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I've been hanging around here for last month or so soaking up all the interesting info and discussion. Didn't think I'd need to post anything until today. I have an early 06 Speedy w/ about 2k miles on it (bought it just over a month ago). Yesterday I was looking into the ubiquitous mushy front brake. I seem to have firmed up the lever a bit (probably temporarily) so I decided to take a test run. Hop on and turn the key - nothing! :mad: Well almost nothing, I have lights. Battery checks out as well as the fuses. The display head shows high beam and turn signals but nothing else. At this point I have to suspect the ECU has taken a dump. I've looked at past postings and can't find anything like this. Any thoughts? I'll have to load it on the truck and take it to the dealer this week. :evil:

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That and sometimes they don't turn over for a few seconds. Try holding the starter on for a bit. Takes up to 10 seconds sometimes. Mine does that on occaission.
 

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Thanks Cheap. That did the trick. I figured it had to have been something simple. Musta hit the switch while working on the brake. Feel pretty stoopid now.
 

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Glad you figured it out.

I think we've all been there.....we just don't post it here for everyone to see. :hammer:

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On 2006-12-10 18:55, Triple_Rider wrote:
Welcome, bike won't start in gear with the side stand down either, get's me every me every now and then. :-D
Bad stutter ya got there Triple rider :-D
 

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Good thing you didn't take speedy in on a piggyback because of the kill switch. So what ever happend with the brakes, and what adjustments did you make.
 

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i did the same shizit...thats one feature i could live with out!...i always use the engine cut off switch to turn my bike off so it still gets me!
 

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Heh, I embarassed the s**t out of myself this morning. Was getting ready to take off from the parking lot after breakfast at IHOP, and was too busy smiling at a couple of fine ladies that I forgot to put the sidestand up. When I kicked down to 1st gear, the engine killed itself and I make some panicked "***" reaction gestures.

The girls even laughed at me - so much for being a smooth operator. :-D
 

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yup, that happened to me too.
the kill-switch, (which i never use) was off.
i took the battery out, etc.
then, "oh, duh"...
:razz:

it's fun being human!

oh, and welcome amigo!

[ This message was edited by: zooplancton on 2006-12-10 21:18 ]
 

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On 2006-12-10 18:20, Calitriple wrote:
That and sometimes they don't turn over for a few seconds. Try holding the starter on for a bit. Takes up to 10 seconds sometimes. Mine does that on occaission.
Mine don't do dat!
 

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On 2006-12-10 19:09, Boezack wrote:
Good thing you didn't take speedy in on a piggyback because of the kill switch. So what ever happend with the brakes, and what adjustments did you make.
I bled the system with only minor improvement. Pulled the pads and manipulated the pistons. That did the trick, the lever is pretty firm again. I found one piston is sticking tho'. Guess that's why coated replacement pistons appear to be on offer from Triumph. Test ride proofed it out. Even had a moron change lanes into me and provide me w/ an additional check out! :eek: :eek:
 

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I was at a stop light the other day and accidentally kicked down the kickstand instead of hitting the clutch pedal. I lost the light and got several honks and several go to hell looks...LOL, but deep inside you know they were thinking

"#&!% arsehole, but *****, that sure is a spiffy bike" :cool:
 
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