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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-21-2010, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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1050 motor problems...

I just read a disturbing thread, on another forum, that showed a great many responses from members who have had engine problems with the Tiger 1050. Cracked pistons, broken ring lands, oil usage, etc.
Is this something I should be concerned about before I take delivery of my new Tiger? Are there, or have there been chronic or recurring problems with Triumph triples?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-21-2010, 11:10 AM
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I read that too. Doesn't make good reading either.

There was a known problem with a faulty batch of piston rings fitted to 2006/7 (early) bikes. They either broke or failed to seal properly giving excessive oil consumption.

AFAIK Triumph never issud a recall but quietly sorted all affected bikes through the warranty. In some low mileage bikes this problem did not manifest until after the warranty had expired. I know of one owner this happened to but Triumph repaired the bike at no cost.

I can't explain the broken piston issues raised. I know plenty of Tiger owners. None have experienced this.

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I've read the same thread. It seems some of the early 2007 Tigers had a bad batch of pistons. Some of the responders have no doubt had some serious problems, even in some later models; however, given the total number of Tigers on the road, the percentage of problem cases is very small. The "poll" being taken on that site really cannot represent the percentage of failures since there is no "universe", just a few responders who have either had no issues or some issues.

I will say that the guy who had his rebuilt under warranty and the fix only lasted 2,000 miles, plus his extreme oil consumption, should be given a new engine. That situation is totally uncalled for and should be remedied by Triumph.

I just bought my new bike about 2 mos ago and am certainly not going to worry about engine failure. Ny guess is that Triumph doesn't experience any more issues like this than any other manufacturer. It also seems Triumph has repaired most issues at no cost to the customer.

Take delivery of the beast and enjoy it.
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1050 engine is a development of 955 and both are generally bombproof. i have 36k miles on my Speed Triple,did 21k miles on my previous 955 Tiger and currently 16 k miles on my 1050 Tiger. All fault free. if there was a bad batch of rings then that's unlucky but could happen to any manufacturer I guess. Forums generally highlight negatives rather than positives as a rule.Anyway the Tiger is well developed and you should enjoy it. Good luck.
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Thanks guys. My dealer told me today that my Tiger is on a truck somewhere between Georgia and Soutwest MIssouri. It won't be long now.
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I've read the same thread. It seems some of the early 2007 Tigers had a bad batch of pistons. Some of the responders have no doubt had some serious problems, even in some later models; however, given the total number of Tigers on the road, the percentage of problem cases is very small. The "poll" being taken on that site really cannot represent the percentage of failures since there is no "universe", just a few responders who have either had no issues or some issues.

I will say that the guy who had his rebuilt under warranty and the fix only lasted 2,000 miles, plus his extreme oil consumption, should be given a new engine. That situation is totally uncalled for and should be remedied by Triumph.

I just bought my new bike about 2 mos ago and am certainly not going to worry about engine failure. Ny guess is that Triumph doesn't experience any more issues like this than any other manufacturer. It also seems Triumph has repaired most issues at no cost to the customer.

Take delivery of the beast and enjoy it.
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As the man said, relax. I have an early 2007 tiger and after 34000 miles it does use a bit of oil when thrashed and when on a very short winter commute. Something like 150cc per 1000 miles. On reflection that aint too bad. Newer ones are better.

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Interesting how some engines will sip a little oil and others don't. I had a 2007 Speed triple that used a little between changes, maybe a half quart in 4,000 miles.
My current 2009 Sprint dosen't use a drop.....
Dealer rode the bike when new on a rat ride (about 300 miles) so it was broke in maybe a little harder than my first 1050 engine plus I may have rode it a little harder at first too.
Got a good deal because it had some miles and considered a demo bike.
I am just saying too that it may depend on how they are broken in, unless there is a mechanical issue.
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I had a 2007 Sprint 1050 which at 23 000km suddenly used almost all the oil in the sump and ran big ends. When the motor was stripped it appeared that one of the rings had broken hence the very sudden and dramatic oil usage. Bulk of the repair cost covered by factory.
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Any of you know which S3 motor models will fit a 2007? I failed to do an oil change on time and destroyed my motor. I need to get a used engine, or build one. I know that the 2010 probably won't fit, perhaps if I can get a 06, 08, 09? Please help if you have any insight on the matter. Thanks
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gander, go to tiger1050.com and do a search. lots of info. I think they interchange 07 and forward. ecm will need to be the s3 and maybe an s3 speedo. I've read a little on this and don't remember exactly, but many have done this. good luck

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