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Triumph Trophy - General Chat / Re: My ‘new’ 2013 TT 1200 A1
« Last post by Roadofficer on Today at 08:42 am »
thanks for the responses. 
I tried your explanation Coconut, but it didn't work, I'll try again.  :763:
Now I have to wait for new front fork seals, because the left leg is leaking a lot of oil.  I also ordered the Seal mate, but I think the sealing ring is already too worn because the oil is running out quickly.
So stop driving until this is resolved. 
As for the battery, I will measure the battery and clean the contact points, then the battery will be out of the engine for at least 10 minutes.


  Road officer.
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"How To's" Technical Guides / Re: How To: Adjust TTSE Valves
« Last post by digital on Yesterday at 09:56 pm »
*Originally Posted by STJIM [+]
If I think I can actually complete any maintenance or repair,  I'll give it  shot.

And the chances are I may even do a good job.

I have no doubt that you do a good job…
It is a very delicate job, since any mistake that is made, the cost of the destruction that can be done, is to pull the hairs on your head.

Some people who claim to be motorcycle mechanics, when they touch a valve adjustment of this type of motorcycle, make mistakes that after a few kilometers the engine has serious faults such as touching a valve to a piston or the distribution chain does its thing.
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Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / Re: Gear whine. Loud.
« Last post by digital on Yesterday at 09:45 pm »
*Originally Posted by STJIM [+]
Digital :

Why do you think it failed so early ??  What actually was bad ?   The bearing ??

Once disassembled, from what I could see, it is a point where it needs to be lubricated and it lacked that grease lubrication, and that caused dry friction until it stopped working, breaking everything in its path by friction.

The alternator incorporates a decoupler mounted on the drive gear, which disengages the alternator from the engine under certain conditions. This removes the damping load from the alternator that would otherwise cause premature wear or damage to various alternator components.
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Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / Re: Gear whine. Loud.
« Last post by digital on Yesterday at 09:20 pm »
*Originally Posted by trophied [+]
Where would we all be without digital's patience in troubleshooting the Trophy for us!  :046:

thank you trophied
Many times it is very difficult to know where a noise may come from, even when close to our motorcycles. So from a distance, it's more difficult to tell what type and where that noise might be coming from.

It helps a lot to take a video or just an audio file to get a good idea of what that noise is about. So under the experience of each one, we contribute our grain of sand.
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Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / Re: Gear whine. Loud.
« Last post by digital on Yesterday at 09:14 pm »
*Originally Posted by STJIM [+]
Digital :

How many miles on that bad alternator ?

If I remember correctly about 80,000 km.
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Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / Re: USA TPMS Frequency
« Last post by STJIM on Yesterday at 07:25 pm »
*Originally Posted by STJIM [+]
Now that I know a little more about how a TPMS works,  a tool I bought a few years back to help doing the "Relearn" on my Chevy Cruze makes more sense - pic attached.  This tool only costs about $11 off EBay.

After putting the car in the "Relearn" mode, the user is instructed to point the tool at each wheels valve stem in succession and press the button on the tool, in a certain order. 

At the time I got the tool, I had no idea how it worked but now it seems obvious.  It must be transmitting a 125 KHz signal that wakes up the sensor.  The TPMS ECM then knows where that sensor is located because of the prescibed order that is stipulated for the Relearn process.



T800XC :  Seems like this tool could be usefull to you for waking up a sensor during your testing.

Yup, that's how it works and I'm surprised my frequency counter still works after sitting for about 15 years without being powered-up. 

And the transmitter is fairly powerful.  When observed on my o'scope, it put out about 10 volts peak to peak into 50 Ohms with about 6 wraps of wire around the stub antenna.

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"How To's" Technical Guides / Re: How To: Adjust TTSE Valves
« Last post by STJIM on Yesterday at 07:08 pm »
If I think I can actually complete any maintenance or repair,  I'll give it  shot.

And the chances are I may even do a good job.
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Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / Re: Gear whine. Loud.
« Last post by thetopdog on Yesterday at 03:48 pm »
Never too old to learn.  :763:
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Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / Re: Gear whine. Loud.
« Last post by trophied on Yesterday at 03:23 pm »
Where would we all be without digital's patience in troubleshooting the Trophy for us!  :046:
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"How To's" Technical Guides / Re: How To: Adjust TTSE Valves
« Last post by trophied on Yesterday at 03:14 pm »
All good information that has me seriously considering doing my next maintenance (a big one).  The main reason I would consider doing it myself is that I have found missing body part screws in the past, which has me concerned about the overall attention given to the service.  Yes, I've put things back together and found fasteners after I'm done too, and had to retrace the steps!  I've also added things that required some wiring that I'm not sure a tech would bother taking care to route and reinstall, like dual horns and other electrical provisions such as waterproof USB ports.
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