Re: [T TBS R] Ignition coils failure. . .
- Anyone on more than one Triumph list knows that many carb model coils were
bad, not just the TBS. With 43k on my '95 Speed Triple, yes, I would pay
for a bad coil at this point out of my own pocket. But some of these bikes
had more than one coil go bad with <20k or even <10k miles on them and
Triumph should have issued a technical bulletin if not a recall. Having
said that, I do thank Triumph profusely for a free replacement tachometer
WAY past the end of my warranty. If you have a dealer with some diplomatic
skills and you are a good customer, they can work with Triumph for you. But
if you want to throw your own money away on a known manufacturing defect, go
> has there been a problem with coils on the TBS??? really?? dog-gone it, Imissed all that can you guys repeat the last 3 weeks post about that, I
seemed to have missed some of it, dog-gone..... can we just drop it, some of
you got bad coils, some didn't..live with it, move on with your life for
crying out loud...if I have a problem with my coils you know what I'm going
to do???? I'm going to fix the bike, probably out of my own pocket to,
shuckyy darn..sometimes life just throws you a curve,,,have any of you
thought how lucky you were to have a motorcycle, there are a lot of people
out there that want one, but can't afford one. ok, down off the box now, go
play kids, LOL LOL
>What are the symptoms of coil failure? Do you get any warningThe usual symptom is the engine will break-up and you will lose
>before the engine dies?
power. This occurs when the engine and coils are hot. Mine always
ran well while cold, umless you have a total coil failure where
presumably the diode burns out. Then it's obvious because you will
be running on two cylinders. Easy to find which one by pulling spark
>I'm asking because I'm having electrical problems on my '99. I haveCoil problems are generally independant of battery problems. How old
>trouble keeping a charge in my battery.
is your battery? It may not hold a charge because it's no longer any
good or your alternator isn't putting out enough voltage to charge
it. Easy to test with a multimeter.
>If so, any recommended replacements, OEM or third party?Batteries, for sure Yuasa and others. Coils, try Sprint
manufacturing for an OEM alternative.