Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. cug

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    If you get in touch with that guy: I'd take one, too. Had one for the WR and really liked the quality of that whole assembly.
  2. spewler

    spewler Not (w)reckless

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    The manufacturer has had several requests already. His biggest problem is he doesn't have a Tiger to work with. He said he'll look into it, but made no promises.
  3. woodys3b

    woodys3b Been here awhile

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    Do any of the after market exhaust systems do this? I can't bring myself to do hard luggage that makes my bike almost as wide as a car. Seems like a world of options open up if that muffler was relocated. BTW, I'm not into loud.
  4. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    No low pipes. And all of the aftermarket cans are within an inch or so in width of the stock one.

    Even the wide luggage systems aren't much wider than the bars. The XC bars are 36-1/2", and even the widest of the wide luggage are about another inch and a half on each side. It's kind of a non-issue.

    For soft laggage the Wolfman setups are one of the best. Other soft bags can be adapted to the various rack systems offered.

    Sorry, this really needs to go in the pannier thread.

    Bottom line? Don't make it too complicated. :deal
  5. cug

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    No, they are not. I know at least two that are MUCH closer in than the OEM exhaust.

    I have a Fuel Midi in Stainless Steel on my 800:

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    This is with the Jesse racks pulled in about an inch already and there would be enough space for another 1.5 to 2 inches. I was initially planning on setting up a Touratech 2x38L balanced system with that exhaust, but then backed out because of overall pricing vs. space. Would have worked though and when buying the racks/cases directly from Germany they aren't as crazy expensive as they are in the US, even including shipping.

    Then there is the Zard. Check out this:

    http://www.tigerhome.de/index.php?showtopic=13328&view=findpost&p=213970

    Photo from that post directly here:

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    According to the guy who made the modification above, the system is 38.5" wide. When you use narrower cases (the Traxx are 11" each) you can safe about another 4 to 6 inches or so.
  6. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Good info there Cug. I like the bottom one there, only with narrower cases. Problem is I can't understand a word they're sayin'! :D

    Something the same or less width than the bars would be ideal in my mind. And strong enough to survive a tip over.
  7. cug

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    It's a Zard Penta exhaust and the rack is a home-optimized rack system.

    I can translate if you want to know anything in particular.

    My system (the Jesse setup seen above) is one inch wider than the handguards at the widest point if I recall correctly. I think my Roadie is ~36" at the handguards and the Jesse luggage is 37". Might be half an inch off or so.
  8. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    So I finally got round to fitting my Oxford heated grips and I'm trying to find some inspiration on where to fit the controller. The little bracket that comes with the grips is not doing it for me. Anybody fitted these grips and if so, where did you fit the controller - pics would be great.

    Cheers
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  9. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    That's a nice looking exhaust. Isn't 500 euro about $750 USD???
  10. cug

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    $643 right now, and German pricing always includes 19% sales tax. Nevertheless, price was one of the reasons I wasn't interested in the Zard. I also found it ugly.

    I paid $260 for the Fuel exhaust, including shipping from England.
  11. cug

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    Did anybody replace that flimsy OEM horn with something more attention grabbing?

    Somehow I feel embarrassed when I use the OEM horn and hear my wife over the intercom just say "meow meow - little baby tiger wants to get your attention, please look down and don't step on me" ... :lol3
  12. KildareMan

    KildareMan Been here awhile

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    Sterbel Nautilus. Mine's mounted split from the compressor. Sounder lives in the tail next to the indicator relay and the compressor lives forward of the cross spar in the pillion underseat storage.
  13. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    On my Scram, I straightened out the bracket and mounted it on the mirror clamp.
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    Now, on the 800, I've put it on the end of the Renthal cross brace.
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  14. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    This the sort of thing?
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    Compressor goes where the ABS pump ISN'T on my bike.

    From peep to PHAAARRRRPPP!
  15. cug

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    Wow. Both seem like total overkill to me but they'll certainly get attention ... :lol3

    I was more looking for a simple replacement of the OEM horn. Just a drop in thing.
  16. MotoTex

    MotoTex Miles of Smiles

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    Check out the Wolo line. They are available on the shelf at many auto parts stores. Quite a variety of sizes, shapes and tones to choose from.
  17. KildareMan

    KildareMan Been here awhile

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    Simple replacement is sterbel magnum

    Sent from my Tiger 800
  18. cug

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    I've read the same, but I can't find them anywhere. Even the UK shops don't seem to have it anymore. Bummer.
  19. KildareMan

    KildareMan Been here awhile

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    Try nippynormans.co.uk

    Sent from my Tiger 800
  20. cug

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    They have a packet of two for the RT as the only one remaining. Add to that shipping to the US and becomes a bit over the head for getting a louder horn.

    I'll see what I can find here locally. Maybe I can even find something in one of the Auto part stores.