Question about 1997 Triumph Trident 900

1 Answer

95 Trident pick up coil

Hello guys i have a suspect pick up coil on my Trident (fits all symptoms) how do i test it ? is there any ohm readings available or a known process of investigation ?? Any help would be most appreciated ...Greg .Melb.Aust.

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    once the bike warms up then she starts misfiring then dies compete i think i have a dodgy coil how can i test

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 1,512 Answers

Hi Greg

You should read less than 5000 ohms on any pickup coil. check also to see if there is any leakage to earth with the pickup still mounted. there should be none. You should read at least a few hundred millivolts of AC voltage out of the pickup when cranking. If it is intermittent, then no amount of measuring will help you tell if it is faulty, changing it out will. Hope this helps you. Good luck. Triumphs rock!!

regards
robotek

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

Tip

How to test a motrcycle twin ignition coil


To test a twin ignition coil on a motorcycle you will need a pocket multimeter.
With the meter set to kilo-ohms(1000 ohms) scale,place one test lead into one spark plug cap & the other test lead into the other plug cap.(this is called the ignition coil secondary resistance) The reading should be around 20-40kilo ohms.
If a high reading exists check again with spark plug caps removed(they un screw from the lead) then check caps seperate. Caps typically read 5 to 10 kilo-ohms.

A faulty plug cap is not as un-common as you might think.

To test ignition coil primary resistance set the meter to ohms(lowest scale) Place one meter test lead to the small wire going into the coil & the other test lead onto the coils body(where its metal) The reading should be only 2 to 5 ohms.

on Jul 15, 2010 | Motorcycles

1 Answer

How to i test a coil on a 1986 H-D Softail?


Disconnect the wires from both ends of the coil. Use an ohm meter to test the resistance of the primary winding in the coils. Put the meter's function switch in OHMS, R X 1. Touch one meter lead to each of the small terminals on the coil. Your meter should read 2-3 ohms. If this is correct, connect the "HOT" wires (the pink ones I think) to the coil. On the other side, take a length of regular wire and strip the insulation from each end. Connect one end of this wire to the empty terminal of the coil. Put an extra set of spark plugs in the spark plug wires and ground them on the engine so that you can see them. Turn the ignition switch on, and MOMENTARILY touch the bare end of the jumper wire to the engine case. When you take the wire away from the engine case, the coil should fire and you should see a spark at the plugs. If no spark or the resistance reads other than between two and three ohms, the coil is bad. If the coil checks good, I'd suspect the pickup in the timer cavity on the right side of the engine.

Thank Steve for this

Apr 28, 2014 | 2005 Harley Davidson FXSTBI Softail Night...

1 Answer

No power to ignition spark coil


Is there no power to the coil or no spark???

Disconnect the wires from both ends of the coil. Use an ohm meter to test the resistance of the primary winding in the coils. Put the meter's function switch in OHMS, R X 1. Touch one meter lead to each of the small terminals on the coil. Your meter should read 2-3 ohms. If this is correct, connect the "HOT" wires (the pink ones I think) to the coil. On the other side, take a length of regular wire and strip the insulation from each end. Connect one end of this wire to the empty terminal of the coil. Put an extra set of spark plugs in the spark plug wires and ground them on the engine so that you can see them. Turn the ignition switch on, and MOMENTARILY touch the bare end of the jumper wire to the engine case. When you take the wire away from the engine case, the coil should fire and you should see a spark at the plugs. If no spark or the resistance reads other than between two and three ohms, the coil is bad. If the coil checks good, I'd suspect the pickup in the timer cavity on the right side of the engine.

Thank Steve for this

Apr 19, 2014 | 2001 Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster...

1 Answer

Triumph trophy 900 carb 1997 starting problem. sometimes the ****** just will not start it turns over back fires turns over and starts, sometimes starts second turn. has had new coils fitted tappets a


Hmm sounds to me your Carburetor needs cleaning, check your intake might be just a bad air filter, also change you spark plugs and make sure they are on proper adjustment. that what i did when i have that problem... hope it help

Dec 23, 2012 | 1997 Triumph Trident 900

1 Answer

My bike wont fier up gettn power to coil.no spark


Disconnect the wires from both ends of the coil. Use an ohm meter to test the resistance of the primary winding in the coils. Put the meter's function switch in OHMS, R X 1. Touch one meter lead to each of the small terminals on the coil. Your meter should read 2-3 ohms. If this is correct, connect the "HOT" wires (the pink ones I think) to the coil. On the other side, take a length of regular wire and strip the insulation from each end. Connect one end of this wire to the empty terminal of the coil. Put an extra set of spark plugs in the spark plug wires and ground them on the engine so that you can see them. Turn the ignition switch on, and MOMENTARILY touch the bare end of the jumper wire to the engine case. When you take the wire away from the engine case,the coil should fire and you should see a spark at the plugs. If no spark or the resistance reads other than between two and three ohms, the coil is bad. If the coil checks good, I'd suspect the pickup in the timer cavity on the right side of the engine.

Good Luck
Steve

Aug 25, 2011 | 1993 Harley Davidson XLH Sportster 883

1 Answer

Seams to be that both sides of the coils are reading the same volt surely this isnot right


Basic coil tests are for Primary and Secondary ohms (resistance) values and I.B. or an Insulation Break meaning you have a short.

Refer to your owners manual for what type of coil you have. Different models have different ohms ranges.
This test would be for a typical 3-5 ohms single lead externally grounded coil. You can usually identify an Externally grounded coil as they are grounded by the mounting fixture itself.
TOOL REQUIRED - VOLTMETER that will read ohm values
1. DISCONNECT THE BATTERY NEGATIVE CABLE
2. If the coil is in the bike disconnect wires from the two terminals to isolate it.
3. Once you set your Voltmeter scale to ohms connect the red and black leads to each terminal. You should read between 3 and 5 ohms if that is the spec for your bike. You have now tested the primary circuit of your coil. If you read Infinity ohms replace the coil, you have an open circuit or break in your coil winding.
4.Now take your black lead off one terminal and connect it to good ground, battery negative cable or non-painted frame bolt. Your meter should now read 0 or OFL (off line). If you do get a reading here your coil has a break in the insulation and is shorting out. Your only option here is to replace the coil.
5. Repeat step 4. for the other secondary terminal. Red on terminal, black to ground. It should also read OFL.

Another quick test option regardless of type of coil is to check Volts going to the coil with battery connected. If you have a 12vdc system and you are getting close to 12vdc at the coil terminal and nothing is coming out of the coil you either have a bad coil or connection.




Apr 29, 2011 | kawasaki Z 550 F Motorcycles

1 Answer

My 79 honda500 want fire i know the coils are and plugs and plug wires are good what else could it be and it hasnt jumptime either


have you checked the spark plug caps, if they read above or below 5000 ohms replace them. If they are good then the news is bad. You could have a bad cdi box but more likely with this model , you have bad pulsar pick ups, which unfortunately are part of the alternator assembly. These can be checked without removing the engine by taking readings from the plug going to the cdi box. ac generator disconnect the stator wires at their connections. X10omega
white-blue 77-95 ohms
green-white 387-473 ohms
orange-green 95-116 ohms
light blue-green 95-116 ohms
orange/red-green 81-99 ohms
light blue/red-green 81-99 ohms

advance pulsar

orange/white-green 185-225 ohms
light blue/white-green 185-225 ohms

Jun 03, 2010 | 1979 Honda CX 500 A

1 Answer

Fresh rebuild now no spark


If it ran before, I would double check your electrical connections. Its more likely you didn't get a connector pushed all the way together or left off a ground wire. The ignition coil specs are generally 1 ohm or less on the primary (small Wire) side, and 5K-10K ohms on the secondary (spark plug) side. Each side should be tested to ground. Pick-up coils are typically open or really large ohm reading in Megaohms normally and around 100 ohms when the magnet on the flywheel passes by. there is no way to test the CDI box other than putting it on a know running bike or getting a known good CDI and putting it on your bike. Double check that the spark plug cap is secured to the high tension lead as well. Testing the stator is a little more complicated, but a quick way is to close the gap on an old spark plug to about 0.010" and see if there is a week spark. If so, the stator will need to be replaced.

Jun 16, 2009 | 2003 Suzuki RM 125

2 Answers

Trident 900 - No Acceleration


The only times my 'dent had no acceleration, it wasn't firing on all 3. Easy check: start the bike, let it idle for a couple minutes, spray water from a spray bottle on each header. Chances are, there'll be a cold header from a cylinder not firing due to a bad coil.

Nov 10, 2008 | 1998 Triumph Trident 900

Not finding what you are looking for?
1997 Triumph Trident 900 Logo

672 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Triumph Experts

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

4471 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60667 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21936 Answers

Are you a Triumph Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...