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Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical issues / Torqueing Bolts & Nuts
« on: December 07, 2020, 02:00:41 pm »
darmah59 said :

" Anti-seize dries to a leave a thin film of either Moly or in high temp cases copper. Mechanical plating of fasteners like dacromet(the silver coating you see on high corrosion fasteners) does essentially the same thing.

Many critical fasteners do not use torque alone, but torque angle to get the correct clamp load. You tighten to small nominal torque then rotate a certain number of degrees. This assures the correct clamp load not matter what the stiction maybe."


I read recently many spark plug threads now come plated with what sounds like you are talking about above to prevent seizing, especially with the long replacement interval of iridium plugs.

And your second point is the method used to tighten most auto head bolts on recent models.  And most are one-time use bolts,  and it's not because they come with loctite on the threads.

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Anyone with a high mileage Trophy have an issue with the splines wearing on either end of the driveshaft ?  I noticed there is no service interval for spline lubrication.

BTW :  After I bought my '08 Kawasaki Concours a few years, I noticed when I spun the rear wheel,  I was hearing a periodic "click, click" sound that seemed to be coming from near the front of the driveshaft.  That next spring, I removed the final drive and driveshaft and inspected the front splines on the driveshaft.  The splines weren't dry or worn, but not exactly what I would call, "well lubricated ".   So before re-installing, I liberally lubed them with the moly paste I use on the rear wheel drive splines on my old ST1100.  That eliminated the "clicking" sound.

I think I'll pull the driveshaft on the Trophy this spring and inspect and lube the splines just as a PM measure.  It should be cheap insurance.  Then I can set a maintenance interval based on what it looks like then ( around 20K miles ).

And one other question :  Has anyone with a high mileage Trophy have a driveshaft failure ( "spun" or u-joint failure ) ?
I noticed in the parts list, the driveshaft looks like it a similar design to BMW drive shafts.  I know several BMW owners who have "spun" a driveshaft.  The elastomer bonding fails and the two ends of the driveshaft aren't linked anymore.  One guy first thought his clutch was slipping.

The good news is a Trophy drive shaft is "only' USD $365 compared to USD $1,200 for a BMW driveshaft.

What a deal !!

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Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / Electrical Connectors
« on: November 12, 2020, 02:04:21 am »
Does anyone know the brand ( and part numbers )  of connectors used on the Trophy ?

I'm thinking of installing some spotlights and adding separate relays for the low & high beams and need a connector - I think it's a 6 Pin connector that the Low/ High beam handlebar switch wires go to.

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Audio, Sat Nav, and Intercom / US / Canadian GPS Mount Install
« on: October 26, 2020, 01:34:51 am »
I'm in the process of installing the Triumph GPS mount on my US model TTSE.  I'm doing a preliminary fitting and it seems like there isn't enough room for the GPS cable to pass through the cut-out once the mounting  "foot" is passed through the cut-out - the antenna wire is being pinched.

There were no installation instructions that came with the kit.  Has anyone installed this US kit ?  What needs to be done as far as re-routing the antenna cable when re-locating the position of the antenna to the plate on the mount so it's not pinched ?

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Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical issues / Thermostat
« on: October 22, 2020, 04:37:34 pm »
Being retired and living on a fixed income,  I'm wondering ( just curious ) if there is a cheaper auto thermostat that will substitute for the Triumph item ?

I believe the thermostat is 52 mm in diameter.  Anyone have a picture ?  The pic in the parts diagram isn't that clear.

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I just acquired a 2015 TTSE and am having trouble finding the NAV audio input receptacle.

I read on this Forum it's somewhere behind the left mirror.  I can't see it anywhere.  I think I can feel a 3.5 mm receptacle tucked under there inboard from the left mirror, but I'm not sure about that.  What I think I found is pointing straight down.  Is this it ?  Anybody got a pic ?

Thanks in advance.  I want to hear the GPS prompts in my headset.

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Events, Meetings, and Ride Outs / IBA Pre-Approved Great Lake Rides
« on: March 14, 2016, 01:38:03 pm »
I have several Great Lakes Rides planned for this year.  A Lake Michigan SS1K in June, and three variations of Great Lakes Challenge Rides in July - including a Great Lakes SS3K.
 
Please check out the IBA Calendar for all the details.

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New Members / Greetings
« on: October 29, 2015, 02:51:12 pm »
Hello to All :

I'm Jim from west Michigan, former from southeast Michigan.  I own a few older bikes including a '76 Moto Guzzi Convert, '83 GL1100I and my main bike, a '98 ST1100 that I ride mostly when I'm doing IBA rides.

I'm not planning on replacing my ST1100 in the near future , but am interested in learning about some other bikes, particularly the Victory Vision and the Triumph Trophy.  I have been lurking for a few months on this forum and I thought it was time to join and become more active.

BTW, I do most of all my own work & maintenance on my bikes.   I recently replaced the timing belt on my ST1100 that now has 80K miles on it.

I finally got to a TTSE dealer a few weeks ago and sat on the Trophy.  It seems to fit me well, much better than an FJR1300, which I would consider too, if it fit me better.  The riding and performance attributes of the Trophy have impressed me.   BTW, the last Triumph I owned was a '71 Bonneville that I owned back in the early 80's.

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