Purchase: Looking To Buy 1998 Speed Triple

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  1. TRIPLE X

    TRIPLE X Senior Member

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    With the indicator and top fastener removed the cover should easily be removed. I would not pull too hard as you might break the plastic. Try prising it carefully from behind or use dental floss or similar to cut through whatever is sticking it in place? Whatever you do don't break it :eek:
     
  2. Francis Robertson

    Francis Robertson New Member

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    Sadly can’t get the indicator off because I can’t get behind to loosen the bolt… I think it’s the actual indicator that’s preventing removal of the cover.
     
  3. TRIPLE X

    TRIPLE X Senior Member

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    There is a nut securing the indicator which you need to remove with an open ended spanner. It should be accessible. It might be hidden under a rubber sleeve?
     
  4. sprintdave

    sprintdave Nurse,he's out of bed again

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    I'm not sure but it looks like you have a plastic shroud round your radiator, I think you may have to remove that first coz on my bike you can see the nut on the end of indicator stem and it is easy to use an open end spanner, as suggested previously . I dont have that shroud on mine so cannot say how to remove it but it should be straight forward enough.
     
  5. Francis Robertson

    Francis Robertson New Member

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    I can get a spanner on it but can’t manoeuvre it due to limited access. nightmare.
     
  6. TRIPLE X

    TRIPLE X Senior Member

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    It should be possible? What is restricting moving the spanner?
     
  7. Francis Robertson

    Francis Robertson New Member

    May 14, 2022
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    My only access is through this gap as there are pipes beneath the bolt. I’ve put an arrow showing the bolt. Any suggestions would be welcomed but I think it’s going to be a trial and Break things.

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  8. TRIPLE X

    TRIPLE X Senior Member

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    Access should be possible from the rear behind the plastic cowl, not through the slots. That cowl should come free anyway as the indicator is broken and hanging off.
     
  9. sprintdave

    sprintdave Nurse,he's out of bed again

    May 25, 2014
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    Yes you have a shroud fitted. Can't you get the nut from below? There's no way you will get it from through the gap, it is the wrong angle for a start, the nut is on the end of the indicator stem Otherwise as said before remove the shroud first.
     
  10. Geoff Butler

    Geoff Butler Never too old for Biking!

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    Just a thought and as a last resort to save breaking anything. Hacksaw the indicator off as close as you can to the shroud without marking it. :idea:
     
  11. DanielB

    DanielB Noble Member

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    Hey Francis, I think a thorough dump of photos front and rear looking of this shroud, all possible angles, will help get a resolution to this question.

    I had similar fairings on my triple and it was possible/easy to get a spanner from the rear (going forwards) between the fairing and the engine, to get an open ended spanner in and on to the nut that holds the shaft of the indicator.

    But we dont know if you have that access...perhaps you don't.

    In which case it is likely just as easy to remove this piece of bodywork, indicator included...and once removed, then you'll see the retaining nut.

    You may also see an exploded view of it all on a parts diagram (worldoftriumph ?) that'll clarify it all for you?
     
  12. DanielB

    DanielB Noble Member

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    Hey Francis, I think a thorough dump of photos front and rear looking of this shroud, all possible angles, will help get a resolution to this question.

    I had similar fairings on my triple and it was possible/easy to get a spanner from the rear (going forwards) between the fairing and the engine, to get an open ended spanner in and on to the nut that holds the shaft of the indicator.

    But we dont know if you have that access...perhaps you don't.

    In which case it is likely just as easy to remove this piece of bodywork, indicator included...and once removed, then you'll see the retaining nut.

    You may also see an exploded view of it all on a parts diagram (worldoftriumph ?) that'll clarify it all for you?

    Good luck...let us know how it goes...it's always nice to hear how things turn out.
     
  13. Geoff Butler

    Geoff Butler Never too old for Biking!

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  14. DanielB

    DanielB Noble Member

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    In which case you should be able to get a spanner up here...

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  15. Francis Robertson

    Francis Robertson New Member

    May 14, 2022
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    All, I managed to get the indicator done. A right faff given that the replacement eBay wiring was not the right connector. I fitted the OEM wiring to the eBay light unit and managed to get it on. A whole Sunday that took… but worthwhile in the end.

    I have found a 955 rear faring for sale on FB marketplace. Am I right in assuming it will fit the 509?
     
  16. sprintdave

    sprintdave Nurse,he's out of bed again

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    Looking on World of Triumph site the part numbers are different so it looks like you may have some fashioning to do to fit it.
     
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  17. Francis Robertson

    Francis Robertson New Member

    May 14, 2022
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    Hi all,

    I’m gutted to say that I’m going to have to pass this T509 on to someone else. Selling as spares or repairs.

    I don’t have the mechanical skills to get this to run as well as it should. It’s had an MoT put in it but needs some mechanical attention.
     
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  18. Geoff Butler

    Geoff Butler Never too old for Biking!

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    That’s such a shame! :(

    I know you probably want to sell yours first but this is a great bike for sale by another forum member and a steal at £1500. A bike in this condition would be less of a project and more about simply maintaining. Just a thought :)

    https://www.thetriumphforum.com/threads/my-1997-t595-daytona-for-sale-on-ebay.34794/#post-595620
     

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