Hello All!! I just recently bought a used 2012 Triumph Tiger 800XC ABS and I'm absolutely loving it... Problem is... I was taking it out in the dirt the other day and got the rear wheel stuck in some sand/mud. I wrang out the throttle to get unstuck and ended up stalling the bike. When I tried to start the bike back up, the starter cranked super slow as if the battery was dead. Eventually after about 10-15 minutes, the bike fired right back up and I rode it back home. It seems that when the bike is cold or hasn't been ridden, it starts right up. Once I dump heat into the bike, the starter struggles to turn the bike over unless I let the bike chill for about 10-15 minutes. Mind you, this problem won't happen if I'm doing highway riding or any type of riding that doesn't put a lot of heat into the engine. Here are some YouTube videos showing my EXACT problem: When I got home I got my battery checked and it was strong and healthy. It had 12.6V and load test came back great with it putting out 95% of its rated CCA, so battery isn't an issue. The relay is clicking just fine so I ruled that out. Connectors look good with no corrosion. So after all the easy stuff was done, I am now thinking it is the starter motor that is the issue. I've looked online and it seems that the starter motor can "drag" or crank slow if it gets "heat soaked" which causes the resistance to increase in the starter which causes slow cranking. I've been looking high and low for people who have this issue with the Tiger but haven't had any luck... I'm noticing people stating they have these slow crank issues with this bike, but no one has actually really pin pointed it to a heat soaked starter. I was wondering if anyone here has had this problem and had it fixed by either fitting a heat shield around the starter motor or by replacing it with a new motor? I don't want to replace this motor with a new starter because I'm afraid that won't fix anything as the heat will eventually get to new starter and cause the same problems again in a short amount of time. I also want to know if anyone who has installed a heat shield on their starter motor (old starter or new) has had that fix their "heat soak" issues. This is a big deal for me because I live in Yuma, AZ... In the summer it gets up to 120° F at times with averages around 106° F and with those temps, I'm not sure this bike will be able to start after riding it some. I also plan on doing some long adventure rides (2000 + miles) around May of next year and I can't have the Tiger unreliably starting like that in the middle of nowhere. I need more confidence in my bike (even though I love this bike soo much HAHAHA).