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Twins Technical Talk Technical Talk for Hinckley Triumph Twins: Bonneville, T100, Speedmaster, America, Thruxton, and Scrambler.

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Old 11-17-2012, 03:16 AM   #41 (permalink)
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This is no help whatsoever, but I had to mention it, many years ago I had a Honda 250 Super (wet) Dream, with an aftermarket 2 into 1, me and the Wife were riding back from the pub, it was pitch black, and I had been thrashing the nuts of the bike (you needed to to get anywhere), when suddenly the fuse on the lighting circuit blew.

I had to decelerate quickly, using my judgement as to where I was on the road, but looked down to try to find the edge of the road (I was in the middle of the country, no street lights), and noticed the downtubes were glowing bright reddy orange. There was just enough light from the tubes to allow me to just make out the edge of the road (the road was wet and it reflected a little light) and it saved my bacon.

Its quite normal on pipes made from thin materials.
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:18 PM   #42 (permalink)
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I searched for this thread as I noticed my pipes glowing dull red to the first bend this morning.Bike was warming up on the fast idle setting. Looked pretty neat actually.
At least now I know why the pipes turn blue at that spot.
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Let it go. Let it go. Red pipes don't mean the engine is running hot. It only means the pipes are red. Why has no one mentioned you don't let an air cooled engine set and idle. Now a lawn mower engine has a fan. Why do you think that is there? Let it go. Let it glow.


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Old 06-18-2013, 08:13 PM   #44 (permalink)
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I like that. "Let it go.Let it glow."
I didn't have a problem with it just never noticed before.
Early 5.30am start for work.(Not my usual hour)It was a very cold morning.I wheeled the bike out of garage,started up,walked back into garage to grab helmet and gloves.2mins idling.
How do the pipes look when people do the 20min tps idle adaptation procedure? Very red I would imagine.
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:33 PM   #45 (permalink)
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How long for?. Shouldn't need the use of the cold-start lever more than a few seconds, after that the engine will idle on its own. See that your idle speed when warm is set correctly (1000 rpm).
I said 2mins in the previous post but it wasnt that long on the max setting. Just long enough to walk back into my garage and pick up my helmet and gloves,shut the roller door and shut the lever to the first click out pos'n.
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:00 AM   #46 (permalink)
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Hot

Did a small survey on bike temperatures if your interested

Link http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-tech...onneville.html
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:49 AM   #47 (permalink)
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I believe most every bike will have red glow in the dark, except the double walled Japanese.
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:29 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Important to note that your exhaust is running that hot, not your engine.

Exhausts will run hot
Better blue pipes than blue balls
Your engine is fine
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