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Re: Tiger rebuild in Indiana, USA
Reply #10 on: 29 April, 2021, 12:35:32 PM
Looks a bit better after a good wash  :028:, you have a bolt missing from the alternator cover & the coolant looks a lovely dirty brown, probably needs a good flush or 2..
for the cover you might still be able to buy new as the one for the early Tiger sport is the same, about £120 for cover & gasket. its pretty easy to remove & replace, should only be a few drops of oil inside the case - Just the magnet of the stator holding it on once you break the seal of the gasket.
good luck with the rebuild  :031:
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Re: Tiger rebuild in Indiana, USA
Reply #11 on: 29 April, 2021, 05:31:36 PM
*Originally Posted by Timbox [+]
Welcome, Id ditch the off road tyres, maybe had something to do with the lowside
I was thinking the very same thing! Wonder if it handled at all with those tyres on ....  :087:

 :401: BTW.

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Re: Tiger rebuild in Indiana, USA
Reply #12 on: 29 April, 2021, 05:36:53 PM
 :0461: Those tyres would be useless off-road & dangerous on road.
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Re: Tiger rebuild in Indiana, USA
Reply #13 on: 29 April, 2021, 11:24:17 PM
*Originally Posted by Timbox [+]
Welcome, Id ditch the off road tyres, maybe had something to do with the lowside

*Originally Posted by Paullie [+]
I was thinking the very same thing! Wonder if it handled at all with those tyres on ....  :087:

 :401: BTW.

I agree with you guys, although I did test ride it I couldnít test ride it very hard as it was snowing in April when I went. New tires (Shinko ravens) just came in today as well as the eBay headlight which is looking like a lost cause. I think any tiger 1050 from 2006-2018 will fit physically so at least my chances of finding a used one are increasing.

Now if I could only figure out how to get the front wheel off the ground. How do you all do it?


Last Edit: 29 April, 2021, 11:27:09 PM by cconner1990

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Re: Tiger rebuild in Indiana, USA
Reply #14 on: 30 April, 2021, 01:19:06 AM
Unfortunately, good used Tiger 1050 parts are getting harder to find as the years roll on. The Tiger 1050 was only sold in the USA from 2007 to 2012, going on 9 years since you could get a new one here. And they never sold in huge numbers in the US. Triumph chose not to sell the later 2013+ Tiger Sports here :232: Headlights from 2007-2012 are all plug and play, 2013+ Sport headlights will fit but require wiring modifications to work on the older models.

You can still find new original parts from Triumph but they are not usually cheap. Here is one source I have used for OEM parts and accessories.

https://www.triumphestore.com/Triumph_2007_Tiger-1050.html

Good luck with your rebuild, there is a lot of knowledge here on the forum.  :031:
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Re: Tiger rebuild in Indiana, USA
Reply #15 on: 30 April, 2021, 03:05:42 AM
 :405: from the left coast.

You have the good fortune of living near one of the most knowledgeable, and generous members of the forum in Indytiger.

You've already been on eBay, so don't need to tell you anything there. I check there regularly just to see what's out there.  Also keep on eye on the parts for sale section on here. 

I think that once you get that thing sorted, that Harley is gonna get a lot less use.

When the bike is on the center stand, I use a floor jack wiitha small piece of wood and gently lift under the header pipe.  Just enough to clear the front wheel. And FWIW, if you're gonna rebuild the front forks, I highly recommend Race tech or something along those lines.  I had mine rebuilt with race tech springs and gold valves. Also installed Ohlins rear shock.  Absolutely transformed the bike. 

Good luck.  The best thing you've done so far is joining this forum.   :028:

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Re: Tiger rebuild in Indiana, USA
Reply #16 on: 30 April, 2021, 07:14:37 AM
*Originally Posted by cconner1990 [+]

Now if I could only figure out how to get the front wheel off the ground. How do you all do it?


With bike on centre stand, I fill the topbox with weights eg 4 x 4L tubs of oil does the job. Once the front wheel is out, the weight is biased towards the back.
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Re: Tiger rebuild in Indiana, USA
Reply #17 on: 30 April, 2021, 12:41:54 PM
*Originally Posted by Grouchybastard [+]




 And FWIW, if you're gonna rebuild the front forks, I highly recommend Race tech or something along those lines.  I had mine rebuilt with race tech springs and gold valves. Also installed Ohlins rear shock.  Absolutely transformed the bike. 



Agreed, did the same to my 2008 :152:. Unfortunately, the forks look bent from the crash. The chrome lower tubes appear to be pushed in, (at least on the left side). Hopefully it's just a camera illusion but I would check them carefully before investing $$$ into a rebuild.
Last Edit: 30 April, 2021, 12:46:12 PM by gosling 1
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Re: Tiger rebuild in Indiana, USA
Reply #18 on: 30 April, 2021, 06:35:44 PM
To lift the front I just  put wooden blocks under the downpipes, plenty strong enough,

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Re: Tiger rebuild in Indiana, USA
Reply #19 on: 30 April, 2021, 07:19:26 PM
*Originally Posted by gosling 1 [+]
Agreed, did the same to my 2008 :152:. Unfortunately, the forks look bent from the crash. The chrome lower tubes appear to be pushed in, (at least on the left side). Hopefully it's just a camera illusion but I would check them carefully before investing $$$ into a rebuild.

Sadly itís not an illusion. The left chrome tube is bent. Iíve order a new one from triumph. I donít think any of the internals are damaged but time will tell.