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> From: Jack Byers <[hidden email]>
> Date: February 29, 2016 7:19:26 PM PST
> To: [hidden email]
> Subject: Re: Re(2): [TriumphTrophy] Clutch Lever
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> Hi Dave,
>   I'll tell you one thing for sure, if you have a Harley rider saying it feels a little stiff, something is wrong with your clutch. The Trophy clutch on both 3's and 4's, are comparatively a little bit harder to pull than the average Japan bike of equal size. If I am at a stop-lite, and it looks to be a long one, I'll pop her into "N", and save my hand the bother, but for a normal stop-lite, I just hold the clutch in. The new models are all like butter. That's both mechanical (cable) and hydraulic! When I first got mine in '95, I was accustomed to a Harley, with a Barnett racing clutch. My Triumph made me giggle everytime I used it! I did learn that it was well able to eat my clutch hand in commuter time traffic. I wonder if a previous owner upped the ante a bit with stiffer springs or something? I also wonder if the oil it's used might have had some effect? Like you said it might take feeling another couple bikes' clutch pull. It could be measured with a fishing scale and a 10 inch loop of rope (line to you sailors) around the grip and over the handle. It's not going to be exact, but it should do the job. Oh! Momma Jack has a "Luggage scale". Perfect. We can compare pulls??? When we can't give her a squeeze in the cafe' parking lot. Now, will she let me play with it?
>  Kindest regards,
>    Poppa Jack
> On Feb 29, 2016, at 4:42 PM, [hidden email] [TriumphTrophy] wrote:
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>> Thanks for the offer, Bob.  I'm completely tapped out with college preparations for my son, and can't travel for any other purpose.  I was in Deland a few weeks ago and in Gainsville the week before that, but not with my bike.  For some reason, I need to haul a double-bass with me everywhere I go with my son.  Something about college auditions or something like that...  I could possibly also haul my bike on a trailer, but I wouldn't have time to even unload it and ride.
>>
>> My current only opportunities to ride are on my daily commute, so that's what I do.  I'm 1200 miles away from my 18K service.  More on that in a different topic.
>>
>> - Dave
>>
>>
>> From: "APSLLP [hidden email] [TriumphTrophy]" <[hidden email]>
>> To: TriumphTrophy <[hidden email]>
>> Sent: Monday, February 29, 2016 5:53 PM
>> Subject: Re: Re(2): [TriumphTrophy] Clutch Lever
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>>  
>> David:
>>
>> Any chance you will be at Daytona with it Sunday or Monday?  I'll be happy to let you compare it to mine.  I booked Sunday night at the Best Western by the Speedway.  Should be ther by Lunchtime on Sunday the 6th of March.
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>> Bob Clark
>> 01 Sunset Red Trophy 1200
>> 96 BRG Thunderbird 900
>> Jacksonville, FL
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>> Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone
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>> -------- Original message --------
>> From: "[hidden email] [TriumphTrophy]" <[hidden email]>
>> Date: 02/29/2016 3:53 PM (GMT-05:00)
>> To: [hidden email]
>> Subject: Re: Re(2): [TriumphTrophy] Clutch Lever
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>>  
>> I lube the linkage during every service interval.  The friction hasn't changed during that time.  It's just a heavy pull, not stiff, just heavy.
>>
>> - Dave
>>
>>
>> From: "APSLLP [hidden email] [TriumphTrophy]" <[hidden email]>
>> To: TriumphTrophy <[hidden email]>
>> Sent: Monday, February 29, 2016 3:16 PM
>> Subject: Re: Re(2): [TriumphTrophy] Clutch Lever
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>>  
>> Have you lubbed the lever Pivot point to ensure it's free ?
>>
>> Bob
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>> Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone
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>> -------- Original message --------
>> From: "[hidden email] [TriumphTrophy]" <[hidden email]>
>> Date: 02/29/2016 1:23 PM (GMT-05:00)
>> To: [hidden email]
>> Subject: Re: Re(2): [TriumphTrophy] Clutch Lever
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>>  
>> I also have a friend with a Harley who was surprised at how heavy my clutch lever is.  It's also much heavier than on my previous bike.
>>
>> - Dave
>>
>>
>> From: "Keith Bevan [hidden email] [TriumphTrophy]" <[hidden email]>
>> To: [hidden email]
>> Sent: Friday, February 26, 2016 10:29 AM
>> Subject: Re: Re(2): [TriumphTrophy] Clutch Lever
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>> Hi, David I usually ride along with a buddy who has a Harley... He could not believe how heavy my clutch is...so no your not alone.. Safe riding. -------------------------------------------- On Fri, 2/26/16,
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RE: Fwd: Re(2): [TriumphTrophy] Clutch Lever

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Jack,  if it's a rider of a late model Harley, it doesn't apply.  The new ones have easy clutches girls can pull easily.
Bob Clark


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From: "Jack Byers [hidden email] [TriumphTrophy]" <[hidden email]>
Date: 02/29/2016  10:21 PM  (GMT-05:00)
To: Triumph Trophy Group Group <[hidden email]>
Subject: Fwd: Re(2): [TriumphTrophy] Clutch Lever














 

 



 


   
     
     
     

Begin forwarded message:
From: Jack Byers <[hidden email]>
Date: February 29, 2016 7:19:26 PM PST
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: Re(2): [TriumphTrophy] Clutch Lever

Hi Dave,  I'll tell you one thing for sure, if you have a Harley rider saying it feels a little stiff, something is wrong with your clutch. The Trophy clutch on both 3's and 4's, are comparatively a little bit harder to pull than the average Japan bike of equal size. If I am at a stop-lite, and it looks to be a long one, I'll pop her into "N", and save my hand the bother, but for a normal stop-lite, I just hold the clutch in. The new models are all like butter. That's both mechanical (cable) and hydraulic! When I first got mine in '95, I was accustomed to a Harley, with a Barnett racing clutch. My Triumph made me giggle everytime I used it! I did learn that it was well able to eat my clutch hand in commuter time t!
 raffic. I wonder if a previous owner upped the ante a bit with stiffer springs or something? I also wonder if the oil it's used might have had some effect? Like you said it might take feeling another couple bikes' clutch pull. It could be measured with a fishing scale and a 10 inch loop of rope (line to you sailors) around the grip and over the handle. It's not going to be exact, but it should do the job. Oh! Momma Jack has a "Luggage scale". Perfect. We can compare pulls??? When we can't give her a squeeze in the cafe' parking lot. Now, will she let me play with it? Kindest regards,   Poppa Jack
On Feb 29, 2016, at 4:42 PM, [hidden email] [TriumphTrophy] wrote:













 

 



   
Thanks for the offer, Bob.  I'm completely tapped out with college preparations for my son, and can't travel for any other purpose.  I was in Deland a few weeks ago and in Gainsville the week before that, but not with my bike.  For some reason, I need to haul a double-bass with me everywhere I go with my son.  Something about college auditions or something like that...  I could possibly also haul my bike on a trailer, but I wouldn't have time to even unload it and ride.
My current only opportunities to ride are on my daily commute, so that's what I do.  I'm 1200 miles away from my 18K service.  More on that in a different topic.
- Dave

       From: "APSLLP [hidden email] [TriumphTrophy]" <[hidden email]>
 To: TriumphTrophy <TriumphTrophy@yahoogrou!
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 Sent: Monday, February 29, 2016 5:53 PM
 Subject: Re: Re(2): [TriumphTrophy] Clutch Lever  

 



 


   
     
     
     
   
David:
Any chance you will be at Daytona with it Sunday or Monday?  I'll be happy to let you compare it to mine.  I booked Sunday night at the Best Western by the Speedway.  Should be ther by Lunchtime on Sunday the 6th of March.


Bob Clark01 Sunset Red Trophy 120096 BRG Thunderbird 900Jacksonville, FL


Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "[hidden email] [TriumphTrophy]" <[hidden email]>
Date: 02/29/2016  3:53 PM  (GMT-05:00)
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: Re(2): [TriumphTrophy] Clutch Lever


 



   
     
     
      I lube the linkage during every service interval.  The friction hasn't changed during that time.  It's just a heavy pull, not stiff, just heavy.
- Dave

       From: "APSLLP [hidden email] [TriumphTrophy]" <[hidden email]>
 To: TriumphTrophy <[hidden email]>
 Sent: Monday, February 29, 2016 3:16 PM
 Subject: Re: Re(2): [TriumphTrophy] Clutch Lever
 
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