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Title: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: Jonny2001 on December 03, 2012, 12:53:34 AM
Maybe it's the boredom of winter getting to me already, but another thread got me thinking someone should put this up once and for all.

Somebody remind me if there was an incorrect torque spec hidden somewhere in the manual. I'll make the correction.
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: eastwind on December 03, 2012, 01:00:00 AM
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Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: Brooks on December 03, 2012, 01:44:26 AM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: greaseweasel on December 03, 2012, 10:49:08 AM
Thanks for that  :028:

These things come in really useful.
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: stevedo on December 03, 2012, 11:26:19 AM
Good job  :152:
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: serfies_sa on December 03, 2012, 12:30:33 PM
 :028: good on you, I suppose some people will get torque wrenches now... Thanks a lot!
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: CarlS on December 03, 2012, 01:16:25 PM
Good post.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: novamundial on December 03, 2012, 08:11:58 PM
 :001:   Thanks for that I have been looking to fit my engine bars and now know the correct torque settings
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: Rincewind on December 03, 2012, 08:29:47 PM
Downloaded, thanks.  :002:
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: fac191 on December 03, 2012, 09:37:25 PM
Well done, thanks alot. :047:
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: coco on December 04, 2012, 02:10:46 AM
Cheers Jonny, and good for Admin making this a sticky.
We had a course at work, where we were asked to tighten up bolts to what we think is the correct torque. Then check it with a torque wrench.
All of us failed, most were miles out, both over and under.
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: Jonny2001 on December 04, 2012, 10:42:30 PM
Glad I could help.
I just wish this would come standard with every bike.  :003:
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: IslandMonkey on January 16, 2013, 08:13:32 PM
Very handy, thanks a lot.
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: PETE CUNNY on January 25, 2013, 12:40:57 AM
 :001: THANKS JOHNNY 2001    Info like that is much appreciated
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: big.ped on February 13, 2013, 08:47:07 PM
 :493: thanks,   downloaded
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: The Stealth on February 13, 2013, 09:39:31 PM
 :006: Ok guys i need to buy a torque wrench one that will be ok for the lowest settings needed can anyone suggest one please a friend had offered to lend me one but it dose not go down low enough!  sorry if this is not the proper terminology  used but i am no mechanic  :006:

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Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: andyrut on February 14, 2013, 12:14:06 AM
Halfords do a range that covers all needs - but the lower one fits 3/8 sockets if i remember correctly


Hope this helps

Andy  :123:
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: Hamishc on February 14, 2013, 01:26:51 PM
Excellent stuff.  Really usefull.   :152:

Hamish.
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: Flyin Tiger on February 17, 2013, 08:20:42 PM
Hello!

How important do you think it is to use a torque wrench? I just got some bar risers from Touratech and want to install them. Wondering if I should invest in a torque wrench to do it right..  Do most of you use one when its called for?? re. chain adjustment, etc.

Thx!
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: Zaphod on February 17, 2013, 08:36:25 PM
I use mine on pretty much everything where a torque is specified  :211:
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: The Stealth on March 16, 2013, 03:19:17 PM
 :028: Torque settings  :031:
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: Devon on March 30, 2013, 07:40:07 PM
 :047: Thanks for posting the torque specs! Needed those today, new engine gaurds installed.
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: mongoose on April 03, 2013, 01:44:46 PM
thanks :123:
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: Grrr800 on April 12, 2013, 08:19:11 PM
Thanks for posting the info, always good to have handy. :047:
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: Tigertime on April 21, 2013, 07:52:38 PM
Thanks for posting, much appreciated.   :031:
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: smurfbud on May 17, 2013, 07:39:03 AM
Nice one Jonny - that is going to come in very useful mate - a very worthwhile exercise - cheers
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: Welshman on May 25, 2013, 01:03:04 PM
Well done boyo  :160:
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: ChinookTiger on June 09, 2013, 01:14:00 AM
Perfect! I finally bought a good torque wrench, and now I know what to torque the top bolts on my holan bars to. Thanks a lot!
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: busterdan on July 03, 2013, 09:21:42 AM
Great work mate!
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: quiesagua on July 27, 2013, 07:42:33 PM
Very useful, thanks a lot!
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: Down Tiger on September 11, 2013, 10:16:59 PM
Just ordered my first torque wrench for planned chain adjustment (rear wheel nut).

Will view Muddy Sump's promised video before I start though!

I may have to order a second one to cover all the hundreds of smaller settings in your list. Appreciate the effort in preparing this comprehensive table.
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: Gritter man on October 03, 2013, 07:44:27 PM
top job ! :046:
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: Silent Mobius on October 12, 2013, 04:27:40 PM
Thank ypo for sharing :)

Will it be same torque for both 800 and 800XC?
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: Jonny2001 on October 13, 2013, 03:09:42 AM
*Originally Posted by Silent Mobius [+]

Will it be same torque for both 800 and 800XC?

Yup, the manual covers both.
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: pennpeel on December 12, 2013, 02:49:55 PM
Many thanks will certainly be useful, time to buy that torque wrench, always a useful present idea.
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: grin factor on December 12, 2013, 08:40:54 PM
Just the ticket.
 Well done kind sir.
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: Umn on February 25, 2014, 10:44:12 AM
Thanks a lot , nice job  :460:
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: FazerPhil on February 25, 2014, 12:10:21 PM
Thanks. Saves searching the manual every time. Always best to use specified torques.   No stripped tthreads or bits falling apart then.
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Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: philmcglass on May 28, 2014, 10:14:06 PM
 :460: Many thanks.
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: BikingJRT on September 06, 2014, 08:48:43 AM
Thank You... need to visit more often!  :006:
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: MasterXLite on September 22, 2014, 09:30:18 AM
Many thanks for posting the torque settings - damned useful!
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: DD450161 on October 20, 2014, 11:25:35 AM
I just bought my Tiger last week. At 400 miles the two 8mm threaded plugs on the lower right side of the engine are weeping/seeping oil. I didn't see a reference to these plugs in the fastener list. Do these bottom out against something when tightened or is the thread a pipe thread that tightens a few turns in a bottomless hole? I want to seal them with teflon tape but don't want to risk stripping them.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: MasterXLite on October 20, 2014, 02:30:35 PM
Maybe this is unrelated to your problem, but it looks suspiciously familiar - I too had an oil weep from apparently a 8mm allen key plug at the lower right hand side of the engine, not long after purchasing the bike. I returned the bike to my Triumph dealer for its first service, and the weep was identified as coming from the starter motor cover, just above the plug. The black finish of the motor fooled me into thinking it was the plug itself leaking; it was migrating down from above. A new gasket solved the problem. Perhaps it's worth a look?
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: DD450161 on October 20, 2014, 03:06:51 PM
*Originally Posted by MasterXLite [+]
Maybe this is unrelated to your problem, but it looks suspiciously familiar - I too had an oil weep from apparently a 8mm allen key plug at the lower right hand side of the engine, not long after purchasing the bike. I returned the bike to my Triumph dealer for its first service, and the weep was identified as coming from the starter motor cover, just above the plug. The black finish of the motor fooled me into thinking it was the plug itself leaking; it was migrating down from above. A new gasket solved the problem. Perhaps it's worth a look?
Thanks for the reply. I read through many, many posts on the subject last night so I got down against it with a good flashlight and had a really good look to see if oil possibly was coming from further up above the hex head fittings as from one of the two covers on the right side (one is the starter motor - not sure what the other one is). Since the bike is so new and I rode it 365 miles the day before the oil weeps left good tracks from the road dust attracted to them. The covers are not weeping oil - at least not yet - but the allen head plugs are.

Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: Zaphod on October 20, 2014, 03:15:06 PM
The plugs leaking is quite common - your dealer will just wrap the threads in ptfe tape. Dunno what torque settings though, sorry!
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: Bikertone7 on December 09, 2014, 08:14:26 AM
*Originally Posted by eastwind [+]
:028:

Many thanks really useful :031:
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: JKW on December 09, 2014, 02:07:29 PM
Just thought I'd add - OEM engine bars - main nuts (3 per side) torque is 20 Nm - not on the main list coz it only covers stock parts.  :028:
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: SinanOzkan on June 13, 2015, 07:34:16 AM
thx bro  :300:
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: PuddleJumper on June 20, 2015, 11:28:17 PM
Johnny Many thanks for the information very much appreciated, been looking for torgue datasheets. As an engineer I know how it pays to do things right first time. Saves on possible future issues. Regards Matthew
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: XxXDMxX on October 12, 2015, 05:13:36 AM
 :493:Hey thanks a lot man!
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: Silent Mobius on November 12, 2016, 10:59:07 AM
As a beginner on the learning process on How-2-Do the maintenance of my bikes this will be a value-added document so...  :493:

Thank you for the  :460: :460:

TigerMode800XC'er
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: digger06 on November 12, 2016, 12:00:23 PM
don't forget there are different torque settings for lubed bolts and dry, if you copperslip or similar a bolt that has a dry (non lubricated)torque setting and tighten to the dry setting, you have possibly over tightened it,
before anyone says they have never had a problem,you might not have, but you have been lucky,  its bad practice...
 have a look on google and see what can happen, especially on smaller bolts,
i,m a mechanical fitter at a power station , and also run a bike mot business, i see overtightened stretched/snapped bolts all the time,usually down to this problem...a bolt too tight can snap, stretch beyond its elasticity limit and loosen/snap,or it can just strip the threads , whatever, not good........
if you must lube a dry bolt and torque up, accepted practice at work is torque to 75%, but that isn't exact, so don't quote me....

another point to note is a setting for say, an 8mm bolt will not be the setting for a similar looking bolt elsewhere, base metal, thread type, heat (expansion/contraction), and different bolt material all play a part, so double check, don't just think its the same as the last bolt,
sorry if I'm teaching folk to "suck eggs" here, but some genuinely don't realise, (if they did i wouldn't have so many stud extractor's, lol)
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: digger06 on November 12, 2016, 12:09:34 PM
note on torque wrenches too,
use them, then when finished, back them off, so theres no tension on the spring,
if you don't they quickly become inaccurate....
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: RoadWarrior on May 06, 2017, 07:06:14 PM
Another thanks for the Torque chart.

A further note on torque wrenches is to use the correct size of wrench, using a 1/2" drive to torque an M6 bolt will most likely end badly as torque wrenches are not accurate at their extremes of measurement. 

A 1/4", 3/8" & 1/2" should cover everything on a motorcycle.
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2012 - on)
Post by: GypsiesDog56 on September 10, 2019, 02:00:13 PM
Downloaded...Thank you..