I haven't updated my status on this issue in a while, but I am still dealing with a shifting problem. I had my GT in for the 6K mile checkup a month or two ago. I made a big deal about the shifting issue and the dealer couldn't reproduce it. They did do a nice adjustment on the cable and lubed some things up. The tune up they did with the 6K mile was awesome. But sure enough a few weeks or so after I got it back I started having shifting issues.
I dealt with the difficult shifts for a month or so and then several times I ran into an event where I was driving and couldn't shift up or down. I could stand on the shift lever with the clutch in and it wouldn't budge. I had to pull the bike over and fiddle with the cable and shifter and then I could get it to switch gears. Then I would get back on the road and the thing would start to shift like a swiss watch. I brought it to the dealer adamant about having it fixed. They drove it a bunch, talked to triumph, read these posts, and couldn't replicate this issue.
My next options are to have them crack the thing open at my own expense even though it is under warrantee and do some exploratory work. If the problem persists I will have to trade it in on something else
. The new yamaha sport tourer is looking pretty good.
I love this bike, it is perfect, but I can't go around dry humping the transmission. One day I will be in a difficult spot in traffic and this will cause me more serious problems. Its got to get fixed.