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North American Cylinder Head Recall
« on: January 09, 2014, 04:03:52 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,

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Re: North American Cylinder Head Recall
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2014, 06:36:04 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: January 09, 2014, 06:52:31 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: January 10, 2014, 03:33:06 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: January 10, 2014, 04:10:33 pm »
All--

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: January 10, 2014, 05:33:03 pm »
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: January 10, 2014, 06:00:28 pm »
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.