Triumph screw up

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Brit/Man II, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Brit/Man II

    Brit/Man II Been here awhile

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    took my 2002 (KM77,000) tiger 955i round to my local Triumph work shop here in Germany to let them swap my head gasket (coolent leek when cold the old story) thay said ok, &#8364;500 +/- and to come back tomorow, I asked if I could have a rent bike till then, thay said no as thay had preped them for the winter by tacken the battre out and droping the oil out of the moto :eek1<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    Next day back to pick up my bike :D, its not finshed but I could wait, after an hour came the grease monke came out of the work shop with a screw and showed it to the boss who whent in to the work shop, he came back out and said we have a problem :shock: , as thay were putting the bike back together thay noticed that one of the :eek1screws on the cameshaft sprockets:eek1 had come loose, and been loose for some time :cry
    but no prob thay would put a longer screw in and a nut on the back of the cameshaft I asked if that was ok and he said yes :? . the work was finshed all I had to do was pay and pick up my bike after a test ride by the grease monke but no such luck:cry as I whent to pick up my bike I saw her in a big pool of coolant, er we have a little problem with your bike . thay let me have a rent bike( Bonni) on the house of course The next day I called Triumph <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Germany</st1:place></st1:country-region> and told them what happend thay will look in to it :? .<o:p></o:p>
    Wait out.<o:p></o:p>
    BFN joe
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  2. Brit/Man II

    Brit/Man II Been here awhile

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    What do expect from a pom who failed his 11+:D and has been in Germany since 1974:1drink
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    Brit/Man II Been here awhile

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    <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1" width="90%"><tbody><tr><td>Brit/Man wrote:</td></tr><tr><td class="quote">Ok boy`s and girl`s here we go again [​IMG] , I got a call from my Triumph shop today from chief mac [​IMG] who said the cheep way out for me would be, they would buy me a second hand cam shaft out of the WWW I pay € 60 + the cost of two new screw`s[​IMG] and they fit it for free WTF .
    I`am on night duty in our A+E dept at present and will try to call
    Triumph Germany tomorrow and see what they say about buying used parts, and let you all know ASAP.

    BFN Joe
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    OK I talked with the Triumph shop today and thay said if I whent for the second hand part for € 60 thay would give me a writing warranty for the work / used parts [​IMG].
    As I used all my cash on the first job and am now skint I will go for this way out, I know that I should get a lawer and sue the ball`s of them but all I want is my bike back so I will see what happens.
    Oh yes new part`s would cost me round € 450
    BFN
    Joe [​IMG]
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  4. Brit/Man II

    Brit/Man II Been here awhile

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    Got a call from Triumph on the 11.02, to say I could pick up my bike:clap :D,
    picked her up and sofar she sounds and run`s well I will just have to see how she hold`s out:deal it only cost €60

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  5. Danny955i

    Danny955i Toe Cutter

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    That's kind of a scary thing to happen...

    Glad to hear the 955i is back and chugging along.
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  6. Brit/Man II

    Brit/Man II Been here awhile

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    Well this is what thay were going to fix my bike with at first:puke1, as I said I will just have to wait and see how she hold`s out

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  7. the darth peach

    the darth peach eats crackers in bed

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    Triumph screwup or Triumph shop screw up?
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    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    english not first language stop read must now from begging donut understand :D
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  9. MikeFromMT

    MikeFromMT Past Tense

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    Wouldn't that nut throw it off-balance? (would it matter?) why not just re-tap the hole (if that was the problem) and put a new screw in?
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    rxcoop persnickety curmedgeon

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    can we put this thread to sleep now....on all the different forums where it is posted ??:puke1
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    sue them for what? Sometimes shit happens, and to me it sounds like the shop wants to help ou out as good as they can :deal
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    Brit/Man II Been here awhile

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    Only two , and as for you WGAF:puke1
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    Brit/Man II Been here awhile

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    You are right, it`s not what happend but how and there attitude to it all.
    I hade to go back today as she hade a leak under the tank.
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    Brit/Man II Been here awhile

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    have a nice day
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    Brit/Man II Been here awhile

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    Back to the shop as she had a leak, after two hour`s she was finshed:evil

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    Brit/Man II Been here awhile

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    sorry to bug you all again but if one start´s some thing one should finsh it.
    So it`s back to the garage again :puke1as she is still leaking:cry:cry:cry

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    Brit/Man II Been here awhile

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    The only good thing about all this is I now have my scond Bonneville to ride,
    for free:evil:rayof

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    Brit/Man II Been here awhile

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    took her in for a 20,000 km check up thay said every thing is ok, second hand camshaft holding out well, so took her out
    and did the 100.000 km a day or two later:clap:clap:clap
    http://tigertriple.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10071
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  19. Brit/Man II

    Brit/Man II Been here awhile

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    Well still not happy with the Triumph workshop round my way,but never the less what we, ie Tiger and me got up to last year.

    Total km 20'895
    Total Lt petrol 1'119,20
    Lt per 100 km 5,35
    Cost of petrol &#8364; 1'990,70
    Cost of parts/servicing &#8364; 1'557,30

    so all in all around &#8364; 0.17 cash per Km and lot's of :rofl:rofl:rofl
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  20. Peke

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    It doesnt look like skilled mechanics in that Triumph shop. :eek1
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