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Triumph Trophy - General Chat / Engine blown?
« on: March 23, 2020, 01:08:16 pm »
So . have to work from home now due to the current situation so popped into the office to collect a few things.

On the way back, doing 65 in 6th gear when suddenly "BANG / CRUNCH" from the engine ..... great big cloud of smoke from the exhaust.

Came to a halt and have walked home, now waiting to see if it can be collected and if so what is wrong!

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Modifications and Appearance / Hugger
« on: January 28, 2020, 01:17:20 pm »
Hi all,

Bought a Powerbronze hugger for my TTSE back in 2013 (just after getting the bike) and had to tweak it slightly to get it to fit properly.

This rusted through before Christmas just gone, so I ordered a new one.

It won't fit!

I tried bending the two 'arms' that hold the hugger to the bracket but even then the front leading (lower) edge of the actual hugger was pressing firmly into the tyre.

The hugger has two sections welded together and they were not in line! They had been welded together 'crooked' meaning it was never going to fit!

I obviously sent it back and have been given a refund because "We never claimed that the hugger would fit an SE!

As far as I know, the geometry of the rear wheel is identical on a 'standard' or 'SE' Trophy, so a product designed to fit one, should fit the other or am I wrong!

Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / Headlight aim
« on: March 27, 2019, 11:17:38 pm »
Is it possible to accidently put a headlight bulb in upside down?
I have been using my bike in the dark this week and ad well as getting oncoming traffic 'flashing' me have noticed that my light pattern seems very high from the right hand bulb.
I have checked the adjustment is on the lowest setting and the bulb looks centrally seated when you look through the lens at it.
When I got home I put the bikee on the centre stand with the engine running and stood about 25 yards in front and looking at the lights, one did seem VERY dazzling.
I changed the bulb a few months ago and am wondering it I didn't put it back in correctly!?

Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical issues / Exhaust pipe STUCK
« on: October 28, 2018, 02:38:56 pm »
Not being an expert mechanic myself, I wonder if any of you can give me some advice on the following :-

My bike is now over five years old and just after I bought it I fitted a REMUS end can.

The can is held on to it's 'link' pipe by two springs and so to remove the rear wheel etc is easily done by simply unbolting the support bracket and then popping the springs.

BUT ..................... the 'link' pipe is now stuck into the header pipe / collector box and I want to get it out but can't!

Have tried twisting and tugging but don't want to use too much force in case I damage the headers etc.

Have thought about using heat on it but wanted to ask the experts really so can anyone suggest anything please??

Many thanks.

Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / Ignition wiring problems
« on: June 07, 2018, 02:50:05 pm »
After getting stranded (and nearly 'tail ended' ) after my ignition suddenly cut out last week, I am surprised to find out it has happened to many other owners ... despite Triumph claiming it's a 'one off'.

I'd like to find out just HOW BAD it is out there.

Please can you answer the questions I've listed. Answer any which are relevant.



Triumph Trophy - General Chat / Stalling
« on: May 22, 2018, 08:59:37 pm »
Experienced an issue today which I can't explain.
So. Started the engine like normal but when I started to let the clutch out to pull away the engine cut out.
Pulled the clutch in again and it started OK but cut out again when I tried to pull away.
It did this 4 or 5 times.
I obviously checked the side stand was fully up and it was.
Got off and put bike on centre stand, started it and put it gear and let clutch out and it was OK.
Got back on and it was OK.
Worried it might happen again though!
Anybody come across this or got any advice??

Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical issues / Gear shift
« on: April 18, 2018, 09:36:50 pm »
Had an issue last week when out riding when I found the gear shift felt 'strange'.

Changing down from 4th-3rd-2nd and then down to 1st the action seemed sluggish and wasn't 'clicking' cleanly.

Decided to take the gear lever off and linkage apart and clean/lubricate as I'd read on here that some other owners had problems also.

The mighty COCONUT very kindly supplied me with details on how to get the side cover off without have to remove the fairing etc and I found the gear lever pivot to be "as dry as a nun's crotch"  :431: as well as a little white and corroded.

Took it all apart and gave it a good scrub with a soft wire brush, then greased it all thoroughly and re-assembled to the correct torques (thanks again COCONUT).

Went for a 200 mile ride today and COULD NOT BELIEVE the difference!!!!! :046:

The gear action was just sooooooooooo smooth and slick and it really did feel like a different bike.

Came back and have now done the same to the rear brake pivot, which was in a similar 'dry' condition.

Amazing to find that something so relatively simple can make such a difference!


Triumph Trophy - General Chat / Triumph dealers in Essex
« on: April 14, 2018, 09:22:47 pm »
Hi all,

I'm moving shortly from Devon up to (probably) East Grinstead (or fairly nearby) and was wondering if any of you up that way have any recommendations of good dealers for me to get servicing etc carried out?

Thanks for your help.

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