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Trophy Trophy 3 & 4 - for all 900 and 1200cc models 1991- 2004

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Old 07-12-2012, 01:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Carb Removal/Rebuild on a Trophy 900

Alright folks, my beloved Trophy had a little 'issue' after I added some carb cleaner to a 1/4 tank - just because she sat for 9 months. Fired her up, no problem, let some of the cleaner get into the bowls overnight. Opened the shed to fuel on the floor and an engine that didn't want to spin. No damage done; but scared the unowat outta me.

So... I have a new fuel tap to install after I clean out the tank, and I figure I may as well pull the carbs and clean them thoroughly as well.

I've tried the 'search' function with zero success; so does anyone know of a good 'how-to' for carb removal/rebuild/reinstall? I did find a fairly detailed procedure for the rebuild piece (on the TIgerTriple forum); but I'd like not to make mistakes with the rest of it when I'm sure someone has documented it somewhere.

Anyone? (and thanks in advance)
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, but from a source you might not consider.

The Ninja 250 Riders club. Address is www.ninja250.org. There is a really good "How-to" page that has a very good section on the Keihin carb. Does your '97 have Keihins? If it does, you're in luck.

The carbs on the Ninja 250 are the same as on our 900s (if you have the Keihins). The Triumphs are just bigger at 36mm. The Ninjas are 32mm, I think. Have a look, see what you think.

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Old 07-12-2012, 06:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Actually, they're Mikunis (my '98 Tiger has Keihins). I'm not so much concerned about the carbs themselves; but about the process of getting them out and back in. Once they're out, a CV carburetor is pretty much a CV carburetor.

But thanks lad!
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In and out, kind of a pain. My Sprint's front fairing has to come off. Probably the same with your Trophy. Same with the side plastics. Tank off of course.

Loosen all the carb clamps, pull the airbox as far back as it will go then yank the carb bank out the left side. Leave the throttle cable attached to the carbs, disconnect it at the twist grip and the cable comes out with the carb bank.

Grease up (very lightly) the carb boots, and where they attach to the head and the carbs when you're putting the whole mess back together. With a good amount of fighting and cussing you'll get everything to seat.

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Got the seat, tank, and side plastics off. It doesn't look like any of the fairing needs to move. I'd heard that the carbs come out easier on the right side; but who knows. I suspect I'll figure it out. I'd also heard that it's easier to disconnect the throttle cables at the grip rather than at the carbs; but I think I'll withhold judgement until I actually get in there. Why is that easier?

As far as fighting and cussing, you don't know the half of that until you've reinstalled a rack of carbs on a Honda V-4 (and I've done that a few times).

Thanks for the input!
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If you can handle the carb banks on the Honda V-4 you should have no problem with the Triumph. If you can get them out on the right side, good for you. If you can remove the carb bank without removing the fairing, you're probably a magician.

The throttle cable stays on the carb bank because it's impossible to attach with the carbs in place, you'll see.

Good luck and get to work!!

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The throttle cable stays on the carb bank because it's impossible to attach with the carbs in place, you'll see.
It's not impossible; it just takes the better part of a day.

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I'd rather not test that.

O-rings and bowl gaskets are on the way, so we'll see which gets here first - the parts to put the Trophy back together or the Tiger.
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I used a Haynes manual for particulars when I removed and freshened up the carbs on my 99 1200 Trophy,they said to take em out the left side so I did,its a fiddly thing like all multi cylinder streetbikes.

If I can do it,many others can. www.motolab.com is a great source for carb parts.
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:00 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Found what I was looking for...

at TigerTriple.com:

http://tigertriple.com/forum/viewtop...asc&highlight=



EDIT: Also decided to replace the float bowl o-rings (ordered from McMaster-Carr) and re-plumb all of the fuel and vacuum lines. Got her this far apart, may as well do it all while I'm in there. Then she'll go another 15 years.
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