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goldenboyfz1

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goldenboyfz1 says:

Does a Speed Triple have a fuel tap switch ?

Hi all,


I'm having difficulty starting my Speed Triple all of a sudden...... I've got it plugged into an Optimate charger...but even with a full charge, the dam thing won't start now ?....

I was wondering if the triple has a fuel line switch ?... I've searched for one and even resorted to looking at the manual and there doesn't seem to be ?!?!??,....

Arghhhh !!!!

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smidget

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smidget says:

Depends

do you know the age of the battery, cold weather will kill a slightly sick battery in no time.

If you have a multimeter test the battery to see what the voltage is, after charging and allowed to stand for an hour should read about 13+volts.

Try a few starts, even if the bike is not willing, and then retest the battery voltage, if it is lower than 13 volts replace the battery.

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goldenboyfz1

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goldenboyfz1 says:

Battery

I've had a chat with the dealer, I've said I'll sticknt on the Optimate for another day.... If this doesn't work, a new battery will get fitted... 

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babyrocket

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babyrocket says:

the very

bitter cold we have had recently would wipe the floor with an ailing battery, anything more than two days on the optimate and no change, demand a new battery.

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James600zx

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James600zx says:

Optimate.

Optimate smart chargers are the best you can get though, so if it's saying the battery is holding a full charge it's good, no?

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goldenboyfz1

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goldenboyfz1 says:

Battery

It's saying full.... But as soon as info to start it, it's turns over quite slowly, doesn't fire.. Then the starter turns slower... I give up by then as I don't want to knacker anything... I'll keep you informed...

The dealer was helpful on the phone...so, lets see what happens.. 

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James600zx

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James600zx says:

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"-it's turns over quite slowly, doesn't fire.. Then the starter turns slower..."

Oh, in that case it does sound like a duff battery. Maybe I've too much regard for the Optimate's abilities!

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preunit

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preunit says:

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"Battery

It's saying full" What voltameter reading?

Copy and paste smidget's post..

"do you know the age of the battery, cold weather will kill a slightly sick battery in no time.

If you have a multimeter test the battery to see what the voltage is, after charging and allowed to stand for an hour should read about 13+volts.

Try a few starts, even if the bike is not willing, and then retest the battery voltage, if it is lower than 13 volts replace the battery."

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KrismusSikpunz

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goldenboy

Battery

It's saying full.... But as soon as info to start it, it's turns over quite slowly, doesn't fire.. Then the starter turns slower... I give up by then as I don't want to knacker anything...



You are going to knacker your Sprag clutch if you carry on trying to start it with a duff battery.

Then you'll be into big bucks.


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