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Old 05-27-2012, 09:55 AM   #15481
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http://vimeo.com/42632722

well if you love Sexy Boris, here he is introducing the new BA Moto headquarters
LOL Sexy Boris, too funny.
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:28 PM   #15482
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LOL Sexy Boris, too funny.
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:51 PM   #15483
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RE: those classic gatemouth badges. Always search 1st generation 1990's-early 2000's modern classic Thunderbird parts (Not the new cruisers) Those gatemouths were standard equipment and bolt right up to the carbed Bonnie/Thrux/Scram tank. I got a pair I'll let go for $1000 each.
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:43 PM   #15484
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Got my new TKC80s broken in today. The front felt so squirrely at first, then I saw that the pressure was set up above 40. Knocked it down to 36 rear and 32 front and it got better real quick. I'm super pleased with the way they feel on the pavement.


I did some two up for the first time today. The bike handled it ok, but rear suspension help is in order. This is a newb question, but how difficult is it to change the shocks? Can a newb do it easily enough, or is this a mechanic job? I think I might can swing the parts now, but I'll have to wait a bit if it needs to go to the shop.


One more thing. The mrs kept sliding on the double seat. Has anyone ever sculpted a scoop into the foam of the rear seat? I've seen the king and queen seat online, but I don't want to drop 300 dollars for a third seat... Unless anyone wants to trade a king queen for my double? :)
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:03 PM   #15485
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Got my new TKC80s broken in today. The front felt so squirrely at first, then I saw that the pressure was set up above 40. Knocked it down to 36 rear and 32 front and it got better real quick. I'm super pleased with the way they feel on the pavement.


I did some two up for the first time today. The bike handled it ok, but rear suspension help is in order. This is a newb question, but how difficult is it to change the shocks? Can a newb do it easily enough, or is this a mechanic job? I think I might can swing the parts now, but I'll have to wait a bit if it needs to go to the shop.


One more thing. The mrs kept sliding on the double seat. Has anyone ever sculpted a scoop into the foam of the rear seat? I've seen the king and queen seat online, but I don't want to drop 300 dollars for a third seat... Unless anyone wants to trade a king queen for my double? :)
I agree 100% about the tkc 80s, after about 50 miles they felt so damn great I had such a blast in the canyons. Much more fun than the trail wings

I just did all that and if you stick to same length shocks it's as easy as take one off and replace, then the other side.

As with the seat....I never really have that problem, not on my scrambler anyway, more so on my thruxton
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Old 05-28-2012, 02:02 AM   #15486
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RE: those classic gatemouth badges. Always search 1st generation 1990's-early 2000's modern classic Thunderbird parts (Not the new cruisers) Those gatemouths were standard equipment and bolt right up to the carbed Bonnie/Thrux/Scram tank. I got a pair I'll let go for $1000 each.
I put a bid on a pair yesterday, been outbid already

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Old 05-28-2012, 08:04 AM   #15487
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:11 AM   #15488
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Got my new TKC80s broken in today. The front felt so squirrely at first, then I saw that the pressure was set up above 40. Knocked it down to 36 rear and 32 front and it got better real quick. I'm super pleased with the way they feel on the pavement.


I did some two up for the first time today. The bike handled it ok, but rear suspension help is in order. This is a newb question, but how difficult is it to change the shocks? Can a newb do it easily enough, or is this a mechanic job? I think I might can swing the parts now, but I'll have to wait a bit if it needs to go to the shop.


One more thing. The mrs kept sliding on the double seat. Has anyone ever sculpted a scoop into the foam of the rear seat? I've seen the king and queen seat online, but I don't want to drop 300 dollars for a third seat... Unless anyone wants to trade a king queen for my double? :)
If you can take out and put in two bolts... you can change the rear shocks.
The fronts are about as simple, as well.

Tell your wife to pinch your hips with her knees, and stop braking so hard.
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:18 AM   #15489
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Ok,so for the past weeks I had my Scrambler at BA MOTO to get my scrambler done. Paint, ceramic coated exhaust, Racetech front and rear suspension and a few bits and pieces powder coated. Also a new set of TKC 80s.


And here she is now



Forgot to mention, also a new set of tank badges, finally got a set of those on my bike.
Sharp looking bike saschagast! Fresh looking paint scheme.
TKC's rule IMO on the Scrambler. You can carve down to the pegs with them and they help make the beast more tolerable off the pavement.
Almost a shame I'm going to Heidenaus just from the aesthetic point alone.

The Scrambler is gnarly with TKC's.
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:41 AM   #15490
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If you can take out and put in two bolts... you can change the rear shocks.
The fronts are about as simple, as well.

Tell your wife to pinch your hips with her knees, and stop braking so hard.


Awesome, thanks for the advice on the sliding.


Aout the shocks: is there a consensus for the best "bang for your buck"? ( I'm trying to read this whole thread, but have only made it to page 98.). I weigh 190, plus a little for gear. Loaded up for occasional two up, we will be 350 lbs.

When I ride solo, it'll be 70% street, 30% gravel and dirt roads (forest service stuff) that has a little mud and a little sand. It'll see very little true off road, except for the occasional pasture type crossing.

Any suggestions? I'm quite new to all of this. Thanks for your help.
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Old 05-28-2012, 03:39 PM   #15491
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A quick forest ride today, as the streets were too crowded with holiday traffic...

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Typical east Texas forest service roads, and the scrambler feels right at home in this context. Although it almost tried to nap in some sudden and unexpected deep sand. The low seat height saved my butt



Back at the house, ready for a wipe down:

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Old 05-28-2012, 05:46 PM   #15492
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I did some two up for the first time today. The bike handled it ok, but rear suspension help is in order. This is a newb question, but how difficult is it to change the shocks?
Piece of cake. One at a time, and replace them with the same length shocks. I have (and can recommend) Progressive 412's, which are about 200 bucks a pair.

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One more thing. The mrs kept sliding on the double seat. Has anyone ever sculpted a scoop into the foam of the rear seat? I've seen the king and queen seat online, but I don't want to drop 300 dollars for a third seat... Unless anyone wants to trade a king queen for my double? :)
I put a K&Q on my Scram, bought it on eBay for 200 bucks and sold the seat that was on it for the same money. Net was zero, and I can ride the bike all day with no discomfort.
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:53 PM   #15493
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One more thing. The mrs kept sliding on the double seat. Has anyone ever sculpted a scoop into the foam of the rear seat? I've seen the king and queen seat online, but I don't want to drop 300 dollars for a third seat... Unless anyone wants to trade a king queen for my double? :)
The Triumph scram gel seat has a material on top that's not so slippery, and it's pretty comfy. You retain the classic scram look over say, a king/queen seat.

And tell that woman to squish up close and hang on!
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:26 PM   #15494
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Do you have to different mirrors on your Scram? What are they?

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A quick forest ride today, as the streets were too crowded with holiday traffic...

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Typical east Texas forest service roads, and the scrambler feels right at home in this context. Although it almost tried to nap in some sudden and unexpected deep sand. The low seat height saved my butt



Back at the house, ready for a wipe down:

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Old 05-28-2012, 08:41 PM   #15495
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Cheap ($$$wise) Progressive and Hagon both make nice ones for $200.

$350-400 range- Ikons

$500-800 Works or Ohlins



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Awesome, thanks for the advice on the sliding.


Aout the shocks: is there a consensus for the best "bang for your buck"? ( I'm trying to read this whole thread, but have only made it to page 98.). I weigh 190, plus a little for gear. Loaded up for occasional two up, we will be 350 lbs.

When I ride solo, it'll be 70% street, 30% gravel and dirt roads (forest service stuff) that has a little mud and a little sand. It'll see very little true off road, except for the occasional pasture type crossing.

Any suggestions? I'm quite new to all of this. Thanks for your help.
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