ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Beasts
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-19-2012, 01:19 PM   #15826
gseur
Gnarly Adventurer
 
gseur's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Switzerland
Oddometer: 186
Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by xaman View Post
Congrats! I think you're going to love it. pictures when it arrives please :)

I'm only into my 2006 about 3500 miles, but intend to keep it a long time. Sweet ride for sure.
Of course I will do so
gseur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2012, 01:29 PM   #15827
optical
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: North Virginia
Oddometer: 64
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?
optical is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2012, 02:13 PM   #15828
RMAK
The Magnanimous
 
RMAK's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: Ohio
Oddometer: 249
Very cool man! Those dealers are full of it. Scrams, Bonnies and Thrux are different animals. I owned an 05 Bonnie before my Scrambler so I know of what I speak. Enjoy a great bike!
Quote:
Originally Posted by gseur View Post
Hi you all.
I told you about my interest on the Scrammie on page between 500 and 700. But can't find one for a road test.
All retailers told me "try the Bonnie, it's the same".
So whe try a Bonnie, with EFI, the model with 17" wheels. For a year.I don't like so much.
Till then I've kept my old beemer, rode around Corsica with it.
But last week I can at last try a Scrammie. A 2006 one, with 11000km on it. White/red paint.
Exactly what I expected. Lot of torque, smooth schocks for the bad little roads I used to rode. And so sweeet to look at. The deal is done, just to wait 2 or 3 week. I can't wait.

How, I forgot to say that it will be with
- new tires
- AI removed
- break fluid cup in black alloy
- all service done
RMAK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2012, 08:59 PM   #15829
soundcc
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: please, anywhere (on two wheels), but not here
Oddometer: 144
What the hell is that?

Previously I posted about a strange noise from the front end. Many stated possible cable noise and or tyres and or freakish ossilations from wind and tyres.
I am hear to report that it was the inside gear mechanism and lack of grease in the bushing on axle.
Check your lubricants inside the early cable driven speedo's.
I believe this failure was generated from the mechanics actually removing the grease when a new tyre was installed.
This was at the dealership prior to my purchase.
Many mechanics may not be familiar with bushing, and cable speedos due to electrics replacing antiquated designs.
soundcc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2012, 02:59 AM   #15830
TerryK
Ulysses
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: adelaide South Australia
Oddometer: 1,461
Quote:
Originally Posted by RMAK View Post
Very cool man! Those dealers are full of it. Scrams, Bonnies and Thrux are different animals. I owned an 05 Bonnie before my Scrambler so I know of what I speak. Enjoy a great bike!
Too true, I have a 06 Scrambler & a 09 Thruxton....completely different bikes.

Terry
__________________
Triumph Scrambler Blue & White Staintunes, bashplate
Triumph Thruxton Red, Staintunes
Yamaha TT-R250, B&B bash plate, Staintune

Check out my Youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/KaneTerry?feature=mhee
TerryK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2012, 01:10 PM   #15831
danpfister
n00b
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Oddometer: 2
Just got my 2012 Scrambler - some customization questions

Hey guys,

First off...SICK pix and stories on this site. Exactly WHY I got a scram instead of a thruxton. I got a matte black scambler and started customizing. Wanted to ask a few questions...first off...the tires.

I did some research... and I want some continental TKC80s on here. Can anyone here confirm I can rock a 110 in the front and a 150 in the back? Both fenders are already removed... but worried about spacing. Am I good? Also... need a new exhaust. Arrow seems like a good bet. You guys happy with yours?

Thanks in advance and I'll get some pix up this weekend!
danpfister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2012, 03:46 AM   #15832
gseur
Gnarly Adventurer
 
gseur's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Switzerland
Oddometer: 186
Quote:
Originally Posted by milkman View Post
Why oh why dont Ducati make a retro scrambler, like their old Jupiter, or 450 motocross?
Check this out here
gseur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2012, 08:40 AM   #15833
gseur
Gnarly Adventurer
 
gseur's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Switzerland
Oddometer: 186
Quote:
Originally Posted by scrambled View Post
After I posted this message earlier today, ran my errands and went to post office. Was pleased to find that my AI removal kit had arrived from NewBonneville.com

Rushed home and installed kit. Took approx. 1 hour to complete. Kit came w/ clear instuctions. Took a little spin. End result.....the popping/crackling that was occurring on trailing throttle has stopped. Now I like my new TOR's even more.

Which leads me to another question. I assume that pipe bluing will decrease / stop now that AI has been removed. Unfortunately, my pipes are already discolored. Is there a way to remove bluing from pipes ? Anyone have success w/ a particular brand of polish ?
Yes, Belgom Products make an anti-blue that works.
gseur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2012, 01:06 PM   #15834
Fire Escape
Beastly Adventurer
 
Fire Escape's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Epsom, NH
Oddometer: 1,324
Wink Blue'd pipes

Quote:
Originally Posted by gseur View Post
Yes, Belgom Products make an anti-blue that works.

There are a number of polishes that will make the blue go away but it will return, although perhaps more slowly than before. The bluing is a function of the pipes getting hot, propper jetting can reduce the heat a bit but it won't go away. The bikes that you see (mostly cruisers) that have bright chrome pipes, generally have double walled exhaust, there is another pipe within that pretty chrome one that is 'taking the heat' so that everything remains pretty on the outside. Better to consider that blue color as a badge of honor, proof that you really do ride your bike more than polish it. (Of course, consider the source of that last bit for what it is worth coming from one who only has 4500 miles on an '08).


Bruce
__________________
No one calls the Fire Department because they did something smart!
06 DR 650, Moose RS Holder, Handguards and Skidplate, ProTaper bars, Garmin 60CSx, Motech racks w/ 20mm Ammo cans, Renazco, TKCs summer/17" SM wheels winter 08 Scrambler, Conti Trail Attacks and BlackTiger Fork mod, 05 FSE 450, 03 KLR 250, 02 FXDX, 72 WR 250 (again), 72 SL 350 K2 (again), 72 TR6R, 06 XT 225
Fire Escape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2012, 01:58 PM   #15835
RMAK
The Magnanimous
 
RMAK's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: Ohio
Oddometer: 249
Yes, maintaining a proper air/fuel ratio keeps the engine cooler and cuts down on blue pipes. I ditched the airbox, AI, stock can and jetted up when I bought my Scrambler. Since I owned an 05 Bonneville before I knew the jets were on the lean end from the factory to meet EPA so I did a healthy jump to correspond to the increased breathing. I think I dropped in 150's. I have since put on flatside carbs jetted to my engine by TPUSA. My pipes have never blued.
I did use a product called Blue Job on my 05 Bonnie which had very blue pipes when I purchased it used. The mild abrasive does remove the blue, but you never go back to shiny chrome. It becomes more of a less shiny nickel color. It also takes a lot of rubbing work to get rid of all the blue.
RMAK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2012, 08:39 AM   #15836
b0rderman
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Denver, CO
Oddometer: 100
blue job
b0rderman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2012, 01:04 PM   #15837
Ace_Cafe_Rat
Rogue Adventurer
 
Ace_Cafe_Rat's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Undisclosed Location in the Nuevo Mexico Desert
Oddometer: 205
Thumb

Quote:
Originally Posted by LookoutMountainTiger View Post
Thought I would post up a pic of my new lowered footpegs for my Scrambler. They are 3/4 inch lower than stock, are of billet aluminum and serrated. They are made by K&L Cycles in New Hampshire, he is a retired machinist and makes several items for Tigers and Bonnies as well as owning both types of bikes. He is also a moderator on the Girlie section of theTiger Triple Forum. I cannot say enough about how these make the bike just right for me. I could post up more pics if anyone is interested. Oh yes, they go right on in about a minute, no modification.

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with the maker, just a very satisfied user of several of his products.
Just ordered a pair myself. Thanks for posting the picture. It helped me seal the deal in my own mind.

Ride On!

Ace Cafe Rat
__________________
"Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!"

Hoban "Wash" Washburne - Firefly & Serenity
Ace_Cafe_Rat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2012, 09:02 PM   #15838
Fire Escape
Beastly Adventurer
 
Fire Escape's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Epsom, NH
Oddometer: 1,324
Thumb K'nL footpegs

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ace_Cafe_Rat View Post
Just ordered a pair myself. Thanks for posting the picture. It helped me seal the deal in my own mind.

Ride On!

Ace Cafe Rat

I am sure it took me at least ten minutes to install mine ..... well probably five of that to get my fat azz back up off the ground afterward.
I am not much of a bling person but I am big on function, these footpegs are big on both. That 3/4" drop really does make a difference for my knees, despite being much lighter than the stock pegs they show no sign of any flex (believe me, if there was flex, I'd be the one fat enough to cause it), they grip great but unlike some other 'high grip' pegs I have used I can still get my foot off quickly and they do look pretty cool! I have only met Ken because I live close enough that it (kinda) made sense to drive over (it was December although it only snowed a little that day, probably could have ridden) and pick them up at the shop. I was lucky, he had been 'kidnapped' into doing some X-mas shopping and hadn't gotten mine finished so we got to talk a bit while the mill finished them up.

The picture was back in post 14404


Bruce
__________________
No one calls the Fire Department because they did something smart!
06 DR 650, Moose RS Holder, Handguards and Skidplate, ProTaper bars, Garmin 60CSx, Motech racks w/ 20mm Ammo cans, Renazco, TKCs summer/17" SM wheels winter 08 Scrambler, Conti Trail Attacks and BlackTiger Fork mod, 05 FSE 450, 03 KLR 250, 02 FXDX, 72 WR 250 (again), 72 SL 350 K2 (again), 72 TR6R, 06 XT 225
Fire Escape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2012, 08:20 AM   #15839
twolf
Dork
 
twolf's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2006
Location: Seattle / Wenatchee, WA
Oddometer: 29
KnL Footpegs

+1 on the KnL Footpegs. They work nicely with a flat black rattle can job too.

http://twolf.zenfolio.com/p823248632#h2abef676


Quote:
Originally Posted by Fire Escape View Post
I am sure it took me at least ten minutes to install mine ..... well probably five of that to get my fat azz back up off the ground afterward.
I am not much of a bling person but I am big on function, these footpegs are big on both. That 3/4" drop really does make a difference for my knees, despite being much lighter than the stock pegs they show no sign of any flex (believe me, if there was flex, I'd be the one fat enough to cause it), they grip great but unlike some other 'high grip' pegs I have used I can still get my foot off quickly and they do look pretty cool! I have only met Ken because I live close enough that it (kinda) made sense to drive over (it was December although it only snowed a little that day, probably could have ridden) and pick them up at the shop. I was lucky, he had been 'kidnapped' into doing some X-mas shopping and hadn't gotten mine finished so we got to talk a bit while the mill finished them up.

The picture was back in post 14404


Bruce
twolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2012, 08:40 AM   #15840
b0rderman
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Denver, CO
Oddometer: 100
I like the looks of these pegs, but not sure if the 3/4" drop is a good idea. I scrape the stock-height pegs too often as is. Is there a standard height version? Do they still "give" up if you were to scrape one while cornering?
b0rderman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 05:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014