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Offline robsonthejob

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Hi All - finally got my act together (and the vstrom is nearly dead 80k miles....) and going to look at a gen 1 2014 with 14k miles and all the usual toys - any advice on what to look for recalls etc ?

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Re: Going to look at a 2014 tex gen 1 - 14k miles any advice ?
Reply #1 on: December 17, 2019, 11:36:47 PM
The big issue (soft engine guides) is documented here:

https://www.tiger-explorer.com/index.php/topic,17989.0.html

Aside from that, shifter issues (3rd to neutral) are documented here:

https://www.tiger-explorer.com/index.php/topic,8177.msg219870.html#msg219870

Neither issue was a recall, so you have to negotiate with Triumph on an out-of-warranty bike. Best to avoid one that shows any of those symptoms.
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Re: Going to look at a 2014 tex gen 1 - 14k miles any advice ?
Reply #2 on: December 18, 2019, 12:20:48 AM
look for oil leaking from behind the starter - there is a plug in the block there, a tapered one, and those can leak. oil will be visible as it runs down on the left side of the engine, usually you'll see it on one or more of the bolts for the oil pan there at the front (might mistake it for an oil pan leaking). I fixed mine by removing it, cleaning the threads with alcohol, and then using loctite to prevent any weeping (a new tapered plug might fix it too I suppose).

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Re: Going to look at a 2014 tex gen 1 - 14k miles any advice ?
Reply #3 on: December 18, 2019, 01:01:13 AM
Another minor issue was the side stand bolt: https://www.tiger-explorer.com/index.php?topic=10142.0

If the bike has a dealer service history the recalls (if required) should be traceable through the dealers.

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Re: Going to look at a 2014 tex gen 1 - 14k miles any advice ?
Reply #4 on: December 18, 2019, 02:32:18 AM
Sump bung O ring went on mine, starter motor O ring and dry seal plug.  Re torque everything. O rings go hard after awhile.
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Re: Going to look at a 2014 tex gen 1 - 14k miles any advice ?
Reply #5 on: February 12, 2020, 03:35:05 PM
HI - Didnt get that one - going to look at at 27k miles 2012 gen 1 - maybe a daft question - do these things do the miles. My Vstrom has just done 77k miles never broken down - just consumables. Will i be able to get something approaching this from a GEN 1 ?

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Re: Going to look at a 2014 tex gen 1 - 14k miles any advice ?
Reply #6 on: February 12, 2020, 07:48:48 PM
*Originally Posted by robsonthejob [+]
HI - Didnt get that one - going to look at at 27k miles 2012 gen 1 - maybe a daft question - do these things do the miles. My Vstrom has just done 77k miles never broken down - just consumables. Will i be able to get something approaching this from a GEN 1 ?

I hope so as I have a 2014 gen 1 with 39k on the clock. ☺
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Re: Going to look at a 2014 tex gen 1 - 14k miles any advice ?
Reply #7 on: February 12, 2020, 08:10:08 PM
*Originally Posted by robsonthejob [+]
HI - Didnt get that one - going to look at at 27k miles 2012 gen 1 - maybe a daft question - do these things do the miles. My Vstrom has just done 77k miles never broken down - just consumables. Will i be able to get something approaching this from a GEN 1 ?
Here ya go:

https://www.tiger-explorer.com/index.php/topic,18949.0.html
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Re: Going to look at a 2014 tex gen 1 - 14k miles any advice ?
Reply #8 on: February 12, 2020, 08:44:09 PM
*Originally Posted by robsonthejob [+]
HI - Didnt get that one - going to look at at 27k miles 2012 gen 1 - maybe a daft question - do these things do the miles. My Vstrom has just done 77k miles never broken down - just consumables. Will i be able to get something approaching this from a GEN 1 ?

Make sure the 2012 has had the cylinder head replacement done by Triumph. That one will most definitely be in the vin range. There should be a service bulletin number written in the service book with head replacement against it.
Also recalls for side stand bolt on that one and ecu

A Triumph dealer may be able to help with info with the vin number
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Re: Going to look at a 2014 tex gen 1 - 14k miles any advice ?
Reply #9 on: February 12, 2020, 08:52:30 PM
*Originally Posted by robsonthejob [+]
HI - Didnt get that one - going to look at at 27k miles 2012 gen 1 ?
Oh, sorry, missed the fact that this was a 2012. Unless you got bonified proof of head replacement, DO NOT buy this bike.

More info here:

https://www.tiger-explorer.com/index.php/topic,17989.0.html
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