Hello - 2001 Speed Triple Owner

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  1. Gordon MacBean

    Gordon MacBean Active Member

    Nov 16, 2021
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    Hello,

    I am the proud (I hope at least) owner of a 2001 955i Speed Triple. It has a slight issue with blowing the 10A fuse after it has been ridden... So it is going to be fun to root out this electrical gremlin and make good the loom.

    58,600 miles on the clocks, in a somewhat tatty state, but it is all I need to have a bit of fun on and I like the older bikes. Commiserations most welcome, ideas on how to fix it more so!!
     
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  2. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Hi and welcome….
     
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  3. Mrs Visor

    Mrs Visor Elite Member

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    Hi and welcome!
     
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  4. Gordon MacBean

    Gordon MacBean Active Member

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    Turns out that 10A fuse is meant to be a 30A fuse! Previous owner was sticking 10A fuses in there repeatedly. Nothing like Google images to check what is supposed to be in the fuse box! Might be a very cheap fix!
     
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  5. Dawsy

    Dawsy Cumbrian half-wit
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    Hi Gordon and welcome. I had the same bike with a similar issue. Blew main fuse on full lock first ride out and kept doing it. When I checked all the fuses were wrong rating! As I was replacing them with correct ones I noticed the rear subframe was cracked:eek:
    Bike was delivered from a dealer with 12 months MOT, full vehicle check! Had it less than three weeks and got my money back!
     
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  6. Geoff Butler

    Geoff Butler Never too old for Biking!

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    Welcome Mr MacBean, great name :cool:
     
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  7. Gordon MacBean

    Gordon MacBean Active Member

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    Previous owner had it from 2012. He was happy to part with the bike. Recent starter and relay fitted. Surprised that it is a simple incorrect fuse issue. Easy fix for me so far. It comes with the TOR exhaust which is "fruity". I've started with a bit of gentle cleaning on the bike, ordered some shorty levers, a new instrument backing panel as old one is fractured, £30 for a new one on Ebay. Abba stand on the way to me as well (it came with the bits to hold it in place).
     
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  8. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    Hi Gordon :cool:
     
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  9. Dawsy

    Dawsy Cumbrian half-wit
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    Let's have some piccies please :grinning:
     
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  10. Gordon MacBean

    Gordon MacBean Active Member

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  11. Dawsy

    Dawsy Cumbrian half-wit
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    This was mine. Refunded money went on a 2014 version. Love it!:grinning::heart_eyes:
     
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  12. Gordon MacBean

    Gordon MacBean Active Member

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    I think they are pretty bikes! Agile, compact and fun. Sounds glorious!
     
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  13. DanielB

    DanielB Noble Member

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    Hello! Good to have another early triple owner here...I hope you post lots! :cool: and enjoy your ride!
     
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  14. Gordon MacBean

    Gordon MacBean Active Member

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    Used to have a Daytona 900, a 2000 Sprint RS (same engine as SP3) and 2002 Sprint RS, newer 955i engine. All lovely bikes, but I've been after an SP3 or a nice KTM 990SDR, but that would entail me losing my license!!, so perhaps not!
     
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  15. joe mc donald

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    Gordon MacBean
    Welcome to the family. Nice bike and great fix it seems. It will go down well here in the asylum as the inmates do favour black seems to be one of the favourite colours. Thanks for sharing the great pictures and a great intro.
    Joe.
     
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  16. David Cooper

    David Cooper Triumph Rocketeer.
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    Hello Gordon,

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  17. Gordon MacBean

    Gordon MacBean Active Member

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    Spot the difference....
    5 minute job to bleed front brakes. Rear will be done when Abba Stand arrives later today...
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  18. Gordon MacBean

    Gordon MacBean Active Member

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    LED lights and LED main lights. High Beam is instant and bright. Pattern is okay too by the looks of it.

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  19. Gordon MacBean

    Gordon MacBean Active Member

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    I will sort out the light rubber boots later as they don't fit over the LED fan housing. It is waterproof, but aesthetics and all that....
     
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  20. Dartplayer

    Dartplayer Crème de la Crème

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    Hi Gordon and welcome to the forum :cool: Bcool introduction and Enjoying ride service pix :p
     
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