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Old 05-02-2012, 05:35 PM   #1036
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been looking at the xc for some time but in some threads this heat issue keeps coming up ie..from another inmate... the stepper motor is a huge problem triumph dont give a toss-bloody heat comes of the engine, ok when standing up but in summer at lights you fry.

is there a fix for this?
Rubbish, my xc is performing flawlessly. Some people have had issues. I love mine. Heat is no bother, it is being blown out of proportion by a few. IMHO.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:48 PM   #1037
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been looking at the xc for some time but in some threads this heat issue keeps coming up ie..from another inmate... the stepper motor is a huge problem triumph dont give a toss-bloody heat comes of the engine, ok when standing up but in summer at lights you fry.

is there a fix for this?
Don't take to much notice of all that Rubbish. Have ever riden any other naked bike in the heat! It's all relative. I have had no problem with this. I love my Tiger and think that I will be keeping her for a very long time

I just come back from a 1300 Km ride on 80% Gravel and very slippery dirt tracks, this bike is more that up to the task, she took every thing I gave her. Can't wait for the net ride



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Old 05-02-2012, 08:11 PM   #1038
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is there a fix for this?
Maybe wear better pants. I also don't have a big problem with heat from the bike.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:37 PM   #1039
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Rubbish, my xc is performing flawlessly. Some people have had issues. I love mine. Heat is no bother, it is being blown out of proportion by a few. IMHO.
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It's a bike....they get hot. As for the stepper motor, sure some have had issues but I would wager it's a tiny minority. If it weren't, Triumph would have fixed it by now - they are very good at doing so but if a tiny few report an issue, how can they determine what the issue is and how to fix it ?

Buy it, ride it, you'll love it....
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:50 AM   #1040
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been looking at the xc for some time but in some threads this heat issue keeps coming up ie..from another inmate... the stepper motor is a huge problem triumph dont give a toss-bloody heat comes of the engine, ok when standing up but in summer at lights you fry.

is there a fix for this?
Heat - heat no issue here but how hot is too hot for you? Best to ride one for yourself and make your own decision. If you want to stay really cool in summer, best to drive your car with the a/c on.

Stepper a HUGE issue????? Have it gooped every now and then, like at a major service and there appears to be no issue. FFS, soon folk are going to be complaining the bike has a major issue because the engine cuts out if you don't fill the gas tank when it is empty or that it gets dirty when you ride them in the mud n dust

The high mileage 800s in our Tiger Squadron are approaching 20,000km with the only hick-up being the need to goop the stepper once in three of the bikes. I say for a brand new model in a new class for the brand top effort Triumph

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Old 05-03-2012, 03:13 PM   #1041
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FFS, soon folk are going to be complaining the bike has a major issue because the engine cuts out if you don't fill the gas tank when it is empty or that it gets dirty when you ride them in the mud n dust
I have that problem all the time, the Tiger just will not stay clean!! Good one

If you are like me and seems that you are, after a big ride the Tiger gets stripped down wheels out, tank off etc and cleaned and maintenanced and all that needs lubed get lubed. By doing this things will last longer and there will be no break downs. Just common sense really if we are doing this sort of riding isn't it!
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:17 PM   #1042
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Maybe the brochure should of read "not to be riden in warm or dusty climates" -so this counts you guys out .
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:26 AM   #1043
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FFS, soon folk are going to be complaining the bike has a major issue because the engine cuts out if you don't fill the gas tank when it is empty or that it gets dirty when you ride them in the mud n dust
Those "faults" are included in this very "tongue in cheek" thread. http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/....html#msg36053
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:19 AM   #1044
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If you are like me and seems that you are, after a big ride the Tiger gets stripped down wheels out, tank off etc and cleaned and maintenanced and all that needs lubed get lubed. it!
What is this cleaning thing you talk about........
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:44 AM   #1045
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What is this cleaning thing you talk about........
Just one of those bad habits I suppose! Enjoy working on bikes as much as riding them :)
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:55 AM   #1046
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Those "faults" are included in this very "tongue in cheek" thread. http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/....html#msg36053

That's some funny stuff.
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:57 PM   #1047
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Haning trouble finding a smaller countershaft sprocket {think the original is 16 i want to gear it down so thinking a 15 } triumph say there isnt one made for that bike. Been looking on ebay there is ones overseas but no postage to here in Brisbane Australia, this cant be right I know some of you guys have this mod any help pls
Haven't finished reading the entire thread so my apologies if this has been covered.

The stock DL650 V-Strom CS sprocket is a direct fit on the T800 and it has the molded in rubber damper for reduced chain noise.

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Old 05-06-2012, 08:17 PM   #1048
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To where do you fill the tank? To the bars? Just covering the bars? Or right up to the near top?
G'Day,

I really couldn't tell you to be honest. I don't take a lot of notice but I always leave a bit of safety margin at the top? I'll take a look next time and let you know.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:30 PM   #1049
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G/Day Burren Rider/ Danny

first of all thanks for starting this great thread, which has kept on track for 80% of the time
I currently got a F800GS which has 20K on it, from riding here ,Iran and central asia... Like this bike but when reaching 5000 rpm it turns to shit,,,vibrations through the bars and frame,,,spoken to other 800gs riders and they say the same.... but apart from that its fantastic and hasnt let me down EVER

THEN i saw the 800xc 5 days ago and fell in love with it,,now i want one

the only thing is this STEPPER MOTOR problem I read about here and in other forums
Has this problem been sorted out by triumph....????
With this problem i wouldnt be going up into remote places like iran,Turkmenistan Tajikistan etc etc
ALSO
The Aux tank that is being developed is so ugly and big,,,be better and cheaper to get 2 X 7 liter fuel bladders

ALSO
does the 800XC have a diagnostic tool for a laptop computer like the F800gs has which is called the GS 911 and is a fault finding tool

the thing that is also leaning me to the XC is that my wife can get a seat to fit her short legs 5' 4",,me 5'7" and that way we can have the same bikes therefore one set of spares

thanks in advanvce

Shane
G'Day Shane,

The stepper motor issue seems to be as simple as some preventative maintenance at major service intervals. Mine certainly hasn't played up since it was diagnosed (I have now done an additional 7,000km's of predominantly dirt).

The aesthetics of the Safari tank are a personal thing I guess. Coming from a dirt bike background, I like big plastic tanks. There is just something about them that feels reassuring as you wander off into the wilderness. Bladders do the same job to an extent but they aren't as convenient and to my mind, don't carry the fuel aswell from a handling perspective? Of course, here in Oz (and no doubt where you are) there is an argument for the big main tank and the bladders on certain trips.

I ordered the Dealer Tool for my Tiger and it seems to do everything you would want it to do. It can read fault codes, give you live data on the engine management software and even balance the throttle bodies. From memory it was around 70 pounds from the UK?

Cheers,

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Old 05-06-2012, 08:34 PM   #1050
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Great photo's. I am hoping to get over there one day, it looks like an awesome place to explore?
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