I ripped the smog stuff off my KLX250S when I got it along with properly jetting it on the slightly rich side and my pipes never turned blue, just the slight light tan toast color which is really inevitable on a single walled pipe. And this bike has seen some slow tight technical stuff in 90+ degree weather. I know other guys with the same bike that did not rejet or kept the emission stuff on and the header pipe turned royal purple.jstark47 wrote:All Bonne's typically blue out the header pipes. They're notorious for it. The pipe is only single-walled, the bikes are set up to run lean to meet emissions standards, hence they run hot.
I take it yours is one of the new EFI ones? With the carb'd Bonne's, unless the air injection was removed in the first few miles, the pipes were going to blue out.
One of my dream bikes is a Thruxton. How do like yours? And would you suggest it to anyone else? Anything you would change on it.Social Distortion wrote:welcome
i love my 04 thruxton!
Social Distortion wrote:I've gotsay that the thrux was one of my dream bikes.
I love her so much- her name is Luna- short for Lunatic!!!
She's fast. Imma heavy boy and she pulls me like imma feather. On the highways, she pulls me w no problem.
She's so nimble too...I honestly feel so confident on her all the time.
I will say this- I am having some technical issues w her and when that happens, I'm emotionally upset. I won't take her to the dealer, which has made me a very good new mechanic. I'm doing things to the thrux that I never did w my older bikes.
So man old school guys come up to me and compliment the bike. Harley guys give me respect too. I see so many people checkin out the thrux cause they don't see it often.
Changes on her?? The handlebars do get some getting use to, but I've done a 300 mile trip and have been somewhat ok.
Fuel consumption is only ok, but I think its cause I open the throttle a lot...hehheee
Also, triumph clothing seems to be expensive too..
I'm 5'9 and sometimes I'm on my tip toes, so they are taller, but I heard the 09s are alittle shorter. Also, I'm a believer on fuel injection. Mine are carborators, but FI is superior...
Finally- 2004 thruxtons are the 1st and last year they are made in England, 05 and newer are made in taiwon I think so I honestly have British Iron!!
Asides that, I'm in love w my thruxton..I really am.
My other dream bike is a 2033 100th anniversary harley softail heritage springer in silver and black. That's what a bike should look like.
I'd also love to get a Street Bob....that's more of a realistic bike I can getin 5 years or so...
I love my thruxton!!
Social Distortion wrote: Finally- 2004 thruxtons are the 1st and last year they are made in England, 05 and newer are made in taiwon I think so I honestly have British Iron!!
Not Taiwan. Thailand. Triumph has two factories, one in the UK, one in a suburb of Bangkok (Chonburi) in Thailand. The Thai operation was begun in 2002, with final assembly of some models beginning there in 2006.Ryethil wrote:Yeah, I heard the same thing about them being made in Taiwan so tht's sort of a bummer. On the other hand, I've heard nothing but good things about them.