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Old 02-14-2013, 06:19 AM   #856
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Wow! Broke 100,000 views and I haven't even been posting. Glad to see people are still reading thing even in my absence of posting the past 6 months. Riding season is right around the corner....
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:21 PM   #857
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Thumb Great thread

Hey Tyson and Hobbes,

Discovered your thread a couple weeks ago while researching the proper
Farkles needed for my Tiger800XC on the TigerTales thread.
Just finished reading the entire thread and loved it! Very exciting stuff
you have been doing out there on a 500lb dirtbike ! You have the true
Spirit of Adventure.
Thanks for all your efforts Riding and Writing. All of us are enjoying it.
Don't know if you have ever heard of TopTier gas. I only heard of it recently
and still have not seen it for sale, but it is supposed to help keep combustion chambers, valves, etc. cleaner due to better detergents in the fuel.
Here is a link... http://www.toptiergas.com/ Might help with that carbon issue you had.
Ride Smart & Stay Safe Brother
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:39 AM   #858
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Hey Tyson,
Just got done reading your thread. Awesome RR and good luck with your business!
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:56 PM   #859
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Backcountry Pursuit is a great shop...picked up an original giant loop saddle bag today...great guys, very friendly and a cool shop to have here in Boise!
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:21 PM   #860
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Picked up a 2013 800XC ten days ago. I'm almost a thousand miles into it and loving the ride.

Got pointed to this thread from another a week ago, and have pretty much read it straight through. I like your style.

The Tiger is replacing my 04 KTM 950 Adventure that I have put about 30,000 miles on in the last two years.

All I need is to get the Tiger's suspension fine-tuned and I think this bike will be with me for a long while. I'm going to drop it off for the first service (only because they said they would do it for free) on Wednesday while I leave for a few days in Big Bend, taking my plated DRZ400E.

Thanks for the inspiring read, wonderful photos and for sharing the adventure with us.

I don't know if you ever got the business with the wheel sensor sorted, but I recall reading that accumulated dust and dirt can obscure the sensor and throw the code. Might be something simple like that.

Also wanted to share an alternative for the custom earphones. I run a Sena Bluetooth headset that connects to my Zumo 660 and to my phone. I can play music to the helmet from either source, plus can communicate with my wife, get turn by turn from the GPS and take phone calls (just because I can doesn't mean I do).

I move the GPS between bikes, which allows me to use Garmin's software to plan routes and load them into it before I leave. I've used it for singletrack, jeep roads, and pavement, and it has been a very useful combination with the headset. I never knew having tunes on a ride could be so nice. I can hear the music fine, even with foam earplugs lightly inserted.

Anyway, lovin' the Tiger, wishing I had roads and vistas like you have so close to your home, but I still have some wonderful adventures in Texas.

Happy Trails!
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:03 PM   #861
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Well, time for round two. Hobbes is back in the shop for the same carbon build-up inside the motor. I photographed the inside of the motor with a fancy boroscope before I quit my job working on airplanes. Looks the same as when they covered it under warranty the first time.

DEAR TRIUMPH,
I have sold a lot of bikes for you. I have proven what this machine is capable of. People read this thread often and there will be a lot of anxious minds wanting to know how this is handled. You did well the first time to cover this problem. It has happened again. Ball's in your court and Hobbes is at the dealer. Please be the stand up bike company I have told everyone you are and stand behind your product.

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Old 03-06-2013, 12:12 PM   #862
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Sorry to hear that Ty...

Come on Triumph do the right thing. I'm itching to pull the trigger on a brand new XC800....

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Well, time for round two. Hobbes is back in the shop for the same carbon build-up inside the motor. I photographed the inside of the motor with a fancy boroscope before I quit my job working on airplanes. Looks the same as when they covered it under warranty the first time.

DEAR TRIUMPH,
I have sold a lot of bikes for you. I have proven what this machine is capable of. People read this thread often and there will be a lot of anxious minds wanting to know how this is handled. You did well the first time to cover this problem. It has happened again. Ball's in your court and Hobbes is at the dealer. Please be the stand up bike company I have told everyone you are and stand behind your product.

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Old 03-06-2013, 01:33 PM   #863
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Well, time for round two. Hobbes is back in the shop for the same carbon build-up inside the motor. I photographed the inside of the motor with a fancy boroscope before I quit my job working on airplanes. Looks the same as when they covered it under warranty the first time.

DEAR TRIUMPH,
I have sold a lot of bikes for you. I have proven what this machine is capable of. People read this thread often and there will be a lot of anxious minds wanting to know how this is handled. You did well the first time to cover this problem. It has happened again. Ball's in your court and Hobbes is at the dealer. Please be the stand up bike company I have told everyone you are and stand behind your product.

Thank you,
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Except it took for ever for the stealer to fix it!!

That sucks dude sorry! Is it a fuel quality issue of poor engineering?
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:50 PM   #864
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Maybe, you're not riding it hard enough.
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:31 PM   #865
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Well, time for round two. Hobbes is back in the shop for the same carbon build-up inside the motor. I photographed the inside of the motor with a fancy boroscope before I quit my job working on airplanes. Looks the same as when they covered it under warranty the first time.

DEAR TRIUMPH,
I have sold a lot of bikes for you. I have proven what this machine is capable of. People read this thread often and there will be a lot of anxious minds wanting to know how this is handled. You did well the first time to cover this problem. It has happened again. Ball's in your court and Hobbes is at the dealer. Please be the stand up bike company I have told everyone you are and stand behind your product.

Thank you,
Tyson
Man Tyson, I am really sorry to hear that. Well let's see how Triumph handles it this round........ your still under warranty aren't you?
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:36 AM   #866
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Man Tyson, I am really sorry to hear that. Well let's see how Triumph handles it this round........ your still under warranty aren't you?
Yes, Still under warranty.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:25 PM   #867
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Yes, Still under warranty.
where is Hobbs being repaired?... out in Caldwell?
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:35 PM   #868
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Yes, Still under warranty.
how did you find the problem?
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:36 PM   #869
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Hi all! Triumph is stepping up to the plate and has approved diagnostic time to figure out what is going on with this carbon issue. I have a unique case and they will be doing all sorts of measurements and troubleshooting as they disassemble Hobbes' heart. He goes under the knife on Monday. Keep your fingers crossed. Will report in full detail later next week.
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Hi all! Triumph is stepping up to the plate and has approved diagnostic time to figure out what is going on with this carbon issue. I have a unique case and they will be doing all sorts of measurements and troubleshooting as they disassemble Hobbes' heart. He goes under the knife on Monday. Keep your fingers crossed. Will report in full detail later next week.
Blame the oil you are using. Let's start an oil thread.
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