Unhappy ST Owner

Columbia, SC

#1 Feb 6, 2009
I bought a brand new Sprint 3 weeks ago from Triumph of Fort Myers, FL. I had to take the bike to the dealership this past tuesday because the tank was emploding (crushing in), bike is smoking, has terrible vibration from 90 mph+, exhaust rattles, mirrors are loose so they vibrate so badly that you cannot see traffic behind you, gear box has very loud "clunky" shifts as well as a lot of "missed shifts". Seems to go between gears on upshift. Headlights have not been adjusted to a safe riding position. I tried to return this bike to the dealership because I am VERY unhappy with it to be told sorry, its your bike. Will follow up with the story as it unfolds. Not only would I never buy another Triumph, I would NEVER buy anything from BMW/Triumph of Fort Myers, FL ever again.
ACC1050

Malvern East, Australia

#2 Feb 15, 2009
WoW that is a total dissregard to consumer rights.
Contact Triumph Hinkley UK directly regarding the issues with your bike and briefly explain that the dealer has expressed that they believe that the issue is now your problem?(Express how dissapointed you are with the bike that it is in it's current state, all you expect is to have what you thought you were paying for, a quality bike.)
Also I suggest a lot of people are willing to assist with all types of issues here. http://www.triumphrat.net
I have an 07 Sprint and have no major issues with it. Granted I have a few small ones that will be rectified in the next service.
Stephen

Columbus, OH

#3 Mar 16, 2009
I have a serious miss between 3000 and 4000 RPM. It just started after the winter storage. Any ideas?
Captain Slack

London, UK

#4 Aug 5, 2009
Stephen wrote:
I have a serious miss between 3000 and 4000 RPM. It just started after the winter storage. Any ideas?
Ride it all year?
Charlimoto

Brentwood, TN

#5 Dec 14, 2009
I have an 06 Triumph Sprint ST I love the bike , love the motor but when the air temp gets near freezing the bike will not idle, it just dies. You have too keep it running with the throttle This makes it unrideable. Does anyone else have this problem? I need a cure, I love the bike! This is driving me crazy!
plodder

Australia

#6 Dec 22, 2009
I also own an 08 Sprint. Only real issues I've had are the fuel sender jamming on filling (keeps reading empty) and missing gears between 4th and 5th when accelerating hard.
Franklin

Roslindale, MA

#7 Jan 20, 2010
I am presently shopping for a new ride, after parting with my 95' Tiger. Short list is the VFR and Sprint ST. Any opinions from concurrent Sprint owners?
Franklin

Roslindale, MA

#8 Jan 20, 2010
I am presently shopping for a new ride, after parting with my 95' Tiger. Short list is the VFR and Sprint ST. Any opinions from current Sprint owners?
Cheef Keef

Australia

#9 Feb 17, 2010
I have an 08 sprint which I purchased new in July 09. Initially I also experienced false neutrals when shifting from 4th to 5th and 5th to 6th. These were quite unnerving due to the loud clunking sound that accompanied the shift into nothing - although they dont seem to have led to any further complications. I raised the issue with my dealer and was re-assured that this is actually a common occurance with the Sprint gearboxes for the first few thousand km of their life. I was told that the gearbox would improve by about 6000km and would be better again by 10000km. Happily this is what has occured with my bike and it is now a very enjoyable machine to ride.
The fuel sender always takes a couple of km after refueling to indicate that the tank is full.
Despite reading otherwise in reviews, I CAN fit my helmet in the topbox, although it has to be laid in on an angle (so I lined the topbox with felt).
I use my bike both as a weekday commuter and weekend tourer, and it accomplishes both missions admirably.
Craig

Candler, NC

#10 Apr 7, 2010
Charlimoto wrote:
I have an 06 Triumph Sprint ST I love the bike , love the motor but when the air temp gets near freezing the bike will not idle, it just dies. You have too keep it running with the throttle This makes it unrideable. Does anyone else have this problem? I need a cure, I love the bike! This is driving me crazy!
I to have a 2006 sprint and have not experienced that issue at all, I have a totally different problem, the voltage regulator overheats and kills the bike. Happened tonight for the third time in 10 months. I'd be thankful for cooler weather to keep things from melting.
ivor

Wolverhampton, UK

#11 Jul 2, 2010
i have a 2008 sprint - when it get very hot (usually stuck in traffic jams) the bike stops - and will not start - battery down to 11.5v is there any one else in the triumph world have this problem?
cheefkeef

Wembley, Australia

#12 Jul 16, 2010
Craig wrote:
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I to have a 2006 sprint and have not experienced that issue at all, I have a totally different problem, the voltage regulator overheats and kills the bike. Happened tonight for the third time in 10 months. I'd be thankful for cooler weather to keep things from melting.
My 08 sprint has the regulator attached to the radiator overflow tank under the LHS cockpit panel (opposite side to the glovebox). I have read on another forum that the regulator was moved there as a design change from the previous position attached to the frame under the RHS fairing.
If this is true then the reason may have been to find a cooler place for it. Maybe you can buy the brackets and wiring from Triumph to move yours??
Paul g

Australia

#13 Mar 30, 2012
I bought a brand new gt sprint back in December 11 and have had nothing but gearbox issues.
In some cases it won't shift up or down.
Missed gears you name it I've had it.
The dealer told me the same thing about the klms.
He said that's it's common and after about 10000 klms it should settle. The problem is I've got 11000 k's now and while it has improved a little it still gets stuck in gear which can turn into a dangerous ride especially if your going hot into a corner and need to shift down.
Also my left boot is wearing out from trying to change the gear.
I had and 07 sprint and never had any dramas with it but this gt. if they think its normal then they can have it back and I'll get something else.
Funny thing is. My mate bought one as well at the same time. Same model same year and has no issues at all.
So I say if it is normal as the dealers says why was the demo so smooth and why does my mates bike not have the same issue.?
I've had more than 10 triumphs and never had any issues with any of them until now.
I'm going to take it in and if they say " everything is ok" I'm going to trade it in on a speedmaster or storm and be done with it.
Devo123

New Zealand

#14 Nov 19, 2012
Paul g wrote:
I bought a brand new gt sprint back in December 11 and have had nothing but gearbox issues.
In some cases it won't shift up or down.
Missed gears you name it I've had it.
The dealer told me the same thing about the klms.
He said that's it's common and after about 10000 klms it should settle. The problem is I've got 11000 k's now and while it has improved a little it still gets stuck in gear which can turn into a dangerous ride especially if your going hot into a corner and need to shift down.
Also my left boot is wearing out from trying to change the gear.
I had and 07 sprint and never had any dramas with it but this gt. if they think its normal then they can have it back and I'll get something else.
Funny thing is. My mate bought one as well at the same time. Same model same year and has no issues at all.
So I say if it is normal as the dealers says why was the demo so smooth and why does my mates bike not have the same issue.?
I've had more than 10 triumphs and never had any issues with any of them until now.
I'm going to take it in and if they say " everything is ok" I'm going to trade it in on a speedmaster or storm and be done with it.
Brought a 2012 GT in October and have gearchange problems, main issue is between 4 and 5 with it sometimes jumping out or goes in and when the clutch is released there is a real bang like it has jumped again, this shudders throught the whole bike. Have ridden a Tiger and that was a lovely box so don't think its my changing.
Dealer thinks it is like any other Triumph box so hope that as it wears in it gets better as have only done 2500k on it.

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