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Tiger 800 / 900 - Main Discussion Section => General Maintenance and Servicing => Topic started by: kokkios on December 20, 2020, 11:41:49 AM

Title: Chain rubbing strip. Is it shot?
Post by: kokkios on December 20, 2020, 11:41:49 AM
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As in the title... do i need to replace it?
Thank you!
Title: Re: Chain rubbing strip. Is it shot?
Post by: Tallpaul on December 20, 2020, 11:57:12 AM
Yes! I replaced mine a little early, but that has given all it was supposed to.
Title: Re: Chain rubbing strip. Is it shot?
Post by: samsgrandad on December 20, 2020, 01:43:09 PM
Have a look at the bottom of the rubbing strip, that tends to wear more than the top, but even the top is about at the end of it's service life.
Title: Re: Chain rubbing strip. Is it shot?
Post by: mcinlb on December 20, 2020, 01:43:54 PM
Mine was replaced at the 6k ml service, better safe than the other thing....  :001:
Title: Re: Chain rubbing strip. Is it shot?
Post by: Stevie.P on December 20, 2020, 02:36:15 PM
Don't worry so much about the centre section, it is the front edges you really need to check. If you let the front wear too much you can end up with the chain wearing into the swingarm. :005:

https://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,21346.0.html

https://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,21434.msg246892.html#msg246892
Title: Re: Chain rubbing strip. Is it shot?
Post by: kokkios on December 20, 2020, 02:53:04 PM
Thank you all for your answers. Double checked and i am ordering a replacement strip. Too bad world of triumph wants 45 quid to post to this part of the world (still within Europe). Anyway will find one elsewhere.

P.S.
I do not want to sell my bike. After nearly 5 years i love it. But even if i wanted to sell i would think twice because of this forum!
Title: Re: Chain rubbing strip. Is it shot?
Post by: samsgrandad on December 20, 2020, 03:08:46 PM
Try an email to Total Triumph www.totaltriumph.co.uk they sent parts and accessories all over the world. They may be able to help, or www.fowlersparts.co.uk
Title: Re: Chain rubbing strip. Is it shot?
Post by: kokkios on December 20, 2020, 08:36:18 PM
*Originally Posted by samsgrandad [+]
Try an email to Total Triumph www.totaltriumph.co.uk they sent parts and accessories all over the world. They may be able to help, or www.fowlersparts.co.uk

Asked for a shipping quote @ fowlers. Thank you!
Title: Re: Chain rubbing strip. Is it shot?
Post by: TigerNige on December 21, 2020, 09:36:52 PM
I second Steve P's comments. changed my original for the new one when I got excessive wear on the front edges of the rubbing strip. mind you this was at 30K. and after postings started to appear about swing arm wear. The later type has a top and bottom shock insert, I think this is to reduce the chance of wear on the lower front of the swing arm. Done over 10k on the new one with no sign of any excessive wear.