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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-13-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 30,554
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Posted By Red Sand
Dang - you're right - I didn't know that. ...

Dang - you're right - I didn't know that.




Now there's no objection, zero, none to driving out of state to purchase.

Sad but I reckon that's just the way it's got to be here in the ATL.
Forum: Beasts 12-13-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 21,992
Views: 6,494,443
Posted By Red Sand
I removed my bash plate and doubt I'll ever toss...

I removed my bash plate and doubt I'll ever toss it back on

Like some other items on this motorcycle, this "bash plate" is more of a trinket someone slapped on to give the appearance of "off road...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-13-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 30,554
Views: 2,352,268
Posted By Red Sand
Yeah, I was not very happy about both Freedom...

Yeah, I was not very happy about both Freedom Powersports being bought out because now if I want another Triumph I'll have to go to Conyers - drive 58 miles? Um . . . no.

I've just bought my...
Forum: Beasts 12-10-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 21,992
Views: 6,494,443
Posted By Red Sand
I got tired of those seat grommets (?) falling...

I got tired of those seat grommets (?) falling out so I glued mine in



http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m157/ShermanPeabody/15_Jul_2012/scrambler-seatfix01_zps756f9934.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 12-07-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 21,992
Views: 6,494,443
Posted By Red Sand
Great ride today As is obvious, I still...

Great ride today

As is obvious, I still haven't taken time to install the new exhaust . . . call me lazy . . .
Forum: Beasts 12-07-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 21,992
Views: 6,494,443
Posted By Red Sand
Thumb The weather here in NE Georgia is spectacular...

The weather here in NE Georgia is spectacular today so I was working on my Scrambler yesterday and after I put it back together this morning I'm taking it out for a ride.

I guess anyone could...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-29-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 10,222
Posted By Red Sand
I probably should have been clearer, sorry, I...

I probably should have been clearer, sorry, I wondered if anyone wanted to join me on a road trip on Sunday, 30-Nov-2014

My off road machine isn't functional right now

Thanks
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-28-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 10,222
Posted By Red Sand
Does anyone wanna ride Sunday? Weather is...

Does anyone wanna ride Sunday?

Weather is supposed to be as good as it gets this time of year
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-24-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 10,222
Posted By Red Sand
On Friday, 28-Nov-2014, I was going to do a...

On Friday, 28-Nov-2014, I was going to do a Canyon Run, first to Little River Canyon then up the road to Cloudland Canyon --> MAP...
Forum: Beasts 11-01-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 21,992
Views: 6,494,443
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
Replies: 21,992
Views: 6,494,443
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
Replies: 21,992
Views: 6,494,443
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: 21,992
Views: 6,494,443
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: 21,992
Views: 6,494,443
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: 21,992
Views: 6,494,443
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: 46,275
Views: 9,266,941
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: 21,992
Views: 6,494,443
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: 404
Views: 59,385
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: 21,992
Views: 6,494,443
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: 21,992
Views: 6,494,443
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: 21,992
Views: 6,494,443
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: 21,992
Views: 6,494,443
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: 21,992
Views: 6,494,443
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: 21,992
Views: 6,494,443
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: 21,992
Views: 6,494,443
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: 21,992
Views: 6,494,443
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: 46,275
Views: 9,266,941
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: 21,992
Views: 6,494,443
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: 21,992
Views: 6,494,443
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: 21,992
Views: 6,494,443
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: 21,992
Views: 6,494,443
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: 21,992
Views: 6,494,443
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: 30,554
Views: 2,352,268
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: 21,992
Views: 6,494,443
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: 21,992
Views: 6,494,443
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: 21,992
Views: 6,494,443
Posted By Red Sand
Mega-thanks everyone

Mega-thanks everyone
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 21,992
Views: 6,494,443
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: 21,992
Views: 6,494,443
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: 21,992
Views: 6,494,443
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: 21,992
Views: 6,494,443
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...
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