Author [NL] [FR] [ES] [DE] [SE] [IT] Topic: MOT woes - Failed  (Read 3406 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

  • Offline Eloteq

    • Trophy Member  ‐    86
    • **
    • Topic Author

    Offline Eloteq

    • Trophy Member
    • **
    • Topic Author
    • Posts: 86
    • Born Again biker
    • Bike: TT1215 & KAW ER6F
    • City / Town: Knighton
    MOT woes - Failed
    on: Mar 14, 2020, 01.08 pm
    Mar 14, 2020, 01.08 pm
    Just had my MOT done this week, 1st one since buying the bike - FAILED

    N/s fork seal leaking (recommended both changed)
    Rear tyre tread low
    Brake pads
    Headlight Lens Blown (advisory) see my other post https://www.triumph-trophy.com/index.php/topic,10104.new.html#new

    Total Repair cost £409

    New Pirelli Angel GT Tyre, Fork seal kit, rear brake pads, labour to fit tyre, fork seals, brake pads etc. Cost for mot etc.

    Seems to be fair, but what you guys think.



    “Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

  • Offline 1675   gb

    • Trophy Master  ‐    948
    • ****
      #1

    Offline 1675

    • Trophy Master
    • ****
    • Posts: 948
    • Bike: Trophy
    • City / Town: Spennymoor
    • Country: gb
    Re: MOT woes - Failed
    Reply #1 on: Mar 14, 2020, 06.12 pm
    Mar 14, 2020, 06.12 pm
    A set of 3 pads will be around £100 plus fitting, a rear tyre about £100, leaving about £170 for the fork seals. If you are able, you could reduce the costs by taking the fork legs from the bike yourself and taking them into the dealer for the seals to be replaced. I am aware there are some special tools needed for the seal replacement, but getting the legs out is easy enough.

  • Offline Eloteq

    • Trophy Member  ‐    86
    • **
    • Topic Author
    • #2

    Offline Eloteq

    • Trophy Member
    • **
    • Topic Author
    • Posts: 86
    • Born Again biker
    • Bike: TT1215 & KAW ER6F
    • City / Town: Knighton
    Re: MOT woes - Failed
    Reply #2 on: Mar 14, 2020, 09.38 pm
    Mar 14, 2020, 09.38 pm
    Thanks for the advice. Will look into it. 👍

    *Originally Posted by 1675 [+]
    A set of 3 pads will be around £100 plus fitting, a rear tyre about £100, leaving about £170 for the fork seals. If you are able, you could reduce the costs by taking the fork legs from the bike yourself and taking them into the dealer for the seals to be replaced. I am aware there are some special tools needed for the seal replacement, but getting the legs out is easy enough.
    “Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

  • Offline Guitarman   gb

    • Trophy Pro  ‐    166
    • ***
      #3

    Offline Guitarman

    • Trophy Pro
    • ***
    • Posts: 166
    • Bike: Phantom Black TTSE
    • City / Town: Inverness
    • Country: gb
    Re: MOT woes - Failed
    Reply #3 on: Mar 15, 2020, 08.27 am
    Mar 15, 2020, 08.27 am
    Its pretty straight forward to change the pads and bulbs also you can buy tyres online and take the rear wheel into a dealer to change tyre and balance. If you can do that you should be able to strip the front end and as said take the forks into a dealer.

  • Offline TripleBBB

    • Trophy Member  ‐    44
    • **
      #4

    Offline TripleBBB

    • Trophy Member
    • **
    • Posts: 44
    • Bike: 2012 TTSE
    • City / Town: Oakworth, Keighley
    Re: MOT woes - Failed
    Reply #4 on: Mar 16, 2020, 03.49 pm
    Mar 16, 2020, 03.49 pm
    Well apart from the USD forks seals , which I've never done but would give it a go, the other items are all straight forward DIY items ok I'll except the tyre might not be but easy to check everything is correct before taking it for an MOT, really no excuse.

  • Offline digital   es

    • Trophy God  ‐    2725
    • *****
      #5

    Offline digital

    • Trophy God
    • *****
    • Posts: 2725
    • Trophy SE 1200
    • Bike: digital
    • City / Town: Barcelona
    • Country: es
    Re: MOT woes - Failed
    Reply #5 on: Mar 16, 2020, 04.14 pm
    Mar 16, 2020, 04.14 pm
    The replacement of the seals is quite distracted.

    What is somewhat more complicated is to place the new stamps. You will have to make a kind of washer or something similar to push the new seals into the tube (fork).

    Triumph sells open nylon washers to introduce new seals.

    It is important that this is done so that the seals can be inserted into the fork completely straight and in line, if this does not risk losing oil.

    PS: It is better to change the whole kit, not just the seals.
    Only motorcyclists know why dogs stick their head out the car window.


  • Offline Coconut   gb

    • Trophy God  ‐    9939
    • *****
      #6

    Offline Coconut

    • Trophy God
    • *****
    • Posts: 9939
    • Bike: 2017 Trophy SE
    • City / Town: South Birmingham
    • Country: gb
    Re: MOT woes - Failed
    Reply #6 on: Mar 16, 2020, 06.23 pm
    Mar 16, 2020, 06.23 pm
    In addition to buying the new Seals, Circlips and Dust Caps,
    there are a number of Service Tools that you may need to purchase :

    T3880643 Fork Top Cap Socket         ( Approx £49.00 )
    T3880153 Support Plate                   ( Approx £32.00 )
    T3880158 Nylon Support Collets        ( Approx £35.00 )
    T3880642 Fork Seal Guide / Protector ( Approx £40.00 )
    T3880641 Fork Seal Installer              ( Approx £35.00 )
    T3880160 Fork Filler / Evacuator         ( Approx £68.00 )
    Heat Gun
    Thermometer

    That adds up to around £259.00 for the Service Tools, plus the Heat Gun and Thermometer !
    ( and a Service Manual if you haven't already got one ! )

    It is also quite a technical operation, so I would recommend removing the Forks yourself
    then entrusting the work to a Triumph Dealer who will already have the Service Tools,
    and hopefully some prior experience of the task.  :169:

    Cheers  :821:


  • Offline Eloteq

    • Trophy Member  ‐    86
    • **
    • Topic Author
    • #7

    Offline Eloteq

    • Trophy Member
    • **
    • Topic Author
    • Posts: 86
    • Born Again biker
    • Bike: TT1215 & KAW ER6F
    • City / Town: Knighton
    Re: MOT woes - Failed
    Reply #7 on: Mar 19, 2020, 11.07 am
    Mar 19, 2020, 11.07 am
    Thanks for all the help guys.

    I got the garage to do the repairs in the end as they had all the tools and knowledge.  I’m busy Self employed working as a builder, taking time to repair this would of cost me more in time & money, so I decided to let them do it to save the hassle. Plus I was a little nervous when messing with the suspension forks.

    Least it’s all repaired now, with full MOT

    *Originally Posted by Coconut [+]
    In addition to buying the new Seals, Circlips and Dust Caps,
    there are a number of Service Tools that you may need to purchase :

    T3880643 Fork Top Cap Socket         ( Approx £49.00 )
    T3880153 Support Plate                   ( Approx £32.00 )
    T3880158 Nylon Support Collets        ( Approx £35.00 )
    T3880642 Fork Seal Guide / Protector ( Approx £40.00 )
    T3880641 Fork Seal Installer              ( Approx £35.00 )
    T3880160 Fork Filler / Evacuator         ( Approx £68.00 )
    Heat Gun
    Thermometer

    That adds up to around £259.00 for the Service Tools, plus the Heat Gun and Thermometer !
    ( and a Service Manual if you haven't already got one ! )

    It is also quite a technical operation, so I would recommend removing the Forks yourself
    then entrusting the work to a Triumph Dealer who will already have the Service Tools,
    and hopefully some prior experience of the task.  :169:

    Cheers  :821:


    “Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.”