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Offline demonbane

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Re: Sold Trophy due to design flaw/safety issue
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2019, 07:40:57 PM »
"such engine damage would be more likely to be caused
by prolonged use of an unspecified grade of fuel, or the use of fuel additives,
or the wrong ECU Tune, or other ECU Issue resulting in less than optimal
fuel / air ratios and / or Ignition Timing etc."


yep, nowt to do with little holes in air box.

bit like saying that aluminium foil hat stopped me getting abducted by aliens

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Re: Sold Trophy due to design flaw/safety issue
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2019, 07:49:32 PM »
I've seen drain holes in other air boxes and they don't seem to affect engines in those bikes so I'd think it's a non issue on a Trophy.  My fluid dynamics are a little rusty, so take this with a grain of salt, but I think there would be very little air flow through those holes because they are so small.  The air pressure would actually act like a dam once a small amount of air was sucked in.

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Re: Sold Trophy due to design flaw/safety issue
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2019, 08:36:37 PM »
.... that aluminium foil hat stopped me getting abducted by aliens ....

Now he tells me !  :138:    :171:

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Re: Sold Trophy due to design flaw/safety issue
« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2019, 01:41:56 AM »
BMWU has great marketing and makes a good product.

I have looked at BMWU each time I wanted a new motorcycle and ended up with a  Triumph.
BMWU had a problem with the  suspension and took the RT off the market so I knew what I had to do when I was looking for a new ride.
TROPHY

I have driven an M5 with a V10 and it was a great car, they make a good product but it is a  taste.

I went to the motorcycle show last weekend in Dallas TX and BMWU had the largest display.
No Triumphs were there, I’m not surprised but I’m sure that if people knew that Triumph made Motorcycles’s and had a history that would put HD as 2nd  The millennial’s would be crazy about buying it!

 The only reason people buy BMWs is because they know about the cars.

If the TR6 GT was still going!!!!!!!

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Re: Sold Trophy due to design flaw/safety issue
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2019, 07:53:07 PM »
My Bandit has a drain hose from the airbox with a plug on the end, if you saw how much water drains out of that thing you would never plug up a drainage hole.

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Re: Sold Trophy due to design flaw/safety issue
« Reply #29 on: January 13, 2019, 04:27:03 PM »
My Z1 just has a hose hanging down open to the world below the swingarm pivot.
My KLR has such a hose, but it's plugged and you are advised to pull the plug and drain it periodically.  Stock plug falls out and must be replaced usually.
Africa Twin has 3 such hoses, plugged, drained every 4000 miles per manual, one usually has quite a bit of oil in it, other 2 are dry.

Here's a picture of my K&N before cleaning after a run in Texas during the Live Oak bloom....  and the throttle bodies immediately after pulling the airbox.  Not that dirty really, though still more than I'd hope.
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