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My 2008 America just got a 20000 km service. But I suspect me dealer is screwing me as they have been sloppy on details. My engine holds back, at 50km/h in second gear it does and when i shift to 3rd it still feels like the engine is not running smoothly. Same story at 65 km/h in 3rd and 4th gear. Is adjusting valves a standard maintenance item at 20k km? I think they didn't. It's even worse now than it was before the service. Thanks

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Hey Stefaan, Take it back, allow them to fix it... talk to the service manager and let him know whats going nice... at first...

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SOURCE: steering wobble at 65km decelerating

No this is not normal. I had to go through 2 different times having a tire balanced once to get a wobble out.

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SOURCE: A clunck noise changing gear

This does sound like a gearbox problem, either where the cogs lock together (the dogs go into recesses) or the shift forks themselves
The dogs do wear after high mileage which can make them slip out of gear
Ive never heard of a gearbox smoothing out over such low mileage, but I suppose it is just possible
You could get the gearbox 'blueprinted' (i.e. to manufacturers exact specifications) but this will cost a bomb !
Your best bet is to complain again & at least get a ride on another rocket3, or get it sorted under warranty

Ride safe
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Posted on May 06, 2010

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SOURCE: Triumph America 2006 9000k. Cold

Hello and welcome to FixYa!

Have you tried replacing the spark plug wires and checking the spark plugs? I suspect that you have fuel flooding that's why it backfires. Good current to the spark plugs will result to better fuel burning. Check the spark plugs if they have big gaps, covered with carbon or maybe it's just faulty.

Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa! Have a good one!

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