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Re: Shim set adjusting valves
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2019, 12:30:03 PM »
*Originally Posted by Stevie.P [+]
. though if serviced as per the official Triumph schedule this would be done at 12k, 24k, 36k, etc. So 18k was 6k early or more likely 6k late?

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How come they failed to lube suspension linkages that should have been done????
No wonder so many fail!!!!
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Re: Shim set adjusting valves
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2019, 10:40:27 PM »
*Originally Posted by street tango [+]
How come they failed to lube suspension linkages that should have been done????
No wonder so many fail!!!!

It didn't slip past me, or the fact that again (as on 6k service) they didn't renew the chain rubbing strip. It went back in a few days later to have both items rectified. As the bike was on a service plan, the cost including parts, I insisted the chain rubbing strip be renewed as per Triumph schedule, worn or not. :232:

While the service schedule calls for the suspension linkages to be lubed there appears to be no mention of ever checking/lubing the swing arm bearings. I think as servicing will now be down to me, at the next (24k) service this summer I will grease them. :028:
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Re: Shim set adjusting valves
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2019, 06:51:35 AM »
*Originally Posted by Stevie.P [+]

While the service schedule calls for the suspension linkages to be lubed there appears to be no mention of ever checking/lubing the swing arm bearings. I think as servicing will now be down to me, at the next (24k) service this summer I will grease them. :028:

To be fair I wouldn't bother. They are sealed bearings, with only a small amount of movement. I have never heard of any failing, unlike the linkages that fail on a regular occurrence and seems any triumph.
btw this is not the 1st time I have seen this on a tick sheet.

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Re: Shim set adjusting valves
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2019, 04:07:04 PM »
Anyone using Molybdenum disulfide grease on the parts that cover the shims? Read something about it in the manual

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Re: Shim set adjusting valves
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2019, 07:11:38 PM »
Mr. Haynes say: "Lubricate the new shim with molybdenum disulphide oil (a 50/50 mixture of molybdenum disulphide grease and engine oil) ... then lubricate the follower with molybdenum disulphide oil"
Whilst moly is certainly a good anti-wear additive - modern engine oils, themselves, are formulated with all the additives normally needed.
I tend to shy away from additional additives in engine oil -- but, will liberally oil these parts when re-fitting.
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Re: Shim set adjusting valves
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2019, 08:45:55 PM »
Almost everyone out of spec:
I had some problems measuring. It felt different depending from which way I measured. Some of them could only be measured from one direction but a few from both and it did not felt the same.

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Re: Shim set adjusting valves
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2019, 09:10:54 PM »
*Originally Posted by Rorut [+]
Almost everyone out of spec:
The way I read it - all the inlet valve clearances are in-spec.
But only one exh. valve clearance is in-spec -- the other 5 have less than recco'd clearance.
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Re: Shim set adjusting valves
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2019, 09:32:15 PM »
Thanks Avbear!
Does this look ok?

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Re: Shim set adjusting valves
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2019, 09:53:48 PM »
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Thanks Avbear!
You're welcome.

*Originally Posted by Rorut [+]
Does this look ok?
Yes -- all clearances nicely in-spec.
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Re: Shim set adjusting valves
« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2019, 10:08:18 PM »
Is 0.260 considered harmly out of spec? And can 6000miles really make a difference related to my measurements?

 


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