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Old 07-08-2012, 02:05 PM   #13456
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FWIW I've got an OEM seat for sale in FM.

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Old 07-08-2012, 04:01 PM   #13457
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Been gone on a 10 day ride on the Tiger. It was killer! Zero problems except for bashing my center stand into the ground. I haven't assessed the entire bike yet but other than damage that I caused I would say the tiger held up very well!
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:31 PM   #13458
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Yours is outfitted well, would like to hear more about your ride.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:54 PM   #13459
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So my new tiger has shed 3 of 4 indicators in under a week. Seems like the heat has made them super soft and high speed wind or light pressure makes the rubber crack and tear. My front signals are being held on with gorilla tape right now, and right rear is duct taped to the side of the bike. Anyone else having problems with this? Bike has not been down. Its almost as if I have a turn signal gremlin chewing on them at night!

Other than that. I LOVE THIS BIKE!!
My left front was found broken on a ride just Friday. I was thinking maybe the factory or dealer torqued it too tight? The dealer is going to cover it. Mine is 2012 I've had for little over one week. I super glued mine till the dealer gets the new part in.
Could be a heat issue, maybe. It's been hot here in WNC, but I tend to think it's a bad batch of plastic/rubber that the indicator is made of.
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:08 PM   #13460
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Yeah, gotta be that... A dealer telling you to put what is essentially oil on your seat is a f**king tool anyway.

I remember being able to trust my (Car) dealer's service mgr with my life, now I can't believe a word they say (service managers), it's always bullshit to make some other point or prevent having to do something or pay for something. As though they're really advancing the cause of ANYONE by bullshitting customers. Neither the dealer, the brand, the customer, nor the problem itself is helped by that.

You need to find someone you can trust for advice (which could be a tech at the same dealer even), and then tell the dealer (front of house/sales) you don't need oil on your seat, you need a new one -- and they need to stop wiping the bikes down with rags with brake fluid on them or whatever it is. You might want to check other soft bits for crazing or other signs of chemical distress, too.

Oiling a seat WTF!


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Don't use anything w/ oil on fabrics or plastics that will be in the sun.


I've used this stuff for years: http://303products.com/index.php/home/
Good info on vinyl care in the tech pages.
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:12 PM   #13461
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That's what I thought. Where in Florida are you - in case I need my service indicator cleared?
Tampabay area. Anytime, I would be happy to.
Although I think dealertool is matched to the bikes ECM serial number. You can have multiple users for about $30 per vin.

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Old 07-08-2012, 10:09 PM   #13462
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+1

Don't use anything w/ oil on fabrics or plastics that will be in the sun.


I've used this stuff for years: http://303products.com/index.php/home/
Good info on vinyl care in the tech pages.

+1
I was going to mention this but always seems to fall on deaf ears. 303 wha...????

Also an amazing bike detailer. Hose off, spray tires and engine with simple green, scrub down with a wash mitt and car wash soap, hose off, dry, spray engine and metal bits with WD40, everything else with 303, wipe down. Bike will look like new again.

Tires, bumpers, interiors, weather strips, vinyl tops, any black trim, plastic, even fiberglass. The stuff is amazing.
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:27 AM   #13463
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Yours is outfitted well, would like to hear more about your ride.
Im finishing a ride report. I'll pass along the address when I'm done.
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:33 AM   #13464
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+1
I was going to mention this but always seems to fall on deaf ears. 303 wha...????

Also an amazing bike detailer. Hose off, spray tires and engine with simple green, scrub down with a wash mitt and car wash soap, hose off, dry, spray engine and metal bits with WD40, everything else with 303, wipe down. Bike will look like new again.

Tires, bumpers, interiors, weather strips, vinyl tops, any black trim, plastic, even fiberglass. The stuff is amazing.
Careful with the Simple Green. It will take the finish off the engine very quickly unless it's diluted etc. - a friend made a huge mess of his S3 by using Simple Green on his engine.
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:45 AM   #13465
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Careful with the Simple Green. It will take the finish off the engine very quickly unless it's diluted etc. - a friend made a huge mess of his S3 by using Simple Green on his engine.
On the advice of my dealer I tried simple green. The engine is now a nice matte black
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:49 AM   #13466
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On the advice of my dealer I tried simple green. The engine is now a nice matte black
Yup. So is the engine on my mate's S3. Undiluted it's very powerful stuff - use with extreme care.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:05 AM   #13467
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Simple Green

Only necessary if there is a lot of caked on oil and dirt. Yes, it will etch aluminum and oxidize powder coating. Very important to spray with water first, wash with car soap, hose off.

My road bikes hardly ever get washed. I think my Versys got washed a couple of times in two and a half years and 7500 miles. The dirtbikes and dualsports after every ride.

Have never ruined a bike yet from washing it.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:10 AM   #13468
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Wait until your bike cools off. Never use Simple Green (or similar) on any parts that are still warm.
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:54 PM   #13469
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I think I've washed my Tiger once since I bought it (over 19,000 miles ago). That's what rain is for.

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Old 07-09-2012, 02:02 PM   #13470
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parts list?

Hit a deer. Need to order some plastic parts in front of the forks. Any source better than dealer or bike bandit? TIA

Triumph Parts Locator has decent blow ups and lists. Best so far, but no USA source so far.

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