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Offline CaptainAdventure

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Tiger 800 Fuel Tank Protectors
« on: December 10, 2019, 05:46:34 PM »
I just installed tank protectors on my Tiger 800XCA. I never could find the frame adjuster fitting that requires the special tool 3880103. (Which I have on the way from Britain but dont need now!). I also never loosened the Spindle nut. I was totally able to install these protectors using a T50 Torx bit, and 12 and 14mm sockets and a torque wrench. (p.s. 48nm = 35 ft-lbs, and 20nm = 15 ft-lbs).
My question: Did I miss a important step by ignoring these steps in the install instructions  ?      Never needed to touch either one of these fittings

Offline chuckxc

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Re: Tiger 800 Fuel Tank Protectors
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2019, 09:27:27 PM »
 :0461: ditto on my 2018  800XCX----just did exactly the same procedure yesterday and I also have the observation. I can understand why the swing arm bolts may need to be loosened to re-position the engine in the frame if it were to move, but it doesn't move at all when the other mounting bolts are temporarily loosened. And mine doesn't have those slotted adjusters either. Needed some socket wrench extenders and a universal joint to get to those nuts on the two front bolts under the tank.
Finished it off with a good torque wrench all round and it's good-to-go.
The wheels haven't fallen off yet!

« Last Edit: December 10, 2019, 09:40:57 PM by chuckxc »
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Offline CaptainAdventure

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Re: Tiger 800 Fuel Tank Protectors
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2019, 11:47:54 PM »
I spoke with the maintenance tech where I bought my bike (Triumph San Diego - excellent dealer and service !), and he has got a number of calls on these bizarre instructions, and confirmed messing with the frame adjuster and spindle bolts is pointless.   

Offline chuckxc

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Re: Tiger 800 Fuel Tank Protectors
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2019, 01:50:37 AM »
thanks for that info update CA.
Common sense=1, Instructions=0.
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My third Triple - 1976 Laverda 3CL Jota
My 4cyl grunt - 2005 Honda CB1300F

Offline TyneTiger

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Re: Tiger 800 Fuel Tank Protectors
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2019, 06:15:58 PM »
For what it's worth, the frame adjusters are revealed after removing the lower gearbox fixing.
https://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,27158.0.html

Offline chuckxc

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Re: Tiger 800 Fuel Tank Protectors
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2019, 08:31:58 PM »
Thanks TyneTiger, I remembered reading your original post and that was the reason I decided not to release the swingarm and frame adjusters. Good post.
Laterally unstable unless moving.

My third Triple - 1976 Laverda 3CL Jota
My 4cyl grunt - 2005 Honda CB1300F

 


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