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Old 04-14-2012, 02:43 PM   #15211
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Mixed spring rates in front forks

Has anybody ever run mixed spring rates in the front forks of a Scrambler? I am running the stock spring (.74 kg/mm) in one, and a RaceTech (.95 kg/mm) in the other. I figure they average out to about .85 kg/mm. I heard this is a fairly common practice. But are there any issues doing this? Wobble? Uneven wear?
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:38 PM   #15212
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I need your brains! I ordered the hitch for the scrambler, waiting on it's arrival. have the trailer, and the kayak.
Where do I find a kit to wire the trailer lights wiring harness to the bike. It will need to be a 4 pin flat connector.
I am going to change the trailer lights to LED's for less current.

Thanks for y'alls help.
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Old 04-14-2012, 09:15 PM   #15213
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Mount Soledad

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Old 04-15-2012, 09:55 AM   #15214
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Some Arrow Music :)

Warranty expired on my ContourHD head cam so I performed the External Mic mod on it. Normally, audio from a Contour is all but useless because of wind noise, it's a lot better now. Still needs tweaks - the gain is too high so it's clipping and distorting (engine sounds like it's missing but that's just the mic overload). Anyway - a clip:

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Old 04-15-2012, 12:58 PM   #15215
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Scram africa

Interesting upcoming event. Nice poster!
http://www.fuelmotorcycles.eu/?page_id=972
"Have you ever imagined riding your bike in the middle of nowhere? Have you ever dreamed to travel kilometers through the desert to hear only the sound of your engine? Have you ever thought as it should be traveling on a motorcycle 40 years ago? Are you one of those nostalgic people? If you answered yes to all questions, you can not miss the first edition of the Africa Scram! We’ve made ​​for you .. only for nostalgic riders!"




"At Fuel Bespoke In Motorcycles we want to live a unique experience, a journey with classic and neoclassic motorcycles from Algeciras to Morocco touring southern roads, trails, and desert, a route designed especially for ”big” motorcycles as the BMW GS80, GS100, Triumph Scrambler, Royal Enfield , customized bikes and some more. All the infrastructure of the trip is organized by Soloraids, a company specializing in travel to Morocco with many years of experience in motorcycles and 4×4 trips."







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Old 04-15-2012, 04:45 PM   #15216
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Don't DON'T sign up for that. I signed up for info and have been getting crushed by awesome updates and invites. I WANT TO GO. I CAN'T AFFORD IT. PLEASE STOP MAKING ME FEEL BAD ABOUT IT!
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:10 AM   #15217
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My new 2009 Bike Photo! (finally signed up for Photobucket)

This was on my second ride. Taken just outside of Helena,MT overlooking the mighty Missouri River.



Had a fine ride Saturday. About 100 miles in mid 40 degree temps. Some sun so it wasn't bad at all.

I've got several more mods going onto the bike. Clearwater LED driving lights and Voltage monitor, Socttoiler (eSystem), "Hyperlight rear lights. Rentec rack (if one ever shows up??!! Anyone know anything about the USA dealer???).

I will be needing luggage of some type by Summer but I'm still researching it. I had Jesse Boxes on my 03 Dakar and liked them but I think I'll go with easily removable soft bags for now. Anyone tried the Wolfman luggage?

Thanks again for all the help in both selecting and also outfitting my Scrambler!


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Old 04-16-2012, 03:28 AM   #15218
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Recived the swing arm from De Caesar today. Weight about 3.2 kg. (+/-) 1 cm level adjustment for the rear shocks.
Top quality work and material. Hope to get it mounted soon.

Excellent material and paint job

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Hi Henry, this is weird, I sent an email to de Ceasar only an hour ago to ask what the weight of the swing arm is because I could not find the info on their website and I log on to ADV and here it is!!! BUT, DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE WEIGHT SAVING OVER THE STOCK SWINGAM IS? I would love to know before I put in my order. Thanks, Griz
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:02 AM   #15219
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Hi Henry, this is weird, I sent an email to de Ceasar only an hour ago to ask what the weight of the swing arm is because I could not find the info on their website and I log on to ADV and here it is!!! BUT, DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE WEIGHT SAVING OVER THE STOCK SWINGAM IS? I would love to know before I put in my order. Thanks, Griz
Does that swing-arm have buttons for a quicklift jack?
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:26 PM   #15220
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BUT, DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE WEIGHT SAVING OVER THE STOCK SWINGAM IS?
I just weighed a stock Thruxton swingarm (bathroom scale numbers, weighed 4x and averaged, FWIW) and it was 13.1 pounds or 5.94 kg. You'd save about 2.74 kg or roughly 6 pounds of unsprung weight with the alloy swingarm.

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Old 04-18-2012, 10:34 PM   #15221
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Hi Henry, this is weird, I sent an email to de Ceasar only an hour ago to ask what the weight of the swing arm is because I could not find the info on their website and I log on to ADV and here it is!!! BUT, DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE WEIGHT SAVING OVER THE STOCK SWINGAM IS? I would love to know before I put in my order. Thanks, Griz

Griz, it gives you about 3 kg off:-)
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Does that swing-arm have buttons for a quicklift jack?
No that is a level riser for the shocks
for what is worth just hit 3 kg on the bath weight
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:10 AM   #15222
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My friends in sahara's desert

Five italians Bonneville and one Thruxton "scramblerized"













My italian friends: Sthruxton, Nobodyheroes, Mr. Noisy, Bebo4, Dr. Gonzo, Salvatorx
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:18 AM   #15223
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Nice matching helmets and jackets

Also interesting header wrap job in that one photo...
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:52 AM   #15224
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Cool2 My friends in sahara's desert

Wonderful photos! Thanks. I ran across a short film entitled, "It's Better in the Wind" that reflects a nice message about friendship, motorcycles and feeling free. I guess it reflects why many of us ride Triumphs or when we are not riding then we are probably thinking about it. Here is the link http://vimeo.com/31288625 for anyone that would like to watch.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:47 AM   #15225
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That is a really cool picture. They are all great actually.
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