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Title: New Tiger 800 XRT owner
Post by: khemist on October 18, 2020, 06:53:50 PM
My 2018 Tiger 800 XRT arrived yesterday and i love it, first Triumph i've owned coming from a Honda CB650R.Has 3300 miles and not a mark on it, it's super clean.

Things to do, bigger windshield and maybe i'll have to remove the heed crash bars it came with as the bolt is digging into my right leg, it's a real pain, also a new slip on exhaust but not a priority.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=ssl:i.postimg.cc/prpcSVxQ/IMG20201018171952.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ZvzLBSW0)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=ssl:i.postimg.cc/fLHg5S4T/IMG20201018172018.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/r0rJwmFv)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=ssl:i.postimg.cc/cC2kGq4p/IMG20201018172033.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/64VfCmZc)

Got stung on the insurance, £650 was the lowest full comp insurance i could get as i have a claim on my first 125 that was stolen, would have been around £250 if it was not for that, looking forward to lots of miles in comfort.

Has anyone tried this windshield?. - https://www.powerbronze.co.uk/triumph-tiger-800-xcx-18-19-tiger-800-xca-18-19-tiger-800-xrx-18-19-tiger-800-xrt-18-19-480-t101.html
Title: Re: New Tiger 800 XRT owner
Post by: ItchyOxter on October 18, 2020, 07:52:12 PM
Lovely looking bike!  :401:
Title: Re: New Tiger 800 XRT owner
Post by: Whoa on October 18, 2020, 08:15:27 PM
Hello and welcome, nice blue, the best colour
Title: Re: New Tiger 800 XRT owner
Post by: khemist on October 18, 2020, 08:17:53 PM
I think so also, i'm 6ft4", i'm thinking this powerbronze windshield should cover even the tallest rider. https://www.powerbronze.co.uk/triumph-tiger-800-xcx-18-19-tiger-800-xca-18-19-tiger-800-xrx-18-19-tiger-800-xrt-18-19-480-t101.html
Title: Re: New Tiger 800 XRT owner
Post by: ItchyOxter on October 18, 2020, 08:29:42 PM
Thats one fugly screen. Have you tried an mra spoiler, worked a treat for me!
Title: Re: New Tiger 800 XRT owner
Post by: khemist on October 18, 2020, 08:38:56 PM
*Originally Posted by ItchyOxter [+]
Thats one fugly screen. Have you tried an mra spoiler, worked a treat for me!

How tall are you?.
Title: Re: New Tiger 800 XRT owner
Post by: ItchyOxter on October 18, 2020, 08:52:01 PM
I'm no where near 6'4 but I also tried a taller screen thinking it would block the airflow to my head, but it just generated as much "dirty" air as the standard screen (and flapped around alot). The spoiler when fitted can be adjusted in conjunction with the standard screen to create a more "clean" airflow.
Title: Re: New Tiger 800 XRT owner
Post by: khemist on October 18, 2020, 09:29:16 PM
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=ssl:i.imgur.com/5iZkwYK.jpg)

Any ideas what i can do about this bolt that's on the crash bars digging into my leg?, it's bruised up from it, shame to have to take them off.

Title: Re: New Tiger 800 XRT owner
Post by: Djairouks on October 18, 2020, 09:31:41 PM
Just to be sure, what's your aim, to have no air pushing on your helmet at all, or decrease the noise
of the airflow !?

Because in most cases if it's the noise that bothers you, completely shielding a helmet, induces more
low frequency noises, which can be worse than the higher frequency wind noise.

*Originally Posted by khemist [+]
Any ideas what i can do about this bolt that's on the crash bars digging into my leg?, it's bruised up from it, shame to have to take them off.

I have crash pads on my XRT and same thing for me on the RHS, it massively improved, changing the
pegs by the SWmotech adjustable height ones somehow !
Maybe your legs will experience the same, but it depends on your morphology.
Title: Re: New Tiger 800 XRT owner
Post by: khemist on October 18, 2020, 09:34:42 PM
I wouldn't mind a bit of air on the top of the helmet but it's right in my face.
Title: Re: New Tiger 800 XRT owner
Post by: khemist on October 18, 2020, 09:39:22 PM
*Originally Posted by Djairouks [+]
Just to be sure, what's your aim, to have no air pushing on your helmet at all, or decrease the noise
of the airflow !?

Because in most cases if it's the noise that bothers you, completely shielding a helmet, induces more
low frequency noises, which can be worse than the higher frequency wind noise.

I have crash pads on my XRT and same thing for me on the RHS, it massively improved, changing the
pegs by the SWmotech adjustable height ones somehow !
Maybe your legs will experience the same, but it depends on your morphology.

Mine came with the low seat but i've got the normal seat on order, maybe that will help a little with my leg postion.

I'm surprised i'm not reading about others having the same problem.
Title: Re: New Tiger 800 XRT owner
Post by: Djairouks on October 18, 2020, 09:45:29 PM
*Originally Posted by khemist [+]
Mine came with the low seat but i've got the normal seat on order, maybe that will help a little with my leg postion.

I'm surprised i'm not reading about others having the same problem.

Most people in my experience are on the short side, I have a 34inch inseem so never have issues
with saddle height myself, though on some sportbikes I feel like a frog, it's unbearable.

For the windshield you should try adding something like a x-creen from MRA, but as I said it might
worsen the noise level, also my last helmet is so aerodynamic now that I could ride without a screen.
Title: Re: New Tiger 800 XRT owner
Post by: khemist on October 18, 2020, 10:34:16 PM
I've been told i'm missing the bolt head plastic or rubber cover.
Title: Re: New Tiger 800 XRT owner
Post by: 9w6vx on October 19, 2020, 03:00:55 AM
*Originally Posted by khemist [+]
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=ssl:i.imgur.com/5iZkwYK.jpg)

Any ideas what i can do about this bolt that's on the crash bars digging into my leg?, it's bruised up from it, shame to have to take them off.

Try to swap the left and right hand side bolt.
I had the same problem with the right hand side.
After swapping the bolts, it's all good.

Cheers
Title: Re: New Tiger 800 XRT owner
Post by: Aussie Tiger on October 19, 2020, 05:42:41 AM
 Thatís a really horrible design for that bolt on those crash bars. Could do some damage too. Why on earth didnít they make them so they sit flush with frame. Thatís just dumb.

As for screens,  the screen on the gen 3 800s is about a million times better than the one on the earlier models. I resorted to doing the opposite of what everyone always seems to suggest and chopped mine down. Yes there was wind but it wasnít sending me deaf. No screen can stop the wind; it can only deflect it and more often than not it only creates another problem. It is a motor cycle so wind I expect and discomfort I avoid.

(https://photos-cdn.tiger800.co.uk/C40A5205-F0B3-429B-8FD5-CDFE57DC0C41.jpg)
Title: Re: New Tiger 800 XRT owner
Post by: khemist on October 19, 2020, 07:53:12 AM
Ok, thanks for that, i got a good deal on ebay for a heated seat for my 2018 XRT, the model no. is T2305378, will this fit?, it says it fits the 2016 but are the seats the same?, thanks.
Title: Re: New Tiger 800 XRT owner
Post by: Aussie Tiger on October 19, 2020, 01:12:34 PM
All Tiger 800 seats are interchangeable but only XRT and XCA bikes are wired for the heated seats.
Title: Re: New Tiger 800 XRT owner
Post by: Grumps on October 19, 2020, 01:18:48 PM
 :401: :417:
Title: Re: New Tiger 800 XRT owner
Post by: khemist on October 19, 2020, 02:13:23 PM
*Originally Posted by Aussie Tiger [+]
All Tiger 800 seats are interchangeable but only XRT and XCA bikes are wired for the heated seats.

I was told by the seller it would only fit the 2016 so cancelled it, i'll need to get the correct part number.
Title: Re: New Tiger 800 XRT owner
Post by: applecorp on October 24, 2020, 09:58:08 PM
*Originally Posted by khemist [+]
I wouldn't mind a bit of air on the top of the helmet but it's right in my face.

I'm 5 foot 10, stock screen is fine for me but at your height I would suggest adding an MRA spoiler to the stock screen rather than getting a new windscreen completely.
Title: Re: New Tiger 800 XRT owner
Post by: khemist on October 24, 2020, 10:50:53 PM
*Originally Posted by applecorp [+]
I'm 5 foot 10, stock screen is fine for me but at your height I would suggest adding an MRA spoiler to the stock screen rather than getting a new windscreen completely.

Too late, i went with the Puig, fitted it today and it's quite a bit taller than stock, will be testing it out tomorrow.
Title: Re: New Tiger 800 XRT owner
Post by: khemist on October 25, 2020, 01:26:01 PM
*Originally Posted by 9w6vx [+]
Try to swap the left and right hand side bolt.
I had the same problem with the right hand side.
After swapping the bolts, it's all good.

Cheers

Can you explain how that helps?, i might be a bit stupid here.

Do these bolts come with the heed bars or are they the engine bolts reused.
Title: Re: New Tiger 800 XRT owner
Post by: 9w6vx on October 25, 2020, 02:26:19 PM
The HEED bars come with their own bolts/spacers and it seems that the spacers are location specific.

It was installed by the local dealer and assumed that the RH & LH spacers that came with the HEED bars were the same length.

I was wondering why the RH side bolt stuck out and it made riding uncomfortable.

I then checked the instructions and emailed HEED Poland and they advised me to swap the spacers.

Please see attached my email correspondence with HEED and the installation instructions. Email addresses were removed.

Take note of #5 & #8 on the installation instructions.

Hope that helps!


(https://photos-cdn.tiger800.co.uk/install1.jpg)
(https://photos-cdn.tiger800.co.uk/install-instruction2.jpg)
(https://photos-cdn.tiger800.co.uk/email-to-HEEd.jpg)
(https://photos-cdn.tiger800.co.uk/reply-from-HEED.jpg)
Title: Re: New Tiger 800 XRT owner
Post by: khemist on October 25, 2020, 02:30:02 PM
Thanks so much, i'll change it over shortly.
Title: Re: New Tiger 800 XRT owner
Post by: 9w6vx on October 25, 2020, 02:35:32 PM
You are welcome and do let us know if it works for you.

 :417: :300:
Title: Re: New Tiger 800 XRT owner
Post by: khemist on October 25, 2020, 02:40:16 PM
Are there listed torque specs also?, can't find instructions to DL.

Will i have to loosen other bolts before i tighten these back up?.
Title: Re: New Tiger 800 XRT owner
Post by: 9w6vx on October 25, 2020, 03:06:24 PM
From what I can remember no other bolts had to be loosened.

HEED doesn't provide the torque specs.
I used the specs provided by Triumph which was 48 Nm if I remember correctly.

Send me your email via PM and I'll send you the pdf file for the installation instructions.

Title: Re: New Tiger 800 XRT owner
Post by: khemist on October 25, 2020, 03:12:13 PM
Done thanks.
Title: Re: New Tiger 800 XRT owner
Post by: 9w6vx on October 25, 2020, 03:15:35 PM
Email sent!

 :300: :300:
Title: Re: New Tiger 800 XRT owner
Post by: khemist on October 25, 2020, 03:19:18 PM
Got it, cheers!.