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Old 08-21-2013, 06:36 PM   #18286
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Funny how 'paddock stands' have become 'pitbull' stands these days. Now that's branding for ya...
I got the guys actual Pit Bull brand and started stocking them, too.

Again, I came unglued, when I saw a 2X4 and floor jack being used under a sportbike's titanium header to lift the bike. When I questioned the tech, he responds with "That's just how we've been doing it.". The replacement cost was more than 2 of his week's wages.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:49 PM   #18287
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Throttle fail in Alaska

My Tiger 800XC throttle died on me. It starts, but turn the throttle and nothing. I took the handle off and the throttle cable is kinked up, it locked down at the engine. I can start it and it will move on the idle throttle level. Not sure what that means, trying to figure that out now. And can you believe it, right when the full warranty from Triumph expired. I am in Chistochina, Alaska. Halfway through a 3 week trip. I know there is a Triumph dealership in Anchorage. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks!

UPDATE
Cable is severed, in the middle. This seems unusal, how often does this happen. Can I use a bicycle cable to get me to anchorage? I am just suprised at this. Those things don't seem like they would be under the stress to cause them to just break in the middle.

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Old 08-21-2013, 10:56 PM   #18288
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I got the guys actual Pit Bull brand and started stocking them, too.

Again, I came unglued, when I saw a 2X4 and floor jack being used under a sportbike's titanium header to lift the bike. When I questioned the tech, he responds with "That's just how we've been doing it.". The replacement cost was more than 2 of his week's wages.
Quick note: I've been working with Pitbull to make a headlift stand pin for the Tiger Roadie and XC. The last prototype they sent me was spot on for the Roadie. George at Pitbull was waiting for me to test it on an XC, but I'm almost positive it will be fine. Pitbull will be updating their product charts soon but they've got one if you need it.
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:18 AM   #18289
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Shim Diameter?

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Haven't done my Tiger yet but assuming they're the same size as the Street Triple, 7.48mm
I read through a discussion on another forum where it was stated that the valve shims diameter is 9.48mm. Can you confirm that this is wrong and that 7.48mm is right for the Tiger 800?

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Old 08-22-2013, 04:42 AM   #18290
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My Tiger 800XC throttle died on me. It starts, but turn the throttle and nothing. I took the handle off and the throttle cable is kinked up, it locked down at the engine. I can start it and it will move on the idle throttle level. Not sure what that means, trying to figure that out now. And can you believe it, right when the full warranty from Triumph expired. I am in Chistochina, Alaska. Halfway through a 3 week trip. I know there is a Triumph dealership in Anchorage. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks!

UPDATE
Cable is severed, in the middle. This seems unusal, how often does this happen. Can I use a bicycle cable to get me to anchorage? I am just suprised at this. Those things don't seem like they would be under the stress to cause them to just break in the middle.
Yep...bicycle cable will do it, just get the right lenght.

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Old 08-22-2013, 06:42 AM   #18291
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My Tiger 800XC throttle died on me. It starts, but turn the throttle and nothing. I took the handle off and the throttle cable is kinked up, it locked down at the engine. I can start it and it will move on the idle throttle level. Not sure what that means, trying to figure that out now. And can you believe it, right when the full warranty from Triumph expired. I am in Chistochina, Alaska. Halfway through a 3 week trip. I know there is a Triumph dealership in Anchorage. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks!

UPDATE
Cable is severed, in the middle. This seems unusal, how often does this happen. Can I use a bicycle cable to get me to anchorage? I am just suprised at this. Those things don't seem like they would be under the stress to cause them to just break in the middle.
Talk to the dealer. I've read many examples of Triumph corp being lenient on granting warranty repair for folks just outside the limit. The cable obviously was failing for some period of time during the warranty period, and just didn't break until after. They might see things the same. Can't hurt to try.

Good luck with the bicycle cable repair. Sounds like a good improvised replacement to get you to the dealer.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:04 AM   #18292
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Yep...bicycle cable will do it, just get the right lenght.

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Bike cables only come in one length, they're trim to fit. However they do come in two different diameters, one for brakes and the other for derrailleurs and the ends are different. This is where you want to be careful.
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:00 AM   #18293
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I read through a discussion on another forum where it was stated that the valve shims diameter is 9.48mm. Can you confirm that this is wrong and that 7.48mm is right for the Tiger 800?

Thanks.

"Checked valve lash last week. 12,100 miles on Odo.

Intake were perfect, exhaust were right at the bottom of the range. I did not have the right shims so buttoned it back up and will bring to mid-range next time I get a chance.

BTW, Shims are of the 7.48 diameter variety."

From this thread on tiger.co.uk
Valve shim diameter

I searched through the entire service manual and they give the specs for the bucket size and bucket bore but not the shim size. They should have included it in the service manual.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:56 AM   #18294
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Talk to the dealer. I've read many examples of Triumph corp being lenient on granting warranty repair for folks just outside the limit. The cable obviously was failing for some period of time during the warranty period, and just didn't break until after. They might see things the same. Can't hurt to try.

Good luck with the bicycle cable repair. Sounds like a good improvised replacement to get you to the dealer.
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:01 PM   #18295
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Quick note: I've been working with Pitbull to make a headlift stand pin for the Tiger Roadie and XC. The last prototype they sent me was spot on for the Roadie. George at Pitbull was waiting for me to test it on an XC, but I'm almost positive it will be fine. Pitbull will be updating their product charts soon but they've got one if you need it.
I'll be calling them up for one, there are paddock stands, and there are PitBull stands, make mine PitBull, good company and product.
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:46 PM   #18296
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Howdy all! Yes, I'm still alive. Been riding but haven't been updating my thread. I'm about five rides behind getting them written about. New pretty girl and new business takes up a lot of time. On the plus side, she's totally into this ADV thing with me and has ridden almost 5000 miles on the back of Hobbes in the past six months.

Down to business. I've still got this P0500 Wheel Speed Sensor malfunction happening. I've gotten it about 10 times over 27,500 miles of riding. It flags the MIL light. Usually in the middle of $%^&ing nowhere so I get to worry what the hell is going on. It usually happens in very very dry, fine, chalky dust conditions. Anybody else getting this error?
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:01 PM   #18297
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Also, I learned Hobbes does not like to go under water. Had to empty out the cylinders in the MIDDLE of nowhere. Emma Creek in Ross Fork Basin, ID was running like a banshee and the 2-up crossing didn't go so well. Got it running though!



My trooper of girlfriend that I had totally submersed from the pillion, forded back across this rager in full moto gear to take this video coming back across. Fun times.

You can ignore the last minute of the video as I fight to get off a rock.

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Old 08-23-2013, 03:11 AM   #18298
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Also, I learned Hobbes does not like to go under water. Had to empty out the cylinders in the MIDDLE of nowhere. Emma Creek in Ross Fork Basin, ID was running like a banshee and the 2-up crossing didn't go so well. Got it running though!
You are my hero! I thought I was pushing the Tiger pretty hard, but no even close

Just goes to show, I'm the limiting factor, not the bike. Thanks for the inspiration
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:35 AM   #18299
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I searched through the entire service manual and they give the specs for the bucket size and bucket bore but not the shim size. They should have included it in the service manual.
Thanks for trying... to be continued...

Ya'll have a great weekend; I'm heading to the mountains.
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:11 AM   #18300
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My trooper of girlfriend that I had totally submersed from the pillion, forded back across this rager in full moto gear to take this video coming back across. Fun times.

You can ignore the last minute of the video as I fight to get off a rock.
I like how she helped out and just kept laughing! keeper for sure
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