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Offline Arianta

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Maintenance kit for 800
« on: October 05, 2020, 08:01:45 AM »
I'm getting a few jobs done on my new acquisition (2012 T800) and one is replacing a very worn chain rubbing strip. I see from the Triumph parts catalogue that there is a maintenance kit which has this part in it. My question is - what are all the other bits for? And should I do a full maintenance using them?
The bike was supposed to have had a check before delivery, but they weren't a main dealer.



Looks to me as though it has never been changed.
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Offline awjdthumper

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Re: Maintenance kit for 800
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2020, 08:09:39 AM »
I recently bought a 12k Triumph service kit which included the rubbing strip but this cost 162. Basically, it included all the bits needed including spark plugs, top-end gaskets, air filter and oil filter.
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Offline Baetech

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Re: Maintenance kit for 800
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2020, 03:23:55 PM »
i've owned my 800 for about 46000 miles (3years) i learned that keeping the chain lubed and tight will save you on the rubber strip, i usually pay 35$ US Dollars every 8-12000 miles,,, i never get kits, always go for separate parts unless i know i will use all the included parts....good luck !

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Re: Maintenance kit for 800
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2020, 04:38:44 PM »
In fact, after 12k miles my rubbing strip showed very little wear and probably didn't really need replacing. That said, everything else in the service kit was needed but it definitely wasn't cheap!
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Re: Maintenance kit for 800
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2020, 07:36:23 PM »
I've now removed the air filter and it has to be changed as it is filthy. I'm now suspicious as to the quality of the engine and gearbox oils (are they separate?) and will check soon.
So it looks like I will definitely need the maintenance kit. New plugs and filters obviously, but I would love to know exactly what the other items are for.
Perhaps someone could enlighten me please?
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Re: Maintenance kit for 800
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2020, 09:54:07 PM »

Complete service kit T3990015 - content:
- 1x oil filter
- 1x air filter
- 3x spark plugs (CR9EK)
- 1x seal oil drain plug
- 1x valve cover gasket
- 6x valve cover screw seal
- 1x O-ring timing chain tensioner
- 1x metal seal timing chain tensioner
- 1x seal crankshaft cover
- 1x kit chain guide (guide + 2 damper)
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Re: Maintenance kit for 800
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2020, 06:33:14 AM »
I acquired my 2017 800 XCA in March and I'm now in the middle of carrying out the 12k service. The Triumph is a fantastic bike but it is also high maintenance and it is very important to stick to the published service schedule.

Unless there is evidence of a major service having been carried out on the bike within the last 12k miles, carrying out one of these services might be the safest course. For the engine, this would mean, among other things, a valve clearance check, valve timing check, spark plug replacement, air filter change and oil change. On the rest of the bike this would include checking and re-greasing the steering head, swinging arm and suspension bearings, and checking the rear chain and sprockets. It would also include replacing the coolant and brake fluids and checking brake pads.

It's a lot of work to carry out a major service on the bike but is the only way to ensure it remains in good and safe working condition.

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Re: Maintenance kit for 800
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2020, 09:35:00 AM »
*Originally Posted by dasf [+]
Complete service kit T3990015 - content:
- 1x oil filter
- 1x air filter
- 3x spark plugs (CR9EK)
- 1x seal oil drain plug
- 1x valve cover gasket
- 6x valve cover screw seal
- 1x O-ring timing chain tensioner
- 1x metal seal timing chain tensioner
- 1x seal crankshaft cover
- 1x kit chain guide (guide + 2 damper)

Thanks DASF. That's a great help.
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Re: Maintenance kit for 800
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2020, 09:43:52 AM »
The service book says that a service was carried out by a Triumph dealership in February last year, the bike having done 18k miles. It was supposed to be the 24k service.
Bike is now 8 years old and has only had 5 services. It is now at 23,746 miles and it's obvious that it needs a full service.
Thanks for all the advice. It's been very helpful to this Tiger newby and it looks like I'm going to be very busy over the winter.

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Re: Maintenance kit for 800
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2020, 10:52:42 AM »
The 18k service would have been only a minor one and would not have included most of the things listed above for a 12k/24k service.
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