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Offline FredJ9

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Re: Have sold the TEX
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2019, 04:19:59 PM »
*Originally Posted by Icy [+]
I never understood the head problem and the way it turned into a mass hysteria... Rode that bike with the so called head problem for over 30K miles... it just made a ton of rattling noise - the bike never failed, never disappointed, never lost my trust...

whatever...

Like capt'n said... Enjoy the Bonnie  :028: That's all that matters.  :821:

Want rattle? Buy an older dry clutch Ducati. I really hated to see mine go.

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Re: Have sold the TEX
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2019, 04:59:07 PM »
*Originally Posted by FredJ9 [+]
Want rattle? Buy an older dry clutch Ducati. I really hated to see mine go.

oh man. we had one in the club - I could hear him coming from a block away. that gearbox was a work of magic - I thought it kept dis-assembling and re-assembling itself by torque on the fly... magick...
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Re: Have sold the TEX
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2019, 05:12:01 PM »
*Originally Posted by Griff [+]
It is such a pity that these threads keep popping up over and over (1) because some owners never bothered to follow up on the issue despite knowing their bike could possibly be affected.
I think that the reality is that the majority of owners of first-generation TEXs never knew about the issue and are not members of this forum. I think that it is really the Do It Yourself oriented owner (like me) who is likely to join an owner's forum looking for pre-purchase information and (more critically) post-purchase maintenance and repair information.

Also, owners that did notice their engines getting noisier, were (and are) frequently told by their dealerships that "they all sound like that". The real fault is that many (most?) dealerships never knew (or never acknowledged that they knew) about the problem or the solutions.

I knew about the head recall before I bought my '13 TEX and it was the first thing that I asked about when I went to see the bike at the dealership after seeing an advertisement for it. I was fortunate that the dealer (now closed) had proactively done the head replacement at 500 miles before I bought it.

As an interesting side note, the dealer told me that they had sold four TEX's that year and three of them (including mine) were actually transported to another dealership to have the head replacement done (after my dealer ceased being an authorized Triumph dealership). I am not sure if all three were done proactively (without symptoms). I did confirm that the work was done on mine by contacting Triumph North American corporate directly.
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Re: Have sold the TEX
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2019, 08:58:57 AM »
*Originally Posted by Icy [+]
oh man. we had one in the club - I could hear him coming from a block away. that gearbox was a work of magic - I thought it kept dis-assembling and re-assembling itself by torque on the fly... magick...
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Same here. Have a bunch of friends who are Duc addicts.
Eventually, a French company (actually a small garage of good reputation) designed and distributed a kit that mostly corrected the noise.

Now that Ducati has become German, it won't happen again for sure ;-)

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Re: Have sold the TEX
« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2019, 11:40:07 AM »
*Originally Posted by NiK [+]
Same here. Have a bunch of friends who are Duc addicts.
Eventually, a French company (actually a small garage of good reputation) designed and distributed a kit that mostly corrected the noise.

Now that Ducati has become German, it won't happen again for sure ;-)

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