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Re: 2018 Gen 3 - Won't start
Reply #90 on: February 25, 2021, 09:31:42 PM
The switchblock internal ribbon is not repairable?  Even if you aren't handy with a fine soldering iron, you probably know someone who is?

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Re: 2018 Gen 3 - Won't start
Reply #91 on: February 25, 2021, 10:09:10 PM
No, it is very fine KenW like an old 35mm film in thickness (thinner actually), it has a tear in it. Had it been one of those older styles maybe but this is a total loss. It is similar to the tracks you can see in my pictures but on the lower side of the block. There are a bunch of tracks together and it looks like I have torn two of them.
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Re: 2018 Gen 3 - Won't start
Reply #92 on: February 25, 2021, 10:49:13 PM
*Originally Posted by KenW [+]
The switchblock internal ribbon is not repairable?  Even if you aren't handy with a fine soldering iron, you probably know someone who is?

Some printed / flexible circuits can be repaired using Electrically  Conductive Ink (same stuff as used for repairing heated rear screens in cars), and extra support for the plastic substrate on the non-electrical side. Might be worth considering before forking out £140 on a new switch-block  :084:
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Re: 2018 Gen 3 - Won't start
Reply #93 on: February 26, 2021, 10:20:50 AM
*Originally Posted by CraptainC [+]
Some printed / flexible circuits can be repaired using Electrically  Conductive Ink (same stuff as used for repairing heated rear screens in cars), and extra support for the plastic substrate on the non-electrical side. Might be worth considering before forking out £140 on a new switch-block  :084:

I get what you are saying CraptainC but the time it will take me to source the stuff, attempt a fix and have it possibly fail in future it just isn't worth it.  I have to say Triumph's replacement costs for such a multi-functioning switch cube is very reasonable at €139. LHS Switchblocks can be very dear, e.g. 2018 Ducati Multistrada €268, 2019 Versys 1000SE is €391, KTM Superjuke €419, 2018 V-Strom 1000 €237, 2019 Super Tenere XE €330. If I was the owner of one of these bikes I would certainly consider it.

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Re: 2018 Gen 3 - Won't start
Reply #94 on: February 26, 2021, 10:52:21 AM
You make a fair point re replacement cost XCaTel (quite reasonable by comparison)  :467:
And given the critical nature of the switch block functions generally its probably not a good idea to try and bodge it & risk future failure when not in the comfort of your garage  :006:

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Re: 2018 Gen 3 - Won't start
Reply #95 on: May 09, 2021, 11:11:41 AM
Unbelievably I am still waiting for my replacement switch cube, my Tiger has been off the road this whole time. Backorder................ :139:

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Re: 2018 Gen 3 - Won't start
Reply #96 on: May 09, 2021, 11:36:52 PM
Can't believe that you are still waiting - it has been ages .... WTF  :006:

maybe a repair might be worth a go after all  :084:

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Re: 2018 Gen 3 - Won't start
Reply #97 on: May 10, 2021, 12:03:38 PM
I have a used one of a GEN1 for sale

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Re: 2018 Gen 3 - Won't start
Reply #98 on: May 10, 2021, 01:41:36 PM
*Originally Posted by GTEX [+]
I have a used one of a GEN1 for sale
Has to be Gen 3.  My order came in from Triumph but it ended up being a Gen 2 block.

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Re: 2018 Gen 3 - Won't start
Reply #99 on: May 23, 2021, 01:13:27 PM
Hi Terry

I read through this highly interesting thread - and I feel sorry for you, having all this trouble to get your bike fixed. Maybe it gives you some consolation to read about a fellow Gen 3 rider from Switzerland who had exactly the same problem as you and Nik back in 2018:

https://biketraveller.org/2018/1.html

Ride safely

Pete