Triumph Tiger 800 Forum

New Members => New Members => Topic started by: Arianta on September 25, 2020, 06:12:00 PM

Title: New member
Post by: Arianta on September 25, 2020, 06:12:00 PM
 Hi there. I've just bought a Tiger 800 and it is a bit of a puzzle bike. Don't get me wrong it runs alright and will look OK after some TLC.
But there is a question about whether it's a standard 800 or an XC in disguise. It was registered in late 2011 and a dealer (not who I bought it from)
says it's a 2012 model because it has a black, not silver frame. Also it has a cartridge strapped to the left frame member with oil in it that is connected to the top of the rear shock and I think this is not an original fitment.
Someone has also fitted, rather badly, a beak to the front. It has cast wheels back and front.

Has anyone any ideas as to what has been done to this bike please?

There are about a million questions to follow........
Title: Re: New member
Post by: Whoa on September 25, 2020, 07:41:31 PM
Hello and welcome, if you do a search there's topics on wheel sizes and swapping them over. I,m sure there will be someone with more knowledge along in a moment
Title: Re: New member
Post by: chico on September 25, 2020, 08:11:59 PM
Welcome to the forum Arianta. As far as the frame color; Triumph changed the chassis color in mid 2011 from silver to black, so your bike could be 2011 produced after the initial batch of silver chassis bikes.
Enjoy your new acquisition and be safe. :417:

Chico
Title: Re: New member
Post by: Stevie.P on September 25, 2020, 09:32:08 PM
Hi and :401:
Title: Re: New member
Post by: TIger Lad on September 25, 2020, 10:57:12 PM
 :401: to the forum.  :031:
Title: Re: New member
Post by: PapaTom on September 25, 2020, 11:35:54 PM
Hi Arianta and welcome to the forum.
 :031:
Title: Re: New member
Post by: Adey Bee on September 26, 2020, 12:06:25 AM
Hi there Arianta
and welcome to the best Tiger forum in the world, everything you have asked about is on here you just gotta find it, I would hazard a guess that your bike is originally a roadie, anad dressed up as a XC to up the price.
Please let us know more.
Title: Re: New member
Post by: Tigermainia on September 26, 2020, 08:36:57 AM
Hi &  :401: enjoy  :417: :418: :152: :031:
Title: Re: New member
Post by: Arianta on September 26, 2020, 09:26:56 AM
Good morning (or whatever, wherever you are). Thanks for the welcome and I look forward to finding out exactly what my bike is! I'm really curious about the rear suspension because I'm a short-*/se and I have fitted different dog bones and raised the front forks in the triple clamps as well. Still finding it a little tall. I looked at a new 900  with a view to getting the low version but the bank manager -he say NO!
Title: Re: New member
Post by: Stelyn on September 26, 2020, 12:01:46 PM

   :400:  .......... :031:
Title: Re: New member
Post by: Arianta on September 27, 2020, 08:36:56 PM
*Originally Posted by Adey Bee [+]
Hi there Arianta
and welcome to the best Tiger forum in the world, everything you have asked about is on here you just gotta find it, I would hazard a guess that your bike is originally a roadie, anad dressed up as a XC to up the price.
Please let us know more.

You're quite right Adey. It's definitely got the XC rear shock.

I'm transferring this conversation to the 'Suspension' thread before Admin tells me off :121:
Title: Re: New member
Post by: ENGLISHBANDIT on September 27, 2020, 10:05:51 PM
 :401: Can you add some photos of the bike
Title: Re: New member
Post by: Grumps on September 28, 2020, 08:37:23 AM
 :401: :031:
Title: Re: New member
Post by: Arianta on September 28, 2020, 09:25:38 AM
*Originally Posted by ENGLISHBANDIT [+]
:401: Can you add some photos of the bike

Pics of the rear shock. Deffo XC!

(https://photos-cdn.tiger800.co.uk/IMG_20200926_162534.jpg)
(https://photos-cdn.tiger800.co.uk/IMG_20200928_085411.jpg)
Title: Re: New member
Post by: Aussie Tiger on September 28, 2020, 09:37:43 AM
Hi and welcome. Any Triumph Dealer can do a VIN check and tell you what your bike started life as and the date it was first warranty registered. Just need the last 6 digits. I can do it for you if you canít get to a Dealer.
Title: Re: New member
Post by: Arianta on October 02, 2020, 04:46:17 PM
*Originally Posted by Aussie Tiger [+]
Hi and welcome. Any Triumph Dealer can do a VIN check and tell you what your bike started life as and the date it was first warranty registered. Just need the last 6 digits. I can do it for you if you canít get to a Dealer.

Done a Vin check as you suggested and the bike is indeed a roadie in XC clothing!