Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    I don't have an 800 , but, last week I rented one for 3 days and only one thing kept me from falling hard for it .
    In this thread , what pages are the bitching about the stock seat located ?
    It was mostly O.K. but, the square edge on the passenger part dug into my butt and made me uncomfortable. Fix ?
  2. rrr70

    rrr70 Been here awhile

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    Yep. I sure do. :D

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  3. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    I've found for that reason and overall comfort I need an AirHawk for the longer rides.
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  4. cory1848

    cory1848 Been here awhile

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    +1. I couldn't survive the commute to work without it.
  5. doxbike

    doxbike Been here awhile

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    Goes to show you-no two asses are the same. I use the airhawk on my Goldwing on long trips, but find it uncomfortable on the XC after 100 miles. Since breaking 10K on the Tiger, I can ride 300+ miles on the stock seat.:ricky

  6. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    You would be a candidate for a custom seat then.

    9K miles on mine with stock seat...at least a couple of 400 mile days. After that I'm just beat. We generally ride all the twisty ways though.

    But I'm an old guy with a skinny butt. :lol3 It gets no where near the passenger seat.
  7. Sclodion

    Sclodion n00b

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    Nice! what bashplate do you have fitted there?
  8. JBXC

    JBXC Been here awhile

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    After about 300 miles my butt couldn't take what was otherwise a comfortable ride. My solution was to purchase a Saddleman Gel Pad raw and had my local upholstery shop install it under the seat cover. I have taken a couple of 600 mile rides since and I haven't even noticed any discomfort. The seat looks stock but rides like a custom
  9. BryanCO

    BryanCO CO Rider

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    Fix - getting ready to order a Rick Mayer seat (had one one the Multi).
  10. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Yeah, I can ride 300 miles on the stock seat but I can't 300 miles day after day. That's where the AirHawk works for me.
    Could be you've got too much air in it.
  11. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    If you're asking me, it's the SWmotech.
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    Has been on for over two years, 26000 miles and plenty of this sort of stuff pinging off it....
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  12. RodT

    RodT Been here awhile

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    +1 on the Rick Mayer seat, I've had mine for 2 summers now and it works great.
  13. MotoTex

    MotoTex Miles of Smiles

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    SeatConcepts has a couple of kits for the Tiger in the works. A Standard height and a Tall will soon be available. Found this info in the Baja Tiger build thread and confirmed with an email to the company.

    Read the reviews on SeatConcepts in the Vendors section. I have two of their seats and think they are the best value out there. I replaced a Corbin with their kit on one bike and was much happier.

    Their kits include foam and cover and usually are well under $200. ADVers get free shipping and return customers get 20% discount. Schweet.
  14. BryanCO

    BryanCO CO Rider

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    Looks like a good choice. But with the Tiger having a front and rear seat, the installed cost ($20 for the install is a great deal) should be about $235 (just covering the rear to match the front and using the GS1200 pricing - no Tiger 800 prices listed). A Rick Mayer seat is $85 more - certainly seems like a relatively small amount more for 'custom' seat.
  15. MotoTex

    MotoTex Miles of Smiles

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    Most aftermarket seat folks do a fine job. I just try to find the shape and price that look best to me.

    I'm particularly interested in seeing SC's Tall seat, as it will ease the flex on my knees. (both have Titanium bling) If front and rear kits aren't a set I'd probably get only the front.

    We'll see how the prices at SC look on the Tiger soon.

    Having them do the install isn't necessary. Any auto upholstery shop can do it, and I've done all my own with a hand staple gun and a pair of pliers to seat each staple fully. In addition to the install cost there is shipping costs to get the pan there. That ads up quick.
  16. Yankee Dog

    Yankee Dog Long timer

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    +2 on the Mayers. I wouldn't consider anything else. Ok, maybe a Russel, but the Mayer is cheaper
  17. elan

    elan Been here awhile

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    Any luck getting rid of vibration after handguard install? I installed some and my mirrors are pretty bad at 80mph now. Not too big a deal in the daytime, but can't tell what's behind/near me at night on the freeway.
  18. KildareMan

    KildareMan Been here awhile

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    Funny. Mine improved on fitting barkbusters. Doubletake mirrors work better that oem

    Sent from my Tiger 800
  19. SPX

    SPX Been here awhile

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    Is anyone using Ride-On tire sealant, or Slime? Any feedback on using it?

    I am not thrilled at the thought of having a flat tire on the tubed 800XC, so anything that I can do to help prevent one, I'm interested in!
  20. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    I'm fairly certain that Ride-On is intended for tubeless tires. If they make a product for tubes, it may prove a good option.

    Slime works well for small punctures like thorns through bicycle tubes. You usually get those because bicycle tires are thin relative to motorcycle tires. When a motorcycle tube suffers a puncture, it's not quite as easy for Slime to seal it.