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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-05-2003, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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Triumph reliability!!

We have all seen new guys post up saying they are looking at Triumphs but have heard things about reliability problems, etc. And they are wondering if its true. I have always contended that my Triumph has been no less reliable than the many Jap bikes I have owned in the past. Then we see some owners with major dealer problems as well.

I was looking through the Honda boards (since I am a new Honda product owner ) and I came across this thread.
It just goes to show that EVERYONE has their problems with bikes AND dealers doesnt matter if its Triumph or the allmighty Hondakawayamazuki-san..

Would-be Triumph owners, buy with the same confidence as you would with any other brand....cept maybe Ducati.

My horrific nightmare with Honda and my CBR954RR

I gotta plan..Wanna know what the plan is? The plan is...SHUT UP!!

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Right on Daytomann!

It's all perception, misconception and personal opinions. Most people seem to think that NOTHING is as good as a Honda. I have read more horror stories about Honda problems than I care to remember. What's worse is that I RARELY hear anything positive about Honda's customer service.
All motorcycle manufacturers have their problems. But it seems to me that no one brand is any better or worse than the rest.

If anybody wants to dispute that and tell me that Triumph is worse than Honda or Yamaha is better than Kawasaki or whatever the claims may be, then they'd better prove it with hard data compiled by the an independent industry analyst. JD Power does not supply data on motorcycles like they do for cars, trucks, etc. I'd like to see reports on problems per 100 or 1000 motorcycles when new, at three months in service etc. as well as warranty claims data and many other types of information. This type of information is readily available for automobiles but I have yet to see anything like it for motorcycles.
Until then, it's ALL BS.

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Yeah I read something the other day about a Gixxer 1000 blowing the motor.......but our Triumph's and Duc's are the only unreliable bikes

Spread the word.....don't buy a Honda they are unreliable!!!!
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Damn, I just bought a Honda. I hope it doesnt explode on me.

I gotta plan..Wanna know what the plan is? The plan is...SHUT UP!!

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but the trade-off is that when a honda breaks, it then gains character.

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I can already hear the Honda faithful readying their response, it goes alittle something like this, "Well, well, that's just one occurance. Obviously it's not a trend. Besides everyone knows Triumphs leak oil, have terrible electricals, and, and, and, I heard a buddy of mine talking about a guy he heard about had lots of problems with his Triumph. So, so there."

I have lots of anecdotal evidence of various failures for just about every motorcycle manufactuer out there. No on is immune to human error, they all do it eventually.

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Damn, I just bought a Honda. I hope it doesnt explode on me.
I'll bite, what did you buy?

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JD Power does not supply data on motorcycles like they do for cars, trucks, etc.
JD Power sent me a survey (and $1, yay!) just this past week on my '04 Speed Triple. Is this something new?
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