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2 user reviews of Triumph Daytona 900 (1992 - 1997) See all
Got a 94 Daytona 900, bad at starting in the morning, REALLY BAD, have to turn the engine for ages, doesn't like the frost and the damp. But starts ok when it's a nice day. Replaced the battery, cleaned the system (tank) with carb cleaner, new air filter, plugs replaced with ngk dpr 9ea 9 removed 8ea 8.
Fitted a Scott oiler, put the tee in the air pipe from the pertol tank, could this be the problem ? haven't removed to see if it is yet.
When trying to start the bike it sounds and feels like it's getting no petrol, but then it will fire and the starter clutch comes in, will not start, have to keep trying and eventually when it starts i have to hold the throttle full open to get it going. once going there's no problem.
Could it be an electrical problem starting ?
Could it be the choke ? it looks to work on the outside of the carb, but haven't looked inside yet.
Problem i have is time to work at the bike as the weather is rather crap, so to save me time did anyone have this problem with their 900.
Posted: 13/12/2010 at 20:17
Just saw this post, I have the same model and year and do not have a starting problem now that I worked out what the bike wanted. I have a scott oiler fitted the same way and my bike has no such problems, so I doubt it's the cause.
I have noticed that you have to have a bit of a routine to start the thing. I leave the choke off, twist the throttle 2 or 3 times to get some fuel in, open the choke and press the starter, if it doesn't fire straight away, knock the choke back a bit and try again. Sometimes, no choke at all will get it started, then you have to open the choke to keep an idle going until it gets warm.
I am no mechanic so I can't get technical, I just know that mine takes a little coaxing to start and thought yours might need the same sort of ritual. i hope you have it sorted by now, if not try the Daytona Start Up routine and you never know your luck!
Posted: 26/01/2011 at 12:38
Thanks for the reply Wayne, but the old cow's sprag clutch is on its way out. I still have the same problems and the staring problem has finally come down to an electrical fault, i think. I got the feeling like something was dying inside the old cow and now it's dead. It will still start, but you have to milk her for a while and all of a sudden it will go.
If anyone knows of an electrical fault for the 1994 model then great, i'll have a look at it.
I've checked the coils, replaced plugs with iridiums, new battery, new neddles and jets and carbs balanced. Still goes like a bomb when i get it started that is.
I'm going to put a new engine in it, well this is what i'm thinking about as you have to split the 1994 model and it's not worth it for the price of a second hand one.
More help here would be great.
Posted: 30/01/2011 at 19:51
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Posted: 12/01/2012 at 09:45
Have a 95 Daytona with 47k, Had a 95 Trophy prior to that with 67k, Have to say the only major starting problem I had was with the Trophy, Do not let your battery get flat, sprag clutch costs over a grand to get fixed. I find that opening the choke full and dropping it to 3/4 open, make sure the lights are off and it fires after one or two turns. Choke is fully off by the end of the road in any weather, 200yds. As far as Tyres go, I had Bridgestone 21's on both the Trophy and the Daytona when I got it but got only 3500 miles on the rear but I tried the cheaper Contimotions, 7000 miles later just about on the limit. Fitted Triumph 6 calipers to the front discs for unbelievable stopping power. Great bikes the 900 triples.
Posted: 15/03/2013 at 17:54
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