Grand Prix 500
Main Motorcycle: 2016 Bonnie
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Norwich, Norfolk, UK
Airbox - a story of despair and elation
I'm gradually working through servicing my 1995 Thunderbird which is new to me 2-3 weeks ago.
Thought to myself "I'll change the air filter - that's a nice easy job". Looked in the Haynes manual with gradually increasing horror.
Remove seat and side panel, and the battery. And the seat lock. And the air "chamber". And the carburettors!!!!!
At this point I needed to go and have a stiff drink. Is this some horrible practical joke Triumph are playing on us?
I don't have much service history for the bike, but I remembered one receipt from the previous owner when he needed to replace the ignition sensor last year. There on the receipt was my life saver: Airbox Assembly, Classic T2201200 and several hours of workshop time. The gods have smiled on me!
“Calling upon my years of experience, I froze at the controls.”
– Stirling Moss