Triumph Torque Logo
 
Thursday, 18 October 2018 Register | Login

Message Board

NextRSSPreviousSocial Forums > The Hinckley Arms > What did you do to your Triumph today?
Info
.
Message
a_morti
Portsmouth,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,789
Daytona 955i (99-01)


icon07 May 2010 21:09
Here's a very simple little thread for all the trivia you want to share, but may not quite deserve it's own thread. Try not to make it a discussion thread - if it's worth discussing, it's worth its own thread.

Today, I took the rear wheel off my T595 (shaped 955i) for the first time. Mainly to change the rear pads, as I noted they were low when I did my standard "new to me bike" check and clean up of all 3 calipers. It was such a pain to get in there with the wheel on, I thought I'd just pop it off, since I now have a 46mm socket, paddock stand and long breaker bar.

While about it, I also thought it a good idea to clean up all round there. Bit of a surprise, the inside of the swingarm is silver!

Earl was kind enough to send me his top bearing tool, I bought a 36mm flat spanner through eBay, so now I just need to pop into the local bike shop for the bearings. Hopefully do that this weekend or maybe next. Earl will likely rea this, so to you - I'll use your tool to do the job, nip them up as needed maybe 2 weeks later, then send it back.

Also booked in for a TB balance but rafferty's couldn't get it in til 29th May. Ho hum, but he reckons £60 labour which is ok, and hopefully will stop it putting the light on at 115 :-0

So - what did you do to your trumpet today?
-
Advertisement
Remove adverts by upgrading to a premier account
-
Nice n Fat
Wilts, Berks & Hants,
United Kingdom

Bonneville (01-08)


icon07 May 2010 21:22
I drained some petrol out of it to put in the mower
-
Chugglet
Taunton,
United Kingdom

Posts: 138
Daytona T595


icon07 May 2010 21:27
I finally got my indicators working!!!!

And then blew the fuse again when I connected the horn :angry::angry:
-
Rusty Bolts
Devon,
United Kingdom

Posts: 172
Daytona 955i (99-01)


icon07 May 2010 21:36
Did my valve clearances-well still need to get 6 shims from the main stealer. Also I changed my chain and sprockets. Tomorrow I will be mainly buying shims and fitting rear brake caliper seals.
-
a_morti
Portsmouth,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,789
Daytona 955i (99-01)


icon07 May 2010 21:47
That's the spirit lads :smile:

Rusty Bolts:
Did my valve clearances-well still need to get 6 shims from the main stealer. Also I changed my chain and sprockets. Tomorrow I will be mainly buying shims and fitting rear brake caliper seals.


you did check if you coul just swap any of your existing ones around first, right? Buying six out of twelve seems pretty bad luck.
-
White2505
Devon,
United Kingdom

Posts: 123
Enthusiast


icon07 May 2010 21:49
balanced throttle bodies, uploaded new map using tuneecu, swapped the o rings on the fuel pipes.
quick test ride. pretty good but a little more tweaking of the map required.
-
Rusty Bolts
Devon,
United Kingdom

Posts: 172
Daytona 955i (99-01)


icon07 May 2010 21:55
I'm not that lucky. I need 4 x 2.65 and 2x2.50. The ones comming out are 4x 2.70 and 2x 2.60-arse!
Good news though. My wife says if I'm really good and do the B&Q battle run for compost and growbags I can change my fork oil.
-
Android
Dereham, Norfolk,
United Kingdom

Posts: 3,098
Daytona T595


icon07 May 2010 22:13
I looked at it.. Twice. :grin:
-
The Dutch Porridgewog
Gelderland,
Netherlands

Posts: 20,130
Speed Triple 1050


icon07 May 2010 22:13
I had a look at mine and patted it's seat:blush:
-
~EARL~
gods country wales,
United Kingdom

Posts: 86,261
Tiger 800XC


icon07 May 2010 22:14
i brushed past mine earlier does that count
-
Android
Dereham, Norfolk,
United Kingdom

Posts: 3,098
Daytona T595


icon07 May 2010 22:15
Only if yer nipples touched. :lol:
-
Blizzard
Coventry,
United Kingdom

Posts: 51,831
Enthusiast


icon07 May 2010 22:19
left it safely tuck up in the garage.

Oil change tomorrow and then onto e-bay
-
a_morti
Portsmouth,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,789
Daytona 955i (99-01)


icon07 May 2010 22:40
Android:
I looked at it.. Twice. :grin:
DCMC:
I had a look at mine and patted it's seat:blush:
~EARL~:
i brushed past mine earlier does that count

I did say trivia, I suppose :yawn:
-
Dale
south yorkshire,
United Kingdom

Posts: 168
Speed Triple 1050


icon07 May 2010 22:42
I thrashed the f@$*&%g arse off mine 4 an hour and thoroughly enjoyed it :thumbup::lol:
-
Animal Mother
Guarding the border,
United Kingdom

Posts: 21,379
Speed Triple 1050


icon07 May 2010 23:08
I considered taxing it. :frown:
-
Dengie
Essex,
United Kingdom

Posts: 96
Speed Triple 1050


icon07 May 2010 23:25
Nudged up the max speed counter a tadge...:smirk:
-
Riggsy
Maidenhead/Cov,
United Kingdom

Posts: 40,282
Street Triple R


icon07 May 2010 23:38
Quote:
So - what did you do to your trumpet today


Ignored it (again):blush:
-
Android
Dereham, Norfolk,
United Kingdom

Posts: 3,098
Daytona T595


icon08 May 2010 00:04
Dengie - Bet you were surprised it went to 3 figures. :tongueout:
-
johndb
Chicago, IL,
USA

Posts: 10
Enthusiast


icon08 May 2010 04:51
Plugged it in to the CTEK Multi US3300 (save a sprag clutch today!)
-
Anthony Lovell
North Wales,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,850
Tiger Explorer


icon08 May 2010 06:50
Left the park lights on for 5hrs, started first touch of the button :grin:
-
Sir TT
Church of 3 Saints,
United Kingdom

Posts: 39,916
Enthusiast


icon08 May 2010 07:33
Gave to top yoke to the polishers.
-
Tri-saki
Somerset,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,445
Enthusiast


icon08 May 2010 09:08
swore at it kicked the tyres swore some more then plugged it in to the battery charger.
-
jon r
south,
United Kingdom

Posts: 149
Daytona 955i (02)


icon08 May 2010 13:02
changed my spark plugs and wondered how much longer my rad will last 29
-
NQ Sonic
Michigan,
USA

Posts: 72
Speed Triple 955i (99-01)


icon08 May 2010 15:37
Starred at it in the garage while having a smoke, planning my paint job on the replacement body I have, .... for about the 400th time.:tongueout:

(these damn projects won't start themselves)
-
orson cart
Reading,
United Kingdom

Daytona T595


icon08 May 2010 17:19
stared at the mess that was a lovely looking t5 thats sat in the garden

:cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:
-
~EARL~
gods country wales,
United Kingdom

Posts: 86,261
Tiger 800XC


icon08 May 2010 17:29
have you had the payout sorted yet mate?
-
ST
South,
United Kingdom

Posts: 108,921
Enthusiast


icon08 May 2010 17:31
peered thru the frosted glass of the garage personal door to see if the Optimate was still alive .....
-
orson cart
Reading,
United Kingdom

Daytona T595


icon08 May 2010 17:41
earl phoned em today . they said was going to get offer by end of this week nothing happened so i called em and 'sorry but cant do anything today ' bastids:angry::angry::angry:
-
~EARL~
gods country wales,
United Kingdom

Posts: 86,261
Tiger 800XC


icon08 May 2010 17:49
i agree barstewards :frown:
-
phast phoc
sunny west coast,
Norway

Posts: 37
Daytona T595


icon08 May 2010 18:33
Dug out the body parts that need paint, in hope that I'll get something done about it soon...
-
Ben
Madison,Ct.,
USA

Posts: 5,082
Speed Triple 955i (99-01)


icon08 May 2010 18:55
I'm going out to try and remove the blueing on the axle from the crapped out Cush Bearing.:frown:
-
Rusty Bolts
Devon,
United Kingdom

Posts: 172
Daytona 955i (99-01)


icon08 May 2010 19:34
Valve clearances done. Balanced throttle bodies and then stripped it all down again as the rocker gasket was leaking. Resealed and seems okay now. Stripped rear caliper down. The seals were all swollen and the pistons were a little stiff. Wife says I have to come in now and cook tea as apparently I would stay all night in the garage if she had not interupted me-for my own good apparently. Whilst eating tea the spectre of the B&Q trip raises it head again.
-
a_morti
Portsmouth,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,789
Daytona 955i (99-01)


icon09 May 2010 12:01
Ran out of fuel. 22 miles after the light came on, and it just stopped. Bugger. At least it's easy to push. Looking forward to its tune-up at the end of the month.
-
bollockscatweasel
Awaywiththefairies,
United Kingdom

Posts: 5,349
Sprint RS (00-01)


icon09 May 2010 13:43
Tried to make up a tool to loosen the headstock nut..................It didn't work, the pins were too soft:sad: Think I'll have to invest in a Triumph one now:cry:
-
a_morti
Portsmouth,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,789
Daytona 955i (99-01)


icon09 May 2010 14:04
simj26:
Tried to make up a tool to loosen the headstock nut..................It didn't work, the pins were too soft:sad: Think I'll have to invest in a Triumph one now:cry:

with earl's permission I could send you his once I'm done with it? Probably be about 2 weeks.
-
Fozz
beyond the sea......,
United Kingdom

Posts: 25,734
Enthusiast


icon09 May 2010 14:43
stuck my willy up the exhaust pipe.......:blush:
-
~EARL~
gods country wales,
United Kingdom

Posts: 86,261
Tiger 800XC


icon09 May 2010 15:02
washed n polished my bike to remove the french filth:smirk:


still awaiting parts from lings to finish before reassembly
-
Fozz
beyond the sea......,
United Kingdom

Posts: 25,734
Enthusiast


icon09 May 2010 15:17
bloody lings......pffft!!
-
jon r
south,
United Kingdom

Posts: 149
Daytona 955i (02)


icon09 May 2010 16:25
Fozz:
stuck my willy up the exhaust pipe.......:blush:
bet willy was none to pleased about that!:sad:
-
Blizzard
Coventry,
United Kingdom

Posts: 51,831
Enthusiast


icon09 May 2010 16:27
today I put it on e-bay :cry:

which means I'm closer to getting a new one 4545
-
Fret
The Aquaduct?,
United Kingdom

Posts: 64,007
Tiger Explorer


icon09 May 2010 16:31
Tiger
Cleaned it. Sort of.
Well, threw water over it anyway, lubed the chain, checked the oil level (none used since October) then put it back in the garage

Super III
Started it up (eventually)
Ran it to temperature and let it run for 10 mins.
Fixed the dicky kill switch
Put it away again.
-
bollockscatweasel
Awaywiththefairies,
United Kingdom

Posts: 5,349
Sprint RS (00-01)


icon09 May 2010 17:11
a_morti:
simj26:
Tried to make up a tool to loosen the headstock nut..................It didn't work, the pins were too soft:sad: Think I'll have to invest in a Triumph one now:cry:

with earl's permission I could send you his once I'm done with it? Probably be about 2 weeks.

Thanks for the offer:smile: But I'm in Ireland at the moment and wouldn't want to risk anyone else's stuff with the post:blush:
-
Rusty Bolts
Devon,
United Kingdom

Posts: 172
Daytona 955i (99-01)


icon09 May 2010 17:14
Simj26
Try TurboSuzuki on ebay. They do one that has 6 pins rather than the normal 2. It costs about £20 or about 3euros at the moment.
-
bollockscatweasel
Awaywiththefairies,
United Kingdom

Posts: 5,349
Sprint RS (00-01)


icon09 May 2010 17:29
Rusty Bolts:
Simj26
Try TurboSuzuki on ebay. They do one that has 6 pins rather than the normal 2. It costs about £20 or about 3euros at the moment.

Found it:smile: Cheers RB:thumbup:
-
White2505
Devon,
United Kingdom

Posts: 123
Enthusiast


icon09 May 2010 17:29
uploaded a new tune but haven't got chance to try it out until tomorrow.
fingers crossed it cures my niggles with low down lack of pull and hesitation around 4k
-
Chugglet
Taunton,
United Kingdom

Posts: 138
Daytona T595


icon09 May 2010 18:04
I chopped down the HUGE undertray to make the tail a bit tidier and streamlined!!

Won't be long now til its back on the road!!!
-
Rusty Bolts
Devon,
United Kingdom

Posts: 172
Daytona 955i (99-01)


icon09 May 2010 19:50
Valve clearances done-tick:thumbup:
Rear Caliper seals done-tick:thumbup:
Brake fluid changed-tick:thumbup:
TBs balanced-tick:thumbup:
Bike cleaned and polished-tick:thumbup::thumbup:
Found large red rug for bike whilst in garage for £1:thumbup::thumbup:
Fork oil change-denied:thumbdown:
Grow bags planted up-triffic
water butt installed-triffic
-
Animal Mother
Guarding the border,
United Kingdom

Posts: 21,379
Speed Triple 1050


icon09 May 2010 19:52
Rode it. :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
-
Rusty Bolts
Devon,
United Kingdom

Posts: 172
Daytona 955i (99-01)


icon09 May 2010 19:57
Obviously took it for a thrash over Dartmoor just to make sure its all loverly, that goes without saying:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
-
TD9i
Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,020
Daytona 955i (99-01)


icon09 May 2010 20:43
What did you do today

Rusty Bolts:
8th May: Valve clearances done. Balanced throttle bodies


Rusty Bolts:
9th May: Valve clearances done-tick:thumbup:
TBs balanced-tick:thumbup:


Sounds like over servicing to me, you could come and done mine today :thumbup::smile:
-
  Next Page
-
NextRSSPreviousSocial Forums > The Hinckley Arms > What did you do to your Triumph today?
-
Forum Jump: Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 >
-
Moderators: ~Bluelabel~ Boycie Homertrix
Who's Online?
Guests:86
Members:2
Premiers:0

top
Triumph Torque
- About Us
- Community Guidelines
- Contact Us
- Statistics
Site Information
- Site Help
- Site Status
- Site Updates
Member Information
- Login / Register
- Merchandise
- Obituaries