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Re: New-ish 2012?
Reply #20 on: 07 May, 2021, 11:15:14 AM
*Originally Posted by sungod [+]
I'm guessing something to do with the Iron Butt Award for riding 1000 miles in 1 Day.
Ah right .. get it now  :028:
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Re: New-ish 2012?
Reply #21 on: 08 May, 2021, 08:26:08 PM
I have a 2021 SE. Things I've dealt with:
    - same cr4p battery - replaced with an upgraded one
    - stator died at about 16K miles - replaced with aftermarket unit
    - starter cable is wimpy - replaced with aftermarket version
    - although I understand the suspension is better than prior years, I still had the front reworked and replaced rear with Ohlin (major difference)
    - decat and airbox mod with stock can and Dave's Tune

Other mods to suit my taste and riding style, but fundamentally it's been a great motorcycle. As was mentioned above the SE comes with panniers and ABS
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Re: New-ish 2012?
Reply #22 on: 10 May, 2021, 03:48:08 PM
Yeah, IBA => Iron Butt Association. Sorry, I forget that not everyone is a weirdo like myself that knows of and strangely enjoys that type of riding.

Thanks for the rundown JohnnyWheels. I plan to put my Lithium ION battery into the new whip when I get it, swap the old to the old bike and let a newbie deal with it. I also grabbed the puddin' cables that I thought "couldn't hurt" but haven't installed on the 2008 yet. Good to know that is a worthwhile update on the 2012 too.

I replaced my 2008 stator at 70K miles, and that was after blasting through the desert on my second cross country trip. It was quite toasty looking. But 16k miles? Yikes.

I just noticed my Haynes shop manual says 2007-2009 (??I think that is what it said. It isn't in front of me at the moment, but I know it did NOT include 2012). Looking at the Haynes manual available now, it says 2005-2015 Sprint/Tiger, so probably the same as the one that I got, or think there are updates that are worth springing for a new manual?

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Re: New-ish 2012?
Reply #23 on: 15 May, 2021, 10:20:47 AM
My Haynes covers the 1050 bikes up to the 2013 Sport that I have.  Where there are differences between models it just has entries like Ďon Tiger Sport models, do XXXX at this pointí throughout the text.   Hard to know whether itís worth it, I guess you can always use the one you have and if you find significant differences when trying to do a job, get the new one next-day from Amazon.   Iím sure itíll cover 99% of it anyway.

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Re: New-ish 2012?
Reply #24 on: 25 May, 2021, 06:48:13 PM
Trip complete. Photos here, and they are captioned, so hopefully you can read those as a ride report.

Couple of observations:
Newer battery (2yrs) but still stock 12 series. Starts GREAT EVERY TIME. So.... Not sure what to think about that. So an updated starter package? Seems much more than just cables, but what telltale signs would there be with the cables? Thinking I might have to leave my 2008 with the super battery so the next owner doesn't deal with it, especially if the 2012 is working this good.

The guy I bought it from being the second owner, and not being on this forum didn't know much of Triumph history/niggles as we do, and didn't seem to know about custom tunes. When I asked what tune it had, he told me "you turn it on and let it get to temp without touching the throttle and that sets it for the altitude, we did that when I got it to Reno and it has been great". So basically explaining the adaptation to me. He also claimed stock airbox, and didn't know about what I notice as the California Evap Crap (at least there is something behind the throttle bodies and under the airbox that isn't on my 2008). The first owner purchased from a dealership in Maryland and sold it back to them where this guy bought it and shipped to Reno.

It seems like the SC Project Can either adds 30HP, or there are other mods the first owner did that the guy I bought it from didn't know, or the sweet sweet sound from that can is influencing my butt-dyno cause WOW this thing gets up and moves much more than my 2008 (or... I will also allow for the 2008 crankus interruptus trouble I had dropped more HP than thought). But, I also haven't done a back to back ride yet, so maybe my butt-dyno just needs a better comparison test.

Inspecting more closely, must have been the first owner that put a wrap on the forks to black them out, and also painted the passenger peg hangers and exhaust heat shields. I had thought that was just a 2012 thing, but does not appear to be stock. I like it though!

Overall, quite stoked about the purchase, and had a great ride home to boot!

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Re: New-ish 2012?
Reply #25 on: 25 May, 2021, 06:57:59 PM
Great pics, looks like you've made a great time of picking up that bike.
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Re: New-ish 2012?
Reply #26 on: 26 May, 2021, 03:31:13 AM
Sounds like a peach sir.  Check them tunes,  :745: .   


Down this way brother.  The kids would love the children's museum while you watched a race.
Take the Tiger over to Putnam, that's what started the track day fun for me. 

Anyway, need something yell. I have a great lift a newly organized (for me) garage with tools. 

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Re: New-ish 2012?
Reply #27 on: 26 May, 2021, 11:45:45 AM
Geeat photos, looks like you had a brilliant time getting it home,
my thoughts on the map are dont bother with the arrow road map, go straight for Dave73's V2 tune, you will notice the difference with the SC project can
but you may be lucky and its already loaded from the 1st owner  :152:
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Re: New-ish 2012?
Reply #28 on: 26 May, 2021, 09:26:16 PM
Awesome - thanks for sharing!
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Re: New-ish 2012?
Reply #29 on: 26 May, 2021, 09:41:34 PM
 :008: great way to get acquainted to a new ride  :028:
pretty much from the first couple of pics I was thinking how far with that rear tyre!