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Offline Mark_h

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Hi, potential new member here
« on: December 14, 2018, 08:48:16 AM »
Hi,  Looking to buy my first T800 so doubtless will be asking lots of stupid questions. Had my previous bike (SV1000) for 12+ years so looking for something a little more modern but hopefully still interesting.   Not seen any specific horror stories but anything specific to be looking out for when tyre-kicking a 2012-2015 vintage bike?

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Re: Hi, potential new member here
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2018, 09:33:19 AM »
Hi &  :401: Go for the 2015> 2nd Gen if you can. :417: :152: :031:
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Offline Paulhere

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Re: Hi, potential new member here
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2018, 10:29:47 AM »
Gear linkage falls to bits on some years, ball joints come loose. Gen2 seems worst or maybe that is just the ones I've seen. Checked a few '11 that are still sound but seen a few loose Gen2's inc mine. One half was replaced under warranty, the other half has come loose now it's out of warranty. It is a known issue so should've been imo a recall. It is imo a poor design.
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Offline steveg

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Re: Hi, potential new member here
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2018, 03:27:44 PM »
Had my 2012 tiger 800 roady for 3 years and 43k miles , used as daily commuter
No major problems so far fingers crossed
stepper motor needs cleaning / lubing every major service ( otherwise starting / idling issues )
USD Fork seals need seals cleaning now and again ( had a couple of leaks ) but fixed with a sealmate , might be worth getting some seal protectors fitted
Average approx 55 mpg
If don't diy service , get serviced by Muddysump as Triumph dealers service costs are very salty

Cheers Steve
« Last Edit: December 14, 2018, 03:54:18 PM by steveg »
Tiger 800 roadie 2012

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Re: Hi, potential new member here
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2018, 04:06:00 PM »
Hello and  :401:
It wasn't me !!

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Re: Hi, potential new member here
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2018, 08:19:26 PM »

  :400: ............. :031:
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Re: Hi, potential new member here
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2018, 10:14:23 PM »
Hi and :401:
Also owned my 1979 Bonnie T140E from new!

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Re: Hi, potential new member here
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2018, 05:25:42 AM »
 :417:Hi from tasmania :300:
theirs only 3 speeds fast . faster and ooo sh*t

 


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