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Tiger 800 / 900 - Main Discussion Section => General Maintenance and Servicing => Topic started by: KildareMan on April 30, 2013, 12:50:17 PM

Title: 2 year fluid change
Post by: KildareMan on April 30, 2013, 12:50:17 PM
Points of note.

1.  The brake fluid is easy.  Did find that the front reservoir screws were barely finger tight.  Used my trusty bit driver which fitted perfectly.

2.  Coolant change.  The Triumph instructions are spot on.  I flushed my system after draining, then filled slowly, stopping frequently to squeeze the hoses to release air.  Didn't have an assistant, except Paws, who just looked at me then curled up in the sun.  Dogs hur!!  So tilting the bike all the way over involved bracing against a wall and getting the hip in and low.  Helps to get air out.  All in about an hour to change then a good clean and lubrication session prior to re-assembly.

Will get a replacement radiator bleed plug as a spare.  Unless very careful it is easy to chew the cross head slots.
Tools:
A funnel, with a long spout, or a short spout and some tubing.
Title: Re: 2 year fluid change
Post by: grin factor on April 30, 2013, 08:36:53 PM
Did you find any difference changing the brake fluid? I changed mine after 3 yrs and it was just the same, as on other bikes too.
Title: Re: 2 year fluid change
Post by: KildareMan on April 30, 2013, 08:39:13 PM
*Originally Posted by grin factor [+]
Did you find any difference changing the brake fluid? I changed mine after 3 yrs and it was just the same, as on other bikes too.

Looked exactly the same.  Although that's not to say it hasn't absorbed water, or just plain degraded.  Having said that the brakes were working fine prior to the change.
Title: Re: 2 year fluid change
Post by: markbvt on May 02, 2013, 02:35:17 PM
Good to know about the coolant change. Out of curiosity, do you have one of the early models with the bleed screw in the top radiator hose, or one of the later ones with a plain hose?

--mark
Title: Re: 2 year fluid change
Post by: KildareMan on May 02, 2013, 02:57:55 PM
*Originally Posted by markbvt [+]
Good to know about the coolant change. Out of curiosity, do you have one of the early models with the bleed screw in the top radiator hose, or one of the later ones with a plain hose?

--mark

Rarest of the rare - Venom Yellow Silver Framed WITH the brass bleed screw
Title: Re: 2 year fluid change
Post by: Not_Found on January 13, 2021, 12:24:46 AM
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
Rarest of the rare - Venom Yellow Silver Framed WITH the brass bleed screw

Me too!
Title: Re: 2 year fluid change
Post by: Grumps on January 13, 2021, 08:43:28 AM
Well done. Resurrected a thread nearly eight years old. Wonder if that is a record :002: :002: :002:
Title: Re: 2 year fluid change
Post by: KildareMan on January 13, 2021, 04:27:20 PM
Could be but at least someone is reading the older threads. Still have same tiger.
Title: Re: 2 year fluid change
Post by: Not_Found on January 13, 2021, 06:25:32 PM
Yeah, I knew it was an old thread but I'm doing a lockdown service an my bike at present and saw "Venom Yellow Silver Framed WITH the brass bleed screw" while browsing coolant change wisdom.   I never realised the old girl was so rare   :046:
Title: Re: 2 year fluid change
Post by: Londonglide on January 13, 2021, 06:59:57 PM
My 2012 800XC in Orange has the bleed screw....