension of the 800 XC, the suspension felt a little jarring on beat up pot hole filled suburban roads
Compared to the 800, I felt too isolated from the ride experience by the size of the fairing and the multitude of the electronic gadgets
Grateful that I feel clarity and a sense of peace about which motorcycle to purchase!
Thank you all for your help!!
Can you share more specifics of the Gift Card you're referring to? Just checked the Triumph web site and there is no mention of it I could find.
I have committed to the purchase of a leftover 800 Tiger at a nearby dealer, but haven't picked it up yet, so you've got my attention.
Got to a "0" miles to go on the dash as I entered a gas station. As a matter of fact, it was 3 miles to go a few yards before and then it turned to three dashes... I assume that is a "zero". It had 231 miles on the clock since the last fill. It took 4.5 gallons to fill.
I have a hunch Doc and I are on the same mailing list for Newport Beach Ducati-Triumph...they sent it out yesterday I think. Says right on it, "Newport Beach Triumph Only". I didn't save it because I'm not on the market for another one of these things.
This same dealer tacks on freight and prep automatically, so all they're doing is discounting it back off. BFD. You still have to negotiate the best deal you can get, then add on whatever factory accessories you think you need.
I think it also said for 2012 models...so maybe they have a couple of those left.
Here ya' go. As I edited in my previous post, they also have on their whiteboard a Tiger at @$2000 of otd price. Only at local dealer, but if they have still have special on the Tiger + $1700 card, might be worth a trip from NJ??? Lotta time to break it in on the way home.
Observation on 17t counter sprocket:
I put this on my roadie around a month ago. It probably gets me a few more mpg, but if you're a big person or ride two up (which I haven't tried yet) in a hilly area at highway speeds, you could possibly find yourself downshifting. I'm only around 150lbs with gear on, and I live in Florida, but when going up what we call a hill here at 80MPH, it seems (going off memory) I have to give it a lil more gas. Starting from a stop seems about the same - no issues. Wish I could test it in the mountains, but that's a long ride from here Still trying to get my girlfriend to jump on the back and go for a ride as well.
I would not do this mod on an XC as it has the bigger rear wheel and same gearing as the roadie (from what I understand).
New ECU map 20652 (coming from 20634):
Threw this on last night. I can't tell any difference (no surprise here), but was curious if anyone else has noticed differences with the new maps?