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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-31-2016, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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Rubber boot over oil temp sensor on cooler

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Detailing my '12 T100 last night after catching some rain on the way home from work. Going over the bike, I knocked off a rubber boot that fits over the oil fitting going into the top of the cooler on the left side of the bike. The boot covers the top of the sensor and the wires coming out of it. Being very thin rubber, it looks like it was a bit dried up and starting to crack.

I can't find the part on the fiche for any part of the bike. The cooler, lines, banjo bolts, etc are listed, but the rubber boot isn't shown or listed. Calling the local dealer, he searched on his end, and can't find that part as being available. He's going to check with the service department and call me back.

Anyone with a late model T100, do you guys have this boot on your bike? I'm curious to see if anyone else's is missing, or if anyone has tried to hunt one down. Thanks!

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Mine was still present (2013 T100) but barely when I acquired the bike 1 year ago. It has since disintegrated and crumbled away. I have been riding without it for 6+ months now. Been thinking about adding something to provide strain relief to the wires...a bead of black silicone sealant should do but would need to be a neat application in that high-viz area. Other idea is to use rubberized "rigging" tape...also know as "Plumbers Tape"...it's self-amalgomating and it pretty decent in exposed areas.

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So I'm not alone. The part seems to be unobtainium. The dealer I.D.d the part by looking at a new bike in the showroom but it's not available for sale apparently. They're calling Triumph to see if one can be obtained. Not going to cry if I can't replace it. Wonder if some heat shrink would be an option.
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Maybe it comes with the lead for the oil temperature switch? #T2500347

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f black silicone sealant should do but would need to be a neat application in that high-viz area.
That's a good idea. The rubber boot there, and on the oil pressure switch are worthless, and only serve to hold moisture. They are really not needed except to keep the wires from flapping around, and provide some glamour.

Another method would be to get some heat shrink around the wire/s to tidy it up and actually give some strain relief.

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That's a good idea. The rubber boot there, and on the oil pressure switch are worthless, and only serve to hold moisture. They are really not needed except to keep the wires from flapping around, and provide some glamour.

Another method would be to get some heat shrink around the wire/s to tidy it up and actually give some strain relief.

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Not sure where the connector end of the oil temp sensor lives...might be a pain to get at it inorder to place a heat shrink tube over it and slide down the wires to the temp sensor end.
I'll wait for enlightenment on that .....

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Well, fixed... since I work for a company that makes electronic components, and have access to some very nice heat shrink in all sizes, after hours I removed the sensor, slid a piece of heat shrink over it, screwed the sensor back in, and shrunk it over the sensor, bending the long end 90 degrees over so it pretty much looks like the original piece, and seals much better to the sensor, so no moisture would be able to get in. Quick and easy fix.
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Well, fixed... since I work for a company that makes electronic components, and have access to some very nice heat shrink in all sizes, after hours I removed the sensor, slid a piece of heat shrink over it, screwed the sensor back in, and shrunk it over the sensor, bending the long end 90 degrees over so it pretty much looks like the original piece, and seals much better to the sensor, so no moisture would be able to get in. Quick and easy fix.
Is there a crush washer under the sensor? Should be replaced if sensor is removed...I know the banjo fittings on the oil cooler hoses will leak unless the crush washers are renewed at each removal.

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Yes, good point. I have a pretty good collection of crush washers and had one the same size.
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