Question about 2001 Triumph Adventurer

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Adventure SOS Hello everyone, any help here would gratefully recieved. Otherwise i'm gonna either hit bike with hammer (or hubby LOL). Heres our prob with his 96 adventurer. Had an accident, bike went over, and our lovely police lifted it off hubby and laid it over on the other side. Bike was left laying over during a downpour (dont know if thats got anything to do with it but thought i'd mention it) After that it kept dumping water, so advised to have head gasket done, at same time skim the head 9 thou. All back together water prob solved. Now the bike will not do more than 8 miles, 1st cylinder stops. As we've got a 2001 Adv as well started using that as a doner for parts. Swapped ignition pickup and main coils, ht leads, plugs. Makes no difference still wont go more than 8 miles. Someone suggested fuel/tank prob so changed that yesturday, now it wont even do 8 miles. She ticked over for about 10 mins then died now it seems 2 & 3 cylinder's not getting hot. It would not restart untill it was cold, then the same again. Just had carbs off and fuel tap/ petcock everything ok. Carbs looked at by mechanic nothing wrong with them. Just dont know what else we can do, we're no where near being technical so if you have any advise please explain it in simple terms. Is it fuel, electrical or engine any ideas? Any help will be really appreciated. Thanks

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Swap the ignitor from the parts donor, and report back. That sounds like the only part you have not tried. OOps, the donor bike's Ignitor will probably be the newer style and won't plug in to the older bike. As far as electrical things that is the only thing you have not changed. Which side was it laying on? Also check all connections for corrosion, even slight corrosion could cause a problem with the ignition. Water could have invaded a connection while it was laying there in the rain.

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