Triumph Thunderbird Sport Won't Start

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  1. GypsySOHMC

    GypsySOHMC Member

    Mar 18, 2019
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    Compression has been tested,
    Unless it's jumped a tooth timing is the same as the day I bought it
    there isn't a vacum tap
     
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  2. Sprinter

    Sprinter Kinigit

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    Air?
     
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  3. Sprinter

    Sprinter Kinigit

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    Dead mouse in exhaust
     
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  4. Havit

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    Are the plugs getting wet ?
     
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  5. Tiglet

    Tiglet Vintage Member

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    These problems are really frustrating, feel for you mate.
     
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  6. GypsySOHMC

    GypsySOHMC Member

    Mar 18, 2019
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    Plugs are getting wet
     
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  7. GypsySOHMC

    GypsySOHMC Member

    Mar 18, 2019
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    Define air if you mean an air leak checked by spraying wd40
     
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  8. GypsySOHMC

    GypsySOHMC Member

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    Checked exhaust is clear
     
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  9. GypsySOHMC

    GypsySOHMC Member

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    It's the most unreliable motorcycle I have ever owned. Once it fires it runs and handles like a dream.
    But unfortunately that doesn't out weigh the fact you can't plan to use it as it just won't start when you need it.
     
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  10. Sprinter

    Sprinter Kinigit

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    Have you checked TCI?
     
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  11. GypsySOHMC

    GypsySOHMC Member

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    TCI?
     
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  12. Sprinter

    Sprinter Kinigit

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    Have you checked the fuses?
    Transistor Controlled Ignition unit. Just a guess, it may not have one.
     
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  13. GypsySOHMC

    GypsySOHMC Member

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    To be honest I've not checked the fuses with the engine spinning over and having sparks at the plugs. But I will check later
     
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  14. GypsySOHMC

    GypsySOHMC Member

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    Think I'm going to break it for spares.
     
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  15. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    Just take it to a favoured bike mechanic for diagnosis rather than throwing in the towel and breaking it mate :worried::worried:
     
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  16. Sprinter

    Sprinter Kinigit

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    They are very desirable bikes dont break it ( not sure if your joking).
     
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  17. Havit

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    Its not the ignition sensor playing up is it ?
     
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  18. Havit

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    I have heared of lads with Tbirds having issues with the sensors . might be worth a try . maybe its sparking at the wrong time or not sparking at all ... ..
     
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  19. Bad Billy

    Bad Billy Baddest Member

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    Hi Mate, Welcome to the Forum, I haven't got a clue as it seems you have tried everything I would suggest, good luck.
     
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  20. GypsySOHMC

    GypsySOHMC Member

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    Honesty is always the best policy lol.
    Going to price the parts up over the weekend and look into breaking it .
     
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