Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. marloweluke

    marloweluke The Flying Dutchman

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    Ouch!! That's quite a drop in mileage. :eek1 I just loaded the Arrow Map for my LV exhaust. Still winter here, but hope to be riding soon. If my mileage drops like that I'll be putting the standard map back on.
  2. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    Motorcycle Superstore. It's not cheap.
  3. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Amsoil motorcycle oil. None better. About $9 a quart
  4. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    That's certainly got the Castrol beat by about $2 per quart.
  5. HelmetHead Cycle

    HelmetHead Cycle Been here awhile

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    Any problem running the Arrow or LV without the Arrow mapping?
  6. marloweluke

    marloweluke The Flying Dutchman

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    No, it ran fine with the standard map and the LV can with no discernible change in mileage. It's probably running a little lean at lower RPM's but LV says it is fine to run it that way.
  7. Poweranger

    Poweranger Been here awhile

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    I found it in stock at my local Advance Auto Parts store for 9.69 quart. Not cheap but cheaper than MS.
  8. Mikehusa

    Mikehusa Been here awhile

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    Im running an Arrow with the map and get 45+mpg on average with panniers and sometimes a passenger. I calculate my milage and gps. I take full advantage of the engines power too. If I was seeing 35 mpg on average and wasnt doing track days I would think I had something seriously wrong with my motorcycle or math skills...Mike
  9. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    You stole the words right out of my mouth. Best oil hands down!!!
  10. Hulley

    Hulley Been here awhile

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    Two questions: 800 XC

    1. What grade fuel are you guys using? I'm in Ga, not high altitude.

    2. (warning dumb question ahead) Does anyone here use their Tiger 800 as an every day vehicle?

    I'm planning on an 800 XC this spring but with the recent price in fuel has me thinking about the purchase much sooner. I drive about 22k per year and I could really save some money on fuel using the Tiger as opposed to my 4runner. I'm no stranger to riding in adverse weather and I'm sure with the proper gear, cold/rain isnt much of a problem. I will need to buy all new gear as I have not owned a street bike in about 7yrs.

    What say you?
  11. lmychajluk

    lmychajluk Long timer

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    I bought my first bike a few years ago when gas topped $4/gal for the first time. My SV650 will get 55mpg all day (vs the 13.5 of my truck), but since it's a naked, it's not the most comfortable to ride in foul/cold weather. Currently looking hard at a Tiger Roadie, and putting the gas money that would've gone into the boat this year towards the purchase. Just hoping to get closer to the advertised 63mpg than the 40-45 that seems to closer to the norm...
  12. swimmer

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    No need for high octane fuel. I haven't driven my car to work in about a year. I am sure there are lots of people that use their motorcycle for their main mode of transport.
  13. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    I'm averaging about 54mpg after 13k miles. I tend to get on the higher end on every vehicle I own. Don't expect to get more than 45mpg. Anything more is a bonus. The 63mpg is also stated for hwy use and really you'd have to have the throttle locked at about 60mph with no wind to get that.
  14. XCRider803

    XCRider803 Loftin' the wheel

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    1. Just regular, cheapest I can find usually.

    2. It's my only vehicle. My Tiger XC and I are buddies, we go everywhere together. :D
  15. Hulley

    Hulley Been here awhile

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    Thats what I want to hear! I've been by the Triumph dealer a few time recently and been dreaming about the XC, it will be mine! :1drink
  16. burmbuster

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    I believe Rob Dirt also uses his XC as his primary vehicle. As far as fuel goes, I run super through her about evry fourth or fifth tank. Don't have a reason other than I have in my mind that she deserves a shot of the good stuff from time to time.:lol3
  17. cug

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    You'd have to really calculate it through whether this makes any sense. It's not just fuel consumption that has to be factored in, but the more regular and possibly more expensive services on the bike, you need tires much more often (might even out with the more expensive ones for the car, but I doubt it, I get normally around 40k on a set of car tires, 5 to 6k from the bike), the overall mileage and value hit you take is harder on the bike than on the car, you'll go through some expensive riding gear in a much shorter time, and so on.

    So, to make this short: of course it's possible, whether it makes financial sense is a question that's much harder to answer and depends on the real cost you have for your car. I doubt I could use my bike cheaper than my A4.

    But the other factor is lifestyle - meaning you might be happier when commuting on the bike and in some areas you safe time (commuter lane use, lane splitting). But you're also less safe. You'll have to balance all that for yourself.
  18. SPX

    SPX Been here awhile

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    1. 87 octane.

    2. I use the 800XC & BMW R1200RT as my everyday vehicle. Yes, you will save fuel compared to your 4Runner. That said, don't forget to factor in tires and maintenance, and I think you may find that the cost savings is not quite as significant as you may believe. It sure is a lot more fun though!
  19. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Always premium fuel in all motorcycles. The higher anti-knock compound makes it run cooler which is better for the motor.

    My head pipes were turning a nice golden color and after few thousand miles I discovered the motor is rated for low octane so I filled it up with regular. The tops of the pipes and collector then turned blue...I was a little pissed. So no more for me, always premium.

    And anything with titanium valves will last WAY longer on premium, even a shot of race gas if you can manage it. I think the XC has steel valves, but will run cooler nonetheless.

    I really don't think a bike is cheaper to run than a car except for the gas.
  20. XCRider803

    XCRider803 Loftin' the wheel

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    Well put. Actually, I did some calcs a few years ago and it was a wash for me. If you get rid of the car and go only bike you may come out ahead.