Tiger 800 problems; for reference only please

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

  1. KildareMan

    KildareMan Been here awhile

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    Triumph don't post up their Technical Bulletins any more. You used to be able to enter your vin and check for outstanding TB's. That's gone for 18 months or so.
  2. Snapper

    Snapper Long timer

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    Yeah, I remember when that disappeared... just checking if someone might have picked up a copy from their service tech or something.
  3. Mikehusa

    Mikehusa Been here awhile

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    My gear indicator on the display sometimes doesn't keep up with the shifts or displays the wrong gear for a mile or two. Does this intermittently and hasnt done it in a while. Just wondering if anyone else had/has this happen to them. Otherwise 23K trouble free miles on a 2012 XC. (Other than stepper swap)
  4. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    You can clean it up & see if it helps. The original part number was changed. I doubt 2013 had the old part.
  5. boinoodle

    boinoodle Old and Cautious

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    Press start button, relay clicks but starter doesn't engage
    Pop starts and runs normal, 500 RPM idle, power applies as normal with slow or hard roll on
  6. RedBean25

    RedBean25 Been here awhile

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    Idle should be more like 1200-1300.
  7. NABRXX

    NABRXX Adventurer

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    As in, 20 miles or so hot...nothing extreme is my point. When I let the bike cool off it starts fine. I dropped it off at the westchester NY Triumph dealer to troubleshoot and repair. I called him 24 hrs after I dropped the bike off and demonstrated the problem. He says it is a starter motor issue and he is trying to replace it under warranty. I'll keep you guys posted on the results. he says he will be keeping the bike for at least a week. Any insights would be appreciated!!
  8. btao

    btao RIP Lilolita

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    = Starter relay/solenoid

    Here's the one I used to fix the wife's Virago 750 with the same problem:

    http://www.lowes.com/pd_16125-442-O...125&UserSearch=16125&productId=1148219&rpp=32

    You can use or cut the flange off, then solder a wire to the rivet for your ground, or the flange if you use it.

    Or you can buy the right one.

    Also, sometimes it gets stuck and you can give it a mechanic's "tap tap" with an appropriate metallic blunt instrument. Take it off the bike first, and it may be a pretty good whack. Likely to occur again though, so have one on the way.

    I'm sure it's related to your other issue from the bike dying from the starter fuse getting wet and eroding the tabs off, because those types of relays need enough current to burn off the deposits generated when the arc closed/open. When you have a bad/loose/fried connection like yours, you probably didn't put enough juice through it, and have buildup that led to the relay welding/sticking.
  9. NABRXX

    NABRXX Adventurer

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    Update: I spoke to the dealer and they said the starter motor was no good. They received approval from headquarters to replace it under warranty. Starter motor is on the way, bike has been in the shop for 9 days...I will continue the update and I hope that this is the only bullshit I have to deal with regarding this bike having problems. Any insights are appreciated...
  10. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    What insights are you looking for? Your bike had a problem, dealer found the problem and Triumph is fixing it. Sounds like a pretty good outcome to me. :confused

    Get your bike back, ride it and enjoy. :freaky
  11. Oddball

    Oddball Starting over

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    Just went through this myself. 2 months out of warranty. Dealer agreed with my assessment and I had it back in 8 days. Good luck.
  12. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    To put it into perspective, Triumph uses thousands of these starter motors every year so the are bound to be one or two that are faulty. Hopefully that'll be the last problem you have.
  13. NABRXX

    NABRXX Adventurer

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    Yeah, I hear you...I guess I've had good luck with 99% of my bikes in my life and this ticks me off. I hope it's the only issue as I really enjoy the bike. Thanks all for your insights...:)
  14. y0y02369

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    So i'm approaching my 12k mile service and was asking roughly how much it'd be, i was told close to $1k... is that what you guys are paying too??

    What's done for that price?! :huh
  15. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    No idea. I bought the 12K mile service kit and did the work myself.
  16. y0y02369

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    I was thinking of doing that, won't it void the warranty though...?
  17. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    That's crazy. Pay 10% (or more) of your bike's worth for a few hours work? No thanks.
  18. y0y02369

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    Yeah that was my EXACT thought. I don't mind doing it myself but i'm just afraid of the warranty not covering me if something happens...
  19. dudecati

    dudecati Dudecati

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    Give Jim Davis at ACS a call, they are in San Jose - 408-299-0508. He didn't even charge that much for 15K service on a Ducati Multistrada 1200! Great guy, excellent service. No affiliation with Jim other than I'm a more than satisfied customer.

  20. Travelore

    Travelore n00b

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    Hi All,
    Currently on a cross-country trip from Philadelphia and currently in Santa Mari, CA.

    Have had an intermittant problem with the bike stalling with throttle closed and clutch pulled in. RPMs drop to zero and bike stalls. This of course happens at decision points, in transition, or in traffic- just when it is dangerous t unexectedly not have a running engine.

    Had a dealer work on it in Berkley who checked for codes, checked for proper tune, reset all stock settings, cleaned crankcase ventilation hose (dirty) and rebalanced throttle bodies. Problem still exists. Anyone else had this problem and know what the fix is?

    Thanks,
    Travelore