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Defects can happen to any bike Harley recalls 66,421 bikes
« on: July 10, 2014, 04:08:14 pm »
title says it all.  Triumph is not alone in having defect problems.  In fact the problems of  HD and BMW make the Trophy look pretty good.

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/harley-davidson-recalling-66421-motorcycles-24489474
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Re: Defects can happen to any bike Harley recalls 66,421 bikes
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2014, 05:09:31 pm »
The interesting thing there is that it implies the recall has just happened but was known about since FALL 2013 (I suppose Autumn  :038: )  That to me seems like a long time for something that HAS caused accidents.  I think there was some criticism of Triumph taking what seemed to me to be a very short time saying they were looking into it before not only accepting it but also rectifying (on a noisy head).  I don't think it should happen especially with the miles they say they put on them but bikes are complicated and things will show up as different people use them in different circumstances. 

As said before it is how they react that matters.

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Re: Defects can happen to any bike Harley recalls 66,421 bikes
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2014, 05:24:06 pm »
Yes, well said and  my point exactly.  Design and manufacturing perfection is difficult to achieve and the exception rather than the rule.  Triumph has reacted well to any shortcomings.
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Re: Defects can happen to any bike Harley recalls 66,421 bikes
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2014, 05:46:08 pm »
Yes, well said and  my point exactly.  Design and manufacturing perfection is difficult to achieve and the exception rather than the rule.  Triumph has reacted well to any shortcomings.

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