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Old 04-28-2012, 09:29 AM   #15316
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My battery broke last week, started & ran fine for the four hours I was out on multi-stop errands. I poked around and acquired enough battery to light the idiots but not crank over. A run & bump got me home. FI with the 'puters, sensors, pumps, might have exceed the minimal battery voltage I needed to get home.
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:46 PM   #15317
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Very excited

To have picked this up.


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Old 04-28-2012, 03:02 PM   #15318
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Old 04-28-2012, 03:46 PM   #15319
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Congrats Optical!
flat black scram looks great!
nice pic.

enjoy!
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Old 04-28-2012, 03:50 PM   #15320
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scram

Just picked up a khaki green 2012 scrambler... 150 mile drive to get it and 200 back ;-) dont know how to post pics other wise I would...
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:08 PM   #15321
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I've read through most of this giant thread.....

I do have one question if anyone can help - I am having trouble finding an online vendor for the auxiliary power outlet. Anyone have a link?
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:27 PM   #15322
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I've read through most of this giant thread.....

I do have one question if anyone can help - I am having trouble finding an online vendor for the auxiliary power outlet. Anyone have a link?

Welcome new guys.


As far as the power outlet goes I just used a marine grade outlet that comes with a rubber plug and mounted it just above the carbs. Wired it direct to the battery but it is does have an inline fuse. Total cost was around $6.
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:28 PM   #15323
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Was thinking about doing that to. Thanks!

Another thought - Anyone have any rain pants they use that play nice with the exhaust?

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Old 04-28-2012, 08:49 PM   #15324
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Was thinking about doing that to. Thanks!

Another thought - Anyone have any rain pants they use that play nice with the exhaust?

The pipes never seem that hot through my (usual) jeans but if you were to get a fold of synthetic in between the guards I can see how they might melt. My plain old (can't remember who made them) nylon rain pants have done fine as far as the exhaust is concerned. Perhaps only because it has been cold and actually raining when I used them, they might indeed melt if they dried out I suppose. They are not all that effective at keeping me dry anymore, I will be carefully avoiding any of the thin plastic type when I shop for replacement. A long time friend and rider of almost 60 years has mentioned that his wife used to sew a section of 'ironing board' cover onto the inside bottom of their right (rain) pant legs to prevent melting them on the exhaust, they ride H-Ds so it doesn't need to come up very far. I am more performance than appearance oriented so I might try that on the next set - these were already too old when I got the Scram to seem worth the effort. Since it would need to be almost knee-high for the Scrambler pipes, applying some tent 'seam sealer' may be in order.


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Old 04-29-2012, 12:48 AM   #15325
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A long time friend and rider of almost 60 years has mentioned that his wife used to sew a section of 'ironing board' cover onto the inside bottom of their right (rain) pant legs to prevent melting them on the exhaust,

That's a great idea. gotta go pattern shopping now...
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:52 AM   #15326
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That's a great idea. gotta go pattern shopping now...
Get a pretty floral print.
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:29 AM   #15327
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I've read through most of this giant thread.....

I do have one question if anyone can help - I am having trouble finding an online vendor for the auxiliary power outlet. Anyone have a link?
I'll throw my $.02 in on this one. I would use the connector that comes with a battery tender (or similar product) for auxiliary power. Additional 'pigtails' are inexpensive, the connectors themselves are foolproof and pretty much indestructible, and then you have a plug available to keep that battery ready to go.
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:13 AM   #15328
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I would also like to chime in. I bought one of these http://www.3brpowersports.com/ and REALLY like it. Mounting it can be a bit of a pain, but having a waterproof USB is really nice. Not sure if they have a plug for what you are looking to install, but if so, I'd recommend them.
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:18 PM   #15329
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Lighter flywheel

Has anyone machined some weight off the old flywheel. If so, how much did you take off? How is the performance? I was thinking it might spin up a little faster, might be fun.
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:44 PM   #15330
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Has anyone machined some weight off the old flywheel. If so, how much did you take off? How is the performance? I was thinking it might spin up a little faster, might be fun.
D & D Cycles built and tuned my motor... 904cc, 12:1 pistons, cams, and a ligher fly wheel by 2 lbs.
Go for it! http://www.danddcycles.com/custompag...pg=performance

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