Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    Cut down your stock screen. Take off a bit at a time, until you get to a height you like. You can paint the backside whatever color you like.

    Just put masking tape on the screen where you're going to make your cuts. Use a jigsaw with the finest tooth count you can find. Finish the edges with 1000 grit sandpaper. I've cut down a few screens like this.
  2. Yankee Dog

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    look in here

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=686867&page=17
  3. eram310

    eram310 Been here awhile

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    ???
  4. ObtuseMoose

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  5. PirateDunk

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    I've had my bike since Easter 2011.

    My bike has now been in the workshop for one month, waiting on a replacement gear selector shaft which I have apparently bent by changing gear too hard, thus not covered under warranty. Any one know how its possible to bend a gear selector shaft? Although just a hunch I suspect its possibly related to the gear return spring recall.

    My front brake discs needed replacing after 30,000km, BEFORE the brake pads needed replacing. Rejected warranty claim because brake discs are considered consumables. Definite manufacturing deficiency.

    If anyone is looking to buy a Triumph I would advise against it, despite the fact that it is a fantastic bike. After sales support is lacking. This is a Triumph issue and not a dealer issue. Triumph don't have an adequate supply chain in effect despite the bike having been out for 2 years now. Every part I've orderred from my dealer has taken 3+ weeks to arrive if not immediately in stock.
  6. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Sorry to hear that as my view on Triumph is the opposite. I know plenty of people who had discs replaced on warranty here in the UK.
    However, in your shoes I would write a letter (remember those) direct to Triumph in England. They may not know what goes on in your country (I'm assuming your're in the US as your profile on here is incomplete).
  7. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    +1

    A good warranty experience starts with a good dealer...

    I think he may be Canadian eh! as he talks of KM not, miles.

    Good luck to the OP...
  8. PirateDunk

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    Guess again, I'm actually English in Australia, so very good at complaining by birth and already have contacted Triumph both Triumph Oz and Uk direct.

    My primary concern right now is to get my bike back. It is my only vehicle. So much for putting my faith in Triumph.

    All that Triumph Australia can do is provide updates on the location of the parts, which should be here this week.

    I'll make sure I post photos and details of the gear selector shaft failure once I get hold of it. I'm a professional engineer and in my opinion internal engine failure is impossible with normal use. The gear lever would brake before internal failure!
  9. swimmer

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    No offense but, failures are always possible. Hope you get your rig back soon. I agree Triumph seems to be lacking in parts support from what I read but, I've had acceptable results ordering from Bike Bandit even on parts I thought might be very slow to get - always within two weeks.
  10. PirateDunk

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    I agree, failures are possible, which is why warranties exist and why hopefully this will be covered!

    Lack of parts supply has also extended to wheel bearings, seals and brake pads.

    If only Triumph would list the commercial bearing sizes like KTM do so that I could get hold of them locally before taking them out.
  11. swimmer

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    FWIW, I stumbled across a video someone posted of their triumph making the same nose. Though theirs appears to do it even after warm up. They fixed it with a manual CCT. So yes, as others posted my CCT has an issue and it's probably the spring clip thing being out of place. I'll look at it this weekend once I've got my WR250R back together.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Sz7VXGxWonY#!
  12. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    what was wrong with your brake calipers?
  13. lmychajluk

    lmychajluk Long timer

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    Just stumbled across this one...
    http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/national-cycle-vstream-sport-windscreen-for-triumph-tiger-800
  14. Rabbot

    Rabbot rain+superbike=adventure

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  15. KildareMan

    KildareMan Been here awhile

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    Get the speed triple cowl and screen

    Sent from my Tiger 800
  16. PirateDunk

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    Brake callipers are fine, the disc rivets started to fret, resulting in lots of clanking and would ultimately have led to brake failure. I.e the floating discs floated too much.
  17. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    Seems like this is exactly the noise most people have on their 800's.

    Wouldn't that be warranty work (if bike is within warranty parameters of course)?

    If that is the case, will Triumph accept a manual CCT as an option or replace with same tensioner?
  18. swimmer

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    Mine primarily does it only on cold starts. When I take it apart soon I'll know if anything is broken or if its just a case of the little spring thing being out of whack. I guess it's easier and quicker for me to look myself rather than have the dealer look at it. Plus, if they don't find anything they think is wrong then I am stuck with a bill and no better off.
  19. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    got a pic? the disc shouldn't move at all. the float comes from the calipers. if this really is a problem i just want to know whats up...
  20. PirateDunk

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    No pic, the old discs have since gone to the tip.

    The Disc does float, ever so slightly. Grab yours and give it a tug forwards or backwards. It will move a bit. The rivets allow it to move to as it heats up.

    Definitely not the calipers.