Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Check out the Stelvio merge thread here. From what little I know they are solid, the motor has been around forever, and there's almost a cult following. For about fourteen grand it comes with everything, panniers, guards, shaft-drive, and a big fat comfy seat, they are very complete. I sat on one at our local exotica dealer before and after I bought my Tiger. Thought both times I thought it was a 'big' bike, but nicely finished and a TON of value. I didn't ride one, only the GS and Tenere. I would take a Tenere over the GS, hands down. Did not ride the Explorer, by then I decided the size of the 800 was about all I wanted to wrestle with. Very happy owner here.


    Comes with a hot blond... :D

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  2. lmychajluk

    lmychajluk Long timer

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    SOLD! :lol3
  3. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    I have ridden one and they're absolutely horrible. The vibration through the handlebars is enough to give you white finger. It was like there was someone hitting the handlebars HARD with a hammer.
    On top of that it was gutless and the mpg readout never got above 40mpg.
    Same day I also rode the Dorsoduro. Now that was a real hoot but still very thirsty.
  4. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    I've been trying to figure out how to fit a 5 Litre Jerry can both sides beside the tank. Now I see that I've got make an additional subframe.
  5. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    I stopped reading right there and was wondering if it was the bike or the blonde that you rode. ;)

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  6. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    The bike AND the girl for $14K? Thats a hell of a deal. The girl I have has cost me waaaaayyyyyyy more than $14K and she didn't come with a bike.:lol3
  7. Solace

    Solace Been here awhile

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    I got my new Tiger 800 in September. Did 7,000 miles the first two months, then we got to winter and I haven't ridden it in a while. Just put new tires on it so it's ready to go. I went ahead with the TKC80's. Hopefully this weekend is decent around here so I'm gonna get it out for first ride of the new year.

    I'm planning to do 100,000 miles the first 5 years. I expect my maintenance will consist of oil changes and tires. The motor is great and will last a long time with routine care.

    Later,
    M
  8. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Bought mine in June 2011 and had 12000 miles after 4 months. Now has 18000 miles up no problems apart from the recalls. Expecting it to do an awful lot more.
  9. PirateDunk

    PirateDunk Adventurer

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    45,000km and the bike has been in the shop for over a week waiting for a new gear selector shaft assembly because I've apparently been too rough changing gears and something has bent.

    Not seen the offending item yet but I smell BS.

    Had the gear return spring changed about 7,000km ago under recall.
  10. DennyMyBoy

    DennyMyBoy Hoping for a Tiger

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    My new 2012 Tiger 800xc is fully prepped, waxed, and ready for me to pick up as soon as the weather and my schedule allows. Am very eager to bring it home, and for spring to arrive!

    For a 2012 model what recalls will this bike be effected by? I've heard there may be some. Is that something a dealer will automatically take care of before delivery, or should I specifically ask?

    Anything else I should be on the lookout for or check on at time of delivery?
    Thank you!

    Photos will follow official delivery of bike!
  11. Mikehusa

    Mikehusa Been here awhile

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    Had the stepper motor replaced under warranty at about 8,000 miles. Would not idle. Was told the new one is an improved version that is not as susceptible to dirt and debris, that was determined to be the issue which I can't argue since about half those miles were in the desert. No other problems. I am going to bring it in for the 12,000 mile valve check instead of doing it myself since I bought the 5 yr warranty. I don't want any reasons for my warranty to be void. Very happy with this motorcycle.
  12. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    The '12 model is ready to go, no recalls or TSB's. Get on it and ride. :clap

    Of all the accessories available, the centerstand is the absolute must-have in my eyes. Chain and tire maint are the reasons.
  13. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    By law, the dealer has to perform any recall fixes before they can sell the bike so any recalls affecting your bike should have them all done. But personally I don't take any ones word and check my vin myself. If you see any outstanding recalls, the dealer should have paperwork/work orders showing they were done.
  14. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    There's a specific area on the pre-delivery checklist pertaining to recalls/updates. Be sure to look for it on the form, before signing it. Also, ask, to be sure they were done. You can't trust anyone.

    I'd recommend buying the factory service manual. When you get it, completely go over every nut and bolt you can get to, making sure they're properly torqued. The person doing the assembly/setup, at/for the dealership, isn't always the most detail-oriented, as many times a third party company does that for them. Obviously, you'll need 3/8" and 1/2" torque wrenches. I'd, also, recommend going over those same bolts, at every oil change. I've found, the triple makes some harmonics that have a tendency to loosen bolts on the lower, left side of the engine. On the 1050s, it applies to the oil pan, too. If you ride two-up, or carry loads/ luggage, be sure to regularly check the subframe bolts.
  15. rkclm

    rkclm Adventurer

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  16. 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
  17. 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!
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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?