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Offline Joe_Dee

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General Maintenance
« on: March 20, 2019, 07:04:55 AM »
Hi all

I'm picking up my first Tiger on Saturday, a 2017 XCx, and was wondering if there was anything (maintenance wise) specific to the Tiger that I need to keep an eye on. I haven't had too much time yet to browse the forums but one thing I noticed was that some seem to use quite a lot of oil, something I am definitely not used too with my current Speedmaster.

Anything else I need to watch for ?

Thanks
Joe

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Re: General Maintenance
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2019, 08:57:32 AM »
Take the chain adjusters out and give them a good coating of anti-seize paste
You could also swap for stainless steel ones (of the top of my head ) M8 70
I also covered up the big holes on the inside of the swinging arm
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Re: General Maintenance
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2019, 09:23:40 AM »
So many variables.  Oil.  Never used any between changes in 8 years.

What RTwo says.  I would add

1.  EBC HH pads
2.  keeping calipers clean
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Re: General Maintenance
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2019, 10:43:37 AM »
My 4d worth, rear suspension linkages. Very little grease from factory  :009: and worth a little time to avoid spending when the bearings wear out. Had the same with my Trophy  :169:
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Re: General Maintenance
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2019, 01:54:56 PM »
*Originally Posted by Silverstripes [+]
My 4d worth, rear suspension linkages. Very little grease from factory  :009: and worth a little time to avoid spending when the bearings wear out. Had the same with my Trophy  :169:
Totally agree.

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Re: General Maintenance
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2019, 08:33:35 PM »
Adding to these posts, some basics...
Around 100k km on the 2012 XC, I never added oil between changes.
But... usually changed oil&filter earlier than 10k km interval based on how hard the engine worked between changes.
Suggest you keep clutch cable lubed, mine broke at the lever after 80k km.
Keep a check on wheel&sprocket bearings. Easy to replace if necessary.
Front & maybe rear sprockets will wear, replace if worn. Good chain maintenance helps.
Keep area below battery clean, corrosion of main fuse otherwise.



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Re: General Maintenance
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2019, 08:40:39 PM »
My 2014 Roadie (semi synthetic oil) never used any between services.
My 2016 XRX (full synthetic oil) used a small amount between the first two services but has now settled down and does not use any.

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Re: General Maintenance
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2019, 11:17:28 PM »
Thanks for the advice, plenty to keep me busy

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Re: General Maintenance
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2019, 08:15:58 PM »
On front and rear calipers, remove the brake pad pins, that sit behind the little slot head grub screw (1 per caliper) and give them, and the grub screw a bit of "slippery love" with Copper Kote or similar.  IIRC the brake pin has a hex head (or allen head if you prefer).

I've heard some on here have had them seize and be a bear to remove, making a 20 min pad change a hair tearing experience.

And black duck tape to cover the swinging arm holes to prevent ingress of mud and gloop.

 


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