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Old 07-24-2012, 12:12 PM   #15841
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Anyone? TKC80 question....

I did some research... and I want some continental TKC80s on my 2012 scram. 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!
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:35 PM   #15842
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I have made the most of our belated summer to do a bit of tweaking:

AI gone
Airbox gone
Rejet to 42 pilot and 145 main jets
Bitubo WMEs at the back and Bitubo linear fork springs at the front.
Rear mudguard gone

The difference is impressive, especially the noise, I rode past a high-sided lorry and was nearly deafened by the sound I was making.

Most of all I really enjoyed the process of working on the bike, so I think I will continue by putting on a 17t front sprocket.

I have also become increasingly interested in the Mass Mojave exhaust, is this a more open exhaust than the TORS? I have seen mention that they are E-marked, does this mean it will pass through the new stricter MOT guidelines?
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:56 PM   #15843
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+1 on the KnL Footpegs. They work nicely with a flat black rattle can job too.

http://twolf.zenfolio.com/p823248632#h2abef676
I just put the same set of foot pegs on my Scrambler today. After 3 years and just over 30,000 miles of riding, I dropped the bike for the first time. Less than ten minutes later I dropped it again. I managed to break the left foot peg (which is the reason for the upgrade), bend the clutch lever and trash both Tiger hand guards. Considering how rocky the trail was I think I was lucky—the damage could have been much worse! I did remember reading, somewhere in this thread, how the passenger foot peg can be swapped onto the front in case of "breakage". That worked great, so thanks to whoever posted it!

I'd also like to thank Shercoman for welding the crack on my frame (unrelated to the above incident). I've been fortunate to meet several ADVer's and all of them have been "good people". Also, we're trying to organize a Colorado Scrambler owners ride. If you're interested please PM one or both of us…
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:59 PM   #15844
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+1 on the KnL Footpegs. They work nicely with a flat black rattle can job too.

http://twolf.zenfolio.com/p823248632#h2abef676
Just looked closer at your pics and they do look better in black. The local shop where I purchased them offered to powder coat them but hitting them with the rattle can is cheaper. Plus, I can touch up the bash plate while I'm at it.
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:07 PM   #15845
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Footpegs

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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?

The KnL footpegs use the oem springs and pivot pins, they will fold up like the stock pegs, pretty much at a 45 degree angle. Last I knew there was no standard height option but you might want to verify that as I was specifically looking for lowered and could have missed other choices.



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Old 07-25-2012, 06:13 AM   #15846
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I don't believe the "bottom" of the peg is any lower. Its just that the height of the peg is shorter from bottom to top than the OEM pegs, so they have a lowering effect.

I picked them up as well and they are nice. Now, to get some spacers for the right foot bracket to rid myself of elvis legs.
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:52 AM   #15847
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No technical talk to contribute. Just hate to see the lights out on the Scrambler thread when I check in. Here's a nicely done Scram sent to me by my buddy Henry (Henry II here):
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Old 07-25-2012, 06:44 PM   #15848
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Anyone got good ideas for skid plate bolts? The cheesy hex jobbers that came stock always seize and round out as you're trying to remove the danged thing. No amount of anti-seize stops them from corroding in place.

I'm going to say screw it and put in regular headed bolts and call it a day, unless other folks have better ideas. Usually anti-seize or blue Loctite works but both have failed for this application.
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Old 07-25-2012, 06:52 PM   #15849
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Question Side Stand?

Got out for some back road riding with a buddy today. He borrowed my '08 Scrambler for a while last year while trying to decide what to buy, ended up with a pretty white over red '06. When we stopped for some lunch it was very apparent that his bike seemed to stand up 'normal' on the side stand while mine (and the other Scramblers that I am familiar with) leans rather drastically. I had always attributed this to Triumph using the same stand as on the Bonny, despite the longer Scrambler shocks, now I am wondering about that. So ... Scrambler owners who still have stock length shocks, does your bike lean drastacally on the side stand?



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Old 07-25-2012, 07:31 PM   #15850
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Got out for some back road riding with a buddy today. He borrowed my '08 Scrambler for a while last year while trying to decide what to buy, ended up with a pretty white over red '06. When we stopped for some lunch it was very apparent that his bike seemed to stand up 'normal' on the side stand while mine (and the other Scramblers that I am familiar with) leans rather drastically. I had always attributed this to Triumph using the same stand as on the Bonny, despite the longer Scrambler shocks, now I am wondering about that. So ... Scrambler owners who still have stock length shocks, does your bike lean drastacally on the side stand?



Bruce

Yep, mine has the lean. I noticed a couple months ago it was getting worse and found the kickstand bolt had loosened up and was about to fall out. Thats when I decided to check all the bolts on my bike and found that the front sprocket was also loose as well.



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Old 07-25-2012, 10:02 PM   #15851
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Yep, mine has the lean. I noticed a couple months ago it was getting worse and found the kickstand bolt had loosened up and was about to fall out. Thats when I decided to check all the bolts on my bike and found that the front sprocket was also loose as well.



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Thanks, I haven't noticed that mine was getting worse but I miss a lot more than I used to so I better check that bolt!


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Old 07-26-2012, 07:09 AM   #15852
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No technical talk to contribute. Just hate to see the lights out on the Scrambler thread when I check in. Here's a nicely done Scram sent to me by my buddy Henry (Henry II here):
I'm diggin the brown leather seat, the Tuxedo Tank and the MAS aluminum fender!
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:29 AM   #15853
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Parys - De Aar ADV Rally 2012

Did 1000km of dirt riding 2 weeks ago on the annual "Parys-De Aar Rally" in South Africa. What a blast!

Hope you don't mind me sharing a few pics.







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Old 07-26-2012, 02:42 PM   #15854
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Nice pics!

I can't wait about getting mine. Till about 10 days to wait. Aaaarrrgggghhhh
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Old 07-26-2012, 02:58 PM   #15855
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lovin' the pics...get some!!!
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