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Old 1st February 2011, 09:31   #1231
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@Hemant-Not any more as I was told by a mechanic at the workshop who claimed to have fitted these on TBTS and I think there might be some difference in the frame. Only thing you need to file is the washer hole just to let the flange bolt through.
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Old 2nd February 2011, 12:00   #1232
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@randhawa - After changing the silencer to goldie on my 2002 Thunderbird, the bike's performance has increased. While talking to a fellow bhpian i told him i was doing 95 kmph at 4000 RPM. He said it is too much. Please tell me if it has any harmful effects? What is the usual RPM at 95 kmph? Is my bike running hot?
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@randhawa - After changing the silencer to goldie on my 2002 Thunderbird, the bike's performance has increased. While talking to a fellow bhpian i told him i was doing 95 kmph at 4000 RPM. He said it is too much. Please tell me if it has any harmful effects? What is the usual RPM at 95 kmph? Is my bike running hot?
Just yesterday one of my friend who own TBTS said he did 120kmph. I feel 95kmph is very much possible.
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TBTS at 120 would really surprise me. Is he running a larger main jet? Perhaps he did it over a rather longish stretch.
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4000 rpm does sound slightly high for 95kmph. Btw, how do you know it was 4000 rpm? Most power is available under 4500 rpm, post which it will drop drastically. You might not be tuned right. Get your carb retuned by an experienced mech.
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@Ricky- Dont know if the rpm to speed ratio is right or wrong but if thats what others are getting on their non UCE TBTS then fine if not then probably your clutch is slipping.
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I think a more plausible problem area could be the carb setting. Clutch slipping is rather easily identified. Don't you agree sirji?
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^Please explain how can carb settings increase rpm and not speed?
∨ How can you reach higher rpm in taller gear when engine not getting enough fuel or air?

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No no, the carb setting shouldn't impact the rpm. What might be happening is that at higher rpm, the engine might not be breathing as well as it should.
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One cannot change the RPM to speed ratio unless one changes gear ratios or the clutch is slipping.This is a simple mechanical linkage which obeys mechanical rules.

EDIT:Changing carb settings, exhausts and any other fiddling would only lead to reaching that rpm/speed quicker.But nothing else.

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Thank you Navpreet for confirming my thought. OT- when is your C5 due?
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Not anytime soon.A lot many things changed.

Also the US release of the Classic Chrome has intrigued me even more now.So in all probability all the 50+ changes that have been in the news would be ready in the Classic Chrome.So it makes sense.

Also i have directed some funds to another acquisition of mine.Will post about it later.
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Just yesterday one of my friend who own TBTS said he did 120kmph. I feel 95kmph is very much possible.
I think you got me wrong. 95 kmph is not the top speed, its the speed at 4000 RPM. I have done 125 kmph on my TB .

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TBTS at 120 would really surprise me. Is he running a larger main jet? Perhaps he did it over a rather longish stretch.
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4000 rpm does sound slightly high for 95kmph. Btw, how do you know it was 4000 rpm? Most power is available under 4500 rpm, post which it will drop drastically. You might not be tuned right. Get your carb retuned by an experienced mech.
Don't know about TBTS but my old TB can do and yes you need a long stretch for that.
TB has a tachometer.

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@Ricky- Dont know if the rpm to speed ratio is right or wrong but if thats what others are getting on their non UCE TBTS then fine if not then probably your clutch is slipping.
Yes i think there is some problem in clutch because when i accelerate hard it feels like the clutch is still pressed even though when i am not holding the clutch lever. My mechanic said i have to change clutch plates. Can this be a reason?
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Yes that is the only reason. This time around get the CI500 clutch plates installed, you will love them.
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Yes that is the only reason. This time around get the CI500 clutch plates installed, you will love them.
Ok now i am curious, what differences will be there? What is the difference in cost?
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Could it be possible for the environmental temperature to affect the C5 mileage?

I was getting about 22-24 kmpl during the winter months, and not the average is back to 27kmpl. wondering!!
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