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Old 05-19-2008, 12:39 PM   #1516
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They're fluffier in Texas
What was it that USMC Gunnery Sgt Lee Ermey said about Steers & other forms of life coming from Texas?



But maybe the Aussies have a head start on picking the purtiest ones?
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Old 05-19-2008, 04:15 PM   #1517
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Had some spare time so I polished up the levers, bar end weights and heat shield on the side cover. They where all a dull aluminum with a light clear coat on them.
The clear burned right off on the buffer and all the parts are mirror finish now Took a half hour and they look much better now...
A few weeks ago I polished all the oil cooler line ends, the engine fins on the head, the axle's and nuts and just about anything I could find that would polish up..



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Old 05-20-2008, 07:41 AM   #1518
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Nice! They look good and I imagine the polished surfaces feel nice too. Are you going to end up having to spend a bit of time keeping them polished now?
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Old 05-20-2008, 07:44 AM   #1519
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Tumwater Canyon, near Leavenworth Washington. Scrambler is working out great for exploring all the little paved and unpaved roads in the area!
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Old 05-20-2008, 07:38 PM   #1520
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Nice! Are you going to end up having to spend a bit of time keeping them polished now?
Its not to bad to keep everything looking good, 30-45 minutes once a month with some polish...

Great pic, I've been in that area in a 4x4, very nice country. Now go out and get a bash/skid plate for your bike


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Old 05-21-2008, 01:23 PM   #1521
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Cool. Just ordered my "Ventura" luggage system. Doing my part to spend that economic stimulus check. Wonderful. Am I now stimulating New Zeland's economy? Okay with me!

Looks like a decent way to go for carrying some gear on the Scrambler - should help make my fly-fishing and camping trips easier...

I think Mr. Vern has the same setup and it looked good - keeps everything tucked right behind the rider. I'll post a photo or two when I get the luggage setup all bolted together on the bike.

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Old 05-21-2008, 01:43 PM   #1522
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The Venture system is extremely adaptable, if bungy cords are your thing.
Various dry bags, and gear bags can be used with it.
Both the low, and high rack will make it all the more adaptable.
I use a PVC tube bungyed to the footpeg and rack to carry my small soft bait rods. Never been a problem. The bike was loaded for a 3day camp/fishing trip last summer. Scramblers rock.
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Old 05-21-2008, 01:47 PM   #1523
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Probably a better shot of the tube.
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Old 05-21-2008, 03:19 PM   #1524
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I think Mr. Vern has the same setup and it looked good - keeps everything tucked right behind the rider. I'll post a photo or two when I get the luggage setup all bolted together on the bike.

Regards, Guy

True dat - it's a handy and versitile set up, and very well made.

Hijack: You still heading this direction on the way to the coast sometime, Guy? If not, I guess I will have to aim my Scrammy toward Washington before the heat sets in!
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Old 05-21-2008, 03:23 PM   #1525
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24 hrs...

I get mine in 24 hours. Blue and white with a black engine.

Kinda nervous, first bike and all. Pics after the weekend...
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Old 05-21-2008, 03:35 PM   #1526
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I get mine in 24 hours. Blue and white with a black engine.

Kinda nervous, first bike and all. Pics after the weekend...



Take it easy and practice, practice, practice. Most bikes go over during slow speed maneuvering (generally in front of a crowd ) so get yerself to a field or empty parking lot and do lots of slow figure 8s and tight turns.

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Old 05-22-2008, 12:22 AM   #1527
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The Venture system is extremely adaptable, if bungy cords are your thing.
Various dry bags, and gear bags can be used with it.
Both the low, and high rack will make it all the more adaptable.
I use a PVC tube bungyed to the footpeg and rack to carry my small soft bait rods. Never been a problem. The bike was loaded for a 3day camp/fishing trip last summer. Scramblers rock.
What tyres are you running tri boy?
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Old 05-22-2008, 01:48 AM   #1528
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That rear is a Metzeler Sahara 3. (great tyre for general gravel/camping/seal work).
The front has been TKC's since the original trailwing was removed.
Happy to stay with TKC on the front, and I alternate between
TKC80, Metz Sahara, Mitas E-09, for the rear depending on the ride, adventure planned. (I'm well used to tyre changing now).
If I had to pick one rear that does it the best, it would be the Continental TKC80. But give the Sahara 3 a go, it's a good dual purpose hoop.
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Old 05-22-2008, 06:17 AM   #1529
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Eh? Continental TKC-80 Sizes

I am planning to purchase a pair of TKC-80s for my "Scramblerized Bonneville". I have "heard" that one can run a TKC-80 110/80BQ19 on the front and a TKC-80 150/70B17 on the rear. Has anyone run a 150/70 on the rear? It seems too much larger than the 130/80 that comes stock.

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Old 05-22-2008, 09:59 AM   #1530
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I am planning to purchase a pair of TKC-80s for my "Scramblerized Bonneville". I have "heard" that one can run a TKC-80 110/80BQ19 on the front and a TKC-80 150/70B17 on the rear. Has anyone run a 150/70 on the rear? It seems too much larger than the 130/80 that comes stock.

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Ace, I haven't "heard" of that size being used, but I'm running a TKC-80 110/80 BQ19TL front and TKC-80 130/80T 17 TL rear. As per dealership. I can't imagine finding out the hard way ($$$) that a non stock size doesn't fit.
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