Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    The general consensus is that the arrow map will reduce your mpg by maybe ~20% (someone can correct me if they think my numbers are way off). Several people seem to be succesful in running various aftermarket exhausts (i.e. Leo Vince) with the standard map and that seems to not reduce mpg. I may go this route.
  2. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    The Arrow pipe is SUPER expensive too. I have a Scorpion that sounds lovely (has a removable baffle for when you want a bit more stealth....nver fitted mine though :D ) and uses the standard map. I get about 47ish on my daily commute.
  3. markbvt

    markbvt Long timer

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    All true.

    Tiger 800 gas mileage does tend to continue to improve up to 5000 miles or more.

    And this bike seems to be more sensitive than most to factors like air temperature, summer/winter gas blend, etc. I can get as low as about 35mpg when commuting in cold weather (winter gas, cold, dense air, 80mph on the highway for 20 miles followed by stop-start in-town riding). And I can get upwards of 50mpg while out for a long, moderately-paced ride on country roads in warm weather. For what it's worth, the latter is much more common than the former -- generally speaking, my Tiger is usually between 45 and 50mpg.

    --mark
  4. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    I get shitty mileage, and my rear tire tends to last about half the time as others. Hummmmm, I wonder if the 2 are related? :D









    I blame the tire.
  5. lmychajluk

    lmychajluk Long timer

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    Shouldn't we get better MPG with winter gas and cooler air?
  6. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    I always seem to get better MPG in mountains, which I attribute to having to push through fewer air molecules. So, if that's true, then warmer weather (less dense air) means better MPG also.
  7. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    no, the grade of gas in the winter isn't as good. they have to step up the grade because of the heat and effects on the atmosphere.

    that's how someone at the gas station explained it to me once
  8. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Winter/Summer, makes no difference to me, I just love twisting the throttle and hearing that beautiful triple sing way too much to worry about fuel consumption :lol3
  9. ilbiker

    ilbiker Been here awhile

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    I have about 500 miles on mine and according to the computer in the dash, I'm only grtting 36 mpg with stock pipes, stock tune, and east throttle.
  10. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    That seems kinda low but I'm sure as it loosens up some, that will get better.
  11. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    winter gas contains ethanol (or more of it) in many states. Ethanol = bad mpg.
  12. dljocky

    dljocky Been here awhile

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    Good day all,
    Thanks for all the replies to my question about MPG. I really appreciate it.
    Although my enviro footprint, total cost of ownership etc are all important to me, I'm mostly concerned with how far I can go on a tank of fuel. Like Dirtmonkey said earlier, we ride in a lot of out the way places where fuel may not be readily available. I've ridden the Roadie and the XC and they seem like fantastic bikes!
  13. orv

    orv Busted butt

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    Weeeell, IF I had to stretch the tank, I'm sure the mileage on mine would be above 50 mph. Normal hot rodding gets me over 46, but I live at 5400 feet and mostly ride higher. My normal range is about 230 to 240 miles.

    Altitude improves mileage. Winter mixture cuts mileage on all vehicles by about 10%. Ethanol sucks in every way. It is not your engine's or the environments friend; but there isn't a corn farmer in the country that isn't driving a new truck!:D
  14. Tonk

    Tonk Broken Adventurer

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    Just did 370 miles today ( mixed 140 highway miles, the rest back roads ) and averaged 45 MPG ( per the computer ). 800xc with stock exhaust and tires. Did about 80 MPH down the highway with the panniers off. My reserve light comes on around 180 miles or so and it always takes 3.8 gallons at the pump. I'm guessing I could do 220-240 miles on a tank before I'm walking.

    The Tiger's range isn't what I was expecting but it is an amazing bike. Its too fun and functional to complain about the range. For those looking for ultra range, get a Rotopax, strap it to the back, the front, side or anywhere it fits and go. Tank size shouldn't limit anyone's possibilities.
  15. internalcombust

    internalcombust Yes its dirty, thanks.

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    I hear that!
  16. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    by who?

    for example, out west in WY there are remote ADV routes that you need over 200 mi range till the next gas station.
    with a loaded with gear 800 getting maybe 40mpg (or less) you could be walking w/o extra fuel along.

    for alot of our interesting ADV rides/routes we do a 200mi range is the safe #. sure you can find gas earlier, but that involves a boring & long out and backs just to fill back up. if you have the range, you can go the fun way. they guy w/o a 200mi range is not invited.
  17. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    took my forks off today to send in and get rebuilt. also took the headers off to get the cat cut out. should hopefully have it all put back together late next week or the next...
  18. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    That's why god invented the ROTOPAX. :clap

    I don't think I ever said you don't need range. And if you read the whole thread you'll have a better understanding where the statement came from. There are only a couple of ADV bikes made that get more than a couple of hundred miles UNLESS you do pack extra fuel. That's what I do. :freaky

    EDIT: "By Who" - I'll have to find the quote. It related to road bikes and range. Probly from one of our illustrious journalists. ;)
  19. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Exactly.
    This has been my point from the git-go of this whole mileage discussion. It just doesn't make any difference to most any of us what range the tiger has. If you need more you prepare for it. There are a lot that have tried to cloud the issue and whine about what's said, but in the end the Tiger is a great bike. If you want to use it for long distance it will work, and work well. And have fun doing it. It also works great as an urban commuter and around town scooter, it's very easy to ride, and it's very fast. Cutting traffic in the LA basin is just a hoot. I must pass thousands of cars. Now THAT is eco-friendly!

    A lot of riders of these bikes have been riding for a VERY long time, and a lot have owned a LOT of other bikes. It's telling of the bike model when you have that kind of following. Yeah, there are some posers, and me-too's, and noobs, but there are a lot of knowledgable riders that have chosen THIS bike. Doing it all over again I would still choose it. Whether it got 38mpg or 48mpg it was never a consideration for me.

    I never chose it as an enviro-friendly option either. I chose it as a performance bike.

    Maybe dljockey's buddy will let him try his out, then he might have a better idea if he thought the bike was right for him or not. I can tell you it's absolutely nothing like the DR650. For whatever range you need, setup the bike to do that and go have some fun. :deal
  20. yepimabiker

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    I have been lurking in here for about a yr . My question is what is the ft lbs for tightening the rear wheel bolt ? The original one was torqued and deformed they thought it was done when i adjusted the chain ! But i did not torque it down that hard .When the wheel started to pinch down i stopped and backed it off . Has anyone else had this happen to them ? Dealer is getting me a new one under warranty . Also while it was in being checked out they did the newest tune . Appearently there have been about 4 new tunes since i was in there last yr . It did run a lil smoother and seemed to have a lil more power on the bottom end . Thanks for any info . 2012 tiger 800 xc