In any case, there we were, feeling like bad mechanics as we pounded the mounting bolts back into place once the engines had received their “updates” (which included a different compression ratio), knowing that the resulting extra stress would surely accelerate the cracking of engine mounts. It was a bad deal all around. Bad for us because the warranty allowance didn’t come close to covering the work required. Bad for the customer because, well, it’s obvious! And bad for Triumph because we knew these 250s could only damage its (and our) reputation.