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Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 07:58 AM
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Posted By Grump
Thanks for that.

Thanks for that.
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 02:56 AM
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Posted By Grump
I have been asked for my opinion of the SLR by a...

I have been asked for my opinion of the SLR by a friend. Tbh I don't know much about them other than that they share the Dominator motor.

I should be grateful if those in the know could let...
Forum: Beasts 11-25-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5,529
Views: 987,343
Posted By Grump
I have them on a couple of my bikes. When...

I have them on a couple of my bikes. When properly mounted they are very robust items. I have read that some folks had air flow issues with the Storm plastics. I have not had such problems, but...
Forum: Beasts 10-28-2014, 01:33 PM
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Posted By Grump
Yes. Full or almost full preload on the shock...

Yes. Full or almost full preload on the shock spring depending on whether carrying gear also or not, and the weight of the pillion. That adjustment can also sometimes require upping the rebound...
Forum: Beasts 10-22-2014, 03:45 PM
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Posted By Grump
Over this side of the pond, any of us who had the...

Over this side of the pond, any of us who had the head work done, have it in writing from Triumph that we have an extra 12 months warranty on the engine. I assume you got that also and accordingly...
Forum: Beasts 10-17-2014, 09:24 AM
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Posted By Grump
Ok. This is not overreaction, just fact. There...

Ok. This is not overreaction, just fact. There are a little over 2000 bikes affected as outlined by the Vin range. A number of bikes have had engine failures because of this issue, with exhaust...
Forum: Beasts 08-18-2014, 05:19 AM
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Posted By Grump
Hi Jon. I also occasionally get the first to...

Hi Jon. I also occasionally get the first to second issue. It usually happens if I take off quickly in first and try to do a quick upshift. Sometimes it is also a little sticky from 5th to 6th, but...
Forum: Beasts 08-17-2014, 01:43 PM
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Posted By Grump
I must ask Doc who are you aiming this comment at...

I must ask Doc who are you aiming this comment at ? I suspect it is me. I agree that the head work is not a recall. However when Triumph write to one inviting them to get the work done, then one is...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2014, 09:27 AM
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Posted By Grump
With respect I disagree. Over 2000 motorcycles...

With respect I disagree. Over 2000 motorcycles were identified as qualifying for head replacement. On this side of the pond, to the best of my knowledge, all folks within the VIN range were invited...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2014, 07:08 AM
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Posted By Grump
Personally, I would not buy a bike that has not...

Personally, I would not buy a bike that has not already had its head replaced and had subsequent mileage put on it. You could be buying a bike that could spend considerable time off the road while...
Forum: Beasts 07-30-2014, 06:26 AM
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Posted By Grump
This part on the Tex is very poorly manufactured....

This part on the Tex is very poorly manufactured. I have already broken mine just trying to get it off the bike to fit a Fenda Extenda. I could not believe how easily it broke on the same arm you...
Forum: Beasts 06-16-2014, 04:20 PM
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Posted By Grump
My 2013 was not excessively noisy either but was...

My 2013 was not excessively noisy either but was gradually getting there. I decided to get it done when reports filtered through of some bikes in the 20,000 mile range, dropping exhaust valves when...
Forum: Beasts 06-13-2014, 03:41 AM
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Posted By Grump
I believe it is now safe to say that the head...

I believe it is now safe to say that the head issue is history. I was one of those affected. It is fixed and I am getting on with ownership of a fine motorcycle. It is not perfect but none of them...
Forum: Beasts 06-05-2014, 03:04 AM
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Posted By Grump
Our tex was purchased specifically for 2 up...

Our tex was purchased specifically for 2 up touring. My Wife has had two spinal ops in the past and we have to be very careful with choice of motorcycle. From 2002 to 2012 we had toured extensively...
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2014, 05:00 AM
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Posted By Grump
I am using Givi Trekers and I have not noticed...

I am using Givi Trekers and I have not noticed any issues with weight distribution on the bike. I accept that the swingarm is heavy and on the left side. However it is very low down on the bike and...
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2014, 04:44 AM
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Posted By Grump
I recognise that track on the second pic. Down...

I recognise that track on the second pic. Down near the Paps. Its a good one. I was down that direction in March. Lovely countryside.
Forum: Beasts 05-02-2014, 02:47 AM
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Posted By Grump
That is bad corrosion. Was it there before the...

That is bad corrosion. Was it there before the leak ?
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 04:17 PM
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Posted By Grump
Yep, the turn signal relay. No LED's as the bike...

Yep, the turn signal relay. No LED's as the bike is still totally original.
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 10:40 AM
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Posted By Grump
Thanks for that Bounder. I will give it a go....

Thanks for that Bounder. I will give it a go. However it is clear that the coil in the relay is actually pulling the points apart so they are not sticking . There are a couple of diodes in there and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2014, 11:30 AM
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Posted By Grump
It looks like the indicator relay is defunct on...

It looks like the indicator relay is defunct on my bike. When the switch is in the on position the coil activates the points in the relay but they are not releasing , so there is no power going to...
Forum: Beasts 02-27-2014, 08:16 AM
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Posted By Grump
I will take you literally and suggest that the...

I will take you literally and suggest that the needle (quote) "almost tops out" is not good imho. While mine has had the fans come on and has almost emptied its header, it has never gone much above...
Forum: Beasts 02-27-2014, 02:28 AM
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Posted By Grump
I had my bike's Head replaced recently. After...

I had my bike's Head replaced recently. After about 1000kms I happened to check the coolant header bottle and it was almost empty. I agree with the post above that your bike's running hot is probably...
Forum: Beasts 02-19-2014, 01:48 PM
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Posted By Grump
I may be wrong but if there was air in the line...

I may be wrong but if there was air in the line surely the problem would be in the opposite direction. Perhaps the slave cylinder is not making proper contact with the pushrod or its equivalent. I...
Forum: Beasts 02-16-2014, 07:44 AM
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Posted By Grump
I have the same Givi topbox and Givi Trekker...

I have the same Givi topbox and Givi Trekker pannier arrangement on my Tex. I started off with the Triumph OEM topbox but that was an expensive mistake. The Wife hated the topbox from a comfort point...
Forum: Beasts 02-14-2014, 04:05 AM
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Posted By Grump
I am also concerned about the soft alloy engine...

I am also concerned about the soft alloy engine mounts , but in respect of the Triumph crashbars. I am wondering if anyone has "put them to the test" ? Obviously I would not wish that on anyone but...
Forum: Beasts 02-08-2014, 04:56 AM
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Posted By Grump
Noise is always going to be an issue with trail...

Noise is always going to be an issue with trail type tyres of any brand. It is caused by the block tread that they employ in conjunction with the space between those blocks.

I had no issue with...
Forum: Beasts 01-24-2014, 01:34 AM
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Posted By Grump
The recall covers Explorers in the vin range...

The recall covers Explorers in the vin range Tiger Explorer:VIN 524056 - 637165
Forum: Beasts 01-23-2014, 04:07 AM
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Posted By Grump
For those folks who have not already heard, there...

For those folks who have not already heard, there is a worldwide recall for replacement of the ECM on a number of Tex's. Check the situation with your dealers to ascertain if your bike is affected....
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2014, 08:25 AM
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Posted By Grump
Thanks for that. Makes sense , given it is...

Thanks for that. Makes sense , given it is happening when cold only. I am using a semi synthetic Bardahl 10/40 motorcycle specific oil. I have used it for years on most of my bikes to good effect. ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4,017
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Posted By Grump
Noise

On my 89 Dominator I am hearing a strange "buzzing" noise around the clutch area of the engine on fast tickover, when starting it from stone cold. It lasts for about 15/20 seconds and then gradually...
Forum: Beasts 11-19-2013, 02:59 PM
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Posted By Grump
The issue is with the Valve guides wearing...

The issue is with the Valve guides wearing prematurely, due to faulty material. The engine failures so far are also valve related. Seems that an Exhaust valve head breaks off, locking up a piston and...
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2013, 05:52 AM
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Posted By Grump
With regard to the first point quoted here, there...

With regard to the first point quoted here, there are lots of bikes out there that have more HP than the NC. Also I am sure you will agree that getting the 56hp working on the CBF requires revving...
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2013, 07:59 AM
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Posted By Grump
I cannot see if you have a bashplate on the bike....

I cannot see if you have a bashplate on the bike. Just a friendly warning. I took mine offroad here in Ireland when I got it first. I got channelled into a rut washed out by heavy rain. Not something...
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2013, 04:15 AM
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Posted By Grump
As this is a new Model I am sure that Honda are...

As this is a new Model I am sure that Honda are covering their options by specifying 8000mile intervals for valve clearance. The use of roller bearings on the rockers would also add to the risk of...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 32,012
Posted By Grump
Update

Just an update on the Condensation issue. I have been riding through the summer with two oil changes and no sign of water in the oil. Accordingly I can only come to the conclusion that there is...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4,017
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Posted By Grump
Agree with previous comment. Throttle Cables are...

Agree with previous comment. Throttle Cables are binding somewhere. Slacken off one or even both and readjust throttle stop screw.
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2013, 10:19 AM
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Posted By Grump
I was checking the chain on my NX yesterday for...

I was checking the chain on my NX yesterday for the first time. When I released the bolt almost fully it was clear that there was a considerable clearance between the swingarm and the collar when the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4,017
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Posted By Grump
Yes I bought it. I have put about 600kms on it...

Yes I bought it. I have put about 600kms on it during the past few days since I brought it home from Ipswich. Its a sweet bike and the mechanically quiet engine tells me that the mileage is correct...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2013, 01:24 PM
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Posted By Grump
Hi John. Yes, I got it ! It certainly lived up to...

Hi John. Yes, I got it ! It certainly lived up to the ad description, and I was not disappointed. The engine sounds like new, and there is no disputing the mileage ( 7900 ) on that basis. Like any 24...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2013, 03:50 AM
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Posted By Grump
Fingers crossed

Hi, I am about to buy an NX 650. At least I am in negotiation with the owner in the UK. If successful I will have a 1989 bike with 8000 miles and in as new condition. I can actually see from the...
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