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Old 12-18-2012, 02:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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HELP! Speed Four Not Starting

Well at what I thought was a dead battery on my 2004 Speed Four, wasn't. See link below:
http://www.triumphrat.net/triumph-su...tery-size.html

I installed a new fully charged battery this morning, and all I get is a single "CLICK" that is coming from under the seat. Lights come on strong, fuel pump boots up, hit the starter and"CLICK".

Checked fuses they were ok. Relay? Which one do I look at? Electrics are a mystery to me so I could really used your advice.

By the way a 12BS battery wont fit in a Speed Four .

Thanks Andy
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I had something like this when i came to start my tt600 after a long time in storage.
In my case it was the starter relay/solonoid,which in your case should look like this :http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Starter-re...3a38a65&_uhb=1
I was able to take my tt600 relay apart,and just a clean up got it going.

To test yours, put a test light/multimeter between cable from relay to starter motor.When you press the start button it should light up/give a voltage reading.
If it does its the starter,if not then its the relay
The relay on my tt600 is just bellow the battery box area,follow the clicking noise !
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I had something like this when i came to start my tt600 after a long time in storage.
In my case it was the starter relay/solonoid,which in your case should look like this :http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Starter-re...3a38a65&_uhb=1
I was able to take my tt600 relay apart,and just a clean up got it going.

To test yours, put a test light/multimeter between cable from relay to starter motor.When you press the start button it should light up/give a voltage reading.
If it does its the starter,if not then its the relay
The relay on my tt600 is just bellow the battery box area,follow the clicking noise !
Hey Andy thanks for the tip. I dont think its the relays, I took the relay off my Sprint RS and pluged it in the Speed4, no joy.

Switched everything back to the original bikes and just for giggles I tried to start the RS without pulling in the clutch lever, it made the same one click noise until the lever was pulled, then it started.

So now I'm thinking the problem on the Speed4 might be clutch lever switch. Electrics are witch hunt for me.

Andy
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If it was me,i would turn on your ignition and run button,make sure bike is not in gear.
Then Carefully take a jumper wire direct from your battery positive,and straight to the starter motor (positive connection).Bypassing the relay and all the other cut off switches and see if it starts !
Otherwise its circuit testing with a multimeter.
Good luck.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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One last thing before i go to bed
To test the clutch and side stand switch,unplug each one and set a multimeter to continuity.
Attach both leads to both terminals and pull clutch in or put side stand up,and check for an open circuit.
It should be open one way,and closed the other.
Sorry if i'm stating the obvious,and you know this already !!
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