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Offline Pailton

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Workshop Manual
« on: November 14, 2017, 11:55:02 PM »
Has anyone got for sale a workshop manual for a 2016 XRT? They don't mind parting with.

Or can anyone point me in the direction of where I can get one from?

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Re: Workshop Manual
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2017, 07:46:26 AM »
At 90 from Triumph :005: I think the phrase will be 'rarer than rocking horse sh*t' .... good luck.
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Re: Workshop Manual
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2017, 08:51:45 AM »
I was hoping Haynes would update theirs sometime soon  :006:

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Re: Workshop Manual
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2017, 02:33:20 PM »
I think we are going to see less and less publications for the DIY'er, particularly in the automotive area and I believe this may be due to the fact that electronics have made so many areas fairly beyong DIY level and requiring specialist diagnostic/reset equipment. Haynes cover the Tiger up to 2014 and now on the later models there are numerous things they likely won't want to give advice on, possibly because of the implications of someone getting it wrong, like fly-by-wire throttle, traction control, abs, active suspension. Hopefully I'm wrong and a new updated version of the Tiger manual may be planned.

However another example is my car, probably one of the most common, a VW Golf (2014 mk7), but Haynes series of VW Golf manuals currently finishes at 2012, the end of the mk6. Other than fluid checks I don't even go under the bonnet, far too much electronics, adaptive cruise and its radar sensor as just one example. Cost me 80 total to fit the tow bar to my old VW Polo (60 new genuine VW detachable tow bar from ebay & 20 for a socket, 1m cable and packet of scotchlocks from Halfords) but it just cost me 858 to have VW fit a tow bar to the Golf, 5hr job that required wiring in to various electronic systems (i.e stop/start system, rear parking sensors, engine mode + more ...) and the dealer actually had a car in their workshop being repaired that a week earlier had all its electronics screwed up by a tow-bar company getting it wrong.

We can wait and hope for a Haynes manual .... or that someone who has paid for the official Triumph manual puts it out there on the internet, but I (personally) don't really like condoning/encouraging illegally breaking copyright. I think once my service plan is done I'll see about the possibility of getting a local few Tiger owners together (around the Cornwall/Devon Plymouth area?) to make it worthwhile Muddysump travelling all the way to Plymouth. I know I could cope with all the servicing myself (except any dismantling of the USD front forks) but no garage and age means I no longer have the inclination for such stuff (even chain maintenance is a chore), I'd rather just ride it.
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Re: Workshop Manual
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2017, 02:57:34 PM »
Stevie.P
Many valid points there, its a manufacturers dream to stop the owner rider and owner drivers doing their own repairs and eventually their own servicing. 
It started many years ago with BMW and Mercedes removing the sump plug to stop you draining the oil out, and recently a man I know had to take his Citroen into the main agents to have his wiper blade renewed because  the wiper parks in a position that make it impossible to get at it, you need to put the computer into a mode to allow you to do so.
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