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    Some things you've shared and I've learned ........
    on: Jan 31, 2019, 12.33 am
    Jan 31, 2019, 12.33 am
    Just a few things I've needed to address since owning this bike ( I do love it) and feel this is fairly minor stuff IF addressed early. All of these issues have been discussed as separate topics and I'm very thankful this forum brought it to my attention so I could inspect/fix my bike:

    1. My throttle bodies were dirty (twice) during filter changes. I filled the little drain holes in the air
        box except the one at the snorkel for rain and added lightweight weatherstrip foam to seal the
        filter against the air box in the middle. I could see an air gap inside the air box using a mirror
        and flashlight there. Some have used silicone or grease to seal this gap.
     
    2. The shift and brake lever pivot bolts have a weak area at the thread to bushing point, mine
        was bent and dry without lube. I drilled out the bolt/bushing (threaded portion), and used a
        hardened steel bolt through it, then used marine grease, like others have done.

    3. Check your shock/ linkage needle bearings, mine were near dry and waiting to fail. My linkage
        bolt was backwards also:821:
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    Re: Some things you've shared and I've learned ........
    Reply #1 on: Jan 31, 2019, 09.41 am
    Jan 31, 2019, 09.41 am
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    It's what the Forum is all about !  :028:

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    Re: Some things you've shared and I've learned ........
    Reply #2 on: Jan 31, 2019, 10.53 pm
    Jan 31, 2019, 10.53 pm
    *Originally Posted by freeride4tom [+]
    Just a few things I've needed to address since owning this bike ( I do love it) and feel this is fairly minor stuff IF addressed early. All of these issues have been discussed as separate topics and I'm very thankful this forum brought it to my attention so I could inspect/fix my bike:
    2. The shift and brake lever pivot bolts have a weak area at the thread to bushing point, mine
        was bent and dry without lube. I drilled out the bolt/bushing (threaded portion), and used a
        hardened steel bolt through it, then used marine grease, like others have done.

    Has anyone asked Triumph if these bolts were a Sheer Bolt design feature to prevent engine case damage in the event of a blow to the shifter? I would not replace a mild steel bolt with a SS hard one on my bike, rather, I made sure mine was easily removed if sheared and I carry a spare.


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    Re: Some things you've shared and I've learned ........
    Reply #3 on: Feb 01, 2019, 02.11 am
    Feb 01, 2019, 02.11 am
    I have spares on the bike, tools to fix it, and lube to apply to the new one.  Yep, it could be done on the side of the road if absolutely necessary.  Wouldn't be fun, but it could be done.  Even a parking lot would resemble doing on my garage floor, and that wasn't an issue. :028:
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    Re: Some things you've shared and I've learned ........
    Reply #4 on: Feb 01, 2019, 02.36 am
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    *Originally Posted by CAM [+]
    Has anyone asked Triumph if these bolts were a Sheer Bolt design feature to prevent engine case damage in the event of a blow to the shifter? I would not replace a mild steel bolt with a SS hard one on my bike, rather, I made sure mine was easily removed if sheared and I carry a spare.
    You are probably correct regarding the shear factor. I may replace with a mild steel bolt but I'm not a fan of the bolt design and I factored in my safety factor if I suddenly lost my shift or brake pedal(my brake bolt was already bent). :821:
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    Re: Some things you've shared and I've learned ........
    Reply #5 on: Feb 02, 2019, 12.03 am
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    I have the 2017 model. Do I still have to worry about these? Have they been fixed by Triumph?
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    Re: Some things you've shared and I've learned ........
    Reply #6 on: Feb 02, 2019, 09.24 am
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    Just grease them both every year would be my advice and don't reassemble with Loctite

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    Re: Some things you've shared and I've learned ........
    Reply #7 on: Feb 02, 2019, 07.27 pm
    Feb 02, 2019, 07.27 pm
    Mentioned above was the bearings on the swingarm/suspension/shock area out back.  As many know, Bambi took me out at the end of Nov this last year.  While bike was in shop the swingarm was removed for repair.  I was right at 20k on the odo and all the bearings needed replaced already!  I think there must be a grease shortage in England maybe??

    Anywho, all new bearings in swingarm/wishbone area.  And I rode the bike home yesterday!  Whoot!

    If it were me: Plan to grease/service ALL those bearings at your first 10k service.
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