Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. SPX

    SPX Been here awhile

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    It works for tubes as well.

    Ride-On TPS will eliminate 85-95% of your flats in tubeless tires from objects up to 1/4" (1/8” for tube tires) that penetrate the contact area of your tire. Ride-On’s efficiency in tube tires is reduced to 55-65% since puncturing objects often tear the tube. It is impossible for a tire sealant to seal a tear. It is vital to remove the puncturing object immediately from a tire containing a tube to prevent further damage that can result in tearing the tube.

    More in depth info here. http://www.ride-on.com/images/stories/pdf/Ride-On_Coverage_Area_Cut_Sheet.pdf
  7. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Well, it won't prevent a puncture but it will make it easier to repair. Buy a Roadie rear wheel from a breakers and go tubeless. Slots straight in.
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  8. Yankee Dog

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    Great idea. Especially since the back is the one that is a bitch to repair. The front is really not all that bad.
  9. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Exactly.
    And, in 40 years of riding I can only remember getting two punctures in the front.
  10. Dirtmonkey8

    Dirtmonkey8 VA is for Riders

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    I believe that depending on how the various bolts are tightened it can cause the buzziness in the bars. When I first put my Barkbusters on the vibration increased greatly. Soon after I made some changes to bar position loosening the bolts in the ROx risers and the barkbusters and when I tightened everything up the vibration was gone. I think you need to try and keep the bars in a neutral, non-stressed position. Meaning don't do something like push or pull on them while tightening to get them into a position. I also think the amount of torque on each bolt and even the order of tightening them can be involved. I would try to loosen the bolts and then snug them each up slowly. Don't torque one down and move to the next. I bought the Barkbuster Storms in a kit specific to the Tiger 800, but the fit was very poor and ended up having to buy other hardware to clear cables. I recently ordered Explorer bars to try and get more comfortable and relieve thumb pressure and pain. Time to install it all again.
  11. klinquist

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    OEM rear tire lasted 3900mi :). Not bad.

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  12. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Plenty of life left in that :freaky
  13. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    I only got 10,000 more than that out of mine.
  14. BryanCO

    BryanCO CO Rider

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    FYI - Rick is running a Black Friday sale -- $100 off all seats. Custom front seat and rear covered to match for $219 plus $35 for shipping. I had leather for my last Mayer seat but the vinyl is such a great deal....
  15. elan

    elan Been here awhile

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    Currently close to 13k miles on mine. Don't even think I'm hitting wear bars yet - close though. Researching which tires I want next (roadie) :D
  16. klinquist

    klinquist übergeek

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    Jeez. Guess I ride harder than y'all :). I have great twisties and my bike sees redline often. A tank where I only get 30mpg isn't unheard of.


    Next some Karoo3s will be installed to help me tackle some dirt roads in Death Valley in Jan.
  17. live2ridetahoe

    live2ridetahoe RN

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    My bike rode like crap after putting Slime in the tubes. But you don't have to believe me. WTF do I know? Go ahead and try it. Just remember I told you so...

    JG
  18. RonPogi

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    I'm using ride-on of my two bikes harley davidson tubeless and tiger 800xc. Since I used this to my bikes I feel more comfortable,balance, speeding @ 90-95 mph no vibration at all. Usually my harley vibrates @75mph without ride-on. If I were you, go ahead use ride-on.
  19. elan

    elan Been here awhile

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    Yeah, that's the opposite of where I live (Florida). Flat straight roads and a lot of commuting miles. I don't see a lot of high RPMs or fast starts that much either. I save that for the motard.
  20. marloweluke

    marloweluke The Flying Dutchman

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    I've been happy with the Michelin PR3's that I've tried, 2 rears. Also Conti Road Attack's have been great, little less mileage than the PR3's. I don't take my Roadie off road now that I have a Suzuki DR650 for that. I have a set of Bridgestones BT-23 in the basement ready to go but haven't tried them yet. They now they have the T-30's out to replace them. Can't go wrong with any of these really.