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Old 09-17-2012, 06:05 PM   #14311
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electrical connector blocks?

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Old 09-17-2012, 06:55 PM   #14312
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It looks like Sargent has delayed the tentative date for their Tiger 800 seat until spring 2013.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:56 PM   #14313
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Just bought the Explorer bars for My XC, the sweep is perfect, but the bars are not a direct swap. the bars are a little wider and the position holes for the controls are not in the same place as the XC. you either have to drill differant holes for the electrical controls or grind off the locating tabs. also the left hand side you have a gap of about 1/4 inch differance, between the handguard and the tapered spacer. So you either have to drill out the handguard spacer or drill more holes for the hand grip to screw to.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:58 PM   #14314
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It looks like Sargent has delayed the tentative date for their Tiger 800 seat until spring 2013.
Have plenty of experience with them - my Photoshopped R1100GS was in their catalog. My feelings are that that they are struggling financially but hopefully they will get there
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:20 PM   #14315
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Have plenty of experience with them - my Photoshopped R1100GS was in their catalog. My feelings are that that they are struggling financially but hopefully they will get there
They state they've had a lot of interest for the tiger. I take that to mean preregistrations for the spring release. i just signed up, eagerly waiting what they will provide.

I emialed Spencer in FL, he did a phenomenal job on my Bonnie seat for relatively cheap, As of my email a few weeks ago he had not even seen a 800. I think he was planning on changing that in October, see if he could make an improvement. I'd be happy to let him have a go at my seat this winter.
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:57 AM   #14316
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Have plenty of experience with them - my Photoshopped R1100GS was in their catalog. My feelings are that that they are struggling financially but hopefully they will get there
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They state they've had a lot of interest for the tiger. I take that to mean preregistrations for the spring release. i just signed up, eagerly waiting what they will provide.
They definitely need to get a direction of some sort. When I was into the Daytona 675 scene, we had gotten something like 13 deposits together to do a Sargent deal, but, Sargent backed out. There's a market for new applications. Doing nothing, despite interest, is a sure way of going under. Either lead or get out of the way.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:02 AM   #14317
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gear position sensor

Does anyone know if there was ever a TSB for the gear position sensor? I seem to recall reading about it but I am not 100% sure. I know there was a TSB for the shifter return spring (I had that done). My gear position indicator is starting to act up. Mostly it will show 6th sometimes while I am in 5th gear. Usually only briefly then it goes back to 5th but sometimes it will stay in 6th. Does anyone know how the sensor works?
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:14 AM   #14318
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Does anyone know if there was ever a TSB for the gear position sensor? I seem to recall reading about it but I am not 100% sure. I know there was a TSB for the shifter return spring (I had that done). My gear position indicator is starting to act up. Mostly it will show 6th sometimes while I am in 5th gear. Usually only briefly then it goes back to 5th but sometimes it will stay in 6th. Does anyone know how the sensor works?
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I don't recall anything like that. Surest way is to pick up the phone and call a dealer. Any dealer.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:17 AM   #14319
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You should get your dealer to go ahead & order you a new gear position sensor. They are on the third part # for that sensor. It will eventually throw a check engine light. You can take it off & clean it, but that's just a temporary fix. It's just above the front sprocket & slightly rearward. Mine took 6 weeks to arrive in the US.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:50 AM   #14320
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I don't recall anything like that. Surest way is to pick up the phone and call a dealer. Any dealer.
I find the people on this forum to be more useful than my dealer..
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:52 AM   #14321
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You should get your dealer to go ahead & order you a new gear position sensor. They are on the third part # for that sensor. It will eventually throw a check engine light. You can take it off & clean it, but that's just a temporary fix. It's just above the front sprocket & slightly rearward. Mine took 6 weeks to arrive in the US.
Thanks. Good to know. I'll at least have a look at it to see if anything looks out of the ordinary, maybe clean it once and see how that works so I can at least have that data point when I talk to my dealer.
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:13 AM   #14322
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Air filter

Just got back from a 4 day dual sport ride. It was dusty and I knew I'd need to change my air filter, but WOW! What a procedure. My wife and I were supposed to have a quick turn around, just swap my BattleWings back on for a 3 week street tour but had to change our plans. Good thing cause I sure wouldn't want to be changing an air filter in a motel parking lot. Here's my filter after 7000kms of 99% street riding and 4 days of a dual sport ride through the mountains.



I can't believe what's involved to get to the air filter. I ordered a UNI pre-filter from Australia, it can't get here soon enough. I honestly think the Tiger will pretty much be relegated to street duty from here on out. Disappointed and a little sad. The Tiger could be my only bike but there's no way in hell I want to be trying to keep clean filters in it on dual sport rides. Plus the parts availability or more accurately the lack of parts. I bought this new filter because I knew I needed it, and wanted to have a spare on hand but the dealer only had ONE filter for the Tiger.

I will never bitch about cleaning and oiling our DR filters again and the DR just got bumped back up to primary back roads explorer. Triumph got so many things right with the Tiger but for an "Adventure" bike this filter thing sure lets it down.
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:05 PM   #14323
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It's not a DR. They actually did improve the air filter access. Have you ever read about the air filter on a Steamer?
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:10 PM   #14324
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Just got back from a 4 day dual sport ride. It was dusty and I knew I'd need to change my air filter, but WOW! What a procedure. My wife and I were supposed to have a quick turn around, just swap my BattleWings back on for a 3 week street tour but had to change our plans. Good thing cause I sure wouldn't want to be changing an air filter in a motel parking lot. Here's my filter after 7000kms of 99% street riding and 4 days of a dual sport ride through the mountains.



I can't believe what's involved to get to the air filter. I ordered a UNI pre-filter from Australia, it can't get here soon enough. I honestly think the Tiger will pretty much be relegated to street duty from here on out. Disappointed and a little sad. The Tiger could be my only bike but there's no way in hell I want to be trying to keep clean filters in it on dual sport rides. Plus the parts availability or more accurately the lack of parts. I bought this new filter because I knew I needed it, and wanted to have a spare on hand but the dealer only had ONE filter for the Tiger.

I will never bitch about cleaning and oiling our DR filters again and the DR just got bumped back up to primary back roads explorer. Triumph got so many things right with the Tiger but for an "Adventure" bike this filter thing sure lets it down.
I can only assume you mostly did it with dual sport bikes. Coming from combination of street bikes and thumpers I see no problem at all in this filter change procedure even on roadside. Specially since it really keeps intake clean really well.
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:12 PM   #14325
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I can only assume you mostly did it with dual sport bikes. Coming from combination of street bikes and thumpers I see no problem at all in this filter change procedure even on roadside. Specially since it really keeps intake clean really well.
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NOT using it as an adventure type bike due to the air filter seems a little short-sighted to me. No bike is perfect, least of all the Tiger but I'll take it over anything else.
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