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Offline samsgrandad

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Re: Maintenance kit for 800
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2020, 01:07:27 PM »
If you intend to keep the Tiger for a long time rather than buying the service kit as a whole consider buying the individual items and using a K & N air filter and iridium plugs, they can be found on ebay for not much more than Triumph charge for the standard items.
 

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Re: Maintenance kit for 800
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2020, 04:52:48 PM »
*Originally Posted by samsgrandad [+]
If you intend to keep the Tiger for a long time rather than buying the service kit as a whole consider buying the individual items and using a K & N air filter
If you intend to keep the Tiger for a long time you'll want the most & best air filtration you can provide. Sadly, K&N sell their product as a performance enhancer -- not necessarily a better filter. Follow the science with controlled pore size media like Triumph and others use.
There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
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Re: Maintenance kit for 800
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2020, 07:47:47 PM »
Thanks samsgrandad, but Father Christmas is bringing me a Triumph kit!

Over the winter I shall be giving the bike a thorough overhaul. The back wheel is out now so I'll be checking that and the swing arm and rear shock in the next few days.
I've been looking at Muddysump's videos and they are really good at showing how to do anything.



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Re: Maintenance kit for 800
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2020, 07:51:16 PM »
Also I'll be asking FC for a 1/4 drive torque wrench and a carb balancing thingummy. :001:
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Re: Maintenance kit for 800
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2020, 08:08:06 PM »
*Originally Posted by Arianta [+]
Also I'll be asking FC for a 1/4 drive torque wrench and a carb balancing thingummy. :001:

Um. You do know that Tigers haven't used carbs since the original 900 steamer, don't you?  :001:
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Re: Maintenance kit for 800
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2020, 09:19:55 PM »
*Originally Posted by Arianta [+]
Thanks samsgrandad, but Father Christmas is bringing me a Triumph kit!

Over the winter I shall be giving the bike a thorough overhaul. The back wheel is out now so I'll be checking that and the swing arm and rear shock in the next few days.
I've been looking at Muddysump's videos and they are really good at showing how to do anything.

Great news about the Xmas pressie!! While the back wheel is out make sure that you take the chain adjuster bolts completely out of the swinging arm and make sure you liberally apply Copper ease to them and also change them for stainless ones. The original steel ones have a habit of seizing in the aluminium casting of the swinging arm. (I speak from bitter experience!!!)

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Re: Maintenance kit for 800
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2020, 02:42:08 PM »
*Originally Posted by tauzero [+]
Um. You do know that Tigers haven't used carbs since the original 900 steamer, don't you?  :001:

Of course, but when you want to buy vacuum gauges for balancing the inlets for whatever engine they are all listed as Carb balancing.
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Re: Maintenance kit for 800
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2020, 02:43:45 PM »
*Originally Posted by samsgrandad [+]
Great news about the Xmas pressie!! While the back wheel is out make sure that you take the chain adjuster bolts completely out of the swinging arm and make sure you liberally apply Copper ease to them and also change them for stainless ones. The original steel ones have a habit of seizing in the aluminium casting of the swinging arm. (I speak from bitter experience!!!)
Noted samsgrandad, and thanks for the tip.
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Re: Maintenance kit for 800
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2020, 06:31:22 PM »
*Originally Posted by Arianta [+]
Of course, but when you want to buy vacuum gauges for balancing the inlets for whatever engine they are all listed as Carb balancing.
Tigertool shows the balance for all 3 cylinders directly with no external gauge, much simpler and free courtesy of T800XC

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Re: Maintenance kit for 800
« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2020, 07:12:06 PM »
Delving deeper into the mysterious workings I find that the Air Intake Duct and the connecting rubber to the Air Box are both missing.
Smacks of careless maintenance to me  :182:.

Also I've removed the valve cover in preparation to do the valve clearances and the engine oil stinks. Bad. :232:

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