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This handbook contains information on the Triumph Thunderbird motorcycle. Always store this
owner's handbook with the motorcycle and refer to it for information whenever necessary.
Warnings, Cautions and
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instructions or procedures, which if not
correctly followed could result in personal
injury, or loss of life.
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strictly observed, could result in damage to,
or destruction of, equipment.
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of particular interest for more
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  • Page 1: Foreword

    Foreword FOREWORD This handbook contains information on the Triumph Thunderbird motorcycle. Always store this owner's handbook with the motorcycle and refer to it for information whenever necessary. Warnings, Cautions and Notes Caution Throughout this owner's handbook This caution symbol identifies special...
  • Page 2 To ensure a long, safe and trouble free life for motorcycle, the symbol (left) your motorcycle, maintenance should only be can be seen. The symbol carried out by an authorized Triumph dealer. means 'CAUTION: REFER TO Only an authorized Triumph dealer will have THE HANDBOOK' and will...
  • Page 3 Triumph strongly recommends that all riders b) the use of the vehicle after such undertake a safety course approved by the device or element of design has...
  • Page 4 Triumph reserves the handbook. In these circumstances, right to make changes at any time without ensure the Owner's Handbook is prior notice, or obligation.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Foreword Table of Contents This handbook contains a number of section where, in the case of the major different sections. The table of contents below sections, a further table of contents will help will help you find the beginning of each you find the specific subject required.
  • Page 6: The Motorcycle

    Foreword - Safety First FOREWORD - SAFETY FIRST The Motorcycle Fuel and Exhaust Fumes Warning Warning This motorcycle is designed for on-road GASOLINE IS HIGHLY FLAMMABLE: use only. It is not suitable for off-road use. Always turn off the engine when refuelling. Off-road operation could lead to loss of Do not refuel or open the fuel filler cap control of the motorcycle resulting in an...
  • Page 7: Helmet And Clothing

    Foreword - Safety First Helmet and Clothing Warning Warning When riding the motorcycle, both rider A helmet is one of the most important and passenger must always wear a pieces of riding gear as it offers protection motorcycle helmet, eye protection, gloves, against head injuries.
  • Page 8: Parts And Accessories

    By removing the key, the risk conversions for any Triumph motorcycle of use of the motorcycle by unauthorized are those which carry official Triumph or untrained persons is reduced. approval installed motorcycle by an authorized dealer. When parking the motorcycle, always...
  • Page 9 Foreword - Safety First Maintenance/Equipment Warning Warning Consult your authorized Triumph dealer Ensure all equipment that is required by whenever there is doubt as to the correct law is installed and functioning correctly. safe operation this Triumph removal alteration motorcycle.
  • Page 10 Foreword - Safety First Riding Warning Warning Never ride the motorcycle when fatigued This Triumph motorcycle should or under the influence of alcohol or other operated within the legal speed limits for drugs. the particular road travelled. Operating a motorcycle...
  • Page 11: Handlebars And Footrests

    Caution This Triumph motorcycle is not fitted with Warning spark arresters. Operation in forests, brush or grass areas may violate state and local The rider and passenger must always use laws and regulations.
  • Page 12: Warning Labels

    Warning Labels WARNING LABELS Warning Label Locations – Thunderbird The labels detailed on this and the following pages draw your attention to important safety information in this handbook. Before riding, ensure that all riders have understood and complied with all the information to which these labels relate.
  • Page 13 Warning Labels Warning Label Locations – Thunderbird (continued) Caution All warning labels and decals, with the exception of the Running-in label, are fitted to the motorcycle using a strong adhesive. In some cases, labels are installed prior to an application of paint lacquer.
  • Page 14: Parts Identification

    Parts Identification PARTS IDENTIFICATION 1. Headlight 8. Rear brake disc 2. Front turn signal 9. Rear brake caliper 3. Clutch cable 10.Gear shift pedal 4. Fuel tank 11. Side stand 5. Allen Key (behind side panel) 12.Radiator 6. Handbook/C-spanner (beneath 13.Front brake caliper pillion seat) 14.Front brake disc...
  • Page 15 Parts Identification PARTS IDENTIFICATION 15.Rear suspension unit 22.Rear brake fluid reservoir 16.Battery (beneath seat) 23.Rear brake pedal 17. Fuel filler cap 24.Oil filler cap/Dipstick 18.Front brake fluid reservoir 25.Coolant expansion tank (behind drive 19.Coolant pressure cap (beneath fuel belt pulley cover) tank) 26.Muffler 20.Horn...
  • Page 16 Parts Identification TRIP cfbm 1. Clutch lever 8. Front brake lever 2. Headlight dimmer switch 9. Scroll button 3. Fog lamp switch (fog lights are an 10.Starter button accessory) 11. Odometer 4. Clutch lever adjuster 12.Tachometer 5. Speedometer 13.Horn button 6.
  • Page 17: Serial Numbers

    Serial Numbers SERIAL NUMBERS Vehicle Identification Engine Serial Number Number (VIN) The engine serial number is stamped on the The vehicle identification number is stamped upper engine crankcase, towards the rear, into the steering head area of the frame. It is and is visible from left hand side, behind the also displayed on a plate, riveted to the starter motor.
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  • Page 19: General Information

    General Information GENERAL INFORMATION Table of Contents Instrument Panel Layout............21 Instruments .
  • Page 20 General Information Fog Light Switch ............31 Fuel Requirement/Refuelling .
  • Page 21: Instrument Panel Layout

    General Information Instrument Panel Layout TRIP cdga 1. Speedometer 8. High coolant temperature warning 2. Tachometer light 3. Odometer/Trip meter/Clock 9. Neutral indicator light 4. Tachometer 'red zone' 10.Low oil pressure warning light 5. Right hand turn signal light 11. Low fuel level indicator light 6.
  • Page 22: Instruments

    General Information Instruments There are two trip meters. Either trip meter shows the distance that the motorcycle has travelled since the meter on display was last Speedometer reset to zero. The speedometer indicates the road speed of the motorcycle. Warning Tachometer Do not attempt to switch between The tachometer shows the engine speed in...
  • Page 23: Fuel Gauge

    General Information Clock Adjustment Fuel Gauge Warning Do not attempt to adjust the clock with the motorcycle in motion as this may lead to loss of motorcycle control and an accident. TRIP To reset the clock, select the clock display. Then press and hold the scroll button 1.
  • Page 24: Warning Lights

    Contact an authorized will illuminate. Triumph dealer as soon as possible to have the fault checked and rectified. Caution Note: Do not continue to run the engine if the •...
  • Page 25: Turn Signal Indicators

    Do not continue position. to ride for longer than is necessary with the indicator light illuminated. Contact an Low Fuel authorized Triumph dealer as soon as fuel indicator will possible to have the fault checked and illuminate...
  • Page 26: Ignition Key

    Triumph accessory alarm. Make a note of the key number and store the spare key, key blade and key number tag in a safe place away from the motorcycle.
  • Page 27: Switch Operation

    General Information Switch Operation Ignition Switch Positions This is a three position, key operated switch. Engine off. All electrical circuits The key can be removed from the switch off. only when it is in the OFF or P (PARK) positions. Engine electrical To turn the switch from OFF to ON, insert...
  • Page 28: Steering Lock Key

    (at safe place away from the motorcycle. which point the lock will turn and move Your authorized Triumph dealer can supply a inwards). replacement key cut from details of the key number or can cut a new key using the original as a master.
  • Page 29: Right Handlebar Switches

    General Information To disengage the steering lock, insert the key, Right Handlebar Switches turn the handlebars slightly to relieve any weight on the lock and turn the key further counter-clockwise until the lock springs outwards. Remove the key. Warning Always disengage the steering lock before riding as, with the steering lock engaged, it will not be possible to turn the handlebars or steer the motorcycle.
  • Page 30: Starter Button

    General Information Left Handlebar Switches Caution Do not leave the ignition switch in the ON position unless the engine is running as this may cause damage to electrical components and will discharge the battery. Starter Button The starter button operates the electric starter.
  • Page 31: Turn Signal Switch

    Fuel Grade release the turn signal switch in the central This Triumph motorcycle is designed to run position. on unleaded gasoline with a CLC or AKI Horn Button octane rating (R+M)/2 of 87 or higher.
  • Page 32 These gasolines are a blend of conventional gasoline and another compound such as alcohol. This Triumph motorcycle will give its best performance when using unleaded gasoline. However, the following should be used as a guide if you use any oxygenated...
  • Page 33: Fuel Tank Cap

    General Information Fuel Tank Cap Warning To help reduce hazards associated with refuelling, always observe the following fuel safety instructions: Gasoline (fuel) is highly flammable and can TRIP be explosive under certain conditions. When refuelling, turn the ignition switch to the 'OFF' position.
  • Page 34: Filling The Fuel Tank

    General Information Filling the Fuel Tank Warning Avoid filling the tank in rainy or dusty conditions where airborne material can Overfilling the tank can lead to fuel contaminate the fuel. spillage. If fuel is spilled, thoroughly clean up the Caution spillage immediately and dispose of the materials used safely.
  • Page 35: Side Stand

    General Information Side Stand Side Panels cfhl cfbo 1. Side stand 1. Side panel (right hand shown) 2. Grommets The motorcycle is equipped with a side stand on which the motorcycle can be parked. Side panel removal is required to access the fusebox and the tool kit Allen key.
  • Page 36: Tool Kit And Handbook

    General Information Tool Kit and Handbook The tool kit consists of an Allen key for removal of the rider and pillion seats and a C-spanner for adjustment of the rear suspension. The Allen key is located behind the left hand side panel (see page 35), attached to a bracket.
  • Page 37: Seats

    General Information Seats Rider Seat Removal Seat Care To prevent damage to the seats or seat covers, care must be taken not to drop or lean the seats against any surface which may damage the seats or seat covers. Caution To prevent damage to the seats or seat covers, care must be taken not to drop the seats.
  • Page 38: Pillion Seat Removal

    General Information Pillion Seat Removal To refit the seat, engage the seat’s two hooks and location pin into the bracket behind the rider’s seat. Install and tighten the rear fixing to 7 lbf ft (10 Nm). Warning To prevent detachment of the seat during riding, after fitting always grasp the seat and pull firmly upwards.
  • Page 39: Breaking-in

    General Information Breaking-In Both during and after breaking-in has been completed: Breaking-in is the name given to the process • Do not over-rev the engine when that occurs during the first hours of a new cold; vehicle's operation. • Do not lug the engine. Always In particular, internal friction in the engine will downshift before the engine begins be higher when components are new.
  • Page 40: Safe Operation

    Adjustment section or see your authorized 0.06 in (1.5 mm) friction material Triumph dealer for the action required to remaining on all brake pads (page 73). return the motorcycle to a safe operating Brake Fluid Levels: No brake fluid leakage. condition.
  • Page 41: How To Ride The Motorcycle

    How to Ride the Motorcycle HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Table of Contents To Stop the Engine ............42 To Start the Engine .
  • Page 42: To Stop The Engine

    How to Ride the Motorcycle TRIP cfcv 1. Ignition switch 2. Engine stop switch 3. Starter button 4. Neutral light To Stop the Engine To Start the Engine Close the throttle completely. Check that the engine stop switch is in the RUN position.
  • Page 43: Moving Off

    How to Ride the Motorcycle Pull the clutch lever fully into the handlebar. • The motorcycle is equipped with starter lockout switches. The switches Leaving the throttle fully closed, push the prevent the electric starter from starter button until the engine starts. operating when the transmission is not in neutral with the side stand Warning...
  • Page 44: Shifting Gears

    How to Ride the Motorcycle Shifting Gears Note: • The gear shift mechanism is the 'positive stop' type. This means that, for each movement of the gear shift pedal/lever, you can only select each gear, one after other, ascending descending order. Warning Do not shift to a lower gear at speeds that will cause excessive engine rpm (r/min).
  • Page 45: Braking

    Riders should practice emergency braking in a traffic-free area. Incorrect brake technique could result in loss of control and an accident. Triumph strongly recommends that all riders take a course of instruction, which includes advice on safe brake operation.
  • Page 46 How to Ride the Motorcycle Warning Warning For your safety, always exercise extreme When descending a long steep gradient, caution when braking (whether or not ABS use engine braking by down changing and is fitted), accelerating or turning as any use the brakes intermittently.
  • Page 47: Abs (anti-lock Brake System) Models Only

    ABS braking system. Do not continue to ride for longer than is necessary with the indicator light illuminated. Contact an authorized Triumph dealer as soon as possible to have the fault checked and rectified. In this situation, braking too hard will cause the wheels to lock resulting in loss of control and an accident.
  • Page 48: Parking

    How to Ride the Motorcycle Parking Warning The ABS warning light will illuminate when the rear wheel is driven at high speed for more than seconds when motorcycle is on a stand. This reaction is normal. When the ignition is switched off and the motorcycle is re-started, the warning light will illuminate until the motorcycle reaches a speed exceeding 19 mph (30 km/h).
  • Page 49: Considerations For High-speed Operation

    Warning Warning Gasoline is extremely flammable and can be explosive under certain conditions. If Only operate this Triumph motorcycle at parking inside a garage or other structure, high speed in closed-course on-road be sure it is well ventilated and the competition or on closed-course racetracks.
  • Page 50: General

    How to Ride the Motorcycle Brakes Check that the front and rear brakes are Warning functioning properly. handling characteristics Tires motorcycle at high speed may vary from those you are familiar with at legal road High-speed operation is hard on tires, and speeds.
  • Page 51: Drive Belt

    How to Ride the Motorcycle Drive Belt Electrical Equipment Make certain that the drive belt is correctly Make certain that the headlight, rear/brake adjusted. Inspect belt wear, light, direction indicators, horn etc., all work damage/cuts, frayed edges, or broken teeth. properly.
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  • Page 53: Accessories, Loading And Passengers

    Accessories and Loading ACCESSORIES AND LOADING The addition of accessories and carrying of additional weight can affect the motorcycle's handling characteristics causing changes in stability and necessitating a reduction in speed. The following information has been prepared as a guide to the potential hazards of adding accessories to a motorcycle and carrying passengers and additional loads.
  • Page 54 Accessories and Loading Warning Warning Only operate this Triumph motorcycle at Do not carry a passenger unless he or she high speed in closed-course on-road is tall enough to reach the footrests competition or on closed-course racetracks. provided. High-speed operation should only then be...
  • Page 55 Accessories and Loading Warning Warning Never attempt to store any items between If the passenger seat is used to carry small the frame and the fuel tank. This can objects, they must not exceed 11 lb (5 kg) restrict the steering and will cause loss of in weight, must not impair control of the control leading to an accident.
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  • Page 57: Maintenance And Adjustment

    Maintenance and Adjustment MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Table of Contents Scheduled Maintenance............60 Engine Oil .
  • Page 58 Maintenance and Adjustment Front Suspension ............80 Front Fork Inspection.
  • Page 59 Maintenance and Adjustment Cleaning ..............99 Preparation for Washing .
  • Page 60: Maintenance And Adjustment

    Triumph dealer maintenance chart. Only an authorized carry out the scheduled maintenance of Triumph dealer will have this knowledge this motorcycle.
  • Page 61 Maintenance and Adjustment Operation Description Odometer Reading in Miles (Kms) or Time Period, whichever comes first First Service A Service B Service C Service D Service Every 6,000 12,000 18,000 24,000 (800) (10,000) (20,000) (30,000) (40,000) 1 month 1 year 2 years 3 years 4 years...
  • Page 62 Maintenance and Adjustment Operation Description Odometer Reading in Miles (Kms) or Time Period, whichever comes first First Service A Service B Service C Service D Service Every 6,000 12,000 18,000 24,000 (800) (10,000) (20,000) (30,000) (40,000) 1 month 1 year 2 years 3 years 4 years...
  • Page 63: Engine Oil

    Maintenance and Adjustment Engine Oil Caution Ensure no foreign matter or contamination enters the engine during an oil change or cbnz In order for the engine, transmission, and top-up. Contamination entering the engine clutch to function correctly, maintain the may lead to engine damage. engine oil at the correct level, and change the oil and oil filter in accordance with scheduled Stop the engine.
  • Page 64: Oil And Oil Filter Change

    Contact with hot oil may cause the skin to be scalded or burned. 1. Oil filter Position the oil drain pan beneath the oil filter. Unscrew and remove the oil filter using Triumph service tool T3880313. Dispose of...
  • Page 65: Disposal Of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters

    Oil Specification and Grade API SH (or higher) AND JASO MA. Triumph high performance fuel injected Start the engine and allow it to idle for a engines are designed to use 10W/40 or minimum of 30 seconds.
  • Page 66: Cooling System

    Note: Technology (known as Hybrid OAT • HD4X Hybrid OAT coolant, as or HOAT) coolant is installed in the supplied by Triumph, is pre-mixed cooling system when and does not need to be diluted motorcycle leaves the factory. It is...
  • Page 67: Coolant Level Inspection

    Maintenance and Adjustment Coolant Level Inspection Coolant Level Adjustment Warning Do not remove the expansion tank cap or radiator pressure cap when the engine is hot. When the engine is hot, the coolant inside the radiator will be hot and also under pressure.
  • Page 68: Coolant Change

    Align the cover to the crankcase. Install and low-pressure water. tighten the four screws to 80 lbf in (9 Nm). Coolant Change Have the coolant changed by an authorized Triumph dealer in accordance with scheduled maintenance requirements.
  • Page 69: Throttle Control

    Always be alert for changes in the 'feel' of the throttle and have the throttle system checked by an authorized Triumph dealer if any changes are detected. Changes can be due to wear in the mechanism, which could lead to a sticking throttle.
  • Page 70: Inspection

    Tighten the locknut. If there is an incorrect amount of free play, Triumph recommends that have adjustments made by your authorized Triumph dealer. However, in an emergency, throttle adjustment may be made as follows:...
  • Page 71 Ride carefully to your nearest authorized cfhu 1. Closing cable Triumph dealer and have them check the 2. Throttle cam throttle system thoroughly before riding again. With the throttle fully closed, ensure that there is 0.08-0.
  • Page 72: Clutch

    Maintenance and Adjustment Clutch Inspection Check that there is 0.04-0.08 in (1-2 mm) clutch lever free play at the lever. If there is an incorrect amount of free play, adjustments must be made. Adjustment Loosen the knurled locknut at the lever end of the clutch cable and turn the adjuster sleeve until the correct amount of clutch lever free play is achieved.
  • Page 73: Brakes

    It is dangerous to operate the motorcycle under such conditions and your authorized Triumph dealer must rectify the fault before riding. Riding with defective brakes may lead to loss of motorcycle control and an accident.
  • Page 74: Disc Brake Fluid

    Reduce speed and do not continue to ride for longer than is necessary with the indicator light illuminated. Contact an Warning authorized Triumph dealer as soon as possible to have the fault checked and Brake fluid is hygroscopic which means it rectified.
  • Page 75: Brake Fluid Level Inspection And Adjustment

    Maintenance and Adjustment Brake Fluid Level Inspection and Rear brake Adjustment Front brakes 1. Rear brake fluid reservoir, fluid level window 2. Upper level line 1. Front brake fluid reservoir, lower 3. Lower level line level line The rear brake fluid level is visible from the 2.
  • Page 76: Brake Light Switches

    An accident causing injury to the rider and the level of the fluid in either fluid other road users may result from use of a reservoir, consult your authorized Triumph motorcycle with defective brake lights. dealer for advice before riding. Riding with...
  • Page 77: Windshield Cleaning (if Fitted As An Accessory)

    Maintenance and Adjustment Windshield Cleaning (if fitted as an accessory) Warning Never attempt to clean the windshield while the motorcycle is in motion as releasing the handlebars may cause loss of vehicle control and an accident. Operation of the motorcycle with a Clean the windshield with a solution of mild damaged or scratched windshield will soap or detergent and lukewarm water.
  • Page 78: Steering/wheel Bearings

    If any free play can be detected in the block will not cause damage to the sump. steering head (headstock) bearings, ask your authorized Triumph dealer to inspect and rectify any faults before riding. Warning Riding the motorcycle with incorrectly...
  • Page 79: Wheel Bearings Inspection

    If the wheel bearings in the front or rear wheel allow play in the wheel hub, are noisy, or if the wheel does not turn smoothly, have your authorized Triumph dealer inspect the wheel bearings. The wheel bearings must be inspected at the...
  • Page 80: Front Suspension

    Examine each fork for any sign of damage, scratching of the slider surface, or for oil leaks. If any damage or leakage is found, consult an authorized Triumph dealer. To check that the forks operate smoothly: • Position the motorcycle on level ground.
  • Page 81: Suggested Suspension Settings

    Therefore, always replace worn or turned fully anti-clockwise. There are five damaged drive belts using genuine Triumph positions in total. Position one gives the parts supplied by an authorized Triumph minimum amount of spring pre-load.
  • Page 82: Final Drive Belt Tension Inspection

    Final Drive Belt Tension Inspection Drive Belt Tension Specification Drive belt tension must be measured using Motorcycle on 5.5 to 7.0 mm Triumph service tool T3880126, which is sidestand (0.20 to 0.27 in) available from your Triumph dealer. Motorcycle on Support 7.5 to 9.0 mm...
  • Page 83 Maintenance and Adjustment Measure the drive belt tension as follows: • Push the deflection slider and its O-ring down the tool, so that it will Note: not touch the drive belt lower cover • During the following procedure when the tool is positioned to the the exhaust is shown removed for drive belt.
  • Page 84 Maintenance and Adjustment • Gently position the tool’s belt cradle • Taking care not to deflect the belt, to the center of the lower drive belt slide the deflection slider and its run, ensuring the deflection slider on O-ring upwards until the slider just the tool body is NOT in contact with touches the belt cover.
  • Page 85 Maintenance and Adjustment • Apply force to the belt tension • Remove the tool, taking care not to guage in an upwards direction, until move the O-ring or deflection slider, the 4.5 kgf (10 lbf) mark on the load and read the belt deflection on the scale is reached.
  • Page 86: Final Drive Belt Tension Adjustment

    Maintenance and Adjustment Final Drive Belt Tension Adjustment marking is aligned with the same adjuster markng on both sides of the Note: swinging arm. • Always adjust drive belt tension at • Tighten both adjuster locknuts to the tightest point in the drive belt. 20 lbf ft (27 Nm) and the rear wheel spindle nut to 81 lbf ft •...
  • Page 87: Tires

    Maintenance and Adjustment Tires Tire Inflation Pressures Correct inflation pressure will provide maximum stability, rider comfort and tire life. Always check tire pressures before riding when the tires are cold. Check tire pressures daily and adjust if necessary. See the Specification section for details of the correct inflation pressures.
  • Page 88: Tire Replacement

    Check the rims for dents or deformation. Warning Operation with damaged or defective Only operate this Triumph motorcycle at wheels or tires is dangerous and loss of high speed in closed-course on-road motorcycle control or an accident could competition or on closed-course racetracks.
  • Page 89 Warning If tire damage is suspected, such as after Warning striking the curb, ask your authorized Triumph dealer to inspect the tire both On models fitted with ABS, the ABS internally and externally. Remember, tire computer operates by comparing the damage may not always be visible from relative speed of the front and rear wheels.
  • Page 90 Warning When replacement tires are required, Tires that have been used on a rolling road consult your authorized Triumph dealer dynamometer may become damaged. In who will arrange for the tires to be some cases, the damage may not be visible selected, in a correct combination, from the on the external surface of the tire.
  • Page 91: Battery

    Maintenance and Adjustment Battery Battery Removal Warning Under some circumstances, the battery can give off explosive gases; keep sparks, flames and cigarettes away. Provide adequate ventilation when charging or using the battery in an enclosed space. The battery contains sulphuric acid (battery acid).
  • Page 92: Battery Disposal

    Maintenance and Adjustment Battery Disposal Under normal conditions, the motorcycle charging system will keep the battery fully Should the battery ever require replacement, charged. However, if the motorcycle is the original battery must be handed to a unused, the battery will gradually discharge recycling agent who will ensure that the due to a normal process called self discharge;...
  • Page 93: Battery Charging

    Caution Do not use an automotive quick charger as it may overcharge and damage the battery. Should the battery Voltage fall below 12.7 Volts, the battery should be charged using a Triumph approved battery charger. Always remove battery from motorcycle...
  • Page 94: Fuse Box

    Maintenance and Adjustment Fuse Box Models without ABS: Position Circuit Protected Rating (Amps) Low and main headlight beams, starter solenoid Spare Auxiliary lights Cooling fan Engine management system Accessory socket, heated grips Alarm, instruments Accessory lights, fog 10* or lights cfgp 1.
  • Page 95: Headlights

    Maintenance and Adjustment Models fitted with ABS: Headlights Position Circuit Protected Rating Warning (Amps) Low and main headlight Adjust road speed to suit the visibility and beams, starter solenoid weather conditions in which the motorcycle is being operated. Auxiliary lights Ensure that the beam is adjusted to Cooling fan illuminate the road surface sufficiently far...
  • Page 96: Headlight Vertical Adjustment

    Maintenance and Adjustment Headlight Vertical Adjustment Headlight Horizontal Adjustment cfgy 1. Vertical beam adjuster 1. Horizontal beam adjuster 2. Headlight mounting bracket Switch the headlight low beam on. Switch the headlight low beam on. Remove the adjuster cover. Loosen the headlight mounting bracket Loosen the clamp bolt sufficient to allow fixing.
  • Page 97: Headlight Bulb Replacement

    Maintenance and Adjustment Headlight Bulb Replacement Disconnect the multi-pin electrical connector from the headlight bulb and remove the It is necessary to remove the headlight from rubber cover. the headlight bowl to gain access to the bulbs. Warning The bulbs become hot during use. Always allow sufficient time for the bulbs to cool before handling.
  • Page 98: Brake/tail Light

    Maintenance and Adjustment To remove the position light bulb: Brake/Tail Light Without pulling on the wires, ease the bulb Brake/Tail Light Replacement holder from its socket. The bulb is removed from its holder by pulling gently upwards. The brake/tail light unit is a sealed, maintenance free LED unit.
  • Page 99: Cleaning

    Maintenance and Adjustment To remove the bulb, gently press inwards and Cleaning twist counter-clockwise. Frequent, regular cleaning is an essential part of the maintenance of your motorcycle. If regularly cleaned, the appearance will be preserved for many years. Cleaning with cold water containing an automotive cleaner is essential at all times but particularly so after exposure to sea breezes, sea water, dusty or...
  • Page 100: Where To Be Careful

    Maintenance and Adjustment surfaces, if the same sponge or cleaning After Washing cloths are used. Remove the plastic bags and tape, and clear the air intakes. Where to be Careful Lubricate the pivots, bolts and nuts. Avoid spraying water with any great force Test the brakes before motorcycle operation.
  • Page 101: Cleaning Of The Exhaust System

    Maintenance and Adjustment Cleaning of the Exhaust System Drying All parts of the exhaust system of your Dry the exhaust system as far as possible with motorcycle must be cleaned regularly to a soft cloth. Do not run the engine to dry the avoid a deterioration of its appearance.
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  • Page 103: Storage

    Make sure the cooling system is filled with a stabilizer (if available), following the fuel 50% mixture of coolant (noting that HD4X stabilizer manufacturer’s instructions. Hybrid OAT coolant, as supplied by Triumph, is pre-mixed and requires no dilution) and distilled water solution (see page 66). Warning...
  • Page 104: Preparation After Storage

    Storage Preparation after Storage Crank the engine on the starter motor several times until the oil pressure light goes out. Install the battery (if removed) (see page 93). Replace the spark plugs, tightening to If the motorcycle has been stored for more 15 lbf ft (20 Nm), and start the engine.
  • Page 105: Specifications

    Specifications SPECIFICATIONS Specifications - Thunderbird Dimensions Dimensions Overall Length ......92. 1 in (2340 mm) Overall Width ......
  • Page 106 Specifications Engine Type ....... . . Liquid cooled parallel twin, 270° firing angle Displacement.
  • Page 107 Water/coolant ratio ..... 50/50 (pre-mixed as supplied by Triumph) Coolant Capacity ..... . .
  • Page 108 Specifications Transmission Transmission Type ..... . 6 speed, constant mesh with transmission damper Clutch Type ......Wet, multi-plate Final Drive .
  • Page 109 Specifications Tires Tire Pressures (Cold) Front......36 lb/in (2.48 bar) Rear ......38 lb/in (2.62 bar) Approved Tires...
  • Page 110 Mobil Universal Brake & Clutch Fluid DOT 4 Coolant ......Triumph HD4X Hybrid OAT coolant (pre-mixed) Bearings and Pivots.
  • Page 111 Index Battery ......91 Dimensions ..... . . 105 Disposal .
  • Page 112 Headlights ......95 Rider Seat Removal....37 Bulb Replacement .
  • Page 113 Tachometer......22 Vehicle Identification Number ..17 Throttle Control ....69 Inspection.
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