2009 tiger 1050 electrical issues

TigerImp59

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Has anyone come across the following:
  • Fully charged battery and its new
  • Ignition turned on and bike goes through self checks, primes fuel pump then cuts out
  • Dash flickers on and off
  • Rev counter full scale deflection to the right
  • Rev counter continues to move needle incrementally back to normal every time the power is interrupted
  • You can hear relays switching too
  • Any ideas please
 

shanered6

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Sounds like a short some were just check the wiring loom around the head stock for wear or signs of rubbing , check the conectors to the ecu are not corroded or dirty and go through the wiring loom conectors one by one .
And a big cause of a lot of the older tiger problems are caused by a faulty ignition switch so its worth checking it .
 

TigerImp59

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Sounds like a short some were just check the wiring loom around the head stock for wear or signs of rubbing , check the conectors to the ecu are not corroded or dirty and go through the wiring loom conectors one by one .
And a big cause of a lot of the older tiger problems are caused by a faulty ignition switch so its worth checking it .
Thank you for the advice, appreciated.
 

TigerImp59

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Has anyone come across the following:
  • Fully charged battery and its new
  • Ignition turned on and bike goes through self checks, primes fuel pump then cuts out
  • Dash flickers on and off
  • Rev counter full scale deflection to the right
  • Rev counter continues to move needle incrementally back to normal every time the power is interrupted
  • You can hear relays switching too
  • Any ideas please
Now then everyone

I cant believe that the issue turned out to be my battery only one year old and connected to an Oxford optimiser all year when not in use. Battery was indicating full charge according to my digital volt meter (DVM). When you connect this to the bike and switch on the ignition switch, I would see the issues mentioned above.

Called a specialist (private triumph mechanic Clive Wood ) and he immediately tells me to purchase a Yuasa battery. Gave me the model number and also advised that I buy this from a reputable shop and not Amazon or eBay. My back over the past three years has had three batteries, the last one purchased from Halfords.

The Tiger 1050 ECM checks that the voltage does not fall below 11.84 volts during starting the engine. If this is the case the ECM goes into melt down determining that the battery condition is not acceptable.

Whilst starting my bike with the new battery placing the DVM across the terminals my voltage remained at 12.70 volts, constant. During tickover the voltage remained stable at 14.35 volts, indicating a good charge from the alternator.

Back in business
 

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Ive had the same issue with the oxford opimizer mine killed two batteries ! ... ive found the best thing to do is use it for a couple of days them when the battery is charged take it off .
Or as i did got my self a proper optimiser and ive had no trouble since , the oxford is good for acid batteries but kills some of the other types .
 

TigerImp59

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Ive had the same issue with the oxford opimizer mine killed two batteries ! ... ive found the best thing to do is use it for a couple of days them when the battery is charged take it off .
Or as i did got my self a proper optimiser and ive had no trouble since , the oxford is good for acid batteries but kills some of the other types .
I'm going to remove the battery and Install only when I need to start the bike during winter months. I can then track voltage and charge when needed to.
 

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Oxford---- the prince of darkness.
 
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