Common Faults

Here we have a quick FAQ with a list of all the gotchas that have caught us out in the past when working the Speed Triple.

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ELECTRICAL

 

Q, Brake light doesn't work?

Q, Rev counter needle is intermittent, erratic or dies?

Q, Ignition lights are on and the kill switch is off but nothing happens when I press the starter button?

Q, Ignition lights are on and the kill switch is off but all I hear is a click when I press the starter button?

Q, Bike starts and runs but as soon as I select gear it dies?


MECHANICAL

 

Q, The bike sounds more like a tractor than normal, there is a loose rattle from left side around the foot pegs?

Q, Bike starts and runs as normal, after a while it splutters to a halt and won't restart but does when cold again?

Q, Bike won't start from cold or very difficult to get going, once warm all seems OK?

Q, There is oil in my air box?

Q, There is oil leaking from the primary sprocket cover?

Q, Why is the coolant level falling?

Q, My speedo needle waves around a bit on higher speed runs?

Q, There is oil in the spark plug hole?

Q, When starting the bike it struggles to catch and fire up, sometimes I hear a loud clacking noise?

Q, My gear changes feel clunky and there is a lack of feel at the lever?


FUELING

 

Q, Bike runs as if it's missing or fuel starved in the middle (ish) of the rev range?

Q, OMG, there is fuel on the floor under bike?

Q, The fuel tap spins and doesn't select any other position?

Q, After my days work the bike runs badly, won't run at all or runs for a very short period and dies?