So, some of you may know, I have 2 triumph Daytonas. One that is my day-to-day, regular street bike (white) and a yellow 2010 model dubbed 'mellow yellow' as a track rat.
well, mellow yellow has been a total BITCH to me this year. The first day, it died on my running down the back straight at Calabogie, and then twice more finishing the lap. It ran like poop while it did so anyway.
So I tried to load a new tune and crashed my ECU. I then left the bike at a shop near the track to figure it out.
Shop found that one of the 2 ECU connectors was pooched, as well as having a huge vacuum leak and several other small issues. he fixed everything else, and I went and picked up the bike.
I bought a replacement wiring harness for it, replaced it...and it STILL ran like shit. well, what da fack?! I did 2 track days on it running like poop and parked it.
This weekend me and a buddy sat down and started swapping bits from the running white bike on it to try and figure out the issue. ECU from yellow went into white, and it ran no issues. Fuel tanks swapped, no dice. We then swapped coils and plugs, thinking it was a spark issue. NADA.
Finally, we looked at the injectors. swapped the injectors from white over to yellow...and the problem is gone. Jesus fucking christ it was THAT the whole time?!?!?
I had a friend in the city who happened to have a spare set of injectors for this bike too. Normally they retail for $170 each at the dealer. Buddy gave me the set of 3 for $30. I love the buddy buddy discount.
So I now have 2 100% running Daytonas. Thank fucking god. I have one more track day this year to spank yellow around like it owes me money (which it does) and to have fun.
Next up: 250rr. That little bastard needs to be a street bike for next year as well.