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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-17-2018, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Very cool. The quality from the Thailand factories is top notch IMO.
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Very cool. The quality from the Thailand factories is top notch IMO.

You must have got a good one then. Mine had only been partly assembled before being wheeled out the door. Fortunately the first three days of ownership were accompanied by a southerly gale and torrential rain so I spent the time tightening loose bolts, fitting cables and hoses into the clips provided, adjusting the handlebars so the levers were in the same relative position and generally checking everything was roadworthy. Premium product indeed!
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You must have got a good one then. Mine had only been partly assembled before being wheeled out the door. Fortunately the first three days of ownership were accompanied by a southerly gale and torrential rain so I spent the time tightening loose bolts, fitting cables and hoses into the clips provided, adjusting the handlebars so the levers were in the same relative position and generally checking everything was roadworthy. Premium product indeed!
If you got it like that why didnt you take it back to the dealer?
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If you got it like that why didnt you take it back to the dealer?
Agree, the dealers receive them crated and do the final assembly (wheels, handlebars etc), tightening of fastenings, and final quality check. That's the dealer's fault, not the factory.
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Agree, the dealers receive them crated and do the final assembly (wheels, handlebars etc), tightening of fastenings, and final quality check. That's the dealer's fault, not the factory.
I thought that, but here's a video of a new T120 being uncrated and all the bits are nailed on. The only things they appear to do is to put acid in the battery, check chain, pump up tyres, gas in the tank and one or two minor bits:

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Good video, thanks. It's sobering and uplifting at the same time to see such industrial magnificence (There appears to be 5 separate factories there, 5!). It's also a shame that economics dictates they can't be in Britain, or at least in the European Union.

How many factories are there altogether? I think there are 2 in the UK, one each in India and Brasil, I think. Here we have some kind of research and development facility in Catalonia, as well.

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If you got it like that why didnt you take it back to the dealer?
If they did not pick up these problems prior to sale then what point would taking it back serve.......just get another improperly done check? Its half a days return ride to my dealer, time better spent working on the machine myself.

I find it amazing that people consider that the dealer should be responsible for assembling the bike. A pre-delivery inspection is kick the tyres and count the wheels territory.

There is a thread from just a few days ago in this forum about the plug in the clutch cover falling out. This is a common occurrence, and has been mentioned on this forum, other Triumph forums and some of the Triumph FB pages. Mine was finger tight when delivered. It would appear a large percentage are not tightened, so we have to blame all the Triumph dealers around the world for not picking this up, but must not criticise Triumph for a lack of QC at the factory?
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If they did not pick up these problems prior to sale then what point would taking it back serve.......just get another improperly done check? Its half a days return ride to my dealer, time better spent working on the machine myself.

I find it amazing that people consider that the dealer should be responsible for assembling the bike. A pre-delivery inspection is kick the tyres and count the wheels territory.

There is a thread from just a few days ago in this forum about the plug in the clutch cover falling out. This is a common occurrence, and has been mentioned on this forum, other Triumph forums and some of the Triumph FB pages. Mine was finger tight when delivered. It would appear a large percentage are not tightened, so we have to blame all the Triumph dealers around the world for not picking this up, but must not criticise Triumph for a lack of QC at the factory?
I never bought a new bike with warranty, i dont hate money that much but i would probably return it if that much was hanging loose and go buy another Made in england thruxton.. or fix it myself like you did. But then whats the point of buying something new?
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