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Tiger 800 - 800XC Mods & Workshop Workshop and technical talk for the 800 - 800XC Tourer - Adventurer Tigers

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Old 02-12-2011, 04:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tiger 800 Tools

While waiting for the Tigers to appear over here I got to thinking about tools and tool kits. I like to carry a small bag of tools when touring. As BMW tool kits shrank to essentially nothing, my little bag added tools to make up for it. Now I need to build a Triumph kit.

To you early owners, what exactly comes with the 800's in the way of tools? And what do you think is missing?

Does the 800 use hex or torx bolts, or both? Do you need axle nut wrenches? What else?

Thanks for whatever input you can provide.

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Old 02-19-2011, 09:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It doesn't look like the 800s come with any tools. There is a genuine Triumph toolkit listed that you can buy - but it looks really basic.

I prefer to put together my own toolkit. If you search hardware shops, home depot, Lowes, Northern tool etc, you can put together a very nice collection of universal drivers and bits, plus appropriate wrenches, vice grips, pliers, cable ties and so on.

Once I get my beaker (heh) then I'll go over it and ascertain what I need, and start putting tools together. The idea being to have enough to deal with minor stuff - make emergency repairs where possible, and do basic maintenance while on tour. I'll put together a list of what I put in a standard toolkit, and pictures of where I stash it. I try and keep panniers free if that stuff generally. Darn difficult to do on the Bonneville - don't know what little nooks the Tiger has. I'll likely make a tool tube as well, and butcher a little air pump for tire inflation.
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Old 05-24-2011, 06:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If you haven't got one already you need one of these http://www.adventure-spec.com/shop/m...x/prod_91.html in your tool kit.
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It doesn't look like the 800s come with any tools.
I was wrong about this anyway. There is a tool kit that comes with the bike. I haven't actually looked to see what's in it yet - the pouch didn't seem very hefty, so prolly just some basic stuff.
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Umm...yeh..."basic"...that's being generous. In the cheap little plastic pouch is a screwdriver handle with a reversible #2 Phillips/6mm straight blade shaft, 13mm open end wrench, a 10mm/12mm combo open end wrench, a 27mm box end wrench with an oval shaped cheater bar tube (about 19cm long), and a 5mm hex key. Methinks it's going to need some augmentation.
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Yep, no problem for me to stuff a few extra items in there and other places.

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It doesn't look like the 800s come with any tools. There is a genuine Triumph toolkit listed that you can buy - but it looks really basic.

I prefer to put together my own toolkit. If you search hardware shops, home depot, Lowes, Northern tool etc, you can put together a very nice collection of universal drivers and bits, plus appropriate wrenches, vice grips, pliers, cable ties and so on.

Once I get my beaker (heh) then I'll go over it and ascertain what I need, and start putting tools together. The idea being to have enough to deal with minor stuff - make emergency repairs where possible, and do basic maintenance while on tour. I'll put together a list of what I put in a standard toolkit, and pictures of where I stash it. I try and keep panniers free if that stuff generally. Darn difficult to do on the Bonneville - don't know what little nooks the Tiger has. I'll likely make a tool tube as well, and butcher a little air pump for tire inflation.
Curious if you got around to building that tool list. New owner here and interested.
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I did not get around to that I'm afraid. Instead, I haul far too many tools on my long trips.

Turns out that the bikes do come with a basic tool kit, which is essentially designed to allow you to adjust the chain. It has a wrench set for the rear axle, and appropriate wrenches for the chain tensioners. I think there is also a multi purpose screwdriver in it, I forget.

I actually like the included tool for slackening off the rear spindle nut.

I will try and remember to inventory my LD toolkit, but it is way over the top.

Maybe that would be a chance to work through it and thin it out. Not a bad idea.
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Just checked my "tool kit" under my pillon seat, and bare bones it is. Am also interested in hearing what others carry or have done to build a small kit they travel with.
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Didn't I do this yet?

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