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

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Old 11-13-2012, 05:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Do you have the tuneecu map for the storm with shorty pipes and no cat?
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:30 AM   #12 (permalink)
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How are the Zards for the t storms? Are they actually effective and provide significant increases in performance? I know for speed triples they are not all that great
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:22 PM   #13 (permalink)
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The short TOR's are nice mufflers. Triumphs had great sound from time zero. They've maintained that sound quality with the TORs for the Bonnie, Rocket and T-Bird, IMHO.


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Old 10-18-2013, 04:41 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Step up from America to Storm

hey guys - I need a little reassurance - am seriously thinking of going from the America to the Storm. I am totally wrapped in the Storm NOT just because of its engine size etc. I love the look of it and as far as I have researched the handling/performance is 'really out there'.

Am I fooling myself? Been a biker for over 40 years. This will probably be my last hoorah on bikes - I'm only 5'8" , 60 years old but still fit and strong for my age. I worry about the extra 80kg of weight but what the hell?? - I wanna 'finish on a true 'classic' - am I doing the right thing??????
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:58 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Saltrax. Just take it for a ride and you will be hooked. I changed from the America. I was just killing time and took a test ride. There was no going back once I rode it.


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Old 10-18-2013, 01:29 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Saltrax He is right, one test ride will answer all your questions. I simply wanted to take a look at the thunderbird and really had no plans on buying a new bike for some time because I already have a few bikes, the dealership offered me a test ride and about 6 miles out I knew I was bringing it home! Test rides are the way to go.

The weight is no problem at all for me or any of the folks I know who have the thunderbird or the storm. Most of them came from lighter bikes and were skeptical as well but after a few days for most and a couple weeks for others they realized the weight wasn't a problem. Just like any other bike you will have a short transition period but once you get comfortable with it you will wonder why you were even concerned in the first place.
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Old 10-18-2013, 05:08 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Interesting stuff here. I am a HD owner about to take ownership of a T-bird as well. I took one for a test ride and was impressed with the handling, torque and bike in general. I may put pipes on too or slip-ons. A little louder would be nice, but not deafening. Staintune in Oz make a pipe for the T-bird. There is a vid' on youtube showing a bike fitted with them. They sounds good too. Price, unsure. Cheers, T.
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Old 10-18-2013, 05:45 PM   #18 (permalink)
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hey guys - I need a little reassurance - am seriously thinking of going from the America to the Storm. I am totally wrapped in the Storm NOT just because of its engine size etc. I love the look of it and as far as I have researched the handling/performance is 'really out there'.

Am I fooling myself? Been a biker for over 40 years. This will probably be my last hoorah on bikes - I'm only 5'8" , 60 years old but still fit and strong for my age. I worry about the extra 80kg of weight but what the hell?? - I wanna 'finish on a true 'classic' - am I doing the right thing??????
Absolutely. The additional weight will hardly be noticed. I'm 5' 7" and my previous two bikes were Rockets before I switched to the tbird. I'd still would have gone for another Rocket but didn't care for the very limited color choices which was pretty much black or black.
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