Triumph thunderbird 2017. Harley

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Front brakes diameter: 310 mm 12. He said that the fact that the belt rubbed up against the rear pulley was an indication that something was wrong. I had purchased this bike to commute to work and back, an 80 mile per day round trip on the freeway. It is pretty quick too; open the throttle and before you know it 100kmph has come and gone. It even works well as a poser. The motorcycle is kept in leash by twin 310mm floating discs up front grabbed by powerful four-piston brakes.

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triumph thunderbird 2017

So I began to join Triumph forums and searched them. What we know for sure is that it does have a humungous 1,699cc parallel twin engine that produces 96 horses at 5,200rpm and a peak torque of 156Nm at 2,950rpm. In a straight line though, the Triumph is brilliant. They are supposedly using them successfully, but that is debatable after talking to this guy. The original dealer was actually sabotaging my bike and endangering my life to make extra money! We can service most bikes in a single day and offer fleet service to area law enforcement motor patrol divisions. However, Harley belts do not chirp.

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Triumph Thunderbird: Latest News, Reviews, Specifications, Prices, Photos And Videos

triumph thunderbird 2017

I later learned that this was untrue. Problematic Radiator Hose The T-bird, as it is so affectionately known, seems to have a common problem with its radiator hose. Riding Position The Thunderbird Commander instantly lives up to its name as soon as you get on. The fuel gauge is also checked when the problem arises and many have found that the fuel was enough to turn the bike over. Epa mileage estimates are for comparison purposes only. Other features worthy of being mentioned include embossed saddlebags, a passenger backrest, spacious floorboards and a mid-sized windscreen.

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triumph thunderbird 2017

At the heart of the Triumph Thunderbird Storm lies a 1700cc parallel-twin which delivers a maximum output of 97hp 5200rpm and 156Nm of torque at 2950rpm. This noise can be characterized as a cackling or slapping noise. I was assured that no dealer would do anything to risk my life. When too much power is not enough, the Triumph Thunderbird Storm is just the muscle cruiser for you. The guy I spoke with said that sometimes the cush drive was out of spec when installed at the factory and that could be the problem. So at this point, I have a beautifully styled bike with a spectacular engine in it that is less than a year old sitting in my garage that I am afraid to ride it. They both turned me down but one was very chatty about belt drives in general.

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2017 Triumph Thunderbird Storm Reviews, Prices, and Specs

triumph thunderbird 2017

Here are a few problems with the Triumph Thunderbird. I called the dealer on Tuesday, which is the first day of the week they are open. The first guy I spoke with said that Triumph had little control over its dealers and that, while there was definitely no break in map, there was a common practice by dealers to tweak the map in a harmless way to keep the customers coming back several times with engine problems in order to make some warranty money. Accessories Leather Panniers Longer trips on the Triumph Thunderbird Commander will benefit from a pair of sumptuous, genuine leather, top-loading panniers with ample 52-litre capacity. After being without the bike for two weeks, I have discovered how really irritating the experience of riding the bike is.

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Triumph Thunderbird: Latest News, Reviews, Specifications, Prices, Photos And Videos

triumph thunderbird 2017

Triumph's profilation of this bike Style, performance and control. Keep in mind that some owners have also experienced a squealing bearing that was due to incorrect belt tensioner rather than damage. Triumph did not understand how this coating would affect the belt drive and did not understand how sensitive the adjustment procedure would be and did not provide an adequate adjusting system and instructions to the mechanics who were unfamiliar with belt drives. The question here is, does it have what it takes to take on the well-entrenched Harley-Davidson line up of big cruisers? And check out the rating of the bike's You can compare the rating with other bikes. All it needs is a firm push of the handlebars and it does your bidding.

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2017 Triumph Thunderbird LT Reviews, Prices, and Specs

triumph thunderbird 2017

This leaves owners confused because it has all the symptoms of a dead battery or faulty ignition system. The deflection was about 4 inches using my hand alone. As we mentioned earlier, the suspension is setup on the stiffer side and that does have its drawbacks. I did get a different tech rep but I did not get a different story. Triumph ads an all new motorcycle to their 2010 cruiser lineup. As most of you with T-Birds know, the belt rubs against the outside of the rear drive hub when the belt is adjusted according the factory specs.

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triumph thunderbird 2017

So I waited until the following Wednesday and called again in order to speak with a different tech rep. Ahead, all you see is the blurring road and white line. Pulling open the clutch cover and it was found to be a loose alternator drive bolt and it was rattling around. I did speak to a different one and…wow…with minor differences…I got the same story. I have a lot of former experience with the modification and drag racing of cars but not much with the modern electronics.

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