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post #81 of 92 (permalink) Old 05-27-2011, 06:14 AM
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also used the putty ( and a binoculars eye piece plastic cover ) and put the cover over the top...didnt look that bad and problem stopped but I still wanted the speedo fixed.....

anyway finally had it replaced under warranty

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post #82 of 92 (permalink) Old 05-29-2011, 04:33 PM
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I had my speedo replaced last year, so far no more problems. I found out that the faceplate buckles in the heat and becomes slightly separated from the backplate. Once this happens the damage is irreversible and it will always stick when it's hot out.
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post #83 of 92 (permalink) Old 10-22-2011, 10:36 AM
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Wish I joind the group earlier. Thanks for all the good info. I too have the speedo issue. Works, doesn't work, sticks, registers lower than it should and much higher than it should...
I've mentioned it to service and complained to my salesman. Service did confirm that Triumph was aware of the issue but to date I have heard of no real solution. If I take a long ride I usuall bring along my GPS just in case. The GPS speedo always works. Lots of cops on the roads these days doing their part to help the economy.
I look forward to hearing a real solution from Triumph.
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post #84 of 92 (permalink) Old 10-22-2011, 02:50 PM
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I have had my speedo stick each time I have been on a road trip from Canada down to California. When the temperature has been quite a bit more than we see up here the speedo goes crazy. I have taken photos and reported it to my local dealer. The warranty guy there said he wants to get it in the shop and try to replicate the problem. They are never going to get it happen in the confines of a shop and certainly not outside in Canada now as we are going into winter,(it never really gets hot enough in Canada in summer to cause the fault!!). By the time we get good weather again the warranty will have expired on my bike so I think I will try calling the number in Georgia and see what they say.
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That sounds like a good idea. I will call Georgia next week. See what happens. I went for a ride today but it's pretty cool so no problem. Your right when that sun is beating down that's when strange things happen. With fall and winter here and my warranty up in the spring I want to go on more than my dealers record that I have an issue. Where did you find the phone number for Triumph America? In the manual? Thanks
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post #86 of 92 (permalink) Old 10-22-2011, 05:07 PM
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Fredgar; the number was a few posts back from Engage on page 7.
Keep us posted as to how you made out.
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Thanks damianw. Will do. Cheers
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post #88 of 92 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 02:46 PM
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Triumph will fix it

Stopping by my dealer recently, I asked the service guy what proof I needed of a bad speedo before Triumph would give me a free new one. He asked "when does it stick?", I said "when the weather is hot and sunny" and he ordered the new speedo right then. He knew the Triumph process, there is a form that has to be completed...for example, he needed the exact mileage on the bike (which was at home on my garage), so I had to call him back with that. But within a couple of weeks, they had replaced it. So be persistent.

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post #89 of 92 (permalink) Old 10-27-2011, 09:54 PM
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Yes, mine has been replaced a year ago and the new one screwed up this summer. It has to do with the heat/direct sunlight popping the faceplate and even though it's not noticeable, after the first time the damage is permanent and it will keep doing it. My dealer told me that they have came out with a speedo with screws in the faceplate and that was the latest fix. He said he is going to order one for mine. That's been two months ago and i haven't heard back. It's been cooler so it's only acted up a couple of more times. I plan on taking it in this winter and get the new one. we'll see how it goes. I know that they are not winnning any popularity contests when they continue selling them knowin they have a problem. It should be a recall because not knowing your speed is a safety concern!!!! Oh and the coolant problem is common also. otherwise I love the bike, but their reaction to these problems get a bit frustrating. Just sayin'.
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post #90 of 92 (permalink) Old 11-02-2011, 12:28 PM
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the dealer replaced my speedometer with a new one that is supposed to be the 'fix' for the sticking problem. So far so good. This is the 3rd speedo since I got the bike, but the other 2 messed up almost imediately. I have maybe 1000 miles on this one with no problems.
talk to your dealer, it is a warrantee issue.


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