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Old 12-11-2014, 09:47 AM   #1
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2010 Triumph Bonneville question

I have a good friend who owns a 2010 Bonneville. It has only about 10,000 miles. He loves it.

Lately, it has started making a loud high-pitched squeal at about 70, not long after getting on the highway. It seems to be coming from the front end.

His first thought was the brake pads. Checked those, seemed like the caliper piston might be sticking, so he freed it up and it's now working well. He also changed the pads as well, just in case.

The squeal is still there. Now he's thinking it may be coming from either the speedo or it's drive, or the rev counter/drive.

The bike is just out of warranty, of course.

Has anyone had this problem?
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Old 12-11-2014, 10:12 AM   #2
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I have a good friend who owns a 2010 Bonneville. It has only about 10,000 miles. He loves it.

Lately, it has started making a loud high-pitched squeal at about 70, not long after getting on the highway. It seems to be coming from the front end.

His first thought was the brake pads. Checked those, seemed like the caliper piston might be sticking, so he freed it up and it's now working well. He also changed the pads as well, just in case.

The squeal is still there. Now he's thinking it may be coming from either the speedo or it's drive, or the rev counter/drive.

The bike is just out of warranty, of course.

Has anyone had this problem?
Tell us HOW he "freed up the caliper". Is this bike (ever been) stored outdoors?
Has the brake fluid been flushed regularly? I'd revisit the brake...
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Old 12-11-2014, 09:01 PM   #3
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Maybe go talk to the dealer and see if they have any experience with this.
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Old 12-11-2014, 09:43 PM   #4
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I have an '08 Bonnie and every couple of years I disconnect both ends of the speedo cable and lube it with some very thin moly (or maybe graphite) grease.
Reassemble it and the noise disappears. Just be careful putting the lower end back together. Rotate the other end of the cable with your thumb and forefinger to get the proper alignment of the cable and drive.
If the speedo end doesn't slip right in, don't force it- just roll the bike back and forth a few inches and it too will align.
The noise usually manifests itself when the bike is cold and hasn't been ridden very far. Sometimes it will go away as it warms up and others it will get bad and howl like a banshee.
Good luck! Let us know if this fixes it for you.
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Old 12-12-2014, 09:44 AM   #5
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I believe the rev counter is electronic, no? If I'm right, it is likely not the source of the squealing.
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:58 PM   #6
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I believe you're right with respect to the tachometer (rev counter), but last I knew, the 2010 Bonnie still had a speedo cable driven by the front wheel.
Any owners of a 2010 who could confirm or deny this?
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Old 12-13-2014, 06:35 AM   #7
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I believe you're right with respect to the tachometer (rev counter), but last I knew, the 2010 Bonnie still had a speedo cable driven by the front wheel.
Any owners of a 2010 who could confirm or deny this?
It depends. My 2010 T-100 (build date 2-10) has the new style electronic speedo, but the 2010 base model mag wheel bike (build date unknown) I test rode had the mechanical speedo with the cable. I'm not sure if they changed over on all the bikes mid-year, or if they only used the electronic speedo on the higher trim levels that year.

Does your friend's bike have the LCD odometer or the mechanical one?
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Old 12-14-2014, 01:27 PM   #8
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My 2010 mag wheel Bonnie does not have the electronic speedo/odo set up.
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Old 12-14-2014, 01:50 PM   #9
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'brakes or clocks, my money would be on the clock cables, that's a lot of spinning if its never been lubed. Both are standard check list items in a multi-point inspection which it should have had one or two of by now. They also tend to be the gnats-ass type items that get overlooked when people are doing their own service. They did transition to electronic clocks about then but most '10's still were mechanical I believe, at least mine is.
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Old 12-14-2014, 08:21 PM   #10
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my 2010 thruxton is mechanical -lube the cable and the squeal will go away.
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Old 12-15-2014, 08:00 AM   #11
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Correct. same on my 2007 America. A bit of lube down by the front wheel needed and it's all good.
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