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Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by T O Double D, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. BoomerE30

    BoomerE30 Been here awhile

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    ****UPDATE ****


    The bike I posted stolen above, the Tiger 800, has been recovered! Apparently in working condition, just parked on some random street in San Francisco.
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  2. 1brunoj

    1brunoj bruno

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    bixby bridge was alternate for 8/6 usal rd ride, which was dumped due to Usal fire; well Usal and sherwood rd back on 8/13 - 16 moteling it; come along ....... anyone
  3. SFMCjohn

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    My wife and myself each had a bike stolen by joy-riders and recovered in San Francisco ...
    think the SFPD gave us thirty minutes to go pick up her bike in West Portal before
    they were going to impound it ... we were like “we’re on our way!” :ricky

    my brother spotted my old pos EX500 ex-race bike parked across
    the street from where it was stolen (14th St and Folsom) a week later ...
    kid who stole it couldn’t figure out the choke and ran the battery
    dead after spray-bombing it red. Actually saw him riding it off when he stole it, but the light
    was green so I didn’t have a chance to tackle him ... dang, that was 29 years ago,
    so no helmet law for the thief to worry about ...

    City living ... :lol3

    Glad you got the Tiger back, was rooting for a quick recovery for you! :thumb
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  4. MapleRoad

    MapleRoad Been here awhile Supporter

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    @BoomerE30 I'm glad you got your bike back quickly. Please be sure to update us on the condition when you get it. I'm interested to know what they did to make it operable without a key.
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  5. BoomerE30

    BoomerE30 Been here awhile

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    Thanks guys!

    The bike is in a crappy condition unfortunately.

    Some damage from dropping it and looks like they took it into some sand or areas with sold as all the scratches and exposed metal areas are corroded, everything they could rip off under and over the seat to sell off, they did.

    Also, the bike doesnt start even when trying to jump the battery.

    Left me a little souvenir under the seat, a drug needle!

    Getting it assessed at the moment
  6. MapleRoad

    MapleRoad Been here awhile Supporter

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    Oh Boomer, I'm so sorry. That's horrible news. It might be a blessing if the insurance company totals it, because those tweakers did a number on it. I hope you're well-compensated and can purchase a replacement quickly.
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  7. BoomerE30

    BoomerE30 Been here awhile

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    Thanks hoping so as well! Otherwise its gonna be a major PITA selling it with a stolen record :(
  8. lolibater

    lolibater Northern California ST/ADV Rider

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    Happy to hear you got it back! sorry it isn't in better condition though.
  9. ian408

    ian408 Administrator Administrator Super Moderator

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    There’s nothing that indicates it’s stolen as far as I know (unless it was never reported as recovered and someone gets pulled over).

    For me, it was the condition. Mine had obviously been thrashed and I just didn’t want that uncertainty.
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  10. lolibater

    lolibater Northern California ST/ADV Rider

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    Does anyone in the area have an LC GS1200 w/ cruise control? I would like to buy you a beer and test your clutch switch on my lever. I need to be 100% sure mine is shot before dropping $95 on a new one.
  11. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome Supporter

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  12. BoomerE30

    BoomerE30 Been here awhile

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    Gents,

    Anyone know of a mobile mechanic that is willing to take a look at my Tiger 800? Or are you handy and got diagnostics tools, I am willing to pay of course.

    As you may have seen, it was stolen and now recovered and unfortunately it doesn't start. I have a new battery in.

    Thank you!
  13. ian408

    ian408 Administrator Administrator Super Moderator

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    Battery voltage must be above 11.5v or so. If it is, you will likely need to hit a dealer or someone who shelled out for the Triumph diagnostic tool.

    I should add that the standard "Dealer Tool" from the peeps in the UK will not work...
  14. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome Supporter

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    Do you get power to the dash at all?

    If yes:
    1. Check you battery voltage with a multimeter. As @ian408 said, you need at least 11.5v. I've found modern Triumphs to be a bit finicky. Mine will get power to the dash at 11.5v, but won't start with anything less than 12.2v

    If no:
    1. Check your connections on the battery.
    2. See if you get power past the ignition. Just check the wires going through the ignition. My guess is that the thieves may have cut something trying to hotwire it or disable a tracker.

    You still may need a dealer, but these steps might enable you to fix it yourself.
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  15. MiteyF

    MiteyF Long timer

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    Boomer, where exactly are you?
  16. MapleRoad

    MapleRoad Been here awhile Supporter

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  17. ian408

    ian408 Administrator Administrator Super Moderator

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    That most certainly requires a dealer visit.
  18. MapleRoad

    MapleRoad Been here awhile Supporter

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    Yep. He's hitting Marin Speed Shop to diagnose, and eBay to price out used immobilizers, just in case.
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  19. ian408

    ian408 Administrator Administrator Super Moderator

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    It could be the immobilizer but could also be the ECU.
  20. MapleRoad

    MapleRoad Been here awhile Supporter

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    Could be. I hope the techs at MSS can identify the root cause, and not waste a lot of a rider's money.