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Old 10-25-2010, 02:07 AM   #41
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375 is a perfect weight imo. heavy enough not to be blown around on the freeway like a moped, yet lighter than most 600+ cc bikes.

Too bad buell is discontinued. Parts will start getting harder and harder to find so to all that have them here YOU BETTER STOCK UP on stuff you might need.

my tt600 was discontinued too, and while the company is still around its nearly impossible to find used parts for good price.




BY THE WAY:

I'll be starting major preventative maintenance on my bike next week. Anyone got any suggestions?

Already changed oil/filter.
Going to buy some chain lube next week.
Checked coolant and other fluids.
will be replacing air filter
will be replacing fuel filter
will be checking spark plugs
and lastly, I will be attempting to check/inspect (and if needed) synch the throttle bodies. I'll need the digital reader or 4 analogue gauges. Anyone know best place to get them on the cheap? I see them on egay for about 50 bux shipped. dunno if there are better deals than that.


anything else I'm forgetting?
Its got 7500 miles, so its fairly fresh, but manual says to check/replace all these things at 8k, so I figure 500 miles earlier won't hurt. Plus its raining cats and dogs here so its the perfect time to park the bike.
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Check autozone for rentable vacuum gauges. I didnt know you had to on throttle bodies. Do the valves need adjusting?
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I'm having issues with the idle. So while doing preventative maint I'm going to try to diagnose some things too.

Here is my post about it from another forum, see if you can help in any way:

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Bought my TT600 a month or two ago. Its got 7k miles on it, so fairly fresh. Or so I think at least.

So far all I've done is purchased an oem exhaust (its currently got a micron and a bit too loud for me) for it and changed the oil and filter.

Now before I describe the problem, I know the 00's are known for having poor ecu mapping problems, and have a "flat spot" down low.

Right after I bought it I took it into a Triumph dealer and had them flash in the "most recent" map onto it just to make sure that its up to date on that.

Here's the problem:

When I start it up in the morning, it will die within a second of firing. On the 2nd try it will sometimes fire up and stay on, sometimes die within a few seconds. Usually on the THIRD try or so it stays on.

Next it idles super low. Regardless of temperature. Cold start or hot re-start is ALWAYS the same rpm. Super low. Like a couple hundred, maybe more, but DEFINITELY less than 1k. Isn't it supposed to have a higher idle when cold and warming up??? (per manual stock idle supposed to be 1100 +/- 100)

It takes a LONG time to warm up. Like 10 minutes or more. Most of the time after 5 minutes of warming up the idle will dip EVEN lower and kinda sound like its running on 2 or 3 cylinders. If I rev it a bunch of times it somehow "clears up" and idles better.

Throttle tip in is HORRIBLE and when warming up when I touch it the bike usually dies.


Now when FULLY WARMED UP (usually takes a full 10 minutes of idling then at least another 5 minutes of riding) it gets a whole lot better. Still lazy throttle tip in but much better and the bike doesn't die at idle. Well, sometimes it does, but for the most part no.



I am going to not ride it for a month or two, park it, take off tank and plastics and REALLY get in there and hopefully get everything in tip top shape.

NOW

I don't want to just jump in and start replacing parts or messing with things, so I need some suggestions on what I'm looking for.
I've done a bit of research and the typical things usually mentioned are spark plugs, check for iacv leaks, vacuum line leaks at throttle bodies, air pump leaks, fuel tank clogged filter or line or something else, etc.


Any suggestions will be very helpful on how I should go about diagnosing the problem or what I should look out for.

Going through a repair manual I found for the bike, these symptoms point to a faulty (or sticking) IACS valve. Intake air control system. Known to get clogged and "stick" on these bikes.

Butt, a buddy of mine also suggested I check that my throttle bodies are in synch. Per manual the way to do that is to hook up said gauges. Then (since cyl#1 isn't adjustable) you fine tune the #2-4 tb's to match #1.
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Interesting, hopefully you can get that figured out. This is why I love the simplicity of air cooled twins =P.

Before I got my Buell I was looking at the triumph speed four as well. Found a few for really decent prices, but decided against the maintenance and sound of a I4bike. I really <3 triumphs. Daytona 675 is definitely one of my dream bikes.
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I got my first dirtbike at age 7, a Yamaha PW50. From there I've had:
Yamaha PW80 (age 9)
Kawasaki 90 (first bike with clutch, age 10)
'81 Suzuki TS100 (age 11, still have it)
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'03 Ducati Monster 620ie (age 18, still have it)
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I was building up the Miata to be a track car, but the college student budget was having none of it. I sold the car for $3500, bought the R6 for $2500, and now I can do plenty of trackdays on $300 sets of tires and get 25mpg on the track. Anyways, here's some of the pics:















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Yeah, I've got a bike. I'm cool like that.

I ride sometimes when the weather is nice.

I take it to the dragstrip pretty regularly.

I also take it to the shows and swap meets.

Chicks dig it and dudes are jealous.

People offer me wads of cash for it whenever I take out because it is so rare.

It is a friggin' collector's item.



1982 Honda CT-70, bright red. Had it since it was new.



Mine actually looks better than the one in the picture.
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Bullshit. You don't have one.

If you do, how much do you want for it?
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I've got a 2001 Ninja 250 (starter bike) and a 2002 HD VROD.

Although the Ninja 250 is a bit weak on the highway, it's a ton of fun on the twisties. The VROD though...wow. Above 5k rpms it just pulls.
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What's the revlimit on a vrod?
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Bullshit. You don't have one.

If you do, how much do you want for it?
If I had a dollar for every time I was asked that, I could buy another one.

I rode it on trails out in Colorado when we lived there and all over my grandparents' 500 acre farm in south Georgia as a kid.

It has a kick starter, a three gear transmission, and is dead reliable. I am really sentimental about it.


I don't ride on the street. I dabbled in street bikes years ago, but American drivers are so undisciplined that I am unwilling to risk it. I have people depending on me now.
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Ehhh that's what life insurance is for.
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What's the revlimit on a vrod?
I believe 9k rpms.
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Just thought I'd share this pic with ya'll!

My wife and I on our wedding day, on our getaway vehicle -- My Dad's XB12sTT. PERFECT getaway machine!



**Edit, had written SB12 by accident, it's an XB12

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^awesome
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lol that's badass.



on another note, just noticed the thread title change. so no mod wants to stickie it? ok whatever. Is that cause its not stickie worthy or just cause you guys wanna be ******** or both? (though I already know the answer)

oh well
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LOL at title change.
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so no mod wants to stickie it? ok whatever. Is that cause its not stickie worthy or just cause you guys wanna be ******** or both? (though I already know the answer)
I'm going to guess that it has something to do with this not being a motorcycle forum. I think that is a pretty safe guess.
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In Soviet Russia, motorcycle threads highside themselves.
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Talk to these guys:

olderguy, gospeed81, y8s, hustler, levnubhin

I'm not a mod in this section :( I do think it'll stay bumped fairly often though, as long as any and all motorcycle questions/pictures get put here.
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I'm going to guess that it has something to do with this not being a motorcycle forum. I think that is a pretty safe guess.
Yeah, which is precisely why we have a "bs" subforum, and one of the stickied threads is "ramble on and on" which is not even remotely related to anything automotive, let alone something we actually own and are passionate about besides our cars.

Its whatever though. Not going to cry about it (well maybe just a little )
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In Soviet Russia, motorcycle threads highside themselves.



LOVE THE NEW TITLE CHANGE BTW.
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Talk to these guys:

olderguy, gospeed81, y8s, hustler, levnubhin

I'm not a mod in this section :( I do think it'll stay bumped fairly often though, as long as any and all motorcycle questions/pictures get put here.
Eh its no big deal. Clearly someone saw the polite request and decided to ignore it, so I'm not going to pursue it
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