Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    That's been my favorite part so far. Talking about the filler hole.
  2. JWeier

    JWeier Adventurer

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    Does anyone on hear have a sargent saddle for their Tiger 800? I just bought the low version and have two issues.

    1. I can't install the riders seat when both bars under the seat are set to low. The issue is that I can't get both the front and rear bars under the lips at the same time. I've verified that any other bar combination (low, high or high, low) work.

    2. The passengers seat latch pin doesn't latch. I've tried pushing down (and almost tipped the bike) and I've verified that nothing is in the way.

    Any ideas, thoughts or experiences with this situation and saddle?

    Thanks!
  3. Bueller

    Bueller Cashin?

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  4. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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  5. rrr70

    rrr70 Been here awhile

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    Is broken turn signals stalks a known issue on T800s? Found RR turn signal hanging on the wire. I guess another visit to the dealer tomorrow. :huh
  6. fmunson

    fmunson Adventurer

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    I had a similar experience whilst breaking mine in 25000 km ago; I can't remember what the official explanation was but it went away around the 1000km mark.

    There is a tendency to over analyze every sound a new machine makes, lord knows I suffer from this syndrome with everything from a garlic press to a new hard drive.

    Wear ear plugs and twist the shit outta that throttle as soon as break-in ends.

    I was riding tonight and caught myself saying (to myself) "god^%~it I love this bike." This sound happens a lot.
    :lol3
  7. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Got my recall notice in the mail for them yesterday.
  8. rrr70

    rrr70 Been here awhile

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    I did 500 miles service today. Da fuq?!
  9. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    They should have put a current tune in the ECU and replaced your signal stalks. Asleep at the switch. :rofl
  10. rrr70

    rrr70 Been here awhile

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    Will see tomorrow
  11. bluesman

    bluesman Long timer

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    Fellow tiger keepers,

    Being all about mechanics and hopeless at anything electronics - I need a bit of advice.
    I am trying to do permanent install of short range radio in my Tiger. I got nice present - radio itself (good one) and "battery emulator" for cigarette lighter socket. E.g. I can power radio from the bike, but since aerial a bit long I do not want to keep radio "outside" and visible and remove every time I need to leave bike.
    So, idea is to hook aerial to radio using cable, install aerial somewhere around rear of bike and possibly radio also there.
    But. Clear and present danger is that if I hotwire that "battery emulator" one day I will forget to click button etc. and switch it off bike battery. Eventually it will drain battery.
    Sorry for long preamble.
    Question: is there a way to hook that radio charger somehow to Tiger so that it switches off with ignition key and if so - to do it in safe and reversible way, so that I still have what's left of my warranty (1 more year)? Is there free connectors etc. that I just do not know about?
    My bike is XC with heated grips but no aux lights etc.
  12. jimjim

    jimjim Just another FF!

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    You need Eastern Beaver 3 Circuit Solution. Wire relay switching lead to tailight (+).

    http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/Wiring_Kits/Fuseboxes/3_Circuit/3_circuit.html
  13. bluesman

    bluesman Long timer

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    thank you! That is spot on what I been looking for!
  14. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    What battery do you all have in your bike? I've got the Yuasa YTX16-BS. I'm showing some discrepancies between what I have and what the internet says I should have. It's a replacement so it could be the wrong battery.
  15. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    The maintenance manual lists what you have got.
  16. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    I dont have a maintenance manual
  17. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Sorry, I meant the maintenance manual, which I have, lists the same battery as you have got.
  18. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Mine is the same as well.
  19. Nortonrocks77

    Nortonrocks77 Adventurer

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    On Wednesday I will be buying a used 2013 Triumph Tiger. I lucked out and found one in Chattanooga TN. The guy bought it new, put 4901 miles on it and decided to trade it on the explorer. I get it for less than MSRP, and it already has the taller windscreen, panniers, hand guards, and fog lights. I am looking forward to the ride back to Indianapolis, I am stopping by Mammoth Cave Park.
  20. Johnny Dakar

    Johnny Dakar Fuckin' Smartass

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    Lucky devil. :thumb