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Re: I'm the noob here!

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  • cpallenjr
    Hi There Skeeter, welcome. I think that 3500 RPM is right where the transition from pilot to main jet occurs. Maybe your float height setting is a little low?
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      Hi There Skeeter, welcome.
      I think that 3500 RPM is right where the transition from pilot to
      main jet occurs. Maybe your float height setting is a little low?

      Be sure and let us know what you find out!

      Courtney in Seattle

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      triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com, "rhythmelodyman"
      <rhythmelodyman@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hello to all:
      >
      > I have owned a 1998 Thunderbird Sport since summer of 2002. Just
      > rolled over 100,000 km last week. Pretty much stock setup with
      little
      > tweaks. K&N air filter, chopped to basics airbox (hated the factory
      > job), offroad pipes (2nd set), jet kit, EBC replacement rotors all
      > around (lighter and less money), up one tooth on front drive
      sprocket,
      > lowered the passenger footrests by 1.5" for comfort's sake, NGK
      > competition plug wires & boots... probably a few other things that I
      > can't think of at the moment, nothing drastic.
      >
      > This has been a wonderful bike. No major repair work has been
      needed.
      > It has never failed to start and get me where I needed to go. Now
      > you all have a feeling where this is going, right???
      >
      > Lately, there has been a weird hiccup happening with the bike. When
      > cruising around, particularly after a brief moment of right hand
      > twisting acceleration... the motor has moments of "stagger". It
      > starts to act like it does when running out of gas and you have to
      > switch to reserve, you know? But only at a moderate range of RPM.
      > Normally around 3.5 to 4.5 thousand rpm. If the revs increase
      beyond
      > 5 thousand, it runs normally, and if I let it go below 3 thousand
      and
      > down to idle, it runs normally as well.
      >
      > After a good "rip" of 2 to 5 minutes of spirited right hand
      thrashing,
      > it returns to normal running entirely... Anyone experience anything
      > similar with their TBS?? Any ideas of what the cause might be??
      >
      > Anyway, I have had a great relationship with this bike and am
      looking
      > forward to another 100,000 km or more. If anyone has any questions
      > regarding my experiences with the TBS, I will be happy to comment.
      >
      > Thanks,
      > Skeeter
      >
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