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Old 06-07-2013, 05:18 AM   #17251
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The seat is not great. My 1050 seat was probably the best stock seat around but the 800...ugh...only made worse by my matted down Alaska leather sheepskin (I need to comb it out). If you get a custom seat then look at the seat cover made by King of Fleece. It keeps my sheepskin and any other seats bone dry. I am going with trying the different height combos for now. My achin' keester
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Old 06-07-2013, 06:09 AM   #17252
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One snafu- the plastic guard thingamabob that blocks the fuel filler decided to take the plunge, and is now inside my tank. My scanalyzing tactics reveal that this is not uncommon across the internet. Insert raspberry here.
Not sure what you are describing and will have to take a look at mine when I get home. Do you mean the rubber gasket around the cap?
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Old 06-07-2013, 06:59 AM   #17253
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Not sure what you are describing and will have to take a look at mine when I get home. Do you mean the rubber gasket around the cap?
I think he's talking about the stop in the filler hole that prevents the fuel nozzle from going into the tank and hitting the fuel pump when you fill the tank.
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:15 AM   #17254
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That's what it sounds like to me. Depending on the age of the Tiger, you may have the 2 metal bars welded in to the filler neck instead of the plastic piece. My '12 800 XC has the metal bars.
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:26 AM   #17255
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That's what it sounds like to me. Depending on the age of the Tiger, you may have the 2 metal bars welded in to the filler neck instead of the plastic piece. My '12 800 XC has the metal bars.
It fell into the tank at second fill up.
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:59 AM   #17256
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I think he's talking about the stop in the filler hole that prevents the fuel nozzle from going into the tank and hitting the fuel pump when you fill the tank.
Oh okay my '12 has the metal bars as did my '11.
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:59 AM   #17257
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there is like 8 pages of the filler hole bar discussion somewhere. this thread or maybe the XC offroad thread. some were plastic and they are breaking off and falling into the tank.
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:54 AM   #17258
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Hello Inmates....

I'm in Tiger heaven on my new '13 XC and amazingly, I have one month off to get to know this bike. As is always the case with a new bike, there are discoveries along the way. I originally posted this on triumphrat.net but thought I would throw it up here and see if anyone has any ideas...

......."I had the time today to go for a 4 hour ride: a mix of highway (keeping the RPMs below 5000 ) and city, some rush-hour traffic (first gear for MILES...) and a quick night-time spin to finish off the day. First of all, I am hearing a strange sound coming from either the front or rear wheel: it sounds like a moan. I know, I know... but that IS what it sounds like. I noticed it at around 2500 RPM, in first gear - it is rhythmic in that it seems to be controlled by the rotation of the wheel. Also, the rear brake makes a sound I can't quite describe...

I have had only one other new bike before this one (and I know all machines have their quirks) and I am determined to just enjoy this bike, but I just wanted to see if anyone else has experienced these noises. You are right, I am breaking in a new bike so I do expect some things will rear up and then fade away as things loosen up a bit...."

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Old 06-07-2013, 12:11 PM   #17259
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Hello Inmates....

I'm in Tiger heaven on my new '13 XC and amazingly, I have one month off to get to know this bike. As is always the case with a new bike, there are discoveries along the way. I originally posted this on triumphrat.net but thought I would throw it up here and see if anyone has any ideas...

......."I had the time today to go for a 4 hour ride: a mix of highway (keeping the RPMs below 5000 ) and city, some rush-hour traffic (first gear for MILES...) and a quick night-time spin to finish off the day. First of all, I am hearing a strange sound coming from either the front or rear wheel: it sounds like a moan. I know, I know... but that IS what it sounds like. I noticed it at around 2500 RPM, in first gear - it is rhythmic in that it seems to be controlled by the rotation of the wheel. Also, the rear brake makes a sound I can't quite describe...

I have had only one other new bike before this one (and I know all machines have their quirks) and I am determined to just enjoy this bike, but I just wanted to see if anyone else has experienced these noises. You are right, I am breaking in a new bike so I do expect some things will rear up and then fade away as things loosen up a bit...."

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no idea about any of those noises. maybe take it back to the dealer and have them ride it...
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:21 PM   #17260
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Hello Inmates....

I'm in Tiger heaven on my new '13 XC and amazingly, I have one month off to get to know this bike. As is always the case with a new bike, there are discoveries along the way. I originally posted this on triumphrat.net but thought I would throw it up here and see if anyone has any ideas...

......."I had the time today to go for a 4 hour ride: a mix of highway (keeping the RPMs below 5000 ) and city, some rush-hour traffic (first gear for MILES...) and a quick night-time spin to finish off the day. First of all, I am hearing a strange sound coming from either the front or rear wheel: it sounds like a moan. I know, I know... but that IS what it sounds like. I noticed it at around 2500 RPM, in first gear - it is rhythmic in that it seems to be controlled by the rotation of the wheel. Also, the rear brake makes a sound I can't quite describe...

I have had only one other new bike before this one (and I know all machines have their quirks) and I am determined to just enjoy this bike, but I just wanted to see if anyone else has experienced these noises. You are right, I am breaking in a new bike so I do expect some things will rear up and then fade away as things loosen up a bit...."

Ideas? (And thanks!!)

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Check your chain tension, dealers are notorious for over tightening a chain, especially with the longer travel on the XC and with chains, looser is better. You should have 1 1/2" free play. If it's banjo string tight you might be getting a harmonic off it as the suspension goes through it's stroke.

Got a center stand? Check your rear wheel spins freely and no binding of the brake disc. Check alignment of the rear wheel. You can use the string method but I like this Motion Pro tool for that job, makes it quick and easy.



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Old 06-07-2013, 12:25 PM   #17261
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.... I noticed it at around 2500 RPM, in first gear - it is rhythmic in that it seems to be controlled by the rotation of the wheel. Also, the rear brake makes a sound I can't quite describe...

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Could it be that the rear wheel isn't in alignment, and the brake is rubbing a bit? Can you put it on the center stand (or a stand) and watch the rear wheel spin and listen for the sound?
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Old 06-07-2013, 01:06 PM   #17262
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Check your chain tension, dealers are notorious for over tightening a chain, especially with the longer travel on the XC and with chains, looser is better. You should have 1 1/2" free play. If it's banjo string tight you might be getting a harmonic off it as the suspension goes through it's stroke.

Got a center stand? Check your rear wheel spins freely and no binding of the brake disc. Check alignment of the rear wheel. You can use the string method but I like this Motion Pro tool for that job, makes it quick and easy.



String Alignment method
OOh i like that thing. A zip tie works well too. Just attach it to the swing arm somewhere and see if the wheel hits while spinning...
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:20 PM   #17263
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And when you get it back, repaired, I hope you're going to make some "brake snakes" which should help prevent the levers doing strange things. Quite common in Enduro circles. Here's my homemade setup using a pushbike brake inner and an electrical screw terminal connector. Total cost = 2.50 for both sides.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtTE08HliM4
Some levers actually come pre-fitted http://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/brake-snake

Another observation regarding protecting the foot levers.........none, absolutely NONE of the crashbars available for these bikes offers any protection to the levers.
You know? Some sort of loop just ahead of the levers (refer to above photo) would stop them digging into the dirt in a fall.
Well, after some difficulty, the bike has finally made it into the shop. The diagnosis is as Mr. Chris suggested, the knock broke the detent wheel, which is part #5 in this schematic: http://www.bikebandit.com/2012-trium...4268#sch740799 The part is only $25, but other small parts like the gasket and circlips will need to be replaced. And part of the broken detent wheel is still in the engine, so an oil and filter change will be needed. Basically, looking at ~$300 for parts and labor, which is not covered by warranty. I tried to get it covered, but they wouldn't do it since it wasn't a manufacturing defect. The lady I spoke with at Triumph NA and she gave me the same silver lining rationale that Mr. Chris alluded to: it could be a lot worse with other designs which would require the case to be split in order to get to the mechanism.

So yeah, I'm kinda bummed that such a minor little incident made for such a miserable Sunday outing is costing me $400+. It seems like the Tiger's rugged good looks are actually disguising a glass jaw. I guess it's comforting to know that this isn't a regular issue (the mechanic said he'd never seen it before either), but still, a bummer.

Blacktiger is right about how there's no protection for the levers. I don't know if those brake snakes would have helped in my situation, but they certainly wouldn't hurt either. I'll be attaching some of those when I get the bike back again, for sure. I also wonder if a folding shift lever might have made a difference?
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:25 PM   #17264
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Well, after some difficulty, the bike has finally made it into the shop. The diagnosis is as Mr. Chris suggested, the knock broke the detent wheel, which is part #5 in this schematic: http://www.bikebandit.com/2012-trium...4268#sch740799 The part is only $25, but other small parts like the gasket and circlips will need to be replaced. And part of the broken detent wheel is still in the engine, so an oil and filter change will be needed. Basically, looking at ~$300 for parts and labor, which is not covered by warranty. I tried to get it covered, but they wouldn't do it since it wasn't a manufacturing defect. The lady I spoke with at Triumph NA and she gave me the same silver lining rationale that Mr. Chris alluded to: it could be a lot worse with other designs which would require the case to be split in order to get to the mechanism.

So yeah, I'm kinda bummed that such a minor little incident made for such a miserable Sunday outing is costing me $400+. It seems like the Tiger's rugged good looks are actually disguising a glass jaw. I guess it's comforting to know that this isn't a regular issue (the mechanic said he'd never seen it before either), but still, a bummer.

Blacktiger is right about how there's no protection for the levers. I don't know if those brake snakes would have helped in my situation, but they certainly wouldn't hurt either. I'll be attaching some of those when I get the bike back again, for sure. I also wonder if a folding shift lever might have made a difference?
take it back now if you don't want to spend money on it. or stay on the paved roads for a better chance of not spending money on it. its a tough bike, but still has mechanical parts that can and will break. things happen.
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:38 PM   #17265
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take it back now if you don't want to spend money on it. or stay on the paved roads for a better chance of not spending money on it. its a tough bike, but still has mechanical parts that can and will break. things happen.
Yeah, I get that. I've already spent a decent amount on things that are supposed to protect it, to help prevent things happening. This was it's first real jaunt into off road terrain, and as such, I wasn't going anywhere too gnarly, or pushing too hard. Just a low speed dump into soft dirt/mud and the bike was rendered useless.
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