Triumph Tiger 800

Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by ScrambDaddy, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. pjensen641

    pjensen641 Been here awhile

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    Lemon law dude. Been in the shop 3 times for the same issue. Pretty sure that is the main qualifier for the lemon law. You are owed a new bike. Plus, you are owed a new bike anyway for the tech wrecking yours. Did they have it computracked? How do they know it isnt bent? Complete BS. Call Triumph USA, go above the dealer.

    They are at a huge liability here giving you back a bike that has already caused an accident. It is uncontrollable. If Triumph USA doesn't fall all over themselves to get you a new bike, call a lawyer.
  2. spewler

    spewler Not (w)reckless

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    My 800 XC cruising at 80 mph tends to pull to the right. Is that a trait of Triumph triples?
  3. jimjim

    jimjim Just another FF!

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    I feel your pain. Triumph replaced my 2011 that had overheating issues with a new 2012 but it took about 5 calls to Triumph Customer Service until I reached the right person, Peter Carleo. I'm not going to re-hash the story, your can search my posts. I was without mine for over three weeks before they told me they'd replace it and then it took another 3 weeks to get the 2012 but I'm a happy camper now. Good luck, call Pete.
  4. Dolly Sod

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    Is it only slow turns? Walking speeds or faster?

    Does it stop immediately if you release the brake?

    Any indication of where the sound is coming from?
  5. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    I can't see how this is an engine tune problem because mine and many others are working just fine.
    I do wonder though, if you're twisting the throttle slightly when firing it up which could, and I emphasize, could upset the throttle position sensor (TPS) causing it to zero in the wrong position. This problem is well documented on some BMW sites. Could be that the Keihin system on these bike does the same.
  6. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Both bikes? IMO it must relate to something that has been done to the bikes before you left home. e.g. new tyres were fitted which means the wheels have been out. Check the tension of the rear spindles. If the same guy fitted them, he could be using the same torque wrench which could be out of spec. Or, he's assembled the brake calliper carrier into the bikes wrong. Give the rear end a good check over.
  7. tpulls

    tpulls Been here awhile

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    The XC that I test rode had the same stalling issue as shown in that video. Happened when I would twist the throttle fairly quickly like that. If I slowly twisted the throttle on it wouldn't stall. I figured an updated fuel map from the dealer would fix it, but maybe it's something else then?

    I thought about the TPS being out of position so I made sure i gave it no gas when I fired it up. Still happened.
  8. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Blows my theory then.
  9. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    I wonder if it's something to do with one of the safeties - only time either of my Triumphs just dies is if I try to set off in gear with the sidestand down - engine just cuts out. Now I come to think of it, I think it just dies when I put it in gear :dunno

    I wonder if the bike thinks the sidestand is down or something...

    Anyway....just a thought.
  10. Guyver

    Guyver Been here awhile

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    Beautiful bike and photos!!! I am jealous. I just spent over two grand farklizing my Wee for a two week adventure ride up to Canada, or I'd get one.

    Question I haven't seen answered in the thread. Does this bike run on 87? Or does it need premium like the Beemer. And, what is the average range on a tank of gas? Thanks.
  11. Evomx971

    Evomx971 Wave as you fly over

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    That's great mileage, I wonder if your elevation is helping with that? Seems like folks are getting better gas mileage if they're at higher elevations. Here in the midwest it averages around 1000' asl. The Jesse panniers are attached to the Jesse racks, it all comes as a kit. Tough stuff. The racks would work good with soft bags as well.

    On the clacking noise... take a look and see if you think on yours it could still be the centerstand making noise, not where it hits the stop (which you and I have both eliminated by zip tying) but rather where it pivots by the footpegs? PM me with what you think. My current theory is that there is too much clearance at the pivots, allowing the stand to move a little on hits causing the metal-on-metal sound. I just haven't taken the time to pull the stand completely off to test my theory yet... no idea how to fix it if it is.
  12. Evomx971

    Evomx971 Wave as you fly over

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    I'm 6'3 and ordered the 34" Tall. That might be the smallest waist they have. To be absolutely perfect for me, the waist could have been a skosh smaller (I normally wear 33" waist, 34" inseam jeans) and the length could have been a bit longer... If you are 6'2 and a true 34 waist, they would have fit you perfectly I'd say. That said, still completely happy and they will now be my primary riding pant.
  13. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    My XC pulls to the right (when I let go of the bars).
    The T8 runs on 87 american.
  14. Evomx971

    Evomx971 Wave as you fly over

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    Yep... my current favorites are a pair of Pearl Izumi brand bicycle shorts that I have a couple pairs of. If you've never worn them before, it takes a bit to get used to the big ol pad in them (way bigger than what they put in the motorcycle specific stuff), but they sure so work for me... YMMV.
  15. Evomx971

    Evomx971 Wave as you fly over

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    I completely buy into this now. My T800XC is by far the hottest bike for the rider I've owned or ridden in over about 90 degree heat. That said, it made a huge difference over the weekend when I was wearing my Klim pants, which have some leather panels on the lower legs. I never really noticed the heat blowing over my legs like I do with jeans and could only really feel something when it was slow going and I was gripping the frame with the inside of my legs. The frames rails on the right are freakin hot. I never tired touching it with my bare hand, but with how it felt through the pants, it would probably borderline burn skin.
  16. Evomx971

    Evomx971 Wave as you fly over

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    I've seen the same thing on mine (Arrow pipe and re-map) a couple of really random times. I ride two-strokes a lot and have a habit of quick blips if I'm idling around with the clutch in, doing a u-turn or whatever. My 800 doesn't like that and will die or almost die on occasion. Luckily, hasn't been an issue, just something I'm more aware of than anything else.
  17. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    I think your misunderstanding, Head shake as in the handlebars. AKA Tankslap...
  18. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    Lemon Law! I would not hesitate for 1 second to use the Lemon Law. You paid a lot of money for a bike to work correctly!
  19. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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  20. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    This can quite often be attributed to the camber in the road.