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I am on my 2nd motorcycle which this is my 1st triumph Bonneville. It's the se. Here's a couple of observations.
1 - the bike rides awesome however everything feels like it's "tight". Eg acceleration and decceleration are Smooth but abrupt quite often.
2 - the throttle seems very sensitive and seems to...... for a lack of better word"snatch" at you at a standstill or even at gear changes.
3 - header pipes are starting to turn yellow and on one side starting to go bluish purple. How far down does this normally go?
Would Like to know if this is just a new bike characteristic and will work itself out as it breaks in or is there an adjustment of some sort to smoothen things out a bit or simply just new rider user error and I need to adapt?
I have a honda shadow rs and don't seem to have these issues with the bike. but of course it is also not a parallel twin and lot less horsepower.
Any feedback is appreciated!
I am suffering from some sleep depravation from all the reading since I finally bit the bullet and got a new Bonneville. Now its exploring to see what I can do to it!!. Yes, i have been reading some here and there, but there is so much to explore. so trying to start with some basics. One of the main things i wanted was to smoothen out the throttle response and removing the SAI seemed like a good first mod to start with to see if that helps.
Also, anyone know of any good Triumph Techs in the lehigh valley would be helpful. My closest dealer is about 40 minutes. I can go there, but prefer someone local to my area in Easton PA.
Thanks for the informative post!
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