Why is my Q Daytona cutting out when it’s warm?
I have had my Triumph Daytona 900 for nine years and it hasn’t missed a beat… until now. It has just clocked up 30,000 miles but has taken to just cutting out when it reaches normal running temperature. What’s wrong? Brab27s, MCN forums A Answered by Adrian Clancy, Total Triumph You need to replace the ignition pickup sensor and set the gap at 0.6mm. There are two types of ignition pick-up used on this bike. A good pickup should measure roughly either 500 or 1200 ohms with a cold engine, depending on which pickup is fitted. Run the engine until it stalls and measure the pickup resistance again, it should read within 10% of the original. When you do replace it, go for a genuine part. Just to confuse you, on carbed models Triumph call it an ‘ignition pick-up sensor’ and on EFI models it’s called a ‘crank position sensor’. Other firms use names such as ‘pulse coil’ or ‘pulse generator’.