Hey, any update here? My brakes are completely unsafe to ride at this point. Almost a 2" difference between 1st and second pull. 1st pull hits the grip, even with lever adjusted all of the way out. Taking it back to the shop and not accepting it back unless 1st and 2nd pulls are identical this time. This has really become a major PITA.Picked up my bike this morning. Brakes felt firm first pull. Rode for an hour. Dealership kept it for a couple of days before I picked it up and rode it too. Time will tell but so far so good.
I've had my system bled by the dealer no less than 5 times, the last few under direction of the Triumph tech department. Sure didn't fix my issue. Had to keep bringing it in to repeat the same act of futility. Good times! And here I am again with this bulls!t.This is painful to follow.
And at risk of sounding like a broken record because I've said it so many times before it'll never work because it's not air in the system.
Call me cynical but I wonder if the 'new' bleed procedure is actually a rehash of TSB # 78 first issued back in 2005?
Thanks for the update. Do you know the name of the tech at Triumph USA that they consulted with? Strangely, some of them seem to have no idea about this issue.So far so good with Triumph’s “new” bleed procedure. I assume taking the calipers off and pressing the pistons back in may have helped. At least temporarily. Time will tell.
Thanks. To be clear, your first pull and second pull are identical now?No clue. My dealership Ridge Motorsports in Batesburg-Leesville SC was dealing with them. Apparently Triumph was asking for pictures of brake lever travel first pull and second pull because of complaints as well.
Thanks. I contacted your dealer to get some insight. Taking my bike in for one final shot at resolution, then initiating a lemon law claim. Fortunately, NY's LL is pretty robust. I really want to love this bike, but currently just feeling resentment. Grateful for my '68 that always brings the smiles!For now they are. Time will only tell if they stay the same.....
Will do. It's so strange that nobody there seems to have encountered this issue before. Obviously, several people have had similar multiple failed attempts at resolution by their dealers. I picked up a TU250X beater to ride while it's in the shop. Jesus, I wish the Speed Triple had similar brakes lol.Keep us posted please and if you could report to them that too many people are having the exact same problem it should help get a recall going.
Yeah, I started to notice mine at around 3K...could have been there longer, but it flagged for me around then. I suspect there are a lot of folks that don't notice it much due to infrequent riding. Not at all impressed with Brembo. PITAMy 2017 was ok new but a some point the brake lever issue started.
As parts/service don't seem to have any impact on this issue, that would be a hell of a recall. Total system replacement with a different model of brake seems to be the only viable solution. These are proving to be irreparable.Keep us posted please and if you could report to them that too many people are having the exact same problem it should help get a recall going.
That's the issue. I lube piston seals with a mixture of ester oil and ceramic particles, applied with a thin brush and very little quantity. Be careful don't touch pads and rotors with that. No more spongy leverI am 100% convinced of what Terry, Steve and Decosse have said. It's the calipers pistons seals retracting the piston. People here have reported master cylinder been replaced, another the ABS pump and many multiple bleeds with different techniques, but to no avail. I will go the route of cleaning the pistons and lubricating, before replacing the seal.
Interesting concoction. It must reduce the seals grip on the pistons just enough that they can slide forward in the infinitesimal increments needed to accommodate pad wear yet provide sufficient hold that the seals still distort fractionally and so retract the tiniest amount needed to avoid pad/disc drag. Reassuring that you're addressing the root cause and not blindly assuming it's air in the system as many do.That's the issue. I lube piston seals with a mixture of ester oil and ceramic particles, applied with a thin brush and very little quantity. Be careful don't touch pads and rotors with that. No more spongy lever