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Offline Tinlegs

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Re: Rear shock corrosion on your Tiger Sport?
Reply #10 on: 18 August, 2015, 09:43:51 PM
After contacting Triumph's after sales, they contacted the dealer and the rear shock and oil cooler pipes were replaced with no cost. Mirrors are ok so far even though the bike was ridden throughout the winter.
There was also an issue with a knocking coming from the fuel tank, the sender was replaced under warranty which cured the problem.

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Re: Rear shock corrosion on your Tiger Sport?
Reply #11 on: 07 August, 2016, 06:24:06 PM
Triumph refused to swap my rusty shock. They said it was due to lack of cleaning/maintenance even though the bike is immaculate!
Not changed under warranty. :010:

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Re: Rear shock corrosion on your Tiger Sport?
Reply #12 on: 07 August, 2016, 09:00:13 PM
Keep trying. It took a few letters before they chnged mine.
It's better to be a little late in this life than early into the next.

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Re: Rear shock corrosion on your Tiger Sport?
Reply #13 on: 10 August, 2016, 09:37:23 AM
Mine's in perfect condition so I just greased it up and fitted an R&G ShockTube. Used them in the past and found them to work very well.
Get a new life - change your wife!

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Re: Rear shock corrosion on your Tiger Sport?
Reply #14 on: 19 July, 2021, 04:07:01 PM
Just purchased my 2018 tiger sport with 5k miles, bike is in very good condition apart from rear shock which is very badly corroded, the galvanised body is brown and the spring has started rusting. I thought I had bought a bike that had been some how clocked it is in that bad a state, until reading this then I guess not.

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Re: Rear shock corrosion on your Tiger Sport?
Reply #15 on: 19 July, 2021, 06:57:26 PM
*Originally Posted by Wigburger1 [+]
Just purchased my 2018 tiger sport with 5k miles, bike is in very good condition apart from rear shock which is very badly corroded, the galvanised body is brown and the spring has started rusting. I thought I had bought a bike that had been some how clocked it is in that bad a state, until reading this then I guess not.

Did you buy it unseen?
Also: '16 Tiger 800, '95 Yamaha Serow, '58 Ariel FH.

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Re: Rear shock corrosion on your Tiger Sport?
Reply #16 on: 24 July, 2021, 09:52:42 AM
I did because of restrictions etc , photos of bike all looked good so deal was done. I contacted customer support at triumph with a couple of emails explaining shock issue all I got was cosmetic issue even with only 5300 miles , I explained several others had reported corrosion issues then nothing else no response, ostrich comes to mind.

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Re: Rear shock corrosion on your Tiger Sport?
Reply #17 on: 24 July, 2021, 10:30:33 AM
*Originally Posted by Wigburger1 [+]
I did because of restrictions etc , photos of bike all looked good so deal was done. I contacted customer support at triumph with a couple of emails explaining shock issue all I got was cosmetic issue even with only 5300 miles , I explained several others had reported corrosion issues then nothing else no response, ostrich comes to mind.

I'm surprised a Triumph dealer would sell it like that. Where did you get it from? Have you taken it up with the seller?
Also: '16 Tiger 800, '95 Yamaha Serow, '58 Ariel FH.

 



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