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Forum: Beasts 06-23-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,258
Posted By Wandering Dane
Stock fork fluid replacement - 800 Roadie

Perhaps slightly off-topic:

2012 800 Roadie; at about 15K miles one fork seal started to leak profusely. A month out of warranty, the bike hadn't been on the road for three months, Triumph...
Forum: Beasts 06-20-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,031
Posted By Wandering Dane
Thanks! You certainly went a much easier route...

Thanks! You certainly went a much easier route than I did with nearly the same result. My mileage is low-to-mid 50s but our riding styles and environments may be different.

A few weeks ago, I...
Forum: Beasts 06-20-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,031
Posted By Wandering Dane
Thanks for your kind words. If I understand...

Thanks for your kind words.

If I understand your first statement / question, it relates to how the additional low-end torque would affect riding on surfaces with marginal traction?

While I...
Forum: Beasts 06-05-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 20,865
Views: 3,626,940
Posted By Wandering Dane
This method or using the marks are OK after you...

This method or using the marks are OK after you have verified that the alignment is correct using the string method or tools shown in a previous posts.

Frames are not always straight and...
Forum: Beasts 06-04-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 20,865
Views: 3,626,940
Posted By Wandering Dane
Alignment

I wouldn't trust the marks or the bolt lengths.

Suggest to use a long piece of string with a slip knot to adjust the length. With the bike on the center stand or a rear stand, loop the string...
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,452
Posted By Wandering Dane
You may consider raising your tire pressures a...

You may consider raising your tire pressures a bit. I ran 36 in front / 42 PSIG in the rear on my Wee and got more than 10K miles on Anakee 2 tires.
Forum: Beasts 05-15-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1,535
Views: 158,433
Posted By Wandering Dane
As it happens, I have just run a couple of...

As it happens, I have just run a couple of bottles of Techron through the bike, mainly to get rid of carbon deposits on the intake side of the intake valves, discovered during my recent service work....
Forum: Beasts 05-14-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1,535
Views: 158,433
Posted By Wandering Dane
2012 Roadie with 15K+ miles and similar symptoms.

2012 Roadie with 15K+ miles and similar symptoms.
Forum: Beasts 05-13-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3,903
Views: 467,561
Posted By Wandering Dane
I've got Jesse bags on my Roadie, couldn't be...

I've got Jesse bags on my Roadie, couldn't be happier. Strong and solid, hold a lot, excellent service from Jesse.
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By Wandering Dane
The dealer can reset the light or you can do it...

The dealer can reset the light or you can do it yourself with a Tune ECU or other diagnostic tool.

Assuming the fault has been corrected, it takes 40 resets (starts) for the light to go out,...
Forum: Beasts 05-01-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 20,865
Views: 3,626,940
Posted By Wandering Dane
Got about 7,000 miles on radial Anakee 3s on...

Got about 7,000 miles on radial Anakee 3s on Roadie, about half worn. On road, IMHO, a major improvement over the Scorpions, much better turn-in, in particular. Never noticed any noise. Off-road: ...
Forum: Beasts 04-27-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,031
Posted By Wandering Dane
Thank you for your kind words and good questions....

Thank you for your kind words and good questions.

You raise several issues: TuneECU, good dyno shop, complexity and cost. I'll attempt to answer:

I am not familiar with the TuneECU, my...
Forum: Beasts 04-26-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3,903
Views: 467,561
Posted By Wandering Dane
Power Commander V and Autotune Install

How to and results of installation of a Power Commander V and Autotune on a 2012 Tiger 800: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24026337&postcount=17
Forum: Beasts 04-26-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By Wandering Dane
PC V and Autotune Install

See my story here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24026337&postcount=17
Forum: Beasts 04-26-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,031
Posted By Wandering Dane
Tiger 800 Power Commander V and Autotune Install

This is a story of unintended consequences; how one small change can set into motion a series of modifications, ultimately achieving a result that exceeded initial expectations.

The motorcycle is...
Forum: Beasts 04-25-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By Wandering Dane
PCV and Autotune on 800 Roadie

Yep, I installed both on my 2012 Roadie. Well worth the effort and expense, am very pleased with the result.

I've started to draft a story with photos, had planned to post it in the farkle thread...
Forum: Beasts 04-22-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 20,865
Views: 3,626,940
Posted By Wandering Dane
The Triumph service manual states "40 re-sets"...

The Triumph service manual states "40 re-sets" for the check-engine light to extinguish but does not explain what a re-set is.

My check-engine light just went out after 485 miles since correcting...
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3,903
Views: 467,561
Posted By Wandering Dane
I did not compress the forks, have a simpler...

I did not compress the forks, have a simpler method:

I have a tie-wrap around one of the fork tubes. While off-roading, I've bottomed the forks and the top of the tie wrap was about 3/4" above...
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3,903
Views: 467,561
Posted By Wandering Dane
Fiamm Horn on Roadie

I just mounted a Fiamm Highway horn (coincidentally the unit just recommended by Motorcycle Consumer News) on my Roadie.

Clearance is definitely an issue. I measured less than 1" clearance...
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20,865
Views: 3,626,940
Posted By Wandering Dane
What can I say; the service manual says 40 for...

What can I say; the service manual says 40 for all resets.
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 20,865
Views: 3,626,940
Posted By Wandering Dane
According to the manual, it takes 40 re-sets...

According to the manual, it takes 40 re-sets before the 'check engine' light goes out after a fault has been rectified. "Re-set" is not qualified, it could be switch-on / switch-off or, more likely,...
Forum: Beasts 04-08-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20,865
Views: 3,626,940
Posted By Wandering Dane
Rear Fender Extension

I'm the guy who posted the fender extension install posts in the farkles thread.

The parts counter guy at the local dealership here told me the same story: the kit is not available. The "kit"...
Forum: Beasts 04-06-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,031
Posted By Wandering Dane
I'll be glad to comment on fuel mileage but in...

I'll be glad to comment on fuel mileage but in order to give an accurate report, I'll need to accumulate more than the 110 miles that I've covered so far. However, based on the on-board indicator, I...
Forum: Beasts 04-05-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 20,865
Views: 3,626,940
Posted By Wandering Dane
Rear Fender Extension PN

The Triumph part number is T2302037, list price at the dealer was $29.29, Colorado, March 2013.

I started a thread on the install, a moderator merged it with another thread, Tiger 800 Farkles, I...
Forum: Beasts 04-05-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,031
Posted By Wandering Dane
Update: On the Road Again

Update re the original post: tech support at DynoJet, manufacturer of the Power Commander, was swift and accurate to my inquiry for assistance. Turns out what I thought were shunts (the yellow...
Forum: Beasts 04-05-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,031
Posted By Wandering Dane
The 'Arrow map' adds a great deal of richness...

The 'Arrow map' adds a great deal of richness over a wide range of RPMs and throttle openings, too much in my opinion. The forums - this and others - have numerous posts of significant decreases in...
Forum: Beasts 04-05-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,785
Posted By Wandering Dane
Pretty much the same reasons that I went for a...

Pretty much the same reasons that I went for a Leo Vince: reasonable price, quality construction, better appearance (the stock unit looks disproportionately large to the rest of the bike IMHO) and a...
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,031
Posted By Wandering Dane
RAM1000 and itsatdm, Thanks for your...

RAM1000 and itsatdm,

Thanks for your replies.

The particular Power Commander V is made for the Tiger 800. The Autotune, on the other hand, is a more generic version, but didn't present much...
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,031
Posted By Wandering Dane
The bike runs fine, great even, just some issues...

The bike runs fine, great even, just some issues that appear to be CanBUS related. Working on an update...
Forum: Beasts 03-29-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,031
Posted By Wandering Dane
Challenge with Power Commander Install on Tiger 800

Ive been searching a couple of forums without finding any posts on installation of a Power Commander V on a Triumph Tiger 800.

Regardless, Im in the process of installing a PC V and a PC...
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 20,865
Views: 3,626,940
Posted By Wandering Dane
In my experience, 25K miles is pretty good...

In my experience, 25K miles is pretty good mileage. Depends on the quality and maintenance. Chains, BTW, don't 'stretch', they wear.




When I bought my '12 Roadie, the salesman mentioned...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-02-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 2,213
Views: 500,490
Posted By Wandering Dane
From the photographer, yours truly: near Moab,...

From the photographer, yours truly: near Moab, Utah. Motodutch is the rider on the right.
Forum: Beasts 02-22-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,197
Posted By Wandering Dane
Mine started the decal popping after I installed...

Mine started the decal popping after I installed a Leo Vince can without changing the fuel injection settings. I don't love it at all; the popping indicates combustion taking place in the exhaust...
Forum: Beasts 02-22-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,917
Posted By Wandering Dane
Tank removal

For me, one of the challenging tasks was removal of the gas tank, particularly disconnecting the fuel line. This video was helpful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBsuUqPoF2M

Good luck.
Forum: Beasts 02-19-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,917
Posted By Wandering Dane
One more for whatever it's worth: Valve...

One more for whatever it's worth:

Valve check on my 2012 Roadie at 14K miles:

All intake valves were in the middle of the tolerance, 5 of the 6 exhaust valves were tight.

Got the shims,...
Forum: Beasts 02-15-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1,535
Views: 158,433
Posted By Wandering Dane
Hard Shifting Fix

As reported earlier, my 2012 Roadie developed hard shifting after the 600 mile dealer service and oil change. Changed to Silkolene 10W-40 Racing full syntetic and effortless shifting returned.
...
Forum: Beasts 02-14-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1,535
Views: 158,433
Posted By Wandering Dane
Decel popping indicates lean condition and should...

Decel popping indicates lean condition and should not be ignored or even enjoyed. It could, possibly, burn exhaust valves.

I installed a Leo Vince can and run it with the dB killer and get the...
Forum: Americas 02-09-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By Wandering Dane
Weather will decide

Your proposed routes will be fine, IF the weather cooperates.

A buddy and I did a trip from Denver to Vancouver, BC some years ago, leaving Denver in early May.

Snow storms in the Rockies on...
Forum: Beasts 01-16-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3,903
Views: 467,561
Posted By Wandering Dane
The Triumph OEM 2-position controller is...

The Triumph OEM 2-position controller is relatively large, the Oxford one not so much: http://www.twistedthrottle.com/oxford-heaterz-premium-heated-grips-sports-style...
Forum: Beasts 01-16-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3,903
Views: 467,561
Posted By Wandering Dane
Oxford at about US$80, four (4) heat settings;...

Oxford at about US$80, four (4) heat settings; works really well.
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