Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. pilot3

    pilot3 Been here awhile

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    No experience with tuneecu but I do have DealerTool. I didn't have any desire to mess with the tune (Scorpion can w original tune) but I wanted the service options.

    DT resets the service indicator, runs all kinds of diagnostic tests, allows tuning of the throttle bodies and best of all, opens the ABS valving to allow bleeding of the entire system.

    Great service from DT and the initial purchase is linked to your VIN. Should you want it to work on multiple Triumph bikes, there is an additional fee from DT for unlimited VIN's.

    Great product!
  2. KildareMan

    KildareMan Been here awhile

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    Have both dealertool and tuneecu. Prefer dt for servicing and just use tuneecu for map loading

    Sent from my Tiger 800
  3. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Any of the cables on ebay which is compatible with VAG cars will work. I get the impression that anything sold for bikes is twice the price of those sold for cars. I think mine only cost £6.
  4. elan

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    Yep. Don't go all willy nilly changing stuff! And make a backup of your current rom/tune.

    I used this to upload the latest tune. No need bothering with dealer.

    *tip, pull your headlight/taillight fuses when moving roms around as it can take a while and you don't want your voltage falling below the threshold while you're moving a rom.
  5. bluesman

    bluesman Long timer

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    I know it is mostly technical thread, but...
    Just back from 2 weeks 6500 km rideout started in Belgium then France-Spain-Portugal and back to Belgium on my XC. Horrid weather half of the time (yes, snow in Spain, 0 degrees and rain, then rain and rain and bit of sunshine).
    Tiger never even coughed wrong. Brilliant bike, not tiring, plenty fast, planted and generally best bike I had to the date. Only bike that had no technical problems in our group of 5 bikes.
    Riding high speed in curvy road at full gale rain made me appreciate twice all of that endless controllable power and whole package.
    I am not so pleased with stock Battlewings on my XC, but to be fair - I did not crash, so they worked. Time for Anakee 3 thou. Specially since I had caught seriously sized hardened screw into rear tyre flattening it almost instantly - ON HIGHWAY! At about 100-110 kmph. Was a bit of scary moment since I was in middle lane, but I stayed upright. BTW - 2 more cars stopped in same "pocket" on highway with same kind of screws in their tyres. I helped them to change wheels while waiting for my friend with help. :)
  6. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    +1
  7. deeno360

    deeno360 Adventurer

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    Thanks guys for the feedback thus far....so far its one half dozen to the other it seems....more feedback would be appreciated!
  8. TerraUnFirma

    TerraUnFirma Fair/Not Balanced

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    WOW...what a difference! Maybe the best money, in terms of comfort, spent on the Tiger so far...a toss up between the Madstad and the Rox Risers. Installation was quick and straightforward.

    I got the 18" Adventure model and it's just right. I'm 5-10 and like to be able to look over, not through a windshield. With it set way out forward on the Tiger and in a low, but mid-angle position, I get a perfectly smooth airflow that just hits the top of my helmet. Smooth and quiet, no turbulence or buffeting! Really changes the character of the bike for putting down miles.

    I was a little concerned about how it would hold up off-road in really bumpy sections, but it seems better than the stock windscreen. Perhaps the side brackets could be a little beefier, but some of the flex might be in the whole front end. The side winglets are a nice touch as well, tho they may come off in the Summer. It may be that they actually help by creating a low-pressure area that disperses some of the radiator airflow out to the side of the bike, we'll see.

    Cheers,
  9. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Just ordered a new pair of Anakee 3s today. :thumb
  10. bigtallguy

    bigtallguy Sasquatch Jr.

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    Got an e-mail back from Happy Trails today about the racks and aftermarket exhaust issues. They said basically they've only been able to try them out with LV and Arrow, but it's safe to assume there would be issues with others also.

    They will happily sell previous customers the re-designed bracket if you need it though.
  11. Windy Rider

    Windy Rider Pussy Power

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  12. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Come on, spill the beans. What were the other bikes and what went wrong?
  13. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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  14. bluesman

    bluesman Long timer

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    OK :)

    BMW venerable old F650GS non-Dakar. Badly serviced, started with refusing to react to throttle correctly until battery was changed to new, then rear sprocket wore out so much chain dropped off on highway - and guess what? BMW dealers don't stock sprockets or complete kits. Fortunately owner found one proper mech in Zaragoza in Spain - true enthusiast. That guy had chain kit waiting by time F650 arrived. Fortunately it fell onto rear hub and did not block wheel. In fairness - same bike crashed later taking wrong curve at tight corner and did not get anything broken, just scuffs and handguards I installed for him earlier saved levers.
    Tenere 660 (new) - RR contacts burned and it stopped charging resulting in sudden stop on highway on way back home. Fixed quickly. Plus it was 2 up and was incredibly anemic.
    KTM690 supermoto, the very first model, still "true" austrian build - this one was one abused bike and one crazy and fast rider. Lots of things wrong with bike but it never stopped, always went well. Engine are brilliant. Rear suspension lower shock bearing locked up, lots of water easily gets to suspension, various bits and pieces mostly because of that bike have hard life. Rear master cylinder link rusts like hell. Couple of bolts vibrated off. TPS needs calibration almost every day (sensor not OK, but it just needs throttle on-off before start, simple really). Clutch slipping at high rpms. But very little mileage for state it is in. But it crashes well - almost nothing breaks. Impressive bike. I like it more than new 690s. 12 liter tank made frequent refuels needed.
    Transalp 600...now...where do I start. Fully serviced and engine refreshed professionally. Pushing oil into airbox so much, it soaked filter in oil and bike stopped reacting to throttle properly. We had to wash filter and pull breather out of airbox and attach empty cola bottle to breather tube. Biggest problem was that it handles like spaghetti in water. Not first time I hear it and I rode exactly same one a lot when repaired one for friend. True, push it just a bit - and it loses composure. Rubber dampers on handlebar mounts make it worse. So much, that rider swore to just get home and sell damn thing.

    That's about it. KTM now in my garage, I promised owner (my good friend) to fix thing that are wrong with that poor hard ridden thing, so that it will be back to it's glorious abilities.
  15. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    So in summation, basically a bunch of ill maintained bikes had problems that they most likely never would have encountered had they been properly maintained. Not the most glowing report of the Tigers reliability but just showing what happens when you don't do simple regular maintenance. Glad YOU had a good ride.
  16. bluesman

    bluesman Long timer

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    Tenere was almost new and religiously maintained. Transalp was not just maintained exceptionally well, it was fully revised and engine got top end done and broken in before ride. And it was old but low mileage bike. KTM was badly maintained low mileage bike but rear suspension had problems because of improper design of sealing linkages against water, not because of maintenance. Rest was maintenance problems. BMW - that one was badly maintained all way round.
  17. dwoodward

    dwoodward Long timer

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    + $75 + loading bike into pickup to haul to dealer + 2 hours of my time + getting nagged at by tech for messing with things they think I shouldn't.

    Tip: When you first see 'Upload Failed', STOP F***ING WITH IT; if you proceed, it may brick the ECU badly enough that the dealership can't even recover it. Then add about $1300 and several weeks to the above plusses while they order you a new one.
  18. dwoodward

    dwoodward Long timer

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    That's "customer service"?
  19. elan

    elan Been here awhile

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    Any idea why your upload failed?
  20. bigtallguy

    bigtallguy Sasquatch Jr.

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    I thought the same thing when I read it. I like the racks so I'm just hoping it's a cheap upgrade when they get it done.