Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. Stromdog

    Stromdog Howl at the Moon

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    Triumph is going to get this sorted, no doubt. I bought a Yamaha Super Tenere, though the Tiger 800 XC was on my "short list".

    I believe the Tiger is the best, mid-sized, ADV bike out there.

    I suspect the folks in Hinckley are "front and center", on your FI (low speed), issues.

    We, new, Super Tenere owners, haven't fully sorted our (USA) bikes out either, but we know that the people at the factory are going to make the bike right, or suffer the negative consequences of our user opinions in the Internet driven marketplace. :deal

    Triumph has a real "winner", here. The three cylinder engine design is captivating and very addicting....

    The above is just my opinion. I didn't mean to jump in when I don't own one of these (IMO), great bikes.

    I've been following this thread from the "get go", if that means anything..
  2. Xcountry-Rider

    Xcountry-Rider Banned

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    Can we stop the riding style conversation. You all got sucked into a troll debate and its no longer interesting.:puke1
  3. The Jerk

    The Jerk Bring us some fresh wine!

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    I find it strange that Triumph would order the throttle body replaced if they suspected problems with the throttle position sensor and/or stepper motor. Both items are easily replaced on their own, no doubt at much less expense than replacing the entire throttle body assembly.

    So it makes me wonder what they know (or what they suspect anyway) that we don't.
  4. CHINA_MAN

    CHINA_MAN n00b

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    Where the eff are the pictures of people mucking around on their bikes? I've only seen a few photos of people putting accessories on the Tigers.
  5. dhula

    dhula Adventurer

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    I think from memory it suggests in the service manual to take the TB's off to replace the TPS and stepper assy.
    If that is the case then it would make sence from a labor point of view to replace the whole shabang. No setting up, no mucking around. Whip the old one off and put the new one on
  6. dhula

    dhula Adventurer

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    there are nun, all the tigers are in their cage getting fixed :evil
  7. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    And that's probably when they realised that it was the wrong approach.

    I'll just add, as I've posted before, that mine doesn't stall except for when I phuq up. And I ran in the motor (almost) according to the book. "Almost" because I stepped up the rpms about 20% earlier then book.
  8. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Do these help?
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  9. dhula

    dhula Adventurer

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    I don't reckon run in has much to do with the stalling as mine doesn't stall (thought it was for a bit but I reckon it was something to do with my poor clutch/throttle manipulation that day) and I run it in a little different to what the book says
  10. Dmarino

    Dmarino Been here awhile

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    Read my ride report :)
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=687821

    I'm leaving for Translab, Newfoundland, and Nova Scotia tomorrow :clap.

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  11. Cariboo_kid

    Cariboo_kid Been here awhile

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    Ok you forced me to do this.

    First day out with new Tiger, British Import Motorcycles, Vancouver BC. May 24.
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    Riding home. May 25
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    Riding out with Dougal and his Scrambler.
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    For a Roadie it does pretty well off pavement. I'll need to raise that front fender though, it tends to load up with mud a bit causing the wheel to lock up. 6200 Km so far with no issues with stalling, hot frames rails, uncomfortable seats, poor suspension or any other problems. I love it!
  12. turboICE

    turboICE Adventurer

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    Looks like one of the customer bikes in the Micatech gallery - are they the same distance from center on either side? DIY top box?
  13. CHINA_MAN

    CHINA_MAN n00b

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    Your bike color is AWESOME, love that greenish color!
  14. Dmarino

    Dmarino Been here awhile

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    Yep that's my bike on their site. With the 8" and 10" combo they are nearly even. Top box is diy pelican, pm and I'll send you all the info.
  15. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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  16. bug67

    bug67 Hazard Avoidance

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    Me too! :clap

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  17. Dmarino

    Dmarino Been here awhile

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    Yes it is the Calsci medium clear shield. I am loving it since I adjusted it right. I'm 5'9" with a 30" inseam and I started with the middle adjustment as advised and it was better then stock but not great. I then placed it all the way forward and it got worse for me. Finally I set it in the farthest back position as you see in the photo above and LOVE IT! It's much sturdier than my dad's Madstad and about half the cost.
  18. ButtonPushingMonkey

    ButtonPushingMonkey Adventurer

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    Anyone else having issues dropping gears after a hard stop where you didn't have time to row down the gears to 1? I have to repeatedly stab the shifter down and do the whole clutch drag throttle blip thing or no amount of attempted downshifting will result in a gear change. I have been riding 15+ years and have had my share of finnicky gearboxes but never one this frustrating? Nothing like having the traffic on a freeway panic stop then race off again while you sit in the fast lane doing a shifter, throttle, clutch dance just to get into a gear you can take off in.
  19. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    Maybe your clutch is dragging slightly? A minor adjustment could help this.
    When stopped and bike won't shift ... If you can roll the bike back and forward a bit while shifting ... that should help a bit. And of course, motor should be running. Warm bike will shift better than cold in this situation.

    Sometimes a clutch adjustment down on the engine end of the cable is what is needed if adjusting at the clutch lever does not help.

    Oil is another factor (we won't get into that here!) as is miles on the bike. Some new bikes can be a bit notchy for the first few thousand miles. Might loosen up a bit as time/miles go by.

    My method for very hard stops (not a panic stop) is to bump shifts quickly while braking. I don't use the clutch in this situation ... I just tap down a few gears quickly while braking hard and looking for a way around the obstacle. YMMV, IMHO, blah blah blah! :D
  20. spewler

    spewler Not (w)reckless

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    I had something similar happen a couple of weeks ago...I wasn't paying real close attention as I pulled up to a stoplight in 5th, then tried to shift down into 1st as the light was turning green. The bike was actually in 1st but the gear indicator was still showing 5th...very weird. There is always a very brief lag between shifting gears (up or down) but this time it took a 3-5 seconds for the gear indicator to catch up with the gearbox.