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Old 11-01-2012, 09:15 PM   #421 (permalink)
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Sorry, you're going to have to read those 42 pages. The issue does not seem confined to any specific year and model. There have been many proposed "improvements," but no consensus about which are safe and appropriate. Triumph has been notified (months ago) and, to the best of my knowledge, has not responded.

My advice, IMNSHO, would be to make sure your footpeg nuts are tight and then ride your bike.

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Old 11-02-2012, 04:17 PM   #422 (permalink)
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I checked NHTSA website for an Defect Investigation Report and found none. Did not someone say he had reported this?
If not, it should be done.
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:31 PM   #423 (permalink)
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:54 PM   #424 (permalink)
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Larrykahn, it's a hazing.
I'm seeking sympathy because I also own a Buell 1125 Rotax and if you want to read a bazillion freaking post on problems with a machine even more obscure than our Bonnys...


My eyes have become square!
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:33 PM   #426 (permalink)
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I'm seeking sympathy because I also own a Buell 1125 Rotax and if you want to read a bazillion freaking post on problems with a machine even more obscure than our Bonnys...


My eyes have become square!

OK:

Some people think that Triumph under engineered the mount for the foot peg, and some don't.

Some think the bolts are faulty (supply problem?) some dont.

Some think that there isn't any excuse at all for these things to fail, some don't.

Some think that it's the rider's responsibility, entirely, to keep themselves safe, some don't.

Some think that all engineers are anal rententive schmucks and some don't.

Some once thought that engineers were anal rententive schmucks and have now changed their minds.

Some think that it's better to smelt your own ore and cast the mountings in a foundry in your back yard (wood fired of course). Some actually think that's silly.

Most think that Triumph will do little to allay our concerns.

Few think that a federal agency will come to the rescue.

Nobody knows how to actually get a torque wrench on the nuts (left side).

Someone suggested welding the mounts on to the frame and someone else accused that person of being a mass murderer.


Everybody now knows that the torque specs for the foot peg bolts are in the maintenance manual but the manual doesn't suggest that you ever check them.

There were never any clear conclusions but we all had a very gracious chat about the problem and will wait to see how it all shakes out.
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:38 PM   #427 (permalink)
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I've followed this thread closely, and I have to say: excellent summary.
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OK thanks.

Maybe there's a way to melt down burnt-out Buell stators and turn them into Triumph foot pegs. At least the raw materials would be plentiful and cheap.
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OK thanks.

Maybe there's a way to melt down burnt-out Buell stators and turn them into Triumph foot pegs. At least the raw materials would be plentiful and cheap.
I can give you the name of a couple of good engineers that can help you with that.
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Seriously and really...complaining to the manufacturer may get a result, but NHTSA's office of defect investigation (ODI) is there for a reason here in the ole US of A. Anyone can start an investigation by submitting a complaint and preferably some evidence to them. Then off it goes:

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/index.cfm

I plan on checking the torque on my pegs.
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