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    MORE bloody dramas!!
    on: Sep 12, 2016, 09.14 am
    Sep 12, 2016, 09.14 am
     So, the never-ending source of pain which is my Trophy continues.
    This morning, whilst commuting to work, I opened the throttle to shift up from 2nd to 3rd (riding normally, not thrashing it or anything stupid), and suddenly, complete loss of engine, and the sound of a chain being thrown off its sprocket... from inside the engine.
    My guess is the timing chain broke.
    On a 60,000km engine. Really? Fan-freakin-tastic.
    So, now I'm without wheels AGAIN. And god knows what kind of bill I'm looking at this time round! Looks like I'll be catching a train for the next month while I wait for more parts to shipped in from England. Oh joy. :157:
    My bike history: (1) c.1982 Honda CT125, (2) c.1986 Yamaha SRX250, (3) 1988 Honda CBR1000FH, (4) 1989 Suzuki GSX-R750 Slingshot, (5) 2012 Suzuki Boulevard M90, (6) 2013 Triumph Trophy SE.

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    Re: MORE bloody dramas!!
    Reply #1 on: Sep 12, 2016, 01.23 pm
    Sep 12, 2016, 01.23 pm
    That is a bugger!

    When you know for sure what the problem is, let us know. How old is the bike? Still any warranty? I guess not from the comment about the bill. All been serviced to schedule? In which case I would ask about a good will gesture as if it has been looked after properly then no way should a chain fail at that life.
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    Re: MORE bloody dramas!!
    Reply #2 on: Sep 12, 2016, 02.19 pm
    Sep 12, 2016, 02.19 pm
    Wow, doesn't sound good. Very sorry to hear about this, I too ride a 2013 model. I've been fortunate and have had very few problems, just an oil leak really, only needing the lower right side cover bolts snugging up. Yes, please let us know the outcome. With all the issues of the TTSE's, my concerns continue to grow the longer I ride it.

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    Re: MORE bloody dramas!!
    Reply #3 on: Sep 12, 2016, 05.33 pm
    Sep 12, 2016, 05.33 pm
    Oof. That's going to be very expensive. I foresee needing new rocker arms, valves, possibly pistons, and maybe even cams.
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    Re: MORE bloody dramas!!
    Reply #4 on: Sep 12, 2016, 05.37 pm
    Sep 12, 2016, 05.37 pm
    Yikes, sorry to hear that,....please keep us informed on what the dealer/Triumph say about this.

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    Re: MORE bloody dramas!!
    Reply #5 on: Sep 12, 2016, 08.24 pm
    Sep 12, 2016, 08.24 pm
    Thanks guys.
    Yep, 2 months out of warranty. Of course!
    And yes, always had the services done as per the schedule. The dealer rang yesterday to ask for approval to go ahead and strip the engine down so as to diagnose the problem (for big labor charges, they always ask first, which is nice). I told them to go ahead. I need the wheels. I tell ya, an F6B is looking like a good option right about now....at least it would be reliable.
    Yeah, I'll post here when a diagnosis comes through.
    My bike history: (1) c.1982 Honda CT125, (2) c.1986 Yamaha SRX250, (3) 1988 Honda CBR1000FH, (4) 1989 Suzuki GSX-R750 Slingshot, (5) 2012 Suzuki Boulevard M90, (6) 2013 Triumph Trophy SE.

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    Re: MORE bloody dramas!!
    Reply #6 on: Sep 12, 2016, 09.37 pm
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    Looking forward to hear what the issue is and more importantly if Triumph will fix it free of charge as a good will gesture. As stated earlier, there is no way this should happen to the chain after only 60,000 kms.
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    Re: MORE bloody dramas!!
    Reply #7 on: Sep 12, 2016, 09.45 pm
    Sep 12, 2016, 09.45 pm
    *Originally Posted by Gar [+]
    ....As stated earlier, there is no way this should happen to the chain after only 60,000 kms.

    Amen to that. I would expect to get at least 100,000 clicks out of a BELT, and hopefully even more out of a chain.
    My bike history: (1) c.1982 Honda CT125, (2) c.1986 Yamaha SRX250, (3) 1988 Honda CBR1000FH, (4) 1989 Suzuki GSX-R750 Slingshot, (5) 2012 Suzuki Boulevard M90, (6) 2013 Triumph Trophy SE.

     



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