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Great job of sleuthing.  Hope your gremlins are dispatched.

By the way, you CAN ride the beast around with her skirts off.  Looks a little industrial but saves time of removing all the Tupperware again if further work in necessary....  Hand signals are in order of course...  Though that doesn't matter much, young'uns don't know what they mean, and most are looking at their cell phones anyway...   :233:

"How To's" Technical Guides / Re: How To: Adjust TTSE Valves
« on: October 10, 2020, 04:37:10 pm »
I'd like to re-emphasize the importance of MEASURING both the old and new shim with a caliper, and calculating the difference between them and making sure that is the change you need.   

You only want to pull the cams ONCE, or at least I do....    :156:

Check out,2330.0.html

whereas Coconut has a listing of errata in the service manual and clarifies which front wheel spacer is left and which is right, the correct answer being below:
20. Section 16 - Wheels and Tyres.
Page 16.6 :
The Note at the foot of Column 2, after Paragraph 5 reads :
"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.

While anything is possible, I doubt this would cause the issue you have, but worth a check.
Worn wheel bearings might be the culpret, check for play in the wheel.

I don't ride with my hands off the bars, but next ride I'll see if my '13 does this.  Worn tires can definitely induce 'wander',
Did you replace with the same brand/model of tire?  Could be a 'characteristic' of the tire itself.  I've had that happen, had a front I had to remove brand-new and toss as it hunted around badly ( on my departed R1150RT ).

Hope you find the issue and it is minor...

New Members / Re: New Member Needs Advice
« on: October 04, 2020, 05:25:38 pm »
All true, I cannot count the number of times I've thought as I rode along, "Gad, whadda motorcycle ... this is The Best Bike EVER!!!"....

A few years back I thought "This is the last bike I'll ever own" when I test rode an '07 ST1300.  Wonderful, bulletproof, but heavy and the motor sort of too automotive, like a '60's V8.   I'd probably still have it but then I saw the '13 TTSE at the IMS in MPLS... Sat on it, everything was just right there.. As they say, the rest is history....


New Members / Re: New Member Needs Advice
« on: September 30, 2020, 03:48:03 pm »
You'll love it.

Check out this recent thread:,10759.0.html

Triumph Trophy - General Chat / Re: New TTSE owner with some questions.
« on: September 28, 2020, 11:12:23 pm »
*Originally Posted by Coconut [+]
Don't you remember ? - That Photo was from the day you were experimenting with
trying to save wear and tear on your tyres ... that one was saving the rear ....

This one saving the front ....  :745:

Back in the Day maybe... maybe....  660 # is a lot of tonnage to have waving around these days....

Triumph Trophy - General Chat / Re: New TTSE owner with some questions.
« on: September 28, 2020, 09:08:23 pm »
Coconut, where'd you find that picture of me?????


Triumph Trophy - General Chat / Re: New TTSE owner with some questions.
« on: September 28, 2020, 09:06:17 pm »
$5K for that bike is a steal I'd say, if I sold my '13 with over 100K on it I'd be looking for north of $6000!!!  Congratulations....

Run the VIN on and any recalls will show up.

I dropped mine in the first few months I owned it, did similar damage.  Just a matter of time.   She's a top-heavy lass for sure, but fells like a 250 as soon as you are rolling.  Be thoughtful, don't try to toss it around a low speeds, and you'll be fine.

Centerstand can be an issue, read the posts on this forum, I put a 2x6 under the rear ( or front, doesn't matter ) wheel before conter-standing the beast.  IMHO the c-stand is a) too high and b) too far to the rear. 

They have their glitches, just check here and you'll find an answer for pretty much anything...


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