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Forum: Beasts 07-17-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20,889
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Posted By Motoblag
There's a tab or two on the chromed ring on the...

There's a tab or two on the chromed ring on the inside. I wrapped a small amount of duct tape around it so it's a snug fit when you twist it back on. Been working like a charm for at least a year,...
Forum: Hacks 06-19-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,659
Posted By Motoblag
Thanks for the photos, wish I was there! ...

Thanks for the photos, wish I was there!

We may undertake it next year, I just have to whip up a skidplate to clear my lower front mount. :evil The DMC setup should survive better than the old...
Forum: Beasts 06-19-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 20,889
Views: 5,966,246
Posted By Motoblag
Anyone else have trouble finding neutral when the...

Anyone else have trouble finding neutral when the bike is warm or hot? If I come to a stop in gear then try to find neutral, it's super-easy when the bike is cold but as it warms up it becomes...
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 20,889
Views: 5,966,246
Posted By Motoblag
Answering my own question:...

Answering my own question: http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-technical-talk/219816-alternative-front-brake-light-switch.html

You can get replacements for $5 from ebay with free shipping instead of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-26-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By Motoblag
http://www.jdshoerepair.com/ My wife had...

http://www.jdshoerepair.com/

My wife had some non-riding boots worked over by them, great prices, good service.
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 20,889
Views: 5,966,246
Posted By Motoblag
Has anyone else worn out a front brake switch? I...

Has anyone else worn out a front brake switch? I just replaced mine with a new one and took the old one apart. Symptoms: brake switch would sometimes trigger, sometimes not, but the click was...
Forum: Hacks 04-23-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,610
Posted By Motoblag
Thanks for the links, everyone. My newer DMC tub...

Thanks for the links, everyone. My newer DMC tub has a bulkhead connector but I want to run a beefier gauge of wire to the tub to feed wife-electrics and whatnot. Some of these links look to be...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-22-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,596
Posted By Motoblag
Thanks for hosting the tech day! Here's some...

Thanks for hosting the tech day! Here's some photos:

http://i.imgur.com/KAn5wVc.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/R2P6C4i.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Ed6mWyS.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-19-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,596
Posted By Motoblag
7 in the AM? I probably won't be there that...

7 in the AM? I probably won't be there that early. :lol3

I'll see about swinging by the store on the way over for some items to grill up and refreshments.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-18-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,262
Posted By Motoblag
Still planning on makin' this with the Triumph...

Still planning on makin' this with the Triumph outfit. If we get all hot and bothered about baking tonight, the Mrs and I may have cookies to give out again this year.
Forum: Hacks 04-15-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,011
Posted By Motoblag
http://www.racetech.com/page/title/Emulators-How%2...

http://www.racetech.com/page/title/Emulators-How%20They%20Work and http://racetech.com/html_files/EMULATORGV.HTML

Valves you install on top of the damping rod after disassembling the fork and...
Forum: Hacks 04-15-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,011
Posted By Motoblag
I've been enjoying my Works Performance rear...

I've been enjoying my Works Performance rear shocks. If I was to do it over again I'd probably go Ohlins if they were in stock. Not unhappy with the Works shocks, just think Ohlins may be a better...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-09-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,033
Posted By Motoblag
My wife and I are planning on making it after the...

My wife and I are planning on making it after the Sweeper. Bunny!
Forum: Hacks 04-06-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,046
Posted By Motoblag
I've been remembering and forgetting to mention...

I've been remembering and forgetting to mention that. With a knobby Shinko out front on my Scrambler outfit I got headshake I couldn't get rid of with any amounts of toe-in. Swapping out to a...
Forum: Beasts 04-05-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 20,889
Views: 5,966,246
Posted By Motoblag
I think it's luck of the draw. My '06 went on...

I think it's luck of the draw. My '06 went on and off easily with the usual "line things up with a 3/8" extension in from the right and axle going in the left" but my '08 causes all kinds of four...
Forum: Hacks 04-02-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,133
Posted By Motoblag
While I don't have experience in other countries...

While I don't have experience in other countries aside from Canada, I've taken my Scrambler on many dirt and gravel roads, including the Dempster. I've had a Velorex tub and currently have one of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-30-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 21,931
Posted By Motoblag
It was great meeting everyone and hanging out...

It was great meeting everyone and hanging out around the campfire. Lots of good stories, swapping of information, opinions and lies. :lol3

Some photos of my group yesterday:

On the way to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-28-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 21,931
Posted By Motoblag
Forecast for the Bend area is less chance of...

Forecast for the Bend area is less chance of precip than PDX's 100%. Time to roll out!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-27-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 21,931
Posted By Motoblag
Waiting on buddy from Seattle to show up here in...

Waiting on buddy from Seattle to show up here in PDX. We're gonna take off some time tomorrow morning, probably to the Dalles then south. Passes are looking a bit gnarly, this should make our trip...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-13-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,976
Posted By Motoblag
Is the location getting PMed out or have I gone...

Is the location getting PMed out or have I gone blind :lol3

I have some tire irons and can help teach folks how to change tires, or at least how I change tires: cursing and glaring. :D Should I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-10-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 21,931
Posted By Motoblag
I'm hoping to make this! Gonna bring my Triumph...

I'm hoping to make this! Gonna bring my Triumph Scrambler sidecar rig and hopefully drag my buddy down from Seattle for a last hurrah before he's a new dad. :clap

I like cigars, whiskey and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-09-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,976
Posted By Motoblag
I'd love to show up and meet some fellow PDXers. ...

I'd love to show up and meet some fellow PDXers. I'm out in far east Portland, close to Gresham. Got enough mechanical skill to get in trouble, too. :lol3
Forum: Beasts 02-28-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 20,889
Views: 5,966,246
Posted By Motoblag
I've been poring over the airbox mods versus...

I've been poring over the airbox mods versus delete bits on TriumphRat and looks like the best option is to remove the snorkel, pull the restrictor plate in the airbox and go with a bellmouth of some...
Forum: Beasts 02-09-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 20,889
Views: 5,966,246
Posted By Motoblag
Looks good! How does it handle with the...

Looks good!

How does it handle with the sidecar's standard ride height? My M72D got the standard lowering amount and I like it. I also see you have the revised lower front mounts, I'm using the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-20-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By Motoblag
What's your wheel lead, lean out and toe in? ...

What's your wheel lead, lean out and toe in?

I'm in NE Portland and have set up a couple sidecars on newer Triumphs. We could meet up and I could take a gander at it. Drop me a PM.
Forum: Hacks 10-25-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,938
Posted By Motoblag
Regarding the rear brake going through pads...

Regarding the rear brake going through pads already, I found I was replacing slider pins and brake pads far too often until I got the Up-N-Over caliper relocation kit:...
Forum: Hacks 10-18-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,257
Posted By Motoblag
I once picked up a set of axles for my Civic with...

I once picked up a set of axles for my Civic with my outfit. Got some strange looks carrying them out the door. :lol3
Forum: Hacks 10-13-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,938
Posted By Motoblag
Roughly 11" of lead on my rig. I think I ended...

Roughly 11" of lead on my rig. I think I ended up with 10.5" for the old Velorex setup.

The lower rear mount from DMC is level with the centerstand tabs on the frame. Might be able to get a...
Forum: Hacks 10-08-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,938
Posted By Motoblag
I had about 15,000 miles of no problems with a...

I had about 15,000 miles of no problems with a sidecar on the Scrambler. After my trip earlier this year I think I may have greatly stressed the rig with heavy loading, "high" speeds :lol3 , really,...
Forum: Hacks 10-07-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,938
Posted By Motoblag
http://i.imgur.com/bLWcqFQ.jpg?1 :bluduh ...

http://i.imgur.com/bLWcqFQ.jpg?1

:bluduh

http://i.imgur.com/wXyqU2J.jpg?1

Going to scrape up the dough to have Woody build a stronger rear wheel on this thing!
Forum: Hacks 08-10-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,020
Posted By Motoblag
Nice work!

Nice work!
Forum: Hacks 08-04-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,938
Posted By Motoblag
I have hauled a jerry can on the back of the hack...

I have hauled a jerry can on the back of the hack on a couple of trips. Not a fan of dealing with it and I don't like having to scope out a good place to pull over to use it. I'd rather have a...
Forum: Hacks 08-01-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,938
Posted By Motoblag
MPG ranges between 20 MPG (loaded two up,...

MPG ranges between 20 MPG (loaded two up, headwind, throttle pinned) to 45 MPG for 30 MPH scenic stretches like the Dempster. No difference in fuel economy between the Dauntless and Velorex tubs as...
Forum: Hacks 07-31-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,938
Posted By Motoblag
I've responded to his post in the Scrambler...

I've responded to his post in the Scrambler thread in Beasts. :1drink

Also the Velorex has been gone for a while, replaced with a Dauntless tub.
Forum: Beasts 07-30-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 20,889
Views: 5,966,246
Posted By Motoblag
Ayup. Old sidecar: ...

Ayup.

Old sidecar:
http://motoblag.com/trip_images/Alaska2011/79.JPG

New one:
http://motoblag.com/blag/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/08.jpg
Forum: Beasts 06-25-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 20,889
Views: 5,966,246
Posted By Motoblag
Drop Woody's Wheel Works a line and see what they...

Drop Woody's Wheel Works a line and see what they can do for ya.
Forum: Hacks 06-20-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,020
Posted By Motoblag
Another possible improvement: Tie both sides of...

Another possible improvement: Tie both sides of the frame together for the lower front mount. Probably overkill but hey why not? :lol3

I had thought of sandwiching the frame rails with a small...
Forum: Beasts 06-19-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 20,889
Views: 5,966,246
Posted By Motoblag
Quoted the things I can answer. Rear brakes...

Quoted the things I can answer. Rear brakes shouldn't squeal, but the caliper position makes it easy to pick up road grime. I went through a couple set of brake pads before buying an Up-n-Over...
Forum: Hacks 06-16-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,020
Posted By Motoblag
Looks like it's coming along nicely! One...

Looks like it's coming along nicely!

One thing I wish my setup did better was the upper front mount. I used a standard Velorex clamp for it. I think it would be better and stronger if a piece...
Forum: Beasts 06-16-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 20,889
Views: 5,966,246
Posted By Motoblag
My wife and I got back from a two week trip with...

My wife and I got back from a two week trip with the hacked Scrambler. Went to Craters of the Moon in Idaho:
http://i.imgur.com/SXhlX0O.jpg

Hit some of my favorite roads in Idaho/Oregon:...
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