Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. scapegoat

    scapegoat Pushin forward back

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    You need to follow the MFG torque spec or it typically you stand to crush the inner spacer which takes out the wheel bearings. Couldent say what your Tigers torque spec is but either of the earlier Tigers I had were around 60 ftlbs.
  2. KildareMan

    KildareMan Been here awhile

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    Don't forget new header nuts and crush washers
  3. markbvt

    markbvt Long timer

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    No. Colder air is denser, hence creates more drag. Furthermore, with colder, denser air, more oxygen is making it into the intakes, so the fuel injection system has to compensate by injecting more fuel. This is why engines make more power when breathing cold air.

    Plus the winter gas blend delivers lower efficiency.

    --mark
  4. eram310

    eram310 Been here awhile

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    20% Less !!!
    Never had an aftermarket exhaust on any of my street bikes (installed an FMF on my 250 dirt bike with a jet kit)
    Maybe I should stay with the stock since I am happy with the performance and very happy with the mileage.


  5. eram310

    eram310 Been here awhile

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    Good info, any other recommended brands that reduce weight and keep the mileage and don't break the bank account? I opt for the arrow because it's a recommended by triumph, but now I do not see the advantage.


  6. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    There are a LOT of very happy owners with either version of the Leo Vince can, either the stainless one (about $250) or the carbon fiber one (about $350). The db insert can be trimmed back inside for a nice bark while still remaining reasonably quiet. I haven't heard of anyone re-mapping for one either. Can't comment on effect on mileage, but how hard you twist or how fast you go seems to have the most. :wink:

    Spark arrestor is an additional option and suggested if you ride USFS roads.

    Aram will give you a good price on either model: www.solomotoparts.com
    Email them for a ADV price, refered by Chris Brown. Doesn't hurt to ask.

    BTW, have seen (heard) a few with the Arrow and in my opinion it's way too quiet. :1drink
    I have not ridden one though, so cannot comment on performance, or sound going down the road.
  7. cug

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    I use an oval Fuel Exhaust, but really only to keep the width down with being able to mount the Jesse cases closer to the bike and save about an inch of width. Lot of money per inch I guess, but I like it better that way:

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    The exhaust is slightly louder than the OEM, but much narrower - which is what I wanted to achieve. I don't mind the noise all too much but overall I wish the Tiger would be less noisy in general. It's annoyingly loud, even with the OEM exhaust, with lots of annoying noise coming from the engine.
  8. biker128pedal

    biker128pedal Super Lurker

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    Come on. You are just a tree huggger and want to reduce your carbon foot print. :lol3

    I like the Tiger XC. I road one in WVa. The engine is soooooo much fun. But when my friend filled up he got 38 mpg.
  9. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    the triumph skid plate holds up pretty well! i may see if someone can add a little reinforcing ribs to the bottom. i'm thinking of adding a little lip to protect the bottom of the suspension as well. i'm going to polish it up and maybe paint it too. i've got the forks off for rebuild so, since the bike can't move, i'm tearing everything apart to upgrade/make look nice again. its got a few dings, but overall i'm happy, i wish the mounting points were better! but nothing i can do about that. this is 15,000 miles and a good amount of bashing off road.
    i just changed my oil so that's where the black dirt comes from...
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    a good rock ding to the front! it took some threads from the end of the mounting bolt too.
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    another dent/ ding to the center.
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  10. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    The forks came off just as easy as any other bike. the top caps were not tight at all. i was able to hold the main fork body in my hand and undo the cap. i opened them a little and drained to fluid for shipping (one seal was leaking so i didn't want to make UPS nervous). i drained them into an old protein bottle i had laying around. for those of you that want to change fluid, it would be very easy to do!
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  11. yepimabiker

    yepimabiker Adventurer

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    I appreciate the info .
  12. WhereIsBobL

    WhereIsBobL Been here awhile

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    I am on your side. One of the first things I look at in a new bike is range. It may not be a big factor, but it can be a deciding factor. That is how I ended up with an ST1300. Even with the ST's 7.7 gallon tank, I am setting it up with a 5 gallon fuel cell for some extended trips. This cell will also be able to be switched to the T8, although I have not figured out an easy way to do it. I will though. Until I do, I keep a 2.5 and a 5 gallon plastic gas can available to be strapped on the rear seat on some trips. Certainly not as convenient as a cell of bigger tank, but it reduces fuel planning hassles.
  13. The Breeze

    The Breeze Been here awhile

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    +1 on altitude = better gas mileage :thumb

    I put around 12k miles on my Tiger XC in the South (Texas, Arkansas, etc.)....and averaged around 40 mpg. As low as 35 (if I'm really ringing its neck)...as high as 43 mpg.

    I just moved to SLC, UT (rode my bike during the move). As soon as I hit high altitude.......I've been consistently getting 48-50 mpg.

    Same riding style, etc., but I'm getting approximately 20% better miles/gallon...
  14. opjocephus

    opjocephus Dick Tree

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    I'm looking for a motorcycle cover to take on trips. Not a full cover. Something that covers seat and instruments. Anyone here using something already?
  15. KildareMan

    KildareMan Been here awhile

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    Main reason for changing the OEM exhaust is the weight. My scorpion is 3.6kg lighter oh & sounds better to.

    Sent from my Tiger 800
  16. cug

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    If I couldn't see and hear it, I wouldn't notice the weight difference. Sorry, but I won't feel 2% weight difference there. If you really do, I'm impressed.
  17. The Toad

    The Toad Let There Be Light

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    Ive noticed a strange "knocking" sound on deceleration on my still somewhat new too me Tiger 800.... It only appears between 3800 -3500rpm, under load on deceleration.

    "Knocking" might be a bit harsh of a term, but there is a definete "clang" or "(insert sound here)" coming from the front of the engine that appears ONLY under load and on deceleration (see above)... wondering if this is something typical of these bikes, or if I need to investigate ???

    thanks,
    -Brian
  18. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    pinging sound? Normal. Unburnt fuel entering cat
  19. FishrCutB8

    FishrCutB8 Oh HAI!

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    It is a little disconcerting until you see this/get used to it.
  20. strider.deano

    strider.deano Been here awhile

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    I'm running the LV stainless and I did try the Arrow map. Before the Arrow map I got 45-50 mpg, but the pipe seemed a little too quiet. With the Arrow map the LV pipe really put out a nice throaty sound, a bit of a performance gain and no de-acceleration ping....but the mileage dropped below 40 mpg. I put 3-4k miles on with the Arrow map and replaced it with the stock map. The mileage went back up and the pipe seems to have "burnt" in a little, sounds just right with the DB in. I think the stock map may be a little lean for the LV pipe. I'll check the plugs before the hot weather hits.