Tiger 800 problems; for reference only please

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

  1. Seventy One

    Seventy One Tick Magnet

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    Congrats! You are gonna love the Tiger. :deal

    I cranked out 16,000 miles in the first year and had absolutely no issues.
  2. cory1848

    cory1848 Been here awhile

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    Hope you don't go through what I have been through. After 7000 miles I am finally hoping I have a bike that doesn't have any more problems.
  3. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Just ignore Cory. :lol3



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  4. Ian43ktm

    Ian43ktm Adventurer

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    I had this problem . Check post #737
  5. cory1848

    cory1848 Been here awhile

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    Lol, I try and ignore myself most times.... With all the issues I have had, it has left a sour taste in my mouth and I won't buy another Triumph. However, riding the bike when I am not dealing with the issues is fun and enjoyable. It is set up to do everything that I ask of it. Good ride height, ergos, good power, 2 up is good...not much to complain about if you take away the issues I have had. If I never had the issues I am having, I would be recommending it like most others here do.

    After new engine cases, engine covers, fuel pump issues, suspension issues, idiot mechanic issues, tire issues, oil leaking after new cases issues, I think I finally have a bike I can start to enjoy. lol....

    I am married to it until its paid off or wrecked so trying to put the bads behind me.
  6. CRFan1

    CRFan1 Been here awhile

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    Is everything fixed right now? Still leaking? You definitely got the proverbial lemon and that's a bummer!!!
  7. cory1848

    cory1848 Been here awhile

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    As of right now it isnt leaking. Dealer had to use sealer on a couple case bolts to get it to stop leaking. Not a fan of sealer being used when not called for but at this point, I couldn't care less.

    If Florida honored motorcycles in their lemon law, this bike would have been gone long ago.
  8. CRFan1

    CRFan1 Been here awhile

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    Man....well I hope from this point on you just get to enjoy the dang thing! You are a stronger man than I cause I would have gotten rid of it long ago....I have a low tolerance for that sort of stuff on a modern bike!

    So far my 2013 roadie has been great. I DID have to tighten a few of the coolant hose clamps to stop a small coolant leak when new but that was it.
  9. RedBean25

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    Maybe Florida won't honor the Lemon Law thing, but I don't see why Triumph would hear your case. If you have documented record of all the issues with the bike, present it to them. You might be surprised.
  10. cory1848

    cory1848 Been here awhile

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    All documented by dealer. Dealer has "fixed" all the issues so I am not sure what Triumph would actually do at this point. Thank god they offer a 2 year warranty. Coming up on year 1 now.
  11. ibgary

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    Great thread. I'm glad I found this. I'm shopping for my next bike, something that ill be more comfortable exploring forest service roads on than my Sportster. The Tiger 800 XC is on the short list.
    Thanks for all the great info.
  12. djfire7a

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    My 2012 800XC left me stranded today. (luckily on a short close to town ride and not in the mountains) I rode about 100 easy, paved miles and stopped for a break. Turned the bike off with the key (as always) and when we got ready to leave it wouldn't start. Everything is working as usual, all of the indicators are normal, fuel pump cycles, no immobilizer light, starter relay clicks, but the starter does not engage. Tried it with the side stand up and down, disconnected the battery, checked fuses, even tried to roll start it. Nothing! Had to trailer it home. Even tried the extra key when I got home, still nothing. The odd thing is that when I turn the key on, only the parking lights come on, no headlights. Any thoughts? :hmmmmm Still on the trailer for a trip to the dealer tomorrow.
  13. pilot3

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    I'm thinking headlight fuse. Buried DEEP and exactly that behavior. The topic is buried just as deeply in these threads. Easy fix though, just time consuming.

    Ah, post 8636, among others, in the Tiger 800 thread. Relocate it and you'll be much happier.

    p3
  14. Boianovich

    Boianovich Old and Cautious

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    As of last week the high beam indicator has been working intermittently. No warm, cold or ride for so long type of pattern. Only thing I can tell is it will be working, I'll shut the bike off and it will stop. I tried turning it off and on, but it doesn't come on. Just checked and it's working now. Cycling the switch doesn't help either. I did check and it cycles from hi to low even when indicator doesn't come on.
    Anyone ever have this problem?
  15. KildareMan

    KildareMan Been here awhile

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    Starter solenoid fuse. UNDER the battery.

    Relocate it.

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  16. RedBean25

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    That looks like a very clean solution. Where did you get that fuse holder?
  17. The Breeze

    The Breeze Been here awhile

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    Had a similar issue with mine. I may be the side stand switch….. I know you tested with the kickstand up and down (I did this too, and it still turned out to be my side stand switch).

    Try this before you tear in the the solenoid fuse:

    Get on the bike, pull up the side stand, put the bike in neutral, pull in the clutch, and try to start the bike. If it starts….great. Then put the bike in 1st gear. If the bike stalls….then it's a failure of your side stand switch. If this is the case, probably the wires are cut (probably by a rock flipped up and cut the wires). If so, splice the wires together and the bike will run fine.
  18. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    No headlight with no-start likely means main fuse.
    Stupid place to put it.

    BTW, for you noobs...if you try to start the bike with the passing light switch pulled you will blow the fuse - too much load.

    Quirky little thing eh? :dunno
  19. XCRider803

    XCRider803 Loftin' the wheel

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    Should we ask you how you know? :D
  20. rustynut2

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    Now who would do that.:D

    I would like that fuse holder also, linky please.

    this looks like it, http://www.hodgesmarine.com/Blue-Se...Line-Fuse-Holder-Ato-A-p/blu5065.htm?click=18