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billklineiii
Hello
 My name is Bill Kline and I live in Ball Ground, GA.  It is about an hour NW of Atlanta.
 I have ridden motorcycles most of my life and have owned 19 motorcycles over about 45 years.  These 2 bikes below, are the first Triumph bikes that I have ever owned.  I considered buying a used Bonneville back in 1975 - I test rode it; way pretty nice but leaked oil.  I ended up buying a Honda CB400F, 400 Four.  It was a great bike, I guess I should have kept that one...
 Anyway, I bought two Trophy 900's about 2 years ago:
 Triumph Trophy 900 British Racing Green - 1996
 
 Triumph Trophy 900 Merlot Red - 1996
 Both of them need some work.  The BRG runs and rides pretty nice but needs cosmetic work.  The Merlot Red was not running.  I started the renovation 2 years ago but stopped.  Now I am getting back into it.
 Seems like the membership here has slowed down a bit with posting, etc.  I hope that the interest in these bikes can keep going.  I think these are the coolest bikes around from that time period and are still very capable touring bikes.  
 So thanks in advance for any comments from the any of the members.  Also,do any of you folks live in N Georgia?  I would love to get together on a ride and exchange ideas, etc.  Thanks.
 Bill Kline
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gandrews2
Hi Bill, Unfortunately this is almost a dead group. Years ago when it started it was easy to add pictures, then Yahoo made some silly change and things got difficult. The Great Britain members got involved in Facebook and went there. The owner of the group sold his Trophy, so this group has very few postings anymore.
 

 I bought a used Trophy in 2001 a 1996 900 BRG. It's my long haul touring bike now 110,000 miles and running great. Over the years I'd find these Ebay bargains and would buy the item just in case something went wrong with my Trophy. Nothing ever went wrong with my Trophy so I had a large collection of parts. So not what do I do. Buy a used frame and build a bike. I built a '98 Sprint. A few years later with still a collection of parts a 1200 Trophy was being parted out. I got a good deal on the frame because no one else had bid against me. Then the same seller was offering the 1200 engine on Ebay. I was the only bidder and got a good deal on an engine I knew how to fix. I didn't need another Trophy or Sprint so I built a naked bike. I'm not sure what it is. Single headlight, thunderbird gauges, Super 3 exhaust, luggage rack off a Trophy for a  top box,Trophy fuel tank and seat. I looks like a stock bike Triumph should have made.
 

 If you need help or parts send me an email. I'm retired so I have the time to help.
 Greg Andrews
 gandrews  1228  @  yahoo.  com    (no spaces)
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Brian Fitzsimons
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Welcome Bill,

My own Merlot Red 1996 900 is currently off road in Scotland.  My mechanic was meant to be restoring it.  Instead, he left it sitting and then closed his business.  He had repeatedly told me he was working on it, and that different people were interested in buying it.

When I went to collect it, I found sieved brakes, and rust in the tank and carbs.

Currently a non-runner.  I don’t have time or space to do the work, so am offering it for sale as spares or repair.  I don’t want to break it.  Underneath it all, it is a great bike......

If anyone in the group, in the UK wants to discuss - please get in touch.  Otherwise, I may have parts (effectively every part) up for grabs......

Kind regards,

Brian

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> On 20 Jan 2019, at 03:19, [hidden email] [TriumphTrophy] <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> Hello
>
> My name is Bill Kline and I live in Ball Ground, GA.  It is about an hour NW of Atlanta.
>
> I have ridden motorcycles most of my life and have owned 19 motorcycles over about 45 years.  These 2 bikes below, are the first Triumph bikes that I have ever owned.  I considered buying a used Bonneville back in 1975 - I test rode it; way pretty nice but leaked oil.  I ended up buying a Honda CB400F, 400 Four.  It was a great bike, I guess I should have kept that one....
>
> Anyway, I bought two Trophy 900's about 2 years ago:
>
> Triumph Trophy 900 British Racing Green - 1996
>
> Triumph Trophy 900 Merlot Red - 1996
>
> Both of them need some work.  The BRG runs and rides pretty nice but needs cosmetic work.  The Merlot Red was not running.  I started the renovation 2 years ago but stopped.  Now I am getting back into it.
>
> Seems like the membership here has slowed down a bit with posting, etc.  I hope that the interest in these bikes can keep going.  I think these are the coolest bikes around from that time period and are still very capable touring bikes.  
>
> So thanks in advance for any comments from the any of the members.  Also,do any of you folks live in N Georgia?  I would love to get together on a ride and exchange ideas, etc.  Thanks.
>
> Bill Kline
>
>
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apsllp@bellsouth.net
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Not all of us are dead and done yet.
My family stable has 3 Triumphs and a GS 750 in it today.
Bob Clark01 Sunset Red Trophy BBBB96 BRG T-Bird 9002000 Yellow Tiger 955i78 Black GS750Jacksonville, FL

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  On Sun, Jan 20, 2019 at 5:03 PM, [hidden email] [TriumphTrophy]<[hidden email]> wrote:      
Hi Bill,
Unfortunately this is almost a dead group. Years ago when it started it was easy to add pictures, then Yahoo made some silly change and things got difficult. The Great Britain members got involved in Facebook and went there. The owner of the group sold his Trophy, so this group has very few postings anymore.
I bought a used Trophy in 2001 a 1996 900 BRG. It's my long haul touring bike now 110,000 miles and running great. Over the years I'd find these Ebay bargains and would buy the item just in case something went wrong with my Trophy. Nothing ever went wrong with my Trophy so I had a large collection of parts. So not what do I do. Buy a used frame and build a bike. I built a '98 Sprint. A few years later with still a collection of parts a 1200 Trophy was being parted out. I got a good deal on the frame because no one else had bid against me. Then the same seller was offering the 1200 engine on Ebay. I was the only bidder and got a good deal on an engine I knew how to fix. I didn't need another Trophy or Sprint so I built a naked bike. I'm not sure what it is. Single headlight, thunderbird gauges, Super 3 exhaust, luggage rack off a Trophy for a  top box,Trophy fuel tank and seat. I looks like a stock bike Triumph should have made.
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Steve Walker
Bob

Great to hear from you!  My 2001 Trophy is torn down right now because it
was running terrible under stress.  Got new rubber between carbs and
engine, still runs like it has a vacuum leak, won’t rev until you spray
break clean around the top of the carb over the diaphragm which seems to
stop the leak and it runs better.  Harley has 4 screws on each carb holding
down the top, triumph has two, gonna put a very light bead around the
underside of the top to stop the vacuum leak, what do you think?

Also since I have the tank off I thought I would replace the pitcock, back
in the days of the forum there were some made of metal, do you have any
leads on this?

Thanks much for any advice you can give!


On Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 12:26 PM Bob Clark [hidden email]
[TriumphTrophy] <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
>
> Not all of us are dead and done yet.
>
> My family stable has 3 Triumphs and a GS 750 in it today.
>
> Bob Clark
> 01 Sunset Red Trophy BBBB
> 96 BRG T-Bird 900
> 2000 Yellow Tiger 955i
> 78 Black GS750
> Jacksonville, FL
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
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>
> On Sun, Jan 20, 2019 at 5:03 PM, [hidden email] [TriumphTrophy]
> <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>
> Hi Bill,
> Unfortunately this is almost a dead group. Years ago when it started it
> was easy to add pictures, then Yahoo made some silly change and things got
> difficult. The Great Britain members got involved in Facebook and went
> there. The owner of the group sold his Trophy, so this group has very few
> postings anymore.
>
> I bought a used Trophy in 2001 a 1996 900 BRG. It's my long haul touring
> bike now 110,000 miles and running great. Over the years I'd find these
> Ebay bargains and would buy the item just in case something went wrong with
> my Trophy. Nothing ever went wrong with my Trophy so I had a large
> collection of parts. So not what do I do. Buy a used frame and build a
> bike. I built a '98 Sprint. A few years later with still a collection of
> parts a 1200 Trophy was being parted out. I got a good deal on the frame
> because no one else had bid against me. Then the same seller was offering
> the 1200 engine on Ebay. I was the only bidder and got a good deal on an
> engine I knew how to fix. I didn't need another Trophy or Sprint so I built
> a naked bike. I'm not sure what it is. Single headlight, thunderbird
> gauges, Super 3 exhaust, luggage rack off a Trophy for a  top box,Trophy
> fuel tank and seat. I looks like a stock bike Triumph should have made.
>
> If you need help or parts send me an email. I'm retired so I have the time
> to help.
> Greg Andrews
> gandrews  1228  @  yahoo.  com    (no spaces)
>
>
>
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Dan Zei
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Great to see some activity.  Greg and Bob are long time members of this
group and have contributed greatly over the years.  While I have not
contributed much, I have gleaned a lot from this group and Thank all who
have participated.  It would be nice to see activity and interchange
again.  This was a wonderful resource for many years.

As with many of us, I am not riding as much as I once did, but am hopeful
that retirement avails more opportunity.  My 1996 1200 has 92,000 miles but
runs wonderfully, thanks to Team Triumph of Wisconsin, now known as Team
Powersports, from whom I purchased it new, out of the crate in 2000.  Todd
keeps my cycle going and I have no problem taking it anywhere.  I wouldn't
trade it for anything.

Bob and Greg, great to hear from you.  Let's keep our generation of
Trophy's vital.  Hope to hear more from you soon.

Blessings
Dan Zei
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dori kearney
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True! We have a 96 trophy 900 but it’s not running right now due to needing a new clutch sprocket. Kinda having a time changing it out!! But eventually it will be road worthy again.
Kevin

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On Jan 21, 2019, at 9:26 AM, Bob Clark [hidden email]<mailto:[hidden email]> [TriumphTrophy] <[hidden email]<mailto:[hidden email]>> wrote:



Not all of us are dead and done yet.

My family stable has 3 Triumphs and a GS 750 in it today.

Bob Clark
01 Sunset Red Trophy BBBB
96 BRG T-Bird 900
2000 Yellow Tiger 955i
78 Black GS750
Jacksonville, FL

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On Sun, Jan 20, 2019 at 5:03 PM, [hidden email]<mailto:[hidden email]> [TriumphTrophy]
<[hidden email]<mailto:[hidden email]>> wrote:


Hi Bill,

Unfortunately this is almost a dead group. Years ago when it started it was easy to add pictures, then Yahoo made some silly change and things got difficult. The Great Britain members got involved in Facebook and went there. The owner of the group sold his Trophy, so this group has very few postings anymore.

I bought a used Trophy in 2001 a 1996 900 BRG. It's my long haul touring bike now 110,000 miles and running great. Over the years I'd find these Ebay bargains and would buy the item just in case something went wrong with my Trophy. Nothing ever went wrong with my Trophy so I had a large collection of parts. So not what do I do. Buy a used frame and build a bike. I built a '98 Sprint. A few years later with still a collection of parts a 1200 Trophy was being parted out. I got a good deal on the frame because no one else had bid against me. Then the same seller was offering the 1200 engine on Ebay. I was the only bidder and got a good deal on an engine I knew how to fix. I didn't need another Trophy or Sprint so I built a naked bike. I'm not sure what it is. Single headlight, thunderbird gauges, Super 3 exhaust, luggage rack off a Trophy for a  top box,Trophy fuel tank and seat. I looks like a stock bike Triumph should have made.

If you need help or parts send me an email. I'm retired so I have the time to help.
Greg Andrews
gandrews  1228  @  yahoo.  com    (no spaces)


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gandrews2
In reply to this post by Steve Walker
Hi Steve,  Mikuni's have 2 screws to secure the top diaphragm cap, Kiehin has 4. Don't put any sealer on the diaphragm cover. Sometimes the little vacuum nipple on the diaphragm cap gets a crack. I've seen some that are broken off. Is the little bitty o-ring under the cover still in place? I think Sprint Manufacturing in the UK has made some aluminum petcock knobs. They are both good and bad. The aluminum knob won't break if you turn it with excessive force, but turning it with excessive force will break off the little aluminum tabs on the interior barrel that controls the fuel flow. I think I have some spare plastic knobs if you can't find any. Like I said in my previous post, I still have lots of spare parts. If I had another frame I could build another bike. I don't need another bike so I'm willing to sell parts at a good price. Greg Andrews
 Apple Valley, California ( the home of Roy Rogers)

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Re: New to group

Steve Walker
Hi Greg

Thanks for your advice, I have replaced the ittybitty o rings on all four
carbs thinking them being crushed for too long was causing the leak.  If I
need parts, you will be first on my list to call.  My son and I are working
on this sporadically, but someday it will get warm and I’ll wind this up.

On Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 11:40 AM [hidden email] [TriumphTrophy] <
[hidden email]> wrote:

>
>
> Hi Steve,
> Mikuni's have 2 screws to secure the top diaphragm cap, Kiehin has 4.
> Don't put any sealer on the diaphragm cover. Sometimes the little vacuum
> nipple on the diaphragm cap gets a crack. I've seen some that are broken
> off. Is the little bitty o-ring under the cover still in place? I think
> Sprint Manufacturing in the UK has made some aluminum petcock knobs. They
> are both good and bad. The aluminum knob won't break if you turn it with
> excessive force, but turning it with excessive force will break off the
> little aluminum tabs on the interior barrel that controls the fuel flow. I
> think I have some spare plastic knobs if you can't find any. Like I said in
> my previous post, I still have lots of spare parts. If I had another frame
> I could build another bike. I don't need another bike so I'm willing to
> sell parts at a good price.
> Greg Andrews
> Apple Valley, California ( the home of Roy Rogers)
>
>
>
--
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Re: New to group

Jim Miles
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Dan Zei, Greg Andrews, Bob Clark...All excellent resources and have helped
many Trophy owners, including myself!  Dan helped map out a big trip to the
Northern tip of Nova Scotia and Colorado. Greg helped with major carb
issues that had me stranded in the middle of nowhere and even offered to
put me up with an oil change once! Bob's assisted with a number of fixes,
including sealing a case which is still holding strong after 10 years. We
aren’t as active online these days but we still have a tight and dependable
small group!

My old Trophy hasn’t run in 2 years. Looks great sitting there in the
garage by the beer cooler! She’s suffering from carb issues. I’ve had them
off for expensive repairs but no lasting results.  Recently found a local
guy who claims to be able to clean and adjust properly. I’m planning to
pull them off again and let him have a crack at em soon.

Meanwhile, I’m enjoying the fuel injected reliably of a 2010 FJR. Yamaha
folks claim better HP, performance, etc. I’m here to tell you it ain’t
exactly so. The FJR is no slouch but that old BBBB could roll on torque
like nothing else when she was running right. The only FJR areas more
impressive is the crazy good fuel mileage and superior high speed
aerodynamics during gusty conditions.

Jim Miles :)
2003 Trophy
Memphis TN





On Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 10:40 AM [hidden email] [TriumphTrophy] <
[hidden email]> wrote:

>
>
> Hi Steve,
> Mikuni's have 2 screws to secure the top diaphragm cap, Kiehin has 4.
> Don't put any sealer on the diaphragm cover. Sometimes the little vacuum
> nipple on the diaphragm cap gets a crack. I've seen some that are broken
> off. Is the little bitty o-ring under the cover still in place? I think
> Sprint Manufacturing in the UK has made some aluminum petcock knobs. They
> are both good and bad. The aluminum knob won't break if you turn it with
> excessive force, but turning it with excessive force will break off the
> little aluminum tabs on the interior barrel that controls the fuel flow. I
> think I have some spare plastic knobs if you can't find any. Like I said in
> my previous post, I still have lots of spare parts. If I had another frame
> I could build another bike. I don't need another bike so I'm willing to
> sell parts at a good price.
> Greg Andrews
> Apple Valley, California ( the home of Roy Rogers)
>
>
>
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apsllp@bellsouth.net
Jim Miles.  I can help walk you through with cleaning carbs etc.  You will need 4 carb kits,  just go ahead and get new float assemblies.  
I need some help removing 2 bendix mags from a Continental E-225-8. And then re installing after they come back from O/H. Maybe you can talk me through it.
Bob C

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  On Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 12:54 PM, Jim Miles [hidden email] [TriumphTrophy]<[hidden email]> wrote:      

Dan Zei, Greg Andrews, Bob Clark...All excellent resources and have helped many Trophy owners, including myself!  Dan helped map out a big trip to the Northern tip of Nova Scotia and Colorado. Greg helped with major carb issues that had me stranded in the middle of nowhere and even offered to put me up with an oil change once! Bob's assisted with a number of fixes, including sealing a case which is still holding strong after 10 years. We aren’t as active online these days but we still have a tight and dependable small group!
My old Trophy hasn’t run in 2 years. Looks great sitting there in the garage by the beer cooler! She’s suffering from carb issues. I’ve had them off for expensive repairs but no lasting results.  Recently found a local guy who claims to be able to clean and adjust properly. I’m planning to pull them off again and let him have a crack at em soon. 
Meanwhile, I’m enjoying the fuel injected reliably of a 2010 FJR. Yamaha folks claim better HP, performance, etc. I’m here to tell you it ain’t exactly so. The FJR is no slouch but that old BBBB could roll on torque like nothing else when she was running right. The only FJR areas more impressive is the crazy good fuel mileage and superior high speed aerodynamics during gusty conditions. 
Jim Miles :)2003 TrophyMemphis TN




On Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 10:40 AM [hidden email] [TriumphTrophy] <[hidden email]> wrote:

    
Hi Steve, 
Mikuni's have 2 screws to secure the top diaphragm cap, Kiehin has 4. Don't put any sealer on the diaphragm cover. Sometimes the little vacuum nipple on the diaphragm cap gets a crack. I've seen some that are broken off. Is the little bitty o-ring under the cover still in place? I think Sprint Manufacturing in the UK has made some aluminum petcock knobs. They are both good and bad. The aluminum knob won't break if you turn it with excessive force, but turning it with excessive force will break off the little aluminum tabs on the interior barrel that controls the fuel flow. I think I have some spare plastic knobs if you can't find any. Like I said in my previous post, I still have lots of spare parts. If I had another frame I could build another bike. I don't need another bike so I'm willing to sell parts at a good price.Greg AndrewsApple Valley, California ( the home of Roy Rogers)

   
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Re: New to group

Ken Hastie
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Well, it's great to hear from all the "old timers" of this group again. I moved on to a new 2012 Trophy, which is a smart bike and uses a LOT less fuel than my old 1998 Trophy, but there's something I liked about the "old" Trophy that the new one doesn't have.  It's a great shame that Triumph didn't offer a fully faired smaller bike, but I guess they know what they're doing.
Ken HastieTTSE, MGB and a handful of BSAs


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-------- Original message --------From: "Jim Miles [hidden email] [TriumphTrophy]" <[hidden email]> Date: 22/01/2019  17:43  (GMT+00:00) To: [hidden email] Subject: Re: [TriumphTrophy] Re: New to group













Dan Zei, Greg Andrews, Bob Clark...All excellent resources and have helped many Trophy owners, including myself!  Dan helped map out a big trip to the Northern tip of Nova Scotia and Colorado. Greg helped with major carb issues that had me stranded in the middle of nowhere and even offered to put me up with an oil change once! Bob's assisted with a number of fixes, including sealing a case which is still holding strong after 10 years. We aren’t as active online these days but we still have a tight and dependable small group!
My old Trophy hasn’t run in 2 years. Looks great sitting there in the garage by the beer cooler! She’s suffering from carb issues. I’ve had them off for expensive repairs but no lasting results.  Recently found a local guy who claims to be able to clean and adjust properly. I’m planning to pull them off again and let him have a crack at em soon. 
Meanwhile, I’m enjoying the fuel injected reliably of a 2010 FJR. Yamaha folks claim better HP, performance, etc. I’m here to tell you it ain’t exactly so. The FJR is no slouch but that old BBBB could roll on torque like nothing else when she was running right. The only FJR areas more impressive is the crazy good fuel mileage and superior high speed aerodynamics during gusty conditions. 
Jim Miles :)2003 TrophyMemphis TN




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      Hi Steve, Mikuni's have 2 screws to secure the top diaphragm cap, Kiehin has 4. Don't put any sealer on the diaphragm cover. Sometimes the little vacuum nipple on the diaphragm cap gets a crack. I've seen some that are broken off. Is the little bitty o-ring under the cover still in place? I think Sprint Manufacturing in the UK has made some aluminum petcock knobs. They are both good and bad. The aluminum knob won't break if you turn it with excessive force, but turning it with excessive force will break off the little aluminum tabs on the interior barrel that controls the fuel flow. I think I have some spare plastic knobs if you can't find any. Like I said in my previous post, I still have lots of spare parts. If I had another frame I could build another bike. I don't need another bike so I'm willing to sell parts at a good price.Greg AndrewsApple Valley, California ( the home of Roy Rogers)

   
     

   
   






 
























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Re: New to group

Jim Miles
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Bob I’m not the guy for that one, haha. I haven’t messed with Bendix since
I was kid mechanic in the shop back home! We used to practice on them in
A&P school. I’m runnng Slicks now and love them. Opted not to have my 20
year old ones overhauled. Purchased new set with harnesses. Not too bad
after core credit money.

Trophy - We put new kits in 2.5 years ago. Cost about $600 in parts!
Disassembled, cleaned, rebuilt, and dyno tuned. Never got the tuning right
because the machine had issues. Bike kept running rich. Evident by the raw
smell. Also quit on me a couple times while running full throttle during
testing on a long stretch of highway! Crazy, sounded like the key was
turned off. Ran it that weekend on a 400mi trip. It ran ok for the most
part but I knew it needed more attention. The following week I couldn’t
even get it to run. My local guy has one of those fancy carb cleaning
machines. I’m just gonna yank them and let him try to get them right. The
last guy who helped me broke off a set screw and then chipped the housing
 when he tried to drill it out. Hopefully it is still usable.

Jim



On Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 1:27 PM Ken Hastie [hidden email]
[TriumphTrophy] <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
>
> Well, it's great to hear from all the "old timers" of this group again. I
> moved on to a new 2012 Trophy, which is a smart bike and uses a LOT less
> fuel than my old 1998 Trophy, but there's something I liked about the "old"
> Trophy that the new one doesn't have.  It's a great shame that Triumph
> didn't offer a fully faired smaller bike, but I guess they know what
> they're doing.
>
> Ken Hastie
> TTSE, MGB and a handful of BSAs
>
>
>
> Sent from my Samsung tablet.
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: "Jim Miles [hidden email] [TriumphTrophy]" <
> [hidden email]>
> Date: 22/01/2019 17:43 (GMT+00:00)
> To: [hidden email]
> Subject: Re: [TriumphTrophy] Re: New to group
>
> Dan Zei, Greg Andrews, Bob Clark...All excellent resources and have helped
> many Trophy owners, including myself!  Dan helped map out a big trip to the
> Northern tip of Nova Scotia and Colorado. Greg helped with major carb
> issues that had me stranded in the middle of nowhere and even offered to
> put me up with an oil change once! Bob's assisted with a number of fixes,
> including sealing a case which is still holding strong after 10 years. We
> aren’t as active online these days but we still have a tight and dependable
> small group!
>
> My old Trophy hasn’t run in 2 years. Looks great sitting there in the
> garage by the beer cooler! She’s suffering from carb issues. I’ve had them
> off for expensive repairs but no lasting results.  Recently found a local
> guy who claims to be able to clean and adjust properly. I’m planning to
> pull them off again and let him have a crack at em soon.
>
> Meanwhile, I’m enjoying the fuel injected reliably of a 2010 FJR. Yamaha
> folks claim better HP, performance, etc. I’m here to tell you it ain’t
> exactly so. The FJR is no slouch but that old BBBB could roll on torque
> like nothing else when she was running right. The only FJR areas more
> impressive is the crazy good fuel mileage and superior high speed
> aerodynamics during gusty conditions.
>
> Jim Miles :)
> 2003 Trophy
> Memphis TN
>
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 10:40 AM [hidden email] [TriumphTrophy] <
> [hidden email]> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> Hi Steve,
>> Mikuni's have 2 screws to secure the top diaphragm cap, Kiehin has 4.
>> Don't put any sealer on the diaphragm cover. Sometimes the little vacuum
>> nipple on the diaphragm cap gets a crack. I've seen some that are broken
>> off. Is the little bitty o-ring under the cover still in place? I think
>> Sprint Manufacturing in the UK has made some aluminum petcock knobs. They
>> are both good and bad. The aluminum knob won't break if you turn it with
>> excessive force, but turning it with excessive force will break off the
>> little aluminum tabs on the interior barrel that controls the fuel flow. I
>> think I have some spare plastic knobs if you can't find any. Like I said in
>> my previous post, I still have lots of spare parts. If I had another frame
>> I could build another bike. I don't need another bike so I'm willing to
>> sell parts at a good price.
>> Greg Andrews
>> Apple Valley, California ( the home of Roy Rogers)
>>
>>
>
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apsllp@bellsouth.net
Jim: Keep in mind the Haynes manual has been said to be incorrect on how to measure the float heights.
My E225-8 has Bendix mags on it.  $$$ are tight. I plan on removing them and sending to Eagle Magneto for overhaul.  Last done 10 or so years ago.  Now the mfg has issued a SB saying every 5 calendar years regardless of TIS.  Last time I flew the right mag went TU and I landed.  Then ended up in the hospital 5 days later.
Just now getting to it again.

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  On Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 4:51 PM, Jim Miles [hidden email] [TriumphTrophy]<[hidden email]> wrote:      

Bob I’m not the guy for that one, haha. I haven’t messed with Bendix since I was kid mechanic in the shop back home! We used to practice on them in A&P school. I’m runnng Slicks now and love them. Opted not to have my 20 year old ones overhauled. Purchased new set with harnesses. Not too bad after core credit money.
Trophy - We put new kits in 2.5 years ago. Cost about $600 in parts! Disassembled, cleaned, rebuilt, and dyno tuned. Never got the tuning right because the machine had issues. Bike kept running rich. Evident by the raw smell. Also quit on me a couple times while running full throttle during testing on a long stretch of highway! Crazy, sounded like the key was turned off. Ran it that weekend on a 400mi trip. It ran ok for the most part but I knew it needed more attention. The following week I couldn’t even get it to run. My local guy has one of those fancy carb cleaning machines. I’m just gonna yank them and let him try to get them right. The last guy who helped me broke off a set screw and then chipped the housing  when he tried to drill it out. Hopefully it is still usable.
Jim


On Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 1:27 PM Ken Hastie [hidden email] [TriumphTrophy] <[hidden email]> wrote:

    

Well, it's great to hear from all the "old timers" of this group again. I moved on to a new 2012 Trophy, which is a smart bike and uses a LOT less fuel than my old 1998 Trophy, but there's something I liked about the "old" Trophy that the new one doesn't have.  It's a great shame that Triumph didn't offer a fully faired smaller bike, but I guess they know what they're doing.
Ken HastieTTSE, MGB and a handful of BSAs


Sent from my Samsung tablet.
-------- Original message --------From: "Jim Miles [hidden email] [TriumphTrophy]" <[hidden email]> Date: 22/01/2019 17:43 (GMT+00:00) To: [hidden email] Subject: Re: [TriumphTrophy] Re: New to group
Dan Zei, Greg Andrews, Bob Clark...All excellent resources and have helped many Trophy owners, including myself!  Dan helped map out a big trip to the Northern tip of Nova Scotia and Colorado. Greg helped with major carb issues that had me stranded in the middle of nowhere and even offered to put me up with an oil change once! Bob's assisted with a number of fixes, including sealing a case which is still holding strong after 10 years. We aren’t as active online these days but we still have a tight and dependable small group!
My old Trophy hasn’t run in 2 years. Looks great sitting there in the garage by the beer cooler! She’s suffering from carb issues. I’ve had them off for expensive repairs but no lasting results.  Recently found a local guy who claims to be able to clean and adjust properly. I’m planning to pull them off again and let him have a crack at em soon. 
Meanwhile, I’m enjoying the fuel injected reliably of a 2010 FJR. Yamaha folks claim better HP, performance, etc. I’m here to tell you it ain’t exactly so. The FJR is no slouch but that old BBBB could roll on torque like nothing else when she was running right. The only FJR areas more impressive is the crazy good fuel mileage and superior high speed aerodynamics during gusty conditions. 
Jim Miles :)2003 TrophyMemphis TN




On Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 10:40 AM [hidden email] [TriumphTrophy] <[hidden email]> wrote:

    
Hi Steve, 
Mikuni's have 2 screws to secure the top diaphragm cap, Kiehin has 4. Don't put any sealer on the diaphragm cover. Sometimes the little vacuum nipple on the diaphragm cap gets a crack. I've seen some that are broken off. Is the little bitty o-ring under the cover still in place? I think Sprint Manufacturing in the UK has made some aluminum petcock knobs. They are both good and bad. The aluminum knob won't break if you turn it with excessive force, but turning it with excessive force will break off the little aluminum tabs on the interior barrel that controls the fuel flow. I think I have some spare plastic knobs if you can't find any. Like I said in my previous post, I still have lots of spare parts. If I had another frame I could build another bike. I don't need another bike so I'm willing to sell parts at a good price.Greg AndrewsApple Valley, California ( the home of Roy Rogers)

   


   
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Re: New to group

apsllp@bellsouth.net
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I test rode a new one.  For the price, if I were to change,  I think I'd rather go to the BMW. Or do what my son did. He bought a 2000 Triumph 855i Tiger.  She is taller,  but a very smart, comfortable and capable machine. She is turning in around 50 US MPG. 
Bob Clark01 Sunset Red Trophy 120096 BRG Thunderbird 900Jacksonville, FL

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
 
  On Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 2:27 PM, Ken Hastie [hidden email] [TriumphTrophy]<[hidden email]> wrote:      

Well, it's great to hear from all the "old timers" of this group again. I moved on to a new 2012 Trophy, which is a smart bike and uses a LOT less fuel than my old 1998 Trophy, but there's something I liked about the "old" Trophy that the new one doesn't have.  It's a great shame that Triumph didn't offer a fully faired smaller bike, but I guess they know what they're doing.
Ken HastieTTSE, MGB and a handful of BSAs


Sent from my Samsung tablet.
-------- Original message --------From: "Jim Miles [hidden email] [TriumphTrophy]" <[hidden email]> Date: 22/01/2019 17:43 (GMT+00:00) To: [hidden email] Subject: Re: [TriumphTrophy] Re: New to group
Dan Zei, Greg Andrews, Bob Clark...All excellent resources and have helped many Trophy owners, including myself!  Dan helped map out a big trip to the Northern tip of Nova Scotia and Colorado. Greg helped with major carb issues that had me stranded in the middle of nowhere and even offered to put me up with an oil change once! Bob's assisted with a number of fixes, including sealing a case which is still holding strong after 10 years. We aren’t as active online these days but we still have a tight and dependable small group!
My old Trophy hasn’t run in 2 years. Looks great sitting there in the garage by the beer cooler! She’s suffering from carb issues. I’ve had them off for expensive repairs but no lasting results.  Recently found a local guy who claims to be able to clean and adjust properly. I’m planning to pull them off again and let him have a crack at em soon. 
Meanwhile, I’m enjoying the fuel injected reliably of a 2010 FJR. Yamaha folks claim better HP, performance, etc. I’m here to tell you it ain’t exactly so. The FJR is no slouch but that old BBBB could roll on torque like nothing else when she was running right. The only FJR areas more impressive is the crazy good fuel mileage and superior high speed aerodynamics during gusty conditions. 
Jim Miles :)2003 TrophyMemphis TN




On Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 10:40 AM [hidden email] [TriumphTrophy] <[hidden email]> wrote:

    
Hi Steve, 
Mikuni's have 2 screws to secure the top diaphragm cap, Kiehin has 4. Don't put any sealer on the diaphragm cover. Sometimes the little vacuum nipple on the diaphragm cap gets a crack. I've seen some that are broken off. Is the little bitty o-ring under the cover still in place? I think Sprint Manufacturing in the UK has made some aluminum petcock knobs. They are both good and bad. The aluminum knob won't break if you turn it with excessive force, but turning it with excessive force will break off the little aluminum tabs on the interior barrel that controls the fuel flow. I think I have some spare plastic knobs if you can't find any. Like I said in my previous post, I still have lots of spare parts. If I had another frame I could build another bike. I don't need another bike so I'm willing to sell parts at a good price.Greg AndrewsApple Valley, California ( the home of Roy Rogers)

   
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Re: New to group

Jim Miles
Bob, SBs are important, always a good idea to comply but not a legal
requirement for private (not for hire) usage. Check into having them sent
to your overhaul place for inspection/repair rather than certified
overhaul. Might be cheaper and still a quality job by someone who knows the
business.

On Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 5:21 PM Bob Clark [hidden email]
[TriumphTrophy] <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
>
> I test rode a new one.  For the price, if I were to change,  I think I'd
> rather go to the BMW. Or do what my son did. He bought a 2000 Triumph 855i
> Tiger.  She is taller,  but a very smart, comfortable and capable machine..
> She is turning in around 50 US MPG.
>
> Bob Clark
> 01 Sunset Red Trophy 1200
> 96 BRG Thunderbird 900
> Jacksonville, FL
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
> <https://go.onelink.me/107872968?pid=InProduct&c=Global_Internal_YGrowth_AndroidEmailSig__AndroidUsers&af_wl=ym&af_sub1=Internal&af_sub2=Global_YGrowth&af_sub3=EmailSignature>
>
> On Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 2:27 PM, Ken Hastie [hidden email]
> [TriumphTrophy]
> <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>
> Well, it's great to hear from all the "old timers" of this group again. I
> moved on to a new 2012 Trophy, which is a smart bike and uses a LOT less
> fuel than my old 1998 Trophy, but there's something I liked about the "old"
> Trophy that the new one doesn't have.  It's a great shame that Triumph
> didn't offer a fully faired smaller bike, but I guess they know what
> they're doing.
>
> Ken Hastie
> TTSE, MGB and a handful of BSAs
>
>
>
> Sent from my Samsung tablet.
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: "Jim Miles [hidden email] [TriumphTrophy]" <
> [hidden email]>
> Date: 22/01/2019 17:43 (GMT+00:00)
> To: [hidden email]
> Subject: Re: [TriumphTrophy] Re: New to group
>
> Dan Zei, Greg Andrews, Bob Clark...All excellent resources and have helped
> many Trophy owners, including myself!  Dan helped map out a big trip to the
> Northern tip of Nova Scotia and Colorado. Greg helped with major carb
> issues that had me stranded in the middle of nowhere and even offered to
> put me up with an oil change once! Bob's assisted with a number of fixes,
> including sealing a case which is still holding strong after 10 years. We
> aren’t as active online these days but we still have a tight and dependable
> small group!
>
> My old Trophy hasn’t run in 2 years. Looks great sitting there in the
> garage by the beer cooler! She’s suffering from carb issues. I’ve had them
> off for expensive repairs but no lasting results.  Recently found a local
> guy who claims to be able to clean and adjust properly. I’m planning to
> pull them off again and let him have a crack at em soon.
>
> Meanwhile, I’m enjoying the fuel injected reliably of a 2010 FJR. Yamaha
> folks claim better HP, performance, etc. I’m here to tell you it ain’t
> exactly so. The FJR is no slouch but that old BBBB could roll on torque
> like nothing else when she was running right. The only FJR areas more
> impressive is the crazy good fuel mileage and superior high speed
> aerodynamics during gusty conditions.
>
> Jim Miles :)
> 2003 Trophy
> Memphis TN
>
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 10:40 AM [hidden email] [TriumphTrophy] <
> [hidden email]> wrote:
>
>
>
> Hi Steve,
> Mikuni's have 2 screws to secure the top diaphragm cap, Kiehin has 4.
> Don't put any sealer on the diaphragm cover. Sometimes the little vacuum
> nipple on the diaphragm cap gets a crack. I've seen some that are broken
> off. Is the little bitty o-ring under the cover still in place? I think
> Sprint Manufacturing in the UK has made some aluminum petcock knobs. They
> are both good and bad. The aluminum knob won't break if you turn it with
> excessive force, but turning it with excessive force will break off the
> little aluminum tabs on the interior barrel that controls the fuel flow. I
> think I have some spare plastic knobs if you can't find any. Like I said in
> my previous post, I still have lots of spare parts. If I had another frame
> I could build another bike. I don't need another bike so I'm willing to
> sell parts at a good price.
> Greg Andrews
> Apple Valley, California ( the home of Roy Rogers)
>
>
>
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Re: New to group

Samuel Crider
Good to hear from all you guys and happy new year. I'm still kicking but it
is looking like I'm going to be selling my baby soon. I've picked up a DL
650 for running around town. The roads are so horrible here that a lighter
hole hopper is in order. Plus over the years I've accumulated far to many
attractions and lack the time to provide the necessary attention to them
all. Nevertheless she has been a spectacular bike and has provided many
glorious hours of glee. Soon she will have fresh blood in the saddle. I'm
sure she can't wait.

I'd like to think that the lack of activity with the group is testament to
the reliability of these fine machines.

Enjoy the ride!

Samuel
New Orleans
96 BBBB PB

On Tue, Jan 22, 2019, 6:28 PM Jim Miles [hidden email] [TriumphTrophy]
<[hidden email]> wrote:

>
>
> Bob, SBs are important, always a good idea to comply but not a legal
> requirement for private (not for hire) usage. Check into having them sent
> to your overhaul place for inspection/repair rather than certified
> overhaul. Might be cheaper and still a quality job by someone who knows the
> business.
>
> On Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 5:21 PM Bob Clark [hidden email]
> [TriumphTrophy] <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> I test rode a new one.  For the price, if I were to change,  I think I'd
>> rather go to the BMW. Or do what my son did. He bought a 2000 Triumph 855i
>> Tiger.  She is taller,  but a very smart, comfortable and capable machine.
>> She is turning in around 50 US MPG.
>>
>> Bob Clark
>> 01 Sunset Red Trophy 1200
>> 96 BRG Thunderbird 900
>> Jacksonville, FL
>>
>> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
>> <https://go.onelink.me/107872968?pid=InProduct&c=Global_Internal_YGrowth_AndroidEmailSig__AndroidUsers&af_wl=ym&af_sub1=Internal&af_sub2=Global_YGrowth&af_sub3=EmailSignature>
>>
>> On Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 2:27 PM, Ken Hastie [hidden email]
>> [TriumphTrophy]
>> <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Well, it's great to hear from all the "old timers" of this group again. I
>> moved on to a new 2012 Trophy, which is a smart bike and uses a LOT less
>> fuel than my old 1998 Trophy, but there's something I liked about the "old"
>> Trophy that the new one doesn't have.  It's a great shame that Triumph
>> didn't offer a fully faired smaller bike, but I guess they know what
>> they're doing.
>>
>> Ken Hastie
>> TTSE, MGB and a handful of BSAs
>>
>>
>>
>> Sent from my Samsung tablet.
>>
>> -------- Original message --------
>> From: "Jim Miles [hidden email] [TriumphTrophy]" <
>> [hidden email]>
>> Date: 22/01/2019 17:43 (GMT+00:00)
>> To: [hidden email]
>> Subject: Re: [TriumphTrophy] Re: New to group
>>
>> Dan Zei, Greg Andrews, Bob Clark...All excellent resources and have
>> helped many Trophy owners, including myself!  Dan helped map out a big trip
>> to the Northern tip of Nova Scotia and Colorado. Greg helped with major
>> carb issues that had me stranded in the middle of nowhere and even offered
>> to put me up with an oil change once! Bob's assisted with a number of
>> fixes, including sealing a case which is still holding strong after 10
>> years. We aren’t as active online these days but we still have a tight and
>> dependable small group!
>>
>> My old Trophy hasn’t run in 2 years. Looks great sitting there in the
>> garage by the beer cooler! She’s suffering from carb issues. I’ve had them
>> off for expensive repairs but no lasting results.  Recently found a local
>> guy who claims to be able to clean and adjust properly. I’m planning to
>> pull them off again and let him have a crack at em soon.
>>
>> Meanwhile, I’m enjoying the fuel injected reliably of a 2010 FJR.. Yamaha
>> folks claim better HP, performance, etc. I’m here to tell you it ain’t
>> exactly so. The FJR is no slouch but that old BBBB could roll on torque
>> like nothing else when she was running right. The only FJR areas more
>> impressive is the crazy good fuel mileage and superior high speed
>> aerodynamics during gusty conditions.
>>
>> Jim Miles :)
>> 2003 Trophy
>> Memphis TN
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 10:40 AM [hidden email] [TriumphTrophy] <
>> [hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> Hi Steve,
>> Mikuni's have 2 screws to secure the top diaphragm cap, Kiehin has 4.
>> Don't put any sealer on the diaphragm cover.. Sometimes the little vacuum
>> nipple on the diaphragm cap gets a crack. I've seen some that are broken
>> off. Is the little bitty o-ring under the cover still in place? I think
>> Sprint Manufacturing in the UK has made some aluminum petcock knobs. They
>> are both good and bad. The aluminum knob won't break if you turn it with
>> excessive force, but turning it with excessive force will break off the
>> little aluminum tabs on the interior barrel that controls the fuel flow. I
>> think I have some spare plastic knobs if you can't find any. Like I said in
>> my previous post, I still have lots of spare parts. If I had another frame
>> I could build another bike. I don't need another bike so I'm willing to
>> sell parts at a good price.
>> Greg Andrews
>> Apple Valley, California ( the home of Roy Rogers)
>>
>>
>
>
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Re: New to group

billklineiii
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Wow!  Maybe it took some "New blood" to get the conversations going again.  Thanks so much for welcoming me and seems like there is hope for this group after all.  After owning lots of bikes over many years, I think that the older Trophy's are great bikes.  As I mentioned below, I have 2 of them.  One is running and I enjoy riding it.  I have taken several day trips and it is a great touring bike for me - no over nights trips yet....  Rides smooth, no wind buffeting, good power... basically no complaints.  It is not a crotch rocket but I dont want that at this stage of my life.  It does need some cosmetic restoration and I am working on that.  The other bike - they are both 1996 models - was not running when I got it.  Carbs and tank are now clean; ignition trigger coil was bad - I bought a new one and now I have sparking plugs again... yea;  and now I just need to put it back together.   Cosmetically it is beautiful.  So far these bikes seem to be pretty easy to work on.  Some of you guys, I know are great motorcycle mechanics;  I am not.  But I am trying to learn and am learning by doing on these 2 bikes. I sure hope that this group stays around.  I need knowledgeable folks that can provide guidance and coaching for my endeavors.  Thanks Guys.
 Bill
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Re: New to group

billklineiii
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billklineiii
In reply to this post by apsllp@bellsouth.net
Hi Bob The second 96 Trophy that I bought - Merlot Red - I purchased from a guy named Stephen Bryant in Jacksonville.  I bought it 2 years ago from him.  It was not running.  Had been sitting in his backyard shop for about 2 years.... so I think that he quit riding it in about 2015 after his wife passed away.
 See my other post that I just sent tonight.  It is ready to put back together.  I just need to do it.
 Thanks for your response to my post.
 Bill
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