Author [ES] [PL] [PT] [IT] [DE] [FR] [NL] [DK] [SE] [FI] [NO] Topic: Sticking Indicator Switch  (Read 5224 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Gordon3xBBB

  • Ex Member
  • *
  • Posts: 492
    • View Profile
  • Bike: 2012 Trophy SE
  • City / Town: Stroud
  • Country: UK
Sticking Indicator Switch
« on: February 18, 2015, 08:34:31 pm »
I took great pleasure in giving my newly acquired '12 TTSE (aka Ayesha) a blatt up the Old Fosse Way today, just to put some miles (212) on her and also to see friends who just happen to live close by Hinckley....the Land of her birth.

She performed brilliantly as I have come to expect except for one minor "niggle"..

The (Left/Right) Indicator Switch kept sticking either left or right and would not return to the centre position for me to cancel manually.

Once back at base I took the LH Switch cluster apart to find the indicator switch (metal) fork was as dry as a witches t*t to put it mildly and that very fine dust which gets everywhere was much in evidence. (The roads were dry but had been recently "Salted" so the bike is now covered in Salt Dust - to be cleaned off tomorrow)

Flushed the indicator switch fork through with some contact cleaner and then dabbed on some globs of (?) switch grease to the witness areas - not got any "proper" stuff so used what I had to hand..

Works as it should now.. I'll see how long that lasts

My (Used) bike is still within the Dealer 3 Month Warranty period so I may just be picky and mention it, next time I call in
1992 Trophy 900 MkI (aka My Lady Tracey)
1997 Trophy 900 MkII (aka My Lady Sharon)
2012 Trophy SE MkIII (aka Sophie)

Offline silverstripes

  • Trophy Master
  • ****
  • Posts: 1071
    • View Profile
  • Bike: Trophy
  • City / Town: Chudleigh, Devon, UK
  • Country: UK
Re: Sticking Indicator Switch
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2015, 08:45:11 pm »
Result  :047:

Thanks for sharing
It wasn't me !!

Offline neojynx

  • Ex Member
  • *
  • Posts: 386
  • Garry, Fareham
    • View Profile
  • Bike: Triumph Trophy SE
  • City / Town: Fareham
  • Country: UK
Re: Sticking Indicator Switch
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2015, 09:52:08 pm »
last time i opened the light cluster, there was dead spider in there, go figure!
Honda Deauville
Honda Pan European ST1100
Triumph Sprint GT
Triumph Trophy - The blue one

Offline atrophy

  • Trophy Master
  • ****
  • Posts: 512
    • View Profile
  • Bike: 13 Trophy SE silver
  • City / Town: SW Ohio
  • Country: USA
Re: Sticking Indicator Switch
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2015, 10:41:44 pm »
Mine has been sticking to the left side but only when the weather is cold.  I just chalked it up to the Trophy cold weather antics. I'll try some contact cleaner and lubricant.
Thanks!
2016 Tiger 800XR  Black
2013 Trophy Lunar Silver

Exclusively using recycled electrons since 2004
IBA 24605

Offline Bobbya

  • Trophy Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 164
    • View Profile
  • Bike: Trophy se
  • Country: UK
Re: Sticking Indicator Switch
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2016, 03:11:11 pm »
*Originally Posted by atrophy [+]
Mine has been sticking to the left side but only when the weather is cold.  I just chalked it up to the Trophy cold weather antics. I'll try some contact cleaner and lubricant.
Thanks!
mine is doing exactly that,anyone got a quick fix??
« Last Edit: December 18, 2016, 03:14:15 pm by Bobbya »
I am innocent☺!!

Online trophied

  • Trophy God
  • *****
  • Posts: 4602
    • View Profile
  • Bike: 2013 Trophy SE
  • City / Town: New Braunfels, Tx
  • Country: USA
Re: Sticking Indicator Switch
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2016, 06:28:44 pm »
Mine never got to that point since it never sees salt on the roads here in Texas, but when I installed the heated grips I did take the opportunity to lube the moving parts and it still works as intended.  It's not really a big deal to get to it and clean and lube it.  Good cold rainy day work.
One of the Founding Members of the Twisted Trophies

Offline Coconut

  • Trophy God
  • *****
  • Posts: 9589
    • View Profile
  • Bike: 2017 Trophy SE
  • City / Town: South Birmingham
  • Country: UK
Re: Sticking Indicator Switch
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2016, 07:41:40 pm »
... there was dead spider in there ...
... order a new one from the World Wide "Web"  :745:


« Last Edit: November 15, 2020, 08:15:48 pm by Coconut »

Offline Ebenezer

  • Trophy Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 303
    • View Profile
  • Bike: '14 TT Lunar Silver
  • City / Town: Apeldoorn
  • Country: Netherlands
Re: Sticking Indicator Switch
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2016, 08:02:52 pm »
I experienced the working of the switch gets bad after washing the bike without covering it and/or under winterly temperatures. A treatment with some lubricant solved the problem. I 'll stop being stubborn and cover all of the switches while cleaning the bike as advised by Triumph from now on.

Henk