SPEED TRIPLE WARRANTY ISSUES

Discussion in 'Speed Triple' started by Col_C, Oct 11, 2016.

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  1. MrTriple

    MrTriple Senior Member
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    Who would have thought that the O-ring problem could get worse. That’s really sloppy - but glad to hear it’s being put right.

    Such a shame this kind of thing taints the ownership experience.

    I’m sure there will be plenty to smile about though - enjoy your new bike!
     
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  2. Simon P

    Simon P Well-Known Member

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    Will do, just got to 6,000 rpm and already hilarious. Tucked up in bed with the Bonnie
     
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  3. GOT

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    It is a really crappy design. After years of Japanese bikes I've been quite impressed with the build quality of my RS, but that oring on the dip stick is just wrong! Would be such an easy fix for the factory. I wonder if the rumoured new engine will have a sight glass if, or when it arrives.
     
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  4. Simon P

    Simon P Well-Known Member

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    Now that’s fixed I have a small oil leak from the sump area, checked the drain plug is secure. Only a few drops on the floor after a ride but not OK for a new bike; first service this week, hopefully it gets sorted
     
  5. MrTriple

    MrTriple Senior Member
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    Maybe just residual oil from the o-ring leak, just migrating to your floor after it gets hot?
     
  6. Simon P

    Simon P Well-Known Member

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    Don’t think so, it’s dripping off the sump plug; have given it a good wipe down a couple of times but keeps coming
    Sump plug is forward of the dipstick which is why I doubt it, if it was further back I would think maybe
     
  7. Andymarksonline

    Andymarksonline Well-Known Member

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    So my speed went into Gedges in Hastings yesterday, an hour and a half ride away but won’t take it to Lagunas which is nearer but I wouldn’t trust them with a kids toolkit let alone my pride and joy.

    Went in to have heated grips fitted and the strange whistling noise as low revs looked at. They couldn’t work out where the whistling was coming from after checking the usual suspects so they took a video with sound and sent it to the triumph tech guys.

    It’s going back in a few weeks for longer as triumph said they’d need to get a stethoscope on it to investigate further.

    Heated grips were lovely on the way home!
     
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  8. Simon P

    Simon P Well-Known Member

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    Mystery looks to be solved, I had a look when it was up on the ramp at the dealer with belly pan removed, it was just a dodgy sump plug washer. All fixed and good to go.
    Dealer had the trainee wash it with a grubby rag, now I’m trying to get white smears off the matte paint. Tried my arsenal of chemical guys matte cleaners but feels like it’s just moving around, any suggestions?
     
  9. GOT

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    WD40 first, then chemical guys cleaner.
    I use this method all the time now. Got the glue 'stain' left by those pesky fuel tank warning decals off after trying a few different options, WD40 rocks!
     
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  10. Stue007

    Stue007 Member

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    Haha, exactly what my garage should look like. Have a Speed Triple RS in black on order as a companion to my T120. Hopefully the Speedy will arrive next week...
     
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  11. Simon P

    Simon P Well-Known Member

    Dec 19, 2018
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    Good for you, they make a nice pair but takes some adjustment switching from one to the other!
     
  12. Stue007

    Stue007 Member

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    I can imagine - the Speedy will be my first racier bike... :)
     
  13. Simon P

    Simon P Well-Known Member

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    Go easy then, it’s night and day different!
     
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  14. Andymarksonline

    Andymarksonline Well-Known Member

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    I rode the new speed twin the other day. If I could afford two bikes I’d definitely have one of them it was great.
     
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  15. SteveRS

    SteveRS Noble Member

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    Wouldn’t that be nice. That dip stick in this thing is horrendous.
     
  16. Icarus

    Icarus New Member

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    Just posted this as an introduction....Dipstick oil leaks pale into comparison here!....picked the new Speedy up on 30th of March....unfortunately it's back at the dealers now with 277miles on and showing a major oil 'weep' from the LH side rear and front head gasket area....gutted!....the dealers said that they've never seen the 1050 motor leak here......bad head gasket perhaps?...any ideas?

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  17. RSReggie

    RSReggie Active Member

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    You will see on here the many minor issues on the RS but generally I think we are mostly happy with our bikes. I replied to you other message too .. Good luck !
     
  18. Yorkshireman

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    Got any pics of the offending areas? One RS owner had a leak from the right side of the head where the two small studs weren't tightened properly.
     
  19. RSReggie

    RSReggie Active Member

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    I think the head cover (cam cover) can often be mistaken for the head itself .
     
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  20. Red Thunder

    Red Thunder Elite Member
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    Developed a leak from the sump area on my 2010 Speed Triple
    Was dripping onto the exhaust on start up.
    Wiped the area as ean as I could, then took an 8mm socket to the screws and they were so loose. I was able to get a half turn on all of them just using my little finger on a 6" bar.
    Must have been like this from the factory 9 years ago
    No more oil lek
     
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