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Triumph Thunderbird Storm

Triumph Thunderbird Storm

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    Coolant leak


    I had a 2014 Thunderbird Storm and had numerous coolant leak. Tightening the hose works but only temporarily. But, it has happen to me over 4 times within 15 months of owning the Thunderbird Storm. I had a triumph Bonneville before my storm and never once had an issue. Apparently, this is a well known issue among us Thunderbird Storm owners. We all have friends who ride different manufactures but non of them have coolant leaks like reported among us owners! Triumph replaced my 2014 Thunderbird Storm after numerous attempts to fix this issue. They replaced my 2014 with a 2015 Triumph Thunderbird Storm...guess what...same coolant leak within 26 miles!

    Date PurchasedFeb 2015
    • 2 reviews
    • 1 like



    I purchased a Triumph Thunderbird Storm brand new in 2012, it was fitted with a K&N air filter and a Foran exhaust system. I weigh 81 kg and 5'11" tall, I rate the suspension as 4/10, the power 7/10, the exhaust 7/10 (high reverb) and handling 6/10. Other observations include a very noisy tick in the engine that drove me crazy and an extremely noisy belt drive from new. The paint is water based (gloss black) and scratches very easily. I have owned several big bikes Japanese and other. I look after my bikes and recently sold the Triumph for top dollar however I can honestly say that I will never purchase another Triumph. Current ride is a Harley sportstar and I am about to purchase a Suzuki Boulevard C109RT to replace the Storm.

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    PeterHunter Region, NSW
    • 3 reviews
    • 1 like

    Noisy and rattles in the engine


    Had to replace exhaust camshaft as they break the decompression weights and chew metal off the head

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    Questions & Answers

    Andy I
    Andy Iasked

    Johann, I think I would give up on the factory cams. Try Gary at Triumph Performance Parts, or new-bonneville.com, or Neville Lush in Victor Harbor S.A. for custom performance cams.
    Stronger, and more performance. Win/Win !!!!

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    Noise from bottom end cover engine R/H side when cold starting. 2012 model 14000KLM. Any ideas?

    1 answer

    Hi, my 24.000 mile 2012 Storm sounds like its been hit with a hammer when starting from cold....but only from cold. l am still trying to find what is causing it but just letting you know yours isnt the only one.


    gonna sound like a dumb question to some but here goes .... how many spark plugs are in a 2015 storm 1700?

    1 answer

    OK. I found out. 4.

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    CategoryCruiser Bikes
    Release dateJan 2012

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