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Offline cat10

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What’s Up with Older Tigers .
« on: February 05, 2020, 07:41:27 PM »
Over the last couple of weeks nearly ever other post on here has been about problems , failures and Mystery’s with older Tigers.

I have just bought a 2013 ABS model with 16000 miles on it, now  I am worried about all these faults.

Started Motor Failures...
Stepper Motor Failures....
Mysterious electrical faults that send the instrument clocks mad .....
Random battery problems.
Gear linkage spring problems.

This is just a few reoccurring problems with older Tigers that seem to just happen out of the blue.

I was intending to do quite a bit of international touring this year but now I am not so sure, it seems to be a bit like Russian Roulette whether your going to break down or not. I know people will say “ Brakedown Cover”  but not sure I want to be stuck in the middle of nowhere waiting for recovery.

Now.....what’s the answer.

Change starter motor, just in case......
Change stepper motor, just in case
Change battery, just in case....
Replace gear linkage spring

I know these are excellent bikes but owning an older one is a bit of a worry.








« Last Edit: February 05, 2020, 08:35:21 PM by cat10 »

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Re: What’s Up with Older Tigers .
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2020, 07:53:23 PM »
If the battery is the original 2013, I'd probably change that but that's it.

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Re: What’s Up with Older Tigers .
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2020, 08:11:32 PM »
It'll be fine.  :152: Dinna worry.
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Re: What’s Up with Older Tigers .
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2020, 08:23:49 PM »
Don't know where this change the stroller motor came from other than people not reading past - stepper motor problem. If they did they'd see you just have to clean the linkage.

Ps only in dusty areas.
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Re: What’s Up with Older Tigers .
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2020, 12:01:46 AM »
Ok, there may have been some recent threads  and I've had a couple of minor niggles with mine recently, ( nothing any other make wouldn't have)  but how many of a similar age are running fine that you've just not heard about.
To put your mind at rest I've done 69500 miles on my 2013 XC, touring Morocco x 2, Sicily, Norway, numerous European and Scottish trips, with one puncture ( and the battery terminal vibrating loose on a very rough track in Sardinia)

Just keep your bike well serviced and enjoy your planning and riding!

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Re: What’s Up with Older Tigers .
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2020, 08:21:21 AM »
Im on 2014 road and haven't had a problem yet. Still using same battery as well.
Oh well that's put the kiss of death on that then :034:

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Re: What’s Up with Older Tigers .
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2020, 08:48:58 AM »
 :492:, just ride the bike, I crossed the water 8 times on my 2013 roadie and done 38000 miles and never let me down, OK, the pin on gear change shaft broke but I could still ride home. Since wrote off so I now the proud owner of a 2018 XR.
I think you suffering from FPS, it a common problem on bike forums.... Forum Paranoia Syndrome :001:
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Re: What’s Up with Older Tigers .
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2020, 08:59:26 AM »

   never let me down, OK, the pin on gear change shaft broke.


Sounds like gear change pin shearing off is quite acceptable then .......fun starts when your in the Himalayas and you can,t just ride home.

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Re: What’s Up with Older Tigers .
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2020, 09:14:11 AM »
I rode back from Portugal last year with the pin broke. It just takes two movements of your foot to change gear.
As for breaking down, not a problem, AA rocks. I been recovered twice from France and the service is excellent
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Re: What’s Up with Older Tigers .
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2020, 09:20:01 AM »
*Originally Posted by cat10 [+]
   never let me down, OK, the pin on gear change shaft broke.


Sounds like gear change pin shearing off is quite acceptable then .......fun starts when your in the Himalayas and you can,t just ride home.

The return spring shearing it's rivet doesn't stop you riding. It stops the gear lever returning up to the central position, so you just hook it back up with welt of your boot ready for the next down shift.
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