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Old 05-15-2008, 11:55 AM   #1486
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Yo, Jerk!

First of all, love your sig line!

If you are in doubt about pipes, how about doing a baffelectomy? It's easy and cheap and then you can see how you like the sound without any out of pocket expenses. I did one a while back (!hanks again, A Mi Que?, for sending your old mufflers for me to play with! ) and am very happy with the sound.

If you don't like it, then it is off to the after market muffler store for you!
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Old 05-15-2008, 04:03 PM   #1487
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Old 05-15-2008, 04:06 PM   #1488
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Guy, good to see the snow is melting and the flowers are out!
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Old 05-15-2008, 04:20 PM   #1489
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i have the thunderbike pipes on mine. nice sound, a little loud and usually an explosion on startup...
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Old 05-15-2008, 08:37 PM   #1490
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Since removing the AI crap I have no popping on deceleration with the TORS. You can't tell by youtube clips what you are getting. Mine sound completely different from the vids that I watched before getting them. They are better than anything I heard on my computer. I will say that they may be "mellowing" a bit as they get more miles on them.
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Old 05-15-2008, 10:37 PM   #1491
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The videos on youtube are very misleading - i thought most mufflers sounded disappointing

I liked the Staintunes, but they were nearly twice the price in Australia of a set of TOR's posted from the US

Like wise the Thunderbike mufflers from NZ

I know what you mean by saying they sound "blatty" - but it is distinct

Time for me to stop typing - apologies to everyone, jsut been to excited since modding my scrambler on Tuesday!
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Old 05-16-2008, 04:03 AM   #1492
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Ah... Staintunes beautifull, glorious sound, art.


Had a loner with tors, happy with staintunes.
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Old 05-16-2008, 07:25 AM   #1493
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Sharp looking pipes. I looked into them myself but at 1000- seems kind of high. I dont think they require any thing more than bolting on and turning the idle screw.

How do you like them?
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Old 05-16-2008, 08:51 AM   #1494
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Alternative to spoke rims on Scrambler

I've looked through most of this thread for any alternatives to the spoked rims on the Scrambler and don't see anybody running anything else. I am looking at getting a Scrambler possibly this fall. What I am planning on doing is having a better off-road tire than the Death Wings mounted on the stock wheels and having something more street oriented mounted on a second set of wheels. Just wondering if anyone had found something like the wheels off of another triumph model that are a cast wheel and not spoked that will fit the Scrambler. I would prefer to run a tubeless tire for sporty/touring rides.

The Scrambler sure is purty! I did a very short test ride on one a couple of months ago and really like the feel of the bike. I am currently riding a BMW Rockster. Looking for something with a little more character/versatility and a retro look and feel, but DO NOT want a Harley. The Scrambler seems like a fairly versatile, dependable and well rounded bike. I just prefer to run tubeless tires for ease of repair and peace of mind when on a multi-day several thousand mile tour.

Any thoughts?
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Old 05-16-2008, 09:28 AM   #1495
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I've looked through most of this thread for any alternatives to the spoked rims on the Scrambler and don't see anybody running anything else. I am looking at getting a Scrambler possibly this fall. What I am planning on doing is having a better off-road tire than the Death Wings mounted on the stock wheels and having something more street oriented mounted on a second set of wheels. Just wondering if anyone had found something like the wheels off of another triumph model that are a cast wheel and not spoked that will fit the Scrambler. I would prefer to run a tubeless tire for sporty/touring rides.
Any thoughts?
I hear what you are saying, but many folks have split the difference with Tourances, which handle long trips very nicely, yet are OK for gravel. A place where folk are really techy is the Triumph Rat site. Go to Twin Talk and ask. If it can be done, someone's prolly written about it there!
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Old 05-16-2008, 09:57 AM   #1496
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Tubeless Tyres

Looked into this when I first got my Scram and contacted these folks thru Italian HQ - at the time they had other priorities
www.alpinawheelsusa.com
PDF of 2008 catalog http://pakbikes.net/PS1000LE/ALPINAtubeless2008.pdf

Hat Tip to JCMoTo on Twins Tech Talk @ TriumphRat.net.

Not cheap but only real option.

Sealing the rim from within is not an alternative that I would want to rely upon.
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Old 05-16-2008, 12:04 PM   #1497
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tires

im a big fan of the conti TKC80s on my scram. they are suprisingly smooth, corner very well & arent even too bad in the rain on pavement & they also seem to handle deep sand, loose gravel & general off road use just as good.
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Old 05-16-2008, 06:24 PM   #1498
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Originally Posted by cworley5150
I've looked through most of this thread for any alternatives to the spoked rims on the Scrambler and don't see anybody running anything else. I would prefer to run a tubeless tire for sporty/touring rides.
I just prefer to run tubeless tires for ease of repair and peace of mind when on a multi-day several thousand mile tour.
Any thoughts?
I had a place called TRUESPOKE wheels seal my KLR wheels and never had a single problem for the 4 years 50,000+ miles I owned it. They have been sealing real spoked wheels on lowriders for many many years... I had a friend that knew someone who worked there, dropped them off in the am and picked them up later that day. I think I paid the guy $40 bucks,that was about 6 years ago..

Call them and see what they can do...
http://www.truespoke.net/index.html
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Old 05-17-2008, 03:16 AM   #1499
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Bash Plate

I just recieved some farkles for my bike and the bash plate has turned up without a fixing kit or instructions. Whilst I can make something up would love some help.

I will try and get from the retailer but as he is in the US and I am in Oz my chnaces arent too good!

Can anyone send me a scan of the fitting sheet if they still have it so I can see what I amy need to make up to fix the plate? Sen me a pm for an email or fax address.

Thanks

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Old 05-17-2008, 10:33 AM   #1500
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Peter, I believe the parts included are as follows:

* A bracket that attaches to a plate that's already on the bike, between the two front tubes of the frame. I believe two smooth-top hex-head bolts mount the bracket to the plate, and then two more mount the bash plate to the bracket.

* Two c-shaped brackets that hook over the frame tubes just ahead of the oil filter. At the ends of the "C" shape, the brackets become flat. A total of four bolts (same as all the others) are used to secure the bash plate to the brackets, which sandwiches the frame tubes between both.
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