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    Re: Loose Drive shaft link
    Reply #20 on: December 02, 2023, 09:52:50 am
    December 02, 2023, 09:52:50 am
    Hi Silverfox 55 we are in the same locality which dealer are you using?
    I presume Wellingborough.
    Drop me a PM if you would like to get together and compare notes/experiences of the Tiger,
    Mine has now got about 5k miles on it and has done a little bit of Spain and France touring.
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    Re: Loose Drive shaft link
    Reply #21 on: December 02, 2023, 11:31:25 am
    December 02, 2023, 11:31:25 am
    Hi Tigger12,

    That's good to know you are in the area.

    Couple of questions for you, how do you find the customer service / bike service at Wellingborough?

    I bought a new bike from them about 6 years ago, great, however they could not get my new 1200 Triumph, so I purchased down south, they are not prepared to offer any reduction in the £230 first 600 mile service they charge, even although the triumph dealer in the South would only charge for Parts, labour Free, so under £100.

    Peterborough Triumph seem more interested in my business and said £199 for the first 600 mile service.

    Any thoughts on these dealers ?

    It's not the £30 difference, it's the principle and feeling of being a valued customer.

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    Re: Loose Drive shaft link
    Reply #22 on: December 02, 2023, 11:51:31 am
    December 02, 2023, 11:51:31 am
    Hi
    I think you have summed them up quite well, they are keen to sell you the bike but not to get involved thereafter.
    I am interested in your thoughts about Peterborough and as it`s not far away I would be prepared to travel if the attitude is better.
    I bought mine a year ago and at some point in Nov last year I phoned Welli for a price to fit TPMS as I still haven`t had a call back I will source a cheap version off Amazon, I think that say`s it all really.
    Shame but I love the bike though lol.
    Cheers
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    Re: Loose Drive shaft link
    Reply #23 on: December 06, 2023, 05:29:32 am
    December 06, 2023, 05:29:32 am
    *Originally Posted by Scissors [+]
    I'm also wondering if one or both washers are missing.  The front end of the top link should have two washers.

    Just got  a reply from my SC, they were advised by Triumph to replace the bushing and washer to see if the problem still exist. Now waiting for the parts and will update once it is fitted.

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    Re: Loose Drive shaft link
    Reply #24 on: December 06, 2023, 05:56:44 am
    December 06, 2023, 05:56:44 am
    Good. But that sounds like they have no idea of the issue or it's cause. Rules out a design trait. More likely an assembly error. Look forward to hearing of your outcome. My bike will be looked at when i take it in for 1st service. I have told the dealer.

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    Re: Loose Drive shaft link
    Reply #25 on: December 06, 2023, 05:25:15 pm
    December 06, 2023, 05:25:15 pm
    Thanks for heads up.

    Just check my GT Pro (13k miles) and thankfully no play

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    Re: Loose Drive shaft link
    Reply #26 on: December 07, 2023, 07:22:35 am
    December 07, 2023, 07:22:35 am
    I found it to be more noticeable (worse?) when bike on centrestand.

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    Re: Loose Drive shaft link
    Reply #27 on: December 07, 2023, 08:48:13 am
    December 07, 2023, 08:48:13 am
    *Originally Posted by trade_nancy [+]
    I found it to be more noticeable (worse?) when bike on centrestand.
    The weird part is , its only on the left side and not the right. Thats what I notice from the other new showroom bikes.
    Have you got any reply from your dealer?

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    Re: Loose Drive shaft link
    Reply #28 on: December 07, 2023, 07:29:04 pm
    December 07, 2023, 07:29:04 pm
    No. The dealer wants me to keep the bike till I get the 1000km service done. They have not inspected it.
    Also...that may indicate an assembly fault perhaps? Bushing in backwards...washer missing..etc

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    Re: Loose Drive shaft link
    Reply #29 on: December 08, 2023, 07:39:22 am
    December 08, 2023, 07:39:22 am
    I remain of the opinion that it does not affect the function of the shaft link.
    My 1200 GT explorer also has it and I'm not worried. There is no leeway in the direction in which the forces must be absorbed.

     



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