Steering Lock Cap.

Scramboy

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Two weeks old and the last time I flipped up the steering lock cap, it refused to stay down after locking the bike.
The tiny hook came away and now I have a cap in the air to allow the rain get into the steering lock!
What's more amusing is that this part is complete with the locking mechanism at £148 plus syncing at Triumph.
Cannot understand the reason this cap should have been sprung down instead of sprung up.
Flipping bike's only 2 weeks old!
While I rant on, why does this bike have keyless ignition?
Honestly do not see any advantage to this, just a gimmick. I feel it spoils a great bike.
 

unclescratch

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2005 Triumph America
Two weeks old and the last time I flipped up the steering lock cap, it refused to stay down after locking the bike.
The tiny hook came away and now I have a cap in the air to allow the rain get into the steering lock!
What's more amusing is that this part is complete with the locking mechanism at £148 plus syncing at Triumph.
Cannot understand the reason this cap should have been sprung down instead of sprung up.
Flipping bike's only 2 weeks old!
While I rant on, why does this bike have keyless ignition?
Honestly do not see any advantage to this, just a gimmick. I feel it spoils a great bike.
Your rant about keyless ignition reminds of so many things that I (as a 70+ year old), just don't need and find annoying at my advanced age.
 

Scramboy

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You are so right, but changing times is good if its called progress and not to be outsmarting the competition with useless gadgets, why stoop to their level!
 

RockyDS

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Two weeks old and the last time I flipped up the steering lock cap, it refused to stay down after locking the bike.
The tiny hook came away and now I have a cap in the air to allow the rain get into the steering lock!
What's more amusing is that this part is complete with the locking mechanism at £148 plus syncing at Triumph.
Cannot understand the reason this cap should have been sprung down instead of sprung up.
Flipping bike's only 2 weeks old!
While I rant on, why does this bike have keyless ignition?
Honestly do not see any advantage to this, just a gimmick. I feel it spoils a great bike.

I agree. If I could swap it out for a regular ignition I would. It might be technically a keyless ignition but you need a key for the seat lock, fuel cap lock, and steering lock. You also need a back-up key in case the key fob craps out. Technology for the sake of it.
 
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