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Sket1234

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Sket1234 says:

Triumph TT600 Electrical Issues

Hi i have bought a new triumph tt 600 it has a factory fitted alarm which keeps flattening the battery when not used for more then two weeks,

 The bike also has a few erratic issues when above about 8000 rpm the rev counter needle goes nuts and bounces between 10k-13k and the engine management light flickers but the bike still revs smoothly also the dash lights dont work on the speedo and rev counter (Headlights and Indicators work), and the engine management light comes on then goes out after 3 cycles ride for another 300 miles or so and it comes back on for another cycle.

Are these issues caused by the alarm, as it has cut in before at high speed whilst overtaking bit dodge also bike sometimes stalls when approaching a junction pull in the clutch and it die's wait two secs dont have to turn off ignition just wait for red light on dash and press starter fires first time after and away you go again.

all these little things might be linked but am stumped here any advice welcome. Kind of spoiling my riding

Any Helps Thanks

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

tt600

New Triumph tt600 how new?

Oh dear,common problem,

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/community/Forums/Categories/?searchText=triumph%20tt600

Low voltages will cause problems so can you give some battery voltage readings before starting after a hour/day/week riding the bike?   

 

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kcmc

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kcmc says:

Triumph TT600

Hi Sket1234

If its shop bought,then take it back and ask for these problems to be fixed,this sounds like a very dangerous problem so take it to a repair shop before it causes you to have an accident.Good Luck

KCMC:tongue: 

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Sket1234

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Sket1234 says:

Triumph TT600 Electrical Issues

Just wondering if the alarm could be the cause had it cut in the other whilst riding the deactivate straight away again bit odd have also noticed a few corroded eletrical connections just under the tank. It is rubbing somewhere and shorting out. Will be put in the garage if cant sort but would rather try to save the money as just been made redundant and just could do with a good day out on the bike. Thanks

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

info

just keep on wondering,like us without any replies.:wacko:

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Sket1234

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Sket1234 says:

Triumph TT600 Electrical Issues

The battery is brand new so shouldnt be going flat something is draining the power when it isnt in use.
Anyone know where i can find a guide to removing the alarm as have replaced a problem i found previous owner had Rejoined the electrics with a house hold electrical block and not push connectors.
these are terribly corroded.

thanks

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

battery

I`ve just returned a 2 month old battery and replaced it with a Yuasa.

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Sket1234

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Sket1234 says:

Triumph TT600 Electrical Issues

Replaced the battery with the one on my other Triumph tt600 and the same happens i was wondering if there anything which is interchangeable which could cause these problems

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jaffa90

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James600zx

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James600zx says:

Electrical issues.

“Rev counter needle goes nuts and bounces between 10k-13k”

 

This might be a fault code. I know Yamaha used to use regions of the rev counter in this way to indicate particular faults. Try Triumphrat.net

 

I doubt it’s your alarm, so I say keep it. Alarms are always the prime suspect when any electrical issues arise but I reckon that’s mostly unfair. They should be ok unless the installation has been bodged by an amateur.

 

I’d suspect the charging system.

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swen

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swen says:

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I also ride TT. Regarding dying revs: I experience the same intermittently too. There is that air bleeding valve controled by the stepper motor which controls idling/overrun/high low altitude conditions. That might be the cause.Good luck

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