2001 TT600 problems - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums
Triumph SuperSports Triumph Four-Cylinder Enthusists: TT600, Speed4, and Daytona 600/650

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-18-2007, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
Grand Prix 250
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 41
2001 TT600 problems

I just purchased my first street bike as a 2001 Triumph TT600 with 8000 miles for $1800. The guy was desperate to sell because he needed money fast so it turned out good for me. Except the night I bought it I broke the kickstand and it cost me 140 to replace. Now when I am riding it will just lose power in the gauges and the bike will shut off. The bike is naked without fairings and I am wondering if when I am going if some wires get thrown around and cause me to lose power. It usually starts right back up but when you are accelerating to 90 and it dies it is not a fun problem. Anyone know anything about this or can diagnose it?
bkjones is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-18-2007, 05:58 PM
Site Supporter
SOTP Vintage Series
Main Motorcycle: Very fast 675
Official Leathers Tester
Will's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 7,841
Other Motorcycle: DRZ 400 Bad Idea
Extra Motorcycle: Mad Max the Husqvarna
From the sounds of things, I sure hope you got a clean title!

The bike sounds like it has had a rough life. Check the battery, then the fuses. It could be all kinds of things, but there is a place to start. Then take a look at any connections you can find to make sure something isn't loose. The simplest problem would be a loose battery connection, but that would be more likely to cause starting problems than running problems. When you start looking at connectors, start at the front of the bike where it takes windblast to see if your theory is correct.

It's a squid thing. You wouldn't understand.

Go soothingly on the grease mud, as there lurks the skid demon.
Will is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-18-2007, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
Grand Prix 250
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 41
Definitely got a clean title or else I wouldn't have bought it. It has new tires and tabs through next June. This is the only problem I have had and the previous owner said he didn't have any of these problems but he could be bsing me. I would love to avoid taking it to a dealer and paying a bunch of money so any help or ideas are welcome
bkjones is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-18-2007, 07:34 PM
Main Motorcycle: duh my TT
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Sunnyvale, Ca. USA
Posts: 249
Other Motorcycle: Sv650
Extra Motorcycle: f4i
I would agree with the desire to avoid the "st"ealer but when it comes to electrical problems I give it a go and then I take it to them... That is the one thing that I wont really mess with.

AFM #940
2001 Racing Yellow TT600
yakoo11 is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-19-2007, 02:34 AM
Main Motorcycle: T595
Senior Member
redl1nerpm's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: MN USA
Posts: 286
Other Motorcycle: FLSTN. Past:Tiger S3 D650
Extra Motorcycle: Past cont. 2-TT600, TR25W
could you be more specific? After it loses power and shuts off can you start it up? Or do you need to charge the battery?

If you have the charge the battery every time that happens, first take your battery to batteries plus or an auto parts store and they can test it for free. If it checks out good, check your fuses. Then if they're good check the connections coming out of the stator cover (left side). If they look ok and aren't corroded, then its probably your stator. I just did a replacement on this and made a write-up. Search the last page or two of this forum and you'll see my "diy stator replacement/upgrade" Our TT's have notoriously weak stators...
redl1nerpm is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-19-2007, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
Grand Prix 250
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 41
I think I have found the problem. It is the box that you click together coming from the ignition key and gauges. It is very gunked up (being a naked bike) and so I am going to clean it out. When it shuts off if I fiddle with the connection it will light back up again and therefore restart but if the engine feels like there is no key it will shut off (loose connection in the box). Thanks for all the help fellas.
bkjones is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply
All posts must adhere to Forum Rules

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
Aftermarket Can for a 2001 TT600 emelcee Triumph SuperSports 11 02-14-2008 06:44 AM
2001 Bonneville Carb Problems johnpa Air Cooled Twins Technical Talk 8 09-12-2007 08:27 PM
Any problems with 2001 Bonnie? mlgatl Air Cooled Twins Technical Talk 19 10-07-2006 10:50 AM
any known problems with the 2001 Bonnnie? boozefighter Air Cooled Twins Talk 13 10-12-2005 10:47 AM
2001 TT600 Triumph SuperSports 13 05-31-2003 08:37 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not 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