Originally Posted by porkandcorn
hey everyone. thanks for your birthday wishes!
i finally googled "triumph tiger idle stepper motor" and it found a lot of threads, many on ADV, about this somewhat common issue - especially if you are doing a lot of dirt roads. sound like i just need to clean and lube the stepper motor swing arm - and keep it clean and lubed. i'll give it a shot tomorrow. right now, it's raining like crazy in santa cruz and i'm not going anywhere. maybe the rain will clean it for me? :)
Exactly, I have this same bike. Two issues to consider when riding on dirt: 1) make sure you have an air pre-filter, as this bike has a tendency to accumalate debris on the air filter - it is a way to avoid cleaning it too regularly, in its difficult access; 2) clean and lube stepper motor swing arm. Chances are you don't need to install a new stepper motor. WD40 would do, but on those threads you've linked they offer better suggestions.