Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. XCRider803

    XCRider803 Loftin' the wheel

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    I've had my fair share of in line fours, all Hondas except my present FJR1300. My T800XC blows me away every time I get on it, the fours are just buzzy. I would stay with the triple until you get it broke in and a good feel for the smooth power and acceleration it has. It also opens up roads you would just turn around on if you were on the CB1100.
  2. marloweluke

    marloweluke The Flying Dutchman

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    I'm on my second rear for the PR3. Fitment on the front is not a problem, and the tire is awesome. One thing I did notice is that my Garmin GPS indicates about 8 km/hour less then the speedometer does. Anyone else have that issue, or is it just that the circumference of the PR3 is smaller? The same GPS in my truck indicates almost identical with the truck speedometer. Are the GPS units considered to be fairly reliable speed wise?
  3. some call me...tim

    some call me...tim Been here awhile

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    Speedo's usually register a higher speed than actual, the GPS should be the correct speed. Sounds perfectly normal to me, regardless of tire.
  4. marloweluke

    marloweluke The Flying Dutchman

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    I feel your buyer's remorse, but I have to agree with TxLoneRider. Try the bike for a while. I never understood the nostalgia thing. The memories you make with a bike is what counts. I have no desire to ride a bike that looks like something I rode 30 years ago. I had a 1985 Honda 750 Nighthawk S that I bought new, shipped to Europe and rode over there, honeymooned on it, got my first knee down on it, etc. Lots of memories and a great bike, but I wouldn't want it back again. I have a Tiger 800 to make new memories with, and that is what counts to me. The bike is just a tool to make those memories with. YMMV. I think once you ride the Tiger you'll like it and love it. Having said that if you're really sure you don't want the Tiger better to trade it while you have almost no mileage on it. All the best with a tough decision.
  5. marloweluke

    marloweluke The Flying Dutchman

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    Thanks, good to know. Should help a little to keep speeding tickets to a minimum.
  6. TxLoneRider

    TxLoneRider Been here awhile

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    Very well said Marloweluke!

    Yeah, for me the VFR800 was a complete nostalgia purchase. When I had the 01' Sprint ST, a friend had a '00 VFR800, and another friend had an '01. I rode the '00 back to back with the Sprint ST, and had fond memories. So 9'ish years later I had the opportunity to get the VFR800 that I thought I wanted, in the year or 2 I owned it I put under 1000 miles on it, while 12,000+ miles on the KLR, go figure.

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  7. orv

    orv Busted butt

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    Been riding my 12 800 XC. I have a Honda Blackbird and a BMW K1200 LT. My wife used to ride with me on the LT. She now doesn't. It sits. The Blackbird is still a thrill a second, but it sits. I ride the XC. There is not a single road the other two have taken me down that the XC won't also take. There are a bunch of roads the XC will take the others wouldn't survive on. When I had KLR's, and GS's they got ridden; the others sat. I like Hondas a bunch, but if you strip away the hype, IMO the new/old CB1100 is a clunker. An antique with very low miles.

    But then, that must be something you enjoy. I'd make the swap immediately, just know that you are giving up a very special bike with a very special motor that could have taken you to places you apparently haven't even dreamed about. Some think a bike is about adventure. Some don't. :zilla

    Without expecting an answer, I'll still ask: Why the hell did you buy the XC????

    Ride what you like; whatever it may be.
  8. cug

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    Told ya ...
  9. Ducken

    Ducken Been here awhile

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    Just a heads up for those who care, I received an e-mail from Sargent today. The Sargent seat for the Tiger 800 and 800XC is going to be available for order starting Monday the 8th. The e-mail is not clear, at least to me, if the seat is available to everyone on Monday, or only to those who pre-registered with Sargent. It does state that the pre-registration is good for fifty bucks off the final price, making a Sargent for the Tiger roughly $500 instead of $550. Two options of height, regular and low, just like the Triumph accessory seats, and two options of fabric, CarbonFX, or Duratex. Apparently Duratex is a new grippy fabric I personally haven't seen yet. It (the website) doesn't say anything about if you can just buy the riders seat and keep the stock passenger seat. It does say that the Sargent seat is adjustable for two heights just like the stock Triumph riders seat.

    No affiliation with Sargent, just a fan of Sargent. I have the Triumph Low Gel accessory seat, but fully planned on buying the Sargent as soon as it was available. I have Sargent seats on every one of my bikes, but I'm having a little sticker shock. $500! Ken
  10. ssevy

    ssevy retired and riding the backroads

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    I sat on the new Honda at the NYC show, and told the Honda Rep that they had better bring boatloads over, as I think it will sell like hotcakes. Really a beautiful execution, like the Bonnies are for Triumph. Guys our age (50 and up) remember these fondly, and for the most part, are at the point in our life where we have the cash to buy a new one (as opposed to that same 350 Honda that everyone in town owned at one time or another as their first bike until they sold it and moved on). For a weekend around town relaxed ride, the new 1100 is perfect, but the limited fuel range make it pretty impractical for any real long distance stuff.
    Precisely because I am "at that age", I prefer long multiday trips, and as many miles as I can squeeze into whatever available time I have left on this earth. My old CD550 Four was a barge compared to my Triumph Legend, and I wouldn't go back for a minute, nostalgia or not.
    While the adventure bike styling is not very appealing to me aesthetically, I can appreciate them for what they offer as long distance riding machines, and that is why I follow this thread and the Explorer thread to stay up on what is happening.
  11. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    what honda?
  12. TxLoneRider

    TxLoneRider Been here awhile

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    The subject was the 2013 CB1100

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  13. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    I got the same email. Too bad Sargent took so damn long to bring the seat out. I've had a few in the past and have always been pleased. Good news for Renazco though since they got a customer for life:clap
  14. XCRider803

    XCRider803 Loftin' the wheel

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    Yep, and those times are gone. If we could have had a freakin' 800 XC back then this conversation would be moot. Move on... learn more, do more, live more.
  15. Jimbones

    Jimbones Adventurer

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    Safari has a fuel tank out for the Tiger?
    8 gal. tank in Black or Natural.
    Range would be amazing. 325-375 miles depending...
    $875 though!!! Talk about pricey...
    I didn't know these were out but Safari's website says they're available.
  16. Moonsorrow

    Moonsorrow Jesus

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  17. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    they are definitely out. a couple inmates are running them.
  18. jimjim

    jimjim Just another FF!

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    Well that was cutting it close, I made it home but it stumbled on a right hander about a mile from home.:lol3

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  19. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    did you only get 203 miles on that tank? you must have been very right hand heavy!
  20. jimjim

    jimjim Just another FF!

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    Yes pretty typical for me, light usually comes on at 150-160 miles. Arrow exhaust and tune.