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Old 08-11-2013, 05:10 PM   #18106
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Any suggestions? How do I adjust this? Should I be concerned? What makes the calipers open enough that the pads don't touch when you let off the brakes?
Important point: On disc brake systems, the pad is *supposed* to lightly touch the rotor at all times. Otherwise you would have way too much lever travel (and not enough braking force) when you went to apply the brakes.

The wheel should spin pretty freely but you'll definitely hear the light rubbing of the pads on the rotors.
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Old 08-11-2013, 06:09 PM   #18107
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You may pull the calipers, take a tooth brush and a 50/50 mix of Simple Green, and give the piston seals a good scrubbing. The pistons only retract by the pull of the seals. If they're gunked up, that'll affect their pull on the pistons. Though, some rubbing of the pads is normal.



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Old 08-11-2013, 06:27 PM   #18108
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If calipers are removed be sure to blue-loctite the mounting bolts on reassembly. You don't want to lose one of those!

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Old 08-11-2013, 10:07 PM   #18109
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I put new grips on my bike and as a result the oem heatd grip (left hand) no longer works. I have a feeling I shorted out the circuit when cutting off the left grip (Triumph used quite a bit of glue). Is this fixable? Or, do I need to buy a new element and new grips? If I need to buy a new element do I need to buy triumph or can I use some from the local dirt bike shop (Moose, I believe). Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:55 PM   #18110
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I would put a meter over it.

1/ Look for continuity in the grip circuit.
An open circuit would mean you may have cut the heating element.

2/ check to see if you have 12vdc up to the grip.
Check the fuse.
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:45 AM   #18111
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Cry rear peg failure

I've been reading this forum for a long time but didnt register until now!

Took a minor spill with my Tiger at about 30km/h on asphalt with some gravel. No other damages except this here....









And since i live in Greece where there are no insurances to pay you back if you crash on your own, i will try to repair it (not alone ofc) and will let you know about how it goes. I hope it can be fixed because a new frame costs about 2300 euros and i cant afford that tbh.
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:23 AM   #18112
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Heated grips problem...

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I put new grips on my bike and as a result the oem heatd grip (left hand) no longer works. I have a feeling I shorted out the circuit when cutting off the left grip (Triumph used quite a bit of glue). Is this fixable? Or, do I need to buy a new element and new grips? If I need to buy a new element do I need to buy triumph or can I use some from the local dirt bike shop (Moose, I believe). Thanks in advance.
I would say you need a new set of heated grips. The Triumph heated grips come assembled(as you found out) as a unit. It was not their intention to make them serviceable for grip replacement.

That's my take on it.
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:12 AM   #18113
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I would say you need a new set of heated grips. The Triumph heated grips come assembled(as you found out) as a unit. It was not their intention to make them serviceable for grip replacement.

That's my take on it.
+1. Your not supposed to remove those grips w/out the heating element too.
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:36 AM   #18114
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I would say you need a new set of heated grips. The Triumph heated grips come assembled(as you found out) as a unit. It was not their intention to make them serviceable for grip replacement.

That's my take on it.


+1. Your not supposed to remove those grips w/out the heating element too.


Seems a little short sighted of Triumph. Hopefully I can accomplish this without trashing new grips.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:32 AM   #18115
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Hey Crabby if you do have to replace the grips, I would seriously suggest going aftermarket rather than OEM. You can get a better set up for less than half the price.

Just a suggestion.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:45 AM   #18116
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chain slap

well got me a new 13 tiger 800 xc,and got over 2100 miles on it in 2 weeks.and please someone help me with this..on washboard gravel the chain is hitting hard on the bottom of the swing arm and driving me nuts.it is not the stand or exhaust .i have read lots of things but not a anwser yet...called truimph and they said i would get some,but it sounds like it is going to fly to pieces...HELP..CLEDUS
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:49 AM   #18117
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well got me a new 13 tiger 800 xc,and got over 2100 miles on it in 2 weeks.and please someone help me with this..on washboard gravel the chain is hitting hard on the bottom of the swing arm and driving me nuts.it is not the stand or exhaust .i have read lots of things but not a anwser yet...called truimph and they said i would get some,but it sounds like it is going to fly to pieces...HELP..CLEDUS

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Old 08-12-2013, 10:58 AM   #18118
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Yeah, sounds like a loose chain. 2100 is enough for initial stretch, probly needs to be taken up a tad. I get a bit but nothing dramatic.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:40 AM   #18119
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Just installed an Akrapovic pipe, it sounds better than Arrow to me, the dealer programmed the Arrow tune and it seems a lot more responsive, Akrapovic claims 5-6hp gain, not sure if true but it feel true.
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Old 08-12-2013, 01:22 PM   #18120
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had tires changed at dealer and took down road and still did it.manual says .8 to 1.2 but i think needs to be thighter.
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Yeah, sounds like a loose chain. 2100 is enough for initial stretch, probly needs to be taken up a tad. I get a bit but nothing dramatic.
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