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Title: Bike kicked over
Post by: Noggin on October 06, 2019, 08:22:01 AM
Hi guys and gals, just a quick question my bike bike got kicked over by local yobs last night, early this morning, got her upright ertc is there any thing I should check or do before I attempt to start her , got to get her up.on table later to check out damage etc

Thanks
Title: Re: Bike kicked over
Post by: jaapvanthoff on October 06, 2019, 09:04:07 AM
Sorry to hear this :172:

As far as I know, if the bike turns over, (running) the petrol supply is automatically stopped.
If the shiny part is upright again, everything is back to normal

I know.
Title: Re: Bike kicked over
Post by: Coconut on October 06, 2019, 09:15:13 AM
Sorry to hear of this Noggin.   :233:

I would check the Oil and Coolant levels to be on the safe side.

Also check the Pivot Bolt for either the Gear Change Pedal or Rear Brake Pedal
depending which side the Bike fell onto, as we know those are weak points.

Take the panels off surrounding the mirror on the same side
and check for broken tabs and mounting points of the Fairing and other parts.

Hopefully there's not too much cosmetic damage.

Is there any CCTV in the area ? - You might be able to stir up some interest
with the local Police if there is, but Good Luck with that !

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Title: Re: Bike kicked over
Post by: Noggin on October 06, 2019, 09:29:26 AM
Thanks guys will make a start this am , bike not running when kicked over
Title: Re: Bike kicked over
Post by: Noggin on October 06, 2019, 09:54:39 AM
Another question, when ordering  parts, ie indicator (left side whilst sat on bike) when looking online to order new one, do I need to order a left one, or right one
https://www.fowlersparts.co.uk/parts/5597292/trophy-1215-se/front-indicators (https://www.fowlersparts.co.uk/parts/5597292/trophy-1215-se/front-indicators)
Title: Re: Bike kicked over
Post by: GavJ on October 06, 2019, 10:08:22 AM
Frustrating.... these idiots need to get a life...

see attached from world of Triumph, 11 is Left and 12 is Right mirror so they work on "as you sit on the bike"
Title: Re: Bike kicked over
Post by: Coconut on October 06, 2019, 10:10:40 AM
Parts labelled "LH" ( Left Hand ) or "RH" ( Right Hand ) are always described
as though you were sitting on the Bike facing forwards.

The Left Indicator is part Number T2705610


It's always worth checking the price with your Local Dealer if you have one
that you are able to collect parts from, as they are usually cheaper.

e.g. My Local dealer is usually around 9 or 10 % Cheaper
than the prices quote on line by "World of Triumoh" etc.

Cheers  :821:

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Title: Re: Bike kicked over
Post by: Coconut on October 06, 2019, 10:13:41 AM
There's also a Spreadsheet I compiled from a variety of sources with Parts information
for the Trophy ( 2012 onwards ) that can be downloaded here for "Off Line" use  :028:

Triumph Trophy Spare Parts List (https://www.triumph-trophy.com/index.php/topic,9573.8.html)

Cheers  :821:

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Title: Re: Bike kicked over
Post by: Noggin on October 06, 2019, 06:56:37 PM
Thanks for the help and advice guys, damage found so far,

Left indicator, on order
Gear lever bent, on order
Gear lever bolt bent, on order
Crack to lower faring
Crack inside left indicator housing
Nipple (??) On backside of glovebox
Scuffs and scratches to faring, topbox, final drive housing,
Various tabs falling out faring when bike moved
I am sure will find more  :172:


Any one tried to straighten bent gear lever and also ant one tried to repair cracks in faring

 :821:
Title: Re: Bike kicked over
Post by: earthman on October 06, 2019, 07:32:26 PM
Sorry to hear this, makes my blood boil, what's a matter with these supposedly 'young adults'? :125:

I don't know about straightening an aluminium gear lever, my guess is that it's likely to snap, could try warming it up first but be careful that it don't just melt. 
Title: Re: Bike kicked over
Post by: GavJ on October 06, 2019, 08:32:10 PM
If you try and bend the gear lever..... it will likely snap

You need to soften (anneal) it, heat it genty with a blow torch, occasionaly take the flame away and rub a piece of soft wood, a match stick (with the end removed is ideal), when it leaves black marks and smokes thats the lever hot enough. You can bend it now or even later after its cooled. When you bend it again you will "work harden" it. I repeat the process again and soften it after its back in shape, that way if you have an incident again it will likely bend.. not snap off.
The problem with aluminium and its alloys is that it melts before it glows red.. so there is no indication of temperature... Good luck
Title: Re: Bike kicked over
Post by: earthman on October 06, 2019, 09:41:06 PM
*Originally Posted by GavJ [+]
If you try and bend the gear lever..... it will likely snap

You need to soften (anneal) it, heat it genty with a blow torch, occasionaly take the flame away and rub a piece of soft wood, a match stick (with the end removed is ideal), when it leaves black marks and smokes thats the lever hot enough. You can bend it now or even later after its cooled. When you bend it again you will "work harden" it. I repeat the process again and soften it after its back in shape, that way if you have an incident again it will likely bend.. not snap off.
The problem with aluminium and its alloys is that it melts before it glows red.. so there is no indication of temperature... Good luck

Match stick, black marks and smoke? Thanks for the tips. :002:
Title: Re: Bike kicked over
Post by: HACKLE on October 07, 2019, 01:47:07 AM
Noggin, like others, my thoughts are with you. You no doubt are caught between a rock and a hard place with having to keep your Trophy parked on the street [or am I assuming]. Hoping the repairs restore your Trophy to its former glory. Cheers.  :821: :169:
Title: Re: Bike kicked over
Post by: ShaunDW on October 07, 2019, 08:49:00 AM
My bike was blown over once. Yes really. It was parked at work (a defense establishment), on the side stand and fell on to the right side, breaking the indicator and brake lever pivot bolt as well as various tabs on the fairing.
Thing is, I was convinced that it was some idiot having a "sit and see" and finding themselves unable to hold the bikes weight up and hence letting it drop. So much so that I sent a global email around the local buildings asking if anyone witnessed anything. I had one reply. A woman had been taking shelter in a doorway opposite where my bike was parked during a particularly strong gust of wind that had her struggling to stand upright, and she saw it fall. I think the aircraft hangers had funneled the wind in just the right way to affect my bike, but the wind forecast on that day was not even gale strength.
So unless you know for sure that it was local yobs, there is always the possibility it was the wind.
Oh, and my bike had a top box on, but no panniers when this happened.
Title: Re: Bike kicked over
Post by: RocketSteve on October 07, 2019, 09:55:39 AM
Sorry to read your scribe Noggin, most of us have had a "drop" and fixed the resulting damage by one means or another...

I've patched up both sides with cut-outs from rubber mating, see attached.

(https://cdn.img.triumph-trophy.com/Pannier-Pad.jpg)
(https://cdn.img.triumph-trophy.com/Buffera009d7251dd99404.jpg)
Title: Re: Bike kicked over
Post by: rvbobby on October 07, 2019, 03:55:06 PM
Not sure what a yob is but I believe I could identify one if I saw one.You should eliminate all those yobs from your life.Hopefully your insurance will cover your damages.
Title: Re: Bike kicked over
Post by: earthman on October 07, 2019, 04:08:48 PM
*Originally Posted by rvbobby [+]
You should eliminate all those yobs from your life.

With one of these?  :008:  :130:
Title: Re: Bike kicked over
Post by: janfmiller on October 07, 2019, 04:57:27 PM
Dropped my TTSE just a short time after buying it, March of '14, not totally my fault.. (:>
I used superglue to glue broken tabs back on and a bit on the inside of a crack I had.  Still there to this day holding fine.
Using that material to cover the scratches is brilliant.  I covered up scrapes on the fairing with graphite-look bumper strips, look ok.  The rest of the scars?  Left 'em alone, 'if you haven't dropped it you will..."... like all those scarred valve covers on the BMW Boxers...
Title: Re: Bike kicked over
Post by: rpeters549 on October 09, 2019, 01:23:20 AM
I dropped mine on the right side Sunday afternoon.   :157:

Didn't notice I was in second gear, turned hard right and started off--- stall---drop.  Crap.
And wouldn't you know it- right side pannier skins are back ordered...
Title: Re: Bike kicked over
Post by: trophied on October 09, 2019, 04:31:55 PM
I've decided not to replace my pre-scuffed pannier skins. :745: