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Hi all,
I am new to this forum and to Triumphs in general. I recently purchased a 2008 Bonneville t100. Yesterday I noticed the oil light in the dash flashing, so I checked the oil and topped it off. I was planning on taking it to a shop on Monday when I have a day off.
This morning riding to work the light came on while on the highway doing 80 in 5th gear. I then lost all rpms and speed. I still had electrical power (lights etc) but the engine died. When I tried starting it up it cranked but wouldn’t ignite and had to be towed home. What do you think the issue is?

A friend of mine with much more Moto-experience than me Said to pull the plug and check for metal shavings as this would indicate a blown engine. I will do this when I get home from work.

Also, fyi, there was no visible oil leaking on the engine.

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