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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    I dunno...I buy a LOT of gas. My Winnebago gets about 7.5mpg. I calculate it's fifty cents a mile just for fuel. So a 1200 mile trip costs at least $600 for gas. OUCH! Taking the bike on the same trip costs about $100. But then I can't take my wife and three dogs, or my teenager if he decides to join us. :wink:

    I have also estimated the cost of owning the RV is about $12,000 a year. I guess we all have differing priorities. I have four other cars and the 3 bikes. Seems like I spend my money 'real good'. :rofl
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    Yep. What he said. :thumb
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    lmychajluk Long timer

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    But I wouldn't run it regularly in a motor that called for xW-30 weight oil, unless I had a very specific reason to, because the second value is what's important once up to temp, and where your motor spends most of its time. A 40 would be less viscous in a warm motor. Running a oil with a slightly higher cold viscosity (lower first number) just means that it flows easier when cold, but will 'thicken' as it warms.

    http://www.kewengineering.co.uk/Auto_oils/oil_viscosity_explained.htm
  4. Hulley

    Hulley Been here awhile

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    Thanks for all the responses everyone. I'm awaiting a call from my local Triumph dealer on an 800xc OTD price. My goals for this bike is simple, everyday commuter and fun bike. Ill keep the 4runner for the crap days and hauling my dogs. BTW the mpg on my 4runner is 19 .
  5. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    lol. I guess my point was riding a motorcycle is the best option. For a lot of reasons.
  6. Hulley

    Hulley Been here awhile

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    I like that point!
    I just got an OTD price which I think is very fair. Looks like there is a Tiger on my near future! :rofl
  7. ilbiker

    ilbiker Been here awhile

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    That's not bad as I have an 800XC and my second is a built Jeep Wrangler getting 13mpg.... I use the bike whenever I can in IL.
  8. ducnut

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    Both, my Daytona 675 and Tiger 1050 made/make that noise. Valves were/are all in spec. I ran/run the specified viscosity oil. The Daytona had nearly 3500 track miles on it and was ridden nearly year-'round. I ride the Tiger, year-'round. I wouldn't worry about a little valve clatter, upon start up. Once things get warmed up a bit, valve tolerances tighten.
  9. burmbuster

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    Someone please kill the new format.:puke1
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    HelmetHead Cycle Been here awhile

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    +1
  11. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    bottom right drop down menu. Change back to 2.0 from crush or whatever...
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    You are the man! Thanks. My eyes were beginning to explode.
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    mint julep Been here awhile

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    For what it's worth, mine started making that startup clatter at about 6,000 miles. It irritated me, so I followed the procedure in the manual for removing the tensioner. Looking at it, I saw that the resister ring (the piece tht holds the plunger in place in absence of oil pressure) was out of position. I reset the ring and reinstalled the tensioner and no more noise.
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    That's not the new format, it's the old format. An admin probably accidentally changed the default.

    Geof
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    on mine was bottom LEFT:huh
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    It was bottom left on old version right on 2.0 version. I went nuts trying to find every thing with the new old format change today.
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    Some features aren't available in some of the layouts. I use "Fresh" as I can't stand switching between black background + bright text and bright background + black text in other apps.

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