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The new Triumph Tiger Adventure is going to be out soon; I won't even give the Aprilia a look-in after that - build quality and reliability on the new Triumphs is superb. 'nuff said.
I have high hopes for the new Tiger. But not all is well in Triumph Town. My
'07 just had its first major trip. 4000 miles in about 9 days. During the high speed bits it gobbled quite a bit of oil. Like a pint in 500 miles or so. At lower RPM's, almost no use. Starting riding "normally" and down goes the oil.
Very worrying. Good news is I have a 3 year extended warranty. Bike only has 8000 miles total on the clock.

Oil use has been a common theme on many 1050's. Triumph have replaced
quite a few piston/ring sets. Fixed some, some not. Some needed new cylinders and the works.

I would give the new Tiger a year to see how its doing. If they use the 675 platform that would be good. Very few probs with this motor. No one knows for sure what the motor will be. 675? 800? or ? I've heard two versions will be made. Dual sport/Adventure version and more mild SM version.
Milan should give us a clue. October.
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'07 just had its first major trip. 4000 miles in about 9 days. During the high speed bits it gobbled quite a bit of oil. Like a pint in 500 miles or so.
A pint in 500 miles ???? You sure ?

That is very high. Get it into your dealer NOW !!
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Uh, i'm wrong. Actually more like a half pint. (8 US fluid ounces). Still too much, eh? We had some nice open sweepers, no cops, nice roads. I was wicking it up pretty good ... revs between 6K and 9K rpm, up over the ton most of the time. About 150 miles of this. At the end of the day (500 mile day) oil was off the stick. Took about half pint to bring to Full reading.
Sorry for the hyperbole. Had to think about it for a minute.

Far as getting to the dealer, before I go I need to document consumption or they won't honor the claim. I've got plenty of time (2.5 years of warranty) so no rush on it. Now I just have to watch the oil level much more closely.
I'm spoiled from my Suzuki's. They never use oil!
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Uh, i'm wrong. Actually more like a half pint. (8 US fluid ounces). Still too much, eh? We had some nice open sweepers, no cops, nice roads. I was wicking it up pretty good ... revs between 6K and 9K rpm, up over the ton most of the time. About 150 miles of this. At the end of the day (500 mile day) oil was off the stick. Took about half pint to bring to Full reading.
Sorry for the hyperbole. Had to think about it for a minute.

Far as getting to the dealer, before I go I need to document consumption or they won't honor the claim. I've got plenty of time (2.5 years of warranty) so no rush on it. Now I just have to watch the oil level much more closely.
I'm spoiled from my Suzuki's. They never use oil!
Please don't wait that long. If there is a problem, it's only going to get worse..

Plus, why should YOU pay to keep topping up the oil everytime you ride it. Oil is EXPENSIVE man !

If you rock into your dealer in 2 years time and say "its been burning oil for 3 years" , they may say you neglected to inform them in due time and made it worse. All tricks to wiggle out of warrenty payouts. I know as I used to work in a large multifranchise dealer. They're almost as heartless as insurance companies.
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