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    Major engine malfunction at 55k miles.... im pretty sure
    on: Nov 29, 2016, 04.17 am
    Nov 29, 2016, 04.17 am
    Beautiful day riding Arizona last week, what started off as a Saturday ride in West Kentucky found me in Death Valley, (California, for people who dont know) a few days later......... was absolutley perfect, after 10 days out west i headed home...... On US 60 just outside Springerville, AZ I was buzzing along thinking how good it was on my Trophy and that this is exactly why I pick up Tropohy 3 years ago (2013 model). I have has basically no problems, of course ecu replacement and radio update, but that is all, perfect bike...... Then all of a sudden something in engine broke, dont know if rod of cam chain.  Made a very loud whacking in engine all at once, I pulled in clutch, let off gas, rolled to stop........ Long story short, i was lucky and had it in rental truck for ride back home (26hrs in truck that I could have been on bike, argggg...

    Took to Nashville, Castle Powersports, (110 miles) since it is closes one and I had then do 20K service, very nice people...

    They are tearing into it as I type this......  we shall see.............

    More to follow............

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    Re: Major engine malfunction at 55k miles.... im pretty sure
    Reply #1 on: Nov 29, 2016, 08.32 am
    Nov 29, 2016, 08.32 am
    Sorry to hear of this .....

    I wonder if that's another Cam Chain breaking / jumping off the drive sprocket ?
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    Re: Major engine malfunction at 55k miles.... im pretty sure
    Reply #2 on: Nov 29, 2016, 08.33 am
    Nov 29, 2016, 08.33 am
    *Originally Posted by william [+]
    Beautiful day riding Arizona last week, what started off as a Saturday ride in West Kentucky found me in Death Valley, (California, for people who dont know) a few days later......... was absolutley perfect, after 10 days out west i headed home...... On US 60 just outside Springerville, AZ I was buzzing along thinking how good it was on my Trophy and that this is exactly why I pick up Tropohy 3 years ago (2013 model). I have has basically no problems, of course ecu replacement and radio update, but that is all, perfect bike...... Then all of a sudden something in engine broke, dont know if rod of cam chain.  Made a very loud whacking in engine all at once, I pulled in clutch, let off gas, rolled to stop........ Long story short, i was lucky and had it in rental truck for ride back home (26hrs in truck that I could have been on bike, argggg...

    Took to Nashville, Castle Powersports, (110 miles) since it is closes one and I had then do 20K service, very nice people...

    They are tearing into it as I type this......  we shall see.............

    More to follow............
    Bummer.

    Rod maybe. Not cam chain, IMO. Camchain breaking probably wouldn't make much noise. Perhaps none that you could even hear. If trying to restart, it  would crank  the engine very, very fast because of the complete lack of compression from at least one valve being open in every cylinder (most likely). Usually, even if the valves hit the pistons you don't hear it. At least not in cars. Never heard of it happening in a bike.

    Please keep us posted on what the problem really was. And the price to fix it. Perhaps a new bike will be cheaper. Sounds like a major engine problem to me too, but let's hope not.

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    Re: Major engine malfunction at 55k miles.... im pretty sure
    Reply #3 on: Dec 01, 2016, 01.21 pm
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    Sorry to hear of your misfortune. Keep us posted on the outcome.
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    Re: Major engine malfunction at 55k miles.... im pretty sure
    Reply #4 on: Dec 03, 2016, 12.30 pm
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    Did you have the head upgrade done on your bike?

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    Re: Major engine malfunction at 55k miles.... im pretty sure
    Reply #5 on: Dec 03, 2016, 05.10 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Strathroy [+]
    Did you have the head upgrade done on your bike?
    And how long after the 20K service?

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    Re: Major engine malfunction at 55k miles.... im pretty sure
    Reply #6 on: Dec 05, 2016, 12.53 am
    Dec 05, 2016, 12.53 am
    No head upgrade, at 20K service dealer said it was fine............... We shall see. And I asked about the head during the service, service guy said it would be terribky noticable in engine noise, and of course never having a triumph 3 cylinder before I was not sure of sound, I always accepted loud clicking sound thinking that was normal............ Have not heard anything from service people yet...... And....... Of course this is not the sellinbg dealer as who I bought it from is not a Triumph dealer anymore,
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    Re: Major engine malfunction at 55k miles.... im pretty sure
    Reply #7 on: Dec 06, 2016, 01.04 am
    Dec 06, 2016, 01.04 am
    I'm very interested in the outcome.  I'm calling tomorrow to see about the Triumph US TSB154 on the head replacement.  Mine is way before the serial number for eligible replacement.
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