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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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