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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-16-2019, 02:00 AM Thread Starter
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Angry 2016 Speed Triple R Ignition Lead Break

So...the problem I had with my 2008 Speedy has now surfaced on my 2016 Bike...

Namely the break in the ignition lead...so that when you switch on the indicator/hazard lights and turn the handle bars side-to-side the indicators kick in and out

Is it just me that gets this problem?

You would think with 10 years of development they would have sorted this by now...
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-16-2019, 02:14 AM
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Well crap! This is disappointing. I guess Triumph always wants us to have to troubleshoot their bikes.

How many miles on your bike?

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8600 kilometres my man. Bike is 3 years old.
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Got to keep the folks at Lucas employed. Its a British tradition to have electrical issues.

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They did call Joe Lucas the Prince of Darkness for nothing.
Sorry, brain fart. Meant to say: ...."DIDN'T call him..."

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They didn't call Joe Lucas the Prince of Darkness for nothing.
Fixed that for you.
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I took a close look at the ignition wire bundle next the the headstock on my '17 S3.

As you can see in the highlighted areas in the pics below, there is an area that makes direct contact with the large VIN tab. And it has left a chaffed area that after I wiped the dust off, reveals a large and obvious indentation.

Well, that can't be good for the long-term viability of the wires inside the sheath. So I cut some plastic cable protector to fit without sliding around and slid it over the entire wire bundle.

We'll see if that protects the obviously dainty, fragile wire bundle from further damage.

BTW, my bike has about 3,400 miles on it now. I'll update this thread with future results.

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-21-2019, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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Unfortunately, I dont think that would work...as the indicator wire broke further down than where it was catching.

It seems the raised lip for the VIN stamp simply pulls the wire too far when on full lock/when the handlebar lock is on...then it just pulls apart wherever there is a weakness in the wire.
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Unfortunately, I dont think that would work...as the indicator wire broke further down than where it was catching.

It seems the raised lip for the VIN stamp simply pulls the wire too far when on full lock/when the handlebar lock is on...then it just pulls apart wherever there is a weakness in the wire.
You might be right. Was the place in your wire bundle like that when you noticed or is did you cut into it to find the broken wires? Was there any visible signs of chaffing on your wires?

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Thanks for posting the thread. I have a 17 Speed and i will now cover those wires up. Good safety tip for us all!


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