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Archer, this exact same scenario happened with my 2000 Buell Thunderbolt this year (start for second after energizing pump, bubbles swirling a bit). It was the fuel pump. Drained tank, swapped what was the original pump for a new one, and now all is fine. Good luck.
Hi Derek, I agree on leaving the code alone, or doing something really simple like 00001. Then, no matter what, write it down in ink in your owners manual. I got lost in the woods on this very subject a few years ago, and had to find my way back.....
Chris, thanks so much for posting. We are kindred spirits - besides my love of the UK, I too owned a T160 Electric Start Trident. Bought it brand new while in college in 1976 as a leftover, then kept it for 25 years. I never should have sold it. Regrets to this day.
Please post photos of your meet.
Stock, the Guzzi will have more character than the Triumph. Add a simple set of British Customs polished slip ons to the Triumph, and all things change... This from an old guy who likes quiet bikes. The Thruxton with the new mufflers is magic holding the upshifts. Spectacular music to the ears.
I'll chime in here. Though I don't own either a V7III of a T120 Black, I do own both a Norge and a Triumph Thruxton. Different bikes, but same manufacturer(s). I've got about 18,000 miles on my Moto Guzzi, and it has been extremely reliable. Only thing I've done is tires and fluid changes. The...