No matter how I baby my Tiger, it has one catastrophic failure after another. First the frame breaks for no reason at all. Fine. Fix that. Now my clutch has exploded! What do they make these things out of? They are SO fragile! I had to walk out of the woods yesterday( well not too far- Amy was able to meet us with the car where the road got civilized). Just going up a gentle slope and the clutch started slipping and went cachunk and the bike died. Jason and I got it horsed around and pointed down hill and we coasted it back down to the bottom , thru the wash and over the berms to a section of pit run about an eight of a mile below the road, maybe two or three miles up post canyon. Couldn't find anybody around with a tractor or ATV to pull us back up to the road. Just before sundown, Joel(he uses no last name) stopped by the house and suggested we run back up Post Canyon in his truck to see if we could yard the rig out of the ravine. Armed with a jar of pickles and a short case of beer we took the jimmy up into the mountains. We walked down to the bike and back to the truck a couple of times. The most amazing thing happened-even with all the beer, we decided not to try it! Left the bike up there over night. Today we took Uncle Blasto's Ural up there and hauled the Triumph almost to the road before we lost traction and had to give up. Ed left me with my bike and went back to his house to get the tractor. Even with the Kubota we spent the whole day at it. We damn near got the tractor stuck! The bikes at home now, sitting in the back of my truck. We pulled the clutch cover and found a bunch of metal fragments. One friction plate is missing; the biggest piece of it we've found so far is a tooth. Don't know if anything else is broken. Probably needs to go to the shop to get the cases split and clean the guts. I am going to dig a little more. Joel(he uses no last name) and Mike think I can get away with flushing it and slapping a new clutch in. I am not so sure. I will pull the clutch basket, sprocket cover and oil filter to see how much metal I find, but so far it looks like the prudent course will be to tear it down and clean it out. I will post pictures when I get them developed. So what I want to know is this: IS MY TRIUMPH A LEMON?