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Old 11-15-2011, 06:41 PM   #9511
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Tiger 800XC spare wheel sets

I just took delivery of a new 800XC and am loving the bike!

Had my first off road ride a few days ago & found the original bridgestone tyres crap in the soft stuff!!!

Does anyone know how much it would cost to order a new set of wheels from a Triumph dealer? I am in Australia and we get ripped on spare parts prices here, so would be happy to purchase parts from the USA.

I would get the following:
  • Tiger 800 roadie 17" cast rear wheel to have a tubeless tyre option
  • Tiger 800XC spoked front wheel.
Also how much would it cost to buy new brake disks front/rear, wheel bearings & rear sproket?

I want a quick direct swap solution between road & knobbly tyres.

Any aftermarket options?
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:36 PM   #9512
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Does anyone know how much it would cost to order a new set of wheels from a Triumph dealer? I am in Australia and we get ripped on spare parts prices here, so would be happy to purchase parts from the USA.
I don't have specific numbers, but based on how these things generally go, if you wanted a complete set of spare wheels ready for rubber and ready to bolt on and you bought all new parts at US dealer list prices, I suspect you'd be around $2500. Cheaper options in used parts or aftermarket parts will likely become available over time and you could save by swapping discs each time. But it will never be cheap.

Probably not worth it - most just but TKC80's on if they want an Okay off-pavement tire and accept that pavement handling will drop a notch.

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Old 11-16-2011, 06:48 AM   #9513
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I just took delivery of a new 800XC and am loving the bike!

Had my first off road ride a few days ago & found the original bridgestone tyres crap in the soft stuff!!!

Does anyone know how much it would cost to order a new set of wheels from a Triumph dealer? I am in Australia and we get ripped on spare parts prices here, so would be happy to purchase parts from the USA.

I would get the following:
  • Tiger 800 roadie 17" cast rear wheel to have a tubeless tyre option
  • Tiger 800XC spoked front wheel.
Also how much would it cost to buy new brake disks front/rear, wheel bearings & rear sproket?

I want a quick direct swap solution between road & knobbly tyres.

Any aftermarket options?
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We went round and round about this a while ago in the thread. If you search you may find some answers. The stock XC wheels are made by Excell. There is a part number on the wheels so maybe try contacting them to see how much a replacement would be. Other than that the bikes are so new that you might as well just contact your dealer and ask them what each part costs. I would agree with the previous statement of around 2500 or more for just the wheels. You are talking big bucks if you want complete wheels with disks and all. . Or for $1000 or less you can buy a good tire changer and just change your tires. Then you can charge your buddys to change theirs out and eventually pay it off

Just the thought of changing tires all the time sounds like a pain in the ass. I want to ride not change tires. I just run TKC 80's and call it done.
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:30 AM   #9514
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Started my commute today and noticed the stock windscreen was just inches away from my face...WTF! The front bracket near the headlight had snapped, so it was swiveling on the side mounts. Anybody else experience this?
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:30 AM   #9515
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Photos please...

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there are at least 3 things holding the nose of the windshield that could have broke. Need more specific detail

You may have uncovered another recall problem.
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:36 AM   #9516
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Or you can skip the weird, overpriced Triumph mount that positions the GPS unit off to the side and just use a regular RAM handlebar mount for less than half the price.

--mark
Puts the gps in the perfect position though. If you use a ram handlebar mount and a tank bag you can restrict bar movement. Behind the clocks is just too far away for me to interact with my streetpilot 2720.

Of all the Triumph accessories the only one I think needs to be revisited are the handguards. OK once modified but pure shite as out of the box. Then again the touratech handguards are no better either.
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:14 PM   #9517
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Puts the gps in the perfect position though. If you use a ram handlebar mount and a tank bag you can restrict bar movement. Behind the clocks is just too far away for me to interact with my streetpilot 2720.

Of all the Triumph accessories the only one I think needs to be revisited are the handguards. OK once modified but pure shite as out of the box. Then again the touratech handguards are no better either.
Totally disagree about the GPS position. Just above the clocks is perfect for me and I can interact with it just fine.

I do agree about the handguards though but to be fair, they are all like that since, like most manufacturers, Triumph figure folks will change them anyway.
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:18 PM   #9518
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The handguards aren't great but I dropped mine and they protected my clutch lever, much to my surprise.

I have seen the Metzeler Karoos on some pics of the Tiger. Am planning a long trip and was wondering what the general Tiger owners thought of them. They certainly look beefy, how about road use???
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:30 PM   #9519
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I have seen the Metzeler Karoos on some pics of the Tiger. Am planning a long trip and was wondering what the general Tiger owners thought of them. They certainly look beefy, how about road use???
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I think that the Karoo T is what is spec'd for the Tiger. I went through two sets of Karoo II's on my 610 and they didn't last at all. I was replacing rears at 1500 miles.
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:58 PM   #9520
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Totally disagree about the GPS position. Just above the clocks is perfect for me and I can interact with it just fine.

I do agree about the handguards though but to be fair, they are all like that since, like most manufacturers, Triumph figure folks will change them anyway.
I have short arms :-)

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Old 11-16-2011, 01:07 PM   #9521
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karoos

they howl on the asphalt as in very loud even with ear plugs in.
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Old 11-16-2011, 01:22 PM   #9522
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I have seen the Metzeler Karoos on some pics of the Tiger. Am planning a long trip and was wondering what the general Tiger owners thought of them. They certainly look beefy, how about road use???
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They dont last at all but are aweseome for offroad. They bite real good. Im not sure how well they handle the twisties...

I ride with a guy whos on a GSA. His were done after 1000 miles of hard riding. 50/50 On/Offroad. I wouldnt do it. I am getting 4,000 out of TKC 80. To me they are the best tire.
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Old 11-16-2011, 01:46 PM   #9523
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Puts the gps in the perfect position though. If you use a ram handlebar mount and a tank bag you can restrict bar movement.
Disagreed -- I don't like having the GPS off to the side, and my RAM handlebar mount has not caused any issues with a tank bag.

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Old 11-16-2011, 02:26 PM   #9524
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there are at least 3 things holding the nose of the windshield that could have broke. Need more specific detail
OK, this isn't my bike, but for illustration purposes only. The two mounts attached to the front bottom portion of the windscreen have nipples that go into a metal tube attached to the headlight shroud/instrument cluster. Those nipples broke off, which allowed the windscreen to rotate aft at cruise speed. Solution? Removed those two mounts from the windscreen, drilled a 1/4" hole through the mounts where the nipples broke off, ran a 4" screw through the mounts and the metal tube, and secured it with a locking nut. Total cost: $.67. Now, how long it'll last is TBD, but the windscreen doesn't vibrate...it's rock stable. I'm at work, so I'll send another photo of my bike later. I'm going to try to get those mounts ordered when I get the new spring for my centerstand (recall item)...I'll ask them if this is a common failure item. I wonder if it's covered by warranty?
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Old 11-16-2011, 03:02 PM   #9525
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