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Old 08-24-2011, 05:05 PM   #8101
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Availability of 2012's?

What's the latest rumor on release/shipping of the next batch? I took a test ride on a roadie three weeks ago and put in an order on the spot. My wee-strom is on consignment at the not-so-local dealer along with a deposit, but I haven't heard anything definite regarding delivery date.
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:45 PM   #8102
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You admit your fault, then ask if it was out of line. The same thing would happen if the GS guys posted in this thread. It's just Internet BS, don't take it so personal. People type a lot of stuff that they would never say to your face, it's part of being on a public forum.
That was me trying to do a little conflict resolution when the F800GS riders went nuclear and no not the same because the topic was about the Tiger. They basically started a thread to talk trash about the tiger to help with there own insecurities. I defended the tiger is a polite way and they kept going ballistic.
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:50 PM   #8103
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This is really strange. Triumph was in communication with my dealer since I brought this to their attention a while ago. And my dealer told me straight up that they knew there is a problem. If I remember right someone on here a while back even talked to triumph directly. Are you sure it's not your dealer who is being secretive?
My dealer hadn't heard of the issue until i told them. They had'nt seen it in any of the bikes sold in San Diego, None the less i had my bike updated with the new software today when i had my breakin mileage done.
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:02 PM   #8104
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What's the latest rumor on release/shipping of the next batch? I took a test ride on a roadie three weeks ago and put in an order on the spot. My wee-strom is on consignment at the not-so-local dealer along with a deposit, but I haven't heard anything definite regarding delivery date.
My 2012 has been in my garage for a few months now
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:04 PM   #8105
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Has anyone installed these? What a nice complete kit. Impressed so far. Hopefully, they'll be reliable!

Where did you mount the controller? That seems to be the only goofy part about this setup. It's so big, and with the huge wire coming out the bottom the bracket seems to be useless.

ALso, did you wrap the bar end with tape or similar to insulate? That isn't mentioned in instructions
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:37 PM   #8106
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Tiger 800 Stalling

I am glad to hear that some of you have had honest communications with your dealers and/or Triumph. My first dealer service department would not communicate with me at all. They refused to look in to this issue unless I first brought in the bike. I switched dealers. I also contacted Triumph customer service. Perhaps this chain of events led them to deal with me more cautiously than with others.

My new dealer service department has been very easy to work with. They did not initially know anything about a stalling problem, but they read all of my internet information with interest. They agreed with me that the Triumph-advised service (recalibrate stepper motor and reset throttle position sensor) was not likely to fix my problem, since it had not worked for others. They were very interested in the rumored soon-to-be released “magic bullet.”

They said Triumph was evasive about the problem and its possible solution, and guessed that a recall might be coming soon. They did not admit to any knowledge about the coming software fix, though. The dealer would not let me read the electronic communication between them and Triumph.

I think it was obvious to my dealer service department, but until today nobody from Triumph would admit to me that there was even a stalling problem. I will be bringing my bike in tomorrow for the software fix. I hope it works. I would really love it if I never had to think about this issue again.
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:45 PM   #8107
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We are very interested to hear if this bulletin is the magic bullet...on our trip when we played with the throttle cable with the throttle slightly opened it would keep the bikes from stalling for an unknown amount of time. So, we will be watching all Tiger threads to see if this is the fix so many have been waiting for...
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:43 PM   #8108
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Notes on stalling issues

For me, I guess I've been lucky. So far the bike has been absolutely bullet proof (roadie with arrow can and ABS). I can only imagine how frustrating it is to have anything wrong with the bike especially considering how "hard" some of us had to work to even get one.

During my trip, I stopped by a dealership in Central PA. While there, someone brought in a XC saying it was stalling. Later while I was working on my bike out front an employee (sorry can't remember which one) stopped by to chat. He asked if I had been stalling to which I told him no. He took my VIN and notes about my accessories and said he was going to send them in. I called them up just the other day (this being about 1 month later) and they mentioned they had a new tune for the bike. I think he even mentioned something about it being just the arrow tune which I already had.

I got confirmation of there being a new tune from the original dealer of the bike this morning and since they know I have the latest arrow can tune (and mentioned that in the email) I'd guess that Triumph is doing something.

I'll probably just leave mine the way it is until I hit the 6k service. If it ain't broke...

I really hope you guys get your bikes fixed soon. It is a beauty to ride.
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:57 PM   #8109
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On a lighter note if you watch the usa pro cycling challenge tomorrow you might just see an Orange 2012 800xc leading the way for a couple riders in the TT.
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:02 PM   #8110
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on our trip when we played with the throttle cable with the throttle slightly opened

Okay, my curiosity has finally gotten the better of me. Every time I read this comment in your ride report I wondered just exactly what does "played with the throttle cable" mean? Tightening or loosening the adjustment? Grabbing it in a particular spot and wiggling for 20 seconds? Stroking it suggestively? Rubbing it until the friction raises the temperature by four degrees? What? My dictionary of technical terms doesn't have an answer for me.


I followed your ride report all the way and thought it was outstanding. I rode many of those same roads in '07 on a new Ulysses (ride report is buried in the archives here somewhere), so I was able to see in my mind and relive much of what you were experiencing although my trip was thankfully much drier than yours. Many thanks for the brilliant job you did in taking us along.

By the way, the one road you missed, The Glen Highway, is an exceptionally beautiful ride.
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:25 PM   #8111
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Installed my crash....er ENGINE GUARDS today.

Fairly simple install, only 6 bolts! I got the Hepco Becker model, I liked the more angular styling versus the rounder stock guards. I never noticed those black plastic push in covers on the engine. At first I tried to pry them out, but then it hit me that they were in threaded holes so I just unscrewed them with my fingers.

The right side (sitting on the bike) was easier than the left side. On the left it was tight fitting my paw in the cavity next to the shifter. I would recommend getting that one started first. The bottom front was tough to get to because of the radiator hose (one of those 1/4 turn tightening with the box end wrench). The guards should give comfort to some parallel twin converts because if you move your feet forward on the pegs you can just touch the bars with your shins. You can pretend they are cylinders.

One bonus I discovered with the guards, they make a nice grab rail for helping us old timers up off the garage floor!
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:59 PM   #8112
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Nice bike, looks like a mean dirt bike with those tires...
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Old 08-25-2011, 02:09 AM   #8113
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Has anyone installed these? What a nice complete kit. Impressed so far. Hopefully, they'll be reliable!

Where did you mount the controller? That seems to be the only goofy part about this setup. It's so big, and with the huge wire coming out the bottom the bracket seems to be useless.

ALso, did you wrap the bar end with tape or similar to insulate? That isn't mentioned in instructions
You can just see how I mounted the controller on my Scram on the right hand side of this photo. Basically straightened out the bracket and used the mirror mounting bolts.


Have to add that I haven't been very impressed with the reliability of these. The first controller went bad after 6 months and the buttons on its (free) replacement also went bad just before I sold the bike. Needless to say I left them on the bike when it got sold and I've bought some R&G grips for the T800.
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Old 08-25-2011, 02:18 AM   #8114
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One bonus I discovered with the guards, they make a nice grab rail for helping us old timers up off the garage floor!
Ain't that right!!
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:15 AM   #8115
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Fix tune installed....

I stopped by the dealer yesterday to have the fix tune installed. It appears that what they have done is to hold the rev's up above idle few hundred rpms for a fraction of a second when the throttle is closed. Last week I had the original Arrow tune installed and the seemed to eliminate my stalling problem. Before going to the dealer yesterday I installed the Arrrow muffler so it was the Arrow tune fix that was installed yesterday.

My Tiger now has 950 miles on it and the motor is lossening up and wants to rev...... Triumph has truely built a wonderful motorcycle that is almost perfect for my needs. This bike puts a very big smile on my face just thinking about it!! I tip my hat to Triumph and to Mr Bloor, THANK YOU!!

Regards, Paul
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