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Old 07-06-2011, 09:38 PM   #7021
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I've had my 2012 XC for not quite a month now. I love it but.. it's got a problem...

http://rockiesriders.com/index.php?topic=391.new#new

The dealer says it's the Throttle Position Sensor that caused the idle to stick around 2k rpms. It ran beautifully with that exception. Now, with less than 800 miles on it, it's been in the shop for 2 full days and the dealer is waiting on Triumph to tell them what to do...

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Old 07-06-2011, 10:09 PM   #7022
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Hey guys!

My buddy and I just picked up two new 2012's with black frames. They were hard to find, so when we found dealers with them, we snatched them right up. We did our first adventure ride over the 4th of July weekend up in Auburn and Lake Tahoe.

I ride motocross tracks and trails and this is my first road bike. I enjoyed riding it over the weekend and look forward to many more adventure rides!

If you're in the Bay Area (Northern California) send me a PM.

Here are a few pics. They both look great with the black frame, but the orange bike really stands out well.







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Old 07-06-2011, 10:26 PM   #7023
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I've had my 2012 XC for not quite a month now. I love it but.. it's got a problem...

http://rockiesriders.com/index.php?topic=391.new#new

The dealer says it's the Throttle Position Sensor that caused the idle to stick around 2k rpms. It ran beautifully with that exception. Now, with less than 800 miles on it, it's been in the shop for 2 full days and the dealer is waiting on Triumph to tell them what to do...


You are not alone. You are the third or fourth 800 owner who reports some form of idle problem after the first service. What is included on that first service?
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:42 PM   #7024
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You are not alone. You are the third or fourth 800 owner who reports some form of idle problem after the first service. What is included on that first service?
Lucky me!!!

The first service is an oil change and check of computer codes. I did not have any trouble with the bike until about 650 miles. Then the high idle...

Now it sits in the shop............
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:01 PM   #7025
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Lucky me!!!

The first service is an oil change and check of computer codes. I did not have any trouble with the bike until about 650 miles. Then the high idle...

Now it sits in the shop............
Did they change the code? You mentioned the high idle was ok, but it came out of the first service worse?
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:12 PM   #7026
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A few photo's of the new Tiger.










I have pieced together a heap of info here whilst researching the new bike so I figured a build thread was in order now that I have one in the shed.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:34 AM   #7027
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This weekend I bastardised my GPS to fit my bike. Spending another 500 quid on just a waterproof GPS seems silly at the moment... I have a working GPS with all the maps and the like.

So, got the GPS mount from Triumph. Looked at a variety of mounts, and this was the only "OEM" looking mount. The rest stand out too much, and as the bike spends a lot of time on the streets, needed it to look normal. The only thing is, the "car" power supply. I sourced a socket, connected to the battery, and done. I will be sourcing a switched power splitter at some point, but for the upcoming trip, this will do.

The only bastard was to get the window mount to the bike mount. I took the car window mount, unscrewed the TomTom ball joint part, hacksawed the enclosure off, and then spent about an hour ensuring the screw mounts would be deep and flush enough to allow the GPS to slide in and out, while being sturdy.

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It couldnt be simpler, simply remove one of the brackets on the mirror, and bolt the new one on. I put some grease in, to ensure no rusting or seizing in future.




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Old 07-07-2011, 03:56 AM   #7028
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This weekend I bastardised my GPS to fit my bike.


Well done on the GPS. It's always good to see others scratching their heads and coming up with a solution.

One bit of security advice. Put your cable lock through a main frame rail. The pillion peg mount where you've got it can easily be hacksawed through to remove the cable and re-welded again for sale. A main frame rail......not so easy.
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:05 AM   #7029
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Well done on the GPS. It's always good to see others scratching their heads and coming up with a solution.

One bit of security advice. Put your cable lock through a main frame rail. The pillion peg mount where you've got it can easily be hacksawed through to remove the cable and re-welded again for sale. A main frame rail......not so easy.
Lol, thanks. This was just the day security while I was running up and down the stairs wielding different tools/parts. I have a much better setup for long stay/overnight.

Thing is, sometimes other cars park in front of the poles I use to lock up with. That chain is hardcore, but cant always reach, I then use the cable to lock the chain to a tree/lightpole. Not perfect, but the best I can do given the circumstances. For prolonged parking, I have a underground facility in Central London I use when disappearing for a while.
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Old 07-07-2011, 05:34 AM   #7030
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For prolonged parking, I have a underground facility in Central London I use when disappearing for a while.
I hadn't noticed it was London. Anyway, FYI, there's a few T800s meeting at Boxhill this Sunday if you can escape. 10:00 for a bacon sarnie. http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,2458.0.html
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Old 07-07-2011, 05:39 AM   #7031
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I hadn't noticed it was London. Anyway, FYI, there's a few T800s meeting at Boxhill this Sunday if you can escape. 10:00 for a bacon sarnie. http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,2458.0.html
We leaving for a Eurotrip tomorrow... else would have loved to have come.
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:02 AM   #7032
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We leaving for a Eurotrip tomorrow... else would have loved to have come.
Nice. Have fun.
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:59 AM   #7033
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What is "Pinking".
Red KLR's suffer from this effect but I don't think it's caused by Octane.

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Old 07-07-2011, 11:10 AM   #7034
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What is "Pinking".
Red KLR's suffer from this effect but I don't think it's caused by Octane.

What the Brits call 'pingin' Essentially the knocking you get using gas of too low an octane (there may be other reasons though...)
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:10 AM   #7035
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What is "Pinking".
Pre-detonation of the fuel. Can be caused by incorrect ignition timing, wrong spark plugs, poor quality / low octane fuel, too high compression, etc. Basically, the fuel starts to burn before it's been ignited by the spark plug. Depending on severity, it sounds like a rattle from the top of the engine.
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