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Discussion in 'Triumph Tigers' started by ScrambDaddy, Jul 12, 2010.
Ignoring my stupidity (Seriously, just ignore my stupidity) if you ride with the oil cap out for 100km it only films out all over the back of your bike about 400ml of oil. And a piece of duct tape will cover the hole successfully for at least 100km.
Now I need to order a new oil cap. Not cause of my stupidity.
I dropped my XC into first as I prepared to leave my hotel in Xilitla, Mexico. But the proprietor, Elena, cried out from across the garage. As she approached me repeating, "su tapón, su tapón", she pointed to my oil cap which was sitting on the folded down rear foot peg. Don't think it would have rode there very long. At first I thought it amazing that she spotted the cap from twenty-five feet away. Later, I figured she saw me put it there when I topped up my oil and thought, "this dumbass is going to forget where he put that".
There's a thread for that...
207 pages of those little things that we sometimes forget. It's good reading, made me feel better the time I was 80% through a difficult 50 mile dirt road and riding well. I stopped to take a photo and quickly realized I forgot to put the side stand down as it fell. Had seen one car all morning. As soon as it fell, two suvs pulled up and I had to explain my stupidity. In hindsight I should have said a deer ran in front of me.
About 1200 miles on my XRx now. Absolutely love this bike, and after installing all of my parts, and performing my 500mi service in conjunction with use of the dealer tool, I'm convinced these bikes are easy to work on. Everyone mentions how difficult the plastics are to get off, but they're easier than my old Vstrom 1k. Put 800 miles on it over the last 2 days in the Texas hill country. Why did I wait this long to get one of these!?!?
I had to add to that thread..
If you are changing tires and can't find one of your tire irons, check inside the tire.. Not sure how it ended up there, but did notice it missing in the garage when putting new rubber on.. I found it about 150 miles from home when patching the flat that it caused..
Could be worse. Like those surgeons you hear about leaving a sponge or other instrument inside a patient.
Has anyone tried a 2012-2017 seat on a 2018-2019 Tiger 800 to see if they fit? The mounting looks similar. I am looking for a donor seat to get a Russell Day Long made.
On most of the parts sites, the info on the '18 & '19 is incomplete. I'd call a good dealer like Hermy's and see if part T2305358 fits those years since it's the one that fits prior years.
The seat appears to be shaped differently. Thus, it will carry a different p/n. That does not mean they can't interchange but the parts book won't help with proving that.
FWIW both Sargent and Corbin seats work on 2011-2019.
Thanks for checking that. I see the local dealer has a 2016 tiger 800 and will try and see if they will let me try a crossover.
The seat off my wife’s 2017 XRt fits on my 2019 XCx and vice versa.
Thanks for checking this out for me. This opens up some more donor seats for use.
Any recommendations for pressures in TKC80’s on a Roadie?
Use what the manual says, 36fr 42rr. I ride on Shinko 805 (basically the same) at those pressures without any problem.
I run a front TKC80 on an XCX. If I'm mostly offroad I'll run around 25 psi. Normally I run 28-31 psi. Even the Triumph manual recommends way lower pressures offroad and I assume if you're installing them you have that in mind.
On the rear alot of it has to do with how your suspension is setup and what you're riding (TKCs aren't too stiff), I'd start around 30psi and go from there.
I figured it was lower, didn’t know how much. Thanks
Any reason why part A9770037 (CNC footpegs) would not work on a 2012 Roadie? The Triumph website says it fits 800XC models only but I'm not aware of any differences in the footpegs between the Roadie and XC.
Not that I can think of....