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Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical issues / Re: Seafoam
« on: November 25, 2021, 07:09:18 pm »
And not all rubber/etc components can stand up to it long term.

Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical issues / Re: Seafoam
« on: November 25, 2021, 06:47:50 pm »
We are 10% ethanol most everywhere in all grades. The only 'clear' had available is premium. I don't need that octane level in the TTSE so not worth the premium price of about $1.50 a gallon more than any eth blend octane rating.

Invest in the factory one mentioned by Coconut.  Between that and the folks here you will be good.

Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical issues / Re: Seafoam
« on: November 25, 2021, 06:25:41 pm »
I add a bottle annually and run that tank a little harder and give it a bit more idle time.  It may do nothing but make me feel better with this fuel injected bike, but I do it anyway.  Perhaps it does help even them sty a bit cleaner.
My last MC was a 2000 Goldwing GL1500SE.  Last year of the carbs.  Did this same thing to it and it still ran like a sewing machine at 130K (when it got rear-ended and totaled) whereas many others had needed to remove/rebuild/work on their carbs long before then.
I do this with my cages, too.  The manual for our Hyundai actually specifies to use an additive every (?) miles.  It is direct injected gas and I think they tend to carbon up a bit?  So I add a bottle each oil change on that car.
I also use only top tier fuels.  Always Chevron or Shell around here.
It's (Seafoam) cheap.

Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical issues / Re: Brake lever adjustment.
« on: November 20, 2021, 05:41:27 pm »
A small adjustment makes a pretty noticeable difference.  I had to do this when I installed my Knight lowered pegs.  Not bad, not hard.  I actually did it the PITA way with little dinky long wrenches, so to date I have adjusted and never ever removed that little cover panel.  It would have been so much easier though.

One note about the discardability recommendation:  I agree with janfamilliar.  If it is a non-mechanical bolt/screw it will, and has always, been re-used.  Clean them and the hole good if you plan to use Loctite or have concerns of course.  While bolts do stretch, it takes a lot of torque to do so and I doubt the majority of those are torqued to those types of specs.  Not like the old Ford Cylinder head 'torque-to-yield' style bolts.

Triumph Trophy - General Chat / Re: Looking at a Trophy
« on: November 20, 2021, 05:32:07 pm »
Like any MC, each have their quirks.  It is a good bike for sure with lots of amenities, most quite reliable.
Several people have surpassed 100k on their TTSEs, but just like a BMW - shop work can be pricey so it's a tradeoff between $ and personal abilities.  Like any MC.
I've put 40k on mine in a tick over 5 years.  No regrets.

Always trade offs. In reviews the TTSE scored super high in comfort and weather protection. It has a long range (big tank) and lots of amenities.

Trade off? More weight.

I just always park with leaving in mind (slopes, having to back it up, etc). You work with it to reap the benefits it provides.

I have the quietest Delkavic carbon fiber.  It is a lot lighter and only slightly louder.
I notice the weight difference when I change the rear tire - because you have to remove it.  General riding not so much as it is mounted down so low and on a 700 pound bike, not a lot of overall change.
Battery you may notice a little because of where it's mounted, but not worth some trade-offs.  I will stay AGM style.

BTW - my Delkavic has been on approx 35k and 4 1/2 years.

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