20 Most Recent 2008 Triumph Speedmaster Questions & Answers


i had the same prob.after many calls to my triumph dealer it wAS FINALLY SOLVED.as i only ride short distance to and from work i was drawing more power during the shut down mode by the onboard comp thaen i was charging.mechanic got hie laptap and put it on "city charge".have not had the prob since. Paul Australia

2008 Triumph... | Answered on Dec 03, 2019


Hi, Cmeridew nice novella and the usual suspects are:
1. Ignition Switch not in the "ON" position.
2. Engine Run Switch in the "OFF" position.
3. Discharged battery, needs to be 12.5 volts or better and be able to pass a "LOAD" test, your battery may show 12.5 volts but has little or zero amps and must be replaced.
4. Check the battery terminals for damage or corrosion check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter.
5. Bank angle sensor needs a reset or is faulty.
6. FOB battery low or dead.
7. Faulty ignition switch.
8. Faulty starter button.
9. Faulty kickstand or clutch pull in switch/sensor.
10. Security alarm needs a reset.
11. Starter control circuit, relay, or solenoid faulty.
12. Main fuse or circuit breaker may be blown or faulty.
13. The electric starter is working but starter clutch has failed.
14. Check for engine trouble codes.
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2008 Triumph... | Answered on Mar 24, 2017


have a load test done on the battery as I suspect you have a weak cell that has failed

2008 Triumph... | Answered on Aug 03, 2013


Yes your battery needs charging. Lift the seat and take the side covers off and you willl see the battery. Charge away, you can bump start it. Turn it on engage second gear pull in the clutch run with the bike or have someone push you, drop the clutch when u are going as fast as you can and at the same time drop all your weight on the seat so the back wheel doesnt lock. Good luck!!

2008 Triumph... | Answered on Jul 23, 2010


note your yr. make, mode. look at this site they have everything you will need. http://www.british-customs.com/america-speedmaster/ have fun

2008 Triumph... | Answered on Jan 28, 2010


the fuel is lean on the bottom, i dont know if the power commander can add some fuel or not. Why disconnect air injection, also if disconnected is the exhaust leaking.

2008 Triumph... | Answered on Dec 31, 2009


exhaust systems are available to enhance performance and customize your scooters sound and looks. Being a newer vehicle you may want to check with your local dealer as changing the muffler or system changes your back pressure as well, and causes heat build up in the cylinder and adverse performance proper carb jetting is required after a exhaust change.

2008 Triumph... | Answered on Dec 13, 2009


Yep Haynes or more probably Clymers !

2008 Triumph... | Answered on Sep 16, 2009


try jp cycles usa, many us companies cater for the triumph.

2008 Triumph... | Answered on Sep 02, 2009


Triumphs have a habbit of the ignition coils failing past a certian age. Switch the coils around and see if the backfires transfer with coil.

2008 Triumph... | Answered on Aug 26, 2009


Check carb mounting to be sure no air leaks.

2008 Triumph... | Answered on Jul 08, 2009


I had a similar condition on an old BMW. It was suffering from the hairline crack syndrome. Once the bike warmed up, the coil started to discharge itself onto the GAS tank But before you replace anything, you really should test it. The Haynes manual will guide you, all you need is a cheap multimeter from Radio Shack or Sears. I'd also warm up the coil with a hairdryer to see if that has any effect on internal resistances. I'd also check your air and fuel filters. A clogged up air filter will make the bike run a little rich, not a big deal when cold, but will become noticable when warm. The crank sensor is easy to check. Just measure the resistance using your multimeter, and compare with specs in the manual. BTW BMW wanted $600 for my old R65. Fortunately I found a retired elec. engineer who rebuilt mine for $120. The ignitor may not be so easy. Back in the 80s, a few simple resistance measurements would tip you off, but todays ignitors are too complex for this approach. The dealership may have a scan tool to help you out, or you might be able to find another America rider in your locality who will let you borrow theirs for a few minutes to see if that helps. I'd also also check your gas tank vent. Run the engine until she starts to stumble, then open your gas tank cap. If you hear air rushing into the tank and/or the bike starts to run well again, your vent line is probably clogged. These intermittant problems are most fustrating. Take your time, you'll eventually figure it out. When you get really PO, take a break. Kicking the bike will not help ... I've tried this approach and it doesn't work! Good luck with it

2008 Triumph... | Answered on May 19, 2009


10W/40 or /50 Dry Fill: 4.5l Oil & Filter Change: 3.8l Oil Change Only: 3.3l So 4 quarts with filter and use Mobile 1

Triumph... | Answered on Jul 06, 2019


You can use a bridge rectifier to do this. Connect each side (left to one and right to the other) to one of the AC inputs on the bridge rectifier. A small 1 amp 100v rectifier will suffice for a LED. Then connect the LED to the plus and minus connections of the rectifier. Make sure the plus side of the rectifier goes to the anode side of the LED.

Triumph... | Answered on Jul 01, 2019


no where its not always used if your talking about the one on the side of the fuel tank on the fuel pump.

Triumph... | Answered on Dec 19, 2018


Hi, Nudge_uk and the usual suspects are:
1. Spark plugs in bad condition or partially fouled.
2. Spark plug cables in bad condition and leaking check for spark leakage in the dark.
3. Spark plug gap too close or too wide.
4. Faulty ignition coil, module, and or sensor.
5. Battery nearly discharged.
6. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
7. Intermittent short circuit due to damaged wire insulation.
8. Intake air leak.
9. Water, dirt, or rust in the fuel system, fuel pump and/or filter.
10. Old dead or bad fuel.
11. Faulty fuel pressure regulator
12. Pinholes in the in tank plastic convoluted tubing from the pressure regulator to the quick disconnect check valve.
13. Fuel tank vent system plugged.
14. Throttle body controls misadjusted.
15. Damaged throttle body or intake seals.
16. Loose, dirty, or corroded ignition module connector at crankcase.
17. Faulty TPS, MAP, CKP, O2, and/or CMP sensors.
18. Incorrect valve timing.
19. Weak or broken valve springs.
20. Damaged intake or exhaust valve'
21. Control module may be in "LIMP" mode
22. Check for engine trouble codes.
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Triumph... | Answered on Apr 07, 2017


You will most likely find that the battery is not at peak charge. You mostly find that this happens on first start ups with a cold motor.
Modern bike electrics have a constant draw on the battery (only in milliamps) that leaves them down on power at start up. I have found leaving the battery on a trickle (tender) charger helps.

Triumph... | Answered on May 25, 2015


go to the mechanic and look in manual of bike good luck

Triumph... | Answered on Jun 24, 2013

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