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Discussion in 'Triumph Tigers' started by Burren Rider, Jul 6, 2011.
I just used a 426 Channellock pliers to unscrew them. They came right out.
$550 is a little steep. However it does look like China is steping into steering dampers as they have for most everything else.
Nothing yet for a 2015 800 XCx.
Well that was my problem. Read the triumph manual and it said to drill the heads off the security bolts to remove. That left the soft bolts to grab on to. Not sure why but it took way too long to get out.
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The second time we fitted an MSC damper I used a Dremel to cut a screwdriver groove in the head of the stub and saved about 5 minutes of swearing and cursing.
Okay, I'm really late chiming in on this because I've been too damn busy the past few months to check in here, but better late than never.
For what it's worth, I've got 95,000 miles on the stock clutch on my Tiger. It still works fine, but I'm nearly out of cable adjustment, so I'll be replacing it this winter.
If you've got plenty of adjustment left in your clutch cable and the clutch isn't slipping, then don't worry about it.
For the owners of the GPR V4 stabilizer, did you find them too slow out of the box and if so did you change out the oil for a lighter weight?
The reason I am asking is a found one used on Ebay with the following comments.
"They are too heavily dampened out of the box for some reason. Even on the 0 setting it would dampen the steering and at very slow speed situations you don't want that. I called gpr and happened to talk to a tech at gpr who had my exact bike and he agreed and told me how to purge lighter oil through it. 2.5 or 5wt. I don't remember.
Anywho I did that and it's almost completely free at the 0 setting and I still have never had to turn it past 10 in the most extreme off-road situations."
With mine on 0, you can tell it's there. It does tighten it up a little but does not feel excessive to me. I've actually been running mine on pavement with it set on 5 and like the way it feels.
Cool, thanks for the reply.
I have been trying to justify the cost for the rocky logging roads and river crossings that I see throughout the year.
Not sure what kind of pricing you're finding on the gpr, but this one was around $475 US shipped.
All the best for the remainder of Silly Season!
I've had better results since (but not that much yet), though I pre-emptively replaced the stock clutch during the 10k service, when the
motor gets opened up anyway.
My problem was, I think, not adjusting the clutch often enough, so now I
ask the mechanic to check & assist most times it's in for a service, before
I feel it slipping.
Good to hear from you!
I'm confused as to why the clutch cover would get removed during a 10Km service?
Well, let's just say it does when you replace the clutch at the same time.
It's not normally a clutch cover, but the valve covers maybe? 10k is an oil change and I think a check on the top end for clearances? In any case, as I had The first 800XCx of them all (at least in Oz but at the time, 29 Dec, nobody else was on here with one yet either, so that's everyone right? Lol), there was a missed adjustment and I was having a rough idle issue that was related to valve clearances or something that was different from XC to XCx, so with the bike up on the rack it was the cost of a seal and a half hour of labour, with my Barnett clutch provided. Saved the extra oil change and initial shop time.
I am using the Scott's Performance steering damper and love it. Really helps in the sand. I like the mount most because I was able to use my current risers with it. A shame Rally Raid stopped production of Tiger stuff.
Just wondering; is there a history of broken gear fork selectors in the Tiger800?
# 8 in this link has been known to break the "pin" that juts off the left end of it back towards the spring. Which makes for shifting difficulties to no shifting whatsoever , but I haven't heard of the actual forks giving folks an issue.
Stolen from another inmate (Jblk9695). Example , with homegrown repair:
Thanks for the research BR.
OK so this pin breaks after falling on the gear shift lever, or is it from hammering through the gears without using the clutch, or what else? Does it happen often? Was there a recall for this on earlier models?
It happens infrequently , but I've seen 1/2 dozen or so references to it here from reading through older post. Not sure of circumstances surrounding the breaks or any recalls. Others may chime in. Good news is it's a relatively easy repair for the mechanically inclined. But yours should still be under warranty , right?