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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    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...
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. live2ridetahoe

    live2ridetahoe RN

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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
  7. 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
  8. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    Send it to woody wheel works.
  9. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Checked both and they are fine.
  10. 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
  11. 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:
  12. 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
  13. 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)
  14. 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:
  15. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Which is exactly why I did it of course....:lol3

    Actually, that is a very good point. As long as you turn the tire as you say, and don't mind the annoying flashing light, it should perm disable the ABS.
  16. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Yep it sure is. :lol3 Glad you got it figured out and DIDN'T take it to your dealer for them to tell you that. Now step away from the wrenches slowly...
  17. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    :lol3

    Just changed the tire over and fitted the wheel in the correct position....problem is now fixed :clap

    One to file away in the memory bank....
  18. The Jerk

    The Jerk Bring us some fresh wine!

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    Hahahaha now what did I say about you fucking up something with the ABS sensors? :lol3

    Good catch, man. Takes some cojones to come back and admit when you fucked up but all can now benefit from your mistake. And much better that you caught it before you had to spend money to get someone else to troubleshoot.

    Don't worry about it man, we've all done plenty of stupid shit like that. :lol3 :freaky

    BTW I know that the tires are marked for rotational direction and as I recall from a couple months ago, I think the wheels might be too. Look for a little arrow mark on the wheel. I'm not sure if they are or if I'm remembering wrong. So yeah, make sure you get all the arrows (wheel and tire) pointing in the right direction.

  19. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Electrical tape should cure that problem:lol3
  20. y0y02369

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    In terms of engine and electronics, is there any big difference between the 800 and the 800 xc? I've just been reading up on both forums and want to make sure that i don't try to fix something according to this thread and have it be different for my bike (soon to be an 800 xc)