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Old 12-11-2012, 01:22 PM   #91
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Coolant Drip

Coolant leak, left side, near bottom of engine, right above the charcoal cannister. It will drip a couple of drops when sitting parked. I tightened bolt that holds the fitting that goes into the side of the motor but that didn't fix it.

I suspect it's the coolant hose where it attaches there, is weeping out of the end of the hose. I have heard hoses can seep fluid thru the internal wall and ooze out the end. I've tightened the clamp so that seems plausible.

Can't be bothered to take it in to the dealer, too much hassle. I may try to source a replacement hose.

About 4K miles.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:35 PM   #92
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I had the wheel hop on my first set of tires. (Battlewings) When I changed tires 5,000 miles later the wheel hop went away.

I noticed a small oil leak on the lower right side. I tightned the case bolts and it seems to have stopped.

I had stalling/would not idle, issues due to a dirty stepper motor after about 7,000 miles. I blew it off with compressed air and havent had any issues lately.
I ordered some knobbies for it on Saturday and am thinking about changing the front sprocket as you mentioned to me earlier... Still have a growing list of changes and farkles and trying to prioritize and save the $$ for them!!!
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:57 AM   #93
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Mine is a 2013 800xc. Keeps blowing the engine management system fuse (#4 back fuse box). Causing the bike to immediately turn off. The bike is still at the dealer & now I'm dealing w/ Triumph directly.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:59 AM   #94
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Mine is a 2013 800xc. Keeps blowing the engine management system fuse (#4 back fuse box). Causing the bike to immediately turn off. The bike is still at the dealer & now I'm dealing w/ Triumph directly.
good luck on that. thats a new one to me! lemon?
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:32 PM   #95
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Mine is a 2013 800xc. Keeps blowing the engine management system fuse (#4 back fuse box). Causing the bike to immediately turn off. The bike is still at the dealer & now I'm dealing w/ Triumph directly.
Wow. Sounds like a bad harness.
Triumph replied to my dealer the following day about the neutral,position sensor. Once they confirm the problem it's a go to replace it and they have one in stock at the dealer. It's time for my 6000 mile service too so the timing couldn't be better.
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:06 PM   #96
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Oh well... I would really appreciate a follow up. If it fixes the "tappet like ticking sound" it'll be great.

And shouldn't this be covered under warranty?
So I got the needed gasket and bolts and pulled the timing chain cover yesterday. The timing chain seemed to be appropriately tight, the chain guides were correctly positioned and without play and the bottom sprocket seemed to be on correctly. There was nothing out of place or any evidence of a problem. I put everything back together and of course it still ticks.

I crawled around for a while using a piece of broomstick as a stethoscope and couldn't really pin anything down. It's loudest from directly in front, almost like it's coming from the header. Exhaust leak maybe?
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:44 PM   #97
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So I got the needed gasket and bolts and pulled the timing chain cover yesterday. The timing chain seemed to be appropriately tight, the chain guides were correctly positioned and without play and the bottom sprocket seemed to be on correctly. There was nothing out of place or any evidence of a problem. I put everything back together and of course it still ticks.

I crawled around for a while using a piece of broomstick as a stethoscope and couldn't really pin anything down. It's loudest from directly in front, almost like it's coming from the header. Exhaust leak maybe?
Bummer. On my bike it seems to be coming from the top, and front as well. It doesn't do it all the time. But when it does, man it is annoying.
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:34 PM   #98
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Not sure why no one has heeded my earlier post, but you should check the delrin timing chain positioner. If it's out of whack, it'll make your top end sound like it's toast. I think it can be easiest to see by removing the lower plate on the engine casing that covers the crank on the right side. At least that's where my mechanic accessed it.

I think there's a little roll pin that holds it in place that can get dislodged causing the guide to rub and click on the timing chain. It sounds a lot like terrible valve noise, and I think the sound emits from the top because the valve covers are thinner than the thick aluminum plates covering the actual area where the sound comes from.

Got a new pin in there and have had no issue in the 5K miles since.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:17 PM   #99
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Not sure why no one has heeded my earlier post, but you should check the delrin timing chain positioner. If it's out of whack, it'll make your top end sound like it's toast. I think it can be easiest to see by removing the lower plate on the engine casing that covers the crank on the right side. At least that's where my mechanic accessed it.

I think there's a little roll pin that holds it in place that can get dislodged causing the guide to rub and click on the timing chain. It sounds a lot like terrible valve noise, and I think the sound emits from the top because the valve covers are thinner than the thick aluminum plates covering the actual area where the sound comes from.

Got a new pin in there and have had no issue in the 5K miles since.
That's exactly the cover that I pulled off. The pivot pin at the bottom was firmly in place and the guide was well centered on the chain run. As best as I cold tell from the service manual everything was in the correct place and properly attached.
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:18 PM   #100
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Dude,

Super sorry to have misread your post. I was clearly smoking dust. Somehow I read it and thought you'd pulled the valve cover. Wow. Gotta get my reading comprehension skills back in line if I'm gonna keep posting.

Sorry to hear you've still got the noise.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:47 AM   #101
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Coolant leak, left side, near bottom of engine, right above the charcoal cannister. It will drip a couple of drops when sitting parked. I tightened bolt that holds the fitting that goes into the side of the motor but that didn't fix it.

I suspect it's the coolant hose where it attaches there, is weeping out of the end of the hose. I have heard hoses can seep fluid thru the internal wall and ooze out the end. I've tightened the clamp so that seems plausible.

Can't be bothered to take it in to the dealer, too much hassle. I may try to source a replacement hose.

About 4K miles.
Hmm, mine sometimes smells of coolant after a ride. It seems to be low in the overflow bottle, but I can't see any leaks or drips anywhere. However, there is some minor discoloration at the connection point you mention.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:04 AM   #102
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Hmm, mine sometimes smells of coolant after a ride. It seems to be low in the overflow bottle, but I can't see any leaks or drips anywhere. However, there is some minor discoloration at the connection point you mention.
yeah, blue type coolant dries chalky white. Look for tell-tale residue.

I forget where I heard about hoses seeping out the end, it wicks thru the internal wall of the hose. I think there were some KTM's that had that issue. Probably somebody in Europe that makes molded hoses (bent) and the Tiger got them.

Mine drips so little I haven't dealt with it yet. More of an annoyance. Need to locate the part number and a source. Anybody got a link to an exploded parts diagram?
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:05 AM   #103
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. Need to locate the part number and a source. Anybody got a link to an exploded parts diagram?
Bike Bandit sells oem triumph parts and they have the diagrams.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:07 AM   #104
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Bike Bandit sells oem triumph parts and they have the diagrams.
Cool. They even discount them. That hose is $21.



EDIT: BTW, the rest of the assorted parts look expensive. Like the stupid snorkel and connecter we tossed for the prefilter - over a hundred bucks worth!!
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:05 PM   #105
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Update...

Picked up my Roadie at the dealer's shop yesterday. New cylinder head, camshafts, etc, all covered by warranty. The only charge was twenty-nine bucks and some change for a set of new spark plugs (at my request). Now if it would quit snowing for a day or two I'd be able to get it out of my van...
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