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  • Offline Wilko   gb

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    Timing chain replacement
    on: Jul 27, 2019, 04.57 pm
    Jul 27, 2019, 04.57 pm
    Well I have my bike back from West Birmingham Triumph, or Streetbike as it's locally known as, my bike is a 2013 SE with 24000 miles on the clock.
    There was a ticking noise coming from the cam chain, and also the cam's. They found that the cam chain was worn and the tensioner was at it's limit.
    When I bought the bike from CMC, the clutch failed inside a week, they recovered the bike and rebuilt the slave cylinder !!!!!...back to today, their technician found that apart from the cam chain / tensioner and cam shim clearance, they also found that the slave cylinder was not right / correct, also between the cylinder and the face that it bolts to, there was no gadget fitted, also Triumph do not do a seal kit, it has to be a new slave cylinder.
    So in total, they have done,
    Adjusted the valve clearance,
    Replaced the cam chain and Tensioner
    Set up the Cruise Control !!..it appeared to be fine to me, but I will ask,
    Rewired the daylight running lights, these are fitted to the engine bars.
    Clutch Cylinder and gasket,
    Carried out autoscan.
    The bill was slightly more than I was quoted due to the clutch, but the bike just sounds and runs like it should do, way better than before, and I though that was okay, just a bit tapperty, I plan to keep this bike for many years to come, so worth the money.
    Paul Wilko

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    Re: Timing chain replacement
    Reply #1 on: Jul 27, 2019, 05.56 pm
    Jul 27, 2019, 05.56 pm
    Blimey, I hope that having to replace the timing chain at such low mileage is a rare thing, anyone else had to?
    Seeing that this is an early bike, did it have that recall on the head at some point? Just wondering if that would have anything to do with the chain expiring early, did the original style of head interfere with that at all??

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    Re: Timing chain replacement
    Reply #2 on: Jul 27, 2019, 07.10 pm
    Jul 27, 2019, 07.10 pm
    I have a 2014 SE, w/60k miles on it. It had the head replacement recall done long before I got it.
    However, I thought the head replacement was mostly about installing newer design cam chain tensioners & guides, which would effect/enhance cam chain life. If the cam chain is not properly controlled, the valve timing is affected &, ultimately, valves start contacting pistons, etc...
    So, the recall occurred to prevent these sort of issues.
    Correct/clarify me of I am wrong.
    A good man once told me, "Don't sell your bike. It's your soul."....

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    Re: Timing chain replacement
    Reply #3 on: Jul 30, 2019, 11.42 am
    Jul 30, 2019, 11.42 am
    *Originally Posted by earthman [+]
    Blimey, I hope that having to replace the timing chain at such low mileage is a rare thing, anyone else had to?
    Seeing that this is an early bike, did it have that recall on the head at some point? Just wondering if that would have anything to do with the chain expiring early, did the original style of head interfere with that at all??

    Hi Earthman, all recalls was done before I bought the bike, Iím the second owner, now owning the bike for two years...almost..
    The tech guy said I was lucky the chain didnít jump a tooth, but allís good now, itís a different bike now.....went in a Triumph, came out a Ducati  :745:...
    Paul Wilko

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    Re: Timing chain replacement
    Reply #4 on: Jul 30, 2019, 01.45 pm
    Jul 30, 2019, 01.45 pm
    *Originally Posted by Wilko [+]
    Hi Earthman, all recalls was done before I bought the bike, Iím the second owner, now owning the bike for two years...almost..
    The tech guy said I was lucky the chain didnít jump a tooth, but allís good now, itís a different bike now.....went in a Triumph, came out a Ducati  :745:...

    That's still a mystery hey, strange that you only got 2 years use out of it, hope that it's properly sorted for good now.

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    Re: Timing chain replacement
    Reply #5 on: Apr 07, 2021, 02.48 pm
    Apr 07, 2021, 02.48 pm
    Hi, I was thinking of replacing my camchain as a precaution with 43k mikes.
    Does anyone on the forum have a " How to guide" for this operation.
    I tried a search but no luck.
    Philip.

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    Re: Timing chain replacement
    Reply #6 on: Apr 07, 2021, 04.01 pm
    Apr 07, 2021, 04.01 pm
    Philip, I'm no expert on these bikes but just did the 20k valve adjustment myself. You can do a search for that topic or "setting cam timing". They will involve taking off the valve cover, engine side cover and cam chain tensioner. You just have a few less steps since you are leaving the cams bolted in the head. The main thing you will need is a tool to prevent the cams from turning when the chain is off their sprockets. There is a factory tool just for that purpose.

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    Re: Timing chain replacement
    Reply #7 on: Apr 07, 2021, 04.09 pm
    Apr 07, 2021, 04.09 pm
    I wonder if the cam sprockets are still marked as they were on the T300's. Point the crank disc at the sensor, point the cam sprocket marks towards each other, pop the chain on, bolt the top guide onto the head, push the tensioner in position and check everything was still lined up. You have to try hard to get it wrong on those engines, I hope it hasn't gotten more complicated.

     



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