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Reliability
« on: February 27, 2014, 03:12:49 pm »
Interesting article on a survey carried out in the US.

Note the BMWs were the worst and some interesting results as to failures of electrical systems.

http://rideapart.com/2014/02/most-reliable-motorcycles/
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Re: Reliability
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2014, 06:34:36 pm »
Interesting reading....

I should imagine the comment that owners of touring bikes report more problems is down to the fact that touring bikes tend to have more systems to go wrong with all the extras like cruise control and audio systems
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Re: Reliability
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2014, 10:03:22 am »
*Originally Posted by cropbiker [+]
Interesting reading....

I should imagine the comment that owners of touring bikes report more problems is down to the fact that touring bikes tend to have more systems to go wrong with all the extras like cruise control and audio systems

Possibly the longer journeys they do too.
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Re: Reliability
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2014, 11:28:45 am »
*Originally Posted by Berber [+]
Possibly the longer journeys they do too.

That's exactly what I think: maybe they just ride more!
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Re: Reliability
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2014, 05:15:54 pm »
*Originally Posted by cropbiker [+]
Interesting reading....

I should imagine the comment that owners of touring bikes report more problems is down to the fact that touring bikes tend to have more systems to go wrong with all the extras like cruise control and audio systems
Yes, same with warranties. They can give a much longer warranty to a bike that has no bells and whistles to break. Our TTSE's have a lot of things that can break, but that's why I bought it. I don't like stripped down cycles like the newer Yamaha Venture RSV (has no centerstand, no tachometer, not much of anything) but comes with a long warranty and few problems as there is not that much that can  break.

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Re: Reliability
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2014, 05:34:52 pm »
*Originally Posted by Berber [+]
Interesting article on a survey carried out in the US.

Note the BMWs were the worst and some interesting results as to failures of electrical systems.
The Sunday morning group I have breakfast and a ride with here in Reno, of about a dozen, most have BMW's. Every one of them have had problems with their bikes. But then I watch one of the guys reverse in uphill with his electric reverse and then, as he is sitting on the bike, his electric centerstand lifts him and the bike up on a press of a button, I can see why the customer satisfaction is very high. That was a 2005 K1200LT. I don't know why BMW stopped putting this stuff in their newer bikes.

Again, more stuff to break, but stuff many of us wish we had, at least at times.

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Re: Reliability
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2014, 08:24:54 pm »
*Originally Posted by DonTom [+]
Yes, same with warranties. They can give a much longer warranty to a bike that has no bells and whistles to break. Our TTSE's have a lot of things that can break, but that's why I bought it. I don't like stripped down cycles like the newer Yamaha Venture RSV (has no centerstand, no tachometer, not much of anything) but comes with a long warranty and few problems as there is not that much that can  break.

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Given that the center stand was a design flaw from the very beginning, the only mechanical to present a problem is the heads.  Everything else has been electrics.  Electrical problems generally manifest themselves relatively early.  Triumph offer an unlimited two year warranty.  Sure I'd like more but 2 years unlimited is pretty darn reasonable.  Most cars have 3 year but do have a mileage limit. 
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Re: Reliability
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2014, 04:56:21 pm »
2+2 garanty year

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