Main Motorcycle: '06 Speed Triple 1050
Join Date: Jan 2007
Other Motorcycle: '98 Kawasaki ZX7R
Post service woes
I have a 2006 Speed Triple with 20k miles on the clock. It was working perfectly until I did a mini service. I replaced the (Triumph) fuel filter and cleaned and re-oiled (with a K&N filter cleaning kit) the BMC air filter.
Now it is hesitant on partial throttle though pulls normally when the the throttle is fully opened. It back-fires very occasionally on deceleration and can stall if I completely close the throttle at parking speeds.
There is no sucking when I open the fuel tap. When I first started it up there was a puff of back smoke but it settled.
My first assumption was that I had over-oiled the filter but after going for a 50 mile run, with several runs to the red line, it is still misbehaving. I have never cleaned a filter before but felt I was reasonably conservative with the amount of oil I applied.
I was convinced I had put the fuel filter in the right way round but now my mind is trying to convince me otherwise!
I think I know what I have to do but I'd like avoid opening both the tank and the airbox!
Where do you think the fault lies?
If the air filter IS over oiled what are my options? I'd rather keep it but would replace with OE if I have to.
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