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I just spoke with my dealer, there is a recall on Sprints , ( I think 05 to ?). The rear suspension mounting bolt is possibly defective, dealer tells me the assembly (whatever that is) is to be replaced and advises not to ride until repaired. Check your bike's VIN# with your dealer. I would not want the bolt to break in a corner :(

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Wills,
Just got this from the Triumph web site:
SPRINT ST 1050 & SPRINT ST 1050 ABS SAFETY RECALL (Dec 2007)



In-service feedback from predominently poor road surface condition markets has identified a small possibility of the rear suspension drag link bolt either bending or (in extreme conditions) fracturing on Sprint ST1050, both ABS and non-ABS models.

Under extreme circumstances it is therefore possible for the riders seating position to suddenly lower and for the rear mudguard to come into permanent contact with the rear tyre.
Rider safety is of paramount importance to Triumph so despite the extremely low-risk to owners, the company has decided to recall all Sprint ST 1050 models as a precautionary measure.

Owners of machines are being notified directly by mail, however anyone who wishes to confirm whether their machine is affected by the action is asked to contact their local dealer. The recall applies to all Sprint ST 1050 models up to Vin 298255.

Although safe to ride in the meantime, owners are asked to make early arrangements to have the drag link bolt and allied parts replaced. All authorised dealers have been briefed for the recall and stock of the new unit is readily available.

Cheers Gavin.
 

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On 2006-12-06 19:25, gavinb wrote:
Wills,
Just got this from the Triumph web site:
SPRINT ST 1050 & SPRINT ST 1050 ABS SAFETY RECALL (Dec 2007)
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Cheers Gavin.
Wow - Looks like I was first in the world for this! (mine snapped on 28 Aug 2006).

now up to 9000K since the replacement bolt fitted.

Russ

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Funny but most of the incidents I recall were in your area. There must have been a batch of bad bolts from a certain supplier.
 

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On 2006-12-06 20:40, wills wrote:
Funny but most of the incidents I recall were in your area. There must have been a batch of bad bolts from a certain supplier.
Obviously you haven't ridden any of the so-called roads in Aus. The word goat track comes to mind. Anything from potholes big enough to swallow a small ocean liner to cattle wandering (and sh*tting) wherever can be found on our glorious back-roads. No excuse though, the design should be able to handle anything (within reason) - not just billiard table smooth freeways.
 

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gavinb,

Would you please post the link on the Triumph web site where the notice is located?

I have just contacted my service shop and they say they have not been notified by Triumph about any recall.

Sounds strange (to say they least) that I can find about a recall before the official dealers are notified :evil:

EDIT: I've found it. It's here: http://www.triumph.co.uk/uk/1808_7092.aspx

I'm faxing this to my dealer along with an angry tone message.

PS. Funny thing is that the web page lists a date of Dec. 2007!!!!!

So I suppose my dealer will inform me in a year's time

:-D

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Here's the recall notice. Triumph don't seem to put recalls on each country's site on their web site, only on the UK & US ones! Aust's site only lists the panniers, and NZ doesn't seem to have a bulletin's section (lucky buggers, they can't ever get problems then can they?).

ST 05/06 Suspension Draglink Bolt Recall

Russ

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On 2006-12-07 02:34, NikosR wrote:
PS. Funny thing is that the web page lists a date of Dec. 2007!!!!!

So I suppose my dealer will inform me in a year's time
Now that's a forward thinking company, planning when they'll need to have future recalls so we all get plenty of warning and they can gear up to them! :-D

Russ
 

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Well, I now feel very clever for having totally disassembled, cleaned, regreased (no grease in bearings as far as I could tell), and reassembled mine just last evening.

I have a question for you all. I noticed that there were no spacers on the top-most pivot shaft of the drop link. The drop link slides freely, about 1/2" either way, on the pivot shaft. I understand that it should have some end float, but I would have thought there might at least be some sort of dust cover on the exposed parts of the shaft. Does this make sense?

Am I missing something, or is it just not very well thought out?
 

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Guess I should return the call to my dealer, they left a message on Monday.
It's not going to the shop until the weather's warmer, 4 degrees F this morning.
 

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This is great, after reading all the grief that Russ went through on my last service I had them check the drag link bolt. I don't think they did but they said it looked fine. Now I can get them to fix it and rub it in their faces. They should have listened to me in the first place.

Good on ya Russ.
 

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The dealers here in the UK were notified of this recall on the 1st Dec, however, warranty submissions couldn't be sent until 5th Dec. Parts arrived for our demo & 2 other ST's today, takes about 15 mins to do (depending on vin).
From what I could see after taking the orig parts off it seems like the bolt in question is suffering too much shear stress so Triumph are replacing the bolt, locknut, spacers (redesigned), sleeve (longer) and adding 2 extra hardened washers.
BTW, none of the 3 I done today showed no signs of bending.

[ This message was edited by: GTRAT on 2006-12-07 12:53 ]
 

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Visually maybe not, but I rolled mine out on an engineers flat table and it was slightly bent, and witness marks on it as well from the flexing. First signs of fatigue after 3500 miles mainly two up fully loaded touring .. :evil:
 

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I also checked them on a surface plate and all were fine, if the bolt is bent or fractured then the bearings in the drag link also need to be replaced.
 

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Mine is still on the sales floor untill the thaw..

Heat kit is on.

Link TSB fix is next.

675 master just before delivery.. This way nobody thinks STs come with them when they see it on display..
 

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Russ,
got a call from my dealer today, he is waiting on the parts and said they should be in next week. See we even get recalls down here in little old Tassie. Anyway mate thanks for the info in the past and have a safe and happy Christmas.

TTFN The Tankman
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