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Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by ScrambDaddy, Jul 12, 2010.
FWIW I've got an OEM seat for sale in FM.
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!
Yours is outfitted well, would like to hear more about your ride.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Im finishing a ride report. I'll pass along the address when I'm done.
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.
On the advice of my dealer I tried simple green. The engine is now a nice matte black:huh
Yup. So is the engine on my mate's S3. Undiluted it's very powerful stuff - use with extreme care.
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.
Wait until your bike cools off. Never use Simple Green (or similar) on any parts that are still warm.
I think I've washed my Tiger once since I bought it (over 19,000 miles ago). That's what rain is for.
Hit a deer. Need to order some plastic parts in front of the forks. Any source better than dealer or bike bandit? TIA
Triumph Parts Locator has decent blow ups and lists. Best so far, but no USA source so far.
don't think there is. maybe let your insurance company deal with it...?
Umm, yeah. I use it to strip paint and primer on models. Not a chance I'd use it on a painted surface that I cared about without cutting it significantly with water and rinsing it immediately.
I know your pain...
(not on the Tiger though)
I've been buying some part though these guys on the Fleabay, so I don't know if they discount everyday prices, but on the Flea they are very reasonable and have fast shipping.