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Offline NiK

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Re: Broken Frame (Exhauast Hanger)
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2016, 02:43:41 PM »
Just checked and... I have the weak frame!
So I'll wait to have my silencer fall onto the road, then claim Triumph (out of warranty now).

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Re: Broken Frame (Exhauast Hanger)
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2016, 06:34:07 PM »
*Originally Posted by NiK [+]
Have to check mine hanger to see if I have the third weld!

Would you guys think it would be a good idea to have it done proactively?

I also have a two weld bracket.

 I have been semi proactive though. I have put together a couple of jubilee clips and some other small bits and pieces  that will assist in keeping the silencer in place if the weld cracks when I am far from home. Otherwise I check it out occasionally to make sure all is well.

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Re: Broken Frame (Exhauast Hanger)
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2016, 08:42:07 AM »
Good advice!
I'll look into it.

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Re: Broken Frame (Exhauast Hanger)
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2016, 11:16:07 PM »
Cleaning bike today and alas my exhaust bracket has broken pretty much the same as the earlier post. Mines a 2014 XC .
Spoke to dealer today and they are speaking with Triumph warranty on Monday as she's over the two years.
Must say I'm tempted to get it welded because of the risk of problems basically rebuilding the whole bike on a new frame that is if that's the offer.
Will let you know how it goes.

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Re: Broken Frame (Exhauast Hanger)
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2016, 03:55:05 PM »
*Originally Posted by delboybiker [+]
Cleaning bike today and alas my exhaust bracket has broken pretty much the same as the earlier post. Mines a 2014 XC .
Spoke to dealer today and they are speaking with Triumph warranty on Monday as she's over the two years.
Must say I'm tempted to get it welded because of the risk of problems basically rebuilding the whole bike on a new frame that is if that's the offer.
Will let you know how it goes.

Get it welded. The risk of something not being put back together properly after a chassis has been removed is too high. Other folks have had it done and were happy with the outcome.

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Re: Broken Frame (Exhauast Hanger)
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2016, 07:37:54 PM »
On the other hand, I say don't get it welded - it's up to Triumph to put it right, no matter what happens and swapping the frame out isn't that difficult.  Besides I'd be concerned about the effect of arc welding the frame what with all the electrical systems that are ground to it.  Get them to replace it.

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Re: Broken Frame (Exhauast Hanger)
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2016, 08:43:45 PM »
So an update Triumph agreed to pay as a gesture of will as I'm 5 months out of warranty for the exhaust bracket to be welded.
I had the job done by a local specialist welder guy recommended by a mate.
He said the reason it broke was it was just not substantial enough and poorly welded.
He reattached the bracket using the three welds as the newer versions seem to have.
He used a TIG welder and has done a temporary paint job for me just to keep the salt out.
I was advised by Triumph to disconnect the battery and ECU during the process which I did.
All is well it looks neat and hopefully will last a bit longer than the other one.

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Re: Broken Frame (Exhauast Hanger)
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2016, 11:07:12 PM »
Good result imho. Good also that Triumph were ok with the process.

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Re: Broken Frame (Exhauast Hanger)
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2017, 06:51:30 AM »
Thanks to the OP for bringing this to our Attention, after I read this Thread and thought I better check my new to me recently purchased 2014 Explore wire wheel version, unfortunately I did find it cracking so I just thought I would add that if someone was to find their bike with the cracked muffler hanger mount that You don't need to go to the trouble of disconnecting the battery and ECU so you can get it TIG welded if you know someone with a b it of Oxy- acetylene skills, I just put a fire blanket in behind the frame ad carefully fusion welded and then built up the weld plus put in the extra weld along the front ... good as new
 just for the record I have also a Mig and a Tig welders but choose to use old school as there is No Electrical current being used so no risk to Any electrical components
« Last Edit: August 20, 2017, 06:53:57 AM by HansO »
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Re: Broken Frame (Exhauast Hanger)
« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2017, 02:58:34 PM »
 Who would have thought two tack welds wouldn't hold a 30 lb exhaust.....

 


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