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Old 07-26-2011, 10:34 PM   #7426
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I'm hoping to buy a T800xc next year, but we no longer have a Triumph dealer in Boise. I am wondering how many of you new Tiger owners live more than a few hours from a dealer. I am concerned about traveling at least 350 miles for scheduled maintenance, or warranty issues, but I don't think it woul be a total deal breaker. Any input one way or another is welcome.
I had my deposit down at Big Twin when they lost Triumph. Ended up buying in Denver. Have not been happy with the dealership at all. They have one more chance to redeem themselves tomorrow or I take my business elsewhere. There should be a dealer in Boise soon. My salesman knows the dealer development guy and I'll try to get an update on the new Boise dealer tomorrow when I go in there.
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:17 AM   #7427
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How they fixed our Stalling problems

if anyone is having stalling problems...here is a link as to how they fixed both our bikes....so far so good after three days of riding.

http://advgrrls.wordpress.com/stalli...our-tiger-xcs/
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Old 07-27-2011, 06:07 AM   #7428
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FWIW, you can add another power socket that fits in the battery box - there is a knockout just for that purpose and I believe there is a socket to plug it into already built-in to the wiring loom. I plan on doing that as it will be more convenient for electric gear than the one by the bars.
Yes, it's trivially easy. Here's a how-to write-up I posted on the Tiger 800 site:
http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,1580.0.html

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Old 07-27-2011, 07:01 AM   #7429
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Yes, it's trivially easy. Here's a how-to write-up I posted on the Tiger 800 site:
http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,1580.0.html

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Old 07-27-2011, 07:09 AM   #7430
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I'll add while I'm here that I cured my braking clunk, click by torquing up the head bearings. I had to tweak them by about half a turn on the castle nuts.
And, I'll add that my particular bike has run perfectly from day one. The only stalling is through my ineptitude. i.e. it doesn't quite have the heft at tick over that the 955 Tigger has.
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:40 AM   #7431
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I'll add while I'm here that I cured my braking clunk, click by torquing up the head bearings. I had to tweak them by about half a turn on the castle nuts.
And, I'll add that my particular bike has run perfectly from day one. The only stalling is through my ineptitude. i.e. it doesn't quite have the heft at tick over that the 955 Tigger has.
Been meaning to join so I just did....

I stalled my bike about a dozen times the first day I had it. Pretty much all down to me getting used to the throttle - it's much lighter than all my other bikes and does take a bit of getting used to. I also force myself to stop blipping the throttle as I set off - it really doesn't like that. All I do is slip the clutch a little more than I usually do as I set off and it's been absolutely fine ever since.
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:59 AM   #7432
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I'm hoping to buy a T800xc next year, but we no longer have a Triumph dealer in Boise. I am wondering how many of you new Tiger owners live more than a few hours from a dealer. I am concerned about traveling at least 350 miles for scheduled maintenance, or warranty issues, but I don't think it woul be a total deal breaker. Any input one way or another is welcome.
I live near Boise and that was the deal breaker for me. I do my own maintenance so I don't care about that. Even if you don't want to do your own maintenance there's no reason why it has to be done at a Triumph dealer so this is a non-issue in my mind. On the other hand, warranty/recall issues would be so massively inconvenient that, to me, it wasn't worth the risk.

Hopefully we'll end up with a good local dealer sometime soon.
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:22 AM   #7433
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I'm hoping to buy a T800xc next year, but we no longer have a Triumph dealer in Boise. I am wondering how many of you new Tiger owners live more than a few hours from a dealer. I am concerned about traveling at least 350 miles for scheduled maintenance, or warranty issues, but I don't think it woul be a total deal breaker. Any input one way or another is welcome.
That issue is exactly why I didn't get a T800XC and kept my order for the S10. Where I am likely to get stationed there is at least a 2 hour drive to get to a dealer, not everywhere but I don't want to trailer the bike for two hours for a recall/warranty work.
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:28 AM   #7434
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Getting ready to do the 6,000 mile oil change on the XC...is it necessary to remove or loosen the skid plate to remove the oil filter?
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:36 AM   #7435
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Getting ready to do the 6,000 mile oil change on the XC...is it necessary to remove or loosen the skid plate to remove the oil filter?
No, you don't need to but if you leave the skid plate on, oil that drips from the filter and mount during removal will end up on top of the skid plate and drip off later. It's easy enough to remove so I went ahead and removed it for my oil change.
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:16 AM   #7436
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Getting ready to do the 6,000 mile oil change on the XC...is it necessary to remove or loosen the skid plate to remove the oil filter?
I usually just stuff some paper towel under the filter. It absorbs any oil that drips. Quicker than taking the skid plate off.
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:25 AM   #7437
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Is it just me or is the new Tiger having a lot of niggling and widespread issues? I've been following the bike since the first rumors with the plan of replacing my wee strom, but it seems like a lot of owners are having the braking clunk, rattling center stand, stalling issues. Not exactly what I had hope for to replace my dead-reliable strom that hasn't had a single issue. The last thing I want to do is run back and forth to the dealer getting stuff fixed or waiting for firmware updates. I just want to ride.
Like others said not a lot of problems. Stalling is the only real issue. Mine stalls but I love to ride it so much I don't really care. And I think it may be fixed after some dealer tweaks yesterday (I will update if it works). I had a DL 1000 I rode for quite some time. The tiger 800xc is in a totally different category. And for the record I am a die hard Suzuki fan but I love this bike wayyyyyy more than the DL. Suzuki has some serious catching up to do if they want to compete.
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:31 AM   #7438
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Stalling after pipe install?

Does anyone have a stalling issue after installing a pipe? Or after installing the off road tune that goes with the arrow pipe?
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:37 AM   #7439
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Over 2k trouble free miles so far on mine. My dealer ( a long time freind) has sold 12 800's at last count and none have had the stalling issue. I think it is a problem but not nearly as widespred as the internet might make you believe.

Yes, the centerstand bounces on rough roads, the windscreen needs some sorting for most, and the cat generates alot of heat, but this is one really nice motorcycle. I'm not sorry at all for buying one.
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:05 AM   #7440
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Getting ready to do the 6,000 mile oil change on the XC...is it necessary to remove or loosen the skid plate to remove the oil filter?
No but it's wise to direct the flow when draining otherwise you'll catch some in the plate and it'll dribble for ages.


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