Main Motorcycle: 2000 Triumph Sprint RS
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Memphis TN
2000 Sprint sitting for too long
I started helping my friends dad with his 2000 Sprint RS a few months ago and have hit dead end after dead end trying to fix it. The bike was purchased by the owners friend who rode it for 268 miles and then parked in his garage. He passed away and my friends dad bought it to help pay for the funeral and never rode it. That was close to a decade ago. The bike will not start but will turn over.
So far I have changed out the oil and filter, coolant and replaced all coolant hoses because they were dry rotting, put new plugs in, replaced fuel pump, filter, and all hoses inside and out. I also wiped down the inside of the tank which was full of sludge. I took the injectors out and soaked them in a cleaning solution. Once the bike is running it will need the chain oiled and new tires (both original). It also has a new battery that is on a trickle charger for peak cca. Also has all new turn signals because old ones dry rotted.
The fuel pump sounds like its priming when the key is turned on so I don't think its the relay. I have tried disconnecting both of the hoses to the fuel sending unit to see if it will spew gas into a bucket but had no luck. The lines are not clogged and actually will leak out of the sending hose if I slosh the tank around. At first I thought the injectors were clogged but the fuel flow when the lines were disconnected.
I only have about 3/4 of a gallon in the tank right now but that is because I don't want to have to drain a lot back out if I have to get back to the pump. Do I need to put more gas in it for it to function properly?
I was getting the trio of codes for turning the key on with the gas tank disconnected. Now I cleared the codes with the tank on and only get the P0463 high fuel level sensor circuit.
This is the second motorcycle I have ever worked on (not including dirt bikes) and first that started off not running. I have been searching and lurking through the forums but haven't found anyone with the same problems I'm experiencing. Please help even if its just providing links to threads that I may have missed.
Also if someone wants to take on the project the bike will be for sale once its running (or before if someone wants it)