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Triumph Tiger 800 Owner's Handbook Manual

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This handbook contains information on the Triumph Tiger 800 and Tiger 800XC motorcycles.
Always store this owner's handbook with the motorcycle and refer to it for information
whenever necessary.
Warnings, Cautions and
presented in the following form:
This warning symbol identifies special
instructions or procedures, which if not
correctly followed could result in personal
injury, or loss of life.
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instructions or procedures, which, if not
strictly observed, could result in damage to,
or destruction of, equipment.
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of particular interest for more
efficient and convenient operation.


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   Summary of Contents for Triumph Tiger 800

  • Page 1: Foreword

    Foreword FOREWORD This handbook contains information on the Triumph Tiger 800 and Tiger 800XC motorcycles. Always store this owner's handbook with the motorcycle and refer to it for information whenever necessary. Warnings, Cautions and Notes Caution Throughout this owner's handbook...
  • Page 2: Warning Labels

    The Tiger 800XC is designed for on-road and carried out by an authorized Triumph dealer. light off-road use. Only an authorized Triumph dealer will have The Tiger 800 is designed for on-road use the necessary knowledge, equipment and only. skills to maintain your Triumph motorcycle correctly.
  • Page 3 800-447-4700, or by Our relationship with you does not end with writing to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation the purchase of your Triumph. Your feedback at: 2, Jenner Street, Irvine, California 92718. on the buying and ownership experience is...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Information The information contained in this publication is based on the latest information available at the time of printing. Triumph reserves the right to make changes at any time without prior notice, or obligation. Not to be reproduced wholly or in part without the written permission of Triumph Motorcycles America Limited.
  • Page 5: The Motorcycle

    Tiger 800 - 496 lb (225 kg); Warning Tiger 800XC - 492 lb (223 kg). The Tiger 800 is designed for on-road use only. It is not suitable for off-road use. Off-road operation could lead to loss of Warning...
  • Page 6 Foreword - Safety First Fuel and Exhaust Fumes Safety Helmet and Clothing Warning Warning GASOLINE IS HIGHLY FLAMMABLE: When riding the motorcycle, both rider and passenger must always wear a Always turn off the engine when refuelling. motorcycle helmet, eye protection, gloves, Do not refuel or open the fuel filler cap boots, trousers (close fitting around the while smoking or in the vicinity of any...
  • Page 7 Foreword - Safety First Parking Warning Warning A helmet is one of the most important pieces of riding gear as it offers protection Always turn off the engine and remove the against head injuries. You and your ignition key before leaving the motorcycle passenger's helmet should be carefully unattended.
  • Page 8 Triumph motorcycle safe operation this Triumph are those which carry official Triumph motorcycle. approval and are fitted to the motorcycle Remember that continued operation of an by an authorized dealer. incorrectly performing motorcycle may...
  • Page 9 Foreword - Safety First Riding Warning Warning This Triumph motorcycle should operated within the legal speed limits for Never ride the motorcycle when fatigued the particular road travelled. Operating a or under the influence of alcohol or other motorcycle high speeds drugs.
  • Page 10 In some cases, it helps to shift your body weight forward by leaning over the Caution tank. This Triumph motorcycle is not fitted with Copyright © 2005 Motorcycle Safety spark arresters. Operation in forests, brush Foundation. All rights reserved. Used with or grass areas may violate state and local laws and regulations.
  • Page 11 Foreword - Safety First Handlebars and Footrests Warning Warning The rider and passenger must always use the footrests provided, during operation of The rider must maintain control of the the vehicle. vehicle keeping hands By using the footrests, both rider and handlebars at all times.
  • Page 12: Warning Labels

    The labels detailed on this and the following pages draw your attention to important safety information in this handbook. Before riding, ensure that all riders have understood and complied with all the information to which these labels relate. Warning Label Locations - Tiger 800 and Tiger 800XC Windshield Breaking-In...
  • Page 13 Warning Labels Warning Label Locations - Tiger 800 and Tiger 800XC (continued) Caution All warning labels and decals, with the exception of the Running-in label, are fitted to the motorcycle using a strong adhesive. In some cases, labels are installed prior to an application of paint lacquer.
  • Page 14: Parts Identification

    Parts Identification PARTS IDENTIFICATION Tiger 800 10 9 1. Headlight 8. Rear wheel adjuster 2. Front turn signal 9. Drive chain 3. Electrical accessory socket 10.Side stand 4. Fuel tank and fuel filler cap 11. Gear-shift pedal 5. Battery and fuse boxes 12.Radiator/Coolant pressure cap...
  • Page 15 Parts Identification PARTS IDENTIFICATION Tiger 800 (continued) 26 25 15.Brake/tail light 23.Clutch cable 16.Rear brake fluid reservoir 24.Engine oil level sight glass 17. Oil filler cap 25.Rear brake pedal 18.Mirror 26.Rear suspension spring pre-load 19.Headlight adjuster adjuster 20.Screen 27.Rear brake caliper 21.
  • Page 16 Parts Identification Tiger 800XC 10 9 1. Headlight 8. Rear wheel adjuster 2. Front turn signal 9. Drive chain 3. Electrical accessory socket 10.Side stand 4. Fuel tank and fuel filler cap 11. Gear-shift pedal 5. Battery and fuse boxes 12.Radiator/Coolant pressure cap 6.
  • Page 17 Parts Identification Tiger 800XC (continued) 27 26 15.Brake/tail light 24.Clutch cable 16.Rear brake fluid reservoir 25.Engine oil level sight glass 17. Oil filler cap 26.Rear brake pedal 18.Handguards 27.Rear suspension pre-load adjuster 19.Mirror 28.Rear suspension rebound damping 20.Headlight adjuster adjuster 21.
  • Page 18 Parts Identification All Models (Tiger 800 shown) cgjo 1. Clutch lever 8. Engine stop switch 2. Passing button 9. Front brake lever 3. Headlight dimmer switch 10.Starter button 4. Trip computer display 11. Ignition switch 5. Speedometer 12.Electrical accessory socket 6.
  • Page 19: Serial Numbers

    Serial Numbers SERIAL NUMBERS Vehicle Identification Engine Serial Number Number (VIN) 1. Engine serial number (Tiger 800 cgiv shown) 1. VIN number (Tiger 800 shown) The engine serial number is stamped on the The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is engine crankcase, immediately above the stamped into the steering head area of the clutch cover.
  • Page 20 Serial Numbers This page intentionally left blank...
  • Page 21: General Information

    General Information GENERAL INFORMATION Table of Contents Instrument Panel Layout............23 Speedometer and Odometer.
  • Page 22 Triumph Accessory D-lock Storage ........
  • Page 23: Instrument Panel Layout

    General Information Instrument Panel Layout 9 10 11 12 1. Clock 13.High beam indicator light 2. Service interval indicator 14.Low fuel level indicator light 3. Speedometer 15.Alarm/immobiliser status indicator 4. Fuel gauge light (alarm is an accessory fit) 5. Engine management malfunction 16.Tachometer indicator light 17.
  • Page 24: Speedometer And Odometer

    Never allow engine rpm to enter the • Trip Meter 2 'red zone' as severe engine damage may • Tire Pressure Monitoring system - result. if fitted (available as an accessory on Tiger 800 models only) • Set up Note: • tire pressure monitoring...
  • Page 25: Odometer/trip Meter

    General Information Odometer/Trip Meter Press and release button 'B' until the desired display is visible. The display will scroll through in the following order: • Trip distance • Range to empty • Trip time • Average fuel consumption • Instantaneous fuel consumption •...
  • Page 26: Trip Meter Reset

    General Information Clock Adjustment Warning Warning Do not attempt to switch between odometer and trip meter display modes or Do not attempt to adjust the clock with the reset the trip meter with the motorcycle in motorcycle in motion as this may lead to motion as this may lead to loss of loss of motorcycle control and an accident.
  • Page 27: Changing Units (imperial, Us Or Metric)

    General Information Once both hours and minutes are correctly Changing Units (Imperial, US set, press button 'B' to confirm and t-SEt will or Metric) be visible in the display screen. Press and Units has four selectable display modes as release button 'A' until r turn is visible then described below: press button 'B'.
  • Page 28 General Information To access the units display; with the Models without TPMS: Press button 'B' motorcycle stationary and in neutral press and do not touch buttons 'A' or 'B' again until and release turn the ignition to the ON UnitS is visible in the display screen. When position.
  • Page 29: Abs Disable (models With Abs Only)

    ABS OFF will be system has been reset by your authorized displayed for 2 seconds, and the ABS Triumph dealer. If the service is overdue, the warning light will be illuminated. distance will be displayed as a negative To Enable the ABS number.
  • Page 30: Fuel Gauge

    Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Note: • TPMS is an accessory option on Tiger 800 models only. It is not available on Tiger 800XC models. Function Tire pressure sensors are fitted to the front and rear wheels. These sensors measure the...
  • Page 31: Tire Pressure Sensor Serial Number

    General Information Tire Pressure Sensor Serial Number System Display The serial number for the tire pressure sensor is printed on a label attached to the sensor. Warning This number may be required by the dealer for service or diagnostics. Do not attempt to switch between front and rear tire display modes with the When the tire pressure monitoring system is motorcycle in motion as this may lead to...
  • Page 32: Sensor Batteries

    TPMS system. Contact your than 12 mph (20 km) and the tire pressure authorized Triumph dealer to have the fault signal is received. rectified. To exit the tire pressure display, press and Tire Pressures release button 'A' to the desired display.
  • Page 33: Replacement Tires

    Replacement Tires Warning Lights When replacing tires, always have an Turn Signals authorized Triumph dealer fit your tires and ensure they are aware that tire pressure When the turn signal switch is sensors are fitted to the wheels (see pushed to the left or right, the page 103).
  • Page 34: High Coolant Temperature Warning Light

    Do not restart the engine until and an accident. Contact an authorized the fault has been rectified. Triumph dealer as soon as possible to have the fault checked and rectified. Severe engine damage will result from running the engine when the high coolant temperature warning light is illuminated.
  • Page 35: Alarm/immobiliser Indicator Light

    If the indicator light remains on it indicates See also Braking on page 59. that the immobiliser has a malfunction that requires investigation. Contact an authorized Triumph dealer as soon as possible to have the fault checked and rectified.
  • Page 36: Tire Pressure Warning Light

    • TPMS is an accessory option on if the numeric display seems at or close to the Tiger 800 models only. It is not standard tire pressure when the warning light available on Tiger 800XC models. is on, a low tire pressure is indicated and a The tire pressure warning light puncture is the most likely cause.
  • Page 37: Ignition Key

    General Information Ignition Key Always get replacement keys from your authorized Triumph dealer. Replacement keys must be 'paired' with the motorcycle’s immobiliser by your authorized Triumph dealer. Caution Do not store the spare key with the motorcycle as this will reduce all aspects of security.
  • Page 38: Ignition Switch/steering Lock

    General Information Ignition Switch/Steering Lock TO LOCK: Turn the handlebar to the left until the arrow on the upper yoke aligns with the ignition key. 1. Ignition switch/steering lock 2. LOCK position cgil 1. Arrow on upper yoke 3. OFF position 2.
  • Page 39: Brake Lever Adjuster

    General Information Brake Lever Adjuster Warning For reasons of security and safety, always move the ignition switch to the OFF position and remove the key when leaving the motorcycle unattended. Any unauthorized use of the motorcycle may cause injury to the rider, other road users and pedestrians and may also cause damage to the motorcycle.
  • Page 40: Right Handlebar Switches

    General Information Right Handlebar Switches Warning Do not attempt to adjust the lever with the motorcycle in motion as this may lead to loss of motorcycle control and an accident. After adjusting the lever, operate the motorcycle in an area free from traffic to gain familiarity with the new lever setting.
  • Page 41: Starter Button

    General Information Left Handlebar Switches Caution Do not leave the ignition switch in the ON position unless the engine is running as this may cause damage to electrical components and will discharge the battery. Starter Button The starter button operates the electric starter.
  • Page 42: Turn Signal Switch

    Triumph horn will sound. dealer. Handlebar adjustments carried out by a technician who is not of an authorized Pass Button Triumph dealer may affect the handling, When the pass button is pressed, the stability other aspects headlight main beam will be switched on.
  • Page 43 General Information To adjust the handlebars, loosen and remove Rotate the handlebar so that the etched the handlebar rear (8 mm threaded) clamp center (longer) marking on the handlebar bolts, and then the front (10 mm threaded) aligns with the split line on the upper clamps/ clamp and riser bolts.
  • Page 44: Fuel Requirement/refuelling

    Oxygenated Gasoline This Triumph motorcycle is designed to run To help in meeting clean air standards, some on unleaded gasoline with a CLC or AKI areas of the U.S. use oxygenated gasoline to octane rating (R+M)/2 of 87 or higher.
  • Page 45: Fuel Tank Cap

    General Information Fuel Tank Cap Caution Because of the generally higher volatility of oxygenated fuels, starting, engine response and fuel consumption may be adversely affected by their use. Should any of these difficulties be experienced, run the motorcycle on normal unleaded gasoline. Warning To help reduce hazards associated with refuelling, always observe the following...
  • Page 46: Filling The Fuel Tank

    General Information Filling the Fuel Tank Warning Avoid filling the tank in rainy or dusty conditions where airborne material can Overfilling the tank can lead to fuel contaminate the fuel. spillage. If fuel is spilled, thoroughly clean up the Caution spillage immediately and dispose of the materials used safely.
  • Page 47: Stand

    General Information Stand Note: • When using the side stand, always Side Stand turn the handlebars fully to the left and leave the motorcycle in first gear. Whenever the side stand is used, before riding, always ensure that the side stand is fully up after first sitting on the motorcycle.
  • Page 48: Seats

    General Information Seats Rear Seat Seat Care To prevent damage to the seat or seat cover, care must be taken not to drop or lean the seat against any surface which may damage the seat or seat cover. See page for seat cleaning information.
  • Page 49: Rider's Seat

    General Information To refit the seat, engage the seat's two Rider's Seat brackets under the loops on the subframe and press down at the rear to engage in the seat lock. cgig 1. Rider’s seat To remove the rider’s seat, remove the rear seat (see page 48).
  • Page 50: Rider's Seat Height Adjustment

    General Information Rider’s Seat Height Adjustment Warning Always adjust both seat height adjusters. Adjusting only one height adjuster may prevent correct fitment of the seat. Riding the motorcycle with an incorrectly fitted seat may cause loss of control or an accident.
  • Page 51: Helmet Hook

    General Information Helmet Hook To attach a helmet to the motorcycle, remove the seat and loop the helmet chin strap over A helmet can be secured to the motorcycle the hook. Ensure the flat area above the hook using the helmet hook located on the left is not obstructed by the helmet strap, as this hand side of the motorcycle, beneath the will prevent the rear seat engaging correctly.
  • Page 52: Triumph Accessory D-lock Storage

    Triumph Accessory D-lock Electrical Accessory Socket Storage Space is provided under the rear seat to store a Triumph accessory D-lock (available from your Triumph dealer). Secure the lock as follows: Release the strap securing the tool kit. Position the U-section of the lock to the rear fender support features, ensuring the open end faces towards the rear of the motorcycle.
  • Page 53: Breaking-in

    General Information Breaking-In From 1000 miles (800 1500 kilometers): • Engine speed can gradually be increased to the rev limit for short R.P.M. periods. cboa Both during and after breaking-in has been Breaking-in is the name given to the process completed: that occurs during the first hours of a new •...
  • Page 54: Safe Operation

    Adjustment section or see your authorized remaining on all the pads (page 92). Triumph dealer for the action required to Brake Fluid Levels: No brake fluid leakage. return the motorcycle to a safe operating Brake fluid levels must be between the MAX condition.
  • Page 55: How To Ride The Motorcycle

    How to Ride the Motorcycle HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Table of Contents To Stop the Engine ............56 To Start the Engine .
  • Page 56: To Stop The Engine

    How to Ride the Motorcycle To Stop the Engine ccmh 1. Engine stop switch To Start the Engine 2. Starter button Check that the engine stop switch is in the 3. Neutral indicator light RUN position. 4. ON position Ensure the transmission is in neutral. 5.
  • Page 57 How to Ride the Motorcycle • A transponder is fitted within the turn engine Caution immobiliser. ensure immobiliser functions correctly, Do not operate the starter continuously for always have only one of the more than 5 seconds as the starter motor ignition keys near the ignition will overheat and the battery will become switch.
  • Page 58: Moving Off

    How to Ride the Motorcycle Moving Off Warning Pull in the clutch lever and select first gear. Open the throttle a little and let out the clutch Take care to avoid opening the throttle too lever slowly. As the clutch starts to engage, far or too fast in any of the lower gears as open the throttle a little more, allowing this can lead to the front wheel lifting from...
  • Page 59: Braking

    (see ABS warnings below/over). slow down the motorcycle. Triumph strongly recommends that all Shift down one gear at a time such that the riders take a course of instruction, which transmission is in first gear when the includes advice on safe brake operation.
  • Page 60 How to Ride the Motorcycle Warning Warning For your safety, always exercise extreme When descending a long, steep gradient, caution when braking (whether or not ABS use engine braking by down shifting and is fitted), accelerating or turning as any use the brakes intermittently.
  • Page 61: Abs (anti-lock Brake System) - (if Fitted)

    How to Ride the Motorcycle ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) - ABS Warning Light (if fitted) indicator light illuminates to show that the ABS function is not available, or that Warning the ABS has been disabled by the rider (see page 29). Illumination is normal after engine Where fitted, ABS prevents the wheels start-up, and until the motorcycle first reaches from locking, therefore maximising the...
  • Page 62: Parking

    ABS braking system. Do not continue to ride for longer than is necessary with the indicator light illuminated. In the event of a fault, contact an authorized Triumph dealer as soon as possible to have the fault checked and rectified. In this situation,...
  • Page 63: Considerations For High-speed Operation

    If Warning parking inside a garage or other structure, be sure it is well ventilated and the Only operate this Triumph motorcycle at motorcycle is not close to any source of high speed in closed-course on-road flame sparks.
  • Page 64: General

    How to Ride the Motorcycle Brakes Check that the front and rear brakes are Warning functioning properly. handling characteristics Tires motorcycle at high speed may vary from those you are familiar with at legal road High-speed operation is hard on tires, and speeds.
  • Page 65: Engine Oil

    How to Ride the Motorcycle Engine Oil Electrical Equipment Make certain that the engine oil level is Make certain that the headlight, rear/brake correct. Ensure that the correct grade and light, direction indicators, horn, etc. all work type of oil is used when topping off. properly.
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  • Page 67: Accessories, Loading And Passengers

    Never exceed the maximum vehicle high speed in closed-course on-road loading weight of: competition or on closed-course racetracks. Tiger 800 - 496 lb (225 kg); High-speed operation should only then be attempted by riders who have been Tiger 800XC - 492 lb (223 kg).
  • Page 68 Accessories and Loading Warning Warning Your passenger should be instructed that The handling and braking capabilities of a he or she can cause loss of motorcycle motorcycle will be affected by the presence control by making sudden movements or of a passenger. The rider must make by adopting an incorrect seated position.
  • Page 69 Accessories and Loading Warning Warning Do not carry a passenger unless he or she If the passenger seat is used to carry small is tall enough to reach the footrests objects, they must not exceed 5 kg in provided. weight, must not impair control of the motorcycle, must be securely attached and A passenger who is not tall enough to must not extend beyond the rear or sides...
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  • Page 71: Maintenance And Adjustment

    Maintenance and Adjustment MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Table of Contents Scheduled Maintenance............74 Engine Oil .
  • Page 72 Tiger 800 only........
  • Page 73 Maintenance and Adjustment Brake/tail Light/License Plate Light ..........112 Brake/tail Light/License Plate Light Replacement .
  • Page 74: Maintenance And Adjustment

    Triumph dealer maintenance chart. Only an authorized carry out the scheduled maintenance of Triumph dealer will have this knowledge this motorcycle.
  • Page 75 • • • Valve clearances - check/adjust • • Air cleaner - replace • • Autoscan - carry out a full Autoscan using the Triumph • • • diagnostic tool Engine ECM - check for stored DTCs • • •...
  • Page 76 Maintenance and Adjustment Operation Description Odometer Reading in Miles (Kms) or Time Period, whichever comes first First Service A Service B Service C Service D Service Every 6,000 12,000 18,000 24,000 (800) (10,000) (20,000) (30,000) (40,000) 1 month 1 year 2 years 3 years 4 years...
  • Page 77 Maintenance and Adjustment Operation Description Odometer Reading in Miles (Kms) or Time Period, whichever comes first First Service A Service B Service C Service D Service Every 6,000 12,000 18,000 24,000 (800) (10,000) (20,000) (30,000) (40,000) 1 month 1 year 2 years 3 years 4 years...
  • Page 78: Engine Oil

    Maintenance and Adjustment Engine Oil Oil Level Inspection cbnz In order for the engine, transmission, and clutch to function correctly, maintain the engine oil at the correct level, and change the oil and oil filter in accordance with scheduled maintenance requirements. Warning Motorcycle operation with insufficient, cgii...
  • Page 79: Oil And Oil Filter Change

    Maintenance and Adjustment Start the engine and run at idle for Oil and Oil Filter Change approximately five minutes. Stop the engine, then wait for at least three minutes for the oil to settle. Note the oil level visible in the sight glass. When correct, oil should be visible in the sight-glass at a point mid-way between the upper (maximum) and lower (minimum)
  • Page 80: Disposal Of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters

    Running the engine with low oil pressure will cause engine Unscrew and remove the oil filter using damage. Triumph service tool T3880313. Dispose of the old filter in an environmentally friendly Ensure that the low oil pressure warning light way.
  • Page 81: Cooling System

    It is • HD4X Hybrid OAT coolant, as colored green, contains a 50% supplied by Triumph, is pre-mixed solution of ethylene glycol based and does not need to be diluted antifreeze, and has a freezing prior to filling or topping off the point of -31°F (-35°C).
  • Page 82: Coolant Level Inspection

    Maintenance and Adjustment Coolant Level Inspection Coolant Level Adjustment Note: Warning • coolant level should checked when the engine is cold Do not remove the expansion tank or (at room or ambient temperature). radiator pressure cap when the engine is hot.
  • Page 83: Coolant Change

    Coolant Change fins, cause leaks and impair the radiator's efficiency. Have the coolant changed by an authorized Triumph dealer in accordance with scheduled Do not obstruct or deflect airflow through maintenance requirements. the radiator by installing unauthorized accessories, either in front of the radiator or behind the cooling fan.
  • Page 84: Throttle Control

    Warning Always be alert for changes in the 'feel' of the throttle and have the throttle system checked by an authorized Triumph dealer if any changes are detected. Changes can be due to wear in the mechanism, which could lead to a sticking throttle.
  • Page 85: Adjustment

    Maintenance and Adjustment Adjustment Remove the seat. Disconnect the battery, negative (black) lead first. Remove the fuel tank. Release the locknuts on the 'opening' cable adjusters. Rotate the 'opening' cable adjuster at the throttle grip end such that it has an equal amount of adjustment in each direction.
  • Page 86: Clutch

    Check that the throttle opens smoothly, Clutch without undue force and that it closes without sticking. Ride carefully to your nearest authorized Triumph dealer and have them check the throttle system thoroughly before riding again. ccpe 1. Clutch lever 2. 0.08-0.12 in (2-3 mm) The motorcycle is equipped with a cable- operated clutch.
  • Page 87: Inspection

    Therefore, always replace worn or damaged Tighten the locknut. chains using genuine Triumph parts supplied by an authorized Triumph dealer. Warning A loose or worn chain, or a chain that breaks or jumps off the sprockets could catch on the engine sprocket or lock the rear wheel.
  • Page 88: Chain Lubrication

    Maintenance and Adjustment Chain Lubrication Chain Free-Movement Inspection Lubrication is necessary every 200 miles (300 kms) and also after riding in wet weather, on wet roads, or any time that the chain appears dry. special chain lubricant recommended in the Specification section. Apply lubricant to the sides of the rollers then allow the motorcycle to stand unused for at least 8 hours (overnight is ideal).
  • Page 89: Chain Free-movement Adjustment

    Warning It is dangerous to operate the motorcycle with defective brakes; you must have your cdga authorized Triumph dealer take remedial 1. Adjuster bolt action before you attempt to ride the 2. Adjuster bolt locknut motorcycle again. Failure to take remedial 3.
  • Page 90: Chain And Sprocket Wear Inspection

    Since the chain may wear unevenly, take to jump off the sprockets. measurements in several places. Use a genuine Triumph supplied chain as If the length exceeds the maximum service specified in the Triumph Parts Catalogue. limit of 12.6 in (319 mm), the chain must be Never neglect chain maintenance and replaced.
  • Page 91: Brakes

    Maintenance and Adjustment Brakes After fitting new brake discs and/or pads avoid extreme braking, ride with caution and allow for greater braking distances during the Brake Wear Inspection breaking-in period. Warning Brake pads must always be replaced as a wheel set. At the front, where two calipers are fitted on the same wheel, replace all the brake pads in both calipers.
  • Page 92: Brake Pad Wear Compensation

    It is dangerous to operate the motorcycle under such conditions and your authorized Any absorbed moisture will greatly reduce Triumph dealer must rectify the fault the boiling point of the brake fluid causing before riding. a reduction in braking efficiency.
  • Page 93: Front Brake Fluid Level Inspection And Adjustment

    Maintenance and Adjustment Front Brake Fluid Level Inspection Rear Brake Fluid Inspection and and Adjustment Adjustment 1. Rear brake fluid reservoir 1. Front brake fluid reservoir, upper 2. Upper level line level line 3. Lower level line 2. Lower level line To inspect the fluid level: The brake fluid level in the reservoirs must be kept between the upper and lower level lines...
  • Page 94: Brake Light Switches

    Warning If there has been an appreciable drop in the level of the fluid in either fluid reservoir, consult your authorized Triumph dealer for advice before riding. Riding with depleted brake fluid levels, or with a brake fluid leak is dangerous and will cause...
  • Page 95: Steering/wheel Bearings

    Maintenance and Adjustment Steering/Wheel Bearings Warning Caution Never attempt to clean the windshield while the motorcycle is in motion as To prevent risk of injury from the releasing the handlebars may cause loss of motorcycle falling during the inspection, vehicle control and an accident. ensure that the motorcycle is stabilized and Operation of the motorcycle with a secured on a suitable support.
  • Page 96: Inspecting The Steering (steering Head) Bearings For Free Play

    If the wheel bearings in the front or rear wheel allow play in the wheel hub, are noisy, or if the wheel does not turn smoothly, have your authorized Triumph dealer inspect the wheel bearings. The wheel bearings must be inspected at the...
  • Page 97: Front Suspension

    Maintenance and Adjustment Front Suspension Rear Suspension Front Fork Inspection Suspension Setting Chart - Tiger 800 only Examine each fork for any sign of damage, scratching of the slider surface, or for oil Loading Spring Pre-Load¹ leaks. Solo Riding If any damage or leakage is found, consult an authorized Triumph dealer.
  • Page 98: Rear Suspension Adjustment

    'clicks' Rear Suspension Adjustment anti-clockwise from fully The rear suspension unit on Tiger 800 is clockwise position. adjustable for spring pre-load. The rear • The Tiger 800XC is delivered from suspension unit on Tiger 800XC is adjustable factory...
  • Page 99: Rebound Damping Adjustment - Tiger 800xc Models Only

    • The Tiger 800XC is delivered from an accident. the factory with the rebound adjuster turns Tiger 800 models are equipped with tubeless anti-clockwise from fully tires, valves and wheel rims. Use only tires clockwise position. marked 'TUBELESS' and tubeless valves on rims marked 'SUITABLE FOR TUBELESS TIRES'.
  • Page 100 Maintenance and Adjustment Warning Do not install tube-type tires on tubeless rims. The bead will not seat and the tires could slip on the rims, causing rapid tire deflation that may result in a loss of vehicle control and an accident. Never install an inner tube inside a tubeless tire.
  • Page 101: Tire Inflation Pressures

    The cold inflation pressures specified by Triumph take account of this. Owners must only adjust tire pressures when the tires are cold using an accurate pressure gauge, and must not use the tire pressure display on the instruments.
  • Page 102: Tire Wear

    Maintenance and Adjustment Tire Wear Warning Only operate this Triumph motorcycle at high speed in closed-course on-road cboa competition or on closed-course racetracks. As the tire tread wears down, the tire High-speed operation should only then be becomes more susceptible to punctures. It is...
  • Page 103: Tire Replacement

    Maintenance and Adjustment Tire Replacement All Triumph motorcycles are carefully and extensively tested in a range of riding conditions to ensure that the most effective Warning tire combinations are approved for use on each model. It is essential that approved tires...
  • Page 104 During this seating period, ride cautiously such as after striking the curb, ask your as an incorrectly seated tire or inner tube authorized Triumph dealer to inspect the could cause instability, loss of motorcycle tire both internally and externally and to control and an accident.
  • Page 105: Battery

    KEEP BATTERY ACID OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. When wheel balancing is required, such as after tire or inner tube replacement, see your authorized Triumph dealer. Only use self-adhesive weights. Clip on Warning weights may damage the wheel, tire or The battery contains harmful materials.
  • Page 106: Battery Removal

    Maintenance and Adjustment Battery Removal Battery Disposal Should the battery ever require replacement, the original battery must be handed to a recycling agent who will ensure that the dangerous substances from which the battery manufactured pollute environment. Battery Maintenance Clean the battery using a clean, dry cloth. Be sure that the cable connections are clean.
  • Page 107: Battery Maintenance During Storage And Infrequent Use Of The Motorcycle

    Voltage or battery unused, the battery will gradually discharge charging, contact your local authorized due to a normal process called self discharge; Triumph dealer. the clock, engine control module (ECM) memory, high ambient temperatures, or the Warning...
  • Page 108: Battery Installation

    Should the battery Voltage fall below 12.7 Volts, the battery should be charged using a Triumph approved battery charger. Always follow the instructions supplied with the battery charger. For extended periods of storage (beyond two...
  • Page 109: Fuse Identification

    Maintenance and Adjustment Fuse Identification A blown fuse is indicated when all of the The fuse identification numbers listed in the systems protected by that fuse become tables correspond with those printed on the inoperative. When checking for a blown fuse, fuse box covers, as shown below.
  • Page 110: Headlights

    Maintenance and Adjustment Headlights Headlight Adjustment Each headlight can be adjusted by means of Headlights vertical and horizontal adjustment screws located on the rear of each headlight. In addition, the headlight is equipped with an Warning easily accessible adjuster to allow the vertical adjustment to be corrected when the Adjust road speed to suit the visibility and motorcycle is fully loaded.
  • Page 111: Headlight Bulb Replacement

    Caution The use of non-approved headlight bulbs may result in damage to the headlight lens. Use a genuine Triumph supplied headlight bulb as specified in the Triumph Parts Catalogue. Always have replacement headlight bulbs installed by an authorized Triumph dealer.
  • Page 112: Brake/tail Light/license Plate Light

    Maintenance and Adjustment To replace a bulb: Brake/tail Light/License Plate Remove the rider's seat. Light Disconnect the battery, negative (black) lead first. Brake/tail Light/License Plate Light Replacement Remove the bulb cover from the bulb to be replaced by rotating it counter-clockwise. The brake/tail light unit is a sealed, Disconnect the multi-plug from the bulb.
  • Page 113: Turn Signal Lights

    Maintenance and Adjustment Turn Signal Lights Cleaning Frequent, regular cleaning is an essential part Bulb Replacement of the maintenance of your motorcycle. If regularly cleaned, the appearance will be preserved for many years. Cleaning with cold water containing an automotive cleaner is essential at all times but particularly so after exposure to sea breezes, sea water, dusty or muddy roads and in winter when roads are...
  • Page 114: Preparation For Washing

    Maintenance and Adjustment Preparation for Washing Where to be Careful Before washing, precautions must be taken Avoid spraying water with any great force to keep water off the following places. near the following places: Rear opening of the exhausts: Cover with a •...
  • Page 115: After Washing

    Maintenance and Adjustment After Washing Unpainted Aluminum Items Remove the plastic bags and tape, and clear Items such as brake and clutch levers, wheels, the air intakes. engine covers, top and bottom yokes on some models must be correctly cleaned to Lubricate the pivots, bolts and nuts.
  • Page 116: Washing

    Maintenance and Adjustment Washing Protecting Prepare a mixture of cold water and mild When the exhaust system is dry, rub automotive cleaner. Do not use a highly 'Motorex 645 Clean and Protect' into the alkaline soap commonly found surface. commercial car washes because it leaves a residue.
  • Page 117: Storage

    Gasoline is extremely flammable and can HD4X Hybrid OAT coolant, as supplied by be explosive under certain conditions. Turn Triumph, is pre-mixed and requires no the ignition switch off. Do not smoke. dilution) and distilled water solution (see Make sure the area is well ventilated and page 81).
  • Page 118 Storage Preparation after Storage Put the side stand down. Crank the engine on the starter motor several Install battery removed) (see times until the oil pressure light goes out. page 108). Replace the spark plugs, tightening to If the motorcycle has been stored for more 9 lb ft (12 Nm), and start the engine.
  • Page 119: Specifications

    Specifications SPECIFICATIONS Tiger 800 Tiger 800XC Dimensions Overall Length ..... 87.2 in (2215 mm) 87.2 in (2215 mm) Overall Width ..... .
  • Page 120 Specifications Tiger 800 Tiger 800XC Performance Maximum Power (DIN 70020) ..94 bhp at 9,300 rpm 94 bhp at 9,300 rpm (95 PS/70 kW) (95 PS/70 kW) Maximum Torque ....
  • Page 121 Specifications Tiger 800 Tiger 800XC Fuel System Type ......Electronic Fuel...
  • Page 122 Specifications Tiger 800 Tiger 800XC Transmission Transmission Type ....6 Speed, 6 Speed, Constant Mesh Constant Mesh Clutch Type ......
  • Page 123 Specifications Tiger 800 Tiger 800XC Tires Tire Sizes: Front Size......100/90 - 19 90/90 - 21 Rear Size .
  • Page 124 Specifications Warning The use of dual purpose tires will result in reduced motorcycle stability. Always operate a motorcycle equipped with dual purpose tires at reduced speeds. The permissible maximum speed (as shown below) must be indicated by a sticker, positioned so that it is clearly visible to the rider.
  • Page 125 Specifications Tiger 800 Tiger 800XC Electrical Equipment Battery Type......YTX-16BS YTX-16BS Battery Rating ..... .
  • Page 126 Coolant ......Triumph HD4X Hybrid OAT coolant Bearings and Pivots.....
  • Page 127 Index INDEX Accessories ......67 Dimensions ..... . . 119 Drive Chain .
  • Page 128 Vehicle Identification Number ..19 Tiger 800 ......97 Rear Suspension Setting Chart - Tiger 800XC .
  • Page 129 Index Warning Labels ....2 Warnings, Cautions and Notes ..1 Weights ......119 Windscreen Cleaning .
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  • Derek herbst Oct 23, 2017 09:55:
    Hello hope you are just fine over there, adios amigo