The Adventures of Tyson and Hobbes

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by av_mech, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. av_mech

    av_mech Risk Taker

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    Well, time for round two. Hobbes is back in the shop for the same carbon build-up inside the motor. I photographed the inside of the motor with a fancy boroscope before I quit my job working on airplanes. Looks the same as when they covered it under warranty the first time.

    DEAR TRIUMPH,
    I have sold a lot of bikes for you. I have proven what this machine is capable of. People read this thread often and there will be a lot of anxious minds wanting to know how this is handled. You did well the first time to cover this problem. It has happened again. Ball's in your court and Hobbes is at the dealer. Please be the stand up bike company I have told everyone you are and stand behind your product.

    Thank you,
    Tyson
  2. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Endeavor to persevere.

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    Sorry to hear that Ty... :cry

    Come on Triumph do the right thing. I'm itching to pull the trigger on a brand new XC800....:deal

  3. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    Except it took for ever for the stealer to fix it!! :deal

    That sucks dude sorry! Is it a fuel quality issue of poor engineering?
  4. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    Maybe, you're not riding it hard enough. :evil
  5. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

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    Man Tyson, I am really sorry to hear that. Well let's see how Triumph handles it this round........ your still under warranty aren't you?
  6. av_mech

    av_mech Risk Taker

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    Yes, Still under warranty.
  7. silverspurs

    silverspurs what's over there?

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    where is Hobbs being repaired?... out in Caldwell?
  8. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    how did you find the problem?
  9. av_mech

    av_mech Risk Taker

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    Hi all! Triumph is stepping up to the plate and has approved diagnostic time to figure out what is going on with this carbon issue. I have a unique case and they will be doing all sorts of measurements and troubleshooting as they disassemble Hobbes' heart. He goes under the knife on Monday. Keep your fingers crossed. Will report in full detail later next week.
  10. trailrider383

    trailrider383 867-5309

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    Blame the oil you are using. Let's start an oil thread. :lol3
  11. ORexpat

    ORexpat Oregon Expatriate

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    Nice to hear that Triumph is stepping up to the plate. :clap

    (At least so far . . . . . :evil )
  12. zedx9

    zedx9 Been here awhile

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    They are going to tell you that you've lugged the engine too much...:D
    You need to spool it up to clean it out.....let Trev ride it more:lol3
  13. Petrolburner

    Petrolburner Noise Maker

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    I just arrived on scene to give him lessons, stay tuned.
  14. PVRnick

    PVRnick Pennsy Flyer

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    Hey Guys,

    After doing some research, this Fuel Injection Cleaner seems to have exceptionally good results and reviews in cars and motorcycles. I will be using it in my Tiger and other machines as well starting now. Hopefully it will help with this kind of problem.


    Available at Pep Boys or On Line

    Red Line SI-1 Fuel System Cleaner - 15 oz. by Red Line

    Very glad to see that Triumph is stepping up. So Far ! :clap

    Nick
  15. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Endeavor to persevere.

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    Good news!
    Good on ya Triumph. Stay honorable.
  16. rockhopjohn

    rockhopjohn I LOVE Orogenies

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    It'll be interesting to see what they find. Might make since to start running some seafoam through my tiger early on as a little preventive maintenance.
  17. flyboats

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    Glad they are doing the right thing. Interested in what they find.
  18. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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  19. Rodsbike

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    Hi Tyson. You been busy? I am missing your updates and your photos. Now that you are getting into your northern hemisphere spring, please add to this great RR.
  20. av_mech

    av_mech Risk Taker

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    I'm baaaaaaaaaaaack!!!!!! 500 miles this weekend! Major update and RR in the next day!