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Turn signal switch
« on: July 29, 2015, 02:52:57 pm »
Please help;
I don't know if anyone else is or has had this issue, but my turn signal switch is extremely hard to move to either direction. It seems harder to move to the left than the right, but either way it is difficult. It feels like it binds and grinds during the short movement to either direction!
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Re: Turn signal switch
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2015, 03:09:12 pm »
Good morning, sounds like exactly how you described.. Binding.  The few I've ridden, the switch has moved freely.  I'd bet you could get a replacement under warranty.

I would definitely stop forcing it, though. 

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Re: Turn signal switch
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2015, 06:47:27 am »
On the first long ride on my '12 TTSE after I bought her earlier this year, the Turn Switch became difficult to use and pretty unreliable...
So when I got to my destination and was having a cup of tea I took the Switch Cluster apart (i.e. I undid the two long screws and separated the Cluster from the 'Bar) and found the small countersunk philips screw that was holding the Button to the Actuation lever had come undone.
Did it back up and all was well for the Return Journey...
Once back at base I revisited the said screw and secured it properly with a tiny dot of Loctite..
Been absolutely fine ever since..

I did mention it when I next visited the Dealer and they duly apologised.... but they were glad to hear that I hadn't considered submitting a Warranty Claim or anything like that, for such a simple fault that I was perfectly capable of fixing myself...
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Re: Turn signal switch
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2015, 07:27:57 am »
I squirt a little WD40 into my handlebar switches, only effect so far is WD40 dripping out onto my paint.

I think I'm doing a good thing but often wonder :187:?

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Re: Turn signal switch
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2015, 04:01:11 pm »
Thanks for the replies, thats great help! I will take it apart this weekend and see if the screws are interfering with the switch.  :062:
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Re: Turn signal switch
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2015, 11:26:36 pm »
*Originally Posted by Gordon3xBBB [+]
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I did mention it when I next visited the Dealer and they duly apologised.... but they were glad to hear that I hadn't considered submitting a Warranty Claim or anything like that, for such a simple fault that I was perfectly capable of fixing myself...

I am confused by this comment.  Isn't the warranty there to fix any manufacturing defect? 
I understand fixing it yourself. I just don't understand the dealer being happy you fixed it yourself.  That is an hour of labor they didn't make.
one of my bikes had an issue with the ignition wire rubbing and shorting under the tank.  Blew the main fuse.  Left me stranded on a trip.  Shop fixed it, manufacturer reimbursed me, then I warned all the forum members so they could protect it from happening to them.  The reality is it should have been a recall, but because so many protected it, there weren't enough failures to initiate one.  The poor people who don't go on forums have to deal with the issue when it leaves them on the side of the road.
so, if you let them fix the switch, and Triumph gets enough reports, they will change the design or assembly  process.

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Re: Turn signal switch
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2015, 08:27:40 am »
Totally agree "twowheeladdict"...

Had my TTSE been a New Bike I would certainly have followed the Report and Warranty Claim path, but my Sophie was a 2 1/2 year old Used example (at the time) and had been Owned for the First Year of her life by Triumph themselves for use on Demonstration Stands at Exhibitions and Shows etc before being sold to the Previous Owner.

No doubt more than several dozens of different thumbs had been playing with that particular switch before I had the minor problem with it.... but I did report it and it was noted.

Rest assured, I have taken full advantage of the Warranty offered by Triumph (extended for one year by Triumph, because of their initial period of Ownership) and had the Rear Bevel Housing and Rear Wheel replaced for bubbled powder coating....and a set of Front Discs and Pads for the Warping Issue
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Re: Turn signal switch
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2015, 09:25:52 pm »
So upon removing the 2 screws and inspecting the switch, I discovered that there was no lithium grease to allow smooth movement of the switch blade thru the phenolic block. I was basically trying to move the switch blade thru the phenolic slot, which was causing the metal to grind like sandpaper between the block. Now it is smooth as butter and no binding or grinding! I realize that a triumph technician may have been able to do this as well, and update their service data center, however, I have always been a do it yourself kind a guy. Please understand that with a major electrical issue or an error code that could lead to a larger problem, I definitely would take it to a certified Triumph service center for proper maintenance, but this was not one of those times. I do however want to say thanks for all the information, thanks, sincerely, Jetman!
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