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    Suspension Problems
    on: April 22, 2022, 06:46:23 pm
    April 22, 2022, 06:46:23 pm
    Ive just bought from the main dealer a Tiger 1200 XRT gen 3

    Rode home 45 miles no problem.

    Went to go out the next day with my daughter on the back. The Tsas warning came on within 1 mile of leaving home.

    I switched it off got off the bike and allowed it to recalibrate which it did.

    However when I looked there was a large pool of oil under the rear shocker.

    The main dealer said they will replace the unit under warranty, normal cost £1500 circa.

    Has anyone else had this problem ? Is it common on the active suspension models?

    Got to say its put me off the bike a bit

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    Re: Suspension Problems
    Reply #1 on: April 23, 2022, 10:02:46 am
    April 23, 2022, 10:02:46 am
    My friend with a Gen 2 (23,000 miles) had exactly the same issue..
    You CAN have them rebuilt (despite what dealers may tell you)..
    There are several companies that will do it (Firefox racing in Keighly is one)..
    My mate bought a used low mileage one off eBay and has kept his old unit with a view to having it refurbished.

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    Torque is how far you take the wall with you !

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    Re: Suspension Problems
    Reply #2 on: April 23, 2022, 12:01:49 pm
    April 23, 2022, 12:01:49 pm
    The main dealer is replacing the unit free of charge, But thanks for the info , they did indeed say it couldnt be rebuilt.

    Not got off to a good start this bike, lets hope its the last problem  :467:

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    Re: Suspension Problems
    Reply #3 on: April 23, 2022, 02:19:03 pm
    April 23, 2022, 02:19:03 pm
    It is not an endemic problem with this bike, you can rest easy.

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    Re: Suspension Problems
    Reply #4 on: April 25, 2022, 11:51:37 am
    April 25, 2022, 11:51:37 am
    Thats good to know :467:

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    Re: Suspension Problems
    Reply #5 on: May 25, 2022, 06:33:24 pm
    May 25, 2022, 06:33:24 pm
    I've just had mine replaced under warranty which was spotted during the annual service with only 4,500 miles on the clock.
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    Re: Suspension Problems
    Reply #6 on: May 31, 2022, 09:02:25 am
    May 31, 2022, 09:02:25 am
    I presume it was leaking ?

    Mine seems fine now, Ive had no further problems with the bike . Off to the south of France on it in 3 week