Motorcycles - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support


Hi, Wayne 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.
2. Failed alternator/generator and or voltage regulator.
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.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below and for more specific information or questions at no charge please feel free to contact me at xlch@mail.com. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
https://www.hdforums.com/forum/sportster-models/658451-1200-sportster-engine-dies-while-driving.html
Harley Davidson XLH Sportster Service Manual
http://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche.com/ronnies/showmodel.asp?make=hdmc
https://serviceinfo.harley-davidson.com/sip/vehicle/lookupForm free owners manual
Instant Repair Help over the Phone To speak to me personally $6

2003 Harley... | Answered 3 hours ago


Batt must b 12.6v no less..check alternator connection or the chargn wire. Make sure carb n compression r normal. Put some marine fuel cleanr in tank

Honda... | Answered 3 hours ago


Hi, Anonymous and the usual suspects are:
1. Fouled spark plugs.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Loose connection at ignition coil or plug between ignition sensor and module.
5. Spark plug cables in bad condition, shorting/leaking, spark plug cable connections loose check for spark leakage in the dark.
6. A faulty ignition coil or electronic control module.
7. Faulty pulse coil.
8. Faulty CKP, CMP, or BAS sensor.
9. Faulty ignition switch.
10. Faulty run/off switch
11. Tilt sensor needs a reset.
12. Security alarm failing to disarm needs reset
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
https://www.triumphrat.net/air-cooled-cruisers-america-speedmaster/745026-no-spark.html
https://www.triumphtalk.com/threads/no-spark.45495/
https://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/275662073-triumph-speedmaster-2001-2007-workshop-repair-service-manual @15
https://www.triumphestore.com/
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/538503/Triumph-Bonneville.html#product-Speedmaster

2003 Triumph... | Answered 5 hours ago


Hi, Gsxchris 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.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
https://www.triumphrat.net/sprint-forum/709066-rear-axle-nut-torque.html
https://www.thetriumphforum.com/threads/please-confirm-torque-settings.6829/
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/804154/Triumph-Speed-Triple.html
https://www.triumphestore.com/
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1037971/Triumph-Speed-Triple.html

2005 Triumph... | Answered 5 hours ago


Hi, Milan 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.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
https://www.google.com/search?q=Wiring+diagram+2004+Triumph+Speed+triple&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjVwJzU9a3lAhWmxVkKHbxzD1MQsAR6BAgJEAE&biw=1440&bih=757
https://www.triumphrat.net/daytona-deliberations/10543-99-daytona-955i-wiring-diagram.html
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/804154/Triumph-Speed-Triple.html
https://www.triumphestore.com/
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1037971/Triumph-Speed-Triple.html

2005 Triumph... | Answered 5 hours ago


Hi, Steeace 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.
1. Ignition Switch not in the "ON" position.
2. Engine Run Switch in the "OFF" position.
3. Engine Run Switch is "FAULTY" or corroded.
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, clutch, neutral safety switch.
10. Security alarm needs a reset.
11. Starter relay, solenoid, starter motor or circuit wiring faulty.
12. Starter armature or field coils have failed.
13. Main fuse or circuit breaker may be blown or faulty.
14. Faulty ignition relay.
15. The electric starter is working but starter clutch has failed.
16. Check for engine trouble codes.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
https://www.triumphrat.net/daytona-deliberations/234897-t595-turning-over-slow-and-wont-start.html
https://www.motorcyclenews.com/new-rider/choosing-kit/2010/december/dec0710-does-triumph-9551-have-loose-sprag-clutch-/
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/804154/Triumph-Speed-Triple.html
https://www.triumphestore.com/
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1037971/Triumph-Speed-Triple.html

2000 Triumph... | Answered 5 hours ago


Hi, Noccas 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.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
https://www.thespeedtriple.com/forum/speed-triple-1050-05-10-11/8452-help-oil-pan-replacement-2.html
https://www.google.com/search?q=Replace+the+oil+pan+2010+Triumph+Speed+Triple&source=univ&tbm=shop&tbo=u&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjL5LHl863lAhXhx1kKHcQUA2cQsxgILw&biw=1440&bih=757
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/804154/Triumph-Speed-Triple.html
https://www.triumphestore.com/
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1037971/Triumph-Speed-Triple.html

2010 Triumph... | Answered 5 hours ago


Hi, Anonymous 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.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
https://www.google.com/search?q=Starter+motor+2006+Triumph+Speed+triple&source=univ&tbm=shop&tbo=u&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiNtvaC863lAhVHuVkKHcnxBwsQsxgILw&biw=1440&bih=757
https://www.ebay.com/b/Motorcycle-Starter-Motors-Relays-for-Triumph-Speed-Triple/177959/bn_21310030
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/804154/Triumph-Speed-Triple.html
https://www.triumphestore.com/
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1037971/Triumph-Speed-Triple.html

2006 Triumph... | Answered 6 hours ago


Hi, The_cottage and the usual suspects are:
1. Severely discharged or a damaged battery must 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.
2. Faulty alternator/generator and or voltage regulator.
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. A faulty main circuit breaker or ignition switch, check for loose connections and continuity.
5. Faulty system relay or ignition relay, check for continuity.
6. Faulty ignition coil, ignition/electronic module.
7. Faulty 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. Fuel tank empty
11. Fuel tank contaminated with ethanol sludge.
12. Water or dirt in the fuel system, or clogged filter.
13. Quick disconnect check ball stuck.
14. Restricted, blocked or kinked fuel line.
15. Faulty fuel pump.
16. Faulty pressure regulator.
17. Faulty or clogged fuel injectors.
18. Lean angle switch is faulty or needs adjustment.
19. Catastrophic engine failure, perform a compression test.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
https://www.triumphrat.net/speed-triple-forum/111826-02-speed-triple-dies-intermittently-out-of-ideas.html
http://forums.cycleworld.com/showthread.php?t=132520
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/804154/Triumph-Speed-Triple.html
https://www.triumphestore.com/
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1037971/Triumph-Speed-Triple.html

2000 Triumph... | Answered 6 hours ago


Hi, Bill and the usual suspects are:
1. Instrument wiring harness connector corroded.
2. Faulty power or ground wire at the tachometer.
3. Broken, loose or corroded tachometer wire at the coil.
4. Short between the ignition coil and the tachometer.
5. Broken tachometer cable.
6. Faulty tachometer.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
https://www.triumphrat.net/triumph-supersports/148126-tachometer-not-working.html
https://www.thespeedtriple.com/forum/general-discussion/21815-gauges-not-working.html
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/804154/Triumph-Speed-Triple.html
https://www.triumphestore.com/
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1037971/Triumph-Speed-Triple.html

2006 Triumph... | Answered 6 hours ago


Hi, Anonymous the vast majority of service, parts fiche, and owners manuals on the internet are "FREE" to download and all service manuals contain wiring diagrams in the back pages. The rest usually charge a modest fee of $15 and there is a handful of obscure, rare, obsolete, and very old models that are no longer or never were available and some were never printed in English. The Indian and Philippine markets are usually in E-book format only, for these rare occasions I shall look on eBay and find the cheapest one available. Most of the manuals will cover your exact make, model, and year otherwise one will be provided that comes as close as possible to your bike and will have most of the same info that an exact manual would have. If there is no $ sign after the manual link it is free to download.
To download your manual for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1037971/Triumph-Speed-Triple.html
https://www.triumphestore.com/
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/804154/Triumph-Speed-Triple.html
https://motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/triu/triumph_speed_triple%2002.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumph_Speed_Triple

2002 Triumph... | Answered 6 hours ago


Hi, Anonymous 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.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
https://www.triumphrat.net/speed-triple-forum/148551-front-and-rear-axle-torque-settings.html
https://www.thespeedtriple.com/forum/factory/216-torque-specs-pdf-format.html
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/804154/Triumph-Speed-Triple.html
https://www.triumphestore.com/
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1037971/Triumph-Speed-Triple.html

2011 Triumph... | Answered 6 hours ago


Hi, Anonymous 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.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
https://www.triumphrat.net/daytona-deliberations/127216-955i-engine-timing.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4O98zkZ2Zk
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1014444/Triumph-Daytona-955i-2002.html
https://www.triumphestore.com/
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/538481/Triumph-Daytona-955i.html

2002 Triumph... | Answered 6 hours ago


Hi, Anonymous, it should be noted that the reasons your check engine light or CEL stays on constantly or flashes and your bike will or will not start and may turnover or not, these conditions will vary from bike to bike depending on the year, make, and model and you should always refer to your owners/service manual for proper diagnostic procedures. It should also be noted that any type of prior work done to the bike or an abnormal event occurrence IE: adding accessories, electrical curiosity or adventures, laying the bike down or crashes, rainstorms or bike washings just before CEL light issues started can be significant hints or aids into tracking down the gremlin, also for 2003 and older models carry the appropriate jumper wire to access fault codes and reduce the risk of being stranded or towed also keep in mind that your CEL comes to life if anything, and I do mean anything isn't 100% with the ECM like parameter spikes. This means that you could be staring at a major repair, or your speedometer sensor is contaminated and needs to be cleaned.
And the usual suspects are:
1. Severely discharged or a damaged battery check the 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, you 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.
2. Faulty charging system.
3. Faulty system sensor some models have up to 40 sensors
4. Faulty safety switches: run/off, ignition, clutch lever, neutral, side stand, tip over, fuel, and or their connections.
5. The engine got wet where it didn't like to get wet.
6. Faulty ignition circuit spark plugs, coils, cables etc.
7. Broken wire or worn insulation exposing wire to a ground situation especially inside wire harness at tight bends around fairing brackets, under dash panels, under fuel tanks over cylinder heads etc. Many harnesses are open on the ends that will allow water to enter and accumulate at v-bends.
Dielectric grease and contact cleaner are your best friends for wire/cable/harness connectors, look for corroded, broken, or loose pins/sockets. Run speedometer diagnostics and check for generated fault codes.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
https://www.triumphrat.net/speed-triple-forum/651665-check-engine-light-is-on.html
https://www.thespeedtriple.com/forum/speed-triple-1050-05-10-11/149-there-way-reset-check-engine-light.html
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/804154/Triumph-Speed-Triple.html
https://www.triumphestore.com/
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1037971/Triumph-Speed-Triple.html

2007 Triumph... | Answered 6 hours ago


Hi, Dno45565 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.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
https://www.google.com/search?q=Wiring+diagram+2007+Triumph+Rocket+III&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiB-dWU7K3lAhWvtlkKHRRqDekQsAR6BAgGEAE&biw=1440&bih=757
https://www.r3owners.net/threads/wiring-diagram-for-a-rocket.13961/
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1398162/Triumph-Rocket-Iii-Classic.html
https://www.triumphestore.com/
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1074609/Triumph-2010-Rocket-Iii.html

2007 Triumph... | Answered 6 hours ago


Hi, Meme_x 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.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
https://www.google.com/search?q=Battery+replacement+2007+Triumph+Rocket+III&source=univ&tbm=shop&tbo=u&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjTspXO663lAhUsq1kKHXaaCogQsxgILw&biw=1440&bih=757
https://www.batteriesplus.com/battery/motorcycle/triumph/rocket-iii/2300cc
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1398162/Triumph-Rocket-Iii-Classic.html
https://www.triumphestore.com/
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1074609/Triumph-2010-Rocket-Iii.html

2007 Triumph... | Answered 6 hours ago


Hi, Nigel_woodth and the usual suspects are:
1. Instrument wiring harness connector corroded.
2. Faulty power or ground wire at the tachometer.
3. Broken, loose or corroded tachometer wire at the coil.
4. Short between the ignition coil and the tachometer.
5. Broken tachometer cable.
6. Faulty tachometer.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
https://www.r3owners.net/threads/tach-problem.12897/
https://www.triumphrat.net/speed-triple-forum/119839-horn-turn-indicators-and-brake-light-stopped-working-fuse-ok.html
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1398162/Triumph-Rocket-Iii-Classic.html
https://www.triumphestore.com/
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1074609/Triumph-2010-Rocket-Iii.html

2005 Triumph... | Answered 6 hours ago

Not finding what you are looking for?
Motorcycles Logo

179,521 questions posted

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Motorcycles Experts

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

5951 Answers

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

85206 Answers

1400Slugg

Level 2 Expert

260 Answers

Are you a Motorcycle Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...