Tiger 800 problems; for reference only please

Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by Rob Dirt, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. McKay

    McKay Long timer

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    This is not an issue on my bike, the internals came apart. Im don't have the whole story yet and they are being rather secretive at this point. Im certain they will come through in the end.
  2. cug

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    Ouch. That'll be interesting ...
  3. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    I know there are a million oil threads but for some reason when people do this, it drives me nuts. I just don't understand why you would change your oil every 2,000 miles. I have a friend who does this and he swears that it makes his bikes last longer. But, how do you know they wouldn't last that long anyway. The money you can save changing the oil 6,000 miles (I push my oil because Amsoil guarantees it, so I will go 10,000 plus depending on how I've ridden), if indeed the motor doesn't last as long, I could replace the motor and probably still save more money than changing the oil every 2,000 miles. You have changed your oil about 4 times before I've changed mine once. Let's just say a synthetic oil change is $60 including the filter. Every 50,000 miles I spend $300. Every 50,000 miles you spend $1,500. :eek1 Wowzer! And for what? Absolutely nothing.
  4. McKay

    McKay Long timer

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    Was told today that once my bike is back, Triumph is going to extend the warranty for the period it was down. They also shave two weeks off the expected parts delivery. So far great service from Triumph.
  5. 996DL

    996DL Buell me

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    You would have liked BMW's lifetime fill rear differentials, on the 2005+ boxers...

    Oil's cheap, motors aren't.
    Each to their own.

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  6. rockmurf

    rockmurf IBA #31100

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    For sure to each his own. However the previous poster has a point. Oil and engine filtration over the last 20 years or more has improved dramatically. The old days of 1000 mile oil changes is not only a waste of money but can't be good for the environment. If the manufacturer tells you 8k miles between oil changes (gold wing) then I would have to say you are safe going that distance. Just saying.
  7. 996DL

    996DL Buell me

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    3000 kilometer synthetic oil changes personally,
    and I'll NEVER adopt automotive duration oil changes,
    regardless what a manufactuer yip yaps about.

    But despite not giving a rat's ass about electric motorcycles and the such,
    I don't dispose of my oil in old growth forests either... :lol3

    996DL
  8. RichardU

    RichardU Let's Ride

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    Why don't you just go ahead and question everyone's religious beliefs. Oh, wait ... you just did.
  9. lmychajluk

    lmychajluk Long timer

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    Well, I went by the dealer today and they replaced the turn signal stalks per the TSB. In and out within an hour, and most of that I was having lunch next door, so no sweat. Left thinking I wouldn't need to be back in while.

    Not so fast! On my way home tonight I stop to fill up the bike. I go to put the nozzle in the tank, and as I'm struggling with the stupid corrugated nozzle condom, I hear a pop and the nozzle drops about an inch...
    [​IMG]

    Managed to fish out a small red plastic cap(?) that was sitting on the edge of the lip, but not really sure what to do with the rest of the assembly that's now down in the tank. There's some wire in there (blue wire on the left as visible in the pic), which I'm guessing is part of the fuel gauge? Whatever it is, I have my doubts it's now working properly...
  10. spacekadet

    spacekadet Been here awhile

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    I've tried a few different sports cam options on my bike and the sound has always been the weak link. All I can hear is the infernal squeal - I suppose it must be cam gear?

    I've lashed out and bought a Drift Ghost with an external mike to try and get around this problem. The only place I can put it where I pick up a little bit of "normal" engine and exhaust is in my helmet, but even then it is mostly still squeal.

    I'll try right out the back next, but I'm hoping to get some tips on things that have worked for others.

    cheers
  11. T

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    I've had a couple Tigers and I really did/do like them, but it's all these niggling little "gotta get the dealer involved" problems that will keep me from ever loving them.

    Come on Triumph, get your shit together- you can do better.
  12. Kawidad

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    Same thing happened to me. The dealer said they've never seen it before, so they contacted Triumph NA. Supposedly, they told the dealer they'd never heard of such a thing. Whatever. The dealer replaced mine under warranty, after I got a little attitude about not needing the part anyway. Of course, with no talk about the parts inside the tank looking to get sucked into the fuel pump inlet.

    There is more to the story about the dealer, which is proving to be a bunch of Ass clowns!!!!:fyyff
  13. McKay

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    Sm HD maybe?
  14. Kawidad

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    Yup. And now they are HD, Triumph, Kawasaki, Honda, and have an unused Yamaha contract. :dood
  15. McKay

    McKay Long timer

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    I lived there for years and never felt welcome in that place. Too bad its the same old story.
  16. E-town dirt dude

    E-town dirt dude Been here awhile

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    I checked the VIN...It's in the VIN range. Do you have a service bulletin number for it?
  17. swimmer

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    Your dealer or triumph will.
  18. Kawidad

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    FWIW

    The sales staff are good (without advertising it, the general manager is a Ducati dude and their lead salesman doesn't even own an HD). The parts guys are total HD guys, but clearly like motorcycles and are okay. It's just the service department. They are still in the HD mentality and the mechanics are all HD dudes with seemingly little experience beyond that brand. And, of questionable quality too.

    The owner of the dealership is out of LA and owns a bunch of different dealerships. He recently bought out SLO Motorsports and closed it down. He wanted the Honda line up, which he moved to Santa Maria. He also acquired Yamaha at the same time, but can't sell that brand because it's too close to an existing Yamaha dealer (next door)> He also got Kawasaki in the deal, but already owned that brand, so no one knows what his thoughts are about reopening Kawasaki and the Yamaha line in SLO (San Luis Obispo, for those that might wonder).

    I guess the point of all this is for other Triumph owners is be cautious with multi-brand dealers with questionable reputations/history, but good sales people. But, ya'll already knew that. :evil
  19. cug

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    All I found is this:

    SERVICE BULLETIN Nο. 439 Gear Selector Return Spring
  20. burmbuster

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    I just returned from a trip to Missouri from south Alabama. 12 hrs up running 75-80 mph. 3 days of hard trail riding in the Ozarks at around 500 miles, them back to Alabama. I have about 3500 miles on the bike since the last oil change. The oil is black and it consumed about 1/4 worth of oil in the site glass. Know matter what the mileage, based on the condition of the oil it's time to change it. There is nothing wrong with waiting until 6k miles as long as you know what condition the oil is in and take into account the riggers of the riding you have performed.