1996 Triumph Adventurer won't start.. Please help troubleshoot.
So I have the following problem with my 1996 Adventurer. It won't start and after sitting for a couple months I thought it was the battery and it wasn't charging properly. It was running before it sat. So something changed during the resting period. I did the following changes with in the last 6 months. I had to buy a used alternator. I installed it on the bike and it ran for the last 6 months and was charging no problem. So today I put in a new fully charged battery with 12.53 volts. I noticed right away with a volt meter, the bike turns on dash lights up and when I hit the start button the battery volts drop down to 3 volt and the bike turns off and is completely dead. A few seconds later the battery bounces back to 12 volts and the comes back on. Lights are dim and really none of turn signals really work except for turn on the button. Horn doesn't make a sound, turn signals don't blink, and headlights don't really turn either. Only when the key is turn to the start button the oil lights is and looks ready to start. Of course the bike seems to have some sort of grounding issue. I can't figure out why or how this is happening. Please help me to find this starting issue. Is this a common problem with the Hinckley electrical system? I couldn't find any thing about this problem.
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1977 BMW R100RS,1995 BMW R1100GS, 1975 Honda CB750F SS, 1974 Honda CB550, 1973 Honda CB500, 1996 Triumph Adventurer
Last edited by kaptainkid1; 08-17-2019 at 08:26 PM.