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Forum: Beasts 09-05-2014, 04:02 PM
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Posted By thistle66
The stock rear shocks did bottom a couple of...

The stock rear shocks did bottom a couple of times w just me (210 lbs) when going speedy a couple of times on crappy surfaces before I got the credit card out and made myself happier & safer. And...
Forum: Vendors 06-11-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 44,112
Posted By thistle66
Once again.... ... Black?

Once again....

... Black?
Forum: Beasts 06-11-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21,993
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Posted By thistle66
Way back in this thread a poster Rhodie did just...

Way back in this thread a poster Rhodie did just what you suggest. Search his posts from about 2008 - give or take a year or two.
Forum: Beasts 06-10-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 21,993
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Posted By thistle66
nakedmatt, I can't answer your questions but...

nakedmatt,
I can't answer your questions but I'm keen to see where this project goes... :thumb
Forum: Beasts 03-06-2014, 03:22 PM
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Posted By thistle66
Going from TORs to Arrows... Lighter; bit more...

Going from TORs to Arrows... Lighter; bit more power; bit more good noise when opened up; more expensive.

That's about it. Decide what combo of those you're happy with, i reckon. If u want to...
Forum: Beasts 03-05-2014, 07:24 AM
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Posted By thistle66
The more I've learnt about Norman Hyde stuff, the...

The more I've learnt about Norman Hyde stuff, the less likely I am to ever buy from NH again. A lot of cheap shit he's trying to sell as premium. My ignition relocation bracket from NH is less than...
Forum: Beasts 01-23-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21,993
Views: 6,495,797
Posted By thistle66
That black leather/red stitching is pretty sexy.

That black leather/red stitching is pretty sexy.
Forum: Vendors 01-11-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 44,112
Posted By thistle66
Black? When? c'mon, c'mon. Us consumers...

Black? When?

c'mon, c'mon. Us consumers are a demanding bunch and we want answers. :ddog :lurk





I always tell people to not bother gettign me birthday presents but apparently my...
Forum: Beasts 01-05-2014, 07:02 PM
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Views: 6,495,797
Posted By thistle66
These aren't pics of Scramblers out of their...

These aren't pics of Scramblers out of their comfort zone. They're pics of Scramblers exactly in their comfort zone.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,077
Posted By thistle66
She was getting along fine until everything went...

She was getting along fine until everything went tits up.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2013, 05:17 AM
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Views: 96,513
Posted By thistle66
fyp

fyp
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2013, 01:44 AM
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Posted By thistle66
Nice pic!

Nice pic!
Forum: Vendors 07-02-2013, 01:14 AM
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Views: 44,112
Posted By thistle66
Still holding out for black.

Still holding out for black.
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2013, 04:29 AM
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Posted By thistle66
Change the stock rear shocks for aftermarket ones...

Change the stock rear shocks for aftermarket ones more suitable for the weight. Just add preload for when he's 2 up.
Forum: Vendors 05-18-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 44,112
Posted By thistle66
What do you mean, are the front pockets too...

What do you mean, are the front pockets too large??

I'd also like the extra belt loops but it'd add a couple bucks to the price I s'pose.


...still holding out for black
Forum: Vendors 05-01-2013, 12:56 PM
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Views: 44,112
Posted By thistle66
They look the business. Any chance of black?

They look the business.

Any chance of black?
Forum: Beasts 03-12-2013, 04:26 AM
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Views: 6,495,797
Posted By thistle66
Is the green tank on top of the tank bag for the...

Is the green tank on top of the tank bag for the extra fuel? Might be top heavy that way, ya know...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 35,498
Views: 8,951,485
Posted By thistle66
lolz. The french PC police looked the other way...

lolz. The french PC police looked the other way for that one.

Looks exciting. i wanna read that magazine now... if I can get a translator.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,449
Posted By thistle66
Good point here about how what we should expect...

Good point here about how what we should expect from a service dept. Doesn't nec work that way obv.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,449
Posted By thistle66
Just read the last few posts before mine. ...

Just read the last few posts before mine.

That's great that dealer #1 were good about it. They sound like good management & I'd have no problem going back to them again

...but only after I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,449
Posted By thistle66
Grunching after reading just the first page. Why...

Grunching after reading just the first page. Why is everyone so eager to jump back to the first dealer..??

My philosophy: If I was OP I'd stick with the second dealer - unless distance etc is a...
Forum: Beasts 02-17-2013, 07:11 PM
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Posted By thistle66
Borneo, For a long trip, look at upgrading...

Borneo,

For a long trip, look at upgrading suspension (seat is the other one but you have that done with the solo seat being good - stocker is a plank)

Front supsension: blacktigers fork mod...
Forum: Beasts 02-15-2013, 01:37 PM
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Posted By thistle66
You can put like 1/4" plastic washers under the...

You can put like 1/4" plastic washers under the fender mounting bolts to raise the fender a little. aussie Dave had a post a few yrs ago & I copied it also on my bike, can't be arsed looking.for the...
Forum: Beasts 02-09-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 21,993
Views: 6,495,797
Posted By thistle66
google..... ...

google.....

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004E6YXCM/ref=asc_df_B004E6YXCM11862407?smid=A16S2CXGO0BKJW&tag=googlecouk06-21&linkCode=asn&creative=22218&creativeASIN=B004E6YXCM
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 96,513
Posted By thistle66
Klay's use of effect, as a verb, is correct. ...

Klay's use of effect, as a verb, is correct.


ef·fect
/iˈfekt/
Noun
A change that is a result or consequence of an action or other cause.
Verb
Cause (something) to happen; bring about.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 35,498
Views: 8,951,485
Posted By thistle66
What? You like that colour..?

What? You like that colour..?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-01-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 35,498
Views: 8,951,485
Posted By thistle66
That's fkn awful! Not only are you on the...

That's fkn awful!

Not only are you on the wrong side of the road, but you're also going backwards!! And how can you see your mirror from that head angle?

Other than that, looks ok.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2012, 04:20 PM
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Views: 175,822
Posted By thistle66
Big wide fkng broom. sweep it yourself. Won't...

Big wide fkng broom. sweep it yourself. Won't take that long to do.
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21,993
Views: 6,495,797
Posted By thistle66
[QUOTE=sark;20019050]I'm sorry to repeat this...

[QUOTE=sark;20019050]I'm sorry to repeat this comment but I'm still looking for these pipes. Please let me know if you got a pair you'll sell me. Thanks![/QUOTE


I have a complete set of Scram...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 974
Posted By thistle66
Not Sandy, but I was in living & working in...

Not Sandy, but I was in living & working in Bermuda when Hurricane Fabian went through in 2003.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/2003fabian.shtml

Winds of 120mph+ were recorded - until the measuring...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 10,825
Posted By thistle66
You totally forgot about the cars behind where...

You totally forgot about the cars behind where our rider would have been if he stayed back in the pack. The bike filtering and escaping quickly off the front might allow that car previously 15th in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 10,825
Posted By thistle66
Since the formatting of this post is awful to...

Since the formatting of this post is awful to read, I'll give the cliffs:

1) Some people get pissy at filtering because it means someone is getting ahead of them.
2) There are laws in some...
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 21,993
Views: 6,495,797
Posted By thistle66
'08s in the US are carbed. 09 if you want a US...

'08s in the US are carbed. 09 if you want a US EFI.

Like someone said, why not a Bonnie for ur wife? Low pipes, slightly lower seating, better headlight.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 422,328
Posted By thistle66
...Aaaaaand, we're off!.....

...Aaaaaand, we're off!.....
Forum: Beasts 07-18-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 21,993
Views: 6,495,797
Posted By thistle66
D9 brackets are great. Super well made and Seth...

D9 brackets are great. Super well made and Seth works with you to get exactly what you want. I have just the mini speedo (from MikesXS; same as RMAK's speedo i guess), no tach. Not a cheap thing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,819
Posted By thistle66
This, fosho. Those coming downhill yield,...

This, fosho. Those coming downhill yield, unless there's some obvious common sense reason to do otherwise. Let the uphill guy keep trucking. I thought this was a commonly understood notion.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 829,267
Posted By thistle66
That guy has a lot of entertaining videos up. ...

That guy has a lot of entertaining videos up. Just wasted a couple hours.
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 21,993
Views: 6,495,797
Posted By thistle66
oooh, good tip. I dremmelled mine off a long...

oooh, good tip. I dremmelled mine off a long time ago when I changed bars but the clutch side rotated round a touch since then.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 829,267
Posted By thistle66
I just tried that round my living room on the...

I just tried that round my living room on the Triumph Scrambler. What a fkn disaster! Just as well it's 2 more weeks before the wife and kids get back from their trip...
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 21,993
Views: 6,495,797
Posted By thistle66
I thought the "nervous" thing might have been...

I thought the "nervous" thing might have been slightly unbalanced luggage. Surprised to read that comment after this entire thread. Like most others my scram's solid at 80+ mph on the freeway.

And...
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