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General Maintenance and Servicing / Re: GEN 3 Oil analysis 7.7K miles
« Last post by vsteel on Today at 05:48:35 AM »
I put over 10K on my bike a year so the yearly change doesn't effect me. 

How long do I plan on keeping my bike, I am not sure?  Maybe I will see how many miles I can get out of it before it does die. 

The whole idea for me is to get the most life I can out of an oil change so I don't waste money but I also want to have some buffer in there in case I run it in a hard manor and use up some of the buffer.

I might give 10K a try but the other thing is the shifting keep degrading and while maybe the oil can lubricate longer the shifting feel might make me change it.

Right now I wouldn't have an issue with a 7K oil change.  Currently I have 18.5K miles on the bike and I figure I will hit the valve check in about a month.  I will change out the oil which will have around 7-8K on it.  Check that oil sample and then fill with fresh after the valve change.  I like to change it after a valve change to make sure any dirt that might have knocked into the engine gets flushed out right away.  Just in case it is sharp and cuts through the filter media and keeps circulating.   I could then try a 10K and it would be aligned with the air filter.

If what you think what I am doing is bunk, then continue on with your scheduled oil change interval and ignore me.   :001:

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Tiger Explorer - XC / Re: What. generati
« Last post by Hawkeye on Today at 05:01:35 AM »
If it’s late 17 XCX, then I suspect a Gen-2.
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*Originally Posted by oxidefilm [+]
Are you guys planning on riding these bikes for 500,000 miles?
Well, I was planning on keeping mine for 10 years, given that the resale value is not that great. But that brings up the other point. When I do sell my TEX privately, I will be able to provide written records that show that I DID DO more frequent servicing than was necessary. And while it may not buy me more dollars, it WILL make it easier to sell. No one has ever come back to me after I sold them one of my bikes and complained that I ripped them off or concealed the real condition of the bike.
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Tiger Explorer - XC / What. generati
« Last post by JohnCFI on Today at 02:23:48 AM »
So, I have bought a late 17 uk model 1215cc XCx.  I see the word generation in relation to accessories.  Which generation is mine, thanks...

H778887 is the end of the VIN if that helps..
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General Maintenance and Servicing / Re: GEN 3 Oil analysis 7.7K miles
« Last post by oxidefilm on Today at 01:45:07 AM »
Serious question: Has anyone had an engine die/seize/blow due to not changing your oil every X,000 miles? Or have any of you seen an engine with serious issues due to this? I'm not talking about "I saw some unusual wear when I pulled the cam cover"...real damage.

 I see these threads on all the forums for all the bikes I own/have owned and so many people "play it safe" and change their oil WAY more often than recommended/needed. I really don't understand. Are you guys planning on riding these bikes for 500,000 miles?
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*Originally Posted by Piexplorer [+]
so what did you eventually do?
Wrote to triumph UK, wrote to CMC and will have it look at by a mechanic. Will keep it updated.
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Tiger Explorer - General Discussion / Re: Trip advice
« Last post by CaptainTrips on Yesterday at 10:48:36 PM »
I loaned a guy a hamburger once, but when I tried to return it the next day, it was not in its original condition.   :004:
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General Maintenance and Servicing / Re: GEN 3 Oil analysis 7.7K miles
« Last post by CaptainTrips on Yesterday at 10:43:11 PM »
*Originally Posted by XCaTel [+]
I've never had an alien spaceship land on my front lawn but I can't attribute that to me not mowing the lawn.
So that's why you don't mow your lawn...   :038:

Anybody who has experience doing oil changes on vehicles over time can eyeball the oil coming out and quickly decide for themselves whether the oil looks clean, dirty or really dirty and adjust their change interval to something that they feel comfortable with. It really isn't rocket science.

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Tiger Explorer - General Discussion / Re: Trip advice
« Last post by Will Morgan on Yesterday at 10:35:01 PM »
*Originally Posted by sirsidneyrd [+]
i lent two cables ties to a guy with me !

Lent ?? Isn't that a bit generous ?? You could have hired them to him (© Private Frazer, Warmington-on-Sea Home Guard)  :745:
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General Maintenance and Servicing / Re: GEN 3 Oil analysis 7.7K miles
« Last post by XCaTel on Yesterday at 10:11:45 PM »
*Originally Posted by eps [+]
I've covered hundreds of thousands of miles on this philosphy on many makes - never had an engine issue.  :002:
But you cannot attribute "never having an engine issue" to your oil change routine. I've never had an alien spaceship land on my front lawn but I can't attribute that to me not mowing the lawn.
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