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Old 12-24-2015, 12:29 PM   #1
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Dirty throttle body

I was wondering if it is okay to ride with unsynced and/or a dirty throttle body. I just got it back from the shop and my check engine light came on. I cant get it to the dealer until Tuesday. Is performance the only thing that will suffer, or could something else go wrong? 90% sure it's the throttle body.
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Old 12-24-2015, 12:39 PM   #2
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If the throttle body is really dirty and gummy, you may risk the chance of straining the throttle cable and it could snap/break.
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Old 12-24-2015, 12:46 PM   #3
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I really wanted you to say go wring its neck...I don't think it's dirty becaise the tech was saying "i guess no one has ever balanced the throttle body because it failed when i hooked it up." The other tech said "well triumph said you have to use a different computer and go by these numbers blah blah." So i called them today and he said yea it sounds like it was that issue we were talking about. So i should have just said unbalanced/not synced. Does that change your answer? It was gone for a week and i'm bummed about not being able to ride again
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Old 12-24-2015, 07:11 PM   #4
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probably be fine.
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Old 12-24-2015, 07:37 PM   #5
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It'll be Ok, may not run perfect but it won't hurt anything.
You'd know something was wrong before it did damage. Like clattering or backfiring.
If it's that bad common sense would say it's time to park it.
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Got a feeling that a vast majority of bikes on the road are running on unsync'd, dirty throttle bodies.
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Old 12-25-2015, 03:36 PM   #7
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Got a feeling that a vast majority of bikes on the road are running on unsync'd, dirty throttle bodies.
^^^^ this.

Won't hurt a thing to ride it.
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you can download TuneECU on a phone/tablet, and with the OBDII-usb cable view the sync numbers on your phone. Then it just requires the tool to reach the sync mechanism. I've got the MotionPro tool, just haven't gotten around to using it on my sprint. My numbers are off between cylinders by about 20 or so (readings something like 890/880/900 across the three)
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doubt a "dirty" throttle body would throw a check engine light. There is no sensor calibrated to read dirtiness. I would def check it out before you go crazy on it.

Triumph is the same company that made the TT back in the day. They were known to spontaneously catch fire.
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