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Offline Johnny50

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DTC Faults After An Accident
« on: March 06, 2020, 03:08:41 PM »
So i have a 2012 Explorer, and on Monday there, a car pulled out infront of me, i managed to mostly swerve, and luckily i didn't go down even though i hit the car side on with a good bit of force.

At first all i could really see was a big scrape on the SW Motech upper crash bars, so i wasn't really bothered about it.
My foot took a whack, but the gear shifter isn't bent or anything, although perhaps my imagination, felt a little clunky going through gears.

Since then i got the Engine warning light and TCS light, and the DTC code points to "Gear Shift Indicator"

Could it just be a coincidence? Or would a bump affect it?

After closer inspection there's a few new (small) scrapes (tank, rear pegs and rear rail) but i'm not overly bothered, it's a 33k miles bike so not pristine.

Their insurance have admitted liability and want  to get it uplifted and taken away for assement/repair.

I've kept using the bike and the lights have cleared (DTC code still comes up if you look for it)

I just don't know if there will be hidden damage? Or if it's all in my head.

Thanks

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Re: DTC Faults After An Accident
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2020, 03:18:33 PM »
If it's P0705 then it's a fault with the gear position sensor which may have taken a whack. Worth checking the connector hasn't been damaged or dislodged.

Does the gear position still display correctly on the dash?
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Re: DTC Faults After An Accident
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2020, 03:25:12 PM »
It is the P0705, but since then the lights have cleared and it's behaving.

But at the time of the lights being on, the gear indicator sat on "1" regardless of gear.

Checked the connection and it's seated fine.

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Re: DTC Faults After An Accident
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2020, 03:46:50 PM »
main thing is you are ok !!!  :028:
Tiffen - splendid idea - in the lunge

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Re: DTC Faults After An Accident
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2020, 04:00:13 PM »
Yeah i'm absolutely fine, just not sure if i should just buy a new sensor, or if there may be other damage within?

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Re: DTC Faults After An Accident
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2020, 04:16:07 PM »
If that had happened to me and their insurance had admitted liability I would be letting them have the bike assessed and getting their insurance company to cover the cost of a rental bike while mine was away.

Chances are like ýou say not a lot of damage but why risok it when they have accepted it was the drivers fault.

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Re: DTC Faults After An Accident
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2020, 06:18:09 PM »
My thoughts exactly.
A thorough inspection by a Triumph dealer should reveal the DTC and indicate te parts to be replaced.

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Re: DTC Faults After An Accident
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2020, 09:44:06 PM »
Thanks for the responses guys.
It's a company called 4th Dimension who Admiral outsource to, mixed reviews online about them.

I said no to a loan bike as I've got a car..

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Re: DTC Faults After An Accident
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2020, 09:29:35 AM »
Like the others have said , let them take the bike and get it sorted. If the light wasn't on before then it is because of the crash that it's on now and it's on for a reason, something is not right. Just imagine the horrendous neck and back injuries that would have occurred if you had been at fault£££££££££££££££

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Re: DTC Faults After An Accident
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2020, 05:25:34 PM »
*Originally Posted by Johnny50 [+]
Thanks for the responses guys.
It's a company called 4th Dimension who Admiral outsource to, mixed reviews online about them.

I said no to a loan bike as I've got a car..
I recently read an article by the legal columnist in Bike magazine about these sub-contractors for auto insurers. Apparently, it is quite common for these sub-contractors to 'offer' things like loaner bikes and then neglect to tell people that they are being charged 200++ a day for the rental, towing, repairs, etc. etc. etc. The advice was to not deal with the subs and insist that the original insurer do the work.
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