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Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-15-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,083,950
Posted By frytown
Went from a 1050 for three years, to a roadie for...

Went from a 1050 for three years, to a roadie for a year and a half, to an XC for a year and a half now. 800 is a better all around machine than the 1050, which it top heavy and a bit of a challenge...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-13-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,083,950
Posted By frytown
Wicked No idea at all. Maybe all bikes have the CA...

No idea at all. Maybe all bikes have the CA canister, etc but modified tunes? That seems easy enough. Whatever the case, both of my 800s benefitted from an updated map at the first big service. Big...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-13-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,083,950
Posted By frytown
I live in CA Stu's nanny state and both my 800s...

I live in CA Stu's nanny state and both my 800s came with an old, outdated map on board when delivered. On the first tune, I just had the newest stock map installed and, bingo, zero issues. I run a...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-08-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,717
Posted By frytown
It's exceedingly satisfying to ride. Fun. Great...

It's exceedingly satisfying to ride. Fun. Great in the twisties (and that's an XC!). Has punch when you really need. But it's not a 'fast' bike.
Now, my tiger 1050; that was a fast bike. ...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-16-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 600
Views: 72,731
Posted By frytown
Is it just me or does anyone else think the new...

Is it just me or does anyone else think the new color scheme (frame, tank plastics) looks like a prototype? Sort of the same head scratcher that I have around my 2013's grey pillion saddle (with the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-20-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,303
Posted By frytown
I'm not entirely sure the LV is 'quiet'....

I'm not entirely sure the LV is 'quiet'. Certainly louder, even with the baffle in, than stock. By my guess, around 30% louder. My wife can corroborate as she hears me leave home in the morning and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-08-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,432
Posted By frytown
Check all connections. There are a bunch of areas...

Check all connections. There are a bunch of areas of squirreliness on the battery connections and all those going in and out of the fuse box.. My old 2008 and my buddy's 2008 had issues. Took a while...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-27-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,330
Posted By frytown
Had a roadie for a year and a half. Loved it, but...

Had a roadie for a year and a half. Loved it, but my back was getting hammered by the relatively short suspension on the crap roads on my commute.
Switched to the XC and all is better.
And...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,300
Posted By frytown
My 1972 CB750 was the most soulful thing I've...

My 1972 CB750 was the most soulful thing I've ever ridden. Wish I hadn't sold it.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-15-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,785
Posted By frytown
I am in agreement with wandering Dave. The LV can...

I am in agreement with wandering Dave. The LV can on my tiger 800 XC makes the bike not run as we'll. Better high end for sure, and nasty sound, but tractability down low suffers a lot. Put the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-02-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,727
Posted By frytown
10k on my 2013 XC now, zero issues but for a...

10k on my 2013 XC now, zero issues but for a slightly leaky coolant hose that seeps around its clamp (no big deal, will replace hose at 12k).
13k on my 2012 800 roadie before this (one minor issue...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,804
Posted By frytown
maybe a stupid suggestion, but if a standard is...

maybe a stupid suggestion, but if a standard is what she's after (Monster) perhaps a Bonny? The newer ones with the mags (which, unfortunately, look less than rad) are well suited to small riders...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-16-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By frytown
Someone described the sound on this forum as a...

Someone described the sound on this forum as a lid rolling around on a ceramic pot. Is that the noise?


If so, it's normal. All Triumph triples make it to one degree or another from my...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 05-12-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1,787
Views: 219,410
Posted By frytown
Just got my bike XC back from it's 6000 mi check...

Just got my bike XC back from it's 6000 mi check and it too now has a very quiet, or, really, nonexistant stepper motor sound after shut off.

It was noisy as hell - like all 800's - when I brought...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-31-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 15,242
Posted By frytown
I have run a Leo Vince on my former 800 roadie,...

I have run a Leo Vince on my former 800 roadie, and now my XC. But I always end up taking it off after a couple days. I swear I can feel the little bit of weight loss, which is great, but the endless...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-06-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,380
Posted By frytown
6.5 gallons Black, Dark Grey, White. If...

6.5 gallons

Black, Dark Grey, White.

If it's a plastic tank, my guess is colors would dye up poorly. Would you paint or dye the plastic?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-14-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,676
Posted By frytown
Really, no need to reinvent the wheel. Caribou...

Really, no need to reinvent the wheel. Caribou has you covered. Absolutely bomb proof mount and stoopid easy to remove the box.


http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2852/9667058615_c933865171_z.jpg...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-25-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 830
Views: 168,268
Posted By frytown
I think the Madstad expense should be put in...

I think the Madstad expense should be put in perspective.

I had a Tiger 1050 before my 800's and I ended up spending about 750 bucks until I got a screen that worked for me. The first two were...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-13-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 830
Views: 168,268
Posted By frytown
Why didn't you use the bent steel bracket that...

Why didn't you use the bent steel bracket that Madstad provides?

While the screen shakes a little with it, it's pretty stout. Much stronger than the cast 'aluminum' piece.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-11-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,083,950
Posted By frytown
So I'm going to head out on a limb and suggest...

So I'm going to head out on a limb and suggest something about the bounce issue (though, seems like the times I diverge from the status quo around this site, I get some flack from some ass-hat or...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-04-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5,851
Views: 1,503,516
Posted By frytown
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2852/9667058615_c933...

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2852/9667058615_c933865171.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22954610@N02/9667058615/)

Two tigers.
Out with the old, in with the new. Guess which one is the new one....
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-04-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,083,950
Posted By frytown
I'd heard a little about the bounce and...

I'd heard a little about the bounce and battlewings and, I guess, just presumed it was an isolated case specific to that tire.

The bike I rode home on yesterday is shoed with Scorpion Trails - the...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-03-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,083,950
Posted By frytown
Roadie >>> XC

So I've had my Roadie for about 20 months and 15k. Loved everything about the bike - the motor (of course), the fit, the handling, the reliability, the fact that it's made in England, had custom...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-28-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 830
Views: 168,268
Posted By frytown
Have you tried it with the side wings installed...

Have you tried it with the side wings installed and compared?

I notice a pretty big difference between having them an not - both ways are far better than stock.

Without = zero buffeting but...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-25-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,083,950
Posted By frytown
Thanks TDV for supplying a reasonable reply...

Thanks TDV for supplying a reasonable reply amidst the self appointed expert BS.

All these folks and their knowledge make me realize why the general non-riding public think motorcycle riders are...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-24-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,083,950
Posted By frytown
I just don't get why folks jump to so many...

I just don't get why folks jump to so many conclusions around this subject in this forum. Relative anonymity?

Whether stock, or LV, my Tiger is nowhere near as loud as a gawdawful Harley, nor...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-24-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,083,950
Posted By frytown
Dudes, you guys sure are hair-trigger with your...

Dudes, you guys sure are hair-trigger with your assumptions.

You don't know me, my bike, where I ride, or anything else about my particular situation. You don't have my commute, nor face the...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-24-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,083,950
Posted By frytown
Thanks for the insights, gents. Several years ago...

Thanks for the insights, gents. Several years ago I rode a Bonnie, and this was a mod some folks did to their stock pipes that opened up the grumble. At the time I simply cut out the smaller end pipe...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-23-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,083,950
Posted By frytown
Drilling out exhaust baffles

Anyone take a long drill bit to the baffle that's about 12" down from the stock exhaust opening?

I'd originally found the stock exhaust a bit too quiet, especially when trying to stay noticeable...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-15-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By frytown
Here you go Been thinking about orienting it...

Here you go
Been thinking about orienting it length-wise instead of how it comes, just to make it slimmer.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7318/9082632568_5cbccd95f1.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-14-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By frytown
I have the Caribou with the 1550 (almost the same...

I have the Caribou with the 1550 (almost the same dimensions as the im2600 +/- an inch) and I've noticed no measurable handling differences with or without.
I ride with rowdy crosswinds both ways...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-12-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 830
Views: 168,268
Posted By frytown
Indeed, helmet makes a huge difference, always. ...

Indeed, helmet makes a huge difference, always.

Madstad + RF1000 = tranquility
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-11-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 14,326
Posted By frytown
I was going to stay out of this one, but the...

I was going to stay out of this one, but the ongoing debate's got the better of me.
Here's my take as a former Tiger 1050 owner, now T800 owner.

The 1050 is pretty fierce. If not arm-pulling...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-11-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 830
Views: 168,268
Posted By frytown
I went to the Madstad a couple months ago - after...

I went to the Madstad a couple months ago - after trying a number of alternatives. It took a little messing with, in small increments to dial it in, and depending on the temp/weather it needs to be...
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,923
Posted By frytown
Second on the Street Triple. Just spent a 300 mi...

Second on the Street Triple. Just spent a 300 mi day ripping around the mountains of Northern Colorado on a friend's bike. Hands down, the most fun bike I've ever ridden. I can't really explain why....
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-18-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,083,950
Posted By frytown
Interesting Cug, I just had mine in a few weeks...

Interesting Cug,
I just had mine in a few weeks ago for the 12K service and it came back buttery smooth. Smoother than new.
They put tune #020650 and, thankfully, built a little play back into the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-27-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 833
Posted By frytown
It's possible I'm not bottoming them out but,...

It's possible I'm not bottoming them out but, whatever the case, they ramp up and feel bottomed out on pretty small road 'features' - which we have a lot of here in the East Bay (our roads are...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-26-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 833
Posted By frytown
I'm sorta in the same boat, I'd guess, as the OP...

I'm sorta in the same boat, I'd guess, as the OP here. I think the Roadie is a fantastic bike, chose it over the XC because I mostly ride road (60 mi commute on shitty fwy daily). Now, my only gripe...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-03-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,523
Posted By frytown
The only thing you'd maybe want to consider down...

The only thing you'd maybe want to consider down the road if you end up off pavement more is a suspension upgrade. The stock forks, especially, are a bit crude for off road. Hell, they're overwhelmed...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-14-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 830
Views: 168,268
Posted By frytown
Figured I'd update from my previous post: ...

Figured I'd update from my previous post:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8240/8475505260_18b4b139c3.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22954610@N02/8475505260/)
tigeratwork...
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