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Offline Smalazina

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Lettering rubbing off from control buttons
« on: December 30, 2019, 06:10:08 PM »
I've had a Tiger 800 xrx for just over a year and the lettering on the cruise control and headlight buttons is coming off. Presumably rubbed off by the gloves.
Has anyone had this problem? Is something that I could claim on the warranty?

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Re: Lettering rubbing off from control buttons
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2019, 10:47:20 PM »
Can't say about the warranty but there are some common cleaners that will deteriorate the printed paints that are commonly used. The worst offenders are cleaners that have ammonia in them like common glass cleaners for your house. Ammonia is very hard on a lot of different painted products. Stick with automotive safe products.

I would check in with the dealer. Never hurts to ask. Could be some components had problems.

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Re: Lettering rubbing off from control buttons
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2019, 11:04:12 PM »
Thanks for your reply Uncle Gary. I have not used any cleaners of the type you mention. The printed lettering seems to be fragmenting due to normal friction in use when riding the machine, rather than by any cleaning process or chemical. The bike is going to the dealer to have the steering bearing replaced as they found a 'notch' in the head race bearing on its last service. That will be done on the warranty.
I never noticed anything with the steering, so it must be very slight.
I will mention it to them then. I'll bet the backlit controls don't peel off, just the cheaper xrx spec ones do.

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Re: Lettering rubbing off from control buttons
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2019, 11:43:41 PM »
No help from me but I just bought a new 800 xca this month and would like to know what is your mileage ? :002:

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Re: Lettering rubbing off from control buttons
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2019, 11:46:28 PM »
*Originally Posted by rubbertoe [+]
No help from me but I just bought a new 800 xca this month and would like to know what is your mileage ? :002:
Hi Rubbertoe. I have done just under 3000 miles

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Re: Lettering rubbing off from control buttons
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2019, 02:41:19 AM »
Thank you Smalazina I hope you get a fix from Triumph, that is too few miles for the wear you are experiencing.

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Re: Lettering rubbing off from control buttons
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2019, 04:54:19 AM »
Glove fabric?
Laterally unstable unless moving.

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Re: Lettering rubbing off from control buttons
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2019, 10:00:30 AM »
*Originally Posted by Smalazina [+]
... the lettering on the cruise control and headlight buttons is coming off

Not exactly the most regularly used buttons IMO.
Over 4yrs and parked out in all weather, also south facing so in the sun and the only issue on mine is that the horn button has faded from dark red to a pale pink and the dark red engine run/stop kill switch is possibly a slight shade down from original.
Definately doesn't sound right to me.
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Re: Lettering rubbing off from control buttons
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2019, 12:01:56 PM »
*Originally Posted by chuckxc [+]
Glove fabric?

Would have to be chain mail to produce that result.

Totally agree, somethings amiss.  Take it back to the supplier.  Please keep us updated with their response.

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Re: Lettering rubbing off from control buttons
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2019, 02:15:14 PM »
I wear normal leather motorcycle gloves. It seems that the ink or paint that they have used is not suitable.  :110:I am surprised that they have used paint as the lettering should be part of the button and embedded through the plastic button, rather than just something printed on the surface. :151: What a shame, because the machine itself is of good quality and well made. I do have another gripe actually. The indicator stalks are very fragile  for an adventure bike and not flexible at all and snap off even if you just brush up against them.

 


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