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    First impressions!
    on: Aug 23, 2018, 01.51 pm
    Aug 23, 2018, 01.51 pm


    Picked up my 2013 TTSE  yesterday after much messing about from the dealer.  11k miles, one owner bike which I bought unseen (Yes, I know) but am actually delighted with. The one fly in the ointment yesterday was the fact that I hadn't clocked the bike doesn't have the heated seat option.

    So:

    The pluses: The bike is rock steady, Pilot 4 tyres gave great feedback in both the wet and dry (It was biblical on the M6 on the ride home - My front, including my armoured jeans were bone dry!) The fairing is enormous and gives great protection, the screen is simply amazing. My display was telling me I'd achieved 58 mpg, which I think is some kind of record.  The panniers are HUGE!

    The slight downsides: The seat doesn't seem that comfortable? Given that I'm a tad short in the leg, I'm on the balls of my feet, so a lowering link is probably needed. 4000 revs for 70mph seems rather a lot, but maybe that's about right for a triple? Filtering takes a lot of care given the size of the bike.

    I opened the panniers to find that the previous owner had left the inner bags in - 90 saved! He'd also serviced the bike 3 months ago, another 300 saved and had new discs and pads fitted on the front (Which hopefully explains the loud, repeated cyclical squeak from the front wheel as they bed in).

    All in all, delighted!  :046: :152:
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    Re: First impressions!
    Reply #1 on: Aug 23, 2018, 03.54 pm
    Aug 23, 2018, 03.54 pm
    Squeek:  check the ABS rotor on the left side of the front tire.  It easily bends and may contact the sensor.  Usually throws an error if bent that much.

    Seat:  greatdaytoride.com!!!   Spencer will install the sort of foam and gel used in paraplegic wheel chairs, tremendous improvement...  and you can have him lower, narrow, otherwise correct the seat to your liking..

    Just turned over 83,000 miles on my '13.  Best bike ever, warts and all..     I lowered mine as well, golden...
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    Re: First impressions!
    Reply #2 on: Aug 23, 2018, 07.24 pm
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    There shouldn't be any squeaking from new Pads - good call to check the ABS Reluctor  :028:

    Last Edit: Feb 27, 2020, 06.49 pm by Coconut

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    Re: First impressions!
    Reply #3 on: Aug 23, 2018, 09.49 pm
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    I didn't think that would be the case but spoke to the service manager at the dealership yesterday and he insisted it would be the new discs "Bedding in". I'll get it checked out, thanks.
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    Re: First impressions!
    Reply #4 on: Aug 24, 2018, 01.08 am
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    Nice looking bike.Oh, that's right, I have the same color. :028:

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    Re: First impressions!
    Reply #5 on: Aug 24, 2018, 01.43 am
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    Mongoose, before you go getting the seat altered, try an Airhawk. I have the standard heated seat with an Airhawk on it. I have no trouble in doing SS1600 Kilometre IBA rides in under 24 hours with this set up. It's all about the amount of air in the bladder. Just enough to be comfortable. I'm sure your love will only increase as you progress your riding.  :821: :158:
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    Re: First impressions!
    Reply #6 on: Aug 25, 2018, 05.52 am
    Aug 25, 2018, 05.52 am
    Congrats on the purchase, Mongoose!  I have a hunch on what the squeak from your front wheel area is.  This happened on both the first tire change on my 2013 and the first tire change on my 2017 (2 different shops!)...  Upon removing the front ABS sensor, a very small spacer (a flat washer, actually) will fall out.  Most will think that it goes against the head of the sensor screw, but it actually goes between the sensor and it's mounting boss on the fork.  The first time this happened, the noise became deafening as I pulled off the highway on the way home from the shop; the second time it was more of a cyclical squeak as you described, but this time I knew what to look for!  You'll need a T-30 Torx bit to remove the screw and check behind the sensor to see if the washer is there.  Easy peasy! 

    Enjoy your new ride!  :028:
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    Re: First impressions!
    Reply #7 on: Aug 25, 2018, 07.44 am
    Aug 25, 2018, 07.44 am
    Good call Stoney !  :028:

    Looking at this page of the World of Triumph Web Site ( which may be useful if the Shim is Missing ) :

    Triumph Trophy 1215 SE ABS System

    ... the Shim is Item No. 41 - "Washer M6 x 14" - available in 4 thicknesses :
    0.5mm - Triumph Part Number T3552001, or World of Triumph Part Number PFKL2152093,
    1.0mm - Triumph Part Number T3552002, or World of Triumph Part Number PFKL2152094,
    1.5mm - Triumph Part Number T3552003, or World of Triumph Part Number PFKL2152095, or
    2.0mm - Triumph Part Number T3552004, Or World of Triumph Part Number PFKL2152096.

    All at the princely sum of 1.90 each !

    The Service Manual states that "Shims are available in the following sizes -  0.8mm and 1.6mm "  :027:
    and that Shims should be used to set an Air Gap of between 0.1mm to 1.5mm as shown below :



    As Stoney mentions, the Shim fits between the Sensor bracket and the Fork Leg.

    Cheers  :821:



    Last Edit: Feb 16, 2020, 09.27 pm by Coconut