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That is fine and is one of the ways the screw will come out smoothly.

Here I want to remind that if for some reason it is necessary to weld with electric machines. You must discount the battery terminals as it could interfere with the ECU and cause irreparable damage to the control unit.
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New Members / Re: Possible Newbie...need opions on used year to buy!
« Last post by digital on Today at 08:23:20 am »
 :400: to the forum.
Obviously, if the price difference from one motorcycle to another is not much. I would stay with 2015. That already depends on the budget of each one.
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New Members / Re: Possible Newbie...need opions on used year to buy!
« Last post by bobv07662 on Today at 03:30:46 am »
Low miles and newer has always worked for me!
Seriously, my 2014 has been a treat from day one. Radio update...check, TPMS sensors...check. still has the original battery even after the initial radio fiasco 6 years ago.
These are very capable high speed touring bikes. Incredible range, excellent rider protection and more than enough power for this old guy.
Sad part is that not enough sales kept the party rolling. Not the bike's fault, just a changing demographic.  :002:
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I had read about that possible remedy when I was trying to free up the caliper pin that was stuck. Now that I have a functioning, and properly lubricated rear brake caliper, I decided there was no sense throwing good money after bad on the old one. It's now resting in peace in a landfill somewhere, gone and soon to be forgotten.  :164:
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*Originally Posted by Saddle Tramp [+]
This is the first time in my (very) long motorcycling career that I have had brake caliper pins freeze in their bores before the first pad replacement was necessary, and this in less than three years.   SNIP .....

Saddle Tramp :

If you would like to salvage that rear caliper with the stuck pin - do you know anyone with a wire ( MIG ) welder ?  If yes, then take a 6mm bolt and grind the end so you have a tip that will fit into the buggered-up pin.  Then weld the end of the bolt to the pin.  Don't be afraid to turn up the current.  The wire won't stick to the caliper because it's not steel.
Oh yeah. remove the caliper pistons and piston seals from the caliper bores before you do the welding.

I bet the pin will spin out by using a 10 mm wrench on the bolt head after welding.

I have used this technique in the past to remove broken off bolts and studs and it works every time.  It's the heat from the welding that loosens things up.   For a broken stud,  place the same size nut as the stud or broken bolt over the broken stud or bolt and weld away at the center of the nut.

 Let me know if this works for you.  You will have a spare rear caliper.
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*Originally Posted by STJIM [+]
Double BUMMER !!  But thanks for that info.  I will be removing my pins and coating the threads with anti-seize or wrapping them with teflon tape ASAP.

Done.  I used teflon tape F & R.  All the pins needed cleaning up and then I added the teflon tape to the threads and coated the pins with brake caliper silicone grease before re-installing.  Both the front & rear wheel seem to spin easier now.
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Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical issues / Re: My 40,000 miles Service
« Last post by STJIM on Yesterday at 11:51:23 pm »
*Originally Posted by Saddle Tramp [+]
That was my plan before I discovered that one of the caliper pins was frozen in the bore. No amount of penetrating oil and heat could break it loose. BUMMER!

Double BUMMER !!  But thanks for that info.  I will be removing my pins and coating the threads with anti-seize or wrapping them with teflon tape ASAP.
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New Members / Possible Newbie...need opions on used year to buy!
« Last post by harness on Yesterday at 11:03:25 pm »
Hello from Wisconsin....I have been a Triumph owner since the 70's.  Have owned a 68 trophy, A 70 Trident(rebuilt it) , T140, then on to the 90's a early "Adventure" which got me back on trumps! Had two 2 TBS's  ..which I adored...Then had a Speed Triple..which I Loved(have never lost the need for speed).  Then I wanted to go touring ,but my budget forced me into a Kawasaki Concours(which for me was great) and then budget pulled me to the present Kawasaki 1000 Versys  .At 71, I want to go back to Triumph, In so many ways the last year versions...are all "figured out" but ...that budget situation has not changed!  I have my eye on a 2015 VERY low mileage and competitively priced, but can get 13 or 14 for a bit cheaper.  Whats the feeling and experience of members saying?
Hoping to be a Newbie!
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Items Wanted / Lowered foot pegs
« Last post by LB36K on Yesterday at 10:52:26 pm »
It's time for lowering my foot pegs... Wanted: Lower foot pegs
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Items Wanted / Heated Seat and the fixings
« Last post by LB36K on Yesterday at 10:51:22 pm »
Wanted: Heated seat in excellent condition and all the parts (switches, wires)

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