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Triumph Trophy - General Chat / Re: Check the little things first!
« on: October 15, 2021, 08:48:54 pm »
I got my legs stuck to unshielded exhaust pipes once, cheap waterproof trousers melted. Luckily I smelled it and managed to ride up to a lamp post to lean against while I ripped myself free, lucky as I was heading out of town and there might not have been even a tree for miles  :114:

*Originally Posted by Dmcfadyen [+]
All for a very reasonable 135. I was pretty pleased with that.

Couldn't have done it much cheaper myself, All new parts alone would be over 80.  :028:

Triumph Trophy - General Chat / Re: Check the little things first!
« on: October 15, 2021, 02:05:25 am »
 :460: hard to admit daft things but it might well help someone  :028:

Triumph Trophy - General Chat / Re: 3 weeks in
« on: October 15, 2021, 02:03:12 am »
Both were in common usage in my career, much to my wife's disgust  :192:

Back OT
Contrary as it might seem, depending on the situation / surface, I've found I can balance the bike better standing on the pegs as in trials bikes.

The rear brake caliper is fundamentally the same Nissin two pot floating caliper that has been in use since '91. Slight variations for fitment but it uses the same 27mm pistons as most Triumphs, the slider pins and boots are the same and the pad pins vary only in length. Stainless or even Titanium parts for these calipers are readily available in the UK at sensible money.

If you want to refurb it yourself, stick it in an oven at 120 deg C and try the pin again, or if you have a decent engineering shop, they will be able to set it up in a pillar drill / mill and drill through the head, with the threaded section being larger than the parallel section it can then be drifted out, that's usually where they seize, the threaded section usually comes out a bit easier then.

Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical issues / Re: Cost of Service!
« on: October 15, 2021, 01:23:50 am »
*Originally Posted by GarminDave [+]
Am I getting to be an old tight git or are we being shafted?

You're not Scottish enough  :017:

A couple of suggestions.

Try asking them for a fixed price offer. Might just focus their attention during their quiet period.

Would you consider a trusted independent? There's bound to be one in your area with a good reputation, ask around.

Triumph Trophy - General Chat / Re: 3 weeks in
« on: October 13, 2021, 11:32:40 pm »
*Originally Posted by Maca [+]
tipping the bike away from me, I touched cloth hanging on to it

Ex Navy by any chance  :038:

Looking at the wear pattern on the pads, I'd suggest cleaning out the cavities for the carrier bracket sliding pins and applying fresh red rubber grease, if you haven't already.

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