Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. 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
  2. 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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  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. klinquist

    klinquist übergeek

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

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  7. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Plenty of life left in that :freaky
  8. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    I only got 10,000 more than that out of mine.
  9. 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....
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    I'll will be curious to hear your thoughts, once the Bridgestones are mounted, compared to the others.
  17. KildareMan

    KildareMan Been here awhile

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    Any other tyre is going to have to be really impressive after the PR3s They really are a great road tyre.
  18. akaDigger

    akaDigger Amateur Adventurer

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    Once the "Happy" part is worn off, what good are they. My OEM tires are squaring with only 2000 miles. They'll never make it to Belize and back next month so they are being replaced before the trip with new Conti Trail Attacks.
  19. TexaNate

    TexaNate Been here awhile

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    I'm home for Thanksgiving and I got to take my dad's barely-broken-in 2013 800 XC out for a mix of slab and dirt today. We rode from Sugar Land out to the edge of Hill Country - this thing eats up miles a lot better than my 250!

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    I'm amazed he trusted me with it! (to be honest he was probably second-guessing his trust during that water crossing, but everything went OK)

    LOVE that triple - only problem now is I want a big bike :cry someday!

    He's thinking of putting on Explorer bars because he finds the stockers too "flat" (not enough bend). Bar risers would also be nice. I'm worried either of those mods would upset the harmonic balance of the bars and cause them to vibrate. It looks like I have a lot of reading to do in this thread - cheers all!
  20. tdv

    tdv Been here awhile

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    Nice!

    I installed Explorer bars (also have rox risers with dampers) and have no issues with vibration.