Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Checking is pretty straight forward, just gets a bit more involved if any are out, then you have to pull the cams. Haven't done my Tiger yet but my wife's Street Triple was pretty cramped on a couple of exhaust valves, not a lot of room. Hopefully the Tiger isn't quite as tightly packaged as the Street Triple was. Take your time and double, triple check things. Before I do mine I want to find a good set of angled gauges, I think they would make those cramped one easier to get to.
  2. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    I got the guys actual Pit Bull brand and started stocking them, too.

    Again, I came unglued, when I saw a 2X4 and floor jack being used under a sportbike's titanium header to lift the bike. When I questioned the tech, he responds with "That's just how we've been doing it.". The replacement cost was more than 2 of his week's wages.
  3. henkew

    henkew Adventurer

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    My Tiger 800XC throttle died on me. It starts, but turn the throttle and nothing. I took the handle off and the throttle cable is kinked up, it locked down at the engine. I can start it and it will move on the idle throttle level. Not sure what that means, trying to figure that out now. And can you believe it, right when the full warranty from Triumph expired. I am in Chistochina, Alaska. Halfway through a 3 week trip. I know there is a Triumph dealership in Anchorage. Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks!

    UPDATE
    Cable is severed, in the middle. This seems unusal, how often does this happen. Can I use a bicycle cable to get me to anchorage? I am just suprised at this. Those things don't seem like they would be under the stress to cause them to just break in the middle.
  4. pilot3

    pilot3 Been here awhile

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    Quick note: I've been working with Pitbull to make a headlift stand pin for the Tiger Roadie and XC. The last prototype they sent me was spot on for the Roadie. George at Pitbull was waiting for me to test it on an XC, but I'm almost positive it will be fine. Pitbull will be updating their product charts soon but they've got one if you need it.
  5. motonut

    motonut Old Guy

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    I read through a discussion on another forum :eek1 where it was stated that the valve shims diameter is 9.48mm. Can you confirm that this is wrong and that 7.48mm is right for the Tiger 800?

    Thanks.
  6. Charrito

    Charrito Been here awhile

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    Yep...bicycle cable will do it, just get the right lenght.

    Tapatalk 4! Now with free NSA monitoring!
  7. MotoTex

    MotoTex Miles of Smiles

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    Talk to the dealer. I've read many examples of Triumph corp being lenient on granting warranty repair for folks just outside the limit. The cable obviously was failing for some period of time during the warranty period, and just didn't break until after. They might see things the same. Can't hurt to try.

    Good luck with the bicycle cable repair. Sounds like a good improvised replacement to get you to the dealer.
  8. Crab bait

    Crab bait Been here awhile

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    Bike cables only come in one length, they're trim to fit. However they do come in two different diameters, one for brakes and the other for derrailleurs and the ends are different. This is where you want to be careful.
  9. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    "Checked valve lash last week. 12,100 miles on Odo.

    Intake were perfect, exhaust were right at the bottom of the range. I did not have the right shims so buttoned it back up and will bring to mid-range next time I get a chance.

    BTW, Shims are of the 7.48 diameter variety."

    From this thread on tiger.co.uk
    Valve shim diameter

    I searched through the entire service manual and they give the specs for the bucket size and bucket bore but not the shim size. They should have included it in the service manual.
  10. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    +1

    Crank on my Sprint snapped well out of warranty. Known issue with a batch of cranks incorrectly heat-treated (outside supplier) - Triumph covered everything.
  11. Mtneer

    Mtneer Been here awhile

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    I'll be calling them up for one, there are paddock stands, and there are PitBull stands, make mine PitBull, good company and product.
  12. av_mech

    av_mech Risk Taker

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    Howdy all! Yes, I'm still alive. Been riding but haven't been updating my thread. I'm about five rides behind getting them written about. New pretty girl and new business takes up a lot of time. On the plus side, she's totally into this ADV thing with me and has ridden almost 5000 miles on the back of Hobbes in the past six months. :crash

    Down to business. I've still got this P0500 Wheel Speed Sensor malfunction happening. I've gotten it about 10 times over 27,500 miles of riding. It flags the MIL light. Usually in the middle of $%^&ing nowhere so I get to worry what the hell is going on. It usually happens in very very dry, fine, chalky dust conditions. Anybody else getting this error?
  13. av_mech

    av_mech Risk Taker

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    Also, I learned Hobbes does not like to go under water. Had to empty out the cylinders in the MIDDLE of nowhere. Emma Creek in Ross Fork Basin, ID was running like a banshee and the 2-up crossing didn't go so well. Got it running though!

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    My trooper of girlfriend that I had totally submersed from the pillion, forded back across this rager in full moto gear to take this video coming back across. Fun times.

    You can ignore the last minute of the video as I fight to get off a rock.

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  14. boinoodle

    boinoodle Old and Cautious

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    You are my hero! I thought I was pushing the Tiger pretty hard, but no even close:huh

    Just goes to show, I'm the limiting factor, not the bike. Thanks for the inspiration :freaky
  15. motonut

    motonut Old Guy

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    Thanks for trying... to be continued...

    Ya'll have a great weekend; I'm heading to the mountains. :clap
  16. littlelionmonster

    littlelionmonster Custom Faker

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    I like how she helped out :rofl and just kept laughing! keeper for sure:lol3
  17. Wandering Dane

    Wandering Dane We are the luckiest guys

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    Just returned from a 6-day ride through Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, riding 4-lane Interstate and 2-lane secondary roads. Here are my observations:

    While the Triumph speedometer reads 4 MPH (6.4 km/h) high throughout most of its range, the odometer is quite accurate, indicating 2,425.7 miles (3,893.2 km) compared with the Garmin GPS, which showed 2,417.3 miles (3,879.8 km), a variance of only 0.3%. So calculating the MPG numbers from the bike’s speedo will be reasonably accurate, obviously assuming that the GPS reads true.

    The 2012 Roadie is broken in, showing 13,008 miles (20,878 km) at the end of the trip. Items that may affect mileage are: Madstad windshield, Jesse bags and a Leo Vince muffler, original ECU map. Tires are Anakee 3, inflated 4 PSIG higher than Triumph’s recommendation.

    The Triumph trip computer indicated an average moving speed of 61.3 MPH (98.4 km/h) and average fuel economy of 48.1 MPG, US (19.9 km/l or 5.0 l/100 km). The GPS recorded a max speed of 94 MPH (151 km/h), achieved, to the best of my memory, during a pass of a motorhome &#9786;.

    Manually calculating fuel mileage at each fill-up varied about 2 MPG, plus or minus, compared with the trip computer. However, over the length of this trip, the trip computer should be pretty accurate.

    In my experience, the single greatest effect on fuel mileage on any given bike is the actions of the right hand, i.e., rate of acceleration. Major effects are road speed, wind speed and wind direction. On modern fuel injected machines, altitude, ambient temperature and fuel type will have minor, if any, impact.

    Here is a picture of the bike during the trip:

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  18. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    Yep.

    I've got 3 rears, 2 fronts, and a forklift converter.
  19. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Nice. How do you like the A3s? I'm seriously considering a set, my scorp trails are just about burnt.

    How would you compare them to the 'trails? Anything you really like or dislike about them? Projected longevity?
  20. Wandering Dane

    Wandering Dane We are the luckiest guys

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    So far (4,500+ miles), I am very pleased with the A3s.

    The A3s are neutral on turn-in whereas the OEM Scorpions tended to run wide and require more effort. Traction on all surfaces, dry or wet, exceeds my needs.

    Off road: have not had them in sand or deep mud, don't expect them to excel there. On rocks, gravel and even wet clay roads, they've been fine.

    One minor peculiarity is that the thread does not wrap far onto the sides of the tire casings. Even before the pegs touch pavement, the chicken strips will be gone. I have not had any issues with traction at those lean angles.

    Now at 4,500+ miles, a flat spot is starting to develop in the middle of the rear thread, not surprising after a quick road trip. I expect well more than 10,000 miles per set, based on present rate of wear and experience with Anakee 2s on my WeeStrom.

    No dislikes at all with the A3s; I'm a happy customer.