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Old 06-28-2013, 11:14 AM   #17686
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Changed to a 7" headlight today thanks to inmate Goodcat. I hope this will help light up the road a little better. The deer have been out in full force lately.

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Old 06-28-2013, 11:59 AM   #17687
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Changed to a 7" headlight today thanks to inmate Goodcat. I hope this will help light up the road a little better. The deer have been out in full force lately.

Can you please elaborate a bit on the headlight conversion? This interests me immensely. Thanks!
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:58 PM   #17688
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Woohoo ... part of the club. Scrambler sitting in my backyard as of yesterday! Great so far.

Where do you find a bungee net like the one above?
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:37 PM   #17689
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Can you please elaborate a bit on the headlight conversion? This interests me immensely. Thanks!
It is pretty much a bolt-on swap since the replacement headlight is also a Triumph unit (Bonneville). The only trouble I had was trying to fit all the wiring inside since the Bonneville unit is shallower . I will let you know how the light works after riding home tonight. I am hoping that it is enough that I dont have to run aux lights anymore.



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Woohoo ... part of the club. Scrambler sitting in my backyard as of yesterday! Great so far.

Where do you find a bungee net like the one above?
Congrats, I think the net came from Harbor Freight for just a few dollars.
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:41 PM   #17690
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Changed to a 7" headlight...

Looks great. IMO it shoulda come with a 7" from the factory.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:24 PM   #17691
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Woohoo ... part of the club. Scrambler sitting in my backyard as of yesterday! Great so far.

Where do you find a bungee net like the one above?

Welcome to the asylum!

Most bike shops have bungee nets, usually in 15" x 15". The H-D accessories catalog lists them in several sizes but still relatively small squares.
My favorite, most useful one is over 20 years old. It is 15" x 30" and has carried more odd stuff for me that I ever imagined, problem is I haven't been able to find another like it. I have found one of similar size but it was very cheaply constructed and did not last long.


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Old 06-29-2013, 12:31 PM   #17692
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The view from Hurricane Ridge Saturday morning.

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Old 06-29-2013, 04:42 PM   #17693
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battery tender pigtails on battery?

I assume lots of people have put battery tender pigtails on there battery. I tried to yesterday and almost stripped both screw immediately! I have the Yuasa battery and it has phillips head screws but three different phillips head screw drivers couldn't turn the screws!

Just read an article recently on JIS screwdrivers, is this what I need to turn these screws?

Anyone have any pictures of how they ran their wires? Did you ziptie it to the frame?

Thanks
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:43 PM   #17694
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The view from Hurricane Ridge Saturday morning.

Wow, beautiful picture, enjoy the day! Wish i wasn't working!
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:47 PM   #17695
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The view from Hurricane Ridge Saturday morning.
I like the look of the Thrux seat ...I don't like the original ironing board, have tried the bonnie seat (better) am about to try the thrux seat off a mates bike.
Anyone have a thruxton seat for sale in Oz

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Old 06-29-2013, 05:05 PM   #17696
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I like the look of the Thrux seat ...I don't like the original ironing board, have tried the bonnie seat (better) am about to try the thrux seat off a mates bike.
Anyone have a thruxton seat for sale in Oz
Mine is the Thruxton gel seat and I find it gets better with use.
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Old 06-29-2013, 05:07 PM   #17697
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Wow, beautiful picture, enjoy the day! Wish i wasn't working!
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:22 PM   #17698
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Wrench!

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I assume lots of people have put battery tender pigtails on there battery. I tried to yesterday and almost stripped both screw immediately! I have the Yuasa battery and it has phillips head screws but three different phillips head screw drivers couldn't turn the screws!

Just read an article recently on JIS screwdrivers, is this what I need to turn these screws?

Anyone have any pictures of how they ran their wires? Did you ziptie it to the frame?

Thanks

I did not think that JIS sizes ran that large, pretty sure that I have always used either a No. 3 Phillips or a box wrench on the hex (seems like mine have always had hex head screws with a phillips drive as well, it makes it much easier to get the screws started when attaching). I am thinking 10 or 11mm box fits but it has been a while.


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Old 06-30-2013, 04:22 AM   #17699
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Any "real" off road scramblers?

I've been a lurker here for years. Been a Scrambler fan for 40 years, old Hondas, converted Sportsters, Dakar style Beemers, you name it, if it looks like a Scrambler or could be one, I like it. For some nice pics of Triumph and other Scramblers, take a look at Bing images and type in what you want to see. www.bing.com. I see some cool looking bikes but none that really appear to be off road worthy. I have always wanted to take any fairly late model Triumph and really make it into a capable off road bike. Enough suspension to handle small jumps, 21" front wheel, real knobbies, off road pegs, real dirt bike bars, 2 into 1 high exhaust, whatever it takes. I have a look in mind but it's far less important than the function. I think if it works well off road it'll look fine. Not trying to make a true MX bike, but one that would be fun on an easy old school MX track or grass track, dirt roads, 2 track, and still work on the street and dirt roads.

The older Triumph Tiger "steamers" kind of fit the mold I want, but I have read of the almost impossibility of cleaning the air filter, stuff integrated into the front sprocket cover, (nonsense, Triumph, on any bike)! When I have ridden DRZs, XRLs and KLRs I kept an extra chain and front sprockets to easily change for on or off road. Tigers seem like a great concept, but they just miss the true off road mark a bit, both in looks and function. The older steamers look pretty cool but I don't think they would really do well off road. My dream bike is a KTM 950 Superenduro, but a used one that's not ragged on is still 8000.00, if you can even find one.

My simple plan is to find a mechanically sound but well used (i.e. ugly), Scrambler, even a Bonneville, and find some long travel forks and front wheel from something old enough to have the skinny fork tubes of the right diameter with 21" front wheel, maybe an older KLR or XRL, whatever works. Probably have to find or make a fork brace. Homeade skid plate? Homeade welded on wide footpegs? ATV bars with barkbusters?

I guess what I want is an older KLR 650 with a bigger motor and a cool factor. I modded the heck out of an 02 KLR doing all mentioned above and had it working exactly like I wanted, but had to sell it. Despite the great function after the mods, the KLR lacked soul. It lacked power, or even really, torque. Everyone else had one. It was fun to ride but boring as heck to look at. Even with an expensive modded 715cc motor it was still slow. I rode one with the 715 kit and wasn't impressed.

I know someone else has already done this to a Scrambler. I just can't seem to find any pics. I'm not above copying what has been done, in fact I'd prefer it. Others ideas would save money and time. Anyone have any pics or articles of such a thing already done? I'm looking for function over form, but both would be a bonus.
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:52 AM   #17700
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I did not think that JIS sizes ran that large, pretty sure that I have always used either a No. 3 Phillips or a box wrench on the hex (seems like mine have always had hex head screws with a phillips drive as well, it makes it much easier to get the screws started when attaching). I am thinking 10 or 11mm box fits but it has been a while.


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Fire escape, thank you, I'll try a box wrench or socket set when i get home tomorrow. It's annoying to pop off the seat every time I want to charge the battery.

Anyone have a picture of how to run the battery tender leads on the bike? Just zip tie to the frame somewhere?
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