08-11-2006, 08:04 PM
- Living Legend
- '02 T100 Bonne/sidecar, '06 Classic Bagger, '08 KLR ADV bike
- Join Date: Jul 2006
- Location: 20150 Mc Carty Rd. Deerfield, Michigan 49238
- 6,392 Posts
Honestly, I don't know if I have an idle problem or not, but before I took the Rocket in for it's 500 mile whatever, it stalled twice at stoplights. It just quit, stopped died. It started right up but it was somewhat embarassing. When I took it in I told the service writer what happened and when I got it back it said on the worksheet that they balanced the throttles and did all the other items on the checkoff list (which I believe they did as this dealer is first class). No stalling problems now and it actually seems to run much better not that it didn't run good to begin with.
One question I do have is whether other's, you included, notice that the final drive whines. Mine does, always has and there seems to be a bit of slop in the drivetrain which is real apparent when you go from positive throttle to neutral throttle while rolling down the road at speed. On a rough road (lots in Michigan), it can be hard to modulate the throttle to maintain a steady speed due to the perceived slop in the drive. Is this just me or is it inherent in the bikes nature. My other Triumph seems tight in the final drive and transmission though it's a chain drive. The whine is most apparent in the coast throttle position. Power applied, there is no whine, decelleration, no whine. I'm wondering if the pinion pre-load is incorrect. In a normal automotive (Hotchkiss) ring and pinion drive, if the pre-load isn't right, it can be noisy and cause premature gear wear.
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