I had the carbs synched and tuned on my '01 1200 twice. I had a
stutter at low speeds which caused me to drop the bike twice and the
reason I took it in to have a professional do it. I watched him do it
and he first synched the carbs and then adjusted the fuel/air one carb
at a time. When I test road the bike the stutter was not as bad but it
was still there. He told me that was as good as it was going to get
because of over 90,000 miles on the bike. I took it to another shop and
the owner has a Triumph mechanic that claims to have worked on every
model Triumph ever imported. When I got the bike back there was no
stutter anywhere. It's as smooth as glass when the fuel is clean. I did
have a problem when I got some bad fuel but a few tanks of Seafoam
cleared it up and it runs as good as new again. I didn't get to watch
this guy because the owner said; He's a fussy old geezer and he doesn't
like to have people watch him work. [This "Old Geezer" turned out to be
younger than me! (;-)] However the owner said that he synch's the carbs
first then adjusts the air/fuel and then adjusts the synch again. He
leaves the synch tool on while he is adjusting the fuel/air so that if
anything changes he can compensate for it. Makes sense to me and the
bike sure runs good once it starts.
On 7/1/2012 1:16 PM, Jason Hart wrote:
> Yes, and there were no plugs on my carbs. I left the needles exactly as factory set and only change is K&N air filter in modified airbox (to allow cleaning) - mufflers are stock. Mike this step needs to be done after synchronization of carbs for best results.
> From: Mike Stephenson <ktm.mike.585@...>
> To: TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Friday, June 29, 2012 2:39:22 PM
> Subject: [TriumphTrophy] Re: Improved performance and mileage on Trident Triple
> Is this the adjustor you are talking about?
> I have been considering buying it - good to know it works well! I need to
> adjust my pilot screws, but did not want to mess with removing carbs to do
> so. though - I assume from the factory they come with plugs installed to
> prevent acess anyhow. Looks like my carbs will be coming off regardless.
> In my case, I had lowered my needle by 1 clip postion, result is a slight
> lean spot down at really small throttle openings - my hope is to help that
> out by adjusting the pilot screw. I picked up 5 to 10 mpg with the needle
> postion change, (from 32 to 36 mpg up to 40 to 45 mpg) so if i give up a
> bit with the pilot screw fine by me!