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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 07:59 AM Thread Starter
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New Rider with a bad buy

hello, new poster!

ive only passed my test about 3 weeks, the following weekend, went out to 'look' at a bike, ended up buying it there and then, man shopping but maybe i was too hasty.

its a 2004 daytona 600, it rode fine for the first weekend, then a week later i went to fire it up and it was dead, i tried a few times but the more i did, the less reaction i got each time. i trickle charged it and thought that was the last of it, until i went to buy a new battery and ended up being recovered by a truck.

a friend who knows more about it than me has been having a look, he has concluded that the battery isnt being charged by the engine, its slowly draining, even with the headlights disconnected.

its annoying because i live and work 300miles away during the week so i can only fiddle with it at weekends, ive pretty much missed the last 2 weekends suitable weather this year for riding but thats besides the point, since replacing the battery it hasnt yet failed to start, but this is only a matter of time as the battery is still draining whilst its running. any help?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 08:07 AM
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sounds like a simple case of a bad or faulty alternator or possibly disconnected wiring from the alternator.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 12:44 PM
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Spike, I can't speak for the 600 specifically but many other Triumph models have known common issues with the voltage regulators. I would suggest you head over to the supersports section of this forum and ask your question there.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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Roger, will post there. Had to post here on welcome ctr first. Cheers mate

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