New Rider with a bad buy - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums

The Welcome Center New to the Site? Please take a moment to introduce yourself. New members and members who have yet not posted MUST post their first post here to activate their profiles.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 07:59 AM Thread Starter
New Member
Production 125
Main Motorcycle: '04 Triumph Daytona 600
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: MAnchester
Posts: 7
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?

spikekellyRM is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 08:07 AM
Senior Member
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: 2000 BMW R1100RT
cruisin's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Fritch, TX
Posts: 765
Send a message via MSN to cruisin
sounds like a simple case of a bad or faulty alternator or possibly disconnected wiring from the alternator.

cruisin Tx -- mostly between the fence rows
'00 R1200C.. |
'00 R1100RT |--the "Y2K" collection ;-}
'00 R1100S__|
cruisin is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 12:44 PM
Senior Member
World SuperBike
Main Motorcycle: '06 Speed Triple
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NorCal
Posts: 1,748
Other Motorcycle: '96 Adventurer Cafe Racer
Extra Motorcycle: Not any more
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.

'06 Speed Triple
'96 Adventurer Cafe Racer
and a bunch of other stuff
If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough - Mario Andretti
zelatore is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
New Member
Production 125
Main Motorcycle: '04 Triumph Daytona 600
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: MAnchester
Posts: 7
Roger, will post there. Had to post here on welcome ctr first. Cheers mate

Sent from my iPhone using Free App
spikekellyRM is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter your valid email address, that can receive an automated confirmation message. Otherwise, you won't be able to gain full access.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bonneville Rider Rescues Norton Rider Rev Classic, Vintage & Veteran 3 04-30-2012 09:51 AM
Rider hits deer, cars hit rider brolane Biker Hang-Out 24 12-11-2009 06:04 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome