Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. Chub

    Chub Been here awhile

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    Had the Oxfords on my KLR for 3 years with no problems and going to put them on the T800 as well. YMMV
  2. unibrau

    unibrau n00b

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    Well I bought the damn thing on saturday:evil Im having the dealer throw on heated grips and hand guards right away before I go pick it up. Thanks for the Advice guys!!
    Now I have to decide which panniers to get. stuck between Jesse's and Hepco Beckers.
  3. cug

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    The Triumph handguards for the 800s really aren't the best. I wouldn't want to spend the money for them. Barkbuster Storm are more expensive, but much better. And there are other options as well. Even Tiger 1050 handguards are better (more protection).

    Regarding luggage: Jesse are pretty good cases, the mounts aren't as solid as some others out there, easy to bent in a tip over. On the other hand: better the mounts than the frame.

    Jesse with Fuel Exhaust (to get them to the promised 37" width):

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  4. cug

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    I didn't want to mess around with a relay and a position other than where the stock horn is, therefore I was looking for something smaller than the typical air horns.

    Will have to think about it. Thanks for all the tips!
  5. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    I did read about that but I thought they'd changed the controller ? Oh well, I guess we'll find out...
  6. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    I agree they can be a bit variable. That one on the Scram went AWOL and they keep changing the design so later ones are more difficult to fit into the older wiring. Although, they did replace the whole lot for me FOC as it wasn't even 1 year old.
    The one I have on the 800 seems better quality with a nice click to the buttons.
  7. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    That's the idea, no? Far too many "drivers" out there where driving is 3rd on the list of what they're doing and, therefore, need waking up. With these air horns it has been noticed that a car's roof can be modified by drivers heads as they wake up with a start!
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  8. ducatirdr

    ducatirdr Re-entry Noob

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    Speaking of horns... I came across this truck in a parking lot outside of the Boston Massachusetts area. The local highway adjacent to the office park is sort of a ring road outside of Boston. Route 128 is known for its accidents and crazy commuter drivers. I wish I could have met the owner. I bet he is an interesting character. Would have loved to hear it. Bet it sounds like a locomotive horn.

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  9. XYooper906

    XYooper906 Adventurer

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    This is how I installed a Wolo Bad Boy in my 2012 XC. It works well and us wired in conjunction with the OEM horn. I've changed a few minds when distracted cagers start to merge in front of me....
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/xyooper906/sets/72157631897100917/
  10. cug

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    Very comprehensive doc! Thanks for that. But this is way more involved than I want to deal with for a horn replacement at this point in time. I have other things on order/coming/sitting here that I need to get to and I'm reluctant to do any non-plug-and-play solutions right now.

    I have barely enough time for riding, so I don't want to spend too much time tinkering.

    But again - thanks for the hints. It's super interesting, just not what I want to deal with right now.
  11. TxLoneRider

    TxLoneRider Been here awhile

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    Well done, thank you.

    I am going to see what I can do to duplicate. While I am at it, I need to add a pair of those to my Suburban :evil
  12. internalcombust

    internalcombust Yes its dirty, thanks.

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    I had the latest version of the controller. I was told when I called them to replace it that they would willingly send me a new one, but it would just fail again. They are aware of the problem. The reason I didn't just replace it was that meant pulling my tank removing the unit and sending it in, replacing the tank to ride and then removing it again when the new one showed up. Then I would have to cross my fingers and hope the new one didn't fail on a long trip somewhere down the line. The quality is very hit or miss. I know the heat troller will last and I don't have to worry about a failure when I need it the most. YMMV.
  13. BlackBeast

    BlackBeast Been here awhile

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    Cug,
    I'm also interested in a plug & play option, so if you do find something that fits, be sure to yell it out.
  14. Big Jon

    Big Jon Been here awhile

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    Hey Cug & BlackBeast. You may want to check out the Piaa horn. I installed one on my TEX and although it's not nearly as loud as the Stebel on my KLR, it's still a bunch better than the anemic stock horn it came with. I'll try to post a pic later with a little info on mounting it, if you're interested. It's rated @ 115 Db and if I recall the Stebel Nautilus is rated @ 135 Db.
  15. cug

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    I'll absolutely do that. Just have some other things to deal with first. I'll post about them as they come in and I have a chance to install / test.
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  17. cug

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    Since I gave the admin there my opinion on his OCD like moderating behavior the idiot blocked my IP (after I requested that my account be removed, which the guy didn't do properly either, all my posts are still up and if I'm in the mood at some point I'll just change my IP and tell that *** to remove them properly), so unless I fancy to surf there again I'll not look at that link. Sorry.
  18. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Think I'll stick with using the stock mount location, don't like the look of it hanging out the side like that.

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  19. cug

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    Yeah, that's not for me either.
  20. henryII

    henryII Been here awhile

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    Well done, guess you didn't read the warranty instructions :clap