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    Canít get Blu to start!
    on: May 22, 2020, 06.47 pm
    May 22, 2020, 06.47 pm
    Hello all!  Here's a little background, my 2015 TTSE has been sitting quietly in my carport for the last 3 years for a variety of reasons.  I'm now ready to ride her again and have gotten her out and been checking her over. In moving her from the carport to the shed, I gently laid her on her left side when my foot slipped in the grass.  I got her upright and parked OK but now she won't start.  :(

    I installed a band new charged liFePo battery and added 2 gallons of fresh gas.  The starter spins immediately and freely.  I hear the fuel pump prime and can smell gas when trying to start. Bike is in N, BRS in run, ignition ON, kickstand up, and clutch in. I cleaned and greased all fuses, side stand switch, clutch switch, and related connections.  I also bled the clutch as it was not disengaging.

    Still no start. Any ideas?

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    Re: Canít get Blu to start!
    Reply #1 on: May 22, 2020, 07.04 pm
    May 22, 2020, 07.04 pm
    Welcome to the forum!

    At first glance, and without testing more details, it is difficult to know.

    It could be that with the bike stopped for so long, and as a result of the crash, the bike's crash sensor has been blocked.

    The drop sensor is located under the passenger seat, try gently tapping it.
    Only motorcyclists know why dogs stick their head out the car window.


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    Re: Canít get Blu to start!
    Reply #2 on: May 22, 2020, 07.09 pm
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    That is the fall sensor.

    Only motorcyclists know why dogs stick their head out the car window.


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    Re: Canít get Blu to start!
    Reply #3 on: May 22, 2020, 07.18 pm
    May 22, 2020, 07.18 pm
    *Originally Posted by digital [+]
    The drop sensor is located under the passenger seat, try gently tapping it.

    Ahh, good idea. But no, no change. Could it be malfunctioning?

    I did just notice something though. The starter button seems to be making intermittent contact. Depending on where I press on the button, the starter spins or doesn't.

    I disassembled the cluster and greased the connections but nothing out of the ordinary noted nor any change.
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    Re: Canít get Blu to start!
    Reply #4 on: May 22, 2020, 08.02 pm
    May 22, 2020, 08.02 pm
    Are there any "DTC's" ( Diagnostic Trouble Codes ) stored in the ECU ?

    Servicing Data, Reference Info. & DTC ( Fault ) Codes -

    Scroll down to Reply #8 "Diagnostic Trouble Codes ( DTC's ) / Fault Codes"
    where you will find information on how to display DTC's on the Instrument Panel,
    and at the end of that Reply, a downloadable document explaining their meanings.


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    Re: Canít get Blu to start!
    Reply #5 on: May 22, 2020, 08.16 pm
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    Thanks Coconut.  Only DTC message is P0000, apparently no faults.

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    Re: Canít get Blu to start!
    Reply #6 on: May 22, 2020, 08.25 pm
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    OK, You mention that you added 2 gallons of fresh Gas -
    How much Gas was in the Tank before you added to it ?

    If the bike has been standing for 3 years, it is possible the Gas has gone "off".

    Another thing you can try, as you've replaced the Battery,
    is to disconnect the Battery, leave it for a couple of minutes,
    then reconnect the Battery and try again - try starting WITHOUT touching the throttle.

    Finally - do you have the Triumph branded DataTool S4 alarm system fitted ?

    There was a Recall of some of those Alarms, one of the problems being
    that they could prevent the engine from starting / running ?

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    Re: Canít get Blu to start!
    Reply #7 on: May 22, 2020, 09.20 pm
    May 22, 2020, 09.20 pm
    There was 2 bars of gas when I first turned it on.  So now there's... 2 bars and 2 gallons. I added some stabilizer when it was parked but I realize 3 years may be pushing the stability envelope. Even it was bad gas, I would think there would be some coughing or sputtering or some sign of life.

    OK, I disconnected the battery for 10 minutes and reconnected. After waiting for TES to do its thing, I tried another start. No luck. I also opened the fuel cap to rule out a vapor lock.  Also no luck.

    I don't think I have the alarm unless the dealer added it before I adopted her. How would I know?