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    Burning rubber smell from engine
    on: Mar 02, 2017, 07.34 pm
    Mar 02, 2017, 07.34 pm
    Hi everyone I have just purchased my first trophy and am getting a strong burning rubber smell coming from the engine. It's a 2 year old bike with only 4000 miles on the clock. Does anyone have any ideas what this could be.

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    Re: Burning rubber smell from engine
    Reply #1 on: Mar 02, 2017, 07.52 pm
    Mar 02, 2017, 07.52 pm
    Hi Simon. Welcome to the club. I know Wisbech as a town with a rich motorcycle history. Did you already introduce yourself on this list?
    A strong rubber smell from your bike can have many causes. Why don't you go and ask a T-dealer to take a look and ask him for his opinion. If they have sold several Trophy's, they may recognize the cause straight away.

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    Re: Burning rubber smell from engine
    Reply #2 on: Mar 02, 2017, 09.22 pm
    Mar 02, 2017, 09.22 pm
    I get the smell of toasted cow crap sometimes from my headers  :169: But never rubber  :027:
    It wasn't me !!

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    Re: Burning rubber smell from engine
    Reply #3 on: Mar 03, 2017, 04.09 am
    Mar 03, 2017, 04.09 am
    Funny - I bought my bike new and notice this smell too.  I even got down there with a flashlight and looked all over and could not detect anything.  For me the smell seems to be coming from the left side towards the front (as you sit on it).

    Mine had 25 miles on it when I got it and am at 3700 now.  No other issues.  Curious...

    And welcome!!

    I suppose this should be in the  mechanical section though?
    Year round rider here!

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    Re: Burning rubber smell from engine
    Reply #4 on: Mar 03, 2017, 06.23 am
    Mar 03, 2017, 06.23 am
    Hi Simon A, and :400: to the Club !

    If the bike is still under warranty you could get your Dealer to have a look.

    With a 2 year old Trophy the warranty will expire soon if it hasn't already,
    so to make your self more familiar have a look at this topic :
    HOW TO: Remove the Fairing etc...... noting that at the end of the first Post there,
    you will find a Word Document that you can downloadf and print,
    showing where all the screws and bolts go, to save having any left over after re-assembly !

    With the Panels off you'll be able to check for any foreign objects
    in amongst the engine and exhaust, and carry out other checks such as
    coolant hose clips being nice and tight ( often they are found to be loose and causing leaks ! ).

    It could be something that has found it's way in under the Fairing
    and is now melting against a hot part of the engine.

    Let us know what you find out  :028:





    Last Edit: Nov 15, 2020, 06.53 pm by Coconut

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    Re: Burning rubber smell from engine
    Reply #5 on: Mar 03, 2017, 01.20 pm
    Mar 03, 2017, 01.20 pm
    I had the 10000 mile check up done and 2 weeks later smelled something that didn't seem right.Took it back to the dealer with 8 days left on my 2 year warranty and they found nothing wrong. I drove the bike home and smelled nothing and wondered if it was all in my head. :112:   

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    Re: Burning rubber smell from engine
    Reply #6 on: Mar 03, 2017, 02.38 pm
    Mar 03, 2017, 02.38 pm
    Hello Simon and welcome.... a strong burning rubber smell could be many things from a bit of rubbery debris thrown up and lodged against the engine to a misplaced pipe touching the engine block. Obviously that last bit could be much more problematical. If it persists the only thing to do is take the panels off and look. If it goes away and nothing is leaking then it was probably the former and no issue.
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    Re: Burning rubber smell from engine
    Reply #7 on: Mar 03, 2017, 07.25 pm
    Mar 03, 2017, 07.25 pm
    Thanks guys. I have contacted the dealer and am taking it back tomorrow. When I started it yesterday before I never moved away you could smell this rubber smell and the engine hadn't even heated up. I am new to triumph this being my first one which I only picked up last weekend having had a harley for the last 10 years this is totally new and different to a V twin but so far loving it.