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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
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Hi! I have a Triumph Thunderbird 900 2000 mod. So without further notice I suddenly started to get a "harder" sound. These engines have this well-known "whining/whistle", but now I think it's a kind of "thud-sound" I'm hearing through the whistling, or not thud-sound either, more a "harder" sound from the motor. This happened while idling also suddenly became higher. Must fix up the carburetors but wait for parts. But can I be in my head? Or is this signs of something wrong? Maybe I haven't noticed it before?
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If you got no idiot lights, loss in power or compression, or real knocking, you are probably ok. These motors are naturally loud, many descriptions have been posted here to describe the sound.
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I really do hope you're right! And it comfoms me a lot what you say!

I think it wasn't there before, but I really don't know!

And, there is no other problems, no power loss etc, it runs like always! 😊
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Maybe the "thuddy" sound always has been there... I just tested it, really put a load on it in acceleration etc, and the bike runs like a charm all the way as before, just what I now start to think is me just noticed the "normal" sound from this motor. 😜😓��🤢😇😈
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Maybe the "thuddy" sound always has been there... I just tested it, really put a load on it in acceleration etc, and the bike runs like a charm all the way as before, just what I now start to think is me just noticed the "normal" sound from this motor. 😜😓��🤢😇😈
Dont understand all the symbols?
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-15-2019, 01:19 AM Thread Starter
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When in "mobile wiew", you will see that the symbols are different kinds of "smileys".

When I now wiew in desktop mode, they appears like nonsense.

Another flaw with the mobile wiew, is that you can't reply with quotes, like I easily do here.
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Maybe the "thuddy" sound always has been there... I just tested it, really put a load on it in acceleration etc, and the bike runs like a charm all the way as before, just what I now start to think is me just noticed the "normal" sound from this motor. 😜😓��🤢😇😈

Did you recently add or change anything to do with wind protection? (flyscreen, windscreen, etc)

Maybe you are just hearing different sounds because of different air flow.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-18-2019, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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No changes at all. I think this is just something that I haven't heard before, and just now noticed it.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-18-2019, 03:38 PM
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Look for something loose. If it's something heavy, like a "thud" it could be something like a mounting bolt. If it's less "solid" it could be a heat shield or something smaller (like the horn...)

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Look for something loose. If it's something heavy, like a "thud" it could be something like a mounting bolt. If it's less "solid" it could be a heat shield or something smaller (like the horn...)
Thank you! I will take a thorough look at it all.
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