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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-18-2007, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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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?
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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.

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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
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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.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-19-2007, 03:34 AM
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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...
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-19-2007, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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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.
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