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Old 04-04-2001, 08:44 AM   #11
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Default Re: Triumph Gets Fixed -- Maybe

I've got a 2000 Triumph Sprint ST, and the injection is perfect. Starts exactly the same way whether hot or cold, and has never given me a problem. In addition I get between 49 and 53 mpg all the time. It's a shame that Triumph couldn't have done as well on the TT600.
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Old 04-04-2001, 09:00 AM   #12
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Default Re: JUST PERPETUATES THE IMAGE OF LOUSY BRITISH ENGINEERING

The British have been having electrical problems since the early 1900's. Its a good thing there country is small so they dont have far to walk when there products fail. p.s Lucas electronics, know as "the prince of darkness!!!"
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Old 04-04-2001, 09:16 AM   #13
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MAN, you are right Brent, Buell Says the FI was supposed to be correct with last years model X1, but I rode a friends bike and It had pull EXCEPT in the Midrange.... What's the deal with that? As much displacement as it has and as long as the stroke is, where is the midrange torque????
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Old 04-04-2001, 09:16 AM   #14
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Default If You Think Triumph Has Problems...

...just wait until the EPA or CARB mandate EFI for *all* motorcycles!



Along with some other posters, I have an 885cc Triumph (Tiger) and the EFI is fine. Other than that problem of keeping the front wheel on the pavement...



But the handwriting is on the wall. At the moment, 2-strokes are falling to smog restrictions, even off-road. Carburetors will be the next victim. At that point, the TT600 is going to look good, even in its current state. (Many TT600 riders are wondering what the fuss is about, anyway.)



However, this sounds like a problem with a French software company's responsiveness, not a basic flaw in the TT600. But I guess some people will always denigrate Triumphs...until they ride them.
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Old 04-04-2001, 09:40 AM   #15
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Default Re: JUST PERPETUATES THE IMAGE OF LOUSY BRITISH ENGINEERING

Q: Why do the English drink warm beer?



A: Because they have Lucas refrigerators!
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Old 04-04-2001, 09:52 AM   #16
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Old 04-04-2001, 09:57 AM   #17
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Sounds like Triumph needs to change CARB supply companies. As much as we pay for these bikes off the showroom floor, and how poor that all hold in retail prices. They all need to have flawless Carbs
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Old 04-04-2001, 10:13 AM   #18
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Actually, I did buy an F4I, but thanks for the advice.



For those who are making fun of Lucas electronics, here's some more fun for you. Sagem is partly run, organized, or owned by Lucas electronics. I'm not sure which, but they're part of it.



As far as the TT600, it's a great bike, just read the handling quotes. Having owned a 97 T595 Daytona, they'll have it fixed sooner or later. I bought the F4I because I didn't want to wait a year again before I could enjoy the bike.



I read in a review for the NEW 955i Daytona they were using Keihin Fuel Injection. It makes sense they'll be the new FI suppliers for Triumph
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Old 04-04-2001, 10:15 AM   #19
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You're just flat out ignorant. The jap bikes are the best, end of subject.
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Old 04-04-2001, 10:21 AM   #20
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Default Re: Triumph Gets Fixed -- Maybe

I don't see how anyone would want a triumph anyway (other than patriotism for the english 'chaps'). It doesn't seem to do anything better than the jap bikes. If you want a comfortable and very streetable 600 get the kawi, if you want a racebike, get the R6 or GSXR, if you want a compromise, get the F4. Even with perfect FI would the triumph honestly be as good as the japanese bikes? Personally I doubt it.



Don't get me wrong, i don't think the TT is <b>too</b> far behind, but it's not quite on the same level as the Japanese bikes is it? Hopefully in a few years (maybe as soon as next year?) they can really get it together. I would love to see some top-level equipment from somewhere besides Japan or Italy. It would be awesome if some american company started producing competitive sportbikes.
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