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Old 09-18-2012, 09:02 AM   #14371
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gear position sensor

Does anyone know if there was ever a TSB for the gear position sensor? I seem to recall reading about it but I am not 100% sure. I know there was a TSB for the shifter return spring (I had that done). My gear position indicator is starting to act up. Mostly it will show 6th sometimes while I am in 5th gear. Usually only briefly then it goes back to 5th but sometimes it will stay in 6th. Does anyone know how the sensor works?
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:14 AM   #14372
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Does anyone know if there was ever a TSB for the gear position sensor? I seem to recall reading about it but I am not 100% sure. I know there was a TSB for the shifter return spring (I had that done). My gear position indicator is starting to act up. Mostly it will show 6th sometimes while I am in 5th gear. Usually only briefly then it goes back to 5th but sometimes it will stay in 6th. Does anyone know how the sensor works?
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I don't recall anything like that. Surest way is to pick up the phone and call a dealer. Any dealer.
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:17 AM   #14373
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You should get your dealer to go ahead & order you a new gear position sensor. They are on the third part # for that sensor. It will eventually throw a check engine light. You can take it off & clean it, but that's just a temporary fix. It's just above the front sprocket & slightly rearward. Mine took 6 weeks to arrive in the US.
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:50 AM   #14374
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I don't recall anything like that. Surest way is to pick up the phone and call a dealer. Any dealer.
I find the people on this forum to be more useful than my dealer..
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:52 AM   #14375
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You should get your dealer to go ahead & order you a new gear position sensor. They are on the third part # for that sensor. It will eventually throw a check engine light. You can take it off & clean it, but that's just a temporary fix. It's just above the front sprocket & slightly rearward. Mine took 6 weeks to arrive in the US.
Thanks. Good to know. I'll at least have a look at it to see if anything looks out of the ordinary, maybe clean it once and see how that works so I can at least have that data point when I talk to my dealer.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:13 AM   #14376
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Air filter

Just got back from a 4 day dual sport ride. It was dusty and I knew I'd need to change my air filter, but WOW! What a procedure. My wife and I were supposed to have a quick turn around, just swap my BattleWings back on for a 3 week street tour but had to change our plans. Good thing cause I sure wouldn't want to be changing an air filter in a motel parking lot. Here's my filter after 7000kms of 99% street riding and 4 days of a dual sport ride through the mountains.



I can't believe what's involved to get to the air filter. I ordered a UNI pre-filter from Australia, it can't get here soon enough. I honestly think the Tiger will pretty much be relegated to street duty from here on out. Disappointed and a little sad. The Tiger could be my only bike but there's no way in hell I want to be trying to keep clean filters in it on dual sport rides. Plus the parts availability or more accurately the lack of parts. I bought this new filter because I knew I needed it, and wanted to have a spare on hand but the dealer only had ONE filter for the Tiger.

I will never bitch about cleaning and oiling our DR filters again and the DR just got bumped back up to primary back roads explorer. Triumph got so many things right with the Tiger but for an "Adventure" bike this filter thing sure lets it down.
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:05 AM   #14377
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It's not a DR. They actually did improve the air filter access. Have you ever read about the air filter on a Steamer?
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:10 AM   #14378
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Just got back from a 4 day dual sport ride. It was dusty and I knew I'd need to change my air filter, but WOW! What a procedure. My wife and I were supposed to have a quick turn around, just swap my BattleWings back on for a 3 week street tour but had to change our plans. Good thing cause I sure wouldn't want to be changing an air filter in a motel parking lot. Here's my filter after 7000kms of 99% street riding and 4 days of a dual sport ride through the mountains.



I can't believe what's involved to get to the air filter. I ordered a UNI pre-filter from Australia, it can't get here soon enough. I honestly think the Tiger will pretty much be relegated to street duty from here on out. Disappointed and a little sad. The Tiger could be my only bike but there's no way in hell I want to be trying to keep clean filters in it on dual sport rides. Plus the parts availability or more accurately the lack of parts. I bought this new filter because I knew I needed it, and wanted to have a spare on hand but the dealer only had ONE filter for the Tiger.

I will never bitch about cleaning and oiling our DR filters again and the DR just got bumped back up to primary back roads explorer. Triumph got so many things right with the Tiger but for an "Adventure" bike this filter thing sure lets it down.
I can only assume you mostly did it with dual sport bikes. Coming from combination of street bikes and thumpers I see no problem at all in this filter change procedure even on roadside. Specially since it really keeps intake clean really well.
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:12 AM   #14379
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I can only assume you mostly did it with dual sport bikes. Coming from combination of street bikes and thumpers I see no problem at all in this filter change procedure even on roadside. Specially since it really keeps intake clean really well.
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NOT using it as an adventure type bike due to the air filter seems a little short-sighted to me. No bike is perfect, least of all the Tiger but I'll take it over anything else.
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:31 AM   #14380
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Christ, because it isn't for you doesn't mean it isn't for others. Some of us do think it is a big issue.

The difference in down time on the trail between a flat rear with and without a tube is signficant. Most of us are out to ride, not struggle with a PITA tube. And until they came out with an announcement of actual tubeless wired wheel on a Triumph it isn't any shit that has been gone over before, because the shit didn't exist to go over until it was announced.

And when it is your bike that is totaled due to what would otherwise be a mild low side slide the issue of the pillion peg design will become a pretty big issue.

Your opinion of an issue being big or not is not the sole determinant of whether or not it is.

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Jesus, how many times do we have to go over the same shit

Some of us don't see tubed wheels as an issue and nor do some of us think the pillion pegs as that big an issue as some think.
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:49 AM   #14381
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AAARrrrrgggghhhh Broken throttle cable, pull side. Out of stock till who knows when.
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:51 AM   #14382
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I can't believe what's involved to get to the air filter. I ordered a UNI pre-filter from Australia, it can't get here soon enough. I honestly think the Tiger will pretty much be relegated to street duty from here on out. Disappointed and a little sad. The Tiger could be my only bike but there's no way in hell I want to be trying to keep clean filters in it on dual sport rides. Plus the parts availability or more accurately the lack of parts. I bought this new filter because I knew I needed it, and wanted to have a spare on hand but the dealer only had ONE filter for the Tiger.

I will never bitch about cleaning and oiling our DR filters again and the DR just got bumped back up to primary back roads explorer. Triumph got so many things right with the Tiger but for an "Adventure" bike this filter thing sure lets it down.
If you've ever changed an air filter in a Gold Wing you wouldn't think the Tiger was that big of a deal.
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:52 AM   #14383
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AAARrrrrgggghhhh Broken throttle cable, pull side. Out of stock till who knows when.
Which end broke?
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:54 AM   #14384
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Which end broke?
Pull cable about 6 inches from the grip
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:04 PM   #14385
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AAARrrrrgggghhhh Broken throttle cable, pull side. Out of stock till who knows when.
There are repair/DYI kits for cables. May be you can use it and you do not have to wait for replacement. I must admit I once rode my bike with cable, made using such kittill the day I sold that bike. Since that I always carry it with me (the kit)
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