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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-06-2019, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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I was able to register the bike and start the process of making it right for me. Probate takes a LONG time.
I have no chipped key so I had to tow it to the stealer for service.
Two keys were made and the fuel system was flushed and refilled. The bike sat for almost 2 years.
Installed the off road map on the ECU since I'm removing the CAT. New plugs.
It only runs on one cylinder so I have to replace an injector for well over $200. The bike has 5500 miles on it. I'm not happy about that.
I've NEVER had an issue with an injector on my JAP bikes.
The bike will be done there some time next week. They had to order the part.
I will then ride it to my mechanic who will change the oil and filter,remove the CAT,install LED headlights,Mustang seats,new front tire (maybe),floorboards,Hepco and Becker luggage system.
I hope to have fun with this machine.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-06-2019, 02:35 PM
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-06-2019, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-07-2019, 09:43 AM
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Given that the owner presumably died before he prepped the bike for storage, I would guess that your injector problem is related to ethanol fuel (water) sitting in the injector system for 2 years. Perhaps consider yourself lucky it is not both injectors and the fuel pump, though it might be worth replacing both injectors while you are at it. Could well save you in the long run.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-07-2019, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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There is water in ethanol ? So you think that the stealer is being honest with me ? I would like to trust them.
I mistakenly thought that old gas would only mess with carbs. I was wrong. Parts are expensive on Triumphs. I hope this is all I have to deal with but we'll see.
I've ridden the bike in the past and liked it a lot. I helped him (my deceased son in law) pick it out. He was going to get a Victory.
Time will tell.

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I now for a fact that water in fuel can certainly damage injectors on marine diesel engines!! Would expect that corrosion can occur on gas engines just the same. Ethanol containing gasoline absorbs water when left for extended periods. Normally try to reduce the problem by keeping tank full during extended storage and adding fuel stabilizers. But since you are already looking at replacing one injector and the (nearly full) labor cost is already committed, why not just do the other to be safe? Sorry to hear it was your son-in-law's bike.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-08-2019, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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The injectors cost $265.42 EACH !

https://www.bikebandit.com/oem-parts...5980#sch805664

My son in law was 45.

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You should try running some Sea Foam through before replacing the injector(s). More often than not, the ethanol "gums up" the system.
Dealers have a vested interest in using a sledge hammer when a tack hammer will do the job.
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You should try running some Sea Foam through before replacing the injector(s). More often than not, the ethanol "gums up" the system.
Dealers have a vested interest in using a sledge hammer when a tack hammer will do the job.
I can't. It's all apart @ the Stealers !

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I can't. It's all apart @ the Stealers ! JJ

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