Triumph Tiger 800 - Extras 3
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The Tiger 800 XCx is a great bike but some of the cycle parts reflect the low price. These changes improve the
1. I have fitted a pair of SW-Motech stainless steel Footpegs.
2. A stainless steel Gear Lever from Touratech with folding tip.
3. I have modified and re-sprayed the Rear Brake Lever to fit an Apico folding tip.
I fitted an R&G Kickstand pad. This one is specially made
for the 800 XCx, it has a short nose which just prevents it
fouling the centrestand. Clever engineering.
Alloy Cruiser Footpegs from eBay for £15. On long touring trips I like to be able to
stretch my legs out for a few minutes. The Tiger 800 crashbars are slim and there is
nothing to rest my legs on (Unlike my old Explorer crashbars). So I bought some cheap
folding footpegs. I can fold them down and rest the back of my boots on the pegs, this
eases discomfort and I can get a blast of cold air up my trouser legs on hot days.
I have also fitted some 22mm Silicon Tube over the crashbars to protect them from
damage and garage rash.
I fitted some LED strip lights to my handguards, £3 on
eBay. My friend Tony has them on his KTM. They are very
effective. Gives a bike more presence when riding in the
dark and in long tunnels. Fiddly to wire up.
Touratech do not make an equivalent rear brake lever so I purchased a
Folding MX style brake lever tip from Apico (Anodised Blue). I had
to grind off the old serrated brake part and I welded a 4mm thick spacer
in it's place, drilled a hole and bolted on the Apico Folding Tip. I sprayed
the old lever silver to match my Touratech Gear Lever..
Stainless Gear Lever from Touratech looks great,
however the 12mm hole for the spindle was a few thou
too small. I used a small diameter rotary carbide wheel
to sand off some material from inside the main mount to
open up the hole.
I fitted SW-Motech stainless steel
footrests which are wider and more
substantial than stock. They can be
fitted at standard height or 13mm lower.
I went for standard. In normal use I
remove the rubber pad revealing a
large, grippy, supportive metal footpeg.
TIP: The footpegs are relatively easy to
fit because the springs supplied are not
too strong. I did have to remove the
rear brake pedal to extract the locating
pin which means getting the return
spring located correctly when
rebuilding. So unlike me I suggest you
make a note of the spring position
before you remove the rear brake lever.