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Forum: Beasts 10-02-2013, 06:41 AM
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Posted By optical
I have the Heidenau on my rear and a TKC80 on the...

I have the Heidenau on my rear and a TKC80 on the front. When the TKC wears I'll be replacing it with a Heidenau as well.
Forum: Beasts 09-27-2013, 11:49 AM
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Posted By optical
Look around here....

Look around here. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=21960224&highlight=shaft#post21960224

Buy the Haynes Manual.
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2013, 10:59 AM
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Posted By optical
stock exhaust, efi, 45-50mpg depending on how I...

stock exhaust, efi, 45-50mpg depending on how I drive.
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2013, 07:34 PM
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Posted By optical
ya, there is a hefty brace there (having just...

ya, there is a hefty brace there (having just taken the forks apart). It looks like the scrambler braces available are a bit higher on the fork so I figured it couldn't hurt.
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2013, 02:57 AM
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Posted By optical
Thats I'm what I'm using - cruiser air hawk. ...

Thats I'm what I'm using - cruiser air hawk.

It help. I commute 60 miles each way and after the first few weeks my ass was sore. I've notice a lot less fatigue with the air hawk.
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2013, 05:49 PM
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Posted By optical
Any thing done to the front forks? Fork Oil Mod,...

Any thing done to the front forks? Fork Oil Mod, damper, etc?

And bike porn:
http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii592/jwdayton/2013-07-20102357.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2013, 03:50 AM
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Posted By optical
Hmm. Thinking trying a fork brace....

Hmm.

Thinking trying a fork brace....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-20-2013, 07:29 AM
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Posted By optical
ya, not getting anywhere with those clues.

ya, not getting anywhere with those clues.
Forum: Beasts 07-20-2013, 06:27 AM
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Posted By optical
I think I'm going to have them rebalanced and see...

I think I'm going to have them rebalanced and see if it fixes it.
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2013, 06:07 PM
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Posted By optical
Anyone get any wheel wobble with TKC 80s? Front...

Anyone get any wheel wobble with TKC 80s? Front wheel starts wobbling at 80mph:ear
Forum: Beasts 04-23-2013, 07:23 PM
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Posted By optical
Thanks - I knew this was probably the case but...

Thanks - I knew this was probably the case but the sadness of being down for even a bit (especially when it was my mistake) made me hopeful it wasn't as bad as I figured.

It will be resting until...
Forum: Beasts 04-20-2013, 02:23 PM
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Posted By optical
Speaking of front forks... Got a bit too...

Speaking of front forks...

Got a bit too comfortable on some trails near my house and a tree and I got in a bit of a fight.

Thought I got off clean,but I was looking today and it looks like my...
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2013, 07:22 AM
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Posted By optical
What bags are those?

What bags are those?
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2013, 06:35 PM
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Posted By optical
With that mileage, 9k would still be a great...

With that mileage, 9k would still be a great deal. But, depending on how bad you need to sell...
Forum: Beasts 03-23-2013, 09:12 AM
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Posted By optical
I paid sticker for my new FY12 scrambler (Feb of...

I paid sticker for my new FY12 scrambler (Feb of FY12). I got first maintenance thrown in, but with the demand for them I couldn't get them to budge. Will vary some I think from store to store based...
Forum: Beasts 10-28-2012, 08:10 AM
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Posted By optical
No problems on over 6500 miles on my 12 EFI. ...

No problems on over 6500 miles on my 12 EFI.

I even drowned my crankcase on a river crossing - other than having to change the oil, no issues.

I commute 120 miles a day rain, cold, or shine.
Forum: Beasts 10-13-2012, 06:09 AM
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Posted By optical
http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr216/bralkan/2...

http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr216/bralkan/2012-10-12173835.jpg
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2012, 05:50 AM
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Posted By optical
Its crazy how much more grip I have in the gravel...

Its crazy how much more grip I have in the gravel on the TKC80 than I did the trail wings. Its almost unsettling...in a great way.

No problems at 70+. Pretty excited.
Forum: Beasts 10-04-2012, 12:42 PM
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Posted By optical
Ended up ordering a 140/80 K60 and a 100/90 TKC...

Ended up ordering a 140/80 K60 and a 100/90 TKC 80 for the front....we'll see how it goes.
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2012, 09:00 PM
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Posted By optical
Tires - no he didn't!

Been looking through the thread.

6k miles have rolled around and my rear is looking a little bald.


I've been bouncing between Anakee 2, Mefo's and, K60s.

I think I'm going to settle on...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-27-2012, 10:22 AM
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Posted By optical
Sounds like your bike isn't getting enough fuel. ...

Sounds like your bike isn't getting enough fuel.

Check the floats. At the least, you need to clean all of your jets and check the float valve.

As for the tag, I think I know where it is but I...
Forum: Beasts 08-17-2012, 08:35 AM
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Posted By optical
I know the pipes are single walled, but anyone...

I know the pipes are single walled, but anyone else getting a crazy amount of blueing?

Mine are preeeety blued. Thinking of just doing some exhaust wrap, I guess. But I'm worried about it running...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-11-2012, 10:59 AM
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Posted By optical
Sadly, being new here, I haven't been able to get...

Sadly, being new here, I haven't been able to get to far out of my immediate home range. But I know of some near gravel roads around where I live. So Rudy and I set off to see what we could see.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-11-2012, 07:46 AM
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Posted By optical
The Duck almost got left behind - He had started...

The Duck almost got left behind - He had started to climb up into the Guard rail. I had to drive to Middleburg for some phone signal to double check the picture. When I returned, I fished him out.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-11-2012, 06:15 AM
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Posted By optical
:evil

:evil
Forum: Beasts 08-10-2012, 04:56 AM
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Posted By optical
I commute 80+ on the Green way most days. Its a...

I commute 80+ on the Green way most days. Its a little better with the windshield.
Forum: Beasts 07-30-2012, 10:24 AM
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Posted By optical
Haha, holy crap. I may have to invest in some...

Haha, holy crap. I may have to invest in some dresser bars. Glad to see a dirty scram!

So, Triumphantscrambler posted awhile back with his custom rack and asked if anyone else was interested. I...
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2012, 06:13 AM
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Posted By optical
I don't believe the "bottom" of the peg is any...

I don't believe the "bottom" of the peg is any lower. Its just that the height of the peg is shorter from bottom to top than the OEM pegs, so they have a lowering effect.

I picked them up as well...
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2012, 02:29 PM
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Posted By optical
spark arrestors / Off Road - Anyone have anything...

spark arrestors / Off Road - Anyone have anything definitive on this? My google fu has failed me.

Does the fact its a street bike with DOT approved exhaust "count" as far as being legal off road?
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2012, 01:28 PM
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Posted By optical
I think gauges from here work. ...

I think gauges from here work.

http://www.mikesxs.net/products-46.html#products
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2012, 12:05 PM
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Posted By optical
Be sure to check out this: ...

Be sure to check out this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyJZQIViejQ
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2012, 11:29 AM
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Posted By optical
Be sure to check out the megathread. As a...

Be sure to check out the megathread.

As a new Scrambler owner myself (1200 miles on it), I'll answer what I can.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=141616

As someone who only...
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2012, 07:57 PM
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Posted By optical
4 Oil changes later and the scrambler seems good...

4 Oil changes later and the scrambler seems good as new.

Who knew it was amphibious. Like a Tank!
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2012, 03:31 AM
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Posted By optical
breather tube from the airbox to the crankcase ...

breather tube from the airbox to the crankcase

Bummer about the nail!
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2012, 06:55 PM
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Posted By optical
Drained it one more time but when I let it run...

Drained it one more time but when I let it run again I noticed the headers are glowing red :eek1

I'm hoping it was because the bike was stationary at about 3k rpms and it was dark out.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-09-2012, 09:45 AM
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Posted By optical
Yea, while waiting for the bike to sit I walked...

Yea, while waiting for the bike to sit I walked around. If I had stayed to the left I should have been ok. I stayed to the right and it obviously didn't happen.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-09-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6,377
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Posted By optical
Had my first run in with Jeb Stuart. Pulled a...

Had my first run in with Jeb Stuart. Pulled a pretty dumb move.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19089040&postcount=15765
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2012, 09:16 AM
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Posted By optical
Should I run it at all between changes or just...

Should I run it at all between changes or just run oil through to run oil through?
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2012, 08:12 AM
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Posted By optical
My bike went for bit of a swim. Just moved...

My bike went for bit of a swim.

Just moved to the NW Virginia area and was exploring some of the dirt / gravel roads around my house. Found a pretty sweet creek crossing and didn't do enough...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-07-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3,412
Views: 153,305
Posted By optical
I'm stumped but I just moved to NWVA 3 months ago...

I'm stumped but I just moved to NWVA 3 months ago so I am pretty unfamiliar with the area. Limited to what I can google.
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