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Offline Pailton

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Re: Wearing a hole in my driveshaft! - Gen 3 exhaust, check yours now.
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2018, 12:59:50 AM »
Thanks for the heads up guys.  :028:  :460:

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Re: Wearing a hole in my driveshaft! - Gen 3 exhaust, check yours now.
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2018, 10:01:56 AM »
Oh great!
First worry on my brand new bike )c8
I'll have it checked for regularly then.

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Re: Wearing a hole in my driveshaft! - Gen 3 exhaust, check yours now.
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2018, 05:02:04 PM »
Just a heads up, this only seems to affect XRt and XCa models with the Arrow can (or anything with the added Arrow can). Stock exhaust is fine. Didn't want to create mass panic amongst Gen 3 owners!

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Re: Wearing a hole in my driveshaft! - Gen 3 exhaust, check yours now.
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2018, 11:18:10 AM »
Good post XcaTel.  Noticed the centre stand on my Gen 3 XCA was smacking the drive shaft when talking it off the stand.  Rubber stopper finally snapped off.  After seeing your pictures, got the exact same marks on the exhaust.  Dealer replaced the rubber stopper, tightened the exhaust clamp and put a claim in for the drive shaft housing and exhaust, which was approved within hours. 

Then usual first class Triumph customer care experience since first getting the Explorer in 2012.. and I've tested it many, many times.

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Re: Wearing a hole in my driveshaft! - Gen 3 exhaust, check yours now.
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2018, 02:09:36 PM »
*Originally Posted by Stotty [+]
Good post XcaTel.  Noticed the centre stand on my Gen 3 XCA was smacking the drive shaft when talking it off the stand.  Rubber stopper finally snapped off.  After seeing your pictures, got the exact same marks on the exhaust.  Dealer replaced the rubber stopper, tightened the exhaust clamp and put a claim in for the drive shaft housing and exhaust, which was approved within hours. 

Then usual first class Triumph customer care experience since first getting the Explorer in 2012.. and I've tested it many, many times.
That's great news. :028:

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Re: Wearing a hole in my driveshaft! - Gen 3 exhaust, check yours now.
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2018, 08:00:28 PM »
Triumph got back to me and all will be replaced, no quibble at all so all will be good.
« Last Edit: July 28, 2018, 08:09:16 PM by XCaTel »

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Re: Wearing a hole in my driveshaft! - Gen 3 exhaust, check yours now.
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2018, 07:59:34 PM »
this my attempt at a solution  :005:


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« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2018, 08:48:46 PM »
*Originally Posted by Hawk281 [+]
this my attempt at a solution  :005:


That looks the way forward mate..good job :028:
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Re: Wearing a hole in my driveshaft! - Gen 3 exhaust, check yours now.
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2018, 10:53:57 PM »
Seems a lot of trouble to go to though. Have you tried putting a thin line of clear bathroom sealant around the link pipe before you insert it and do the clamp up? I've done that on all of my bikes, as it helps seal around the joints and if you ever have to take the joint apart, it just wipes off the stainless steel with a quick wipe of a rag

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Re: Wearing a hole in my driveshaft! - Gen 3 exhaust, check yours now.
« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2018, 11:16:09 PM »
 :0461: :460: This... I used Ultra copper, high temp RTV silicone sealant when I installed my Scorpion Serket. Let it cure for 24 hours & take it out & ride it. It will stink for 4 or 5 miles & then you're golden. :028: The scorpion also came with a pair of springs at the inlet of the can similar to what Hawk 281 has at his link pipe.


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