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Old 09-08-2014, 08:48 AM   #1
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Tiger not charging.

Fired up the 2005 Tiger this weekend to ride to breakfast. Noticed on the first straight section of road that it was missing above 3k rpm and the gauges were not working. Returned home and the battery was dead. It wouldn't even turn over, just click click click. Installed new battery and fired right up. The check engine light is still on. I know that it requires 3 warmup cycles to clear the light but with a volt meter on the leads, only getting 11.4 volts and no increase when revved. I should be getting over 13v. The stator upgrade was done to this bike before I purchased it. Had the same problem on a previous 955 engine and it was a rectifier. Any thoughts on what to check first or how.
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Old 09-08-2014, 08:53 AM   #2
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Start with the easy stuff. Check all of the fuses.
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Old 09-08-2014, 09:27 AM   #3
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A friend of mine had the rectifier cable plug come loose.
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Old 09-08-2014, 09:56 AM   #4
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A friend of mine had the rectifier cable plug come loose.
Thanks, have not gotten that deep yet but all of the fuses are good.
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Old 09-08-2014, 12:23 PM   #5
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Pretty common Triumph issue, it's either the stator or the regulator/rectifier. Lots of info online if you search it.

My reg/rec failed and I replaced it with a MOSFET type from a R1 if I remembr correctly.
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Old 09-08-2014, 08:21 PM   #6
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Check all connections. There are a bunch of areas of squirreliness on the battery connections and all those going in and out of the fuse box.. My old 2008 and my buddy's 2008 had issues. Took a while to sort it out for both of us. My buddy's didn't get sorted until he dropped it in my driveway. All good since then. Had to be a connection, no?
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Old 09-09-2014, 07:07 AM   #7
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Pretty common Triumph issue
Triumph? Or Triumph Tiger?
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Old 09-09-2014, 07:21 AM   #8
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Triumph? Or Triumph Tiger?
I think it is pretty common on the 955 engine. I replaced the rectifier on a 2001 sprint.
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Old 09-09-2014, 04:53 PM   #9
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Triumph? Or Triumph Tiger?
Just as the OP said, it's a common Triumph 955 issue. There are aftermarket stators and reg/rect available that are improved and cheaper than stock parts.

I think the stator test is pretty easy, been a while but you just check each of the three leads for short to ground, then start the bike and you should have about 20VAC between each of the leads at idle....and I forget what the voltage should be revved up.

Enjoy!
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Old 09-10-2014, 04:12 AM   #10
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Cool thread title, makes me think of a black striped, orange noble beast lounging in the cool, moist, dew kissed grass of an African jungle.
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Old 09-10-2014, 05:49 AM   #11
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Cool thread title, makes me think of a black striped, orange noble beast lounging in the cool, moist, dew kissed grass of an African jungle.
Actually they made an orange tiger with black stripes. Wait, are tigers not from India and Asia?
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Old 09-10-2014, 05:53 AM   #12
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Just as the OP said, it's a common Triumph 955 issue. There are aftermarket stators and reg/rect available that are improved and cheaper than stock parts.

I think the stator test is pretty easy, been a while but you just check each of the three leads for short to ground, then start the bike and you should have about 20VAC between each of the leads at idle....and I forget what the voltage should be revved up.

Enjoy!
Should have time to test it this weekend and get parts ordered. A full service manual came with the bike although I think I still have a couple that I bought for the previous 955s that I have owned. I really liked the 1050 engine that I had but found that I was missing the character of the 955. It is such an ugly wonky bike that you have to love them. It also looks badass with the summer sport screen that I just put on.
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Old 09-10-2014, 08:08 AM   #13
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just wait.

as soon as he gets hungry, you will start to look like a medium well ribeye...
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Old 09-10-2014, 09:25 AM   #14
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just wait.

as soon as he gets hungry, you will start to look like a medium well ribeye...
Nah, he'll just eat my KLR parked next to him.
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Old 09-11-2014, 04:50 PM   #15
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Actually they made an orange tiger with black stripes. Wait, are tigers not from India and Asia?
Umm, yes.
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