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Offline Fazer

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12 Minute Tune Up
« on: December 31, 2018, 03:59:29 PM »
Despite having read many posts on here about the 12 minute tune up, I had never done it on my 2015 TEx which I have owned from new. I decided to give it a go and went for my first ride today since completing it. I can’t believe what an improvement it has made, especially at low revs where my bike was very snatchy. It’s so smooth now I just wish I had tried it earlier. I had been thinking about changing my bike in the New Year but it’s running so much better that I’m now hooked on it again.

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Re: 12 Minute Tune Up
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2018, 04:37:06 PM »
Your subject should read "12 minute tune up saved me 15K!"
I love it when I here stuff like this.

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Re: 12 Minute Tune Up
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2018, 05:52:58 PM »
*Originally Posted by Fazer [+]
I had been thinking about changing my bike in the New Year but it’s running so much better that I’m now hooked on it again.
You might have saved yourself some frustration with the new bike, as there is some evidence (November Bike magazine article comparing their current staff long-term loaner bikes in a slow race) that the elimination of the flywheel to save weight on the Gen3 T12 may have contributed to more snatch or abrupt clutch engagement on the new bikes.
"The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test."   --   Robert M. Pirsig

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Re: 12 Minute Tune Up
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2019, 03:10:35 PM »
I confirm the very low speeds are just a tiny bit harder to master with my '18 than my two previous Texes.
Well, considering how often I practice such low speeds, I really don't care ;-)

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Re: 12 Minute Tune Up
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2019, 08:12:07 PM »
Was passing my local bike shop yesterday when the odo clicked over the 10,000 mark. I'm away in Germany very soon and can't quite fit in a main dealer service in time. I decided to drop the oil and change the filter in the meantime. Bike running well with no issues. We're trailering them down there so there won't be a heck of a lot of extra miles past the 10k. I'm cool with that.

This morning I thought as there were no neighbours in, I'd try the 12 minute tune up. All done, I went for another spin. Flaming heck. It did feel as though the bike had lost a bit of its mojo. Sport mode was beginning to feel like road mode. Not anymore. It goes like a bomb. Wow I though this is good. Then I realised I was actually in road mode. I swapped to sport and well, it went rather quickly.  Definite difference in throttle response.  I do love this bike. Does the tune up work on the 800 too?

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Re: 12 Minute Tune Up
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2019, 09:01:29 PM »
*Originally Posted by Stillwobbling [+]
Does the tune up work on the 800 too?

It works on my Street Triple so expect it works on other Triumphs too!

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Re: 12 Minute Tune Up
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2019, 10:10:44 PM »
Cheers Will. It might surprise the Missus.

Well something needs to.

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Re: 12 Minute Tune Up
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2019, 12:31:38 AM »
*Originally Posted by Stillwobbling [+]
Was passing my local bike shop yesterday when the odo clicked over the 10,000 mark. We're trailering them down there so there won't be a heck of a lot of extra miles past the 10k.

Given that a lot of speedometers read about 10% high, you've probably only done a little over 9000k, so no need to worry about your bike blowing up if you go over the service interval (as some people seem to think)  :008:

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Re: 12 Minute Tune Up
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2019, 09:45:08 AM »
Doing 20,000 km per year, I'm almost always late on services (by the hundreds of not thousands) and neither the bike nor the dealer ever complained about it ;-)

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Re: 12 Minute Tune Up
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2019, 10:03:58 AM »
*Originally Posted by Regi T [+]
Given that a lot of speedometers read about 10% high, you've probably only done a little over 9000k, ...
No, the odometer is probably fairly accurate.
All vehicles I've had, read high on the speedo, but when I checked their odometer, it was pretty close to correct.

 


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