Got to r3owners.net or r3owners.com. I can't recall which, but one of them had long threads about some serious issues. I don't recall exactly what they were, as this was 4-5 years ago. But one was i think a cam chain issue. When i rode one i notice an issue a lot of guys have.....pop it into first, go to take off and it pops out. Hopefully that one was fixed because that was a major pain even just on my demo ride ! They had a fair number of transmission issues too. Not rampant, but more than a few guys had to have thier cases split to fix it.
Just go sign up and ask. You will get some guys telling you they never had issues.....ignore them because they are the ones that have so much pride they ignore the truth. Some will tell you tho. Just don't get caught up in the BS and don't tell them to come over here and look at this thread ! The last thing i want is to get into another flame war. I'm just trying to tell you what you need to know. I think you'd do best to start a thread and don't ASK if there were problems, just tell them you know that there have been issues with the first several years of production and ask whether any of those issues exist in the latest model, the roadster. That way i think you'll bypass the BS and get to the one point YOU NEED to know....whether the new roadster has inherited any issues. The past isn't of any importance to you so you don't want to get them to start a pissing match about how many issues they did or didn't have
Err not entirly correct . My rt3 issues have been
1 --- Tyre recall , triunph changed the tyres
2 ---- Was hard to find neutral , a fellow rider looked at it turned the knob thing on my clutch cable smiled at me and said there you are FIXED , and IT WAS
3 ---- Clutch cable snapped at 20,000 klm , and the reason, i put new risers on and the cable was stretched to the limit with just a bit too much strain , .. Dealer fitted the risers so out of good will he replaced the cable FREE OF CHARGE
other than that 27,000 klm of trouble free riding , i ride with 2 other rockets .
1 mate--- he done 50,000 plus klm no problems and traded for a victory , but now misses the torque and power
Mate 2 --- He got to 49,000 klm and 5 months out of warranty , developed a seroios problem , Triumph fixed it out of warranty because they were aware of the problem .
He was so impressed he asked for a trade in price while it was being fixed and on the floor in peices has if it had no problem and traded it in on the new model . They gave him a better price than what they were offering me on mine against another one . Talk about backing your product and your customer .
1 ,,,, seat recall ,,,
2,,,,, front mudguard recall
3 .... Got a staple in the back tyre last week , Trying to find away to blame them , but the head mechanic has politly told me to get %%$%%...
Noissues , no reason to deny i own both so not getting into any my bikes better than your bike crap .
I believe the issues were there with the early bikes and have mainly been resolved .
I also believe the T bird is to young for any major issues to be common yet .
Both great bikes ,
I cannot pick a winner in them , to be honest i keep saying i need to get rid of one , but i just cannot decide which one