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Old 08-19-2011, 10:00 AM   #8056
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I have a set of heated grips on my 800XC, and when used on high, they make the throttle stick, has anybody else noticed this? They were installed by the dealer when i bought the bike. I used them on my last ride, and it was kind of scary when you backed off the throttle, you had to force it off, it wouldn't return on it's own (cruise control). Any Ideas? Rod
They expand with the heat so the trick is to make sure there's enough clearance at the bar ends. To add clearance simply put a washer under the barends.
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:05 AM   #8057
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I have a set of heated grips on my 800XC, and when used on high, they make the throttle stick, has anybody else noticed this? They were installed by the dealer when i bought the bike. I used them on my last ride, and it was kind of scary when you backed off the throttle, you had to force it off, it wouldn't return on it's own (cruise control). Any Ideas? Rod
They probably used ATV grips, they have a higher rating than motorcycle grips and will melt the throttle tube. ATV's don't have a throttle tube and are used in colder temps so have a higher rating to produce more heat. That's what's sticking, the throttle tube is warping and binding on the handlebar.

Only fix is a new throttle tube and motorcycle specific heated grips.

Had the same thing happen years ago on my cruiser, dealer grabbed the wrong heated grips and the first time I used them, they melted the throttle tube. Mine was warped so bad I could barely get it off the handlebar.

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Old 08-19-2011, 10:47 AM   #8058
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I have a set of heated grips on my 800XC, and when used on high, they make the throttle stick, has anybody else noticed this? They were installed by the dealer when i bought the bike. I used them on my last ride, and it was kind of scary when you backed off the throttle, you had to force it off, it wouldn't return on it's own (cruise control). Any Ideas? Rod
Are these the OEM heated grips?

It's merely an issue of clearance between the throttle grip and bar end. Easiest way to fix it is simply to loosen up the screws holding the throttle grip and slide it inboard on the bar to increase the clearance between the grip and the bar end. That way when the grip expands as it gets hot, there is enough clearance so that the throttle doesn't start to bind.

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Old 08-19-2011, 11:04 AM   #8059
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Are these the OEM heated grips?

It's merely an issue of clearance between the throttle grip and bar end. Easiest way to fix it is simply to loosen up the screws holding the throttle grip and slide it inboard on the bar to increase the clearance between the grip and the bar end. That way when the grip expands as it gets hot, there is enough clearance so that the throttle starts to bind.
Easier fix than what I suggested. Hope it's that simple and makes sense.
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:22 AM   #8060
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They probably used ATV grips, they have a higher rating than motorcycle grips and will melt the throttle tube. ATV's don't have a throttle tube and are used in colder temps so have a higher rating to produce more heat. That's what's sticking, the throttle tube is warping and binding on the handlebar.

Only fix is a new throttle tube and motorcycle specific heated grips.

Had the same thing happen years ago on my cruiser, dealer grabbed the wrong heated grips and the first time I used them, they melted the throttle tube. Mine was warped so bad I could barely get it off the handlebar.
These grips were Triumph grips for the 800XC. Rod
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:57 AM   #8061
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These grips were Triumph grips for the 800XC. Rod
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:54 PM   #8062
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I just got back from a fun off-road jaunt.....




So a couple thoughts...

The bike does pretty good going over rocky ledges and stuff but gearing is waaaayyy too high for the Rockies. I am used to having the option of tractoring over the rough stuff on the DRZ . Not a chance on the xc. Momentum is your friend. The deathwings wash out in any loose stuff but make for great powersliding. That damn kickstand flops around on every Sharp bump.

Time for...
1t down in front and up two on the rear sprockets...the dealer told me they can't change the speedo to match? What are my options there?

crash bars

A second set of rims with knobbies for sure
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Old 08-19-2011, 01:04 PM   #8063
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Thanks Jerk, that seemed to be the solution. Thanks Rod
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Old 08-19-2011, 01:23 PM   #8064
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Time for...
1t down in front and up two on the rear sprockets...the dealer told me they can't change the speedo to match? What are my options there?

crash bars

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Old 08-19-2011, 02:02 PM   #8065
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1t down in front and up two on the rear sprockets...the dealer told me they can't change the speedo to match? What are my options there?
Has anybody seen what TuneECU can do to these bikes yet? I was able to use it to adjust the speedo and odometer on my Sprint when I did a gearing change. Be warned though, only correct for the error you introduce, as it will apply the correction factor to both speedo and odometer, not just the speedo like the program may lead you to believe.
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:46 PM   #8066
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Has anybody seen what TuneECU can do to these bikes yet? I was able to use it to adjust the speedo and odometer on my Sprint when I did a gearing change. Be warned though, only correct for the error you introduce, as it will apply the correction factor to both speedo and odometer, not just the speedo like the program may lead you to believe.
I used TuneECU to attempt to correct the factory speedometer error, but it did not have an effect. Maybe Triumph changed something in the way the speedometer adjustment is implemented with the new bikes and TuneECU hasn't caught up yet?
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:23 PM   #8067
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This must put to rest any concerns that the Tigers can't handle the rough stuff. Those are some serious rocks.
You're kidding... Right?
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:25 PM   #8068
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I have a set of heated grips on my 800XC, and when used on high, they make the throttle stick, has anybody else noticed this? They were installed by the dealer when i bought the bike. I used them on my last ride, and it was kind of scary when you backed off the throttle, you had to force it off, it wouldn't return on it's own (cruise control). Any Ideas? Rod
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Old 08-20-2011, 06:47 AM   #8069
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" You're kidding... Right? "

I dunno, looks kinda rough to me.


Looking back up the trail:


But then I'm more of a mud kinda guy.

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Old 08-20-2011, 11:20 AM   #8070
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Headed to my Triumph dealer Monday to look at an 800 ABS. He only has yellow. Is it really ugly? Never seen on "in the flesh". If it fits, I may give it a home.
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