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Old 10-18-2011, 07:32 PM   #9031
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Hmm, Denver to Durango. I sense a trip over the Engineer pass.
I hope hes got a video camera.
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:48 PM   #9032
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So i thought my Happy Trails stuff was shipped... I got a confirmation email with tracking number last week. It says that it should arrive tomorrow , Oh but wait! just kidding, I got an email today from them saying that not everything shipped and that now it won't be until MAYBE Oct 28 until the rest of my stuff ships . so shitty! i have a trip planned for for the last weekend of october! F!
It's now been almost 3 weeks now since I ordered. I don't understand why it's taken so long for them to tell me that they don't have everything... If your going to survive in todays times you need to have shit to your customer within a week.
I ordered HT SU side racks and 2 Wolfman rollie bags.
That sucks my ALTRIDER order shipped a couple hours after i made it. Looks like when i finally order my HP panniers I'll be waiting awhile. Wish ALTRIDER made panniers.
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:42 AM   #9033
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Update on the AltRider side stand foot

After having emailed AltRider regarding my Tiger side stand foot, I got a reply from the company president. He was very helpful; it appears as though some of the forming issue came from an improper setting on a brake press. AltRider is making the necessary corrections and will be shipping me an updated foot free of charge when they are available. As an added offer for my troubles, he is giving me one of their t-shirts of my choice as well.

While I was initially disappointed in the item I received, I cannot but be impressed with the follow-through and support that is coming from AltRider. It's not every day that a company president takes the time to write to a customer, and I believe that AltRider is committed to providing a superior service experience.

When I receive the new part I will take some photos of it for the forum.
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Old 10-19-2011, 10:58 AM   #9034
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What sort of maintenance costs are you guys seeing for first service and valve checks? I usually do my own but with the ecu check being part of the initial service I thought I should take it in. Also, if you do your own, how are you documenting it all?

Oh yeah, brought it home last night!

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Old 10-19-2011, 11:41 AM   #9035
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That is a nice and very tidy set up! And you were on the road for what? A month or so? Well done, hope the recovery and PT are going well!
No, it was only two weeks. Still, I don't think I'd take much more if I were doing a month-long trip, I'd just stop to do laundry occasionally.

Recovery and PT are going pretty well, thanks. I'm walking normally now with the aid of a single crutch that I'm no longer putting much weight on; should be able to get rid of it soon. Still hoping to get out for a ride or two before the snow flies, but we'll see...

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Old 10-19-2011, 11:47 AM   #9036
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What sort of maintenance costs are you guys seeing for first service and valve checks? I usually do my own but with the ecu check being part of the initial service I thought I should take it in. Also, if you do your own, how are you documenting it all?

Oh yeah, brought it home last night!
If the check engine light hasn't come on, there won't be any codes for the dealer to read at service. So just do it yourself. And get TuneECU for reading codes yourself.
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:10 PM   #9037
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What sort of maintenance costs are you guys seeing for first service and valve checks? I usually do my own but with the ecu check being part of the initial service I thought I should take it in. Also, if you do your own, how are you documenting it all?

Oh yeah, brought it home
Congrats! Wayne does a lot more than change the oil. His mechanic went over a lot of bolts (like the header bolts) that are not required by Triumph. I don't remember how much he charged me, but I felt it was not a rip off. I'm due for the 6000 mile service & he said that will be about $250. Ouch!
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:16 PM   #9038
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If the check engine light hasn't come on, there won't be any codes for the dealer to read at service. So just do it yourself. And get TuneECU for reading codes yourself.
And Dealertool to reset the service indicator.
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:21 PM   #9039
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And Dealertool to reset the service indicator.
Or just ignore it - my dealer forgot to reset that on the initial service but it was no biggie.
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Old 10-19-2011, 01:48 PM   #9040
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What sort of maintenance costs are you guys seeing for first service and valve checks? I usually do my own but with the ecu check being part of the initial service I thought I should take it in. Also, if you do your own, how are you documenting it all?

Oh yeah, brought it home last night!
Congrats on the new bike!
To avoid any potential dealer/warranty problems I would keep a nice Log Book. Give your Tiger it's own book and enter everything you do. Having the proper tools helps (to download new Tunes, up grades and read codes).

I don't mind taking my bikes to the dealer for certain jobs. But most stuff I do myself once I learn the bike. I keep accurate records specifically listing what was done with dates, mileage, parts used and so on. Also, having a Triumph service manual gives you credibility with the dealer and Triumph.

If a warranty issue arises you are covered. You need to keep a work log book, have factory service manual and be an "experienced" mechanic. This last bit is a bit gray ... but if your documentation is good then they can't deny you under law in most US states.

But I've not ever heard of warranty denials in the USA .... having a record of your work and work shop manual covers you.
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:40 PM   #9041
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Talking New owner and a first pass "cheat sheet"

Hiya,

I joined ADVrider not long ago and found the discussion in this thread very helpful in contemplating what to replace my nice little VTR250 with. In the end the T800 won out.

Picked her up last weekend, this shot taken toward the end of a great 480km run back from the dealer to home just outside Queanbeyan/Canberra...




Since I tend to make a bit of a mess when working on anything greasy I've typed up a little cheat sheet of common facts and figures, sharing it here in case it's of use to others. Feedback and contributions welcome!

T800/800XC Cheat sheet:
A4 PDF http://ubuntuone.com/0eDEuYBAzO56wv9DdtWscz
US Letter PDF http://ubuntuone.com/04bzuiAtDyym0B1SlZE5BQ
Open Doc format (for editing) http://ubuntuone.com/6FnNmEdna5J8uwSbVnY9Ea

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Old 10-20-2011, 03:39 AM   #9042
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That's the first time I ave seen mag wheels on an XC.
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Old 10-20-2011, 05:10 AM   #9043
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That's the first time I ave seen mag wheels on an XC.
I think it's a roadie with a beak isn't it ?
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Old 10-20-2011, 05:11 AM   #9044
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Look at the tank.... Reads Tiger XC
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Old 10-20-2011, 05:13 AM   #9045
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It's a hybrid!!!
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