Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. rkclm

    rkclm Adventurer

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    Just fitted Holan crash bars. They fit perfect and look great. Thanks to Jason at ADV Motorrad. Now just need a little less snow on the roads. Does anyone know of a video showing complete air filter replacement?
  2. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Seems like that should be a recall for all of us that do the old wd40 squirt every once in awhile. Not that it's that big of a deal, just kinda annoying is all. Triumph should fix the problem for good. I'm gonna duck now:lol3
  3. Hulley

    Hulley Been here awhile

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    This may seem like a dumb question but what the hell, its the internet right?

    I've narrowed my bike purchase to two different bikes with the Tiger 800 XC at the top of the list. This bike will be used for main transportation (still have a truck for the nasty/lazy days) and some mild off-roading, think day-tripping. Will this bike need any mods in the beginning or is it GTG? Other than bags obviously, are there some stock components that are considered weak and should be replaced before they break and cause more damage? I am an experienced rider but new to adventure bikes. I've been riding motocross and street bikes for 35yrs but never a big dirtbike! Pretty excited actually!
  4. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    Skid plate and hand guards for any type of offroading. Other than that, just ride.
  5. Chinookmark

    Chinookmark Been here awhile

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    Well if you're not planning on dropping it, the bike is pretty much good to go!

    Seriously though, engine guards/crash bars are good to have, and real handguards to replace the plastic POS that come with the bike.

    If you're getting into more difficult terrain, you may want to look at a skid plate.

    If you're planning on sloppy terrain, maybe raise the front mudguard and get an extension (ie fenda extenda). Also some shock protection, in the form of a shock sock, mudflap (my preference), or hugger. Perhaps a rear mudguard extension too.

    But other than that, just farkle to taste.
  6. Hulley

    Hulley Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the replies. I'm stopping by my local Triumph dealer (again) and I'll check out a few options. Would you go with Triumph accessories or aftermarket? I would be nice to add these items at time of purchase but I'm pretty handy with a wrench and can install after if need be.
    Also, what is a good site to check out 800 XC goodies?
  7. lmychajluk

    lmychajluk Long timer

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    I'm more or less in the same boat as you, looking to buy an 800 this Spring (probably leaning towards a roadie, now). With the exception of the hand guards, IMO, the OEM parts are nice unless you're planning on serious off-road, in which case you may want to look aftermarket for the protection. Check out www.twistedthrottle.com and www.touratech.com as a start, and there's a Tiger Farkle thread here for more suggestions - http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=840096.
  8. Chinookmark

    Chinookmark Been here awhile

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    The triumph engine guards look to be the best engine protection, and a lot of guys swear by them. I went with Holan bars because I wanted some radiator protection. A lot of people like the SW Motech bars for the same reason.

    I went with the Triumph front mudguard extension, and it seems good. I've never seen the Pyramid fenda extenda in person. The Triumph rear fender extension isn't available anymore. I got the Touratech one, but wasn't really happy with it. A universal Acerbis inner mudflap is a popular mod. You have to trim and figure out how to mount it yourself.

    Barkbusters Storm and Highway Dirtbikes are popular handguard options.
  9. Mr_Chris

    Mr_Chris Get away, evil car!

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    Lol no need to duck. Just take the bushing off, clean any grit off and out of it, apply waterproof grease e.g. bearing grease along the shaft, then put a small plug of grease into the bushing ends and slide it on. The grease inside from the shaft lubricates and fills up the tiny required gap between the bushing and the shaft it rotates on and the tiny blob at each end acts as a gasket to seal out the dust. There's no impact or issue with dust being caught up in the grease, only if it gets through the grease and back into that gap.

    The motor and so on is fine -- Triumph could have used some kind of sealed bearing thing there maybe but the fact of the matter is you don't need to worry if the above is done at services when you've got things open anyway. It idles fine in the dustiest conditions from then on.
  10. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=840096
  11. cug

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    I'd replace the handguards with a set of Barkbusters with aluminum backbone and add some engine protection bars. I have the Triumph bars, which are okay in a tip over but don't protect the tank in a high side slide (don't ask me how I know). Next time I might go with SW Motech bars. Or none, so that the insurance can just total the bike ... :lol3

    If you do more than just gravel roads, I'd get the large Triumph skid plate.
  12. rustynut2

    rustynut2 Been here awhile

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    Where are you finding the Barkbusters, they have been out of stock since I bought my xc. TT says maybe at the end of the month, please check back......
  13. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Yeah. That's my plan next time I have the tank off. I guess I'd just like to see Triumph step up and take care of it for me. Seems that would be the right thing to do, but what do I know:lol3
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    I'm in the same boat as you. Found and ordered them from http://www.pca-one.com and I promptly got an email saying they were out of stock till around March...
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    rustynut2 Been here awhile

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    I got the replacement plastics I needed after I hit a deer from England:

    http://www.adventure-spec.com/default/brand/barkbusters.html

    Overall it was about 10 bucks more including expedited shipping (ordered on Sunday, they were at the house yesterday). Same speed shipping from Twisted Throttle would have been the same price if they had them in stock, which they don't.

    Twisted Throttle is a good shop, but their shipping is either super slow or fairly expensive compared to any other online retailer I use.
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    HelmetHead Cycle Been here awhile

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  19. cug

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    It did of course. Sounded like a bar brawler tough guy ...

    Yeah, wasn't the best english I ever typed. Not rare for me as English is not my first language ... :lol3
  20. BryanCO

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    I bought the Triumph front fender extension but don't like the mounting system. How did you mount/attach yours?