Re: [TriumphTrophy] fuel costs
- I filled up today at $3.22/gallon. Cost me $18 and change. With my new
commute, that'll last me about 3 days. :P I'm thinking of taking the
bus. More because I hate putting >1200 miles a month on the Trophy just
going to work and back than the cost of gas.
>> I'm thinking of taking thejust
> bus. More because I hate putting >1200 miles a month on the Trophy
> going to work and back than the cost of gas.The trip on the bus means you can read or space out. I find the ride
is a pleasure though. It starts the day right.
98 bbb (Evil Eye)
- --- In TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com, Jamie Town <jtown@c...> wrote:
> I filled up today at $3.22/gallon. Cost me $18 and change.just got back from Europe after a 2000 mile trip. Was paying Over
£1.00 a litre for petrol in France!!!!!
only problem with bike was bracket for cut out switch on side stand
Saw LOTS of WWII battle sites, and can only wonder how those guys did
Ride With Pride
- My 1999 fuel gauge started getting erratic and finally died last year
(2004). It ended up being the wire connector under the gas tank
became loose. Unbolt the two screws holding the tank in place and
check the wiring for a loose clip.
--- In TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com, "Ken Hastie" <ken@h...> wrote:
> --- In TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com, "Tony D." <dagostino5@v...>
> > After 26K faithful miles my fuel gage went a bit crazy by
> > needle between E & F before giving up the ghost (now burried on
> > I know there are some posts regarding faulty fuel sending units
> > gages but I have some difficulty locating them so if anyone has
> > ideas for trouble shooting and repair
> I missed this post because I was in Denmark. I have repaired my
> gauge sender unit. I did it a few years ago now, and it still
> The problem is that the unit is open, and submerged in petrol
> the tank, and the resin used to bond everything together
> in time, and is no more than a sticky mess after a few years. I
> removed the fuel tank, then removed the sender unit by undoing the
> four screws holding it in place. (Location is near the rear of the
> Although the manual says replace the gasket, I re-used it without a
> You will see the resistance wires, and it is probable (like mine)
> a wire has snapped going from the windings to a terminal. Mine was
> still long enough to reach the terminal, where I re-soldered it.
> Guess I should say at his point that you need to be aware of the
> dangers of fuel vapours, but hell, if you're that stupid you will
> kill yourself some other way anyhow 8:)
> After I re-soldered it, I couldn't find any overpriced Triumph
> quick dissolve resin 8:), so I picked up my 2-part Araldite resin
> tubes where it prudly displayed 'petrol resistant' in the small
> I applied the resin over my repair and stuck it back into the tank.
> the gauge has continued to operate for quite a few years now, I
> accept the Araldite is probably still in place.
> If I can help further,let me know.
> I guess I should have said this at the beginning, but you did check
> that the gauge doesn't show FULL when you join the two wires
> to the gauge first, didn't you ? 8:)
> Ken the Geordie