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Anyone had this occur? Turning the key to "on" starts the bike, and while it is making minimal noise, I'm pretty sure the starter is remaining engaged. Bad solenoid? I'm thinking this is going to burn up the starter in reasonably short order.
 

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Have a look at your starter relay (Not the solenoid). Either the contacts are stuck together or following a jetwash or lots of rain water has got into it. Start by unplugging the relay and turning your ignition switch ON, is it still doing it?, if not proceed to examine the relay.

The starter relay is plugged-in right next to the flasher relay under the left cover. Unplug it, lever off the cover with a small screwdriver or penknife and operate the armature while observing the contacts. If full of water dry it out before re-fitting.

If you prefer to replace it there are replacements available cheaply from car accessory shops. No need to go to Triumph for one.

Here's its location, more about it here:

http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-technical-talk/166952-cheap-easy-and-effective-emergency-start-mod.html

Here's a thread with the same problem, caused by water in the relay:

http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-technical-talk/180716-starter-short.html


 

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Have a look at your starter relay (Not the solenoid). Either the contacts are stuck together or following a jetwash or lots of rain water has got into it. Stat by unplugging the relay and turning your ignition switch ON, is it still doing it?, if not proceed to examine the relay.

The starter relay is plugged-in right next to the flasher relay under the left cover. Unplug it, lever off the cover with a small screwdriver or penknife and operate the armature while observing the contacts. If full of water dry it out before re-fitting.

If you prefer to replace it there are replacements available cheaply from car accessory shops. No need to go to Triumph for one.

Here's its location, more about it here:

http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-technical-talk/166952-cheap-easy-and-effective-emergency-start-mod.html

Here's a thread with the same problem, caused by water in the relay:

http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-technical-talk/180716-starter-short.html


You nailed it. I found your solution after doing some searching (after, of course, I posted the question....) and it was the relay.

THANK YOU.

Much appreciated.
 
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