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Finally reached 1000 miles, so the break-in period is complete (or 1500 km for whole rest of the world according to the Owners Handbook).

Not saying I'm going to bang the limiter on every gear change from here on out, but starting tomorrow, I get to be a little less gentle and see what we've got.

Anybody want to chime in on any adventures or mishaps during their first 1000 miles, or what surprises you found after you reached the end of the running in?
 

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My bike has been pretty flawless so far, I will cross the 1000 mark tomorrow. One time (and this was in the last few days) I was slowing down to make a turn, pulled in the clutch to knock down a few gears, and nothing. I had to let clutch out and pull back in, then she dropped her gears properly. I was going slow at the time and getting ready to stop for cross traffic. (Next Day) Im at 1042 miles now.(5-22-16)
 

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I had to let clutch out and pull back in, then she dropped her gears properly. I was going slow at the time and getting ready to stop for cross traffic.
That happened with me too in a couple of times. But I have to admit it happened with all bikes I owned before (mostly Moto Guzzis though :smile2:)
I think it is just a feature of a sequential gearbox.
 

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It could be a little unnerving if i was trying to drop gears so i could scoot across traffic. I will just have to pay a little attention and try not to be the youngster the thrux is trying to bring out in me...lol
 

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Racked up a solid hill/twisties run this morning after having the 800k service early in the week. Let it off the hook a bit more. Pulls so well up to 7000. Had a mate on a Speedy who was stunned at how hard it pulled out of corners in the tight stuff. It's a joy to ride.
 

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Racked up a solid hill/twisties run this morning after having the 800k service early in the week. Let it off the hook a bit more. Pulls so well up to 7000. Had a mate on a Speedy who was stunned at how hard it pulled out of corners in the tight stuff. It's a joy to ride.
I did the same on saturday morning and had a blast. Full power and full lean angle on well known roads. No chicken stripes left... http://i.imgur.com/E69wkHR.jpg

Damn, that is one quick bike >:)
 

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I passed 1K a couple of weeks ago on my Thruxton R, my biggest issue is keeping it clean!

I have noticed one thing- when the bike was brand new, it would roar to life after a half second on the starter.

Now, I can press the starter for 1-2 seconds and it turns- if I let go, and tap the starter again, it starts instantly. Strange!
 

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I have noticed one thing- when the bike was brand new, it would road to life after a half second on the starter.
Now, I can press the starter for 1-2 seconds and it turns- if I let go, and tap the starter again, it starts instantly. Strange!
Me too. Some mornings takes about a full 10 seconds of cranking and then I give a little throttle and it fires up. This is new as of about 750 miles... Never has seemed smooth at low rpms - I think we need a new map/tune. Others talk about the stalling etc., so I'm sure we'll it all sorted soon.
 

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Me too. Some mornings takes about a full 10 seconds of cranking and then I give a little throttle and it fires up. This is new as of about 750 miles... Never has seemed smooth at low rpms - I think we need a new map/tune. Others talk about the stalling etc., so I'm sure we'll it all sorted soon.
If it doesn't fire right up, wait a few seconds and try again rather than put a strain on the starter. It "may" clear up as it breaks in, with a map update, etc. RBW systems can be quirky.

FWIW, my 796 won't start instantly 50% of the time if it's been sitting over 24 hours. Rather than crank and crank, I wait a couple of minutes. Then it fires right up. It's lean. A race ECU would fix it but I'm too cheap and don't mind the wait.

The 796 (and not the 696 or 1100 oddly) has a starting protocol which cuts the fuel if it doesn't fire in the first few revolutions. No point in adding to the wear and tear by cranking 10 times before it fires when I've learned it will start without fail if I just wait a couple.

Your RBW is doubtless a lot different but may have a few similar characteristics. For EPA these newer bikes have very lean starting mixtures which can't help. On the 796, touching the throttle is a BIG no-no which screws everything up. Triumphs may be less affected. The 796 can have its TPS reset by the owner with three "dry" (no starter) cycles of the ignition. This is Siemens though. Doubt Triumphs will do this...
 
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Interesting you say that. My buddy's 796 is the same way. Has been since new. Just seems to be a cold natured bike to start. My old Bonnie was the same way, and my Thrux seems to be as well. For now I just remind myself it's a British bike and they tend to be a little cold natured. Im gonna try a lower octane when I run my last tank full out. People seem to be saying it helps.

With that said, I am on the doorstep of 1,000 and if my weekend plans go right I should pass over the threshold in a few days. Am I crazy or did anyone else feel like the motor got noticeably stronger after the first service?
 

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Interesting you say that. My buddy's 796 is the same way. Has been since new. Just seems to be a cold natured bike to start. My old Bonnie was the same way, and my Thrux seems to be as well. For now I just remind myself it's a British bike and they tend to be a little cold natured. Im gonna try a lower octane when I run my last tank full out. People seem to be saying it helps.
I'm convinced it's not particularly cold-natured. The issue is in the starting protocol. Being Euro 3 lean doesn't help no doubt. If the bike doesn't catch after the dash symbols, etc. load, that protocol cuts the fuel.

Takes ~ 3 minutes to reset. Then it fires instantly. Tell your 796 pal. No point burning out the starter!

I'm lazy and it's not a snap to fit (unlike a Bonneville) but might try a booster plug some day. It's just lean. My bike is otherwise perfectly adjusted, electronically and mechanically.
 
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Interesting you say that. My buddy's 796 is the same way. Has been since new. Just seems to be a cold natured bike to start. My old Bonnie was the same way, and my Thrux seems to be as well. For now I just remind myself it's a British bike and they tend to be a little cold natured. Im gonna try a lower octane when I run my last tank full out. People seem to be saying it helps.

With that said, I am on the doorstep of 1,000 and if my weekend plans go right I should pass over the threshold in a few days. Am I crazy or did anyone else feel like the motor got noticeably stronger after the first service?
Mine has 2100 kms on it now and coming home today I was thinking the same thing. It really belts out the power now, that poor back tire! The traction control light flashes on quite often, always when my butt is against the butt stop and the front wheel is either off the pavement or very light.

It was slow to cold start for the ride home this morning. Took two tries, first was a few seconds, didn't catch, gave it a minute and it lit up in a couple of rotations. After that I did half a dozen hot starts, no problem.

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...It was slow to cold start for the ride home this morning. Took two tries, first was a few seconds, didn't catch, gave it a minute and it lit up in a couple of rotations. After that I did half a dozen hot starts, no problem.
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I also have the 'cold start problem' although it's not really much of a problem. And... it's not the same every morning - 40-45 degrees lately, half the time it starts in less than one second. The other half of the mornings, it does not start as the usual quick warm-start, so if i can tell it's going to drag on a bit I just stop. I release the start button and then press it once again - about that much time in between - not waiting a minute or five seconds, I just stop cranking it and begin cranking it once again - and it's fired right up.

This never happened in the first 500 miles - it would start the same morning afternoon or night whether it had been sitting overnight or if I just ducked in the store for some locally sourced, gluten free, completely organic cheetos (Oregon, ok?)

Lately it's been harder to start on some mornings. I don't belabor it, just stop cranking and start cranking again.

Must say I never had this experience with any of my other FI bikes. Hoping for a dealer-fix.
 

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Must say I never had this experience with any of my other FI bikes. Hoping for a dealer-fix.
Assume you never had Euro 3 or Euro 4 either? RBW? I'd guess your chance of an update fix is 50/50. It's lean.
 

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Assume you never had Euro 3 or Euro 4 either? RBW? I'd guess your chance of an update fix is 50/50. It's lean.
What 'Euro' is the 2014 Street Triple? I *assume* it was one of those two. Certainly wasn't RBW, true - but it didn't have this intermittent 'starts great except every other morning' issue. Could this 2016 Thurxton 1200HP be lean on some mornings but never in the afternoon or evening? No matter - certainly there are many factors in play, but like I said it is not a big deal. Yet. If I have to stand beside my bike timing down three full minutes on my watch to 'try and start it again' - that's going to be a problem.
 

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What 'Euro' is the 2014 Street Triple? I *assume* it was one of those two. Certainly wasn't RBW, true - but it didn't have this intermittent 'starts great except every other morning' issue.
Unlike Ducati, the Triumph website has no model archive and AFAIK doesn't list the emissions spec for the year whereas Ducati does.

So just guessing, a 2014 Street Triple "might" be Euro 3 or not. Certainly not Euro 4. Did yours have ABS/TC? Lots going on with your R. Likely software-related and Hinckley can't fix it by enriching the starting protocol or it wouldn't pass the Eurocrats and fines are ginormous. ;)

Don't argue with the messenger. :D They'll fix it if they can. Flip a coin and/or wait for an aftermarket inline fix.

Ducati sells race ECU's which ARE rich enough, but "off-road". Right... :cool:
 

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...Don't argue with the messenger. :D They'll fix it if they can. Flip a coin and/or wait for an aftermarket inline fix.
Certainly. Thank you for the info - Makes sense there will be hurdles to achieve Euro4 - The minor (very minor) annoyances hardly put the slightest dent in the overall amazement the craftsmanship, quality, performance and joy the Triumph folks deliver with this bike. Worth every penny and then some.
 

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I passed 1K a couple of weeks ago on my Thruxton R, my biggest issue is keeping it clean!

I have noticed one thing- when the bike was brand new, it would roar to life after a half second on the starter.

Now, I can press the starter for 1-2 seconds and it turns- if I let go, and tap the starter again, it starts instantly. Strange!
Me too. Some mornings takes about a full 10 seconds of cranking and then I give a little throttle and it fires up. This is new as of about 750 miles... Never has seemed smooth at low rpms - I think we need a new map/tune. Others talk about the stalling etc., so I'm sure we'll it all sorted soon.
Mine started doing the same thing. I started it without touching the throttle, second try, then let it idle until the fan came on and shut it down with the key. It has fired right up ever since.
 
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