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    Rattling noise on spring startup
    on: Mar 27, 2017, 04.12 pm
    Mar 27, 2017, 04.12 pm
    Hi all,

    Started up the 2015 trophy for the first time after the winter.  Although it turned over and started fine there seems to be an excessive amount of rattling noise around the head exhaust area that does not seem to be going away.  It was not like this when I stored for winter.  Any ideas as to what might be as it's worrying me a bit?

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    Re: Rattling noise on spring startup
    Reply #1 on: Mar 27, 2017, 05.25 pm
    Mar 27, 2017, 05.25 pm
    before you investigate any further, I would recommend you change the oil, which may have been polluted during this winter. Always good to restart in spring with new oil and filter.
    Cheers, Hugues

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    Re: Rattling noise on spring startup
    Reply #2 on: Mar 27, 2017, 06.08 pm
    Mar 27, 2017, 06.08 pm
    if the noise is still there after the short ride to the dealer for the oil change I will have them investigate.

    Thanks for the input

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    Re: Rattling noise on spring startup
    Reply #3 on: Mar 27, 2017, 09.32 pm
    Mar 27, 2017, 09.32 pm
    Cam chain tensioner is hydraulically driven. Sounds like a mating cricket after a period of non-starting.

    If it doesn't stop after 5 min should get your local service to check it out. Also an oil and filter change may be a good idea.
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    Re: Rattling noise on spring startup
    Reply #4 on: Mar 27, 2017, 09.57 pm
    Mar 27, 2017, 09.57 pm
    Thanks Bob .The oil and filter change are a no brainer and is usually my first ride to the dealer for the season. In regards to the cam tensioner is it going to cause any damage to ride to the dealer about 25 mins away?

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    Re: Rattling noise on spring startup
    Reply #5 on: Mar 28, 2017, 09.26 am
    Mar 28, 2017, 09.26 am
    The hydraulic cam chain tensioners can be noisy if the oil has drained out of them,
    such as when left standing for a "long" time, or when replaced until they fill back
    up, or if they develop a fault.  More info here : Cam Chain Tensioner

    Triumph publications state that after replacement, when there is NO oil
    in the Tensioner it "will be noisy until full oil pressure is felt at the plunger,
    which could take up to 5 seconds".

    So if the noise IS from the Cam Chain Tensioner, and lasts longer
    than 5 seconds from starting the engine, there is something wrong !

    Is your 2015 Trophy still within its 2 year warranty period ?

    If so, Phone the Dealer, let them listen to the noise on the phone,
    tell them you suspect it might be the hydraulic cam chain tensioner,
    and ask them whether you should ride it in, or have them collect it.

    The risk is that the chain could jump, or leave the sprocket
    and cause considerable engine damage !

    If the warranty is still good and the Dealer says to ride it in,
    and then it goes BANG on the way there, you should be covered !

    If it's out of warranty, then it's a decision you have to make !

    If you do ride it in, be "gentle" with it - no harsh acceleration !

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    Re: Rattling noise on spring startup
    Reply #6 on: Mar 28, 2017, 02.57 pm
    Mar 28, 2017, 02.57 pm
    Thanks Coconut for the info.  It is still under warranty so I will call the dealer and let them decide how they want me to get it there

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    Re: Rattling noise on spring startup
    Reply #7 on: Mar 28, 2017, 04.01 pm
    Mar 28, 2017, 04.01 pm
    *Originally Posted by Steveb0164 [+]
    The oil and filter change are a no brainer and is usually my first ride to the dealer for the season.
    May I suggest changing the oil & filter before putting it away for the winter?  Not good for your engine to soak in contaminated used oil for 5 months.

    The other option is to move south and ride all year long.  :018:
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