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  • Offline GarminDave   gb

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    Disaster Averted!
    on: May 22, 2023, 03.02 pm
    May 22, 2023, 03.02 pm
    Firstly I tried to post photos but I find adding photos on here to be a right PITA.  There I've said it.

    As for the disaster I was riding along at Motorway Speeds when my back wheel locked up, only momentarily but enough to grab my attention.  The dashboard lit up with warning lights and I pulled into the following services.

    Imagine my surprise when I found my Hi-Viz vest wrapped around the sensor wheel, embedded into my rear brake.  The mounting holes in the casting sheared off releasing the brake from the disc and allowing the wheel to rotate again.  I had obviously not zipped my tail bag correctly. I also lost my Swiss Army SOS Kit, a syphon and a tourniquet.

    I pulled out Hi-Viz melted nylon and zip-tied the brake calliper to the swing arm and rode 100 miles home on front braking only.

    The replacement housing is priced at 1,450, but a mate is breaking his old Tiger 1200 and I've got the housing from his old bike.  I'll need a new sensor and wonder if I should tackle the job or get my mates at Newcastle Triump to get me mobile again.

    Quite a scary situation but I came away unscathed and it looks like I may have a relatively cheap fix now.

    I did have pictures but apparently, Google Photos store them in the wrong format and they are all too big to upload onto the photo page; but I did try.
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    Re: Disaster Averted!
    Reply #1 on: May 22, 2023, 07.14 pm
    May 22, 2023, 07.14 pm
    I am glad that everything has remained as an anecdote.

    You can take the Paint program and crop the images from the photos and they will hardly weigh anything to be able to upload them to the forum gallery.
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    Re: Disaster Averted!
    Reply #2 on: May 22, 2023, 07.31 pm
    May 22, 2023, 07.31 pm
     :005:  That would bring to mind total catastrophic failure immediately.  Glad it was something you are able to deal with. :028:
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    Re: Disaster Averted!
    Reply #3 on: May 22, 2023, 08.19 pm
    May 22, 2023, 08.19 pm
    That would have been  :005: glad you coped  :028:

    I had the rear brake caliper carrier bolt work loose and fall out on my Steamer, that was as close to a rear wheel lock up as I ever want to get.

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    Re: Disaster Averted!
    Reply #4 on: May 23, 2023, 08.17 am
    May 23, 2023, 08.17 am
    WOW that must have been a close call ! 

    Glad you were OK and are on the way to getting back on the road.

    For uploading Images it's best to use the Forum Gallery,
    and add Photo's there - an individual file can be up to 5MB in size.

    There's a guide with instructions on how to set up your own Album(s) here :

    How to Upload Images to the Trophy Photo's Gallery

    Cheers  :821:



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    Re: Disaster Averted!
    Reply #5 on: May 23, 2023, 09.00 pm
    May 23, 2023, 09.00 pm
    A similar thing happened to my brother in the 70's when touring Germany on a new Suzuki GS 750. He was on the Autobahn
    doing about 80mph with wife on pillion and a couple of bungie ropes give way and a sleeping bag wrapped in rear wheel. The bike and them went down the tarmac at speed, Luckily, they had good ridding gear on and the Givy panniers and top box took the hit. They walked away after a night in hospital for gravel rash and the bike had emergency repairs and they continued on battered and bruised. I am considering doing the B500 in German mountains next month and was thinking about him today as I ordered a mesh jacket from SBS and was considering buying a luggage net when I go. I am pleased yours did not lock up solid and you parked up safe. Maybe your bike is telling you it wants to retire. I have never been beyond the rear brakes and removing the  rear wheel so don't know much about the rear diff on this triumph or I would pop down and do it for you with you. I had the rear diff on the st1100 several times but looking at the W/shop manual this is much more complicated. Good luck with the repairs, Take care Ade.       

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    Re: Disaster Averted!
    Reply #6 on: Jun 04, 2023, 09.13 am
    Jun 04, 2023, 09.13 am
    I understand you got a genuine workshop manual at a great price from a former Trophy owner. Should be an easy enough DIY job to do a swap over.

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    Re: Disaster Averted!
    Reply #7 on: Jun 04, 2023, 11.13 am
    Jun 04, 2023, 11.13 am
    You are right of course but I needed a bike to complete the Durham Advanced Motorcyclists (DAM) Challenge 2023 and Triumph Newcastle gave me an unbeatable deal to supply and fit a new bevel box and the loan of a Tiger 1200 Rally Pro.

    I rode 160 miles on the Tiger and bagged my last nine Bonus Locations yesterday here :

    https://new.spotwalla.com/trip/6108-d8af723-4383/view

    So now ready to visit the Freeman for my new heart valve on Wednesday.

    Happy Days.
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    Dave

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