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Wind screen shenanigans
« on: November 02, 2019, 05:39:11 PM »
Mainly posting as info, see if others have a similar experience.  I will try a couple things down the road.

Got hit by a deer on my way to work last November resulting in a low side slide off the road.  Screen undamaged, but mechanism bent so replaced.  Of course it was several months before riding it again (not so great on keeping the US market with ample parts inventory, are you Triumph?) and shoulder injury.  Windscreen started acting up.  I would just touch the up button and it would go ALL the way up.  Would NOT go back down without shutting the bike off, and many times would go to full up again when key turned back on.  Bumping the down button would start to move, then go up. Several cycles of the ignition key has fixed each time.  Noticed when the screen goes down it hits the left bumper noticeably before the right bumper.  Shop that did the work double checked and could locate no problem.

Recently it has been a bit chilly in the morning when I ride to work (about 25-30 F,) and when I shut it down the windscreen goes partway down and remains there.  Noticed it after work when I see the bumpers above the arms instead of on them.

I sprayed a bit of lube in the arm pivots a while back, seems to have helped.  My thought is:

1- The anti-pinch is getting a bad 'reading' due to binding or dry screw mechanism giving it a false 'pinch' message.  Plan to at some point, maybe this spring/summer, take dash apart and lube it up or

2-  The shop missed something that might be slightly bent.

I really don't want to take it back to the shop (I really like them and hate to have them rip it all apart again and maybe find nothing) because I prefer to not be without the bike as well as the reason I mentioned above.  I appreciate a TTSE friend I met through this site mentioning the threaded rod that adjusts the screen as maybe being dry so am leaning towards just dealing with it until I can take it apart and doing (1-) above.

Thoughts?  Biggest pain is I am nervous every time I go to make a minor adjustment on the screen height while riding.  I HATE the screen being up very much at all.  Thankfully, other than not going all the way down when shut off cold, it hasn't acted up for a couple months.  Of course, I have also hardly touched the adjustment button.
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Re: Wind screen shenanigans
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2019, 10:00:03 PM »
My thoughts are that if it doesn't work exactly as new, and you paid them to fix it, they should fix it, at no additional charge. It isn't magic; when you bring a bike in that is clearly having a malfunction, they don't get to shrug their shoulders and say 'we didn't find anything' and give it back to you. That's the point of going to the dealer and not the random indy shop. I'd go back and ask them nicely to f#*king fix the f#*king thing like you paid them to do once already.

That's just me though.

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Re: Wind screen shenanigans
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2019, 12:33:10 AM »
I get that and respect that. But, it wasn't a dealer. He used to be a Triumph dealer, but isn't anymore. Now he deals in used bikes and the Zero brand and I think one other.  He still works on them and like I said, they really are very good as a shop. 

Problem is it's been about 8 months. I did bring it back once for an issue after that and it did include checking the screen (I noticed it coming down less evenly than before) so that's part of my dilemma. Time. They also worked with me and some options to prevent the bike from being written off which is great because my deer incident really was mostly plastic on the bike as I had slowed down so much before it got me. Zero frame/fork/wheel issues. I still have the list of parts. Biggie's were the headlamp assembly (broke a tab, but not the light/lens) and the windscreen assembly (even though screen was still perfect) and left side plastic.
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Re: Wind screen shenanigans
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2019, 01:11:52 AM »
Ya that's a tough spot. Maybe if you just go straight at it w them they will be more accomodating than you might think. Something like "hey I really appreciate all the help you guys gave me on this thing. But, the screen hasn't been right since, and still doesn't work. What can we do to get this taken care of?"

Possible that he'd take responsibility?

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Re: Wind screen shenanigans
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2019, 06:16:29 PM »
He probably would.  But, since this is mere annoyance at this point, I will deal with it and know I will maintain a grat trusting relationship with him.
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Re: Wind screen shenanigans
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2019, 07:46:47 PM »
If one side is hitting the Bumper at the lowered position before the other
then that definitely isn't right - You could try removing the Screen,
so there is no resistance from it, then motor the screen mechanism all the way up,
then all the way back down again to see if that straightens it out, then re-attach the screen.

Do you have the After Market "DealerTool" device ?

It has a facility for resetting the upper and lower Limit Points of the Screen mechanism.

I have no idea whether that would cure your problem or not.

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Re: Wind screen shenanigans
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2019, 08:30:14 PM »
He did the reset with no change. I have dealertool, but am waiting to install it on a non Windows 10 computer because I am sick of it not connecting due to Windows 10 crap.
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Re: Wind screen shenanigans
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2019, 09:13:08 PM »
When there is a fall and the dome is the one that touches the ground, wall or similar. This exerts force on the lower pivots (single bar with two pivots) and breaks or twists them, since they are made of aluminum. It is very possible, that if they are broken or crooked. When raising and lowering the screen. they touch the aluminum sheet that protects them and puts more pressure than they should. Therefore, for time and pressure, the switchboard does not know where it is going and does not control the limits.

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