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    Triumph Street Triple issues.

    My son has street triple, a sweeter little bike I have never ridden. Until today. He called me to come and assist at the roadside. Said he was at an intersection, stalled it, went to restart and the engine/trans is locked up. can be pushed ok in neutral. Oil and water levels both ok, was not overheating on the gauge. Loaded it into the van and got it home. It started ok and engine sounds normal, so thats good, but when put into gear it stalls, even before the clutch is released. We are going to look at the simple things first, like the side stand switch, but anyone know if striples have any known problems? TIA
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    I had an 11 until recently replaced with a new one, so I'm on the forums a lot.

    No, not common. In fact your description of the Trans locked up?!!?

    Really? Are you sure?


    Let's step by that, sidestand switch sounds likely. Clutch switches can get dicky but that would mean it didn't want to start until it saw the switch pull in. Clean with pressure from brake clean can. (Wear eye protection. Really). I bypassed the switch on my Tiger that had same issues. This is temp fix as it wants to see switch working, but unplug bullet connectors I added to loom and connect together so can get on way.

    Ahh! Can I read above symptoms as follows; bike stalls. Won't start or turn over. Can be pushed in neutral. Maybe hesitant to start again . .?
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    Thanks for the reply. Havent had a look at it yet, he is having a bad weekend to say the least - the trip yesterday (when it failed) was to look at a car. The car was duly purchased and driven home, I took the bike to his place in the van. This morning the car rolled backwards down the driveway with the drivers door open. Hit the fence post and bent the door upwards and folded the front guard ('08 Ford Explorer). He's staying away from anything with a motor right now. Might have a look at the bike tomorrow.
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    As it happened. no. Off to Pickapart this morning, got a good door, guard and some trim bits for $200. Spent the rest of the day fixing that (Fords are turds to work on - everything held together with plastic nails). So thats fixed. The bike did not miraculously fix itself being left alone so he will start with the sidestand switch tomorrow
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