Have you checked the air filter and spark plug gap?
Thanks for the tips. I haven't checked these myself, but I'll make sure the dealer checks those things.Have you checked the air filter and spark plug gap?
Thanks. I was just hoping someone would say they had this happen and they figured out a ritual to rev the bike to fix it.3trees, the dealer is full of . You're not doing the bike any favor by using high octane fuel. I gather this is a new bike. The onus is on the dealer to fix the issue!!!!
This only happens on cold starts. I need to confirm but I believe it starts off around 1400RPM and after a few minutes comes down to 1200.Is this happening on cold start or warm? Whats your idle at on cold and warm start?
I'll return to 87... but I'm suspecting it may the battery connections b/c it also seems like the bike is hesitating to fire. Or it could be both. Thanks for the suggestions guys.FIRST THING: start running 87 octane like Triumph recommends! Higher octane fuel has additiv that make it slightly less volatile therefore possibly causing a misfire or two especially on cold starts when you need a richer mixture. I would say a couple tankfuls of 87 should remedy that issue. If not….then check the battery ground connections as mentioned above.
You speak RON oh Kemosabe:I doubt it's the octane as standard fuel in the UK is 95. I generally run mine on premium which is 97, not for the extra octane rating but simply because premium has better detergents and less ethanol.
As I have two bikes there are times when the Bobber has several weeks without running and the premium fuel lasts better in the tank.
It runs equally well on both 95 and 97 petrol.
The UK websites relating to fuel octane, including the government standards website and independent motoring websites, all quote the octane ratings as, E10 is 95 octane, E5 is 97/98 octane.You speak RON oh Kemosabe:
RON is the octane measure used globally and it's more efficient to produce and certify. 95 RON is roughly equivalent to 91-octane on the anti-knock index currently used in the United States. But unlike 91 premium fuel, 95 RON wouldn't be a niche product reserved just for luxury cars.
Higher octane means the fuel burns slower and is used for higher compression engines found in luxury and sport cars. Lower compression engines (like my old 05 Rocket III and all my current Triumphs) don't have a problem with engine knock (predetonation), so lighter fluid style gasoline works just dandy. Not to mention it's cheaper.