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Old 11-22-2011, 07:46 AM   #9631
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I will be purchasing a center stand soon and it looks like the Triumph stand is the only viable option, except the exorbitantly priced Hepco & Becker unit ($250). So, if I buy the Triumph center stand, will it have inferior springs that need to be changed out for the recall springs? This will most likely be an internet or phone purchase due to the local Triumph dealer's ignorance of such things.
All center stands now come with the upgraded springs AFAIK. I ordered BEFORE the update came out and my order was delayed because of upgrade and when I picked it up, my dealer confirmed it contained the same springs found in the recall kit.
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:09 AM   #9632
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I will be purchasing a center stand soon and it looks like the Triumph stand is the only viable option, except the exorbitantly priced Hepco & Becker unit ($250). So, if I buy the Triumph center stand, will it have inferior springs that need to be changed out for the recall springs? This will most likely be an internet or phone purchase due to the local Triumph dealer's ignorance of such things.
Go here, they have very good prices--
http://www.madss.com/

I ordered the center stand from them and it seems to have the upgraded spring. Only problem I had was the rubber bumper was bad, when I tried putting it in the hole the piece that holds it in the hole broke off so I just used some blue silly cone and bob's your uncle.

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Old 11-22-2011, 08:22 AM   #9633
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Go here, they have very good prices--
http://www.madss.com/

I ordered the center stand from them and it seems to have the upgraded spring. Only problem I had was the rubber bumper was bad, when I tried putting it in the hole the piece that holds it in the hole broke off so I just used some blue silly cone and bob's your uncle.

Jerry
I lost my rubber bumper also - what did you do to fix it - it seems you used the bumper that came with the center stand but had to glue it somehow ?
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:35 AM   #9634
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I lost my rubber bumper also - what did you do to fix it - it seems you used the bumper that came with the center stand but had to glue it somehow ?
Glue is your friend, any of the silicone adhesives(aka RTV) will do the trick, I just happened to have some Loctite Superflex Blue RTV available and just smeared some on the bumper and stuck it to the bracket, has stayed on so far.

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Old 11-22-2011, 08:56 AM   #9635
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Glue is your friend, any of the silicone adhesives(aka RTV) will do the trick, I just happened to have some Loctite Superflex Blue RTV available and just smeared some on the bumper and stuck it to the bracket, has stayed on so far.

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Ah, OK. I've totally lost mine - I need a replacement.
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:59 AM   #9636
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Go here, they have very good prices--
http://www.madss.com/

I ordered the center stand from them and it seems to have the upgraded spring. Only problem I had was the rubber bumper was bad, when I tried putting it in the hole the piece that holds it in the hole broke off so I just used some blue silly cone and bob's your uncle.

Jerry
Done. Thanks alot Jerry. You just saved me $45 on the center stand and headlight guard. I owe you a beer or three. Appreciate the tip on the bumper too.
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:13 AM   #9637
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Done. Thanks alot Jerry. You just saved me $45 on the center stand and headlight guard. I owe you a beer or three. Appreciate the tip on the bumper too.
I'm just glad I could help and if I ever get out your way I will take you up on the beers

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Old 11-22-2011, 01:43 PM   #9638
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I will be purchasing a center stand soon and it looks like the Triumph stand is the only viable option, except the exorbitantly priced Hepco & Becker unit ($250). So, if I buy the Triumph center stand, will it have inferior springs that need to be changed out for the recall springs? This will most likely be an internet or phone purchase due to the local Triumph dealer's ignorance of such things.
Within a couple of hours of placing my order, I got an email from Madss Parts stating that "Triumph has issued a stop sale on 11/8 on all Tiger 800 stands until their engineering review is completed." Hmmm.
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Old 11-22-2011, 01:47 PM   #9639
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Within a couple of hours of placing my order, I got an email from Madss Parts stating that "Triumph has issued a stop sale on 11/8 on all Tiger 800 stands until their engineering review is completed." Hmmm.
Good to know. I've been contemplating adding a center stand. Currently using a paddock stand for work.
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Old 11-22-2011, 02:40 PM   #9640
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Within a couple of hours of placing my order, I got an email from Madss Parts stating that "Triumph has issued a stop sale on 11/8 on all Tiger 800 stands until their engineering review is completed." Hmmm.
Kinda odd. I ordered mine on Oct 30 with no problem. Guess I better keep a close eye on the spring, if that's what the problem is

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Old 11-22-2011, 05:26 PM   #9641
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Riding afterwards is all very well if you have time and the roads are dry. Otherwise it'll be back to square one. A ride wouldn't have helped if the drain hole was blocked and water had somehow filled the battery box.
This wash was after a 6000 mile tour including dirt roads. Under the seat was absolutely covered in crap. So, I figured that these bikes are designed to run through rivers and such so I gave it a squirt with cleaner and sprayed it off with the hose. All would have been OK if the drain hole had been clear and the bottom of the box was clean. That drain hole is only about 6mm diameter and all it takes is a leaf or a small stone or something to block it. During the wash I found a butterfly on top of the battery and a couple of Silver Birch leaves in the bottom of the box.
Yeah , your kind of riding would clog some weep holes ..Thanks for the heads up.!
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:33 PM   #9642
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This wash was after a 6000 mile tour including dirt roads.
Apart from the issue mentioned, how'd the Tiger do overall?

Any rough, rocky stuff?
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Old 11-23-2011, 02:31 AM   #9643
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I'm off to the dealership this morning to sign all the papers for my new Tiger. I'm getting the heated grips, auxiliary lights, center stand and the panniers fitted.

Center stand is on hold due to Triumph's "engineering review".

Might even have the bike in my garage tonight.
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Old 11-23-2011, 02:58 AM   #9644
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Apart from the issue mentioned, how'd the Tiger do overall?

Any rough, rocky stuff?
IMO this Tiger is the perfect adventure touring bike. Yes it has a few niggles to sort out like the screen but it really can do anything.
Rough stuff? Yep.....


Farm tracks? Yep...



Enjoying roads like these? Yep....
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:49 AM   #9645
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You may want to wait on those panniers. The original Triumph bags have not gotten very kind reviews. Apparently they are kind of cheap, prone to break during naps and have a flimsy mounting system. There are so many other nice solutions out there from after market providers. I would do some research on the subject.
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