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Twins Technical Talk Technical Talk for Hinckley Triumph Twins: Bonneville, T100, Speedmaster, America, Thruxton, and Scrambler.

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Old 11-10-2012, 11:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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efi bonnevilles and immobilizers?

Just a quick question.. I've been looking at some salvaged efi bonnevilles to buy and build on, and some of them don't have keys. Do the efi bonnevilles have a key-chip immobilizer, or can I just buy a new ignition lock and keys, and replace the old/missing ones?

My Guzzi Griso has an immobilizer, and if I lost both keys (and the key code), I would have to buy a new ignition lock, keys AND immobilizer control unit (which is built into the gauge cluster electronics on this bike). If that is the case for the efi bonnevilles, I have to calculate that into the build expense before I decide on a worthwhile purchase price.
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No coded key immobiliser as far as we know. There's an optional alarm system that acts as an immobiliser but not through any element in the key.

The alarm fits under the seat and downloading the instructions for part number A9808085 on this site will show you how it fits and what it looks like:

http://www.triumphinstructions.com/

If it has one and you have no keys you'll need a dummy plug containing a couple of wire links that substitutes the alarm. Available at Triumph dealers under part number T2500396 and costs about $6.

You could make up your own dummy connector with parts from the likes of RS Components. The contacts to link together for the bike to start would be 1-2 & 3-5:

http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/produc...633D4E4F4E4526
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That's good news. Being able to simply replace the ignition lock will certainly simplify things if I do end up with one without keys. Thanks for the alarm info as well.

What method does the Triumph alarm use to know whether it should allow ignition or not, if not through a chip key? Does it have a manually operated key fob?
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nevermind. It appears to only use a switch that mounts under the seat.
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