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Main Motorcycle: Triumph Thunderbird Storm
Join Date: May 2012
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Spot on Daz.
I kicked myself after I rode 45 miles in 35 degree, windy afternoon to the dealer and after I explained to the tech what was happening, he told me the probable (and very common cause) is the map sensor tubes falling off. He put it back on and problem gone.
I've been a part of this forum since June and have read multiple posts (and your replies) about this problem. I can't believe it just slipped my mind.
The bike is with the dealer and I get it back Thursday. He is working on fixing yet another infamous bug - the belt chirp.
Depends on why they came off. one of mine came off because i knocked it off while changing plugs. otherwise in 26000 miles they've never come off. I can't help but wonder if those to who it happens also were due to error on a mechanic's part or thier own or even a factory worker, and it left the factory 1/2 off. I'll probably secure mine next time i have the tank off, but thats rare lately.
As to belt chirp.....been what....4 or 5 months since i sprayed a tiny bit (and i mean TINY bit) of silicone on mine ONCE.....still to this day not even a slight chirp. Food grade silicone, quick shots along the teeth. I didn't even get the whole belt fully coated at all. Works wonders. My opinion is that rubber squeaks. Your belt may or may not depending on any number of factors that aren't problems, just the nature of rubber against a slick surface. Food grade silicone baby ! No reason on earth not to use it if you get squeaks.
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