Upcoming Server Maintenance

Modern Vespa will be down for approximately 1 hour on Sunday, December 4th, starting at 9pm Pacific Standard Time



Sat, 25 Jun 2022 00:02:59 +0000

Molto Verboso
GTS (sold)
Joined: Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:45:44 +0000
Posts: 1011
Location: Motohobo, US
 
Molto Verboso
GTS (sold)
Joined: Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:45:44 +0000
Posts: 1011
Location: Motohobo, US
Sat, 25 Jun 2022 00:02:59 +0000 linkquote
Well...it bit me. I have a 2018 Street Twin, bought new end of 2019. Last month, 5 months out of the 2-year warranty, the bike started occasionally refusing to turn on. Immobilizer light would be on when it wouldn't start. Within a week of first symptom, the immobilizer just wouldn't disengage at all. Two weeks in the shop and the verdict today is the immobilizer antenna is intermittently failing. The entire ignition assembly has to be replaced: it comes as a unit & the circuit is more than just the antenna wire.
So...now I have to decide how long I want to be without my bike. A little while longer and have one key for the ignition, one key for the gas cap & seat...or keep it at one Triumph key and wait who knows how long for a complete lock set to become available in stock so the dealership can order it.

Bike's been unridable since last week of May. I get to go in tomorrow morning and make a decision. I'm... not happy right now, particularly because this waited until the warranty ended to surface.
Sat, 25 Jun 2022 00:21:18 +0000

Moderaptor
The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
Joined: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 20:16:15 +0000
Posts: 41679
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
 
Moderaptor
The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
Joined: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 20:16:15 +0000
Posts: 41679
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
Sat, 25 Jun 2022 00:21:18 +0000 linkquote
Sadly yet another example of electronic immobilisers on motorbikes causing more grief than they prevent.

Far better to have a hidden kill-switch that only you, the owner, knows how to operate.
Sat, 25 Jun 2022 02:18:36 +0000

Molto Verboso
2009 Vespa S50(LX150 motor swap), 2006 Vespa GTS250ie
Joined: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 07:06:05 +0000
Posts: 1033
Location: Toronto, Canada
 
Molto Verboso
2009 Vespa S50(LX150 motor swap), 2006 Vespa GTS250ie
Joined: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 07:06:05 +0000
Posts: 1033
Location: Toronto, Canada
Sat, 25 Jun 2022 02:18:36 +0000 linkquote
Yup. I thought about selling my Bonneville SE for a Street Twin or possibly even a Speed Twin, but stuff like this is why I keep my SE. Sorry, might be time for diagnostics. Does your Triumph still use the OBD2 thingy?
   

All Content Copyright 2005-2022 by Modern Vespa. All Rights Reserved.

Modern Vespa is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

Shop on Amazon Smile with Modern Vespa

[ Time: 0.0218s ][ Queries: 5 (0.0030s) ][ Debug on ][ 237 ][ Thing Two ]