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Thunderbird Twin - Technical Talk Technical talk for the big Thunderbird twin

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Old 05-21-2009, 05:07 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Sounds sweet. What are the specs on it?
Specs are int this article.

http://www.motorcycle.com/manufactur...iew-88332.html

100 HP & 115 lb/ft. TQ
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Old 05-25-2009, 02:31 PM   #12 (permalink)
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That's a good article about the bike and the big bore option. I'm glad you posted it! It answers my earlier questions about how boring the engine a mere 100cc could get so much more power: "[the big bore kit] includes new cams, pistons, liners, gaskets, beefier clutch springs." For $900 (not including installation, I know) fifteen horses, seven pound feet, and a factory warranty all sounds pretty good!
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:42 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Excellent deal!

I was told by my Triumph tech that installation will take about 11 hours so figure about $800-$1,000 for install, which for the price is still not bad at all. I purchased a Thunder Mfg. big bore kit for my Meanstreak and the kit alone cost $1,200 and then I paid like $450 for machine work and $1,200 for install. So, in my opinion an excellent deal especially since full two year warranty on parts and labor apply if installed before you take delivery.
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:32 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I think it\'s a crazy good deal. The BB kit for the 865\'s is about the same price, and the thunderbike cams for the 865 is about that much again. The Tbird kit for $900 includes the BB kit, cams, liners, and even beefy clutch springs ! IMO it\'s unheard of. The cams or BB kit for the 900\'s alone cost as much or more. And the installation ain\'t bad either. I will likely do it later on tho. Can\'t afford anything but the base price for the bike right now. But i\'m not much on warranties anyways. Not even sure i\'ll want any more power anyways.

When i look at all the improvements on the Tbird over the speedmaster, the finish quality, (seen it in person and it\'s very nice in that respect) and the very reasonable prices on the accessories, i think this bike may be triumphs best value in a bike of any type. I just wish they would offer a tank w/o the speedo panel and a traditional above bar instrument cluser as one of thier accessories. It would be real expensive, but i know a lot of people would jump on that at any price including myself.
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:11 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I guess that I would want a test ride before saying that more power might not be needed. There is seldom enough power. There are suposed to be demo bikes coming in July.

Dazco - are you going to trade in your nice blue speedy for this new monster? or keep em both?
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Old 05-27-2009, 10:09 AM   #16 (permalink)
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As a matter of fact i have 2 people asking to see the bike at the moment. I hate to sell it, but theres no way i can keep 2 bikes, plus i'm paying cash for the Tbird so i need to sell the bike for a big chunk of the $13k. As to riding it to know, i agree. But i just can't afford another $2k if i want the bike this year. But you gotta figure i will be fine with it the way it is because if they put this bike out with not much more grunt than a speedmaster it would flop like a fish on land. And i'm nearly happy with the speedy's power. Not, but nearly. So the Tbird will be fine as is i'm sure. Thats not to say i won't prefer that it has more power, but i'm sure i won't be desperitly wanting it like i did with the speedmaster.
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You can never have enough power!!!!
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