Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. M Bouthillette

    M Bouthillette Adventurer

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    Hello to everyone, I'm currently looking to buy a Triumph Explorer for next spring. I've found a remaining Launch Pack 2012 which I really liked ( brand new ). I also really like the color and look of the announced XC and was wondering if anyone had information about what to expect for this particular model regarding equipment and price ?

    Thank you
  2. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    Check your brake pads. At 12k my rear pads were toast.

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  3. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Yep. Mine were the same. Curious how long folks are getting out of front?
  4. gldfamily

    gldfamily Adventurer

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  5. Xcountry-Rider

    Xcountry-Rider Banned

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    Im still on my original front pads and im almost at 30k but i did get 18k out of the back.

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  6. Xcountry-Rider

    Xcountry-Rider Banned

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    Its not online until black friday. Unless im missing something.

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  7. TAMPAJIM

    TAMPAJIM Been here awhile

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    Think it might have something to do with all that mud, sand and other shit you ride in? :rofl
  8. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    I have been told that excessive chain lube is the culprit for reduced pad life, especially on the single sided swing arms like my Sprint ST 1050. I will put up with the reduced pad life for a well lubed chain. I have been happy with my 06 Tiger and 06 Sprint. Wife has told me I should sell my XR650L and buy a Tiger 800XC. I have a very smart wife.
  9. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    I am keeping my eye on this bike for the tubless rims. If the spoke count is the same as the 800XC, might be a good conversion for tubelss tires.
  10. the_babaji

    the_babaji Been here awhile

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    Changed mine at 34,000 km, still weren't yet down to the wear indicators.
  11. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    +1 I bought a full set expecting to have to change the fronts also but they were fine - plenty of meat left on them.
  12. Mr_Chris

    Mr_Chris Get away, evil car!

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    My rear stock pads bit it in < 10,000 km (not miles). At the time I also complained of darkened brake fluid in the rear master cylinder. There's a few things I attribute it to... The stock pads are frankly not that good; they run hot and also seem to have an annoying low-speed chatter. Secondly the amount of low-speed rear-wheel braking situations you get into (lane splitting, commuting in traffic mostly) and third just the junk getting in there and clagging up the caliper -- probably the least of the worries as it affects us all I reckon.

    My second set of rears were EBC non-stockers and they went for about 23000 kms. I let them get pretty low but nothing extreme or metal.. I put the third set in, stockers again, and took a couple days in the dirt and there comes that chatter again and I'm not sure but the rear brake fluid is darker too -- I didn't notice it at the change though, maybe it's a 30k interval thing.

    So my long winded recommendation is to ditch the stockers, keep the caliper clean and be aware when you might be dragging it a bit at very low speeds... front works then too. :lol3

    ok I'll go back into my box for a bit now.
  13. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Really ? :ear
  14. live2ridetahoe

    live2ridetahoe RN

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    I have been told that impure thoughts lead to reduced pad life... better check mine soon...

    JG
  15. Xcountry-Rider

    Xcountry-Rider Banned

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    I started a Tiger 800XC tool thread. Let me know if i'm missing anything.
  16. markbvt

    markbvt Long timer

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    Interesting. I swapped out all pads at a little over 20k miles. IIRC, the rear ones were the most worn at that point, but not down to the backing plate yet. But then, I don't use the rear brake much.

    FWIW, the pads I swapped in are EBC HH ones -- big improvement in bite. Now, 10k miles later, they're still in great shape; but I don't expect them to last as long as the originals.

    Also, for anyone who's interested, at 30,500 miles I'm still on the original chain and sprockets. I'm planning to replace those this winter though just so I don't have to think about it at all next season.

    --mark
  17. woodmnctry

    woodmnctry Been here awhile

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    Under Triump "Warrany Terms & Condition"

    it is stated that

    Conditions and Exclusions:
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    3. The machine must have been serviced by an authorized Triumph dealer, at the intervals specified in the Triumph Owners Handbook and the service log completed accordingly.


    Has anyone ever had warrantly service denied becaus of this clause -- seems we all do what we can service wise and may have done an oil change rather that go to the dealer --- just curious if anyone has encounterd issues on this??
  18. cug

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  19. markbvt

    markbvt Long timer

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    Maybe you inadvertently received a manual intended for the British market. As cug has pointed out, it's illegal in the US for a company to deny warranty claims because the service was done somewhere other than an authorized dealer -- even if you did it yourself (as long as you've kept parts/supplies receipts to prove you did it).

    --mark
  20. woodmnctry

    woodmnctry Been here awhile

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