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Forum: Beasts 07-25-2011, 05:32 PM
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Posted By Firedawg450
Henry II, I go through life generally...

Henry II,


I go through life generally thinking people are evolved, good and generally considerate. I think I am usually right. When something like your national tragedy happens , I am at a...
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2011, 05:31 PM
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Posted By Firedawg450
Just commuting about 60km a day in everything but...

Just commuting about 60km a day in everything but snow. Lots of rain this year :cry. The one caveat I will throw out there is that is something is going to go wrong, it's probably going to happen to...
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2011, 07:59 PM
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Posted By Firedawg450
Works

Just a note about the Works Performance Steel Tracker shocks. My second set of seals is going in two years. I don't know if they have trouble with the wet Pacific Northwest weather, but the last time...
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2011, 09:54 PM
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Posted By Firedawg450
Tire question

I seem to be developing cracks on the front Conti Trail Atttack.I'm about 10-13000 km in on them and have a fair bit of tread left - just these weird cuts in 'em. Any ideas? Should I replace or hold...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-05-2011, 09:48 PM
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Posted By Firedawg450
Anyone had cracking on their Conti Trail Attacks?

I've been running my trail attaacks on a Triumph Scrambler 900 for about 10,000Km, give or take. There is a good amount of tread left, but the front is showing cracks that run across the tire - I'm...
Forum: Beasts 06-10-2011, 12:23 PM
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Posted By Firedawg450
Oxford Grips

Hey Terry,

I have the Oxford grips and they install fine on the Scram, although you have to get a bit creative dealing with all of the extra wiring. If you can, wire them to the ignition! I...
Forum: Beasts 06-08-2011, 08:09 PM
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Posted By Firedawg450
Skid Plate?

Can I ask which skid plate that is? Looks a heck of a lot nicer than the Triumph plate.
Forum: Beasts 06-02-2011, 08:41 AM
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Posted By Firedawg450
EMGO Bucket

My EMGO bucket didn't come with a retaining clip, which I purchased for about $5. Without the clip the ring will fall off.
Forum: Beasts 04-30-2011, 05:07 PM
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Posted By Firedawg450
Nice looking Scram. Can I ask which fender...

Nice looking Scram. Can I ask which fender replacment kit you ran on the back and which pipes?
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2011, 02:46 PM
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Posted By Firedawg450
Any more photos? You've done an amazing job!

Any more photos? You've done an amazing job!
Forum: Beasts 03-23-2011, 04:09 PM
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Posted By Firedawg450
Great work

That looks like a nice piece of work. I don't think Rhodie's bracket is available anymore - have you thought about producing more?
Forum: Beasts 01-29-2011, 11:12 AM
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Posted By Firedawg450
Triumph Rental in Waikiki?

A little off topic, but I was wondering if anyone can recommend someplace to rent a Triumph in Waikiki or Honolulu?
Thanks
Forum: Beasts 01-16-2011, 01:54 PM
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Posted By Firedawg450
Crash bar support

I just tapped the ends of the crash bars and used 2 pieces of threaded bar, connector, washers, lock washers, and a couple of nuts to hold it all in place. Cost maybe $6 and works like a charm. The...
Forum: Beasts 10-26-2010, 01:43 PM
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Posted By Firedawg450
Single seat plus ventura

Becsta, the Ventura rack fits behind the single seat rack, so the set-up you describe works fine. I've lashed 45lbs to the single seat rack and used the Ventura for everything else. I've heard that...
Forum: Beasts 10-18-2010, 09:18 PM
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Posted By Firedawg450
Bent gear selector fork?

Vern, sorry to hear about your off. Glad to hear you are alright, if stiff.

Just wondering if anyone has any experience with bent selector forks on their Scram, or any other bike for that...
Forum: Beasts 09-23-2010, 11:46 AM
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Posted By Firedawg450
Gearchange shaft bent?

A few people have mentioned this shaft breaking. Can it twist and cause minor issues, such as rougher operation at lower revs? I had a minor tip that didn't result in any obvious damage, but the...
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2010, 11:52 AM
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Posted By Firedawg450
One more reason I really like my Conti Trail Attacks

I don't know who thought to put a metal expansion joint just after the appex of a sweeping on ramp, but they didn't like motorcyclists much. Coming through the bend on a rainy evening I hit the joint...
Forum: Beasts 09-04-2010, 11:04 AM
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Posted By Firedawg450
Great looking bike! Can I ask which pipes you are...

Great looking bike! Can I ask which pipes you are running?
Forum: Beasts 09-02-2010, 10:36 AM
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Posted By Firedawg450
Yeah, I saw the You Tube clips and I liked the...

Yeah, I saw the You Tube clips and I liked the sound, but hard to tell just how loud they really are. De-baffled, the stockers are fairly loud too.
Forum: Beasts 09-02-2010, 09:43 AM
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Posted By Firedawg450
D and D Slip-Ons

Wondering if anyone is running D&D slip-ons at the moment? Impressions? What jetting do they require? Found a decent deal on a pair and I'm fairly tempted - the gutted stockers don't sound quite...
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2010, 08:16 PM
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Posted By Firedawg450
Sounds fantastic!

Enjoy the trip and ride safely. If you get a chance, check out Kaslo. If memory serves, the ride between there and Nelson is memorable.
Forum: Beasts 08-18-2010, 11:48 AM
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Posted By Firedawg450
I tried for warranty coverage, but they won't go...

I tried for warranty coverage, but they won't go for it. I'm within a month of the 1 year warranty coverage. Stupid me for not getting them in sooner, but I was traveling with the fam and time got...
Forum: Beasts 08-17-2010, 10:03 PM
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Posted By Firedawg450
Shock Question

Once again I seek advice from the wise and all-knowing Scrambler riders (that's all the ass-kissing you'll get).

Here's the question: My Works Performance Steel Tracker shocks have packed it in...
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2010, 08:39 AM
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Posted By Firedawg450
Thanks for the replies - you've put my mind at...

Thanks for the replies - you've put my mind at ease.
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2010, 10:42 PM
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Posted By Firedawg450
Greasy mess

I was doing some chain maintenance and found a mass of grease below the front sprocket - about two tbsp worth. Anyone ever run into a blown seal around the shaft? I'm hoping it's just congealed lube...
Forum: Beasts 06-27-2010, 11:16 AM
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Posted By Firedawg450
Speedmaster bracket

I thought that too, and picked up a speedmaster bracket from a salvage place - total waste of money. The speedmaster has a different size disc on the back, which puts the caliper in the wrong spot....
Forum: Beasts 06-19-2010, 09:54 AM
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Posted By Firedawg450
Conti Trail Attacks

If you are riding a lot of road, I'd seriously consider the trail attacks. I'm about 4000km in on a set and they are wearing great.I've been riding in a lot of rainy, PNW weather this year and they...
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2010, 08:35 PM
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Posted By Firedawg450
Works Performance

Maybe you could answer a question regarding the Works Performance shocks. When I pull the bike off the sidestand and sit down, there's a hesitation before settling down - like the shock is sticking....
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2010, 02:08 PM
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Posted By Firedawg450
Works Performance

I have to agree. With the billets (I went 14.5), you do get much better handling, but the bumps are about as harsh as the as the stockers. You get what you pay for.
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2010, 10:25 AM
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Posted By Firedawg450
Brake switch

The trick with moving the brake pedal down is to thread the switch down to match. I overlooked that initially, but a pre-ride check sent up a red flag. I'm riding an 07 - don't know if the mechanism...
Forum: Beasts 06-08-2010, 02:35 PM
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Posted By Firedawg450
Modifications?

Can I ask if you have any mods or aftermarket exhaust? My gas milage is much lower, always has been (prior to mods). Maybe I just flog the bike too hard?
Forum: Beasts 06-02-2010, 08:37 PM
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Posted By Firedawg450
Great story! Welcome to the club - don't let...

Great story! Welcome to the club - don't let anyone tell you the red and whites aren't the best.
Forum: Beasts 05-21-2010, 10:05 AM
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Posted By Firedawg450
Aerostitch.com

They have a couple of versions like this http://www.aerostich.com/prevent-or-repair/maintenance-repairs/bikestands/bike-krutch.html. For quick chain lubes, I just use a small bottle jack and the...
Forum: Beasts 05-15-2010, 11:30 AM
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Posted By Firedawg450
Scram Stock headlight

I could probably part with mine - it's just gathering dust. Send me a PM if you're interested.

Also have:

stock shifter
stock driver pegs
stock cans
stock shocks
xtra set of heat shields...
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2010, 11:54 AM
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Posted By Firedawg450
Thanks!

Thanks, Wise. I went 1 3/4 turns and it felt pretty good, but maybe I'll drop it down and take it for another spin.
Forum: Beasts 05-08-2010, 11:34 AM
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Posted By Firedawg450
Jetting Question

This has probably been covered somewhere in the six hundered pages, but I'm wondering if someone can tell me what jetting & number of turns they may have done on an 07 Scram with gutted stock pipes,...
Forum: Beasts 05-01-2010, 11:10 PM
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Posted By Firedawg450
Ouch!!

Glad you survived. Reaffirmed my commitment to to full face helmets and protective gear. Best of luck getting the Scram back on the road.

T.
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2010, 08:27 PM
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Posted By Firedawg450
Check with Queendog

Go back a page or two and find Queendog's post, she may still have some bits left. Unless things have changed recently, Ventura doesn't have Canadian distribution. I picked mine up from a dealer in...
Forum: Beasts 03-08-2010, 12:57 PM
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Posted By Firedawg450
Tires

I ended up putting a pair of Conti Trail attacks (140 rear) on my '07 and they are a mind-blowing improvement on the stockers. Most of my riding in pavement and I haven't been on any trails yet, but...
Forum: Beasts 02-25-2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 21,846
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Posted By Firedawg450
Ventura has world-wide distribution

Just thought I'd mention that Ventura is a New Zealand company with a world-wide distribution network. If you go to http://www.ventura-bike.com you could find the closest distributor and probably...
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