Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    You cannot clear the indicator with TuneECU. The only two ways I know of are having the dealer do it, or using DealerTool.
  2. Bueller

    Bueller Cashin?

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    Very curious about this, since my service reminder has been on for the last 8000 miles :) I started thinking about resetting engine codes and why that would reset the service reminder light using torque, but won't do so using tuneecu. I don't have torque and a bluetooth dongle, but I do have tuneecu and a cable. So I pulled a coil plug to set a code, and then tried clearing it with tuneecu. As I expected it had no effect on the service reminder indicator. To that end I have trouble believing resetting codes with torque will be any different. My understanding of the service reminder is the functionality is stored in the instrument cluster, not in the ECU. The miles to activate can actually be set as desired. SInce torque doesn't seem to access that function I am again doubtful that it can reset the service reminder at all.

    I'd love to hear from someone who has done this with torque on a Tiger 800, not any other triumph model. A google search didn't yield anything of interest.
  3. Mr_Chris

    Mr_Chris Get away, evil car!

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    Yeah, gotta be that... A dealer telling you to put what is essentially oil on your seat is a f**king tool anyway. :asshat

    I remember being able to trust my (Car) dealer's service mgr with my life, now I can't believe a word they say (service managers), it's always bullshit to make some other point or prevent having to do something or pay for something. As though they're really advancing the cause of ANYONE by bullshitting customers. Neither the dealer, the brand, the customer, nor the problem itself is helped by that.

    You need to find someone you can trust for advice (which could be a tech at the same dealer even), and then tell the dealer (front of house/sales) you don't need oil on your seat, you need a new one -- and they need to stop wiping the bikes down with rags with brake fluid on them or whatever it is. You might want to check other soft bits for crazing or other signs of chemical distress, too.

    Oiling a seat WTF!


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  4. Mr_Chris

    Mr_Chris Get away, evil car!

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    Mine was left on by the dealer at 10k kms, when I went in to change the oil etc., until the 20k service. :lol3 It boils down to having to ride over there, ask them to please pop the seat and plug in, watch him go through whatever facial expressions suit him before I find out what a favour it is... or skipping it as unnecessary since the service interval is not related to faults, just a mileage counter.

    I wanted to try out the bluetooth dongle anyway... It's been plugged in 24x7 for over a week with no issues, but then again the bike almost never goes more than 16 hours between rides. Next time the wrench comes on I'll try blipping it in Torque.
  5. Ronin1

    Ronin1 Hoonigan

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    I use tuneecu, torque and Dealertool. Dealertool is the only one that will allow you to reset the maintenance counter.

    Jim
  6. elan

    elan Been here awhile

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    That's what I thought. Where in Florida are you - in case I need my service indicator cleared? :evil
  7. KildareMan

    KildareMan Been here awhile

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    +1
  8. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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  9. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    Been gone on a 10 day ride on the Tiger. It was killer! Zero problems except for bashing my center stand into the ground. I haven't assessed the entire bike yet but other than damage that I caused I would say the tiger held up very well!
  10. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    Yours is outfitted well, would like to hear more about your ride.
  11. dirtconnector

    dirtconnector erythematic nucha

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    My left front was found broken on a ride just Friday. I was thinking maybe the factory or dealer torqued it too tight? The dealer is going to cover it. Mine is 2012 I've had for little over one week. I super glued mine till the dealer gets the new part in.
    Could be a heat issue, maybe. It's been hot here in WNC, but I tend to think it's a bad batch of plastic/rubber that the indicator is made of.
  12. dirtconnector

    dirtconnector erythematic nucha

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    +1

    Don't use anything w/ oil on fabrics or plastics that will be in the sun.


    I've used this stuff for years: http://303products.com/index.php/home/
    Good info on vinyl care in the tech pages.
  13. Ronin1

    Ronin1 Hoonigan

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    Tampabay area. Anytime, I would be happy to.
    Although I think dealertool is matched to the bikes ECM serial number. You can have multiple users for about $30 per vin.

    Jim
  14. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    +1
    I was going to mention this but always seems to fall on deaf ears. 303 wha...????

    Also an amazing bike detailer. Hose off, spray tires and engine with simple green, scrub down with a wash mitt and car wash soap, hose off, dry, spray engine and metal bits with WD40, everything else with 303, wipe down. Bike will look like new again.

    Tires, bumpers, interiors, weather strips, vinyl tops, any black trim, plastic, even fiberglass. The stuff is amazing.
  15. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    Im finishing a ride report. I'll pass along the address when I'm done.
  16. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Careful with the Simple Green. It will take the finish off the engine very quickly unless it's diluted etc. - a friend made a huge mess of his S3 by using Simple Green on his engine.
  17. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    On the advice of my dealer I tried simple green. The engine is now a nice matte black:huh
  18. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Yup. So is the engine on my mate's S3. Undiluted it's very powerful stuff - use with extreme care.
  19. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Only necessary if there is a lot of caked on oil and dirt. Yes, it will etch aluminum and oxidize powder coating. Very important to spray with water first, wash with car soap, hose off.

    My road bikes hardly ever get washed. I think my Versys got washed a couple of times in two and a half years and 7500 miles. The dirtbikes and dualsports after every ride.

    Have never ruined a bike yet from washing it. :1drink
  20. RichardU

    RichardU Let's Ride

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    Wait until your bike cools off. Never use Simple Green (or similar) on any parts that are still warm.