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Forum: Beasts 11-01-2014, 06:33 PM
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Posted By Red Sand
I can't believe how "universally acceptable" this...

I can't believe how "universally acceptable" this motorcycle is. I noticed that riding home from the dealer when I bought it.

I've had people in trucks, cars, on sport bikes, cruisers,...
Forum: Beasts 10-28-2014, 12:24 PM
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Views: 6,403,241
Posted By Red Sand
Never heard it explained like that before

Never heard it explained like that before
Forum: Beasts 10-20-2014, 10:22 AM
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Posted By Red Sand
In this photo they're described as "pop marks" ....

In this photo they're described as "pop marks" . . .
http://www.telecable.es/personales/vacas/triumph/chainadjuster.jpg
Forum: Beasts 10-19-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 21,846
Views: 6,403,241
Posted By Red Sand
Adjusting the chain . . . The two pings at...

Adjusting the chain . . .

The two pings at the end of the swingarm, one is 4mm from the end of the swingarm (on center), and the other is 5.5mm from the end of the swingarm.

Am I supposed to...
Forum: Beasts 10-18-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 21,846
Views: 6,403,241
Posted By Red Sand
Your Scrambler is gorgeous I removed my...

Your Scrambler is gorgeous

I removed my front fender but kept the bracket between the forks (?) because I thought that was to help strengthen the forks

Was I guessing wrong - the fork brace is...
Forum: Beasts 10-06-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21,846
Views: 6,403,241
Posted By Red Sand
Ya, and mine runs out of gas every week POS...

Ya, and mine runs out of gas every week

POS motorcycle
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 45,893
Views: 9,084,541
Posted By Red Sand
I sold my WR yesterday Just wanted to say...

I sold my WR yesterday

Just wanted to say thank you to everyone here who has contributed by posting helpful information in this incredibly lengthy, popular, and very worthwhile thread

This...
Forum: Beasts 10-05-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 21,846
Views: 6,403,241
Posted By Red Sand
I have $500 to spend at the Triumph store (an...

I have $500 to spend at the Triumph store (an incentive that came with my Triumph 2014 purchase)

I've already got an aftermarket exhaust

Does anyone have a recommendation for any "must have"...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 51,274
Posted By Red Sand
I'm sure it would be a hoot to ride but honestly,...

I'm sure it would be a hoot to ride but honestly, I think it's ugly
Forum: Beasts 09-27-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 21,846
Views: 6,403,241
Posted By Red Sand
I should have said $50: LINK...

I should have said $50:

LINK (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Mobil-1-10W-40-Full-Synthetic-Motorcycle-Oil-1qt/16767829)

LINK (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Fram-Motorcycle-Filter-PH6017A/16879145)

...
Forum: Beasts 09-27-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 21,846
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Posted By Red Sand
Getting ready to do my first oil change (570...

Getting ready to do my first oil change (570 miles on it). I was very surprised to find that Walmart sells oil and filters for this machine. Happy about it because I can do the oil change for less...
Forum: Beasts 09-25-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 21,846
Views: 6,403,241
Posted By Red Sand
They quoted me $150.70 if I do the oil & oil...

They quoted me $150.70 if I do the oil & oil filter change - if they do everything they're supposed to, I think that's reasonable

Or maybe that's just because I've owned two new BMW's and I was...
Forum: Beasts 09-24-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 21,846
Views: 6,403,241
Posted By Red Sand
Does anyone have an idea - ball park - how much...

Does anyone have an idea - ball park - how much the first service should cost?

Thank you
Forum: Beasts 09-23-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 21,846
Views: 6,403,241
Posted By Red Sand
I thought the dealer connected the motorcycle to...

I thought the dealer connected the motorcycle to a computer and checked the EFI and other stuff.

Also, is it true the first 500 mile computer check from the dealer is required to maintain the...
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 21,846
Views: 6,403,241
Posted By Red Sand
First 500 Mile Checkup Should the dealer...

First 500 Mile Checkup


Should the dealer allow me to minimize the cost of the first 500 mile checkup if I'd prefer to do the oil change, tire and chain maintenance myself?

What else is really...
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 21,846
Views: 6,403,241
Posted By Red Sand
I've put ~300 miles on mine and I've owned...

I've put ~300 miles on mine and I've owned several motorcycles, but never anything like this motorcycle

Yes, it's heavy
Yes, it's slow

Heavy has advantages when racking up lots of miles - the...
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 21,846
Views: 6,403,241
Posted By Red Sand
Rode mine to work today I truly love my job...

Rode mine to work today

I truly love my job but knowing the machine is in the parking lot somehow makes my day just that much better

Had to adjust the chain before I left - easy
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 45,893
Views: 9,084,541
Posted By Red Sand
Would anyone want to guess if the WR250R would...

Would anyone want to guess if the WR250R would sell easier if the stock tank was installed?

I have the IMS 4.7 tank on mine and I've received little interest in my sale - wondering if I should...
Forum: Beasts 09-13-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 21,846
Views: 6,403,241
Posted By Red Sand
Page 35 of my manual indicates: Last...

Page 35 of my manual indicates:



Last night I returned home from Sears with a lift (it was on sale) and yesterday afternoon I ordered the Haynes manual.
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 21,846
Views: 6,403,241
Posted By Red Sand
I've also searched for a similar thread but...

I've also searched for a similar thread but couldn't find one

The similar thread I use for my WR250R has been incredibly useful

Really great idea - someone should make one
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 21,846
Views: 6,403,241
Posted By Red Sand
Which gasoline? Owners manual says 87...

Which gasoline?

Owners manual says 87 octane is okay
My dealer suggested 91 octane
I've been compromising and using 89 octane

In case it matters, my machine only has about 450 miles on it...
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21,846
Views: 6,403,241
Posted By Red Sand
According to the TECBIKEPARTS website, their...

According to the TECBIKEPARTS website, their 2-into-1 exhaust system can be fitted for Scramblers but with some modification (LINK (http://www.tecbikeparts.com/Triumph_parts_page5_6F4Y.html))

How...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 21,846
Views: 6,403,241
Posted By Red Sand
I put 210 miles on the machine today - got into...

I put 210 miles on the machine today - got into the mountains of North Georgia!

I hit some heavy rain on my way into Dahlonega, it cleared and was nice, overcast and cool, just a few sprinkles...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-07-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 30,498
Views: 2,327,965
Posted By Red Sand
Sometimes I feel like dirt, sometimes I prefer...

Sometimes I feel like dirt, sometimes I prefer pavement only

With so many of us who also have road bikes shouldn't there also be a R.R.O.G. Road Riders Of Georgia - or something like that?

Or,...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 21,846
Views: 6,403,241
Posted By Red Sand
Well, woke up this morning with these keys on my...

Well, woke up this morning with these keys on my desk.
Whose keys? What keys? Where the hell did I ride?
Must have been a dream I don't believe where I've been.
Come on, let's do it again.
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 21,846
Views: 6,403,241
Posted By Red Sand
I now have a Scrambler in the garage! :clap

I now have a Scrambler in the garage!
:clap
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 21,846
Views: 6,403,241
Posted By Red Sand
Mega-thanks everyone

Mega-thanks everyone
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 21,846
Views: 6,403,241
Posted By Red Sand
(lol) I've read that riding two-up bottoms...

(lol)

I've read that riding two-up bottoms out the shocks easily

Do the stock shocks make the Scrambler unsafe for two-up riding?

Thanks
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 21,846
Views: 6,403,241
Posted By Red Sand
I'm bringing home the Scrambler this afternoon ...

I'm bringing home the Scrambler this afternoon

Wifey will demand going out for a ride with me

I've read that the shocks are lousy - are the shocks so bad that I should tell her no?

Thanks
Forum: Beasts 09-04-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 21,846
Views: 6,403,241
Posted By Red Sand
Mine will be in the garage tomorrow night A...

Mine will be in the garage tomorrow night

A friend called me with a killer deal - he said I'd be stupid if I didn't buy it

I'm not stupid, so . . . woo hoo!
Forum: Beasts 09-02-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 21,846
Views: 6,403,241
Posted By Red Sand
I'm thinking of getting a Scrambler this week -...

I'm thinking of getting a Scrambler this week - maybe today

Any "must do" or "must have" accessories from the dealer before I sign?

I hope the machine has decent on-road handling. I have a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-21-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 30,498
Views: 2,327,965
Posted By Red Sand
I ride I-575 because it gets me there faster. ...

I ride I-575 because it gets me there faster.

I'm probably only going ~60 mph so ya, everyone passes me but . . . I don't have a trailer, or a truck, and maybe there's something wrong with me...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 45,893
Views: 9,084,541
Posted By Red Sand
What's the best way to determine a fair selling...

What's the best way to determine a fair selling price - is there an accurate list of WR's, what they sold for, and their descriptions (accessories, mileage, year, et cetera)?

With my job security...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-05-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 30,498
Views: 2,327,965
Posted By Red Sand
Anyone riding roads around Lake Conasauga on...

Anyone riding roads around Lake Conasauga on Sunday morning, 06-July-2014?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-08-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 30,498
Views: 2,327,965
Posted By Red Sand
This was just one of those days - completely,...

This was just one of those days - completely, totally, amazing, super-awesome ride!

Went up to Conesauga Lake (?), then over to Murrays Lake

I saw a bear cub - I was within 20 feet of the dang...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-08-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 30,498
Views: 2,327,965
Posted By Red Sand
Welcome elsi86

Welcome elsi86
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 45,893
Views: 9,084,541
Posted By Red Sand
That's what I have on mine and I love it - if I'm...

That's what I have on mine and I love it - if I'm going on a long trip I will fill it up for the highway miles and if I'm going to do some short, off road stuff I'll put in ~2 1/2 gallons. My...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-07-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 30,498
Views: 2,327,965
Posted By Red Sand
Sunday, 08-Jun-2014 I'm riding in the...

Sunday, 08-Jun-2014

I'm riding in the mountains

Weather --> LINK (http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=34.62730785600047&lon=-84.19352772299965&site=all&smap=1#.U5PNU_ldWSo)

I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12,066
Views: 601,782
Posted By Red Sand
Sometimes I wonder . . . If all I had was a...

Sometimes I wonder . . .

If all I had was a lousy, old, slow, relic of a DS bike would I still use it?

Would I look forward to being out there, doing it?

Or would I subject myself to arguing...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12,066
Views: 601,782
Posted By Red Sand
World of difference - each has pros & cons . . ....

World of difference - each has pros & cons . . . like the NFL . . .
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