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Old 07-09-2011, 02:34 PM   #7111
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cool design with the velcro split.
no need to remove the forks to put on and since they come off easily it's easy to clean under them once a month. the ziptie hold loops are an nice touch.
http://www.kriega.us/products/Fork-S...28pair%29.html

they say for usd only but i see no reason why they would not work on traditional forks like neoprene shorties do. a ziptie would secure it in place.

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Doing a trip like this protecting your seals is so important. Doing
any off road in my opinion your bike can use seal protectors and these are working our great. All you have to do is rinse them once in awhile and put them back on!

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Old 07-09-2011, 04:35 PM   #7112
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Hey Doc - I know you've experienced some road condition 'challenges' lately (from the %#!& deer - Hoar frost - sand) but really glad you're still riding. You are one of THE most resiliant / toughest 2 wheelers I know. You always bounce back - and since we're both social security eligable, thats pretty darn noteworthy! I understand your reluctance to get yet another infernal machine. I went thru 7 bikes in last 8 years. Just as I got familiar with its service manual / quirks - I'd sell it. But in part (in my defense) it was evolutionary - plunking around for the right beast to suit my emerging riding style / interests. The Uly was very close to perfect - and really liked the unique subset of the 'hooligan' population that owned em'. But after I rode the 800GS & Tiger800, I realized I wanted something more dirt capable - since I've gravitated to a more offpavement orientation. Not much interest in single track, but do like the thousands of miles of BLM / USFS roads, and...they often offer the bonus of wonderful scenery, fewer people & fishing / camping at the other end. The Tiger works for me - a pretty well sorted machine & feels much lighter than it's almost 500#. It's compliant on dirt & very comfortable on the pavement. If it had a belt, it would be perfect! (But a chain IS pretty fool proof) Anyway - I'm sure you'll settle on the best course of action / decision as you query your innerself. I suspect the Tigers might my last 2 wheelers - may end up with a Ural eventually, to continue the adventures into my 70's. (plus could pack the sidecar with all sorts of coolers & creature comforts for camping - hell - the whole thing could be one big ice bucket!) Stay in touch pal, j
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Old 07-09-2011, 04:39 PM   #7113
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I think this is the answer to your question...


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...7#post16352757
Thanks..

If you can see that the wheel is out of alignment, that's quite a ways out!
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Old 07-09-2011, 05:23 PM   #7114
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Anybody have any idea what the hell this is? I was changing my oil and adding the bash plate (finally) and this fell on the floor. There's a chance it isn't from the bike and I didn't see anything obviously missing. It's a thumb screw with a 3MM hex in the head. Thoughts?

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Old 07-09-2011, 05:33 PM   #7115
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Idle adjust screw? Probably dropped at the factory. I've discovered similar things on two other brand new bikes. Vstrom had a "spare" tank bolt wedged down under coolant tank, VFR800 had random bolt that fell out of fairing. Not from the bike. Probably dropped by a tiny, white gloved Japanese beauty as she rushed to keep up with the line. You just can't believe how fast they work until you've seen it in person. Like magicians.
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Old 07-09-2011, 05:36 PM   #7116
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It picked a hell of a time to finally fall out if that's the case. Over 2k miles. A lot on dirt!
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Old 07-09-2011, 05:41 PM   #7117
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Anybody have any idea what the hell this is? I was changing my oil and adding the bash plate (finally) and this fell on the floor. There's a chance it isn't from the bike and I didn't see anything obviously missing. It's a thumb screw with a 3MM hex in the head. Thoughts?

Kind of looks like the bleed screw that's in the upper radiator hose on some of the early models.
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:00 PM   #7118
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Kind of looks like the bleed screw that's in the upper radiator hose on some of the early models.
yup. that's what it looks like. Lives in the hose valve on the top bend in the middle of the upper hose on the left side of the engine.
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:08 PM   #7119
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Kind of looks like the bleed screw that's in the upper radiator hose on some of the early models.
I'm guessing he would know it if that was missing.
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:11 PM   #7120
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I'm guessing he would know it if that was missing.
Didn't say it was missing.
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:03 PM   #7121
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Engine light

Any suggestions I was riding my new 800 Tiger today with less than 200 miles on it. I was down shifting coming to a stop when the engine died in first gear. I restarted the engine and noticed the engine light not turning off I shut the engine down and restarted and it stayed on again. I got off checked the fluids and let it set. I then took off the positive cable on the battery thinking it would reboot the computor. I then put the positive cable back on but no luck the engine light would not go off. I rode about 60 miles home with no problem. I looked at the book and it just says call your nearest local Triumph Dealer. I am open to suggestions. Thanks
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:12 PM   #7122
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Kind of looks like the bleed screw that's in the upper radiator hose on some of the early models.

Kinda does look like it, but at the same time kinda looks too long but could be wrong. I don't have my tiger here to check
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:17 PM   #7123
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I suggest you take it to your nearest Triumph dealer.
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Old 07-09-2011, 11:35 PM   #7124
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Any suggestions I was riding my new 800 Tiger today with less than 200 miles on it. I was down shifting coming to a stop when the engine died in first gear. I restarted the engine and noticed the engine light not turning off I shut the engine down and restarted and it stayed on again. I got off checked the fluids and let it set. I then took off the positive cable on the battery thinking it would reboot the computor. I then put the positive cable back on but no luck the engine light would not go off. I rode about 60 miles home with no problem. I looked at the book and it just says call your nearest local Triumph Dealer. I am open to suggestions. Thanks

Whilst I understand that in the USA sometimes your dealer is a long way away but the bike is still under warranty so take it to the dealer.
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Old 07-09-2011, 11:39 PM   #7125
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Anybody have any idea what the hell this is? I was changing my oil and adding the bash plate (finally) and this fell on the floor. There's a chance it isn't from the bike and I didn't see anything obviously missing. It's a thumb screw with a 3MM hex in the head. Thoughts?

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I've been over and under my bike fitting all sorts of stuff but I ain't seen anything like that anywhere.
With the knurled end it looks like it's to adjust something so if I were you, next time you visit the dealer, take it in and show them.
To me it looks a bit like a Bonnie seat bolt. That's the bolt what holds the seat on.
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