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Starting I have had the bike from new and it has always started hard. Last week it did not start at all. After a new battery, plugs, and starter it still will not start. There is a banging noise inside the engine when it is turning over. Any thoughts or advise? 2005 Triumph Sprint st

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  • plgby600f Jul 27, 2009

    It has 9200 miles. most of the riding of it is country roads. It was laid down 1 time but nothing bad but some scratches. 92 octane for fuel and an oil change at the begining of the riding season. not sure what else you would like to know

  • plgby600f Jul 27, 2009

    It seems like from the middle but I am not sure.

  • plgby600f Jul 27, 2009

    Do you have any idea on the price to fix this problem? I know with out knowing in full detail what the problem is it would be hard to price but I am trying to buy a house right now and do not want to dump alot of cash into the bike.

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    cabrooksjr May 11, 2010

    How many miles? History?

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Does the bang seem to come from the bottom or middle???

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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    cabrooksjr Jul 27, 2009

    Any bang in the engine is not good. If your valves are that far out the piston could be pushing them up or it could be a bearing. I'd hate to do this but run it in to the dealer tell'em cap the diag at $100 find out what's going on...

  • cabrooksjr
    cabrooksjr Jul 27, 2009

    Any engine work plan on it being at least $500-$1000...

    If it's some crazy internal part you might ride out under $500...

    Make sure if they fix it they don't try to hose you on any diag time you put in it and take it off the price..

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