Tiger 800 problems; for reference only please

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

  1. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    I agree. Doesn't bother me because it doesn't actually happen very often anyway.
  2. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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  3. y0y02369

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    Thanks for the input on the chain issue guys. Honestly, if it doesn't damage anything then i don't mind it either! I was just afraid of it banging too much and cracking the plastic thing or beating up the chain too much! But i trust you guys if you say it's nothing to worry about! :D
  4. C5INC

    C5INC Adventurer

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    The front fender on my '12 XC is cracking at the mounting hole where the reflector bolts on. The dealer covered the first one under warranty, assuming over tightening caused it. Now it's cracking again and my warranty is up. I think part of the problem might be the Tour-tech lift kit possibly allows more flex or vibration. I'm trying to come up with a way to reinforce the fender without adding a bunch of weight or creating some kind of monster that could end up in the front wheel! The dealer says mine is the only one he's seen but I can't believe my bike is the only fender eater out there! Any ideas?
  5. btao

    btao RIP Lilolita

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    There was an upgrade to those springs/recall at some point because of some failures. Noise isn't a big deal once you know what it is. Tensioners generally do more harm than good and get in the way.



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  6. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    I will have to check mine to see if there's any cracking; I have not noticed any so far.
  7. MotoTex

    MotoTex Miles of Smiles

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    Remove the bolt-on reflectors and use some high-quality retro-reflective tape there instead.
  8. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Or just remove the reflector. Does anyone really care? We don't have them in Europe.
  9. C5INC

    C5INC Adventurer

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    I did that after the first one broke.
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    Front fender is an undernourished POS.
    Roll into a bit of sticky mud. If any accumulates between the tire and fender it will crack in about four different places.


    My f.fender is slathered with JB Weld.....and BB wants $200 for a stock replacement.
  11. C5INC

    C5INC Adventurer

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    What I'd like to do is get rid of the brake line crossover and run 2 seperate lines down the forks and then use a high mounted, dirt bike plastic fender. Nothing but $$ holding me back!
  12. pilot3

    pilot3 Been here awhile

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    If you have ABS then the lines wouldn't come down the forks from the master but instead from the ABS pump. Kind of a convoluted pain. I've been looking at changing this for some time but it will involve custom lines from Galfer. Post pics if you make it happen.
  13. MotoTex

    MotoTex Miles of Smiles

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    I'll need to take a look. I heard rocks dragging through it with the sticky mud yesterday. I didn't see anything flopping around when at the car wash removing the extra weight after the ride.
  14. BlackBeast

    BlackBeast Been here awhile

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    Has anyone experienced any radiator leaks. I've got my bike parked for the winter and noticed that there is radiator fluid on the wood that the bike is parked on. It's in my car-port, so too cold to take off the panels to investigate, but just wanted to check if anyone else has experienced anything similar.
  15. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Check the jubilee clips on the coolant hoses; tighten if necessary. I believe a very small number of bikes show these symptoms.
  16. btao

    btao RIP Lilolita

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    No and mine is mine is pretty beat up... Is it a connection point or a hole somewhere is the question...

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  17. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    What's the coldest temps it has seen? There was a user that owned a wr250r that he was keeping outside in alaska and the same thing was happening to him. When it got super cold his bike leaked a little coolant. Tighten up anything loose (clamps, etc...) and then personally I wouldn't worry about it.
  18. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Mine leaked when it was new, just a few drips, from the bypass hose - it's the tiny hose that goes from the bottom of the motor up past the countersprocket to behind the cylinder head. Replaced it for $8 and no leaks.

    I also tightened all the screw clamps a bit to make sure they were snug.

    Yossarian - what's a 'jubilee' clamp? WTF!! :lol3

    I had to google it and sure enough...screw clamp first introduced in UK 1921. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jubilee_Clip
    I learn something new everyday here. :clap
  19. jimjim

    jimjim Just another FF!

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    I always just called them hose clamps. :lol3
  20. live2ridetahoe

    live2ridetahoe RN

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    I check my clamps often, as I find they are often loose. Tighten them up and keep an eye on it...

    JG

    +1 on learning they are called jubilee clamps...