Re: I'm the noob here!
- 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
> 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
> tweaks. K&N air filter, chopped to basics airbox (hated the factorysprocket,
> job), offroad pipes (2nd set), jet kit, EBC replacement rotors all
> around (lighter and less money), up one tooth on front drive
> lowered the passenger footrests by 1.5" for comfort's sake, NGKneeded.
> 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
> It has never failed to start and get me where I needed to go. Nowbeyond
> 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
> 5 thousand, it runs normally, and if I let it go below 3 thousandand
> down to idle, it runs normally as well.thrashing,
> After a good "rip" of 2 to 5 minutes of spirited right hand
> it returns to normal running entirely... Anyone experience anythinglooking
> similar with their TBS?? Any ideas of what the cause might be??
> Anyway, I have had a great relationship with this bike and am
> 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.