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Re: Tiger rebuild in Indiana, USA
Reply #40 on: 14 May, 2021, 07:35:00 PM
Would be a little fun challenge.  Shame I'm so far away.     


Good luck.   Now bored.
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Re: Tiger rebuild in Indiana, USA
Reply #41 on: 01 June, 2021, 02:49:00 AM
 :431: I know itís been a bit since an update. Work got busy then we went on vacation, the usual excuses. Now that Iím back at home Iím more amped than ever to get working on the bike.

As for the ignition wiring, I have no idea if the bike was ever stolen, nothing came up with transferring the title or insuring it. Any way to check to see if it was stolen? Can you carfax a motorcycle? Fixing the wiring will be easy enough, little solder and heat shrink. The hard part is connecting the two halves of the ignition I think. Debating super glue and electrical tape vs having a piece 3D printed for it.

In more depressing news the last part I need, the replacement for the chrome inner fork slider thatís bent is bouncing around Lithuania. I only paid $100 used vs the $400 new the local triumph dealer quoted so I wonít be super pissed if it never shows but with my luck Iíll buy a new one and theyíll both be delivered the same day.  :151: So in the mean time Iím checking local sale sites for any triumph bike that may work. Anyone know how compatible forks are between bikes?

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Re: Tiger rebuild in Indiana, USA
Reply #42 on: 01 June, 2021, 07:33:00 AM
*Originally Posted by cconner1990 [+]
In more depressing news the last part I need, the replacement for the chrome inner fork slider thatís bent is bouncing around Lithuania. I only paid $100 used vs the $400 new the local triumph dealer quoted so I wonít be super pissed if it never shows but with my luck Iíll buy a new one and theyíll both be delivered the same day.

There'll be loads in Lithuania, it's where all the stolen bikes & cars get shipped to from the UK.
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Re: Tiger rebuild in Indiana, USA
Reply #43 on: 01 June, 2021, 09:27:43 AM
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There'll be loads in Lithuania, it's where all the stolen bikes & cars get shipped to from the UK.
So true .... and from elsewhere in western Europe. Truly a real European business ... !   :001:  :003:   

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Re: Tiger rebuild in Indiana, USA
Reply #44 on: 01 June, 2021, 02:08:13 PM
*Originally Posted by Paul2bikes [+]
There'll be loads in Lithuania, it's where all the stolen bikes & cars get shipped to from the UK.

Oh damn, I did not know that. Iíll be sure not to buy any bike parts from Lithuania again.

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Re: Tiger rebuild in Indiana, USA
Reply #45 on: 01 June, 2021, 06:25:57 PM
*Originally Posted by cconner1990 [+]




Interesting that your top triple clamp appears to be polished.  My top clamp is a duller finish like your bottom one.  I don't think that was ever done at the factory, although I could be wrong.  That would take time and effort on some PO's part who cared about your bike, but it sure seems that some of the PO's didn't  :006:.
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Re: Tiger rebuild in Indiana, USA
Reply #46 on: 03 June, 2021, 05:06:01 AM
When you mentioned. "having a piece 3D printed for it."  Having what printed?
On the wiring, yes solder and never touch electrical tape it will fail. Heat shrink is the only way to go.   
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Re: Tiger rebuild in Indiana, USA
Reply #47 on: 11 June, 2021, 03:05:27 AM
Indy, I wouldn't use electrical tape on the wiring, my dad raised me better than that. The wiring will be soldered and marine grade heat shrinked (heatshrunk?).  What I'm talking about is connecting the the two pieces of the ignition switch together. In my last pic there's the top part that's still attached to the top triple tree and the piece I'm holding in my hand. Currently I'm debating:
1) designing a housing to 3d print that would hold the parts together, 2) super glue or epoxy on the top face of the bottom piece and then electrical tape to hold it while the glue sets and provide a slight bit of water proofing. I haven't been able to find heat shrinking big enough to fit the housing, otherwise I'd use it. 3) buy an ignition switch to replace my broken one, which is turning out to be harder than expected.

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Re: Tiger rebuild in Indiana, USA
Reply #48 on: 11 June, 2021, 05:24:54 AM
Good man.   

Depending on the wire and what it runs to if possible I'll replace. If not then I'll splice them like they do with rope.   It's a pain, have yet to have one fail.  May have a harness laying around, I'll check.  (had two one was a donor, other my NON abs harness from the ABS upgrade)

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Re: Tiger rebuild in Indiana, USA
Reply #49 on: 12 June, 2021, 12:00:03 PM
*Originally Posted by turtle [+]
Interesting that your top triple clamp appears to be polished.  My top clamp is a duller finish like your bottom one.  I don't think that was ever done at the factory, although I could be wrong.  That would take time and effort on some PO's part who cared about your bike, but it sure seems that some of the PO's didn't  :006:.

Only like that on the 2007's, 2008 and up got the duller finish. The seats on the '07's had a slightly different vinyl material as well.
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