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Re: [TriumphTrophy] Re: Overheating

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  • joan tabberer
    Don t be led into a false sense of security... I got coils off a crashed bike... which were supposed tobe good. and guess what!... they were not!     regards
    Message 1 of 37 , Jul 20, 2013
      Don't be led into a false sense of security... I got coils off a crashed bike... which were supposed tobe good. and guess what!... they were not!
       
       
      regards Joan
      From: samthesidecar <sgtalbot57@...>
      To: TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Friday, 19 July 2013, 21:52
      Subject: [TriumphTrophy] Re: Overheating
       
      Nick,
      Having poked at the carbs, I don't think that fuelling is the problem (that could bite in the a**e).
      Have sourced replacement coils & ignition trigger coil (crank position sensor - whats wrong with using normal words?) I'll go along that route.
      Sam.

      --- In mailto:TriumphTrophy%40yahoogroups.com, "Nick Baker private" <nick591@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi Sam,
      >
      >
      >
      > I have a 900 with 43000 on the clock. The only time I had the oil pressure
      > light come on at idle was last summer riding into London in really heavy
      > stop-start traffic (I had only had the bike for a couple of months) when,
      > unknown to me the, the cooling fan fuse had blown and the bike lost most of
      > its water. I guess I was lucky it didn't seize. However even then I did not
      > have a misfire at tickover. Not the ideal time to be taking the right side
      > fairing off for the very first time ever to get access to the rad cap! I was
      > very glad I did as it took about 2 litres of water to fill it back up!
      >
      > Moral of the story - the oil pressure light will only come on in normal
      > conditions assuming no other malfunctions of pressure switches, etc. if the
      > engine is VERY hot or if the revs drop VERY low (probs less than 5-600 rpm).
      > One other consideration is the grade of oil, some oils will thin more than
      > others at high temps making it more likely for this to happen.
      >
      > I'd focus on sorting out the misfire first (maybe lean mixture as others
      > have suggested) so you get a consistent 1000rpm idle. I think that is most
      > likely to carb-related. New plugs also helped my bike a lot.
      >
      >
      >
      > Cheers, Nick
      >

    • samthesidecar
      Cheers John, I m not going to sweat about the oil light, get the blooming thing running right first! Sam.
      Message 37 of 37 , Jul 20, 2013
        Cheers John, I'm not going to sweat about the oil light, get the blooming thing running right first!
        Sam.

        --- In TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com, "johnm12433" <johmurr@...> wrote:
        >
        >
        > > The only time I had the oil pressure light come on at idle was last >summer riding into London in really heavy stop-start traffic (I had >only had the bike for a couple of months) when,
        >
        > Hi Sam
        >
        > By your description of the symptoms I would definitely suspect the ignition pickup and/or coils for the engine cutting out.
        >
        > As for the oil light, there have been more than a few VERY relieved owners who found the Oil pressure switch (at the back of the sump) was actually faulty and acting exactly like the engine losing oil pressure when hot. Me included!!! It is a common failure.
        >
        > The switch is cheap and well worth replacing before diving deeper into why the oil light comes on.
        >
        > JohnM
        >
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