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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-25-2019, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
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Yet Another Triumph Safety Recall

Seriously irritated to receive yet another Triumph Safety Recall Notice for my Thruxton R.

The most expensive motorcycle I've ever bought and to date it's had the most recalls/updates than any other bike I've ever known.

I've a very simple message to Triumph's senior management team - wake up and get your R&D Teams and Quality Assurance Teams in a room and find out who is asleep on the job or should be furthering their career in a different industry.

So if you have a front fairing fitted - your conduits may need replacing.
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-25-2019, 08:39 AM
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I refused the fairing because they are cosmetic for the most part. It is an add on not a factory item. Love my thruxton. Just curious as to what all "safety recalls" you refer to? LOVE MY THRUXTON
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I brought a old stock new 2016 Thruxton S with a fairing kit already fitted in 2018 and have only had 2 recall for it, one for the throttle problem which my bike didn't have (just a upgrade on the ECU) and the other to put a different sticker on the swing arm only on Aussie models, so really not to many recalls really, I have had no problems at all with my wiring being to tight up front so maybe they fixed that before I brought the bike, not all bikes had any problem and only a few did but better for Triumph to make sure.
Having a recall because a few had problems to me shows Triumph cares instead of hiding the problem and not excepting they have a problem.

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The recall was issued on 5/14/19 Manufacturing Recall Number SRAN566

2 wire conduits in aftermarket Cafe Racer Fairing Kits have insufficient clearance and may cause damage to wiring.

Can cause engine to stall, loss of headlights or turn signal . A9708544 Thruxton. A9708522 Thruxton R

Guys I got your upset about recalls, I get expensive bikes shouldn't have these etc, etc.

But let's get the record straight here are some facts up to 2018

Worst to best on recalls from 2006 thru 2016 from Visor.com

1. Yamaha 49
2. BMW 44
3. Kawasaki 37
4. Honda 33
5. Ducati 32
6. Triumph 29
7. Harley Davidson 28
8. Suzuki 23
9. Piaggio 16
10. Aprilia 13

From Motorcyclist NHTSA 2016 thru 2017 Worst to Best number of recalls


1. Yamaha 16
2. BMW 14
2. Honda 14
4. Polaris Victory 11
5. Harley Davidson 10
5. Ducati 10
7. Suzuki 7
8. Kawasaki 6
8. Triumph 6

Doesn't make it better but the grass isnt any greener with the other brands in terms of the number of recalls.

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More stuff you probably didn't want to know.

In an 2016 LA Times article taken info taken from Consumer Reports survey for motorcycles 2008-2014

The best loved and more likely to buy that brand again were (best to worst):

1. Victory didn't see % but was slightly higher than Harley
2. Harley Davidson 72%
3. Honda 70%
4. BMW 68%
5. Ducati 66%
6. Yamaha 65%
7. Triumph 63%
8. Kawasaki 59%
9. Suzuki 58%



Additionally the brands most reliable in the first four years in terms of needing major repairs (best to worst):

1. Yamaha 11%
1. Suzuki 11%

3. Honda under 15%
3. Kawasaki under 15%

5. Harley Davidson 26%
6. Triumph 27%
7. Ducati 33%
8. BMW 40%

Median repair cost low was Kawasaki $269 to high BMW $455
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Lol, expensive bike, really. There isnt a BMW, Harley or Ducati under 20 large.

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I refused the fairing because the are cosmetic for the most part. It is an add on not a factory item. Love my thruxton. Just curious as to what all "safety recalls" you refer to? LOVE MY THRUXTON

There have been recall issues with a potential fuel leak, wiring harness linked to fuel tank and fuel mapping -all well documented. Then throw in warranty work for the clocks which couldn't handle rain/cold weather - not unusual weather conditions here in the UK.
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Lol, expensive bike, really. There isnt a BMW, Harley or Ducati under 20 large.
You might want to check the pricing on those brands' model pricing.
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You might want to check the pricing on those brands' model pricing.
Felony you are correct BMW etc have models starting less than $20,000.

Out of 24 models BMW listed on their web site including specials the average cost was $18,403 for 2019 models.

Triumph web site well was not as straight forward but Triumph had 31 models including TFCs and low seat versions with an average cost of $14,918.

Whether a bike is expensive depends on your view point. Jay Leno probably wouldn't blink an eye for a $29,000 bike but anything over $10,000 is where I think expensive.

To me my expectations are pretty much the same no matter what I pay for a new bike. I expect courteous and knowledgeable dealer service, the bike be free of cosmetic and mechanical defects when I pick it up, if I have a warranty issue the dealer and Triumph stand behind their products. If they have a latent defect they correct the problem no matter when it found at Triumph's expense.

My opinion the price you pay for the bike doesn't exempt it from recalls and it unrealistic to think it should.
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Reading the above stats: I feel good about my 006 SV1000S Suzuki. Had a minor fit issue with the pipe exiting the rear cylinder. Zero other problems. Have had it on the dyno, and the smart guy had a chat with the ECU.

Meanwhile, no running issues with my 96 Trophy 900. But it all makes me scared of buying new again.

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