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Offline Uncle Nort

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How to correct Tiger 800 problems
« on: October 21, 2010, 08:11:10 PM »
Let's address those pesky future problems you haven't had yet with your new Tiger 800.

Windscreen buffeting at highway speeds.
A. Try lots of aftermarket screens.
B. Use earplugs.

Headlights don't properly illuminate the road at night.
A. Add accessory lighting.
B. Ride in daytime.

Throttle response is abrupt due to lean fueling.
A. Re-learn everything your right hand knows about fine-motor skills.
B. After-market electronics makers will get right on this problem.

Bike makes weird Martian sounds when you turn off the ignition.
A. Don't ignore this... something has got to be wrong.
B. Back slowly away from the machine, and don't try to respond.

Suspension is not up to track-day antics.
A. Spend additional $2500 on Ohlins components.
B. Attempt to be more accepting in nature.

The crankshaft cam chain end sheared off causing piston to valve contact, thus shrapnel-izing the entire engine.
A. Be friendly with your dealer, bring him some cookies.
B. Wait a model year or two before purchase to let them get the "bugs" out.

Everyone thinks it looks too much like a BMW.
A Show them where it says Triumph on the tank.
B. Casually make farting noises in their direction.

The bike weighs too much, doesn't have an 8 gallon tank, doesn't have the rear sub-frame you wanted, it's too short, it's too tall, you can't flat-foot the ground, it makes your butt look big, it's got plastic instead of carbon fiber, it doesn't have 180 hp., no cup holders, the electronics don't prevent high sides at 120 mph. during a snow storm, you wanted a red one, and the turn-signals don't self-cancel.
A. We just can't have anything nice around here.
B. The honda-duc-ktm-bmw-susuki you wanted is over there somewhere.

 

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Re: How to correct Tiger 800 problems
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2010, 01:42:26 AM »
What? No floorboards.  :033:
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Re: How to correct Tiger 800 problems
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2010, 09:35:17 AM »
Think you covered just about everything there Nort.
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Offline Uncle Nort

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Re: How to correct Tiger 800 problems
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2010, 03:17:28 PM »
*Originally Posted by burgerking [+]
Crap quality regulator
A: Always have a spare regulator with you
B: Be sure to have an AA membership
C: Always have at least 3 fresh batteries in your nice Triumph luggage

A. The "quality regulator" is on the future factory recall list, along with the muffler bearing, the Johnson rod spacer, and the floatistat retaining screw. Your dealer will be delighted to make these repairs. Bring cookies.

B. An AA member and friend of Bill will become addicted to this new Tiger.

C.  Are day-old batteries really still "fresh"?

Offline Uncle Nort

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Re: How to correct Tiger 800 problems
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2010, 03:47:15 PM »
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
Think you covered just about everything there Nort.

I wish.

 Unfortunately there is only a limited time to "see" the future problems that might or might not exist on this new Tiger. Given Triumph's record at producing very good machines, it's not going out on a limb to say these bikes are candidates for various magazine's "Bike of the Year" awards next spring/summer. I don't think they're gonna disappoint too much... except for the "floorboards".

Time will tell.

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Re: How to correct Tiger 800 problems
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2010, 05:32:16 PM »
Is there a factory recall yet to fix the crazy grin on owners faces?

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Re: How to correct Tiger 800 problems
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2010, 07:06:30 PM »
*Originally Posted by Uncle Nort [+]

A. The "quality regulator" is on the future factory recall list, along with the muffler bearing, the Johnson rod spacer, and the floatistat retaining screw. Your dealer will be delighted to make these repairs. Bring cookies.


Well obviously you don't know my dealer  :018:
I have a STR with the same issue. Bike within warranty period, dealer sends replacement regulator with a note that sending it to me completely exhausted his budget for repairs  :112:
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Offline Uncle Nort

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Re: How to correct Tiger 800 problems
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2010, 07:43:23 PM »

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Well obviously you don't know my dealer  :018:
I have a STR with the same issue. Bike within warranty period, dealer sends replacement regulator with a note that sending it to me completely exhausted his budget for repairs  :112:
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I'm assuming you are referring to a voltage regulator and not to the quality regulator which is of course a totally different part number. How strange that your STR has the exact same "issue" with a new model bike which hasn't even gone on sale yet. Unless you're saying all Triumphs have faulty regs, in which case my experience has been different than yours. If your dealer is exhausted, try bringing him cookies. If that fails, maybe Triumph is not a good choice for you as we all know the Tiger 800 is plagued with unforeseen "future" problems and a good well rested dealer is essential to getting all the warranty repairs that it may or may not actually need done... in the "future" that is. 

Good luck.

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Re: How to correct Tiger 800 problems
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2010, 08:18:20 PM »
I might wait for the 2012s because they will have fixed the wheel spoke problem on the xc by then and will have upgraded with a slightly thicker brake rotor. There will be more aftermarket screens available then to experiment with as well. My dealer told me last week that while there is a recall on the regulators they won't be available for a few weeks as stock shipments from Laos have been delayed due to the recent floods.
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Re: How to correct Tiger 800 problems
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2010, 06:23:24 AM »
*Originally Posted by Uncle Nort [+]
If your dealer is exhausted, try bringing him cookies. If that fails, maybe Triumph is not a good choice for you as we all know the Tiger 800 is plagued with unforeseen "future" problems and a good well rested dealer is essential to getting all the warranty repairs that it may or may not actually need done... in the "future" that is. 

Good luck.

I find that warm milk is essential to go along with the cookies ...

 


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