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Old 08-13-2011, 06:44 PM   #7921
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Interesting info on the wobble. I would have thought the Tiger would be less susceptible to that behavior since it's not exactly a sportbike.
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Old 08-13-2011, 06:44 PM   #7922
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My 01' ZX9 does not. I can let go of the bars at 100mph & it'll remain steady until slows so far it's about to fall over. An interesting problem, no doubt.
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:12 PM   #7923
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"...Anyway, the technician said he was called Friday by Triumph about a safety issue with the Triumph centerstand resulting in a recall -- I have no details beyond that. They hadn't received the technical bulletin yet. Anyone else hear about this yet?
Waddya wanna bet they put a stronger spring on it?
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:55 PM   #7924
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I stopped by me dealer today since I've been unsuccessful in resolving a front end wobble problem. At about 47 mph, if my Tiger is decelerating with a light touch or no hands on the bars, an oscillation develops and increases in strength as it continues to decelerate. I've checked tire pressures, rear preload, and loosening/re-torquing the front clamps but the problem remains.

Did you crank up the rear Pre-load?

How much do you weigh? I have not experienced this yet on the Triumph… I did have it happen on a Dakar and cranking up the Pre-load made it go away. Truly curious.

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Old 08-13-2011, 10:34 PM   #7925
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Interesting info on the wobble. I would have thought the Tiger would be less susceptible to that behavior since it's not exactly a sportbike.
I agree. But the geometry numbers on both Tigers are pretty extreme!
Also, the OP is talking about the T800, not the XC I believe ... so running a 19" front not a 21". Neither of my Vstroms had much of a wobble but did do it a bit.
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:41 PM   #7926
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Yes, I went to a rural road and rode back and forth checking various settings on the rear preload. I weigh 170 or so. None of the settings had much impact, from cranked all the way to high and back down to low.

Keep in mind I had a 15 to 20 mph low side a few weeks ago. It's possible something on the front was tweaked as a result of that, although it shouldn't have since it didn't really run into anything. I don't have the $150 castellated socket to tighten up the front steering stem, so that's one thing I haven't tried.

I DO experience the clunking others have reported during hard braking or when going over rough surfaces at low speed.

I don't think the wobbling occurred before my low side, but I might just not have created the necessary conditions for it to show up.



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Did you crank up the rear Pre-load?

How much do you weigh? I have not experienced this yet on the Triumph… I did have it happen on a Dakar and cranking up the Pre-load made it go away. Truly curious.

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Old 08-13-2011, 10:46 PM   #7927
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Yes, me too.

They didn't figure it out yet. At least, not on my bike. I'm pretty pissed off at this point. Been a total downer of an experience buying this bike.
We are home now from our 44 days with the Tigers. They are still in our garage and we are waiting to hear what we are supposed to do next with them. Aug 11th on our way home both bikes were stalling quite a bit making us do our throttle cable voodoo and they would run. We still have not heard what the fix might be. So, we rode 13693 KM with stalling bikes....well...not all the 13693 but at least 12000 KM.
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Old 08-13-2011, 11:05 PM   #7928
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Thanks for the replies.

I'm the guy that has to go to 7 different walmarts lookin' for a pair of shoes, stuff never fits me.. I've pretty much gotten used to it over the decades. If stuff fits, cool- If not- Oh well, keep lookin'..
WAL MART huh, I wonder why you have problems?
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:17 AM   #7929
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Markbtv had a faceplant a couple of dats ago

I don't post in this thread but thought you guys should know. Send all of your good karma Marks way.

He's doing pretty well but took a hit to the head and has a femur that is broken in 2 places. A 5 hour surgery has his leg back together. MRI shows no damage to the spine so he can now sit up in bed. The head injury is not too serious and he should recover fully.

He was taken out by a girl in a cage that ran a red light. He was on his dads bike that they were trying to sell.

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Old 08-14-2011, 12:21 AM   #7930
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Keep in mind I had a 15 to 20 mph low side a few weeks ago. .
Mystery solved.
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Old 08-14-2011, 01:03 AM   #7931
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I don't post in this thread but thought you guys should know. Send all of your good karma Marks way.

He's doing pretty well but took a hit to the head and has a femur that is broken in 2 places. A 5 hour surgery has his leg back together. MRI shows no damage to the spine so he can now sit up in bed. The head injury is not too serious and he should recover fully.

He was taken out by a girl in a cage that ran a red light. He was on his dads bike that they were trying to sell.

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Thanks for the heads up Russ!
Wow! That is bad news! I'm sure all the Tiger fans here wish Mark a speedy recovery. He has been a primary contributor to this thread from day one. Always offers some of the best and most interesting comments. I believe Mark is one of the first to go cross country on a Tiger 800 and do a ride report about the trip.

Man ... it is a real jungle out there ... be careful out there guys!! (and gals!) And remember: "There but for the grace of God go I"

Thinking of you Mark. Hang in there and don't hold back on that Morphine drip. Get well soon.
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:01 PM   #7932
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I don't think the wobbling occurred before my low side, but I might just not have created the necessary conditions for it to show up.
What tire?
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:33 PM   #7933
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I DO experience the clunking others have reported during hard braking or when going over rough surfaces at low speed.
Mine did that A LOT!! So I tackled it myself and tightened the head bearings by about half a turn and it's now brilliant. And quieter over the rough dirt roads.
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:32 PM   #7934
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Old 08-14-2011, 07:01 PM   #7935
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