05 Dec 23, 07:52 am

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Excellent, I was afraid it happened after you took off from that get-together on your longer trip 😀
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Sorry. wasn't referring to mine. It was Trophied's on the trip to Arkansas earlier this year. The day I arrived there was the day his engine went south earlier that day.
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When did you blow an engine & at what mileage? :005:
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It would be nice to meet up again, minus the blown engine and tornado warnings! I find myself stuck to the Trophy also. I just checks all of the boxes. :028:
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Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / Re: Gear shift lever pivot
« Last post by STJIM on Yesterday at 10:01 pm »
Since I had no seals installed and the ball & sockets showed no sign of corrosion,  I'm going to hold off adding the seals.  My concern is that the seals will add some "drag" while shifting.
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Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / Re: Gear shift lever pivot
« Last post by Coconut on Yesterday at 07:49 pm »
Here you go - it took some digging around in the garage to find them,
but I bought two sets of these ( four seals ) from Motorworks back in
November 2020 and paid GBP 7.74 for them including shipping.

The first Photo shows a comparison of the original Seals removed from my Trophy,
alongside the spare unused set of "BMW type seals" that I still have.
Note the smaller size of the BMW type, which appear to be of a sturdier type
( of nitrile rubber ? ) than the Triumph type, which seem to be more "foamy"  :033:

The second and third Photo's are views of each side of the BMW seal type,
showing a recessed "cup" on one side, with a cylindrical protrusion on the opposite side.

Comparison :


BMW type - Recessed cup :


BMW type - Cylindrical protrusion :


Cheers  :821:

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Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / Re: cleaning throttle bodies
« Last post by STJIM on Yesterday at 04:08 pm »
I have also heard that a lot of MC mechanics are under paid.  That may be a reason, too.
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Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / Re: cleaning throttle bodies
« Last post by gonzo68 on Yesterday at 03:55 pm »
stjim, no it is not legal in my state. I just think it is the sign of our times. The old work ethic is virtually gone anymore. Instead of saying "i'm sorry sir", we get excuses and reasons why we should understand why we got second or third rate service for a first rate price.  :110: fortunately there is a great triumph mechanic at a different dealership but it is 200 miles away. He is more expensive but his reputation is excellent.
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Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / Re: cleaning throttle bodies
« Last post by STJIM on Yesterday at 02:38 pm »
Gonzo :

Just curious :  is marijuana legal in your state ?  If yes, that may explain the sloppy workmanship.

Your experience is a perfect example why I like to do my own work.  I think there is a much better chance the job will be done right if I do the work myself.
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Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / Re: cleaning throttle bodies
« Last post by gonzo68 on Yesterday at 12:14 pm »
stjim, yea I am. The mechanic that did my valve adjust was definately in a hurry at least toward the end because there were a lot of body bolts loose and a couple that were only in about 2 threads. So he started them and then forgot to tighten them. That was from a very premier triumph dealer in the midwest whose name I wont mention. I did make a trip there to let them know I was disappointed with some of the worksmanship and that I hoped that the valve train was treated better, but all I got was excuses that he was busy and had lots of things going on. I got some extra factory bolts and put them in where some was missing so all is good now. AS said by many members, the job is not really hard but very time comsuming if your anal like me and wants things back together properly. I also took my rg bars to work sandblasted them and re powder coated them, and they came out excellent. Also the bottom motor mount bolt was  loose when I went to loosen it up to take off the rg bars. It had maybe 10 or 15 ft lbs of torque. So yes it was worth it. It is now how it should be. :001:
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