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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-07-2019, 05:50 AM Thread Starter
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Hi all. I'm having a gap year in the UK and with the intent of UK and Euro motorcycle touring this northern hemisphere summer. Currently looking at a year 2000 TT600 with just under 10k miles on the clock. All the MOT & HPI stuff checks out with the mileage but the dealer reports bike has no service history documents. Is it possible to check via rego or vin/engine numbers with Triumph - either on the web or via a dealer which ECU tune the bike has and if the recalls - R/R, fuel connectors and suchlike have been done? Cheers
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The dealer should be able to tell you if those things have been done. They can also do the updates if necessary and load whatever the latest map is for it. Recalls and the like should be done as a matter of course if it's been in for service. If not, it should be done by the dealer now. If they can't do that, then they are not much of a dealer or they are not a Triumph dealer. At 10K miles, it's barely broken in.

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Yamaha dealer, not Triumph. And yes not not run in, in the photos it has what looks like the original tyres (BT010) still fitted .... they will have to go!
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No kidding about the tires.

A Triumph dealer should be able to run down the VIN and tell you whether the recalls and service bulletins have been done. I expect you could get the information from the selling dealer and ask a Triumph dealer to look it up. I don't know why they wouldn't do that, since they might be gaining a customer.

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I'll check the vin with a Triumph dealer. Be a good thing if Triumph would still honour a recall and or service bulletin on a bike thats almost two decades old..! The other thing that would be great to know but without service history I cant tell is valve clearance check. From my scanning of this forum the intervals seem have been firstly 6k miles, then changed to 8k, then again to 12k miles. If I'm a lucky boy then being a 2000 model it might of reached 6k or even 8k before they bumped it to 12K and the bike had them done... wonder if that will be on Triumphs records
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The motors are good and durable. The main thing is that you go through it yourself or have a competent mechanic go through it to satisfy yourself that everything is in order. I would be surprised if you found too much wrong with it, but a 2000 will have some quirks that lots of us around here can help you address if they are an issue.

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The update is..... (drumroll...) I'm now a TT600 owner. Went to see the bike at the non-triumph dealer. It presents as nice as one could hope for a 10k mile 18 years old bike. It started from stone cold first press of the key and settled quite quickly into a pretty stable idle and was surprisingly mechanically quiet. There is little service history, one dealer stamp and notations that the quick release connectors and side-stand recalls, plus another two that from memory were electrical. The tyres were indeed Bridgestone BT010's, so at least a decade old. The dealer will switch them out for a set of Dunlop RoadSmart III, do a basic service and MOT. I'll pick it up later in the week, assuming the sun stops falling in liquid form like it seems to do in these parts...
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Congratulations! You are about to become well acquainted with one of the best kept secrets in the world of sportbikes. TT600s are fantastic bikes.

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Congratulations! You are about to become well acquainted with one of the best kept secrets in the world of sportbikes. TT600s are fantastic bikes.
Never a truer word spoken Will. Already my new to me TT600 has coped admirably with 3 hours of British motorway madness in biblical strength rain ( the locals still blast around at 80 - 90mph in those conditions!) and been a great laugh on sunny North Yorkshire backroads to boot. Its chassis, brakes and suspension are magic, the engine is very smooth, especially compared to a CBR600 the last 600/IL4 I have ridden. Comfort is better than I was expecting to be honest. Plus I'm getting the hang of the power delivery and fuel injection too. Fun times.
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