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Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-15-2015, 06:30 AM
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Views: 387
Posted By sillymike
Don't have a clue... but it would be nice to have...

Don't have a clue... but it would be nice to have an extra gallon of fuel!
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-09-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 23,200
Views: 7,145,453
Posted By sillymike
Tried a Big-Block on the front... It was nice,...

Tried a Big-Block on the front... It was nice, but for a reason or another, got about 4,000km out of it. I'm back on TKC.

Wouldn't mind giving the shinko 805 a try...
...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-31-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 23,200
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Posted By sillymike
:norton ...

:norton

http://tankgirls.co.za/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Picture31.jpg
http://tankgirls.co.za
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-21-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,487
Posted By sillymike
Slap on some TKC80... and you'll be good to go...

Slap on some TKC80... and you'll be good to go :1drink

http://cdn.hiconsumption.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Ducati-1199-Panigale-TerraCorsa-Off-Road-Superbike-2.jpg
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-17-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 23,200
Views: 7,145,453
Posted By sillymike
You still have some fuel left in the reserve......

You still have some fuel left in the reserve... for what it's worth I usually hit it at the 225km mark.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-12-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 23,200
Views: 7,145,453
Posted By sillymike
It's a good reason to extend it :evil ...

It's a good reason to extend it :evil

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z102/sillymike1/Scrambler/Skid-extension.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-05-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,487
Posted By sillymike
Depends what your expectations are... A R6...

Depends what your expectations are...

A R6 is certainly not the 'best' most reasonable bike to go 'off road' with... But then again, it's all about the adventure... isn't it :D
...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-26-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 23,200
Views: 7,145,453
Posted By sillymike
Thruxton would work, Free Spirits have really...

Thruxton would work, Free Spirits have really nice one... But I'm cheap (Side-effect from having owned a KLR :norton)... I ended up ordering some Yamaha XVS650 1997-2000 adjuster from Ebay
...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-24-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 23,200
Views: 7,145,453
Posted By sillymike
For the front, before spending $$$ for...

For the front, before spending $$$ for cartridge... try this
http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-technical-talk/102176-scrambler-forks-too-hard.html

And some pre-load adjusters... made a world of...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-27-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,005
Posted By sillymike
Maybe they'll give us this... ...

Maybe they'll give us this...

http://cdn.silodrome.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Triumph-Scrambler-2-1200x800.jpg
http://silodrome.com/new-triumph-scrambler/
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-25-2015, 03:24 AM
Replies: 23,200
Views: 7,145,453
Posted By sillymike
Owning red/white, my vote would go for the...

Owning red/white, my vote would go for the red/silver :norton

as for as Triumph upping their game, I'd much rather see less-weight than more HP
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-07-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 23,200
Views: 7,145,453
Posted By sillymike
+1 And loosing a few pounds... would also be...

+1

And loosing a few pounds... would also be nice!
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 11-11-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 23,200
Views: 7,145,453
Posted By sillymike
A little off topic... But it seems like Husqvarna...

A little off topic... But it seems like Husqvarna thinks there might be some interest in a modern 'scrambler' <scrambler> :norton
...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 10-18-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 23,200
Views: 7,145,453
Posted By sillymike
Any idea on how to improve the <start-ability> of...

Any idea on how to improve the <start-ability> of the carburated-Scrambler on cold morning?

Maybe it's a sign it would rather not go out and play... But, if the outside temperature is above 10c,...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-14-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 23,200
Views: 7,145,453
Posted By sillymike
For the front, try this:...

For the front, try this: http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-technical-talk/102176-scrambler-forks-too-hard.html

The best $10 upgrade I've done on a motorcycle... even better with some pre-load...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-10-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 23,200
Views: 7,145,453
Posted By sillymike
If I remember correctly, 1 liter should be more...

If I remember correctly, 1 liter should be more than enough.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 08-11-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 23,200
Views: 7,145,453
Posted By sillymike
Do you guys (and gals) ever take off your front...

Do you guys (and gals) ever take off your front sprocket cover to wash your bike?

I know I should-have...

A few days ago, there was a odd clunking noise coming from the front sprocket, that I...
Forum: Canada 07-18-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,649
Posted By sillymike
Tag for interest :lurk The wife and I...

Tag for interest :lurk

The wife and I planning a week of scooting around in Cape Breton.

So far our list includes
- The Glace Bay Miners Museum
- Fortress of Louisbourg

Any...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-02-2014, 10:37 AM
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Views: 67,951
Posted By sillymike
That's what I did :D Just wish it had a...

That's what I did :D

Just wish it had a little ground clearance... and the factory suspension setup is on the pathetic side of things.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-01-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 23,200
Views: 7,145,453
Posted By sillymike
this is what I use in my Scrambler, slightly...

this is what I use in my Scrambler, slightly smaller than the original, with more CCA.

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z102/sillymike1/Scrambler/YTZ14S-Scrambler_zps2113072c.jpg...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-29-2014, 04:27 AM
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Views: 7,145,453
Posted By sillymike
lucky man, you're getting a nice bike... and you...

lucky man, you're getting a nice bike... and you allready have a great wife :super
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-25-2014, 05:03 PM
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Views: 7,145,453
Posted By sillymike
Used to scoot on a 640 ADV... from a technical...

Used to scoot on a 640 ADV... from a technical point of view, the KTM is a better machine...
It will go anywhere, and make you fell like a Dakar rider...

the Scrambler on the other... is more...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-28-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 23,200
Views: 7,145,453
Posted By sillymike
I've good luck with the rubbery bed-liner...

I've good luck with the rubbery bed-liner paint... once re-did a KLR with that stuff :1drink
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-06-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23,200
Views: 7,145,453
Posted By sillymike
A Scrambler in a sea of (mostly) BMW... ...

A Scrambler in a sea of (mostly) BMW...

http://www.ridaventure.ca/uploads/post-1857-0-14705900-1399335867_thumb.jpg...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-30-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 23,200
Views: 7,145,453
Posted By sillymike
You can also got the 'cheap' route... and modify...

You can also got the 'cheap' route... and modify some Suzuki RM-125 :evil

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z102/sillymike1/Scrambler/IMG_00000005.jpg
(Don't mind the funny looking brake...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-14-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 23,200
Views: 7,145,453
Posted By sillymike
Found mind at the local hardware store.

Found mind at the local hardware store.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-29-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,009
Posted By sillymike
+1 on the E07 (on the rear). Been running one on...

+1 on the E07 (on the rear). Been running one on the back for the last year. Works great... But not sure I'm sold on the front. When it wears out (that might be a while), I'll look at the TKC80 or...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-01-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 23,200
Views: 7,145,453
Posted By sillymike
Anybody tried installing Free Spirits "30 plus"...

Anybody tried installing Free Spirits "30 plus" fork off-road kit?
It looks like a longer spacer... Which would simply add 30mm of preload...
...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 10-23-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 23,200
Views: 7,145,453
Posted By sillymike
danketchpel...

danketchpel (http://www.advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=167391),

The Scrambler will do pretty much anything the KLR will do... As long as
- You slow down (less suspension travel)
- You bring...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-29-2013, 04:52 AM
Replies: 23,200
Views: 7,145,453
Posted By sillymike
Agree! I wonder if they'll make a decent bash...

Agree!
I wonder if they'll make a decent bash plate?
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 08-16-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 23,200
Views: 7,145,453
Posted By sillymike
Also went from a 640 adv. to a Scrambler... ...

Also went from a 640 adv. to a Scrambler...

Things I miss from the KTM
- Tanker size fuel tank
- Suspension/ground clearance

What I like about the Scram
- Stunning good look
- Simplicity...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 08-14-2013, 03:32 AM
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Views: 7,145,453
Posted By sillymike
Or get her to take her license... And ride her...

Or get her to take her license... And ride her own bike:norton
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 08-05-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 23,200
Views: 7,145,453
Posted By sillymike
Well, I guess it depends what you <value> the...

Well, I guess it depends what you <value> the most...

To me, the choice is simple... Even though the Tiger might be a better bike (more comfortable, more HP, better brake, better wind protection,...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-23-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 23,200
Views: 7,145,453
Posted By sillymike
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z102/sillymike1...

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z102/sillymike1/Scrambler/Murdohville_zps75409f2a.jpg

Little 'family' ride last weekend... Had to explain to the nephews when it was OK to give the ADVRIDER...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-10-2013, 04:04 AM
Replies: 23,200
Views: 7,145,453
Posted By sillymike
- diameter of the OEM fork caps (at the threaded...

- diameter of the OEM fork caps (at the threaded portion): 1.49"
- vertical height of the OEM fork cap: 0.73"
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-07-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 23,200
Views: 7,145,453
Posted By sillymike
In case anyone wants to add some preload to their...

In case anyone wants to add some preload to their fork... Adjusters for a Yamaha XVS650 1997-2000 will fit right on.

From MotorHK on fleabay
...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-09-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 23,200
Views: 7,145,453
Posted By sillymike
Personally, I'd go for the used one... Assuming...

Personally, I'd go for the used one... Assuming it's been well taken care of. $3,000 will buy you quite a few nice farkles :norton
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-19-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 23,200
Views: 7,145,453
Posted By sillymike
Did you know the Scrambler was a main character...

Did you know the Scrambler was a main character in a novel?... I didn't :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6BKnPzyVGg
...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-22-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 23,200
Views: 7,145,453
Posted By sillymike
Tried one on the front... Was nice while it...

Tried one on the front... Was nice while it lasted... which wasn't all that long, got about 4,000km out of it.

I would have been better to spend a little more and get TKC80.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-15-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 23,200
Views: 7,145,453
Posted By sillymike
Silly question of the day: How do you guys (and...

Silly question of the day: How do you guys (and gals) keep the mud off your oil cooler?

I've got a fender extension... and I had installed a metal mesh to protect the oil cooler from rocks... But...
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