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Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical issues / Re: Cost of Service!
« on: October 14, 2021, 09:18:58 am »
I suppose it's because everything on a car is just under the bonnet and easily accessible, no fairing removal to get to the engine.
Also, the car will not need any valve clearance checks as they will most likely be hydraulic.
No more than a plug in check, oil and filters change. To put it all into perspective, I got a 4 year/ 60,000 mile service plan for a Mercedes and it was just over 1,100, with roadside assistance and recovery included.
Can you remember when we had motorbikes because they were cheaper to run than cars?

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New Members / Re: Newbie from Worcestershire UK
« on: October 10, 2021, 08:30:28 am »
Welcome and enjoy your new bike.

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I anticipate you are going to have problems trying to get the broken extractor out and on a personal note, I hate the things.
Not sure of your mechanical abilities, but mt suggestion would be to grind the extractor out with a carbide or diamond bit in a hand held Dremel or similar high speed rotary tool. Take it easy and keep away from the aluminium of the frame. Once all the parts of the broken extractor are out, then you can work on the broken bolt. I have a drill jig I made, which mounts onto the sidestand bolt holes and is directly above the gear lever bolt to drill it out, but postal costs to the USA and back would be prohibitive. There are pictures of it here somewhere and plenty of info if you search on "broken gear lever (shifter?) bolt.
Good luck.

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Triumph Trophy - General Chat / Re: 3 weeks in
« on: October 09, 2021, 09:37:44 am »
Your first 7 observations perfectly described my wife!
Welcome to the group.
Yes, it is a top heavy bike, just take it easy and try not to get caught out when coming to a stop.

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New Members / Re: New Owner in Denver area
« on: October 09, 2021, 09:31:29 am »
Welcome, you have some lovely roads and scenery to enjoy in your area.

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New Members / Re: Hi from a newbie in Broadstairs, Kent
« on: October 09, 2021, 09:29:28 am »
Welcome to you, I'm sure you will love the bike.

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On Two Wheels - Bikers Chat / Re: Picture Story
« on: October 09, 2021, 09:21:52 am »
Could he be carrying spare parts or accessories?
They would be heavy and could account for the tumble.

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New Members / Re: newbie
« on: October 09, 2021, 09:18:34 am »
Welcome to the group, I'm sure you will love the bike.
Plenty of info on here from knowledgeable owners about it, including how to change the TPMS batteries rather than renewing the complete unit.

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