Engine Not Running

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  1. David Miller

    David Miller New Member

    Mar 10, 2021
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    I am looking for some ideas on what to do with my Triumph Legend TT 900. It was running in the fall and then with spring coming up I went to start it up and it is not starting on its own. I replaced the starter, pulled the tank and petcock and cleaned those, and stripped down the carbs and deep cleaned those too. The bike will start with starter fluid but will not run. Any thoughts on what it could be?
     
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  2. joe mc donald

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    Check all the rubber manifold rubbers. Also get some carb cleaner in the tank and fresh petrol. Take the plugs out and pour a capful of fresh petrol down each port and try to start and just let it tick over if it does to get the fresh petrol through. I imagine you have checked all the bits like fuel pump and that.
    Joe.
     
  3. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    Howdy David :cool:
     
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  4. David Miller

    David Miller New Member

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    I will give that a shot!
     
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  5. jac

    jac Member

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    I had similar problems on my 600. Fuel pump was the culprit. Didn't pull plugs or anything. Fresh gas and some injector cleaner additive she fired right up. Remember to turn the kill switch on and back off to circulate plenty of gas through your pump, lines, and jets. you should be able to hear it. I killed and switched on 6-8 times after replacing pump and always twice when cold starting. Cheers, happiest troubleshooting!
     
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