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  • Offline DavidSF

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    Re: New 2015 Trophy SE Starting Issue
    on: Aug 15, 2017, 05.31 am
    Aug 15, 2017, 05.31 am
    Ok not sure if anyone has any advice/suggestions but here goes.  I purchased a 2015 Trophy SE (96 miles) and accidentally left the key turned to Parking Lights (you would think they had a better solution then to make it that easy to turn the key an extra notch). Anyway.  I didn't get back to the bike for 2 1/2 months and the battery is flat.  I purchased a new Battery for the bike and installed it (not too difficult).  So here is my problem.  I know the battery works and is fully charged.  When I turn the key all diagnostics take place....light comes on etc..... Problem is when I press the "Starter" it just clicks with no sign of trying to turn over.  I have tried everything...... ie. Made sure kill switch was not on, Pulled in the clutch while in neutral.....put in gear then out of gear back in neutral several times, put kick stand up / down, Put center stand up/down.  Tried to start with kick stand up and with kick stand down....every possible permutation but to no avail.  I called a Triumph dealer and they recommend I get it towed into the shop and get it checked out.  Fortunately it is under warranty. 

    So my question is this......rather than towing it in, has anyone seen this problem and if so any suggestions of something I may be missing or not doing correctly.....would be great if I could get it figured out. 

    Thanks in advance.
    David


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    Re: New 2015 Trophy SE Starting Issue
    Reply #2 on: Aug 15, 2017, 08.37 am
    Aug 15, 2017, 08.37 am
    Had a friend with a similar issue on an RT. Put a new battery on. But it was not sufficiently charged to start it. Jump started the bike with jump leads and started fine. Used it a little and now all is well.

    They need 100% charge to start them.
    It wasn't me !!

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    Re: New 2015 Trophy SE Starting Issue
    Reply #3 on: Aug 15, 2017, 10.50 am
    Aug 15, 2017, 10.50 am
    If the solenoid is clicking then the mechanical conditions of the starter button are working,
    and all the safety interlocks ( Side stand switch etc ) are OK.

    It sounds like there may not be enough voltage to operate the Starter,
    so check that the Battery IS fully charged,
    AND that the connections are clean and tight.

    The "new" Battery - how was it charged ?

    Cheers  :821:

    Last Edit: Mar 28, 2020, 08.41 pm by Coconut

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    Re: New 2015 Trophy SE Starting Issue
    Reply #4 on: Aug 15, 2017, 03.22 pm
    Aug 15, 2017, 03.22 pm
    Really sounds like a flat battery... As Coconut asked, are you sure it is good.  Normally a new battery should be charged ( with a motorcycle charger! ) for several hours before use...   Best life that way.   

    Corroded connections on the starter solenoid terminal?? 
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    Re: New 2015 Trophy SE Starting Issue
    Reply #5 on: Aug 15, 2017, 07.28 pm
    Aug 15, 2017, 07.28 pm
    Also, if it was a brand new OEM Battery ( Gel filled type ),
    there is a quite lengthy and specific commissioning procedure to be performed :

    • Remove sealing foil from new battery
    • Unseal electrolyte container and place onto battery - fill accoroding to manufacturers instructions
    • Allow to stand for 30 minutes with the filling container in place
    • Check all of the electrolyte has drained into the new battery
    • Allow to stand for a further 1 hour with filling container still in place
    • Carefully remove filling container and dispose of
    • Place sealing cap strip LOOSELY over the battery filling holes
    • Charge the battery using Battery Mate 150-9 referring to its instructions
      ( A battery with 0% charge can take 20 hours to fully charge )
    • Within 2 hours of charging press down firmly onto the sealing caps to locate them and seal the battery
    • Disconnect the charger and allow the battery to stand for 1 hour.
    • After 1 hour - fit the battery to the motorcycle

    Also from the Service Manual :
    "Failure to comply with this procedure may lead to reduced
    battery performance and/or shorten the life of the battery."

    Last Edit: Mar 28, 2020, 08.40 pm by Coconut

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    Re: New 2015 Trophy SE Starting Issue
    Reply #6 on: Aug 17, 2017, 01.42 am
    Aug 17, 2017, 01.42 am
    Coconut forgot to mention the part about "put your left foot in and turn it around and around".  :745: :745:

    [Really though. Coconut's advice should be followed.]  :821:

     



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