Help - man in serious threat of hitting own head on garage wall... :-(
Bought bike a month ago and everythin fine.. Have fitted tachometer, pair of spots and foot boards... everythin works. Needed to take tank off to wire connections etc (all triumph wiring kits included with items - so virtually plug-ins). Cable-tied everythin neatly.. Straight fwd really unless I've missed sthg..?? But... Wont start ??
Help Please - now driving me nuts.. :-(
Loads of fuel in and a smell of petrol when turning over - but no fire.
Checked fuses and cleaned
Tried with and without choke and throttle on full and off..
Just about to remove plugs to see if theres a spark.
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Re: Bonneville America '06 3k miles...wont start..??
This is going to sound bad but some where you have lost power to the coils pull every thing back apart and the first thing i would do is look at the tach you changed no singal i bet when you are cranking the mtr over, see if the tach show rpm while cranking . if it dose not install your oem tach good luck kdc744
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2 thins are important to start the bike, SPARK and FUEL.
You can check spark plug, if it is weat and if it have spark.
Make the cylinder compression test, this way you can see, if the the valves are sealed and in what condition are the cylinders.
I use Motul 3100 15w50 this was reccomended to me by Triumph mechanic you can buy it at bike stores. It's a special oil as it does your engine and box together. The quainty in measurement i don't know but you can go off the sight glass on the r/h side of box.
To start with, your battery was probably already low. You have to be at about 4000 rpm for the charging system to kick in and put out 14v or so. So if you just sit and idle, you will eventually run the battery down. If it is already low, you may have run it down below where there are enough amps to start it again. I know my 2002 BA started having what appears to be charging or regulating problems and the batteries won't stay charged. Try charging the battery with a good trickle charger to begin with. Then, when it is fully charged, run the bike and see if the charging system is keeping things up.
My '06 Bonneville America also often emits a single, very quiet backfire right after I turn it off. It doesn't do it every time, but approximately half the time. As with yours it runs beautifully and, therefore, hasn't been of concern.
ry useing blue LOCTITE on the pinch bolts and other fasteners to keep the shifter from vibrating loose again. I had the shift linkage vibrate loose on my Thruxton when it was new, I had to fix it on the road to get home.