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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 05:58 PM
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The sprag clutch issue isn't exclusive to S3's. Pretty much any of the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd generation Triumph triples has the same issue; but it's only a problem if you don't take care of your battery. If the bike you buy doesn't have a 'pigtail' to plug in a battery tender, put one on. If it does have a pigtail, use it.

Dunno about any 'rear suspension problem'; but I suspect someone will chime in...

(PS - I have three early triples, I maintain my batteries, and I've never had a sprag clutch problem)

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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 02:40 AM
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My mates 06 S3 did the sprag clutch but i think he was running a partly flat battery for a while before it let go. My 955 is still going strong with no issues.
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 05:36 AM
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I got one of these and swear by it,bike is permantly plugged in when not in use.
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