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New Members / Re: New returning rider
« Last post by Whoa on Today at 03:20 pm »
Hello and welcome
New Members / Re: New returning rider
« Last post by TIger Lad on Today at 01:51 pm »
HI  :401: to the family. Good choice of bike easy to ride and move around in the garage. :031:
Clutch for 1>2, generally 2>3... 3>4>5>6 no clutch.
6>5>4>3>2>1 clutch every time but blip as well.
Done this on every bike I've had.. no gearbox problems
Tiger 800 / 900 - General Discussion / Re: Seat question
« Last post by crispey on Today at 01:23 pm »
Check that you havent got the adjustment bars low on the back and High at the front
Hardly used, absolutely like new condition, ladies (small size) Triumph branded summer touring gloves. Beautifully soft supple leather. Only £30. Can post to you at cost...

Putting gearbox into the search function, throws up an awful lot of issues.
 :005: ... if I was a newbie here reading this some would almost have me believing the T800 gearbox is a timebomb waiting to explode. The reality, in my 7yrs here, is yes there has been maybe 1 or 2 GEAR CHANGE MECHANISM (separate from gearbox IMO) spring or spring pin failures per year and mainly 'Gen 1' bikes, hardly a forum littered with gearbox problems. I don't recall any actual 'gearbox' related failures. :027:

I (admittedly rarely) occasionally change gear clutch less, up and down, depending on the riding style of the day. Downchanging timed correctly can be done just as smoothly as unchanging. The first Army lorries I learnt to drive didn't have fully syncromesh gearboxes (Bedford RL 3ton) so I learnt how to double de-clutch which similarly required a 'feel' for the right time.

For me the gearbox is great, shame I can't say the same praise for the heavy clutch operation. Heavy traffic town driving and stop start soon takes its toll being far heavier than the light hydraulic clutch on my old 1979  Bonneville T140.
*Originally Posted by K1W1 [+]
Really? Then why is this forum and other Triumph forums littered with posts about gearbox problems?
There is no way I would regularly change up or down on a 800 Tiger without using the clutch. Itís there for a reason not because it looked good on a spec sheet.

Yes, I've read plenty on here about gearbox failures, a spring breaks & a pin that needs a weld, even on more recent bikes & regular posters. The 800 gearbox is the smoothest, gear change of all my trumpies but also the one I treat gently. The 1050 box is super tough but clunks like an old Burman box. Don't recall early T3 boxes being a problem.
*Originally Posted by Pluto [+]
One question- security. What's it like generally? If you avoid the urban areas. I'll take my Squire chain/Squire padlock.

I've been told Italy can be dodgy.

I always camp on Italy trips, feels safe with bike next to tent, never used a lock or chain, northern Italy is the wealthy industrial area. I wouldn't park my bike in Manc or Milan & walk away from it. Do as here. Ridden to Italy 20+ times, since '99 to Milan British bike owners rally, often twice a year. Moniga (south end of lake Garda) is 2 days easy, stopping in Vosges, then paying the Swiss vignette & straight through. Also spent a week getting down to the Adriatic, a more enjoyable way, with 2 night stops in Vosges to ride the Ballon then toll free route thro' Swiss Alps riding the passes, your choice. The T800 in my experience will do 60mpg bimbling along B type roads but down low 40's at 80+mph M'way. Fuel light on 30 miles before my usual fuel stop in Lux, the 1050 does that easy. Fuel is cheap in Lux. Dear in Belgium.

A Scottoiler or similar saves faffing about with the chain on a long run, carry a cable inner kit with enough tools to fit it, & tyre repair kit with a good mini compressor.
Tiger 800 / 900 - General Discussion / Re: Top Box advice
« Last post by LukeFrostie on Today at 08:18 am »
In the UK your looking at 300 pounds for a Givi setup and maybe 400 for the OEM versions.

I needed mine for commuting or else i wouldn't have bothered.
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