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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-20-2019, 06:41 AM Thread Starter
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What Causes Wrench Light to come on?

I took my 2016 Thruxton 1200 R to the mountains this weekend and rode it spirited for about 200 miles in a single day (and another 100 the next day). My bike now has 3,000 miles on the odometer, but the Wrench light came on during those 300 miles this past weekend. The bike idles, runs, and rides perfectly fine, and I performed the oil change myself this past winter with just 1,500 miles on the clock (i change my oil once a year)

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Wrench light, or wrench icon? The LCD icon means it's due a service (which you can reset with the correct tools) and the engine check amber light means DTC error codes are present.

(Oh, the wrench also comes on when the traction is disabled and the sensors get confused signals. Mine comes on every time we run it on the dyno, but goes off after about 10 meters of riding afterwards)

Bike with a few things added, such as... me. I prefer riding my bike to bragging about the chromed rear foot-pegs. Does that make me strange?

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Ah okay...So it sounds like the Wrench icon on the LCD is not only milage based, but also date based (so which ever comes first).

First service was performed in March 2018 by Triumph
I did second oil change myself before winterizing bike in December 2018

Just a bit odd that it waited until May for it to turn on (unless Triumph can set the exact month when to come on). It just made it more suspicious as i road it harder than usual in the mountain twisty roads when the light came on.. I def. had traction control on on those roads haha
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As far as I'm aware the LCD wrench is only set by mileage, not time. When you use the software you set the distance until next service, rather than the distance at which it should appear, so just count back the KM to the last time a dealer services it and you'll know what they reset it to
DealerTool lets you reset the wrench, or the Triumph official software if you take it to a dealer (or someone else who has a copy).

Bike with a few things added, such as... me. I prefer riding my bike to bragging about the chromed rear foot-pegs. Does that make me strange?
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I'd be surprised if the wrench icon wasn't date based as well as mileage (although I'm not sure). For instance service interval is 10K miles or annually, whichever is sooner. Some owners could take ten years to cover 10K.
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I'd be surprised if the wrench icon wasn't date based as well as mileage (although I'm not sure). For instance service interval is 10K miles or annually, whichever is sooner. Some owners could take ten years to cover 10K.
These bikes don't have a battery backed up clock. It's up to you to honour the 12 month interval warranty rule, and the wrench is just a reminder in case you forget to check when you've done lots of mileage.
We have had bikes that have been sitting for five years brought in for a service, and it's pretty pricey to do. The carbs are generally badly gummed up, tanks rusted, and all sorts of other goodies. The main reason for the 12 month service is for things like brake fluids, which are hygroscopic and absorb water. Also tyres perish after 2-3 years (even if they're stored unfitted) and harden and develop cracks.
I don't have to honour the 12 month rule at all. I do the fluids whenever I feel like it, or if I'm stripping the calipers, so it's probably every 6-8 months

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I'd be surprised if the wrench icon wasn't date based as well as mileage (although I'm not sure). For instance service interval is 10K miles or annually, whichever is sooner. Some owners could take ten years to cover 10K.
I had a BMW G310R and it was date based and mileage based. I suspect that the modern Triumphs are the same.
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my wrench light came on after sone clown decided to knock me off my 2019 300 miles street scrambler after I stood it up and re started the motor. Went off again soon after so probably a switch to say it had been on its side.
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Local Dealership actually turned it off (reset the interval) free of charge for me ( I have purchased two bikes from them in the past, so that may have helped ).

It turned out just to be maintenance. Apparently it's indeed both Time\Milage based (which ever one comes first)
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