Tiger Tales - Dialling in the 800XC for the dirt

Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by Burren Rider, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. mint julep

    mint julep Been here awhile

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    Awesome!:wink:

    Just curious if you needed to clean or have any issues with the stepper motor & air filter with all that sand/dirt going everywhere?

    Thx.
    Dave
  2. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Point 1, OK but lubing at the front sprocket??? Never! And why would you need to check the torque of the nut? It's got a bent over washer on it. Which, I suppose, if you want another positive, you can inspect visually with the TT cover.
  3. RED05

    RED05 D-SHIFT

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    Yes issues with the stepper! It was a pain in the ASS until I learned were to spray WD40 (with the long straw) I carry a small can now on the bike. Only an issue every 3or 4 days of dusty off road.
    I just got my Uniflter - prefilter which should make a big difference. Just need to clean my K&N filter before popping it in.
    My Bike ran very well in lots and lots of dirt for 11 days of Death Valley and Moab Dirt. doing an average of 1 hour maintenance per night. Chain cleaning/lubing every night, adjusting and tightening lots of shit.
    Very happy with this bike off road reminding myself often this is not a dirt bike.
  4. mint julep

    mint julep Been here awhile

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    Cool!
    I like to see how well the Tiger holds when put to the test.:evil
    Yes not a dirt bike, but love to see when guys use it as one. :clap

    Thx.
    cheers, Dave.
  5. DS70

    DS70 n00b

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    Hey Burren, is that the white or clear tank?
  6. o0synge0o

    o0synge0o Adventurer

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    Is it possible to hit the stepper with contact cleaner/wd40 without stripping the bike down to get to it? I'm having a hard time finding anything comprehensive on getting to it. My search-fu is weak
  7. MotoTex

    MotoTex Miles of Smiles

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    Looks like the clear. You can see the fuel level just above the Safari decal.
  8. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Yes you can just squirt it from the right side, just behind the throttle bodies. Several pictures on the exact location in this or e main tiger thread. Best solution is to just pull your tank and service the stepper motor arm, meaning clean well and then lube with a non sticky lubricant. The problem is solved, and then it just becomes a regular service item when change the oil, check the air filter etc.
  9. RED05

    RED05 D-SHIFT

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    I had the service done and 2 days into the dirt same issue - I think its best to carry WD40 a small can on the bike if your riding dirt and learn where to hit it.
  10. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Doubles as bead lube for a tube change as well.
  11. mario94901

    mario94901 Adventurer

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    Hey all,

    Planning a trip up to Oregon with the lady, and wanted to know what you guys thought about tire pressure?

    I've heard mixed opinions for road, which is all we'll be on this trip.

    Any advice? I'm running Bridgestone's Battlewing ADV tire...

    I've heard 36/42, 33/36, .... I'll have my gf on the back, (She;s about 110 lbs) and 3 panniers with our stuff. So, the preload will be all the way up, just not sure about the pressure.

    Thanks guys.
  12. Off Limits

    Off Limits Banned

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    I would guess the maximum amount of air would be best for a two up ride with luggage. But I could be wrong.
  13. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    36/42 is what the spec says and that works fine. Not sure where the lower pressure came from, but that would just make the tires run hotter. Not what you want with tubes in there.

    ....seems like a waste of a thread...like 'what weight oil should I use'. :lol3
  14. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    How lucky am I? I bought this bike today from Danny and am really looking forward to taking it out for a ride. The tank is translucent (clear).
  15. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    You got a good bike there. Well tested. :clap
  16. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    All that work and he got rid of it :huh
  17. Windy Rider

    Windy Rider Pussy Power

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    What's the next project bike Danny? I think the Tiger 800 xc will be hard to beat!
  18. Hardhead

    Hardhead Long timer

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    I saw his bike on the fleabay and thought it wouldn't last long.
    Don't think it made 1 day. :clap
  19. XCRider803

    XCRider803 Loftin' the wheel

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    If you mean you think the dealer cleaned the stepper during regular service you're wrong. Unless you tell them to they didn't. Just clean it yourself and spray it with a dry lube and you're good.
  20. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    Two of us were lucky enough to be allowed by Triumph Australia to take two Tigers up to the Flinders Ranges Classic a couple of weeks ago. I fell in love with the one I was using and to my surprise Danny put his on the market and it took me no time to snap it up. I've met Danny and watched the progress of the bike on this thread, so it was an easy decision to make.

    If you're interested, here's the ride report from the Flinders trip...

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=878437