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Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers Today, 12:55 AM
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Views: 659,751
Posted By blacktiger
Sorry but I think they're overrated because when...

Sorry but I think they're overrated because when you fold them in and out they lose adjustment.
These F.A.R. mirrors (sold by KTM and Touratech and others) are "far" superior. They fold in on a...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-01-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 3,291
Views: 801,800
Posted By blacktiger
Like a good pair of slippers. One for each foot.

Like a good pair of slippers. One for each foot.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-30-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,132
Posted By blacktiger
Both my 800s register about 3UKmpg under the...

Both my 800s register about 3UKmpg under the reality. The only way to really measure it is to calculate it at fill up time. i.e. mileage against amount of fuel you put in.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-30-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 127,405
Posted By blacktiger
The lock barrel just has two prongs on its end so...

The lock barrel just has two prongs on its end so you should be able to open them with a pair of long nose pliers. That's how I opened the plastic top box after the lock was removed.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-30-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 127,405
Posted By blacktiger
Maybe trade barriers between the EU and the US??

Maybe trade barriers between the EU and the US??
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-30-2015, 04:49 AM
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Views: 127,405
Posted By blacktiger
I'm certainly with you on the larger tank and...

I'm certainly with you on the larger tank and other stuff. Especially the larger tank. It does puzzle me that they give the XRt the adjustable windscreen and not the XCa. Bit odd that. Do they think...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-30-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 127,405
Posted By blacktiger
Yes I understand and agree. What I was pointing...

Yes I understand and agree. What I was pointing out is that these aren't some botched attempt by Triumph...................like their panniers on the Tiger/Sprint 1050s. In fact a friend of mine has...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-30-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 127,405
Posted By blacktiger
I agree with most apart from the pannier frames...

I agree with most apart from the pannier frames bit. They're made by Givi who know a thing or two about making pannier frames and they'll be as strong as they need to be. Certainly their PLR frames...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-30-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 1,886
Views: 246,349
Posted By blacktiger
You know, as I parked mine last night it had a...

You know, as I parked mine last night it had a squeak also. I know there's nothing wrong with my bike so I think it's probably just a bit if dirt in the chain somewhere or the chain rubbing the...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-27-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 659,751
Posted By blacktiger
Great tyre. This is what mine looks like after...

Great tyre. This is what mine looks like after 8300 miles of mixed riding. As the Prof says, there is a centre strip of sorts but as you can see, it's nowhere near as broad as the K60. AND...this...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-27-2015, 07:54 AM
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Views: 4,270,287
Posted By blacktiger
Nope.

Nope.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-26-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 659,751
Posted By blacktiger
I like that idea. Please keep us informed of the...

I like that idea. Please keep us informed of the progress.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-23-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3,291
Views: 801,800
Posted By blacktiger
Perhaps he put it down ready to pick it up. Then...

Perhaps he put it down ready to pick it up. Then thought; "Oh, I'll take a picture".
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-23-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 3,291
Views: 801,800
Posted By blacktiger
Copy the IMG link to post a picture.

http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh562/bggillies/IMG_20150404_101826783_zpszhqpzg0c.jpg (http://s1252.photobucket.com/user/bggillies/media/IMG_20150404_101826783_zpszhqpzg0c.jpg.html)
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-22-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 1,886
Views: 246,349
Posted By blacktiger
If I remember correctly, you're not the only one...

If I remember correctly, you're not the only one to suffer tensioner failure. Glad/hope it works out for you.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-22-2015, 01:57 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 127,405
Posted By blacktiger
I recently did a road navigation rally (SouthWest...

I recently did a road navigation rally (SouthWest Peninsular Rally) with a mate who'd just bought an XCx. The only fill up that we did exactly the same ride, his was 10% better than my new(er) XC....
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-22-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 127,405
Posted By blacktiger
Oi! Cheeky pup. Both actually. :1drink

Oi! Cheeky pup.



Both actually. :1drink
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-21-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 127,405
Posted By blacktiger
Just give it some time and mileage because when I...

Just give it some time and mileage because when I got mine it was doing low 50sUKmpg but when the mileage got to 10K it was doing high 50sUKmpg. So what I'm saying is it gets better with...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-18-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 127,405
Posted By blacktiger
They're still Nekken and still too...

They're still Nekken and still too straight.............for my liking.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-18-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 127,405
Posted By blacktiger
Well, I expect you're looking at them and...

Well, I expect you're looking at them and thinking; "that doesn't look like a Madstad."
You'd be right. The brackets are from Palmer and the screen is an MRA for an Explorer.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-18-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 127,405
Posted By blacktiger
Unless the bike turns completely upside down...

Unless the bike turns completely upside down they'll all stay well clear of the ground.
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2,084
Views: 442,502
Posted By blacktiger
Oh FFS! When I had him and passed him on he had...

Oh FFS! When I had him and passed him on he had quite a large duffel with loads of trinkets. And a diary to write his story in. Why does his luggage keep getting lost? Some of us have paid out to put...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-17-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 127,405
Posted By blacktiger
The bracket should hang straight down from the...

The bracket should hang straight down from the side of the headlamp. And you can mount the spot lamps underneath the brackets if they interfere with the winglets....
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-17-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 127,405
Posted By blacktiger
Yeah, I use it all the time to look up various...

Yeah, I use it all the time to look up various parts and diagrams.



Can't you just bolt one under the other?
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-17-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 127,405
Posted By blacktiger
Item 24 & 25 :-...

Item 24 & 25 :- http://www.worldoftriumph.com/triumph_motorcycle_parts_locator.php?block_01=&block_02=100061038-0-2&block_03=560041 This company use their own part numbers so don't try to order that...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-17-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 127,405
Posted By blacktiger
What about the triumph accessory brackets?

What about the triumph accessory brackets?
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-17-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 127,405
Posted By blacktiger
The first service, here in the UK, is free of...

The first service, here in the UK, is free of labour charge if you bought the bike from the servicing dealer. You just pay for the parts.
So $189 could be around right depending on how much their...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-16-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 4,917
Views: 729,864
Posted By blacktiger
Not cheap are they? :eek1

Not cheap are they? :eek1
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-15-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 127,405
Posted By blacktiger
These have alway been "hot". That's why you can...

These have alway been "hot". That's why you can plug in your trickle charger there.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-15-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 1,886
Views: 246,349
Posted By blacktiger
As you probably already know, the cam chain...

As you probably already know, the cam chain tensioner relies on oil pressure. How old is the oil. If it's due a change, I'd do that and see if new oil helps.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-15-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 127,405
Posted By blacktiger
Clearly something amiss here. Does your dealer...

Clearly something amiss here. Does your dealer have demo bikes? If so ride one of them to compare yours to that. Then tell your dealer to get it sorted or your money back.
This sort of thing...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-14-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 127,405
Posted By blacktiger
Strewth! Just ride the damn thing.

Strewth! Just ride the damn thing.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-14-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 127,405
Posted By blacktiger
Like I wrote before, there isn't a problem when...

Like I wrote before, there isn't a problem when you're actually riding. So all you have to do is keep riding.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-13-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 127,405
Posted By blacktiger
I don't know what you've heard or read but heat...

I don't know what you've heard or read but heat on these bikes isn't a problem when you're riding along.
It only becomes a problem when you're stuck in traffic or going very slowly and the cooling...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-12-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 127,405
Posted By blacktiger
You shouldn't be concerned at all because the...

You shouldn't be concerned at all because the 800XC is way more capable than it looks. BUT it would depend on your expectations. i.e. if you expect it to ride like a 250 MXer you'll be disappointed....
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-10-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 4,917
Views: 729,864
Posted By blacktiger
You could be right. Like the Bonnie/Scrambler got...

You could be right. Like the Bonnie/Scrambler got EFI in 2008 over here. Whereas you got it in 2009.
We're like a test market over here so that when you lot get "the good stuff" all the problems...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-10-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 4,917
Views: 729,864
Posted By blacktiger
From what I've seen of them, they're not a...

From what I've seen of them, they're not a driving light and certainly don't turn night into day. The beam pattern is a horizontal bright strip through the middle of the aim. IMO the Triumph...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-09-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4,917
Views: 729,864
Posted By blacktiger
They are indeed. I think they changed to LED a...

They are indeed. I think they changed to LED a year or two ago.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-09-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,132
Posted By blacktiger
LOL. I recently read a quote that said:- "There's...

LOL. I recently read a quote that said:- "There's no such thing as American English. There's English and then there's mistakes."
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-09-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 1,886
Views: 246,349
Posted By blacktiger
Strewth! That's a lot. I actually got rid of mine...

Strewth! That's a lot. I actually got rid of mine by plugging Tuneecu in.
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