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When i am riding my triumph thunderbird 95 it will just shut off but then turns right back on then off then on then runs fine the rest of the time it seems to be when i first head out like the first 10 miles or so i have also noticed that when i am at a stop light and i use my front brake the rpms will dip down when i let go they go back up could it be my voltage regulator?

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  • tikibaq Jun 29, 2011

    it was the ignighter coil that went out replaced it and ran great no more stalling problems

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I guess it could be. MY first thing is to verify that hte battery is good under a lo0ad test.

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2001 Triumph Triumph Thunderbird quit running while riding


Hi, Anonymous and the usual suspects are:
1. Severely discharged or a damaged battery should have 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage the battery is faulty and must be replaced, AGM batteries fail in this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
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3. Loose or corroded battery terminals and or cables especially the "NEGATIVE" cable, look for loose, corroded, or broken connectors inside the cable harness at "BOTH" ends.
4. Failed main circuit breaker or ignition switch, check for loose connections and continuity.
5. Failed system and or ignition relay, check for continuity.
6. Failed ignition coil, stator, magneto, ignition/electronic module.
7. Failed CKP, CPS, CMP, MAP, TPS, or BAS sensor, corroded, loose or broken wire connector pins/sockets.
8. Throttle cables and or idle speed improperly adjusted hot idle speed should be 950 RPM to 1000 RPM.
9. Faulty neutral, side stand or clutch lever safety switch.
10. Faulty or corroded kill switch.
11. Accelerator pump damaged or not working.
12. Water or dirt in the fuel system, carburetor or filter.
13. Restricted, blocked or kinked fuel line.
14. Fuel tank empty.
15. The gas cap is not venting properly or fuel tank venting system blocked, loosen gas cap and go for a test ride.
16. A failed fuel pump, pressure regulator and or fuel injectors.
17. Vacuum line from intake manifold to petcock broken, cracked, or not attached, carburetor vent line plugged.
18. Needle and seat stuck closed in the float bowl.
19. Petcock clogged or damaged.
20. Lean angle switch is faulty or needs adjustment.
21. Catastrophic engine failure, perform a compression test.
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When my '95 Triumph Thunderbird gets warm, the neutral light will not come on when the bike is put in Neutral which also kills the starter. The problen rights itself if the engine is allowed to cool....


Sounds to me like the bike is not recharging thebattery as it runs, and when you turn of the ignition the battery regains about 30%of its charge which allows you to run again, connect a multi meter to the battery with the ignition off, you should have 12 to 14 volts preset, now run the bike the voltage should rise to aprox 12-16 volts DC any readin lower than 12 volts could indicate a charging problem, hope this helps

Oct 30, 2011 | 1995 Triumph Triumph Thunderbird

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1995 Triumph Thunderbird cuts out the instant I put it in 1st gear


Hi, Drmwvr2 and the usual suspects are:
1. Faulty wiring to any safety switch.
2. Safety switches loose at the mounting point.
3. Faulty kickstand safety switch.
4. Failed kickstand safety switch circuit diode.
5. Stretched side stand spring.
6. Side stand not coming up far enough to disengage switch.
7. Faulty clutch lever safety switch.
8. Faulty neutral safety switch.
9. Clutch not properly adjusted.
10. Clutch plates sticking, forward lurch
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I am looking for a new gas tank for 2002 Thunderbird. Any ideas?


Try this site;
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Feb 23, 2011 | 2002 Triumph Triumph Thunderbird

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How do I install a new carb float in a 95 triumph thunderbird?


it takes a lot of work to get carbs out first u need to loosen all clamps losen air box remove boots from carbs and slide the tripple pack out left side of bike its gonna take some wiggling no need to remove throttle cable or choke cable bowl r very easy to open once u have them out of bike use some zip tyes to hold them to frame only open one bowl at a time so not to mix up internals between carbsdo not i repeat do not separate carbs u will be soooo sad. there is a small pin and spring on back of float slide out pin and take out float and spring remember which way spring and float were atatched take a picture for refrence if your carb boots r worn and cracked now is a good time to replace them since u have the carbs out since it is such a pain to get them out

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What is the correct nedle groove position for t-bird 95 model and what are the correct settings for the air screw?? please.


Most production bikes have the needle centre clip and mixture screw between 1&2 turns out(where the engine idels the smoothest)start at 1.5 turns out
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Nov 23, 2009 | 1995 Triumph Triumph Thunderbird

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95 model thunderbird, runs great until idle, cuts out no spark bike starts again when it feels like it. when idling engine randomly miss fires as if you were flicking the kill switch on and off quickly....


The pick-up coils fail sometimes but usually lead to a complete failure
Before just replacing parts u can eliminate some suspects ie kill switch,clutch switch & ignition switch by bridging
Also check that there isnt a spark jumping from an HT lead or plug cap

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Aug 19, 2009 | 1995 Triumph Triumph Thunderbird

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I just bought a used 1996 Triumph Thunderbird. I ran it a while and when I shut it off the hot light came on and it will not start. The green neutral light will not come back on until it cools off and it...


initially try to turn the engine slowly by hand (for valve adjustment, etc..) place the transmission in neutral and remove the spark-plugs (so you don't fight the compression of the cylinders). A 1 1/8" socket or wrench can be used on the crank-bolt or you can just pull the accessory belt. Avoid pulling on the plastic fan blades, they break.
Also carefully check to see if it has spark and also check your fuses under the hood
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