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November 12, 2010, 05:44:02 PMReply #30 on

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Quote ( Maybe I got Brownie points for trying to sell everything to buy an XC  )

me thinks nail and head !!  :lol:

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November 17, 2010, 07:31:16 PMReply #31 on

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Quote from: "Bixxer Bob"
I Anyone that's tried to load a Girly on a trailer single-handed will know it's not up there with any notion of fun ...


Especially with your short legs eh Bixxy? Remember this?
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November 17, 2010, 09:26:58 PMReply #32 on

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Oh No !!!!!! You've gone an done it now !!!  :roll:

all these months of therapy down the drain !!  :wink:

don't look BB !!

 :lol:

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November 18, 2010, 08:26:20 AMReply #33 on

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It's ok Kenny,  I'm over it.

About to fit road biased tyres though Pirelli Scorpion Trails - any aspirations in the adventure direction are long gone.... :lol:
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November 18, 2010, 11:39:49 PMReply #34 on

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It's ok Kenny,  I'm over it.


Phew !! the therapy didn't go to waste afterall  :D

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November 29, 2010, 03:43:36 AMReply #35 on

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Want one but Damn need to test it first, 6'3" 300+lbs and wanting to do long cross country runs?

May be going for a 1050 Tiger.

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Want one but Damn need to test it first, 6'3" 300+lbs and wanting to do long cross country runs?

May be going for a 1050 Tiger.

fix your steamers head ............you'll have what you want and your bank acct will thank you .

November 29, 2010, 04:58:55 PMReply #37 on

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Want one but Damn need to test it first, 6'3" 300+lbs and wanting to do long cross country runs?

May be going for a 1050 Tiger.
fix your steamers head ............you'll have what you want and your bank acct will thank you .


No buddy it is going to be way to much $$$'s it's adding up fast so far with parts, shipping to and from rebuilder mechanic to pull it and reinstall and setting her up close to $2000!!

Put it on Ebay and Craigs list, sucks not having a warm place to do it at a decent pace, no other 900 motors on the bay to change my mind.
Put my ZRX up as well should have half the cash to put a down on a new Tiger this spring.
Had this guy wanting to do a trade for my ZRX but not handing off info on how the Chain and  Sprockets look as well as why the right side plastics are faded, I am a picky bastard.>>
 
http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/2078052406.html

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Want one but Damn need to test it first, 6'3" 300+lbs and wanting to do long cross country runs?

May be going for a 1050 Tiger.
fix your steamers head ............you'll have what you want and your bank acct will thank you .

No buddy it is going to be way to much $$$'s it's adding up fast so far with parts, shipping to and from rebuilder mechanic to pull it and reinstall and setting her up close to $2000!!


http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/2078052406.html

the steamer in the craigslist ad is listed as a 97 but the luggage rack is clearly from a 95 or earlier , being made of tube steel , 96 and up had cast aluminum racks !

and 2000 is nothing compared to the cost of a new tiger 800 (in the 11,500 ball park)

pull the engine and bring it inside .rebuild the head with the new casting and use new valves . reassemble put it back in bike done . assuming you have the new head already you'd be looking at about 500 bucks or less to get it running strong again .

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The valves will cost $700.  I know.  I bought two sets. :wink:
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Long winded reply!! :roll:

The old parts list Was this>>

List so far as much as I see I need? Shopping Cart
Delete Qty. BikeBandit.com
Part Number Description Unit Price Your Price Total
Price
2713312
(5558814-001)
STUD,SHLD,M8X1.25X36.5,SLV,ENC
Triumph 1998 TIGER CYLINDER HEAD & VALVES
6 x $1.63 = $9.78
2126288
(5576684-001)
WASHER,CU,OD19.0,ID14.2,1.5
Triumph 1998 TIGER CYLINDER HEAD & VALVES
1 x $0.88 = $0.88
2126287
(5559056-001)
WASHER, M6
Triumph 1998 TIGER CYLINDER HEAD & VALVES
1 x $0.76 = $0.76
1387109
(5565545-001)
Gasket, cyl head, 3 cyl HTR
Triumph 1998 TIGER CYLINDER HEAD & VALVES
1 x $53.51 = $53.51
1386822
(5565258-001)
VALVE, EXHAUST
Triumph 1998 TIGER CYLINDER HEAD & VALVES
3=2 per set x $46.33 = $138.99
1386821
(5565257-001)
VALVE, INLET
Triumph 1998 TIGER CYLINDER HEAD & VALVES
3=2 per set x $46.33 = $138.99
1380720
(5559085-001)
OIL SEAL, VALVE STEM
Triumph 1998 TIGER CYLINDER HEAD & VALVES
12 x $10.51= $126.12
1378562
(5556927-001)
SPRING, VALVE (OUTER)
Triumph 1998 TIGER CYLINDER HEAD & VALVES
12 x $7.35 = $88.20
1386809
(5565245-001)
COLLET,VALVE WD
Triumph 1998 TIGER CYLINDER HEAD & VALVES
12 x $0.92 = $11.04
1378613
(5556978-001)
SPACER, GASKET CYL HEAD
Triumph 1998 TIGER CYLINDER HEAD & VALVES
1 x $1.45 = $1.45

Subtotal: $569.72

Then we added the inner valve springs, set of rings and a few other things I don't remember and now it shot over $800.00 in parts.

Like I was saying A dirty shed with no heat or the porch with no heat and flying dust is all I have this means my local Mechanic at $75.00 hr he put it at 8 to 9 hr round trip pull and install job not including Shims!

Shipping it out say $40.00 for both heads + the head rebuild will be $350.00 If the Bike body and seat was not so thrashed and repainted by the fool I got burned by I would say Hell yes it's worth rebuilding, I am asking $1000 for the whole bike and $200 for the new head.

If I did more research on this bike before I jumped on it I would have known better, should have not been so blinded by what I wanted at the time and walked away from it when the guy had it started when I pulled up in the drive way turning down the idle because the intake valves already had been going to Zero clearance, I should have told him I will be back the next day after it sat cold over night like I asked him in the first place "I want to start it cold".

Stupid me I have  been crawling under trucks and cars all my life fixing Crap that other people let go to long that’s why my last  truck I bought new so the only crap that will go wrong is what the factory didn't do right in the first place.

In short I will most likely buy a 1050 and not the 800 due to the fact that I ride lots of miles and many hours at over 300 lbs don't think Cub Tiger will like my fat A$$ on its back for too many years or miles.

Yes I am venting sorry I love that 98 Tiger, smooth ride for hours and she loved them mountain twisties.

Not to be quoted but I think The guy in colorado buys these Tigers and parts them together from the way he was telling me things, my guess this one was sitting in the sun on one side untill he gets it together and then sells them he will not go down on his price, so in short the speedo could be from another crashed bike with low miles, I could be wrong like to think some folks are a little honest in this world I try to be.

You guys have been great to me and wish we lived closer go for a long ride not like that can't happen who knows.

Cheers Brothers!!

Pete