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Old 04-10-2013, 12:33 PM   #1
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Tiger 800 XC oil weeping from pan or oil gallery

I got back from a long (250 mi) ride the other day and noticed that either the oil pan is weeping oil or the oil gallery allen bolts are leaking a little. Does anyone have the torque specs for these? The allen bolts are the large gold ones on the side of the engine above the oil pan. I was able to snug up the bolts for the drain pan, but the allen bolts seem to be tight already. I don't want to crank on any of these bolts for fear of causing any damage, so if anyone knows the torque values I'd really appreciate it!
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:56 PM   #2
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Not a big deal. Just snug them up. SNUG is all. Lots of us have had to do this. One time only.
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:22 PM   #3
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I was able to snug up the bolts to the oil pan (used a small 8mm open ended wrench and was able to tighten 2 of them up a little - none were loose), but the 2 allen bolts are the ones I'm concerned about over-torqueing. I put an Allen socket on them and they seemed snug, but I didn't force them. Should I loosen them up and then re-snug them? It's not a lot of oil, but any oil is too much as far as I'm concerned....
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:51 PM   #4
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I was able to snug up the bolts to the oil pan (used a small 8mm open ended wrench and was able to tighten 2 of them up a little - none were loose), but the 2 allen bolts are the ones I'm concerned about over-torqueing. I put an Allen socket on them and they seemed snug, but I didn't force them. Should I loosen them up and then re-snug them? It's not a lot of oil, but any oil is too much as far as I'm concerned....

If it is still under warranty, take it to the dealer. My case wept in numerous places, same as you described too. I made them fix it each time and havent seen a drip since.
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:27 PM   #5
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That's probably what I'll end up doing. Just a PITA to get to the dealer...
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:13 AM   #6
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That's probably what I'll end up doing. Just a PITA to get to the dealer...
I hear ya, I live on the exact opposite end of the valley from my dealer. Never really convenient for me but I'd rather get it done FOC. Wrench on it after it's warranty has expired.
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:27 PM   #7
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Why does a new bike leak oil in 2013? I have heard of this on the 1050 motor but does the 800 do the same?
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:52 PM   #8
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Why does a new bike leak oil in 2013? I have heard of this on the 1050 motor but does the 800 do the same?
Because some lazy bastard didn't tighten the bolts properly and it wasn't caught in quality control.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:23 PM   #9
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No oil leaks from my 2011. Did have a leaking fork seal but drowning it in rivers and jumping culverts two up probably didn't do it any favours. Keep forgetting its not my KTM.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:04 AM   #10
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Same problem here. The dealer told me mine was their third Tiger 8 with the oil gallery plug leak. For me the pan bolts loosened up after I already tightened them upon delivery. As per the dealer: The oil gallery plug needs to be removed and thread sealer applied to the bolt.
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