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bike wont start
« on: October 15, 2013, 12:37:17 pm »
Well it managed 1800 miles, I had really thought Triumph had got it's act together after years spent riding the old Meriden bikes.
At least it's in my garage and not at the side of the road.
Looks like a clutch switch failure.

Well the update on the fault is that the wire from the starter switch had not been inserted correctly into the connecting plug under the tank, so had worked loose. apparently took four hours to  repair, fairing and tank off.

Bike fine and a joy to ride
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Re: bike wont start
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2013, 12:51:38 pm »
Hope it doesn't take too long to get it mended

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Re: bike wont start
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2013, 01:01:46 pm »
Clutch switch should really only stop it starting while in gear and clutch not it. Interesting to see what the problem is.

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Re: bike wont start
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2013, 01:13:01 pm »
Triumph is aware and has designed a new switch  There is a technical bulletin out on it.  It is an easy fix. Just a shortage of switches available.  In the mean time the bike is still rideable.  You just have to put the side stand up when starting and unfortunately cannot leave down when running. For other implications see my post under Maintenance section, entitled "first problem". It is an annoying problem but really doesn't impact riding significantly
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Re: bike wont start
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2013, 01:43:54 pm »
according to dealer clutch has to be pulled in to start even in neutral.
Interestingly it then started three times and ran ok then back to not starting
awaiting trailer 

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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2013, 01:45:00 pm »
tried that still no luck, thanks anyway

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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2013, 02:23:56 pm »
Well it's off on a trailer, and it's raining. but then it is Manchester. Will let you know the outcome.
Has anyone tried on of those devices that reads the bikes cam bus and fault logs on a Triumph. May be a good idea to buy one

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« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2013, 02:25:02 pm »
*Originally Posted by saaz [+]
Clutch switch should really only stop it starting while in gear and clutch not it. Interesting to see what the problem is.

My bike won't start without the clutch being engaged even in neutral.