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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-27-2012, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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*sigh* Here we go again - Speedo issues

Had my speedometer go haywire again this past weekend.

Was traveling out towards Daytona, and it was a warm and sunny day. Looked down as I was going through a small town and found that my speedometer was reading about 85 while I was doing 30.

This is just like the time before, nearly two years ago, when it did the same thing. Triumph replaced it then when it had 4700 miles on the speedo. This time around I have 25,300 miles on it, but it is still going bad from the heat. Fortunately, I was able to get it into the shop for them to get the paperwork started, a whole five days before the warranty ends, so hopefully I will get another replacement speedo. My hope this time around is that they have figured out the problems with these things and the new one will have been modified so that I don't see the problem ever again.

I would hate to have to pay for this part, however... nearly $600 USD!

(I am going to sweeten the deal for the dealership, though... I'll have them do my brakes and oil while it is there)

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That sucks. It's not like speedometers haven't been around for 100 years or anything. Maybe (hopefully) they accidentally replaced your gen 1 speedo with another gen 1 speedo and the gen 2 speedos are OK. Sometimes I wonder about the British.
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I just had mine replaced last week at 6000 miles. We'll see how this one holds up...
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That sucks. It's not like speedometers haven't been around for 100 years or anything. Maybe (hopefully) they accidentally replaced your gen 1 speedo with another gen 1 speedo and the gen 2 speedos are OK. Sometimes I wonder about the British.
Problem: The Brits have no idea what Sun is.
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I've had a couple of older Brit bikes. Neither of them would start well in damp weather. Irony?
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I live in Phoenix, Arizona USA. It can reach temperatures of 115 degrees F or more in the summer months. Thankfully I have not yet had this speedo problem, but I am very concerned about it. My bike is a fairly early model built in December of '09, so if early speedos were defective I would think that I must have one of these, but I pray that I don't.
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I live in Phoenix, Arizona USA. It can reach temperatures of 115 degrees F or more in the summer months. Thankfully I have not yet had this speedo problem, but I am very concerned about it. My bike is a fairly early model built in December of '09, so if early speedos were defective I would think that I must have one of these, but I pray that I don't.
My bike is also a December 09 build, and the speedo problem just manifested itself for the first time at 6000 miles. Replaced under warranty without issue by Triumph. We'll see how this one holds up to a hot Florida summer's worth of riding.
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Well, this is the second speedo to manifest this problem for me. The first one lasted 4700 miles, and this one lasted 25,400 miles (yes, I hit the 30k mark).

I was able to get it into the shop a whole five days before the two year warranty ran out on it! The shop is dragging their feet on getting in touch with Triumph, etc. and it is somewhat annoying.

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I live in Phoenix, Arizona USA. It can reach temperatures of 115 degrees F or more in the summer months. Thankfully I have not yet had this speedo problem, but I am very concerned about it. My bike is a fairly early model built in December of '09, so if early speedos were defective I would think that I must have one of these, but I pray that I don't.
Same here with the summer weather. Temecula, CA hits over 100 for a lot of the summer months and then we have to deal with the Santa Ana winds during September and October. We had a few 120 degree days last year. At 25,000 miles I am still on my original speedo and my bike is an April '09 build. One thing I have done that might help is I have a thermostatically controlled exhaust fan in my garage that kicks on at 90 degrees. Without it it would hit well over 120 in my garage during summer months.

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