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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-10-2011, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone not sure i'am in the right forum but here goes, I just bought a new storm after lusting after one since I first saw one & although I really enjoy the power & torque I wonder how much more is hidden & is accessible with a few mods. The bike has short tors & appropriate map but when I asked the dealer about a freer flowing air cleaner they said it would run better with the original which I thought was odd. I'am a self confessed tinkerer and like machinery to perform to its full potential, so far I've read conflicting advice on tune boy, cat removal, air filter & air box or under seat mods, most of the bikes & cars I have had had a pretty much standard to do enhancement list but so far the thunder bird is confusing, any help from experienced team here would be much appreciated.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-12-2011, 01:02 PM
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If it came with short TORS from the dealer, it should already have the Triumph performance air filter upgrade. And, if you have a Storm with TORS and a filter, you've covered the most common performance upgrades already (Big Bore kit, TORS, filter).

Are you sure you need more? If I drop the clutch in first, I'm simultaneously smiling as big as I can and holding on for dear life, feeling like the bike is either going to take off without me or that I'm about to hit Mach 3.

In my experience, the Storm is already ridiculously overpowered for street riding. I mean, if you were looking for a drag or track bike, I'm sure you'd want more. But, on any non-track road, I think you're going to hit traffic or road limits well before the bike's performance becomes the limiting factor.
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Randomo thanks for your reply it's interesting you say it should already have the hi flow filter I'll have to check that. As far as having enough power already, in my experience often times more power witch is always welcome comes with more efficiency & smoothness. Having come from a cbr1100xx the storm while having good low down torque is certainly far from ridiculously over powered on the street, what i'am looking for is the optimal set up for the bike with out cracking the engine open or anything like that. A few years ago I had a vehicle powered by a 5.7lt all alloy ls1 Chevrolet v8 with the recommended exhaust, intake & ecu mods my engine tuner found a total of 75 hp , a bucket load of torque, a far happier & responsive running engine that also delivered better economy than standard if driven normally, all i'am saying is these modern engines are set up to tight emission regs, possible poor fuel, noise regs, opened up to breathe & with a more performance tune there just has to be a lot more potential in these engines, perhaps not to the extent of Harley's that hardly run from the factory but improvements nonetheless . So finally I believe some one must have experimented with these triumphs & I would love to have a list of what does work & what not to worry about. Sorry for the long post but there's got to be data out there .
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I agree completely i have the same set up as you but have gone ahead and ordered a power commander and a cat bypass. not exactly sure how it will turn out. but once i have those in place i will have hit a wall. with no idea which direction to turn in. if all fails i will buy a rolling chassis and start from scratch on my own tinkering toy.

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I agree completely i have the same set up as you but have gone ahead and ordered a power commander and a cat bypass. not exactly sure how it will turn out. but once i have those in place i will have hit a wall. with no idea which direction to turn in. if all fails i will buy a rolling chassis and start from scratch on my own tinkering toy.
Please let us know what the results are from your planned mods, very interested to know how the power commander / cat bypass turns out. Are you getting it dynoed before and after? Could be some great info. Good luck .
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Nitrous. Cheap on-demand power. If you only use it for short stints, all it'll do is cool the motor...I'll probably be going that route.
Just a 20hp shot. What's best is you only use when needed.

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fyi - the ff filter is slightly shorter and is oiled vs paper. the dealer may not have installed as its another £50.
try http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1706995196...84.m1438.l2649 for a cheap cat bypass solution.
also you can remove the rubber lip around the top of the filter housing although you might find extra popping on decel.
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fyi - the ff filter is slightly shorter and is oiled vs paper. the dealer may not have installed as its another £50.
try http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1706995196...84.m1438.l2649 for a cheap cat bypass solution.
also you can remove the rubber lip around the top of the filter housing although you might find extra popping on decel.
Has anyone purchased this pipes to see if they if they fit in place of the cat yet? I looked them over and will go do some measuring today. Just trying to save myself some work.
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those pipes were sourced and used by a lad on the tb1600 forum so they should work.
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