Tiger 800 problems; for reference only please

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

  1. andykeck

    andykeck Been here awhile

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    Yeah, I mean to pull that cover off and take a look, but I need to order the gasket first so I can button it back up right away.
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  2. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    Oh well... I would really appreciate a follow up. If it fixes the "tappet like ticking sound" it'll be great.

    And shouldn't this be covered under warranty?
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  3. andykeck

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    It should be, but my dealer is not very convenient to me, and they already said they didn't think it was a problem.
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  4. andykeck

    andykeck Been here awhile

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    ...and by "not convenient", I mean they're just far enough away that it's difficult to get to/from without a long bus ride the iffy proposition of getting a cab to come pick me up out there.
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  5. burmbuster

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    Seems that my neutral gear switch is messing up. I can get in neutral shifting up and down but sometimes the switch will only pick up the neutral position shifting up from first. So if I am sitting at a red light I have to shift all the way to 1st gear and then shift up to neutral in order for switch to pick it up.
    And no, if the light is not on you can't crank it without the clutch pulled in. Even if its in neutral.
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  6. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    The gear position sensor has had 3 different part #s that I know of. When I had mine replaced it took 8 weeks, but I have good luck. Call your dealer & tell them yours is toast. It will eventually throw a check engine light.
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  7. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    pretty sure there was a recall on that...
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  8. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    Isnt there a site that you can enter your VIN and check for recalls?
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  9. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    There used to be, but last I checked it is no longer available.

    The only thing related to the issue that I can think of was SB 439, which was not a recall but a service bulletin, and it dealt with the replacement of gearshift return springs on a limited VIN range of bikes.
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  10. advtenn

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    I had the wheel hop on my first set of tires. (Battlewings) When I changed tires 5,000 miles later the wheel hop went away.

    I noticed a small oil leak on the lower right side. I tightned the case bolts and it seems to have stopped.

    I had stalling/would not idle, issues due to a dirty stepper motor after about 7,000 miles. I blew it off with compressed air and havent had any issues lately.
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  11. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Coolant leak, left side, near bottom of engine, right above the charcoal cannister. It will drip a couple of drops when sitting parked. I tightened bolt that holds the fitting that goes into the side of the motor but that didn't fix it.

    I suspect it's the coolant hose where it attaches there, is weeping out of the end of the hose. I have heard hoses can seep fluid thru the internal wall and ooze out the end. I've tightened the clamp so that seems plausible.

    Can't be bothered to take it in to the dealer, too much hassle. I may try to source a replacement hose.

    About 4K miles.
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  12. backwoodsKLR

    backwoodsKLR Ride more, Post Less.

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    I ordered some knobbies for it on Saturday and am thinking about changing the front sprocket as you mentioned to me earlier... Still have a growing list of changes and farkles and trying to prioritize and save the $$ for them!!! :lol3
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  13. mjr

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    Mine is a 2013 800xc. Keeps blowing the engine management system fuse (#4 back fuse box). Causing the bike to immediately turn off. The bike is still at the dealer & now I'm dealing w/ Triumph directly.
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  14. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    good luck on that. thats a new one to me! lemon?
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  15. burmbuster

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    Wow. Sounds like a bad harness.
    Triumph replied to my dealer the following day about the neutral,position sensor. Once they confirm the problem it's a go to replace it and they have one in stock at the dealer. It's time for my 6000 mile service too so the timing couldn't be better.
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  16. andykeck

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    So I got the needed gasket and bolts and pulled the timing chain cover yesterday. The timing chain seemed to be appropriately tight, the chain guides were correctly positioned and without play and the bottom sprocket seemed to be on correctly. There was nothing out of place or any evidence of a problem. I put everything back together and of course it still ticks.

    I crawled around for a while using a piece of broomstick as a stethoscope and couldn't really pin anything down. It's loudest from directly in front, almost like it's coming from the header. Exhaust leak maybe?
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  17. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    Bummer. On my bike it seems to be coming from the top, and front as well. It doesn't do it all the time. But when it does, man it is annoying.
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  18. frytown

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    Not sure why no one has heeded my earlier post, but you should check the delrin timing chain positioner. If it's out of whack, it'll make your top end sound like it's toast. I think it can be easiest to see by removing the lower plate on the engine casing that covers the crank on the right side. At least that's where my mechanic accessed it.

    I think there's a little roll pin that holds it in place that can get dislodged causing the guide to rub and click on the timing chain. It sounds a lot like terrible valve noise, and I think the sound emits from the top because the valve covers are thinner than the thick aluminum plates covering the actual area where the sound comes from.

    Got a new pin in there and have had no issue in the 5K miles since.
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  19. andykeck

    andykeck Been here awhile

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    That's exactly the cover that I pulled off. The pivot pin at the bottom was firmly in place and the guide was well centered on the chain run. As best as I cold tell from the service manual everything was in the correct place and properly attached.
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  20. frytown

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    Dude,

    Super sorry to have misread your post. I was clearly smoking dust. Somehow I read it and thought you'd pulled the valve cover. Wow. Gotta get my reading comprehension skills back in line if I'm gonna keep posting.

    Sorry to hear you've still got the noise.