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Old 08-10-2012, 09:05 AM   #15931
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A quick question for all of you Scrambler riders : for someone (me) who's not a technical or mechanical expert (a complete newbie to be exact... ), is it easy to install by myself the following parts on a Scrambler :
- engine dresser bars
- skid plate

- center stand
- Zard 2-1 exhaust

Thanks for your comments !
Hi Fredicchino, In my opinion the parts you mention are very easy to install. They're simply 'bolt on' additions. The Zard required a bit of manipulation but a few Jack Daniels and some help from a mate later it was all sorted.

Don't be intimidated bud. It's not rocket science.

Edit: Note that the center stand as well as the engine dresser / crash bars more than likely will not be compatible with the Zard 2-1 exhaust. Do your homework before you buy. Steve

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Old 08-10-2012, 12:20 PM   #15932
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:13 PM   #15933
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zard

hi, i just got my beautiful low 2 into 1 zard from italy, and i was entertaining putting it on myself. Now i have never done such a thing so what would be your, dear community, advice?
do they fit together or do i need to put something to hold it, the jets parts ( i don't even know what it is).
thanks for all your help in advance.
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Old 08-11-2012, 05:18 AM   #15934
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Hi prince!
I installed the 2 into 1 crosspipe Zard. You may have noticed that it didn't come with instructions. When I called the vendor who sold me the unit and asked for an instruction sheet, he just laughed and said, "Those Italians!".
Let me know if you got a crosspipe Zard unit (there are other low pipe Zard exhausts) and I can talk you through it. It's not difficult to install, but I will help in an way I can.
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:47 AM   #15935
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Just hours away from taking the scrambler on her first longish highway run to Angola Indiana for a long weekend! 180 miles should be fun!
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:24 AM   #15936
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Hey gang great thread.

I took my Scram on a 16 day 7000 mile trip down to North Rim. Did as much off roading as I could. The White Rim trail was a high point.
Hit snow in the Boise National Forest, the Sawtooth and Yellowstone.
Bike ran like a champ giving me a consistent 58mpg fully loaded.



Can't wait till next year's ride: Alaska.


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Old 08-12-2012, 11:56 AM   #15937
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:25 PM   #15938
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I thought Deaf Eye was incredibly funny and original
I almost disappointed it's actually Dead Eye
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:31 PM   #15939
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I thought Deaf Eye was incredibly funny and original
I almost disappointed it's actually Dead Eye
Yeah, It is such a good play on words I thought about keeping it, but I am blind in on eye from about 5 years old, and it is an old nickname. Plus I can hear from both eyes as well as anyone.
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:32 AM   #15940
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Zard Chirp

Anyone have a constant "chirp" coming from their Zard Cross Pipe? I saw this referenced someplace and can't find it. The noise is getting annoying..............after 400 mile "break-in" I thought it may go away but no such luck. Everything is tight, no leaks, it's coming out of the muffler itself, and when baffle is removed it just takes on a deeper tone.
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:32 AM   #15941
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TEC rear shocks

Fitted a pair of TEC rear shocks tonite, they feel ok but yet to ride it. They are much softer but are still on the softest setting & the black springs look so much better, best of all they were only $65 aus & I read they were better than stock, can always swap onto the Thruxton if need be.

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Old 08-13-2012, 08:54 AM   #15942
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Anyone have a constant "chirp" coming from their Zard Cross Pipe? I saw this referenced someplace and can't find it. The noise is getting annoying..............after 400 mile "break-in" I thought it may go away but no such luck. Everything is tight, no leaks, it's coming out of the muffler itself, and when baffle is removed it just takes on a deeper tone.
Does the "chirp" which you're referring to sound like a 1964 VW Beetle? Almost like a whistle? If so, there's a vertical 3mm steel pin welded into the baffle (you can't miss it). You need to cut it out! I initially thought that it was there to give the baffle some kind of structural support but realised that it doesn't.

You'll have a different exhaust once you've removed it!

Hope this helps.


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Old 08-13-2012, 09:18 AM   #15943
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hi, i just got my beautiful low 2 into 1 zard from italy, and i was entertaining putting it on myself. Now i have never done such a thing so what would be your, dear community, advice?
do they fit together or do i need to put something to hold it, the jets parts ( i don't even know what it is).
thanks for all your help in advance.
Hi Prince. Firstly, there's nothing you need to 'fit' the Zard together. You only use the bolts and spring (and maybe the bracket) provided. All you need is a socket set and maybe a ring spanner. I needed to cut away some of the footpeg bracket but then again my bike is a T100 and not the factory scrambler.

Jetting: The jets (pre 2009 models) in the carburetor may need to be changed when fitting a free flowing exhaust (and air cleaner). If you have a fuel injected model, your dealer can change for 'mapping' for you. The concern would be running the motor too 'lean' (too much air) and causing damage. If you want to fit the pipe yourself I'd say go for it, but then just go to your dealer to check the jetting / mapping for you.

If you have a dealer near you, I'm sure they'd fit the Zard for you. If not, or you want to do it yourself I'd be happy to email you detailed instructions with pictures.

Cheers, Steve.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:43 AM   #15944
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Thanks Steve,
"Does the "chirp" which you're referring to sound like a 1964 VW Beetle? Almost like a whistle?" This is EXACTLY what the noise sounds like...............funny, I was riding the bike yesterday trying to pinpoint where I'd heard that exhaust noise before and you nailed it! The offending bar is coming out tonight.
Thanks again for the help,
Colby
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:08 AM   #15945
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