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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 11-14-2012, 08:48 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Have you ever seen a woman reading a handbook ?

That was a little sexist.

On the other hand, with all of the vehicles that my wife has owned and driven over 39 years, I have never seen her open the owner's manual. She says that is my job and that is why she married me. That and to kill bugs and take out the garbage.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:06 AM   #32 (permalink)
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I thought that men were notorious for not reading the instructions.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:19 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:26 AM   #34 (permalink)
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I thought that men were notorious for not reading the instructions.
Haha that's what I was thinking! What's helped me to be better about that recently is the crazy prices for broken parts. If they were cheaper, I'd probably still not be cracking open my manual.

However, I do ask for directions. I hate driving in circles, or even worse, in the wrong direction.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:38 AM   #35 (permalink)
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A woman reads the first line if the instructions and passes them to a man.
The man reads them AFTER they've screwed up to see where they went wrong before binning them because the instructions must have been wrong.

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Old 11-14-2012, 10:39 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Wow! Lotsa sexist comments here. Not that I'm offended by them, BTW. I think it's all a matter of personality. For the record, I did read the handbook. I just didn't remember every line. For seven years, my scooter required me to use the throttle to start it. Old habits die hard. I do appreciate all your wisdom and expertise here. Don't judge me based on my gender. It's my inexperience not intelligence that's the problem. I'm quite mechanically inclined and am looking forward to the process of becoming more self sufficient. I'm not the type of woman to ask a man to do something because I can't be bothered or I may chip a nail. That's why I'm here on this great forum. If you want to know something, go to the people who know.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:12 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Hey GG.
Welcome! Please don't be offended as so much is left to interpretation when in type/txt. etc. and this forum is very multinational, which is a great thing. Often a friendly jab or attempt at humor comes off as offensive. Other times folks just don't have a filter and out it comes! In addition, we have some resident geniuses, (me NOT being one of them ). When something simple get's missed it is easy for an experienced Bonnie wrench to reprimand vs. encourage.

The forum is lucky to have you and give a shout any time with an issue. I have yet to be stumped by an issue due to the depth of knowledge and info. available here.

Take care and enjoy that Bonnie!
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:26 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:28 PM   #39 (permalink)
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All the Bonnies and Thruxtons came out of the factory with identical jetting, only the needles were changed for a richer AFR to take in to account the slightly larger CC and different cams of the 865's. Every carb'b bike in factory spec I've had on the dyno or linked to the LM-2 before mods, but with the AI disabled, shows a 12.0 - 12.4 AFR from around 2,500rpm to the rev limiter at full throttle, which is easily enough to take in to account an ethanol mix without the AFR going lean. This rich AFR ensures that where ever in the world and what ever the weather conditions, the bike won't ever be lean enough to cause running problems or damage the engine. No manufacturer of carb'd engines would release an engine running in a "notoriously lean" condition, that would be asking for trouble.

Having said this, I can see that for some owners if using an ethanol mix, minor adjustments may well be necessary for starting and smooth small throttle running as at part throttle the AFR is leaner.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:40 PM   #40 (permalink)
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I have a very similar problem to the original post. While in 65+ weather, she always started great. But now, in the 30's, I usually have to hit the starter about 10 times, each time she'll run 1/2 second or so longer, until she finally stays running, fluttering for about 20 seconds, then smoothing out. I've been paying attention to threads like this, hoping to find the problem.

I've been playing with my mixture screws, to no avail. With wide open exhausts and ARK, I started out (42's btw) at around 1 1/4 turns when she was running good. I'm all the way up to 2 1/4 turns and nothing has changed. I know I'm rich now because after she's warm, I smell unburnt fuel when I come to a stop.

Sorry for the hijack, but any suggestions? Other things to look for? I just cleaned and oiled my filters about a month ago. She was fine in the warmer temps. I'm also running 155's, so I know I'm not lean in my main jetting.
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