Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. jphish

    jphish Been here awhile

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    I suppose its conceiveable one could 'hole' the oil filter, (with the optional triumph skidplate) but gotta ask: how many folks have had that occur? I have about 10K miles on mine, (about 2500 mi on dirt) and no issues. I carry an extra filter with my tool kit, (they're small) in the event I need to change oil on an extended trip. Perhaps I dont ride the same terrrain as some who use the tiger as a "dirt bike" - but surmise that filter damage, while possible, is an unlikely event for most of us.
  2. DavidXT

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    With ABS brakes when youve bled them you need to get the air out using the diagnostic software. More than likely that just needs doing after youve pushed the pistons in.
  3. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Really ? Damn, all I did was push the pistons in I didn't crack any lines or anything.

    I knew ABS was going to be a total PIA :baldy
  4. motonut

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    I totally agree that the probability of a stone flipping up and punching a hole in my oil filter is slim, very slim. However, I do an awful lot of "looking around corners" trying to prevent or be ready for what may happen. The odds are higher that I may crash or be hit so I wear a Roadcrafter. I've had a few nail punctures of tires over the years so I always have the means to fix, inflate and get back on the road with me as 'just another tool'......

    What goes through my imagination, beyond oil starvation/engine seizure, is my being unaware of the event temporarily and then losing it in the oil slick following the puncture.

    I'm done.:D
  5. motosickle2000

    motosickle2000 Been here awhile

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    You should check your ABS sensors - maybe you bumped something loose. I doubt that your ABS needs bleeding - I have changed my front and rear pads and have had no such problem.

    Have you noticed that you only get about 5Kmiles from your rear pads? I use my rear brakes quite a lot, but it seems I should be getting better mileage. I found when I put on EBC pads, the rears are wearing much better, but the fronts look like they will only go 5K.

    I am trying some sintered pads I bought on Ebay. $18 shipped for a full set (both calipers) of pads.
  6. The Jerk

    The Jerk Bring us some fresh wine!

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    No, not really. You got bad info.

    If you didn't do anything else other than push the pistons back to fit new pads, ABS doesn't enter into the equation.

    More likely you accidentally tweaked or otherwise fucked up one of the ABS wheel speed sensors while you were doing the brakes. Check em out and get back to us.

  7. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Double checked the sensors etc. this afternoon and I don't see anything obvious - all I did was push the pistons back in so I'm not sure how the sensors would be affected. I wonder if disconnecting the battery has anything to do with it ?

    As I mentioned, the brakes appear to work just fine - manual actually says that if the light doesn't go off after reaching 6MPH, then the brakes revert to being non-ABS so if that's the case I'm not too concerned...
  8. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    My rear pads lasted 9K which does seem to be pretty poor to me - I don't think I ride with the rear brakes on or anything stupid like that so I'm really not sure what the issue is. I fitted EBC HH pads so we'll see how they go.
  9. motosickle2000

    motosickle2000 Been here awhile

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    All of my mileage is in-town, short trips - so I am probably harder on brakes than most. I don't drag my rear brake either. The EBC HHs that I put on the rear look like they will go at least 10Kmi, but the fronts probably will not make 5Kmi. I got 8Kmi out of my OEM front pads. I'll let you know how the Ebay brakes work out.
  10. the_babaji

    the_babaji Been here awhile

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    Is there not two fuses for the ABS system? It's a long shot, but have a look at them.
  11. Ducken

    Ducken Been here awhile

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    Checked my XC's tire pressure today. Front tire down 1 pound, rear tire....0 PSI. Sealed my rear rim 150 miles ago, a few short runs followed by a 105 mile off road adventure ride last weekend. Used the Seal All x2 / Goop x1 individual spoke sealing method detailed somewhere here earlier. Pulled the wheel, checked with soapy water, leaking from two spoke holes. Dismounted the tire, visible adhesion failures on three spokes, the third one just hadn't leaked yet. Reinstalled the rim band and the tube. Retry again maybe later this winter, but I did prep the rim thoroughly with alcohol. Oh well.

    If anyone made a tubeless rim and spoke kit that I could lace to my stock XC hubs for maybe $250 (per wheel) I'd be interested. I've only seen complete wheels, for big bucks(2 to 3 grand). Have I missed anything? Ken
  12. live2ridetahoe

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    The new KTM 1090 whatever has tubeless wheels. It would be interesting to see if our hubs would fit to that rim...

    On the other hand, one could send their hub to Woody's Wheelworks. They powder coated my hubs on my KTM and made tubeless wheels for my 950 Adventure. I never, ever, had a problem with those wheels until the day I sold the bike for a new kitchen....

    JG
  13. Adventure boy

    Adventure boy Been here awhile

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    ive only done about 200 miles on it but it seems quite nice can feel the differance
  14. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    Send it to woody wheel works.
  15. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Checked both and they are fine.
  16. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    So I am officially nominating myself for dumb-ass of the year :D

    In my defense...this is my first bike with ABS....

    Turns out there is a single ABS ring on the front wheel (obviously) and currently, that ABS ring on the wheel is on the opposite side to where the sensor is :lol3

    So....I guess I need to take the wheel off, remove the tire and put it on the right way and re-install the front wheel in the CORRECT position.

    Did I mention I'm a dumb-ass :freaky
  17. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    My guess is that this is a lesson learned, and a mistake you won't repeat. :wink:
  18. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    that totally something i would do. :rofl but now you did it for me so i wont. :D
  19. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Nope. I see it as a public service announcement - I'm all about helping others :lol3

    I'm actually relieved that's all it is (hopefully :lol3)
  20. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    You actually just made me realize that there is a way to turn your abs off permanently... Not a bad idea for a long adventure ride! Just turn the front wheel around (and obviously switch the direction of the tire) :wink: