Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. KildareMan

    KildareMan Been here awhile

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    Leave the pipe on and get the dealer to change the tune to the "standard" version. Your mileage will improve by a good margin. And I would change the front sprocket back to the original 16 tooth. That'll help with the mileage also as the revs won't be as high. Plenty of acceleration there anyway.
  2. live2ridetahoe

    live2ridetahoe RN

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    They told me they will not install the standard map with an aftermarket pipe.

    I would never give up the 15T front. It is too good on, and especially off, road.

    JG
  3. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    DealerTool and TuneECU cables are NOT compatible. Just wasted a half hour of my time due to my own stupidity. I am doing my 20,000km service and the last thing to do was to replace the brake fluid, so I left my laptop connected with the DealerTool cable so I could bleed my ABS. That was a few days ago and I noticed there's a new tune available for our bikes so I downloaded the 20769 tune and then tried to install it this morning. Couldn't get TuneECU to "talk" to the bike, kept saying check the cable, turn the ignition off/on etc. Dug out the even older laptop, copied the new tune files to it, same thing, crap. Updated TuneECU, same thing, crap. Then it finally hit me, I still had the DealerTool cable installed. Plug the correct (TuneECU) cable in and hey look it works! :freaky

    So next time it tells you to check the cable, just check the damn cable. :deal
  4. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Have you noticed any differences with 20769?
  5. boinoodle

    boinoodle Old and Cautious

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    I see a lot of cables out there and some good and not so good reviews. Does it really matter the cost or manufacturer?

  6. jimmatas

    jimmatas Adventurer

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    Ok updates on the rear peg hanger repair. The welder fixed it last week and i went to see the result. Told me he took a lot of time to get it straight and was a hard repair, metal was tough to bend etc. The result wasnt so satifying because you could tell that it has been repaired, had welding marks and was some kind of "rough cut".
    But , today i called the Triumph service man who is taking care of the whole repair and said that the frame painter came over and did a magnificent job. Trimmed the excess welding and made it almost exactly like new. Still havent seen it though but i hope it is better than last time i saw it after the welder job.
    Btw half the bike had to be stripped of parts including the tank. Will post pictures when its done , monday hopefully.
  7. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Haven't ridden it yet, have only run it for 10 minutes to reset the adaptation. In the middle of redoing our driveway and trying to get ready for concrete that's coming so may be a day or two before I get a ride in. :cry
  8. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    I just bought my TuneECU cable off Amazon.com from a recommended dealer on Triumphrat years ago. I know it seems to be hit or miss but mine's been working fine for years on our Street, Speed and Tiger. This is the cable I bought, not sure if you'll find the same seller or not.

    Crescent Trading LLC shipped the following item(s) in your order
    You have been charged for the following items shipped today:

    USB Cable for Triumph Motorcycle TuneECU Program
    Sold by: Crescent Trading LLC
    Condition: new
    Quantity: 1
    $24.95 each
    Item subtotal: $24.95
  9. boinoodle

    boinoodle Old and Cautious

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    Still there, $25w shipping
  10. KildareMan

    KildareMan Been here awhile

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    Your dealer is an arse. Play them at their own game then means putting OEM exhaust back on. Or get a cable and download tuneecu and do it yourself. It's no difficult if you read the manual first.

    Sent from my Tiger 800
  11. jtmajors

    jtmajors OCD with motorcycles

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    I just want to say that I love dealing with Triumph customer service. I have called them several times and the phone was always answered by the second ring and the person on the other end has always been super polite, courteous and helpful. 1-888-283-5288 :clap
  12. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Maybe all of my complaining helped after all.
  13. live2ridetahoe

    live2ridetahoe RN

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    That would be a great way to go, tho I don't think it works on a Mac...

    JG
  14. klinquist

    klinquist übergeek

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    I've got it here in Milpitas if you want to ride down sometime..

    I use it in a windows virtual machine on my mac, fwiw.
  15. jimmatas

    jimmatas Adventurer

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  16. MotoTex

    MotoTex Miles of Smiles

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    Looks like it came out very well. :clap

    Sure beats scrapping a bike over it.
  17. jimmatas

    jimmatas Adventurer

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    yeah indeed, the repair cost about 250 euros but i still dont know the final price because i left it at the Triumph service to get the 20.000km service done + labor costs.
  18. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Looks outstanding.

    If you're not going to run pannier racks permanently consider cutting the peg bracket tubes and inserting a break-way connector. Aluminim or copper tubing, something sacrificial. I can't advise exact material, but it's been discussed in the past. Beats the hell out of going thru that again.
  19. akaDigger

    akaDigger Amateur Adventurer

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    My stock chain has 18k miles and is just at the service limit. The sprockets look fine. The chain was abused for the first 5,000 miles (infrequent lubrication). Since then it has been lubed as specified (200-300 miles) and cleaned regularly. I use Maxima cleaner and Maxima Chain Wax. Not going to replace it until it is beyond the service limit.
  20. Oshiat

    Oshiat Been here awhile

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    I'm at 19.6K and mine is still good.