Main Motorcycle: 2014 Triumph Thruxton
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
Other Motorcycle: 2001 Triumph Adventurer
Extra Motorcycle: 2006 Yamaha TTR230
2001 Adventurer ignition problems
I searched the forum for help with my problem, but most of the posts are over a decade old.
Long story short:
I won a 2001 Adventurer in a raffle from a local bike shop a few months ago. Since taking ownership, I've had problems with the bike. It did not come as advertised. The shop owner has decided he can be of no more use to me.
The issue I'm having seems to be common as I've read many posts discussing the same symptoms.
The bike runs fine for about 10 minutes. Then, I start getting popping in the pipes and soon after cylinders 2 and 3 stop firing altogether. It doesn't take long for the bike to die completely. After it cools off, the bike starts right back up and rides like a champ for another 10 minutes.
I've replaced the spark plugs, all three ignition coils and most recently the pick up sensor (crank sensor). None of these has fixed the issue.
I also tested the old pick up sensor and the ohms were climbing as I applied heat to it (hair dryer on hot/high). I've tested the current pick up sensor cold and it's reading at .540 ohms.
At this point, does this all point to a bad ignitor? I've consulted the manual, Google and a psychic, but I've found no way to test the ignitor.
Is there anything else I should try before I plop down the $300+ for a new ignitor?
Thanks in advance for any help.
Last edited by elmalo68; 06-18-2019 at 08:08 PM.