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Title: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Admin on March 30, 2013, 06:00:01 PM
This topic is for members to briefly mention what they have done to their bike today.

Mention the parts you've fitted or the changes you've made. By all means add some pics.

If you've added some really good things then create a separate dedicated topic in the appropriate section. Please do not post details of trips here, there is now a dedicated board for trips that you've done.

Note: This topic is NOT a catch all for anything and everything.

Cheers  :031:


Note:  Personally I loathe these long threads as so much good information gets lost within them. Consequently, if members do not stick to the guidelines above then it will be LOCKED. The thread is only here as some people can't seem to live without it.   :027:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: HenryII on March 24, 2013, 01:37:20 PM
Fitted rammount to my Garmin and let it out in the sun :-)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo269/janhea/Tiger800/DSC_0018_zps116da034.jpg)

Made two holes in the bracket for the ram
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo269/janhea/Tiger800/DSC_0020_zps71318809.jpg)

And fitted the wolfmann rear rack for my drybags
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo269/janhea/Tiger800/DSC_0019_zpsc90a216d.jpg)


Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Legin on March 25, 2013, 08:31:47 PM
Fitted new tyres today roadsmart 2 although I havent tried them yet and found getting the rear wheel in and out a bit of a pain with the sliding brake bracket, still easier next time. Noted that the 2 year old front scorpion was starting to crack after 3k miles not very impressive.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blacktiger on March 26, 2013, 11:46:33 AM
I bought my 800XC an 800 roadie rear wheel so I can run tubeless tyres.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Legin on March 26, 2013, 06:20:43 PM
Fitted Roxter heated grips. Basically rotary knob oxford grips and made by oxford for Tesco but they stopped retailing them. Cost the sum total of £28 delivered on the bay right now. Rotary knob is a bit bulky but I guess thats what they were like and hopefully more reliable than the later generation.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ffg on March 29, 2013, 09:17:52 AM
Spent quite a lot of time applying ACF-50 to my *NEW* white roadie.  It was clean before, but it's even cleaner now!

Also fitted Red Fox carbon-look hugger and front fender flick.  These look great on the bike.

Have to decide at some point between the AMC Moto 50L box I bought a few weeks ago ahead the bike's arrival, and the OEM Triumph box it was eventually supplied with.  I quite like the Triumph box - I wouldn't have spent £350 on it but it was free - but it's only big enough for one helmet, while the AMC will fit both mine and Mrs FFG's, which has got to be useful sometimes.  Choices, choices...

Someone told me it's possible to lock a helmet strap under the seat - anyone know the best way to do this?

And another thing... what's the best way to chain the bike up?  Through the back wheel and round the swinging arm, or some other way?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blizzard800 on March 30, 2013, 06:04:04 PM
Fitted the Triumph aftermarket long levers and stripped off the plastic in preparation for fitting the heated grips due next week
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dom on April 01, 2013, 01:09:26 PM
As instructed by AdKing...

Wash it! Poor kid is filthy.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Jon H on April 01, 2013, 04:58:55 PM
Realised that my old tax disc holder was the most insecure and least waterproof thing in the universe. Fitted a secure, waterproof Oxford one with my new tax disc.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on April 01, 2013, 09:38:27 PM
Changed the clock time
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Fordy99 on April 01, 2013, 09:38:56 PM
Dropped it :172: :172: :172: :172:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Jon H on April 02, 2013, 06:16:23 AM
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
Changed the clock time
That reminds me.....
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: cunestu on April 02, 2013, 07:46:12 PM
 :0461: damn, thought I'd got em all................
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Zaphod on April 02, 2013, 07:47:23 PM
Bugger, another job :lol
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: triwasaki on April 02, 2013, 08:31:09 PM
In glorious Spring sunshine, added the OEM ally bash plate (powder coated black) and fitted a RAM ball to the screen bracket for my TomTom mount.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ossiary on April 02, 2013, 10:34:25 PM
I treated my Tiger to a thorough washing at lunchtime. we'd been away for a dirty weekend...just the two of us...well, and a mate and his bike...that's not too kinky, is it?

 Nothing better that that feeling of standing back to look at a shining bike after an hour or so of effort when you started with loads of road grime.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: triwasaki on April 03, 2013, 01:00:54 PM
Having looked at the Visor Down crash report, fitted a pair of R&G fork sliders.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blizzard800 on April 03, 2013, 08:08:38 PM
started fitting the foglight I got off e-bay only to discover all the little spacers were missing  :172: :172:

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on April 03, 2013, 08:20:41 PM
Took the Tiger out for a couple of hours, then polished it using Greased lightening and i must say she came up a treat, the polish seems to bring out the farkle in the paint, she is all ready for a run out again tomorrow if the weather is kind
Cheers Stealth
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on April 04, 2013, 04:15:21 PM
I finally received the stebel Magnum horn that I ordered: and duly fitted it on my Tiger  :028: its loud  :038:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: cunestu on April 04, 2013, 04:41:25 PM
*Originally Posted by Stealthtiger [+]
I finally received the stebel Magnum horn that I ordered: and duly fitted it on my Tiger  :028: its loud  :038:

Stealthtiger, where did you get the Stebel Magnum from?  I can't seem to find any UK distributors online (apart from Nippy Norman - who is sold out).  With Stebel being an Italian company I was going to leave it until May when I will be in Italy to see if I can pick one up then.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Jon H on April 04, 2013, 07:46:14 PM
Still didn't get around to changing the clock...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gaz.T on April 04, 2013, 09:46:12 PM
Fitted my 20mm SW Motech bar risers. Made a nice change to the riding position.

Well worth £40.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gr82briding on April 04, 2013, 11:50:21 PM
I gave my XC an oil and filter change and replaced the front and rear brake pads with EBC HH sintered ones (although the originals still had a few thousand ks left in them) and gave her a good clean ready for the 20K service at BayRide next week.

It's Gr82briding!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Nick61tiger on April 05, 2013, 11:37:24 PM
 :046:fitted powder coated stand,rear grab handles and exhaust heat shields all done in satin black.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on April 05, 2013, 11:58:55 PM
*Originally Posted by Nick61tiger [+]
:046:fitted powder coated stand,rear grab handles and exhaust heat shields all done in satin black.
I would really like to see the powder coated bits, i have my grab rails done and aux lights, the side stand and exhaust is interesting any chance of a pic or two please, also I am in northants can you tell me where you got them done please and a rough idea on the cost
cheers Stealth 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: digitalcaptive on April 06, 2013, 01:34:42 AM
Fitted my Triumph GPS mount, an optimate lead and removed tha baffle from the arrow can ROOOOOOAAAAAR, sorry couldn't help myself  :087:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: heymaker8705 on April 06, 2013, 02:34:17 AM
I have been debating the powder coating of the kick stand, grab handles, and fog lights. I too would be very interesting in seeing any pics you are will to share Nick61tiger!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: rickrs on April 06, 2013, 05:17:00 AM
I re-arranged the circuits on my Eastern Beaver 3 way power distribution to accomdate my new purchased SW Motech spot lights & added a volt meter.  This now means that the spotlights are permenantly powered and the volt meter and GPS are on switched circuits.
 
Also added a TTO temp guage.  I used the version which has the sensor which replaces a spakplug washer & put it under one of the screws that holds the radiator side mouldings on. It may not be as accurate there, but it was easir to fit. Standard radiator temp appears to be about 85C.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gr82briding on April 06, 2013, 05:26:48 AM
*Originally Posted by rickrs [+]
I re-arranged the circuits on my Eastern Beaver 3 way power distribution to accomdate my new purchased SW Motech spot lights & added a volt meter.  This now means that the spotlights are permenantly powered and the volt meter and GPS are on switched circuits.

Very tidy work rickrs  :062:!

It's Gr82briding!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blizzard800 on April 06, 2013, 10:51:09 AM
Fitted the foglights and heated grips I got from e-bay.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: markcat7 on April 06, 2013, 05:31:27 PM
Fitted a scottoiler and a garmin satnav mount, then went for my first decent ride this year  :002:
Feels like the first day of spring!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: triwasaki on April 06, 2013, 09:56:19 PM
*Originally Posted by markcat7 [+]
Feels like the first day of spring!

Amen to that!

Fitted a Tutoro automatic oiler, having cleaned the chain and sprockets.
Also fitted an R&G hugger and an AMC chainguard, and the OEM headlight protector.

That'll be all for now, until the Holan pannier frame turns up .......
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gr82briding on April 07, 2013, 07:05:09 AM
Took the tank off and cleaned my K&N air filter, checked and cleaned the spark plugs and repositioned my Garmin 550 from the handlebars to above the clocks.

It's Gr82briding!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: crazyman on April 07, 2013, 12:08:18 PM
I just turned over 18k miles, so it was time for an oil change.  Checked over some other things and went for a nice ride.
70 degrees and sunny :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: garwood109 on April 07, 2013, 06:43:39 PM
having got a good few hours riding in this weekend gave my a good clean and polish came up a treat as always , has anybody out there removed their rear grab rails ?? i don't take anybody pillion and am forever catching my ankle on the bl00dy things , if it's not a hard job i would take them off .. any tips gratefully received .
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Nick61tiger on April 08, 2013, 09:59:28 PM
powder coated parts
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Jon H on April 12, 2013, 05:55:25 PM
6,000 mile service today. I had a loan bike for the day, a Tiger 800 road (although it was white so it wasn't quite as quick as mine) with 300 miles on the clock. Anyway, I have a few observations:

1. £199 wasn't the cheapest but Blade Swindon are excellent so I'm happy to spend a couple of quid extra.
2. I didn't rate the touring screen until I tried it back to back with the standard one. The Touring screen is so much better. Less buffeting and much more wind protection.
3. The standard hand guards (on mine) are similarly excellent and protect the hands a lot (compared to no hand guards) but I missed my Oxford muffs in the rain today.
4. I like the extra width and different construction (and warmth, obviously) of the heated grips.
5. Most importantly, going back to Scorpions was awful. The grip, stability and less twitchy turn in of the PR3s makes the bike so much better to ride.
6. I don't like torrential rain. Soaked 4 times (wind dried in between).
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Grrr800 on April 13, 2013, 02:41:48 PM
Today I have mostly been fitting a Pyramid fender extender. There's not much of a gap to the edge of tyre on this bike :110:
Also fitted an R&G Shock Sock which went on more easily than anticipated.
ACF-50 applied all over the place, I even managed to hit the bike with some  :001:

Also I noticed a small amount of oil or coolant when I removed the sump guard.:151: It is coming from somewhere on the l/h side, I'll have to keep an eye on this and get it looked into at the first service.

I also discovered the Triumph rack for the Top Box has some lateral movement, strange, I wonder is this a design feature?

Tomorrow I will add the Optimate lead off my old bike to the battery, and douse the fuses with protective spray having read the threads on this. This Forum is certainly a font of all wisdom  :152:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: sp1n99 on April 13, 2013, 02:56:22 PM
(Today I have mostly been fitting a Pyramid fender extender. There's not much of a gap to the edge of tyre on this bike )

I fitted a Pyramid fender extender to my bike yesterday.
I took the mudguard off the bike (easy) so I could scotchbrite the mating surfaces then used sikaflex 291i. Having the guard off allowed me to seal the edges. My one has ample room between the extender and tyre. Are you sure you got the right one? The roadie one is different to the XC one.
The topbox mount is supposed to move as Triumph claim it reduces the tendency for the bike to sway at speed.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: retryrider on April 13, 2013, 02:56:31 PM
Took cover off, started to add the new bits, got soaked, put cover back on.

So need a garage!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: healdem on April 13, 2013, 06:34:31 PM
Took my Tiger for a clean
Top Tips:-, how to keep your Tiger 800 showroom clean (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu0P9aTQIpk#)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: digitalcaptive on April 13, 2013, 06:41:12 PM
you missed a bit :150:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on April 13, 2013, 06:53:25 PM
Cleaned the chain and adjusted it. 3rd time in 2 years.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blizzard800 on April 13, 2013, 07:24:28 PM
*Originally Posted by Grrr800 [+]
I also discovered the Triumph rack for the Top Box has some lateral movement, strange, I wonder is this a design feature?

Yes it is. It's meant to add to the high speed stability when the Top Box is fitted
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dilbert on April 13, 2013, 11:10:59 PM
Joined Healdem for the second rinse, 30 miles on the A50 in pouring rain and truck spray, don't need to wash it tomorrow now then  :016:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Grrr800 on April 14, 2013, 10:53:50 AM
*Originally Posted by sp1n99 [+]
(Today I have mostly been fitting a Pyramid fender extender. There's not much of a gap to the edge of tyre on this bike )

My one has ample room between the extender and tyre. Are you sure you got the right one? The roadie one is different to the XC one.
The topbox mount is supposed to move as Triumph claim it reduces the tendency for the bike to sway at speed.

Thanks for the replies.
Yes correct extender. I'll see if there are any issues after a test ride, as it's the protruding self tappers I'm more concerned with, although I have filed off the tips. Perhaps it's just closer to the tyre than the fenders on my previous bikes. Maybe I would have been better off gluing it on?
Good to know the moving mount is a design feature.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: gingermonster on April 14, 2013, 04:45:04 PM
took her off roadin and got mucky and battered my side stand switch doh :418:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: MuddySump on April 14, 2013, 09:00:46 PM
Got it stuck in snow  :033:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on April 14, 2013, 09:13:02 PM
After the Midlands ride out I cleaned it, then I cleaned it, then I cleaned it some more, now its clean  :028:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: heymaker8705 on April 15, 2013, 12:52:12 PM
*Originally Posted by Grrr800 [+]
Thanks for the replies.
Yes correct extender. I'll see if there are any issues after a test ride, as it's the protruding self tappers I'm more concerned with, although I have filed off the tips. Perhaps it's just closer to the tyre than the fenders on my previous bikes. Maybe I would have been better off gluing it on?
Good to know the moving mount is a design feature.

Grrr800, I used rivets on my fender extender opposed to the self-taping screws.  I wasn't fully comfortable with the screws being there.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dilbert on April 15, 2013, 01:00:49 PM
*Originally Posted by Stealthtiger [+]
After the Midlands ride out I cleaned it, then I cleaned it, then I cleaned it some more, now its clean  :028:

After the Midlands ride out, I didn't clean it, I didn't clean it yesterday and I just cracked the front brake pads off the rusty discs and rode it into work today  :001: :164:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: mullerrad on April 15, 2013, 02:03:54 PM
Taken into triumph to have centre stand fitted do I can look after the chain.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on April 15, 2013, 02:28:59 PM
Rode in the sunshine!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Zaphod on April 15, 2013, 03:02:26 PM
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
Rode in the sunshine!

Yay, me too :)):)):)):)) and then washed it
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on April 15, 2013, 03:22:34 PM
I also rode for a couple of hours in the sunshine and warm air  :017:  :084: Its getting warmer guys ............and gals  :152: :047: :152: :047:
happy days
Cheers Stealth
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Jon H on April 15, 2013, 08:32:36 PM
+1 for a sunshine ride. I was actually too hot on the way home. Washed it yesterday and it's still clean! Amazing.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: moszoro on April 15, 2013, 09:19:16 PM
Fitted my home made Ali panniers. And argued with a blunt drill bit.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Lancey on April 16, 2013, 01:30:44 AM
Rained most of Saturday so got stuck in and installed the factory Aux lights, so far all the factory stuff has been dead easy :)
And a set of Rox risers, excellent riding position for me now with all day comfort as it took the weight off my gammy wrist.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Greg on April 16, 2013, 05:13:30 PM
We finished work at 12.. It's a cracking day so out on the Tiger for a few hours...

After riding on wet salty roads for 5 months it was a pleasure to warm the tyres up and have a hoon...  :156:

So when I got home.. I took the Bros out... :300: and gave hima run.... He seemed to like it....!

Greg

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: aimer on April 16, 2013, 06:45:31 PM
Spent most of the afternoon cleaning the rust from the spokes on my front wheel with autosolve :003:

That will teach me for not rinsing the bike off after a long winter ride. Have also bought some FS 365 and have liberally sprayed it everywhere (except brake discs).

It does smell nice when burning off :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: QLDTiger on April 17, 2013, 01:42:45 AM
Well after a bit of a hiatus due to work commitments - today I treated Tiger to a present.  OEM Panniers!

The local dealer gave me a heck of a deal which was too good to pass up.  I also got tired of reading about endless after market options which would have ended up costing me more by the time I pay for shipping to the end of the earth (Australia).

Should have them on Friday!  Am planning on using them for my upcoming Saddle Sore 1000 IBA ride.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: rickrs on April 17, 2013, 01:14:25 PM
Took the XC into the Triumph shop and had the gearchange return spring replaced under the service bulletin.  Been thinking about it for a while & thought I should get it done before the trip planned for next weekend where we will be doing a couple thousand Klms for the round trip.
 
The workshop manager said that they changed dozens of them and could find no difference in tension or design between the ones they removed or the new ones.
 
 But the tiger has a nice new spring.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ftw0713 on April 19, 2013, 11:02:38 PM
Fitted Engine Guards and did an oil change.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gr82briding on April 20, 2013, 12:01:38 AM
I gave my XC a good clean after a 700+km ride the other day and fixed a broken indicator stem.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/Gr82briding/P1020160_zpsec2c56c7.jpg) (http://s1231.photobucket.com/user/Gr82briding/media/P1020160_zpsec2c56c7.jpg.html)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/Gr82briding/P1020159_zpsddcede90.jpg) (http://s1231.photobucket.com/user/Gr82briding/media/P1020159_zpsddcede90.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: daytripper1970_au on April 20, 2013, 04:16:16 AM
*Originally Posted by HenryII [+]
Fitted rammount to my Garmin and let it out in the sun :-)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo269/janhea/Tiger800/DSC_0018_zps116da034.jpg)

Made two holes in the bracket for the ram
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo269/janhea/Tiger800/DSC_0020_zps71318809.jpg)



Ooooh  that looks fricken' awesome.  I'd love to do this, but I'm a pussy when it comes to drilling holes into a two day old Tiger.  How long is that RAM Mount and is that the stock screen?

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: daytripper1970_au on April 20, 2013, 08:13:34 AM
*Originally Posted by Fordy99 [+]
Dropped it :172: :172: :172: :172:

Bugger...... how did she fair?

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: QLDTiger on April 20, 2013, 03:55:36 PM
Fitted my OEM panniers. They look ok. Will test em out tomorrow!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: daytripper1970_au on April 21, 2013, 11:21:39 AM
Today, I fitted the following:



I followed the instructions re: torque values; all seemed to be 'just tight'.  I kind of expected to tighten the crash bar bolts very tight.  Although, I did use locktite on all bolts.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dilbert on April 21, 2013, 02:38:32 PM
Daytripper

Yes logically you would expect crash bars to be really tightly held, but too tight risks loading up the threads which may pull out and tear lumps out of whatever they're bolted to.

You done good mate the bolt tension will stop them falling off in a crash and the Loctite will maintain that tension and stop the bolts coming loose.

Proper job mate, never overtighten anything that fastens to the frame, or engine  :028:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: daytripper1970_au on April 21, 2013, 08:48:01 PM
*Originally Posted by Dilbert [+]

You done good mate the bolt tension will stop them falling off in a crash and the Loctite will maintain that tension and stop the bolts coming loose.

Proper job mate, never overtighten anything that fastens to the frame, or engine  :028:

Being a mechanical idiot, it's a relief to hear your advice.

Cheer  :031:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: jimmy60 on April 22, 2013, 06:37:04 AM
Changed sprockets/chain yesterday actually and took it out today to begin stretching the new one!  :123:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Atwin on April 22, 2013, 03:59:09 PM
my big tank
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ftw0713 on April 22, 2013, 04:25:55 PM
*Originally Posted by Atwin [+]
my big tank

Atwin....nice looking tank, what brand is it?, How big is it as well?  Would be very intrested in getting some information on it please.......
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Arma on April 22, 2013, 04:44:13 PM
Not today but Saturday.... had it fall over in a carpark and broke the clutch lever and windscreen.  Shame about the clutch lever.

So on Friday I will be installing a new clutch lever, new Palmer windscreen and some Barkbusters!  Whoooop!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gr82briding on April 22, 2013, 08:13:42 PM
*Originally Posted by Arma [+]
Not today but Saturday.... had it fall over in a carpark and broke the clutch lever and windscreen.  Shame about the clutch lever.

So on Friday I will be installing a new clutch lever, new Palmer windscreen and some Barkbusters!  Whoooop!

Arma, you have to watch those carparks. They are dangerous places! Bugger though but you wont regret getting barkies!

It's Gr82briding!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dandy on April 23, 2013, 09:53:07 PM
Took off rear wheel and had tyre removed ready to send away to have dent removed /wheel straightened after my altercation with a pot hole in Scotland at the weekend
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: triwasaki on April 24, 2013, 10:15:42 AM
Did you check to see if the pothole has been reported? Or report yourself, for example at fillthathole.org.uk

If it has been reported over 7 days ago and not repaired you could get compensation for your bent wheel.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gr82briding on April 24, 2013, 10:41:04 AM
I installed my fuze box http://www.fuzeblocks.com/index.php (http://www.fuzeblocks.com/index.php) after work today  :152:

I have my Garmin Zumo 550, pillion heated grips and my smart charger hooked up so far.

I guess I need to buy some more accessories now.

It's Gr82briding!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: auroratiger on April 26, 2013, 12:21:14 AM
Rode from Aurora to Joliet.....cleaned it off a bit.  perfect weather !
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: bdkrivit on April 26, 2013, 01:29:23 PM
Had the turn signal stem recall completed and took off the warning stickers, then rode to band rehearsal- :123:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on April 26, 2013, 01:50:08 PM
Removed the tutoro auto oiler.  Needs either a weaker spring or a bigger weight.  Either way not for me. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on April 26, 2013, 04:56:17 PM
 :493:
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
Removed the tutoro auto oiler.  Needs either a weaker spring or a bigger weight.  Either way not for me.

Scottoiler   :155: still going strong after all these years  :164:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on April 26, 2013, 05:20:46 PM
*Originally Posted by Stealthtiger [+]
:493:
Scottoiler   :155: still going strong after all these years  :164:

Yes but I need to experiment &anyway the tutoro and the new Loobman currently winging it's way to me are still way less than a Scotoiler, never mind the electronic scotoiler.  God I love electronics.  But in this case I think basics is best.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: spencert231 on April 26, 2013, 05:36:50 PM
*Originally Posted by bdkrivit [+]
Had the turn signal stem recall completed and took off the warning stickers, then rode to band rehearsal- :123:

You didn't mention the trees growing out of your tank  :492:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: spencert231 on April 26, 2013, 05:40:07 PM
Whoops! that was meant for auroratiger
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Tiger Chas on April 26, 2013, 07:00:48 PM
Went for a little bimble to Malvern (yesterday) Good day for a ride.

 :417:

232 miles and 6.15 hors in the saddle.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: vanman on April 26, 2013, 09:17:07 PM
Ordered a set of TKCs..........fit on Monday   :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on April 27, 2013, 06:06:21 AM
 :001: I am riding to Gloucester this morning  :300:, to collect the tent i bought from Robot  :028:
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Robot on April 27, 2013, 12:07:45 PM
Bungeed a tent to a someone else's Tiger
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: xanth on April 27, 2013, 01:49:14 PM
*Originally Posted by ftw0713 [+]
Atwin....nice looking tank, what brand is it?, How big is it as well?  Would be very intrested in getting some information on it please.......

Thats the new Tiger 800 tank from Safari. Fits both the roaddie and XC.

Its 30L, 10L more than the original.

Price per Unit (piece): $965.0 (inc 10% GST) without shipping I think.

http://www.safaritanks.com.au/home/18-Triumph/71-Triumph-Tiger-800/flypage.tpl.html (http://www.safaritanks.com.au/home/18-Triumph/71-Triumph-Tiger-800/flypage.tpl.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: fozzy on April 27, 2013, 03:21:42 PM
Picked up pillion seat from upholsterer.Now twice the padding of original.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ftw0713 on April 27, 2013, 05:34:40 PM
Thanks Xanth, wicked nice looking tank....... also thanks for the link. Got to put it on the Christmas wish list now.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Wilfried on April 27, 2013, 05:45:16 PM
Installed a pedestrian slicer
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=img716.imageshack.us/img716/7502/dscn1258c.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/716/dscn1258c.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=img153.imageshack.us/img153/983/dscn1259m.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/153/dscn1259m.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

 :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on April 27, 2013, 06:48:22 PM
*Originally Posted by Robot [+]
Bungeed a tent to a someone else's Tiger

Hey that suspiciously looks like The Stealth!!  :008:, Had a good ride to Robot's who was very hospitable  :028:, thanks for the coffee and of course the demo on the tent, a truly nice guy ..................if tour ever this way give me a shout

Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: digitalcaptive on April 27, 2013, 11:47:25 PM
Sat on my new bike for the first time (even though I've had it for over four weeks) It became apparent that I wasn't quite ready for my first ride (left leg still a bit weak) but a small step forward none the less...........I'm so close I can almost taste it.
Oh and I fitted a second accessory socket  :152:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on April 28, 2013, 10:36:30 AM
*Originally Posted by digitalcaptive [+]
Sat on my new bike for the first time (even though I've had it for over four weeks) It became apparent that I was quite ready for my first ride (left leg still a bit weak) but a small step forward none the less...........I'm so close I can almost taste it.
Oh and I fitted a second accessory socket  :152:

 :047: On getting your leg over  :028: see you out there soon m8  :152:

Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: digitalcaptive on April 28, 2013, 10:43:02 AM
*Originally Posted by Stealthtiger [+]
:047: On getting your leg over  :028: see you out there soon m8  :152:

Thanx mate, almost there  :123:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: triwasaki on April 28, 2013, 02:08:51 PM
*Originally Posted by digitalcaptive [+]
Sat on my new bike for the first time (even though I've had it for over four weeks) It became apparent that I wasn't quite ready for my first ride (left leg still a bit weak) but a small step forward none the less...........I'm so close I can almost taste it.
Oh and I fitted a second accessory socket  :152:

Good man!

BTW, having been in similar circumstances (brand new Tiger, not able to ride it for nearly 3 months), I wrote to Triumph explaining why I wouldn't be getting it in for its first service within the specified one month. I got a nice letter back confirming that it would be ok to start the service 'clock' as soon as I started riding it, and there would be no warranty issues. They even said that although they couldn't extend the warranty to two years after I started riding it, they would 'look after me' if I was unfortunate enough to have a warranty issue just after the 2 year anniversary of registration. Good corporate attitude.  :028:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on April 28, 2013, 02:35:54 PM
Cleaned all the brake calipers. Tonight I'm changing the fluid and tomorrow the cooling fluid
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blue marlin on April 28, 2013, 03:11:34 PM
Lubed the chain after 200+ miles yesterday. Took somes advise and put the important/useful tools under the pillion. Now trying to figure out how to make
a tool container to fit the subframe next to the rite side Triumph pannier.
last week I repaired the extended chain guard I made that mates to the inner
fender I made. Tomorrow I'm going Turkey hunting.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: charrito on April 28, 2013, 03:14:54 PM
Fitted the new Sargent seat & went for a ride!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: digitalcaptive on April 28, 2013, 05:13:29 PM
*Originally Posted by triwasaki [+]
Good man!

BTW, having been in similar circumstances (brand new Tiger, not able to ride it for nearly 3 months), I wrote to Triumph explaining why I wouldn't be getting it in for its first service within the specified one month. I got a nice letter back confirming that it would be ok to start the service 'clock' as soon as I started riding it, and there would be no warranty issues. They even said that although they couldn't extend the warranty to two years after I started riding it, they would 'look after me' if I was unfortunate enough to have a warranty issue just after the 2 year anniversary of registration. Good corporate attitude.  :028:

I was unaware that they specified within one month, I might have to give them a ring, Thanx for the heads up

Think I may have fixed my problem now....I have actually managed 80 miles on the bike today through a combination of pain killers and determination after a nervous first 10 minutes a slipped into my element and loved it
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: skinneroo on April 28, 2013, 06:20:10 PM
Fitted a Tutoro chain oiler. While I was doing that I also noticed how inneffective the R+G hugger is.  :023:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: triwasaki on April 28, 2013, 06:50:28 PM
*Originally Posted by digitalcaptive [+]
I was unaware that they specified within one month, I might have to give them a ring, Thanx for the heads up

Think I may have fixed my problem now....I have actually managed 80 miles on the bike today through a combination of pain killers and determination after a nervous first 10 minutes a slipped into my element and loved it

Yeah!  :047: :152:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on April 28, 2013, 07:05:53 PM
 
*Originally Posted by digitalcaptive [+]
I was unaware that they specified within one month, I might have to give them a ring, Thanx for the heads up

Think I may have fixed my problem now....I have actually managed 80 miles on the bike today through a combination of pain killers and determination after a nervous first 10 minutes a slipped into my element and loved it
:047: M8 good to hear  :152:, I am out your way at Stratstones @08;30 for 6000ml service, glad you got your leg over  :034:

Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: retryrider on April 28, 2013, 07:07:03 PM
*Originally Posted by blue marlin [+]
Now trying to figure out how to make
a tool container to fit the subframe next to the rite side Triumph pannier.

Have you had a look at one of these:
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=www.adventure-spec.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/a/s/as-tool.jpg)

http://www.adventure-spec.com/default/tools-adventure-spec-tool-tube.html (http://www.adventure-spec.com/default/tools-adventure-spec-tool-tube.html)

Bit pricy for what is just a tube of plastic but may save the effort of coming up within something yourself.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: retryrider on April 28, 2013, 07:08:35 PM
Had a great ride out with the SECBIkers crew today around kent.

Definitely counts as the first proper ride of the year.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: digitalcaptive on April 30, 2013, 09:20:37 PM
Fitted new SW-Motech top box mount and racks........ready to go

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: daytripper1970_au on May 03, 2013, 08:35:34 AM
It's hard to say what it a necessity and what is a "nice to have" accessory, but for me the new screen was an absolute necessity; along with the heated grips, the driving lights, the centre stand, the crash bars, the front mudflap extender, the front and rear axle slides and the mirror extensions  :033:.  WOW, this bike has fast become a 'farkle' money pit.  But seeing as this will be my last bike for many, many years I'm happy to spend a little extra.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: andymck on May 03, 2013, 01:23:28 PM
MTC exhaust bought on eBay came today. Fitted in 15 mins and bloody hell what a great noise  :152:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Wilfried on May 03, 2013, 01:48:46 PM
 :493:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: andymck on May 03, 2013, 03:11:30 PM
Not sure what the neighbours will say coming home from work at 10pm but hey of they whinge I'll get the 650 Dragstar out with the drag pipes ::)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Ctomt on May 04, 2013, 11:17:23 AM
New pipe today!

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: daytripper1970_au on May 04, 2013, 02:08:35 PM
*Originally Posted by Ctomt [+]
New pipe today!

Youtube Vid please  :123:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gr82briding on May 05, 2013, 04:25:44 AM
I replaced my OEM 10w fork oil with Bel Ray 5w oil as per blacktiger's tread https://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,8423.0.html (https://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,8423.0.html)

The difference is compelling. If you are annoyed at your frontend being harsh then I recommend that you give it a try. It's a cheap, relatively easy and effective means of improving your front suspension  :152:

It's Gr82briding!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: jenkspj on May 05, 2013, 10:08:47 AM
Rode it for the first time since May!!
 :418:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: spencert231 on May 05, 2013, 11:29:40 AM
Temp here in South West France 26 centigrade and I have to pull out a load of nails from wood I am recycling as I am renovating.  I think Mr & Mrs Dick-Head had a special offer on 4" nails they nailed everything.  However, as soon as I have done this chore I am cleaning mountain Bike (grizzly), servicing my road bike (Giant) full carbon and then its wash the Tiger and ride it to make sure its dried properly, well that's what I tell her  :492:

I am going to take some pics this week of the bits and pieces of the route I regularly use, or maybe we should start a thread with views on our regular route?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Tiger Chas on May 05, 2013, 04:27:44 PM
Went to the Chelmsford event and had little ride round as well 167 miles, 3.55 in the saddle and 52mpg.

A good day out with a Kentucky on the way home.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Greg on May 05, 2013, 05:43:23 PM
Drilled holes in it for the RAM mounts for the new cameras...  :005:

I don't trust those sticky pads...  :155:

And tidied the garage so I can fit another bike in...  :007:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Despistao on May 05, 2013, 06:45:43 PM
*Originally Posted by blue marlin [+]
Now trying to figure out how to make a tool container to fit the subframe next to the rite side Triumph pannier.

If that helps

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=imageshack.us/a/img844/839/lateralx.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: spencert231 on May 05, 2013, 07:31:57 PM
*Originally Posted by Greg [+]
Drilled holes in it for the RAM mounts for the new cameras...  :005:

I don't trust those sticky pads...  :155:

And tidied the garage so I can fit another bike in...  :007:
Any chance of pics and what the finsh article looks like :047:

Whats the other bike, Greg? :084:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: jimmy60 on May 07, 2013, 02:03:57 AM
Installed 2" Rox Risers. Much better!   :028:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ftw0713 on May 07, 2013, 02:36:16 AM
Hey Jimmy, would like to see those risers...... they have more adjustments than mine? Would be nice to fine tune a bit.

Oh added a second Wolfman rollie bag to the bike.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gr82briding on May 07, 2013, 06:12:55 AM
I installed my OEM LED indicators.

Front
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/Gr82briding/P1020174_zpsb14b3968.jpg) (http://s1231.photobucket.com/user/Gr82briding/media/P1020174_zpsb14b3968.jpg.html)

and rear
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/Gr82briding/P1020175_zps67985bf8.jpg) (http://s1231.photobucket.com/user/Gr82briding/media/P1020175_zps67985bf8.jpg.html)

They are way more sexier than the originals

I also installed the OEM rubber tank pad
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/Gr82briding/P1020176_zpsae3028e9.jpg) (http://s1231.photobucket.com/user/Gr82briding/media/P1020176_zpsae3028e9.jpg.html)

Very pleased with the mods  :152:

It's Gr82briding!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Barn on May 08, 2013, 08:50:15 PM
Gr82briding like the looks of the new signals!

Finally after almost getting ran off the road by some one driving with ear buds (not hearing the timid shout of my OEM horn) I decided to install my Stebel Nautilus Air horn!I purchased it about 3 months ago and just now got it separated and mounted on the bike!!

Hope i don't have to use it but when i do I'm sure they will hear me coming or at least be looking for the train they heard!  :005:



Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Grrr800 on May 09, 2013, 02:24:22 PM
Got the 500 mile service done. Needs an oil seal to cure a weep from the front sprocket shaft. Service done by A1Moto York, very efficient, friendly staff and very reasonable charge. I ordered the OE rad guard too.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Ctomt on May 10, 2013, 10:59:56 AM
@ Barn, nice installation of the Stebel horn, hope you never have to use it,  I've had one sittin' on my work bench for a year.  Gives me incentive to install it.  Stock horn just doesn't cut it.
 :490:
Tom
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: daytripper1970_au on May 10, 2013, 12:05:53 PM
*Originally Posted by Barn [+]

I decided to install my Stebel Nautilus Air horn!

Any chance of more pics on where the compressor is and how you ran the hoses/wires?

Cheers
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on May 10, 2013, 12:23:02 PM
 :001: The stealth took his new girlfriend out on the Tiger up and around Rutland water, and boy did she like it it's the first non sports bike she has been on and she was impressed very impressed, which works for me  :152: she is a widow of a former biker who lost his life doing what we all love and take for granted this was the first time she had been a pillion for three years, both myself and my trusted Tiger looked after her  :028: so the tiger was the start of a very happy relationship  :034:  :038:

Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: jimmy60 on May 10, 2013, 02:38:37 PM
Installed 20" Madstad.... Greatness!

*Good on ya, Stealth.  :028:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: eddie on May 10, 2013, 04:25:52 PM
Just had grab rails done in black and given the girl her 30,000 kms service ( the tiger not the Mrs ) grab rail's now look great.
No more stealer service rip-off's for me.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: erikh58 on May 10, 2013, 09:01:18 PM
The last few days, while waiting for a license plate, I spent at the dealers fitting stuff to my new Tiger.
AdSpec bars and bashplate, Altrider plate with Givi mount option, Fuzeblocks, Givi pannier rack, Bags Connection 12V tankbag and the pilot3 brake/rear light, of course
Still waiting for the Givi cases and the Triumph fog lights and heated grips.

But today the license plate arrived and I can drive tomorrow, finally.

Also still waiting for the low seat, but I will be ok for a while on the standard seat. 18" Madstad screen is also on it's way.

Oh, and I got bitten by my ex-wife, while she told me she was a tiger... And she doesn' t even know I bought one, but that is a whole different story...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: rickrs on May 11, 2013, 02:12:45 AM
Took  the H&B Headlight guard off & replaced it with a genuine Triumph unit.  I found that from the last ride I was still getting stone chips on the headlight lens from smaller road gravel & you can't easily clean the dead bugs off the lenses with the H&B guard.  It is still a good unit for decent sized stone damage protection & I think I'll keep it for any serious 'outback' rides where heavy duty protection is required.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: dcrooks84 on May 11, 2013, 09:30:56 PM
Just added the Triumph top box.  Not exactly happy with the 25mm hole size they said to drill, it seems oversized...  Oh well, it's hidden and works.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: AussieJoe on May 13, 2013, 12:51:06 AM
Fitted the Evotech engine crash bobbins.  The bike already had the OEM crash bars on it but I went ahead anyway...the more protection the better, I think. 

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: triwasaki on May 13, 2013, 02:32:50 PM
*Originally Posted by AussieJoe10 [+]
Fitted the Evotech engine crash bobbins.  The bike already had the OEM crash bars on it but I went ahead anyway...the more protection the better, I think.

So d'ya think the bobbins would keep the plastics off the deck?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on May 13, 2013, 04:21:29 PM
Well not actually today - yesterday - so sue me.

Trimmed the foam on the low seat at the tail end for a flatter profile, allows me to slide backwards without having to fight the upwards curve.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: loftyjohn on May 13, 2013, 05:41:06 PM


I went on my Tiger to Beham Wolverhampton BMW to test ride the New 1200GS  :047:

I rode home a happy man on my Tiger  :123:


The wife said what you having next then?

I replied a Red one, Tiger that is  :150:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Galiot on May 13, 2013, 07:08:20 PM
Mounted Givi/Kappa foglights .
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: dcrooks84 on May 13, 2013, 10:22:33 PM
just got my go cruise throttle control in the mail today.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: JMc on May 13, 2013, 10:27:37 PM
cleaned it after a wet and dirty weekend in Wales.......!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Zaphod on May 13, 2013, 10:40:20 PM
*Originally Posted by JMc [+]
cleaned it after a wet and dirty weekend in Wales.......!!

Aye, what Justin said :-)

Then put new brake pads in the rear, and bedded them while taking and passing the IAM test, huzzah!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on May 13, 2013, 11:44:13 PM
*Originally Posted by Galiot [+]
Mounted Givi/Kappa foglights .
Just a thought would i be able to run a set of these along with my OEM fog/running lights

Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: PETE CUNNY on May 14, 2013, 12:20:20 AM
Made the gear leaver into a folding ended jobby so if she goes down the end will just fold back. I just got a cheep motocross leaver of eBay, cut the toe peace off both mine and the crosser one and welded the crosser one onto the Tigers and jobs a guden for £7-00
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: AussieJoe on May 14, 2013, 08:17:31 AM
*Originally Posted by triwasaki [+]
So d'ya think the bobbins would keep the plastics off the deck?

Who knows...depends on the dynamics of the drop/crash.  The bars (and bobbins for that matter) are only really any use for a low speed drop anyway, I reckon. What do you think?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Arma on May 14, 2013, 12:48:45 PM
Not today, but Wednesday... I had the dubious pleasure of pulling into a Swiss mountain layby that wasn't.  It had a pavement edge.  Down I went.  Broke my shoulder and unknown parts of the bike including, but not limited to, the instrument cluster, handguard plastics, RHS pannier, GPS holder.

No idea what else, couldn't really lift the beast back onto it's feet with my shoulder in pieces.

On the plus side I had a helicopter ride through the alps.  On the negative side I was in a spinal restraint and couldn't look out the window.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: cunestu on May 14, 2013, 01:05:44 PM
What an absolute nightmare, hope you're feeling a bit better now Arma.  Were you alone or did you have any mates with you to assist?  Hope you and bike have got safely home.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on May 14, 2013, 01:26:27 PM
Get well soon.  Hope someone recovered the Tiger whatever state it's in.  :003:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Arma on May 14, 2013, 02:48:28 PM
I was alone and nobody came along in the 50mins it took the heli to arrive.  Wasn't as bad as that makes it sound though.

I'm fairly well though, amazingly good swiss hospital put a metal plate and seven screws into my shoulder and I have most of the use of my arm back already.  Which is handy.

The bike's not even been assessed yet.  Sadly due to personal financial bulls##t I am actually hoping the poor thing gets written off.  I doubt it will be, but if it isn't written off there will be a fully repaired 12-plate black XC with 7k miles on the market soon.  Hrmph.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on May 14, 2013, 06:22:14 PM
Hey man glad your safe a d the injurys are not to severe, everything else can be fixed good luck with the recovery  :125:
Cheers
The Stealth  :038:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Despistao on May 14, 2013, 07:13:49 PM
Fitted my new Explorer style madstad screen  :152:

Pity it is raining cats and dogs and couldn't ride it. Winter just came back and forecast says it is going to be a whole week with us  :172:

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=img153.imageshack.us/img153/4387/img0179mv.jpg)

Also fitted the new Club Triumph sticker (www.elclubtriumph.es (http://www.elclubtriumph.es), spanish triumph riders forum)  :028:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: jimmy60 on May 15, 2013, 03:08:17 AM
Arma, I'm sorry to hear it and my best wishes to you for a speedy recovery.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: eddie on May 15, 2013, 10:20:54 AM
sh*t happens.   
 :431:
GET WELL SOON ALL THE BEST
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gr82briding on May 19, 2013, 02:38:07 AM
I hardwired a Mini USB cable to my Fuze Box so I can charge my smartphone, MP3 etc while on the road.

It's Gr82briding!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BundyJD on May 19, 2013, 09:46:30 AM

Got me a new tank.

Sweet!!!

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n542/BundyJD/Tiger%20800%20XC/IMG_0698_zpse67d65aa.jpg)


(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n542/BundyJD/Tiger%20800%20XC/IMG_0697_zps5859508e.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Scottw105 on May 19, 2013, 05:35:21 PM
Fitted my new arrow can and had the map put on the bike...no pictures necessary
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on May 19, 2013, 05:59:50 PM
 :152: Went to the BMF and so did everyone and their brothers  :008: pheeeeeewwwwww what a scorcher  :034: it was more fun looking at all the bikes in the bike park thousands  :038: I hope everyone had a great day and took advantage of the fantastic weather and kept safe

Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Greg on May 19, 2013, 06:18:34 PM
I was alone and nobody came along in the 50mins it took the heli to arrive.  Wasn't as bad as that makes it sound though.

I'm fairly well though, amazingly good swiss hospital put a metal plate and seven screws into my shoulder and I have most of the use of my arm back already.  Which is handy.

The bike's not even been assessed yet.  Sadly due to personal financial bulls##t I am actually hoping the poor thing gets written off.  I doubt it will be, but if it isn't written off there will be a fully repaired 12-plate black XC with 7k miles on the market soon.  Hrmph.

Get well soon mate..

I washed mine after the Welsh trip and the Devon Safari yesterday.... Tigger had a good scrub..
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: PETE CUNNY on May 19, 2013, 06:41:57 PM
buddyJD   cracking tank that, I`d love one but the price put me off, I also like your tool box I`v seen those for Bemers but not the tiger where did you get it from? cheers 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: gingermonster on May 19, 2013, 07:51:53 PM
Not today but yesterday went to BMF and bought her a Beowulf titainium silencer with the carbon end have yet to fit but it was a factory second and only paid £110 with the link pipe, bargain could not say no lol
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BundyJD on May 20, 2013, 12:30:50 AM
*Originally Posted by PETE CUNNY [+]
buddyJD   cracking tank that, I`d love one but the price put me off, I also like your tool box I`v seen those for Bemers but not the tiger where did you get it from? cheers

I got mine through an ADVrider.com inmate (waynee40), here is his site:
http://www.adventurerbikeprotectionsaust.com.au/ds-bike-protections/triumph-tiger-800-toolbox.html (http://www.adventurerbikeprotectionsaust.com.au/ds-bike-protections/triumph-tiger-800-toolbox.html)

They are also available through this (US based?) vendor:
http://www.advmotorrad.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=197 (http://www.advmotorrad.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=197)

I could have sworn I first saw them advertised by a Europe based vendor on this site, but buggered if I can find them on here now. That would probably be a better option if you're in the UK.

Cheers,
JD   
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: xsrider on May 20, 2013, 04:22:37 AM
Changed the oil and filter on the Roadie.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: crazyman on May 20, 2013, 12:15:11 PM
Sold it.  Bought a Trophy SE.  Much more suited to my type of riding. 
I put just about 500 miles on this weekend.  Already due for her first service.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: digitalcaptive on May 20, 2013, 01:37:51 PM
Had the 500 mile service/oil and fliter change on Saturday and then proceeded to put 160 miles on it on Sunday  :028:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: cunestu on May 20, 2013, 02:09:01 PM
*Originally Posted by crazyman [+]
Sold it.  Bought a Trophy SE.  Much more suited to my type of riding. 
I put just about 500 miles on this weekend.  Already due for her first service.

Good luck with the Trophy crazyman, nice bike so enjoy  :028:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on May 20, 2013, 02:10:39 PM
*Originally Posted by digitalcaptive [+]
Had the 500 mile service/oil and fliter change on Saturday and then proceeded to put 160 miles on it on Sunday  :028:

Good to hear your out and about again and putting some miles on the XC  :028: we are off to the golden swan wilcot satam/sun late pm if your about  :001:
keep safe
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: digitalcaptive on May 20, 2013, 02:51:03 PM
*Originally Posted by Stealthtiger [+]
Good to hear your out and about again and putting some miles on the XC  :028: we are off to the golden swan wilcot satam/sun late pm if your about  :001:
keep safe
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:

I am going to try but the way I feel today sleeping in a tent is the last thing my pelvis needs.....here's hoping I'm a bit better later in the week  :028:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: gingermonster on May 20, 2013, 10:44:25 PM
Have fitted the Beowulf my god it sounds good also whatever possessed triumph to fit such a heavy silencer in the first place lol
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: markcat7 on May 21, 2013, 06:27:11 PM
Just fitted a madstad fairing - all the hype is true - it's brilliant.
My eyes used to water all the time is I opened my visor at anything above about 10mph - touring screen was a bit better, but 90mph with visor up is a new experience...........
Great piece of kit.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blizzard800 on May 21, 2013, 06:45:47 PM
*Originally Posted by gingermonster [+]
Have fitted the Beowulf my god it sounds good also whatever possessed triumph to fit such a heavy silencer in the first place lol

Emissions and noise regulations  :023:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BundyJD on May 22, 2013, 10:44:20 AM
*Originally Posted by markcat7 [+]
Just fitted a madstad fairing - all the hype is true - it's brilliant.
My eyes used to water all the time is I opened my visor at anything above about 10mph - touring screen was a bit better, but 90mph with visor up is a new experience...........
Great piece of kit.

Can you tell me what size screen you bought, and roughly what size carton it came in?

I have been trying to find out if I order one whether it will fit in my parcel locker, have asked the makers via email but got no response.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on May 22, 2013, 11:52:44 AM
Removed my screen bracing, cleaned and resprayed.  Refitted with new steel brackets.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: daytripper1970_au on May 22, 2013, 03:16:56 PM
Fitted some Evotech front and rear sliders
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1350.photobucket.com/albums/p761/daytripper1970_au/DSCN0055_zpsb8523e0e.jpg) (http://s1350.photobucket.com/user/daytripper1970_au/media/DSCN0055_zpsb8523e0e.jpg.html)

BarkBusters
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1350.photobucket.com/albums/p761/daytripper1970_au/DSCN0047_zpsf04dfaf6.jpg) (http://s1350.photobucket.com/user/daytripper1970_au/media/DSCN0047_zpsf04dfaf6.jpg.html)

Though I'm not a fan of their fit
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1350.photobucket.com/albums/p761/daytripper1970_au/DSCN0049_zpsb3b82d13.jpg) (http://s1350.photobucket.com/user/daytripper1970_au/media/DSCN0049_zpsb3b82d13.jpg.html)
Will have to have a play around to get the best fit.

20mm Risers
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1350.photobucket.com/albums/p761/daytripper1970_au/DSCN0050_zps5c82743c.jpg) (http://s1350.photobucket.com/user/daytripper1970_au/media/DSCN0050_zps5c82743c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Tiger Chas on May 22, 2013, 06:09:48 PM
222 miles down to Torbay, bit windy in places but a nice ride down via the scenic route not motorways.

Now sat in the hotel haveing a few  :031:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on May 22, 2013, 07:32:30 PM
*Originally Posted by CharlesLRoberts [+]
222 miles down to Torbay, bit windy in places but a nice ride down via the scenic route not motorways.

Now sat in the hotel haveing a few  :031:

 :031:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: markcat7 on May 23, 2013, 12:54:50 PM
*Originally Posted by BundyJD [+]
Can you tell me what size screen you bought, and roughly what size carton it came in?

I have been trying to find out if I order one whether it will fit in my parcel locker, have asked the makers via email but got no response.


I bought the 20" screen - I'm 6'2".  I'll measure  the box it came in tonight and let you know.
Cheers
Mark
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Rook on May 23, 2013, 02:05:47 PM
Having fitted a Madstad 20" screen and had a gel insert fitted by Les at Seatman in South Shields I went over the watch the NW 200 last week end.
The ride down from Edinburgh to Cairnryan and the trip back were both great but the bit in the middle was a bit of disaster as the racing was abandoned because of the very heavy rain.
The screen and the seat both made a huge improvement to the riding experiance and on the way back I took the foot rest rubbers off and this made another big difference to the comfort on the bike.
My next long trip is away to Germany in August and I am thinking of fitting an Arrow slicencer and getting the Triumph Panniers but not sure if the results will justify the expense.
Might just sick with the standard silencer and the Oxford Throwover bags that I have used for the last 10 years.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: markcat7 on May 23, 2013, 08:25:05 PM
*Originally Posted by BundyJD [+]
Can you tell me what size screen you bought, and roughly what size carton it came in?

I have been trying to find out if I order one whether it will fit in my parcel locker, have asked the makers via email but got no response.


53cm x 29cm x 48cm
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: kevrev on May 23, 2013, 09:25:37 PM
*Originally Posted by daytripper1970_au [+]


Though I'm not a fan of their fit
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1350.photobucket.com/albums/p761/daytripper1970_au/DSCN0049_zpsb3b82d13.jpg) (http://s1350.photobucket.com/user/daytripper1970_au/media/DSCN0049_zpsb3b82d13.jpg.html)
Will have to have a play around to get the best fit.


Mine fit the same, problem with the tapered bars i think, nothing to be done as long as they are nice and snug :031:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BundyJD on May 24, 2013, 02:01:03 AM
*Originally Posted by markcat7 [+]

53cm x 29cm x 48cm

Thanks, much appreciated.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: aimer on May 24, 2013, 12:52:28 PM
Today I will be mostly fitting some new Farkle in the shape of an R&G hugger and front mud guard extender. :002:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on May 24, 2013, 01:31:30 PM
Rewired my Sprint ST left instrument cluster to match Tiger 800.  Soon I will have an integrated Hazard light switch
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Despistao on May 24, 2013, 06:29:20 PM
Decorated my madstad shield

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=img824.imageshack.us/img824/2015/img0233bc.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on May 24, 2013, 09:23:40 PM
*Originally Posted by Despistao [+]
Decorated my madstad shield

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=img824.imageshack.us/img824/2015/img0233bc.jpg)

Looking really good.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: daytripper1970_au on May 25, 2013, 02:26:15 PM
*Originally Posted by Despistao [+]
Decorated my madstad shield

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=img824.imageshack.us/img824/2015/img0233bc.jpg)

Sweet.  I saw a few posts ago you were playing around in Photoshop (or similar) with the design.  Feel like making anymore for a $?

Cheers and great work.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Worzel on May 25, 2013, 05:44:22 PM
Finally got mine today, hooray.  No heated grips as yet as first set faulty but will be fixed at first service next weekend.
Family commitments only mean 30 miles back from dealer, but tomorrow have got time to take out and enjoy

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: retryrider on May 26, 2013, 11:00:36 AM
Cleaned and Lubed the chain, still carrying the wales dirt around as a memento.

For those not a fan of centre stands, the following may be of interest:
http://www.louis-moto.co.uk/index.php?artnr_gr=10003338 (http://www.louis-moto.co.uk/index.php?artnr_gr=10003338)

Had it for my old bike and wasn't sure it would work with the Tiger but at pretty much maximum extent it works great.  Just about the right size to fit in a pannier or top box and carry when touring.  Not recommended if you need to remove the rear wheel or other more extensive maintenance though.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: busterdan on May 26, 2013, 06:11:43 PM
No one for the Tiger owners who like to get dirty!

I decided to polish the downpipes and the sump tray.... which were both in a pretty bad state.

Before...
(notice the paint bubbling all over the engine... really not happy about this on a 2 year old bike!!)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=ssl:dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/27359204/downpipedbefore%20%28Medium%29.jpg)

After...

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=ssl:dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/27359204/downpipesafter%20%28Medium%29.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: retryrider on May 26, 2013, 06:13:34 PM
*Originally Posted by busterdan [+]
No one for the Tiger owners who like to get dirty!

I decided to polish the downpipes and the sump tray.... which were both in a pretty bad state.

Very nice, any special tricks?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: busterdan on May 26, 2013, 06:29:18 PM
Not really... combination of fine wet and dry paper, wire wool and ultra fine wire wool with metal polish...

They don't look quite so gleaming up close and I are still quite stained in places... also I have not been able to do the CAT as I can't get the Car cover off (the bracket that the cover screw screws into has rusted and now the screw just turns... as I said above, really not happy about finish on my XC... the wheels (especially the rear) are a complete mess of stone chips/flaking paint.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Madmull on May 26, 2013, 06:31:25 PM
Collected my bike from dealer yesterday and covered 280 miles in last two days. Very happy indeed.  :417:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Blackbeast on May 27, 2013, 01:14:05 AM
Added a set of 2'' Rox risers and replaced the stock horn with a Fiamm Freewayblaster.  Gosh, the damn thing is loud. :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Grrr800 on May 27, 2013, 09:39:01 AM
Fitted the Triumph Rad guard along with the tank harness and bag. The map pocket is the daftest design ever! The side opening takes a useful viewing strip off the map. Why not put the opening along the base of the pocket and underneath out of the weather?
Also tried yet another screen/seat setting - screen on lowest level, seat on high which seemed to get rid of the helmet buffeting. Or was it the tank bag affecting the flow too?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: taffus on May 27, 2013, 11:30:52 AM
330 miles 5.5hours in the saddle 4 countries (England, France, Holland & Germany) 120mph on the autobahn (lowered gearing so top end is goosed)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: skinneroo on May 27, 2013, 04:58:38 PM
Fitted a sidestand footplate. Went out for a ride with pillion and found that it touches down at the merest provocation. Choice-either remove or attack with angle grinder :084:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gr82briding on May 28, 2013, 01:53:10 AM
It's snowing out today  :190: so I installed my new PivotPegz MRK 3.

Comparison

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/Gr82briding/P1020194_zpsed480b6b.jpg) (http://s1231.photobucket.com/user/Gr82briding/media/P1020194_zpsed480b6b.jpg.html)

Right Side

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/Gr82briding/P1020195_zps8979cd28.jpg) (http://s1231.photobucket.com/user/Gr82briding/media/P1020195_zps8979cd28.jpg.html)

Left Side

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/Gr82briding/P1020196_zps6aeea54e.jpg) (http://s1231.photobucket.com/user/Gr82briding/media/P1020196_zps6aeea54e.jpg.html)

Top View

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/Gr82briding/P1020199_zps2f428d03.jpg) (http://s1231.photobucket.com/user/Gr82briding/media/P1020199_zps2f428d03.jpg.html)

They are a few grams heavier than the OEM and are 12mm shorter which should reduce the chance of the pegs touching down. They are quite a bit wider too. They feel comfortable but the proof will be in the pudding.

Can't wait to test them.......

It's Gr82briding!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: serfies_sa on May 29, 2013, 06:25:03 AM
hi Gr82briding, pegs looking good there, but seems like this snowy weather is going to cost you! Let us know how these pegs do.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gr82briding on May 29, 2013, 08:16:17 AM
Will do serfies_sa.

There's still 6" of snow on the ground here  :190: and I'm working this weekend  :019: so it might be a few days before I can give them a good test ride.

It's Gr82briding!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: grin factor on May 29, 2013, 08:00:17 PM
At first glance I thought they were pedals for a mountain bike.   :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: redbean25 on May 29, 2013, 08:36:30 PM
Not today, but the past weekend, I installed my Jesse Luggage.  Now about having some time to go on a trip where I can use them.   :150:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: eyeball on June 01, 2013, 04:31:25 PM
Today I fitted my Wunderlich lip for my screen and a fender extender to keep the crap of the down pipes.  Both look very neat!

Next job, hugger, shock tube and bark busters!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Galiot on June 01, 2013, 05:26:04 PM
Installed Osram Night Breaker Plus bulbs in my foglights to match the bulbs in headlights. Let there be light ! :))
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Noel.D on June 05, 2013, 03:11:39 PM
Fitted 20mm SW Motech risers

Now playing with the Bar angle :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: l8ktm on June 05, 2013, 05:49:41 PM
Fitted an MTC exhaust, looks good, doesn't smell so good.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: smurfbud on June 21, 2013, 06:50:06 PM
*Originally Posted by Galiot [+]
Installed Osram Night Breaker Plus bulbs in headlights
+1 along with BT023s, KTM handguards, Triumph tall screen, oh and the Triumph top-box (thanks Bozz (John)) all ready for a blast down to Newark for the bike show tomoz
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on June 21, 2013, 07:42:02 PM
Spent the day out getting ready for my rospa requalification next week. 300 km
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: busterdan on June 22, 2013, 10:35:02 PM
Fitted a Loobman - https://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,8432.0.html (https://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,8432.0.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Stickyrut on June 22, 2013, 11:40:29 PM
Fitted a pair of Touratech mirror mount extensions I acquired 2nd hand on ebay & also an oxford tube tax disc holder. I've been experiencing a bit too much throttle cable play recently so I gave the fine adjuster at the bars a tweek. I anticipate removing the fuel tank soon for fitting fog lights so will adjust throttle cables properly then.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Ds5160 on June 25, 2013, 02:02:41 AM
Mostly a lurker, but with the forum's help, and a tip from a friend, I installed the Givi Monokey rack. Now I have 46 liters I can carry.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gr82briding on June 25, 2013, 06:55:16 AM
 :401: to the forum Ds5160!

It's Gr82briding!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: smurfbud on June 25, 2013, 06:33:31 PM
Attempted to fit my new tri-oval MTC exhaust but failed miserably - the link pipe lines up parallel to the frame but there isnt sufficient room for the can, and when you make room for the can, it doesnt line up with the frame correctly - think I need a trip to MTC to resolve the problem.

Anyway I downloaded the latest Arrow map and went for a blast instead!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: 426hemi on June 25, 2013, 08:37:41 PM
Rode to work :003:Rode back home, just now planning a quick blast over the Woodhead Pass  :156:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on June 25, 2013, 11:19:23 PM
Fitted the triumph led indicators ans relay. Sure look nice.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: 426hemi on June 25, 2013, 11:25:30 PM
And the Woodhead blast was good, sunset, light traffic, oh how the tiger roared!! :156:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: digitalcaptive on July 01, 2013, 01:51:48 PM
Swapped my Arrow can(sports map)  for the standard (I've been getting 35mpg) had the standard mapping installed at the dealer, went home and refitted the Arrow (now returning 56mpg (based on a 250 mile round trip to Wells next the sea and back), The fueling and power delivery seems much smoother, no noticeable power loss an altogether much better bike for it, this is reminiscent of my old 11 plate Tiger now.
I know its against Triumphs advice but going from a 150 mile tank range to a 220 and when riding as part of a group this is all important to me  :123:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: busterdan on July 01, 2013, 02:15:45 PM
Just waiting for Watling Tyres to tell me they have my Michelin Anakee 3 tyres delivered so I can take the loose rims along and have the tyres fitted :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: OB1 on July 01, 2013, 03:37:57 PM
After getting a load of white paint splatter on my front mudguard from a wet white line last year, I called my local dealer to be told that a replacement would be £150!  :087:

So I bought a rattle can of plastic paint and painted it myself instead! It looks a lot better now!  :152:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: busterdan on July 01, 2013, 06:16:53 PM
*Originally Posted by busterdan [+]
Just waiting for Watling Tyres to tell me they have my Michelin Anakee 3 tyres delivered so I can take the loose rims along and have the tyres fitted :)

And now I have... checkout the Anakee tyre thread.. https://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,7868.0.html (https://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,7868.0.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dandy on July 02, 2013, 11:40:35 AM
Took the back brake pads out with the intention of replacing them (after watching Muddysump`s excellent service video) but found they still have quite a bit of life left in them (14k) so cleaned everything and put back together. Also dropped the front calipers to check them and the same although not quite so much left will replace before holiday around Scotland in August.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Bridget on July 02, 2013, 02:30:55 PM
 :001: Fitted a small mud flap to help deflect road mud etc from the rear shock absorber.  Also set the seat at front mount high and rear mount low.  My thanks to Dandy and Theirv for the idea's
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Bridget on July 03, 2013, 11:36:45 AM
 :001:Just had a quick blast on tiger and it was nice. 
Work done result. Saddle adjustment seems to work well (high front and low rear).  Moved the handlebars to a higher position as well.  Mud flap is still on, used double sided tape instead of bolts etc.  Again thanks for the ideas folk. :417:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Frosty800 on July 03, 2013, 11:43:37 AM
Fitted my new Fuel Mini exhuast - much better! Looks better and weighs a lot less than the OEM rocket launcher! Sounds great too!

Also tried the PR3's in the rain for the first time, much better than the Scorps! 
:417:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Chris_Winter on July 03, 2013, 01:27:15 PM
Cleaned it, although not too well. ;)

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: aimer on July 03, 2013, 07:44:31 PM
Fitted one of Mick's sat nav brackets (great service, thanks Mick) with a RAM ball mount ready to take my iPhone and a hard wired power lead for the phone.

Not strictly my Tiger but also fitted a Scala Q3 to my helmet - ooerr missus  :034:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Alas on July 03, 2013, 09:06:02 PM
*Originally Posted by Grrr800 [+]
Fitted the Triumph Rad guard along with the tank harness and bag. The map pocket is the daftest design ever! The side opening takes a useful viewing strip off the map. Why not put the opening along the base of the pocket and underneath out of the weather?
Also tried yet another screen/seat setting - screen on lowest level, seat on high which seemed to get rid of the helmet buffeting. Or was it the tank bag affecting the flow too?

Terribly sorry to quote this far back, but for the harness installation, the panels being removed, which in Triumph talk is named the "front fuel tank panel" is this the one described in this "How To" (https://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,1249.0.html)?

Is this the same on an XC? Fairly easy removing and reassembling?

I am sorry if this is the wrong thread to ask such a question.

Best regards Alas
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: bikermike on July 03, 2013, 09:27:31 PM
Fitted new tyres today, pilot road felt really strange at first ,but after a blast for about 30 miles feels nice now drops into corners so quickly. lol :001:

Question:
when my tyres were fitted I noticed my pads need replacing all round, want to put EBC HH pads on, but on the website they do not list the tiger 800, and on ebay the pads are for 2011 - 2012, my bike is 2010 (60) plate, do anyone know were is the best place to get these pads. Cheers
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Captain Crazy on July 03, 2013, 10:22:14 PM
Oh NO   bikermike :005: You've got the model where you have to throw the bike away when the pads wear down .......  :150:



They are all the same, Tiger 800, 800 XC, with ABS or NOT, early model or late 2013 onwards - all the same .............. so FA226HH Front [both sides - so two sets required] and FA140HH on the rear.

To be honest, I found Flebay to be the cheapest - if you keep an eye out (as I did) way before you need them you can often pick them up dirt cheap - Got mine as bankrupt stock off some guy selling stuff from a dealer local to me that closed down about a year earlier.   Got the fronts at £10 a set and the rears for £8.00  :046:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: bikermike on July 04, 2013, 01:27:30 PM
OMG !!  :173: I nearly had it in the free ads and on fleebay  :003: Dohhh,
then I read on lol, don't get much time to post on our site, so thanks for the info  :020:

Onwards and upwards.
Cheers Mike :152:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Alas on July 04, 2013, 10:07:09 PM
Sent the Tiger for its 1st service, I got to borrow a Suzuki DL650 V-Strom. Fairly nice bike, but I really miss the extra cylinder on the Triumph, and the more spacious driving position, and the extra power, and this and that. But had I not known of, or sat on a Tiger, the V-Strom would probably have made me a happy biker.

Alas
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: bikermike on July 05, 2013, 04:44:35 PM
Fitted new EBC HH brake pads, gave them a little try out  :152: nice feel. got full set of pads from motorcycle road & race, a little expensive but only took one day to arrive.  :047:

With the help of Captain Crazy with part numbers fitting was a doddle  :031: a nice upgrade.

Onwards and upwards.  :001:

mike
 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Bridget on July 05, 2013, 06:58:28 PM
 :047:Told it that sliced bread had no chance here. :417:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gnasher on July 05, 2013, 10:03:14 PM
Fitted adventure spec bash plate, Twisty road iphone charger and cradle and pivot pegs .
Tomorrow it will be MTC exhaust, and radiator bash plate.

These mk 3 Pivot pegs seem huge. Its creating a smaller gap to get my foot under the gear lever. Im not sure I like the reduction in gap. Has anyone else experienced this ?  I may have to buy a gear adjustable gear shifter. Thoughts anyone?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: DragonNester on July 05, 2013, 11:21:55 PM
Stuck in the cave do to all the rain for the last three days, I put on a Tankslapper tank pad.  At 1/3 the cost of an official pad I figured it was worth a shot....time will tell.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gr82briding on July 06, 2013, 01:45:56 AM
*Originally Posted by Gnasher [+]
These mk 3 Pivot pegs seem huge. Its creating a smaller gap to get my foot under the gear lever. Im not sure I like the reduction in gap. Has anyone else experienced this ?  I may have to buy a gear adjustable gear shifter. Thoughts anyone?

I had the same issue too but once you get used to using the pivot feature of the pegs it gets much easier and it's not an issue. I really like mine. Much easier to pull rear wheel power slides and to modulate the rear brakes and I find the larger surface area more comfortable than OEM.

It's Gr82briding!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Blumtnman on July 06, 2013, 05:32:35 AM
Put on my Andy Strapz rear pannier racks, very impressed. Really easy to fit and clear instructions for us mechanically challenged types. :417: :152: :152:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gr82briding on July 06, 2013, 06:36:33 AM
I installed the Triumph fender extender and replaced a blown fog light lamp

I used gutter bolts instead of the plastic rivets that are supplied.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/Gr82briding/P1020222_zps6141be67.jpg) (http://s1231.photobucket.com/user/Gr82briding/media/P1020222_zps6141be67.jpg.html)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/Gr82briding/P1020223_zps1add363b.jpg) (http://s1231.photobucket.com/user/Gr82briding/media/P1020223_zps1add363b.jpg.html)

It's Gr82briding!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gnasher on July 06, 2013, 11:36:51 AM
*Originally Posted by Gr82briding [+]
I had the same issue too but once you get used to using the pivot feature of the pegs it gets much easier

I agree. Love the bigger platform and the pivot but I do find myself having to lift my foot up and angle it down to get between the gap instead of just sliding my foot neatly underneath. Is this something you just adapt to because I'm thinking that a adjustable gear lever could be my friend here. Those grips are awesomely effective too. So awesome infact they don't always want to let go of your foot in an instant. I need to track down the plastic toppers to fit on top. Adventure tec have been pretty lame at getting back to me . I think it will just be quicker for me to order from USA.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: foosyerdoos on July 06, 2013, 12:27:22 PM
Moved the main 30 amp fuse from under the battery to a more accessible position. Easy enough to get at the fuse in the garage but would hate to have to do it at the road side. IMO an essential mod for all Tiger owners. Simples!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: retryrider on July 06, 2013, 04:44:56 PM
Took the tiger in for 12000 mile service and got to play with a street triple for a bit.

After riding the tiger for 6 months I'd forgotten how dinky these bikes can be and brought back fond memories of my old SV. Mirrors were next to useless on the street though.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gr82briding on July 06, 2013, 07:52:46 PM
*Originally Posted by Gnasher [+]
.....but I do find myself having to lift my foot up and angle it down to get between the gap instead of just sliding my foot neatly underneath. Is this something you just adapt to because I'm thinking that a adjustable gear lever could be my friend here.

I had moved moved the position of my gear lever up slightly than stock when I first got my XC to make it easier to change up when standing so that will be why it's not such an issue for me (just remembered).

It's Gr82briding!

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: DragonNester on July 07, 2013, 02:21:46 PM
Since it's still raining here in TN, I decided to get of the couch and fit my seat with a gel pad, I had since my Harley touring days, along with a sheepskin cover, to my bike.

It's really comfy and I gained a little seat height without buying a new seat.

Now, if it only would stop raining!!

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Blumtnman on July 08, 2013, 11:07:43 AM
Fitted my Touratech gearshift lever, and a Touratech bigger sidestand foot. Hopefully my Tiger wont sink into the dirt and fall over, seen it happen to others and think as insurance its pretty cheap.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: jimmy60 on July 14, 2013, 01:45:05 AM
Completed my 24k mile service. I learned that I can do it myself without having extra parts left over.... it started and ran right also!  :028:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: zxr400 on July 14, 2013, 07:33:18 AM
picked the new bike up and rode to cadwell 103 miles ,had to adjust the gear linkage a bit and let some air out of the tyers,but loved the ride bit difrerant after a race bike still got the peg down thou  :017:  :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gr82briding on July 14, 2013, 08:24:57 AM
Fixed a flat on the front :023: Cleaned the K&N air filter and spark plugs while I had the tank off. Crap weather here today with the wind gusting 100-110km/hr!

It's Gr82briding (but not today)

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gnasher on July 14, 2013, 09:23:15 PM
Added a bunch of bling. Pics to follow  :028:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: tonythetiger on July 14, 2013, 10:31:26 PM
Fitted Scottoiler, extended chain guard, and mounted Tom Tom on the bars in a waterproof housing.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BADDANDY on July 15, 2013, 03:51:08 AM
Installed my old GS1200 IMS Superstock pegs(see Mod thread) and a shortened Pastrana bar. Good thing I save old parts. Use some from some barkbuster to mount the hand guard, just had to ream out the bits a bit. Haven't ridden it yet since the install.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gnasher on July 18, 2013, 12:01:42 PM
Fitted some bling
Radiator guard
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=img3015.photobox.co.uk/57540523fe99e30d5f9181178da648f33edd49fcaff9fef830c400bdba1f693669c2bc2c.jpg)
Pivot Pegs
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=img3015.photobox.co.uk/2559015661d922c95ef96aa1e103dc47d34f5ba933fb4d83bba58d04477d1b667fac08de.jpg)
Adventure spec Bash plate
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=img3015.photobox.co.uk/03105962508fea867a2f06f1f55e3fdecb03244cfedafa084003df7e1adecf47064b707e.jpg)

MTC Carbon exhaust with a custom carbon hanger made my by mate Mick  :028:
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=img3015.photobox.co.uk/35976864f9c050dc8b9b6c9c3e6d5f842e502e91559aacd768f6295e9dd1c71d079e4b1b.jpg)

Todays project. Centre stand and Hepco Becker touring panniers and top box racks.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on July 18, 2013, 02:24:32 PM
 :001: today I mostly fitted Paul's stainless steel caliper pins  :028: very easy and look the business, also fitted OEM XC risers  :028: so happy days  :046:
Hope everyone is making the most of this outstanding weather we are having  :018:
Keep safe everyone
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: xc dave on July 18, 2013, 08:58:52 PM
Washed the XC for the first time, suppose I can now say its baptised. :001:

Dave.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: digitalray on July 18, 2013, 11:51:47 PM
I fitted the following shiny things:

High Mudguard (Beak)
Headlight Protector
Hand guards
Engine Bars
Rubber Tank Pad
Auxilliary Power Socket

I also received bar risers and lowering links but not confident about fitting them (plus not got all the tools I would need).
Then i took the bike up onto Dartmoor for a quick blast.  I took the following photo on an iPhone and I am quite impressed with it.  They always say that the best camera is the one that you have on you.....

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh159/digitalray/Tiger%20800/8464d23d-1621-4b35-954d-c80fd7478d9b.jpg) (http://s255.photobucket.com/user/digitalray/media/Tiger%20800/8464d23d-1621-4b35-954d-c80fd7478d9b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: sychodan on July 19, 2013, 07:21:31 AM
Took here home yesterday,  and installed a leovince exhaust to hear the triple :)

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Blumtnman on July 20, 2013, 10:57:22 AM
Fitted Rizoma led indicators, and Pivot Pegz. Very neat they look as well  :418:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: bippo on July 20, 2013, 02:20:53 PM
Fitted the handguards I bought from Dex (thanks again!)    :152:

Of course I felt compelled to fit them at 12am, after a merry walk home from the pub.   Didn't have any lighting, so did it all with a Maglite hanging out of my mouth...    :125:

Before I go out for a ride tomorrow, I'm naturally going to sense-check that everything is how it should be!    :034:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: tonythetiger on July 20, 2013, 09:29:02 PM
Fitted a pair of grip puppies.
It's nice to have a pair of puppies in your hands.......... :064:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Stickyrut on July 24, 2013, 10:53:01 PM
Just fitted a Bags Connection Daypack tank bag with SW Motech Evo tank ring. Very straight forward job I fixed mine in the most rearward position to allow easier access to the ignition & keep the bag well away from the bars on full lock. I also opted for the security pin so no toe rag can easily remove it from it's mounting. Very pleased with it's looks, I'll update with any pros & cons.  :028:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: tonythetiger on July 24, 2013, 11:13:21 PM
Fitted 2" Rox Risers to my Roadie. Too late to take it out on the road so will have to wait to feel the difference.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gr82briding on July 25, 2013, 06:38:02 AM
*Originally Posted by Stickyrut [+]
Just fitted a Bags Connection Daypack tank bag with SW Motech Evo tank ring. Very straight forward job I fixed mine in the most rearward position to allow easier access to the ignition & keep the bag well away from the bars on full lock. I also opted for the security pin so no toe rag can easily remove it from it's mounting. Very pleased with it's looks, I'll update with any pros & cons.  :028:

Any chance of some pics please? I'm in the market for a tank bag.

Thanks in advance.

It's Gr82briding!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: tonythetiger on July 25, 2013, 07:56:20 PM
Ordered front and rear Aluminium Paddock Stands from Knee Down to aid cleaning of the wheels and chain.
Plus, get the tyres off the shed floor during winter lay-up.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: digitalray on July 26, 2013, 09:11:36 AM
Fitted XC bar risers, raising the bars by 35mm.  Dropped the suspension by 25mm with some dogbones and dropped the front forks by 8mm.  I can now touch the floor!!!  My inside leg measurement is only 29" and I was on tiptoe with the bike before, even with the low seat.  Now it feels so much better, especially when backing up off out of the garage etc. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: tonythetiger on July 26, 2013, 07:26:51 PM
Now I have fitted Rox Risers to my Roadie, I have been able to relocate the sat nav to a better central position which is more in my line of site.

 Not as good as above the instruments, it's physically too big for that being the one I use in my car, but more to my liking.  :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Bridget on July 26, 2013, 09:50:43 PM
Gave it a bit of TLC.   Checked and set tyre pressure's.  oiled chain,  checked engine oil and generally walked around it.  Then treated it to a gallop down to Somerset and back.  :417:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on July 26, 2013, 10:33:56 PM
I :019: because my new rear PR3 tyre has for some reason split!!!!!!! it has a cut in it right down to the webbing its only done 300mls  :232: I am so angry not only have I got to pay for a new one but I have to wait until Tuesday to have it done  :232: god knows what I rode over to do that to it, so my baby is sitting on the paddock stand waiting to be collected tomorrow to have a new ....................correction another new rear tyre fitted on Tuesday am

cheers from a unhappy
Stealth  :019:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: gazmo16 on July 27, 2013, 10:22:14 AM
My Tutoro manual oiler turned up today and was going to fit it but having looked around the forum I decided to order some tube clips and try to hide the pipe work behind the swing arm, so I won't be fitting it today after all.

As job one was a non starter i went on to job two. Remove the Axillary lights to get the shrouds powder coated in satin black. Simple enough to remove the four mounting hex screws but the connectors are hidden behind the lower tank shroud and are the size of a small elephant (well almost) . The gap to draw the wiring through under the headlamp housing is minute and it took some wriggling to tease the connectors through the gaps.

The lamps are off now and I will post some pictures of the coated shrouds and a few of the rebuild in case anyone else is tempted after.

Have a good weekend all of you.

Gazmo

 :730:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: PantheraXC on July 27, 2013, 10:39:45 AM
Ooh, like the sound of that Gasmo.  I don't have the auxillary lights but they're on my wish-list.

I've wound the pre-load off 5 clicks and dropped the front yoke by 1cm to match.  Am hoping it will make it easier to reach the ground but, if it's still too high (or if it messes up the handling), I suspect a low seat will be next on the shopping list. 

Later today, I'm going to fit a small black Rizoma reservoir to replace the ugly OE plastic one (which always puts me in mind of a urine sample pot!) and try to figure out where best to fit a decent waterproof tax disc holder and my Zumo 550.  Will no doubt end today with a list of other mods I want to do.  My justification for buying this bike was that I didn't want to spend a load of money sorting out the old one but I never really bonded with it and the Tiger and me are a item already so I thing I'm going to have to think of a new excuse  :034:

Already have 479 miles on the clock and my 500 mile service is booked for Monday so won't be going anywhere this weekend.  Looking forward to having a few more RPM to play with soon  :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: gazmo16 on July 27, 2013, 06:36:08 PM
Hi Panthera,
 Don't forget to post some pictures when your done. I get most of my ideas by stealing other peoples ! The Powder coating will be done later this week so will post a before and after just in case you do fork out for some lights and want to coat them.

Gazmo  :028:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: OB1 on July 27, 2013, 06:43:14 PM
I had my XC serviced today: a bit over the 18,000 but never mind!


 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Blimey on July 28, 2013, 03:55:20 PM
Easy question to answer.... I bought it  :152:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BADDANDY on July 29, 2013, 04:08:56 AM
Installed barkbusters and reused the stock handguards over them. Installed stainless window screen onto the backside of the stock radiator chip guard. Installed a homemade shock guard using an old mudflap.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Blumtnman on July 29, 2013, 04:19:39 AM
Installed K60 Scouts, now I have tyres that I can trust in the dirt. Very happy with these,
great on all road surfaces, very happy me indeed. :418:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gr82briding on July 29, 2013, 08:08:29 PM
Ran to poor thing out of fuel. At least I know that I will struggle to do more than 310km on a full to the brim tank of gas.

It's Gr82briding!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BADDANDY on July 30, 2013, 04:28:17 AM
Installed a Pyramid front fender extender. Secured it with 4 rivets in addition to the tape that came with it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: FoxyV on July 30, 2013, 10:31:28 AM
Not quite what "I" did but the OH fitted the engine bars to mine while I was at work the other day - result  :028:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: gazmo16 on July 30, 2013, 05:27:42 PM
Got around to fitting a Tutoro Manual Oil Feeder. No quiet the 10 minute job i thought it was but managed to get it pretty much where i wanted and used some helpful tips from the forum to tuck most of the tubing out of the way. Have posted some pictures on my gallery in case they are of use. I've left the ties long in case further adjustment is needed over the next few days.


Just got to prime it and ride .  :046:

Gazmo
PS. will let you know if it was £25 well spent or an expensive lemon after I've had it a few days.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: weebriso on July 31, 2013, 09:14:59 PM
Unfortunately I had to park her up in the garage as I've just had shoulder surgery !!! Could be outa action for a few months.  : (  ah well at least it will keep the miles. Down ;  )
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: nicke72 on August 02, 2013, 08:45:20 PM
Took a 200km ride with the girlfriend on the back. Went smooth  :002:

Ordered a Wunderlich spoiler, a Kaoko cruise control and a adapter plug for the 12v outlet.

 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BADDANDY on August 03, 2013, 06:19:49 AM
Pics of my barkbusters, modded handguards, modded GS pegs, Protaper bar, mudflap, engine bars, and fender extender.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BADDANDY on August 03, 2013, 06:22:50 AM
More pics. And one of the heated grip pads that will go on as soon as I find some foam superbike grips.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: feetup on August 03, 2013, 08:52:19 AM
*Originally Posted by Gr82briding [+]
Ran to poor thing out of fuel. At least I know that I will struggle to do more than 310km on a full to the brim tank of gas.

It's Gr82briding!
310??? If I don't get 380 there's something wrong.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: feetup on August 03, 2013, 08:54:30 AM
Oil change plus filter. Replaced air filter and spark plugs. Replaced front and rear wheel bearings. New chain and sprockets.   Good for another 30000 km!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on August 03, 2013, 02:28:19 PM
Tank off, airbox off.  Filter as clean as a whistle.  The Uni Filter is really doing it's job.  Cleaned the uni filter.  Stripped the aux lights as the coating at the front around the glass is flaking.  Will respray.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: serfies_sa on August 03, 2013, 02:47:20 PM
After an almost incident where a truck rolled back onto my front wheel and not hearing me 'tweeting'. I decided on a new bigger horn, the space was not enough, so I opened the beak. Now even I know when I use the horn!!! And eventually got a pic of my hazards. Lekka.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: doxbike on August 03, 2013, 03:02:56 PM
OK, I'm aligned using a gauge from the swing arm pivot to center of rear axle, same # of dots, same measurement of the adjusting bolts, yadda, yadda, yadda.  All the marks on my bike are symmetrical :150:  It tracks straight and true and the sprocket rides in the middle of the chain.  Nothin' else to check.
FWIW, a 15t c/s sprocket vs the OEm 16t sprocket is night and day :123:  I drove around for a day never using 6th gear, including on the freeway as I figured that would be the same as a 15 tooth c/s in 6th gear.  I got nearly the same mileage I always do.  Figured I didn't need to go 131 mph anyway, the bike is so much more fun and no more slipping the clutch on take off.  I think it will be much more fun on the dirt with the shorter 1st gear.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blizzard800 on August 03, 2013, 08:01:30 PM
Got some Anakee3's fitted and Michelin are doing a £25 fuel voucher if you get a pair fitted
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gr82briding on August 03, 2013, 08:34:27 PM
*Originally Posted by feetup [+]
310??? If I don't get 380 there's something wrong.

Must be the thirsty K&N air filter, Arrow can and Arrow map combo as I ride really, really conservatively :001:

Also I got a WOF and 30k service done at Hamilton Motorcycles at a total cost of NZ$80.00 :152: Plus my bike was filthy and they cleaned it too, top guys. My search for a good dealership has finally come to an end!! Only took me 30,000km!!

It's Gr82briding.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BADDANDY on August 04, 2013, 06:13:09 AM
Installed an Emgo top box that my helmet fits into, spot mirrors, grip heaters and foam grips, and made a mount for the heater switch.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: serfies_sa on August 04, 2013, 06:55:46 AM
I picked up a plate like you show in your second photo, was wondering what box would fit. Almost the same as Givi, 2 front mounting points slightly narrower that the Givi mounts. Looking good!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: dallewed on August 04, 2013, 09:12:29 AM
Boarded the ferry at Roscoff back to the UK after a great 2 week tour in France
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: becsta on August 04, 2013, 09:14:25 AM
I like the mount. I will be getting some sort of dash made up when it get my Tiger for my heated gear controls and other stuff.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: FoxyV on August 04, 2013, 08:08:09 PM
Eventually fitted the sat nav mount and it's fab (cheers Mick for supplying it  :018:).  Cleaned the chain - my gawd it was manky and took forever but it actually looks like a chain again :164: 
Gave the bike a quick wipe over ...much to other half's disgust as he wanted it all washed and cleaned properly :008:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: hartsideman on August 05, 2013, 12:36:00 AM
went to martindale in the lakes , then parked up and hiked up a fell for a few pictures

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(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i161.photobucket.com/albums/t238/amarko5/lakes%204%20aug%202013/Shaftsingloom_zps35b52a41.jpg) (http://s161.photobucket.com/user/amarko5/media/lakes%204%20aug%202013/Shaftsingloom_zps35b52a41.jpg.html)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i161.photobucket.com/albums/t238/amarko5/lakes%204%20aug%202013/lakesouth_zps4179192b.jpg) (http://s161.photobucket.com/user/amarko5/media/lakes%204%20aug%202013/lakesouth_zps4179192b.jpg.html)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i161.photobucket.com/albums/t238/amarko5/lakes%204%20aug%202013/Group1-IMG_1721_IMG_1724-4images_zps6ab970d6.jpg) (http://s161.photobucket.com/user/amarko5/media/lakes%204%20aug%202013/Group1-IMG_1721_IMG_1724-4images_zps6ab970d6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BADDANDY on August 05, 2013, 02:04:46 AM
Wired up the GPS and Radar detector.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Blumtnman on August 05, 2013, 06:53:38 AM
Fitted a Barrett Products exhaust, and got the mechanic to download a tune to suit. Beautiful sound, not really loud but lets the motor sing. Next some swing arm bobbins. :418: Whoops forgot to add fitted a K & N air filter, and a Uni Filter pre filter.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: gazmo16 on August 05, 2013, 01:02:53 PM
Picked up my Black Powder coated Aux lamp covers and re fitted them. So much better in Black satin.

     
   

£20 well spent I reckon !

Gazmo
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Post by: The Stealth on August 05, 2013, 02:47:57 PM
*Originally Posted by gazmo16 [+]
Picked up my Black Powder coated Aux lamp covers and re fitted them. So much better in Black satin.

     
   

£20 well spent I reckon !

Gazmo
Yep they look cool, I had mine done along with the grab rails, in the close season I will have the kick stand done as well,  :152:
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BADDANDY on August 06, 2013, 01:23:21 AM
Scored me a stock and a touring Triumph windshield and a Touratech spoiler for $100 off of Craigs list. I mounted the touring one and see if it's what I need next ride. BTW, i have a stock one for sale now with hardware.
I also rewired my heated grips and radar detector into the headlight circuits so they're only on with the bike running.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Bridget on August 06, 2013, 05:25:06 PM
Had a gentle afternoon ride down the country lanes, taking in Catherin De Barnes, Solihull, Earlswood, Dorridge, Knowle and Hampton in Arden.  Around 45 miles of enjoyable countryside.  Very little traffic mostly,  Solihull was busting at the seams.  :417:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Galiot on August 06, 2013, 07:53:23 PM
Installed a 2-way alarm on my Roadie. Better safe then sorry...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Tom62 on August 06, 2013, 09:16:10 PM
Fitted XC bar risers, then as I was admiring how stunning it all looks realised the road tax ran out at the end of last month........  :012:
Mad dash to the computer to pay up online, certain I never received a reminder...... No doubt the fine will hit the mat any day now  :211:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: DragonNester on August 06, 2013, 09:30:12 PM
Well, not to it, but for it.  I made a simple rear wheel alignment tool......$2 plus change.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: komis on August 07, 2013, 09:17:23 AM
*Originally Posted by Tom62 [+]
Fitted XC bar risers, then as I was admiring how stunning it all looks realised the road tax ran out at the end of last month........  :012:
Mad dash to the computer to pay up online, certain I never received a reminder...... No doubt the fine will hit the mat any day now  :211:
You should be alright, I paid mine four days late and the tax disc arrived Monday without a fine or anything like that at all. I think there is some leeway before a fine is issued.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on August 07, 2013, 11:29:53 AM
Made a new mounting bracket for my volt meter mounting below the instruments, as per Moose.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Blumtnman on August 07, 2013, 12:24:06 PM
Yesterday I fitted a Good Wool Store Sheepskin seat cover, brilliantly comfortable. After that I fitted some swing arm bobbins. :418: :417:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: tonythetiger on August 08, 2013, 06:28:15 PM
Fitted the High Beak to my Roadie. Looks great.
Tried out the Rox Risers which have improved the ergo's no end, much more comfy but, I have noticed an increase in bar vibes. Not bad enough for  me to remove the risers though.
Played about with the standard screen by taping 3" extension to the top, better but not good enough.
May have to bite the bullet and go Madstad when funds allow.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: serfies_sa on August 08, 2013, 08:33:10 PM
I bought a Givi E250 plate to fit and get ready for the girl's 2nd birthday, 30000km service to come, part of the birthday!  :031:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Blimey on August 09, 2013, 12:24:11 AM
I'd be interested to hear how it performs on a 2+ hour ride. 2 hours on the stock seat and I'm ready to kill something
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Blimey on August 09, 2013, 01:25:51 AM
* Blumtnman
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Blumtnman on August 09, 2013, 01:39:39 AM
*Originally Posted by Blimey [+]
I'd be interested to hear how it performs on a 2+ hour ride. 2 hours on the stock seat and I'm ready to kill something

If thats a question about my Good Wool Store seat cover, its great 1, 2, 3, hours in and it works like a charm. I had one one my Scrambler and rode that 950klms in one go, no soreness anywhere when I got off the bike. Recommend it to anyone. Of course YMMV.
 :417: :418:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: digitalray on August 11, 2013, 01:31:45 AM
I fitted my Touratech pannier frames which had taken over 5 weeks to arrive from Germany!  I had two panniers in my garage from my last bike so it made sense to re-use them on this bike.  I then went out for a quick spin plus had a play with my new camera, a Fujifilm X100S, which is a top bit of kit  :001:

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh159/digitalray/Tiger%20800/DSCF0108.jpg) (http://s255.photobucket.com/user/digitalray/media/Tiger%20800/DSCF0108.jpg.html)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh159/digitalray/Tiger%20800/DSCF0096.jpg) (http://s255.photobucket.com/user/digitalray/media/Tiger%20800/DSCF0096.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: smurfbud on August 15, 2013, 05:15:26 PM
I fitted my new to me Maxton rear shock (cheers Gronno) and my new to me MTC twin outlet exhaust (cheers Andymck). I then downloaded the standard map (20654) and took the bike out for a good thrashing - it was great! Bit loud with the baffles out and massive popping on the over-run, so will try with baffles in tomorrow. The rear end was as smooth as silk - a good investment

Deep joy  :001: its good to be home again!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: taff on August 15, 2013, 05:33:43 PM
I chose the registration number :169:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: glassbacken on August 15, 2013, 05:34:41 PM
Cleaned it after getting it filthy on the way to work in the rain yesterday, it's the only downside of
motorcycling for me,  :003:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Kenny on August 15, 2013, 05:43:22 PM
Bought some *Touratech* goodies! Expensive but worth it!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: froggy_vic on August 16, 2013, 05:33:27 AM
Howdy from Singapore, fellow Tigers!

I just got my roadie 2 days back and brought it for a 500km run in ride, did some dirt riding too and of course capturing a proud picture with the trusty iPhone 4S.

 :465:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ftw0713 on August 16, 2013, 08:59:21 PM
Installed the Stebel Nautilus Compact Air Horn!!!!!!!!!!! :028:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Captain Crazy on August 16, 2013, 10:55:17 PM
After being without my Tiger for two weeks (long story), it finally made it's way back home to me in one piece this evening and I swung my leg over it and parked my ass on it!  (Sweet)    And boy have I missed the old girl.  After a quick check over to ensure it had survived its trip across Europe in the back of a transporter & back, I hit the starter and she fired up first time like the trooper she is   :028: and after a quick blast around base, she's now tucked up ready for a trip down to the 'Soggy South Coast' tomorrow and the Eastbourne Air Show.

You can watch for yourself here >
 
                      http://www.visiteastbourne.com/interactive/Airbourne-TV.aspx (http://www.visiteastbourne.com/interactive/Airbourne-TV.aspx)     They even say the Sun may be out on Sunday?

So if your in Eastbourne over the weekend, look out for a Black Tiger flanked by a Matt Black KTM 990 and a Grey XT660 -    :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: dwda321 on August 16, 2013, 11:49:44 PM
Fitted my 20" Madstad, fantastic bit of Kit. Totally transformed the bike

Mal
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gr82briding on August 17, 2013, 05:35:28 AM
Replaced and bleed the brake fluid.

It's Gr82briding!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BADDANDY on August 17, 2013, 11:35:31 PM
Made a cruise control out of an 8in bugie cord.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: komis on August 18, 2013, 07:47:13 PM
Fitted the larger rear mudguard (OEM kit). Looks good and didn't have to re-adjust my home-made pannier frames. Hopefully it'll keep the spray off my top box, so far haven't found any wet bits of road to try it out...

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=farm8.staticflickr.com/7318/9538220871_c477e2c1d1.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/79502089@N08/9538220871/)
IMG_20130813_203348 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/79502089@N08/9538220871/#) by bouledogue français (http://www.flickr.com/people/79502089@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: serfies_sa on August 19, 2013, 10:40:47 AM
I was quietly hoping the Givi E250 plate will fit straight onto the Tiger, turns out you need the plate, everybody making a buck out of the riders. I'm so proud that I'm putting bread on someone's plate! With jam, butter and cheese. And coffee. Damn. I started drawing a plate up. a local laser cutter will do the plate at a 3rd of off the shelf item.
Fitted an inherited set of foot pegs, although they are wider than the stock item, they seem too close to the frame to me. I feel cockeyed and pigeon toed at the same time. May be a while to get used to them. Also feels too much tilted back for my liking. Looks the kings bollocks though.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: loftyjohn on August 19, 2013, 02:20:07 PM

Fitted Anakee 3's, cleaned the chain and brakes  :152:

Tyre fitter said the tyres are a Bast*rd to fit, bead wont seat, he blew the old tube on the front trying to get enough pressure to seat the rim.

Put a new tube in and plenty of silicone round the rim and tyre wall and finally the mother seated  :150:

The rear want so bad but it took a while too.

Same fitter who has done the last 2 sets of Anakee 2's no probs.

He wasn't pleased an half hour job took 2 hours
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: pennpeel on August 19, 2013, 03:22:27 PM
Took the Tiger for a long deserved spin as it was nice, christened my new Triumph jacket as well, bit of a run round the hills of Shropshire, also nearly got knocked off, riding along 50ish on a very quiet B road when out the corner of my eye this car appeared and starts to overtake next thing another car appeared from around a bend, I braked to let him past,he also braked to stay behind. Don't know who taught him to drive but over taking coming up to a bend!  It wasn't some young lad or old bloke but a guy with his wife in there late 40's I could see his wife panicking in my mirror, hope she was giving him a mouthful, it didn't do much to improve his driving as he over took on the next straight.(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=[URL=http://s1248.photobucket.com/user/nigel-smythe/media/Cimg1022.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh492/nigel-smythe/Cimg1022.jpg)[/URL][/img]
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Rem on August 20, 2013, 03:12:32 AM
10,000km service, fitted k&n filter and brought new tinted visor (spring is almost upon us) for helmet. Priced a set of Mitas E-07 tyres.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: telebass on August 20, 2013, 12:47:03 PM
*Originally Posted by BADDANDY [+]
Made a cruise control out of an 8in bugie cord.

OK, I'll bite.   :084:

How does one make a cruise control out of an 8" bungie cord?   :033:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: serfies_sa on August 20, 2013, 03:14:34 PM
*Originally Posted by telebass [+]
OK, I'll bite.
You need to run the cord between the throttle grip and the adjacent switch housing, so as to provide enough resistance to stop the throttle from closing. A bit dicey IMO, but workable for long open flat runs, just to give your wrist a wrest. :007:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: skinneroo on August 20, 2013, 06:03:45 PM
Finally found a workable chain oiler solution. PD oiler mini combined with a Loobman twin oil feeder. Happy days :046:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Bridget on August 20, 2013, 09:19:47 PM
Spent a pleasent couple of hours at Bassets Pole.  There washundreds of bikes there. Nice  :417:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Funkster on August 23, 2013, 08:44:20 PM
For the first time in far to many years to mention, I fitted an after-market exhaust  :114: It must be an age thing, but I like it.... :152:

The difficult part was working out which Engine ECU Map to use ..... ongoing assessment (via another post) but pipe manufacturer (Pipe Werx) state that it doesn't need a remap.

800 Roadie, Pipe Werx Carbon Edge Exhaust, Arrow Map.

Funkster :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: mullerrad on August 23, 2013, 10:05:23 PM
Sorted out the chain, needed adjustment.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: QLDTiger on August 24, 2013, 08:44:52 AM
Fitted Oxford Heated Grips - the Premium touring edition.  Left side installed easily; throttle tube on the right needed some action with the Dremel...but all fitted.  They seem to work ok - but time will tell!
All in all, having a Fuzeblock FZ1 pre-installed also helped the wiring go much quicker.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Pompier on August 25, 2013, 08:04:29 PM
Fitted the panniers that I bought off fellow forum owner Fredzed on Wednesday (just so those who missed out can see how nice they look)  :028:
Looking forward to our trip to France and the Pyrenees in a few weeks  :017:


Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on August 25, 2013, 09:16:09 PM
Draft busting for Dublin City Triathlon.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Nelizzz on August 25, 2013, 09:26:59 PM
Did the "C service" (30000km) according to the workshop manual myself.
Except for the items which needs fuel tank removal. Some day I will do that though... :006:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Tiger Chas on August 25, 2013, 10:02:25 PM
Went for a little ride round in the afternoon, spotted a white tiger on the Leighton Buzzard Road and ended up at the Narrow Gauge Railway for a cup of tea.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blizzard800 on August 26, 2013, 02:29:13 PM
*Originally Posted by Nelizzz [+]
Did the "C service" (30000km) according to the workshop manual myself.
Except for the items which needs fuel tank removal. Some day I will do that though... :006:

Tank removal is quite easy. There's a video on the site showing how - https://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,8125.0.html (https://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,8125.0.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gr82briding on August 26, 2013, 07:55:27 PM
On Sunday I gave my barbusters and OEM engine crash bars a really good test. Happy to say they passed with flying colours!

It's Gr82briding!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dandy on August 26, 2013, 08:26:01 PM
Well come on then, what happened????????
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gr82briding on August 26, 2013, 08:29:19 PM
speed+lose surface+inattention=an involuntary dismount!

I'm thinking of doing a video review of the Barbusters and OEM crash bars now.

It's Gr82briding!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: serfies_sa on August 26, 2013, 09:13:31 PM
*Originally Posted by Gr82briding [+]
On Sunday I gave my barbusters and OEM engine crash bars a really good test. Happy to say they passed with flying colours!

It's Gr82briding!
Sorry about this, but they are tough, aren't they? I know, tried them myself. Hope you are OK?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gr82briding on August 27, 2013, 06:23:36 AM
I'm all good thanks serfies_sa and so is the XC thanks to the engine bars and barkbusters.

It's Gr82briding!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: serfies_sa on August 27, 2013, 07:58:24 AM
Glad to hear that, now lets have that review!  :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: smurfbud on August 27, 2013, 08:43:29 AM
Cleaned it after 3 days riding around the West coast of Scotland - those midges get everywhere!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dandy on August 28, 2013, 02:21:18 PM
Nice one smurfbud

Been up there week before last on the hire bike did not find it too bad, the rain must have washed them away  :002:

Still Tigerless and pondering over new one - non ABS models are running out (cant get one at local dealer)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: smurfbud on August 28, 2013, 08:06:03 PM
Ponced about trying to sort my non-working foglights for an hour or so and then the nice parcel delivery man brought me my new Mivv exhaust which was quickly fitted but only after removing the Triumph pannier rack  :110: anyway its only 6 bolts so no biggie - apologies to anyone else who was bidding on the Mivv but I just had to have it  :169:

Consequently I now have a brand spanking new MTC tri-oval black with carbon end cap for sale - never been fitted. Will post in for sale very soon. Open to offers.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: grin factor on August 28, 2013, 08:30:28 PM
I had my eye on the mivv but didn't bid as price went a tad too high for me. Could be interested in the MTC when I get mine - end of next week, I hope
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: shurm on August 28, 2013, 08:31:42 PM
Rode to Selby 170 mile round trip (3 hours !!!)  to pick up an exhaust won on Ebay for the Tiger then got home and fitted it  :028:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Kenny on August 28, 2013, 08:43:57 PM
Fitted Touratech Panniers and went for a blast... :028:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Flashman on August 28, 2013, 09:37:06 PM
Hardwired a Garmin 660 over the top of the speedo display. Looks good. Took it for a spin then rerouted the wiring again to stop the snagging!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: mullerrad on August 29, 2013, 12:59:52 PM
Blasting around the Midlands
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: smurfbud on August 29, 2013, 01:04:54 PM
Fitted Tiger 1050 handguards - twice the size of the 800 ones and actually do the job  :028:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on August 29, 2013, 01:51:46 PM
completed the 30,000km service.  Certainly feels freer revving now with clean oil.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: mullerrad on August 30, 2013, 10:53:02 AM
Didn't do it strickly today but got a shark evoline 3 helmet in black with orange trim with a blue tooth interphone system so I can listen to music and gps and if I ride with anyone with same model them!

Got to get some clothing next week.... leaky crotch.

 :431:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Captain Crazy on August 30, 2013, 02:00:47 PM
*Originally Posted by mullerrad [+]

Got to get some clothing next week.... leaky crotch.

 :431:
Have a word with your GP - you can get help on the NHS [whilst they still have some funds] for problems like that?  :027:       


 WHAT  :038: Not that sort of leak - eh!  [wink, wink, say no more ] :492:


                                                                                              :150:


Sorry - slow afternoon!  :164:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: tonythetiger on August 30, 2013, 02:12:16 PM
Absolutely nothing.
Been in Belgium the last week for the Belgium Classic TT at Gedinne.
Excellent road circuit in the Arden Forrest, recommend it to anyone interested in Classic Bikes.  :123:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blacktiger on August 30, 2013, 03:45:32 PM
Fitted a Leo Vinci end pipe and reset the adaptions with Tuneecu.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Blimey on August 30, 2013, 03:51:42 PM
Fitted Adventure-Spec 25mm dog bones and lowered the forks by 20mm; perfect for my short legs.
Not done today, but I also changed the cs sprocket to 15 tooth, fitted a centre stand, 2" Rox Risers, Wolfman bags and a tool tube.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: FoxyV on August 30, 2013, 07:07:52 PM
*Originally Posted by mullerrad [+]
Didn't do it strickly today but got a shark evoline 3 helmet in black with orange trim with a blue tooth interphone system so I can listen to music and gps and if I ride with anyone with same model them!

Got to get some clothing next week.... leaky crotch.

 :431:

Nothing worse than a leaky crotch  :164:
.... even a coating of Nicwax spray didn't help mine last weekend.  Looking for some new bottoms now  :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: p.tigris on August 30, 2013, 07:49:05 PM
Went to see it at the dealers - I can't ride it until Sunday.


Looking good though.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: p.tigris on September 01, 2013, 08:21:34 AM
Fitted a hugger and front mudguard extender last night. Today I can get have a ride, then change the oil and fit the Scottoiler.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: gunshot72 on September 01, 2013, 09:46:01 AM
Removed output sprocket cover and got all the old chain lube out, degreased whole area, cleaned sprocket cover, ACF50'd output sprocket and nut, reinstalled. Cleaned and lubed chain. Noticed some wear on the output sprocket teeth after just 10,000 miles so have ordered a new one.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: taff on September 01, 2013, 12:56:28 PM
picked it up from the dealers and put the first 50 miles on it     :046: :046: :046:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: jimmy60 on September 02, 2013, 02:55:24 AM
Rode it 370 mi from Odessa to Dallas Tx in 102F/39C degree heat  :004: Hot as hell today!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: pennpeel on September 02, 2013, 10:36:56 AM
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=[URL=http://s1248.photobucket.com/user/nigel-smythe/media/CIMG1028.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh492/nigel-smythe/CIMG1028.jpg)[/URL][/img]

Hope the photo works, not really to good at attaching photo's

Took Bough out to Knighton via plenty of back roads and  small villages, photo taken on Kerry hills, before riding down into Newtown and home.  Quite lucky in Shropshire there's loads of good roads.  Well worth a run out on a nice day.  had planned to do the Ponderosa Cafe Nr Llangollen, but my one mate has fork seal issues and the other never got back to me.

I didn't fancy sitting in the Cafe on my own, so will save it for another day!

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: taff on September 02, 2013, 10:49:04 AM
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=mob1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh492/nigel-smythe/CIMG1029.jpg?t=1378112231)

is that the one?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: pennpeel on September 02, 2013, 11:15:30 AM
Yes that's the one thankyou, can't seem to get the right bit of the code for attaching photos from photobucket always end up with a really long code not the short bit i need.

Many thanks

ps just for the future, which bit do I need?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: taff on September 02, 2013, 11:22:09 AM
in photobucket, where you have the options for codes, click on the 'IMG', and it'll say 'copied'

just 'ctrl v' in the forum text box and voila, it's done   :002:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on September 02, 2013, 02:03:56 PM
Put the oem seat in the higher position.  Strange as I'm 5'6" but just more comfortable.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BADDANDY on September 03, 2013, 03:10:26 AM
Gave her her first detailing after my trip, cleaning spokes is a messy job.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: QLDTiger on September 03, 2013, 04:11:17 AM
Snapshot of the last few days:
- Tried to install a Radguard Radiator Guard - didn't fit due to clash with OEM bars. 
Even after undoing top radiator bolt and jiggling things around, it still wouldn't go on.  And I couldn't be bothered taking the crash bars off.  So the Radguard is now sitting in the corner of my garage where it landed.

- Installed Starcom1 Intercom system and all its associated wiring and bits
- Pre-installed wiring for the UHF radio
- Removed my Motolights and Dually D2 LED's ahead of building a new wiring harness

Hopefully next week, will install my Garmin Zumo 660.

And that's it.  At least until I have the next brainwave on how to improve Tiger :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: serfies_sa on September 03, 2013, 07:00:22 AM
I finished drawing up a rear plate and sent it off for laser cutting. I only saw today that they do all kinds of manufacturing as well as bending of tubes etc. Next will be a pannier frame? Let's see how it goes. Will post when rack has arrived.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Rem on September 03, 2013, 07:39:25 AM
Installed my new Adaptiv TPX 2.0 radar detector
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blacktiger on September 03, 2013, 05:48:26 PM
Repaired the front accessory socket. One of the terminals was loose and not making contact. I took a punch to it to tighten it up and then fed some solder into the gap.

Also modified the seat by fitting a gel pad into the foam under the cover. Hoping it'll make it more comfortable.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: 4bikes on September 03, 2013, 06:39:30 PM
I did the 20kkm service. Valves was within spec, the spark plugs looked reasonable, but was changed of cause. Air filter dirty and changed. New oil and filter. Check of throttle balance, reset service settings and it's ready for more pleasure.  :152:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BADDANDY on September 04, 2013, 05:25:48 AM
Since apparently Triumph doesn't sell a Tiger hat, I bought one from e-bay for $8!

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i10.photobucket.com/albums/a139/Andy971200/Triumph/Tigerhat_zps5404131d.jpg) (http://s10.photobucket.com/user/Andy971200/media/Triumph/Tigerhat_zps5404131d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blacktiger on September 04, 2013, 05:26:59 PM
*Originally Posted by BADDANDY [+]
Since apparently Triumph doesn't sell a Tiger hat, I bought one from e-bay for $8!

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i10.photobucket.com/albums/a139/Andy971200/Triumph/Tigerhat_zps5404131d.jpg) (http://s10.photobucket.com/user/Andy971200/media/Triumph/Tigerhat_zps5404131d.jpg.html)

I like it. Just needs Triumph embroidered across the peak.  :046:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: grin factor on September 04, 2013, 07:43:30 PM
Love the cap Bad D.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gr82briding on September 06, 2013, 12:56:16 AM
I repaired a flat front tyre.

When I pulled out the inner tube I found that the puncture was in the same place as one I repaired a couple of months a go. On closer inspection I found a minute bump on the inside of the tyre. I then had to surgical remove this......

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/Gr82briding/P1020242_zps742282bb.jpg) (http://s1231.photobucket.com/user/Gr82briding/media/P1020242_zps742282bb.jpg.html)

Problem now solved (I hope)

It's Gr82briding!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dandy on September 07, 2013, 07:50:45 AM
Popped into the dealers to have a look and a sit on her and to make sure she would be ready to pick up on Thursday   :152:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: grin factor on September 07, 2013, 08:10:47 PM
Got a friend who does valeting to give the bike a snow foam wash & wax etc. Looks like a new bike now.
Also fitted a Pyramid hugger, pit of a pain getting 1 of the bolts in.
Tried to adjust preload but found it stuck solid. NOT happy about that. Bike only 1 yr old!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dandy on September 08, 2013, 08:57:23 AM
Hi gf, had similar problem on my first Tiger (as others have experienced on this forum) the shock would not adjust and the audible click had gone, I think this was due to crap getting flung from the rear wheel.
I advised the dealer they contacted Triumph and it was replaed under warranty.
I protected the new one with a rubber mudflap and did not have any further problems
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: grin factor on September 08, 2013, 09:58:55 AM
Cheers Dandy.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: eddie on September 08, 2013, 10:10:51 AM
On the rear suspension adjuster it is a hexegen with a screw driver slot.
Does anyone know what size socket will fit on to the hexegen. I have tried varios sockets but nothing that fits.
A socket will be much better then a screw driver. :440:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: bdkrivit on September 08, 2013, 11:23:42 AM
Put my Bonneville's fork bag along the side of the Tiger for next week's Dragon run.  Holds can of WD40, zip ties, duct tape, some other bits.  Did 150 miles to make sure it's stable...crappy pic:
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=canadianinvasion.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/wpid-img_20130907_085814_964.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blacktiger on September 08, 2013, 11:27:46 AM
*Originally Posted by eddie [+]
On the rear suspension adjuster it is a hexegen with a screw driver slot.
Does anyone know what size socket will fit on to the hexegen. I have tried varios sockets but nothing that fits.
A socket will be much better then a screw driver. :440:

Normal 8mm.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: tritom1 on September 08, 2013, 09:30:43 PM
Hi, Fitted Pyramid Hugger today 10 mins job done, Looks well smart :152:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Catchinup on September 09, 2013, 10:17:39 AM
Fitted a Power Bronze short screen.  Much more comfortable than a standard screen.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blacktiger on September 09, 2013, 11:46:51 AM
*Originally Posted by tritom1 [+]
Hi, Fitted Pyramid Hugger today 10 mins job done, Looks well smart :152:

Yeah, until it gets covered in all the crap off the tyre.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: eddie on September 09, 2013, 06:10:07 PM
Cheers Blacktiger.
On close inspection there was a burr on the adjuster which is why I could not get the 8mm socket on.
Anyway a minute with the file and now it fits.

Many thanks
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: bippo on September 17, 2013, 11:03:07 AM
Fitted a centre stand to mine!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on September 17, 2013, 12:42:34 PM
Modified and fitted my Xena XX14 carrying bracket.  Now have no excuse for using the Xena.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: l8ktm on September 17, 2013, 08:39:41 PM
Fitted my Adventure Spec side stand foot plate.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: shurm on September 18, 2013, 06:42:14 AM
Fitted an IPhone waterproof holder with power and a bluetooth headset to my helmet ready for my trip on Friday.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on September 18, 2013, 07:31:19 AM
 :001: I fitted heated grips (Oxford) ones they are the new ones and picked them up for £35 from the BMF tailender very pleased with the fitting and the way in which they work............ :152: toasty hands
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Rodders on September 22, 2013, 08:55:23 PM
I gave in to my 'inner yob' and removed the baffle from my Fuel exhaust for the first time.  A ten mile road test convinced me that there was probably a good reason for the baffle to be included!  Inner yob's ears are now ringing and the baffle is back in place..
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: serfies_sa on September 22, 2013, 09:04:26 PM
Cleaned out the gunge trap in front of the MS sprocket, second time I've done this. MuddySumps video on cleaning the chain put me onto this Thanks! Much less the second time around, good for the next 15000km! Oh, the chain is clean, did that after the video. Go Muddysump!  :031: :031:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: FoxyV on September 23, 2013, 02:18:19 PM
Apologised to him for leaving him in the garage yesterday (with the ST for company) while we took the Monsters out to play for the day   :431:   
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: serfies_sa on September 24, 2013, 01:07:22 PM
changed my front sprocket for a 15T, the original does show some wear. Having daughter over, so test rifde will have to wait.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: SMOKE on September 24, 2013, 05:12:39 PM
200 miles up and back to Crater Lake, Oregon.  Just one of the truely amazing places to visit in the great North West
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: derekwadd on September 25, 2013, 11:00:27 AM
 Stripped down the rear suspension linkage, greased the needle rollers (didn't look like there was much grease in there at all)
removed the shock and gave it a good clean and reassembled suspension.  All in, took about an hour and now it's ready for the
winter  :190: and all the salt and crud that brings.   :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on September 25, 2013, 12:28:42 PM
*Originally Posted by derekwadd [+]
Stripped down the rear suspension linkage, greased the needle rollers (didn't look like there was much grease in there at all)
removed the shock and gave it a good clean and reassembled suspension.  All in, took about an hour and now it's ready for the
winter  :190: and all the salt and crud that brings.   :001:

Don't forget to SMOTHER it all in ACF50
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KC1961 on September 26, 2013, 04:16:24 PM
Fitted a half decent horn. PAAAARP!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: jmh on September 29, 2013, 09:52:32 PM
Taped up the cracked beak! Fluckin pheasant flew into me, been washing  what's left of it from under the tank and radiator! First blood to the Tiger. :232:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blacktiger on September 29, 2013, 10:33:22 PM
I went for an hours ride to scrub in some new tyres and test a small aerodynamic tweak (the grey bits in the photo) to the lower sides of my screen. It helps in deflecting some wind from hitting the underside of my helmet and so now I can ride comfortably beyond 80mph without earplugs.
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp48/black955tiger/TIGER800XC%20LV11UXM/EXPLORER%20MRA%20SCREEN/IMG_5070.jpg) (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/black955tiger/media/TIGER800XC%20LV11UXM/EXPLORER%20MRA%20SCREEN/IMG_5070.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: charrito on September 30, 2013, 01:11:18 AM
Got it dirty!!

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=jlherrera.smugmug.com/Galleries/Moto/Tiger-800/i-DtCmRGh/0/M/Couching_Tiger_LR-M.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: moszoro on September 30, 2013, 09:37:26 PM
 :062:changed oil, front pads and fixed spot lights
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: zxr400 on October 01, 2013, 11:56:16 AM
Fitted a another usb socket for the camera ready for wales this weekend yeeepeeee  :047:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: garyr on October 01, 2013, 08:21:40 PM
Got a new rear roadsmart tyre fitted after a puncture. Thats the 4th rear tyre fitted and it has only done 10600 miles. Bought bike secondhand with roadsmarts on it  ( original owner ditched the first tyres) I replaced rear and now again.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: B744 on October 05, 2013, 03:37:34 AM
Not exactly today, but fitted Barkbusters Storm handguards 2 days back. Now awaiting the delivery for the touratech panniers!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: charrito on October 05, 2013, 07:11:22 PM
Got me some new tires.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=jlherrera.smugmug.com/Galleries/Moto/Tiger-800/i-NhHNfpc/0/M/anakee3-M.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Warod on October 05, 2013, 07:49:21 PM
Took it to the Kalamunda pub in the Perth hills and bought it lunch. Now done total of 186km.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: gingermonster on October 06, 2013, 06:32:03 PM
cleaned and adjusted my chain this morning didn't know it was silver lol used wd40 chain cleaner bloody good stuff also got a 360 degree bike it brush to do it with made life a lot easier
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dandy on October 06, 2013, 07:16:11 PM
Well yesterday, Took tiger to dealers to get 1st service done and new centre stand fitted as the one I took off my written off 2011 tiger would not fit on my new 2013 model --- bummer, So if any wants a 2011 centre stand let me know .
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: retryrider on October 06, 2013, 07:22:19 PM
Washed the bike and finally got round to fitting the loobman. First fitting attempt looks a bit roppy but we'll see.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: nzfiretiger on October 06, 2013, 08:33:07 PM
*Originally Posted by charrito [+]
Got me some new tires.



(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=jlherrera.smugmug.com/Galleries/Moto/Tiger-800/i-NhHNfpc/0/M/anakee3-M.jpg)

Keen to know.. what you think of them on the roadie  charrito......nzfiretiger
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blizzard800 on October 06, 2013, 08:36:45 PM
*Originally Posted by nzfiretiger [+]
Keen to know.. what you think of them on the roadie  charrito......nzfiretiger

I've got them on mine and they are really nice. Plenty of grip and lots of feedback. I've managed to wear right to the edge of the rear without too much effort
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Tomo88 on October 07, 2013, 05:15:38 PM
Got my trousers pulled down by my insurance company :( turns out they don't like you going from a 125cc to an 800cc and certainly made me pay for the privilege but who's gonna care when I pick it up tomorrow and ride the 65miles home :).
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on October 10, 2013, 11:02:34 AM
Replaced the two broken bash plate anti vibe mounts (Triumph part is £8.64 each) with my ebay purchase - x4 RUBBER MOUNTS 25mm D x 20mm Long M8 antivibration male/male bobbins, total cost £5.95 for the 4.  Tried to replace the o2 sensor with bolt only to realise the bolt I thought was M12 was in fact 1/2" (m12.5 ish).  Correct pitch though.  Had to order an M12x1.25.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blacktiger on October 10, 2013, 11:31:20 AM
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
Replaced the two broken bash plate anti vibe mounts (Triumph part is £8.64 each) with my ebay purchase - x4 RUBBER MOUNTS 25mm D x 20mm Long M8 antivibration male/male bobbins, total cost £5.95 for the 4.  Tried to replace the o2 sensor with bolt only to realise the bolt I thought was M12 was in fact 1/2" (m12.5 ish).  Correct pitch though.  Had to order an M12x1.25.

Is it this one? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Anti-Vibration-Mount-Rubber-Bobbin-Mounting-HEXAGON-M8x20-/161107995923?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2582c8ed13 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Anti-Vibration-Mount-Rubber-Bobbin-Mounting-HEXAGON-M8x20-/161107995923?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2582c8ed13)
Or these? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RUBBER-MOUNTS-25mm-D-x-20mm-Long-M8-antivibration-male-male-bobbins-/390674169108?pt=UK_Cars_Parts_Vehicles_Other_Vehicle_Parts_Accessories_ET&hash=item5af5febd14 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RUBBER-MOUNTS-25mm-D-x-20mm-Long-M8-antivibration-male-male-bobbins-/390674169108?pt=UK_Cars_Parts_Vehicles_Other_Vehicle_Parts_Accessories_ET&hash=item5af5febd14)

The hexagonal ones look more like the OE ones.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on October 10, 2013, 01:07:05 PM
*Originally Posted by blacktiger [+]

Or these? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RUBBER-MOUNTS-25mm-D-x-20mm-Long-M8-antivibration-male-male-bobbins-/390674169108?pt=UK_Cars_Parts_Vehicles_Other_Vehicle_Parts_Accessories_ET&hash=item5af5febd14 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RUBBER-MOUNTS-25mm-D-x-20mm-Long-M8-antivibration-male-male-bobbins-/390674169108?pt=UK_Cars_Parts_Vehicles_Other_Vehicle_Parts_Accessories_ET&hash=item5af5febd14)

The hexagonal ones look more like the OE ones.

These.  Tiny pit longer rubber section than oem but nothing to write home about.  Cut the studs down by about 5 mm.  Feel stronger than the oem anyway.  And a good bit cheaper!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: smurfbud on October 10, 2013, 03:58:58 PM
went and looked at it for the first time in 4 weeks!

Its great to be home ...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: grin factor on October 11, 2013, 08:40:47 PM
Fitted Fuel mini end can, looks nice & sounds better than original.  Only tried with baffle in so far and not been out for a ride yet to hear on the street. Also fitted rubber bungs to holes in swing arm to prtect chain adjusters.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dandy on October 11, 2013, 08:54:21 PM
Where did ya get the rubber bungs GF?
Cheers Dandy
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: grin factor on October 11, 2013, 09:56:07 PM
Dandy, got them off fleabay:-
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321123462567#ht_1017wt_844 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321123462567#ht_1017wt_844)
50mm x 25mm are a good fit.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dandy on October 11, 2013, 10:23:46 PM
Thanks GF, I will order a some of them. :028:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on October 12, 2013, 06:40:17 AM
The new Corbin saddle arrived today, looks comfy, will know more when the rain stops and I can take a long ride.

Chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: doxbike on October 12, 2013, 03:45:46 PM
*Originally Posted by jmh [+]
Taped up the cracked beak! Fluckin pheasant flew into me, been washing  what's left of it from under the tank and radiator! First blood to the Tiger. :232:

Fix it with ABS cement and shavings made into a slurry
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: scooby-2 on October 12, 2013, 07:45:19 PM
put the Kriega us-5 on the xc (it is not so big but fits a pair of warm and dry gloves)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: RCTiger on October 12, 2013, 09:08:20 PM
Fitted my adventure spec belly pan and engine bars. Bit of a faf to fit but great quality stuff and really happy with the result
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: john42 on October 13, 2013, 11:25:07 AM
Well yesterday evening. Had dress rehearsal loading up all the necessary for our trip to France on the 24th October. I've been thinking about panniers but managed to get it all in my top box and extended tank bag. I allways think you take to much anyway, so travelling light.

Have they scotched the regs in France. Hi vis vests, breathalyser?

Any comments appreciated.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: daytripper1970_au on October 14, 2013, 11:09:07 AM
*Originally Posted by zxr400 [+]
Fitted a another usb socket for the camera ready for wales this weekend yeeepeeee  :047:

G'day,

I don't suppose you can post some pics? 

Thanks in advance,

DT
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blacktiger on October 14, 2013, 11:20:59 AM
*Originally Posted by john42 [+]
Well yesterday evening. Had dress rehearsal loading up all the necessary for our trip to France on the 24th October. I've been thinking about panniers but managed to get it all in my top box and extended tank bag. I allways think you take to much anyway, so travelling light.

Have they scotched the regs in France. Hi vis vests, breathalyser?

Any comments appreciated.

No need for hi-viz but it's still advisable to carry a couple of cheap breathalysers just to get some brownie points with the Gendarmes.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Rtwo on October 14, 2013, 11:30:30 AM
The breathalyser law has no legislation to enforce a fine for non-compliance AFAIK

To all intents and purposes, it doesn't exist

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Zaphod on October 14, 2013, 11:45:03 AM
That's my understanding as well - I won't be bothering when I head over there next week.

IIRC, it transpired that there was some link between the govt ministers introducing the law, and the major manufacturers of the breathalyser. Corrupt politicians eh, who'd of thought it.... Could be wrong though!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blacktiger on October 14, 2013, 01:04:57 PM
*Originally Posted by Zaphod [+]
That's my understanding as well - I won't be bothering when I head over there next week.

IIRC, it transpired that there was some link between the govt ministers introducing the law, and the major manufacturers of the breathalyser. Corrupt politicians eh, who'd of thought it.... Could be wrong though!

Some reading for everyone. http://ukfrancebikers.com/ (http://ukfrancebikers.com/)
The thing you might fall foul off is the helmet reflective stickers described in the March 2013 bulletin.

Also, from the May 2013 bulletin:-
Drink driving

Quite rightly, there are strict laws about the level of alcohol you are allowed in your body (0.5mg.ml limit) but bikers should also be aware that they should, in theory, carry a pair of breathalysers on them at all times, which are not expensive at about £6.50. That said and although by law a pair of breathalysers are compulsory to carry, if you are caught not carrying any, a fine is highly unlikely as this piece of legislation has not really been enforced.

So, as I said earlier, carry some just to get some brownie points.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blizzard800 on October 18, 2013, 08:01:56 PM
Fitted Barkbuster Storm handguards

quick comparison with std guards. Apologies in advance for the picture quality  :034:

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=farm4.staticflickr.com/3762/10349865903_bcb7529a98_b.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Warod on October 18, 2013, 11:42:25 PM
Fitted beak, screen, more fog lights & better mirrors....
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on October 19, 2013, 12:25:41 AM
*Originally Posted by Warod [+]
Fitted beak, screen, more fog lights & better mirrors....

That's funny.   :492:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: triumphseavkk on October 19, 2013, 07:34:22 AM
Added the DSBP Raid toolbox:
http://www.advmotorrad.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=197 (http://www.advmotorrad.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=197)

Added SW-Motech quick lock evo side racks with the Givi Adapter

Added an 18" madstad windshield

Long but fruitful day!

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BundyJD on October 19, 2013, 08:42:40 AM
*Originally Posted by triumphseavkk [+]
Added the DSBP Raid toolbox:
http://www.advmotorrad.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=197 (http://www.advmotorrad.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=197)

Added SW-Motech quick lock evo side racks with the Givi Adapter

Added an 18" madstad windshield

Long but fruitful day!

Just be aware that those toolboxes are not waterproof.

I even put extra silicon on all the seams and joins on the inside of mine, but today took a rather smelly, damp, mouldy tool roll out. I haven't worked out where the water is getting in yet, but I suspect it's the access door at the back.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dandy on October 19, 2013, 06:31:40 PM
*Originally Posted by blizzard800 [+]
Fitted Barkbuster Storm handguards

quick comparison with std guards. Apologies in advance for the picture quality  :034:

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=farm4.staticflickr.com/3762/10349865903_bcb7529a98_b.jpg)
Look good blizzard, please let me know if they make much of a difference over the stock handgards re windchill, are they easy to fit?
Cheers dandy
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Blimey on October 19, 2013, 07:06:50 PM
Made and installed a pre-filter.

I started out by swiss-cheesing the snorkel
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz31/Blymey/2013-10-19125755_zpsb0216297.jpg) (http://s811.photobucket.com/user/Blymey/media/2013-10-19125755_zpsb0216297.jpg.html)

Then I shaped and sewed a piece of Uni foam to wrap the snorkel
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz31/Blymey/2013-10-19130155_zps78fd6974.jpg) (http://s811.photobucket.com/user/Blymey/media/2013-10-19130155_zps78fd6974.jpg.html)(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz31/Blymey/2013-10-19130141_zps128ec8ed.jpg) (http://s811.photobucket.com/user/Blymey/media/2013-10-19130141_zps128ec8ed.jpg.html)

Then coated the pre-filter with oil and stuck it in there.
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz31/Blymey/2013-10-19131116_zpsa67af311.jpg) (http://s811.photobucket.com/user/Blymey/media/2013-10-19131116_zpsa67af311.jpg.html)

The whole project only took me about an hour and a half to do, I think the hardest part was shaving the foam down with a razor on the side that contacts the battery box.
It may not look as good as the Aussie one, but it does the same job at a fraction of the price  :152:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blizzard800 on October 19, 2013, 07:12:25 PM
*Originally Posted by Dandy [+]
Look good blizzard, please let me know if they make much of a difference over the stock handgards re windchill, are they easy to fit?
Cheers dandy

Not been out with them yet, but they are easy to fit.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Warod on October 19, 2013, 09:54:32 PM
New Leo Vince carbon fibre can and 17 tooth sprocket.
Well pleased with both mods.....
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: rglyall on October 19, 2013, 10:45:28 PM
Rode my new bike for the first time, and had a huge smile on my face doing it.

:300: <- Literally me.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: triumphseavkk on October 20, 2013, 02:57:47 AM
*Originally Posted by BundyJD [+]
Just be aware that those toolboxes are not waterproof.

I even put extra silicon on all the seams and joins on the inside of mine, but today took a rather smelly, damp, mouldy tool roll out. I haven't worked out where the water is getting in yet, but I suspect it's the access door at the back.

Thanks for letting me know! I'll probably put my stuff inside a waterproof pouch or something.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: berger on October 20, 2013, 04:02:00 AM
What did I do? On my second day of ownership? I got careless and stalled the bike on an up hill piece of tarmac while coming off gravel. Bike is fine but I broke the end off of my clutch lever.

(https://cdn.tt.tiger800.co.uk/ajuhu5uj.jpg)

While I laughed at my stupidity, thanks to this forum, I found some cheap and cool aftermarket levers with free shipping!

Welcome to DS riding!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Tomo88 on October 20, 2013, 07:10:44 AM
Berger did a similar thing myself however mine was not on a hill so no excuse lol was definitely a "timber" moment lol. I bent my brake lever and damaged indicator plus put some scratches on the plastic :(. Which levers have you gone for?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: berger on October 20, 2013, 05:56:08 PM
I followed a link here to an eBay store. $32 for both levers and free shipping. They got good reviews too.

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=271258835015
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: streetlee on October 20, 2013, 06:03:27 PM
Fitted my sat nav mount. Simples :028:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blizzard800 on October 20, 2013, 06:32:35 PM
*Originally Posted by Dandy [+]
Look good blizzard, please let me know if they make much of a difference over the stock handgards re windchill, are they easy to fit?
Cheers dandy

been out today and they work really well. Even though is was a bit chilly no need to use my heated grips and even kept my gloves dry in the few bits of rain I went through
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on October 21, 2013, 12:45:42 AM
*Originally Posted by berger [+]
I followed a link here to an eBay store. $32 for both levers and free shipping. They got good reviews too.

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=271258835015 (http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=271258835015)
I installed these levers and am very satisfied with them, you'll like them.  :062:

Chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: PETE CUNNY on October 21, 2013, 01:27:11 AM
I`I've got something similar but mine hinge upwards which is just as well as I went to Maplins in Warrington and thought sod it i`m not paying for the carpark and thought i`d go over the kerb and miss out the barrier which is allwell and good providing you don`t stop with your front wheel on the kerb and your back wheel on the road especially when you can`t touch the floor.
You then end up on your back like a dying fly as cars stop at the next barrier asking you are you allrite, It would have been cheeper to pay the parking than suffer the embarrassment.
Luckily the levers did there job and folded up without breaking.
the morel is don`t be a tight arse as you could end up looking like an ARSE in the end luckily no damage to the XC but could have cost me if I hadn't`t had those levers.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dandy on October 21, 2013, 06:37:42 PM
Bummer P C, that'll teach ya!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: PETE CUNNY on October 21, 2013, 11:47:03 PM
Thanks Dandy!
                      No harm done and I got to save £1-60 on parking and i`I've made a prat of my self for a lot less in the past.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: FoxyV on October 22, 2013, 09:44:32 AM
Aww Pete - you had me chuckling this morning with your "dying fly" impersonation  :001:

The lengths we'll go to to save a few quid eh??  :038:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: berger on October 23, 2013, 11:34:09 PM
I moved my bars forward and hit the trails after work. Huge difference when standing, and I discovered I will need some risers. This thing just floats over the washboard bits and holes. The smack of the kickstand is annoying after awhile, but I will get over that!

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg15/mildybags/IMG_20131023_155920_zpsd6a1780c.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dandy on October 24, 2013, 05:09:11 PM
Finished cleaning bike after the weekend's dirty ride then fitted the plugs into the swingarm holes that Grin factor kindly advised me on. Tried to squirt some acf50 into the void but think I failed miserably.  :138:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: berger on October 24, 2013, 09:29:19 PM
Installed some goodies when I got home. Postman brought be a RAM bar mount for my Garmin 60Cx and a direct wire power source for the 60Cx. Now I don't have to shuffle between the Ural and the Tiger.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg15/mildybags/IMG_20131024_154741_zps555d3c12.jpg)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg15/mildybags/IMG_20131024_154753_zps7557b8a1.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on October 24, 2013, 10:14:10 PM
Is that the best placement? Won't it interfere with seeing the instrument cluster?

Chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: berger on October 24, 2013, 10:30:29 PM
*Originally Posted by chico [+]
Is that the best placement? Won't it interfere with seeing the instrument cluster?

Chico

Not really, just trying a few things out. Since I raised the bars and sit straighter, I can see the cluster, but I may move it further to the right, on the other side of the clamp.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: grin factor on October 24, 2013, 10:35:34 PM
*Originally Posted by Dandy [+]
Finished cleaning bike after the weekend's dirty ride then fitted the plugs into the swingarm holes that Grin factor kindly advised me on. Tried to squirt some acf50 into the void but think I failed miserably.  :138:

I did the same with GT85, it will have done the job ok as it sprays all over, well I'm keeping my fingers crossed.  :028:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: OB1 on October 27, 2013, 04:18:10 PM
Last year I had an unfortunate tumble off my Tiger: I got cross-rutted on wet grass whilst riding one of Norfolk's green lanes. The 10mph low side resulted in a bent clutch lever, bent LHS mirror, snapped LHS indicator and bent gear lever... which ripped something inside the gearbox resulting in me having to be recovered back home and two months without a bike which had to have the gearbox rebuilt!

Today, I fitted a Touratech folding gear lever to try and prevent this from happening again.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=imageshack.us/a/img577/6015/ukrd.jpg)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=imageshack.us/a/img29/1872/ykwa.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: diggerssenior on October 27, 2013, 05:00:09 PM
I actually rode mine today in the increasingly gusty and wet conditions.  It felt as safe as always.

And then I tried to fit my Fehling crash bars and got totally lost.  Any guidance on fitting these bars would be appreciated.

I did apply ACF 50 to half the bike on Thursday.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: serfies_sa on October 29, 2013, 05:19:23 PM
hi diggersenior, I assume you did get instructions with the kit? I cannot find any on the tinternet, just a pic. All I can remember from this forum is the advice not to tighten any bolts until all are in place, hand tight. Good luck!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: serfies_sa on October 29, 2013, 05:53:10 PM
I replaced 2 indicator lenses, front right showed some scratches from hitting a mountain, and right rear had dirt inside, due to a slight melting from the exhaust.
All clean and shiny again.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: berger on October 29, 2013, 07:55:57 PM
Went for a ride today, as I want to get my 1000km service before I put the bike away. 3°C means it is time for a heated vest of some sort! :D

I also got my levers from China today! 7 days was all it took!

(https://cdn.tt.tiger800.co.uk/9yna8u5a.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: smurfbud on October 30, 2013, 01:31:08 PM
Moved it out of the way so I could get the Speed out for a jolly good thrashing   :169:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: mullerrad on October 30, 2013, 02:14:52 PM
My hippo hands arrived from canada will fit this weekend and post pictures
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: serfies_sa on October 30, 2013, 07:40:57 PM
*Originally Posted by berger [+]

I also got my levers from China today! 7 days was all it took!

Remember, you need to use your OEM brass bush on the clutch lever. Enjoy, mine are holding up tops.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: berger on October 30, 2013, 08:07:47 PM
*Originally Posted by serfies_sa [+]
Remember, you need to use your OEM brass bush on the clutch lever. Enjoy, mine are holding up tops.

Thx! I noticed that when I pulled it apart. Hole looked a little large, then I noticed the bushing in the stocker. I really like the taper/design of the lever itself. You don't need as much adjustment because of it. Easier to grab.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: FoxyV on November 01, 2013, 11:27:27 AM
FINALLY got time to get my puncture sorted  :152: 
then took the long way home as it was a lovely, if slightly chilly, morning here :018:
Off to work soon  :006:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: jimmy60 on November 02, 2013, 12:18:08 AM
Removed a nail from my new rear tire  :232: and plugged. Cleaned, lubed and adjusted chain...Going for a good ride in the morning early!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: hartsideman on November 03, 2013, 10:11:10 PM
I fitted barkbusters / sw motech handguards  and they are quite a good design and relatively easy to fit
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: gunshot72 on November 05, 2013, 03:59:19 PM
Separated chain and soaked in bath of paraffin for an hour, then brushed clean.
Removed rear wheel.
Removed rear sprocket.
Degreased rear sprocket and spokes. Then ACF50'd. Checked cush drives. Checked wheel bearings.
Replaced front sprocket with new Renthal 16T.
Replaced chain rubbing strip.
Riveted new link in chain.
Installed everything and lubed up.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: berger on November 05, 2013, 10:00:53 PM
Took my bike into the dealer for its first service, first and last for a LONG time, but they also installed the heated grips and fig lights. I was happy to discover the lights are LED and not Halogen!

(Both lights are on 8) )

I also installed the Triumph light guard, which came in the mail yesterday.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: discoed on November 05, 2013, 10:20:20 PM
Fitted R&G hugger and touratatech pannier rack oh and applied some more ACF50
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: discoed on November 05, 2013, 10:23:26 PM
and another view - wondered about changing from stainless to black but I like the look as it is.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Doc4216 on November 05, 2013, 11:12:21 PM
Rode it four miles to work and then took some pics of it on my way home!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blacktiger on November 06, 2013, 04:13:05 PM
800XC:-
Swapped out the cast roadie rear wheel and put the spoked wheel back in to preserve the tyre on the cast wheel for another trip. Also swapped the front tyre for an older more used one for the same reason.
955i:-
Put the Palmer screen on for the winter.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: CRFan1 on November 06, 2013, 05:21:49 PM
Put a Leo Vince Carbon pipe and Trax Evo Alu-Boxes on last night :)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=img.photobucket.com/albums/v673/GuitarRules/IMG-20131105-00135_zps200689dd.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/GuitarRules/media/IMG-20131105-00135_zps200689dd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: serfies_sa on November 06, 2013, 06:16:52 PM
replaced my stripped rear axle nut with a new one. Don't know if I had some help from the previous guy that fitted tyres... and the new torque wrench is working!
 :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: serfies_sa on November 07, 2013, 06:27:33 PM
Having the axle out also gave me a chance to look at the tensioner bolts, after 2+ years I removed them with my fingers, no problem there. Just goes to show the crabbies like salt etc guys and gals have to put up with in the north! I did do a lot of rain and muddy roads, but not enough to become a problem, glad about that.  :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: rodders1 on November 08, 2013, 08:50:39 AM
Fitted 20 inch madstad screen and a fender extender ready for the winter commute. Awaiting delivery of rear hugger and acf50
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: D6864 on November 08, 2013, 09:06:50 AM
Updated to the current version of TuneECU and downloaded the latest 20770 map.  Not much change from the previous 20654, maybe the engine feels a little more responsive, which is nice, but it's also a bit snatchy on the transition from off to on throttle in 2nd and 3rd gears.  Has anyone else tried it?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blacktiger on November 08, 2013, 09:57:33 AM
*Originally Posted by D6864 [+]
Updated to the current version of TuneECU and downloaded the latest 20770 map.  Not much change from the previous 20654, maybe the engine feels a little more responsive, which is nice, but it's also a bit snatchy on the transition from off to on throttle in 2nd and 3rd gears.  Has anyone else tried it?

No but I read that someone had done it and then their fuel usage went UP by 5mpg! i.e. their mpg went down by 5mpg.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gr82briding on November 08, 2013, 05:33:58 PM
*Originally Posted by serfies_sa [+]
Having the axle out also gave me a chance to look at the tensioner bolts, after 2+ years I removed them with my fingers, no problem there. Just goes to show the crabbies like salt etc guys and gals have to put up with in the north! I did do a lot of rain and muddy roads, but not enough to become a problem, glad about that.  :001:

 :0461: :460: +1
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Nelizzz on November 12, 2013, 09:30:48 PM
I fitted the Altrider alu black radiator guard today. Nice piece it is.
I also tried the Altrider side stand foot enlarger on my roadie, and as others  mentioned here on the forum, it did clash with the OEM center stand, although Altrider ensures it is compatible with it.
I tried it at the Altrider European distribution point in The Hague together with the man in charge overthere. He made pictures and will notify Seattle (HQ).
By the way, they also have a 'different' side stand foot for the 2013 model (and newer), but we could not notice the difference between the two versions...

Nelizzz
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blacktiger on November 13, 2013, 11:49:49 AM
Installed the latest 20770 tune and installed Osram Night Breaker headlight bulbs.
OE Osram left and Osram Night Breaker right for comparison.
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp48/black955tiger/TIGER800XC%20LV11UXM/IMG_5197.jpg) (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/black955tiger/media/TIGER800XC%20LV11UXM/IMG_5197.jpg.html)

Definitely a whiter light from the Night Breaker.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: mullerrad on November 13, 2013, 02:45:50 PM
Put hippo hands on bike, tyre check chain adjustment abd acf50

(https://cdn.tt.tiger800.co.uk/ja8aveqy.jpg)(https://cdn.tt.tiger800.co.uk/yqybuham.jpg)(https://cdn.tt.tiger800.co.uk/tamuvybu.jpg)(https://cdn.tt.tiger800.co.uk/ajahanag.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blacktiger on November 13, 2013, 03:11:59 PM
*Originally Posted by mullerrad [+]
Put hippo hands on bike, tyre check chain adjustment abd acf50

(https://cdn.tt.tiger800.co.uk/yqybuham.jpg)

Undoubtedly effective but they do look ridiculous.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Cats on November 13, 2013, 03:24:52 PM
I connected up my recently purchased DealerTool and sent off for the ECU code.

I think the DealerTool is the most expensive tool that i've ever bought. :005:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: mullerrad on November 13, 2013, 03:30:14 PM
*Originally Posted by blacktiger [+]
Undoubtedly effective but they do look ridiculous.



I ride to work in the early hours. They may look big but they are great bit of kit keeping my hands both dry and warm. They will only be on for the winter.

 :300:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: berger on November 13, 2013, 09:17:00 PM
I got a great deal on a new Triumph sump last week, $176 including shipping, got it today and installed it in about 20 minutes.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blacktiger on November 14, 2013, 05:14:00 PM
I just tested the Arrow tune with my LeoVinci pipe.
First though I rode the new 20770 tune over a 90 miles route to give me an mpg figure to compare with. 20770 came out at 49.5mpg showing on the clocks.
I then rode the same route in reverse (I get bored of riding the same routes) with 20771 installed. The mpg displayed at 44.5 when I got home.
So whilst the seat of the pants told me the Arrow tune had more PEP it's using 10% more fuel to do it.  :019: The next best thing, after the extra PEP, is that the ping,ping,ping in the exhaust on overrun has gone completely.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: CRFan1 on November 14, 2013, 05:30:13 PM
*Originally Posted by blacktiger [+]
I just tested the Arrow tune with my LeoVinci pipe.
First though I rode the new 20770 tune over a 90 miles route to give me an mpg figure to compare with. 20770 came out at 49.5mpg showing on the clocks.
I then rode the same route in reverse (I get bored of riding the same routes) with 20771 installed. The mpg displayed at 44.5 when I got home.
So whilst the seat of the pants told me the Arrow tune had more PEP it's using 10% more fuel to do it.  :019: The next best thing, after the extra PEP, is that the ping,ping,ping in the exhaust on overrun has gone completely.

I just did the same on my new Roadie.  I also have the Trax Alu boxes which I am sure affect mileage.  It has been fairly cold and I am still under 500 miles so I am still doing a lot of varying of RPM's etc.  With agreesive riding it averages about 35 mpg.....under normal driving conditions (i.e. cruising say at 65-70 mph) I am seeing about 43mpg.  This should get better in warmer temps and after my bike get more miles but it seems ok.  The bike has a bit more pep and it starts in less cranks when I hit the starter.  These things come so lean from the factory anyway I am ok with it being a bit richer.  Alo this tune did not completely eliminate the decel popping but it got rid of about 90% of it and reduced it to more of a cool sounding burble.  :)  I run my Leo with the DB killer in.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: berger on November 15, 2013, 08:50:46 PM
I received and installed my double take mirrors. It was cheaper and faster for me to order the RAM M10x1.25 ball mount and 3" aluminum arms from gpscity.ca and the mirrors from avisciouscycle.ca. Ordered all on Wednesday night, got them this aft.

I am glad I went with the 3" arms. They aren't pretty, but I can see behind much better already.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg15/mildybags/IMG_20131115_153503_zps8ee919ef.jpg)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg15/mildybags/IMG_20131115_153513_zpseec4b2c0.jpg)

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on November 15, 2013, 10:01:47 PM
Rode from Tonbridge to Holyhead via RAF Cosford. Weird there now that they have on display an aircraft that I actually worked on - Nimrod R1 51 squadron.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on November 15, 2013, 11:07:36 PM
I finally fitted my new barkbusters and if I say so myself the look the dogs doo dars  :155:, I'll take her for a spin in the morning see how they compare to the OEM ones
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: streetlee on November 17, 2013, 02:56:42 PM
Not very exciting but actually enjoyed washing the tiger thoroughly with muc off first then autoglym car shampoo then a Scott oil 365 finish for time being while I'm waiting on acf50 to arrive. As this was the first time I've washed it it was nice to get to know it a bit better by poking around with brushes and wash mitten, leather and micro cloth and a bit of lubricating of bits and bobs. It certainly needed it although the rear spring wasn't as filthy as I expected it to be given the crappy weather we've had since I've owned it and ridden for about half the days. Could do with going for a run now but can't bring myself to filth it up so quickly!   :006:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: tritom1 on November 17, 2013, 06:17:17 PM
Cleaned bike head to foot shame to use now. Washed and lubed chain [no adjustment required yet 1100 miles ] blasted tension bolt ends in swing arm with ACF, Stripped some 2.5 electrical cable slid sheath over straw then taped solid copper wire to side about 6" long easy to direct on bolts. Fitted rad gaurd, fitted fender extender then removed it, to near tyre for my liking ? General tighten and ACF. All ready to get dirty. :152:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: eddie on November 19, 2013, 07:03:40 PM
Since buying my Tiger new in 2011 I have done.
Red Fox hugger and fender extender, Hepco and Becker panniers and top box, Zumo 550 sat nav and mount wired into underside of aux socket, R and G heated grips wired into Tiger loom using Eastern Beaver relay, works great, scot oiler, barkbuster hand guards and this week dropped swinging arm and shock cleaned and re-greased and now all back together, bar risers, grab handles now black.
And of course in between new tyres and oil, filters ect. 
Next job change colour of wheels.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: NeilV on November 20, 2013, 06:08:42 AM
*Originally Posted by eddie [+]
Since buying my Tiger new in 2011 I have done.
Red Fox hugger and fender extender, Hepco and Becker panniers and top box, Zumo 550 sat nav and mount wired into underside of aux socket, R and G heated grips wired into Tiger loom using Eastern Beaver relay, works great, scot oiler, barkbuster hand guards and this week dropped swinging arm and shock cleaned and re-greased and now all back together, bar risers, grab handles now black.
And of course in between new tyres and oil, filters ect. 
Next job change colour of wheels.

Post some pics for us if you have.  :123:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: discoed on November 20, 2013, 04:02:50 PM
Having just crossed the 500 mile mark with various A road jaunts I took the XC into Cobb and Jagger in Shipley, Bradford for it's first service and came home the long way, great to be able to visit the upper reaches of the rev range and hear the arrow can sing a little more loudly!

Very good service from the dealer, they even gave it a good wash - however I wasn't that impressed by that as they washed all my carefully applied ACF 50 off!! although once I mentioned this they went out and re applied a covering for me. Our roads are white with salt at the moment so I wanted to keep it coated.

I like it more every time I ride it!



Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: bippo on November 21, 2013, 07:27:07 PM
Purchased the tank bag harness and adventure bag as an *early* Crimbo present for myself...

Was a little nervous that the bag would be too big for me to see the speedo and turn full lock, but all is good.

Am fitting the harness to my bike this weekend, can't wait to use it, quality looks great.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: loftyjohn on November 22, 2013, 08:37:24 AM
Hi all


 20.300 miles

Fitted new X ring gold chain and steel sprockets  :152:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Aberryesq on November 22, 2013, 09:57:05 AM
Fitted Palmer screen.

The fitting instructions are online. They do not print well. Would be better to have supplier printed instructions.

Regarding customer service; on other threads I have seen how pleased Palmer customers are. After I had finished fitting the screen, I had two bolts left over. I called the UK from Germany and left a detailed message. No reply. I then emailed. No reply. What a shame. This has not left a lasting good impression of the transaction.

One piece of advice: think carefully if you are thinking of the smoked screen. The screen is so tall (not a complaint) that you see the world in two colours. It does force you to look constantly into the distance - not a bad thing - but refocusing when looking at the ground is a little disconcerting. With hindsight, I would have chosen the clear screen. That's life.

On the other hand, the ride is much quieter.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blacktiger on November 22, 2013, 11:36:12 AM
*Originally Posted by Aberryesq [+]
Fitted Palmer screen.

Regarding customer service; on other threads I have seen how pleased Palmer customers are. After I had finished fitting the screen, I had two bolts left over. I called the UK from Germany and left a detailed message. No reply. I then emailed. No reply. What a shame. This has not left a lasting good impression of the transaction.

I think they're going through a house move. He runs the business from home.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: eddie on November 22, 2013, 05:18:16 PM
No excuse for bad service. You either run a business or not. A bad word goes around quicker then a good one.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: retryrider on November 23, 2013, 05:28:04 PM
Finally got round to thread locking the Barkbusters after unsettlingly start to seeing the bar end screw unwinding on the throttle side whist going down the motorway. Own stupid fault for not remembering to tighten it after fitting the rox risers, doh!  Luckily I'd brought the allen keys with me to adjust things so no big deal  :125:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: streetlee on November 29, 2013, 04:33:12 PM
Took it to Triumph Birmingham to have the ecu flashed as the bike was running really crap as I left the bike show this morning: wouldn't tick over and cut out without the throttle being open which was a pain on down changes and caught in traffic jam in M6. Got to the dealer and as soon as I parked up it cleared FFS. Anyway the tech guy wheels it straight through to have a look at it and as I'd fitted the beowulf about 6 weeks ago he suggested remapping the ecu. I asked how long and he told me about 30 secs to do the remap! Anyway all sorted couldn't find why it had played up and no cost ( I obviously gave him a drink). He said although they have a 'learning ecu' fitted their experience was to have it remapped with an aftermarket exhaust fitted. Lost a bit of the pop and crackle on the over run but still sounds lovely  :001: thanks to Triumph Birmingham where I've bought my last 2 bikes from but customer service goes a long way in getting repeat business. Why not pay them a visit if you are thinking of buying or servicing. And no I don't have any connection with them. :152:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Stiger008 on November 29, 2013, 07:45:50 PM
I had a new Scorpion trail tyre fitted to my rear wheel. The original scorpion has been good enough for my kind of use and 8860 miles is better than I have ever had on a rear tyre, £117 fitted and balanced to a loose wheel at a very local bike shop.
While the wheel was out I gave all the hard to get to bits a good clean. The chain tensioning bolts unscrewed with my fingers and were refitted with a coat of copper slip.
                                                                          Steve.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blacktiger on December 01, 2013, 10:07:26 AM
*Originally Posted by streetlee [+]
Took it to Triumph Birmingham to have the ecu flashed as the bike was running really crap as I left the bike show this morning: wouldn't tick over and cut out without the throttle being open which was a pain on down changes and caught in traffic jam in M6. Got to the dealer and as soon as I parked up it cleared FFS. Anyway the tech guy wheels it straight through to have a look at it and as I'd fitted the beowulf about 6 weeks ago he suggested remapping the ecu. I asked how long and he told me about 30 secs to do the remap! Anyway all sorted couldn't find why it had played up and no cost ( I obviously gave him a drink). He said although they have a 'learning ecu' fitted their experience was to have it remapped with an aftermarket exhaust fitted. Lost a bit of the pop and crackle on the over run but still sounds lovely  :001: thanks to Triumph Birmingham where I've bought my last 2 bikes from but customer service goes a long way in getting repeat business. Why not pay them a visit if you are thinking of buying or servicing. And no I don't have any connection with them. :152:

Any idea what map they installed?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: mullerrad on December 01, 2013, 02:56:45 PM
Went out for a ride.

Its unusually warm but the roads were a bit slippy.  Nearly had a spill losing grip on leaves on a B road but when you manage to stay on and check your underwear you feel great. ...

Bikes 3 year birthday coming up......
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: streetlee on December 01, 2013, 03:16:45 PM
 Hi blacktiger not sure what map was installed but will find out and let you know. Lee
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: CRFan1 on December 01, 2013, 03:34:31 PM
Just installed an Altrider Radiator guard on my 13 roadie.  Nice piece!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blacktiger on December 01, 2013, 04:50:37 PM
*Originally Posted by streetlee [+]
Hi blacktiger not sure what map was installed but will find out and let you know. Lee

Thanks.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gr82briding on December 01, 2013, 05:45:08 PM
It was a couple of days a go but got the 40k service done at Hamilton Motorcycle Centre. I can't recommend those guys highly enough! I did the oil and filter change myself, supplied the spark plugs but they did everything else including cleaning my K&N air filter. I got them to install a Hyperpro spring for the rear shock that I supplied and they gave the shock a service. Cost all up?? NZ$435.00. That came in a lot lower than I had budgeted for so I was able to buy a new pair of summer gloves.

FYI the Hyperpro spring, IMHO is a big improvement in ride comfort and handling over the OEM one. I have the fork springs as well which I'm installing myself and I will post my verdict once fitted.

It's Gr82briding!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: tnt on December 02, 2013, 04:53:56 AM
*Originally Posted by Gr82briding [+]
It was a couple of days a go but got the 40k service done at Hamilton Motorcycle Centre. I can't recommend those guys highly enough! I did the oil and filter change myself, supplied the spark plugs but they did everything else including cleaning my K&N air filter. I got them to install a Hyperpro spring for the rear shock that I supplied and they gave the shock a service. Cost all up?? NZ$435.00. That came in a lot lower than I had budgeted for so I was able to buy a new pair of summer gloves.

FYI the Hyperpro spring, IMHO is a big improvement in ride comfort and handling over the OEM one. I have the fork springs as well which I'm installing myself and I will post my verdict once fitted.

It's Gr82briding!
will love to hear the results from the full HyperPro spring set up. I'm looking to do this with the lowering springs when I get the Tiger.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Barance on December 02, 2013, 07:55:25 AM
Today...nothing but just got back yesterday from a 9 day 3600km trip around the South Island! I did contemplate cleaning the tiger today though ;)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gr82briding on December 02, 2013, 08:33:59 AM
*Originally Posted by tnt [+]
will love to hear the results from the full HyperPro spring set up. I'm looking to do this with the lowering springs when I get the Tiger.

tnt,

I will start a new thread once the forks have been done.

It's Gr82briding!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: pennpeel on December 02, 2013, 09:30:22 AM
Hi all if your Shropshire way another nice ride I did was Newtown and Knighton, used the less direct roads through different villages and towns, road surfaces are very good, just that they then built more direct routes so not busy at all.

Particularly nive at this time odf the year.

I headed Minsterley, Montgomery, Newtown via Kerry hills, then accross to Knighton and then home on the A49 would have been out longer, but with three tops on thermals and winter gloves started to feel the cold, should have  stopped for a coffee warm me up but didn't see many.

great ride out though did over 100 miles will be better next year following some training I may get a bit more speed round some of the bends, although some are a bit dicey mud, tractors and plenty of leaves so caution won the day, lovely weather though. :002:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: JMc on December 03, 2013, 10:39:19 AM
last night..., dressed the Tiger up in her Santa gear complete with lights, tinsel and a snowman & a santa ready for Santa's on Bikes (Bristol) this saturday.

Heres a pick of last years effort

oh i'll be wearing a santa suit too....that compulsory
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: tnt on December 04, 2013, 04:53:29 AM
Nice, hoho
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: loftyjohn on December 06, 2013, 06:27:03 PM
Hi all

Fitted Triumph black bars to my XC.   :046:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on December 06, 2013, 09:49:31 PM
*Originally Posted by loftyjohn [+]
Hi all

Fitted Triumph black bars to my XC.   :046:

I'd be interested in seeing a picture.

Chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blacktiger on December 07, 2013, 10:11:14 AM
Plugged in the Optimate. It had been on my other bike for a week. Oh these winter tasks are really taxing.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: mullerrad on December 07, 2013, 10:40:13 AM
Bought some silk inner gloves for those cold winter days.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: loftyjohn on December 07, 2013, 10:46:25 AM
*Originally Posted by chico [+]
I'd be interested in seeing a picture.

Chico

http://www.flickr.com/photos/loftyjohn/11249634154/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/loftyjohn/11249634154/#)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loftyjohn/11249681943/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/loftyjohn/11249681943/#)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blacktiger on December 07, 2013, 10:51:04 AM
*Originally Posted by mullerrad [+]
Bought some silk inner gloves for those cold winter days.

So, as this thread is called:- "What did you do to your Tiger". Where do these inner gloves fit on the bike? :164:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: fac191 on December 07, 2013, 12:23:39 PM
I would say the inner gloves would be somewhere near the optimate  :164:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on December 07, 2013, 02:09:54 PM
*Originally Posted by loftyjohn [+]
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loftyjohn/11249634154/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/loftyjohn/11249634154/#)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loftyjohn/11249681943/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/loftyjohn/11249681943/#)
Thank you John, I've been thinking of doing the same. Coincidentally. I have the same GPS in the exact location as yours.

Cheers, :031: Chico.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: pesfls on December 08, 2013, 03:33:49 AM
Looked at it in garage.  Temp is 10F with 8 inches of snow outside.  Yuck.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on December 08, 2013, 03:55:26 AM
It's about time you got some snow, now you know how we feel in the North East in the winter. :190:

Chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: streetlee on December 08, 2013, 12:44:10 PM
Filled it with petrol and gave it some exercise  :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: CRFan1 on December 08, 2013, 02:02:41 PM
*Originally Posted by pesfls [+]
Looked at it in garage.  Temp is 10F with 8 inches of snow outside.  Yuck.

I unfortunately did the same thing....really hard to do with a bike that is 5 weeks old, lol!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: pesfls on December 08, 2013, 03:22:50 PM
*Originally Posted by streetlee [+]
Filled it with petrol and gave it some exercise  :001:

Yup.. We live on a valley floor where it gets chilly but little snow.  A little east in the Cascades where we have a cabin this is common with much more snow about 5 months a year.  Luckily I'm retired so can do as I please either place.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dandy on December 08, 2013, 04:33:52 PM
Fitted some xc risers on my roadie then had a short blast to try them out. Has lifted the bars up & slighly back. Feels like a much more comfortable/natural riding position.  :028:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: mullerrad on December 08, 2013, 10:13:34 PM
Nice ride out chilly but kept speed down as rosds slippy but nrw silk gloves kept hands warm.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: charrito on December 09, 2013, 04:39:38 AM
*Originally Posted by pesfls [+]
Looked at it in garage.  Temp is 10F with 8 inches of snow outside.  Yuck.

Same here...we're in the high 20s & iced in.  Luckily here in TX it only lasts a couple of days.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: JMc on December 09, 2013, 10:40:19 AM
Santa's on bike (Bristol) on Saturday followed by a run down to Cleavedon for Cream tea's with fresh double cream and warm Scone's  :152:

Run out to Marlborough Sunday with friends, lunch at Polly's tea rooms ..... yummy

Tiger now looking very dirty...!!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: simoncelli58 on December 17, 2013, 07:52:37 PM
Installed new Scorpion Serket exhaust, SW Motech hand guards and R&G shock sock ............

(https://cdn.tt.tiger800.co.uk/ge2y6ypa.jpg)(https://cdn.tt.tiger800.co.uk/ysy9a7y5.jpg)(https://cdn.tt.tiger800.co.uk/yhymujuj.jpg)(https://cdn.tt.tiger800.co.uk/hene4yty.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Moose on December 19, 2013, 08:36:43 AM
That was a very wet and blustery trip out yesterday (18/12/2013) on my Tiger 800 Roadie (aka The Princess Leia).

On my way back to Cheltenham on the A40, a very exposed piece of trunk road, I felt the need to answer a call of nature, so pulled in to a small roadside Petrol Station to use their facilities.

I politely inquired of the lady on the Cash Desk if I could use the Toilet. She answered "Yes, of course Dear. I bet you're suffering with the wind today ?"

I replied "Well, yes I am actually - but I only wanted a wee !"

I could still hear her laughing as I relieved my bladder next door in the Gents...

Cheers
Moose
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: B744 on December 19, 2013, 12:11:09 PM
installed my Safari fuel tank today!

here's a picture
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i.imgur.com/ukNNDzS.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: becsta on December 22, 2013, 10:38:24 AM
Affixed the number plate. Install handle bar camera mount.  Ran wires for GPS. Started installing fuse block.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Aberryesq on December 22, 2013, 10:51:31 AM
I have a Roadie to which I have fitted the 20mm risers. An improvement, but I would prefer my bars even higher and nearer to me. The variable risers are not legal in Germany.

I see from some pictures here that some have used the XC riser/handlebar mounting plus the 20mm. I have hunted everywhere on the internet and cannot find these.

Questions:

Do they fit the Roadie?
Where can I buy them - preferably in Europe (I have just had a very expensive experience of importing from the US)?

Thanks for any help.

Season`s Greetings

 :465:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blacktiger on December 22, 2013, 11:18:58 AM
*Originally Posted by Aberryesq [+]
I see from some pictures here that some have used the XC riser/handlebar mounting plus the 20mm. I have hunted everywhere on the internet and cannot find these.

Questions:

Do they fit the Roadie?
Where can I buy them - preferably in Europe (I have just had a very expensive experience of importing from the US)?

Thanks for any help.

Season`s Greetings

 :465:

XC risers do fit roadie. Buy from your Triumph dealer. :138:
As you can see from this http://www.worldoftriumph.com/triumph_motorcycle_parts_locator.php?block_01=&block_02=100057398-3-2&block_03=560041 (http://www.worldoftriumph.com/triumph_motorcycle_parts_locator.php?block_01=&block_02=100057398-3-2&block_03=560041)

and this http://www.worldoftriumph.com/triumph_motorcycle_parts_locator.php?block_01=&block_02=100057493-1-2&block_03=560031 (http://www.worldoftriumph.com/triumph_motorcycle_parts_locator.php?block_01=&block_02=100057493-1-2&block_03=560031)

the top yoke is the same on both models. It's Pt.#4 that you want and you'll need the longer screws #7 as well.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: RozzerGreg on December 22, 2013, 03:30:26 PM
And the toys just keep on coming in........... :156:
Today the new Puig, in smoke, and The Beak, were installed  :047:

The Puig touring screen looks absoulutely great & works like a dream!! Visor was up, eyes were dry & comfy :152:

Now I just wonder if I should slip out of bed to install heated grips before a wee ride our gang is doing this morning. Think the missus would mind??? :006:

I love this bike :417:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on December 22, 2013, 03:31:41 PM
I just went in the garage and stroked her  :164:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BoycieSwindon on December 22, 2013, 03:44:18 PM
*Originally Posted by Stealthtiger [+]
I just went in the garage and stroked her  :164:

I thought that was just me  :156:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: tnt on December 22, 2013, 11:17:16 PM
   :136: :740:   :005: 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: RozzerGreg on December 24, 2013, 05:59:54 AM
Ahhhhh the hits just keep on comin'  :001:
yesterday installed the OEM Triumph heated grips ......... seems to be fine, will have to wait until next week for proper testing.
today the Barkbuster Storms and the AltRider radiator guard  :062:

So here's the question. The right side group of cables (throttles, heater, etc) sure bunch up to the fairing, especially on full right turning of handles. Anyone else with this?  :187: I do like my clutch/brake lever angled down, I know that doesn't help things. I wonder if bar risers would give me some room?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: retryrider on December 24, 2013, 08:24:10 AM
*Originally Posted by RozzerGreg [+]
So here's the question. The right side group of cables (throttles, heater, etc) sure bunch up to the fairing, especially on full right turning of handles. Anyone else with this?  :187: I do like my clutch/brake lever angled down, I know that doesn't help things. I wonder if bar risers would give me some room?

Think I had the same problem. I could have lived with it as how often do you use full lock except maybe when parking but got some rox risers which solved the problem. The SW-Motech or Triumph risers would also do the trick.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: hartsideman on December 24, 2013, 09:50:47 AM
At 3:30 am I had to rearrange everything in my shed and move the bike in there, as I disturbed some thieving scum bags after I heard the noise they made whilst cutting my bike chain.... One day me  and my baseball bat will say hello to their heads... SCUM OF THE EARTH THEY ARE.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: keithf on December 24, 2013, 01:10:07 PM
Gave her her Xmas drink (unleaded of course) and her Xmas pressie bigger hand guards and night racer bulbs :031:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: jimmy60 on December 24, 2013, 01:22:48 PM
*Originally Posted by hartsideman [+]
At 3:30 am I had to rearrange everything in my shed and move the bike in there, as I disturbed some thieving scum bags after I heard the noise they made whilst cutting my bike chain.... One day me  and my baseball bat will say hello to their heads... SCUM OF THE EARTH THEY ARE.
:232: Sorry to hear it, hartsideman... rat bastards!  :042:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dandy on December 24, 2013, 01:34:09 PM
*Originally Posted by hartsideman [+]
At 3:30 am I had to rearrange everything in my shed and move the bike in there, as I disturbed some thieving scum bags after I heard the noise they made whilst cutting my bike chain.... One day me  and my baseball bat will say hello to their heads... SCUM OF THE EARTH THEY ARE.
Thats a bummer HM. But it could have been worse they could have gotten away with her.
as you say SCUM. Dont let it spoil ya Christmas.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: RozzerGreg on December 24, 2013, 01:43:35 PM
*Originally Posted by hartsideman [+]
At 3:30 am I had to rearrange everything in my shed and move the bike in there, as I disturbed some thieving scum bags after I heard the noise they made whilst cutting my bike chain.... One day me  and my baseball bat will say hello to their heads... SCUM OF THE EARTH THEY ARE.

You protected her integrity well, my friend. As a deputy sheriff in California, it's sad to hear thievery is everywhere. But over here, I would've answered that threat with my Sig .40  :005: :121:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BoycieSwindon on December 24, 2013, 03:22:27 PM
*Originally Posted by hartsideman [+]
At 3:30 am I had to rearrange everything in my shed and move the bike in there, as I disturbed some thieving scum bags after I heard the noise they made whilst cutting my bike chain.... One day me  and my baseball bat will say hello to their heads... SCUM OF THE EARTH THEY ARE.

Probably a good idea to ask Santa for some kind of audible alarm for Christmas, it won't stop the scum bags trying but it will definitely wake you up to stop em.

At least you heard em cutting the chain  :150:

There are some great cheap movement disc locks out there that should do the job, the locks are up to much but at least you'll hear it
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: retryrider on December 24, 2013, 04:33:54 PM
*Originally Posted by BoycieSwindon [+]
Probably a good idea to ask Santa for some kind of audible alarm for Christmas, it won't stop the scum bags trying but it will definitely wake you up to stop em.

If it wasn't for the recent weather I'd agree. How about a silent alarm or tracker instead?

That way you get woken up and give time to call police or grab said baseball bat, all without waking up the neighbours :-)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on December 24, 2013, 04:43:42 PM
*Originally Posted by BoycieSwindon [+]
Probably a good idea to ask Santa for some kind of audible alarm for Christmas, it won't stop the scum bags trying but it will definitely wake you up to stop em.

At least you heard em cutting the chain  :150:

There are some great cheap movement disc locks out there that should do the job, the locks are up to much but at least you'll hear it

Xena xx14
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on December 24, 2013, 06:22:08 PM

You have baseball bats in the UK? Perhaps a cricket bat is more common. :152:

Chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Warod on December 24, 2013, 06:47:09 PM

*Originally Posted by chico [+]
You have baseball bats in the UK? Perhaps a cricket bat is more common. :152:

Chico
You are probably correct, but unfortunately the English are not skilled with cricket bats (as evidenced by their appalling loss to the Australians in the Ashes series)........hehehehe
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Zaphod on December 24, 2013, 06:51:07 PM
Aye go on, kick us while we're down, ya swine :p
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: hartsideman on December 24, 2013, 07:47:14 PM
Thanks for all the replies and suggestions..

i have a xena disk lock (internal  alarm corroded a long time ago + in high winds with a cover over the bike it went off every few mins.)

i have a garden light that didn't phase them, the ground anchor and chain didn't phase them, the fact that my daughter was watching telly downstairs with light on didn't phase them. (she is a late night owl)

the only thing that phased them was me shining a powerful torch out the bedroom window.

my neighbour was also alerted by me running round my garden with a powerful torch shining it into the fields to the side and rear of my house. then the police arrived with their torches (mega) still no one was spotted .

so me and my neighbour emptied the shed , put my baby in there then filled the shed again.. shed is alarmed, security camera looks at shed.

wish i was allowed a sig .40 cal but i would still have had to catch them to shoot them  :084:

land mines and claymore's have been suggested as well , but me being me would prob forget i had them armed  :033:

after 3 police cars trawling the area and all the commotion the SCUM still attempted another motorbike theft 1/2 mile away. so they were hanging around even with the presence and awareness in the area.. thankfully they didn't get that neither.


SCUMBAGS ......
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: becsta on January 01, 2014, 12:34:34 PM
I installed the windscreen adjuster brackets.

(https://cdn.tt.tiger800.co.uk/a9arudyh.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: grin factor on January 06, 2014, 07:11:26 PM
Fitted the Ring horn from halfords, thought it was going to be louder than it is. Hope I never need to use it in anger.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: charrito on January 07, 2014, 04:08:22 AM
Ordered a Leo Vince slip on....can't wait to get in on!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on January 07, 2014, 05:11:42 AM
You'll love the LV. It's got good sound and looks great, I got mine in carbon fiber. Also easy to install. :062:

Chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gilesy on January 07, 2014, 08:02:15 AM
Fitted an optimate lead, first job I've done on the bike  :031:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on January 07, 2014, 09:32:17 AM
Rode it to work.  1st time since 20th of December!!!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blacktiger on January 08, 2014, 08:36:43 AM
Ordered a Yacugar shock.
F-RS shock (High & low speed compression as well as rebound adjustment) -  £619 inc. VAT including hydraulic preload.

To preempt the coming questions. Yacugar was set up by people leaving WP suspension after KTM took them over and stopped all aftermarket shock production. This is the full explanation that I got when I asked the question:-
Yacugar have been going strong now for over 4 years. The company was set-up by ex Marketing director and other former technicians of WP Suspension. In 2009, WP was taken over by KTM where they stopped all aftermarket suspension production.
 
Despite only been going 4 years, they have a wealth of suspension experience and the quality of the product really demonstrates that! The shocks work very well to improve the shortcomings of many OEM suspension models and are finsihed particularly well to give you a high end suspension solution at a competitive price. Ohlins now have become very overpriced in a market where the competition has really stepped up their game (Yacugar included) Wilbers is a good suspension package although lacks in finesse and damping quality compared to the Yacugar
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: fac191 on January 08, 2014, 10:17:04 AM
I have only read good things about Yacugar, and thats a great spec for the price. Let us know how you get on with it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: mullerrad on January 08, 2014, 10:29:07 AM
3 year and mot today...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blacktiger on January 08, 2014, 10:45:24 AM
*Originally Posted by fac191 [+]
I have only read good things about Yacugar, and thats a great spec for the price. Let us know how you get on with it.

I'll probably post a "fitting" thread and follow it up with a "setting up" post. Yes, good price as Ohlins was coming in at over £900 and Wilbers not far behind at £699 + £199 for the remote preload.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: hartsideman on January 08, 2014, 10:48:28 AM
Was that direct to holland or from the UK supplier?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blacktiger on January 08, 2014, 11:01:37 AM
*Originally Posted by hartsideman [+]
Was that direct to holland or from the UK supplier?

Their importers are Sussed Out Suspension in Colchester.
info@sussedoutsuspension.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/yacugarsuspensionuk (https://www.facebook.com/yacugarsuspensionuk)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: hartsideman on January 08, 2014, 11:03:33 AM
Many thanks blacktiger  :-)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blacktiger on January 08, 2014, 02:17:51 PM
Some garage comfort was just delivered. A nice "Triumph" mat.
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp48/black955tiger/TIGER800XC%20LV11UXM/GARAGECOMFORT.jpg) (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/black955tiger/media/TIGER800XC%20LV11UXM/GARAGECOMFORT.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Blimey on January 08, 2014, 10:09:39 PM
I replace a broken turn signal with a pair of low profile LEDs. Hopefully these won't break if kitty decides to take another nap in the snow  :190:

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz31/Blymey/2014-01-08161531_zps6e94ae35.jpg) (http://s811.photobucket.com/user/Blymey/media/2014-01-08161531_zps6e94ae35.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: pesfls on January 09, 2014, 03:23:20 PM
Santa delivered a little something the other day.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: streetlee on January 10, 2014, 03:17:02 PM
Took a cheeky half day holiday and washed, protected, lubed and tyre pressured the Tiger ready for a ride out in north staffs tomorrow with some of the other guys  :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: retryrider on January 10, 2014, 06:06:02 PM
*Originally Posted by Blimey [+]
I replace a broken turn signal with a pair of low profile LEDs. Hopefully these won't break if kitty decides to take another nap in the snow  :190:

Which make/model are those? Fit in quite nice and snug against the side plastics.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: mullerrad on January 10, 2014, 06:49:42 PM
Also to put LEDs on did the flasher unit need changing?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blacktiger on January 10, 2014, 08:05:08 PM
*Originally Posted by mullerrad [+]
Also to put LEDs on did the flasher unit need changing?

I've seen some that come with a built in resistor so that they're plug and play. We'll have to wait for his reply to find out if those have them.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Blimey on January 11, 2014, 01:29:32 AM
The turn signals are BikeMaster - Arrow Head LED Turn Signals.

They do flash rather fast, so I'll probably just switch out the flasher for an LED one instead of soldering a resistor inline.
I like the fit and they're surprisingly bright to boot.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BundyJD on January 11, 2014, 06:19:17 AM
Fitted a Seat Concepts cover and foam on the stock pan.

A bit fiddly getting the cover wrinkle free due to the shape of the foam, definitely easier with the air stapler.

Feels comfy just sitting on the bike, yet to take it for a long ride.

$235 AUD




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Post by: BundyJD on January 11, 2014, 06:28:37 AM

Oh, and also ditched the old Kenda big block front knobby and put on a TKC80 to try.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Biff Wellington on January 11, 2014, 06:48:26 AM
I stripped a few bits off a wrecked Tiger XC, for mine. Got a Kaoko cruise control and a comfort seat. There wasn`t much else worth salvaging on it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blizzard800 on January 11, 2014, 05:46:40 PM
Fitted some OEM Panniers. The kit has changed so there is only the front mount and the rear part has been replaced by a cable arrangement. If you have an older bike you have to drill 2 24mm holes in the battery tray which means stripping the entire rear end to drop the battery tray down
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on January 11, 2014, 06:42:43 PM
That looks comfy Bundy, let us know how it works out on longer rides. :480:

Chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: bdkrivit on January 12, 2014, 08:52:15 PM
*Originally Posted by blizzard800 [+]
Fitted some OEM Panniers. The kit has changed so there is only the front mount and the rear part has been replaced by a cable arrangement. If you have an older bike you have to drill 2 24mm holes in the battery tray which means stripping the entire rear end to drop the battery tray down

Thanks for that; I guess the alt for the older bikes is to get an older set of panniers w/ first style rear mount.  What's the cable arrangement about?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on January 13, 2014, 01:50:28 AM
Today was warm enough, 45F to work in the garage. So, I started to install/fit the Triumph panniers to my roady. I chose the stock units because the right side fits closer since it's designed to fit around the canister. When I got to the installation of what is called the third mount bracket I encountered a problem. There are plastic fillers in the chassis screw holes, they are very difficult to remove. After struggling with the first one, the male part broke inside the hole. Now I need to figure out how to remove it and get the other three to come out without repeating this problem. :173: I'm not happy.

Chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: hartsideman on January 13, 2014, 01:52:26 AM
They unscrew out and press in chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: hartsideman on January 13, 2014, 01:54:16 AM
If you have a small electrical screwdriver then press it into the broken one and unscrew anticlockwise
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on January 13, 2014, 01:59:03 AM
Thank you, I will follow your advice when the weather is favorable again. How does one grab the very thin shoulder of the cap in order to turn it?

Chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: hartsideman on January 13, 2014, 02:02:42 AM
Press something into the middle or put pressure on with your thumb
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on January 13, 2014, 04:33:29 AM
I'll report back when the deed is complete, thanks for your advice. :152:

Chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: oceandiving954 on January 13, 2014, 05:12:11 AM
My tires were below spec on air, filled up, gassed up and headed to Lincoln Road for some sushi and good people watching.. :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blacktiger on January 13, 2014, 09:40:13 AM
As the thread doesn't specify what type of Tiger I'll report that I got a puncture in the rear on my 955 one. Poxy, pissy little nail. :172:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: crawler on January 13, 2014, 09:53:51 AM
Made a DIY radiator guard this weekend, works great  :490:

Next up - Top box  :046:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: bippo on January 13, 2014, 12:40:43 PM
Got my 6k service done at the weekend - saving already for the 12k... Ha ha!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blizzard800 on January 13, 2014, 06:57:32 PM
*Originally Posted by bdkrivit [+]
Thanks for that; I guess the alt for the older bikes is to get an older set of panniers w/ first style rear mount.  What's the cable arrangement about?

The cable arrangement replaces the rear bar as there is a cam system on the front mounts. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: bdkrivit on January 14, 2014, 09:07:42 AM
*Originally Posted by blizzard800 [+]
The cable arrangement replaces the rear bar as there is a cam system on the front mounts.

Thanks.  Where in Cov are you?  I lived both near the football pitch on Wren St then on Harley St (I know-) near Far Gosford St and taught at Stoke Park Community College in the early 90s; awesome town and still have friends there.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BoycieSwindon on January 14, 2014, 09:17:31 AM
Over the last couple days I've been busy installing the following extra's thanks to Santa (aka my lovely wife):

* Engine bars
* Aluminium radiator grill
* Headlight protector
* Front fender extender

Very pleased with the results, especially the fender extender which now keeps all the mud off my pipes  :152:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BoycieSwindon on January 14, 2014, 09:21:55 AM
Some advice on the fender extender:

If you decide to use rivets to mount the extender (some glue), then use proper metal rivets as the Triumph plastic ones are useless in my opinion  :151:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blacktiger on January 14, 2014, 10:18:38 AM
*Originally Posted by BoycieSwindon [+]
Some advice on the fender extender:

If you decide to use rivets to mount the extender (some glue), then use proper metal rivets as the Triumph plastic ones are useless in my opinion  :151:

I have to disagree. If they're fitted correctly they stay put for many years. e.g. the extender on my Tiger955 is still there after 11 years and 70000 miles and the one on my 800XC hasn't fallen off in 26000 miles. One word of advice though:- drill a slightly smaller hole than they recommend.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: discoed on January 14, 2014, 10:54:25 PM
Had to travel into Leeds for a meeting from my home - 30 miles, glorious sunshine, glorious triple, glorious ride. Reasonable meeting then a wonderful cold, crisp dark ride home through rush hour traffic with warm hands and the bark of the arrow can bouncing off underpasses.  :046:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: curlylee on January 15, 2014, 12:16:11 AM
started my tiger 800xc supermoto prodject happy days
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: crawler on January 15, 2014, 06:44:45 AM
Fitted Shad SH 48
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BoycieSwindon on January 15, 2014, 05:49:30 PM
*Originally Posted by blacktiger [+]
I have to disagree. If they're fitted correctly they stay put for many years. e.g. the extender on my Tiger955 is still there after 11 years and 70000 miles and the one on my 800XC has fallen off in 26000 miles. One word of advice though:- drill a slightly smaller hole than they recommend.

Good to hear yours has withstand the test of time, I've always been a bit of a belt and braces mechanic  :156:

Interestingly Triumph cover  themselves in the installation documentation by stating that you shouldn't operate your bike above 85mph with the fender fitted  :087:

Happy days, I'm extremely happy with the finished job  :152:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: komis on January 15, 2014, 06:54:54 PM
*Originally Posted by BoycieSwindon [+]
Good to hear yours has withstand the test of time, I've always been a bit of a belt and braces mechanic  :156:

Interestingly Triumph cover  themselves in the installation documentation by stating that you shouldn't operate your bike above 85mph with the fender fitted  :087:

Happy days, I'm extremely happy with the finished job  :152:

I have the OEM one on my roadie, as shown here http://www.worldoftriumph.com/triumph_motorcycle_parts_locator.php?block_01=&block_02=100057438-1-2&block_03=560041 (http://www.worldoftriumph.com/triumph_motorcycle_parts_locator.php?block_01=&block_02=100057438-1-2&block_03=560041)
One the plastic rivets broke after 20K miles, replaced both with a metal bolt-nut-washer type of arrangement, feel much more at peace now :) Why risk it? Nuts and bolts were cheaper too lol :152:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on January 15, 2014, 09:48:06 PM
*Originally Posted by chico [+]
Today was warm enough, 45F to work in the garage. So, I started to install/fit the Triumph panniers to my roady. I chose the stock units because the right side fits closer since it's designed to fit around the canister. When I got to the installation of what is called the third mount bracket I encountered a problem. There are plastic fillers in the chassis screw holes, they are very difficult to remove. After struggling with the first one, the male part broke inside the hole. Now I need to figure out how to remove it and get the other three to come out without repeating this problem. :173: I'm not happy.

Chico

Well finally finished the deed. I drilled the stud left in the hole and reamed it out with the appropriate tap. I managed to remove the other five with the help of a small screwdriver to lift the lip and a small needle nose plier to turn the "fillers' out. Thank you for the help and advise. The panniers are rather bulbous but that is what I need for overnight trips. The setup was a good buy, a dealer, only 50 miles away was selling the panniers for $ 680.00, about 400 BP, that is compared to $ 800.00, about 480 BP, from other sources, shipping included. :047:

Chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: bdkrivit on January 17, 2014, 09:25:59 AM
*Originally Posted by chico [+]
Well finally finished the deed. I drilled the stud left in the hole and reamed it out with the appropriate tap. I managed to remove the other five with the help of a small screwdriver to lift the lip and a small needle nose plier to turn the "fillers' out. Thank you for the help and advise. The panniers are rather bulbous but that is what I need for overnight trips. The setup was a good buy, a dealer, only 50 miles away was selling the panniers for $ 680.00, about 400 BP, that is compared to $ 800.00, about 480 BP, from other sources, shipping included. :047:

Chico
Yeah, I've been watching the prices trickle into the $6xx range lately as I contemplate adding them.

Which dealer, Trebour?

We should ride sometime-
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on January 17, 2014, 04:23:20 PM
Hi BD, I got the panniers from the dealer in Metuchen, NJ. I think there will be an up-grade or changes coming. Most dealers tell me the parts are back ordered.
It would be great to go riding with you but not in the city. PM me when you can come to the country, perhaps in the spring, I'm heading for FL in a couple of weeks for some boring rides in the warm sunshine.  :190:

Chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Mossy66 on January 17, 2014, 04:41:15 PM
Fitted SW-Motech EVO fuel filler cap ring adapter so that I can attach my new SW-Motech Engage tank bag.  :002:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: retryrider on January 18, 2014, 08:39:09 PM
Uncovered it, moved it so I could go straight out  tomorrow without having to move the car, did a few checks wouldn't start (not even a light), moved it all back again and covered it.

That's what I get for leaving the GPS attached all week  :138:

Guess the battery will be getting hooked up to the charger tomorrow.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: bippo on January 19, 2014, 04:08:54 PM
Loaded up at 6 this morning (using the the 50l adventure tail pack I bought from longjohn).

Took scenic route down to parents, over 200 miles, avoiding motorways.

Treated the bike to a quick, but well-deserved clean at my parents house! Ready for the return trip home later in the week once my work meetings are out the way.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: crawler on January 21, 2014, 10:53:47 AM
Got the 500 mile service done  :028:

And got one of these as well

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i.ebayimg.com/t/Triumph-Tiger-800-2010-Black-Grey-Tank-Pad-Tankpad-Motografix-3D-Gel-Protector-/00/s/NzQ5WDEwMTc=/$(KGrHqJHJDYFCC5idK9JBQr5HRPgHw~~60_12.JPG)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: gazmo16 on January 21, 2014, 05:13:35 PM
Fitted a remote preload rear shock adjuster from Paulvfr (found on the forum). Just 5 mins prep with some copper grease and it all went together perfectly and works like a dream. No more skinned knuckles or faffing around with screwdrivers for me  :490:
Gazmo
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on January 21, 2014, 05:52:42 PM
Hello  gazmo16, I missed reading about that mod. Could you direct me to it?  :148:

Thanks, Chico

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: klinquist on January 23, 2014, 08:18:36 PM
I added swmotech kobra handguards with integrated LEDs.  Replaced barkbuster storms.   Seems clear that both are made by the same company - the metal bars were identical with both (except swmotechs are black).

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=photos.linquist.net/Vehicles/Tiger/i-wBXkqgk/0/XL/IMG_0960-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dennis on January 23, 2014, 10:39:32 PM
*Originally Posted by klinquist [+]
I added swmotech kobra handguards with integrated LEDs.  Replaced barkbuster storms.   Seems clear that both are made by the same company - the metal bars were identical with both (except swmotechs are black).

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=photos.linquist.net/Vehicles/Tiger/i-wBXkqgk/0/XL/IMG_0960-XL.jpg)

He that's one interesting mod you've got there Klinquist!
It looks much better than the barkbusters.. I like the integrated LEDs. How was the installation?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: klinquist on January 23, 2014, 10:46:20 PM
*Originally Posted by Dennis [+]
He that's one interesting mod you've got there Klinquist!
It looks much better than the barkbusters.. I like the integrated LEDs. How was the installation?

Exactly what I expected :).

I had already replaced the factory turn signals with the Triumph LED ones.  This allowed me to take the connectors off of the factory signals and make a 'Y' to branch off to the handguard LEDs.   Soldered the connectors to the wires, plugged it all in... took maybe 15 mins each side.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dennis on January 23, 2014, 11:20:26 PM
Ah good info!

Thanks mate!!

Dennis
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: becsta on January 24, 2014, 12:11:12 AM
I just ordered Trax panniers in black with dry bags and the dual bottle holder. Should get them in a week or so.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on January 24, 2014, 12:48:39 AM
klinquist, could you direct me to where you purchased the hand guards?

Thank you, Chico.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: klinquist on January 24, 2014, 06:31:32 AM

*Originally Posted by chico [+]
klinquist, could you direct me to where you purchased the hand guards?

Thank you, Chico.

Local shop, advdesign.com. Good guys.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on January 24, 2014, 03:25:58 PM
Thanks, unfortunately that doesn't help me on the right coast. :190:

Chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on January 25, 2014, 05:46:31 AM
Installed/fitted Corbin saddle. :152:

Chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: klinquist on January 25, 2014, 05:29:57 PM
*Originally Posted by chico [+]
Thanks, unfortunately that doesn't help me on the right coast. :190:

Chico

They can ship 'em.   
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: charrito on January 26, 2014, 03:27:57 PM
*Originally Posted by charrito [+]
Ordered a Leo Vince slip on....can't wait to get in on!

*Originally Posted by chico [+]
You'll love the LV. It's got good sound and looks great, I got mine in carbon fiber. Also easy to install. :062:

Chico

And it's on...here is a quick video of the before and after.  Can't really tell much of a difference in the video, but it does give it a nice rumble.  I've still yet to try it without the baffle.

http://youtu.be/b-nuqwpE4Fw (http://youtu.be/b-nuqwpE4Fw)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ready2go on January 26, 2014, 04:17:56 PM
Decided I couldn't wait for better weather - 'cabin fever' has been setting in. Took tiger for full ACF50 treatment. Cobwebs blown / washed away - I feel so much better. Tiger happy too!  :152:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: glenn.1 on January 26, 2014, 07:40:16 PM
Fitted a nice new cylinder type tax disc holder.....only £8.....until i discovered that from april you dont need a tax disc......doh!!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Rodders on January 26, 2014, 07:56:27 PM
I started it!  Which given the difficulties I have had getting it going is no mean feat.  I haven't had it running for a few weeks and the last couple of weekends I have been charging up the battery and then flattening it trying to get the thing to start.  Today, in desperation I tried an old trick that used to work with caburetted engines.  Once the air was full of the smell of petrol I held the throttle fully open and tried starting again and within a couple of seconds she burst into life!

I won't leave it so long between startups in future..
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: charrito on January 26, 2014, 07:58:50 PM
*Originally Posted by ready2go [+]
Decided I couldn't wait for better weather - 'cabin fever' has been setting in. Took tiger for full ACF50 treatment. Cobwebs blown / washed away - I feel so much better. Tiger happy too!  :152:

Same here...weather is nice today...took it out for a ride and wash.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: charrito on January 26, 2014, 07:58:56 PM
*Originally Posted by ready2go [+]
Decided I couldn't wait for better weather - 'cabin fever' has been setting in. Took tiger for full ACF50 treatment. Cobwebs blown / washed away - I feel so much better. Tiger happy too!  :152:

Same here...weather is nice today...took it out for a ride and wash.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blizzard800 on January 27, 2014, 07:26:47 PM
*Originally Posted by glenn.1 [+]
Fitted a nice new cylinder type tax disc holder.....only £8.....until i discovered that from april you dont need a tax disc......doh!!!

It's October so you'll get some use out of the holder  :017:

http://cars.uk.msn.com/news/tax-disc-to-be-scrapped-after-93-years (http://cars.uk.msn.com/news/tax-disc-to-be-scrapped-after-93-years)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on February 01, 2014, 09:33:09 PM
Today was warm enough to do some mods to the stock Triumph panniers I purchased recently. I fitted a heat shield and bumper to the underside of the right side unit.
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy359/divabaron/IMG_2594_zps059dd534.jpg) (http://s807.photobucket.com/user/divabaron/media/IMG_2594_zps059dd534.jpg.html)
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy359/divabaron/IMG_2595_zps654efdbf.jpg) (http://s807.photobucket.com/user/divabaron/media/IMG_2595_zps654efdbf.jpg.html)

Chico

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Doc4216 on February 01, 2014, 10:12:15 PM
Rode about 3 hrs roundtrip to have lunch with a friend.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Tiger DCCC on February 01, 2014, 11:16:11 PM
Fitted a Pyramid Plastics hugger shortly before taking the Tiger back to Destination Triumph in Guildford to try and sort out the continuing problem with the generally too slow idle and subsequent stalling on restarting a warm engine. The suggested remedies regarding the stepper motor have only seemed to have resolved it until the next time I refuel and the problem begins again!
 :003:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: becsta on February 02, 2014, 11:13:49 AM
Got my seat back & put it on the bike . l think it looks good I won't get to test it till next weekend.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: fac191 on February 02, 2014, 02:10:11 PM
Fitted the Nightbreaker H4 bulbs. Got them from a link in a post on here. havent tried them yet but from all reports there ace.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on February 02, 2014, 04:08:24 PM
*Originally Posted by becsta [+]
Got my seat back & put it on the bike . l think it looks good I won't get to test it till next weekend.

Looks very comfy, enjoy.  :062:

Chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: bippo on February 02, 2014, 04:34:19 PM
Nice ride around Derbyshire, 150 miles or so. Currently in the process of installing the Red Fox fender extender I got for Christmas...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: tnt on February 02, 2014, 04:48:54 PM
*Originally Posted by becsta [+]
Got my seat back & put it on the bike . l think it looks good I won't get to test it till next weekend.
  Looks very nice, hope it works out.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on February 02, 2014, 05:31:22 PM
*Originally Posted by bippo [+]
Nice ride around Derbyshire, 150 miles or so. Currently in the process of installing the Red Fox fender extender I got for Christmas...
I was in derby/ the peaks, today with Russ (Digitalcaptive) and his friends breakfast at Yondermans mmmmm very tasty great ride out coffee at the Cat and fiddle 1650 ft A S Level,  great ride out thourogly enjoyed myself was great to be out on the Tiger
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: bippo on February 02, 2014, 05:37:46 PM
*Originally Posted by Stealthtiger [+]
I was in derby/ the peaks, today with Russ (Digitalcaptive) and his friends breakfast at Yondermans mmmmm very tasty great ride out coffee at the Cat and fiddle 1650 ft A S Level,  great ride out thourogly enjoyed myself was great to be out on the Tiger

Yes, saw the thread. I was hoping to meet you guys at Yondermans, but my sister stayed over and didn't leave until 11am this morning. She lives 200 miles away so would have been a bit rude if I'd snuck out the house while she was in the shower, ha ha!

Didn't see any Tigers on my jaunt - plenty of Beemers though. I took in the sights of Snake Pass, Winnats Pass, Buxton, Matlock, Ashbourne, Castleton, to name but a few. Was a cracking day. Maybe next time I'll get to meet some of you folk, :-)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Blimey on February 07, 2014, 02:47:03 AM
I tested the ABS brakes on my XC today.

Here I was minding my own business, cruising along at about 45mph when some bonehead decided to make a turn right in front of me.  :172:
ABS kicked in just like it's supposed to; rear wheel didn't lock; bike stayed up; stopped so fast it surprised me.

Here's to good engineering  :031:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dennis on February 07, 2014, 07:04:48 AM
That's good to hear Blimey!

3 years ago I was in a similar situation. But no
 ABS on my bike. Locked up the front and went down. Now I have ABS... It's a very good safety feature!

Good to hear it saved you!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: becsta on February 08, 2014, 10:59:26 AM
Rode to Sydney to get my panniers fitted. It was a very hot ride home.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on February 08, 2014, 02:24:59 PM
That is a good looking saddle. Is it comfy? What brand is it? :190: It may be hot in your world, we are the opposite, 15 F this morning and snow on the way.

Chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BoycieSwindon on February 08, 2014, 06:08:59 PM
Taking advantage of the good weather on Friday, plus some footage from the previous Sunday. This is my first video using my new a GoPro :-)

http://youtu.be/cGc-SKS8TSg (http://youtu.be/cGc-SKS8TSg)

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: FazerPhil on February 08, 2014, 06:17:52 PM
385 miles and home for tea  :417:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: becsta on February 08, 2014, 07:01:32 PM
*Originally Posted by chico [+]
That is a good looking saddle. Is it comfy? What brand is it? :190: It may be hot in your world, we are the opposite, 15 F this morning and snow on the way.

Chico

Yes Chico it is very comfy. It is the original seat that a local guy modified. Yesterday was my first ride with it. l did about 550km for the day and no sore butt.

I prefer the cold the heat but that is way to cold.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on February 08, 2014, 08:04:34 PM
*Originally Posted by becsta [+]
Yes Chico it is very comfy. It is the original seat that a local guy modified. Yesterday was my first ride with it. l did about 550km for the day and no sore butt.

I prefer the cold the heat but that is way to cold.

A sore butt is as bad as having cold temperatures, therefore I'm leaving for Florida next week for a month. Hopefully all the snow will be gone by the time I return. I just fitted a Corbin seat, can't wait to try it. :417:

Cheers, Chico.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gr82briding on February 09, 2014, 05:38:26 AM
*Originally Posted by BoycieSwindon [+]
Taking advantage of the good weather on Friday, plus some footage from the previous Sunday. This is my first video using my new a GoPro :-)

http://youtu.be/cGc-SKS8TSg (http://youtu.be/cGc-SKS8TSg)

Can someone tell me when the beer kicks in please???
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: tramsnod on February 09, 2014, 05:49:04 AM
Hi becsta

Can you tell me more about the seat and who was the local guy?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: becsta on February 09, 2014, 06:17:06 AM
It was done by Mick @ MJM Custom in Goulburn. He has a website. He also rides a Tiger l got him to do my seat the same as his.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: tramsnod on February 09, 2014, 06:40:32 AM
Great, thanks.
It's always good when the person doing the mod also rides a Tiger
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Tiger DCCC on February 09, 2014, 09:39:39 PM
Fitted the Pyramid Plastics fenda extenda and the Madstad screen (thanks feeb). Not had a chance to test it out yet though. I tried to add a picture, but my phone complained that the file was too big.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: toonpete on February 10, 2014, 12:35:41 PM
I have now received the soft bag supports and Givi WP405 panniers - very simple to attach both and very impressed with them - no movement at high speed and bike handling felt the same  as without them - total cost around £160 - well worth a look - I'm now all prepared for touring/camping in Glencoe area as soon as the snow clears - roll on Easter 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on February 10, 2014, 12:44:09 PM
Replaced chain & sprockets.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on February 10, 2014, 02:25:38 PM
 At Webbs of Eye to get leaking forks done under warranty, they have let me loose on a tiger sport! Glad I didn't buy one, strange riding position IMO, no gear position indicator! I'm lost without one ( can't find seventh  :191: ) they have the tiger XC in black with red frame!! Still don't like the look of it, but there are a few bits I do, the black powder coated grab rails, the black powder coated exhaust heat shield, might get mine done, or buy one £45, be glad to get back on my tiger
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BlackCountryTiger on February 11, 2014, 09:40:26 PM
Covered the front of the engine and other exposed bits with ACF50 (I ride through winter) and ordered some paddock stand bobbins.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: trialalp on February 12, 2014, 08:50:05 PM
Fitted a new can, then went for a ride in the howling gales and pissing rain, sounds nice.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: zxr400 on February 13, 2014, 12:05:25 PM
Got webbs of Peterborough to fit conti tral atak tyers wot a deference
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dennis on February 14, 2014, 08:40:38 PM
Just got my pro-oiler delivered today.

Installation is going to be fun..! Same as for the oilers set up, but finding stuff out is one of the joys of motorcycling I guess..  :015:

Cheers, Dennis
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: retryrider on February 14, 2014, 10:05:00 PM
Left the poor thing out in the wind and sat inside listening to the noise and praying it doesn't blow over  :020:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on February 15, 2014, 01:27:24 AM
*Originally Posted by retryrider [+]
Left the poor thing out in the wind and sat inside listening to the noise and praying it doesn't blow over  :020:
:114: I hope it's ok too,  :191:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BlackCountryTiger on February 15, 2014, 11:13:57 AM
Fitted genuine Triumph paddock stand bobbins. Should also protect the swingarm in the event of the worst hapenning. The Oxford ones that I previously ordered fouled the swingarm despite being sold specifically for the Tiger800  :110:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Littlebat on February 15, 2014, 03:32:01 PM
Today I just drooled over my new Tiger, new to me that is. It's still at the dealers having a new front tyre and screen bracket fixed before I can take it home. Counting the days, hours and minutes until I can get my hands on it!
Title: high speed down wind leg....
Post by: moresbymike on February 15, 2014, 06:16:26 PM
Yesterday, Friday, did 130 miles from Surrey to Somerset, downwind leg was fast and I can confirm that the instant sideways lane changing aftermarket mod works like a treat.

I'm convinced my bike enjoyed the trip more than me.

Windy Mike
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: smurfbud on February 16, 2014, 02:52:36 PM
Took her for a 150 mile blast from Morpeth to Coldstream, Kelso then Jedburgh then back to Morpeth.  After which she was treated to a nice warm shower and pampering (lubrication and polishing) to make her sparkling like new.

A great day's activity in the current climate  :002:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Avon on February 16, 2014, 04:51:22 PM
took my new xc on first proper run today. im still getting used to the triple engine, but have to say im quiet impressed. i took 100 mile spin over wicklow gap a mountainous topsy turvy beautiful route. it was raining windy and cold with snow on the mountain tops and i still had a ball. i was in a kind of supermoto mode on the way over the gap using 3rd & 4th mostly and overtaking everything on the way. i stopped for coffee and reheating. i,ve heard other bikes have different mode settings for different conditions.well the tiger has  one all its own its called sixth gear. on the way back i just got her up to sixth hung around between 2000rpm &6000rpm(still running it in) it was fantastic. no more longing for dry days for me!!my only gripe is i think the throttle is very light or maybe i just have to get used to it?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: D8ona on February 16, 2014, 06:14:20 PM
Me on Tiger and Mrs D on her F700 went to the Green Welly at Tyndrum for Sunday roast beef.. mostly sunny and down to 3degrees..but hey February in Scotland..that's warm :046:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: bippo on February 16, 2014, 06:35:08 PM
Finally got around to testing my Red Fox fenda-flick in this glorious weather. Was a little apprehensive pulling away (I'd gone down the glued route) but 200 miles later and it's still in place. Has noticeably helped keep the salt at bay from my pipes.

Plenty of bikers out, but didn't see any other T800's. Did see a blue Explorer travelling in the opposite direction near Castleton. Thanks to the pillion for giving me an enthusiastic wave!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: mullerrad on February 16, 2014, 07:36:06 PM
Went out for  a rude bow some if the flooding has gone down a bit avfew roads still unpassble
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Zaphod on February 16, 2014, 07:51:20 PM
Dual post, Poxy Tapatalk
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Zaphod on February 16, 2014, 07:52:52 PM
Gave it the first ride since fitting new tyres, chain and sprockets and ebc hh on the front. Like a new bike :-)

Can't believe how sh*t the death wings were, compared to the new conti trail attack 2's. Yeah I know, old tyres to new is always going to be better, but it was 4 degrees today, the death wings never felt this good in the middle of summer!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: mullerrad on February 16, 2014, 08:07:58 PM
Some of the pictures. From my ride today river Cole. Levels. Dropping. Nicely. This was a lake. Last week
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: retryrider on February 16, 2014, 08:17:00 PM
Maybe we need to start a new threat...Flood Watch?

Be another excuse to get out on the bike, safely of course but I'm not against a bit of puddle jumping.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: mullerrad on February 16, 2014, 08:19:35 PM
Two. Ford's were unpassble. But warm ride roads were iffy due to. Mud
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: discoed on February 16, 2014, 09:26:41 PM
Went for a ride in the Yorkshire Dales NP - warm sunshine, dry roads and no rain - what a pleasant change.  :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Bungy on February 18, 2014, 03:30:47 PM
A quick wash down, oiled the chain... again. Im getting a little fed up with rain now. Maybe I should buy a Scotoiler? Oh and fitted an SW MOTECH tank bag. Its just the right size for my lunch! Tuna and cheese - oosh!

 :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: toonpete on February 18, 2014, 03:43:39 PM
I just oiled mine too - doesn't seem 5 minutes since did last time
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: madasthecat on February 18, 2014, 03:44:37 PM
Fitted a new Red Fox Hugger and some paddock stand bobbins. Cant wait to get out on the road!!!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BoycieSwindon on February 18, 2014, 03:46:53 PM
My trip to the MCN Motorcycle Show in London on Sunday.

Turned out to be a beautiful day and a much needed chilling ride :-)

MCN Motorcycle Show Trip Sunday 16th Feb (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yl-uhS2z8w#ws)

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on February 18, 2014, 04:19:47 PM
Started the Irish Photo Rally 2014

Point 10 - Wicklow.  Beautiful day

http://irishphotorally.com/year/2014 (http://irishphotorally.com/year/2014)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on February 18, 2014, 04:22:09 PM
Started the Irish Photo Rally 2014

Point 10 - Wicklow.  Beautiful day

http://irishphotorally.com/year/2014 (http://irishphotorally.com/year/2014)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BoycieSwindon on February 18, 2014, 04:22:23 PM
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
Started the Irish Photo Rally 2014

Point 10 - Wicklow.  Beautiful day

http://irishphotorally.com/year/2014 (http://irishphotorally.com/year/2014)

Wow, that'll clock up some miles, looks fun :-)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: mullerrad on February 18, 2014, 06:46:39 PM
My chain is rusty and I have a scottoier
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: cunestu on February 18, 2014, 07:01:30 PM
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
Started the Irish Photo Rally 2014

Point 10 - Wicklow.  Beautiful day

http://irishphotorally.com/year/2014 (http://irishphotorally.com/year/2014)

Crozier Monument is half a mile from me, must keep an eye out for photographers......
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: bazingha on February 18, 2014, 07:28:45 PM
*Originally Posted by mullerrad [+]
My chain is rusty and I have a scottoier

+1`
even more annoying when I'd prep'd the wifes Bandit (sans scotoiler) for a winter lay up.. her chain nicely lubed / mine not so lubed having 'forgotten' scotoilers only work when not stationary in the garage for 2 months.... doooooh.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on February 18, 2014, 09:20:33 PM
*Originally Posted by BoycieSwindon [+]
Wow, that'll clock up some miles, looks fun :-)
Never had the time to do all the points unfortunately. Will try for at least double figures this year.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: trialalp on February 19, 2014, 04:10:01 PM
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
Started the Irish Photo Rally 2014

Point 10 - Wicklow.  Beautiful day

http://irishphotorally.com/year/2014 (http://irishphotorally.com/year/2014)

That looks like a great idea. (runs away to see if there's anything similar over here)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on February 19, 2014, 06:15:43 PM
*Originally Posted by bazingha [+]
+1`
even more annoying when I'd prep'd the wifes Bandit (sans scotoiler) for a winter lay up.. her chain nicely lubed / mine not so lubed having 'forgotten' scotoilers only work when not stationary in the garage for 2 months.... doooooh.
I learnt very quickly  :138: that the scottoiler don't work when the bikes laid up! So I clean and grease in the conventional way while it's covered in the garage
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: rayjay on February 19, 2014, 11:32:23 PM
Fitted a 17 tooth front sprocket and extended the chain guard
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Funster on February 21, 2014, 05:29:19 PM
Had a pair of Pilot Road 4 Trails fitted. Only had 1500 miles on the Pirelli Scorpion Trails before they were binned, they weren't much good during our recent (and continuing) very wet winter.

Off to the coast tomorrow as the weather looks great before it starts raining again  :003:



Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Avon on February 21, 2014, 09:14:51 PM
Took out front window of my house and put French doors in so I can park my xc in the sitting room. But the step up is 12 inches, I think it could be a bit steep of a ramp for pushing bike up. Anyone got any solution. Otherwise I may have to raise the level of the drive in. And no I'm not married!!!!!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on February 21, 2014, 09:45:21 PM
*Originally Posted by Avon [+]
Took out front window of my house and put French doors in so I can park my xc in the sitting room. But the step up is 12 inches, I think it could be a bit steep of a ramp for pushing bike up. Anyone got any solution. Otherwise I may have to raise the level of the drive in. And no I'm not married!!!!!!
My mate keeps his CBR in the dining room all over winter, well in fact all year, he is not married either  :087:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Milemuncher on February 21, 2014, 09:45:45 PM
*Originally Posted by Avon [+]
Took out front window of my house and put French doors in so I can park my xc in the sitting room. But the step up is 12 inches, I think it could be a bit steep of a ramp for pushing bike up. Anyone got any solution. Otherwise I may have to raise the level of the drive in. And no I'm not married!!!!!!

Niether married nor entirely sane, Avon, but as long as you are happy!  Start moving it upstairs into the bedroom and people *will* start to talk, however.  :169:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on February 21, 2014, 09:47:29 PM
 :493:
*Originally Posted by Funster [+]
Had a pair of Pilot Road 4 Trails fitted. Only had 1500 miles on the Pirelli Scorpion Trails before they were binned, they weren't much good during our recent (and continuing) very wet winter.

Off to the coast tomorrow as the weather looks great before it starts raining again  :003:
Hey man, do you mind disclosing how much you paid for the PR4's please I'm on my second set of PR3's but due a new set before the spring
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Warod on February 21, 2014, 10:52:40 PM

*Originally Posted by Milemuncher [+]
Niether married nor entirely sane, Avon, but as long as you are happy!  Start moving it upstairs into the bedroom and people *will* start to talk, however.  :169:
WIFE = Washing, Ironing, F###ing, Etc.....
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Funster on February 22, 2014, 01:10:20 AM
*Originally Posted by Stealthtiger [+]
:493:Hey man, do you mind disclosing how much you paid for the PR4's please I'm on my second set of PR3's but due a new set before the spring
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:

Not at all. Got them from Tyreleader.co.uk for £194.48 delivered to my local garage. Ordered Tuesday delivered yesterday. The rear was delivered from Germany the front from France!

PR4T Front http://www.tyreleader.co.uk/motorbike-tyres/michelin/pilot-road-4-trail/110-80-r19-59v-267363 (http://www.tyreleader.co.uk/motorbike-tyres/michelin/pilot-road-4-trail/110-80-r19-59v-267363)
PR4T Rear http://www.tyreleader.co.uk/motorbike-tyres/michelin/pilot-road-4-trail/150-70-r17-69v-267371 (http://www.tyreleader.co.uk/motorbike-tyres/michelin/pilot-road-4-trail/150-70-r17-69v-267371)

I think the price is based on the Euro and then converted to GBP as today the pair are £194.18.

Cheers, Funster
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: jimmatas on February 22, 2014, 02:28:13 PM
I just installed 2" Rox Risers on my Roadie, they are truly Amazing! As a short guy i can now say that the bike is comfortable enough for me!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: D8ona on February 22, 2014, 03:54:32 PM
6 degrees but took the tigger out for a longish run after its 12k service this week....running like a dream and man those anakee 3 tyres are good in the wet... :028:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: bippo on February 22, 2014, 04:21:22 PM
Put my seat up on the high setting for the first time since I've owned it (7000 miles). I'm not the tallest so was a little hesitant, but what a difference it made! No sore hips or wrists. Feel as fresh as a daisy after my 150 mile jaunt around the Dales. Definitely staying as is.

Plus, it was a good excuse to get the last bit of use out of the Scorpions before the PR3's are fitted next week - excited about that!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: gingermonster on February 22, 2014, 07:09:06 PM
pulled the dust sheet off her for the first time since mid October and stroked the tank and apologized to her for not taking her out then put key in and she fired up with ease was good to hear that triple again. Another couple of weeks of doing silly hours and then will be out to play again lol :007:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: scoti49 on February 23, 2014, 03:01:48 AM
Got my Puig screen on ,Puig hugger , 12v USB socket on ,anybody found a Merit to USB plug (merit is the plug along side the ignition key ).

With the new OEM center stand ,OEM radiator guard ,OEM front guard ext , OEM heated grips ,Kaoka cruse control ,Top box and passenger grips ,Lambs Wool seat pad,side stand pad from Touratec (that hits the center stand when all is up ),K&N foam air inlet extention .


I took it for a run from my place to Whitfield then over the Mountian to Mansfield ,it was late arvo so the road over the top ) .
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1343.photobucket.com/albums/o795/scoti1/Tiger800tripWhityCafetoMansfield4_zps12a7cb5a.jpg) (http://s1343.photobucket.com/user/scoti1/media/Tiger800tripWhityCafetoMansfield4_zps12a7cb5a.jpg.html)


Had a magic ride ,good lunch ,good arvo tea, good dinner at Swanpool .
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1343.photobucket.com/albums/o795/scoti1/Tiger800tripWhityCafetoMansfield8_zps2ef46f5c.jpg) (http://s1343.photobucket.com/user/scoti1/media/Tiger800tripWhityCafetoMansfield8_zps2ef46f5c.jpg.html)

Big ride ,but I think I got it all sorted .

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1343.photobucket.com/albums/o795/scoti1/Tiger800tripWhityCafetoMansfield9_zps7d98749b.jpg) (http://s1343.photobucket.com/user/scoti1/media/Tiger800tripWhityCafetoMansfield9_zps7d98749b.jpg.html)
Back order on my OEM engine bars and tankpad .

Center stand great for when I waxed my chain
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1343.photobucket.com/albums/o795/scoti1/Tiger800tripWhityCafetoMansfield8_zps2ef46f5c.jpg) (http://s1343.photobucket.com/user/scoti1/media/Tiger800tripWhityCafetoMansfield8_zps2ef46f5c.jpg.html)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1343.photobucket.com/albums/o795/scoti1/Tiger800tripWhityCafetoMansfield7_zpsb1c96d86.jpg) (http://s1343.photobucket.com/user/scoti1/media/Tiger800tripWhityCafetoMansfield7_zpsb1c96d86.jpg.html)

Did about 450km and got a sore bum ,but will work on a Corbin style seat for later
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1343.photobucket.com/albums/o795/scoti1/Tiger800tripWhityCafetoMansfield10_zpse4fd6af2.jpg) (http://s1343.photobucket.com/user/scoti1/media/Tiger800tripWhityCafetoMansfield10_zpse4fd6af2.jpg.html)
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1343.photobucket.com/albums/o795/scoti1/Tiger800tripWhityCafetoMansfield11_zpse916a1af.jpg) (http://s1343.photobucket.com/user/scoti1/media/Tiger800tripWhityCafetoMansfield11_zpse916a1af.jpg.html)

Be careful at dusk
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1343.photobucket.com/albums/o795/scoti1/Tiger800tripWhityCafetoMansfield16Roadkillroo_zpsa19184a1.jpg) (http://s1343.photobucket.com/user/scoti1/media/Tiger800tripWhityCafetoMansfield16Roadkillroo_zpsa19184a1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Funster on February 23, 2014, 03:41:57 PM
*Originally Posted by scoti49 [+]
Got my Puig screen on ,Puig hugger , 12v USB socket on ,anybody found a Merit to USB plug (merit is the plug along side the ignition key ).

Light smoke Puig screen looks good scoti49.

Simple job for me today, fitted the headlight protector.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: trialalp on February 24, 2014, 06:53:29 AM
Only gave the XC a wash and quick ride out, but fitted chain and sprox to my mates Stripple, and had a quick blast on that, what a top machine.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: scoti49 on February 24, 2014, 01:11:56 PM
Hey  Funster  are the Headlight protectors necessary .
I've had 40 odd bikes in 54 years and never had a broken lamp .

But Im happy to be swayed into fitting some .
 Makes it look like me with my glasses perched on my nose !!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: greaseweasel on February 24, 2014, 01:49:46 PM
I've had a few close misses with stones and a couple of chips in the headlight so just had one as its sods law it'll get smashed the one time I don't fit one.

I think modern lenses are pretty resilient though and would be very unlucky to break one road riding.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: novamundial on February 24, 2014, 03:35:56 PM
Went into the garage to have a quick look around  the bike, noticed the red light is on my optimate, this suggests dead battery?
bike is only 15 months old!!!!!!!!!!
then i brushed the extended beak with my hand and broke it loose? i thought these were designed for a bit of off roading?what crap quality am i dealing with.
Shut the garage door in case i have any more bad luck
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: D6864 on February 24, 2014, 04:02:11 PM
*Originally Posted by novamundial [+]
Went into the garage to have a quick look around  the bike, noticed the red light is on my optimate, this suggests dead battery?
Before you write off the battery, check the contacts on the Optimate connector are clean and tight.  I had the red light too but a little tweak of the contacts and a squirt of WD40 sorted it out.  Make sure the battery terminals are tight too.
Can't help with the beak I'm afraid  :003:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on February 24, 2014, 04:23:17 PM
I've bounced off the beak and it's not broken.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Funster on February 24, 2014, 06:49:31 PM
*Originally Posted by scoti49 [+]
Hey  Funster  are the Headlight protectors necessary .
I've had 40 odd bikes in 54 years and never had a broken lamp .

But Im happy to be swayed into fitting some .
 Makes it look like me with my glasses perched on my nose !!

Not really necessary for my type of riding Scoti49. Maybe if you're riding off road and are behind someone then there's a chance of a stone being flicked up.

I've just been adding accessories and got around to the headlight protector. Not a great reason, but a reason none the less  :033:

Cheers, Funster.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BlackCountryTiger on February 24, 2014, 08:09:50 PM
Went to Wheelhouse Tyres and had a pair of Michelin Pilot Road 4 Trails fitted today. Even though I've got to take it steady for a few miles, I can already feel a huge improvement over the Scorpions.  :047:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Funster on February 24, 2014, 08:17:24 PM
*Originally Posted by Rockdarbs [+]
Went to Wheelhouse Tyres and had a pair of Michelin Pilot Road 4 Trails fitted today. Even though I've got to take it steady for a few miles, I can already feel a huge improvement over the Scorpions.  :047:

Had some fitted last Friday. Put 150 miles on them on Saturday. Love 'em.

Cheers, Funster
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on February 24, 2014, 08:32:41 PM
*Originally Posted by Rockdarbs [+]
Went to Wheelhouse Tyres and had a pair of Michelin Pilot Road 4 Trails fitted today. Even though I've got to take it steady for a few miles, I can already feel a huge improvement over the Scorpions.  :047:
I use and recommend wheelshouse tyres, I'm booked in for a set of pr4's myself on the eighth of march, I'm on my 2nd set of pr3's and if the 4's are 20% better as they say happy days! can I ask what you paid for them please
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on February 24, 2014, 10:00:33 PM
Don't tell him.  Make him beg.   :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: pesfls on February 24, 2014, 11:57:45 PM
Been awfully busy enjoying the Olympics and again losing my bets with Canadian friends over the men's & women's hockey outcomes.  Tough duty!  And finally got around to dropping the rear suspension 12mm & front 5mm.  Used Soupy's adjustable links & treated them thoroughly with corrosion block.  Both feet solid in boots now.  I'm another one of those guys fitted with short femurs.  Should be able to test it out tomorrow for a while.  Fairly minor amount but will help when traveling gravel.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dennis on February 25, 2014, 06:26:57 AM
I've been installing my new pro-oiler chain lube system. It works on GPS input. It was very nice to be outside in the sun working on the bike yesterday!

 :028:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: scoti49 on February 25, 2014, 06:43:46 AM
Do you people up there have to winterise your bikes ?

Ooh we ride all year round down here .
Can be very cold and very wet, but heated grips and warm  rain gear is the go

I couldn't imagine putting my bike away for a bit of hibernation .
But here again it doesn't snow were I live ,,,well it does sometimes .


And that's why we live down here .

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/86714/Motorcycle-Photo-Gallery-Photo/The-Motley-Motorcycles-of-Icon-Limiter-5.aspx (http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/86714/Motorcycle-Photo-Gallery-Photo/The-Motley-Motorcycles-of-Icon-Limiter-5.aspx)

Thats not here folks

yeah !!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on February 25, 2014, 07:49:59 AM
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
Don't tell him.  Make him beg.   :001:
:156: kill man  :004:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: FazerPhil on February 25, 2014, 09:34:30 AM
 Washed the Tiger after weekend in France. Wet roads over 800 miles left a black sheen everywhere.

The back of the exhaust took some cleaning as the muck was burnt on. Now in heated garage for the day to dry it out.

  :417:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: mullerrad on February 25, 2014, 10:31:04 AM
Put graphite. Lock oil in tank lock. Now opens easily again.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: toonpete on February 25, 2014, 11:23:31 AM
Yeah I had that optimate/battery one too and just nipped the contacts - all is well now
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: gazmo16 on February 25, 2014, 03:51:59 PM
Decided Spring was finally on the way so time for an annual oil and filter change before I take her for weekend spin.

Not the most exciting thing to do but a little TLC goes a long way !

Gazmo
 :730:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BlackCountryTiger on February 25, 2014, 06:13:43 PM
*Originally Posted by Stealthtiger [+]
I use and recommend wheelshouse tyres, I'm booked in for a set of pr4's myself on the eighth of march, I'm on my 2nd set of pr3's and if the 4's are 20% better as they say happy days! can I ask what you paid for them please
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:

238 fitted. Ride in ride out. Really pleased with the service and the tyres.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: feetup on February 25, 2014, 07:26:56 PM
New E09 fitted.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Warod on February 25, 2014, 08:10:12 PM

*Originally Posted by gazmo16 [+]
Decided Spring was finally on the way so time for an annual oil and filter change before I take her for weekend spin.

Not the most exciting thing to do but a little TLC goes a long way !

Gazmo
 :730:
Aren't you supposed to change engine oil on a 6 monthly basis (at least this is recommended for automobiles) ?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: scoti49 on February 25, 2014, 11:42:49 PM
With a brand new engine and full synthetic oil worth over a 100 bucks ,you change it every 10,000kms ..

BUT if you flog the guts off the Tiger (or any other engine ) ,live in a very cold climate ,can afford 100 bucks each few months ......I say go for it ..

If your not using good synthetic expensive oil, your not doing the right thing by these high tec late model engines . read the Triumph manual
Semi or Full synthetic engine oil.

I do and use always will continue using good oils

Ive worked on all types of vehicles and many many aircraft from Ship based Naval Fighters to Tiger Moths to Jumbo Jets ..never ever used crap oils .
Lubrication's are changed as per the recommended manuals and regulations
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: White Hand on February 26, 2014, 02:43:10 PM
Yesterday I fitted a Pyramid fender extender to my bike.  It was great.  :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: toonpete on February 26, 2014, 06:09:36 PM
I took engine bars n sump guard off - cleaned all winter grime off and prepared ready for spring - cleaned n oiled chain - removed, cleaned and refitted front mudguard and rear hugger and finally put bandaid on knuckles from spanner rash  :138:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Shovelhandz on February 26, 2014, 06:51:52 PM
New 20 inch Madstad explorer screen.
Happy days
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: bippo on February 26, 2014, 10:03:12 PM
PR4's fitted.
Wash and ACF50 love.
Sliding carriage removed as I find it too limiting when top box isn't fitted.
100 mile evening jaunt around the Peak District to get those tyres scrubbed in!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: FoxyV on February 27, 2014, 11:08:15 AM
Swapped the optimate over on the bikes so the Tiger is ready for the weekend  :002:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: trialalp on February 28, 2014, 07:40:46 PM
Fitted these beauties.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: becsta on March 02, 2014, 06:00:18 AM
Installed heated gear controllers. Autumn is now upon us.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: bippo on March 02, 2014, 01:01:26 PM
Fitted the Triumph mudguard extension kit (T2302037). Matches the bike well and looks more robust than offerings by Pyramid etc. however, doesn't hang down as much as I thought... Will need to test it in the wet for an understanding of just how effective it is!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on March 02, 2014, 03:33:43 PM
I fitted a 1" ram mount ball to the side of the headlight cluster using the screen mount fixing, tried and tested fantastic results, happy days
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: garyr on March 02, 2014, 05:10:14 PM
*Originally Posted by Stealthtiger [+]
I fitted a 1" ram mount ball to the side of the headlight cluster using the screen mount fixing, tried and tested fantastic results, happy days
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
What are you putting there then!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dennis on March 02, 2014, 05:53:37 PM
Fitted my new (white) hugger on the bike, and guess what...?

When installing the bolt of the front brake line clamp, I dropped my allen key... Ok, no problem, I'll just pick it up from the floor then... But no allen key there! What the... It must be somewhere on top of the swing arm then.... Looking with a flashlight now... No result...  :187:
Ok, I've had a few beers yesterday, but not that many!! Am I going crazy here?!?   :435:

Oh no... I think I know where it went.... Just behind the rear spring, there's an opening in the swing arm...   #!@ :172: %$#@!!!!!

So I now have an extra piece of tooling on board...

(I'll fish it out with a magnet on a wire)

This will make a nice story at the pub...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on March 02, 2014, 09:17:56 PM
*Originally Posted by garyr [+]
What are you putting there then!!
My drift camera (see pics)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: FazerPhil on March 03, 2014, 06:25:25 AM
Took delivery or R and G bar ends and front fork crash bungs. Good deal on EBay.

When I dropped the 800 I couldn't believe how useless the bar ends were. Very thin aluminium so they wore though and damaged the ends of the heated grips though they still work ok. The bottom of the front fork was scuffed in the same off. I can't afford to have any more scuffed away.

I'll fit them this week before the SW crew ride to Touratech next Saturday.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: garyr on March 03, 2014, 12:05:59 PM
*Originally Posted by Stealthtiger [+]
My drift camera (see pics)
:062: Thinking of buying a camera for the bike, looks like a good mounting point, let us know how you get on  :493:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on March 03, 2014, 12:42:53 PM
*Originally Posted by garyr [+]
:062: Thinking of buying a camera for the bike, looks like a good mounting point, let us know how you get on  :493:
Hi I took it out yesterday and the new mounting position was IMO perfect, totally un obstructed very little to non vibration shaking, on watching the film which was nothing interesting I thought it was perfect I'm finally very happy in this position, I'm out with a friend on Saturday I'll take it and post a little of what I film so you can see
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: CrashMad on March 03, 2014, 07:23:28 PM
I use a Drift camera like you. It is a great little product, and much better value than a GoPro. I use a helmet mount the most for Vlogging. But, I also have a selection of mounts that I can place on various parts of the bike.
I do like where you have yours mounted. I may try this myself.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Iantson67 on March 04, 2014, 05:59:44 AM
I removed and sand blasted the grab rails all ready for powder coating in matt black. I have my own sand blasting gear and my best mate is painter at a powder coating company so he's going to take them to work and powder coat them for free.  "Result" :028:

(https://www.tiger800.co.uk/MGalleryItem.php?id=1692)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Avon on March 04, 2014, 01:44:13 PM
Yeah! I love Wales too.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: tcbezza on March 04, 2014, 08:10:04 PM
Fitted a set off Rox Risers to resolve the only real niggle I had left on the bike   :152: 

All I need to do now is get the 18,000 mile service done.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on March 04, 2014, 11:49:17 PM
*Originally Posted by tcbezza [+]
Fitted a set off Rox Risers to resolve the only real niggle I had left on the bike   :152: 

All I need to do now is get the 18,000 mile service done.
Hey fellow northamptonion   :046:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: scoti49 on March 05, 2014, 04:35:30 AM
Washed the bugs off ,from my trip up the mountains Monday .
Clean ,heated up and waxed chain
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: tcbezza on March 05, 2014, 04:36:15 PM
Hi Stealthtiger,

I know there are a few Tigers in Northamptonshire, in fact we may have met once at the Super Sausage on a Sunday morning, not sure  :158:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on March 05, 2014, 04:56:14 PM
*Originally Posted by tcbezza [+]
Hi Stealthtiger,

I know there are a few Tigers in Northamptonshire, in fact we may have met once at the Super Sausage on a Sunday morning, not sure  :158:
:158: I do go there for a weight watchers breccy  :038:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: CrashMad on March 05, 2014, 07:42:39 PM
I cleaned mine again!
I have never known a bike get so dirty, especially the rear end. I have a shock sock fitted, but I am now considering a R&G hugger too. :157:

I fitted my Garmin 660 and SW Motech cockpit bracket this evening. The bracket fits really well and puts the Garmin nicely in view above the clocks.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Iantson67 on March 07, 2014, 04:25:51 PM
Refitted my  now matt black grab rails I think it looks better IMO.

Standard colour.
(https://www.tiger800.co.uk/MGalleryItem.php?id=1698)

Sandblasted
(https://www.tiger800.co.uk/MGalleryItem.php?id=1692)

Powder coated
(https://www.tiger800.co.uk/MGalleryItem.php?id=1695)

Fitted job complete
(https://www.tiger800.co.uk/MGalleryItem.php?id=1696)

 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Scroatie on March 07, 2014, 04:34:58 PM
Absolutely nothing, apart from keeping my fingers crossed.

Should be picking mine up from the dealer tomorrow afternoon.

Only 1 more sleap!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gr82briding on March 07, 2014, 07:20:07 PM
Cleaned my K&N air filter. Cleaned and dry lubed the stepper motor shaft. Replaced the OEM fork springs with Hyperpro ones. Now I just have to put it all back together again!

It's Gr82briding!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Milemuncher on March 07, 2014, 08:46:50 PM
First, I sprayed and wiped, "Protect and Shine" into all her special little places (to echoes of Frankie Howard's - No! ooh ah, No Missus - ooh do behave!) and then checked that my camera bag will fit snuggly into the top box  with an extra layer of foam underneath and a mini tripod down the back - perfect fit! Sometime soon I will add a full tripod holder in the style of Paul's fishing rod holder to the back/front of the top box.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i745.photobucket.com/albums/xx96/TigerJVN/My%20new%20Tiger/DSC_1673_zps45fdb602-1.jpg) (http://s745.photobucket.com/user/TigerJVN/media/My%20new%20Tiger/DSC_1673_zps45fdb602-1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on March 07, 2014, 09:55:47 PM
*Originally Posted by CrashMad [+]
I cleaned mine again!
I have never known a bike get so dirty, especially the rear end. I have a shock sock fitted, but I am now considering a R&G hugger too. :157:

I fitted my Garmin 660 and SW Motech cockpit bracket this evening. The bracket fits really well and puts the Garmin nicely in view above the clocks.
[/quote
Any pics of the bracket you have used or a link so I can have a look please
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Warod on March 07, 2014, 11:17:44 PM
I thought that bloody great box on the back of yer bike was a beer cooler driven off a powerlet socket ? My first reaction was "how friggin hardcore is this rooster?"
You put a carpet bag in there ?
What planet are you living on man?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Milemuncher on March 07, 2014, 11:34:49 PM
*Originally Posted by Warod [+]
I thought that bloody great box on the back of yer bike was a beer cooler driven off a powerlet socket ? My first reaction was "how friggin hardcore is this rooster?"
You put a carpet bag in there ?
What planet are you living on man?

Planet Practical perhaps?   :038: I land there from time to time.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Warod on March 08, 2014, 04:32:04 AM
Just teasing ya Miley, glad you have your bike.....
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: CrashMad on March 08, 2014, 07:53:49 AM
*Originally Posted by Stealthtiger [+]
*Originally Posted by CrashMad [+]
I cleaned mine again!
I have never known a bike get so dirty, especially the rear end. I have a shock sock fitted, but I am now considering a R&G hugger too. :157:

I fitted my Garmin 660 and SW Motech cockpit bracket this evening. The bracket fits really well and puts the Garmin nicely in view above the clocks.
[/quote
Any pics of the bracket you have used or a link so I can have a look please

Here you go. I got mine from Bykebitz.
http://www.bykebitz.co.uk/motorcycle-satnav-products/sw-motech-sat-nav-brackets-and-mounts/triumph-sat-nav-brackets/sw-motech-triumph-tiger-800-gps-mount.html (http://www.bykebitz.co.uk/motorcycle-satnav-products/sw-motech-sat-nav-brackets-and-mounts/triumph-sat-nav-brackets/sw-motech-triumph-tiger-800-gps-mount.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: gazmo16 on March 09, 2014, 01:11:15 PM
Found a split indicator stem in the week so spent this morning removing the top box and indicator before changing the stem.

Bought a pair of genuine new ones on eBay for less than a tenner and just changed the busted bit so cheap compared with buying a whole indicator.

Have posted some more pictures on my gallery showing removal of AMC top box to break down of an indicator should anyone else be tempted to save a few quid in the future.

It wasn't exciting but still necessary !

Gazmo
 :730:

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: fac191 on March 09, 2014, 01:17:01 PM
In case people dont know, you only need a 3 inch ball to ball ram extension to fit the Zumo 660 over the clocks. You get everything else in the box.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: sezian on March 09, 2014, 01:48:56 PM
Completely stripped, cleaned and bled front and rear brakes to try and improve feel, if this doesn't work it's got to be new (different type) pads to try and improve the wooden feeling.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on March 09, 2014, 02:53:33 PM
*Originally Posted by gazmo16 [+]
Found a split indicator stem in the week so spent this morning removing the top box and indicator before changing the stem.

Bought a pair of genuine new ones on eBay for less than a tenner and just changed the busted bit so cheap compared with buying a whole indicator.

Have posted some more pictures on my gallery showing removal of AMC top box to break down of an indicator should anyone else be tempted to save a few quid in the future.

It wasn't exciting but still necessary !

Gazmo
 :730:
Where they not on recall, the stems I had mine replaced because of it  :169:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: CrashMad on March 09, 2014, 04:26:29 PM
fac191, do you mean with the SW Motech kit? I got everything I needed in my kit.
As it has been such a nice day I have been clocking up a few more miles :001:
Yesterday I refitted the top case insert after picking it up from powdercoating.
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i189.photobucket.com/albums/z63/timcrasher/TopBoxinBlack_zps80f0be7f.jpg) (http://s189.photobucket.com/user/timcrasher/media/TopBoxinBlack_zps80f0be7f.jpg.html)
It matches my black Gobi cases better now. I will be doing the pillion handles next.
I have also removed all of the annoying warning stickers, Triumph insist on putting all over the bike.
I know motorcycles can be dangerous, but I think I am old and responsible enough to decide that for myself. If you read all the warnings, stuck to the bike, and all the pages of warnings in the owners handbook, you would never ride the thing :087:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: tonythetiger on March 09, 2014, 04:34:38 PM
Removed it's cover, cleaned, levels and tyre pressures checked ready for my first ride this year.
Couldn't get out today (mores the pity) weather has been perfect for riding.
Will be working out my route tonight, somewhere by the Sea I think.  :002:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blizzard800 on March 09, 2014, 05:10:19 PM
*Originally Posted by gazmo16 [+]
Found a split indicator stem in the week so spent this morning removing the top box and indicator before changing the stem.

Bought a pair of genuine new ones on eBay for less than a tenner and just changed the busted bit so cheap compared with buying a whole indicator.


You should have had a recall through about them if your bike is in these VIN ranges:

528000 to 575161
564948 to 574427
520000 to 574427
528000 to 575161
560477 to 575161

http://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/apps/recalls/searches/expand.asp?uniqueID=3D2FFE464F54F44A80257B2D002F7082&freeText=Blank&tx= (http://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/apps/recalls/searches/expand.asp?uniqueID=3D2FFE464F54F44A80257B2D002F7082&freeText=Blank&tx=)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Milemuncher on March 09, 2014, 05:48:43 PM
I cleaned it - again!  This was after less than an hour riding on almost dry roads. Somethings going to have to be done! 

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i745.photobucket.com/albums/xx96/TigerJVN/My%20new%20Tiger/DSC_1683_zps377dbcb5.jpg) (http://s745.photobucket.com/user/TigerJVN/media/My%20new%20Tiger/DSC_1683_zps377dbcb5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Beano on March 09, 2014, 06:47:23 PM
221 miles today,good ride round kent and sussex enjoying some fine roads en route with friendly nods from three other Tiger owners,all near Rye,Camber area.

Roads all fairly good with just a few flooded out areas left from the storms we had.

Great start to the year and with a ride deep in to Germany planned for the end of May its going to be fun times ahead. :046:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Beano on March 09, 2014, 06:55:01 PM
Sorry people posted in wrong place :492:
Would be in where did you go today
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: CrashMad on March 09, 2014, 07:14:29 PM
I feel your pain Milemuncher.

The rear end of my Tiger seems to attract dirt, no matter how much cleaning I do
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: dwda on March 09, 2014, 07:58:57 PM
Out on my New Tiger Xc today. Fantastic day 170 miles and perfect bike. Bike grin :062:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: pesfls on March 09, 2014, 09:23:01 PM
*Originally Posted by Milemuncher [+]
I cleaned it - again!  This was after less than an hour riding on almost dry roads. Somethings going to have to be done! 

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i745.photobucket.com/albums/xx96/TigerJVN/My%20new%20Tiger/DSC_1683_zps377dbcb5.jpg) (http://s745.photobucket.com/user/TigerJVN/media/My%20new%20Tiger/DSC_1683_zps377dbcb5.jpg.html)

Now you have your own proof I'm not entirely crazy.  Or did I forget to tell you it would be a crud magnet?  Now you can go to your garage/shop & start considering schemes for making mud flaps, shock protectors, etc.  And, that pearl white paint of yours is gorgeous.  Clearly the best choice!  Enjoy yourself.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Avon on March 09, 2014, 09:33:33 PM
Ah just think of it as a pair of wellies!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BlackCountryTiger on March 09, 2014, 11:50:54 PM
Fitted a very nice Beowulf end can and then took it off again when Bennett's asked for a £30 admin fee to amend my policy!  :172:

I'll refit it when my policy is due for renewal. Sounded great though!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: greaseweasel on March 10, 2014, 09:00:50 AM
Insurance companies are getting a bit cheeky with those admin fees lately.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Stickyrut on March 10, 2014, 10:10:34 AM
*Originally Posted by greaseweasel [+]
Insurance companies are getting a bit cheeky with those admin fees lately.
    I agree Greaseweasel, it's more than cheeky they are cashing-in on genuine situations & circumstance. I cannot believe it costs them £30( sometimes more ) alter details on a computer screen. :009:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: CrashMad on March 10, 2014, 11:59:13 AM
Even though I am not the tallest of men, I raised the seat to the higher position, and tried it on a little ride this morning. It felt less cramped and gave my knackered knees an easier time.
I'm still getting to know my new bike, but this seems to have made a real difference.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Beano on March 10, 2014, 06:53:52 PM
Gave my tiger it's first clean this year,all ACF, WD cleaned away with castrol green tec bike cleaner.

Hosed down and dried with my leaf blower and it looks like new.
re applied WD to screw heads and aluminium parts to combat rain a road salt residue.

Just shows that frequent heavy applications of the above mentioned does work when it comes to maintaining the condition of your bike.

TBH I was very surprised at how good it is with no rust or dulling of brake banjos bleed nipples or chain side plates,in fact all are in great shape.

And yes I have used it this winter and ridden through loads of flooded areas.

Got to be my favourite bike ever :417:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Bier on March 10, 2014, 07:02:54 PM
Installed an Altrider skid plate (image not of my actual bike, stock image as my bike is much more dirty  :001:):
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=www.altrider.eu/images/thumbnail/product_large/installed-altrider-skid-plate-for-the-triumph-tiger-800xc-black-3.jpg)

Tomorrow I will be installing the radiator guard

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: rayjay on March 10, 2014, 09:50:22 PM
Fitted the Puig screen purchased from Busterdan. Looks good, will find out tomorrow morning how good
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: tonythetiger on March 12, 2014, 05:32:16 PM
Made and fitted a rear fender extension to stop the crap messing up the underside og my top box.
Cut a piece out of an old black plastic hobby box, lowered the rear reflector and put the piece in the gap.
Cost = £0.00
Triumph (which may look a bit neater) = £30
No brainer for a tight arse like me.  :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Milemuncher on March 12, 2014, 05:35:59 PM
Fitted my bicycle touring Garmin Edge 800 GPS and took it for a spin. Frankly useless as a sat nav at speed as the screen is way too small, but the Edge did track my route accurately while I was out. I often choose to follow my nose on a run and it's nice to know where you have been once you get back!  Good to drop waypoints too if you need to get back to a location, or take a photo without GPS data.  Clearly, I would not buy it for this purpose, but if it's otherwise sitting in a drawer, then it makes a worthwhile addition perhaps.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i745.photobucket.com/albums/xx96/TigerJVN/Maps/2014-03-12at1722_zpsde32f657.png) (http://s745.photobucket.com/user/TigerJVN/media/Maps/2014-03-12at1722_zpsde32f657.png.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Richard H on March 12, 2014, 08:23:17 PM
Fitted a Bags Connection Daypack tank bag to the XC with quick release tank ring. Had trouble getting the bag to latch properly with the tank ring then noticed the two dome head bolts of the tank ring were slightly fouling the plastic of the connecting latch under the bag; did a slight mod with a file and all fits perfectly.

Fed the cable of my phone charger through the front gland of the bag and re-attached the powerlet end that now neatly plugs into the power socket next to the key. Neat solution to charging my phone on the move and given me easy access storage for credit card and slips when using the European motorway toll booths.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: dunelm on March 12, 2014, 08:39:51 PM
fitted a givi rack for a trekker top box. had to substitute some of the bolts in the kit.  If you have triumph hard pannier kit fitted 2 bolts at least will be too short.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: novamundial on March 12, 2014, 10:06:05 PM
 :001:
went out on it, first ride of the year. checked everything over after its hibernation, felt good to be out in the sunshine in glorious Lancashire. Can't wait till June now for my trip to the alps.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Stickyrut on March 12, 2014, 10:48:39 PM
Fitted SW Motech Heel Guards. Easy fit, not sure if I'll leave them silver finish or powder coat to match black frame. Silver does tie in with the kickstand though.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: CrashMad on March 15, 2014, 11:15:00 AM
I took advantage of the Tutoro discount code, and fitted an automatic oiler. I had one on my last bike and it worked very well.
I ran the delivery tube through the sharkfin next to the rear sprocket, by drilling a couple of 5mm holes. it looks neat, and is working lovely :152:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: AussieJoe on March 16, 2014, 05:10:44 AM
I didn't do anything to my Tiger, but I did load it onto my new(ish) trailer to see that it all fitted OK and was secure (note that the straps aren't on yet in the photo!)
It all went a treat and I'm confident I have back up transport to take my bike anywhere if I can't ride it for any reason.     :028:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blizzard800 on March 16, 2014, 01:53:09 PM
Removed my broken RedFox hugger.  :003: :003:

One of the mounts broke on the chain side. The less said about getting the :172: small bolt out on the other side the better.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on March 16, 2014, 03:38:54 PM
*Originally Posted by AussieJoe [+]
I didn't do anything to my Tiger, but I did load it onto my new(ish) trailer to see that it all fitted OK and was secure (note that the straps aren't on yet in the photo!)
It all went a treat and I'm confident I have back up transport to take my bike anywhere if I can't ride it for any reason.     :028:

Joe, what is the material on your trailer's platform? It's so shiny and clean. :062:

Chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: andyrut on March 16, 2014, 04:08:54 PM
Blizzard,

Mine has developed into a slot on the rear ens bolt chain side - is that what happened to you?

Andy

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: JMc on March 16, 2014, 04:27:01 PM
Blizzard 800, contact redox. ..They sent me new parts after the bracket failed on mine.  No charge!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: JMc on March 16, 2014, 04:27:56 PM
Redfox. ..... not the bubble bath relax liquid!!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blizzard800 on March 16, 2014, 04:36:01 PM
*Originally Posted by andyrut [+]
Blizzard,

Mine has developed into a slot on the rear ens bolt chain side - is that what happened to you?

Andy

The rear bolt mount on the chain side has simply broken off.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=farm4.staticflickr.com/3679/13194789805_828ee7875a_b.jpg)

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blizzard800 on March 16, 2014, 04:36:49 PM
*Originally Posted by JMc [+]
Blizzard 800, contact redox. ..They sent me new parts after the bracket failed on mine.  No charge!!

Thanks. I guess it's worth a try.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: garyr on March 16, 2014, 07:01:48 PM
Same thing happened to my pyramid hugger. Taken it off as huggers dont seem to keep the bike any cleaner.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Milemuncher on March 16, 2014, 08:14:39 PM
Fitted an extension to the battery box drain pipe hopefully to prevent water ingress. (Thanks to Paul among others for the idea)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i745.photobucket.com/albums/xx96/TigerJVN/Tiger%20Modifications/DSC_1696_zps86ac778c.jpg) (http://s745.photobucket.com/user/TigerJVN/media/Tiger%20Modifications/DSC_1696_zps86ac778c.jpg.html)

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: CrashMad on March 16, 2014, 08:26:47 PM
Nice idea. Red pipe makes your bike faster though :007:

Orange would of been even better
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: AussieJoe on March 16, 2014, 08:38:58 PM
*Originally Posted by chico [+]
Joe, what is the material on your trailer's platform? It's so shiny and clean. :062:

Chico

No magic, I'm afraid.  The tray is actually marine ply painted black and varnished.  The frame is powder coated steel which I wipe clean from time to time with WD40/ACF50.     :002:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on March 17, 2014, 12:41:52 AM
Does the plywood stand up to the elements and kickstands?

Chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: AussieJoe on March 17, 2014, 04:26:01 AM
*Originally Posted by chico [+]
Does the plywood stand up to the elements and kickstands?


Seems to.  I keep the trailer covered so it doesn't get the worst of the weather, and the plywood is marine grade so the resins/glues are water resistant.  The alternative floor offered was steel plating but the manufacturer recommended wood as it doesn't corrode and is easier and cheaper to replace when it reaches end of life.   So far no damage (other than scuffing) from use, including kick stand.
The trailer was a flat pack and arrived in about 18 separate boxes...I'm sure there would be something similar in your country.  It took a day to assemble and comes with a variety of different options including steel sides, high wood sides, flatbed etc.  The ramps at the back (which I used to put the bike on) lift off and become the front/back ends when the trailer is converted from flat-bed to sided.
Great little bit of kit.   
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on March 17, 2014, 09:41:57 AM
Fitted sw motech footpegs. Set to the lower position. Revelation.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today? Shropshire & the Borders
Post by: pennpeel on March 17, 2014, 10:19:03 AM
Another sucessful trip out on the Tiger, out for most of the morning, cargo netted an A 2 Z to the back and was off, trip out to Montgomery, then headed more mid Wales over the Kerry hills across to Clun then Muck Wenlock then home. All incident free apart from some lad coming round a bend in the middle of the road, wasn't going that fast particularly perhaps he was txting certainly hadn't seen me, when i saw him, as he didn't swerve back straight away.

Aside from that loads of bikes about glorious views clear blue sky's, and the Tigers amazing sound track. 

Reading various training info, think i always ride like i drive getting up through the gears to the highest possible.

Tried keeping it in lower gears in third and fourth mostly, and sometimes second for tight bends. Amazing the difference in the bike and  it sounds amazing too.

If you are close enough can't recomend Shropshire and the Mid Wales borders highly enough, very little traffic too!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: komis on March 17, 2014, 02:55:56 PM
Had my pillion seat topped up with extra padding and re-shaped, also covered it with non-slip material. The workshop guy even kept a bit of the old seat cover to do a little bit of nice detailing in the rear.

Wife hasn't tried it yet but I really hope it sorts out her discomfort, the original seat was hard as a plank.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on March 17, 2014, 05:39:55 PM
 :001: fitted Osram H4 Night breaker unlimited bulbs  :028:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: digitalcaptive on March 18, 2014, 12:35:55 PM
Not today but last friday, fitted Heidenau K60 Scouts Tyres ........not too sure of them yes but they're certainly different
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Eeyore on March 18, 2014, 08:55:03 PM
Fitted an Ardcases topbox and lost 6kg over the Triumph one in the process! Great product!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Warod on March 18, 2014, 09:47:41 PM

*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
Fitted sw motech footpegs. Set to the lower position. Revelation.
yes the adjustable pegs are great. Had them fitted from day 1.
Made the difference for my rooted knees and probably selection of Tiger over other models......
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: daytripper1970_au on March 19, 2014, 10:31:35 AM
For my trip to Tasmania, I just fitted the following (sorry for the large pics):



New rubber: Heidenau K76s (Yes, chicken strips are still visible):
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1350.photobucket.com/albums/p761/daytripper1970_au/Triumph%20Tiger%20800XC/rear-tyre1_zpsd18fc11f.jpg) (http://s1350.photobucket.com/user/daytripper1970_au/media/Triumph%20Tiger%20800XC/rear-tyre1_zpsd18fc11f.jpg.html)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1350.photobucket.com/albums/p761/daytripper1970_au/Triumph%20Tiger%20800XC/rear-tyre2_zpsfd07498f.jpg) (http://s1350.photobucket.com/user/daytripper1970_au/media/Triumph%20Tiger%20800XC/rear-tyre2_zpsfd07498f.jpg.html)



A set of black Trax Alu Panniers.  Got them from Motorradgarage in WA and they were very helpful:
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1350.photobucket.com/albums/p761/daytripper1970_au/Triumph%20Tiger%20800XC/rear_zps36ad9c99.jpg) (http://s1350.photobucket.com/user/daytripper1970_au/media/Triumph%20Tiger%20800XC/rear_zps36ad9c99.jpg.html)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1350.photobucket.com/albums/p761/daytripper1970_au/Triumph%20Tiger%20800XC/34-front-view_zps38484429.jpg) (http://s1350.photobucket.com/user/daytripper1970_au/media/Triumph%20Tiger%20800XC/34-front-view_zps38484429.jpg.html)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1350.photobucket.com/albums/p761/daytripper1970_au/Triumph%20Tiger%20800XC/34-rear-view_zps9e48b800.jpg) (http://s1350.photobucket.com/user/daytripper1970_au/media/Triumph%20Tiger%20800XC/34-rear-view_zps9e48b800.jpg.html)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1350.photobucket.com/albums/p761/daytripper1970_au/Triumph%20Tiger%20800XC/side-view_zpsa53cec68.jpg) (http://s1350.photobucket.com/user/daytripper1970_au/media/Triumph%20Tiger%20800XC/side-view_zpsa53cec68.jpg.html)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1350.photobucket.com/albums/p761/daytripper1970_au/Triumph%20Tiger%20800XC/left-pannier-bracket_zps731aff02.jpg) (http://s1350.photobucket.com/user/daytripper1970_au/media/Triumph%20Tiger%20800XC/left-pannier-bracket_zps731aff02.jpg.html)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1350.photobucket.com/albums/p761/daytripper1970_au/Triumph%20Tiger%20800XC/left-pannier-anti-theft-lock_zpsb2df226a.jpg) (http://s1350.photobucket.com/user/daytripper1970_au/media/Triumph%20Tiger%20800XC/left-pannier-anti-theft-lock_zpsb2df226a.jpg.html)



Right rear pillion footrest connection, though I didn't have any issues with the others:
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1350.photobucket.com/albums/p761/daytripper1970_au/Triumph%20Tiger%20800XC/right-pillion-peg_zps2fb9f493.jpg) (http://s1350.photobucket.com/user/daytripper1970_au/media/Triumph%20Tiger%20800XC/right-pillion-peg_zps2fb9f493.jpg.html)


And before you fit the top box connection to the top plate, fit these first:
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1350.photobucket.com/albums/p761/daytripper1970_au/Triumph%20Tiger%20800XC/top-plate_zps1215682a.jpg) (http://s1350.photobucket.com/user/daytripper1970_au/media/Triumph%20Tiger%20800XC/top-plate_zps1215682a.jpg.html)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1350.photobucket.com/albums/p761/daytripper1970_au/Triumph%20Tiger%20800XC/top-plate2_zps9cd3b67d.jpg) (http://s1350.photobucket.com/user/daytripper1970_au/media/Triumph%20Tiger%20800XC/top-plate2_zps9cd3b67d.jpg.html)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1350.photobucket.com/albums/p761/daytripper1970_au/Triumph%20Tiger%20800XC/top-box-bracket2_zps18e170a6.jpg) (http://s1350.photobucket.com/user/daytripper1970_au/media/Triumph%20Tiger%20800XC/top-box-bracket2_zps18e170a6.jpg.html)



This is the locking mechanism on the top box:
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1350.photobucket.com/albums/p761/daytripper1970_au/Triumph%20Tiger%20800XC/top-box-bracket_zps350585b3.jpg) (http://s1350.photobucket.com/user/daytripper1970_au/media/Triumph%20Tiger%20800XC/top-box-bracket_zps350585b3.jpg.html)



Second Aux Plug, but will be leaving it under the seat so that I can charge a number of devices in a dry bag that will sit on the pillion seat:
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1350.photobucket.com/albums/p761/daytripper1970_au/Triumph%20Tiger%20800XC/aux-plux_zps33aafb8f.jpg) (http://s1350.photobucket.com/user/daytripper1970_au/media/Triumph%20Tiger%20800XC/aux-plux_zps33aafb8f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gr82briding on March 19, 2014, 07:09:38 PM
DT your XC is far too clean! Nice setup though. I'm looking at getting the SW-Motech topbox as I have the rear rack fitted already and I have the pannier brackets that I use for my saddlebag setup (will get the panniers one day) and your photos are excellent thanks.

It's Gr82briding!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: feetup on March 26, 2014, 07:23:52 PM
Fitted a Rallemoto steering damper.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Scroatie on March 27, 2014, 05:19:04 PM
Fitted my R&G Hugger and mounted my Drift HD ready for the weekend  :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: trialalp on March 27, 2014, 05:53:06 PM


*Originally Posted by Gr82briding [+]
DT your XC is far too clean! Nice setup though. I'm looking at getting the SW-Motech topbox as I have the rear rack fitted already and I have the pannier brackets that I use for my saddlebag setup (will get the panniers one day) and your photos are excellent thanks.

It's Gr82briding!

I use an SW Motech box as well, kept it off my old Katoom, looking at getting a set of Ard cases once I've fabricated a suitable rack.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on March 27, 2014, 08:06:39 PM
 :028: fitted my fender extender, and received a phone call telling me my seats are finished and I'm collecting them tomorrow (very excited) so I'll be out and about over the weekend as it's going to be a lovely weekend
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Doc4216 on March 28, 2014, 04:52:10 PM
Installed my handguards. Went with triumph bc I got them from another rider for cheap. Plus, I mainly just need them to protect my hands from rocks not weather protection.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: JiminRutland on March 28, 2014, 06:10:25 PM
I wired up my tom tom rider 1 sat nav today. Just attached the holder to the handlebars above the heated grip switch.

Had a look at where to feed the wiring and it was dead easy. On my Transalp I had to remove the fuel tank but with the tiger I just removed some of the plastic bits and fed the wire with the loom into the battery box. All in all dead easy. Now I have power to the sat nav. Happy days.

 :490:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Alp on March 30, 2014, 02:24:14 PM
Fitted the Triumph handguards on Friday and noticed a difference this morning before it warmed up.

Also fitted Paulvfr's rear spring pre-load adjuster - easy to fit and really easy to use....makes it no trouble to adjust for pillion carriage and return for solo riding  :152:

This morning had the Allyearbiker Halo and ACF50 treatment from Mike Bennett in Alton...fantastic job and look forward to just wiping the bike clean for the next 9 months or so. :047:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: toonpete on March 31, 2014, 10:09:02 PM
Fitted new Stainless steel radiator guard after I saw the rubbish in the fins after last moths trip round the army ranges - very pleased with look  :062:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Avon on March 31, 2014, 10:43:17 PM
I used Paul's preload adjuster today
For the first time today. Fantastic item, found the sweet spot 10 clicks from softest setting. Highly recommend  it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Alp on April 01, 2014, 07:07:37 PM
 :493: :0461:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: CrashMad on April 01, 2014, 08:18:01 PM
I fitted my newly powder coated pillion grab handles. They look so much more integrated now they are satin black.
I also fitted a Leo Vince slip on can that I have had for a while. It has a deeper, more rounded sound.
And, to finish I fitted a R&G hugger and the Triumph rear fender extension. Lets hope it stays a bit cleaner now :155:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Wilfried on April 02, 2014, 10:23:52 AM
Removed screen and mirrors,fitted a pair of them bar end things.
Result: one weird looking Tiger  :008:

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/69/1gef.jpg)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/822/5yfj.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: smurfbud on April 02, 2014, 05:46:31 PM
Traded her in against a Ducati Monster 696+   :138: just couldn't help myself ...  :001: here's why ...

http://www.triumphnortheast.com/triumph/pages/used/used-bikes/2013-63-DUCATI-MONSTER-696cc/2c929666446d4ec401449d24a33e24f2.htm?YEAR=2013&REGLETTER=63&MAKE=DUCATI&MODEL=MONSTER&ENGINECC=696# (http://www.triumphnortheast.com/triumph/pages/used/used-bikes/2013-63-DUCATI-MONSTER-696cc/2c929666446d4ec401449d24a33e24f2.htm?YEAR=2013&REGLETTER=63&MAKE=DUCATI&MODEL=MONSTER&ENGINECC=696#)

Was a strange feeling riding the Tigga home after doing the deal!  :006:  So now its time to start stripping off all the accessories - and there's loads of them to come off ...... ready to put on my new Tigga coming on Friday  :046:

Happy days all round .... I love Christmas ......
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: kevrev on April 05, 2014, 02:21:08 PM
After having it's first MOT today with no problems,
I changed the Oil to the new ubber cheap from Tesco's special Castrol Power 1 Race fully synthetic I bought quite a few months back, coupled with a new Triumph filter and sump washer.....still got enough Oil left to do another oil change..happy days :031: :152: :031: :152:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: mick53 on April 05, 2014, 05:38:39 PM
has first trip out on Tony( my mates have christened it,it's Grrrrrrrrate! old English TV ad,for those not from these shores) 115 miles mostly b roads to Thaxted, saffron Walden, Cambridge,gt dunmow then home .Got a big smile on my face(no its not wind) All the best ,ride safe. Mick  :018:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on April 05, 2014, 07:30:03 PM
Removed my home made mud flap in anticipation of R&G hugger arriving. Also getting the triumph extended rear guard to replace my own example.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Warod on April 05, 2014, 07:42:26 PM
Got it back from the dealer where it has been sitting for 1 month with a fried stator. No spare stator in Australia...shame on Triumph...shame....
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Milemuncher on April 05, 2014, 07:52:10 PM
*Originally Posted by Warod [+]
Got it back from the dealer where it has been sitting for 1 month with a fried stator. No spare stator in Australia...shame on Triumph...shame....

Horrible long wait, Warod, but great you have it back. Hope you can make up for wasted time.  :002:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on April 05, 2014, 08:07:52 PM
 :001: finally I have gotten round to doing something about the down pipes! They have been driving me nuts for a long time, so,after taking advice from fellow rider and forum member busterdan, I set about it today, I learnt a lesson too, and it was "there is no quick fix!"  I have in the past and very recently purchased all sorts of magical and quick remedies, some very cheap and some not so cheap! When what is called for is good old fashioned elbow grease, oh and wire wool, and wet and dry I used to start 1500 grade then went to 2500, then plenty of Autosol, I'm very happy with the results so far, I think they can be improved on and over time I think with regular polishing they will.
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: busterdan on April 05, 2014, 08:24:14 PM
*Originally Posted by Stealthtiger [+]
:001: finally I have gotten round to doing something about the down pipes! They have been driving me nuts for a long time, so,after taking advice from fellow rider and forum member busterdan, I set about it today, I learnt a lesson too, and it was "there is no quick fix!"  I have in the past and very recently purchased all sorts of magical and quick remedies, some very cheap and some not so cheap! When what is called for is good old fashioned elbow grease, oh and wire wool, and wet and dry I used to start 1500 grade then went to 2500, then plenty of Autosol, I'm very happy with the results so far, I think they can be improved on and over time I think with regular polishing they will.
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:

Well done Stealth, they look great
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on April 05, 2014, 08:26:17 PM
*Originally Posted by busterdan [+]
Well done Stealth, they look great
Thanks busterdan, couldn't of done it without your help
Cheers  :028:
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: busterdan on April 05, 2014, 08:27:50 PM
*Originally Posted by Stealthtiger [+]
Thanks busterdan, couldn't of done it without your help
Cheers  :028:
The Stealth  :017:

He he.. Shiney is the way forward :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: CrashMad on April 06, 2014, 01:45:56 PM
Having had enough of the wind buffeting from the screen, I thought I would have a go at some modifications.
I found a MRA Vario screen from one of my old Fireblades. I removed the spoiler, and fitted it to the Tiger touring screen. It seems to have made a bit of difference. But, the screen still seems to be flexing on its lower mounts at speeds above 40mph. I am going to see if the BMW R1200GS Touratech hard mount parts will fit. They appear to be the same, so this is something I will investigate. But for now, I am pleased with the results.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Wilfried on April 06, 2014, 06:16:29 PM
*Originally Posted by Gr82briding [+]
Led an off road ride for a bunch of like minded riders over Fishers Track and the 42 Traverse.14 bikes, good weather, good compan and challenging terrain. What more could you want?

Some pics here  https://picasaweb.google.com/114821789113527181423/060414FishersTrack42ndTraverse?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCLSY_oWtvvqaAQ&feat=directlink Quite an eclectic bunch of bikes, all bar one over 600cc.

It's Gr82briding!

Damn I wish I lived in NZ.Seems you guys had a great ride  :152:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: RPG on April 06, 2014, 06:39:28 PM
Stared at her, in the showroom..
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: scooby-2 on April 06, 2014, 08:24:07 PM
*Originally Posted by Wilfried [+]
Damn I wish I lived in NZ.Seems you guys had a great ride  :152:

+1   :418:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: viince on April 06, 2014, 09:27:40 PM
not today but over the last few months :001:

tank proctector
bar risers
sat nav mount
home made auxiliary light brackets
and halfraud daytime running lights
beak
headlight protector
upper crash bars
lower crash bars
tiger frame bungs
hugger
centre stand
rear mudguard extension
scott oiler
tool tube
givi side rails and ally top box carrier
from Italy at a huge saving over uk prices

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Galiot on April 07, 2014, 06:50:56 AM
Replaced the Scorps with the Conti Road Attack 2. Huuuge difference and improvement in driving!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BlackCountryTiger on April 07, 2014, 11:08:00 AM
Just dropped it off for its 6k service in the pouring rain. Now back at home drying out with a cuppa!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KC1961 on April 07, 2014, 11:54:46 AM
Fitted new rear tyre, wait for it.............Pirelli scorpion trail, identical to the oe tyre. I know, I know, they're rubbish.
I guess that means I'll need to think of a new word to describe the things that looked like tyres that were fitted to the new Japanese bikes for the first 10 years or so of my biking days.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Stiger008 on April 07, 2014, 09:40:21 PM
Me too they are plenty good enough for my kind of use.. Steve.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Warod on April 07, 2014, 10:39:32 PM

*Originally Posted by KC1961 [+]
Fitted new rear tyre, wait for it.............Pirelli scorpion trail, identical to the oe tyre. I know, I know, they're rubbish.
I guess that means I'll need to think of a new word to describe the things that looked like tyres that were fitted to the new Japanese bikes for the first 10 years or so of my biking days.
The Pirelli scorpions are not as bad as the "experts" (who diss them) portray.
Hell, Ducati & Triumph use them, however, they are a trail tyre ?
A compromise between road & bush....there are better tyres designed for specific applications.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: bdkrivit on April 08, 2014, 09:50:57 AM
 :0461:  I am approaching 10,000 miles on my OEM set.  Looks like I'll replace after this month's 2,400 miler to Florida and back, probably about 13k miles.  That's 5,000 more than I got on my Bonneville's Pirelli Sport Demons but I did ride that bike a little harder-
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: charrito on April 08, 2014, 03:36:11 PM
Picked it up from the dealer,  getting 12k service done and ready for motoGP!  And I signed up for a lap on the track!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Mr Sheen on April 08, 2014, 04:38:15 PM
I wired on my clocks.

Rooting through the odds and ends box I happened upon an old clutch cable inner strand - good and thick. I kept it, thinking it would come in useful one day and that day was today.

If you whip out that screw from behind the clocks and pull the clocks forward a little it exposes a small hole in the casting behind the clocks. I pulled the cable through leaving the cable nipple trapped behind the clocks (there's plenty of room) then brought it round the offside first to avoid straining the multiplug connector wrapped the cable horizontally across the face of the clocks using the groove between the rubber buttons as a guide and right round to the back. A couple of oversized washers under the two screen bracket mounting bolts to trap the cable and bingo. The cable runs neatly across the divide in the display too so doesn't hide anything. The main beam indicator glows nicely.

It wouldn't stop someone who came back prepared but it should delay a casual pair of pliers as it would be difficult to cut without marking the face of the clocks, thus rendering the clocks less valuable on eBay??

I should add that I've got the wide Madstad base plate which hides what I've done round the back.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: fac191 on April 08, 2014, 05:27:16 PM
I am one of the so called experts who diss the Scorpions. What you are missing is here in Europe we have a winter and lots of rain. In this weather the
 Scorpions are rubbish. Anyone who changes them to something else always agrees.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: T-Rever on April 08, 2014, 06:17:31 PM
Completely agree with KC 1961,and Stiger, and Warod, re., Scorpians,. If any of you guys want to bung your nearly new Scorp's my way, I will use them up for you. The remarks about early 'Jap' tyres, and also early British tyres are very relevent..Regards Trevor.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Tigertwee on April 08, 2014, 06:47:40 PM
Went and booked the XC in for its first year service. Found the triumph dealer in Ashford a lot better than their counterpart in Maidstone!! Also got a quote for new tyres to replace the dreaded scorps!! I agree, they're shite!! After a mystery tour around mid kent (code for I haven't a clue where I was) made it home to change the oem clutch for an adjustable for my little hands.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: JiminRutland on April 09, 2014, 02:10:28 PM
I really can't see the issue with the Scorpions OEM fit.

I ride all year, two up sometimes and in the rain, and I cannot fault them. But then I have only had 3 bikes in my life. My first ran bridgestone and my transalp metzeler tourance and now these. I can't fault them!!

Have just removed the front mudguard and glued a fender extender on, and while the suns beaming down on my pride and joy I've noticed 2 things:

1. It's dirty. Mucky. And there is crap right inside behind the exhaust and the water pump/thermostat is showing signs of corrosion. I'm gonna have to seriously get in there with a small toothbrush.

2. There was a small coolant leak from the bottom hose right next to the gear lever. Tiny drops falling on the Tarmac. So I tightened up the screw ran the engine to fan cutting in and hey presto i fixed it!!

I'll admit I've been sat just staring at it. There's lots of cables and plugs and
electric trickery things on it. And I love it!!

 :047:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: daytripper1970_au on April 09, 2014, 02:32:07 PM
*Originally Posted by CrashMad [+]
I fitted my newly powder coated pillion grab handles. They look so much more integrated now they are satin black.
I also fitted a Leo Vince slip on can that I have had for a while. It has a deeper, more rounded sound.

Couldn't agree more.  I just painted mine with flat black engine paint.... though powder coating would have been much better.  Good work.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: daytripper1970_au on April 09, 2014, 02:53:40 PM
Installed a tool tube.... pretty bland I know but I don't have time to paint or tape it as I'm heading to Tassie tomorrow for a week.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1350.photobucket.com/albums/p761/daytripper1970_au/tool_tube002_zpsf2ae505e.jpg) (http://s1350.photobucket.com/user/daytripper1970_au/media/tool_tube002_zpsf2ae505e.jpg.html)

More pics can be found here: https://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,2659.0.html (https://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,2659.0.html)


Cheers

DT
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dennis on April 09, 2014, 03:49:35 PM
Nice one mate!

I have a tool tube too, but not too pleased about it... A bit too small... And my girlfriend always says that size.... Ah well, you know... I think I'll copy the one that you made! Thanks for the link to more pics!

Also I have the same panniers, so it makes this example even better for me...! Have a beer from me mate!!

 :031:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: daytripper1970_au on April 09, 2014, 04:15:03 PM
*Originally Posted by Dennis [+]
Nice one mate!

I have a tool tube too, but not too pleased about it... A bit too small...
I cut my tube to 400mm, not including the two end caps.  Will easily fit 2 x large tyre levers and a swag load of other stuff.

I think I'll copy the one that you made! Thanks for the link to more pics!

Also I have the same panniers, so it makes this example even better for me...! Have a beer from me mate!!

My pleasure mate, post some pics when you're done.

 :031:
Title: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Despistao on April 09, 2014, 08:27:54 PM
Reached 75,000 kms in less tan 2 years and a half, while i was riding on the mountains near my hometown.

With the only issues, in all this time, of having to recurrently change oil, tyres, brake pads, fill in petrol, etc ...  :008:

That makes an average of 81.11 kms. per day since I have the bike. Not bad..

Really happy with this bike and it's performance.

  :152:

(https://cdn.tt.tiger800.co.uk/uzybape7.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: AussieJoe on April 09, 2014, 10:49:29 PM
*Originally Posted by daytripper1970_au [+]
... as I'm heading to Tassie tomorrow for a week.


Have a great trip, DT.  Looks like there might be a bit of rain on the way but that's just character building!  Will look forward to hearing all about it when you get back.   AJ
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: smurfbud on April 11, 2014, 05:40:23 PM
Took off all the goodies, put her back to standard and gave her a good clean ready for trading in tomoz  :003:  :158:

Forgot just how big and heavy the bike becomes with those 3 damned wardrobes onboard  :064:  :064:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on April 11, 2014, 08:56:02 PM
Gave my lady a little wipe over good ole Mr sheen   :164: ready for tomorrow's Midlands/Sw ride out
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: psu_bill on April 11, 2014, 10:17:44 PM
Went for a long ride today, and arrived at this spot along a gravel road: view of the Susquehanna River, looking east towards Lancaster County (from York County).
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dilbert on April 12, 2014, 12:05:58 AM
*Originally Posted by Stealthtiger [+]
Gave my lady a little wipe over good ole Mr sheen   :164: ready for tomorrow's Midlands/Sw ride out
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:

Sorry buddy, but that's wrong on soooo many levels  :001:

A bit like me saying I rubbed her down, pumped her up, greased her joints and tightened her chains  :016:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Warod on April 12, 2014, 12:23:30 AM

*Originally Posted by Dilbert [+]
Sorry buddy, but that's wrong on soooo many levels  :001:

A bit like me saying I rubbed her down, pumped her up, greased her joints and tightened her chains  :016:
and then threw a leg over her ?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on April 12, 2014, 01:33:26 AM
....and turned her on.  :192:

Chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on April 12, 2014, 02:30:56 AM
*Originally Posted by Dilbert [+]
Sorry buddy, but that's wrong on soooo many levels  :001:

A bit like me saying I rubbed her down, pumped her up, greased her joints and tightened her chains  :016:
:008: that's what I was going to say but I simplified it  :156:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on April 12, 2014, 02:32:52 AM
*Originally Posted by chico [+]
....and turned her on.  :192:

Chico
:034:  Chico I'm shocked  :038:  :008:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: FazerPhil on April 12, 2014, 08:35:23 AM
Took wheels off 800 to ditch scorpions and get PR3 trails fitted. I wanted PR4s but on ordering was told they were not available until MAY!!
Nice surprise when I got to Easyfit in they have managed to get PR4s.
Happy bunny.  :492:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: smurfbud on April 12, 2014, 03:06:45 PM
Said goodbye   :158:  :158:

Then said hello to my new toy ....
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: pesfls on April 13, 2014, 12:11:10 AM
Have never been pleased with the stock grips so decided to try these.  Driven Axis.  Simple affair. WD40 & hairspray method.  Trimmed outboard tabs on throttle side as these don't have the internal grove of enough depth.  We'll see if they're comfy tomorrow.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Ian B on April 13, 2014, 06:19:44 PM
Joined Total Triumph for there monthly run to Lyme Regis for breakfast in the early morning sun, and then did a bit of father and son bonding and cleaned our bikes.
I love my Sundays.
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Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Warod on April 13, 2014, 06:54:07 PM
Thrashed the bejesus out if it keeping up with the RAT lads on a run to the annual York Motorcycle Festival...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Phoneman on April 13, 2014, 07:52:01 PM
I rode mine round Castle Combe circuit as part of BikeSafe 2014. The video is a clip of my best lap (1:50 with a max speed of 108mph on the GPS) I know it's not fast but it was still an enjoyable experience. And it this works it will be the first video I have posted on a forum as well.
http://youtu.be/A0UEjHXgeuY (http://youtu.be/A0UEjHXgeuY)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Ian B on April 13, 2014, 09:11:14 PM
I did that castle Combe day last year, great fun.
Did you do the lock up front wheel test?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Phoneman on April 13, 2014, 10:26:43 PM
*Originally Posted by Ian B [+]
I did that castle Combe day last year, great fun.
Did you do the lock up front wheel test?

No. I think that is part of a training day called "Rider performance Day" which I am considering doing. Mind you in 2013 when I did the same event I managed to lock up the front on my Thunderbird Sport whilst doing the track session and survided to tell the tale. :138:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on April 14, 2014, 02:05:22 AM
Rode 140 miles sitting on my new Corbin saddle. Great improvement over stock.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy359/divabaron/photo_zps41dd9ec8.jpg) (http://s807.photobucket.com/user/divabaron/media/photo_zps41dd9ec8.jpg.html)
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Chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Avon on April 14, 2014, 01:35:40 PM
 :0461: galoit. The tiger is not perfect out of the box . Tyres make a huge difference. Just heading out on mine for 3 hours in the garden of Ireland, Wicklow national park. Or maybe 5?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: CRFan1 on April 14, 2014, 02:01:04 PM
I put a new Sargent seat on my 2013 roadie.....Major improvement over the stock seat.   :047:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: FazerPhil on April 14, 2014, 02:31:02 PM
 I find the stock seat fine. Even on a 1000 mile day. It's much better then the Fazer 1000 seat.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: CRFan1 on April 14, 2014, 02:34:33 PM
*Originally Posted by FazerPhil [+]
I find the stock seat fine. Even on a 1000 mile day. It's much better then the Fazer 1000 seat.

You my good sir, truly have an Iron Butt than, lolol  :031:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on April 14, 2014, 04:06:03 PM
You I think Phil has something there, I have just had my seat re done, and I'm happy to report it's much better, butt and excuse the pun, I now truly believe that in my case it's not just the seat, it's my makeup, I get a sore arse after a few mins sitting at a meeting or doing something very similar, I don't have much muscle or fat on my bum!,,,  and I really think that it would get sore no matter what seat I have this is just my honest opinion  :028:, and no smart comments on the size of my arse from anyone who has ridden behind me  :008:
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: FazerPhil on April 14, 2014, 04:14:06 PM
 I wear LD comfort underwear from the USA. They have no seams to give pressure points so reduce sore butts.
The material is also dual layer so it is always dry and comfortable on the inside.

You can even pour water down your neck for cooling and still stay comfortable.

I wore it on the iron butt rally and didn't take it off for 11days. It felt fine......not sure how it smelt though.  :172:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on April 19, 2014, 04:50:54 PM
Today I have replaced my front brake pads and serviced the rears, if I'm honest the fronts when I took them out on inspection were only half worn!! So I thought hummmm I'll clean them up and save the new ones for when needed, I then promptly dropped one and chipped a massive piece out of the pad  :138:  so I binned them and fitted the new EBC Sintered HH pads  :028:, and cleaned and serviced the callipers, the rear ones were as expected in great condition with loads of wear left on them so a wire brushing and a good clean of the calliper reassembled  :028: job done!!

I'm going to start servicing them every couple of months now as they were very dusty and mucky, so I've ordered 5ltrs of brake cleaner and a pair of  brake calliper piston  pliers, happy days
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Greg on April 19, 2014, 09:04:19 PM
320 miles around Breacon and the surrounding area with guzzler and Rozzer ....

Phil.... You wore the same underwear for 11 days....... Was that with or without the inside out trick.. :007:

Greg
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: rozzer on April 19, 2014, 09:42:25 PM

   450 miles for me,a great day around the Brecon Beacons and the Forest of Dean,weather couldn't have been better.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Guzzler on April 20, 2014, 08:58:24 AM
Nice day out with Greg and rozzer, 350 miles. Longest trip on the Tiger so far. What a brilliant piece of kit!
Only spoilt when Greg noticed the front engine plug leak! Ha!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: trialalp on April 22, 2014, 06:44:38 AM
Started to fabricate a pannier rack, I'll be getting a set of 'ard cases when I'm done.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: FazerPhil on April 22, 2014, 08:49:14 AM
 Sunday I rode from Aalborg in Denmark to Bristol. 950 miles. Only got 43 mpg on Autobahns.
Monday washed tiger 800.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: knapdog on April 22, 2014, 03:01:17 PM
Fitted Infinite fender extender with the three of the supplied bolts but noticed that they were rubbing against the tyre. Had to add four washers to rectify the problem.
Also fitted Touratech handlebar bag.  Perfect for quick access to the phone etc and the close proximity to the auxiliary socket for charging
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: knapdog on April 22, 2014, 03:13:00 PM
*Originally Posted by FazerPhil [+]
Sunday I rode from Aalborg in Denmark to Bristol. 950 miles. Only got 43 mpg on Autobahns.
Monday washed tiger 800.
What sort of speed were you sticking to to get 43mpg?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on April 23, 2014, 08:18:02 AM
*Originally Posted by knapdog [+]
Fitted Infinite fender extender with the three of the supplied bolts but noticed that they were rubbing against the tyre. Had to add four washers to rectify the problem.
Also fitted Touratech handlebar bag.  Perfect for quick access to the phone etc and the close proximity to the auxiliary socket for charging
Hi any chance of a cpl of pictures of the Touratech handlebar bag in situ  :440:
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: knapdog on April 23, 2014, 08:22:57 AM
*Originally Posted by Stealthtiger [+]
Hi any chance of a cpl of pictures of the Touratech handlebar bag in situ  :440:
Cheers
The Stealth  :017
Will sort that out for you later on today. I originally had it on my BMW R1200RT
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: aimer on April 23, 2014, 08:32:12 AM
Had a weekend of "farkling"...

SW Motech engine bars.
SW Motech rear rack.
Triumph ally bash plate.
Triumph gel rider and passenger seat.

Now thinking of a new exhaust (Scorpion??)  :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: FazerPhil on April 23, 2014, 08:37:28 AM
*Originally Posted by FazerPhil [+]
Sunday I rode from Aalborg in Denmark to Bristol. 950 miles. Only got 43 mpg on Autobahns.
Monday washed tiger 800.
Travelling between 80 and 90 mph. Consumption goes downhill quick above 75 mph.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: knapdog on April 23, 2014, 03:45:10 PM
*Originally Posted by knapdog [+]
Will sort that out for you later on today. I originally had it on my BMW R1200RT
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Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on April 23, 2014, 05:11:34 PM
*Originally Posted by knapdog [+]
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Thank you very much, I like it, I did google it but it only showed it on the BMW's but now I've seen it on a tiger  :028:
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: knapdog on April 24, 2014, 05:57:56 PM
Even after 217 miles I've noticed just a few scuff marks on clutch and speedo cables where they're rubbing against the frame. Have cable tied some rubber matting on them for protection.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: FazerPhil on April 25, 2014, 11:37:14 AM
4 gallon auxillary tank arrive yesterday. All I have to do now is get a rack built and sort out the plumbing.

Job for the weekend , I'll make some cardboard templates of the rack and get it to a fabricator
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on April 25, 2014, 02:00:14 PM
Looked at tiger in the shed.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: p.tigris on April 25, 2014, 10:27:45 PM
Nought but think about it - hurt my back 3 days ago!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: psu_bill on April 25, 2014, 11:58:09 PM
Took it out for a nice 50 mile ride after getting off work early. Ended up on the west bank of the Susquehanna River. That got the chain nice and warm for a bit of cleaning and re-lubrication.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: toonpete on April 26, 2014, 03:11:22 PM
Treated myself to nice Triumph leather jacket  :046:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dilbert on April 26, 2014, 06:59:03 PM
Changed my reg plate from the old dirty DULL one

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To a nice shiny new one, far more appropriate

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: John63 on April 26, 2014, 10:26:19 PM
Err, checked the trickle charger, and fitted the new tax disc.

Living life on the edge!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Rtwo on April 29, 2014, 07:47:32 AM
Made a bracket to mount my iPhone above the instrument panel

When I got my bike last August the guy who sold it to me kindly gave me a Ultimate Addons iPhone case and hard wire kit, which I use for a sat nav
The case came with the handlebar mount, which I never got along with as it was out of my eye line.

Spending on my bike is on hold until I find another job so it had to be done out of the parts/scrap bin

6mm Tufnol sheet
Bicycle handlebars
Bicycle bar ends
6mm s/s threaded rod
90º s/s bracket
6mm s/s screws and nuts

Not the prettiest of mods [Tufnol isn't easy with hand tools] but it's mostly hidden and best of all effectively free.

Apologies for ropey photography
 
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Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: bob4026 on April 29, 2014, 04:05:58 PM
After my blast today, she got a good wash and a liberal coating of ACF50. Beak fitted, carbon fender extender fitted. paddock stand bobbins on the rear, and some R&G fork protectors.

Now I find my Micron paddock stand can't do the lifting and I need to buy a new one!

New Fuel brushed s/s oval can ordered and that will be nearly it I think.

ATB

Bob
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on April 29, 2014, 04:32:03 PM
Changed my Triumph aux lights to LED - removed the forward reflector.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: cunestu on April 29, 2014, 04:45:16 PM
Eventually got around to fitting a rubber doorstop to stop the main-stand banging off the bottom of the swingarm.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: trialalp on April 29, 2014, 06:47:28 PM
Did a bit more fabrication to my ongoing pannier frames.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: bob4026 on April 30, 2014, 04:46:05 PM
FUEL brushed stainless midi can fitted.

Sounds nice and ticks over/spins up lovely. Not ridden any distance or tried it with the baffle out yet, but very happy with the looks and slight difference in sound.

Is there a better sound in motorcycling than a triple? :187:

ATB

Bob
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: stevedo on April 30, 2014, 08:46:39 PM
Not just today but over the last few days or so:

New front brake pads
Pau VFR stainless brake pins
Disassemble, clean, grease and reassemble steering head bearings
New NGK Iridium spark plugs
New K&N air filter
Remove snorkel and replace with Uni pre filter
Fitted Scottoiler ESystem
Replaced rear spring with Hyperpro

Still lots more to do. All part of prepping for round the world trip starting 7 weeks today  :156:

I'll post up some pictures when I've completed all the work.

Steve
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: toonpete on April 30, 2014, 11:05:56 PM
 Packed panniers etc ready for camping trip to Glencoe for long weekend . Hope it stays fine 👍😎
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Wobbly on April 30, 2014, 11:20:37 PM
*Originally Posted by toonpete [+]
Packed panniers etc ready for camping trip to Glencoe for long weekend . Hope it stays fine 👍😎

You'd better pack your snow shovel !

We're off to Skye this weekend and expect to use much whisky to ward off the cold :P
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dejocko on May 01, 2014, 01:38:15 PM
Beak fitted
Lowering rubbers for foot pegs fitted
Triumph tank pad fitted
Rox 2 inch risers fitted
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Derchef1962 on May 01, 2014, 09:04:08 PM
cleaned her and once again I was getting slightly angry how easy it is to scratch the screen, used loads of water to get the sand of first but still made new scratches...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BlackCountryTiger on May 01, 2014, 10:19:30 PM
Cleaned it and tried on the Krauser soft panniers I got for my upcoming trip to Normandy for the D-Day 70th anniversary.  :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: komis on May 03, 2014, 07:24:11 PM
*Originally Posted by trialalp [+]
Did a bit more fabrication to my ongoing pannier frames.
Sweet bro :) Are you copying my design? They look very similar :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Tigertwee on May 03, 2014, 08:28:01 PM
Fitted grip puppies to the oem heated grips and rode to work. Much more comfortable. I will see how much heat loss there will be when I ride home at 2330 tonight and have them on flat out! Current temp is 6 on the Kent Coast!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on May 04, 2014, 03:36:23 PM
 :001: fitted night breaker ultimate fog light bulbs to my OEM fog/auxiliary lights to match the night breaker ultimate headlight bulbs already fitted, very happy with the results  :028:, although I did have to replace the spade end connectors on the bulbs to mini ones to enable they fit the OEM connectors, I then set to cleaning her big time  :038: four hours later and she looks like new  :028:
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: RPG on May 04, 2014, 04:26:27 PM
Little Tiger met Big Tiger.

It's all good in the hood.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blizzard800 on May 04, 2014, 08:29:44 PM
I know some are over protective but did the cat need to die ?  :007: :007: :007: :007:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: viince on May 05, 2014, 08:57:39 PM
fitted a scotoiler and magnum hcr



Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: knapdog on May 05, 2014, 09:04:50 PM
*Originally Posted by Tigertwee [+]
Fitted grip puppies to the oem heated grips and rode to work. Much more comfortable. I will see how much heat loss there will be when I ride home at 2330 tonight and have them on flat out! Current temp is 6 on the Kent Coast!!

I'll be very interested to know if the grip puppies make much of a difference to the heated grips.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Tigertwee on May 06, 2014, 08:41:23 AM
I've ridden home the last 3 nights with the heated grips on and there isn't that much difference in the heat with the grip puppies. I've been using my summer gloves and only have the oem hand guards and hands were still toasty. First night temp was 6 and there was still good heat coming through. This was at midnight so I'm pretty happy with this 😀 this was on the hottest setting which before the grip puppies I may have reduced to the warm but having installed them it's made the grips much more comfy
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Tigertwee on May 06, 2014, 12:31:29 PM
Replaced the scorpions with a pair of Conti TA2's. Scorpions are now listed in the for sale section!! Will be spending a few hours out on them tomorrow, but already from the short ride home on them they feel completely different  :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: berger on May 14, 2014, 11:58:13 PM
Going into the bush for 4 days, so wanted to mount a tool tube. Copied a post here and used the frame mounts.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: knapdog on May 15, 2014, 07:24:40 AM
*Originally Posted by Tigertwee [+]
I've ridden home the last 3 nights with the heated grips on and there isn't that much difference in the heat with the grip puppies. I've been using my summer gloves and only have the oem hand guards and hands were still toasty. First night temp was 6 and there was still good heat coming through. This was at midnight so I'm pretty happy with this 😀 this was on the hottest setting which before the grip puppies I may have reduced to the warm but having installed them it's made the grips much more comfy

Any further thoughts on those Grip Puppies?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: mullerrad on May 15, 2014, 03:10:15 PM
Blasted upto élan valley.... Coffee and toilet stop at élan village before devils bridge and the coast
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: DesertPilot on May 16, 2014, 06:07:26 AM
Installed a Madstad Explorer Slim 18" windscreen with their extra off-road support bracket.  Tomorrow I get to try it out  :002:

The job took an hour and a half.  Most of that time was spent trying to get the two top frame-to-instrument-cluster bolts back in to hold the off-road support bracket in place.  Two tips that will save you 40 minutes:

1) There are four bolts holding the instrument cluster to the frame: two on top that you'll use to hold the off-road support bracket in place and two on the bottom.  Loosen the two bottom ones so you can wiggle things around to get those two top ones back in.  That one took me half an hour to figure out.  Duh...

2) It appears that the off-road support bracket is supposed to go behind (or on top of) the two side brackets -- the instructions weren't entirely clear in this, but it looks right this way.  That one only took me 10 minutes.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dejocko on May 16, 2014, 07:20:28 PM
Put my new sargent seat with embroidery work on , I only have 5 minutes in it so I will post a review later next week after I get some time in it.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: mullerrad on May 16, 2014, 08:09:40 PM
Another ride to Aberystwyth,

Anyone on a white tiger who waved on the promenade :-D
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: knapdog on May 16, 2014, 08:32:38 PM
Rode it without the boxes for the first time.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: toonpete on May 16, 2014, 08:43:55 PM
Had a bit of spare time today so adjusted the screen - although very happy with my 20" Madstad I prefer the look of the touring screen that I had put on when I bought the Tiger - I just removed the screen leaving all Madstad brackets in place and marked and drilled the touring screen and fitted  - RESULT - very little wind/turbulence but much improved looks  :300: - I still have full height and tilt adjustments that the Madstad had - I'll be keeping the 20" Madstad for the bracing North East winter though  :190:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Ming on May 16, 2014, 09:29:37 PM
*Originally Posted by knapdog [+]
I'll be very interested to know if the grip puppies make much of a difference to the heated grips.

Hi,
I put Grip Puppies on my Versys which had heated grips and couldn't tell any difference to the heat coming through. Much more of a comfortable feel as I find normal bars a bit small.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: gingermonster on May 16, 2014, 09:35:30 PM
Fitted new rear pads an took her for her first mot which she passed with ease just an advisory on the rear tire
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on May 17, 2014, 04:35:54 PM
Finally got around to putting Ride-On in my new PR4's, thought it might be tempting fate if I left it any longer !
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: grin factor on May 17, 2014, 07:37:19 PM
Got Conti Trail attack 2's fitted so thought I'd try them out. Did 200 miles and love them. Progresive lean and grip very well.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Tigertwee on May 18, 2014, 06:39:58 PM

*Originally Posted by knapdog [+]
Any further thoughts on those Grip Puppies?

Still loving them. Did a 6 hour ride about the other day and so comfortable. Conti TA2 are a dream, bike handles the shite roads of Kent much better now 😊
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: berger on May 18, 2014, 09:56:34 PM
Fitted the rotopax water and fuel cans, and changed the oil prior to my next service (Amsoil full synth 10w40 @5540km). Almost all prepped for a trip through Northern Quebec.

Oil drip on cardboard is from spillage in bash plate...:D
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on May 18, 2014, 10:11:19 PM
Removed my pannier racks for refurbishment.  Remounted my tool tube using the frame mounts.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Have a cup of tea on May 19, 2014, 07:21:21 PM
Fitted a permanent PTT switch, bit scary as it involved drilling the OEM left hand switch gear. All done and looks OK and will hopefully last longer than the one cable tied to the handle bat grip
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: becsta on May 19, 2014, 10:55:04 PM
I had mine lowered the other day. I am now very close to being flat footed.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Rtwo on May 22, 2014, 12:41:37 PM
It's a rainy, miserable day here in my neck of the woods and I'm supposed to be on gardening (read: riding) leave  :023:

So, not very original but I fitted the usual tool tube and added a cable lock to it.
Won't stop anyone that really wants to steal the contents but hopefully deter the opportunist.

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Title: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: erikh58 on May 22, 2014, 03:47:08 PM
Drove to work and took the long way...
25 km to cover , it took me 3 hours :-) to do the 80 km taking the long way. But I paused at 3 beaches...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Have a cup of tea on May 22, 2014, 04:42:47 PM
Replaced the Garmin Zumo 660 mount, ( got one fo £30) . god knows why the original messed up was powering up but not outputting audio. Garmin wanted me to send back the Unit for an exchange of £150, and had to wait for 1 hour on hold ( Freephone ). so if I had followed them I would be £150 out of pocket and still needing a mount. Very pleasant on the phone but not very good service IMOH.

All done now and ready for a road trip once I get the new rear KC60  fitted.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dejocko on May 24, 2014, 03:57:05 AM
Finished up my tiger upgrades for the year with a 22" Madstad Install, couldn't be happier. I only want three more things...fog lights, aftermarket exhaust and touratech header guards.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: DesertPilot on May 24, 2014, 05:26:03 AM
Started putting together a for-real tool kit.  And I had a devil of a time finding a 17mm hex bit that would fit the front axle.  This wasn't the sort of thing one could just nip down to Orchard Supply Hardware and grab off the shelf.  Mission partially accomplished...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BundyJD on May 24, 2014, 05:29:05 AM
Over the last week or so have fitted a few more farkles....

Airhawk Dual Sport seat cushion


Barkbusters Blizzard cold weather handguards



Powerlet dual wireless controller for heated jacket liner


And the connector for the jacket

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Rtwo on May 24, 2014, 10:10:12 AM
*Originally Posted by DesertPilot [+]
Started putting together a for-real tool kit.  And I had a devil of a time finding a 17mm hex bit that would fit the front axle.  This wasn't the sort of thing one could just nip down to Orchard Supply Hardware and grab off the shelf.  Mission partially accomplished...

If you're still stuck for a 17mm hex bit, this is perfect
http://www.amazon.com/Tool-connection-1575-Drain-Plug/dp/B00FECIB6E (http://www.amazon.com/Tool-connection-1575-Drain-Plug/dp/B00FECIB6E)

You can use a 14 or 19 mm spanner or even a screwdriver through the hole to slacken or tighten it, a 14mm with a screwdriver at the same time gives enough purchase and leverage to get the job done easily.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Have a cup of tea on May 24, 2014, 11:41:16 AM
hex tool you need one of these

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorcycle-Front-Rear-Wheel-Axle-Hex-17-19-22-24-mm-Allen-Spindle-Driver-Tool-/131094145255?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item1e85d1e8e7 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorcycle-Front-Rear-Wheel-Axle-Hex-17-19-22-24-mm-Allen-Spindle-Driver-Tool-/131094145255?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item1e85d1e8e7)

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: bippo on May 24, 2014, 05:05:55 PM
Just add the Wünderlich universal screen extender to my Triumph touring screen. Ultimately I was happy with the touring screen, but I just needed it to be a little taller as it diverted everything to my helmet.

Anyway, testing was only short due to other commitments, but was able to leave my visor up at 70mph whereas I used to have to put it down by the time I reached 25/30mph.

Still need to mess about with a few more settings in order to find optimum, as well as testing it in the rain or a bug-ridden sunny day, but I'm hopeful it'll divert most of that over my head now.

Overall, incredibly happy!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: kevrev on May 24, 2014, 06:16:38 PM
*Originally Posted by Stealthtiger [+]
Finally got around to putting Ride-On in my new PR4's, thought it might be tempting fate if I left it any longer !
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Stealth, did you remove the wheel weights first or chicken out of that bit, I know it's supposed to work with or without weights and balance the wheels as you ride??????? :007: :007: :007:
Cheers Kev

ps...had Ride-on in my favourites for ages, just haven't got round to getting any!!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on May 25, 2014, 01:21:33 PM
*Originally Posted by kevrev [+]
Stealth, did you remove the wheel weights first or chicken out of that bit, I know it's supposed to work with or without weights and balance the wheels as you ride??????? :007: :007: :007:
Cheers Kev

ps...had Ride-on in my favourites for ages, just haven't got round to getting any!!!
That's so funny  :492: I chickened out   :008: iv still got them on and they are staying on! But I do feel a little more at ease with it in and for what it costs compared to the tyres,it's well worth it IMO
Cheers
The stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: kevrev on May 25, 2014, 05:49:53 PM
*Originally Posted by Stealthtiger [+]
That's so funny  :492: I chickened out   :008: iv still got them on and they are staying on! But I do feel a little more at ease with it in and for what it costs compared to the tyres,it's well worth it IMO
Cheers
The stealth  :017:

My rear PR3 Trail is due a change soon so may get PR4 and not get it balanced :005: then put the ride-on gunk in, I always take loose wheels to the tyre fitter anyway so wouldn't be riding home unbalanced (any more than usual anyway :112:)...I presume PR4 rear is compatible with PR3 front anyone??
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on May 25, 2014, 08:43:17 PM
I asked the same question re compatibility and was assured it was ok to run pr3's with pr4's, I'll be interested in the results of your unbalanced wheel !fir some reason and I can't explain why the bike since putting the Ride-on in seems better planted!? Very strange feeling but a good feeling ?
Shame I have a part worn pr3 in the garage prob got 4k left on it, I had them both changed for Pr4's,
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gr82briding on May 25, 2014, 11:46:45 PM
I did an oil and filter change, cleaned the air filter and stepper motor shaft (while I had the tank off) and I fitted a new set of Mitas E -07s (I did 12,595ks on the last set) all in anticipation of a 1,500km ride planned for this coming weekend.

It's Gr82briding!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: DesertPilot on May 26, 2014, 08:24:43 AM
*Originally Posted by Rtwo [+]
If you're still stuck for a 17mm hex bit, this is perfect
http://www.amazon.com/Tool-connection-1575-Drain-Plug/dp/B00FECIB6E (http://www.amazon.com/Tool-connection-1575-Drain-Plug/dp/B00FECIB6E)

You can use a 14 or 19 mm spanner or even a screwdriver through the hole to slacken or tighten it, a 14mm with a screwdriver at the same time gives enough purchase and leverage to get the job done easily.
That would be perfect.  I found a 1/2" drive 17mm hex bit to use at home, but this looks like just what I need for the bike toolkit.  Thanks for the link!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: JMc on May 26, 2014, 08:44:44 AM
Going to start stripping all the accessories off and return back to standard ready for part ex. Then all the accessories will get fitted onto my new T800 :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: prenticemarie on May 26, 2014, 11:06:23 AM
What great weather Sunday  :152: Went on 100 mile ride to The Departure Lounge Cafe at Alton ... Tested the new Bags Connection Micro Tank Bag, brilliant piece of kit for holding odds and sods. P*****g rain today  :157:

 :418:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Scroatie on May 29, 2014, 12:07:10 PM
Mine in for his 6000 service today at Staffs Triumph.

Having the can swopped too.

:-)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Scroatie on May 29, 2014, 06:31:57 PM
All done.

Throttle position sensor has been playing up - apparently.  Sorted now.

New exhaust fitted but it seems to have broken as the centre bit has already fell off!

 :007:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: bippo on May 30, 2014, 08:28:25 AM
FINALLY got around to fitting the AMC chain guard I bought off here from dwda.

Very prompt delivery, and great condition item, so thanks mate!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Tigertwee on May 30, 2014, 07:15:47 PM
Busy day removing the triumph top box, fitting the sw motech rack and givi top box. Then decided to to take the touring screen off and try it with the standard one. And lastly routed the power harness for my ultimate addons phone holder so I can use the sat nav on the phone.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: JMc on May 31, 2014, 11:34:18 AM
Started removing all the options on the bike in readiness for my new T800.  So far I have removed:

Fog lights
Headlamp protector
Satnav mounting and wiring
Hand guards
Bar risers
Hazard light switch
Radiator guard
Beak
Adjustable screen bracket
Loud horn
Hugger
Mudguard rear
Top Box, carrier & 12 wiring
Pannier frame and upper brackets
Seats
Tagbag and harness
Frame caps
Fork protectors
Engines bar's

Left to do: fender extender, levers & center stand.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Alp on May 31, 2014, 05:47:47 PM
Fitted my Garmin Zumo 390LM to the bike and wired to the battery. Quite pleased with myself as a mechanical DIY numpty!  Test ride was great fun  :028:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: HatchPlot on June 05, 2014, 05:51:56 PM
I fitted my Barkbuster hand guards. I was just in time to get them sorted before the first rains of winter, as you can see from the water on the bike.
It's a freezing 16 deg centigrade here in Cape Town. If it gets any colder I'll have to wear two pairs of shorts.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=www.photosport.co.za/untitled-32-Edit.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: knapdog on June 05, 2014, 06:00:55 PM
Fitted Grip Puppies.
Have them on the Virago as well.
Really like them. Comfortable,  shock absorbing and fat!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: JMc on June 06, 2014, 08:58:59 PM
Took my tiger to the dealer for the last time and handed over the keys :((


Only to sign off the paperwork for my lovely NEW tiger 800 in 7 days. ........ yippee! :)))
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: louthtiger on June 07, 2014, 09:52:41 AM
Fitted a 25 mm lowering bone to my XC, feet flat ot the floor now.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Have a cup of tea on June 08, 2014, 10:07:55 PM
*Originally Posted by JMc [+]
Took my tiger to the dealer for the last time and handed over the keys :((


Only to sign off the paperwork for my lovely NEW tiger 800 in 7 days. ........ yippee! :)))

How old was the old one.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: JaeOnTheRoad on June 09, 2014, 01:40:18 AM
Installed Unifilter to the bike. Ready to ride it on dusty roads.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: JMc on June 09, 2014, 11:15:46 AM
*Originally Posted by Have a cup of tea [+]
How old was the old one.

It was one of the 1st bikes released, original owner was "Triumph Staff Bike"..... i bought it at 9 months old and 3000 miles.

3 1/2 years old 16,100 miles. they were offering up to 5 years 0%, I did the sums and took 3 years  :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Rook on June 09, 2014, 01:10:18 PM
Spent the afternoon, before it started to pour down, fitting a Palmer Products screen, Arrow exhaust, Luggage rails and an upgraded seat ready to head off for a couple of trips to "sunny" Belgium and Germany later in the year.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: MrB on June 09, 2014, 01:27:23 PM
At the weekend fitted one of Mick's gps mounts and wired my second hand Garmin Zumo 550 to the battery. Pleased with the job (and mount) considering I've never worked on a bike before (or car for that matter).
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: knapdog on June 09, 2014, 10:02:55 PM
Quite simply today, parked up in a Honda dealership to get parts for my wife's CRV, got back to bike and whilst cocking my leg over, accidentally pushed the bike over and against a customer's car causing between £400 and £500 worth of damage. Not a scratch on the Tiger!!!!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: AussieJoe on June 12, 2014, 06:28:35 AM
*Originally Posted by HatchPlot [+]
...if it gets any colder I'll have to wear two pairs of shorts.

:008:
Global warming gone mad!   I had to change my riding thongs (flip-flops) for boots the other day, as the toes were getting chilly.  :156:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Snooky on June 13, 2014, 10:08:49 AM
As I only got mine on Monday I added the Givi top box, what a pain that was, and also added the ZUmo 660 mount along with the Autocom, just need to try and reduce the buzzing now, where do others put the autocom or could it be the routng of the zumo cables?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on June 14, 2014, 02:55:25 AM
Installed tank bag, I like it. :047:

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy359/divabaron/photo2_zpsf0f2b10a.jpg) (http://s807.photobucket.com/user/divabaron/media/photo2_zpsf0f2b10a.jpg.html)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy359/divabaron/photo1_zpsd8832c1e.jpg) (http://s807.photobucket.com/user/divabaron/media/photo1_zpsd8832c1e.jpg.html)

Chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gr82briding on June 15, 2014, 09:02:04 AM
I turned this.....

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/Gr82briding/Mobile%20Uploads/20140615_080120_zpsug4gsujy.jpg) (http://s1231.photobucket.com/user/Gr82briding/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140615_080120_zpsug4gsujy.jpg.html)

Into this.....

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/Gr82briding/Mobile%20Uploads/20140615_093929_zpspdsnvnrx.jpg) (http://s1231.photobucket.com/user/Gr82briding/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140615_093929_zpspdsnvnrx.jpg.html)

Using this.....

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/Gr82briding/Mobile%20Uploads/20140615_094235_zpsbro4omwe.jpg) (http://s1231.photobucket.com/user/Gr82briding/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140615_094235_zpsbro4omwe.jpg.html)

It's Gr82briding!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Playsatan on June 15, 2014, 12:25:53 PM
Bought it and rode it home.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=img.photobucket.com/albums/v321/playsatan/5A85813B-164D-4327-8851-228D9DBF6E18.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/playsatan/media/5A85813B-164D-4327-8851-228D9DBF6E18.jpg.html)

It's my first Triumph and I'm liking it so far.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: FazerPhil on June 15, 2014, 08:45:55 PM
Fitted crash bars, loaded routes into both Zumo 660s and prepared the Tiger 800 for next weekends Royal British Legion Riders 1000 (RBLR1000).

www.rblr1000.co.uk (http://www.rblr1000.co.uk)

145 riders with 16 pillions will be riding 1000 miles in 24 hrs over one of 4 routes .Starting at Squires Café nr Leeds I will be riding the northern route clockwise to Manchester, Fort William, Wick, Edinburgh and Berwick on Tweed.

The riders are sponsored and since this annual event started 2009, £148,000 has been raised to support our ex-servicemen and families.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: FoxyV on June 15, 2014, 09:31:07 PM
Got a couple of beers and went into the garage, apologised profusely to him and talked to him for a while cos I've been out playing on the Monster all weekend  :034:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: TigerBrian on June 16, 2014, 12:30:34 AM
Had her for a little over a week now, 400 some miles on the clock, and boxes of farkles began arriving last week so this weekend i had some assembly required. Decided to go with the SW Motech Dakar soft bags, crash bars, and GPS mount. Altrider cargo rack with the Givi monokey attachment. Blacked out the screen, and adjusted the shifter. Found my old Airhawk seat cushion.
Thats enough for today.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=bglad123.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-Journeys/i-jFRQrkT/0/M/CA_06151416200632-M.jpg) (http://bglad123.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-Journeys/i-jFRQrkT/A)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=bglad123.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-Journeys/i-rtJsLRF/0/M/CA_06151416200156-M.jpg) (http://bglad123.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-Journeys/i-rtJsLRF/A)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=bglad123.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-Journeys/i-6gHqL89/0/M/CA_06151416195834-M.jpg) (http://bglad123.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-Journeys/i-6gHqL89/A)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=bglad123.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-Journeys/i-KMgZztL/0/M/CA_06151416195356-M.jpg) (http://bglad123.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-Journeys/i-KMgZztL/A)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Stickyrut on June 16, 2014, 11:08:45 PM
After reading so many members posts saying how happy they are with the Madstad screen I've taken the plunge & purchased one, what a transformation it has made. They really are an excellent screen & it's so nice to hear the engine instead of wind noise. What's the deal with the edging strip included in the kit, it's to short to use for one.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: philmcglass on June 17, 2014, 10:04:32 PM
Got beck to my digs in Woburn to complete running in.
All set for a Rhine-Ruhr-Mosel-Saar adventure this weekend.
Heading over from Harwich night ferry Weds night.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: JMc on June 20, 2014, 03:23:00 PM
*Originally Posted by JMc [+]
Started removing all the options on the bike in readiness for my new T800.  So far I have removed:

Fog lights
Headlamp protector
Satnav mounting and wiring
Hand guards
Bar risers
Hazard light switch
Radiator guard
Beak
Adjustable screen bracket
Loud horn
Hugger
Mudguard rear
Top Box, carrier & 12 wiring
Pannier frame and upper brackets
Seats
Tagbag and harness
Frame caps
Fork protectors
Engines bar's

Left to do: fender extender, levers & center stand.


all refitted to my new 2014 tiger   :046: :046: :046:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: tritom1 on June 21, 2014, 05:35:29 PM
Went round bike giving it a check over. Just small tweak on chain. Fitted 20mm bar risers went for a little blast can't believe how much better the bike feels has put my forearms into a much more relaxed position wouldn't of thought they would make that much of a difference WELL PLEASED !! :001:
Title: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Frosties on June 25, 2014, 04:52:45 PM
Fitted my first aftermarket accessory! Keeping it nice and simple for now! 😉

Next up fender extender followed by a rear higher. Probably R&G.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: mrchuffy on June 25, 2014, 06:44:16 PM
Hi Frosties
Nice job. So did the spools come w/ your bike? I thought those are add ons.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Frosties on June 25, 2014, 08:38:00 PM
Hey mrchuffy. If you mean paddock stand bobbins then yes they are an extra which I paid for. Don't have the stand itself yet, but should be here soon :-)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: novamundial on June 26, 2014, 12:01:04 AM
got it packed and ready for another run out in Europe starting Friday in Rotterdam, ending same place week later via Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg then Belgium weather permitting, forecast is not good, but am hoping the biker Gods look down on me and give good fortune. Looking to stay sunny side up.
If your in Europe next week good luck.see you on the road.( Black tiger roadie, St George Arai lid, well packed up)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Jawn on June 26, 2014, 12:41:23 AM
Fitted up my new SW-Motech hard case racks. Now just have to wait for the back-ordered cases which should be here in a couple weeks.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: mrchuffy on June 26, 2014, 06:43:30 PM
*Originally Posted by Frosties [+]
Hey mrchuffy. If you mean paddock stand bobbins then yes they are an extra which I paid for. Don't have the stand itself yet, but should be here soon :-)

Yes, thats what I was referring to. Was it part of the sale, meaning it came installed or did you do it after the fact? Did you also get the center stand or do the spools fill that role along w/ the paddock stand? Are spools fitted up front too or back only?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Frosties on June 26, 2014, 08:01:45 PM
I ordered them when I placed the order for the bike. They were fitted by the dealer in time for me to pick up the bike along with hand guards and radiator guard. Had to pay for all of them as extras but no fitting costs. Didn't get them on the front, but reckon I could fit some myself there. Also didn't opt for the centre stand as I hoped the paddock stand would suffice for everything on that front.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Frosties on June 26, 2014, 08:58:19 PM
Fitted my fender extender!! Glued it as I couldn't bare to drill!! Be just my luck that I slip and scratch all the way across the guard!! Anyway here it is:

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: tyrannosauROSS on June 26, 2014, 10:57:54 PM
Nothing! I've done nothing to it, or on it for 18 days now, bloody stuck here working in Asia for the next 11 days as well!

Reading this forum envious of all you guys riding and tinkering.

Definitely having withdrawal symptoms, bikes bikes bikes!

Ride safe chaps and chapettes!

 :157:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Frosties on June 27, 2014, 08:12:02 AM
*Originally Posted by Frosties [+]
Fitted my fender extender!! Glued it as I couldn't bare to drill!! Be just my luck that I slip and scratch all the way across the guard!! Anyway here it is:

Thirty five mile ride to work, Motorway and A's and it's still on.  :300:
Never occured to me what could go wrong with gluing. But I guess if it comes loose, it's going to travel under the mud guard and jam the wheel??? Let's hope it stays put.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: AndrewXC on June 27, 2014, 09:03:48 AM
 :007: Apart from these that were on it when I bought it (ex demo with 800km) Triumph panniers, bash plate, Tank pad, foglights, centre stand and radiator guard, I have put the following on my XC: SW Motech Heel guards and chain guard, Touratech side stand switch protector, rear brake reservior protector, folding tip gear lever, side stand foot and fender raiser kit, SDR levers, Barkbuster hand guards and bar end weights, bagster tank cover and bag, Pivot Pegs, Extender fender, Rox adjustable risers, custom rear rack with rotopax fitting, Triumph swingarm hole covers, Triumph dry bag.
Still want to get Madstard screen, Triumph heated grips, Triumph tail bag, sheepskin seat cover, and will look at some sort of tool tube setup as well. Then add knobbly tyres and get it dirty!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Traveller456 on June 27, 2014, 06:23:19 PM
Fitted the Givi tall screen then took it for a test ride in a down pour.  Big improvement over the Triumph tall screen, I'm 6'2" so needed something cut down the buffeting and reduce the noise.  Looked at most of the screen options and very happy with my choice.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Frosties on June 27, 2014, 06:27:45 PM
Put my seat on the big setting just for fun. Actually really prefer the ride position!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Frosties on June 27, 2014, 08:14:09 PM
Put my seat on the big setting just for fun. Actually really prefer the ride position!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: PixMan on June 28, 2014, 08:29:53 PM
Installed my freshly re-powdercoated pillion grab bars.

I wish I'd taken photos of the "before" condition. They weren't damaged by any falls, but since the day I brought it home (new, March 31st, 2012) the look was horrible. It was a flat, mottled looking finish, and cleaning them did nothing. I never tried polishing, that would have been a waste of time.

When I took them off Thursday evening to give them to the guy who was to refinish them, I noticed the finish on the underside and portions hidden under the rear tail seat/bodywork was smooth and shiny. And...a completely different color. It was as though my bike had been sitting in the sun for the past ten years and faded the exposed areas. I store it every night inside the walk-in basement of my home. It's only be been rained upon perhaps two or three times. It was just a poor job by the factory, no apparent UV protection in the finish.

Anyhow, I went with a silver that's extremely close in color and finish to the 2011 Tiger's silver frame. The guy who did the powedercoating offers a huge array of colors and finishes. I know most would (or have) used black. I considered it but fell back to "close to but better than stock." I love the way they're done, and highly recommend this source for those of us in the US. He'll do them for $60, amazing quality of work. Standard disclaimer, I'm not related to him, and this is the only job he's done for me. I was referred to him by a friend who I've done a LOT of custom stainless steel parts for a Yamaha RZ350 "resto-mod" project and had noticed how nice the powdercoating he was getting done looked.

http://www.tomscyclerecycling.com/ (http://www.tomscyclerecycling.com/)

I'll see if I can get some better photos with my DSLR camera.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=img.photobucket.com/albums/v466/kenm10759/Bike%20parts/Tiger800/IMG_2347-r_zps39dc082e.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: knapdog on June 28, 2014, 09:17:36 PM
Avoided a thunderstorm by seconds.
It was coming up behind me and I got into the garage just as it started p*****g down.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: T800XC on June 28, 2014, 10:16:40 PM
...stripped the instrument assembly to look at a way to improve security and make it harder for scroats to steal.....an interesting and very doable idea has just come to mind which might also work for my Explorer instruments....

It's getting late now, so it'll have to be something to play with another day.... :084:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on June 28, 2014, 11:01:29 PM
*Originally Posted by T800XC [+]
...stripped the instrument assembly to look at a way to improve security and make it harder for scroats to steal.....an interesting and very doable idea has just come to mind which might also work for my Explorer instruments....

It's getting late now, so it'll have to be something to play with another day.... :084:
Keep us updated.

I rejigged my scroll button to a smaller momentary switch.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on June 29, 2014, 03:52:44 AM
*Originally Posted by PixMan [+]
Installed my freshly re-powdercoated pillion grab bars.

I wish I'd taken photos of the "before" condition. They weren't damaged by any falls, but since the day I brought it home (new, March 31st, 2012) the look was horrible. It was a flat, mottled looking finish, and cleaning them did nothing. I never tried polishing, that would have been a waste of time.

When I took them off Thursday evening to give them to the guy who was to refinish them, I noticed the finish on the underside and portions hidden under the rear tail seat/bodywork was smooth and shiny. And...a completely different color. It was as though my bike had been sitting in the sun for the past ten years and faded the exposed areas. I store it every night inside the walk-in basement of my home. It's only be been rained upon perhaps two or three times. It was just a poor job by the factory, no apparent UV protection in the finish.

Anyhow, I went with a silver that's extremely close in color and finish to the 2011 Tiger's silver frame. The guy who did the powedercoating offers a huge array of colors and finishes. I know most would (or have) used black. I considered it but fell back to "close to but better than stock." I love the way they're done, and highly recommend this source for those of us in the US. He'll do them for $60, amazing quality of work. Standard disclaimer, I'm not related to him, and this is the only job he's done for me. I was referred to him by a friend who I've done a LOT of custom stainless steel parts for a Yamaha RZ350 "resto-mod" project and had noticed how nice the powdercoating he was getting done looked.

http://www.tomscyclerecycling.com/ (http://www.tomscyclerecycling.com/)

I'll see if I can get some better photos with my DSLR camera.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=img.photobucket.com/albums/v466/kenm10759/Bike%20parts/Tiger800/IMG_2347-r_zps39dc082e.jpg)
[/quote

Tom is a wonderful craftsman and very dilligent. He has powder coated many parts for me. Here are some samples:
CBX swing arm:
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy359/divabaron/IMG_2417_zps6493b81c.jpg) (http://s807.photobucket.com/user/divabaron/media/IMG_2417_zps6493b81c.jpg.html)
All these parts:
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy359/divabaron/IMG_1921.jpg) (http://s807.photobucket.com/user/divabaron/media/IMG_1921.jpg.html)
There are many more, they always come out perfect.

Chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: mr2wheels100 on June 29, 2014, 09:49:26 PM
Today I went from South London to Thetford (Dad's Army museum) sad I know! But I've managed to clock up my 500 miles for its first service. First thing tomorrow I'm going to call Carl Rosners' to book it in.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Warod on June 30, 2014, 02:03:08 AM
Installed an Adaptiv Technologies TPX v2.0 Radar and Laser (LIDAR) detector. Works a treat....
Picked up hand-held laser scatter from about 500 meters during a test ride. Interestingly, the front of the Tiger 800 presents no flat surfaces for laser reflection (all the front surfaces are angled). Police Laser operators focus on front number plates for direct reflection back to their unit....
The visual alert comprising a three diode cluster is really bright (I located this on the top of the instrument housing) and is inside my peripheral vision...no need to take my eyes of the road. Really cool piece of kit.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: TigerBrian on June 30, 2014, 04:22:49 AM
I got the 500 mile service done promptly at 800 miles yesterday, so took her out for a trial run with bags, box, Tankbag, GPS, and extras all attached. 200 miles of mud and pavement.....Nooo problem. Wednesday Im headed up to Mt. Rainier N.P. for a few days. My little mule is ready to roll.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=bglad123.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-Journeys/i-4J3hZx9/0/M/IMG_1418-M.jpg) (http://bglad123.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-Journeys/i-4J3hZx9/A)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=bglad123.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-Journeys/i-8jMn4DM/0/M/IMG_1420-M.jpg) (http://bglad123.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-Journeys/i-8jMn4DM/A)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: fac191 on June 30, 2014, 09:53:34 AM
Fitted the SW Motech Lowering Pegs, what a difference. So much more comfortable now. Have taken the rubbers of too and no vibes, nice.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Aberryesq on June 30, 2014, 10:13:44 AM
After a 4k km trip to Ireland, decided to give the Tiger a good clean; especially the chain.

I had been having problems with rough cruising at low revs. Local shop said I needed a new chain. Quoted €250. Decided to try plan B. Complete clean. What a difference.

Even though I spent €500 on a rebuild of the front suspension, it was still not right. Perfect with pillion and fully loaded, but teeth shattering without. This could point to the fact that the front springs are to heavy/strong. Or the front tyre which is a new Scorpion.

Decided on Plan C. Had a pair of Michelin PR4 Trails fitted this morning. What a difference. We will see when they are scrubbed in.

Next, lower the footpegs and then hopefully done.

Tried to get at the stepper motor. Removed tank. Then was flummoxed by the airbox. How in heaven's name do you remove it? Got the tank back on with no bits left over. Miracle.

Off to TOMCC meeting in Paderborn at the weekend.

Ride safe.

Tschüss

PS On trip, Airhawk seat a godsend; Hepco and Becker Xplorer boxes developed cracks round the trim; had water bottle nicked; Ireland would seem to be a little wet (21/24 days rain); Irish people - the friendliest, most welcoming and helpful people in the world. Oh, and the scenery was bloody fantastic.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Derchef1962 on July 01, 2014, 08:04:43 PM
rode her to work and back, patted her on the side like a good reliable horse

she loved it
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: prenticemarie on July 01, 2014, 08:49:54 PM
Just got Tiger back from the 6,000 mile service at Destination Triumph, Washington (West Sussex not US !!!). The price was right and the job well done. No software updates required for my VIN number. They loaned me a Street Triple, which I have to say was FUN  :152: .... but after three hours of riding my butt hurt and I missed my Madstad  ! :008:

 :417:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Frosties on July 02, 2014, 06:08:21 PM
Added a cool tank pad. I know loads of you have these but I think it goes really well on the phantom black one!!

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on July 02, 2014, 07:29:08 PM
Looks very cool and you're right it looks fantastic on the much faster phantom black bikes  :028:
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: dudecati on July 02, 2014, 07:37:16 PM
I've done a lot in the past week, installed Triumph crash bars, altrider rear rack, Triumph heated grips, center stand, cut down the stock shield, installed clearwater lights!  Loving the new bike :-)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Frosties on July 02, 2014, 08:39:13 PM
Thanks Stealth! Think that's all the cheapies I can do. Only expensive mods now :-(
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on July 02, 2014, 09:28:52 PM
*Originally Posted by Frosties [+]
Thanks Stealth! Think that's all the cheapies I can do. Only expensive mods now :-(
Ahhhhh I'm at the I want rather than I need stage, I love the way my tiger looks now, iv spent more on her than I ever have on any other bike, but she's worth every penny keep us posted with pics of the for coming mods
Cheers keep safe
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: kevrev on July 06, 2014, 08:50:24 AM
Received my new dealertool gizmo yesterday and got rid of the spanner this morning :152: :152: :152:
I would have left it, but I was interested in what the dealertool was about, loads of stuff other than spanner cancelling!!! :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Aberryesq on July 06, 2014, 10:58:23 AM
Not what I did, but a German farmer.

Seen at WATOC, Germany meet this weekend. He used existing Triumph parts.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: kevrev on July 06, 2014, 11:43:23 AM
*Originally Posted by Aberryesq [+]
Not what I did, but a German farmer.

Seen at WATOC, Germany meet this weekend. He used existing Triumph parts.

that looks great, best yet methinks :152:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Hexme on July 07, 2014, 04:21:24 PM
*Originally Posted by Aberryesq [+]
Not what I did, but a German farmer.

Seen at WATOC, Germany meet this weekend. He used existing Triumph parts.

Wow, gotta say that is nice.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: DesertPilot on July 08, 2014, 03:57:05 AM
Brought the bike back from the shop after her 6000 mile service (or 9,656 km service, as the case may be) , then rode up and down the Pacific coast 500 miles over the weekend to make sure everything was working properly.  After all, it's important to check these things  :002:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: arrow58 on July 08, 2014, 09:05:00 PM
Today, I are be mostly fitting:

A Nugger - nope, sorry  :015: - a Hhhhugger - colour matched to the bike - niiiice  :169:

A Fenda Extenda - (Mmmm - might have been right with a nugger  :150:)

A ducktail - not, surprisingly, made of feathers!  :017:

All incredibly quickly supplied by Pyramid Plastics  :047:  :047:  :047:
Which is more than can be said for Hinckley Triumph - 4 weeks after ordering the bike and two weeks after collecting it and still no accessory pack or protection pack delivered to my dealers!!  :232:  :232:  :232:   :192:

Oh well, still loving the bike  :156:  :156:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dennis on July 10, 2014, 07:42:48 PM
Installed the repaired radiator....

Small hole in the lower part of it. Took it to a very well known repair company. They fixed it for 30 euro's... Beats 540 euro's for a new OEM radiator.

Got the Triumph service manual, so I do almost everything myself. It's good fun!

 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: psu_bill on July 14, 2014, 02:12:33 AM
Well, not today, but over the past several days I fitted 2" Rox pivoting bar risers (black) and a set of Triumph OEM engine bars. I choose the OEM bars as they were both cheaper (than Altrider and SW-Motech) and looked nicer when fitted to the bike. Those mods, along with recent fitment of Michelin Anakee 3 tires, have made the roadie a bit more dirt worthy.

Best bike I have ever owned.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: AndrewXC on July 14, 2014, 09:48:34 AM
Washed it, after playing on dirt roads around the district, and fitted an adventure spec sidestand foot. Great product, recommend it to all tigers with a OEM side stand
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Kratoz on July 14, 2014, 01:56:17 PM
Got home from Edens garden.  :152:
It's so stunningly beautiful in Norway that it almost hurts your eyes.
God must have made this country for us bikers.  :062:

Just one of the myriads of beautiful valleys everywhere!!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on July 14, 2014, 09:40:02 PM
Took her to Webbs, after doing my 18000 mile service myself, they charged me a minimal amount of money to plug her in reset and re map she is running as smooth as silk and sounding awesome , fantastic ride back hope from Eye happy days
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Doc4216 on July 14, 2014, 09:51:19 PM
Wiped him down and cleaned his chain. Sounds so dirty!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on July 14, 2014, 11:46:27 PM
*Originally Posted by Doc4216 [+]
Wiped him down and cleaned his chain. Sounds so dirty!

 :192:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Doc4216 on July 15, 2014, 12:00:56 AM
😉
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Tigger800 on July 15, 2014, 08:03:04 PM
Had the xc since end of may, loads of stuff ordered with the bike not in yet, namely - panniers and mounts, protection kit (sump guard, engine bars, tank guard, radiator shield,), back rests for top box,
Had good news though- the panniers will be in by end of July, just in time for three week tour of Scotland :-)
Fitted some stuff and made myself some bits over the weekend,
Hella socket in the top box, R & G hugger, kaoko cruise control (pure bliss), 12v & 5v socket up front, made up a converter to go from hella to accessory socket for my existing charging plugs and air pump.

Need to make a tent rack for over pillion seat, another day now though
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on July 16, 2014, 12:15:03 AM
*Originally Posted by Tigger800 [+]
Had the xc since end of may, loads of stuff ordered with the bike not in yet, namely - panniers and mounts, protection kit (sump guard, engine bars, tank guard, radiator shield,), back rests for top box,
Had good news though- the panniers will be in by end of July, just in time for three week tour of Scotland :-)
Fitted some stuff and made myself some bits over the weekend,
Hella socket in the top box, R & G hugger, kaoko cruise control (pure bliss), 12v & 5v socket up front, made up a converter to go from hella to accessory socket for my existing charging plugs and air pump.

Need to make a tent rack for over pillion seat, another day now though

 :158: from Rothwell Northants  :028:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Frosties on July 16, 2014, 02:36:57 PM
Fitted my new hugger. Managed to do it without removing the can. A bit fiddly for the first nut, but got there in the end.

Went for the Pyramid in the end. Liked the R&G but didn't fancy drilling the existing chain guard. Looked at the Powerbronze and RedFox but both looked like they sit higher above the chain the the original chain guard. Thought about the Skidmarx too but it didn't look like it extended far enough along the chain towards the engine.

The Pyramid was a good price, like the others some of the others and sits about the same distance above the chain as the current chain guard. Pretty easy to fit too. Got a good price and next day delivery from MCRR on eBay.

Think it looks great in gloss black to match the bike.



Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Hemibee on July 17, 2014, 03:44:08 AM
Engine guards installed today.  It took a while but finally found some that I like that are frame mounted and not mounted to the engine cases.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dennis on July 17, 2014, 09:55:16 AM
Installed my repaired radiator and filled up the cooling system as described in the service manual.

It's running again! My girlfriend asked me about the big grin on my face... That's the satisfaction you get from working on your own bike...!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Derchef1962 on July 17, 2014, 03:58:15 PM
not today but last friday:
put on Givi PLR pannier racks with 33 l and 46 l Givi trekker pannier...

have not tested them yet but I am going up the country to collect some files so I will see how the bike reacts when loaded.

fitting the racks was easier than I thought the toughest part was to remove the OEM top case rack as the bolts were very tight and my standard 1/2 inch box nut did not fit, once that was done it was easy....
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: tyrannosauROSS on July 17, 2014, 04:15:20 PM
Derchef1962  Out of curiosity, how wide is the bike with the panniers on? I have the Outbacks and they are 106cm.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: andyrut on July 17, 2014, 04:31:02 PM
I have same set up and they are about 980 mm wide - think 1 mtr is max alowed
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: tyrannosauROSS on July 17, 2014, 09:35:12 PM
1m max allowed?!
 :191:

please tell me more.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: andyrut on July 18, 2014, 11:20:54 AM
I am sure there is a width maximum to have on two wheels vehicles.

There is I feel sure another thread on here which mentions this. I will do a search and come back to you as my memory is a bit shy on this.

Cheers just for now

Andy  :123:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: rozzer on July 18, 2014, 12:14:47 PM

   Max.permitted width is 2.5 metres.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: andyrut on July 18, 2014, 12:43:41 PM
TWO POINT FIVE!  :156: :156: :156:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on July 18, 2014, 12:49:45 PM
Took all the mushroom headed bolts out of plastics - tank, radiator, front fork protectors and polished the heads with my dremel & ACF-50ed them.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: rozzer on July 18, 2014, 01:00:42 PM

 Yep,but you can only tow a trailer up to 1.5 metres wide.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: tyrannosauROSS on July 18, 2014, 03:19:52 PM
I officially asked the DSA via their contact webpage about Motorbike width restrictions, their reply follows;

"Thank you for your email dated 17 July 2014.
 
We are not aware of a maximum width for a solo motorcycle, but motorcycle and sidecar cannot exceed 1.85 metres, and a motorcycle towing a trailer cannot exceed 1 meter.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Chris Gardner
Customer Support
Driving Standards Agency"
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: rozzer on July 18, 2014, 04:20:42 PM

 I got my info from the Motor Vehicles Construction and Use Act of 1986,there is a list of max.veh. widths and a motorcycle comes under the heading of 'other motor vehicles' and that states 2.5 metres is the maximum width.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: tyrannosauROSS on July 18, 2014, 04:26:08 PM
at least we agree that this 1m rumour is exactly that... a rumour.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: andyrut on July 18, 2014, 05:14:39 PM
It may have been then to do with riding other countries not sure like I said.
When I get a mo I will look up the thread.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: fac191 on July 18, 2014, 05:47:24 PM
Cant see what the debate is here. The maximum width is what is sensible, anything more and you are being stupid.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: tyrannosauROSS on July 18, 2014, 07:19:58 PM
 :455: :431: :455:

It was/ has been mentioned else where on the forum that there is a 100cm width limit on motorcycles.

This is not be the case in the UK, but apparently it might be else where in Europe.

It is relevant because some panniers take the bike over 100cm wide and there have been reports of guys being pulled for it in Europe.

I was trying to find some clarity, which we have for the UK, basically yes, any size you like, because when you do hit the limit, you may as well be driving a car!
But in Europe there is still some confusion as to what the law is.
I was hoping someone might be able to shed some light on it. With an actual reference or something from either the EU, or the European countries who are being difficult.

TK
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dennis on July 20, 2014, 05:50:33 PM
Well not today, but since I had to remove the radiator for repair I exhaust wrapped the header tubes all the way to the silencer...
I know it's a thing of custom bikes, but I figured it may look very good on an adventure bike...

See and tell me if you do or don't like it, I'm curious about all opinions!


Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: andyrut on July 20, 2014, 06:05:28 PM
*Originally Posted by Tigerkid [+]
:455: :431: :455:

It was/ has been mentioned else where on the forum that there is a 100cm width limit on motorcycles.

This is not be the case in the UK, but apparently it might be else where in Europe.

It is relevant because some panniers take the bike over 100cm wide and there have been reports of guys being pulled for it in Europe.

I was trying to find some clarity, which we have for the UK, basically yes, any size you like, because when you do hit the limit, you may as well be driving a car!
But in Europe there is still some confusion as to what the law is.
I was hoping someone might be able to shed some light on it. With an actual reference or something from either the EU, or the European countries who are being difficult.

TK

Thought this was the case and I suspect it hit me due to looking into the Givi options (Italy) and spending as much time I we can in France.
Good work Tigerkid
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: fac191 on July 20, 2014, 06:46:25 PM
Will you not cause the pipes to overheat doing that ?.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on July 21, 2014, 01:55:20 AM
Sorry to say so, I'm sure it was a lot of work but to me it looks like a wounded exhaust. :431:

Chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dennis on July 21, 2014, 04:05:45 PM
Chico; Good one Chico! Didn't occur to me that it looks like a bandage.... You just put a big smile on my face..! Thanks mate! Honesty is what I appreciate!

fac191; actually what I heard is that tuners do this to increase engine performance... I don't see how, I just like the looks. But the pipes don't overheat.

Thanks for the feedback guys! Next Tiger mega meet I'll buy you guys a beer!

Dennis :031:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on July 21, 2014, 04:27:50 PM
Thank you for the beer Dennis. Can you ship it to NY? :492:

Cheers, Chico.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dennis on July 21, 2014, 06:11:10 PM
Oh I'd be happy to come over and buy you a fresh draught!

Lovely city and since I work at a big airline all I need is a good reason to come over.... By the way, New York IS a good reason!!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: raylo on July 27, 2014, 02:42:10 PM
Looking to give more visibility to motorists (or less invisibility for me) I installed a set of Clearwater Darla LED aux lights.  I had seen similar on other bikes around here and they really seem to get my attention.  Part of this is the brightness and part of it is the different color temperature, a more pure white that really stands out next to the yellowish headlamps.

The kit is very high quality but came lacking some minor hardware needed to attach the dimmer switch to the handlebars.  I was able to improvise with stuff I had on hand.  Otherwise, in spite of the obvious quality, the kit suffers from the usual aftermarket nits: extra random hardware, no really vehicle specific instructions, etc.  Also, the dimmer switch harness was a little short for the Tiger so the final connections up to the relay and lights terminated under the left rear of the tank.  Not enough cable to reach where I have the relay mounted next to the fuse boxes.

I believe they have totally engineered kits for some of the BMWs but most of the rest of us get modified universal kits.  To their credit they steered me to the correct kit that had the hardware to mount the lights to my SW Motech aux light brackets.  Took about 6 e-mails back and forth but we got there...

There are lots of ways to skin this cat but here are some pics of my install:


Light installed to SW Motech Bracket
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i455.photobucket.com/albums/qq271/raylo32/Tiger800/Tiger%20Darla/20140727_081416_zpsc720c4b7.jpg) (http://s455.photobucket.com/user/raylo32/media/Tiger800/Tiger%20Darla/20140727_081416_zpsc720c4b7.jpg.html)

Dimmer switch mounted to top left mirror bracket bolt
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i455.photobucket.com/albums/qq271/raylo32/Tiger800/Tiger%20Darla/20140727_085327_zpse0cb4130.jpg) (http://s455.photobucket.com/user/raylo32/media/Tiger800/Tiger%20Darla/20140727_085327_zpse0cb4130.jpg.html)

Bright light tap (blue/white wire)
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i455.photobucket.com/albums/qq271/raylo32/Tiger800/Tiger%20Darla/20140727_085510_zps798ae395.jpg) (http://s455.photobucket.com/user/raylo32/media/Tiger800/Tiger%20Darla/20140727_085510_zps798ae395.jpg.html)

Switched +12v tapped at blinker relay green/orange wire (https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i455.photobucket.com/albums/qq271/raylo32/Tiger800/Tiger%20Darla/20140727_090147_zps9191113e.jpg) (http://s455.photobucket.com/user/raylo32/media/Tiger800/Tiger%20Darla/20140727_090147_zps9191113e.jpg.html)

Light, relay, dimmer connections
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i455.photobucket.com/albums/qq271/raylo32/Tiger800/Tiger%20Darla/20140727_090452_zps86b6cea2.jpg) (http://s455.photobucket.com/user/raylo32/media/Tiger800/Tiger%20Darla/20140727_090452_zps86b6cea2.jpg.html)

Lights on medium brightness
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i455.photobucket.com/albums/qq271/raylo32/Tiger800/Tiger%20Darla/20140727_081343_zpsa551432c.jpg) (http://s455.photobucket.com/user/raylo32/media/Tiger800/Tiger%20Darla/20140727_081343_zpsa551432c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: T800XC on July 27, 2014, 10:03:22 PM
...managed to reset my service interval (SIA) and clear the spanner from the instrument display. Also checked for error codes.

Not a big deal perhaps, but I was using my own 'Tiger-Tool' software & interface to do it. A good day's work with lots of debugging, so I need a celebratory beer now...

  :031:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Derchef1962 on July 28, 2014, 03:48:03 PM
*Originally Posted by Dennis [+]


See and tell me if you do or don't like it, I'm curious about all opinions!
I don't :431:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on July 28, 2014, 04:43:17 PM
After melting my RHS rear indicator, today I all by myself fitted a complete set of OEM LED indicators and appropriate relay  :028:, pleasantly surprised that it all worked  :001:, and now fitted I really think they look brilliant.
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dennis on July 28, 2014, 06:42:45 PM
*Originally Posted by Derchef1962 [+]
I don't :431:

Oh that's ok mate! I ask for opinions, I get opinions.

Thanks for giving me yours!

 :028:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Frosties on July 28, 2014, 07:10:20 PM
I think they look cool. Will draw attention to you. Bet the new tiger will have LED or xenons next year!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Frosties on July 28, 2014, 07:49:08 PM
I think they look cool. Will draw attention to you. Bet the new tiger will have LED or xenons next year!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: mickyvee on July 29, 2014, 11:46:00 AM
 :001: Today I took my bike in to have a mainstand fitted. This is mainly to make chain lubing a lot easier, and of course, wheel removal. We're off to Denmark on saturday, for a couple of weeks, so I wanted to get it sorted before then. Thank you Triumph West Yorkshire! So, panniers, check, top box, check, engine bars, check, heated grips, check, alloy bash plate, check, touring screen, check, beak, check, and Givi tank bag that clips to the petrol cap, check. I think that's everything! I'll report back when we return!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Max on July 31, 2014, 08:58:28 AM
I fitted an SW Motech Alu Rack - did a weekend trip a couple of weeks ago and strapped a gym bag to it with 2 Rok Straps - Bag didn't move an inch.  The Alu Rack is an excellent piece of kit and looks pretty good as far as racks go.  Looks like I'll be able to open a beer with it too.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: tony b on August 02, 2014, 09:52:42 PM
Fitted Triumph LED indicators and relay from the Daytona I chopped in...

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: smurfbud on August 03, 2014, 08:14:57 AM
Finished swapping over the accessories from my old Tiger to my new one.  :046:

Headlight protector, MRA screen, 1050 handguards, levers, satnav mount, alli bashplate and Maxton shock. Just teh crash bars and centre stand to go now.

I have also changed the original black colour to Saphire Blue with a new mudguard, beak and Pyramid rear hugger. Just the tank to change when I manage to ride it far enough to empty it of fuel ! Its looking good to me.

  :451: Owners beware - the mirror mounts rust really quick so give them some love .....
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on August 03, 2014, 06:20:02 PM
*Originally Posted by tony b [+]
Fitted Triumph LED indicators and relay from the Daytona I chopped in...
:028: they look great, I've just fitted a full set to my Beloved Tiger and love them top accessory,  :047:
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Eeyore on August 08, 2014, 04:03:48 PM
Remove standard hand guards and fit Storm Barkbusters?  Nah,  buy a £1 plastic flowerpot from B&Q (other hardware shops are available) and spend an hour in the garage! Just back from a test ride - brilliant job!  :152:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dandy on August 09, 2014, 09:21:46 PM
Looks like a good job! What size pot did you use and what did you use for fixing?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Eeyore on August 09, 2014, 11:47:01 PM
Pot was about 10" diameter, fairly light plastic - could be cut with decent scissors.  Fastened at outer end with standard screw in the bar ends and at the inner end with a 3mm Allen screw. Also glued along it's length with Tec 7 clear adhesive. Hope that makes sense!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dandy on August 10, 2014, 07:14:03 PM
That makes perfect sense Eeyore, gonna have a go myself.

Thanks
Dandy
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Eeyore on August 10, 2014, 10:40:51 PM
Ps - I used a gas torch to heat the plastic and bend it in round the shape of the guards. Just made it a little bit easier to stay in place while it was being glued - but so little heat needed that boiling water would probably do the same thing. Went out in heavy rain with light summer gloves on and was amazed that there was no rain at all on them. Thought it might be an improvement but surprised the mod turned out as good as it did.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: berger on August 11, 2014, 01:08:34 AM
Installed the Touratech fender risers today. Much better clearance for my Knobbies.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: andyrut on August 11, 2014, 11:49:15 AM
Fitted PR4 Trail on rear and now scrubbing in
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on August 11, 2014, 01:52:23 PM
Cleaned my front calipers in anticipation of new pads.  All sparkly again.  Wrong pads received though  :003:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: raylo on August 16, 2014, 04:01:02 PM
Added a Veho Muvi action/safety cam.  I just mounted it as below for now with the industrial strength 3M adhesive pad stuck to my Madstad deflector.  Maybe do something more solid later.  I plan to run it in the loop mode where it records continuously then overwrites from the beginning.

The cam came in a bundle with a myriad of mounts as well as a waterproof case.  I don't commute so no rain riding unless unexpectedly caught out.  So no plans to use the wp case here.  Probably use one of the other mounts for my car and find some other misc uses.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i455.photobucket.com/albums/qq271/raylo32/Tiger800/20140816_1044481_zpsbf9cd322.jpg) (http://s455.photobucket.com/user/raylo32/media/Tiger800/20140816_1044481_zpsbf9cd322.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: philmcglass on August 16, 2014, 05:11:19 PM
After a trip to Tesco and a blast to Rye and back, finally got round to cleaning the multinational flies off after trip to Germany in June.
Used Castrol spray on detergent. Leave for 3 mins and rinse off. Worked quite well.
Clean bike full tank ready for action.
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Post by: Doc4216 on August 17, 2014, 01:30:37 AM
Installed my Shad top case today😃
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Post by: AndrewXC on August 18, 2014, 11:07:30 AM
Added Triumph heated grips, self installed. Running the wires through the bars was a bit tricky, but a bit of light gauge wire threaded through with a length of fishing line attached gave me something to drag the grip wires through and left enough room for them to come out the small hole in the bars. Have tried them out on a 80km ride tonight, mmmmmmm toasty? Happy little XC rider :490: :190: :047:
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Post by: berger on August 18, 2014, 03:30:52 PM
Got my SW-Motech pegs in the mail today and installed them in about 20 minutes. More fiddly than difficult. I used the lower setting.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: RDH on August 19, 2014, 03:22:01 PM
Just fitted my tomtom to my madstad screen and my evo pannier frames to the rear. After finishing my cuppa I will fit the Ortlieb bags to the frame then set up my Interphone F4MC. This is quality time only beaten when I'm riding.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Frosties on August 20, 2014, 02:04:35 PM
Fitted Triumph engine bars.  :046: Pleased with them so far, think they look good. Fitting was easy really, although that will only be confirmed if they're still on when I get home from work tomorrow  :164:

Ordered the swing arm pivot covers while I was picking up the bars. That will have to be it though for now as I also had to spend £300 on two new tyres for Mrs. Frosties car!!  :151:
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Post by: KildareMan on August 20, 2014, 04:36:38 PM
Replaced front brake pads.  Cleaned the calipers last week and found the pads to be manky and getting thin.  Now all shiny and new.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ftw0713 on August 26, 2014, 02:22:51 AM
Added a Pelican IM2450 Storm case as top box.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: DesertPilot on August 27, 2014, 03:19:22 PM
Replaced the rear brake pads.  Yes, I know this may not constitute an Epic Piece of Wrenching, but we are not always in the mood for an epic :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: TIGER8 on August 27, 2014, 05:00:37 PM
Today i fitted the adjustable levers from Hong Kong outfit The Two Wheels, I went for the GP 7 click adjuster version in Long, Silver Lever, and Black Adjuster (Black Tiger Roadie). Out of the box i was very happy with the look and quality of the levers, I fitted the clutch side first no problems at all in 5 mins but had a problem fitting the brake lever, my pivot bolt wouldn't line up so i checked with out the lever everything OK, i checked the pivot bolt through the lever that was OK but altogether it was a no go, turns out they had drilled the pivot hole at a slight angle to the top and bottom machined surfaces and on closer inspection i could see a slight step in one side of the bore so at £36.19 for the pair it would have cost me more to send them back so a quick trip to work (on holiday) and i fettled the bore and now everything is hunky dory. They look really well on the bike, only trouble now is i don't want to put my hand-guards back on because they cover up the levers.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: 59Steve on August 29, 2014, 10:24:31 AM
Fitted a Madstad Screen. Put up with the buffeting for 2 years,finally gave in. Madstad works great and not quite as ugly as I thought it would be :002:
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Post by: ftw0713 on August 31, 2014, 04:49:43 AM
Ordered ROX 2" risers in Black
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Post by: RDH on August 31, 2014, 09:42:19 PM
Made a rear mudflap out of some rubber sheet I had (ooh er missis), fitted my X2 Oxford tank bag and made an airmax style seat pad out of heavy duty bubble wrap, double sided sticky tape, anti slip matting and covered it with the back out of an old gortex jacket I had. Off to Scotyland on Friday for a long weekend of riding so I'll find out if it will all work as hoped. 
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Post by: jimmy60 on September 01, 2014, 01:41:51 AM
Rode it all over the place today after replacing the sprockets/chain yesterday! WHOOT!  :031:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: dazman76 on September 01, 2014, 06:07:17 PM
Well today I finished doing my few mods to my xc I fitted a fender extender a pyramid  hugger and a givi top box complete with brake light also some pivot covers she's about finished I would just like some fog lights but not sure which ones cos the triumph ones are so expense IMO that is
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blacktiger on September 01, 2014, 07:05:30 PM
*Originally Posted by dazman76 [+]
I would just like some fog lights but not sure which ones cos the triumph ones are so expense IMO that is

Consider importing these http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=926884 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=926884) LR4 floods from the USA. All in, including import VAT, the cost of SWmotech light brackets and with an 15% ADVrider discount, they cost me £190. Riding at night is, well, like riding in daylight. Absolutely fantastic.
Add a dimmer and they're not too bright to use as daytime running lights.
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp48/black955tiger/TIGER800XC%20LV11UXM/IMG_0018.jpg) (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/black955tiger/media/TIGER800XC%20LV11UXM/IMG_0018.jpg.html)
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp48/black955tiger/TIGER800XC%20LV11UXM/IMG_0019.jpg) (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/black955tiger/media/TIGER800XC%20LV11UXM/IMG_0019.jpg.html)
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Post by: TIGER8 on September 01, 2014, 07:22:59 PM
Two small Jobs this afternoon, 1/ A FIAMM AM80S Mini Blaster Horn, dead easy fit straight swap with the original whistle using the provided cranked bracket (Beak Fitted) nice improvement over standard. 2/ XC Risers another easy fit and what a difference they make, nicer riding position, better access to your ignition, and gets all your cables of the bodywork and stops all that squeaking on full lock. I Had previously tried ROX risers but found the bars to close and high also they made the bars look detached from the rest of the bike but the XC Risers are just perfect for me and the bike retains that OEM look, why they made the shorter ones for the Roadie is beyond me you can just tell the bike was meant to have these fitted and the Roadie Risers were an after thought.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ftw0713 on September 04, 2014, 03:07:34 AM
Installed the new Black Rox risers as soon as I got home and the evening post left me a belated birthday gift.
Now cant wait to ride with them.

 :300:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: jimmy60 on September 04, 2014, 05:06:22 AM
*Originally Posted by ftw0713 [+]
Installed the new Black Rox risers as soon as I got home and the evening post left me a belated birthday gift.
Now cant wait to ride with them.

 :300:

They do help...especially with us old fellors... I think I'd like to try the 3" risers on mine but might have to change the cables out.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: LeboRiley on September 04, 2014, 11:55:42 PM
Added this sweet beaded seat cover. Now the boys can breath. Got it from amazon for $39. It's the 13" x 13".
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: LeboRiley on September 04, 2014, 11:58:06 PM
Added this sweet beaded seat cover. Now the boys can breath. Got it from amazon for $39. It's the 13" x 13".
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chiefkeefe on September 05, 2014, 12:00:36 AM
I bought it.

No, I'm still alive. I meant that I gave it a good buying to.

IYSWIM

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: becsta on September 06, 2014, 09:01:10 AM
Installed Madstad screen, SW-MOTECH gps mount and some of the wiring for my heated gear. Hopefully tomorrow finish the wiring and put on the top box.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chiefkeefe on September 06, 2014, 06:47:37 PM
After taking delivery of the bike only this morning, I installed mirror wideners, the tank ring adaptor thingy for my Bags Connection tank bag, and bolted on my m/c club badge.

Then I took it for an exhilarating ride and proved to myself (yet again) that I much prefer it to my now-departed Tiger 1050.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gr82briding on September 06, 2014, 11:25:06 PM
I fitted a Toolbox to the inside of my trax pannier bracket.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/Gr82briding/Trax-Panniers/20140907_092657_zpso3j2ecei.jpg) (http://s1231.photobucket.com/user/Gr82briding/media/Trax-Panniers/20140907_092657_zpso3j2ecei.jpg.html)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/Gr82briding/Trax-Panniers/20140907_092736_zpsli8d6yxq.jpg) (http://s1231.photobucket.com/user/Gr82briding/media/Trax-Panniers/20140907_092736_zpsli8d6yxq.jpg.html)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/Gr82briding/Trax-Panniers/2014-09-07-10-11-52_zps8gfvr4mu.png) (http://s1231.photobucket.com/user/Gr82briding/media/Trax-Panniers/2014-09-07-10-11-52_zps8gfvr4mu.png.html)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee515/Gr82briding/Trax-Panniers/20140907_092751_zpskvlkzpof.jpg) (http://s1231.photobucket.com/user/Gr82briding/media/Trax-Panniers/20140907_092751_zpskvlkzpof.jpg.html)

I got a mate to make it for me. Cost $60NZ about £28. I'm more than happy with it.

It's Gr82briding!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: jamesford on September 07, 2014, 10:12:39 AM
Road it out to the golf club.  The ride was definitely the best part of my day!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: timenchile on September 07, 2014, 09:11:38 PM
Had two get offs! Both off-road. One on a gnarly uphill where I made the mistake of stopping with no place for my foot. And one due to complete loss of traction turning in slimy mud.

Granted I have no idea what I'm doing off road, but I also know I HAVE to change the Scorpions. I have know confidence on those things. Great on the road, appalling off it.

Absolutely no damage except for scratches on the engine guard 👍

Thinking of putting on some Karoo 3s.

Good thing is I got practice picking the bike up hehe 😜

Not that difficult if you use the right technique.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: timenchile on September 07, 2014, 09:14:18 PM
That's meant to say 'no confidence'
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chiefkeefe on September 07, 2014, 09:24:46 PM
Filled it up then enjoyed another lengthy ride, this time with my local club. It's only my second ride on the XC and I'm deliriously happy with it.
Just needs a couple of farkles...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: stanford on September 08, 2014, 05:36:19 PM
Got Rox risers fitted - these have resulted in a greatly improved riding position for me  :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: TIGER8 on September 08, 2014, 05:45:26 PM
Only day off was Saturday and it pissed down so into the garage I went to do a job I've been putting off for a long time , first on the list an oil change K+N oil filter and a new sump washer and 3.75 litres of Castrol 4T Racing oil from the Tesco sale job done. Next was a new throttle cable I found I needed a cable when i went to make a minor adjustment at the cable end and found someone had been there before me an sheered it off at the lock nut as time went on it became unbearably slack and snatchy on and off the throttle so it was beak, bodywork, tank, air box, and throttle bodies off (no need to remove the fuel rail) take note of cable rooting very carefully photos if it makes it easier, fit the dual cable to the twist grip end first and get that end finished then fit the open and return cables to the throttle bodies also making sure your cables are rooted into the correct side of the actuator, I found the best way to set was put 3 three turns of adjustment at the throttle end from fully closed just in case you need any loosening adjustment then set the return cable to 14 mm from the end if the thread to the top side of the nut (bracket side) and tighten then refit the throttle bodies then carefully adjust the open cable so it looks and feels right at the butterflies and the throttle end nip up the adjuster nut and check for smooth operation before refitting everything back, run the engine and check lock to lock for any hunting and if any minor adjustments are need they can be made at the throttle end.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Manxytiger on September 08, 2014, 07:27:33 PM
I did this. (windy Corner, TT course, IOM)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ranier on September 09, 2014, 12:57:20 AM
*Originally Posted by triumphseavkk [+]
Added the DSBP Raid toolbox:
http://www.advmotorrad.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=197 (http://www.advmotorrad.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=197)

Added SW-Motech quick lock evo side racks with the Givi Adapter

Added an 18" madstad windshield

Long but fruitful day!

I just tried fitting a DSBP tool box on my Tiger and having fitment issues. In a nutshell, it just won't fit. I'm using the original bolt/nut and new spacer and there's not enough clearance between the box and the SW Motech rack (nuts for top lug and latch). Can you guys please post how you mounted yours on your bike? thanks
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blacktiger on September 09, 2014, 01:18:49 PM
Wheels out for new bearings which has defeated me because the spacer doesn't move enough to get a drift onto the back of the opposite bearing. Taken them to a workshop.
When I get them back it'll have new chain and sprockets. New brake pads all round. And new tyres.

All that is preparation for my three week trip down to Turkey which starts Sept 20th.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on September 09, 2014, 02:31:20 PM
Hey BT,

Don't forget to clean the Caliper pistons as well.

Photo's expected of your trip.  Enjoy.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blacktiger on September 09, 2014, 03:08:28 PM
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
Hey BT,

Don't forget to clean the Caliper pistons as well.

Photo's expected of your trip.  Enjoy.

Yep already done. Pads in the calipers waiting for the wheels.

Weather was cr@p on Saturday.
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp48/black955tiger/LAGUNA%20PEAKS%202014/IMG_0099.jpg) (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/black955tiger/media/LAGUNA%20PEAKS%202014/IMG_0099.jpg.html)

But we had a good ride anyway.
Chatsworth House.
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp48/black955tiger/LAGUNA%20PEAKS%202014/IMG_0101.jpg) (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/black955tiger/media/LAGUNA%20PEAKS%202014/IMG_0101.jpg.html)

Trouble with the Peak District is the 50mph speed limits everywhere.

We stayed an extra day and went up to Tan Hill for lunch on Sunday. Much better weather.
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp48/black955tiger/LAGUNA%20PEAKS%202014/IMG_0117.jpg) (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/black955tiger/media/LAGUNA%20PEAKS%202014/IMG_0117.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ElliotReidMD on September 09, 2014, 03:53:00 PM
Nothing yet as I still don't have it, 1st October can't come quick enough, but I have had delivery of some parts that's keeping me sane whilst waiting.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i.imgur.com/iElmHQt.jpg)

and these only took 8 days to get here, just want the bike to put them on.
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i.imgur.com/5OYrhRR.jpg)

Rox risers should arrive tomorrow.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: becsta on September 10, 2014, 07:28:26 AM
Installed the top box.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chiefkeefe on September 10, 2014, 06:20:50 PM
Checked it over, stood back and admired it, then took it on a 75-miler in the Hampshire countryside to get it dusty.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on September 11, 2014, 07:17:55 AM
Back to the old look and replaced the beak with the stubie. Just need a new mounting bar for the horns.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chiefkeefe on September 12, 2014, 09:16:23 PM
Installed my satnav and adjusted my rear suspension damping and preload.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: becsta on September 13, 2014, 05:24:34 AM
Currently installing my controller panel.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blacktiger on September 13, 2014, 03:29:14 PM
Refitted wheels into bike with new tyres, brake pads and new chain & sprockets. Test ride Monday.

I found that I could take out a link in the chain and still get the tensioner good. A 124 link chain (XC) starts well back in the slot. Mine is now about 1/3 back from the front of the slot. Sort of where you'd expect a new chain to sit.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: AvgBear on September 13, 2014, 04:13:10 PM
*Originally Posted by blacktiger [+]
Refitted...new chain & sprockets.
I found that I could take out a link in the chain and still get the tensioner good. A 124 link chain (XC) starts well back in the slot. Mine is now about 1/3 back from the front of the slot. Sort of where you'd expect a new chain to sit.
Sounds like a recommendation to a new spec for chain length?  :187:

Does your suspension differ greatly from OEM in length (IOW, is your bike taller-- more swing-arm angle?)?
If so, it could be that the drive chain (due to susp. travel and 2 different arcs) may get too tight when the rear axle is at maximum distance from the front sprocket?  :027:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: simoncelli58 on September 13, 2014, 11:41:23 PM
 Rode the 800xc to my local dealer for 6k service ,Ouch !!!  £240 later I'm back home , but hey , I have fresh oil and a new oil filter :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: mickd on September 14, 2014, 03:47:13 AM
hi all
i didn't like the standard triumph bars so i got a set of contour bars in gold,and a set of bark busters but no mater what i did i just couldn't get them to fit around the levers/cables, so off down to my local bike dealer and i came home with a set of CYCRA in white,with tweaking and a few #@%$ words they turned out great. here are a pic or 2 for you,
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n566/mickd1/P9140001.jpg) (http://s1140.photobucket.com/user/mickd1/media/P9140001.jpg.html)
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n566/mickd1/P9140003.jpg) (http://s1140.photobucket.com/user/mickd1/media/P9140003.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Frosties on September 14, 2014, 10:37:09 AM
Looks awesome!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chiefkeefe on September 14, 2014, 06:53:43 PM
I like the gold bars. They'd look really smart on my black XC too. Hmmm
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Frosties on September 14, 2014, 10:26:53 PM
Exactly what I was thinking for my black roadie!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: mickd on September 15, 2014, 02:49:20 AM
hi again  :001:
had these come in the post today,a set of CNC Folding Brake Clutch Levers,i am just setting off to work so i will have a go at fitting tomorrow and give you guys some feed back,
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n566/mickd1/P9150001.jpg) (http://s1140.photobucket.com/user/mickd1/media/P9150001.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blacktiger on September 15, 2014, 08:45:03 AM
*Originally Posted by AvgBear [+]
Sounds like a recommendation to a new spec for chain length?  :187:

Does your suspension differ greatly from OEM in length (IOW, is your bike taller-- more swing-arm angle?)?
If so, it could be that the drive chain (due to susp. travel and 2 different arcs) may get too tight when the rear axle is at maximum distance from the front sprocket?  :027:

No, no & no. Suspension has no bearing on chain length. Think about it. The swing arm moves in an arc. The tightest spot for the chain is when all pivots and axles are in line. The chain adjustment takes this into acount. 123 links has plenty to spare.

Selling us 124 link chains is probably more to do with the fact that no-one makes & sells a 123 link one.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: AvgBear on September 15, 2014, 03:35:27 PM
*Originally Posted by blacktiger [+]
No, no & no. Suspension has no bearing on chain length.
It does if the chain isn't in proper adjustment and doesn't have enough slack to accomodate the travel. 

*Originally Posted by blacktiger [+]
The swing arm moves in an arc. The tightest spot for the chain is when all pivots and axles are in line. The chain adjustment takes this into acount
Yes, and the farther apart the 2 pivot points of the arcs -- the greater the need for slack.
And, maybe illustrated in this case?, if the swing arm starts (at rest) with a greater angle? -- a shorter chain may seem appropriate?

*Originally Posted by blacktiger [+]
123 links has plenty to spare...no-one makes & sells a 123 link one.
Well, that's not quite what you stated in your first post about this...
*Originally Posted by blacktiger [+]
I found that I could take out a link in the chain and still get the tensioner good.
Did you use a "cranked link" / "half-link" / secured with "cotter" / "riveted" ? (none of which are recommended -- by anyone...)
That's why they're unavailable -- when you removed a "link", you removed 2 pitches. To get an odd number of pitches you need to use a half-link of some type and severely weakened the chain (this kind of thing is usually only seen on old farm equipment...  :038: )   
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: andyrut on September 15, 2014, 05:50:49 PM
Did you use a "cranked link" / "half-link" / secured with "cotter" / "riveted" ? (none of which are recommended -- by anyone...)
That's why they're unavailable -- when you removed a "link", you removed 2 pitches. To get an odd number of pitches you need to use a half-link of some type and severely weakened the chain (this kind of thing is usually only seen on old farm equipment...  :038: ) 

And here is me thinking the GS was shaft drive  :008: :008: :008: :008:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blacktiger on September 15, 2014, 07:12:35 PM
*Originally Posted by andyrut [+]
Did you use a "cranked link" / "half-link" / secured with "cotter" / "riveted" ? (none of which are recommended -- by anyone...)
That's why they're unavailable -- when you removed a "link", you removed 2 pitches. To get an odd number of pitches you need to use a half-link of some type and severely weakened the chain (this kind of thing is usually only seen on old farm equipment...  :038: ) 

And here is me thinking the GS was shaft drive  :008: :008: :008: :008:

Yes, my mistake. I took out two pitches so that the soft link fits as normal. So I've ended up with a 122 link chain. Same as the roadie. Never understood why the roadie should be different as they're both exactly the same.

Avebear, I stand by what I said before that the "correct" chain adjustment takes into account the movement of the swingarm. That's why you adjust it to have a certain amount of slack. So that it isn't too tight when all the pivots and axles are in line.
All this boll@cks about the chain tightening when you put on extra load is just that the load has pushed the bike down so that the pivots and axles are more in line. If you set the slack correctly in the first place you don't need to adjust anything.  And if you adjust the preload to cope with the load the whole bike opperates exactly the same as when solo anyway.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: mickd on September 16, 2014, 02:46:29 AM
just an up date on the levers…excellent fit/quality & a nice finish to them,it only took me around a 5mins from start to finish,i am very happy with them,you can see the levers also adjust in length and fold upwards,this is the link to them if your thinking of buying levers for your triumphhttp://www.ebay.com.au/itm/191161767679?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n566/mickd1/P9160003.jpg) (http://s1140.photobucket.com/user/mickd1/media/P9160003.jpg.html)
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n566/mickd1/P9160004.jpg) (http://s1140.photobucket.com/user/mickd1/media/P9160004.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: AvgBear on September 16, 2014, 03:04:16 PM
*Originally Posted by blacktiger [+]
So I've ended up with a 122 link chain. Same as the roadie. Never understood why the roadie should be different as they're both exactly the same.
...adjust it to have a certain amount of slack. So that it isn't too tight when all the pivots and axles are in line.
If you set the slack correctly in the first place you don't need to adjust anything.
And I agree.
But, the fact remains that Triumph specc'd a longer chain for the "XC" -- and, there is a difference in the rear suspensions of the 2 bikes (XC v/s roadie).
For another thing: the XC has 1/2 inch longer wheelbase than the Roadie (21" fr. wheel trail counts for some of that). But, moving the rear axle forward eliminates some of the, designed-in (by Triumph), wheelbase.
Whether that's OK or not..? I don't know...  :027:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blacktiger on September 16, 2014, 05:37:31 PM
*Originally Posted by AvgBear [+]
And I agree.
But, the fact remains that Triumph specc'd a longer chain for the "XC" -- and, there is a difference in the rear suspensions of the 2 bikes (XC v/s roadie).
For another thing: the XC has 1/2 inch longer wheelbase than the Roadie (21" fr. wheel trail counts for some of that). But, moving the rear axle forward eliminates some of the, designed-in (by Triumph), wheelbase.
Whether that's OK or not..? I don't know...  :027:

Having put some miles on it now, it rides as good as it ever has. I would say most of the difference between the roadie and the XC is because of the height difference. Any reduction in wheelbase on mine isn't felt. I just felt that a new chain shouldn't start with the spindle most of the way to the end of the adjustment.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on September 16, 2014, 09:23:09 PM
I'm wondering whether any of these points really matter since the axle position has to be adjusted as the chain stretches, therefore changing the wheel base.

Chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on September 16, 2014, 09:57:03 PM
Pandered the paranoid mind and proofed the instruments from most thieving scrots.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blacktiger on September 17, 2014, 12:34:53 PM
*Originally Posted by chico [+]
I'm wondering whether any of these points really matter since the axle position has to be adjusted as the chain stretches, therefore changing the wheel base.

Chico

Quite.
Although, it's reckoned that a longer wheel base gives better stability. So maybe there would be a benefit when doing 60+mph on a bumpy dirt track. As I'm not brave enough to go that speed on that sort of track it doesn't matter to me.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Captain Crazy on September 17, 2014, 02:31:13 PM
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
Pandered the paranoid mind and proofed the instruments from most thieving scrots.

                                                         (https://images.weserv.nl/?url=iconbug.com/data/1c/128/a2d112fe9d6f242422d0292681202fb9.png)



Thought you would have done so, first time [first thread] round?  :027:   But still they [clocks] are being taken!   :187:      Just another reason to avoid London EC2  I guess   :164:                           :008:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Frosties on September 17, 2014, 03:44:31 PM
Some of us can't avoid it!! Gotta get to work to pay the bills :-)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Captain Crazy on September 17, 2014, 05:25:06 PM
Just saying  :027:   Guess you need to be more on your guard, living/working in Scrot Central that's all!

Also it's [for the record] been previously documented on here the ease of theft, especially in London of the Tiger Clocks and what we did back then to (try) to protect them? 

So if your unlucky enough work in London whilst leaving your Tiger parked up, but still lucky enough to still be in possession of said clocks, perhaps you might be wise to hunt out our old post's, see what we did and if applicable to you, apply one/some of them to your own clocks to (maybe) keep them safe on your Tiger?

Just a thought  :084:   
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on September 17, 2014, 07:48:10 PM
Fortunately the only time I worked in London I was on secondment to mod at Empress state building (memory) near Earl's court. No problems then with my Z1000j.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: timenchile on September 17, 2014, 09:28:44 PM
That's exactly what I need. Sheared the end off a clutch lever on the weekend.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Traveller456 on September 19, 2014, 06:47:17 PM
Fitted K60 Scouts, front and rear.  Definite rumble under 35mph then smooths out nicely.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blacktiger on September 19, 2014, 07:17:42 PM
Clicked panniers on for my three week tour down to Turkey leaving at stupid O'clock tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Zaphod on September 19, 2014, 07:22:43 PM
Took it for the first mot (no advisories, good), so thought I'd ride down to cotswolds for the mini meet :-)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Captain Crazy on September 19, 2014, 10:51:59 PM
*Originally Posted by blacktiger [+]
Clicked panniers on for my three week tour down to Turkey leaving at stupid O'clock tomorrow morning.

Good luck with the trip ....... see the Weather may be a bit 'iffy' at stupid O'clock tomorrow  :187:

Met Office Warnings Issued For: East Sussex

Yellow warning of rain

From:
    0015 on Sat 20 September
To:
    1000 on Sat 20 September

Updated 19 September at 11:06

Further heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely to continue through Friday night and into Saturday morning, with the main risk receding eastwards to become mostly confined to the east of the yellow area by then.

The public should be aware of the potential for isolated disruption due to surface water flooding and lightning strikes.


 
The wife is currently down at her sisters on the coast and she text me earlier saying they where necking several bottles of Chardonnay whilst watching one continuous lightning storm! [guess she's staying there the night then!   :063:]  :138:

Anyway, hope the rain holds off for you  :028:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Max on September 20, 2014, 05:27:28 AM

*Originally Posted by mickd [+]
hi all
i didn't like the standard triumph bars so i got a set of contour bars in gold,
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n566/mickd1/P9140003.jpg) (http://s1140.photobucket.com/user/mickd1/media/P9140003.jpg.html)

Those bars look great Mick.  Can you tell me the exact specs/model number please?  And how they differ compared to the standard bar specs.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: TigerBrian on September 20, 2014, 06:38:31 AM
Well, it took a couple tries. But last weekend I managed to snap off the brake lever. So today I put on a new one, got rid of those crappy plastic brush guards, ordered some Barkbusters, and put some heavier end weights on the bars. This may be the last hot sunny weekend till about April in the Pacific Northwest so I think I'll go ride tomorrow.
4 months, and 5000 miles. A few dents and scratces for character. Crash bars are holding up nicely. I think she's a keeper.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: mickd on September 20, 2014, 11:07:31 PM
hi max
here is there web site,I've got the Pastrana FMX bend I've put these on all my bikes and find them very comfortable,as for the triumph bars i just could not get them to suit me, please note that the bark buster don't fit this set up i had to go with the cycra ones,here is a pic of them,hope this helps if not just ask
http://www.protaper.com/products/handlebars/contour (http://www.protaper.com/products/handlebars/contour)
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n566/mickd1/P9140001.jpg) (http://s1140.photobucket.com/user/mickd1/media/P9140001.jpg.html)
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n566/mickd1/P9140003.jpg) (http://s1140.photobucket.com/user/mickd1/media/P9140003.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Hemibee on September 21, 2014, 01:30:42 AM
Picked up some used boxes and now need to get a set of pannier racks.  Ordered a set of Rox Risers.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Max on September 21, 2014, 08:31:26 AM
*Originally Posted by mickd [+]
hi max
here is there web site,I've got the Pastrana FMX bend I've put these on all my bikes and find them very comfortable,as for the triumph bars i just could not get them to suit me, please note that the bark buster don't fit this set up i had to go with the cycra ones,here is a pic of them,hope this helps if not just ask

Thanks Mick, I'm assuming that's an XC by the clamps.  Do you know if this bar would also fit the standard 800 clamps?  I don't know if the bars on the XC / Roadie are the same circumference around the clamp area?

Cheers

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: knapdog on September 21, 2014, 08:45:03 AM
  Whilst previously I had rerouted the clutch cable , I have now done the same to the front brake cable and starter switch unit cabling. I also smeared some ACF50 under the throttle grip while I was at it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: LeboRiley on September 21, 2014, 09:26:17 PM
Installed the OEM heated grips. Pretty easy and they get super toasty. The picture is what it looks like to wrench in the courtyard of an apartment in NYC. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: mullerrad on September 22, 2014, 10:09:17 AM
Finally decided bike needed a clean....

Used WD40 to clean the wheels .... Really good for cutting through grease and mud. Then more WD40 on the spring I found out it's yellow.

Then soapy wash and brush up else where.

Now to get it dirty again lol
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Frosties on September 22, 2014, 12:08:50 PM
Fitted these Givi hand guard extenders, for the stock hand guards. Not cheap but they look good, should do the job and won't cost as much as some after market guards.

Got a luggage bungee thrown in for free too 😊

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: stanford on September 22, 2014, 03:46:08 PM
I fitted an R&G hugger.

All went well except I can't help thinking that the plastic rivet (to hold the chain guard in position over the hugger and chain) is a bit short and feeble and will pop out on the first bump.
Has anyone else used this hugger/rivet and has it stayed in place?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: andyrut on September 22, 2014, 04:13:32 PM
Nope - never bothered even drilling it as I felt the same as you are.
The chain guard went back to position after a few rides, makes no noise. The worst bit was my attempts at centralising the guard over the wheel but after making a slotted holes by a mm or two it has been fine. As it happens I had a pyramid one and the holes and grommet wore right through after about 10k miles so thought the R & G one better overall and prefer its looks now too on the bike. Not so much in your face

Hope this helps

Andy  :123:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: stanford on September 22, 2014, 05:21:50 PM
*Originally Posted by andyrut [+]
Nope - never bothered even drilling it as I felt the same as you are.
The chain guard went back to position after a few rides, makes no noise. The worst bit was my attempts at centralising the guard over the wheel but after making a slotted holes by a mm or two it has been fine. As it happens I had a pyramid one and the holes and grommet wore right through after about 10k miles so thought the R & G one better overall and prefer its looks now too on the bike. Not so much in your face

Hope this helps

Andy  :123:
Thanks Andy.
I was tempted to not bother with the rivet but my chain guard was pushed quite a bit out of line by the hugger (to the left).
The holes are now there, so they need to be filled :038:
I'll see how long the rivet lasts, but I think I'll be seeking out a more robust solution.

Bob
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: jimmy60 on September 23, 2014, 01:22:13 AM
Changed oil and filter yesterday actually. Trying Shell Rotella T6 synth. DOn't know if it is just because it's new oil in but bike seems to be shifting a little smoother, but the Tiger has always shifted pretty smoothly.. Guess we will see how it works out after a few thousand miles... and at $21 US per gallon, you can't beat it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: swest on September 23, 2014, 04:59:32 AM
Installed the Givi 3D603 Tanklock bag as part of first big road trip since buying the bike. Oh, and joined the forum...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chiefkeefe on September 26, 2014, 09:05:13 AM
Rode it, got it filthy, washed it, Installed the SW Motech 20mm bar risers and a FendaExtenda (which I wish that I'd installed before the mucky ride).
Calculated its fuel consumption to be 54.5 mpg (Imperial) for the previous tankful. This is consistent with the overall mpg to date and, I think, is very satisfactory.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Tigger800 on September 26, 2014, 04:14:53 PM
Just Rode it to a McMillan Nurses Coffee morning with a big bunch of others, Very Sociable and a good cause   :158:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: cunestu on September 26, 2014, 04:51:52 PM
 :493:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on September 26, 2014, 09:15:24 PM
*Originally Posted by Tigger800 [+]
Just Rode it to a McMillan Nurses Coffee morning with a big bunch of others, Very Sociable and a good cause   :158:
:493:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ElliotReidMD on September 29, 2014, 11:49:47 PM
Pick mine up Thursday so today, Monday, I sorted out the insurance, a new Tiger at £8199 costs more to insure than my 2012 Versys, who'd have thought it. I bought a rear hugger and an new exhaust to go with the levers, Rox Risers, tank pad, fender extender and radiator guard I've already bought.

Roll on Thursday.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: DesertPilot on October 01, 2014, 03:00:18 PM
Replaced my worn-out old rear brake pads with some brand new EBS HH pads.  They may squeak a bit, but "Loud brakes save lives!" right?  :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ElliotReidMD on October 02, 2014, 10:12:54 AM
What did I do to my Tiger today? Finally got it.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i.imgur.com/v3x6olG.jpg)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i.imgur.com/Y1QEt8y.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ElliotReidMD on October 02, 2014, 06:03:27 PM
Put on a radiator guard and rode the first 100 miles of the 500 to get the first service done. Booked in for next Thursday.

Tomorrow I am putting on my new exhaust and rear hugger. I was going to put on my Rox Risers today but the bolt for the paddock stand bobbins off my Versys and larger than the threads on the Tiger (why can't they just all be standard for this type of thing?) so I've ordered some new bobbins and will do the Rox Risers when they come.

I'm thinking of getting shot of the pillion foot rests as if I had to find a fault with the Tiger, it'd be them and their position. When man handling the bike I keep catching my leg on the nearside one.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ElliotReidMD on October 03, 2014, 10:16:42 AM
Put on a my new exhaust.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i.imgur.com/PlkxE2H.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Frosties on October 03, 2014, 10:19:11 AM

*Originally Posted by ElliotReidMD [+]
Put on a my new exhaust.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i.imgur.com/PlkxE2H.jpg)

Looks good! How does it sound?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ElliotReidMD on October 03, 2014, 10:48:57 AM
Too loud tbh. Even with the baffle in I'd have to wear ear plugs for round town trips. Going to change it back when it's cooled down.
Title: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Frosties on October 03, 2014, 10:49:54 AM
Oops, posted twice.

Well I guess listening to that at 80 beats the wind noise you'd normally get 😃
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: MrB on October 03, 2014, 12:56:48 PM
Took tax disc holder off - don't need them in the UK now- much nicer without.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ElliotReidMD on October 04, 2014, 11:03:01 AM
Yesterday I used some adhesive to attach my fender extender, not going the screw route for reasons others on these very forums have stated, and 18 hours later, seems to be good. I have just take the clamps off.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i.imgur.com/MjCXiR2.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Cyclops on October 04, 2014, 11:15:26 AM
Took Tax Disc holder off.

Fitted Sat Nav having spent a few hours making a bracket for it.

Fitted running lights.



Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on October 04, 2014, 04:55:32 PM
On last Sunday's ride one side of my Rox mounted handlebar became loose and the pivoted down. It made for an interesting few minutes till I got the ride leader's attention. We stopped on the side of the road and out came the tool kits from several riders till we found the correct hex tools. Tuesday I removed all the screws and applied Threadlock. Went for a ride yesterday and the bar isn't perpendicular to the wheel, now back to re-do, what a pain :192:

Chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: dwda on October 04, 2014, 05:07:16 PM
hi  ElliotReidMD,

are you planning to sell the pipwerx then??
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ElliotReidMD on October 04, 2014, 05:25:04 PM
That's a good question and I'm not sure. I was feeling rough yesterday, and in a bit of a bad mood, so that may have contributed towards my dislike of the loud sound. I will probably try the exhaust again.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: dwda on October 04, 2014, 05:28:14 PM
let me know if you decide to sell, all the best
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: TigerBrian on October 04, 2014, 07:28:09 PM
Beak Free
Never was a fan of the beak....
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=bglad123.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-Journeys/i-FRK9CpP/0/M/IMG_0125-M.jpg) (http://bglad123.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-Journeys/i-FRK9CpP/A)

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Warod on October 04, 2014, 08:28:38 PM

*Originally Posted by TigerBrian [+]
Beak Free
Never was a fan of the beak....
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=bglad123.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-Journeys/i-FRK9CpP/0/M/IMG_0125-M.jpg) (http://bglad123.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-Journeys/i-FRK9CpP/A)
that looks so much better de-beaked. There are a few people who attach beaks to 800 roadies ! (I guess they like the look of riding around on "giant crows")...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: kevrev on October 04, 2014, 10:49:13 PM
*Originally Posted by Warod [+]
that looks so much better de-beaked. There are a few people who attach beaks to 800 roadies ! (I guess they like the look of riding around on "giant crows")...

I think it may be interesting if someone who knows what they are doing to set up a 'to beak or not to beak' survey of owners if it hasn't already been done

personally I bought a beak for my roadie....be interesting to see the results :001: :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Warod on October 05, 2014, 12:14:49 AM
Avian fetishism perhaps ?
"heckle & Jeckle" complex ?
Lost member of Dave, Dee, Mick & Titch ?....
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on October 05, 2014, 02:14:31 AM
I also mounted a beak to my roadie. :062:

Chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: DesertPilot on October 06, 2014, 01:03:02 AM
The plan for today was Change The Oil.  This seemed a simple enough thing.  Warm the engine, pull the drain plug, let the old oil drain out, pull the filter, replace the drain plug crush washer, refit the plug, fit a new filter, add new oil: a 30 minute job, right?

Ho ho.

The 'warm up the engine', 'pull the drain plug', and 'let the old oil drain out' steps went fine.  Then it was time to remove the filter the shop put on for the 6000 mile service.  It soon became clear that this was not going to come off by hand.  Why, I wonder, do moto shops hire enraged lowland gorillas to screw those oil filters on?  And where do they get the gorillas?  I thought those were an endangered species.

No problem, thought I.  Gorillas may be able to torque those filters on so tight they might as well have been welded, but we are human beings, who have mastered the use of tools... such as a 63mm old filter wrench... which none of the shops here seemed to carry.  This was annoying.  It was also very mysterious.  Where had all those 63 mm filter wrenches gone?  Perhaps they were stolen by irate gorillas.  At last, after hours of futzing around, driving to all the 63mm-wrench-less shops here in the Bay Area, I managed to get the old filter off by wedging a sheet of cardboard inside a 65mm oil filter wrench.  Whew!

Now it was time to replace that crush washer.  You'd think a 14mm aluminum crush washer would be an easy thing to find in Silicon Valley.  This is supposed to be a big tech center, filled with affluent software engineers, many of whom ride BMWs, which I believe also take a 14mm washer.  Yes, you might think this thing.  But you would be mistaken.   At last, after a fair bit of searching, I finally managed to find some washers, but they were too wide -- perhaps to make them less attractive to gorillas.  This, of course, is why files were invented.  And I must have looked quite absurd, crouched in my driveway, filing that darn washer down to size.

But I did finally finish that oil change... three hours later...






Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: TigerBrian on October 06, 2014, 01:56:31 AM
That's why I love the K&N filters with the nut welded on the end. I hope the tiger takes KN204 since I still have a couple on my shelf.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: DesertPilot on October 06, 2014, 02:17:25 AM
*Originally Posted by TigerBrian [+]
That's why I love the K&N filters with the nut welded on the end. I hope the tiger takes KN204 since I still have a couple on my shelf.
It most certainly does!  And that's what I have on there now  :152:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: walker on October 06, 2014, 03:56:29 AM
always doing something.... today, removed the body work, the tank, replaced the foglight switch and the heated grip switch with the newer versions... they have the black raised graphics.... also, the heated grips go from red to yellow, not red to green (not that this matters I suppose).... also cleaned the stepper motor when I was in there, put more dielectric grease on many of the connectors (never hurts to do this).... tightened all the fasteners for the "beak" ... a few were loose.... treated the chain  (original bike spirits).... cleaned the front forks and cleaned grease /road grime from the grips and levers (had previously taken the levers off, removed the old grease, put new grease on... this was just to get the gunk off the rubber grip surface)..... it's the month here where I do a lot of maintenance to it and my other bike.... sometime this week is the oil change.... if it's been a year, I'll change it, if it's 6000-10,000 I'll change it before then.... this last year, I didn't ride it as much - 4000 or so miles (put more miles on the other one over the summer... and fewer 2000 mile trips also makes a difference)

so boring maintenance.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Richard H on October 06, 2014, 11:22:29 AM
Fitted the Arrows exhaust and took to the dealer for a re-map. Like the exhaust but thought it was perhaps still a little quite so tried it with the baffle removed but was too load in my opinion so back in for now. Time will tell how much it's hit petrol consumption.
Also fitted the Triumph centre stand, now this was not as easy a job as the exhaust with a small bolt retaining the return spring 'S' bracket being a pain to get into place. Was helped out by a  youtube vid though. Do think on this type of bike should have come with the centre stand as standard.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: xsrider on October 08, 2014, 04:37:20 AM
I flushed the radiator and refilled it with Zerex G-05 as recommended here:
https://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php?topic=4368.0 (https://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php?topic=4368.0)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ElliotReidMD on October 08, 2014, 03:40:26 PM
I fitted Mick's sat nav bracket. Nice and easy to do though the bolts could have done with being a little longer, the word Triumph is very raised on the underside of the bracket right where the holes are drilled, and I will probably replace them. I do like where this puts the sat nav.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i.imgur.com/E01Dfga.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Have a cup of tea on October 08, 2014, 06:20:39 PM
Ordered a Wilbers 641 + preload. To replace the knackered rear seized unit on my XC.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ElliotReidMD on October 09, 2014, 05:28:24 PM
After discovering the bolt size was different from my Versys, I got my paddock stand bobbins and installed them. Now I could get the bike upright, I installed the Rox Risers. When the rush hour traffic has abated a bit I shall go and test the new bar position.

I think that's it now, I've got all the mods I want.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ElliotReidMD on October 09, 2014, 07:16:01 PM
Rox Risers are amazing. The difference they make and I'm not sure I need to adjust them from the initial set up of the bars. OK I've only done around 5 miles and need to test them thoroughly but first impressions are great, so much a more relaxed arm position.

That, along with the pillion foot pegs, were the only issues I had with the T800.
Title: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Despistao on October 11, 2014, 12:14:24 PM
*Originally Posted by ElliotReidMD [+]
I fitted Mick's sat nav bracket. Nice and easy to do though the bolts could have done with being a little longer, the word Triumph is very raised on the underside of the bracket right where the holes are drilled, and I will probably replace them. I do like where this puts the sat nav.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i.imgur.com/E01Dfga.jpg)

Anyone has fitted this sat nav bracket with the Madstad shield?

And how solid it is (vibration on bumpy roads ...)?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on October 11, 2014, 05:16:24 PM
 :005:
*Originally Posted by Despistao [+]
Anyone has fitted this sat nav bracket with the Madstad shield?

And how solid it is (vibration on bumpy roads ...)?
Hi I have one fitted with the Madstad! If you use the OEM screen mounting bracket the sat nav one fits perfectly, however if you are using the Madstad supplied bracket you will have to make some adjustments to the sat nav bracket, I cut  it and opened it up and re welded it, I have read that it can be hammered to fit  :028:
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ElliotReidMD on October 11, 2014, 05:34:21 PM
I've had a couple of test rides with my sat nav attached and it doesn't seem vibey that I noticed and appears solid.

Well worth it, imo, and the position of the sat nav, over the clocks, is a great one for quick glances. I'll probably use the sat nav without being connected to a headset more than I do from now on.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Despistao on October 12, 2014, 11:53:03 AM
Thanks to both
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BADDANDY on October 12, 2014, 01:19:34 PM
Made some brackets and installed some fog lights.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: MarkII on October 16, 2014, 02:52:44 PM
Booked a day off work and just rode it, looking forward to first oil change now to explore the upper reaches of the engine.

Derby, Ashbourne, Uttoxeter, Hoar Cross, Tutbury .....

Rural Staffs has some excellent quiet roads

nice muddy streaks now I'm going to leave in place
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Recrem on October 16, 2014, 06:12:36 PM
Paddock stand bobbins
Risers off the XC
Aux cigarette socket under the seat

Then a little ride out
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: DesertPilot on October 17, 2014, 05:42:37 AM
Took the rear wheel in to the shop to have the worn but loyal remnants of the original Scorpion Trail replaced with a noble and virtuous new Continental Trail Attack 2 -- at least we must assume it's noble and virtuous from all the accolades Contis have received on this forum.  Another simple 30-minute task, or so you would think.

Pulling the wheel was no problem, and I got to the shop bright and early, only to discover that I'd forgotten to transfer my wallet from my neat, clean, fit-to-be-seen-around-civilized-human-beings pants to my crude and grease-stained working-on-the-bike pants.  Oops.  Left wheel at shop.  Drove back home and got wallet.  Drove back to the shop and picked up wheel.  Drove back home, carried wheel over to bike, hoisted it into position, reached for my box of parts, and noticed that the right-side wheel spacer was missing.  Could I possibly have left it in the wheel when I took it to the shop?  Could it still be there?  Do we really need to answer these questions?  Sigh.  Drove back to shop and retrieved wheel spacer.  Drove home and finally got the wheel back on the bike... three long hours after I'd begun. 

Yes, we are all paragons of efficiency here in Silicon Valley :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: kevrev on October 17, 2014, 07:39:11 AM
*Originally Posted by DesertPilot [+]
Took the rear wheel in to the shop to have the worn but loyal remnants of the original Scorpion Trail replaced with a noble and virtuous new Continental Trail Attack 2 -- at least we must assume it's noble and virtuous from all the accolades Contis have received on this forum.  Another simple 30-minute task, or so you would think.

Pulling the wheel was no problem, and I got to the shop bright and early, only to discover that I'd forgotten to transfer my wallet from my neat, clean, fit-to-be-seen-around-civilized-human-beings pants to my crude and grease-stained working-on-the-bike pants.  Oops.  Left wheel at shop.  Drove back home and got wallet.  Drove back to the shop and picked up wheel.  Drove back home, carried wheel over to bike, hoisted it into position, reached for my box of parts, and noticed that the right-side wheel spacer was missing.  Could I possibly have left it in the wheel when I took it to the shop?  Could it still be there?  Do we really need to answer these questions?  Sigh.  Drove back to shop and retrieved wheel spacer.  Drove home and finally got the wheel back on the bike... three long hours after I'd begun. 

Yes, we are all paragons of efficiency here in Silicon Valley :)

Glad it's not just me that gets up to these sorts of capers :087: :087: :125:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: RCTiger on October 17, 2014, 07:11:47 PM
Finally fitted my eastern beaver heated grips adapter so my r&gs grips fit into the oem plug under the tank and turn off with the ignition,  surprisingly straight forward!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: mr2wheels100 on October 18, 2014, 06:37:32 PM
Today I fitted the baglux/Bagster tank cover, what a fiddly thing to fit, and it's supplied with no instructions! Took 2 hrs but worth it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: RCTiger on October 18, 2014, 08:16:46 PM
Fitted front fender extender, the horse may have bolted when it comes to my downpipes but you never know I might clean them someday...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Eeyore on October 18, 2014, 11:29:46 PM
Fitted a Leo Vince end can - now the bike sounds like a real tiger!  :046:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on October 19, 2014, 12:34:10 PM
Checked fluids and tyre pressures
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: xsrider on October 20, 2014, 04:44:18 AM
I replaced the front disk brake pads with EBC HH pads and put in new brake fluid. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: bdkrivit on October 21, 2014, 09:34:09 AM
Replaced the chain & sprockets at 19,500 miles.  I didn't clean and oil as often as I should have; it is just too much idiocy to roll it around a parking lot cleaning then lubing at the end of a 700 mile day; I really need that centerstand...at least the Triumph chain/sprocket kit was only $185.  Now to pony up $225 for the centerstand- :161:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Frosties on November 01, 2014, 05:40:08 PM
Fitted a Puig spoiler to my stock touring screen. So far so good. No more buffeting and I can ride at 70 with the flip front of the lid up. Still a bit noisy but that's more likely because of my lid. Not sure which way to have the spoiler though as per pics:

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Steve58 on November 01, 2014, 05:49:09 PM
Just fitted Triumph engine bars to my new to me 13 plate roadie and a fender extender,I got the bike last Tuesday and it was already loaded with goodies by the previous owner,
So I just finished it off :152:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: LeboRiley on November 01, 2014, 06:52:47 PM

*Originally Posted by Frosties [+]
Fitted a Puig spoiler to my stock touring screen. So far so good. No more buffeting and I can ride at 70 with the flip front of the lid up. Still a bit noisy but that's more likely because of my lid. Not sure which way to have the spoiler though as per pics:

Does it look like this would be something that someone could just snatch off the bike? I park in Manhattan regularly and just imagine that if its not yours and you can take it, someone will.

Thanks
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Lightweight on November 01, 2014, 07:45:26 PM
Not today exactly, but been to Normandy and back this week.
Went to Utah beach, Omaha beach, Arromanche, Pegasus bridge and everywhere in between!
Bike ran perfectly, never noticed the panniers at all and kept up with my mate on his Explorer without problems... :046:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Frosties on November 01, 2014, 10:30:32 PM

*Originally Posted by LeboRiley [+]
Does it look like this would be something that someone could just snatch off the bike? I park in Manhattan regularly and just imagine that if its not yours and you can take it, someone will.

Thanks

Not snatch off. But if they had the right size Allen / hex key then it might come of quite easily. But that can be said of most add-ons!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Frosties on November 02, 2014, 12:14:39 AM

*Originally Posted by LeboRiley [+]
Does it look like this would be something that someone could just snatch off the bike? I park in Manhattan regularly and just imagine that if its not yours and you can take it, someone will.

Thanks

Not snatch off. But if they had the right size Allen / hex key then it might come of quite easily. But that can be said of most add-ons!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: LeboRiley on November 02, 2014, 12:40:32 AM

*Originally Posted by Frosties [+]
Not snatch off. But if they had the right size Allen / hex key then it might come of quite easily. But that can be said of most add-ons!!

Cool, that's exactly the info I was looking for.

Thanks.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Derchef1962 on November 02, 2014, 10:10:11 AM
*Originally Posted by LeboRiley [+]
Cool, that's exactly the info I was looking for.

Thanks.

There is an alternative to this one also from Puig https://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php?topic=13270.0 (https://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php?topic=13270.0) doing a good job and it is not so big like the one shown above
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: LeboRiley on November 02, 2014, 11:17:35 PM
Made a chain guard extension from some scrap metal.  Well, I actually did this about 2000 miles ago, but now I can say that I know for a fact that this chain guard extension isn't gonna fall off.

Check out the link;
https://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,13866.0.html (https://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,13866.0.html)

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Mecca on November 03, 2014, 12:03:19 AM
Fitted a Quill exhaust (cheers Andylaser) and the new MRA screen. Both make the bike sound and look awesome  :046:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Mecca on November 03, 2014, 12:04:48 AM
whoops for got the pic lol

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: K1W1 on November 03, 2014, 01:12:31 AM
The SW Motech distributor just got my hard earned for an ALU rack plus Givi adapter plate so I can use my existing V46 top box plus a tank ring mounting plate for my existing City bag and a fender extender for good luck. I wanted a Rad Guard as well but no stock at the moment.
After Saturdays effort in the rain the Klim distributor also got a rather large chunk of my credit card limit for some Goretex riding pants this morning.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: cunestu on November 04, 2014, 02:44:54 PM
Whipped out the rear wheel and fitted Adey Bees stainless chain adjuster bolts.

Went swimmingly until the final stage as I remounted the rear caliper and the 12mm mounting bolt sheared on me as I was tightening it to 22nm so either my torque wrench is knackered or there was a weakness in the bolt.

Luckily it sheared leaving enough of a stub protruding from the carrier that I was able to extract the rest of the bolt with pliers.

Just need to order up a new bolt now but they'll probably only come in a kit and cost a fortune.............
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blizzard800 on November 04, 2014, 07:43:49 PM
*Originally Posted by cunestu [+]
Just need to order up a new bolt now but they'll probably only come in a kit and cost a fortune.............

from World of Triumph - bolt kit but not that expensive
Triumph Motorcycles Description: MOUNT PIN SET Triumph Motorcycle Part Number: T2020935
Our Price: £9.96
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: cunestu on November 04, 2014, 08:13:04 PM
Yeah Blizzard, found them on WOT but just ordered through local dealer at same price.

Also realised my mistake, it's my brain that is knackered not the wrench.  Used wrong conversion figure to translate NM into ft/lbs so had set torque wrench wrongly and overtightened....Doh  :138:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: blizzard800 on November 04, 2014, 08:23:32 PM
At least your brain fade wasn't overly expensive  :034:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: LeboRiley on November 04, 2014, 11:47:46 PM

*Originally Posted by cunestu [+]
Yeah Blizzard, found them on WOT but just ordered through local dealer at same price.

Also realised my mistake, it's my brain that is knackered not the wrench.  Used wrong conversion figure to translate NM into ft/lbs so had set torque wrench wrongly and overtightened....Doh  :138:

When I first got my first torque wrench I couldn't figure out why EVERYTHING was so loose after tightening to the specified torque. I then noticed that the numbers on the wrench were in in/lbs and not ft/lbs. doh. Also, thank god I'm riding a metric bike now. The imperial system is a joke. I'm ashamed to work on a daily basis with these shitty units.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: AvgBear on November 05, 2014, 02:56:11 PM
Think Metric..!  :114:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Have a cup of tea on November 05, 2014, 06:52:55 PM
Well that's my weekend sorted.

Hopefully a POP to fit.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: LeboRiley on November 06, 2014, 02:30:32 AM
Today I, well.. I impregnated my Tiger. When a man and his Tiger are in love, these things happen. In the spring my tiger will be showing all sorts of changes. These changes will allow us to both conquer the mean streets of NYC, the twisties of NY, CT, NJ, MA... and the the dirties alike.  These changes will allow us to camp with ease. They will allow us to dodger idiot jaywalking pedestrians with stylish finesse. They will allow us to give birth to a whole new riding experience for both of us.

Also, I think I'm only gonna have 2-3 more beers before I call it a night.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Warod on November 06, 2014, 06:12:15 AM

*Originally Posted by LeboRiley [+]
Today I, well.. I impregnated my Tiger. When a man and his Tiger are in love, these things happen. In the spring my tiger will be showing all sorts of changes. These changes will allow us to both conquer the mean streets of NYC, the twisties of NY, CT, NJ, MA... and the the dirties alike.  These changes will allow us to camp with ease. They will allow us to dodger idiot jaywalking pedestrians with stylish finesse. They will allow us to give birth to a whole new riding experience for both of us.

Also, I think I'm only gonna have 2-3 more beers before I call it a night.
Or fire up just oooone moooore booooong ?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gilesy on November 06, 2014, 08:04:04 AM
*Originally Posted by LeboRiley [+]
Today I, well.. I impregnated my Tiger. When a man and his Tiger are in love, these things happen. In the spring my tiger will be showing all sorts of changes. These changes will allow us to both conquer the mean streets of NYC, the twisties of NY, CT, NJ, MA... and the the dirties alike.  These changes will allow us to camp with ease. They will allow us to dodger idiot jaywalking pedestrians with stylish finesse. They will allow us to give birth to a whole new riding experience for both of us.

Also, I think I'm only gonna have 2-3 more beers before I call it a night.

that looks vey nice, please report once fitted  :465:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: K1W1 on November 07, 2014, 08:20:17 AM
I got an email that there was a parcel for me at the Post Office so I collected it.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=ssl:farm8.staticflickr.com/7574/15731784152_71cfd48c8e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pYavkN)

It was full of goodies.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=ssl:farm6.staticflickr.com/5614/15728318031_01ceaccd71_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pXRJZ6)

So now my bike has;

A SW Motech Alu Rack

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=ssl:farm4.staticflickr.com/3953/15544795058_d9f674ebbf_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pFD8ZU)

with a Givi quick lock adapter plate.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=ssl:farm4.staticflickr.com/3951/15544355349_b8d6d12e73_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pFAThH)

Does my bum look big in this?

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=ssl:farm4.staticflickr.com/3938/15110280194_db925134f7_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p2f8Sj)

It also as a SW Motech tank ring for my tank bag

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=ssl:farm6.staticflickr.com/5601/15110281244_d2225d4e12_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p2f9bq)

a Rad Guard

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=ssl:farm8.staticflickr.com/7499/15728323601_24e4e48245_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pXRLD8)

and a Fenda Extenda

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=ssl:farm6.staticflickr.com/5616/15730245605_5f8c5167e2_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pY2BZ8)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=ssl:farm4.staticflickr.com/3940/15730246565_04a35cfb45_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pY2CgF)

and I'm sure that there will be more parcels to arrive in weeks to come.  :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ElliotReidMD on November 08, 2014, 10:36:47 AM
Rode the bike for the first time in 3 weeks due to an inner ear issue where I was dizzy most of the time. The tablets I'm on have got it under control so once I finish the course hopefully I'm fixed permanently.

I was quite nervous riding this morning worrying about another dizziness attack but I needn't have bothered, everything was fine. I only went to the supermarket and back but that's enough for today, Interstellar in an hour or so. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Have a cup of tea on November 08, 2014, 11:11:39 AM
New Wilbers 641 shock fitted, Not quite as simple as two bolts in out but all done. The position of the remote res and adjuster are not the prettiest solution. Just need the bloody rain to stop now so I can start the set up procedure.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: DGray on November 08, 2014, 11:16:17 PM
Just fixed Adventure Spec skid plate. Not too hard to fix.

Although the plate covering the oil filter is a bit off, still looks good! 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: xsrider on November 09, 2014, 02:04:34 AM
I changed the oil and filter.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: JMc on November 09, 2014, 09:04:08 AM
I washed and polished it last week, rode it today and got it dirty again. ....doh!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: bdkrivit on November 09, 2014, 09:17:31 AM
Went down at 55mph on an icey sweeper downhill in a sudden squall in the NW PA Allegheny National Forest.  Slid across both lanes, no traffic either way, into dirt/grass roadside.  Righted bike, started, drove 55 more miles to destination.  Went to ER, fractured right clavicle, meh.  R/f turn signal lens, r mirror, r pegs, windscreen all getting replaced.  New helmet and textile pants coming too.  All else seems fine.  Tough bike.
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac209/bdkrivit2010/Bike%20pix/IMG_20141108_072109385_HDR_zpspvwgqdqc.jpg) (http://s900.photobucket.com/user/bdkrivit2010/media/Bike%20pix/IMG_20141108_072109385_HDR_zpspvwgqdqc.jpg.html)
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac209/bdkrivit2010/Bike%20pix/IMG_20141108_072120544_zps7fpbq9xh.jpg) (http://s900.photobucket.com/user/bdkrivit2010/media/Bike%20pix/IMG_20141108_072120544_zps7fpbq9xh.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: JMc on November 09, 2014, 09:22:22 AM
Glad to hear your ok, I did something similar  and rode away with just a few scratches  and a new rh  indicator. Swift recovery.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Hemibee on November 09, 2014, 10:00:31 AM
Here's to a full and quick recovery.  That spill could have been real nasty with a little traffic on the road.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Hemibee on November 09, 2014, 10:02:26 AM
I didn't do anything to the bike but I did get this in the mail just before I came to work last night.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Have a cup of tea on November 09, 2014, 03:52:32 PM
Fist ride with the new rear suspension, and boy what a difference holds the line and feels like a new bike. One of those things you wish you had done ages ago. Expensive but definitely worth it. My old suspension must have been knackered or just not in the same league as the new one. Tooke a while to set up but almost there for a first ride a few more tweaks and should be perfect.  :046:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: evilpod on November 09, 2014, 04:06:34 PM
Proper clean and a soaking of ACF50. .....
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: grin factor on November 09, 2014, 04:09:41 PM
*Originally Posted by evilpod [+]
Proper clean and a soaking of ACF50. .....
Similar here, quick clean then the ACF50. :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: evilpod on November 09, 2014, 04:15:29 PM
First time I've used it..... bike came up a treat....
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: JamesMio on November 09, 2014, 06:41:43 PM
Today's wee job list included:

- Fitting the shiny new beak as collected this afternoon (I see what you mean about being a fiddly b*gger now!)
- Removing the expired and otherwise redundant now anyway tax disc & holder
- Bit of faffing with the Madstad screen to get the height/angle right.  Haven't tested it yet.

It's fair getting there now though, really can't wait to get out and put a few more miles on it now.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on November 10, 2014, 09:46:13 AM
It's winter so re-fitted the Tucano handlebar muffs.  Most cosy riding into work today.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KC1961 on November 10, 2014, 05:46:10 PM
Rode it for the last time, now am an ex-tiger owner. I'll still look in on this forum now and again but for now it's "cheerio the noo." Best wishes to all in Tiger land.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Hemibee on November 13, 2014, 03:42:22 PM
Installed the Fuel exhaust can and took a short ride.  The wind blowing 90 to nothing so decided to come back to the house.

Baffle inserted
https://vimeo.com/111533322 (https://vimeo.com/111533322)

Baffle removed
https://vimeo.com/111533304 (https://vimeo.com/111533304)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: stanford on November 18, 2014, 06:32:36 PM
Washed it then went for a ride about North Kent and got it all dirty again  :015:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on November 22, 2014, 05:40:31 PM
Added a trial part and moved the front indicators.

Mk1 Aux shelf.
(https://www.tiger800.co.uk/MGalleryItem.php?id=1892)

Front indicators.
(https://www.tiger800.co.uk/MGalleryItem.php?id=1893)

(https://www.tiger800.co.uk/MGalleryItem.php?id=1894)

(https://www.tiger800.co.uk/MGalleryItem.php?id=1895)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: DesertPilot on November 24, 2014, 03:05:59 AM
Replaced the original clutch lever with an adjustable clutch lever.  Now I can adjust the grip to my heart's content... assuming I'm content with one of the four available settings...


Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: DesertPilot on November 27, 2014, 02:22:14 AM
Put on some Barkbuster Storms, or Quebrar a Corteza Tempestads, as they'd say down in Mexico.  Or perhaps that's not what they'd say.  Perhaps they'd say something entirely different.  Who knows?

Tomorrow, if all goes well, I'll take 'em out for a ride.   Zoom!  Or Zoom, as they'd say down in Mexico.  Perhaps.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gandalf on November 29, 2014, 02:46:23 PM
Fitted a centre stand and Scottoiler.

Just waiting for some dry roads to go out and have some fun now.  :006:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: K1W1 on December 06, 2014, 02:26:23 AM
Fitted some AltRider crash bars. What a pain! Ending up having to remove the tank to get the right side top mount done up. I guess Triumph have never heard of captive nuts.
Having said that I really like the look now they are fitted I was going to buy SW Motech bars but there are none in stock anyway at the moment in my part of the world.

Now to decide between SW Motech pannier racks or GIVI PLR6401s. I tending towards the Motechs as they are more versatile in the long run. Any have any comments ggod or bad about the Moechs or Givis?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: AvgBear on December 06, 2014, 04:29:10 AM
*Originally Posted by K1W1 [+]
Now to decide between SW Motech pannier racks or GIVI PLR6401s. I tending towards the Motechs as they are more versatile in the long run. Any have any comments ggod or bad about the Moechs or Givis?
I have SW Motech pannier racks on my Triumph and my riding partner has GIVI PLRs on her Yamaha. I installed both and see them both, in use, all the time -- they're both excellent, IMO.
If anything?, I think I'd give the nod to SW Motech for, what appears to be?, a little more superior strength to the design and build (might be better for 'rougher' use..?)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: K1W1 on December 06, 2014, 08:40:35 AM
*Originally Posted by AvgBear [+]
If anything?, I think I'd give the nod to SW Motech for, what appears to be?, a little more superior strength to the design and build (might be better for 'rougher' use..?)

Thanks.
I had Givi (non removable) racks on my last bike and have a set of E21's. The Givi racks work fine - for Givi Monokey panniers but the problem comes when you want to use a different pannier and it involves a whole new rack as well. That is what I like about the SW Motech racks, the versatility of just changing the actual fittings to accommodate virtually any pannier.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: NORTY on December 07, 2014, 09:42:54 AM
After I polished the front wheel spokes, I rode 100 miles in salt air to teach 12 nOobies how to ride motorcycles... :038:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Despistao on December 09, 2014, 04:55:27 PM
Fitted the Barkbusters Blizzards. Winter has come.  :028:

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i.imgur.com/rsnLhIv.jpg?1)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i.imgur.com/7IjCDHT.jpg?1)

They fit straight over the Barkbuster backbone

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i.imgur.com/kx7i6p4.jpg?1)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Hawkster on December 09, 2014, 05:15:38 PM
Ordered new Ohlins fork internals!  Hope to have a well suspended bike in January.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: toonpete on December 09, 2014, 05:20:48 PM
Despistao - what's the digital display to the right of the Rev counter ?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Despistao on December 09, 2014, 05:27:38 PM
*Originally Posted by toonpete [+]
Despistao - what's the digital display to the right of the Rev counter ?

Outdoor thermometer

This one http://www.exo-terra.com/en/products/digital_thermometer.php (http://www.exo-terra.com/en/products/digital_thermometer.php)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=images1.zooroyal.de/wysiwigpro/exo_terra_Digital_Thermometer.jpg)

The probe is under the beak
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: stanford on December 09, 2014, 08:20:50 PM
Paid a visit to my 'local' All Year Biker operator to give my Tiger a good wash and some winter protection.

Can you tell what it is yet  :172:

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i147.photobucket.com/albums/r318/Berts_bucket/Tiger/Tigerwash2_zpsf58014a1.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: tony b on December 10, 2014, 12:24:25 PM
I had one of those done last week too:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on December 10, 2014, 04:35:04 PM
*Originally Posted by stanford [+]
Paid a visit to my 'local' All Year Biker operator to give my Tiger a good wash and some winter protection.

Can you tell what it is yet  :172:

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i147.photobucket.com/albums/r318/Berts_bucket/Tiger/Tigerwash2_zpsf58014a1.jpg)

Soap?  :123:

Chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Bikertone7 on December 10, 2014, 05:43:01 PM
Been busy fitted a front mudguard extender, changed the oil and filter. Bikes done 22,500 miles (18mths old) don't think its had a spanner on it since the 6k service!! Changed the plugs and fitted a K N air filter yesterday never seen a filter as sh*t up as the one I took out!! See pic.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: AussieJoe on December 13, 2014, 04:29:08 AM
Fitted the Evotech Radiator Guard.  I chose this because it is very neat, fits well, competitive price and easy to put on (15 minutes).  I've also had Evotech stuff before and found it excellent.  Took less than a week to ship from the UK to Oz.  :156:

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gandalf on December 13, 2014, 11:23:41 AM
We've had rain, gales, hail, snow and frost up here!  :190:

Made a coffee, lit a fag, went to the garage and admired the Tiger for a while.  :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on December 13, 2014, 04:06:17 PM
Is that a male or female "fag"?

Chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: guybruno on December 13, 2014, 06:26:47 PM
Fitted a Leo Vince Nero exhaust and removed the baffle ....naughty but nice  :007:

Not sure how you are supposed to fit the spring between the can and the downpipe, nearly lost a finger nail in the process.   


(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu288/guybruno/P1030205.jpg) (http://s656.photobucket.com/user/guybruno/media/P1030205.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on December 13, 2014, 07:47:04 PM
How did you remove the baffle? I can't seem to remove mine. :465:

Chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Chrisbart on December 13, 2014, 07:56:05 PM
Use a piece of wire looped over to fit your spring.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on December 13, 2014, 08:06:05 PM
Get a spring puller, they're not expensive and are useful for removing and attaching other springs, such as, side stand and center stand springs.

Chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ElliotReidMD on December 13, 2014, 08:15:41 PM
Took off my Pyramid rear hugger, gave the chain a damn good clean with parafin (not that it was that bad but it was exposed) and reattached the original chain guard. Once I've worked out a way to support the Pyramid Shock Shield whilst the glue does it's thing I shall attach that.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: guybruno on December 14, 2014, 12:11:21 AM
There was no way it came out trying to use pliers so off came the can and used a wood block and from the reverse a few blows loosened it out .
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on December 14, 2014, 12:25:56 AM
Thanks guybruno, I tried that and had no success. Perhaps I didn't use enough force.

Chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: 118118 on December 14, 2014, 04:17:55 PM
*Originally Posted by guybruno [+]
Fitted a Leo Vince Nero exhaust and removed the baffle ....naughty but nice  :007:

Not sure how you are supposed to fit the spring between the can and the downpipe, nearly lost a finger nail in the process.   


(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu288/guybruno/P1030205.jpg) (http://s656.photobucket.com/user/guybruno/media/P1030205.jpg.html)

Join a cable tie together and hook it to the spring ........... and pull!  :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: FoxyV on December 21, 2014, 07:48:11 PM
Seriously cannot believe I did this but yesterday, after a great wee run out with the o/h on his sprint to Moffat for a hot choccy and cake .....

I WASHED the bike (well he started it and shamed me into finishing it!!!!)
 :034: :156:  :015:

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: viince on December 22, 2014, 09:01:36 PM
replaced my pyramid hugger with a new one under warranty :046:
replaced the chain adjusters with stainless ones supplied by some one on here :002:
and lubricated with supplied grease
adjusted chain
oohh and fitted the new number plate  :046: :123:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: toonpete on January 10, 2015, 02:25:51 PM
Fitted my Rox risers and new phone holder/ charger
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: K1W1 on January 10, 2015, 08:24:30 PM
*Originally Posted by toonpete [+]
Fitted my Rox risers

Same here. Farkling is pretty well done now for me.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Nelizzz on January 11, 2015, 09:52:17 AM
*Originally Posted by K1W1 [+]
Farkling is pretty well done now for me.

I was afraid that that was the case for me as well... but after a while I managed to find something: replacement of my bicycle-innertube-throttle-lock with a brand new much easier to use and more bling bling Kaoko throttle lock!

 :002:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: JMc on January 12, 2015, 01:15:17 PM
I moved house at the weekend, but the new garage (although much bigger) is so full of boxes and not organised there is no room for the Tiger, so she is sitting in the old garage (I dont give up the tenancy on that until 19th) all by herself with no stable mates  :003: :003:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Milemuncher on January 12, 2015, 02:46:59 PM
Hooked her up with her new best mate for the winter. Goes by the name of Optimate. They seem made for each other.  :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Nelizzz on January 12, 2015, 03:41:33 PM
*Originally Posted by Milemuncher [+]
Hooked her up with her new best mate for the winter. Goes by the name of Optimate. They seem made for each other.  :001:

I might do that too, as I will be off to your city Aberdeen so can't ride her...
Suggestion for a good restaurant in the city?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on January 12, 2015, 04:13:51 PM
Braking habit of quite a while and polished up the headers - stretchy rag and solvol autosol.  Now lathered with acf-50.  I know it'll burn off tomorrow but it smells great when it does.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Milemuncher on January 12, 2015, 04:40:07 PM
*Originally Posted by Milemuncher [+]
Hooked her up with her new best mate for the winter. Goes by the name of Optimate. They seem made for each other.  :001:

pmed you Nelizzz.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: K1W1 on January 13, 2015, 07:46:29 AM
*Originally Posted by JMc [+]
there is no room for the Tiger,

So the new house does not have a living room or bed room then?  :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: DesertPilot on January 14, 2015, 02:08:26 AM
Put a Continental Trail Attack 2 110/80-19 on front, to go with the Trail Attack 2 I have on the back.  I may not venerate the Contis as god-like and condemn the Pirelli Scorpion Trails as the work of the devil like some people do, but I have noted that the Contis seem to shed mud better.  Which is good if one is riding over a muddy Forest Service road, and totally irrelevant if one is riding over a big sheet of bakelite covered with small rubber frogs -- one must be prepared for every eventuality here in California.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: JMc on January 14, 2015, 01:17:16 PM
*Originally Posted by K1W1 [+]
So the new house does not have a living room or bed room then?  :001:

not one that isn't full of boxes...... :006: however I have cleared a space and she will be able to join me at the weekend.  :046:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gandalf on January 17, 2015, 05:28:24 PM
As we have 2 inches of snow and I had a free afternoon, I finally got round to fitting my Christmas pressies to the Tiger.  :001:

The auxiliary power socket, fenda extender, beak and swing arm pivot covers.

Roll on spring!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Despistao on January 18, 2015, 12:00:30 PM
Went for a ride to one of my favourite places

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i.imgur.com/etCAyml.jpg?1)

Just to celebrate this

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i.imgur.com/BMAZcqR.jpg?1)

 :028:

Kilometers, not miles though  :001:

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: NORTY on January 19, 2015, 03:59:24 AM
Well done, sir! :123:

I rode my 800XC, two up today. First time I had a passenger for an all day ride since 2009 or so. Went 150 miles, She loved it! :152:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dandy on January 19, 2015, 04:59:30 PM
Yes well done des, it doesn't look like you have any snow like we have at the moment.

Fitted alloy sump guard and shorty levers, guard looks great need to try levers when weather improves
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Hemibee on January 28, 2015, 02:04:22 AM
Fitted the Triumph Top Case, Happy Trails Pannier racks and Plasti-Dipped the grab rails.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/a4/5b/93/a45b93411cab70fe7aa482d3f6952076.jpg)


(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/b3/38/20/b33820df3400de410bda4d28fd27a5db.jpg)


(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/e2/99/7b/e2997b962c3bd5aad87f08e03430f5de.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: StreetTriple on January 28, 2015, 11:18:57 PM
I fitted a 25mm lowering kit I picked up cheap on eBay. It's one of Mick's from on here!

Haven't had a chance to ride it......don't know if I like the lowered look and I found it much harder (read near impossible) to put on the centre stand.

So I'll ride it for a few weeks then decide if it stays. The side stand angle is fine with it fitted- it leans less but still happy enough with the angle!

I can touch the ground with both toes or with one foot planted as standard so isn't a necessity - only bought this to try as it was cheap.......we'll see if it stays or not!!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Frosties on February 01, 2015, 09:11:29 PM
Added a second auxiliary power socket. Fitted it in the hole just under seat. Decided to do this after buying a heated jacket. Think I prefer to to plug the jacket in there rather than on the handle bars where the cable waves around all over the place.

Anyway, nice and easy, although £25 was a bit steep I thought for the part. Hey ho!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: bdkrivit on February 02, 2015, 01:38:57 AM
*Originally Posted by Frosties [+]
Added a second auxiliary power socket. Fitted it in the hole just under seat. Decided to do this after buying a heated jacket. Think I prefer to to plug the jacket in there rather than on the handle bars where the cable waves around all over the place.

Anyway, nice and easy, although £25 was a bit steep I thought for the part. Hey ho!!

Pix or it didn't happen... :440:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ilbiker on February 02, 2015, 02:22:44 AM
Working on 12" of snow outside so went into the garage and put in my Christmas gifts of the Touratech spring set up for my XC. Did front and rear, changed front oil, and then fitted Mick's 25mm lowering links (30" inseam). Got it all buttoned up but still have to kick the sidestand out a bit with the washer trick. Looking forward to seeing how it handles after all the crap is off the streets. Salt everywhere. Now I can reach both sides of the bike on the ground at the same time.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Frosties on February 03, 2015, 01:49:14 PM

*Originally Posted by bdkrivit [+]
Pix or it didn't happen... :440:

Ok, if you insist.....😂
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on February 03, 2015, 05:44:22 PM
 :028: I re fitted my front fender extender using Sikaflex - 291i Multi purpose marine sealant/ adhesive, which was kindly recommended to me by Dilbert (thank you) I also did a little prayer to the weather gods, asking them for a fantastic summer for us all to enjoy
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: cunestu on February 06, 2015, 01:56:27 PM
Now that my Tiger has reached the sprightly old age of 4yrs I took it for its first DVA vehicle test.  Interesting to see the DVA has now introduced a rolling road brake test for bikes.  In the olden days the examiner just had you apply your brakes while he tried to push you.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Milemuncher on February 06, 2015, 05:38:51 PM
Visited her in the garage added a new TOMCC badge and then tucked her back under the bike cover for another month or so I guess. Gosh, its been a long winter up here!

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i745.photobucket.com/albums/xx96/TigerJVN/My%20new%20Tiger/tomcc_badge_zps12c5057e.jpg) (http://s745.photobucket.com/user/TigerJVN/media/My%20new%20Tiger/tomcc_badge_zps12c5057e.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BADDANDY on February 08, 2015, 05:55:22 AM
I modified my XC-800 stock pegs
I cut the stock teeth off, spread them out, welded on some teeth-to-base feet extenders, welded on 2 bridges with teeth, and then welded the stock teeth back on. I used the rubber inserts as guides to locate everything. I can reuse the inserts if I cut some slots for the bridges.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Milemuncher on February 10, 2015, 11:12:45 AM
Fitted my new soft luggage racks.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i745.photobucket.com/albums/xx96/TigerJVN/My%20new%20Tiger/photo2_zps991d749e.jpg) (http://s745.photobucket.com/user/TigerJVN/media/My%20new%20Tiger/photo2_zps991d749e.jpg.html)

They are from Ebay and cheap and cheerful and while I would not head off round the world with them I think they will do fine for the two or three times a year when my current preferred pillion and I go away for a weekend.  :002:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: toonpete on February 10, 2015, 12:40:50 PM
I've had those since June last year and use them with my givi waterproof panniers.  Perfect for the odd weekend away.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: NORTY on February 10, 2015, 03:16:32 PM
Today, it'll be about 75F here. Just like yesterday, and the day before, and the day before that. Tomorrow, it'll be the same as the day after that, and so on. No rain for at least a week or 3. No snow....ever.

Guess I'll ride again today... :123:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: dashesonly on February 10, 2015, 09:32:58 PM
Gave the beast a bath, had to get all that salt they have been putting on the roads, off of my bike. Also put on a pair a shorty levers I ordered over Xmas.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on February 10, 2015, 10:05:34 PM
*Originally Posted by NORTY [+]
Today, it'll be about 75F here. Just like yesterday, and the day before, and the day before that. Tomorrow, it'll be the same as the day after that, and so on. No rain for at least a week or 3. No snow....ever.

Guess I'll ride again today... :123:

Thanks for rubbing it Norty. I'm leaving for Florida on Thursday, so there. :232:

Chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: smurfbud on February 11, 2015, 10:35:21 AM
Oil & filter change for the new season (!) new K&N air filter too ..... oh and a wash cleaning off the weekend's crud   :028:

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: bdkrivit on February 11, 2015, 11:35:33 AM
*Originally Posted by chico [+]
Thanks for rubbing it Norty. I'm leaving for Florida on Thursday, so there. :232:

Chico
Thanks for rubbing it in Chico. I don't leave for Florida til mid march. :161:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on February 11, 2015, 02:35:45 PM
Why so late? The worst is over by then. :190:

Chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: bdkrivit on February 11, 2015, 04:26:07 PM
Family event :455:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: smurfbud on February 11, 2015, 04:37:26 PM
Fitted the XC bar risers - this seemed to take up all the slack in the associated cables - good job I didnt try to fit my Rox risers as the bars would never have gone on  :027:

Anyway, am happy with the XC mod  :002: and it doesnt obscure my clocks witht he revised satnav position
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Snooky on February 11, 2015, 04:53:31 PM
Fitted a set of Michelin PR4 trails, have to say felt great on the long way home to scrub them in
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on February 11, 2015, 05:14:49 PM
*Originally Posted by bdkrivit [+]
Family event :455:

Enjoy! :062:

Chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on February 11, 2015, 07:25:02 PM
*Originally Posted by Snooky [+]
Fitted a set of Michelin PR4 trails, have to say felt great on the long way home to scrub them in
:028: PR4's top tyre,total confidence givers, transformed my tiger
Cheers
The Stealth :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: tewe on February 12, 2015, 01:03:41 PM
Change of the tires, sorry for the very bad quality of the picture.

tewe
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BrownSugarGBR on February 12, 2015, 01:32:23 PM
Removed the Top Box and sliding carriage - up for sale on this forum first before it goes on EBay if it does not sell. IT IS DAMN UGLY! :112: what was Mr Triumph thinking.

  B GOOD  :107:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on February 12, 2015, 05:06:02 PM
I've a poxy cold all this week so no riding.  Nothing worse than sneezing in the helmet.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Milemuncher on February 12, 2015, 09:34:10 PM
Renewed her road tax for the first time  :156: and moved the tax disk holder to my man drawer.  Bound to find a use for it sometime!  :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: SteveB on February 13, 2015, 07:33:23 AM
Turn your tax disc holder into an ICE (in case of emergency) information holder.

http://m.lincs.police.uk/News-Centre/News-Releases-2014/Use-Your-Old-Tax-Disc-Holder-for-In-Case-of-Emergency-ICE-Details.html
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Welshman on February 13, 2015, 08:01:12 AM
That's a dam good idea, have just printed the template off.  :460:
You should put that on here as a new post so more people can see it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Milemuncher on February 13, 2015, 08:35:25 AM
*Originally Posted by Welshman [+]
That's a dam good idea, have just printed the template off.  :460:
You should put that on here as a new post so more people can see it.

+1. Cheers Jaffa.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BrownSugarGBR on February 13, 2015, 09:07:21 AM
 Jaffa have a Gold Star....like it! :047:

  B GOOD  :107:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: cunestu on February 13, 2015, 10:42:06 AM
*Originally Posted by jaffa1963 [+]
Turn your tax disc holder into an ICE (in case of emergency) information holder.

http://m.lincs.police.uk/News-Centre/News-Releases-2014/Use-Your-Old-Tax-Disc-Holder-for-In-Case-of-Emergency-ICE-Details.html (http://m.lincs.police.uk/News-Centre/News-Releases-2014/Use-Your-Old-Tax-Disc-Holder-for-In-Case-of-Emergency-ICE-Details.html)

Great idea  :028:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: SteveB on February 13, 2015, 11:42:48 AM
I'll do that. Happy to be of use.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BrownSugarGBR on February 14, 2015, 11:33:10 PM
 Bought her a pair of  TCX TRACK EVO Boots! :031:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Milemuncher on February 15, 2015, 12:05:15 PM
Tried out a mockup of my new for 2015  super deluxe camping luggage kit.  :038:

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i745.photobucket.com/albums/xx96/TigerJVN/My%20new%20Tiger/photo2_zps991d749e.jpg) (http://s745.photobucket.com/user/TigerJVN/media/My%20new%20Tiger/photo2_zps991d749e.jpg.html)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i745.photobucket.com/albums/xx96/TigerJVN/My%20new%20Tiger/photo2_zpsdda049d6.jpg) (http://s745.photobucket.com/user/TigerJVN/media/My%20new%20Tiger/photo2_zpsdda049d6.jpg.html)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i745.photobucket.com/albums/xx96/TigerJVN/My%20new%20Tiger/photo3_zps23d4d6d4.jpg) (http://s745.photobucket.com/user/TigerJVN/media/My%20new%20Tiger/photo3_zps23d4d6d4.jpg.html)

Costs?

Soft Luggage rack new off Ebay £58 inc p&p
Dry Tek sack new off Ebay £3.50 inc p&p
Ortlieb bicycle panniers I already had, but add £75 for genuine ones or £40 for clones.
Total to me £62 and change.

The Ortlieb panniers fit right on the racks with the oem catches, but I added bungies in the spirit of belt and braces.  I appreciate they are not for everybody, but they will do me a turn for a year or two for sure.  In fact the only bit of the kit I really dislike is the Triumph top box - that came free with the bike of course - ugly, heavy and holds next to nothing.  I have not tested the setup on the road yet, and I may stick a heat deflector to the exhaust-side bag 'just in case' but it does appear to hang free and clear.

Pretty pleased.  :002:

 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: billyal33 on February 15, 2015, 01:48:01 PM
Put 2.5 weigh oil in the forks.had 5, not rode it yet.  Greased rear link to
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: MOG on February 15, 2015, 01:49:46 PM
Hi Milemuncher, have you got a link for that soft luggage rack?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: adrianb1066 on February 15, 2015, 03:08:55 PM
Nothing! Waiting for my new XRx and thinking what a glorious sunny day for a ride. Glad I'm at work in a way!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: White Lightning on February 15, 2015, 04:01:10 PM
*Originally Posted by adrianb1066 [+]
Nothing! Waiting for my new XRx and thinking what a glorious sunny day for a ride. Glad I'm at work in a way!

Similar here!  XCx ships to dealer TODAY!  WOO HOO!!!!  :169:

Not the glorious day here unless you love riding in blizzards.... :164:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Milemuncher on February 15, 2015, 04:29:31 PM
*Originally Posted by MOG [+]
Hi Milemuncher, have you got a link for that soft luggage rack?

Here you go - please mind these are not the best designed or made racks, they just happen to meet my modest needs, or so I believe.   :002:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140570194911?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140570194911?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BrownSugarGBR on February 16, 2015, 05:00:05 PM
Replaced standard seat with a Genuine Triumph comfort gel seat.

Well squiggy!  :154:

B GOOD  :107:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gandalf on February 17, 2015, 05:52:09 PM
Fitted my new Adventure Spec chainguard.
Much better than Triumph`s  :047:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Vansflyer on February 17, 2015, 06:36:30 PM
That looks tidy!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gandalf on February 17, 2015, 07:15:48 PM
Thanks!
should stop the chain lube splatter on the rear subframe!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Milemuncher on February 17, 2015, 07:58:43 PM
Took her out of hibernation, battery re-connected, tyres inflated, anti-corrosion stuffy wiped all over again, Rox risers fitted, systems checked over,  brake operation checked, slight rust spots on chain removed - all prepped for a wee run out tomorrow. We are promised  a dry 11 degrees C so here's hoping. It's been a long winter. :046:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: mullerrad on February 17, 2015, 08:23:13 PM
It was a lovely sunny day and best this year so I have the bike a run out.

Two road uses pissed me off a car overtook me illegally  in the wrong lane an then cut me up cause I was slowing for a red light.... gave him a my opinion in anglo saxon.

Then I was in traffic at a red light behind a HGV. He then proceeded to reverse to go around a broken down car.... his excuss was he didnt see me... lucky I left myself an out. Muppet

Gonna have to get me a helmet cam.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Rtwo on February 18, 2015, 07:02:10 PM
I pretty much did a full service on mine today

Oil
Coolant
Brake fluid
Fork oil
Head bearing re-lube
Swinging arm re-lube
Valve clearances
Air filter
Plugs

Guess I'll have to get it out and ride it at some point  :002:

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on February 22, 2015, 02:23:22 PM
Today I fitted the new rear fenda extenda  :028:
I also re fitted the front mudguard after re fitting the fenda extenda  :028:
And I finally got around to fitting the sidestand foot extender  I purchased from Muddysump :028:

Roll on April 6th my first official ride out of 2015 to the Southend shakedown  :028:
Let's hope for a lovely summer so we can all enjoy the one thing we all have in common and close to our hearts Motorbikes  :001:
Keep safe everyone
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: NORTY on February 23, 2015, 03:11:30 AM
Rode my XC about 175 miles yesterday. Had fun with it. Yee Hawww! :046:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: trumpet173 on February 23, 2015, 06:29:29 AM
Installed this bad boy...

Ohlins rear shock and Racetech front forks. The Tiger feels like a new bike! 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: NORTY on February 23, 2015, 05:54:11 PM
*Originally Posted by trumpet173 [+]
Installed this bad boy...

Ohlins rear shock and Racetech front forks. The Tiger feels like a new bike!
I get 50% off Ohlins & RaceTech. Is there really that big of difference?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Nelizzz on February 23, 2015, 06:05:13 PM
Plastidipped the pillion grab handles black. Never heard of that stuff before , until this thread  :152: love this forum!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Hawkster on February 23, 2015, 06:19:13 PM
*Originally Posted by Nelizzz [+]
Plastidipped the pillion grab handles black. Never heard of that stuff before , until this thread  :152: love this forum!
A friend with an explorer had his crash bars protected with Line-X (professionally sprayed on).  This is something many use on pick-up trucks to protect the beds from rust and scratches.  I said, 'you are protecting the protectors'!  Anyways, novel idea and sort of cool.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: NORTY on February 23, 2015, 06:32:01 PM
*Originally Posted by Hawkster [+]
A friend with an explorer had his crash bars protected with Line-X (professionally sprayed on).  This is something many use on pick-up trucks to protect the beds from rust and scratches.  I said, 'you are protecting the protectors'!  Anyways, novel idea and sort of cool.
Had a CJ-7 that had been sprayed with "Rhinolining" all over it. Topside, underneath, in the "bed." Never squeaked or rattled again. Even rock climbing...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Hawkster on February 23, 2015, 06:49:11 PM
*Originally Posted by NORTY [+]
Had a CJ-7 that had been sprayed with "Rhinolining" all over it. Topside, underneath, in the "bed." Never squeaked or rattled again. Even rock climbing...
One of my associates had a fur bike.  Yes it was covered in fur.  It was an old Katana (lot of plastic covered in fur) with black/violet sort of tiger striping.  It was definitely a crowd pleaser.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: trumpet173 on February 23, 2015, 07:21:18 PM

*Originally Posted by NORTY [+]
I get 50% off Ohlins & RaceTech. Is there really that big of difference?

Yes! I have the Ohlins rear suspension set to be a little firmer at the moment (you can adjust preload and compression). But the big difference is that the bike is way more planted around corners and twisties.  I feel way more confident with my leans and can go faster than normal, but it feels easier and like it hugs the ground. 

The front forks used to have that jelly feel. No longer!  So much better.

I'm still getting used to it and feeling the differences to my old suspension, but it makes the bike feel so much more capable. And I already thought the Tiger was a capable bike.  I had no idea that an upgraded suspension would help in this way. I haven't taken it off-road yet, but I sure look forward to doing so soon.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: adrianb1066 on February 24, 2015, 08:08:56 PM
Signed the PCP finance documents and paid a further bit of cash towards the deposit and can collect the XRx on Sunday 1st March!
Originally ordered a white one but recently wanted to change to black. Speaking to the dealer on Monday and was told that if I wanted a black one I could have it immediately but a white one would take a bit longer so a great result!
New beak/high mudguard on order as its colour coded and is being PDI'd today.
Roll on Sunday and a bit of sunshine.
Memo to self - find ACF50 and get spraying!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Frosties on February 24, 2015, 08:26:39 PM

*Originally Posted by Nelizzz [+]
Plastidipped the pillion grab handles black. Never heard of that stuff before , until this thread  :152: love this forum!

Did you do this yourself? Easy enough? Any runs?
Quite like the idea of black grab rails. Think it looks good on the new one.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Nelizzz on February 24, 2015, 09:23:04 PM
Yes did it myself, easy enough, looks good, but we already knew that since some members showed us their powdercoated grab handles... Think I could have done better, but it's good enough for me
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Vansflyer on February 25, 2015, 07:01:13 AM
Paid the balance and had a chat with the Tech whilst 1st stage farkling took place, Arrow, PR4s etc. Being delivered tomorrow but has to sit in the garage till Sunday!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Lotuschris on February 25, 2015, 10:51:38 AM
Fitted the touring screen  :417:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: bdkrivit on February 25, 2015, 05:44:20 PM
picked it up at Triumph of Westchester and rode a traffic-filled 21 miles home. The Gerbing gloves plus the heated grips were too much even in 20°F weather.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: mullerrad on February 26, 2015, 10:41:00 AM
Got a £1470 pound refund on my lease due to Black Horse cocking up the paper work. Basically all the interest.

Happy Bunnie
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Macca on February 26, 2015, 10:52:55 AM
Added Pivot Pegz, Barkbusters and bar risers.

Iain
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Hawkster on February 26, 2015, 01:04:49 PM
Added Pivot Pegz 'toppers' for street riding.  This should help the soles of my boots from the ravages of deep cleats.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dennis on February 26, 2015, 05:31:18 PM
I've reversed my bar risers (They're XC risers on my roady Tiger). The handlebars are now somewhat more forward. Also I've rotated the handlebars somewhat higher.

Now it feels much, much better when riding standing up while off roading.. My upper body feels much more stable while standing on the pegs due to the better angle.
Before, when off roading standing, I didn't have that stable feeling and I felt much less confident.
Got this advise from an instructor who will teach me stuff on an off-road training day soon.  :152:

And no doubt about it, my roady likes it dirty too!!
                                                                           :418:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: glenn389 on February 26, 2015, 05:52:44 PM
Added Hepco & Becker C Bow panniers frames. Look nice and neat and not too obtrusive.  :152:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Hemibee on February 26, 2015, 07:37:10 PM
*Originally Posted by Nelizzz [+]
Plastidipped the pillion grab handles black. Never heard of that stuff before , until this thread  :152: love this forum!

*Originally Posted by Frosties [+]
Did you do this yourself? Easy enough? Any runs?
Quite like the idea of black grab rails. Think it looks good on the new one.

*Originally Posted by Nelizzz [+]
Yes did it myself, easy enough, looks good, but we already knew that since some members showed us their powdercoated grab handles... Think I could have done better, but it's good enough for me


Very easy to do.  I wanted to try the PlastiDip mine before doing in a more permanent method.  The good of using PlastiDip is if you don't like it you just peel it off.  If you do light coats the way I did, it is easy to damage the PlastiDip finish. 

You would do better putting more coats than I did.  I had three coats on mine since I was using up a can my son had used to PlastiDip some of his Toyota 4Runner trim pieces.  Go with more coats for a stronger finish.  After a hard day of riding I was getting tired and when I would throw my leg over the bike I wasn't lifting my foot high enough and the heel of my boot hit the right ide grab bar a couple or three times and I now have a missing chunk I need to repair.  The good part of PlastiDip is I can probably fill in the missing piece without too much trouble.  All I need to do now is buy another spray can or some brush on to fix it.  I will probably go with the spray can again.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: TIGER8 on February 28, 2015, 03:30:15 PM
Today I fitted the Auxiliary Power Socket from Square Deals  http://www.squaredeals-ltd.co.uk/auxiliary-power-socket--optimate-adaptor-16amp-panel-mounted-7076-p.asp (http://www.squaredeals-ltd.co.uk/auxiliary-power-socket--optimate-adaptor-16amp-panel-mounted-7076-p.asp)  Also fitted SpeedBleeders SB8125L (3off) http://www.speedbleeder.zoovy.com/product/SB8125L/SB8125L-Speed-Bleeder.html (http://www.speedbleeder.zoovy.com/product/SB8125L/SB8125L-Speed-Bleeder.html)  Purged and Bled the brakes both front and rear with Castrol Grand Prix Fully Synthetic DOT 4 brake Fluid, The brakes are now back to there best they have also made this a quick and very easy one man job.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: gazxclent on February 28, 2015, 03:39:08 PM
Today iv'e just fitted my new LED triumph spotlights,that's the finish now they were the last bit off my list,already now to do some rallies and bsb's.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: cunestu on February 28, 2015, 04:10:04 PM
Dismantled the engine bars prior to reinstallation on the new Tiger.  The two torx bolts that connect the cross member in front of the radiator were seized solid and soon rounded out while trying to remove them.  After much hammering, banging, cutting and swearing eventually discovered that the pipe wrench is your friend....

Luckily had a few M6 bolts lying around, just had to shorten them a bit and the installation was complete.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: SteveB on February 28, 2015, 05:25:34 PM
I bought a top box for a Tiger 800 XCX I don't have yet lol.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ElliotReidMD on February 28, 2015, 05:41:29 PM
Everyone does that I bet. I had to wait a month and a half to get my Tiger and I had loads of bits to put on when I finally got it. Though I just put the rad guard on and levers then rode it the rest of the day and put the other bits on the next morning before I went out again.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dunc 66 on February 28, 2015, 05:51:24 PM
 Met Dave ( muddysump ) installed Arrow map for my set up .. Top Bloke even better price  .. Sweet as a nut. :152:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: BrownSugarGBR on February 28, 2015, 08:59:28 PM
 Fitted a second auxillary plug to bike (even I can do that :047:) and almost fitted my Bark Buster Storm Guards.....few loose screws and bolts left from removing the original ones :187: :187: :187:

  Will have to read the forum me thinks on tips...........instructions were not that brilliant.. :211:...although items look brill.

   :107:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: White Lightning on March 01, 2015, 03:43:51 AM
Bought it!

 :418:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Flashman on March 01, 2015, 04:00:23 PM
Added a bit of decoration to the Madstad mounting plate. Think this looks quite nice
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Macca on March 02, 2015, 05:52:28 AM
Fitted a Givi top box, a tank ring for the tank bag and a Eastern Beaver 3 switched accessory circuits and wired up the Garmin GPS.  Now just got to wait a few days til I get some time off and can got for a ride.

Iain
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Oyley on March 02, 2015, 05:09:52 PM
I was not even on it..but I did manage to reverse my pickup into the registration plate and break it !!! I've not even ridden it since it was dropped off on Saturday as it was raining ..and snowing here yesterday !!
That is the first time in owning maybe over twenty big trail/adventure bikes I have damaged a bike before the wheels have rolled.
Closest to that was when a dealer fitted a side stand to the first KTM 640 Adventurer and I filled the tank with fuel and rode it twenty miles to a mates and we were stood back admiring it and it just fell over right in front of us...it was the wrong side stand and when loaded with fuel just unbalanced it...even with a different stand but with some luggage on the rear..it was still tempted to fall over.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: briany2096 on March 02, 2015, 07:00:20 PM
Fitted a new centre stand. Very easy to install - about 30 minutes. But boy, getting that spring hooked on was a challenge.
It's been over 20 years since I've had to struggle lifting a bike onto centre stand and I'm not as young as I once was. But it popped straight up onto it first try. i guess you never really forget the technique.
Very happy it's now fitted. Now for the next project........
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Milemuncher on March 04, 2015, 03:44:28 PM
More a do for than a do to - paid for her first dealer annual inspection at a miserable 1670 miles. Note to self - MUST DO BETTER!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on March 04, 2015, 03:53:21 PM
*Originally Posted by Milemuncher [+]
More a do for than a do to - paid for her first dealer annual inspection at a miserable 1670 miles. Note to self - MUST DO BETTER!
You may hand back that name as well. Trades descriptions act.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on March 04, 2015, 03:54:25 PM
Just realised my Tiger is 4 today. 8)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Milemuncher on March 04, 2015, 05:04:18 PM
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
You may hand back that name as well. Trades descriptions act.

Guilty as charged, KM. In my defence M'Lud, I did 18,000 miles in the first year I had my GS1150. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Vansflyer on March 04, 2015, 07:55:32 PM
First wash, first polish (and the wheels of course) happy morning. Crap afternoon fighting to get the baffles out ... it's quieter than the old one and I want to know why  :232:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on March 04, 2015, 08:38:06 PM
*Originally Posted by Milemuncher [+]
Guilty as charged, KM. In my defence M'Lud, I did 18,000 miles in the first year I had my GS1150.

Wash your mouth out.   :004:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Milemuncher on March 04, 2015, 08:56:08 PM
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
Wash your mouth out.   :004:

 :492:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: adrianb1066 on March 04, 2015, 08:57:18 PM
Collected new XRx from dealer and rode 2.3 miles home. Roads now all covered in salt so waiting till Sunday and ACF50fest followed by a good ride hopefully.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Macca on March 05, 2015, 05:20:51 AM
Took it out for a ride, about 350km with maybe 100km of easy gravel roads. 

Cheers

Iain
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Bikerjohnsey on March 08, 2015, 07:56:33 PM
Had a great day fitting my birthday presents before a ride to Shaftesbury for coffee and cake before returning home.   :417:

Venom yellow hugger (marmite part?) to balance colour up on the bike, and new front mudguard extender to keep the beast nice and clean.   :490:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: adrianb1066 on March 08, 2015, 08:14:00 PM
Sprayed it with MucOff left for five minutes and a quick hose down to rinse. That is all.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Jamstealer on March 08, 2015, 09:08:38 PM
Ignored it and went clay shooting instead.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Hawkster on March 08, 2015, 10:55:53 PM
Rode about 60 miles on the wet. salty road.  Tiger a mess but I washed it before putting down.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: smurfbud on March 09, 2015, 09:10:15 AM
*Originally Posted by Bikerjohnsey [+]
Venom yellow hugger (marmite part?) to balance colour up on the bike, and new front mudguard extender to keep the beast nice and clean.   :490:

Might be a tad disappointed in the end result matey .... bike still gets covered in crud   :003:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on March 09, 2015, 10:32:17 AM
*Originally Posted by smurfbud [+]
Might be a tad disappointed in the end result matey .... bike still gets covered in crud   :003:

Yup, mine's off now.  Ironically makes cleaning the bike easier without the hugger.
(https://www.tiger800.co.uk/MGalleryItem.php?id=2001)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Milemuncher on March 09, 2015, 11:07:59 AM
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
Yup, mine's off now.  Ironically makes cleaning the bike easier without the hugger.


Yup, that's my view - nothing you do helps, so you might as well save your money and make it easy to hose down and clean.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ElliotReidMD on March 09, 2015, 12:50:09 PM
I took my hugger off as it was a huge pain to uncover the chain and it didn't seem to make much difference to the mess. I stuck one of those shock covers from Pyramid on and that seems to protect the shock reasonably well.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: cunestu on March 09, 2015, 01:52:19 PM
Add me to the list of ex-huggers.  Had it fitted briefly to the XRx but preferred the extra chain coverage afforded by the new longer OEM chainguard.

Might just be me but I think the bike looks better at the rear without the hugger.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: LeboRiley on March 09, 2015, 01:56:37 PM
Ride my bike to work for the first time in 4 months. Thank god the snow is gone in NYC. :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Vansflyer on March 09, 2015, 01:59:14 PM
Removed the "obstruction" in the baffles  :164: and fitted the bobbins for the paddock stand I don't need to use anymore but figured they would save the swinging arm in the event of a "situation".
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Bikerjohnsey on March 09, 2015, 02:45:19 PM
I know from experience that huggers never really keep the bike clean if you intend to ride in all weathers.  But they do look good (especially when they match the bike!), and after years of riding in all types of conditions, now I like to keep away from the crappy weather stuff (most of the time!!!) so my bike is worth something in years to come.

Look after your bike, and your bike will look after you!!!!  :169:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ElliotReidMD on March 09, 2015, 03:09:15 PM
*Originally Posted by Bikerjohnsey [+]
Look after your bike, and your bike will look after you!!!!  :169:

That's not 100% true. I had a heavy cold the other week and my bike just sat in the porch doing bugger all. Didn't make me any chicken soup or anything. Damn lazy bike.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: andyrut on March 09, 2015, 04:36:29 PM
*Originally Posted by ElliotReidMD [+]
That's not 100% true. I had a heavy cold the other week and my bike just sat in the porch doing bugger all. Didn't make me any chicken soup or anything. Damn lazy bike.

Wow this looks like another complaint going into Triumph!

Mine nearly got me some chicken purée mind you i doing 60+ at the time  :008:

Andy  :123:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Bikerjohnsey on March 09, 2015, 04:42:45 PM
*Originally Posted by ElliotReidMD [+]
That's not 100% true. I had a heavy cold the other week and my bike just sat in the porch doing bugger all. Didn't make me any chicken soup or anything. Damn lazy bike.

That's because you didn't wrap it in blankets, kiss and cuddle it, and call it George!!!!  :190:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: zxr400 on March 09, 2015, 10:06:35 PM
Fitted a centre stand was much easier to get it on it then I thought it would be  :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: tritom1 on March 10, 2015, 05:40:33 PM
PR4'S Fitted today on roadie.  147mile blast around North Wales what a difference !!!!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Vansflyer on March 10, 2015, 06:15:40 PM
*Originally Posted by tritom1 [+]
PR4'S Fitted today on roadie.  147mile blast around North Wales what a difference !!!!!
Must have been the day for Wales today, Met MartinDT in Abergarvenny and had a brisk ride out to Welshpool on the new beasties.  :001: 240 miles over 5h40 mins for me... tired but happy. Impressed how quick the XCx was on the twistie bits ... in the right hands they are clearly quite potent  :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: tritom1 on March 10, 2015, 06:30:55 PM
Well done you 2, Bikes look the dogs :152:
I only went to Buckley for tyres but then thought it rude not to take them for a spin  :047:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: glenn389 on March 10, 2015, 06:33:58 PM
Had a ride up onto the North Yorkshire Moors with the missus. Did 150 miles on a beautiful day. :002:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Vansflyer on March 10, 2015, 06:37:01 PM
*Originally Posted by tritom1 [+]
Well done you 2, Bikes look the dogs :152:
I only went to Buckley for tyres but then thought it rude not to take them for a spin  :047:
Pr4s are the dogs...  They just inspire you to "lean" !
*Originally Posted by glenn389 [+]
Had a ride up onto the North Yorkshire Moors with the missus. Did 150 miles on a beautiful day. :002:

I bet the Moors were great today as well.... Spring is nearly here!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Oyley on March 10, 2015, 11:13:47 PM
At last...I took my new XCX out for the first time today,it was dark and a tad cold this evening and the LED lights certainly helped on the back roads where there is no street lighting.

The heated grips helped but don't give out as much heat as previous grips I have used,Cagiva,Oxford and BMW.
I'm not even sure that I noticed them on the lower setting !

I find the ride by wire throttle a bit light,could do with a bit more resistance but I expect I will get used to it.
I  was nearly caught out by the fork dive under braking prior to dark and tight bends,must get used to breaking earlier and allow the forks to return...my own fault.My KTM 640 Adventurer was worse for fork dive under braking,Telelever rules in that situation.

Engine braking? is there any? well,there is but not as much as previous bikes and I have had many trail/adventure bikes over the years,again...just a case of getting used to the triple.
The engine for a new bike seems very free revving and had to keep an eye on the rev counter as it just wanted to go...I could barely hear the thing !

I am not tall (5' 8") and the standard screen does not offer much protection so may look at a taller option,maybe a few more miles and a motorway run before I review that option.

As for the suspension,it's new and seems more than up to the job but needs a few more miles and on varying surfaces before any further comments.

Brakes? well,first ride and bedding them in so again,more miles.

Couple of things though,I could on occasion smell something like burning rubber ! I know engines,especially new ones do give off various 'smells' I have not experienced that smell before though..again,a few more miles running in maybe.
The other thing was a 'clunking' noise from behind me when going over slight bumps..sounded like maybe the centre stand was lowering slightly and rising to hit the stop...I'll strap it up tight and ride the same stretch of road.
There is nothing else that I can see that would cause that noise..albeit it just struck me as I was typing that that maybe the Triumph U lock under the seat was moving...I will remove it before I strap the centre stand up and do the ride.

Overall impressions so far......Effin great !!!!



Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Doc4216 on March 11, 2015, 12:38:58 AM
Well, I sold mine so I won't be doing anything else on one. Joined the VFR clan but wanted to say how much I have enjoyed being a part of this forum.

Good luck and stay safe!

Cheers!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: SteveB on March 11, 2015, 09:04:08 PM
My bike's arrived at the dealers so I popped down to see it.
 :001:

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1030.photobucket.com/albums/y369/jaffa1963/Tiger%20800/th_20150311_173609470_iOS_zps3nykzwkm.jpg) (http://s1030.photobucket.com/user/jaffa1963/media/Tiger%20800/20150311_173609470_iOS_zps3nykzwkm.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Oyley on March 11, 2015, 09:11:07 PM
Looks just like mine....until I took it up to Kendal for new exhaust !!  :015:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Galiot on March 13, 2015, 08:03:41 PM
Fitted an XC risers on my Roadie I found earlier on Ebay. Can't wait sunday to try the new settings!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Welshman on March 13, 2015, 09:12:21 PM
Fitted barkbuster hand guards and Givi screen to XRX

https://www.tiger800.co.uk/MGalleryItem.php?id=2010 (https://www.tiger800.co.uk/MGalleryItem.php?id=2010)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: TigerBrian on March 13, 2015, 09:21:45 PM
Straightened out the forks in the triple tree after twisting everything out of shape while 'Creative parking' in a mud bank last Saturday.
Title: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Frosties on March 14, 2015, 11:14:33 AM
Took all the brake calipers off, gave them a good clean and greased the pins. Put it all back together and went for a steady ride to make sure everything worked again!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on March 14, 2015, 12:04:52 PM
Got it ready for the first Triathlon of the season
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Snooky on March 14, 2015, 12:05:16 PM
Just fitted a home made rad guard, think the gold works well with the venom

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i31.photobucket.com/albums/c394/Snooky35/20150314_115933.jpg) (http://s31.photobucket.com/user/Snooky35/media/20150314_115933.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: cunestu on March 14, 2015, 12:52:58 PM
 :490:  That's a nice tidy job Snooky.  I took the lazy path and picked up a new aluminium radiator guard for the XCx at the dealers this morning.  Will fit it after the weekend, too much rugby to watch until then.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Snooky on March 14, 2015, 01:01:53 PM
That is just a sheet of gold alu from B&Q with some edging and then used lock wire to hold it in place, same as I had on my Street triple
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: RCTiger on March 18, 2015, 08:47:23 PM
New chain and sprockets and it's 1st MOT!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: glenn389 on March 19, 2015, 03:46:30 PM
Had a pair of new Continental Trail Attack 2's fitted. Looking forward to seeing the improvement over the original Pirelli Scorpions.  :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Milemuncher on March 19, 2015, 10:03:19 PM
Fitted my new Garmin Virb camera and Sony mike combination and took them for a trial spin.  Some fine tuning needed, but  very promising.  :028:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Frosties on March 21, 2015, 01:30:29 PM
Fog lights fitted. Couple of hundred quid saved by doing it myself!

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: viince on March 21, 2015, 06:27:00 PM
*Originally Posted by Frosties [+]
Fog lights fitted. Couple of hundred quid saved by doing it myself!


well done good job  :047: :152:

if your at the ace tomorrow your  buying  :492: :150:

cheers vince
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on March 21, 2015, 06:32:59 PM
Removed the fuel tank (bit scary I'm a fuel tank virgin), replaced the air filter for a K&N one, while the tank was off I exchanged the plugs for iridium ones, had a good clean up under there, put it all back together.......... No bits left over  :028:
I also did an oil change and replaced the OEM filter with a K&N one,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, no leaks  :028:
And tomorrow I will service the brakes,
Feeling quite pleased with myself
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: fac191 on March 21, 2015, 07:59:20 PM
Mr Stealth, Muddy Sump does a good video on the brakes. Its on You Tube. Hope you have your caliper piston pliers and brake cleaner :007:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Frosties on March 21, 2015, 09:28:25 PM

*Originally Posted by fac191 [+]
Mr Stealth, Muddy Sump does a good video on the brakes. Its on You Tube. Hope you have your caliper piston pliers and brake cleaner :007:

What he said! Great video and very easy!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on March 21, 2015, 10:57:01 PM
 :028: I have all of Mr Muddysump"s service videos, I followed them avidly today  :028: And will again tomorrow, and ohhhhh yes I have the brake cleaner  3 litres of it and the piston calipers are at the ready.

Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: K1W1 on March 21, 2015, 11:10:27 PM
Chain lube day. $25 fir a new can of Bel Ray. Sheeeesh!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on March 22, 2015, 07:22:54 PM
Well After a long morning at work, I finished preparing the bike, I completely serviced all the brakes, those brake caliper pliers are invaluable, the crud I removed from the back of the piston jeeeeeeezzz, and it's only been 6 months since I did them last!!! However I was pleased to see the EBC double h sintered pads I use are wearing very well, I did have a set ready to change but there is more than enough pad for this season for sure, I did have a good look over her today and so far there are no signs of any corrosion all thanks to using ACF50 from day one as well as their grease, will wait a few weeks more before giving her a good clean with SDOC100.
Here comes the summer
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: b12bandit on March 23, 2015, 09:13:02 AM
Couple of days late but...
Picked up my Tiger 800 from Pure Triumph at Wellingborough on Thursday lunchtime. 30 minutes later I'm lying in the road, next to the bike on the A428 Bedford bypass. Went to tip it into a roundabout. Wary of the new tyres, I was being careful. 15 mph tops. Bike leant over...and kept on leaning until I hear the RH pannier scraping on the road. Next thing I know I've come off the bike.  Damn!
It really was very low speed.I had no sensation of the bike sliding or loss of control. One moment I was okay, gently leaning the bike into the roundabout. A split second later we'd parted company.
Damage to the bike was mostly superficial. The pannier outer cover was trashed. RH indicator, bar end, handguard, footrest and bottom of fork leg all scraped/scuffed. The mounting bracket for the screen had snapped and, curiously, the left hand mirror was spinning round on it's stem. The handlebars were not straight.
I managed to ride the bike home. Called Pure Triumph who came straight over and collected the bike. Called insurance company.
My right ankle was sore. Managed to get my boot off and found my ankle was a funny shape/colour and hurt like hell so off we went to A&E.
X-ray showed a 'weber type B' fracture of the lower right fibula (broken ankle) and I'm in plaster from knee to toes. No riding/driving/work for SIX WEEKS. DOH!
So, my Tiger experience lasted a whole half hour. Road surface was good. Tyres were brand new Pirelli Scorpions. I thought I was taking it steady enough but clearly not.
My first off for nearly 30 years (unless you count stepping off a police bike at 0 mph in Bedford town centre in 1999. That was embarassing), so I suppose, statistically, I was due one. Hopefully, in 6 weeks time, the bike will have been repaired and we can try again.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Vansflyer on March 23, 2015, 09:19:20 AM
Bummer! Feel your pain, really sorry to hear your woes. Now you have had your "incident" out of the way you should be alright for another 30 years... You walked away intact, that's the most important thing.
Was it a new bike or new rubber?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: b12bandit on March 23, 2015, 09:44:34 AM
Brand new tyres. Bike was new to me. 2013 Tiger 800 with 6400 miles. Panniers, top box, scottoiler, centre stand etc.
Disappointed, annoyed, embarrassed, angry, bewildered. I'm sure the bike will be repaired and the insurance will sort it all out....goodbye my £225 excess.
Ironically, I'd sorted the insurance on the phone, an hour before I went to pick up the bike. Woman on phone asked me if I'd like to pay an extra £16 to cover all my riding gear - helmet, jacket, leathers etc. For some unknown reason I declined.
When I got home I found a lovely scuff and hole in the right forearm of my NEW Dainese jacket!  Thankfully the armour had done it's job and my arm was not injured but jacket (£400 worth) is trashed. DOH AGAIN!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ElliotReidMD on March 23, 2015, 09:57:03 AM
That is <insert expletive> crappy. Broke my ankle on a roundabout in Milton Keynes back in 1990 when a female driver decided she didn't want to follow convention and give way to the right. The worse thing was the bike was written off, I loved that bike, and it's still my favourite bike to this day though that may just be rose coloured glassed memories. It was a Kawasaki KMX 125.

Good luck with your recovery and hopefully in 6ish weeks time the weather will be great biking weather.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Vansflyer on March 23, 2015, 10:29:19 AM
Great news that the jacket did the job, £400 down but skin intact. I do wonder when new tyres will be available "scrubbed in" , so many of us have gone off, nearly gone off, or are going to go off on new rubber.
Keep yer chin up... It can only get better now.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Snooky on March 23, 2015, 10:45:42 AM
Is this the same b12b that used to be foccer? if so welcome to the forum and sorry to hear about the off, if not the same, welcome to the forum and sorry to hear about the off.
I never liked the scorpions and running Pilot road 4's not, warm up very quickly and grip like glue  :028:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: b12bandit on March 23, 2015, 11:51:10 AM
Snooky,
Indeed it is. I have fond memories of my old 600 Fazer. Wonderful motorcycle.

Never tried them but heard good things (on here) about Pilot Road 4's. Might get the dealer to fit some before I pick bike up again. Although my off was entirely down to operator error, I'm not sure if I'll ever really trust the Scorpion tyres again.

Vans,
You're right. Jacket is toast but right arm completely unscathed.Not even a bruise. Just wished I'd said 'Yes' to £16 kit insurance. Hey ho. You live and learn.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: fac191 on March 23, 2015, 01:18:16 PM
b12bandit, may be Hideout Leathers could repair your jacket. Get well soon.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Milemuncher on March 23, 2015, 01:37:09 PM
 :003: very sorry to hear of this mishap.  Very bad luck.  Don't beat yourself up more. Get fit and get back on the Tiger soon.   :031:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Oyley on March 23, 2015, 08:48:20 PM
I took delivery of SW Motech evo tank ring and City bag...looks quite tidy...so whilst in the buying mood I ordered a 'big foot',a Kreiga waist pack,motion pro tool kit....oh,then I got the bug again and ordered a pair of Metal Mule balanced pannier frames.
As a bit of an experiment I also got two SW Motech spot light brackets and did a trial fit to the L/H side rear sub frames with the tool tube..looks pretty good in the trial fit so when time allows I fit them and see if they are stable enough.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: bdkrivit on March 23, 2015, 09:45:56 PM
Added the backrests for the top box! #wrench #addlightness #happywifehappylife  :152:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Hawkster on March 23, 2015, 10:15:57 PM
If Mama ain't happy, then nobody's happy!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: SteveB on March 24, 2015, 08:26:02 AM
Fitted higher screen, altrider luggage rack and outback top box.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: scamb66 on March 31, 2015, 08:10:33 AM
Rebuild is coming along nicely, only a set of Mitas E07's, new chain, hand guards and left side grab rail to go and she will be ready for rego.
Hard to believe it is the same bike. Purchased as a repairable write off after it was rear ended by an 1190 Adventure at 120 km/h. It currently owes me A$8000. Rides nice and straight and probably the most comfortable bike I have had the pleasure to ride. Going to be an nice addition to the stable.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Hemibee on March 31, 2015, 05:23:51 PM
Mounted my panniers this morning when I got home from work.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Tigertwee on March 31, 2015, 08:19:45 PM
Fitted the light smoke puig screen and went for a quick ride in the blustery weather we have on the Kent Coast.  It's made a huge difference, didn't get buffeted about and the helmet stayed put instead of trying to free itself due to buffeting from the oem screen!! Happy bunny :-)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Bikerjohnsey on March 31, 2015, 08:48:46 PM
*Originally Posted by Tigertwee [+]
Fitted the light smoke puig screen and went for a quick ride in the blustery weather we have on the Kent Coast.  It's made a huge difference, didn't get buffeted about and the helmet stayed put instead of trying to free itself due to buffeting from the oem screen!! Happy bunny :-)

Hi Tigertwee!

Is this the Puig screen below, as i was thinking of buying this screen myself, does it look massive over the original screen on the bike?   :490:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261488358980?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2648&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261488358980?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2648&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on March 31, 2015, 09:51:20 PM
*Originally Posted by Bikerjohnsey [+]
Hi Tigertwee!

Is this the Puig screen below, as i was thinking of buying this screen myself, does it look massive over the original screen on the bike?   :490:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261488358980?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2648&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261488358980?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2648&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT)

This is how it looks on the bike, it doesn't look massive at all.
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy359/divabaron/photo1_zps094ba7be.jpg) (http://s807.photobucket.com/user/divabaron/media/photo1_zps094ba7be.jpg.html)
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy359/divabaron/photo2_zpscf7474a1.jpg) (http://s807.photobucket.com/user/divabaron/media/photo2_zpscf7474a1.jpg.html)
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy359/divabaron/photo3_zps7ada4641.jpg) (http://s807.photobucket.com/user/divabaron/media/photo3_zps7ada4641.jpg.html)
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy359/divabaron/IMG_0220_zps96ed0768.jpg) (http://s807.photobucket.com/user/divabaron/media/IMG_0220_zps96ed0768.jpg.html)

Chico
Title: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Tigertwee on April 01, 2015, 12:31:12 PM
Yes that's the one. I ordered mine from bs motoparts as they were cheaper than eBay and free postage. Arrived within 3 days from Germany! £109 :-)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Stef on April 03, 2015, 02:46:13 PM
Installed a rear mudflap (sheet of 0.4mm of rubber).
I was getting  tired cleaning the lock of the Givi-topcase...
It does the job and... it is very cheap!

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on April 04, 2015, 07:10:40 PM
Today I spent all day clean the Tiger, she now looks  as clean as a new pin, can't wait until Monday when we are off to Southend for the Southend shakedown,,',,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, happy days
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: K1W1 on April 06, 2015, 07:52:49 AM
I, gulp washedmyTigerandusedtheleafblowertogiveitahairdrytoday.
There I said it fast so nobody will notice.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: scamb66 on April 06, 2015, 09:15:08 AM
*Originally Posted by Stef [+]
Installed a rear mudflap (sheet of 0.4mm of rubber).
I was getting  tired cleaning the lock of the Givi-topcase...
It does the job and... it is very cheap!
Due to Australia's draconian design laws Triumph actually make an extension for the guard that makes the existing one longer and wider and come standard on all Aussie bikes (think a couple of other countries as well)
Normally I would remove it but in this case it actually looks like it would be better.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Hemibee on April 06, 2015, 08:34:39 PM
Barkbusters and Bar End Weights installed/

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: White Lightning on April 06, 2015, 10:09:13 PM
I figured out how the steering lock works!  Darn these fancy newfangled bikes.....
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: mullerrad on April 07, 2015, 04:10:21 PM
I had a ride in Shropshire
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: dunelm on April 09, 2015, 04:34:07 PM
First service this morning so getting a few more revs.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: diddylord on April 09, 2015, 05:18:01 PM
Hi hemibee
Where did you get the soft grip on you handlebars?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on April 09, 2015, 07:18:42 PM
*Originally Posted by diddylord [+]
Hi hemibee
Where did you get the soft grip on you handlebars?
I use them on mine they are grip puppies, got mine from Amazon there are others I am not endorsing them but they are a good quality item and not expensive
Hope this helps
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: evilpod on April 10, 2015, 12:55:23 AM
Wipped out the db killer and made some noise....
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Hawkster on April 10, 2015, 01:02:30 PM
Picked up from mechanic after valve check, new plugs, and air filter.  Redi to ride!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: dunelm on April 10, 2015, 02:12:05 PM
Roc risers and side stand foot fitted in my lunch break.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ElliotReidMD on April 10, 2015, 02:48:20 PM
I decided I don't like my Pipewerx exhaust no matter what baffle I have in it so I changed it back. Unfortunately Mr Heavy Handed here, but I never am so no idea why I chose today to be, overtightened the bot on the clamp and it snapped. Fortunately Hughenden M40 Triumph had  one in stock so I have just got back from collecting it. Shall put it on once the exhaust cools. Really annoyed at myself  :232:

And you know what? Since I've had the Pipewerx exhaust on I haven't heard the sweet engine as well as usual as the exhaust note drowned it out but the 26 mile round trip to get the clamp was great as I could hear the engine again.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Tigertwee on April 10, 2015, 07:15:14 PM
In contrast to the above post I fitted my newly purchased pipe werx exhaust, and also a set of vario levers in blue & silver. Levers are a vast improvement over the oem, especially for my little hands!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: NUTIGER on April 10, 2015, 07:32:05 PM
had my valves checked and an annual service at 3x  motorcycles. they lent me a new explorer for the day. didn't like it vibey handlebars, clunky/stiff up change. my right thumb could not reach the cruise buttons very well. other than that it was ok. swopped with a mate and had a go on his water cooled @m# GS2100 and loved it!!!!

However the ride home on my tiger was great after the service. :417:

Regards NUTIGER
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dunc 66 on April 10, 2015, 09:58:12 PM
I had pilot road 4 trail tyres fitted , great improvement and looks much better than the scorpion tractor tyre's  :152:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: catch210 on April 12, 2015, 02:56:35 AM
Finally found an inexpensive Stealth Passenger seat and installed today.. look like it was made for the bike. I did not want a case with a back pad.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: diddylord on April 12, 2015, 02:58:59 PM
 replaced all the brake pads and cleaned up the calipers,
Then fitted fender extender to the front.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on April 12, 2015, 05:31:43 PM
Downpipe cleaning what a chore, but quite good results probably needs a little more time, they are the vain of my bloody biking life .......
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Vansflyer on April 12, 2015, 07:17:07 PM
That's a good improvement, what did you use?
Ta
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Vansflyer on April 12, 2015, 07:26:20 PM
Finally got around to fitting the SW Daybag with power. Took a while to do it right but impressed with the quality and the fact it doesn't touch the paint at all ;-)

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Vansflyer on April 12, 2015, 07:26:59 PM
And another..
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on April 12, 2015, 07:52:34 PM
 :471:
*Originally Posted by Vansflyer [+]
That's a good improvement, what did you use?
Ta
Autosol lots of it, oh and an enormous amount of elbow grease  :087: I'm going to do them now every time I clean her try and keep on top of it
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: prenticemarie on April 13, 2015, 10:22:27 AM
*Originally Posted by Vansflyer [+]
Finally got around to fitting the SW Daybag with power. Took a while to do it right but impressed with the quality and the fact it doesn't touch the paint at all ;-)

+1, One of the most useful accessories I have fitted to my Tiger, would not be without it  :152:

And, with the safety pin fitted it cannot be nicked !  :047:

 :417:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: prenticemarie on April 13, 2015, 10:36:11 AM
Just back from a 200 mile round trip from Worthing to Gloucester for the TOMCC (Triumph Owners Motor Cycle Club) National AGM, hosted by the "Gloucester Meteors" Branch.

Thanks to them for a fine lunch  :047:

Most interesting in the Car Park was a members 1200 Tiger Explorer, who was obviously serious about touring as he had fitted an Enlarged Fuel Tank PLUS in place of the Top Box ANOTHER Fuel Tank the size of the Top Box !  :087:
I estimate his fuel range around 600 miles  :037:

The rest of the bike was covered in Touratech equipment.

 :417:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on April 13, 2015, 12:01:58 PM
Bet all that fuel high up makes for "interesting" handling.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Despistao on April 13, 2015, 02:49:00 PM
My roadie recently had it's 100th birthday (I mean, reached 100.000 km  :001:) so I just ordered it's birthday present: a Technoflex custom build rear shock and a pair of same brand's progressive springs for the front.

I must admit the OEM ones are quite worn out after so many km. Now have to wait about 15 days delivery time.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on April 13, 2015, 04:19:09 PM
Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you.   :168:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: mullerrad on April 13, 2015, 09:15:34 PM
New battery fitted to my TomTom rider 2
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ALFbcn on April 14, 2015, 11:16:50 AM
picked up my seats from the upholsterer (not sure if that's the right word in english). Put some gel and viscolastic on drivers seat, and changed the cover from both, as well as a bit more height to driver seat and a little wedge for the passenger's seat! Very nice job, really satisfied with it! + like the looks with both same color better than the oem combination...  :046:

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i.imgur.com/ruLCMTI.jpg)

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Hemibee on April 14, 2015, 03:40:13 PM
*Originally Posted by diddylord [+]
Hi hemibee
Where did you get the soft grip on you handlebars?

Sorry for the delay in responding, been away from the computer for a few days.  I picked them up at a local dealer.  I forget the brand I purchased.  I was looking for the "Grip Puppies" brand when I saw these. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Playsatan on April 14, 2015, 05:34:20 PM
Hoping to get away for a few overnight trips with the tiger this year so have been thinking about luggage. As I don't have £1200 for a full Jessie system I've bought a couple of waterproof roll top bags for a tenner a piece and splashed out on a seconds hand altrider rack and a £40 peli style case from Maplins. Measure twice, drill once and on she goes.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=img.photobucket.com/albums/v321/playsatan/8F356369-3482-49BF-8A2D-A838BA266E18.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/playsatan/media/8F356369-3482-49BF-8A2D-A838BA266E18.jpg.html)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=img.photobucket.com/albums/v321/playsatan/D9CCB1A3-D3DC-4BD2-8219-9F29088B9B20.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/playsatan/media/D9CCB1A3-D3DC-4BD2-8219-9F29088B9B20.jpg.html)

It looks pretty big but isn't too bad, certainly shouldn't hold me back from filtering.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=img.photobucket.com/albums/v321/playsatan/C20DC704-D3D2-4C40-B31E-8DD61D7016A6.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/playsatan/media/C20DC704-D3D2-4C40-B31E-8DD61D7016A6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Vansflyer on April 15, 2015, 09:50:53 PM
Fitted the USB charger in my tank bag, looks good and works:-)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ElliotReidMD on April 15, 2015, 10:17:09 PM
*Originally Posted by Playsatan [+]
Hoping to get away for a few overnight trips with the tiger this year....

Don't forget to let the exhaust cooled down first.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Playsatan on April 16, 2015, 12:07:28 AM
*Originally Posted by ElliotReidMD [+]
Don't forget to let the exhaust cooled down first.
Where's the fun in that?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: dunelm on April 22, 2015, 03:34:10 PM
Finally fitted my tourotech pannier frames for my ARD cases as well as a rack from Palmer products. Next job, fitting my Nanuk case.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu33/dunelm/rack.jpg) (http://s631.photobucket.com/user/dunelm/media/rack.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: jesperta on April 22, 2015, 08:02:03 PM
Tried out the Dealer Tool for the first time. Worked very nice. Got rid of "Service Wrench" and checked the balance of the throttles. All ok - 12000km.

Also removed the installed Hepco Becker tank protector bar after advice from this forum. Will look into reinforceing the flat bracket that goes on the front top engine mount so it actually protects instead of pocking a hole in the cylinder head if the bike falls over.

Installed RAM Mount Ball/holder for my new Iphone so that i can check the locations of the many new mobile speed trap vans just introduced here in Denmark.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: adrianb1066 on April 22, 2015, 09:30:42 PM
First XRx service done. Handlebar clamps reversed and seems much better for me even though only rode 4 miles.
Great customer service and no charge for anything.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Milemuncher on April 22, 2015, 11:17:55 PM
Fitted my (new to me) oem hand guards.  With thanks to the very generous BS_GBR on here.  Definitely better than the ones I didn't have before!  :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on April 23, 2015, 05:04:20 AM
For the last two days I've been adding/replacing some mods to my Tiger 800R.
Changed the silver handlebar for a black one.
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy359/divabaron/IMG_0460_zpscfd7340f.jpg) (http://s807.photobucket.com/user/divabaron/media/IMG_0460_zpscfd7340f.jpg.html)
Installed carbon fiber hand guards and added LED directional.
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy359/divabaron/IMG_0456_zpse831440c.jpg) (http://s807.photobucket.com/user/divabaron/media/IMG_0456_zpse831440c.jpg.html)
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy359/divabaron/IMG_0459_zps7506d094.jpg) (http://s807.photobucket.com/user/divabaron/media/IMG_0459_zps7506d094.jpg.html)
Lastly I replaced the stock wimpy horn for an integrated air horn.
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy359/divabaron/IMG_0455_zps1c1cf237.jpg) (http://s807.photobucket.com/user/divabaron/media/IMG_0455_zps1c1cf237.jpg.html)
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy359/divabaron/IMG_0454_zpsdd8ad6ee.jpg) (http://s807.photobucket.com/user/divabaron/media/IMG_0454_zpsdd8ad6ee.jpg.html)
Great fun, next comes the rear auxiliary LED unit.

Chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Milemuncher on April 23, 2015, 04:18:00 PM
Finally got around to fitting the radiator grill sourced on these very pages. Pleased as punch!  :047:

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i745.photobucket.com/albums/xx96/TigerJVN/Tiger%20Modifications/Grill9_zpsg47pc4zk.jpg) (http://s745.photobucket.com/user/TigerJVN/media/Tiger%20Modifications/Grill9_zpsg47pc4zk.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: cunestu on April 23, 2015, 08:04:55 PM
Lookin' good, took a while though......................  :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: viince on April 24, 2015, 07:35:41 PM
finally got round to fitting toolbox from spain  :046:
and resiting tool tube :047:

cheers vince
 :031:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on April 25, 2015, 01:00:15 AM
Just finished the last planned mod for this season on the Tiger. It's an LED housing that performs as a running and brake light. It pulsates when applying the brake. There are amber directionals as well, doesn't photograph well. :490:

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy359/divabaron/IMG_0461_zps2385a410.jpg) (http://s807.photobucket.com/user/divabaron/media/IMG_0461_zps2385a410.jpg.html)
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy359/divabaron/IMG_0465_zps596c8226.jpg) (http://s807.photobucket.com/user/divabaron/media/IMG_0465_zps596c8226.jpg.html)

Chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Milemuncher on April 25, 2015, 12:20:01 PM
Fitted my Pyramid Shock Protector and Chain Guard Extension and I am pretty pleased with them.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i745.photobucket.com/albums/xx96/TigerJVN/Tiger%20Modifications/ShockProtector_zpsh0qmqsyw.jpg) (http://s745.photobucket.com/user/TigerJVN/media/Tiger%20Modifications/ShockProtector_zpsh0qmqsyw.jpg.html)

I had a devil of a job working out how to hold the Shock Protector in place until the glue went off, but finally worked out this was perhaps what the instructions suggested.  In any case it worked for me and they seem quite secure.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i745.photobucket.com/albums/xx96/TigerJVN/Tiger%20Modifications/ShockGuard_Fitting_zpsvmjfb3ir.jpg) (http://s745.photobucket.com/user/TigerJVN/media/Tiger%20Modifications/ShockGuard_Fitting_zpsvmjfb3ir.jpg.html)

The Chain Guard Extension was a lot more straightforward.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i745.photobucket.com/albums/xx96/TigerJVN/Tiger%20Modifications/ChainGuardExtension_zpso7dsh2gd.jpg) (http://s745.photobucket.com/user/TigerJVN/media/Tiger%20Modifications/ChainGuardExtension_zpso7dsh2gd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Hawkster on April 25, 2015, 12:48:44 PM
Milemuncher, that shows another of the myriad uses for duct tape!!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: chico on April 25, 2015, 04:01:52 PM
Mr. Muncher, can you tell us where you acquired the chain guard extender?

Thx, Chico
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: cunestu on April 25, 2015, 04:13:16 PM
It comes bundled with the shock shield from Pyramid Plastics. I don't think they're available to buy separately.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Frosties on April 25, 2015, 07:30:18 PM
Just ordered mine on eBay! Be quick though!!

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=191396838902

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Frosties on April 25, 2015, 09:07:33 PM
Replaced the front pads and put these bargain beauties on!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on April 26, 2015, 06:49:43 AM
 :480:
*Originally Posted by Frosties [+]
Replaced the front pads and put these bargain beauties on!!
Looking good, I'm still waiting for mine to arrive  :164:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: dunelm on April 26, 2015, 12:35:30 PM
Fitted a waterproof case for my note 4 and finally got the luggage fitted (ARD cases on touratech frames and a Nanuk case on a Palmer Products rack).

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu33/dunelm/bars2.jpg) (http://s631.photobucket.com/user/dunelm/media/bars2.jpg.html)



(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu33/dunelm/pannier1.jpg) (http://s631.photobucket.com/user/dunelm/media/pannier1.jpg.html)


(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu33/dunelm/pannier2.jpg) (http://s631.photobucket.com/user/dunelm/media/pannier2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Grumps on April 26, 2015, 02:40:56 PM
Fitted new front brake pads.

The original ones had worn differently which I have put down to gummed-up retaining pins.

I used disc brake cleaner and will use it on a regular basis to keep them free from now on.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: fozzy on April 26, 2015, 03:57:20 PM
Me and Mrs Fozzy fitted the Ram mount kit for my Tom Tom rider 400 without falling out. :101:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ElliotReidMD on April 27, 2015, 01:02:15 PM
I have been meaning to try the bike without the foot peg rubbers on and finally remembered I wanted to do that today. In my normal, day to day, riding boots, TCX sport touring boots, I can really feel the difference in the angle of my legs and at first it felt weird. I did find I was finding neutral when shifting up to 2 but I have a handle on that now. The main reason i wanted to try this is I found it awkward to change gear in my Sidi Adventure Gore-Tex boots as they are quite a bit thicker than my TCX's. No longer a problem as I have plenty of room now to get my foot under the gear lever.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: mullerrad on April 27, 2015, 08:54:22 PM
I never had the rubber's on my legs. Less slippy off road and in the wet.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: SteveB on April 28, 2015, 12:31:44 PM
Had to take the front wheel off as I've just got my first puncture on it lol.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: cunestu on April 28, 2015, 03:39:08 PM
Fitted new Altrider rack with Givi monokey mounting kit.  Thanks to Cliff at the Adventure Bike Shop (forum sponsor).
 
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa321/cunestu/DSC01313.jpg) (http://s1192.photobucket.com/user/cunestu/media/DSC01313.jpg.html)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa321/cunestu/DSC01312.jpg) (http://s1192.photobucket.com/user/cunestu/media/DSC01312.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Hawkster on April 29, 2015, 01:00:52 PM
Very nice.  I like that its nice and low and a plus set up for givi so no additional plate is required.  Good choice.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Oyley on April 29, 2015, 01:18:13 PM
Cunnestu...Are those the alternative rubber 'bungs' that Adventure bike supplied as the Altrider ones are on back order?

And...did you glue the in holes or just on top of the plate? in fact,did you have to drill any holes to fit the bungs?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: cunestu on April 29, 2015, 03:13:25 PM
Oyley, I salvaged these rubber bungs from an old Givi M5 rack I had laying about but they are much the same as the ones provided in the SW Motech mounting kit.

The bungs supplied were like these ones, http://www.ebay.com/itm/4x-GIVI-KAPPA-Z126-Z126A-MONOLOCK-MONOKEY-WINGRACK-BASE-PLATE-RUBBER-BUNGS-/321497322880 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/4x-GIVI-KAPPA-Z126-Z126A-MONOLOCK-MONOKEY-WINGRACK-BASE-PLATE-RUBBER-BUNGS-/321497322880)

They are the same height as the ones I fitted but have a slightly smaller diameter. They would do the job just as well.

I drilled 4x6mm holes to accept the rubber nipples on the back of the bungs and before final fitting also used a little loctite to secure them in place.

The nipples on the bungs supplied with the kit look marginally thicker than the ones I used, so might need a slightly larger hole drilled to accept them (6.5-7mm at a guess?)

(BTW the kit supplied is the Givi E115f mounting kit)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Oyley on April 29, 2015, 06:00:41 PM
Thanks for that info..I will have a bit of time in the next few days to fit mine..and try the alternative 'bungs' that were supplied.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Frosties on May 02, 2015, 05:51:20 PM
Fitted my bargain panniers, the pyramid alternative hugger and chain guard extender.

Must remember to take that spanner out, before I head off for the Herts air ambulance ride tomorrow 😂

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on May 02, 2015, 06:04:23 PM
Today I had my second PR4 rear fitted by Wheelhouse Tyres of Coleshill, great service as usual ride in ride out, £15 petrol voucher from Michelin  :047: I then rode to Webbs of Eye and test rode the XRX, all I need to do now is make the decision, they can't supply a black one until end of June!!!!   :188:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ElliotReidMD on May 02, 2015, 06:21:16 PM
*Originally Posted by The Stealth [+]
Today I had my second PR4 rear fitted by Wheelhouse Tyres of Coleshill, great service as usual ride in ride out, £15 petrol voucher from Michelin  :047: I then rode to Webbs of Eye and test rode the XRX, all I need to do now is make the decision, they can't supply a black one until end of June!!!!   :188:

That's because the black ones are so slow they take ages to get from the factory to the dealers. You should get white like all sensible people  :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: mullerrad on May 02, 2015, 06:28:20 PM
If they made intense orange they be there by now
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ozzer76 on May 02, 2015, 06:35:32 PM
I have a black XRx coming in to weeks!  :152:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on May 02, 2015, 07:21:07 PM
*Originally Posted by mullerrad [+]

Now if you are referring to the intense orange they have used for the 1200 explorer then I agree I would snap one up its a fantastic colour, I was told that the White XRX's are hurting people's eyes building them, they have all been issued with snow goggles, I'm also told white tigers (bikes) are like bums!! ..............everyone's got one  :492:  :004: :004:
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Vansflyer on May 02, 2015, 07:36:30 PM
White is so very.... well... white. Phantom Black is just  :062:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on May 02, 2015, 08:19:42 PM
*Originally Posted by Vansflyer [+]
White is so very.... well... white. Phantom Black is just  :062:
:493:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: briany2096 on May 03, 2015, 07:46:04 AM
I've just added the Givi handguard extenders to give a little additional rain protection. Evaluation will have to wait until I get over the flu. Damn.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: IronStove on May 03, 2015, 10:19:30 PM
I fitted a Barracuda slip-on (end can). Took a 70 km test ride and immediately after installed the dB-killer. Not for the noise but for my driving license. It was soo nice to be on +6000 rpm at any gear..

Saved a lot of weight and it was a bargain at something like 230 EUR.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Grumps on May 06, 2015, 12:25:15 PM
Washed it :492: :431:

I'll get my coat...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: prenticemarie on May 07, 2015, 05:18:04 PM
Fitted my Pyramid Plastics Ductail ... 15 minute job, hopefully to reduce the c**p on the TopBox in bad weather ...  :187:

https://www.pyramid-plastics.co.uk/accessories.html?catnum=101359&h=15_100590&d=TIGER%20800%20Ductails (https://www.pyramid-plastics.co.uk/accessories.html?catnum=101359&h=15_100590&d=TIGER%20800%20Ductails)

:031:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: mullerrad on May 07, 2015, 06:36:36 PM

*Originally Posted by Grumps [+]
Washed it :492: :431:

I'll get my coat...

Next you be telling us you polished the chrome
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Vansflyer on May 07, 2015, 08:09:20 PM
*Originally Posted by prenticemarie [+]
Fitted my Pyramid Plastics Ductail ... 15 minute job, hopefully to reduce the c**p on the TopBox in bad weather ...  :187:

https://www.pyramid-plastics.co.uk/accessories.html?catnum=101359&h=15_100590&d=TIGER%20800%20Ductails (https://www.pyramid-plastics.co.uk/accessories.html?catnum=101359&h=15_100590&d=TIGER%20800%20Ductails)

:031:
Spooky .. fitted mine at the same time. Disappointed with it's size.... I thought it would be bigger  :034:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: prenticemarie on May 07, 2015, 11:25:47 PM
*Originally Posted by Vansflyer [+]
Spooky .. fitted mine at the same time. Disappointed with it's size.... I thought it would be bigger  :034:

Me too, but I could not find a source for the Triumph original. Tried Australia, but they were bound by an agreement not to sell outside of OZ ... :161:

 :031:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Jack Jones on May 07, 2015, 11:39:27 PM
Must be a day for ductails! Fitted my genuine Triumph rear part obtained from eBay, along with a front fenda extenda from Pyramid Plastics. Happy with both, but will have to wait until the glue sets on the front before I go into smug mode.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ElliotReidMD on May 08, 2015, 12:07:21 AM
Removed the Triumph Touring Screen, and associated brackets, in readiness for the arrival of my Madstad screen on Friday. My little treat to myself for having to miss the Mega Meet™.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Macca on May 08, 2015, 05:30:52 AM
Gave it a good wash after a 1400km trip in the last 2 days.

Iain
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Nick_2112 on May 08, 2015, 10:41:40 AM
*Originally Posted by Jack Jones [+]
Must be a day for ductails! Fitted my genuine Triumph rear part obtained from eBay, along with a front fenda extenda from Pyramid Plastics. Happy with both, but will have to wait until the glue sets on the front before I go into smug mode.

What do you think off the gen Triumph rear extender guard, worth the money, easy to fit? cheers.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: viince on May 08, 2015, 12:26:59 PM
got one on mine  :152:
it's easy to fit  :028:
replaces the rear portion of the undertray
but if you're using givi luggage you need to modify it a bit
and in fitting it it stiffens the mudguard up
and you can  then fit a scottoiler and hcr behind it  :047:

available here
http://www.worldoftriumph.com/triumph_motorcycle_parts_locator.php?block_01=&block_02=100057539-0-2&block_03=560031 (http://www.worldoftriumph.com/triumph_motorcycle_parts_locator.php?block_01=&block_02=100057539-0-2&block_03=560031)

hope this helps
cheers vince :031:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: kevrev on May 08, 2015, 01:46:50 PM
*Originally Posted by ElliotReidMD [+]
Removed the Triumph Touring Screen, and associated brackets, in readiness for the arrival of my Madstad screen on Friday. My little treat to myself for having to miss the Mega Meet™.

Nice one Pete, did our little ride out a couple of saturdays ago swing it for you in any way, Pete and me having them???? :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Jack Jones on May 08, 2015, 03:42:31 PM
*Originally Posted by Nick_2112 [+]
What do you think off the gen Triumph rear extender guard, worth the money, easy to fit? cheers.
Nick
Real simple to fit, about 20 minutes and that's without even looking at the fitting instructions. It retains most of the original rear guard minus a small section that you remove from directly above the rear wheel. It's approximately 3 inches longer than the standard rear guard across the full width of the number plate. The only hassle is removing the rear red reflector from the old fitting without snapping the thin metal retainers, (tip: gently ease the curved tabs on the thin metal retainers outward with a tiny flat screwdriver) but you can always glue or tape it to the new mudguard.

Not been out in the rain today as I have to wait 24hrs for the glue on the front fender extender to cure, but, for me, it looks better and I'm sure it will keep more spray off the soft luggage, so for £35 I think it is worth it.  :028: 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Nick_2112 on May 08, 2015, 07:27:59 PM
Sounds a good job, cheers.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: davamb on May 09, 2015, 01:23:57 AM
First service yesterday and the heated grips had arrived so they were fitted in the process. Been commuting (75 ks each way to work) on the old Commando which is a bit more basic in the creature comforts and in really foul weather, but the ride home last night on the XRx was very pleasant!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: bigusdickus on May 10, 2015, 03:26:25 PM
Had my Tiger for  1 week and so far I have fitted 44 litre top box, replaced the rear sprocket and fixing nuts, fitted paddock stand bobbins, fitted fenda extenda, oil and filter change, front and rear brake strip down, rear wheel bearings greased, chain cleaned and lubed. Waiting for new centre stand to arrive this week and I can get the rear suspension linkages stripped and greased. Bike was last serviced at 500 miles 2013, now done 5000 so thought it was in need of some TLC. :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ElliotReidMD on May 10, 2015, 04:25:02 PM
Discovered that the little bar in the petrol tank filler neck is no longer where it should be but in the tank. I shall have to take it to the dealer and see what they say since it's under warranty.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on May 10, 2015, 06:04:04 PM
*Originally Posted by ElliotReidMD [+]
Discovered that the little bar in the petrol tank filler neck is no longer where it should be but in the tank. I shall have to take it to the dealer and see what they say since it's under warranty.
Join the club Pete, most of us have the bloody things in the tank !!!  :138:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ElliotReidMD on May 10, 2015, 06:23:31 PM
I did a search on the forums but couldn't find anything though I know I've read about it here, I obviously didn't choose my search terms well, but I'll see what they say at the dealer. I wonder if it's been fixed on the mk2?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dandy on May 10, 2015, 08:28:18 PM
Fitted some white bulbs to match led fog lights today, pleased with the results but noticed a burning smell whilst testing them and prior to putting the plastic cover back on. Is this normal and is it just because the bulbs are new?

They are H4 same voltage/ wattage etc as oem

Any comments would be appreciated.

Dandy
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Jack Jones on May 13, 2015, 08:48:42 PM
Personally I didn't do anything, other than ride it back to my dealer for its 1st service  :152: Now, just another 500 miles and I can ride it like it was meant to be ridden.
Also had the pleasure of meeting our Oyley and introducing him to my favourite local bikers hangout http://www.adventurebikewarehouse.com/ (http://www.adventurebikewarehouse.com/) handy for those around Salford & Manchester and always happy to put the kettle on for a free brew and a talk. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Oyley on May 14, 2015, 02:47:52 AM
I did sod all on mine but did get to meet 'Jack Jones' at Youles in Manchester whilst he was having his steed serviced..always good to put a face to a name.....and get to Adventurebike warehouse to meet the nice chap there for a brew..i did spend a few quid there.
They mainly serve GS owners but are intending to supply some bits for the Tiger in future.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: The Stealth on May 14, 2015, 03:29:31 AM
Iv started to strip my old faithful 2012 Tiger roadie of her accessories, ready for the px PX week, gonna have a few bits to sell as they won't fit the new XRx, once I have them off I will put them up for sale on here prior to putting them on flee bay
Cheers
The Stealth  :017:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Jack Jones on May 14, 2015, 05:01:20 PM
Fitted my ALTRider rear rack. 10 minute job and no re-alignment issues.
X4 8mm bolts removed and the rack fitted with x4 4mm Allen bolts along with spacers and thread-lock. Had a quick look under the rear plastic cover and was amazed at the amount of wasted space under there.  :156: Think I'll have to stash something in there for emergency use!

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah295/Jack-Jones/Bike/rear-rack_zpsko01avgv.jpg)

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah295/Jack-Jones/Bike/rear-rack-ls_zpsj8ewspju.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Oyley on May 14, 2015, 05:03:55 PM
The nifty little compressor?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Jack Jones on May 14, 2015, 05:15:44 PM
*Originally Posted by Oyley [+]
The nifty little compressor?
Ha! First thing that crossed my mind Oyley and most likely WILL be its new home. It will mean removing the rear rack to get at it, but that's only a 5 minute job and hopefully never needed. Just have to remember it's under there. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Oyley on May 14, 2015, 05:23:16 PM
I think it may fit under the seat anyway...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Jack Jones on May 14, 2015, 05:31:51 PM
Not mine! Triumph U-lock, alarmed disk lock, tyre plugger kit, tool kit & selection of sockets, bits and wrench. Ran out of space under there within an hour of getting the bike home.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Oyley on May 14, 2015, 05:35:46 PM
You need a tool tube then...the one that is actually a John Deere manual tube off some farm equipment.
SW Motech sell them but at more than double the price elsewhere !!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: viince on May 14, 2015, 05:52:14 PM
look up this guy on adventurebikerider.com

kitped
http://adventurebikerider.com/forum/28-for-sale-wanted/409126-tooltube.html (http://adventurebikerider.com/forum/28-for-sale-wanted/409126-tooltube.html)

or

one of these

http://www.dsbikeprotection.com/en/tiger-800/80-toolbox-triumph-tiger-800.html#/color-aluminium/soportes-givi (http://www.dsbikeprotection.com/en/tiger-800/80-toolbox-triumph-tiger-800.html#/color-aluminium/soportes-givi)
quick despatch here in a week

cheers vince
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Oyley on May 14, 2015, 05:56:26 PM
Thats the guy..I got two off him...
Is the box the one from Portugal or somewhere like that? or the one for a GS BMW?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: viince on May 14, 2015, 06:18:01 PM
it's from spain

http://www.dsbikeprotection.com/en/tiger-800/80-toolbox-triumph-tiger-800.html (http://www.dsbikeprotection.com/en/tiger-800/80-toolbox-triumph-tiger-800.html)

that's the link of the firm that does them
the do other makes as well inc BMW , Suzuki , Yamaha

cheers vince
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Oyley on May 14, 2015, 06:34:15 PM
You used 'P' clips to mount as opposed to the supplied brackets? or both?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: viince on May 14, 2015, 06:40:54 PM
*Originally Posted by Oyley [+]
You used 'P' clips to mount as opposed to the supplied brackets? or both?


used p clips neater fit than stock brackets  :152:
used stainless nuts and bolts and filled unused holes with stainless bolts
tool tube bolted on bottom of tool box  :123:
zip tie for peace of mind  :028:
 
note to self must pickup stainless p clips  :125:


cheers vince  :031:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Oyley on May 14, 2015, 06:44:45 PM
I can see why you would want stainless but I'm sure someone posted that they had used stainless and they snapped !!
I thought the steel ones with plasticote coating would be better...maybe
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: viince on May 14, 2015, 06:50:33 PM
they are the same shape and rubbered sleeved  :152:
with 4 holding the tool box you should get some warning of failure  :047:

cheers vince :417:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Oyley on May 14, 2015, 06:51:40 PM
Another option I was looking at was to use armoured cable clips with stainless screws/nuts...they are real tough and may absorb vibrations better.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: viince on May 14, 2015, 06:59:37 PM
now there's a thought  :123:
the end result will be the same

even down to people saying what are those for  :008: :492:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Oyley on May 14, 2015, 07:02:26 PM
Pretty cheap to buy also...even free if you know a spark that uses them!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Milemuncher on May 20, 2015, 12:14:29 PM
Fitted my Sheepy Hollow solo sheepskin comforter.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i745.photobucket.com/albums/xx96/TigerJVN/Tiger%20Modifications/IMG_0112_zpscdsjktdd.jpg) (http://s745.photobucket.com/user/TigerJVN/media/Tiger%20Modifications/IMG_0112_zpscdsjktdd.jpg.html)

Jury's out still!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Recrem on May 20, 2015, 12:34:20 PM
How long did you wait for it? as ive ordered one a month ago and cant get no reply from them so ive opened a dispute with paypal too see if they answer me that way

*Originally Posted by Milemuncher [+]
Fitted my Sheepy Hollow solo sheepskin comforter.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i745.photobucket.com/albums/xx96/TigerJVN/Tiger%20Modifications/IMG_0112_zpscdsjktdd.jpg) (http://s745.photobucket.com/user/TigerJVN/media/Tiger%20Modifications/IMG_0112_zpscdsjktdd.jpg.html)

Jury's out still!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on May 20, 2015, 02:00:22 PM
Back roads from Naas to Dublin to work.  Stopped for a quick photo.  Chilly for the time of year  :003:

(https://www.tiger800.co.uk/MGalleryItem.php?id=2092)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Milemuncher on May 20, 2015, 04:49:31 PM
*Originally Posted by Recrem [+]
How long did you wait for it? as ive ordered one a month ago and cant get no reply from them so ive opened a dispute with paypal too see if they answer me that way

Ordered 28 April and arrived 18 May.  Not bad considering the distance and them having to catch the sheep.  I hope you get your situation resolved soon. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: cunestu on May 20, 2015, 05:06:51 PM
It's not the catching of the sheep.............it's how long they keep it hostage, postage on the prettier ones takes ages  :008:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: viince on May 21, 2015, 09:07:01 PM
finaly got round to fitting the 5way fused box  :152:
purchased off some body on this site  :164:
easy to fit and workout connections  :123:
works a treat  :046:

cheers vince :031:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Oyley on May 22, 2015, 05:46:48 AM
I would seal those 'choc-bloc' type connectors in the top right hand corner of your picture...they are not intended for use in moist atmospheres....they hate moisture,and vibration.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on May 22, 2015, 07:16:03 AM
*Originally Posted by Oyley [+]
I would seal those 'choc-bloc' type connectors in the top right hand corner of your picture...they are not intended for use in moist atmospheres....they hate moisture,and vibration.
+1 and thread lock the screws. Wrap in self amalgamating tape.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: TT Dee on May 27, 2015, 02:05:53 PM
Fitted a new Farkle
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc485/Dee_Whitmore/New%20Farkle.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Gebrauchtwagen83 on May 27, 2015, 03:45:17 PM
Fitted my bar in sat nav and then rode to ongar triumph for a mooch about. Bought some oil and erm.. A triumph key ring.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Jack Jones on May 27, 2015, 07:32:31 PM
Fitted my slightly adapted Ram handlebar mount http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0091R9XRY?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0091R9XRY?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00) along with my cheap "also adapted" SatNav case http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003FMUP0K?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003FMUP0K?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00) as others have done to the front screen bracket.
I didn't want another SatNav, as I already own a GoLive 820 with live services for work. This way I still get a working solution albeit without sound, as I recently discovered that TomTom 'car' Bluetooth devices are not recognised by my Scala Rider headset.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah295/Jack-Jones/Bike/IMAG0594_zpsk6ue6p4d.jpg)

No drilling or dismantling necessary

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah295/Jack-Jones/Bike/IMAG0595_zpsverzyjph.jpg)

Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Dadlington on May 27, 2015, 09:28:21 PM
So yesterday riding along happily on a 2 year old Roadie and gearbox fails. Manage to Limp into work - pulling away in 5th says a lot about the torque. Own diagnosis is spring has gone. Phone my dealer - Carl rosner. Take it down late afternoon. They give me a free loan bike (striple - a lot of fun for an hour, but I'm too old to live with it for longer!). Phone call by 11 this morning from CR. All fixed. Pin had sheared rather than the spring. Pick it up this evening. No charge -  I didn't even need to question. Super service from CR. would recommend. PS after an hour on the striple, getting back on my tigger was light sitting into an old sofa!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ElliotReidMD on May 27, 2015, 09:38:30 PM
I had a little warranty job done yesterday and I had a Bonnie as a courtesy bike. It was too small for me, my legs felt so cramped, and I kept trying to find 6th but other than that I liked it. I only did around 50 miles on it but when I picked my Tiger up a couple of hours later, it felt weird for a few mins though it was nice not having to shift down to accelerate.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: grin factor on May 27, 2015, 10:34:32 PM
I like that TT Dee :028:

I gave mine its yearly wash today. :001:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Terry Ryan on May 28, 2015, 12:42:09 AM
Gave it it's first real dirt run, 70km of good gravel roads to quite gnarly fire trails, handled it well, (much better than my old 955) though I forgot the mapping defaults back to road after switch off & I was heading up a long, steep hill on wet clay with lots of roll overs, not a good place for traction control, stopped & reset it & it was much better with TTC & ABS turned off
Title: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: snbartley on May 28, 2015, 07:53:35 AM
Mounted Bumot Panniers with custom balanced rack with Rotopax.    New tires.  Ram mount for phone.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: TT Dee on May 28, 2015, 04:05:18 PM
Took Tig-Too and his big brother to A1 Moto for their 500 mile services, then popped into Squires for a brew.
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc485/Dee_Whitmore/IMG_20150528_132421.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ElliotReidMD on May 28, 2015, 05:17:11 PM
Since the Madstad plate is big and featureless I decided to add my most favourite tiger in the world to it. Internet cookie for anyone who knows who the tiger is.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i.imgur.com/x5cFUKH.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: uvp593 on May 28, 2015, 05:54:25 PM
*Originally Posted by ElliotReidMD [+]
Since the Madstad plate is big and featureless I decided to add my most favourite tiger in the world to it. Internet cookie for anyone who knows who the tiger is.

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i.imgur.com/x5cFUKH.jpg)

OMFG:  Awesome.   Hobbes!  I'm going to copy you on that!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: ElliotReidMD on May 28, 2015, 06:03:55 PM
Got it from someone in Florida from this website

http://www.redbubble.com/shop/calvin+and+hobbes+stickers (http://www.redbubble.com/shop/calvin+and+hobbes+stickers)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: RDH on May 28, 2015, 10:17:54 PM
I rode mine 200 miles to nicely scrub my new pr4 tyres in!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Milemuncher on May 29, 2015, 10:39:09 AM
Sobbed all aver it after seeing the state it was in after yesterday's ride in the rain. We have a word for it - barkit! 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: davamb on June 04, 2015, 12:11:45 AM
Fitted Andy Strapz pannier frames.
Next up is top box options. Think I read somewhere here that the Triumph branded item is just a Givi standard unit?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Mart62 on June 04, 2015, 09:37:52 AM
*Originally Posted by ElliotReidMD [+]
I wonder if it's been fixed on the mk2?
Mk 2 it's a metal bar. Part of the tank
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: KildareMan on June 04, 2015, 09:43:37 AM
*Originally Posted by Mart62 [+]
Mk 2 it's a metal bar. Part of the tank

Which ironically was how it was originally for the Mk 1 in 2010/2011
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Mart62 on June 04, 2015, 10:58:02 AM
The 675 Daytona had a plastic insert.
I removed it before it had a chance to break.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: berger on June 04, 2015, 11:52:40 PM
Got DealerTool in the mail today and reset my service indicator.

Pretty happy!!

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg15/mildybags/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150604_182451_zpsjlud1xuv.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: Wullie on June 06, 2015, 05:39:24 PM
I fitted the Fuel carbon mini exhaust I bought from Roadtrip last week. Looks great, sounds great and weighs 2Kg (OEM version >6Kg!).  Pics and sound files to follow if I can work out how.

Big thanks to Roadtrip who included the Fuel bandana thingy AND the Kendall mint cake which I really wasn't expecting.  Much appreciated.  :028:

Wullie
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: nicke72 on June 06, 2015, 06:30:44 PM
Filled up that unused space, mounted Adventure Spec. tool tube to my givl plr rack.
Pretty happy.  :002:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: NORTY on June 10, 2015, 01:25:50 PM
*Originally Posted by Wullie [+]
(OEM version >6Kg!). 


Thanks for weighing the OEM can. I always wondered what it scaled.  :028:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: toonpete on June 10, 2015, 03:21:58 PM
Fitted my new givi outback panniers . All ready for touring now.  Only downside is filtering now a little harder 😊
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: davamb on June 11, 2015, 12:21:28 AM
Swung by Andy Strapz
(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s503/davamb/bikes/BessieX/IMG_0441_01_zpsjfyzj9cm.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
Post by: b12bandit on June 11, 2015, 07:08:42 PM
Took it to Pure Triumph Wellingborough where they fixed coolant leak - free of charge under warranty.

The loan bike was a Bonneville America - what a hideous contraption. Horrible riding position sits you right on your coccyx. Giant screen means you have to look through it. Heel and toe gearchange - pointless. No fuel gauge? Idiot lights set into the fuel tank so you can't see them. Chrome everywhere and the loudest exhaust which, far from giving the bike 'character', made it irritating to ride and a bit embarrassing as it popped and coughed on the over-run.

I was relieved to hand it b