Triumph announced a number of new paint schemes for several of its models. While the new options are for the most part merely cosmetic, the lone exception is the new sulfur yellow 2012 Triumph Daytona 675. We’re not quite sure it’s good marketing for a color scheme that reminds you of the smell of rotten […]
Recall for 2011 Triumph Tiger 800, 800XC Accessory Center Stands
Triumph is recalling accessory center stands for the 2011 Tiger 800 and Tiger 800XC because of a defective return spring.
According to documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the return springs on the accessory center stand for the Triumph Tiger 800 and 800XC may not always return to its original length, potentially leading to a loose center stand and a fracture in the spring wire. Riders may detect a rattling sound from the loose stand and in the case of a fractured spring, a scraping sound caused by the center stand dragging along the road.
The problem was first reported in June. An investigation identified the cause and Triumph introduced a replacement spring using two separate coils, one inside the other.
Triumph dealers will replace the original spring in the center stands with the new double-coil springs. The recall affects 668 units.
[Source: NHTSA Campaign ID# 11V436000]