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Re: [ST] End to Crank story (hopefully...)
- Subject: Re: [ST] End to Crank story (hopefully...)
- From: Neil Lindsey <Neil.Lindsey@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 03 May 2005 11:16:22 -0700
Is this true?
"The motor is not the type where the pistons come into contact with the
I understood that most modern engines (955 included) were on the
'interference' type, where this IS possible if camshaft/valves and
crankshaft/pistons get out of sync.
To me it sounds more like whatever broke did not upset
This failure is on an '02 Sprint right (therefore the newer 955 favour)?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 10:32 AM
Subject: [ST] End to Crank story (hopefully...)
> Just spoke with the dealer and they did indeed confirm that the crank
> and/or bearings had not been heat-treated correctly and as a
> consequence, when I tried to start the bike (seemed starting the bike
> was a "known thing" when dealing with this issue - the Triumph USA guy
> asked the dealer, the dealer didn't tell him) something "went" and an
> inch and half of the crank was snapped off. The motor is not the type
> where the pistons come into contact with the valves (non-terminating
> perhaps ??) so there was no problem up top so to speak - they did a
> to double-check and all was well at the top end.
> They are currently waiting for a bearing (or something..geek speaking
> here) before they can finish the job but he is hoping for the weekend.
> They have most of the stuff and they are fitting it as I write.
> Triumph are covering everything..which I think is a very good of them.
> They don't have to and given my experience with car manufacturers it
> indeed good of them. I strongly believe in complaining when something
> is not done correctly and I also believe strongly when something is
> correctly in a situation like this. I will, therefore, be sending a
> letter to Triumph USA thanking them. I am also pleased the dealer is
> the hook so to speak. I had strong suspicions (who the hell wouldn't)
> and I was trying to get some facts together just in case but it does
> seem the 12K had nothing to do with it and in fact they have been very
> helpful (see above re" when something goes right) so I am pleased to
> the record straight.of course I haven't got the bike yet or ridden it
> so.. :-)
> Cant wait to get it back.will be very apprehensive when riding it for
> while though :)
> Of course I cant ride Sunday (mother's day - need to keep her sweet
> the next bike) and Sat the forecast is for pissing down :-(
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