I parked it in the shed one saterday and it was finewhen i went to start it one week later no joy. So i pulled the plugs out cleand them and made sure it was sparking ok on checking the compression no1cyl was at1100kpa no2at 550kpa no3 at350kpa i have had no problems or dificalty in starting prior to this the bike is a 05 triumph speed triple with 8000mls and one lady driver
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Re: non starting speed triple
Offhand, the only and remotely possible explanation for the extraordinary disparity in the compression is when the bike was driven long and hard, parked, engine switch off without allowing for slow cool down with engine running and/or the right side was with doused with water.
Of course, if your posted readings would be confirmed, then the engine has to be worked on, a major overhaul. Perhaps it would be to your advantage if you can have a second opinion and/or a second compression test.
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Hi,first of all you need a spark,so pull the sparkplug out and check for spark,then is there any petrol coming through,check for fuel,
then you need air,check that the air filter is not derty,
if all these are ok I would do a compression test to see if the reed valves are falty or the piston rings are worn,if ok,
then check that the exurst is not cloged up with gunk.
if you check in this order then you should find the falt.
lets hope its the first one,let me know how you got on,
hope this helped a bit.
Check the condition of the plug again. If it appears to be fouled, you are likely running your carburetor mixture too rich. Adjust the carburetor and if you need to replace the plug again, do that. Make sure also that the plug is gapped correctly before installing it.
Check your plugs when that happen and see if they are wet or dry. If they are wet that means that you have too much fuel and that is the problem. If they are dry then it's probably something electrical....
I would suspect that the float is sticking. Checking will require removal of (in order): seat, tank, air filter box/backing plate, and finally, the float bowl at the bottom of the carb. Insure that the float is not flooded, and that the float needle is free of trash.
I left mine parked up for 5 weeks (in freezing conditions) and had the same problem. Battery went flat trying to start it. I jumped it off the car battery but it took about 15 minutes to get going (give the starter motor a break from time to time so it does not burn out). If you left it out in the cold for ages this might work otherwise I dont know. My bikes running fine now since I got it going.