Tiger 800

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Valve Clearance Check

Tools required:

  • 10mm spanner for throttle cables
  • Long #2 phillips screwdriver for throttle cable plate
  • 6mm allen key for cam cover screws 10Nm
  • Feeler gauges
  • .10-.20mm intake
  • .325-.375mm exhaust
Brake Fluid Change

Tools required:

  • 8mm spanner for bleed nipples 6Nm
  • No.2 phillips screwdriver for cap screws 1.5Nm
  • Bleeding tool. I used a Mityvac MV8020
Chain Rubbing Strip Replace

Tools required:

  • 8mm socket for the sprocket guard
  • 5mm allen key for chain guard & rubbing strip
  • 6mm allen key some models have 6mm screw fitted in rubbing strip

All screws are tightened to 9Nm

Coolant change

Tools required:

  • 6mm socket or #2 phillips screwdriver for the jubilee clips. Tighten the clips to 2Nm
  • #3 phillips screwdriver for the bleed screw. Tighten the bleed screw to 1.5Nm You should be able to do a complete coolant change with 2 bottles of the Triumph coolant.
12k Service kit unboxing

A quick look at what you get inside the service kit.  The kit is only needed for the service at every 12000 miles as its a more major service

Chain clean, adjust and lube

Free play on the chain is 20-30 mm for both the XC and Road version and should be checked at the tight spot of the chain with the bike upright with both wheels on the floor. If your using a paddock stand that should be the same as having it on the floor.The Road free play used to be 15-25 mm but was changed to the same as the XC.

  • 12 & 13mm spanners for chain adjusters – 15Nm
  • 27mm socket for axle nut – 110Nm
Rear Wheel Removal + Re fit

You don’t need to remove the chain and sprocket plastic guards but it does make it easier to get the chain back on without them as you have more space to get it on the sprocket.

  • 12mm socket for rear caliper – 22Nm
  • 14mm socket for rear caliper – 27Nm
  • 27mm socket for axle nut – 110Nm
Rear Pads change/clean

If you are just cleaning your pads there is no need to remove the caliper. Just if you are going to be pushing the pistons right back to fit new pads then it is better to clean them to stop pushing dirt into the seals and possibly causing leaks

  • You need a flat screwdriver to remove the pin plug – 3Nm
  • 5mm allen key to remove brake pad pin – 18Nm
  • 12mm socket to remove the caliper bolt to get the pads out – 22Nm
  • 14mm socket for the bolt to remove the caliper – 27Nm
Front Pads change/clean

If you are just cleaning your pads there is no need to remove the caliper. Just if you are going to be pushing the pistons right back to fit new pads then it is better to clean them to stop pushing dirt into the seals and possibly causing leaks

  • You need a flat screwdriver to remove the pin plug – 3Nm
  • 5mm allen key to remove brake pad pin – 18Nm
  • 12mm socket to remove the caliper bolts – 21Nm
Oil & Filter Change

  • 8mm allen key for drain bolt – 25Nm
  • Filter socket for oil filter removal – 10Nm

Best to drain the oil when the engine is warm. After refitting the drain plug with new sealing washer, and a new oil filter. Fill the engine with your new oil, I use fully synthetic but it can take semi also. It will take about 3.5 litres to fill. Check the level in the sight glass while filling with the bike upright. When its near the top mark run the engine for a couple of minutes to get the oil warmed up and around the engine, turn it off and let it sit for a minute then check the level again with the bike upright. Top up as required.

Front wheel removal, Inspection, Re-fit

  • 12mm socket to remove brake caliper – 21Nm
  • 6mm allen key for axle pinch bolts – 22Nm
  • 17mm allen key for front axle – 65Nm

You are going to need someway to support the bike to remove the wheel, I was using the centre stand and used ratchet straps on the rear grab handles and fastened them to the bottom of the garage door.

Throttle body plate (butterfly) clean/check

No tools requiredClean parts with a cleaner and a clean cloth Check the throttles for sticking, loose or damaged throttle plates, butterfly should open smoothly when opening and closing the throttle

Air filter & Air box removal/re fit

Requires removal of the fuel tank

  • 7mm socket
  • 8mm socket
  • No.2 phillips screwdriver
  • 7mm air box lid screws – 1.5 Nm
  • 8mm screw under air filter – 9 Nm
  • Air filter phillips screws – 1 Nm
   
Spark plug removal, check & re fit

Requires removal of the fuel tank

  • 10mm spark plug socket with an extension
  • Spark plug torque – 12 Nm
Fuel tank removal video

Tools required:

  • 5mm and 6mm allen keys, some of the older models have a 12mm bolt instead of 6mm allen bolt for the fuel tank mounts
  • 10mm spanner

When putting the fuel line back on make sure the orange clip clicks into place, failure to do so can cause the fuel line to come off with the amount of pressure running through it

 

49 responses on Tiger 800

  1. I have noticed that on some of your videos the Closed captions think you’re speaking dutch, are you able to put in your own captions?

  2. Hello,

    Your videos are Tiger XCeptional! Would you do one on a simple chain adjustment. I sure would appreciate it.

    Thanks

    1. Hi, thanks. I was going to do a rear wheel removal video then could also do the chain adjustment one at the same time. Hopefully get it done this weekend

  3. Hello Muddysump,

    Very nice video’s!

    Today I have removed the rear wheel to replace the tire by the dealer. With the removal some clip went lose and I couldn’t found where to fit. I hope your upcomming video will make things clear.

    Regards,
    Dennie

    1. Thanks. Cant think of the clip that you mean. If you want to email a picture of it to admin@muddysump.com ill have a look and let you know. Dont think ill get a chance to make the video till the weekend

  4. I have a 2012 tiger 800xc how do I adjust the clutch and how to rebuild my clutch I think it my have been slipping for some time before I adjusted it.
    it seems like it is Ok how do I know if it is thanks for all your help

  5. Greatly appreciate your service videos. USA citizen here. Willing to donate but Paypal is looking for British pounds. Do you happen to know what will happen if I enter a number?

    1. Hi, Thanks a lot. The money will still transfer and I think will show in dollars afterwards on your paypal. I did it before to donate to someone in the USA before.

  6. Thanks for the videos – they have been very helpful. Will you by chance be doing any videos on balancing the throttle bodies?

  7. I appreciate your videos and they have been very helpful. I was just wondering, are you planning on doing one on the head stock/ steering bearings?Let the dealer do it with the12K valve check and having them do it just adds to the biil.
    Cheers!,
    James

    1. Hi James, going to be doing full service soon. Site has been down last couple of days for updates so not been able to log in to do a post.
      Head stock lubrication is part of the 12k service anyway so they shouldn’t of charged you more for it, need to take them apart to lube them then torque them back up. There’s a special castle shaped tool that you need to do the job.

    1. Thanks. Yes site will be staying up. Still keeping the DRZ to keep adding to it, might get something else in the future too. What is your site?

  8. Wow, what a great find. I started watching similar videos for my cars a couple years ago and its really led me to become a much better mechanic, do much of my own work when I have the time. As a new Tiger owner, I was thrilled to find what you have here. The videos and narration are fantastic and right on the mark. Adding the tool requirements makes it a no-brainer to this kind of work on my own as I build my confidence in working on the bike overall. Sorry to hear you’re letting the Triumph go, but please don’t lose all this great work. I’ll promote the heck out of it and your site at some of the Triumph/Adv forums. Thanks again, you’ll have a donation coming.

    1. Filming the 12k service now. Its including brake fluid and coolant. Should see them online within the next few weeks

  9. I agree. These video’s are the cats ass. Can you show or tell me where to find the tiger 800 center kick stand installation video? I seen it the other day and I can’t find it now?

  10. On the floating discs I find the rivets allowing the disc to float get pretty gunged up what do you recommend for sorting this I’ve been using WD40 and then a good wipe bet I’m thinking a good hosing will be better.Less chance of contaminating the pads.
    Great video’s they are really helpful you should be on TV.

    1. Gunged up with what? I wouldn’t recommend using wd40 on your brake discs, better off using a brake cleaner. I use wurth because you can get it in a pump bottle and it lasts ages

  11. Thank you so much for all the tips that you are giving us regarding to the TIGER 800 XC. Very much appreciate it. Now, I feel more confident if I need to unscrew something on my bike. Regards from Costa Rica!

  12. Brilliant videos. As soon as I’ve got my first “free” service out of the way on my 800 I’ll start putting some o these into practice. BTW I think I’ve spotted that you have accidentally put the “Throttle body plate clean/check” video also against the “Air filter & Air box removal” link.

  13. Muddy: Someone pointed out that one of the videos was in the wrong place, I’ve fixed this for you. (Was the Airbox/Air Filter Removal one)

  14. G’day, Great site man! been very helpful and informative. Glad to hear you’ll keep the site up…. even after the sale of your XC! you’ll be back with another!
    Andy, Australia

    1. Him thanks Andy. Yea i’ll keep it all up. Who knows I might even have a different bike to add to it one day :-)

  15. Great videos! I have a tiger 800 roadie with 1700 miles. The hyme joints on the shift rod seem really sloppy and won’t let me downshift unless I pull the shifter up slightly and then push down. How do I fix this?

    1. Is it when your trying to downshift through a lot of gears at once? Mine used to be the same when doing that, I’ve tried doing it on a few different ones and they’ve all been the same

  16. Awesome site and you are great guy. Just made the decision to order a new t 800 xc and this will be a world of help. I like wrenching but every one is a learning curve. Thank you Muddy Sump.

  17. Hi,
    Great videos MuddySump.
    Since I am trying to change front for internals with cartridge kit from Matris (F12T111S) I am wondering if you have some instruction how to get it done properly and also wher I can buy tools for service my Triumph Tiger 800 (Roadie).

    Thx

    1. Hi, I’ve filmed a fork strip/oil change video. Not had time to edit and upload yet. Do you mean tools to service the forks? You can buy them from a triumph dealership of somewhere online will probably have similar tools too

  18. late 800 tigers have slotted cam wheels and need the valve timing resetting at 12k service , are u doing a video , note there are lots of triumph tools needed , can u do without these?

    1. Hi, that’s right. It’s just at the first 12k service too to take out the stretch of the cam chain. Supposed to notice a big difference when its done too. I havn’t got a video for it since mine didn’t have it. I’m going to be buying the tools as I’ll be needing them. It started off with the explorers having them, then they added it to the tiger 800’s and the new street triple, daytona and the trophy. I think they are planning on all future bikes having it to.
      You need the tools because it locks the cams in place when you are adjusting them

  19. hi thanks for quick reply
    dealers are charging £1000+ for 12k that need cam timing resetting
    your pricing for 12k £198 plus £92 for service kit are so cheap , think your gonna be busy ! you should talk to main dealers , they might pay you to do there cust bikes , then just mark up your price.
    your service / tick sheet is out of date. (i have a copy of latest sheet let me have your email and i will send)
    extras now all suss linkages / ICS strip lube set up / check all adaptions dtcs ineng, inmo , abs, tpms , print autoscan sheet / remove chain adj bolts and grease , takes dealers a full day + now , hence 8 hours with vat your looking at £800 ish just for labour !

    1. £1000 that’s rediculous?!? Got the new tick sheet on the site now. Is it the same one you’ve got? Doesn’t mention chain adjustment bolts.

    1. Hi, I dont have my bike anymore. The idle setting gets done with the bike plugged into the computer. Is your bike old? There was a recall for the earlier models to get a different tune in the ECM because it was causing that fault. Sometimes if the idle stepper motor is dirty it can cause the fault too, try giving it a clean with dry cleaning spray, like chain cleaner.

  20. As above awesome videos…..engineer to trade however great to see the videos in advance of carrying out any servicing. I am sure that it was mentioned that a video has been done for fork oil changing and refurbishment..would this be going to be added to your videos.

    Sorry to hear you have sold the bike..

    Derek

    1. Hi, Yes I’ve got a fork video filmed just not had time to edit anything properly yet due to moving house etc. I’ll try and get it all done this year while I’m currently not working

      Thanks

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