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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 09-03-2009, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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Is anyone having trouble with tps I have had one on order for three weeks they are telling me it is back order seems like a whole lot of delay curious if anybody else's having this problem.
It is aggravating to be on a country road and RPM does not come back down sometimes it will return to 1500 other times 2000 next time it will be normal.
I love my Rocket III I have had it a little over a year and a half and have 21,000+ mi. on it just having trouble getting parts.
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You might want to do a search in this forum for TPS, as there have indeed been some problems.

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TPS went out and I ordered one through the triumph dealer.
I paid for it with my credit card to get it on the way.
Figured I could hit the dealer with "its a known problem and Triumph is paying for it" after it came in.
Been calling everyday for a week or so now.
Finally talked with the head of the service dept Friday.
He said my part is on its way, he is sure of that.
I then asked him about Triumph paying me back and paying for the install.
He said "not unless triumph has issued a recall".
I then mentioned 3500 members of the forums I belong to say otherwise. He said, "just a minute".
He came back and said they'd pay for it no problem.
"Glad to help", you know the usual line to get Good PR instead of
negative feedback from the 6 triumph sites I belong to.
So in essence, if you've already paid for it, it should be on its way.
If not, there's no guarantee your dealer even ordered it, in which case, I'd be raising cain and calling triumph in Georgia.
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Since this thread is already started, this is a good place to post this announcment about TPS's.
Mine arrived Wednesday or Thursday. Dealer was suppose to install it Saturday morning.
Friday morning I called to confirm my appointment.
Here's where the announcment comes in...

TRIUMPH HAS ISSUED A RECALL OF ALL TPS UNITS IN DEALER STOCK.

They realize there was a problem and have a new improved model.
Even though mine was already paid for and in at the dealers, they weren't allowed to put it on.
TRIUMPH is gonna warranty them for us.
First batch is scheduled to hit the states Wednesday.
So IF you're having an idle problem, this should fix it..
Bad news is I can't ride for another week.
Good news is Triumph stands behind their products,
and THAT inspires loyalty.
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What is the TPS ( primary and secondary ) as mentioned in the forum.

I have the same problem and pay for a injection reprograming each time I go to the service center, and never solves the problem.

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MadRock, they're ripin ya brother! triumph knows about this problem and are fixing it for free, sounds to me like you have the type of dealer I've got here in denver, meaning you have to tell them about the fix and then they will do it.
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MadRock, there is some explanation of what throttle position sensors do in the other threads I mentioned previously. Probably the best all-around explanation I have seen, however, is Kevin Cameron's column in the November 2009 issue of Cycle World.

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Does this sound like a typical TPS failure / partial failure, under the following conditions?

After about 30 / 40 mins of motorway speed riding, and when the bike slows down to idle speed in traffic, it sometimes has trouble just ticking over. It's almost on the point of stalling, I have to jazz the throttle a bit to keep the motor going. I don't have an engine management fault light (yet), but a few times, it has completely stalled, and in heavy traffic it's not fun.

Bit concnerned if this does sound like a TPS type fault (maybe secondary throttle idle position sensor)? as my bikes only 7 months and 5K miles old...

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Steve,
What are you idleing at.
Should be around 800.
I spoke with Gus and he said he's never seen a secondary go bad.
The idle problem you mentioned sounds reverse of the one I had,
so no use thinking it couldn't be a bad TPS.
I'd take it to the dealer and let them check it out for you.
Takes all of 5 minutes to check.
Then you'll know.
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Skip,

when it's warmed up and running OK, I'll get around 900 r.p.m; but when it's coughing and spluttering, it dips down to 400 - 600 r.p.m.

Basically if I don't jazz the throttle, the motor dies .

The only change that I recently made was swapping out the stock air filter with a K & N, but I did the 12min auto-adjustment afterwards and everything ran fine for about a couple of weeks.

I'll swing by the dealership and see if they can read any trouble codes, etc.

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