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Offline Turbo100

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Re: 12,000 mile service...do the valves really need checking?
« Reply #30 on: November 14, 2017, 09:44:55 AM »
*Originally Posted by chico [+]
Perhaps I misunderstand. What exactly do you who speak proper English mean by "tiegrip"? :465:

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Re: 12,000 mile service...do the valves really need checking?
« Reply #31 on: November 14, 2017, 11:10:08 AM »
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Been in engineering over 40yrs and currently use them every day .... we call them 'cable ties'.

http://uk.rs-online.com/web/c/cables-wires/cable-accessories-ties-tools/cable-ties/?searchTerm=cable%20ties

Never heard the term 'tiegrip' before .... 'zip tie' yes.
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Re: 12,000 mile service...do the valves really need checking?
« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2017, 11:44:27 AM »
probably called them tie grips cos that's the make of them on the packets I have, you have to ask for tie grips at work cos the storemen just look on the packet,
yes, cable ties...

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Re: 12,000 mile service...do the valves really need checking?
« Reply #33 on: November 14, 2017, 12:23:11 PM »
Also known as Ty-raps. Call them what you want, we all know what you mean.

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Re: 12,000 mile service...do the valves really need checking?
« Reply #34 on: November 14, 2017, 04:27:16 PM »
Thank you gents.

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Re: 12,000 mile service...do the valves really need checking?
« Reply #35 on: November 14, 2017, 04:39:54 PM »
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Cable ties were first invented by Thomas & Betts, an electrical company, in 1958 under the brand name Ty-Rap. Initially they were designed for airplane wire harnesses. The original design used a metal tooth, and these can still be obtained. Manufacturers later changed to the nylon/plastic design.
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Re: 12,000 mile service...do the valves really need checking?
« Reply #36 on: November 14, 2017, 11:09:17 PM »
Buy the service manual, all the tools needed for the job, and check the valves yourself. Its straightforward to do and its gratifying to complete the job knowing its done right. Then, take the money you saved on the service and knock an item off your wishlist.

And for what its worth, valve clearance will depend on both quality control when your bike was manufactured (there are statistics involved in materials specifications and valves clearances when bikes leave the factory) and how you ride and maintain the bike. Hard acceleration, high revs, and infrequent oil changes are just a few ways to wear down an engine.

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Re: 12,000 mile service...do the valves really need checking?
« Reply #37 on: January 08, 2018, 10:27:47 PM »
Just been quoted 800+ for the 12K service...but as it would be within warranty time anything else needed and could be covered under warranty will be...an I am sure they will be fair

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Re: 12,000 mile service...do the valves really need checking?
« Reply #38 on: January 08, 2018, 11:38:03 PM »
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Just been quoted 800+ for the 12K service...but as it would be within warranty time anything else needed and could be covered under warranty will be...an I am sure they will be fair

Mate they are really having your pants down, that is just day light robbery for the service. There is absolutely no need to charge that sort of money. I'd be tempted to report them to trading standards and Triumph. Triumph can't control how much dealers charge but they can certainly put pressure on not to rip customers off.   :232:

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Re: 12,000 mile service...do the valves really need checking?
« Reply #39 on: January 09, 2018, 12:17:46 AM »
If I spoke with Triumph direct do you think they would be able to suggest what they would expect a 12K service to cost? or would they sit on the fence?

 


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