Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. lmychajluk

    lmychajluk Long timer

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    Could it be that the rear wheel isn't in alignment, and the brake is rubbing a bit? Can you put it on the center stand (or a stand) and watch the rear wheel spin and listen for the sound?
  2. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    OOh i like that thing. A zip tie works well too. Just attach it to the swing arm somewhere and see if the wheel hits while spinning...
  3. some call me...tim

    some call me...tim Been here awhile

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    Well, after some difficulty, the bike has finally made it into the shop. The diagnosis is as Mr. Chris suggested, the knock broke the detent wheel, which is part #5 in this schematic: http://www.bikebandit.com/2012-triumph-tiger-800xc/o/m154268#sch740799 The part is only $25, but other small parts like the gasket and circlips will need to be replaced. And part of the broken detent wheel is still in the engine, so an oil and filter change will be needed. Basically, looking at ~$300 for parts and labor, which is not covered by warranty. I tried to get it covered, but they wouldn't do it since it wasn't a manufacturing defect. The lady I spoke with at Triumph NA and she gave me the same silver lining rationale that Mr. Chris alluded to: it could be a lot worse with other designs which would require the case to be split in order to get to the mechanism.

    So yeah, I'm kinda bummed that such a minor little incident made for such a miserable Sunday outing is costing me $400+. It seems like the Tiger's rugged good looks are actually disguising a glass jaw. I guess it's comforting to know that this isn't a regular issue (the mechanic said he'd never seen it before either), but still, a bummer.

    Blacktiger is right about how there's no protection for the levers. I don't know if those brake snakes would have helped in my situation, but they certainly wouldn't hurt either. I'll be attaching some of those when I get the bike back again, for sure. I also wonder if a folding shift lever might have made a difference?
  4. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    take it back now if you don't want to spend money on it. or stay on the paved roads for a better chance of not spending money on it. its a tough bike, but still has mechanical parts that can and will break. things happen.
  5. some call me...tim

    some call me...tim Been here awhile

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    Yeah, I get that. I've already spent a decent amount on things that are supposed to protect it, to help prevent things happening. This was it's first real jaunt into off road terrain, and as such, I wasn't going anywhere too gnarly, or pushing too hard. Just a low speed dump into soft dirt/mud and the bike was rendered useless. :dunno
  6. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    A folding shift lever is probably a good recommendation. Add the cable guard thingies as well.

    I keep saying this bike is a ROAD BIKE outfited to go off pavement - IT'S NOT A DIRTBIKE. If you dump it and break shit it's gonna cost you.

    No matter what kind of guards and protections you install on the bike it's still a 475lb road bike. One look at the air filter tells you that, and a quick glance at the curb weight.

    Sorry yours broke, though I do feel for ya. :cry
  7. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    That's been my favorite part so far. Talking about the filler hole.
  8. JWeier

    JWeier Adventurer

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    Does anyone on hear have a sargent saddle for their Tiger 800? I just bought the low version and have two issues.

    1. I can't install the riders seat when both bars under the seat are set to low. The issue is that I can't get both the front and rear bars under the lips at the same time. I've verified that any other bar combination (low, high or high, low) work.

    2. The passengers seat latch pin doesn't latch. I've tried pushing down (and almost tipped the bike) and I've verified that nothing is in the way.

    Any ideas, thoughts or experiences with this situation and saddle?

    Thanks!
  9. Bueller

    Bueller Cashin?

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  10. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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  11. rrr70

    rrr70 Been here awhile

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    Is broken turn signals stalks a known issue on T800s? Found RR turn signal hanging on the wire. I guess another visit to the dealer tomorrow. :huh
  12. fmunson

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    I had a similar experience whilst breaking mine in 25000 km ago; I can't remember what the official explanation was but it went away around the 1000km mark.

    There is a tendency to over analyze every sound a new machine makes, lord knows I suffer from this syndrome with everything from a garlic press to a new hard drive.

    Wear ear plugs and twist the shit outta that throttle as soon as break-in ends.

    I was riding tonight and caught myself saying (to myself) "god^%~it I love this bike." This sound happens a lot.
    :lol3
  13. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Got my recall notice in the mail for them yesterday.
  14. rrr70

    rrr70 Been here awhile

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    I did 500 miles service today. Da fuq?!
  15. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    They should have put a current tune in the ECU and replaced your signal stalks. Asleep at the switch. :rofl
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    rrr70 Been here awhile

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    Will see tomorrow
  17. bluesman

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    Fellow tiger keepers,

    Being all about mechanics and hopeless at anything electronics - I need a bit of advice.
    I am trying to do permanent install of short range radio in my Tiger. I got nice present - radio itself (good one) and "battery emulator" for cigarette lighter socket. E.g. I can power radio from the bike, but since aerial a bit long I do not want to keep radio "outside" and visible and remove every time I need to leave bike.
    So, idea is to hook aerial to radio using cable, install aerial somewhere around rear of bike and possibly radio also there.
    But. Clear and present danger is that if I hotwire that "battery emulator" one day I will forget to click button etc. and switch it off bike battery. Eventually it will drain battery.
    Sorry for long preamble.
    Question: is there a way to hook that radio charger somehow to Tiger so that it switches off with ignition key and if so - to do it in safe and reversible way, so that I still have what's left of my warranty (1 more year)? Is there free connectors etc. that I just do not know about?
    My bike is XC with heated grips but no aux lights etc.
  18. jimjim

    jimjim Just another FF!

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    You need Eastern Beaver 3 Circuit Solution. Wire relay switching lead to tailight (+).

    http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/Wiring_Kits/Fuseboxes/3_Circuit/3_circuit.html
  19. bluesman

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    thank you! That is spot on what I been looking for!
  20. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    What battery do you all have in your bike? I've got the Yuasa YTX16-BS. I'm showing some discrepancies between what I have and what the internet says I should have. It's a replacement so it could be the wrong battery.