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Offline san

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I have a 2014 tiger 800 XC. The mileage is 12,000 km. I was driving on the highway and the engine suddenly rang for 1-2 seconds. I slowed down, and everything disappeared, all extraneous sounds disappeared. But the next day, when I started the bike, it started working exactly like in this video (the video is not mine, but my motor works exactly the same). There was a ringing sound. And this always happens when the bike warms up to operating temperature. I do not know what to do, how to fix the engine? At the traffic light, when I'm standing, it's very audible, it drives me crazy.

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Offline san

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No ideas at all? Has no one ever had such a thing?

Offline awjdthumper

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Hi San. I've listened to the video a number of times but have struggled to identify any sound out of the ordinary? If the sound only appears when the motor is warming up and disappears when it is at the full operating temperature then I would not be that concerned.
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Offline san

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But... In the video, a hum can be heard, as if valves are knocking. High-frequency sound. It's like tapping a nail on an aluminum beer can.

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The video sound is completely normal for a Tiger 800, they are quite a noisy engine.

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Hi San
You say that the video is not of your bike, but yours sounds exactly the same, is that correct?
Do you know what the problem was with the bike in the video?
I cant hear anything wrong with that engine, although it is quite easy to start hearing things which arent there if you get it into your mind that there is something wrong.
My advice would be to ride your bike sympathetically, and monitor/check the feel, sounds, indications, lights etc., and see if anything shows up.
If its worrying you so much, and you dont want to start taking it apart, your only course may be to take it to a mechanic and tell him/her what your concerns are.
Best of luck.
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Offline Shergar

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I ran mine for 5 minutes or so today to dry it out after a wash - sounds like a bag of spanners but always has done since new, I just rarely notice it as I am partly deaf and wear ear plugs when riding.
Its never worried me, just part of the character of the bike. :001:

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I located the buzz/rattle on mine today. What looks like a cover (finisher) on the expansion tank, was only held by one screw at the back, the front was rattling loose. At first it seemed surplus, but it's shaped at the front to hold the clutch cable & keep it away from the radiator. The cable can't come out without removing & twisting the finisher.

Whoever fitted the part at the factory won't have only fitted mine wrong, likely quite a few gone through before somebody spotted the error.

See item 37 Finisher expansion tank, you can see the clutch cable location points at the front & screw item 38 at rear. Items 40 & 41 are shown in the diagram but missing off the parts list. Item 40 looks like they could be sticky pads? Item 41?

https://www.fowlersparts.co.uk/parts/5596699/tiger-800-xrx-from-vin-674842/cooling-system
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I can't quite remember the details of when I took off all the trim to carry out my 12 k service last Oct/Nov but I vaguely remember a problem with the clutch cable route and at least one stuck-on cable tie that had come detached. When it was all back together, I wasn't happy with the way the clutch cable was held in position as it disappeared below the tank above the radiator and ended up using a cable tie to restrict its movement as the handlebars turned towards the right.
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*Originally Posted by Paulhere [+]
I located the buzz/rattle on mine today. What looks like a cover (finisher) on the expansion tank, was only held by one screw at the back, the front was rattling loose. At first it seemed surplus, but it's shaped at the front to hold the clutch cable & keep it away from the radiator. The cable can't come out without removing & twisting the finisher.

Whoever fitted the part at the factory won't have only fitted mine wrong, likely quite a few gone through before somebody spotted the error.

See item 37 Finisher expansion tank, you can see the clutch cable location points at the front & screw item 38 at rear. Items 40 & 41 are shown in the diagram but missing off the parts list. Item 40 looks like they could be sticky pads? Item 41?

https://www.fowlersparts.co.uk/parts/5596699/tiger-800-xrx-from-vin-674842/cooling-system


I see the link but am not sure what you did to correct.  Did you add a fastener to the front of the cover?  Item 41 looks like a grommet to me.

 


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