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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-28-2011, 08:33 AM
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Is that meant to be a permanent fix (some computer SW thing) or to let the bike warm-up so that it runs better, meaning I would need to do it everytime I ride?

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Regardless of what is said, try it. A majority of Thunderbird owners recommended it due to the fact the dealer does not always do it before it is sold and those that do it have stated noticeable changes when doing the 12 minute tune as compared to riding and allowing it to adjust.

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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-29-2011, 09:44 AM
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The Triumph factory service manual states that the adaptation process is required after any service work is done where the map is changed. It is only needed one time after the service. The engine temp must be below 115 degrees before it will take.

When the bike is cold, start the bike with out any throttle, allow it to idle until the first cooling cycle (the fan comes on) and then allow it idle for at least 12 min. Now the adaptation process is complete.

If you have not invested in a service manual I highly recommend it! it is the best $50 I've spent on my T-bird...
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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-02-2011, 02:58 PM
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Same problem, and worse!

Earlier in the year, a part of the piston broke off, and it took forever to get it diagnosed, and finally fixed.

Just today, I started hearing more metallic sounds, the bike shut down, restarted, and rides only if I keep it revved up. Engine light went on too.

I'm starting to think that maybe this bike isn't really ready for prime time.
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Earlier in the year, a part of the piston broke off, and it took forever to get it diagnosed, and finally fixed.

Just today, I started hearing more metallic sounds, the bike shut down, restarted, and rides only if I keep it revved up. Engine light went on too.

I'm starting to think that maybe this bike isn't really ready for prime time.
Did the dealer say what may have caused the broken piston?

I read on another forum that there is 180 hp package is being developed for the Thunderbird.
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Did the dealer say what may have caused the broken piston?

I read on another forum that there is 180 hp package is being developed for the Thunderbird.
180HP??? Wow! A T-Bird with more ponies than the almighty RIII??? Very interesting.
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180HP??? Wow! A T-Bird with more ponies than the almighty RIII??? Very interesting.
I think you can get a 240hp+ package for the R111

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