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Offline ijinak

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Re: Going to look at a 2014 tex gen 1 - 14k miles any advice ?
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2020, 01:42:59 AM »
*Originally Posted by Grumpy Andy [+]
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.
The ONLY recall on my 2014 was the sidestand bolt. Head issues were only with 2012 models

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Re: Going to look at a 2014 tex gen 1 - 14k miles any advice ?
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2020, 05:07:13 AM »
*Originally Posted by ijinak [+]
The ONLY recall on my 2014 was the sidestand bolt. Head issues were only with 2012 models
Head issues were on 2012's and some 2013's and one or two reported 2014's.
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Re: Going to look at a 2014 tex gen 1 - 14k miles any advice ?
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2020, 02:25:13 PM »
Hi - walked away fork seals gone and play and play in the real wheel bearings. Are they all like this at such low miles ?

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Re: Going to look at a 2014 tex gen 1 - 14k miles any advice ?
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2020, 07:00:28 PM »
*Originally Posted by robsonthejob [+]
Hi - walked away fork seals gone and play and play in the real wheel bearings. Are they all like this at such low miles ?
Some play in the rear wheel is 'normal'. Very few final drive failures. There have been a few final drive seal failures. One post described the rear wheel hub splines coming loose from the final drive splines (retained only by the circlip).
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Re: Going to look at a 2014 tex gen 1 - 14k miles any advice ?
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2020, 10:47:27 PM »
Hi, have a look at mine in the for sale section, cheers

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Re: Going to look at a 2014 tex gen 1 - 14k miles any advice ?
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2020, 11:00:33 PM »
Some rear wheel bearing play is normal, it gets taken up as soon as you start moving.  :028:

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Re: Going to look at a 2014 tex gen 1 - 14k miles any advice ?
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2020, 11:38:48 PM »
Hi Rob, bought mine last year, 2013 with 30k on and was not aware of some of the issues until joining the forum. As soon as I found out about the head issue I contacted Triumph uk by email from their site. Giving them my regular an vin numbers. Same day reply that mine had been done. Simples.
All bikes have I  issues, but IMO gen 1 are as good if not better then most out there, and will do serious mileage as noted on the forum. I tend to just drop the oil a bit more regular than required. Old habits.
Good luck on your hunt. Let us know how you get on. H

 


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