Hope all well and riding safely in this latest cold snap.
Ongoing Street Triple issues. Hot Start problems seem common on these (and Speeds, Daytonas and others). Mine is a 2010.
Cold start no issue.
Hot start (starting again after riding for 30mins +) no work (as per link above from this morning)
Reg/rec already replaced recently
Rad cap already replaced recently (some theory about pressure build up)
Can’t remember if starter motor replaced, but I think that’s beyond me.
Recent big service with valves checked
Battery is healthy, 2 years old exactly, measures as it should (have not measured voltage when it doesn’t start when hot though).
Already tried to research on bike specific forums. Its definitely common, but there seem to be lots of causes and placebo “fixes” out there. There are some strange “solutions” including drilling into the starter motor and adding an earth wire. Don’t want to (know how to) do that.
I don’t really want to buy another battery unless that is very likely to make a difference. Would a higher powered (CCA) battery help at all? Currently have a BS Battery one (From Sportsbikeshop) with 135CCA. There is a 165CCA one that fits. I may be barking up the wrong tree here though.
Any other ideas/experiences with this (seems Triumph specific)?
Having spent a lot sorting other problems, not keen to give up on the bike, but there comes a point…
Its a low battery voltage issue, the first thing to check is that the battery terminals are snug and tight. Other causes and things to check are.
The voltage across the battery terminals…
ignition off standby voltage expect greater than 12.4v, if less fully charge the battery.
ignition on expect a slow voltage drop to no less than 12v
cranking the engine expect a voltage drop to no less than 10.5v.
engine running at 4,000 RPM expect between 13.5v and 14.2v. If less than 13.5v suspect the stator, if more than 14.2v suspect the regulator/rectifier but don’t panic buy parts as further tests are required to rule out causes such as poor charging system wiring, chassis grounds, connectors etc.
If it was mine I’d fully test and check the charging system for any faults which is simpler job than folk think. The parts to test in order are the battery, the wiring, the stator and the rectifier. Prove any parts have failed before any willy nilly repair or replacement. ElectroSport have an excellent guide and explain how to fully test the charging system better than I could here
It’ll be the starter. The 675 and 800 engines share a starter and the older (pre-2015) ones tend to fail by around 35k miles
Get one from a more-recent engine off ebay (poke about on fowlers to get the part number you’re after) or a rebuild kit. There’s an american company (rick’s something?) that’s well-regarded among tiger owners.
If you don’t get it solved on here, try www.675.cc . I was on that forum a lot when I had my Terrible Triumph , the 2013 model Daytona 675. There is probably more technical knowledge on that forum that at Triumph HQ, and certainly more help and friendly advice. That forum is only for 675cc Triumph owners, and they are a very friendly bunch.
Just in case you’re one of the few people on here that hasn’t heard, I bought a six month old Daytona 675 from a main Triumph dealership, and had it regularly serviced by that shop. In the 24 months I owned it, it had 17 warranty issues, 16 of which where dealt with. I won’t whinge any further about this. Today