Saturday, January 21, 2012

Frame Repair

The Frame Man completed the chassis repairs yesterday. The left top tube was cracked, right down tube cracked, the lower part of the head stock was pushed in 2 degrees, and the right upper rear motor mount was stretched into an oval. The swingarm and rear subframe were twisted. Both fork tubes were bent at the lower triple lamp. The lower triple clamp and axle were bent, and the front brake rotors where out of spec. The front wheel had a slight buckle at the rim but was still true.
Upper Motor mount stretched (oval)
Cracked down tube welded and reinforced
Cracked top tube welded
Straightened fork tubes, lower triple clamp, and axle

The repair included reducing the rake to 25.8 degrees for quicker steering, and laser alignment of the geometry between the steering head, swing arm pivot, axles, and footpegs.

I was extremely pleased with the service, the cost reasonable; and without my request, they repaired the bent OEM centerstand.

I assembled most of the bike today to test the engine systems and electricals. Only glitch were the fuel line O-rings have dried out. A common issue discussed on .Will replace with 7/16" OD x 5/16 ID x 1/16" thick Viton seals. Purging air from the cooling system takes quite a bit of time and patience.

Note: Colder Products Company makes the quick disconnect fittings. Part # AS568-11 . Triumph had a recall in 2003 on the fuel fitting issue:  1999-2003 Tigers came from the factory with all-plastic fuel line fittings at the tank, and are known to split, causing gasoline leaks. This was the subject of a factory recall in 2003. 2004 models have improved (partially metal) fittings. All-metal fittings can be had from TeamTriumph... . These items are not needed for (and will not fit) 2005-06 models, as they have a slightly different fuel system.


2 x
LCD10004BSPT - 1/4 BSPT Valved CPC Coupling Body for the tank fittings.

1 x
LCD23006 - 3/8 Hose Barb Valved Elbow CPC Coupling Insert for the return line.

1 x
LCD23004 - 1/4 Hose Barb Valved Elbow CPC Coupling Insert for the supply line.

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