Grand Prix 500
Main Motorcycle: Triumph Thunderbird
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Rosemount, MN
Other Motorcycle: Can-Am Spyder
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So my poor Bird's in the shop because it doesn't start easy. Sometimes it turns over fine, sometimes it starts and dies unless I open the throttle for a moment, and once in a while it just cranks and won't turn over for a while.
It's in the shop, they're talking with Triumph, they know about the "let it run for twelve minutes" trick, and they want to run a leak test to try to figure this out, but it requires replacing the oil gasket and they don't have a new gasket in stock, neither does the other Triumph dealer in the stake.
So my month and a half old Bird with a mere eleven hundred miles on it won't start easy, the dealer nor Triumph can yet figure out why, and I have to wait until a new gasket comes in to hope to get it fixed (and that could be more than a week).
Has anyone else had a starting problem this annoying?
OK, it's not the STARTER itself, sorry -- my bad. It's something with the engine and/or timing.
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