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Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by ScrambDaddy, Jul 12, 2010.
Great looking bike, Darrell! Welcome to the club!
A good mod. I thought about doing exactly that with a microfibre cloth (would be nice and thin to make it easier to get back into the bike) until I got the chance of getting the Unifilter without postage costs.
I know a few of you have installed a PowerCenter 8. Did any of you install it in the battery housing area or is it too big? (The pics I've seen have it mounted under the seat.)
That is one BEAUTIFUL bike! i've been debating on that and the f800gs for a while. How does it feel riding wise??
How does it feel to leave the old oil burner klr behind and ride a real bike welcome to the club i love my xc800 as well i got rid of my klr for a triumph 800xc and never looked back
i will know soon enough! another year till i graduate then that will be my present to myself! trading in the KLR for something smaller to play with in the dirt and then getting an 800xc! still a little edgy btwn the 800 and the 800 xc... why one over the other (for me i just like the looks better)
I wanted something smaller than my 800xc to play in the dirt and stuff so i bought a 2012 yamaha wr250r so between the yamha and the tiger im in complet bliss the xc will do everthing the regular 800 will do and even with the tkc80s my xc is awsome in the twistys as well it does every thing very well i bought my tiger 800xc brand new in april and i have over 17,000 miles on mine and still counting
Sorry for the long post.
I took my t800xc in for the 6000 mile service yesterday. When leaving to today after picking the bike up i immediately notice that the check engine light came on and that the speedometer was reading zero at any speed. I promptly turned around and headed back to the dealer where they pulled it in the shop and started looking at it. They got back with after a half hour ( kudos for the quick diagnosis ) and this is the story i got. When they hooked the bike up to the computer to check for any codes and sync the throttle bodies the computer prompted for a tune update. The tech went ahead and let triumphs auto configuration program run and loaded the new tune. The explanation gets kind of fuzzy at this point,but in the end the non abs tune ended up on a abs bike and since the abs models pull the speed from the wheel sensors and not the crankcase sensor the tune isn't able to give the computer a vehicle speed. The computer also kicks a check engine light for a speed sensor fail because their isn't a speed sensor on the bike to read. The computer wont let them load the right tune so they are going to call triumph in the mourning to see what they can do. I planned on leaving for a 4day trip/vacation in the mourning and am now frustrated and need a drink.
That sucks. Even though I do my own work I guess the same philosophy can be applied - give yourself a week or two between doing anything major to the motorcycle and starting a trip if possible. Even though the service wasn't major you were still putting it in the hands of the dealer and who knows what can get wrong at that point. Hopefully they get it sorted soon.
What really sucks is that they obviously did not post-service check AT ALL. No test ride, not even around the lot. I'd try to avoid that dealer in the future. No matter what they do, they don't check the work they've done.
Hope you can figure something out for your trip.
The only plus is that their is a store that sells beer within walking distance of my apartment.
Edit: The store was closed.
Sounds like you're gonna be drinkin' a lot of it if you keep doing business there.
If you lay a tape measure from the bike's centerline to the outside of each TraX box, are they symmetrical?
I really dislike some of the BMW GS systems where one box clearly sticks out further than the other.
Isn't there software out there that will let you correct this?
Oh yeah, I guess you would need an OBD connector to do this. I have one that came with my Cobb Accessport that tunes my Subaru WRX. I am thinking of downloading the software so that I can maintain this kind of stuff myself. You can also find out what kind of coded triggered the check engine light with a tool like this.
BTW, Autozone or a similar type of shop may have one you can borrow so that you can do it yourself. I am sure there is a lot of info on the forums about this.
That being said, I will be going to my dealer soon for my 6000 mile. How much $ did it run you?
The invoice was 295 but i bought the dealer service plan when i got the bike. I ride enough that the 3 years free maintenance will pay for itself about twice over. So far seven months and 6000 miles. The only thing is that they are trying to get out of paying for the chain rubbing strip on the swing arm that the owners manual specifies to replace every 6000 miles. I need to pull the contract and re read what it says.
Edit: The contract has in big bold letters UNLIMITED SERVICES AS SPECIFIED IN OWNER'S MANUAL AT NO CHARGE TO THE CUSTOMER. As their is no disclaimer as to what applies and what doesnt i plan on taking the manual and contract with me the next time im their and let them look at the plainly worded replace at 6000. Im not usualy this much of an a$%hole but i dont like paying for stuff i dont recieve.
I had the 12K service done at the dealer because I wasn't comfortable doing the valves myself. I got the bike home and 500ish miles later pulled the rear wheel to change the tire. Rear pads were shot. Toast. Maybe, 500 miles until grinding. Jeez.
I feel sorry for those that depend on dealers for service. They didn't mention anything to me about my brakes, then what? I know there are some good ones out there. Choose wisely folks! I took the old pads back and the sales guy was pissed. Unfortunately, he doesn't have much control over service at the Harley dealer
After looking up the part and seeing that its only six bucks it might be better just bite the cost instead of getting into a pissing match and ruining any sense of goodwill i have with the service department. Since i have to keep coming back for maintenance for the next two and a half years, or pay for the parts to do it myself.
I just finished doing the valves on my wife's Street Triple, wasn't too bad, a little more room than on my Honda CBF, there's just a ton of connectors and hoses to get the air box off. All the valves were in spec so I didn't have to pull the cams, two were just at the spec but I figure within spec is within spec so they're good till next time. I got the bike all back together and tried starting it but no fuel pump? Had to go pick up my wife and it hit me, I had forgotten to plug in the spark plug coils. :eek1 I was taking my time and being methodical but I must have tucked the connectors up out of the way while checking the valves. So now I have to pull the whole entire thing apart again! I really wish I could fire the guy or just yell at him, but it wouldn't do any good. At least I work cheap.
Darrel - great looking bike my man! I have been waiting to see pictures of the blue as that is what I will be ordering. Looks fantastic. Don't be shy of posting some more pics taken from different angles.
Viper770- we will have the same bike combination. I have a "11 WR250R and will be getting a Tiger XC after I sell the Goldwing. I had a KLR for three years as well so it sounds like we also share a history.
Well, that's just it; you didn't have to pay someone for the mistake.