Tiger 800 problems; for reference only please

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

  1. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    I just went to the website and ordered straight form them. The money you spend on the filter saves you way more time in the long run from changing the filter. Also gives me a piece of mind when out on long trips in dusty conditions. I think mine was like $60 shipped. Might have been less.
  2. vanjoosten

    vanjoosten Been here awhile

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    New Shipping Info:

    Freight for one filter to the US/Canada will be $14.00 after July 1.

    We can organise group buys. The price of the filter will not change but we offer big freight discounts. The freight from July 1st for all US/Canada orders will be as follows. The freight charges are based off order value in AU$.

    $AU 0-65: USA/CAN $14.00
    $AU 66-100: USA/CAN $22.00
    $AU 101-200: USA/CAN $30.00
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    If any San Diego Tiger owners want to do a group order PM me and I'll set one up.
  3. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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    Have to come off before the tank can come off. Maybe 9 pieces if you count the top front piece. Then the air box cover, then the bottom half of the airbox. All this to get to the Stepper Motor. Sure hope the cleaning and lubing will work. If it acts up again in 1000kms, I fear my pal will be selling his. Not the easiest design to work with.
  4. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Clean/lube it once properly and forget about it, just ride. I haven't heard of anyone having problems after lubing it. Buy a pre-filter from UNI Aus and forget about your main air filter until the scheduled interval and just clean/oil the pre-filter as needed.
  5. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    From the above poster in another thread. You don't have to remove stuff to lubricate it good enough to fix it. People make so much out of this issue when the fix is so simple. Like a lot of things I guess people just feel good complaining about stuff instead of putting 5 minutes of internet searching and 30 seconds of work into actually fixing the problem.

  6. Tonk

    Tonk Broken Adventurer

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    I just recently noticed my 800xc (2012, 5,000 miles, original map from May 12') backfiring on deceleration. Mainly when letting off the throttle at high speeds ( exiting the highway for example). It hadn't done this in the past and is getting more noticeable. Maybe more of a popping noise than a pure backfire. I'm running 91 in the tank. I asked at the dealer last week and he thought it was possibly bad (ethanol) gas or an old map. I'm taking it in for the 6,000 mile check in July and will have it checked out then. Until then, is anyone else experiencing this and is it normal?

    Thanks :D
  7. Bueller

    Bueller Cashin?

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    Completely normal.

    When you go to the dealer, have them install the latest map. It won't stop the backfiring, but it seems to be producing smoother part throttle behavior and slightly better mileage for me.
  8. XCRider803

    XCRider803 Loftin' the wheel

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    Mine's done it from day one. Can't hear it very well with the stock can but its loud with my Leo Vince. Kinda sounds like its got a hot cam in it. :evil
  9. Tonk

    Tonk Broken Adventurer

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    Great to hear.... I'll sleep better tonight:D. I'll get the latest map uploaded and look forward to the mileage. Appreciate the info guys, thanks!
  10. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    Is there a thread like this for the explorer? I haven't seen one.
  11. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    ^^ This.

    I was down to my dealer a couple of weeks ago, thay asked me if my map was current. I said hell, I dunno. So they wheeled it into the shop and found there were two updates since what I had. Bike is smoother, runs better. Still decell pops - but that's normal. Sounds kinda cool...like a race bike. :rofl

    Nice of them to do that impromptu. I didn't go in for service or anything, have done all my own service. They reset my service indicator on my word as well. These guys are tops - Newport Beach Triumph - Ducati. Think I'll get a new Monster M696.
  12. Smopho

    Smopho Been here awhile

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    What is the preferred or dealer designated dry lube to use on the stepper?
  13. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Just finished up a 2300 mile trip to Colorado. I noticed that the Tiger does not like to hold an idle when above 12,000 feet. I consider it a very minor issue.
  14. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    Do any dirt riding getting to that elevation?
  15. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Yeah, hit several high passes. The only fully paved high elevation I hit was Pikes Peak.
  16. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    Were you getting the funky fax noise or normal fax?
  17. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Couldn't rightly say. I had earplugs in pretty much the entire time, so didn't hear any post-shutdown cycling.
  18. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    You do realize some 800 owners must be young enough to be post fax era.
  19. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    With a signature ending in 1976 I'm sure he knows what's up and frankly Millennials can kiss my ass! :wink:
  20. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    i know 2 tiger 800xc owners now that have had their oil pan bolts back out. i'm going to check mine on saturday.