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 look.
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.
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.