Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Photos on the previous page. The HT rack front fasten point happens to go exactly where the head pipe passes. The stocker clears by about a quarter inch. The LV headpipe is enough bigger in diameter that it won't clear the bracket of the rack. Hence the home-made piece that moves the connect point up on the passenger peg tube. This leaves enough room for the LV headpipe.


    And yes, I'm going to trim my bracket back a little, get the angle to match the frame rail exactly, and paint it black.
  2. PVRnick

    PVRnick Pennsy Flyer

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    I heard Happy Trails was working on a solution to the
    problem. I sent them pics and info about the fitment issue.
  3. bigtallguy

    bigtallguy Sasquatch Jr.

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    Got it. I actually had to trim the HT bracket, and about 1/4" off the bolts with the stock pipe when I installed mine. I sent pictures and all but never got a response back from them. On the HT website, it mentions LV and Arrow specifically, but I wonder about other brands too so I e-mailed them to ask...
  4. deeno360

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    Question for you guys....What are yuor thoughts on paying the few hundred bucks for the extended warranty for the tigger??? I know some of you like Mark have 30,000 miles on them and no real 'issues' were commented....
  5. JCANRUN

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    I bought an extended warranty for my new 2013 Tiger. I've owned many bikes of all different types and brands and have had a warranty repair(s) with each and everyone including rebuilding an engine under warranty (Harley), leaking cylinders requiring new heads (Victory), various oil leaks and head gasket issues and warped heads (Kawasaki's and Victory's). If you plan on keeping the bike beyond the 2 year factory warranty period, then I would recommend the extended warranty. If you think you'll get rid of the bike before then, then no. My main reason for the extended warranty is for a catastrophic mechanical failure which would be $$$$$ to repair. Little issues can also nickel and dime you to death. (it's always more expensive to repair motorcycles) I'm not hard on my bikes and actually probably over maintain them, but still had issues. Some people never have a problem but I guess I'm one of the unlucky ones.
  6. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    I'd have to agree with you. I'm the opposite, I never buy an extended warranty, on a vehicle, electronics, nothing. Have only ever had a DVD player worth about $50 die after a year of use. And with 4 bikes, 2 quads, 2 sleds, two cars I can afford one or two catastrophic failures and still be money ahead vs paying for an extended warranty. I have heard from a few friends in business who absolutely love extended warranties as they are pure profit for the company. Knock on wood but all of our vehicles for the past 20 years have been reliable. Never been left on the side of the road. The tranny did start to go on our Honda Odyssey and it was 20,000 kms out of warranty but Honda took care of it. Just the flip side of the coin.
  7. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    ^^ This.

    I never buy warrantees either, nada, nothin'.
    In the past 5 years alone it would be several thousand dollars. I'll take my chances. So far I'm way ahead.
  8. KildareMan

    KildareMan Been here awhile

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    Must be a US thing. Not even a mention of an extended warranty here. Not that I'd pay for one though.

    Sent from my Tiger 800
  9. PYG RYDR

    PYG RYDR Adventure-Dual Sport

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    Yesterday, I did maintenance on my TGR PYG-removed the tank, opened the air box and removed the filthy air filter; then removed the air box and cleaned and lubed the stepper arm & the throttle roller. Then put it back together with new air filter and pre-filter. Will replace the tank today and change the oil and oil filter.

    I really appreciate inmates posting their pictures and how to information! I am limited with my mechanical skills and knowledge, but go ahead and tackle these chores with the posted information as a guide.

    Thank you for this information! :thumb:thumb
  10. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Looks like there is a screw adjust in that mechanism...can I set my idle up a little? It's a little too slow. I find myself holding a little more idle at stop lights and such.
  11. technikiller

    technikiller Adventurer

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    Does it stall out if you don't give it throttle? If not I wouldn't sweat it.
  12. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    My guess is that the screw is to set the gap correctly. AFAIK the idle speed is controlled by the ECU.
  13. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    No, it doesn't stall, it's just quite low. My guess was also that the ecu controlled it, would have to tweak with a programmer.
  14. swimmer

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    You can adjust idle with TuneECU.
  15. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Who has one of these in so-Cal???? :evil
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    swimmer armchair asshole

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  17. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Really? Load it on a laptop and connect it to the bike?
    What else does it do? Reads DTC's I'm sure, anything else?
  18. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    http://www.tuneecu.com/


    You can look at throttle body pressures to sync those. Update your map. Check error codes and clear them. Adjust temp your fan comes on I think. Correct speedo error. Maybe some other minor things. You can't reset your service indicator though. You need dealertool for that.
  19. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Pretty cool. Downloaded the instructions, it's quite comprehensive. Not too complicated. Looks like you can change settings all the way through the throttle range. Stock map and arrow map available. I guess you need to load one of them in order to read a map on the bike. I'll re-read the instructions. :D

    Lots of warnings...could blow up your motor. :lol3

    Two sources for cables on ebay, ship from China - $18...worrisome. CJ Designs has them as well, $40 shipped.

    Anybody have experience with either?

    DealerTune for $100 on ebay as well.
  20. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    The ebay link I posted above is where I got my cable. He is in Tucson. $20 shipped. Works fine.