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> Hi all, this is my first post here. I bought my Sprint a couple of
> months ago and now I am starting to find some issues.
> 1) The essentric chain adjust was seized solid (See pictures in my
> album)and on further inspection it looks like the whole swingarm is
> corroded. The paint is just peeling off to reveal aluminum
> away. It's not a huge problem and one that is easily fixed.
> 2) The bike idles irraticly when warm, to point where the oil light
> flickers on and then the bike stalls. It also somtimes stalls when
> you come up to a juction and stop. If you change down the gears on
> approaching the junction it doesn't stall but idles irraticly and
> then stalls and so it continues.
> It has been suggested it may need remapping and possibly the idle
> valve replacing. Problem is the earliest a Triumph dealer can see
> the bike is the middle of August.
> Any idea's ???
I assume you bought the bike used? Always start with the cheapest
fix first, change the spark plugs. If that does'nt work at least you
have eliminated that possibility. Checkthe air filter, and gas
filter, it may be starving for air or gas. Do a check on the
battery, if the battery is fried, it MAY still run, but not well.
Anything beyond that and i'am at a loss, but at least you wont have
to pay a high rent dealer mechanic for simple stuff. As far as the
swingarm goes, i personally would have the whole thing taken apart
and rebuilt. Pivot bearings, chain adj, chain, sprocket(s) and while
your at it have the steering head bearings checked along with the
front wheel bearings. If you are gonna keep this bike, your very
first purchase should be a service manual. good luck.