20 Most Recent 1996 Triumph Triumph Thunderbird Questions & Answers


Hi, Anonymous and the usual suspects are:
1. Fouled spark plugs.
2. Severely discharged or a damaged battery should have 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage the battery is faulty and must be replaced, AGM batteries fail in this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
3. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
4. Loose connection at ignition coil or plug between ignition sensor and module.
5. Spark plug cables in bad condition, shorting/leaking, spark plug cable connections loose check for spark leakage in the dark.
6. A faulty ignition coil or electronic control module.
7. Faulty pulse coil.
8. Faulty CKP, CMP, or BAS sensor.
9. Faulty ignition switch.
10. Faulty run/off switch
11. Tilt sensor needs a reset.
12. Security alarm failing to disarm needs reset
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1996 Triumph... | Answered on Nov 03, 2019


Hi, Mi76tiger for this scenario you will need your service manual, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Triumph, despair not, for a mere zero $ you can download another one.
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1996 Triumph... | Answered on Oct 29, 2019


Hi, Yo_mama_iz and the usual suspects are:
1. Fouled spark plugs.
2. Severely discharged or a damaged battery should have 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage the battery is faulty and must be replaced, AGM batteries fail in this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
3. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
4. Loose connection at ignition coil or plug between ignition sensor and module.
5. Spark plug cables in bad condition, shorting/leaking, spark plug cable connections loose check for spark leakage in the dark.
6. A faulty ignition coil or electronic control module.
7. Faulty pulse coil.
8. Faulty CKP, CMP, or BAS sensor.
9. Faulty ignition switch.
10. Faulty run/off switch
11. Tilt sensor needs a reset.
12. Security alarm failing to disarm needs reset
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
https://www.triumphrat.net/hinckley-classic-triples/98659-96-thunderbird-wont-start-no-spark.html
https://www.thetriumphforum.com/threads/thunderbird-900-no-spark-help-please.11161/
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/979064/Triumph-Thunderbird.html
https://www.triumphmotorcycles.com/offers-and-services/genuine-parts
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1996 Triumph... | Answered on Oct 22, 2019


Hi, Anonymous the ignition circuit cut-off system comprising of the side stand switch, clutch switch and neutral switch has the following functions:
a. It prevents starting when the transmission is in gear and the side stand is up, but the clutch lever is not pulled.
b. It prevents starting when the transmission is in gear and the clutch lever is pulled, but the side stand is still down.
c. It cuts the running engine when the transmission is in gear and the side stand is moved down.
Periodically check the operation of the ignition circuit cut-off system according to the following tests.
With the engine turned off:
1. Move the side stand down.
2. Make sure that the engine stop switch is set to "RUN"
3. Turn the key to "ON".
4. Shift the transmission into the neutral position.
5. Push the start switch if the engine does not start the neutral switch may be faulty.
With the engine still running:
6. Move the side stand up.
7. Keep the clutch lever pulled.
8. Shift the transmission into gear.
9. Move the side stand down if the engine does not stall you may have a faulty side stand switch.
After the engine has stalled:
10. Move the side stand up.
11. Keep the clutch lever pulled.
12. Push the start switch if the engine does not start you may have a faulty clutch switch.
This check is most reliable if performed with a warmed-up engine.
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1996 Triumph... | Answered on Oct 22, 2019


Hi, Anonymous for this scenario you will need your service manual, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Triumph, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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1996 Triumph... | Answered on Jun 28, 2019


Hi, Anonymous for this scenario you will need your service manual, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Triumph, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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1996 Triumph... | Answered on Jun 20, 2019


Hi, Anonymous for this scenario you will need your service manual, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Triumph, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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1996 Triumph... | Answered on Jun 20, 2019


Hi, Anonymous for this scenario you will need your service manual that has all fastener torque specs and a wiring diagram on the back pages, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Triumph, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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1996 Triumph... | Answered on May 17, 2019


take the switch out and spray a degreaser into the area where the plunger moves in and out, dry and refit.

1996 Triumph... | Answered on Jul 03, 2018


Hi, Anonymous for this scenario you will need your service, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Triumph, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
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1996 Triumph... | Answered on Oct 08, 2017


Sorry we guys do not have parts for any thing .

1996 Triumph... | Answered on Sep 15, 2017


Hi, Anonymous for this scenario you will need your service, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Honda, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
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1996 Triumph... | Answered on Aug 28, 2017


Hi, Sar117 for this situation I would call my local dealer or reputable shop's service/parts department and inquire about any possible quick fix, answers, or parts inquiry.
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1996 Triumph... | Answered on Apr 03, 2017


Hi, Shawn I would love to help you with your engine or chassis noise but I just loaned my brand new pair of listening ears to your local dealer's chief technician so he could take your bike for a test ride and give you his professional opinion and estimate about your noise and repair cost. If you are a little short on "DRACHMA" and a Dealership is not on your list of fun places to visit then perhaps the list below will help soothe your worried mind so you can make an informed decision.

1. Bearings---SCREECH

2. Belts---HUM

3. Brake Rotors---BUZZ

4. Chains---RATTLE

5. Clutches---CHATTER

6. Shifting Trans---CLUNK

7. Front Forks---PLUNK

8. Rear Shocks---SQUEAK

9. Starters---CLICK

10. Solid Lifters---TICK

11. Hydraulic Lifters---TAP

12. Pistons---SLAP

13. Connecting Rods Go---KNOCK-KNOCK---who's there, it's me "DEATH"

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1996 Triumph... | Answered on Sep 19, 2016


Hi 2wheelsup, you are probably sucking through a faulty intake manifold and for more information about your question please visit the website below. Good luck and have a nice day.
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1996 Triumph... | Answered on Sep 10, 2015


Look at your owners manual, it will tell you. If you do not have one, they can be found cheap on ebay.

1996 Triumph... | Answered on Dec 29, 2014


some ignitions require a minimum amount of rpms to energize the ignition. Are you saying by turning bike over you mean kick starting or push starting it? Some more info would help

1996 Triumph... | Answered on Sep 27, 2014


If your bike is popping from the carburetor, then your intake manifold gasket is leaking, if the bike is popping from your exhaust, your exhaust gasket needs to be changed.

1996 Triumph... | Answered on Aug 12, 2014

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