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Old 11-17-2012, 10:05 AM   #15001
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Check your brake pads. At 12k my rear pads were toast.


Think it might have something to do with all that mud, sand and other shit you ride in?
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:52 AM   #15002
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I have been told that excessive chain lube is the culprit for reduced pad life, especially on the single sided swing arms like my Sprint ST 1050. I will put up with the reduced pad life for a well lubed chain. I have been happy with my 06 Tiger and 06 Sprint. Wife has told me I should sell my XR650L and buy a Tiger 800XC. I have a very smart wife.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:54 AM   #15003
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I am keeping my eye on this bike for the tubless rims. If the spoke count is the same as the 800XC, might be a good conversion for tubelss tires.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:00 PM   #15004
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Yep. Mine were the same. Curious how long folks are getting out of front?
Changed mine at 34,000 km, still weren't yet down to the wear indicators.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:51 PM   #15005
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Yep. Mine were the same. Curious how long folks are getting out of front?

+1 I bought a full set expecting to have to change the fronts also but they were fine - plenty of meat left on them.
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:03 AM   #15006
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I have been told that excessive chain lube is the culprit for reduced pad life, especially on the single sided swing arms like my Sprint ST 1050. I will put up with the reduced pad life for a well lubed chain. I have been happy with my 06 Tiger and 06 Sprint. Wife has told me I should sell my XR650L and buy a Tiger 800XC. I have a very smart wife.
My rear stock pads bit it in < 10,000 km (not miles). At the time I also complained of darkened brake fluid in the rear master cylinder. There's a few things I attribute it to... The stock pads are frankly not that good; they run hot and also seem to have an annoying low-speed chatter. Secondly the amount of low-speed rear-wheel braking situations you get into (lane splitting, commuting in traffic mostly) and third just the junk getting in there and clagging up the caliper -- probably the least of the worries as it affects us all I reckon.

My second set of rears were EBC non-stockers and they went for about 23000 kms. I let them get pretty low but nothing extreme or metal.. I put the third set in, stockers again, and took a couple days in the dirt and there comes that chatter again and I'm not sure but the rear brake fluid is darker too -- I didn't notice it at the change though, maybe it's a 30k interval thing.

So my long winded recommendation is to ditch the stockers, keep the caliper clean and be aware when you might be dragging it a bit at very low speeds... front works then too.

ok I'll go back into my box for a bit now.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:06 AM   #15007
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I have been told that excessive chain lube is the culprit for reduced pad life, especially on the single sided swing arms like my Sprint ST 1050. I will put up with the reduced pad life for a well lubed chain. I have been happy with my 06 Tiger and 06 Sprint. Wife has told me I should sell my XR650L and buy a Tiger 800XC. I have a very smart wife.
Really ?
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:18 PM   #15008
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I have been told that excessive chain lube is the culprit for reduced pad life, especially on the single sided swing arms like my Sprint ST 1050. I will put up with the reduced pad life for a well lubed chain. I have been happy with my 06 Tiger and 06 Sprint. Wife has told me I should sell my XR650L and buy a Tiger 800XC. I have a very smart wife.

I have been told that impure thoughts lead to reduced pad life... better check mine soon...

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Old 11-18-2012, 03:27 PM   #15009
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I started a Tiger 800XC tool thread. Let me know if i'm missing anything.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:02 AM   #15010
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Check your brake pads. At 12k my rear pads were toast.

Interesting. I swapped out all pads at a little over 20k miles. IIRC, the rear ones were the most worn at that point, but not down to the backing plate yet. But then, I don't use the rear brake much.

FWIW, the pads I swapped in are EBC HH ones -- big improvement in bite. Now, 10k miles later, they're still in great shape; but I don't expect them to last as long as the originals.

Also, for anyone who's interested, at 30,500 miles I'm still on the original chain and sprockets. I'm planning to replace those this winter though just so I don't have to think about it at all next season.

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Old 11-19-2012, 08:01 AM   #15011
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Warranty ????

Under Triump "Warrany Terms & Condition"

it is stated that

Conditions and Exclusions:
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3. The machine must have been serviced by an authorized Triumph dealer, at the intervals specified in the Triumph Owners Handbook and the service log completed accordingly.


Has anyone ever had warrantly service denied becaus of this clause -- seems we all do what we can service wise and may have done an oil change rather that go to the dealer --- just curious if anyone has encounterd issues on this??
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:19 AM   #15012
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:55 AM   #15013
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Has anyone ever had warrantly service denied becaus of this clause -- seems we all do what we can service wise and may have done an oil change rather that go to the dealer --- just curious if anyone has encounterd issues on this??

Maybe you inadvertently received a manual intended for the British market. As cug has pointed out, it's illegal in the US for a company to deny warranty claims because the service was done somewhere other than an authorized dealer -- even if you did it yourself (as long as you've kept parts/supplies receipts to prove you did it).

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Old 11-19-2012, 12:23 PM   #15014
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Thanks --- that is what I thought but just wanted to sure
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:48 PM   #15015
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anyone use wolfman racks on your XC? Pictures
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