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Old 10-29-2012, 05:18 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies guys... I started my bike when I got home and even ventured out on it for about 20 minutes. All seems to be well?? Will be getting the multimeter onto it tomorrow after work to make sure the battery is holding some sort of charge. I have a sneaky suspicion that it could have been a loose or dodgey connection.

I think I might have to get a new battery as the terminals have a little rust and debris on it also.

One thing I miss about jap-crap bikes is the greater sense of reliability compared to triumph although the feeling of raw mechanics compares nothing to it!
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:57 AM   #12 (permalink)
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My 2011 just had its RR replaced under the "recall". I never rec'd any notice from Triumph nor the dealer; posts on the forums tipped me off.

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Old 10-29-2012, 09:18 AM   #13 (permalink)
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My 2011 just had its RR replaced under the "recall". I never rec'd any notice from Triumph nor the dealer; posts on the forums tipped me off.Tim
This was my experience too. To be honest, I think it is important for all owners to be proactive. After all, it cannot be the responsibility of either the manufacturer or its dealer network to know the whereabouts of all its bikes -- particularly those sold privately secondhand.

In this, it is such a pity that the factory has seemingly removed the Recall and Technical Updates VIN Check Enquiry facility from ALL its Websites across ALL global markets. This for me is a serious indication of Triumph's corporate determination to move further away from direct contact with their end-users/customers past and present.

From now on, it will force ALL owners to connect with their local dealers/stealers and that way increase potential revenue and sales! In the process, all of their loyal Triumph customers will become anonymous sales targets, nothing more...

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Old 10-29-2012, 11:30 AM   #14 (permalink)
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My 11 had the old style regulator.

If the battery voltage is very low you can't clutch (bump) start it.

If it doesn't run after a few minutes idling after a jump start but is OK after fully charging the battery, suspect the regulator.

Without a meter to measure what's happening there's no point in guessing.

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Old 10-31-2012, 02:36 AM   #15 (permalink)
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My bike's warranty had just expired when the R/R packed up - I contacted my dealer and they in turn contacted Triumph .

Triumph replaced the R/R and gave me a new battery free of charge as a good will gesture - I suspect that there had been a lot of issues with R/R's and ( this was before the recall notice ) I think triumph's tact was to state the good will gesture was their way to deal with it , either way I was very happy with the response from them .
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:06 AM   #16 (permalink)
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So a update for you all.....

I did a test on the battery when everything was off I got a reading of 12.2v.

I did a test with the ignition on but engine off, I was getting a reading of 11.2 and quickly going down.

I then did a test withthe bike on and I was getting a reading of 14.2-14.3v

I contacted my local triumph dealer they told me to bring the battery in and they will put it under load and let me know I the battery needs to be replaced or its the R/R

It was the battery in the end, I hope. Subsequently on checking the battery with the multimeter everything seems to be ok. We'll see what happens, I'll keep you all posted

Thanks for your help people
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:22 AM   #17 (permalink)
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So a update for you all.....

I did a test on the battery when everything was off I got a reading of 12.2v.

I did a test with the ignition on but engine off, I was getting a reading of 11.2 and quickly going down.

I then did a test withthe bike on and I was getting a reading of 14.2-14.3v

I contacted my local triumph dealer they told me to bring the battery in and they will put it under load and let me know I the battery needs to be replaced or its the R/R

It was the battery in the end, I hope. Subsequently on checking the battery with the multimeter everything seems to be ok. We'll see what happens, I'll keep you all posted

Thanks for your help people
Sounds like a bad battery as its not holding charge. The voltage across the battery when running looks correct. New battery for you
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:31 AM   #18 (permalink)
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My 2011 just had its RR replaced under the "recall". I never rec'd any notice from Triumph nor the dealer; posts on the forums tipped me off.

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Posted too soon. Yesterday I rec'd a letter from Triumph alerting me to the recall. Better late than never.

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Old 11-01-2012, 07:43 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Sounds like a bad battery as its not holding charge. The voltage across the battery when running looks correct. New battery for you
Yep it sure is

bike cranks better on startup, lights seem to be brighter as well
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:13 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Yep it sure is

bike cranks better on startup, lights seem to be brighter as well

Beauty mate - she'll be right
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