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Old 06-28-2013, 05:01 AM   #17536
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I'm in the USA. My left rear signal "stalk" broke. I took the Tiger 800 to the dealer, who told me there was a "bulletin" issued my Triumph USA, and then he gave me the 4 parts to replace the stalks. However, he did not offer to perform the work. He did say that changing out the front stalks was easy, but the rear ones were difficult if a top case rack were installed.....especially if it were a Givi top case rack. Guess what I have?

He suggested using something called "TG o RG" or something-similar Weld. Some sort of adhesive. Anyone here tried using that or something similar to "glue" the turn signal stalk together? Putting the Givi rack on my Tiger was a royal PITA, and I suspect it will be no different removing it to install the new stalks......so I'd like to try the easy solutions first.

This topic may be in this thread somewhere, but I cannot get the Search function to work this morning.......
That work is paid for by Triumph as it is a safety recall. If you do the work, he is still getting paid to do it. Time to a) call Triumph and b) find a new dealer.
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:14 AM   #17537
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That work is paid for by Triumph as it is a safety recall. If you do the work, he is still getting paid to do it. Time to a) call Triumph and b) find a new dealer.
Thanks, I will bring that to his attention.....however, I sorta understand why they told me that, since I modified the motorcycle by installing the Givi rear rack.

Appreciate the reply, sir.
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:02 AM   #17538
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Thanks, I will bring that to his attention.....however, I sorta understand why they told me that, since I modified the motorcycle by installing the Givi rear rack.

Appreciate the reply, sir.
Can you remove the rack and then have them do the recall work?
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:15 AM   #17539
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..He suggested using something called "TG o RG" or something-similar Weld. Some sort of adhesive. ...
JB Weld?
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:18 AM   #17540
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Agreed. For me, the stock screen created vertices that spun up my chest and into my helmet from the bottom.
That has nothing much to do with the screen. The wind comes in around the bottom sides, beneath the screen. Have a look at the Madstad site where they make deflectors to stop that wind hitting you. I copied their deflectors and made some to fit my Palmer set-up. You can see them in this photo. All is calm behind my screen...
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:21 AM   #17541
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I'm asking because the Fastway F3 footpegs I tried were useless on the Tiger. Too short. The Adventure pegs would have worked but way overpriced for my taste.

So, take the warning, don't buy the Fastway F3 for the Tiger:



Either go all the way up to the Adventure pegs or get something else. I decided to just stick with the stock pegs. Wanted it a bit lower, but on the Tiger the Fastways only get you about 4 to 5mm height difference, and spending > $200 for just that felt wrong. The sheepskin gives me about the same effect for my knees, plus it helps other body parts, too ...
You might want to look at the SWmotech pegs. They are height adjustable to two positions although I found that the foot brake pedal does not adjust enough to match the lower setting.
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:35 AM   #17542
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Thanks, I will bring that to his attention.....however, I sorta understand why they told me that, since I modified the motorcycle by installing the Givi rear rack.

Appreciate the reply, sir.
Let's be clear, bolting on a top box or panniers would hardly be considered "modifying" a bike. If you ordered it with factory boxes, we would never call it modified, it came from the factory that way. Anyway, here is some additional info:

I have the Touratech rack along with my brake light upgrade installed, the light which adds to the wiring mess under the cover. This was all a non-issue for my dealer. Took them about 30 minutes while I drooled over the new bikes. I would have serious doubts of having a dealer like that do any work for me in the future. This is a good indication they are willing to cut corners and take shortcuts to increase their profits. My first phone call would be to Triumph corporate and as I said, finding a new dealer.

Care to share which dealer is treating you this way???

That being said, I do not know how far you are from your or another dealer, so I understand this may be easier said than done, but this is not the attitude I would want from my dealer. In the event you end up having to do the parts swap yourself, here are some instructions.

As far as doing it yourself, it is a simple task. The instructions are for the replacement of the recalled parts. You will still need access to the front to get at the turn signals, which involves some disassembly. PM me if you need the instructions for that as I can shoot you the pdf of the disas/re-assembly. I don't know why the dealer would tell you about needing JB Weld or similar. I think it is just another sign of their incompetence.

Anyway...
  1. Remove your box, rack and top cover.
  2. Remove the nut and bolt retaining the turn signal (I believe 5mm hex for the bolt and 10mm? for the nut) This will leave your turn signal stalk hanging free.
  3. Unplug the signal connecting wires and route them through the hole. They are different lengths so you will be able to maintain polarity.
  4. Once the signal is out, you will see a small brass collar in the stalk portion, remove that.
  5. Now remove the small screws that retain the lens on the signal body. Save these screws.
  6. Once the lens is off, there is a small retaining screw that holds the stalk (ribbed part) in place. Remove the screw and pull the stalk from the lamp housing, carefully working the wires through the stalk.
  7. Now you replace the stalk with the new one. The major difference is the brass collar that was straight on the old parts, now has a flange as part of it which keeps the stalk bolted correctly in place.
  8. Once the stalk is replaced, replace the set internal set screw and re-install the lens and screws.
  9. Feed the wires back through the bike, install the bolt and replace your cover and rack.


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Old 06-28-2013, 07:24 AM   #17543
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That work is paid for by Triumph as it is a safety recall. If you do the work, he is still getting paid to do it. Time to a) call Triumph and b) find a new dealer.
^^^ This is true.
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:32 AM   #17544
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I just talked to my dealer about the shift return spring (which I haven't had done). They didn't say anything about turn signals. Details?
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:43 AM   #17545
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I just talked to my dealer about the shift return spring (which I haven't had done). They didn't say anything about turn signals. Details?
not all bikes are affected.
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:55 AM   #17546
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You might want to look at the SWmotech pegs. They are height adjustable to two positions although I found that the foot brake pedal does not adjust enough to match the lower setting.
I installed those pegs on mine and had no issue lowering the brake pedal to accommodate the lower foot position.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:35 AM   #17547
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You might want to look at the SWmotech pegs. They are height adjustable to two positions although I found that the foot brake pedal does not adjust enough to match the lower setting.
Thanks for the info - good to know. I doubt I'll go with different foot pegs any time soon. I'm okay with the position as is and after selling the pegs again have spent the money on a beak (not installed yet) and a sheepskin.

Don't want to spend more money on the Tiger right now - just got a new bike for my wife ...
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:53 AM   #17548
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Does anybody have some photos of the Wolfman Rocky Mountain bags mounted on Wolfman racks on the 800XC? Looking for side and rear shots if possible. I understand that the whole setup ends up being 43 inches wide but still would like a photograph or two to see the setup.
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:57 AM   #17549
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Looks good. Not quite as short as the Fastway mounted. Do they give a lower platform?
I'll remove left one tonight and put them side by side.
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you dont have to remove it, you just take out the pin and move it out of the way (if i'm remembering right)

make sure you ride standing up with them. i got about a block down the road and i couldn't keep my boot from rolling off the ends because they are so short. try out all the boots you own.
On the right side brake pedal has to come off as pin is hitting it.
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:28 AM   #17550
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That has nothing much to do with the screen. The wind comes in around the bottom sides, beneath the screen.
Well, OK, I believe you. I'll assume you have more training in aerodynamics than me since I have none.

The point is I was getting bugs in my helmet with the stock screen, so I fitted a CalSci screen and now I don't.
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