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  • Offline GarminDave   gb

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    Rear Suspension Spring
    on: Sep 02, 2020, 04.19 pm
    Sep 02, 2020, 04.19 pm
    I have my bike in for 70,000 service and just been told my rear suspension spring is broken and anew one is 400 or complete with shock absorber 1,026.

    I asked for a photo and it looks like a little it at the end has snapped off. It is rideable. What do you guys think?  400 for a spring seams to me a bit expensive?


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    Re: Rear Suspension Spring
    Reply #1 on: Sep 02, 2020, 05.15 pm
    Sep 02, 2020, 05.15 pm
    Hi Dave,

    Ouch! I agree it's a lot of money for a spring. They generally fail with fatigue and crack. Corrosion does the rest. Because of that I would not consider riding a Bike with a broken spring. You never know if there is another failure waiting to happen. Have you asked http://firefoxracing.co.uk/rear-shock-rebuild-service/ for their price? They are good at refurbishing shocks.

    Cheers.

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    Re: Rear Suspension Spring
    Reply #2 on: Sep 02, 2020, 06.29 pm
    Sep 02, 2020, 06.29 pm
    Cheers Wayne

    I just sent them an inquiry. They show a price of 80 to replace a spring.
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    Re: Rear Suspension Spring
    Reply #3 on: Sep 02, 2020, 06.30 pm
    Sep 02, 2020, 06.30 pm
    I agree with wayne on both counts!

    When Coil springs fail it is usually near one end or the other,
    but if you continue to ride there is always a possibilty of a further break,
    which could be anywhere along it's length.

    In the UK, your Trophy would fail an "M.O.T." Inspection,
    which raises all sorts of additional questions of continued riding -
    in addition to the safety aspect there is the legality of doing so,
    and the potential for your Insurance cover to be invaildated !

    I presume that 400 price tag is a Triumph price ( Part Number T2057504 ).

    Unless you're doing the work yourself, there will also be the additional labour costs.

    Firefox Racing, who are based in Keighley, South Yorkshire, as mentioned by wayne
    have received favourable reviews from some Members of the Forum,

    A quick Google ( I have no connection to the Company whatsoever ),
    also found a supplier of After Market springs that would appear to be compatible. 

    See here : Hyperpro Suspension Technology - they are based in Germany.

    Their Trophy ( 2012-15 ) Spring is listed at EUR 108.90 + EUR 30.00 Shipping to the UK
    in around 4-9 days, which is around GBP 123.00 total.

    One of our Members posted a Photo of his newly acquired Trophy and it had a Yellow coloured Spring.
    "Ohlins" supply Coil springs in that colour, but I can't find a Trophy SE Spring on their web pages.

    If you go down the After Market route, double check with the Supplier that theirs will fit the SE Model.

    Although the same Triumph Spring is used on the Standard and SE Models of Trophy,
    I have seen another After Market Company that lists a Spring that ( they say )
    will ONLY fit the Standard Model, and not the SE !  :087:

    Cheers  :821:

    Last Edit: Sep 02, 2020, 06.38 pm by Coconut

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    Re: Rear Suspension Spring
    Reply #4 on: Sep 02, 2020, 06.38 pm
    Sep 02, 2020, 06.38 pm
    Thanks Coconut, some good options there and halving the price looks doable.
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    Re: Rear Suspension Spring
    Reply #5 on: Sep 02, 2020, 09.20 pm
    Sep 02, 2020, 09.20 pm
    Wow Dave, personally I've not seen a motorcycle spring break like that before, I'm sure that it can happen, I've just not seen or experienced myself. I have seen bits of car springs on the roads around my way funnily enough, found four different pieces within weeks of each other, is it just me or are they not making/heat treating these springs very well nowadays?
    Having more and more speed humps and pot holes on our roads don't help either I guess. :164:

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    Re: Rear Suspension Spring
    Reply #6 on: Sep 03, 2020, 09.19 am
    Sep 03, 2020, 09.19 am
    After sleeping on it I decided to get them to fit a complete unit.

    My rationale is that I cannot change the bike as I would have done at three years as there is nothing I like compared to the Trophy.  I told myself the cost to change, had I changed, would free cash to keep my current bike to Triumph specification.

    The bike has been great for 70,000 miles and I think there is a few more miles in it so see this as the financial cost of my high mileage riding.

    Any of the money saving options entailed meant taking the bike somewhere and investing time offsetting the savings and I have 'work' for the bike now.

    Firefox racing just responded to my enquiry confirming they could replace the spring for half the Triumph spring cost but it would mean a day in Keighly plus fuel each way.

    I know fitting Triumph Parts will keep the bike honest and it's much easier to say yes and ride away with my bike back to Triumph Specification, after all its only money!

    I think if I had planned a suspension upgrade I would have gone down the aftermarket route but as the bike is at Triumph I'll suck up the cost as a convenience premium.

    Thanks for all your input.

    Oh and another factor is Triumph have loaned me a bike whilst all this is happening and that's worth something.
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    Re: Rear Suspension Spring
    Reply #7 on: Sep 03, 2020, 11.15 am
    Sep 03, 2020, 11.15 am
    Hi Dave,

    I have sent you a PM.

    Cheers

    Wayne  :002:

     



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