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post #21 of 92 (permalink) Old 05-20-2010, 12:43 PM
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Got the bike back from the dealer last night.

Their story is that Triumph has never heard of this problem before, which is obviously a complete load of BS. I don't know whether I should believe these guys and that Triumph is lying through their teeth, or think that the dealership is full of it. I am 50-50 at this point on which of these is true. Heck, this is the dealership that, when going over the bike with me, told me that it doesn't have auto-canceling turn signals.

Anyway, the kid that worked on my bike is actually a good guy, and knows his stuff. He pulled the unit apart, completely disassembled as far as he could what was there, noted that there was a ton of dielectric grease in the connections between the speedo and the cabling, and that a couple of the connections appeared to not be fully connected... sort of half-way into their sockets. This is a good thing, I figure, as it may actually have been the problem.

I guess I will just have to wait and see.

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Got the bike back from the dealer last night.

Their story is that Triumph has never heard of this problem before, which is obviously a complete load of BS. I don't know whether I should believe these guys and that Triumph is lying through their teeth, or think that the dealership is full of it.
when I first told my dealer about the speedo problem they on the phone with triumph in the UK straight away, and apparently got sugestions about what to try.

as a side note: a co-worker when on a factory demo t-bird (from the factory demo truck) and mentioned the speedometer was stuck, Triumph must be aware of this problem by now. The demo bird was also turning the right header bright blue at the top bend, not so good.


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[/QUOTE]as a side note: The demo bird was also turning the right header bright blue at the top bend, not so good.[/QUOTE]

Mine is turning yellow at the same location.

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Well just turned 1500 miles and a trip to the dealer due to an oil leak on the right side of the crush washer and notice when I got home that the speedo was stuck at 90mph stopped the bike and went down to 60mph turn bike off and down to 30mph. Power cycle the bike and speedo reset to 0mph. Went for a quick ride around the block and speedo stuck back on 60mph even tho I never went pass 25mph. Call the dealer and they need to run diag to verify issue. One thing that I notice is that it hit 100 degrees here in Phoenix today so temp may be a factor.
I have to wait until Tuesday 6/1 to take it back to the dealer in the hopes that it get's stuck on the way there so they can see it with their eyes as I don't know what kind of diag they will be running on the bike. - my guess is if they have enough of issues with the speedo sticking Triumph may put out a service bulletin other wise is cheaper for them to replace a few parts to those of us that is happening to.
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dagamed: Take pictures when it is doing it, even if it is stopped at the time. This will help with what you are complaining about. My dealer has asked that I take pictures the next time it happens (if it happens) so that I have something to send directly to Triumph.

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One thing that I notice is that it hit 100 degrees here in Phoenix today so temp may be a factor.
my speedometer got stuck the first time while there was still snow on the ground here. So I am not inclined to go with a temperature related cause. (if we didn't ride in a little snow we'd only have 3 months of riding season!)


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Hi have anyone else had problems with speedo sticking intermittently my bike is 2 weeks old and it has happened 3 times so far, bike is booked in for coolant leak Tuesday and to check speedo.
If anyone has had a problem what was the cause
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At 106 miles my speedo stuck while riding. I finally got it unstuck but as soon as I went down the road it stuck again. Took it to the dealer and they took a new speedo off their bike. I've rode it about 400 miles since then with no problems.

P.S. also developed a coolant leak at 173 miles when one of the coolant clamps became loose. I tightened it and no problems since.

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Sticking speedo has hit my T-Bird!

So, I'm a new T-Bird owner and yesterday it seems my T-Bird also started experiencing the sticky speedo issues. I have 241 miles on my bike and on my way to work I noticed the speedo stuck at 65 mph. When I left work last night and put the key in, it seemed to reset the speedo. However, after riding down the street, it started sticking again. On my way home it seemed to work on and off finally working for the last few miles. This is very frustrating reading many other bird owners experiencing the same problem with really no idea from Triumph the problem or fix! When I called my local dealer, they had only seen this issue on one of the Demo bikes a few weeks ago. What's even more frustrating is I reviewed so many bikes and ultimately went with the T-Bird which I love, but this is definitely a buzz kill....

Any help is greatly appreciated!
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gotta like mechanical stuff..... '95
however I have noticed my trip meter is acting weird, did 200 km yesterday & it says 98 km
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Well... turns out the "fix" that my dealer did hasn't done a thing, and as far as I can tell the problem is actually getting worse.

Went back to the dealer on Saturday, and they said that I should call Triumph. I can tell that the only thing that I am going to be buying from this dealer is bikes, and the only service I will be getting from them will be warranty work, because their efforts to satisfy my problems have been minimal and poor at best.

I put a call into Triumph this morning, and am waiting on a reply now. I really did not want to have to go this route.

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