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Engine and Transmission / Re: Basket Case
« Last post by Lucifer955i on July 18, 2019, 06:01:36 AM »
Hi Timbox2,
You are a star! Of course engine number! The bleeding obvious Doh!
All makes sense now! I should have looked here before,
This is what came out of my clutch basket and virtually the same went back in, ck-5589 doesn't have the A plates, they all the same now instead. Not that I noticed any difference.

https://www.fowlersparts.co.uk/parts/6461/tiger-955i-from-vin-198875-to-vin-287503/clutcheng-no-232538

If anyone wants me I'll be in a corner hammering something!

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Engine and Transmission / Re: Basket Case
« Last post by Timbox2 on July 17, 2019, 10:36:27 PM »
Hi, yes I think it was only last week I read a post about a lose clutch cable and which resulted in a couple of clutch changes end result was the 1050 clutch CK-5599. To be honest I'm happy with the clutch I have, but it's early days. The niggle I have is that according to Square Deals info using vin numbers my 04 cast wheel should have the 5599 plus that is the clutch I paid for the 5589 is cheaper so I've been robbed as well (smiley face). I've contacted the seller and I've emailed EBC, so waiting for them to get back to me. At the end of the day I have a chunk of alloy missing from my clutch basket and I'm stressing over an 8 that should be a 9 possibly. If I hadn't fluffed my order on brake slider rubbers I would be none the wiser!

Its a cock up, the clutch actually changed on an engine number, not VIN number. Up to engine number 232538 is early clutch (CK5589)
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Engine and Transmission / Re: Basket Case
« Last post by Lucifer955i on July 17, 2019, 10:18:35 PM »
Hi, yes I think it was only last week I read a post about a lose clutch cable and which resulted in a couple of clutch changes end result was the 1050 clutch CK-5599. To be honest I'm happy with the clutch I have, but it's early days. The niggle I have is that according to Square Deals info using vin numbers my 04 cast wheel should have the 5599 plus that is the clutch I paid for the 5589 is cheaper so I've been robbed as well (smiley face). I've contacted the seller and I've emailed EBC, so waiting for them to get back to me. At the end of the day I have a chunk of alloy missing from my clutch basket and I'm stressing over an 8 that should be a 9 possibly. If I hadn't fluffed my order on brake slider rubbers I would be none the wiser!
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Engine and Transmission / Re: Water pump
« Last post by Timbox2 on July 17, 2019, 10:02:19 PM »
Heyup, my water pump is leaking at the seem, not bad just a fine mist of blue coolant along the seem where the pump splits in half via the 3 bolts that hold the impeller cover on, does anybody know if the gasket or rubber seal, or what ever seals it is an available part? or is it new water pump time?

Bit old I know, but think you can get the seal from Sprint Engineering
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Engine and Transmission / Re: Basket Case
« Last post by Timbox2 on July 17, 2019, 10:00:28 PM »
Think Hockley boy had issues with the EBC clutch kits.  From memory CK5589 is CORRECT for all Tiger 955's until they changed to the later 1050 Engine cases (Normally 06 or 07 Reg). CK 5599 is basically a 1050 Clutch kit. Bottom line is I reckon youve fitted the correct kit. I also think the later clutch has 1 more plate
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Engine and Transmission / Re: Basket Case
« Last post by Lucifer955i on July 17, 2019, 05:54:11 PM »
Well today I got chance to take the Tiger for a 40 mile spin, everything appears to be working fine, getting neutral is a bit of a pain at times, but apart from that everything felt fine, however I've just been browsing Square Deals webpages and discovered that the clutch plates that I had ordered (not from square deals) were advertised as for a 2005 Triumph Tiger 955i. I was supplied with EBC CK series Clutch Kit CK-5589.

I have the 04 Cast wheel Tiger Vin No 209***. According to the Square deals webpage, I should have been supplied with EBC CK Clutch Kit CK-5599 for Vin no 198875 - 287503.

Its a bit late now as it's installed, but does anyone know of any known issues with fitting the earlier clutch friction plates?

Regards

Paul
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Speaking Of Bikes... / Steamer vs Girly
« Last post by ghulst on July 17, 2019, 12:49:09 PM »
Thanks Phil. Great to know.

Right now, it is up to the current owner to sort it. And for me to be the patient potential buyer. ;)
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Speaking Of Bikes... / Re: Steamer vs Girly
« Last post by London_Phil on July 17, 2019, 06:13:23 AM »
Stators do fail, as do Regulator/rectifiers, which are separate on these bikes.
Not a huge problem to fix, but something that does get mentioned regularly on the 800 forums.
Like almost everything, it's not perfect.
Starter motors seem to have  limited life, and have been modified a few times during production.
Main fuse/relay is under the battery, and can suffer corrosion if the vent blocks, and water collects.
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Speaking Of Bikes... / Re: hard working Steamer
« Last post by ghulst on July 16, 2019, 07:32:05 PM »
Wow! What an amazing prize! I am well chuffed that you have given me all that...

To be honest, I did ride the 10th stage of last years’ Tour de France. Last year that was the first mountain stage with three 1st category mountains, one out of category and one fourth category mountain. And I did it on a road bike. And yes, I would do it again if I had the time to ride L’Etape again this year. ;)


Just leaving this here. ;)
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Speaking Of Bikes... / Re: Steamer vs Girly
« Last post by ghulst on July 16, 2019, 06:54:15 PM »
could you see BMW turning the GS into a road bike and destroy its heritage as a Big Trailie?? The GS community would be up in arms over it !!  :icon_evil:

Or Maybe just not called it a Tiger?
Well, BMW did turn the GS into a road bike and did that quite publicly. They just called it the XR and were done with it. And the punters liked it. Having said that, the XR is not going to outsell the GS any time soon. ;)

Anyway, to get back to another off subject, I rode the 800 today and it had a different problem. It started fine the first time, then when I tried an emergency stop (to see if the bike would run straight), the engine died. When I tried to start it again... Nothing. The battery was dead. We brought out the multimeter and the battery measured 11.8v. After a short bit of charging the Tiger fired up again, but as the engine was running the voltage over the battery was only 8 volts. I am assuming it is just the battery that is dead... But it could be something in the charging system as well. Anyway, it is up to the seller to sort it. ;)
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