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Old 07-13-2013, 06:00 PM   #17806
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Nice I did the same thing today. Except it was on a rocky, steep downhill trail. Probably way too extreme for this bike but what the hell, I was having fun and the Triumph skid plate was working great . Soooo much fun in the mud and water too I almost forgot I wasn't riding a dirt bike today. Eh, that is until I fell and had to pick it up and get it to rideable condition to get home again

Dented the tank a bit, scraped up some plastics and mirrors, broke a turn signal cover. Bent the kickstand switch plunger too, so I had to pry that out once I figured out why my bike wasn't running and not put the kickstand down after that. Twisted the forks too so I had to untwist as best I could until I could get home to loosen the triple clamps. Straight as an arrow now Also think I slightly bent my right side Triumph panniers lower mount bar. I say slightly because the pannier still went on, albeit much tighter and more difficult than usual. Oh well, no biggie GlobeScouts are in my very near future anyway


Dammit I should've took a picture of it down! Stupid me and my rush to stand her up.

btw - This was while rocking a stock scorpion front tire with 13,500 miles on it Thankfully the K60 arrived yesterday and it goes on Thursday. Just waiting on some rears to get back in stock places.

pps - That stupid kickstand switch is permanently getting ziptied out of the way once I get a new one. Actually may just not get a new one and move it. Thing sucks.
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:52 PM   #17807
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Yea f it I just moved it and zip tied it away above the evap canistor.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:31 AM   #17808
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Or, you could remove the switch and scotch lock the kickstand switch wires together.
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Old 07-14-2013, 01:38 PM   #17809
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Thanks for the feedback on tire size, folks. I figured it would be fine, since a 100/90 and 110/80 are so very close in overall size, but figured I would run it by this brain trust.

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Point to note is that Triumph have a dual spec for the 800 front tyre. Either 100/90 or 110/80.
Where is that published? Section 1.36 (Full Specification) of the Factory Service Manual says "Front Tyre Size 100/90 - 19" and nothing more.
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:20 PM   #17810
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Thumbs down Dumba$$

Dropped my Tiger in the driveway... Looking for a replacement signal light lens. I found one on bikebandit.com but it tried to charge me for 4 at $10 ea. Any other suggestions other than the dealer.

Thanks.

BTW, broke the clutch lever too.
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:26 PM   #17811
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The Tiger signals are fairly generic. Bring it to your closest motorcycle dealer (doesn't need to be Triumph) or accessory store and try and match it up. (I bought a bulb for one of mine by pointing to a bike on the floor at the local HD dealer and telling them I needed a bulb for one of those.)
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:29 PM   #17812
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Dropped my Tiger in the driveway... Looking for a replacement signal light lens. I found one on bikebandit.com but it tried to charge me for 4 at $10 ea. Any other suggestions other than the dealer.

Thanks.

BTW, broke the clutch lever too.

You must be entering something wrong. Bike Bandit lets me select just one. I have a spare new one that I bought from Bike Bandit when I wasn't sure if the indicator assy that I was buying included the lens.
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:31 PM   #17813
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You can buy just one. Enter "1" in the quantity field and click add to cart.

2wheelpros.com is another source I use for OE parts.
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:43 PM   #17814
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You can buy just one. Enter "1" in the quantity field and click add to cart.

2wheelpros.com is another source I use for OE parts.
Thanks. Will try it again. I entered "1" and when I to check-out it was $40... I will try it again.

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Old 07-14-2013, 03:32 PM   #17815
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Thanks guys. Order confirmed!!
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:14 AM   #17816
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I'm going to attempt to do my own oil change on my 800XC this week. I'm a complete newbie to maintenance, but I think that the oil change is probably a reasonable place for me to start.

What tools will I need to do the oil change? I am thinking a torque wrench (for the filter & drain plug), an oil filter adapter for the wrench, and a set of hex bit sockets (metric?). Have I missed anything else?

I have the filter, crush washer, and oil, which I believe is all the stuff that I will need...
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:45 AM   #17817
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I'm going to attempt to do my own oil change on my 800XC this week. I'm a complete newbie to maintenance, but I think that the oil change is probably a reasonable place for me to start.

What tools will I need to do the oil change? I am thinking a torque wrench (for the filter & drain plug), an oil filter adapter for the wrench, and a set of hex bit sockets (metric?). Have I missed anything else?

I have the filter, crush washer, and oil, which I believe is all the stuff that I will need...
Don't forget something to catch the old oil.
I like to use a measuring jug to pour the oil
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:08 AM   #17818
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I'm going to attempt to do my own oil change on my 800XC this week. I'm a complete newbie to maintenance, but I think that the oil change is probably a reasonable place for me to start.

What tools will I need to do the oil change? I am thinking a torque wrench (for the filter & drain plug), an oil filter adapter for the wrench, and a set of hex bit sockets (metric?). Have I missed anything else?

I have the filter, crush washer, and oil, which I believe is all the stuff that I will need...
be sure to put in LESS than the manual says you need on the refil. Then dribbed it up to where it should be. Otherwise you will end up overfull. Which is a PIA.....
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:11 AM   #17819
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3 3/4 qts of oil, close enough. If you buy the k & m filter it has a 17mm nut on the end to make it easier next time.
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:22 AM   #17820
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3 3/4 qts of oil, close enough. If you buy the k & m filter it has a 17mm nut on the end to make it easier next time.
I agree with Yankee Dog. Go with less and make it up later. I've over filled mine twice now by using exactly what the manual says.
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