It turns out that the little black igniter box (i.e. the electronic brain) of my Triumph is dead.
So, after a couple weeks of fruitless searching for a aftermarket “upgrade” to replace the dead brain (all of which were rejected by the dealership for one reason or another), I gave them the green light to put in a new stock part — at a cost of nearly $1000! I figured this way I would at least have a warranty on the most expensive parts of the ignition system . . .
So after another couple weeks of waiting, they received and installed a new black box sourced directly from Triumph in England.
Unfortunately, the new one was part of a “bad batch” that had somehow missed being recalled and had issues immediately upon being installed. After receiving a call telling me that my bike was ready to be picked up, I got another more panicked one telling me not to come in.
So, now they are waiting for another little black brain box to come on a slow boat from England. Unfortunately, they are on “back order” and the dealership has not been given an expected arrival date, or even a ship date. the dealership offered me a series of unsatisfactory options. My current thinking is to give them a couple weeks and if the bike is not finished by then to take it back in non-running condition, refuse to pay them anything, and sell it for parts.
This is a sad state of affairs. I expected more from the Bloor’s “new” Triumph.
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