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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-25-2018, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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Dear Abby

Not sure if this has ever been posted here, if so I hadnít seen it.

Dear Abby,

Iíve never written to you before. But I really need your advice on what could be a crucial decision. I have suspected for some time that my Wife has been cheating on me.
I have noticed the usual signs.. phone rings but if I answer, the caller hangs up. New hair style, nicer clothes, My wife has been supposedly going out with ďthe girlsĒ a lot recently.. although if I ask their names she says, oh just girls From work.. you donít know them.
I always try to stay awake to look out for her Uber coming home, but she always gets dropped off in the street and walks down the driveway. I have never approached the subject with my wife, I think deep down I didnít really want to know the truth.
Last night she went out again and I decided I was going to really check on her. So I parked my 2009 Triumph Bonneville next to the garage and then hid behind it so i could get a good view of the whole street when she got home.
It was at that moment while crouching down next to my bike that I noticed a bit of oil, looks like itís coming from the valve cover gaskets. Is this an easy do it yourself project or do you suggest I take it to the dealer?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-25-2018, 04:43 PM
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Very nice post! When did you get your Bonny, From New? Has a valve job been done on it? How many miles on the clocks?

If the answer is unclear on anything, my suggestion is to do a valve clearance check. It is not that difficult to do (Read the technical forums), or buy a Haynes manual. If you want to invest in tools, buy the camshaft holder, or make your own. You will also need a set of feeler guages, and unless you can feel the difference between 8 ft/lbs and 20 ft/lbs, you will need a torque wrench with the concomittant sockets.

Your best option is to find a Triump friend or a riding group that is willing to help you. Gaskets and seals for a valve job should cost around $32.00

replacement shims may cost you $6 a piece.

Technical knowhow is a lot more expensive than than the parts...a couple of Triumph dudes will have all the skill, tools, and comraderie you need. All you need is the beer for your dudes, the gaskits, and the shims.

Wont be long before you are "the dude" to go to for advice!
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By they way, most leaks from the "cam covers" are from the grommets over the cam cover bolts. replacing them with new (superior to the old) grommets may be all you need, if you know your valve clearances are good.
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Actually, if you hadn't been sneaking and spying on your poor wife, you would probably have never seen the oil leak, and saved yourself a lot of grief and work.
Just the unconventional wisdom of the "village idiot", that's all: Jim
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-25-2018, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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Being fairly new to this forum I just realized there is a joke thread. I didnít notice until after my post.
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Being fairly new to this forum I just realized there is a joke thread. I didnít notice until after my post.
Yeah but sometimes things are better flying solo. Gave me a chuckle ,,

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The best part is that some were taking the OP's thread seriously.
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