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Offline walker

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Re: Problems with older models?
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2020, 06:49:41 PM »
*Originally Posted by K1W1 [+]
Early Tigers also suffer from the worn starter bushes issue once they get some miles on them. The bike will not start when not being the primary symptom.
Other things to be aware of.
There was a modification to the centre stand in 2012 to stop it banging on the swing arm from memory.
There was a recall on indicators when they started to fall off.
The stepper motor needs to be kept clean. That is really just maintenance but owners need to be aware of it.

my indicators started breaking the stalks past the warrantee date - wasn't a recall campaign, but if you brought it in was covered longer. A set of 4 new stalks was relatively inexpensive so that's easily fixed.

that's a pretty good list. My 2012 hasn't had any of the other issues.

Offline tauzero

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Re: Problems with older models?
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2020, 12:23:56 AM »
Cosmetically, mirror stalks.
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Re: Problems with older models?
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2020, 10:12:46 PM »
*Originally Posted by tauzero [+]
Cosmetically, mirror stalks.

 :0461:

Had the left one originally renewed under warranty at 2yr service for corrosion.

Now having already removed rust once, treated with a rust product and repainted my mirrors are again disgusting and need restripping and repainting. :006: :151:


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Offline Aussie Tiger

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Re: Problems with older models?
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2020, 03:21:55 AM »
Thats pretty bad. I have seen some mirror storks that have lost there gloss but never anything like that. I guess living in a hot dry place a couple of hundred kms inland helps. All the metal, whether painted or polished, whatever, on all my bikes stays as good as new. You do see a fair bit of rust on cheaper brands though, even here, and (of course) on Harleys, but away from the coast I think Triumphs generally hold up really well.

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Re: Problems with older models?
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2020, 02:00:37 PM »
I went plastic years ago with the added advantage there's a pivot point so they can bend in. That or I use my CRG lanesplitter bar end mirrors.
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Re: Problems with older models?
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2020, 09:47:19 PM »
*Originally Posted by Stevie.P [+]
:0461:

Had the left one originally renewed under warranty at 2yr service for corrosion.

Now having already removed rust once, treated with a rust product and repainted my mirrors are again disgusting and need restripping and repainting. :006: :151:


I thought it's only me having this issue!

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Re: Problems with older models?
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2020, 12:55:57 AM »
That's wild, I have a 2012 with 80k km on it and nothing like that at all.
The signal stalks started breaking around 70k km and I replaced them with LED bulbs.
Other than fork seals around 65k I've not had any real maintenance issues.

Offline kbar800

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Re: Problems with older models?
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2020, 03:09:15 PM »

Its a bit of a secret between us owners  - the 2012 model is an  engineering masterpiece by Triumph .
8 years owned and runs like clockwork - not high mileage but used in all weathers and mainly 2 up fully loaded.
The Motorcycle press & Dealers would have you believe you need the latest model !. So untrue - but that's what sell magazines & bikes  :492:
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Re: Problems with older models?
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2020, 09:09:45 PM »
*Originally Posted by kbar800 [+]
Its a bit of a secret between us owners  - the 2012 model is an  engineering masterpiece by Triumph .
8 years owned and runs like clockwork - not high mileage but used in all weathers and mainly 2 up fully loaded.
The Motorcycle press & Dealers would have you believe you need the latest model !. So untrue - but that's what sell magazines & bikes  :492:

Yeah the biggest problem is you'll never need another bike after the 800  :417:

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Re: Problems with older models?
« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2020, 11:38:07 PM »
Re: 2012 Roadies & XC's - wonder whether the lack of problems has anything to do with the Gen 1's being the last to be constructed at Hinkley?
Just a thought......
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