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Old 06-10-2012, 06:12 AM   #13030
Mr_Chris
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Originally Posted by frytown View Post
Huge thanks for the replies, everyone.

Yeah, it's really gotta be an oil issue as many have suggested. That's what it sounds like, but the oil level has never changed from where it is now: right half way between the two lines on the sight glass, when it was new off the lot, and after the oil was changed at the 600 mile mark. Maybe the oil is just cooked. Or my oil pump is not working properly?

I'll post what I find out in hopes of helping some other poor bastard down the road.

Wish me luck!
I have been running Motul 300V in mine, it's on the second round at the moment. I consider that a "best" oil and even with that I can make out a slight tick at ~2200 rpm. Certainly nothing a mere mortal on the side of the road would hear unless they too were a Triumph lover or perhaps a mechanic.

So I recommend that oil, once your mechanic finds out what's been left inside your motor or whatever.
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