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Transmission failure
« on: May 02, 2015, 05:11:00 pm »
This morning I was about to take my 2013 Trophy (with nearly 75K miles) into the dealer for the audio firmware upgrade. It was in neutral as I took it off the center stand and started to wheel it out of the garage. Suddenly it was in 1st gear and would not shift back into neutral. Thinking it was temporarily "stuck" in 1st, I started and rode the bike in the alley to see if it would again shift properly. Alas, no :023: The transmission is stuck in 1st and the bike will have to be hauled to the dealership for repair.

Thankfully this problem didn't occur this past weekend when I was 700 miles from home. Also thankfully, since January I have a second bike, a new 2015 BMW R1200GSA, which I will take on a lengthy tour this summer starting in 20 days instead of the Trophy. As that's probably too soon for my Trophy to be repaired, it will have to wait for my return in a few months. Thankfully I purchased a two-year extended warranty before my factory warranty expired this past January.

I'm curious whether anyone else has experienced a similar transmission failure and, if so, how long it took for the repair. Presumably the various potential causes in my case may be different from what others may have had.

     Don

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Re: Transmission failure
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2015, 05:14:45 pm »
Sorry your Trophy has let you down... even at such a mileage it shouldn't happen.... as you say, on the bright side you have the extended warranty and also a second ride to keep you mobile!

Hope it is sorted soon and let us know what the eventual diagnosis and solution is.
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Re: Transmission failure
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2015, 08:42:20 pm »
Well that's one of the worse problems to have the transmission  :005: hopefully it's an easy fix and not to serious keep us posted
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Re: Transmission failure
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2015, 09:22:34 pm »
Today I spoke with the service manager at my dealership. He told me that someone at Triumph told him that the problem could be quite easy and quick or quite difficult and time-consuming to repair, depending on the cause. I won't know anything further until later after I return from my tour and can take the bike into the shop.

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Re: Transmission failure
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2015, 09:38:52 pm »
Let's hope it's quick and easy!
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Re: Transmission failure
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2015, 11:32:31 pm »
Not good. Glad you had the foresight to get the extended 2 year warranty, transmission can be expensive.
I'm planning on doing the same thing, mine runs out in July.

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Re: Transmission failure
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2015, 02:37:33 am »
probably just part of the shift mechanism inside the housing. There are a few small bits that will cause this - and it's easy to fix. Hopefully that's all it is

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Re: Transmission failure
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2015, 03:34:00 am »
*Originally Posted by donmoe [+]
...the problem could be quite easy and quick or quite difficult and time-consuming to repair, depending on the cause.

     Don
Can't count the number of times Ive been told that. I believe these are the only two types of problems :008:
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