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Well my new bike has arrived. It is a model set up with a Canadian metric speedometer/odometer so the dealer has ordered a US one and will install it at my 600 mile service. I am supposed to pick it up at 6:00pm....but maybe I'll just wait a few days...


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Hey guys. I didn't want to make an entirely new thread when this topic would have done nicely, so I'm going to hijack it a little bit.

Name's Josh. I'm 24, just got out of the Marine Corps in June, and recently moved to Orlando for the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute. Last Saturday, I picked up a Storm right off the showroom floor (gloss black with TORs already installed), and couldn't be possibly any happier with my purchase.

I've already started kind of letting my imagination run wild - what can be improved upon on this bike to make it even more threatening? In MMI, I'm planning to study HD, Suzuki/Yamaha and BMW. But, from what I've heard, there isn't a lot of discussion/application of aftermarket products in my classes - forced induction, in particular.

I've done a little bit of poking around on the forums and the net and was curious if anybody has ever had the nerve to turbocharge a Storm, or even a 1600. I've seen articles on people throwing turbos and superchargers on Rockets and the disgusting gains they make, and I can't help but be curious. Everytime I look at my Bird, I just see all of that dead space under the tank and just think of one day fabricating hell on earth, bolting it on, and making jaws drop more than they already do.

So, performance to the tune of torgue/HP gains, where do we begin?
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Hey Josh...THANK YOU for your service to our nation!! A Turbo TBird would be more than I can handle...maybe in another life... But I just took my first ride on my new Tbird and am very impressed so far.

Can't wait until I roll the 600 mile break in and then can see how this thing really goes.
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Can't wait until I roll the 600 mile break in and then can see how this thing really goes.
Yeah. I actually have to take mine in tomorrow for the break-in. Was told to head there at 580 but inside of a week was more in the neighborhood of 800. Just couldn't get off of it.

Haven't even asked how much it's going to be, figured the first service at least I shouldn't be doing myself.
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So, performance to the tune of torgue/HP gains, where do we begin?
Well, first of all congrats, and +1 on what BMK9251 said. Also, call triumph and ask about thier discount program for those who have served like yourself. They will give you a retroactive refund of the discount i believe. Unless you already got that, then never mind.

As to power mods, i've watched all the forums and to date i have not seen anyone go further than what you already have, 1700/tors except to remove the cat and a custom tune for that and for the 1700 with tor WITH cat intact. I tried the one with cat intact tho, and i gotta tell you that the proper triumph tune actually gave me better power. At first i thought the opposite till i realize i had removed the seat duct and once I stuck it back on along with the regular triumph tune, the bike ran better than with the custom tune. So aside from that i have seen nothing. No one had really done any major engine work or turbo'd one or any of that. the bike is only a couple years old so it just hasn't happened yet. It's bound to happen soon, but for now you may have to enjoy it as is, which with the 1700 and TORs ain't exactly adog !
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Oh, by the way, if you don't have a free flow air filter like a UNI filter or such, i would get one. And make sure triumph installed the proper tune for TORs and filter because if they didn't (and trust me, dealers often screw up worse than that !) the bike is running no where near where it should. Also, i would perform the 12 minute tune once you've had the service. It's basically manual adaption, and it can give the bike a pretty healthy power boost if the bike is not adapted. And i would almost bet the dealer didn't do that after the TORs tune. Adaption is supposed to take place as you ride, but i found mine did not adapt in 300 miles after installing the map last time and possibly wouldn't adapt as well as it did when i did the manual adaption or "12 minute tune" no matter how long i rode. After the 12 MT the bike ran like a bat outa he||! It goes like this...

Start the bike when cold and do NOT touch the throttle. Let it idle and watch for the fan to come on. Thats usually about 10 minutes or so. As soon as it comes on start timing it and turn the bike off 12 minutes after the fan came on. (I like to go another 30 seconds or so to be safe that it was long enough) after 12 minutes turn it off and wait a minute or so then go for a ride and see if it feels any different. Made mine run much stronger, smoother, and less engine noise amazingly.
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Daz thanks for explaining the 12 minute tune - I've seen the term thrown out there several times but always assumed it was something you did with your cable, laptop and TUNE-ECU program. I am definitely going to give that a try on my bike because when they loaded my tune I heard them start my bike - immediately go test ride it and bring it back - there was never this 12 minute wait after a fan kick on that you just talked about - I'm going to try that asap and get back to you - I have been less than impressed with the way my bike has performed since the pipes and TOR tune. Here's hopin!

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Daz, does the 12-minute tune work for the Speedmaster/America and other Triumph bikes? Also, is there any relationship between using the emergency kill switch and adaptation? Thanks for any insight you can provide.


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Oh, by the way, if you don't have a free flow air filter like a UNI filter or such, i would get one. And make sure triumph installed the proper tune for TORs and filter because if they didn't (and trust me, dealers often screw up worse than that !) the bike is running no where near where it should. Also, i would perform the 12 minute tune once you've had the service. It's basically manual adaption, and it can give the bike a pretty healthy power boost if the bike is not adapted. And i would almost bet the dealer didn't do that after the TORs tune. Adaption is supposed to take place as you ride, but i found mine did not adapt in 300 miles after installing the map last time and possibly wouldn't adapt as well as it did when i did the manual adaption or "12 minute tune" no matter how long i rode. After the 12 MT the bike ran like a bat outa he||! It goes like this...

Start the bike when cold and do NOT touch the throttle. Let it idle and watch for the fan to come on. Thats usually about 10 minutes or so. As soon as it comes on start timing it and turn the bike off 12 minutes after the fan came on. (I like to go another 30 seconds or so to be safe that it was long enough) after 12 minutes turn it off and wait a minute or so then go for a ride and see if it feels any different. Made mine run much stronger, smoother, and less engine noise amazingly.
Ok after the 12 min, Do we kill the engine with the run switch and leave power on at the key? or do we just turn off the key?
Sorry if it seems dumb but with no manual and the wierd way they program electronics I need to know.
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