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Offline Jonnybiscuit

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Re: Lateral movement in back wheel
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2012, 03:51:28 PM »
*Originally Posted by NiK [+]
If it's a design feature, how will we know that the shaft is about to fail???!!!

Now CMIIW but, isn't one of the big TigEx selling points, that, unlike a GS (according to legend), the FD is engineered so it WILL NOT fail  :084: 
You having doubts already Nik ?  :164:

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Re: Lateral movement in back wheel
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2012, 03:55:47 PM »
Doubt? Me?
Well, it's not like I had a 1050 that was burning oil and drinking coolant...

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Re: Lateral movement in back wheel
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2012, 08:09:01 PM »
*Originally Posted by Jonnybiscuit [+]
Now CMIIW but, isn't one of the big TigEx selling points, that, unlike a GS (according to legend), the FD is engineered so it WILL NOT fail  :084: 
You having doubts already Nik ?  :164:

I'll get me coat  :192:

Lateral movement on the GS FD .... one hand at 12 & the other at 6 maximum movement 2mm ...and that not a lot on a 17" wheel
You will read on a certain forum that's full on  idiots stuck up there own backsides ...they try to convince that the FD is a pile of sh#te, but when you consider the number sold the failure numbers are very small.

At the end of the day it a piece of machinery, that is continually wearing & a small number will unfortunately fail....Don't worry about it just enjoy it :440:
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Re: Lateral movement in back wheel
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2012, 10:03:23 PM »
*Originally Posted by Olympus [+]
Lateral movement on the GS FD .... one hand at 12 & the other at 6 maximum movement 2mm ...and that not a lot on a 17" wheel
You will read on a certain forum that's full on  idiots stuck up there own backsides ...they try to convince that the FD is a pile of sh#te, but when you consider the number sold the failure numbers are very small.

At the end of the day it a piece of machinery, that is continually wearing & a small number will unfortunately fail....Don't worry about it just enjoy it :440:

I know that forum only too well.....  :232:

Excessive play as said above is more a symptom of bearing play not the gearing giving up. When cold the bearing needs a small amount of play to allow for heat expansion when operating flat out.

There will I'm sure be a release from Hinckley about how much play is in tolerance, but then at some point there will be a little back street emporium set up to rebuild them if they go tits up as there is for the GS (and a very good one there is as Sleaford Lincs).

Go out and thrash the living daylights out oof it - In honesty you are more likely to have a rapid deflation or an altercation with another vehicle than you are a major mechanical failure (if you do your pre-flight checks properly)....

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Re: Lateral movement in back wheel
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2012, 12:16:46 PM »
It would be handy if someone checked the play when cold then after a good run out with the final drive warmed up  :028:

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Re: Lateral movement in back wheel
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2012, 03:00:50 PM »
*Originally Posted by Olympus [+]
........You will read on a certain forum that's full on  idiots stuck up there own backsides ...they try to convince that the FD is a pile of sh#te, but when you consider the number sold the failure numbers are very small.

Hence me saying "according to legend:027:

Was actually only having a friendly dig at Nik  :158:
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Re: Lateral movement in back wheel
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2012, 04:54:20 PM »
I have today ordered a genuine Triumph workshop manual...the delivery date is being given as 15th August.
I'll hopefully then be able to confirm the tolerance's on the FD
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Re: Lateral movement in back wheel
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2012, 05:59:28 PM »
Have you checked the front forks? if you push down on the rear of the bike and lift the front end off the ground do you have any movement front to back on the front forks? I have on mine and had the same explanation that this is how the forks are designed.

 


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