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post #11 of 41 (permalink) Old 03-04-2019, 09:42 AM
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Might be worth calling Pinwall at https://pinwallcycle.com about engine availability. Or ask your mechanic to check them out. https://pinwallcycle.com/
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Thanks again for all the advice, Pinwall has a crankcase available...I’ll need to check with my mechanic today and see the full diagnosis oon the engine. Would really like to salvage the bike if financially viable as it’s essentially new otherwise....Sp
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Thanks again for all the advice, Pinwall has a crankcase available...Iíll need to check with my mechanic today and see the full diagnosis oon the engine. Would really like to salvage the bike if financially viable as itís essentially new otherwise....Sp
Where are you located?
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I’m based in Brooklyn and Connecticut, the bike is currently at a shop in Ct. and I’m waiting to hear from the mechanic today to see if it can be saved for a reasonable price. As mentioned, it is otherwise a new machine. Sp
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Iím based in Brooklyn and Connecticut, the bike is currently at a shop in Ct. and Iím waiting to hear from the mechanic today to see if it can be saved for a reasonable price. As mentioned, it is otherwise a new machine. Sp
Damn. If you were closer, I have a line on an engine. Prob not worth shipping out there though.
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I struggle to believe this could happen on a modern bike. I'm not doubting you but I'd have thought there would be a safety cut-out or similar. An old carb bike would have just stalled. Sucks to have a ruined bike for something so simple.
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Yes, I take full ownership for the stupidity of leaving the choke engaged for 45 minutes but I never thought it would cook the engine, at most I assumed I fouled the plugs or something. Looking at a 3 grand rebuild or an engine replacement. The mechanic says there is literally nothing from the old engine to be salvaged. I may just have to walk away. I guess it’s worthwhile to contact Triumph even though a warranty expired?
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There's no warranty issue here, Triumph won't help you pay for this. Fixing this one will be expensive but a lot cheaper than buying a another one. You could sell it as-is, but I think you'd make more money if you fixed it and then sold it.
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I doubt Triumph would do anything even if the bike was under warranty. You basically left the engine running at a high idle with very little air flow to cool the engine and the engine oil. The oil pump gears are not metal and this issue of overheating the engine and melting the gears is well documented on this forum. The high idle lever is no different than opening up the throttle. It does not cause the mixture to go rich, which would have fouled the plugs and maybe have stalled out the engine. High idle lever, not a choke. You made a mistake, it happens.
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Plastic oil pump gears inside an engine! Can somebody tell me the advantages of using plastic gears over metal please? I feel for anybody that loses an engine from over idle
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