Newbie Thunderbird 1700 Owner

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  1. Willie T

    Willie T Member

    Jul 15, 2020
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    Hi Guys,
    Ive just taken delivery of my 2017,burgandy 1700 Thunderbird and have to say it's by far the nicest bike I've owned! IMG_20200714_135142.jpg IMG_20200714_135142.jpg I do have a couple of questions for Thunderbird owners, firstly I've just filled up with fuel and done almost 3 miles but it's still not showing on the fuel gauge secondly what kind of range would I expect to get from a full tank? (would be handy to know if the fuel gauge is buggered!)
     
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  2. David Cooper

    David Cooper Triumph Rocketeer.
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    Hello and welcome to the forum Willie.

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  3. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    Hi Willy, good choice. The fuel gauge does take a bit of time to register, especially I suspect if it's been left empty for a bit. Give it a few more miles and see if it kicks into life before you go routing around for a problem. In terms of distance on a tank it really depends on the type and style of riding but I would expect anything from 150 to 200 miles.

    Edit: If it doesn't work then fill it do 150 miles then fill again and see how much goes in. That should give you a ball park figure.
     
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  4. Don the Don

    Don the Don Bigger Than The Average Bear

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    Hi and welcome, nice bike and a beautiful colour
     
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  5. Willie T

    Willie T Member

    Jul 15, 2020
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    Thanks for the warm welcome guys... I will do a few more miles on it to see if the fuel gauge comes to lif !
     
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  6. Bad Billy

    Bad Billy Baddest Member

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    Hi Mate & Welcome to the Forum :cool:
    My recently acquired Sprint ST fuel gauge shows full for ages so have no confidence in it, so I set the trip back to zero each time I fill up, when the trip gets to 110-120 miles I will look to fill up, then note how many litres, take that off what the tank holds overall & you should have a pretty good idea of overall tank range. :)
     
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  7. TEZ 217

    TEZ 217 Crème de la Crème

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    Welcome in Willie T :D
    HV is correct it does take a while this is what Triumph themselves say in the manual -
    "After refuelling, the fuel gauge
    and range to empty information
    will be updated only while riding
    the motorcycle. Depending on the
    riding style, updating could take
    up to five minutes"


    Great choice of bike and looks real nice and short Tors already fitted, along with the heated grips :cool:
     
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  8. dilligaf

    dilligaf Guest

    Hi mate and welcome
     
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  9. David Lythgoe

    David Lythgoe Active Member

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    Hi and welcome.

    I've had a couple of these brilliant bikes but just found the clutch lever really heavy when in traffic or commuting.

    Enjoy...

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  10. Willie T

    Willie T Member

    Jul 15, 2020
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    If I'm honest David I found the clutch quite heavy too, I'm hoping that it will be a case of getting used to it but we will see, aside from that I'm loving the bike
     
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  11. MadMrB

    MadMrB Elite Member

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    Hi and welcome in :)
     
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  12. Dartplayer

    Dartplayer Crème de la Crème

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    Hi Willie and welcome to the forum :cool: Lovely TBird and great colour
     
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  13. Willie T

    Willie T Member

    Jul 15, 2020
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    Thanks to everyone for the welcome... I'm already starting to think about what bits to add to the bike! I'm definitely interested in a set of panniers so if anyone has any recommendations it would be good to hear
     
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  14. Thripster

    Thripster Elite Member

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    Welcome from a fellow newbie
     
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  15. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    More work on the uppers Willie.
     
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  16. joe mc donald

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    Willie T
    Welcome to the family. Great intro and what a stunning steed. Great picture thanks for sharing. My Bonnie 900 is the same on the fuel gauge. You ride for miles then all of a sudden you look and its quarter the way down.
    Regards & Ride Safe
    Joe.
     
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  17. Willie T

    Willie T Member

    Jul 15, 2020
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    Thanks Joe... I'm not too worried about the fuel gauge, I'm sure I'll work out the range.. I've honestly never owned a bike with so much torque! Open her up and it Takes my breath away! Long may it continue.. Thanks again to everyone for such a warm welcome
     
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  18. Willie T

    Willie T Member

    Jul 15, 2020
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    Another pic!

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  19. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Hi and welcome...
     
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  20. capt

    capt Elite Member

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    At least with that pillion backrest , the torque will never throw you all the way 'OFF' the bike :);):laughing::laughing::joy:
     
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