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Old 03-23-2015, 05:02 PM   #1
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Help, in sugar land (heb)

Just need some jumper cables, if anyone happens to be close... 281-202-7731
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of a day for the bike to leave me stranded...

I think I have someone on the way in about 15 min though
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Made it home, thanks for the offers to help guys
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Ya, why didn't you just push start it?
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I can't get enough traction on the rear tire to get it to actually spin the engine over, and I've tried this going down the ramp in a parking garage downtown, so I doubt I could get it to work on flat ground. Soon as I pop the clutch the rear tire just locks up, even in third gear and me jumping on the bike as I pop the clutch.

I think my starter is going out, and not my battery as the bike started up fine after I let it cool off for about 10-15 minutes. I had to replace the 2-brush starter on my Venture last year for the same thing (about 100k miles and 28 years on it though), but I put in a 4-brush unit and have had no problems since. No idea if it's normal for the Triumph starter to go out like this, but I've read about a problematic sprag clutch, so I'll be doing some research on that today and expecting to replace parts soon.
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Some people use 4th too. Just depends on the bike.
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Not really. Like I said it depends on the bike.

Generally speaking 4 cylinders are easier to bump in second, where V twins(at least the SV) isn't going to do in second but make a big skid mark. It will bump pretty easy in 3rd or 4th though.
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Another way to do it is connect the positive cable to the stater, with the negative somewhere on the engine. Voila.

Just push the starter button and you didn't even have to remove the seat.
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Oh and you don't need a car/bike to jump it. If you work at a shop or are at home, a drill battery will work (just make sure it's 12 Volts...although I am sure an 18 volt wouldn't hurt it)
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Did you try bumping it in 2nd gear?
yep. The day I couldn't get it started in my garage I pushed it up 3 floors and tried 1st - 4th all on the way down. That was the day I realized just how much power my heated glove liners were drawing, if I left them on 75% heat the entire trip in. Luckily when I got to the bottom I found a guy with jumper cables. FWIW, I did quite a bit of reading around TriumphRAT and it doesn't sound like anyone has figured out a good way to bump start the 1050. Too much compression and too little weight over the rear wheel to turn the engine over easily.


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Another way to do it is connect the positive cable to the stater, with the negative somewhere on the engine. Voila.

Just push the starter button and you didn't even have to remove the seat.
The starter is buried on the back side of the engine, don't know if I could get a jumper cable in there, but pulling the seat off is not an issue. My plan is to get one of those lithium battery backups that you can plug directly into the Battery Tender cable to jump the bike, but in this case I'm not sure that would've even been enough. Once the bike cooled off for 10 minutes it started up with no problem. When hot the starter sounded like the battery was flat. Sounds to me like I've got a starter issue. 23k miles, it's probably time to start replacing parts that are getting weak.
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Really doesn't seem like that many miles

How old is it?
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No idea if it's normal for the Triumph starter to go out like this, but I've read about a problematic sprag clutch, so I'll be doing some research on that today and expecting to replace parts soon.
PM jwreck. He had a Triple with a brand new sprag clutch that was doing the same thing.
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Old 03-24-2015, 02:51 PM   #17
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Testing the electrical side of the bike should be simple, but I'm also going to check the engine number. Apparently up to about engine number 245xxx had an older, weaker clutch design. Not looking good.
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Old 03-24-2015, 06:37 PM   #18
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Have you had the battery load tested? I thought I had a bad starter until I checked the voltage as I was starting it.
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