Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. boinoodle

    boinoodle Old and Cautious

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    Still there, $25w shipping
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Maybe all of my complaining helped after all.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. jimmatas

    jimmatas Adventurer

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  10. MotoTex

    MotoTex Miles of Smiles

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    Looks like it came out very well. :clap

    Sure beats scrapping a bike over it.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Oshiat

    Oshiat Been here awhile

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

    dwoodward Long timer

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    Given users can adjust page lengths, posting to a particular page # is spotty at best. Your reference to page 1212 doesn't work when I'm only on page 187 (100 posts/page).

    Can you put up a link to a specific post?
  16. jtmajors

    jtmajors OCD with motorcycles

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    I clicked the link above and worked for me straight to page 1212.
  17. jimmatas

    jimmatas Adventurer

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    Sure, link to the post: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=22081713&postcount=18169

    If that doesnt work the post number is #18169
  18. akaDigger

    akaDigger Amateur Adventurer

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    I recently traded my 2011 800XC for a new 2012 model. The other day I got an email from Triumph with a code good for $500 US worth of Triumph accessories. How cool is that? The shop owner made the deal on the bikes with me and was unaware of the promotion.

    If you want a Triumph and can find what you want in a 2012 edition you get the same deal. That's almost enough to cover engine crash bars, skid plate and heated grips.
  19. dwoodward

    dwoodward Long timer

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    Yes, that works peachy keen if you're on the default 20 posts/page. I'm set to 100 posts / page. If there were a page 1212 for me, it'd be psots 121201-121300; In those conditions, post 18169 is on page 181.

    That works. Until I got my brain wrapped around what the picture showed, I thought "Why is is brake reservoir on upside down?


    ObTiger800... Starting with the day I rode it home (in the rain), my XC has somehow managed to fill the right handwarmer pocket of my Aerostich with water. I thought that was odd, and slightly annoying, but whatever. Yesterday I let a friend ride it; he had the same experience. Does anyone else find that when they ride in the rain, and they're wearing a Roadcrafter, that water somehow gets into those pockets? I don't just mean damp inside, I mean actual standing water...
  20. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Could be the shape of the tank. I've noticed that water runs up along the top surface of the tank and then the wind takes it off the trailing edge and away. Great for keeping your thighs dry but I guess if that pocket is in the area of that trailing edge, all that water could chanel itself in there.