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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-18-2006, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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so,i am the new owner of a brand new rocket 111 classic.500 miles and now i get just 2 gears.dealer told me to phone the breakdown service.i was expecting this bike to last a little longer than 500 miles.good job my 35 year old real triumph is more reliable and i can use that one.just a little p~~ed off...geoff
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-18-2006, 04:33 PM
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Hasn't been many rockets with that particular problem ! Anyone be bummed out if I had a new bike and that problem surfaced . Hope to see it was just a blip on the radar. Hope to see you back on the road and after burner's lit up soon!!!
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post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-18-2006, 09:59 PM
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Rambo, sorry to hear about your trouble. Please let us know what the problem turns out to be. I hope it is not an output shaft bearing since your bike must be a 2006 (classic)

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Heck, all you need is two gears. Second and fifth.

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post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-19-2006, 01:29 PM
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Triumph will fix it. Let us know how you made out?
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Triumph will fix it. Let us know how you made out?
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post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-19-2006, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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well,the triumph dealer tested it and said it was working fine.maybe its got an auto box then and you dont need gears.i will be collecting it again soon and we will see.maybe i just forgot how to change gear after 36 years riding bikes.they are doing the first service now.they forget to mention the damage to the tank which was there on delivery.still awaiting a decision on that.its fairly obvious it needs a new tank,but heck,its only a £12,400 bike,should expect a little pre delivery damage and no gears
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post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-19-2006, 02:38 PM
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If you don't get satisfaction on the tank, it's your dealer, not Triumph causing the problem, IMO. My front fender had a blemish rubbed into the paint from shipment. Through all the dealer BS (long story) it was 21 months before the issue got addressed. New fender - no problem. At about a year, the paint started coming off one of the tank emblems - new emblems installed, no problem. A new front wheel is on the way because if you squint real hard and hold your tongue just right you can see the clear starting to bubble in one spot. Triumph's certainly treated me well so far.
And good luck on your gear thing. Hopefully it's just a linkage issue.
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post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-22-2006, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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so,i got the rocket back.it would appear that mr triumph builder fitted the gear lever linkage***** eyed.you would think they would notice that before it left the factory.works fine now. :-D
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