Triumph Motorcycles - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support


First of all, why would you? Where are the keys? Are you the owner? What make and model?

Triumph... | Answered on Aug 04, 2020


Hi, Kev before testing any electrical component in the Starting Circuit it is "IMPERATIVE" that you have a fully charged battery of 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 type batteries fall into this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries. The following is a list of usual suspects that will cause your bike not to turn over.
1. Ignition Switch is in the "OFF" position.
2. Ignition Switch is faulty.
3. Engine Run Switch in the "OFF" position.
4. Engine Run Switch is "FAULTY" or corroded.
5. 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.
6. Bank angle sensor needs a reset or is faulty.
7. FOB battery low or dead.
8. Faulty ignition switch.
9. Faulty starter button.
10. Faulty kickstand, clutch, neutral safety switch.
11. Security alarm needs a reset.
12. Starter relay, solenoid, starter motor or circuit wiring faulty.
13. Starter armature or field coils have failed.
14. Main fuse or circuit breaker may be blown or faulty.
15. Faulty ignition relay.
16. The electric starter is working but starter clutch has failed.
17. Check for engine trouble codes.
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2008 Triumph... | Answered on May 17, 2020


Hi, Harold the answer to this question is way above my pay grade for this situation, I would call or visit my local dealer or reputable shop's service/parts department and inquire about any possible quick fix, answers, or parts enquiry.
Good luck and have a wonderful day.

Triumph... | Answered on Mar 18, 2020


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 Mar 14, 2020


http://www.triumph.co.uk/uk/2046.aspx

you can find the code on there web site, if you dealer cant provide it try your local auto paint shop they can match anything with todays technology..

2006 Triumph... | Answered on Mar 10, 2020


Comes from the battery negative terminal to frame and repeats at points around frame, ie headstock for electrical fittings. Any proplems just fix a wire from battery neg and put to earth point anywhere you suspect is bad earth. if then works, problem solved.

2000 Triumph... | Answered on Mar 10, 2020


Try changing your spark plugs, I have recently had a similar problem with a CBR900, spark plugs seemed to be fine (held against frame outside of engine) but didn't actually work under compression, changed for new and bike now runs like a dream.

Triumph Sprint... | Answered on Mar 10, 2020


Check that breather pipes are not blocked. There are two pipes that thread through the frame to near the centre stand. Can become blocked with road 'crud'.

2001 Triumph... | Answered on Mar 10, 2020


Im pretty sure the fan switch on these use a switched earth ,so it's either the fan switch that's faulty and going to earth even when it's cold or there is a part of the wire that goes to the fan from the fan switch that is getting an earth possibly from chafing on the frame.I would suggest disconnecting the fan switch firstly to see if the fan shuts off.

2010 Triumph... | Answered on Mar 10, 2020


Hi, Marc and the usual suspects are:
1. Severely drained or faulty battery.
2. Faulty regulator/rectifier or high output coil.
3. Clogged air filter or exhaust.
5. Cracked or incorrect float level.
6. Float needle is not seating.
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Triumph... | Answered on Jan 27, 2020


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Triumph... | Answered on Dec 07, 2019


Hi, Mark before testing any electrical component in the Starter Circuit it is "IMPERATIVE" that you have a fully charged battery of 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 type batteries fall into this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries. Depending on battery voltage starter relays and starter solenoids can make the same noise when you hit the starter button. You can easily determine which one is at fault by two simple tests:
STARTER RELAY- place your thumb and index finger on the starter relay and press the starter button, if you feel the click then the relay is faulty and needs to be replaced.
STARTER SOLENOID- bridge the positive and negative poles of the solenoid with a small screwdriver if you get a loud clunk then the solenoid needs to be rebuilt or replaced as necessary. If the engine turns over then replace the starter relay.
A motorcycle starter relay is an electronic mechanical switch that has a small coil winding around a piece of metal that requires low amperage and thin wires to be activated. When you turn on your ignition switch power 12 volts is sent to the relay coil which in turn becomes a magnetic contact point that pulls a spring-loaded contact point to itself completing an electrical circuit that allows more amperage necessary to be accessed by the starter solenoid which in turn acts in the same way as the relay but on a larger scale with its stronger heavier contacts making available the necessary amperage to turn the starter motor. If your battery has low voltage it, in turn, makes the magnetic contact point weak in trying to pull its counterpart to make a connection. These relays are usually encased in a plastic housing that is sealed, depending on the quality of the product. When activated they will produce a small amount of heat to their metal components which in turn can create the perfect environment for condensation to form depending on weather conditions and how careless you may be with a water hose or sprayer while washing your bike. After a period of time, several months to several years depending on the circumstances this condensation is the starter button for electrolysis and the slow build-up of corrosion which ends by preventing the magnetic contacts in making a solid connection and alerts you to this situation with the customary greeting "CLICK or BUZZ" if you get a single loud "CLUNK" then the starter solenoid is at fault and needs to be rebuilt or replaced as necessary. The relay is inexpensive and needs to be replaced however in a pinch they can be forcibly opened cleaned and resealed with silicone. In a nutshell, motorcycle starter relays take in low amperage and send out higher amperage when activated and for curious minds, the voltage remains constant at whatever your battery reads at the time.
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2009 Triumph... | Answered on Dec 02, 2019


Hi, Ian_tebby and the usual suspects are:
1. Faulty ignition coil.
2. Faulty spark plug cables.
3. Faulty temperature sensor.
4. HISS light not going off.
5. Faulty starter motor.
6. Valves adjusted too tight.
7. Spark plug gap too wide.
8. The fuel line has a vapor lock.
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1999 Triumph... | Answered on Nov 07, 2019


Hi, Cm81355 for this scenario you will need your service manual, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Triumph, despair not, for a mere zero $ you can download another one.
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1972 Triumph TRX... | Answered on Nov 06, 2019


Hi, Luis_velez12 for this scenario you will need your service manual, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Triumph, despair not, for a mere zero $ you can download another one.
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2008 Triumph... | Answered on Nov 06, 2019


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1997 Triumph... | Answered on Nov 06, 2019


Hi, Jckril 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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https://www.reddit.com/r/motorcycles/comments/56rm6w/bike_dies_when_putting_in_gear/
http://www.triumphriders.nl/FoldersPDF/Daytona_900-1200_(1993-1997)_Service_Manual_(eng).pdf
https://www.triumphmotorcycles.com/offers-and-services/genuine-parts
https://www.triumphmotorcycles.com/offers-and-services/manuals

1997 Triumph... | Answered on Nov 06, 2019


Hi, Tyiojo here are some options for lowering your bike depending on your needs and wallet:
1. Rear shock lowering kit.
2. Front fork lowering kit.
3. Shorter rear shocks.
4. Shorter front forks.
5. Thinner padded seat.
6. Smaller diameter wheels.
7. Lower profile tires.
Please be aware that some of these options or a combination of options will require a shorter kickstand or your stock one modified.
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2009 Triumph... | Answered on Nov 06, 2019


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https://www.triumphmotorcycles.com/offers-and-services/genuine-parts
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1058609/Triumph-Sprint-St.html

2003 Triumph... | Answered on Nov 06, 2019

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