Thats the dealer i bought mine from. I've seen that bike a couple times and talked to Matt, south bay's owner about it. They built it to run at bonneville this year but it was a miserable failure for a couple reasons. One being that they did NOT know about that the bike's mapping has a speed limit ! They mapped it using a stock map but with altered timings made for them by the company itself. Then they used PC to piggyback the map for fueling. It has hot cams and all that. Anyways, he said something about having issues at speed on the dyno but for some reason which i forgot he said they discounted it and went to bonneville with it. When they ran the bike cut out long before the achieved speed because of the speed limiter. I can't recall what he told me exactly, but i think they did something that caused the bike to think it's in 6th no matter the gear, so the speed limited kick in with lower gears and it just flattened out. They had no idea it had the limiter in the 1st place, and tho i didn't think to ask him at the time, i can't understand why triumph didn't tell him about it when h had them make that map with custom timings for him. Secondly, they didn't have the correct fuel they needed at the salt flats and they ran it with improper fuel, probably out of frustration, and it melted a piston.
Anyways, that was BASICALLY what he told me, but I can't recall everything or exactly what he said so it's just a basic idea of what the conversation was. Si some details may be off but thats generally what happened.In any case i told him about tuneECU which i was shocked to find he had never heard of, and he was really exited when i told him you could do timing in it AND raise the speed and RPM limiters as high as they could ever need be. I wonder whether they tried it, but this was a few months back. The bike has a chain drive by the way. Oh, and they are developing cams that will be available in a few models depending on how hot you wanna go. And they will come with maps for them, tho don't ask me what the deal is with that. They told me no purchase of tuneboy or anything like that will be necassary. So not sure how thats going to happen. But they do work with Mickey Cohen whos the triumph fleet mechanic, and he will likely do the tuning. So maybe he has the ability to tune then convert to a standard triumph tool format. I dunno. But they should be available soon if not already.
Last edited by dazco; 12-08-2012 at 06:48 PM.