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Trident 900 - No Acceleration

Hello. About a month ago I bought a '95 Triumph Trident 900 with 17,000 miles. I've ran it about 300 miles, and I could tell something was not quite right. It's been very unresponsive from stop-to-start, and in steady RPM's in the low gears. High speed has been fine (took it up to 100 mph). Then just recently it got worse to the point now where now it idles and revs fine, but when I open the clutch in 1st gear to go, it dies. I have made sure the carbs are routed correctly (CA model that has been de-Californiaized), but have not opened up the carbs because I believe everything is breathing okay. I replaced the spark plugs, and the old one's looked fine except for #3 had slight carbon fouling, I'm thinking from the choke. I have cleaned the contacts on the 3 ignition coils with sandpaper and dielectric grease. Also replaced the chain, oil change, and new brake pads. My question: The latest status is the bike will idle fine, but no acceleration. Does this sould like a common ignition coils gone bad issue?? If so, I'll be ordering the 3 Nology coils.

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The only times my 'dent had no acceleration, it wasn't firing on all 3. Easy check: start the bike, let it idle for a couple minutes, spray water from a spray bottle on each header. Chances are, there'll be a cold header from a cylinder not firing due to a bad coil.

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