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Offline Sola_Bristol

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TIGER 800 XRT SUSPENSION AND RIDE
« on: September 03, 2017, 12:04:46 PM »
To all those struggling as I was with how to sort the suspension on what was then my new bike I have found a very simple solution.  I changed the tyres from the plodding Metzlers the bike came with to the Michelin Pilot Trail 4s.  The effect was both instant and dramatic.  Although neither Triumph nor Michelin indicate these as suitable tyres for this bike, they are magnificent and would recommend to anyone thinking the poor ride is about suspension.  Chances are its not.  These tyres improve the ride and the noise many times over and I cannot understand why Triumph don't recommend them for use

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Re: TIGER 800 XRT SUSPENSION AND RIDE
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2017, 12:44:26 PM »
Interesting, keep us posted on future impressions please.
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Re: TIGER 800 XRT SUSPENSION AND RIDE
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2017, 02:12:06 PM »
Any decent radial tyre to replace the stupid cross ply Triumph fit makes a tremendous improvement to handling, steering and braking.
It is a no brainer really and the new tyre does not have to be a PR4.

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Re: TIGER 800 XRT SUSPENSION AND RIDE
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2017, 02:57:17 PM »
TBH
I think you're preaching to the converted here, the PR4s are almost ubiquitous around these parts

AFAIK, Michelin have always recommended them for the Tiger 800 although, I think they've been slow in including the MY17 on their list.
And given there's no difference from MY16, I think you can take it as a recommendation
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Re: TIGER 800 XRT SUSPENSION AND RIDE
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2017, 03:00:17 PM »
Absolutely agree with "Sola_Bristol" the difference is remarkable ... I posted on my change from Scorps to PR4's over a year ago, and there are many other similar PR4 posts to view.
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Re: TIGER 800 XRT SUSPENSION AND RIDE
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2017, 04:53:43 PM »
Ditto on the Pr4's. They transform the pussycat to a TIGER. :490:

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Re: TIGER 800 XRT SUSPENSION AND RIDE
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2017, 05:13:14 PM »
I binned the Scorpians after 2000mls. Best thing i did. I had PR4, Trail Attack 2, Anakee 3 on the bike after that and can honestly say they are all excellent tires on the Tiger. The PR4`s are not the holy grail they are just tires that suit the bike very well.

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Re: TIGER 800 XRT SUSPENSION AND RIDE
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2017, 07:11:12 PM »
Any good road tyre will change the bike for the better. I took the crap that was on my bike off and put BT023 on what a difference but I then put on a nitron shock. Different bike again can ride it like a sports bike. To one riders dismay on a rsv that could not lose me 🤣. Bike is now on rails
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Re: TIGER 800 XRT SUSPENSION AND RIDE
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2017, 08:59:00 AM »
Still come out in cold sweats thinking back to the oem on the Tiger.  At 6,000 km going over a lane divider white line was like falling off a cliff.  Everything since has been joyful by comparison.
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Re: TIGER 800 XRT SUSPENSION AND RIDE
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2017, 05:15:19 PM »
*Note to self*

Get dealer to fit Roadtec 01's instead of OEM
Doesn't matter where I'm going, getting there on two wheels is always the better option.

 


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