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Triumph SuperSports Triumph Four-Cylinder Enthusists: TT600, Speed4, and Daytona 600/650

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Old 11-17-2012, 07:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Help! 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?

dan


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Old 11-17-2012, 08:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There is a nice write up on regulator/rectifier and stater change. I did the regulator already. Basically you need a R1 regulator to replace the old triumph one and them you need to pick up a Ricks electric stater and change yours out pretty easy. Heres a video I did on the regulator I will be doing one soon on the stator
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi Dan.

Congrats on passing your test. I did mine in 2006 but still seems like yesterday

I have had similar problems with my D6 - but don't worry, it is a common problem that many have had. I got my D6 with 28,000 miles 2 years ago and in the last 2 years I've done almost 20,000 more miles as I use it for commuting.

My stator failed initially leaving me stranded by the side of the road so I paid 80 to have it rewound and after two months my stator failed again. As the place I had the stator rewound offered a warranty I swapped the stator again but also changed the Regulator Rectifier for an aftermarket item and now after 2000 miles it is still working well.

I'd therefore recommend getting both the Reg/Rec and the new stator together (Around 170 quid for both) to save hassle. I bought mine from here:

http://www.bbbikeshop.co.uk/

Roger was very helpful and let me call round to swap the bad stator for a new one even though it was really not his fault my Reg/Rec had caused it to fail.

Changing the Rec/Reg is a 2 second plug in job once you remove the tank. The stator is not so easy to change but still both can be done in an hour or so.

If you need a hand or a description of the parts and how to fix it, send me a PM. Sadly I am a bit too far away otherwise I'd pop over and do the work for you.

Cheers,

Ed
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