Poor quality Triumph
Mt 2007 R3 has shifter problems. I noticed when I rode it the first few days that it would find false neutrals - oh oh. 10 days of riding and 640 miles on the bike and the shifting has continued to go downhill.
Currently the bike is in the shop for the first service and I told them about the shifting problems. The problem was that it did not "pop" into first gear from neutral and then once I had upshifted during normal riding, it would not downshift. Upon downshifting all I got was a "dead" pedal. The gears would not engage. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
Well, the guys at the shop did the first service, fluids, checks, etc. and installed my Summer screen. On the test ride they discovered it would get stuck in gear - dead pedal syndrome. Brain surgeons I tell ya. Wish they would have attacked the shifting problem straight away and not waited until the end.
They tried to adjust the shifting mechanism itself to "tighten" things up. Same problem. They then opened the bike up and installed a new clutch spring. Same problem. They opened her up again and saw that the shifting rod was bent. Say what?!?!?
This is a new bike and I take it easy during break in periods. No wheelied or burnouts, just very average normal riding in this early period.
Long story short my bike is going to be in the shop for another 10 business days while warranty part orders are made.
I was planning to ride it from Orange County California to Lake Tahoe this morning. Triumph's build quality is not allowing that to happen.
This is the first British bike I have owned. I have owned Yamaha R1's, FJR1300's, Honda 919's, Suzuki GSXR1000 and Hayabusa's. All of these bike have run like swiss watches and I rode all of those bikes HARD.
Any Triumph faithful have some words of encouragement? I need some convincing that Triumph makes a good bike!
Anyone else have shifting issues?!?!?!?