2018+ Speed Triple Rs - Those With A Quick Shifter, Who Is Not Having Qs Issues?

Discussion in 'Speed Triple' started by Dickie, Apr 6, 2020.

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  1. Dickie

    Dickie Active Member

    Jun 8, 2016
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    After my test ride on an RS last year I'm keen to exchange my 2015 R for an 18+ RS, however most used bikes have the quick shifter fitted. (the demo bike I rode had the 4th gear change issue).
    I would most likely buy approved used with a warranty.

    But, who has the quick shifter & has never had an issue? (& what mileage)
     
  2. Clarkey231

    Clarkey231 Noble Member

    Jun 9, 2016
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    5000 miles, zero issues before or after recall.
     
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  3. Fitz Brundage

    Fitz Brundage Member

    May 11, 2018
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    North Carolina
    6000+ miles and no issues.
     
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  4. martinm

    martinm Member

    Mar 24, 2018
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    leicester
    2018 s model with quickshifter (same engine and gearbox) 5500 miles no issues.
     
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  5. Rspete

    Rspete Elite Member

    Jun 17, 2018
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    Hi Dickie

    I had all the issues, got rid at 2052 miles cos I couldn't take it anymore :pensive:
     
  6. SteveRS

    SteveRS First Class Member

    Jan 12, 2019
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    The only problem is that you won’t know if you have one that works or not until it’s too late. Maybe you could take a bike for the day, then you would find out.
     
  7. MrTriple

    MrTriple One Cylinder Short

    Jan 23, 2017
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    Epping Forest
    My RS was registered in March 2018 and hasn't had any issues during its 3,300 miles. The updated arm was fitted in October 2019 (ahead of the recall) as a preventative measure - after learning about the problem on this forum.
     
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  8. SteveRS

    SteveRS First Class Member

    Jan 12, 2019
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    I’m envious :cool:
     
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  9. Oldskool

    Oldskool Elite Member

    Jan 29, 2019
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    No issues with my 2018 RS at 2000 miles . I had the new arm fitted at its service this Feb as a precaution. There was some evidence that the arm was touching the linkage but I had no issues. Not been able to test the revised set up yet due to the lockdown.
     
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  10. Chester Monty

    Chester Monty Well-Known Member

    Jun 25, 2016
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    #10 Chester Monty, Apr 7, 2020
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2020
    Had mine since April 18, no issues at 7000 miles.
    I used mine up and down from day one, had the arm replaced last month.
     
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  11. MrTriple

    MrTriple One Cylinder Short

    Jan 23, 2017
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    Epping Forest
    Good point - the arm was touching the body of the QS on mine too...it had the telltale score mark. It took five months to get the modified arm (while Triumph pretended the problem didn't exist), and I didn't use the QS during that time.
     
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  12. SteveRS

    SteveRS First Class Member

    Jan 12, 2019
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    If it worked before then you will have no issues now. The root cause of the problem is not the shift linkage. Obviously Triumph still doesn’t know what the actual problem is. Triumph has no answers or any resolve for my situation. I’ve now just given up. Having said that, I wouldn’t trade my speedy for anything on the market that I’ve test ridden yet.
     
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  13. Barryscott

    Barryscott Member

    Jul 7, 2018
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    Tupelo, Ms, USA
    around 9800 miles and no problems
     
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  14. OhCrumOn

    OhCrumOn Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2019
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    Phila
    Dealer just put the fix on my yesterday
     
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  15. Dickie

    Dickie Active Member

    Jun 8, 2016
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    How old, how many miles? Did you have the shift issue before the new part was fitted?
     
  16. OhCrumOn

    OhCrumOn Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2019
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    Phila
    I've always thought the QS on the speed triple felt a little chunky. I only rode a short while after the install but autobilps (downshifts) felt smoother. Up-shifts I really couldn't tell, some felt better, 1st to 2nd still feels like a hammer on an anvil, but I really didn't get a chance to feel out 2-3 & 3-4.

    Bike is a 2019 RS with 5,300 miles
     
  17. Icarus

    Icarus Member

    Sep 11, 2017
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    Salisbury
    Nearly 2000 miles on a 19 plate and sweet as a nut...hadn’t had the recall done yet either
     
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  18. SteveRS

    SteveRS First Class Member

    Jan 12, 2019
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    British Columbia
    Not necessary, but you may as well have it done.
     
  19. Mark80

    Mark80 Member

    Nov 20, 2016
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    Masham
    No issues so far, but! I’ve only done 100 miles due to this bloody lockdown
     
  20. SteveRS

    SteveRS First Class Member

    Jan 12, 2019
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    British Columbia
    #20 SteveRS, Apr 13, 2020
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2020
    My advice is to be very careful when using the quick shifter until you know if you have a bike that is affected or not by this issue. Have your hand on the clutch ready to pull it in and be ready to knock the throttle off. It only takes a few false neutrals with it slamming into the next gear to do severe damage to your gearbox. So be very careful.
     
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