Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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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  9. Yankee Dog

    Yankee Dog Long timer

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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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. klinquist

    klinquist übergeek

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

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  13. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Plenty of life left in that :freaky
  14. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    I only got 10,000 more than that out of mine.
  15. 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....
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. RonPogi

    RonPogi Adventurer

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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.
  20. 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.