Triumph has issued a recall for all 2019 and 2020 Speed Twin models. This recall affects a little over 1,300 motorcycles.
The problem stems from a contaminated thread locking compound that has reduced adhesion. The failure of the locking compound may allow the gear shift lever linkage to become loose. The shift lever linkage may even separate from the ball joint.
This failure could result in excessive movement at the end of the shift lever and could prevent the ability to change gear increasing the risk of a crash. As a potential warning sign, riders may notice a deterioration in the quality of the feel of the gear change as the linkage loosens.
Triumph will notify owners, and dealers will secure the attachment with a different thread locking compound, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on January 27, 2020. Owners may contact Triumph Customer Service at -678-854-2010 for additional information and should cite Triumph recall SRAN 569.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 and city NHTSA Campaign Number 20V014000 or go to NHTA’s website for additional information.
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