ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Beasts > The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-11-2013, 01:41 PM   #16141
spewler
Not (w)reckless
 
Joined: May 2011
Location: Vail, AZ
Oddometer: 106
Swimmer, yup that's me! I've been taking the highway more lately...even though it's the long way around it is quicker. Kolb is getting ridiculous in the afternoon!
__________________
2011 Triumph Tiger 800 XC (25,000 miles)
2001 Aprilia Futura (127,000+ miles)
spewler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 03:11 PM   #16142
The Toad
Let There Be Light
 
The Toad's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Location, Location.
Oddometer: 1,147
New (too me) 800 - Observations and wiring diagram ???

So I got to take my new (2011) Tiger out over the weekend as well give the included papers from the original owner a good look over.

Good points:

- Smoothest acceleration of any bike i've ever ridden
- Ergonomics are fantastic (for me)
- Seems much "lighter" than she is
- Stock seat/windscreen and pegs all seem up to long distance riding (for me) which means not having to spend money on things that should always be good enough in the first place

Not so Good points:

- The engine "whine" is a bit different and will take some getting used too.. aside from the Ural its the only bike i've ever owned where the engine is louder than the exhaust (too me this is most noticeable at speed)

- I've read about the "stalling" issue and after reviewing the paperwork on this particular bike it appears to have ( i hope its in the past) been a victim. It was brought in to the dealership @ about 500 miles for stalling. Clock now has about 4500 miles on it and if I have all the paperwork the problem hasnt returned or it was ignored... im hoping not the later as ive only put about 100 miles on her thus far.

- What kept me away from Triumph's for as long as ive ridden on 2 wheels is the lack of dealers. There are 2 "near" me but the closest is still over an hour each way.... I do all my own service and hope to keep it that way.. so hopefully that never becomes an issue.


On an unrelated note is there any chance anyone has a PDF wiring diagram they care too share (looking for power points to hijack) ????

thanks
__________________
MondoMotos - LED Auxiliary Light Kits - Tusk Panniers
RoadRUNNER Magazine - Blog
Ride Reports - Four Corners - Amish Country - Costa Rica - Expedition Michigan (or not) - Tellico Plains
The Toad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 03:26 PM   #16143
cug
--
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: Sunny California
Oddometer: 4,858
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Toad View Post
- I've read about the "stalling" issue and after reviewing the paperwork on this particular bike it appears to have ( i hope its in the past) been a victim.
The bike should have gotten the updated ECU maps during regular service, that solved it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Toad View Post
On an unrelated note is there any chance anyone has a PDF wiring diagram they care too share (looking for power points to hijack)
If you are planning your own service anyways it's a good idea to get the service manual, it includes everything you need.
cug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 04:26 PM   #16144
swimmer
armchair asshole
 
swimmer's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: tucson
Oddometer: 4,476
Quote:
Originally Posted by spewler View Post
Swimmer, yup that's me! I've been taking the highway more lately...even though it's the long way around it is quicker. Kolb is getting ridiculous in the afternoon!
I'd rather spend a few extra minutes on the highway than dealing with extra stop/go traffics and lights. I work at the UA tech park. I'm riding my wr250r to work on occasion as well.
swimmer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 11:24 PM   #16145
orv
Busted butt
 
Joined: Apr 2002
Location: CO
Oddometer: 442
[QUOTE=
- The engine "whine" is a bit different and will take some getting used too.. aside from the Ural its the only bike i've ever owned where the engine is louder than the exhaust (too me this is most noticeable at speed)
[/QUOTE]

Please step into my office so I can explain the long range effects of hearing loss due to not wearing ear protection.

With good ear protection all you hear is the working part of the engine. It's very sweet!
orv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 02:14 AM   #16146
blacktiger
Tigers R great.
 
blacktiger's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: St.Leonards on Sea, England.
Oddometer: 3,702
Quote:
Originally Posted by spewler View Post
blacktiger, #4 is that part I'm talking about. Since the manual says torque it to 48nM, I tightened it down. It rode fine this morning, so I'm hoping I didn't screw anything up!
Right, OK, looks like you found a loose bolt and have it sorted.
__________________
2002 black Tiger955i, 72000 miles and counting.
2012 black Tiger800XC, The other British Land Rover. 40000 miles and counting.
2013 black Tiger800XC, The other British Land Rover. 500 miles and counting.
blacktiger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 02:22 AM   #16147
blacktiger
Tigers R great.
 
blacktiger's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: St.Leonards on Sea, England.
Oddometer: 3,702
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Toad View Post
Not so Good points:

1/ - The engine "whine" is a bit different and will take some getting used too.. aside from the Ural its the only bike i've ever owned where the engine is louder than the exhaust (too me this is most noticeable at speed)


2/ - What kept me away from Triumph's for as long as ive ridden on 2 wheels is the lack of dealers. There are 2 "near" me but the closest is still over an hour each way.... I do all my own service and hope to keep it that way.. so hopefully that never becomes an issue.


3/ On an unrelated note is there any chance anyone has a PDF wiring diagram they care too share (looking for power points to hijack) ????

thanks
1/ ear plugs work.

2/ an hour's not too bad. I have a dealer 1 mile from me but I choose to go to one about 65 miles away because the closer dealer is an arse.

3/ there are plugs for heated grips and Aux lamps under the tank. Hi-Jack them there.

Glad you seem to be (mostly) enjoying the Triple.
__________________
2002 black Tiger955i, 72000 miles and counting.
2012 black Tiger800XC, The other British Land Rover. 40000 miles and counting.
2013 black Tiger800XC, The other British Land Rover. 500 miles and counting.
blacktiger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 04:46 AM   #16148
FuzzyDunlop
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Melbourne
Oddometer: 260
Mystery Item

I washed my XC the other day and went out for a ride to dry her off. When I got back, I found this bad boy lying in the driveway. Buggered if I know where it came from. Any ideas?




__________________
Currently riding 2013 KTM 1190 Adv R
FuzzyDunlop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 05:20 AM   #16149
Pa.Hangard
Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Dover, Pa
Oddometer: 55
It looks like the plastic plugs that you have to remove to mount the engine crash bars.
Look at the bottom of the motor there are 2 on each side that I had to remove to install the Holan crash bars.
They just thread in.
__________________
ZRX 1100 KLX 400
DR 650 SE Triumph Tiger 800XC
Sherco 2.9
Honda CT70 (it started the addiction)
Kawasaki TrailBoss 100
Pa.Hangard is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 05:46 AM   #16150
bluesman
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Hoegaarden, Belgium
Oddometer: 3,303
Quote:
Originally Posted by marloweluke View Post
Hi Bluesman,

I also have the LV carbon and don't find it gets too hot. Have you tried it with soft luggage touching the exhaust can? Just wondering if that might be a problem. I could put a heat shield on it, but would rather not.

Thanks....
No, in my case nothing touching (I made DYI pannier frames) but they as close as possible to exhaust - I tried to get luggage to be as narrow as possible.
I tried with 2 textile panniers, just throw-over but they rested on pannier frames, I use ex-Aprillia plastic panniers, and also on actual pannier frames I put cheapest available spiral plastic wrap - you know, one used for computer cables to be wrapped together and not be messy? Real cheap soft plastic, normally easily damaged by heat. No signs of any discoloration, heat deformation or anything. In fact I found LV to be running surprisingly low temp all the time. Lower, than I had on other bikes with carbon cans. I guess- good isolation by sound damping material and good seal off exhaust gases is the reason. And definitely cooler than stock exhaust heat shield.
bluesman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 06:01 AM   #16151
FuzzyDunlop
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Melbourne
Oddometer: 260
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pa.Hangard View Post
It looks like the plastic plugs that you have to remove to mount the engine crash bars.
Look at the bottom of the motor there are 2 on each side that I had to remove to install the Holan crash bars.
They just thread in.
I have the OEM engine bars. Maybe there are other mounting points that have theses plugs?

The head on the mushroom is about an inch across.
__________________
Currently riding 2013 KTM 1190 Adv R
FuzzyDunlop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 06:05 AM   #16152
bluesman
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Hoegaarden, Belgium
Oddometer: 3,303
plastic plugs on underside of rear frame, where (I guess) Triumph luggage mounted?
bluesman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 07:13 AM   #16153
swimmer
armchair asshole
 
swimmer's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: tucson
Oddometer: 4,476
Quote:
Originally Posted by bluesman View Post
plastic plugs on underside of rear frame, where (I guess) Triumph luggage mounted?
That would be my guess. Two on each side, facing down.
swimmer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 08:19 AM   #16154
KildareMan
Studly Adventurer
 
KildareMan's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: County Kildare, Ireland
Oddometer: 649
Quote:
Originally Posted by bluesman View Post
plastic plugs on underside of rear frame, where (I guess) Triumph luggage mounted?
He says in another forum they are 25mm across. So not the frame rail luggage bungs. Anyway they are a flatter profile than the pictured item. They also screw in/out. This item is a push fit

For the life of me though I can't remember seeing that bung on the 800.
KildareMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 08:35 AM   #16155
bluesman
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Hoegaarden, Belgium
Oddometer: 3,303
You right...

Oh guys you with your imperial inches! I always miss that.

And yes - rear ones are screw in, I remember now - when I took them out to mount tool tube.

Perhaps it has come out of garden chair left in garage?
bluesman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 08:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014