Bought my 2005 triumphe bonnevlle t100 in nyc where I used it. it only had 500 miles on it when I bought it and now she has 5,500 miles. she sat unused hooked up to a trickle charger for 5 months in ny when I relocated down to Florida and then I had the bike shipped down to south Florida.
She ran fine for 1 year in florida and then problem began.
Was riding her and she just turned off and stalled mid-ride.
Went to restart it and just cranking, wouldn’t start up again.
Had it towed home. Recharged the battery on a trickle charger as It was weak due to the excessive cranking to get it started.
I thought it might be the carbs being dirty from sitting for 5 months so I had it towed to a shop that cleaned the carbs and re-lined / finished the inside of the gas tank. (Which the claimed was very dirty and needed) I think he was full of [email protected]
#$ but anyways I agreed to the extra $100 procedure.
Then it still wouldn’t start. So then the shop said it wasn’t getting a spark. They claimed to have changed the pickup coil. And they said it was fixed. They dropped off the bike and it ran but didn’t sound the like it used to, but it was running for a very brief period. The minute they left it wouldn’t start again. Same issue. Would maybe start up and if it did after about 10 minutes would just die and not start again.
So after paying out $1000 to have my pick up coil changed, and my tank relined, and my carbs cleaned, I decided to do any other repairs myself.
I read a lot in this forum and in Haynes manual. I ordered a nology profire ignition coil http://www.nology.com/profiremotor.html
and then I ordered a cdi box from procom. http://www.newbonneville.com/html/procom_igniter.html
i installed both and it started up. I though the problem was fixed, took her for a ride and then she died again after about 10 minutes. It did start back up again after about 5 minutes of cranking but just barely. I made it home and after I turned off the bike and recharged the battery again she wouldn’t start again.
Now the last 2 things I could think of to change are the battery and the spark plug boots/ cap from nology. http://www.nology.com/hot.html
I replaced the battery after having the shop give the new battery a full 20 hour charge. And it still does not start and no spark. And now Im just waiting for the Spark plug boots / wires to come next week.
So far I have replaced and have a new:
A new pick up coil (that the shop installed)
Still no spark and wont start.. im desperate here. Anyone have a clue?
The only thing left that I haven’t installed yet is the Spark plug boots / wires its coming on Tuesday.
Thanks in advance.