Rocket recall

Last month I had a letter off Triumph telling me that I needed to get a new mapping loaded onto my Rocket because of a potential issue with the bike stalling as the engine returns to idle. It’s not a problem I’ve seen since I first bought the bike. That may have had something to do with the TuneBoy tune that I’d blown over the top.. anyway I digress..

So the bike’s now popping and farting like it used to before the TuneBoy tune was applyed. At some point over the next couple of weeks I’ll put my old map back on which will mean that this whole exercise was just to get a tick in a box. Why did I go to the trouble? The recall is being monitored by the government’s Vehicle Operator Service Agency so I didn’t want a black mark against the bike to effect re-sale value in the future.

One good think that’s come out of all of this is that I’ve found a new Triumph dealer. I’ve not been overly impressed with the service that I get at Haslemere Motorcycles where I bought the bike from. They’ve let me down once or twice and haven’t once left me feeling completely satisfied so I’ve been sounding out other dealers. Haslemere is the closest. Next is Jack Lilley’s at the top of the M3. I went there a couple of months ago for a nose and didn’t see it at its best as they were just finishing off a refit. I would have taken the Rocket there for the remapping if I hadn’t noticed ‘Triumph Reading’ on the list of dealers that accompanied the recall notice. I didn’t know that a new Triumph dealer had opened in Twyford last April. I gave them a call a couple of weeks ago about booking the bike in and had a refreshing reply of “it’s only a five minute job. Pop the bike in when you’re passing”. So that’s what I did today. Had a free cup of coffee whilst I was waiting and after being invited to join their RAT group I was away.

Bulldog aren’t on the Pocket GPS World Triumph dealer POI. I saved the co-ordinates on my Garmin so I’ll have to get them off and work out how to add a POI to the existing list..


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