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Offline Gordon3xBBB

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Starter Motor Cover (Part I)
« on: February 15, 2015, 10:23:45 am »
I was somewhat surprised to find that although the Tiger Explorer (Tex) has a Starter Motor Cover fitted the TT(SE) does not, even though it is shown on the Triumph Illustrated Parts list.
The Triumph Techs at my Dealer were also surprised that one is not fitted and they confirmed to me that the fixing holes were present in the Crankcase.

Perhaps it is because of the Fairing offers more protection that it isn't needed ?
Take off the fairing and you'll see that the Starter Motor is still covered in crud and road crap - and I have an Exhaust Guard (DIY) fitted to my '12 TTSE. The Starter Motor is an essential and fairly expensive item which in my humble opinion requires more protection from the elements.

It may be a read-across error from when they made up the IPL for the Trophy (from the Tex) but it appears to fit so I ordered the bits.

Parts are :-
T1310041 - Starter Cover
T1310042 - Bracket (Cover)
T3331044 - Screws x4
T3202303 - Bolt, RHHF, M6x1.0 x2  These last two bolts may not be needed. That little lot came to £19.10 - quite a bit cheaper than a Starter Motor.

After removing the Right-Hand side of the fairing it was easy to access and clean the area surrounding the Starter Motor. The connection was carefully removed and the lead moved aside.
The Bracket (Cover) was fitted using the original bolts (one at a time so the SM didn't fall off) and the bolts re-torqued to 9 Nm.
Then the Cover was inserted in the gap (from the right) and "Sprung" into position - only minor resistance getting past the exhaust pipes and the Cover "Test" fitted using the four Torx Screws.
The Starter Motor lead normally attaches from the right - the cover has a small cut-out at the bottom where it should be positioned with the cover in place - but the Lead isn't long enough as normally routed.
Removing the Top Curve of the Lead from the Starter Solenoid gives the extra length required to allow the Lead to attach to the SM from below.
I also took the precaution of fitting heat-shrink sleeve to cover the crimped area of the SM Lead Terminal as it will be positioned closer to the SM Body when the Cover is fitted so extra insulation to avoid flash-over is well advised.
The SM Terminal Rubber Boot can still be used with the Cover installed.
I have attached some photos of my progress through the Starter Motor Cover Installation..
« Last Edit: February 15, 2015, 10:37:27 am by Gordon3xBBB »
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Re: Starter Motor Cover (Part II)
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2015, 10:45:20 am »
 :157:

I forgot about the maximum numbers of photos you can attach 

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« Last Edit: February 15, 2015, 10:48:12 am by Gordon3xBBB »
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Re: Starter Motor Cover (Part I)
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2015, 11:31:55 am »
You dont think it was left off the Trophy because it may melt with the heat from the exhaust  :187:

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Re: Starter Motor Cover (Part I)
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2015, 11:50:08 am »
No....if anything the SM Cover on the Tex is closer still

The SM Cover only contacts the exhaust during installation and removal - at all other times there is ample clearance

I'm off out on it later - if I smell anything burning I'll let you know  :038:
« Last Edit: February 15, 2015, 11:53:50 am by Gordon3xBBB »
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Re: Starter Motor Cover (Part I)
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2015, 12:01:34 pm »
This would be a good candidate for the "How To" section.

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Re: Starter Motor Cover (Part I)
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2015, 12:19:18 pm »
Nice job Gordon3xBBB ( assuming it doesn't melt ! )

Are you going to formally ask Triumph about this ?
E Mail : after.sales@triumph.co.uk

i.e. What their official stance is about whether this cover should be fitted,
and why it is shown on the Parts list for the Trophy but not apparantly fitted at the Factory ?

Cheers  :821:





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Re: Starter Motor Cover (Part I)
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2015, 01:18:30 pm »
Looks like it should have it?  Definitely something to think about.  Thanks

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Re: Starter Motor Cover (Part I)
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2015, 03:08:52 pm »
Yes Coconut, I have that eMail address and now that I have tested it (97 miles, mixed roads, 7 degrees C) and it didn't melt I'll be asking the Question...

...I've just removed the DIY Exhaust Grille for a proper looksee and the SM Cover is still in perfect condition

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« Last Edit: February 15, 2015, 03:27:49 pm by Gordon3xBBB »
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