Tiger 1050 2010 Tiger 1050 - Finding My Way Around

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  1. DanielB

    DanielB Noble Member

    Jan 13, 2019
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    Hello...

    So, here I am in my "new home"...I look forward to being an active member of the Tiger 1050 community as I have been on the 955 Speed Triple.

    Please be gentle with me...many questions to no doubt follow, in time; but for now, as I fettle and look and stare at my "new" bike, I have been playing around with the set-up of the controls.

    I adjusted the handlebars, and adjusted the levers accordingly, but I can not fathom how to adjust the left-hand switch-unit... I loosened (right off) two + screws on the housing, but the unit wouldn't rotate at all. It's a new (to me) bike, and is in excellent condition...I didn't want to force anything. Does this switch unit move at all, or is it located somehow and can't rotate? Maybe I just need to get used to the new position on a different bike?

    Also, more generally, what is the "bible of choice" for the home mechanic for this bike? Haynes? (not a fan of the poor paper and even worse photos), so any advice/download links etc on a decent service/workshop manual would be invaluable!

    Thanks all! :cool:
     
  2. TRIPLE X

    TRIPLE X Well-Known Member

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    If I recall correctly the switch unit has a peg which locates into a hole in the handlebar so cannot be rotated.
     
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  3. DanielB

    DanielB Noble Member

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    #3 DanielB, May 1, 2022
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    Thanks @TRIPLE X ; funnily enough, as I posted I remembered that on my old Honda Ntv650 the switch unit was indeed 'pegged'... The 'fix' was just to file it off.

    I am reluctant to actually do that... Up until now I have messed around with slightly battered and beaten, shaped and straightened, rusted and seized, "fixes" and "work arounds" on the previous bikes I've owned (and loved). However this time...I really want to relish the 'newness' of what I now have...so I'll just have to get used to moving my left thumb a little more than I'm used to :D.

    Any suggestions on a manual?
     
  4. TRIPLE X

    TRIPLE X Well-Known Member

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    When I had my Tiger I changed the bars for lower Renthal bars and did not want to drill a hole for the switch unit so removed the plastic peg. It still clamped up tight enough so as not to rotate but if it did a spot of silicone sealant under the switch would have sorted it. You should be able to find a pdf copy of the Triumph Service Manual on the net which you can download at a small cost.
     
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  5. DanielB

    DanielB Noble Member

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    Just curious, what are the symptoms of a "too tight drive chain"?

    Just checked and mine is 30mm.

    Bike is on a rear roller, on the side stand (so swing arm under load) as per the handbook. (Couldn't really feel a "tightest" position...but moved the wheel round to various places)

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  6. sprintdave

    sprintdave Nurse,he's out of bed again

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    Grinding sound, noisy. Harsh when suspension compressed under load, Gear changing can be iffy.
    If you have done it like the book says, the chain is too tight.
     
  7. DanielB

    DanielB Noble Member

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    Thanks...that's what I thought...although it seems that 5mmis within human (my) tolerance of accuracy but yes, will loosen it... It may help my sticky gear change issue, perhaps...
     
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