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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-03-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,775
Posted By spewler
Talking 5'5" on a really good day, 170 lbs, 29" inseam. I...

5'5" on a really good day, 170 lbs, 29" inseam. I have 54,000 miles on my 2011 800 XC. I one-cheek it to get the ball of one foot down!
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-23-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1,840
Views: 228,918
Posted By spewler
Many thanks

Tahoe, appreciate the link with the pictures...I'm taking it to the dealer tomorrow. Maybe this will save them some time!
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-21-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1,840
Views: 228,918
Posted By spewler
Return spring?

Just had this happen on my 2011 XC (54K miles)...hope my dealer is as generous. Never had a transmission problem until now...bike has been as reliable as a rock!
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-11-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1,840
Views: 228,918
Posted By spewler
Thanks swimmer...I'll probably replace mine...

Thanks swimmer...I'll probably replace mine before the end of the year too.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-11-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1,840
Views: 228,918
Posted By spewler
Battery life

Not really a problem, but a question. How long should a battery last on the 800XC? I have a 2011 model with almost 52,000 miles on it, ridden daily, original battery, live in the SW USA in the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-14-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,601
Posted By spewler
bassplay, I might! It's the dayglo...

bassplay,

I might! It's the dayglo yellow, size large (I think). I bought it right after it came out, so it's <2 years old. I have the dark and untinted shields. If you're interested, PM me...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-13-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,601
Posted By spewler
Good looking Tiger, Chris, and the best color by...

Good looking Tiger, Chris, and the best color by far. How does that Bell work with the stock windscreen? Lots of noise, moderate noise, fairly quiet? I had an ICON Variant that whipped my head...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-13-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,601
Posted By spewler
Not to hijack the thread, but the local Triumph...

Not to hijack the thread, but the local Triumph dealer had a nice 2008 675 for sale for $6K (I thought that was too high, but he was willing to whittle it down a little). I was interested enough to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-20-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,569
Posted By spewler
Nope. Test rode the F800 and the Tiger...

Nope. Test rode the F800 and the Tiger XC...liked 'em both but the F800's engine didn't move me at all. The triple sold me on the XC and I've put 38,000 miles on it in two years. I'm not an expert...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-03-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,930
Posted By spewler
I'm 5'5" with a 29" inseam on a really good day...

I'm 5'5" with a 29" inseam on a really good day and I've had no problems with my XC. Except for one bike (my first, a Suzuki TM75), I've never been able to two-foot, so it's always been the 'one...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-01-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,143,140
Posted By spewler
The manufacturer has had several requests...

The manufacturer has had several requests already. His biggest problem is he doesn't have a Tiger to work with. He said he'll look into it, but made no promises.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-01-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,143,140
Posted By spewler
Thanks riverman!

Thanks riverman!
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-01-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,143,140
Posted By spewler
I can't say what caused my chain to derail around...

I can't say what caused my chain to derail around the 18,000 mile mark, but it punched a 1"x1" hole in my crankcase that I sealed with a 1" square piece of aluminum and JBWeld. I now have 36,000...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-11-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,143,140
Posted By spewler
Swimmer, yup that's me! I've been taking the...

Swimmer, yup that's me! I've been taking the highway more lately...even though it's the long way around it is quicker. Kolb is getting ridiculous in the afternoon!
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-11-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,143,140
Posted By spewler
blacktiger, #4 is that part I'm talking about. ...

blacktiger, #4 is that part I'm talking about. Since the manual says torque it to 48nM, I tightened it down. It rode fine this morning, so I'm hoping I didn't screw anything up!
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-10-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,143,140
Posted By spewler
Anybody else have this problem?

Just inbound of the left footpeg is a threaded metal rod with a 14mm bolt on it. The other end of the rod is an Allen head just inside of the right footpeg. Long story short, when I was adjusting...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-07-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,143,140
Posted By spewler
markbvt, how do you like the DrySpec bags, how...

markbvt, how do you like the DrySpec bags, how long have you had them, and how are they holding up? I bought the Twisted Throttle tail bag in June of 2011 and it is already starting to fall apart.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-09-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,143,140
Posted By spewler
Snapper, had a bad experience putting Armor All...

Snapper, had a bad experience putting Armor All on the seat of my first streetbike, so I steer clear of putting that stuff on the seat.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-09-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,143,140
Posted By spewler
Seat cover deteriorating?

On the rider's seat the fabric is deteriorating, and not at a seam. It's happening at two spots: on the right rear portion of the rider's perch maybe 1" away from the gap between it and the...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 05-31-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1,840
Views: 228,918
Posted By spewler
elan, I was attempting to climb a very...

elan,

I was attempting to climb a very rocky uphill and I think a rock somehow inserted itself between the rear chain guide and the chain...that's just supposition on my part, but it's the only...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 05-30-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,840
Views: 228,918
Posted By spewler
At ~15,000 miles the chain derailed and poked a...

At ~15,000 miles the chain derailed and poked a hole in the crankcase...repaired it with JBWeld and it has held for 10,000+ miles. Unfortunately, nobody makes a sprocket cover that would protect the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-04-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By spewler
Have you looked at Triumphs? I bought an 800XC...

Have you looked at Triumphs? I bought an 800XC last May...commute 600 miles a week on it and it has been as reliable as a stone. Admittedly, the climate here is very different from yours, but I...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-04-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,143,140
Posted By spewler
Inching up on 23,000 miles (bought a non-ABS...

Inching up on 23,000 miles (bought a non-ABS 800XC in May 2011) and have had the following issue: at ~19,000 miles chain derailed going up a steep dirt incline, punching a 3/4"X1" hole in the...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-16-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,143,140
Posted By spewler
Just a heads-up if you have to change sprockets...

Just a heads-up if you have to change sprockets and chain, which I just did at 21,000 miles...800XC chain length is 124 links. Most manufacturers offer chains of 120, 122, and 130 links, but most...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-14-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2,253
Views: 443,324
Posted By spewler
I normally run the rear tire until the center has...

I normally run the rear tire until the center has no tread, unless it's monsoon season then I won't risk riding a "slick" in the rain. It's a shame, too, with all that side tread left...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-13-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2,253
Views: 443,324
Posted By spewler
That is phenomenal...good on ya. I actually saw...

That is phenomenal...good on ya. I actually saw a 705 with one of the blocks tore off...the shop honored the warranty and replaced the tire. They said they've sold hundreds of 705s and that was the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-13-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2,253
Views: 443,324
Posted By spewler
Would love to know how you guys get more than...

Would love to know how you guys get more than 5000 miles out of a rear 705! I just installed my third one; on the previous two the max I got was 4800 miles. What's your secret? I'm riding an 800XC...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-27-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,563
Posted By spewler
I commute ~120 miles a day year-round on my 800XC...

I commute ~120 miles a day year-round on my 800XC and get 40-44 mpg. That's at speeds of 70-85 mph. It is quite capable on fire roads and some single track (with the right tires). Find a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-21-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,525
Posted By spewler
I was at my dealer Saturday, and there were two...

I was at my dealer Saturday, and there were two Roadies and two XCs on the floor. If that dealer won't make the effort to contact another to get a bike for you (assuming you're willing to make a...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-02-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,143,140
Posted By spewler
Already talked to them...they're not going to...

Already talked to them...they're not going to warranty it based on my "suspicion." I have no proof that bracket caused my chain to derail...could've been a rock that got between the sprocket and...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-02-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,143,140
Posted By spewler
Chain was about right, maybe slightly looser than...

Chain was about right, maybe slightly looser than the 1-1.5" I usually keep it. I suspect the little bracket with the rubber stopper that keeps the centerstand from hitting the swingarm when...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-02-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,143,140
Posted By spewler
It came off the rear...I rode it the 30 miles...

It came off the rear...I rode it the 30 miles home, so I have nearly-new synthetic oil all over the place! I'll take some pictures throughout the repair process so you all can see the before and...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-02-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,143,140
Posted By spewler
Bad day yesterday

Went to climb one of my favorite dirt hills yesterday when I threw the chain, which subsequently poked a roughly 1" square hole in the engine case directly in front of the countershaft sprocket...so,...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-05-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,143,140
Posted By spewler
I think you're the first...that should be a...

I think you're the first...that should be a warranty item so make the dealer fix it unless you're not close to one...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-03-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,143,140
Posted By spewler
Adv Grifter...after reading the comments about...

Adv Grifter...after reading the comments about K&N filters, I thought of wrapping some breathable cloth around the intake snorkel under the seat too. I was thinking of some type of...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-01-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,143,140
Posted By spewler
motosickle2000 and Yossarian, turns out two...

motosickle2000 and Yossarian, turns out two exhaust valves were a little tight and the air filter was totally filthy, so I replaced it with a K&N TB-8011. Should have it back together by the end of...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-29-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,143,140
Posted By spewler
This weekend I'm checking the valves for the...

This weekend I'm checking the valves for the first time (I know, long overdue mileage-wise:puke1)...will let you know what I find.

As for the 705s, I think they're better than the Battlewings on...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-28-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,143,140
Posted By spewler
I'll take another look at the filter when I'm...

I'll take another look at the filter when I'm doing the valves...maybe a little more constricted than what I found on first inspection. If that checks out OK I might try the 17-tooth countershaft...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-28-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,143,140
Posted By spewler
Just installed new 705s front and rear, inflated...

Just installed new 705s front and rear, inflated to 40 psi, and adjusted the chain. My previous rear was a 705, so I don't think it is the culprit. Chain and sprocket wear are normal, though the...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-28-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,143,140
Posted By spewler
Plummeting gas mileage

When I first bought her and up until about the 10,000 mile point, she was getting 46-48 mpg. After that she was getting 42-44 mpg. She just clicked over 17,000 miles and now I'm getting just over...
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