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Old 08-31-2013, 05:31 AM   #18181
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i've got an 06 red/white scrambler but i think the green/silver is the nicest combo. it's the silver fenders, the next best thing to chrome, triumph should come out with other combos using silver fenders.
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:56 AM   #18182
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i've got an 06 red/white scrambler but i think the green/silver is the nicest combo. it's the silver fenders, the next best thing to chrome, triumph should come out with other combos using silver fenders.

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Old 08-31-2013, 02:24 PM   #18183
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If I ever replaced my stock pipes the low Zard is my favorite too. I've got the TORs and really enjoy the sound. This winter I think I'll pull the heatshields and have them ceramic coated black to "lighten" up the presence of all that chrome. The pipes have kind of grown on me, I love how well they shield the heat from my leg.

I have the engine guards on my bike....it looks like the low Zard precludes the use of these?
Yeah they won't fit. I had to take the center stand off also, but I'm looking to modify it at some point so I can attach the spring and bracket to the left side.
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Old 08-31-2013, 02:27 PM   #18184
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Didn't they sounds too loud?
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Louder than stock but not obnoxious at all. At idle it is probably no louder. Overall I think a great balance. I run them with the db killer in. Don't think I'll bother taking it out.
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Old 08-31-2013, 11:20 PM   #18185
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Great looking bike, xaman. I like the raw look!

Is that what the tank looks like stripped to bare metal, or is that paint? I'm tempted by the the idea of stripping and clear varnishing mine if it's clean underneath.
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:05 AM   #18186
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:18 AM   #18187
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Great looking bike, xaman. I like the raw look!

Is that what the tank looks like stripped to bare metal, or is that paint? I'm tempted by the the idea of stripping and clear varnishing mine if it's clean underneath.

Thanks.

Yeah, that's bare metal, but with two coats of clear gloss powder coat. I'm pleased with the way it turned out.

Here's a shot before the gloss:




Go for it, i think youd like the look. It's not a horrible experience, but be prepared for some elbow grease. There's a very recent thread over on the triumph site with lots of advice and some step by steps. Let me know if I can help.
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:39 AM   #18188
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:43 AM   #18189
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Thanks.
Go for it, i think youd like the look. It's not a horrible experience, but be prepared for some elbow grease. There's a very recent thread over on the triumph site with lots of advice and some step by steps. Let me know if I can help.
Thanks - this must be the thread:

http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-tech...etal-look.html

No one seems to be sandblasting them which seems like it would be the easiest way to strip the tank. Maybe there's something wrong with that idea or maybe people just don't have access to a sandblaster. I could use the one at the TechShop nearby.
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:51 PM   #18190
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Yep that's the thread .

I don't know why sandblasting wouldn't work as long as you had a steady hand. Sure sounds easiest to me.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:36 PM   #18191
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Why off the brakes? If it's steep enough, engine braking won't be enough. Nothing wrong with using your brakes, especially your front, and if you've aired down like Max suggested then you have a lot of braking power available to you. Just practice, and no better place to practice threshold braking then when going downhill. If you skid the front a bit it can actually help as you'll push up a little berm in front of the tire that will help slow you. You can lock up the back and brake quite aggressively with the front. Key as usual with braking is to be progressive and smooth, no jabbing, grabbing or quick sudden moves.
Sorry to dig up the old post. Just saying hi.

Bross is one of the *ahem* earlier contributors here.

Hope things are going well for you, thought I would pop in and see what the thread was up to now.

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Old 09-01-2013, 11:34 PM   #18192
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Thanks - this must be the thread:

http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-tech...etal-look.html

No one seems to be sandblasting them which seems like it would be the easiest way to strip the tank. Maybe there's something wrong with that idea or maybe people just don't have access to a sandblaster. I could use the one at the TechShop nearby.
you're going to get a different look if you sandblast it. I would not prefer that look myself...
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:29 AM   #18193
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I too am trying desperately to resist the urge for the low Zard.

I have Thunderbike pipes and they sound SO good, I have a hard time believing the low Zard could sound better. AND I'm pretty certain I'd have to lose my center stand, which is pretty nice to have in the garage. But then again, between the pipes and the center stand, that's a lot of weight loss.

Decisions...

I can pretty much guarantee you that if one popped up second hand at a decent price I'd jump...

Group buy???
I went from the Thunderbike slipons to the Zard Cross and love it! The Thunderibke exhaust did sound better though...but not much. I could feel the weight loss immediately and it really cleaned it up.
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:39 AM   #18194
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Didn't they sounds too loud?
Idea of efficient db killer?
I ran mine wide open for the last year, but recently got tired of it. I cut three inches off the baffle and put it in. Sounds great!
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:47 AM   #18195
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I went from the Thunderbike slipons to the Zard Cross and love it! The Thunderibke exhaust did sound better though...but not much. I could feel the weight loss immediately and it really cleaned it up.

Thanks for the reply!

Was there a jetting change required?
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