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    Oil Leak
    on: Apr 23, 2018, 04.51 pm
    Apr 23, 2018, 04.51 pm
    Well following my 20k service October 17 I noticed a little oil on the water when I washed the bike.I always spray the hose through the fairing vents. I did not worry too much as I thought it may be a little surface oil on the motor from when the dealer did the 20k sevice.  :007:

    Well the last few times I have cleaned her the same, traces of oil on the water as I hose down.  :112:

    So yesterday I did a long run and when completed I have oil splatters on the pannier (RH as you sit on bike) footrest and lower portion of fairing.  :003:

    So this morning I removed the fairing. I have attached pictures but it's not easy to see, but it looks like it's coming from the cam chain tensioner. I have had my torch in but The rocker cover look dry. :023:

    Phoned the dealer as I have a lifetime warranty. Explained that I had removed the fairing to have a look. They said fine don't replace it and ride it in we will pick it up  :047: They will sort it out am I OK to replace the fairing after, Of course I said and it will save them time removing the fairing  :169: and I will replace it properly  :008:



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    Re: Oil Leak
    Reply #1 on: Apr 23, 2018, 04.57 pm
    Apr 23, 2018, 04.57 pm
    A few more pictures


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    Re: Oil Leak
    Reply #2 on: Apr 23, 2018, 08.29 pm
    Apr 23, 2018, 08.29 pm
    "It wasn't me !!"

    I agree; it must have been them! But I don't think it will be difficult for the dealer to solve this problem. Nice to have a life-time warranty. I don't think Triumph Europe offers this "luxury". One of the first things motorcyclists (and others) in Europe like to look for until now is oil under a British bike. And then you have to explain it wasn't engine-oil but remains of chainlube or some kind of other excuse. A healthy Trophy however usually is kind of potty-trained.

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    Re: Oil Leak
    Reply #3 on: Apr 23, 2018, 10.33 pm
    Apr 23, 2018, 10.33 pm
    Had a similar issue a few years back and it turned  to be  some very loose bolts in the clutch cover.Re torque all bolts and all was fine also checked the rest of the covers which were all good

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    Re: Oil Leak
    Reply #4 on: Apr 24, 2018, 06.55 am
    Apr 24, 2018, 06.55 am
    "Lifetime Warranty" that's a new one on me, I want one too.  How do I get one?

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    Re: Oil Leak
    Reply #5 on: Apr 24, 2018, 07.22 am
    Apr 24, 2018, 07.22 am
    *Originally Posted by GarminDave [+]
    "Lifetime Warranty" that's a new one on me, I want one too.  How do I get one?

    My dealer (Youles in Blackburn) gave me a Lifetime engine & transmission warranty when I bought my TT from them - the only proviso being that I get it serviced by them all the time. They've done well out of it so far as I've done 42K miles in 3 years, which is four not-cheap services. But a part of me wants to keep piling the miles on until I can claim!
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    Re: Oil Leak
    Reply #6 on: Apr 24, 2018, 08.46 am
    Apr 24, 2018, 08.46 am
    I purchased the bike from Bridge Motorcycles in Exeter. Providing the bike is serviced by them they give a lifetime warranty. This is of course the lifetime I have the bike,unless I expire first  :138:

    Once they find out where the oil leak is I will post the findings  :002:
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    Re: Oil Leak
    Reply #7 on: Apr 24, 2018, 02.28 pm
    Apr 24, 2018, 02.28 pm
    The Verdict

    Went to see the dealer and my suspicions were spot on  :169: it's not the rocker cover  :152: it's the cam chain tensioner.  :015:

    They have run the bike and said you can just see weeping from the tensioner to head joint .

    So it's an easy fix just a couple of gaskets and a hour or so.  :169: all covered by my warranty  :046:

    What I don't know is did they remove the tensioner when they did the 20k service. I would have thought yes but the service manager did not have that detail to hand.  :173: Anyway is being fixed  :152: at no charge  :047:
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