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Offline Britigerider

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Re: 2014 Tiger 800 on 176,000 miles
« Reply #30 on: August 23, 2020, 06:42:24 PM »
*Originally Posted by FazerPhil [+]
I havent been on for a while as Ive been out riding. My 2014 Tiger 800 has now passed 176,000 miles.
I've ridden it all over Europe and and taken it to the USA twice.
Bloody hell mate, I take my hat off to you even if you have made me feel like a p*$$y!!! (I'm at 40k mls after 4yrs of Tiger ownership)

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Re: 2014 Tiger 800 on 176,000 miles
« Reply #31 on: August 26, 2020, 02:44:56 PM »
I knew it was tempting fate. In August I rode 5000+ miles in 3 weeks.
The 1st ride was a Saddlesore 3000. (3000 miles in three days). then on the second a SS2000 (2000 miles two days) the bottom end failed on the A30 in Cornwall at 2am on a saturday morning. I made good use of the Iron Butt Motel on a seat outside a cafe and called recovery in the morning. By lunchtime I had a replacement car and my bike as on a recovery truck. I then had the pleasure of driving back north to Bristol with every holiday maker that had been to Cornwall that week. The tiger was delivered to Foiwlers in Bristol on the monday and the verdict was the that taking it apart would only unearth other problems. After talking to triumph to see if they were interested in looking into the engine and them showing not a bit of interest I've decided not to bother. I've had a Tracer 900 GT in the garage for the last 18 months as I expected the Tiger to fail before now. I bought the Tracer as it was cheaper than the same spec 800, cheaper to service and does more miles on a tank with a litre less fuel.
So I'll be riding the Tracer and the Grom now. I'll bring something off the Tiger to the Megameet :017:
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Re: 2014 Tiger 800 on 176,000 miles
« Reply #32 on: August 26, 2020, 02:52:08 PM »
That's a sad ending Phil, was hoping you'd manage a magical 200k miles.

Not bad on original clutch & engine. Did they say what caused the bottom end problem eg oil pump?
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Re: 2014 Tiger 800 on 176,000 miles
« Reply #33 on: August 26, 2020, 05:39:59 PM »
Sad, sad news Phil, but the Tiger certainly came up with the goods. Not sure how well recognise you on a Yamaha-ha-ha-ha; maybe you could put a bag over your head and wear a name badge..., by the way, is a Tracer iron butt the same as a Tiger iron butt?
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Re: 2014 Tiger 800 on 176,000 miles
« Reply #34 on: August 26, 2020, 07:11:43 PM »
Sorry to hear of the Tigers demise Phil, but you did manage what would have almost been 30yrs mileage in a mere 6yrs for a lot of riders who only average 6k a year. :020:

Will be good to see you again at the Megameet, 3yrs have flown past since the Yorkshire meet. :027:
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Re: 2014 Tiger 800 on 176,000 miles
« Reply #35 on: September 02, 2020, 04:40:10 PM »
At least the trusty Tiger had a final moment of fame in the MCN this week Phil.  :031:
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Re: 2014 Tiger 800 on 176,000 miles
« Reply #36 on: September 02, 2020, 05:36:22 PM »
Shame to hear about your bottom end giving way  :015: but she's had a good run, awesome effort.

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Re: 2014 Tiger 800 on 176,000 miles
« Reply #37 on: September 02, 2020, 09:43:49 PM »
*Originally Posted by prenticemarie [+]
... final moment of fame in the MCN this week
Would a link to the story be possible?
Or, IOW - what specifically went wrong..?
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