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post #1 of 92 (permalink) Old 02-26-2010, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Speedo sticking

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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post #2 of 92 (permalink) Old 02-26-2010, 10:28 PM
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Hi have anyone else had problems with speedo sticking
Not yet, but great alibi for the Judge...it's documented on RAT.
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Yeah mine started it today. Riding along at about 40 mph and the speedo showed 90 mph. Later it stuck on 60 mph and would not move off of 60 even when the bike was shut down. Going to the shop tomorrow.
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post #4 of 92 (permalink) Old 04-19-2010, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
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Speedo sticking

Triumph Australia changed mine under warranty
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post #5 of 92 (permalink) Old 04-19-2010, 02:43 AM
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Did they have a clue what was wrong or did they just replace it?

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My 06 america started doing it around 10000 kms, except it was acting exactly like a tacho. After advice from Catenaccio, I pulled it out and lubed both ends, put it back in and it worked a treat for another 100 kms or so, then it started again. It was pretty rusty anyway, and i broke it with my 10 thumbs the second time i pulled it out. So off to the dealer for another one. 50 or so kms later, it's started again. Warranty has runout, so looks like I'm up for a speedo now. What's frustrating is it only does it intermittently.
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Yeah mine started it today. Riding along at about 40 mph and the speedo showed 90 mph. Later it stuck on 60 mph and would not move off of 60 even when the bike was shut down. Going to the shop tomorrow.
mine is doing the same thing (stuck at 120 right now) it stopped at 60 and then added to it. I took it to the dealer of Saturday, they looked at all the connections and unplugged the pickup, plugged it back in and the speedo reset, okay. I rode about 10 miles and back to 60 it went. Called back to the dealer and let them know, they are working on plan B.

Tjohn - the t-bird speedometer is not cable driven of the front wheel like the america, they are digital and pick up off the transmission. different animal.


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post #8 of 92 (permalink) Old 04-19-2010, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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Speedo sticking

No didn't give reason just replaced it
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I noticed my speedo has been shaking at times. tried different things to see exactly when this happens but it is too intermitent. When it shakes it moves about 2-3 mph back and fourth during steady throttle.

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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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Mine was doing it on the ride home from the dealer but kept coming right by its self or by turning the key on and off a coupple of times it would zero.
Buy the time I had the 1st service it was fine but I mentioned it anyway to the dealer and they had only replaced one at that stage.
2 Months and 2000km and still fine so some might just wear in and some might need replacing.
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