Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Never understood the fascination with oiling chains when modern O and X-ring chains are sealed units. Sure, oil them to stop rust on the outside but aside from that, they don't need oiling as much as folks think they do.

    As for Scottoilers - unless you live in a really really wet environment like, say, England, I just don't see the need plus they are very messy and a PIA to set up.

    YMMV :freaky
  2. RichardU

    RichardU Let's Ride

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  3. jphish

    jphish Been here awhile

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    Me too - better for our wet weather.
  4. markbvt

    markbvt Long timer

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  5. T

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    Also comes in a non-aerosol bottle for those trips where you don't want an aerosol can in the luggage....

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  6. rubRsidedown

    rubRsidedown Long timer

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    Hmmmm, I may have to try this stuff.
  7. jimjim

    jimjim Just another FF!

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    I agree, that's all I use except for WD-40 every once in a while to clean the grit off. The Dupont lube attracts very little dirt.
  8. jimjim

    jimjim Just another FF!

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    I buy mine at Lowes but I've never seen the non-aerosol version, I will look for it next time, thanks.
  9. av_mech

    av_mech Risk Taker

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    No going back now. The valve stem hole is drilled out and the 5200 is curing. I wish I could have found the fast dry stuff cause I may actually have the weekend off and the rim will still be curing. I took a lot of pics and I'll do a full DIY with a few things that I would recommend doing differently.
  10. hecpilot

    hecpilot Dreaming of my trip...

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    So very true !!!!!!

    That being said, Clay, quit your whining, put your parts on your bike and continue your ride. Sheesh.

    I agree Triumph should have responded and sold you some parts. But hey these are wear-items, not warranty issues. So they are your responsibility.

    Now that being said, next time you need parts let me know and I'll try to get your parts FedEx'd from either of two dealers in Houston.
  11. T

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    I guess you could go back (for what reason I don't know). Pull out valve stem, stuff in tube and rock on.

    I look forward to your pics and the wait on the curing does seem to be the hardest part....:D
  12. internalcombust

    internalcombust Yes its dirty, thanks.

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    Definitely keeping an out eye out for this thread and long term success. :clap
  13. ABHooligan

    ABHooligan The Flying Mythos

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  14. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    Really! ;)

    Special chain lube like that makes sense.

    40 years ago when I was a young bicycle racer many of us used gasoline to clean chains and WD-40 to lube them, then the word went around that both products removed existing lubricants and were a bad idea. The word was that most mechanics on professional teams cleaned chains in diesel fuel, so that's what I started to do.

    Just FYI you would be surprised at the amount of friction there is in a poorly maintained chain.
  15. Bueller

    Bueller Cashin?

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    I'd never used an auto chain oiler on any bike until yesterday. I got a loobman for less than 30 bucks delivered and figured what the hell, I'll try it. I installed it on my roadie last night. Bit of a PITA but seems to do a good job of keeping the chain lubed. I used BMW synthetic gear lube because I no longer have a shaftie and have nothing to use the gear lube on, but come to think of it considering BMW FD issues now my chain will probably fail :lol3
  16. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    So, assuming when you lube your chain you rotate the back wheel by hand you don't notice any difference in how freely it rotates before/after lubing?

    I've put off of adding my pro-oiler to my tiger but I am now planning on doing it. I've used it on my 3 previous motorcycles. The benefits/disadvantages of chain oilers has been discussed elsewhere so I am not going to get into it. And not all oilers are created equal. If you want your motorcycle to operate efficiently with minimal chain friction and without the normal increase in friction between lubing a good chain oiler can provide this with minimal mess.
  17. acap650

    acap650 acap650

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    I've been using Loobman for several years. They are messy and the recomended system for mounting to swingarm is stupid, but they work. I've done installs on several bikes and have always found a chainguard bolt that serves as an attaching point for the delivery piece near the rear sprocket. The ziptie whiskers rubbing on the sprocket usually need to be replaced at rear tire replacement time. I use whatever leftover oil I have - gear lube is good for hot weather and ATF works well in the cold. Folks who like a clean rear wheel should look elsewhere but oil is not sticky like chain lube and is easily cleaned with S100 or WD40. Never having to spray the chain is priceless, especially on long trips. I'll never go back.:thumb
  18. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    My wife and I took the afternoon off and did a little exploring. Love this bike on these roads.

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  19. PYG RYDR

    PYG RYDR Adventure-Dual Sport

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    I did a thread search without success.

    So what rear tube do you prefer for our XC?

    TIA
  20. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    I just bought this one from Motorcycle Superstore...

    Pirelli Heavy Duty Inner Tubes
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