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    North American Cylinder Head Recall
    on: Jan 09, 2014, 04.03 pm
    Jan 09, 2014, 04.03 pm
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    Has anyone been notified of or is there any news if the cylinder head recall applies to North America?

    Thanks,

    --John

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    Re: North American Cylinder Head Recall
    Reply #1 on: Jan 09, 2014, 06.36 pm
    Jan 09, 2014, 06.36 pm
    Anyone?

    I have to be honest, after reading all about this, I can't see how it could not impact US bikes. I bought my bike (my VIN is in the range) and was able to ride it for a month and then the report comes out about 'upgrade' (replace the head).This is pretty disappointing. I believe there are few dealerships in the US that have the experienced techs that could do this serious type of work. Love the bike, but I can't say I have the confidence in the product/longevity of the product.

    Very disheartened to spend this amount of money and have such a major issue.

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    Re: North American Cylinder Head Recall
    Reply #2 on: Jan 09, 2014, 06.52 pm
    Jan 09, 2014, 06.52 pm
    My bike makes the noise, I'm awaiting the notification.  I will be very upset if this isn't dealt with here like Europe and Australia.  Like others here, I spent a ton of money on what is an incredible bike, but it has some teething issues that need to be taken care of.


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    Re: North American Cylinder Head Recall
    Reply #4 on: Jan 10, 2014, 03.33 pm
    Jan 10, 2014, 03.33 pm
    This is from the other thread 'engine upgrade'

    Originally Posted by w8d4it
    I think the TSB number is 154.  The document says "Issue 154" and gives a description of "Excessive Top End Engine Noice - Valve Guides and Chain Tensioner.

    I just got off the phone with the dealer and he found the TSB. I 'officially' logged my complaint about enginge noise and he is going to try and order the kit for me.

    Great news!

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    Re: North American Cylinder Head Recall
    Reply #5 on: Jan 10, 2014, 04.10 pm
    Jan 10, 2014, 04.10 pm
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    I just talked to my dealer, he confirmed that TSB 154 addresses NA cylinder head and cam chain noise.   My bike is in the serial number range so now it's a matter of replacing the parts.

    Thanks to those who posted,

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    Re: North American Cylinder Head Recall
    Reply #6 on: Jan 10, 2014, 05.33 pm
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    My concern on this repair is that replacing heads, tensioner, etc is not like replacing a failed sensor or light bulb.   I don't have the greatest of confidence in my local dealer's service.  So I may find myself driving quite a distance to get to a service department I truly trust.
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    Re: North American Cylinder Head Recall
    Reply #7 on: Jan 10, 2014, 06.00 pm
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    Agreed. This is a major repair. I had to do some research to find a dealership that has some good techs to do the work.

    I think Triumph should throw at least another year of extended warranty on for such a major repair.