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Offline anaheimtex

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Head issue update
« on: December 16, 2018, 05:53:29 PM »
So I dropped my bike off oct 28th and am finally getting it back Tuesday. For those who like to know it is a 2014 TEX with 26000 miles and one week out of warrantee. The right side cylinder had defective (soft?) valve guide which caused the exhaust valves to seat on only 1/4 of the way. The valve guides' holes were oblong instead of true. Triumph paid for all parts needed. Head,cam,chain,tensioner,gaskets, and all the related crap. So basically only the pistons and block are original. I’m on the hook for labor ( :230:) and the major service it originally went in for. End bill $2500.

After my initial temper tantrum, I’ve had time to think about whether I want to sell a paid off bike. I really like the triumph and have it all set up for long trips. May end up keeping after all and update the suspension and seat. I fuel all I can do is hope the head holds up and the mechanic did his job correctly. I’ve done many long trip on this bike and use it as a daily commuter.
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Re: Head issue update
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2018, 11:41:10 PM »
Oh man that sucks.
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Re: Head issue update
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2018, 12:04:29 AM »
so Im assuming your outside of the supposed bad VIN range .... I also have a 2014 and Im not at all excited to hear about your problem.

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Re: Head issue update
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2018, 01:05:06 AM »
Yes outside the vin range. Seems they had some leftover parts from inside the range.  If your bike runs fine then don’t sweat it.
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Re: Head issue update
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2018, 01:37:54 AM »
Considering the age and how far outside the warranty you are I think Triumph have well and truly come to the party as they could have said bugger off.
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Re: Head issue update
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2018, 08:55:55 AM »
You just joined me to the dreaded "2 months without bike" club!
Sure enough Triumph showed some good will in giving the parts away, but 2 months still feels a bit long to me...

Fingers crossed for your '14!

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Re: Head issue update
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2018, 02:34:19 PM »
*Originally Posted by anaheimtex [+]
Yes outside the vin range. Seems they had some leftover parts from inside the range.  If your bike runs fine then don’t sweat it.

It does run fine, but it only has 2200 miles on it.....so now Im not so sure what the future will hold .

 I bought it last month with 1000 miles on it...I guess the original owner wasn't much of a rider.

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Re: Head issue update
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2018, 07:20:48 PM »
*Originally Posted by Crosshairs [+]
It does run fine, but it only has 2200 miles on it.....so now Im not so sure what the future will hold .

 I bought it last month with 1000 miles on it...I guess the original owner wasn't much of a rider.

If it is outside of the VIN range for a new head then it is highly unlikely that the head will ever give you trouble.

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Re: Head issue update
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2018, 09:15:24 PM »
*Originally Posted by Griff [+]
If it is outside of the VIN range for a new head then it is highly unlikely that the head will ever give you trouble.

This is what Im hoping...but it seems like  anaheimtex wasn't so lucky....he is out of the VIN range and still had troubles.....time will tell if my head is  is good or bad..

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Re: Head issue update
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2018, 05:30:41 AM »
Well bike runs like new. Nice to have it back.
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