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Allan G, Jon W. Whitley, NickL
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by Nickjaxe
Hi guys...I have a modern water cooled is no use diagnosing this problem....hoping somebody on here can help....

Not much use posting on forums for modern bikes....owners dont tend to be the techy types anymore.

I have been my own mechanic since I was a kid 68 now...but have no experience with piston slap.

The story.....My 900cc twin water cooled Triumph....on starting it cold...has to be stone cold ie left over night....after around 30sces or so a tapping sound gradually getting a bit louder coming into hearing I say starts very light.....gets a bit louder....lasts around 1 min and slowly disappears just as it started as the motor warms.

Piston slap crossed my mind...not something I have come across.....

How does it piston slap show its it anything like I have described..the 2 pistons in my engine are those dumpy types.

Engine has covered 1700mls from brand new....once warm....its other owners I speak to have noticed it on there machines.....from my experience..not many are that switched on....not being nasty...that just modern bike guys....not all I am sure.
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by Jon W. Whitley
Jon W. Whitley
Originally Posted by Irish Swede
NICKJAXE, go to the "Triumph-rat" site for an answer.

We work on the OLD stuff.
Maybe someone over there has had the same problem with the new generation of "Triumphs" and can provide an answer.

Let me fix that for you Swede:

NICKJAXE, maybe you could try the "Triumph-rat" site for an answer if you haven't already done so.

It is obviously a Hinckley Triumph, but it is British and a valid question. He didn't ask what the head bolt torque is or what thermostat is most preferred for his area. I don't think we have to worry about being taken over by Hinckley Triumph owners...just sayin'.
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by Semper Gumby
Semper Gumby
Originally Posted by Nickjaxe

But I have a year of warranty left if I dont work it out myself.

Still hoping its......that just how they are.

Don't wait Nickjaxe. Your "Dealer" if he is dishonest, will string you along until your warrantee expires...
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by raf940
here some slap
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