Question about 2002 Triumph Sprint RS
Hi All, I bought a 2000 Sprint RS last weekend and am pretty excited about the purchase. Love the bike. There are a few issues, which I think, at this point, add character! . But I'm sure they'll start to annoy me later on. Issue 1: It's tough to start the beast without a really really subtle throttle blip. It wouldn't start if I use too much throttle or too little. It is really finicky. I went through threads in this forum, some of the gurus suggested blipping, some were against blipping. Any suggestions would be pretty helpful. I had to start it in traffic today, and it wasn't fun with four wheelers behind. Any suggestions would be extremely helpful. Issue 2: Stiff shifting. Initially it's almost impossible to shift gears until engine (oil) warms up. I've read a few threads in this forum, and most of them suggested letting it idle for a while. However, I've been told that having the engine idle for too long can affect engine life. Currently engine has 15W-40 4T for triumph oil. Would changing oil to 5W-40 help? (I live in Seattle, where temperatures go below 50F) I think oil was changed last year and sat for most of the time at the dealership. May be it's time for an oil change. How often does everyone change oil ( not in terms of miles but in terms of time - 6 months? 12 months?)
#1 As these are an injected bike they do not need to be blipped on start as it reprograms the ECU to think that the slight blip setting is the normal closed according to the computer. You may need to get it reset at your dealer unless you have an OBDII or a Triumph GameBoy. #2 Change out the oil to a semi synth. Your choice on brands. I'm not starting You'll find that it will improve the shifting as they aren't the smoothest with old oil. I use Motul 15-40 semi synth myself FWIW I change mine every 5000 kilometres (about 6 months) but go on k's travelled and not duration myself.
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