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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-14-2011, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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I was at my dealer this afternoon and he still has a 2010 SE with ABS which I passed on when I bought my 2010 Blue & White without ABS. Right next to it he has a brand new Storm. I spent about 20 minutes closely looking at both - great bikes, very different looks, both awsome.
But I'm happy with my decision - even after adding over $2M in " chrome fargles".
Mine now looks a lot like the SE but without the saddle bags - opted for the large Sissy Bar Bag instead.
The salesrep agreed with me (he has a Tiger) and said that my blue & white was one of a kind - no longer available.
By the way - the Tiger really looks nice too - completely different bike of course. Sigh , I think I'm a little too old to do the Tiger justice though.
I think Dazco has convinced me I need the BBK though; Hogslayers first and the the BBK!
BTW - dealer hasn't installed a BBK yet; not sure I want to be the first Not ready now anyway though.
Have I mentioned I love my bike?

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You've truely made the perfect purchase, to be able to go the dealership months or years later and still be completely satisfied with your purchase is priceless!

I can only tell you that I feel the exact same way. I bought the storm, and I have absolutely no buyers remorse. I've been back to Harley dealerships as well as Triumph and a few others and I still feel I found the best bike for me. This is vary rare for me as I am very picky, and tend to second guess almost every purchase I make.

mmm...my wife on the other hand....
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How does he figure the blue/white isn't avaliable anymore? the website shows it still and it's probably tied with black as the biggest seller so far. Of course it wouldn't be the 1st time a dealer was wrong about something. Heck, it wouldn't even be the 365,576,468,234Th time.

by the way, if you do the hogslayers be aware they will be a lot louder than TORS with the fact they have decat. The bike will not be properly tuned either because there is no standard tune for that by triumph, and the only one i know is a custom tune which i believe is not good. You will find arguments on that but i have reasons to believe that. I could be wrong, they could be wrong, but theres only one way to go where you can be 100% sure it's right.
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by the way, if you do the hogslayers be aware they will be a lot louder than TORS with the fact they have decat. The bike will not be properly tuned either because there is no standard tune for that by triumph, and the only one i know is a custom tune which i believe is not good. You will find arguments on that but i have reasons to believe that. I could be wrong, they could be wrong, but theres only one way to go where you can be 100% sure it's right.
Not to hijack but I have noticed that the Stayintune decats and uses a crossover to equalize backpressure but the Hogslayers are really straight pipe style exhaust. You can always dyno tune any bike if you have the correct interface software that allows you to adjust AF/ratios and timing. Does anyone you know of make a tuner for the TBird yet?

Will a powervision system work?
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I have a dealer in the area that still has a Haze Blue available. Now that might actually be a rare thing to get.

I am happy with my blue and white, though. Haven't seen another one on the road to date.

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Your story sounds like mine, old grey. I stood in the showroom 15 months ago comparing the stock blue/white (with ABS) to the loaded SE. I chose the SE but didnt make it home on my bonnie before I called back and changed to the blue/white. In the end I could not go with red and since have put everything back on the bike that the SE came with except for the bags. I went with a rear roller bag from HD that fits nicely on the back and does the job. Besides, as has been stated on this forum previously, everyone knows that the blue/white is the fastest color.
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Not to hijack but I have noticed that the Stayintune decats and uses a crossover to equalize backpressure but the Hogslayers are really straight pipe style exhaust. You can always dyno tune any bike if you have the correct interface software that allows you to adjust AF/ratios and timing. Does anyone you know of make a tuner for the TBird yet?

Will a powervision system work?
Thing is, i was using a custom dyno tune by a very respected tuner, and after about 6 months of that i put the stock 1700/tors tune back in and the bike runs much better in all ways including power, (particularly low end) smoothness, fan goes on less, (obviously runs cooler) better MPG, low speed cruise, and less random engine noises. Point is, i think triumph knows this bike and knows how to make it run right better than 3rd parties. If you wanna really boost the heck out of it then dyno tunes are your only option. But i firmly believe that if you're going to run anything different than what triumph offers which is only open pipes/filter, then your ride isn't going to be optimal. I believe triumph just simply knows more about thier creation than guys who dyno every type and brand of bike on the market who don't know this bike like the back of thier hand. Triumph spent 4 years designing and building and tweaking it to perfection, and my experience at least more than speaks to what i'm saying. yes, emissions are part of thier agenda, but i believe the tors tunes are not nearly as emissions conscious because the pipes are not street legal so they don't need to worry about that. All i know is mine runs so much better in many way than it did with a custom tune. And decat will throw that off.

So go with a decat setup if you want, but I firmly believe the proper triumph tune with tors and filter will get you a better running bike tho. You'll just have to trust what i said above, but my bike is truly running better in all those ways i mentioned and VERY noticeably over a dyno tune made by a guy who is very well respected even by member power tripp who is considered a very experienced dyno tuner himself. and a set of tors is about 1/2 the price. Wish anyone who thinks i'm wrong could take mine out for a spin !

As to tuning solutions, we have power commander, tuneboy, and the most popular, tuneecu. Tuneecu is free. the other 2 are around $500 not counting any dyno time. I used it to swap maps but since my bike runs so good i will only be using it for error checking, balancing throttle bodies, and other things like that. requires a cable you can get for $10-20. It's here... http://www.tuneecu.com/

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