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Offline waspanman

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cylinder head replacement
« on: June 18, 2014, 09:11:48 pm »
I have just had my TT returned from Triumph after the cylinder head was replaced and have found the new arrangement is noisier than the original, exhibiting a distinct and (I think) getting louder, ticking sound, which sounds like tappets albeit not noisy ones, yet.
I have contacted Triumph and as is usual with all companies, have found that I am the only person in the world to report the problem!!!

My question to the forum is, has anyone else found this, or am I really the unluckiest person around????

Your input would be greatly appreciated

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Re: cylinder head replacement
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2014, 04:17:28 am »
Totally opposite for me mate, the bike is much quieter. I would ask the question if the bike was done right.
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Re: cylinder head replacement
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2014, 05:11:23 am »
Venomyellow had a similar complaint.  See this thread.  As I remarked in that thread one would think if anyone would get the repair done correctly it would be the factory.
https://www.triumph-trophy.com/index.php/topic,2311.0.html
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Re: cylinder head replacement
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2014, 03:17:30 am »
I had the same problem. a real rattle sound from the engine which quietened down after about 10 minutes. Luckily I took it back for a service and asked them to check the noise. Turns out one of the exhaust pipes was not tightened up to the cylinder. It really was a rattle. As the bike got hot and the metal expanded the rattle decreased. Problem fixed.

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Re: cylinder head replacement
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2014, 11:44:56 am »
*Originally Posted by waspanman [+]
I have just had my TT returned from Triumph after the cylinder head was replaced and have found the new arrangement is noisier than the original, exhibiting a distinct and (I think) getting louder, ticking sound, which sounds like tappets albeit not noisy ones, yet.
I have contacted Triumph and as is usual with all companies, have found that I am the only person in the world to report the problem!!!

My question to the forum is, has anyone else found this, or am I really the unluckiest person around????

Your input would be greatly appreciated

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Re: cylinder head replacement
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2014, 08:08:44 pm »
tommy23, just curious if you meant to make a comment when you quoted waspanman? If so it doesn't show.  Also wanted to welcome you to the Forum and suggest you stop over to the new member section and introduce yourself to the rest of the Forum.
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Re: cylinder head replacement
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2014, 08:23:04 pm »
*Originally Posted by waspanman [+]
I have just had my TT returned from Triumph after the cylinder head was replaced and have found the new arrangement is noisier than the original, exhibiting a distinct and (I think) getting louder, ticking sound, which sounds like tappets albeit not noisy ones, yet.
I have contacted Triumph and as is usual with all companies, have found that I am the only person in the world to report the problem!!!

My question to the forum is, has anyone else found this, or am I really the unluckiest person around????

Your input would be greatly appreciated

I should contact Triumph aswell then - mine is definitely louder. Do you have an email address or phone number for them?

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Re: cylinder head replacement
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2014, 11:03:46 pm »
The other day, I was able to compare my TTSE (which did not have the head modification) to  triucati's (Mark's) TTSE which did have the engine noise TSB work done.

They both sound exactly the same to both of us. Both are within the VIN range of the head noise problem.

So for those who are considering having the head TSB done, I would say if it is not broken, don't fix it. Or at least not until the warranty is about ready to expire.

I only have about 5,000 miles on my TTSE, so things could change later, but for now, I won't fix what is not broken.

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