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You don't have to worry about the niggles for 2 years anyway as its under warranty.

With regards to the engine mounts I personally think its tension related so there might not need to be a new frame just replacement and set to right torque with spacers to relive excess stress on the frame.

I have an 899 tre-k and it hasn't changed my feelings for the bike one bit its a lovely piece of kit I ride it hard I may part ex it in a year for the 1130 see how the money goes.

If the frame does go on me early retirement :clap:
Oh but I do have to worry - because I am taking my machine out of the UK to South Africa to live. As I can't just 'pop' along to Russ Bennett, it becomes my responsibility to sort sh*t out. Russ may ship parts to me to offset labour fees, but I need to have diagnosis confirmed and then sort it out when the parts arrive. Can you imagine import duty and VAT on a frame into an African country like RSA - and I then have transfer all parts to the new frame.

Once the 2 years are up you have to then deal with any issues that are unresolved during warranty period - such as replacement frames re-cracking.

And then when you can't ride the bike, and no fecker will buy it because it's useless - Houston has a problem.

And then the dream is over and the coffee scent finally enters your nostrils.


The tubular steel spars which bolt to the engine are the right design but in my mind - as a time served aircraft airframes service personall in the Royal air Force - I suspect, but am not stating as fact, that what we are dealing with is simply poor quality steel.



Obviously the fatigue is going to first show at the point of greatest stress. And this has happened.

If all that is required is a simple spacer, then there will be a recall - as spacers are far far cheaper than replacing frames.

But there is no recall.

I very very much doubt Benelli are hiding from us the requirement of a simple spacer. I am sure they have very competent design engineers, computer aided programmes, lots of resources - if they can't spot the need for a spacer then we're all fecked.

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Point Taken

Some of the reasons I think Benelli isn't doing a recall is as they are struggling like most other companies, they don't want to do a recall as they don't have enough data to suggest there is a need to recall all bike cheaper to replace the defective as and when when you consider the TNT uses the same frame!

Bear in mind I'm not sure they done a recall on the z25 gear either just changed it on new machines (someone correct me if I'm wrong)

The worst case senario is that like the other user Ackers you get it welded locally?

I'm in a similar situation 130 round trip for servicing and if anything goes wrong finding the time to take it back to be looked like I have nothing better to do! which I've had to do once already. Juggling work with child care is bad enough.

If I was in your situation I probably wouldn't go ahead with it not because of the frame that relatively simple for a local welder but more so if anything goes wrong like clocks, stepper motor, coil stick, z25 I wouldn't feel confident doing work myself with any amount of help from the forum even with parts supplied under warranty.

Having said that The 1130 is an awesome bike for the money best in its class only downside is fuel economy :(

All the best with your decision making :)
 

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Hi all , I have just ridden a 2009 trek 1130 and fallen in love ! Problems are , previous owner deceased , so have no service history with it [done 7800 miles]
Also I do not seem to be able to find anyone listed who services/mends these bikes . I am in Gloucestershire , but do not mind travelling . Any help greatly appreciated !!
 

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Hi all , I have just ridden a 2009 trek 1130 and fallen in love ! Problems are , previous owner deceased , so have no service history with it [done 7800 miles]
Also I do not seem to be able to find anyone listed who services/mends these bikes . I am in Gloucestershire , but do not mind travelling . Any help greatly appreciated !!
I had my Tre-K mended by Raw Power Motorcycles in Hereford so not too far. They are a Benelli franchise but obviously only selling the newer 125s, 300s and 500s. I'm not sure if they would have a lot of enthusiasm for fixing more major faults (after the problems that my Tre-K gave them), but to be fair to them, apart from dealing with the delay in receiving spares, they have been pretty good to me and not too expensive either. Other than Raw Power, I used to either ride mine to Barnsley or to Moto Corsa in Shaftsbury for a service.
You could buy my Tre-K which has got a service history but has done 28,000 miles? It's advertised in the Classified section. Tre-K 1130 For Sale UK. £4000.
 

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I had my Tre-K mended by Raw Power Motorcycles in Hereford so not too far. They are a Benelli franchise but obviously only selling the newer 125s, 300s and 500s. I'm not sure if they would have a lot of enthusiasm for fixing more major faults (after the problems that my Tre-K gave them), but to be fair to them, apart from dealing with the delay in receiving spares, they have been pretty good to me and not too expensive either. Other than Raw Power, I used to either ride mine to Barnsley or to Moto Corsa in Shaftsbury for a service.
You could buy my Tre-K which has got a service history but has done 28,000 miles? It's advertised in the Classified section. Tre-K 1130 For Sale UK. £4000.
Thanks for the good advice . The one I tried is up for sale at a very cheap price , its just that it would need to be checked over thoroughly if/when I bought it . I will try Raw Power or Moto Cosa and see what they say . My problem is that I love the way the bike rides , but I aint no mechanic , which is worrying !
 

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How cheap is "cheap"? Mine is up at £4000 but you could make me an offer. Otherwise it will get traded in next week.
 

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Understood. You can have mine for £3250 if you want. Full history and receipts. MOT until October . It will need new tyres soon and possibly chain and sprockets but apart from that I can include a spare coil stick (just in case) and an official Benelli Tank bag. Let me know soon as it will probably be gone as a trade in next week.
 

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There is a lot to be said for having a known history! It doesn’t take much to go wrong and cost a lot of money.
 

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Understood. You can have mine for £3250 if you want. Full history and receipts. MOT until October . It will need new tyres soon and possibly chain and sprockets but apart from that I can include a spare coil stick (just in case) and an official Benelli Tank bag. Let me know soon as it will probably be gone as a trade in next week.
I will let you know tomorrow . Thanks for the offer .
 

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Understood. You can have mine for £3250 if you want. Full history and receipts. MOT until October . It will need new tyres soon and possibly chain and sprockets but apart from that I can include a spare coil stick (just in case) and an official Benelli Tank bag. Let me know soon as it will probably be gone as a trade in next week.
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I will let you know tomorrow . Thanks for the offer .
Having thought about it , I don't think I am ready to be a Benelli owner . They seem to need more maintenance than I am prepared to put in . Thanks for your advice and kind offer .
 

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Having thought about it , I don't think I am ready to be a Benelli owner . They seem to need more maintenance than I am prepared to put in . Thanks for your advice and kind offer .
OK. Not a problem. You need to go into classic Benelli ownership with your eyes wide open. They are no less reliable than any other brand in my opinion it's just that they are all starting to age a bit and things will inevitably go wrong. HOWEVER. Perhaps you should consider a new Tre-k 502. They get excellent write ups and are not so expensive. Happy hunting.
 

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I bought my Tre-K 1130 from Bennetts back in Sept 2014 - it's first registered Sept 2011. It had a new frame carried out by them with a receipt to prove it before I bought it. I still have it and can't see another bike I want unless I had shed loads of money.
I had 8800 miles on purchase - it's now done exactly 16000 (+ a few more when the rear wheel pickup stopped working).
Did a 350 mile trip to the Lakes on Sunday and could still walk when I got home.
Other than the speedo sender and a starter solenoid the bike has been totally reliable and serviced by me.
You have to look after the battery if you don't want to buy a new one every year!
It's the only bike I've had that does not have a rear chicken strip - I traded a Ducati 999 in for it.
I need to get the suspension, front & back, upgraded this coming winter.
It's totally standard other than the rear tail. Though I did mod the airbox to get more air in during a major service a few years back.
It's a bit thirsty but I can live with that.
There was a slight vibration before I changed the rear sprocket to one with an extra tooth.
I can see it being the last bike I own - I was 61 yesterday!!
Totally love it.
Regards,
Mark.
 

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The power mapping button can only be changed with the ignition off. (or so I am lead to believe). Button out - light on = full power, Button depressed - light off = softer response. (unless the tiny bulb has blown in which case the light is "off" in both modes!
 

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The button light turns on and off with the engine running but I can not feel any change. I will try the button with the ignition off and let you know.
 

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On mine you can change it while it is running. It may be that someone has altered the 2 maps so might not give the normal results.
 
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