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    engine light on
    on: Jun 09, 2018, 08.55 pm
    Jun 09, 2018, 08.55 pm
    So was out today first the cruze control would not work this has happend before,then the engine light came on so on the way home went to the local dealer jack lilley romford they very kindly read it in for me and the fault was brake switch low resistance although the brake light are working.the faults were cleared and did not come back on on the way home.will claean the brake light switch and cruze control with contact cleaner i am off to wales in two weeks then going to corsica in september so dont want it happening then so thinking about getting myself a dealer tool.
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    assumption  is the mother of all f~~~ups

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    Reply #1 on: Jun 10, 2018, 09.18 am
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    With regards to any handlebar switches or say throttle sensor problems, I wonder if frequently washing the bike without placing plastic bags over both ends may have anything to do with that? The owners hand book does state that this should be done before washing the bike.


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    Re: engine light on
    Reply #2 on: Jun 10, 2018, 03.40 pm
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    *Originally Posted by earthman [+]
    With regards to any handlebar switches or say throttle sensor problems, I wonder if frequently washing the bike without placing plastic bags over both ends may have anything to do with that? The owners hand book does state that this should be done before washing the bike.

    My handbook also says do NOT ride in rain if it is more than a light sprinkle. :745:  unless you have baggies available!

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    Reply #3 on: Jun 10, 2018, 07.39 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Xsv [+]
    My handbook also says do NOT ride in rain if it is more than a light sprinkle. :745:  unless you have baggies available!

    I think that there is a difference between riding in even heavy rain to using a soaked sponge or pressure washer for example.

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    Reply #4 on: Jun 10, 2018, 10.35 pm
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    *Originally Posted by earthman [+]
    I think that there is a difference between riding in even heavy rain to using a soaked sponge or pressure washer for example.

    And I think there is a difference between a sponge and a pressure washer.  Sometimes we act as if though this motorcycle is a delicate child. Yes if you are blasting your controls with a pressure washer… That could be problematic

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    Reply #5 on: Jun 11, 2018, 07.46 am
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    *Originally Posted by Xsv [+]
    And I think there is a difference between a sponge and a pressure washer.  Sometimes we act as if though this motorcycle is a delicate child. Yes if you are blasting your controls with a pressure washer… That could be problematic
    I still think that you are asking for trouble with a soaked sponge though,....think about it, you are flooding all those switches/sensors far more than riding in heavy rain.

    If these items are not a 'bit sensitive' to water why does Triumph state the use of plastic bags then?

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    Reply #6 on: Jun 11, 2018, 09.47 am
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    *Originally Posted by earthman [+]
    I still think that you are asking for trouble with a soaked sponge though,....think about it, you are flooding all those switches/sensors far more than riding in heavy rain.

    If these items are not a 'bit sensitive' to water why does Triumph state the use of plastic bags then?

    That’s a good question of which I can not answer.  However, I will ask.....why doesn’t every other manufacturer recommend that?  Seems to me my other bike, BMW GS LC has every bit the same amount of electronics on the handlebars, but yet no recommendation for plastic bags?  Why? Why? Why? :821:

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    Reply #7 on: Jun 13, 2018, 12.33 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Xsv [+]
    ...why doesn’t every other manufacturer recommend that?  Seems to me my other bike, BMW GS LC has every bit the same amount of electronics on the handlebars, but yet no recommendation for plastic bags? 

    Maybe a legal liability issue? If the controls DO fail they can say "we told you!".

    I rode my bike this past weekend for two hours in a HARD rain. Washed the bike yesterday, everything seems to be working as it should.....

    I don't understand people's need to use a pressure washer on any motorcycle. A gentle stream, soap and some elbow grease is all that's needed!

    Steve