Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. abruzzi

    abruzzi Long timer

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    That's not the new format, it's the old format. An admin probably accidentally changed the default.

    Geof
  2. doxbike

    doxbike Been here awhile

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    on mine was bottom LEFT:huh
  3. Poweranger

    Poweranger Been here awhile

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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.
  4. cug

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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.

    For example you can't add people to the "ignore list" in Fresh.
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  6. burmbuster

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  7. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Thanks. I will look into this to see if this is the cause of my clatter. Just wondering if you noticed an increase in clatter at lower start up temps? Thanks
  8. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    What new format? Mine's never changed.
  9. burmbuster

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    Several people had the "Crash" format on when they opened the forum. The evil Baldy was up to tricks.
  10. markbvt

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    I never changed over from the Crash skin. Evidently it must be set somewhere in my preferences, which is good because I like it better than the others anyway.

    In news that's actually Tiger-related, um... Have any of you who ride in winter begun to experience any problems with parts of the Tiger rusting? If so, where specifically? Mine hasn't, but I also avoid taking it out when conditions are excessively salty, especially when they're also wet enough to spray a mist of the crap all over the bike. Would be good to know specific spots to keep an eye on though.

    --mark
  11. marloweluke

    marloweluke The Flying Dutchman

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    So has anyone installed one of these Bazzaz Quickshifter-Traction Control-Fuel Management units on their Tiger 800? I would be interested to know what their take on it was? Seems strange to offer something like this for an adventure bike, but maybe it was not much of a retro-fit from the 675 bikes it is offered for.

    http://www.bazzaz.net/index.php/triumph/tiger-800-11-12

    They are cheaper on Ebay BTW.
  12. KildareMan

    KildareMan Been here awhile

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    Funnily the only items on the Tiger that are not pristine are 3rd party vendor stuff like the Hepco & Becker rear rack and Holan pannier racks. The Triumph stuff is all holding up well.

    Oh did change the brakepad retaining pins for someone's stainless pins as the oem were corroding badly.
  13. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    this reminds me, i need to replace the bolts that hold the abs ring on to the caliper. last i looked one of them was rusting.
  14. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta?

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    Hey y'all. I finally bought a Tiger and finally am posting after a bunch of life getting in the way! :deal

    Anyway, just wanted to share my luggage setup. Seahorse cases on SW-Motech QR racks. These bags are cheap! About half the price of Pelicans. Pelicans are much tougher but a lot heavier too. For the price, I'd consider the Seahorses sacrificial.

    I also installed a Triumph skidplate, handguards, and electrical socket, and SW-Motech engine bars. I have the Triumph electric grips on order.

    I'm still in the break-in period on this bike but I LOVE it! :freaky

    At first I didn't like the asymmetry of the luggage rack, but it's grown on me. Kinda cool!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/34068258@N02/8497074194/" title="Untitled by ag_streak, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8379/8497074194_fba00bdd2e_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Untitled"></a>

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  15. jmcg

    jmcg Turpinated..

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    Nice.

    :thumb

    Cheers,

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  16. ducnut

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    Cam chain noise and valve clatter sound totally different. Obviously, we don't know which bikes sound like what. For what it's worth, APE offer a manual tensioner (I'm not 100% sure of T800 fitment, though). A lot of the Daytona guys installed them, which rid the bikes of their mid-rpm cam chain noise. I installed one, as a precautionary measure, on my 675.
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  18. ducnut

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    Put a stethoscope up to the right side of the cylinder block and cold start the bike. It should come through, loud and clear.
  19. kingofZroad

    kingofZroad Been here awhile

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    We need pictures!!! ;0)
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    Yeah, I'll often do that with a piece of broomstick. But in this case it wasn't needed. The sound and location was plain as day. And once I got the tensioner out, it was clear that the resister ring was out of position and not engaging the rachets.