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Sneak preview !

Photos hosted on behalf of 1615 who has had the Sleeves and Spacers
back from being hardened, and now need to be Ground to their finished sizes :

Hi Johnnyqq,

Triumph hid the main ECU away behind the Instrument panel / above the headlight area.

According to the Service Manual, to access it you need to :

1.  Turn the Ignition OFF and wait at least 1 minute for the ECU to complete its Power down sequence.
( It will take longer than a minute to actually get at it ! )

2.  Disconnect the Main Battery

3.  Remove the front Cockpit Panel.
( See this Topic which includes details on Cockpit Panel removal for fitting the Triumph Sat Nav bracket :
HOW TO: Fitting Triumph Sat Nav Mount ... )

4.  Remove the two "fixings" ( bolts ) and remove the ECU securing bracket.
( See below Image )

5.  Remove the ECU from the bracket. 

6.  Disconnect each of the TWO Electrical connectors by pressing down on the Locking Device,
gently raising the Locking Lever, and gently easing the connector away from the ECM.
( See below Image )

Cheers  :821:

New Members / Re: Greetings Planet Trophy
« on: August 10, 2020, 02:58:41 PM »
Hi option1771 and :400: to the Club !

Cheers  :821:

Difficult to diagnose remotely, the extra heat could be due to one or more of the
left caliper pistons being seized and not releasing from the disc when the brake is released.

With the Trophy on the Centre stand get someone to sit on the Pillion Seat
so the front wheel is off the ground, or raise the front end and support on a suitable stand,
then spin the wheel - you should be able to tell if the Pads aren't releasing
as it will be difficult to turn the wheel by hand.

It could also be that the right caliper isn't operating efficiently and is therefore not generating
as much heat as the left caliper, which could be due to air in that part of the system.

Also be aware that when using the front brake only, only two of the four pistons in the right caliper
are applied, compared to the four pistons in the left caliper. 

The other two pistons of the right caliper are only applied when the REAR Brake pedal is applied -
due to the design of the "Linked Braking System".

This in itself may explain the difference in heat between the two discs,
if you are only / mainly using the front brake.

If you are still concerned, then I would remove the Pads, check and clean the pistons
using a toothbrush and proprietary brake cleaner - using a suitable sized block in the caliper
( where the Brake Pads would fit ) you can expel the Pisstons a little more for cleaning
but be WAY that you don't eject them fully or you'll be mopping up spilt brake fluid
and will need to bleed the lines - after refitting the pistons and pads !  :138:

Cheers  :821:

New Members / Re: Hello
« on: August 10, 2020, 07:41:10 AM »
Hi sp220f and :400: to the Club !

Modifications and Appearance / Re: DIY Crash Bars and other mods
« on: August 09, 2020, 02:58:08 PM »
Look him up in the list of Members from the Main Menu Bar and send him a Private Message  :028:

Cheers  :821:

If the Starter Solenoid can be heard Clicking, this is usually a sign of
a drained Battery, or a poor electrical connection.

It could be due to a faulty Starter Solenoid, however :

Following on from the sound advice to test the Battery condition,
and ensure it's Contacts are clean and tight, move on to check that
the Starter Solenoid contacts ( just forward of the Battery )
are also clean and tight, and ( more difficult to access )
the connection at the Starter Motor is clean ( Other Members have reported corrosion there ),
and similarly thst the Battery Ground cable connections are all clean, with no corrosion, and tight.

Cheers  :821:

Checking the length of the Spacers - as advised by 1675 is more important
than checking the grooves machined into them. 

The lip of the Wheel Bearing Seals can, over time, wear new grooves into the Spacers,
and the Single grooved Spacer can end up looking like it has two Grooves machined into it !   :138:

None of this is helped by the typing error in Section 6 of the Service Manual,
( Wheels and Tyres ) which, on Page 16.6 states :

Note: The right hand spacer is longer than the left.
To identify the spacers, the right hand spacer has two machined rings
while the right has a single machined ring. Note the position of the spacers.

This should read, : .. while the left has a single machined ring."  :087:

If you have the Service Manual it would be worth reading this Topic,
where I have compiled a set of downloadable documents, listing all of the
known errors in the Official Triumph Trophy Publications for "our" Trophy :

Owners, Audio, and Service Handbooks + Service Manual errata.

If the Spacers HAVE been fitted the wrong way around, this would undoubtedly have an affect
on Handling, especially cornering, and is also likely to result in uneven tyre wear.

Cheers  :821:

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