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Hinckley Classic Triples 885cc Classic Styled T3's: Legend, Thunderbird, Thunderbird Sport & Adventurer.

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Old 03-31-2011, 07:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Legend TT problem

Hey people! Just had a couple of questions for you.

I just got my 2001 Legend TT and I'm just getting to know the bike.

One of my concerns is that I feel like it's running a bit rich and the engine starts to break up in the lower gears...almost like it's coughing a little bit. when i open it up fully i dont get this this just happens in the lower gears.

Any idea what this could be and can i fix it without having to disassemble the carbs?

Thanks guys!
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If it's a little rich, you can adjust the air/fuel mix screws.

Is everything stock on the bike?
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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This can be caused by old fuel, so are you on your first tank?

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Old 04-04-2011, 10:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It's new fuel. I took the bike to the shop so we'll see what the experts say!
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Old 04-07-2011, 04:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Experts...

I took the bike to the shop so we'll see what the experts say!

I can't wait...for some reason these bikes seem to psych experts out

On a serious note, there are some important peculiarities that can cause problems such as rusting fuel tank, the duckbill filter, ignition coil etc. that can be perplexing without prior knowledge.

Good luck!
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Old 06-02-2011, 11:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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How did you go? Any luck? I've been having similar issues with my '99 Legend TT. I'd be interested to hear any news!
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Old 06-03-2011, 08:16 AM   #7 (permalink)
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well, the jetting was all out of whack because the person who owned it before me got aftermarket mufflers put on but did not rejet. Also, there was a bug in my third cylinder (like an actual bug). Once those two things were taken care of it was all set.
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Old 06-03-2011, 08:57 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Interesting. I'll have to get it checked out when I've got some time off. Cheers!
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:09 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I think every Triple owner goes through these same issues. I started with all the cleaning business till I finally broke down and replaced the coils. It always (or mostly) seems to come down to that. The tricky part is when the dealer puts in new plugs and it works great for about 200 miles, then the problem shows up again.

Make sure everything is clean, floats are set to the correct height - put in iridium plugs (that's a lesson in itself) then replace coils with Nology. I bought wires too but I think that was a waste of money, hard to tell. And.... stay out of downtown Orlando. Worst drivers on the planet live there.
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:32 PM   #10 (permalink)
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It's probably due to have those kind of bits and pieces replaced anyway, being 12 years old with 56k km on the clock. I'll check that out too, thanks!

And I'll bear that in mind about Orlando but not much chance of finding me there in the near future. I'm in Australia
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