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Re: Wishbone Replacement
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2019, 09:50:10 AM »
Earthman. It shouldn't ever be a problem. Plenty of single sided swinging arms are machined from aluminium these days, have been for years. The problem surfaces when owners get complacent and don't bother performing general maintenance and lubrication as directed.
  I met a gent a few years ago riding a Honda Transalp with a rusted, drooping [about 6" slack] drive chain who was complaining of a noise appearing as he accelerated. He had no idea re chain adjustment and lubrication. The noise of course was the chain bouncing over the teeth on the primary sprocket.
  I know this will sound harsh. But some riders appear to lack the basic idea of sympathetic machine maintenance. Again, if I've upset some, then so be it.
  Motorcycles are more exposed to the elements than other motorised vehicles, and, as such, require more attention to get the best out of them. Simple. :169: :169:
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Re: Wishbone Replacement
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2019, 11:10:40 AM »
I know Hackle, I'm just 'old school' and prefer frames and even side stands to be made out of steel, apart from me being able to weld such material if need be, it just seems more suitable/right to me. :002:

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Re: Wishbone Replacement
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2019, 03:43:51 PM »
Many thanks for the replies folks.

The front end doesn't move so I guess I'm to blame for poor servicing but it has done only 6000+ miles since the last service.

I don't know if the bearings were serviced but all service history is by triumph dealer.

I feel confident enough to do the wishbone myself but my worry is the fluid leak coming down the ram which attaches to the front end of the wishbone. What have I damaged up there and is that within my capabilities?

So I think a visit to triumph.

Will say though, the last month I have noticed a click sound when I have been putting it down on side stand. Couldn't figure out where it came from.
Now this has happened I realised its that sound you get when you try to move 2 bits of tight metal against each other. Make Sense?
That might help other riders in the future. If you hear that sound service your wishbone bearings.

Cheers again,
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Re: Wishbone Replacement
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2019, 05:58:30 PM »
I would imagine that one of the consequences of the Drag Link breaking,
has been excessive travel of the Rear Suspension Unit components,
causing faliure of the seal(s) or worse.

Looking at the Parts Diagram, there are no individual seals listed for the Rear Suspension Unit,
so a Triumph Dealer will probably recommend a new Unit ( T2057550 ) at around £1000 !  :005:


It would be worth seeking out and consulting a Company that specialises in refurbishing
Suspension Units to see whether they have any experience of the Trophy SE Unit.

A quick "Google" found this Company in the North East ( I have no experience of using them ) :

KRG Motorcycles.

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Re: Wishbone Replacement
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2019, 06:43:07 PM »
 :138: all because of a bit of grease or lack of.

Thanks coconut

Think my best bet is dealer and ya just know they are gonna say "hmm your gonna need a new unit"

Ginge
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Re: Wishbone Replacement
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2019, 08:11:00 PM »
Missenden Flyer were in a similar situation with the rear shock on his GS, he ended up buying a second hand unit which the BMW dealer refused to fit so he took the bike else where. :028:
I'm hoping that a few shock 'specialist' companies spring up over the next few years because the dealers are having a laugh, like he said, how can one shock be worth one tenth of the whole bike??

   

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Re: Wishbone Replacement
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2019, 08:59:15 AM »
*Originally Posted by gingerchef [+]
:138: all because of a bit of grease or lack of.

Thanks coconut

Think my best bet is dealer and ya just know they are gonna say "hmm your gonna need a new unit"

Ginge

Because Consett is only a few miles from where you are, the people Coconut suggested would sound like a better bet to me, at least as a first option.
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