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Old 07-04-2012, 12:16 AM   #15721
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@ steve sa - just love her shape too! The bike looks great as well.

Dig the clean look of the bars without clocks.
Is that a 7" headlight & stone guard?
Love the 2-1 zard!

Hi, It's actually a very cumbersome 8" headlight. Bugged the hell out of me when it was still chromed. Looked like it belonged on the front of a freight train. Now that it's powder coated matt black it appears much smaller than it actually is. The massive size doesn't bother me anymore.

Stone guard is from Newbonneville.

The Zard pipe just rocks! Once you've removed the 'whistle pin' and managed to justify the price.

Thanks for the comments :)

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Old 07-04-2012, 04:21 AM   #15722
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What serrated pegs you have there?
Bought these on Ebay.




A few minutes with a file/grinder to remove that "lip" and instal a set-screw to keep them level... Much nicer than stock... and only $15 (shipped)
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:17 AM   #15723
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Bought these on Ebay.




A few minutes with a file/grinder to remove that "lip" and instal a set-screw to keep them level... Much nicer than stock... and only $15 (shipped)
do the serrations cause boot/shoe wear?
any pics of where the set screw goes?
I need to drill any holes for that?

I'm thinking of trying these. ;)

thx.
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:20 AM   #15724
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seat and pipes

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I love your bike and I have a few questions. What type of seat is that or did you mod it yourself. I am thinking of shortening my existing seat. Did you just remove the silencers on your exhaust? If so what did that do to the sound and performance? I love the look of the shortened exhaust and was considering doing that until I could afford another exhaust. Thanks for the photo's and info.
Thanks fugowie and welcome to the thread. I cut about 4 inches or so off of the seat pan myself with a dremel tool. I did the same to the foam with a carving knife, then used some rough sandpaper to smooth it out. I took it all down to a local upholstery shop and had them add an additional inch of foam and recover it for me. I added the foam to give me a bit more leg room. To mount the seat, I used the tabs on the seat pan that hold the owners manual. I drilled two holes in the fender and put clip nuts on the tabs. I also used a rubber spacer between the tabs and the fender to give the seat something to rest agains and not overstress the tabs. At some point I would like to find some dzus fasteners for quick release.
In the picture you saw, I had just removed the silencers and mounted the stock headers. I thought it looked pretty good, but I ended up mounting a Zard cross system. If I had decided to to keep the stock headers, I would have found some generic baffles and mounted them in the pipe because it was extremely loud with just the headers. Baffles are pretty inexpensive and wouldn't be hard to mount and removing the stock silencers drops a ton of weight. I hope this helps, good luck!
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:52 PM   #15725
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Jullie-Ann.

Thought I'd share a few more pics of Jullie-Ann enjoying a Scrambled Triumph. I met her 5 minutes earlier and she was dead keen for an 'I-Phone' shoot (ha ha) on my bonnie. What a FOX and she smelled so good...





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Old 07-04-2012, 06:26 PM   #15726
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Well played,Sir!
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:56 AM   #15727
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Well played,Sir!
Thanks RMAK. Sometimes I impress even myself
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:13 AM   #15728
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Front tyre. Mine did that with the original front tyre. Changing it to a tourance at ~8500 km fixed the problem. Funny though, I put the tyre on my cx500 to run it out and no problem there.
I'll have to check this out.
I wanted to swap out the Deathwings anyway.

When I grasp the headlight while the bike is vibrating it stops.
I do have the headlight grill on it, so that could possibly make a difference. It may the source of the noise, but I guess not the cause of the vibes.
That may also explain why only certain bikes seem to have the vibs?

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Old 07-05-2012, 06:17 AM   #15729
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do the serrations cause boot/shoe wear?
any pics of where the set screw goes?
I need to drill any holes for that?

I'm thinking of trying these. ;)

thx.
Dave
No noticeable wear, the teeth aren't aggressive enough.

As far as the set screw is concerned, I drilled and tapped for a M4 button head screw. Because that's what I had one hand... and the bolt head turned out to be the correct height I needed to have the peg level.




But you could drill a normal hole (not all the way through) and insert a piece of steel rod... then file it down slowly until you get the desired height.

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Steve SA,

What can I say... but... wow nice pictures!
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:30 AM   #15730
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Arrow 2-1 question

I just picked up my new scrambler last week and will be installing the arrow exhaust myself (in california now the dealers can't do it because of CARB). My question is I realize that the ECU needs a remap but would it be OK to install it and then ride about 40 miles to the dealer for the remap or should I just trailer it down?

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Old 07-05-2012, 12:30 PM   #15731
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I just picked up my new scrambler last week and will be installing the arrow exhaust myself (in california now the dealers can't do it because of CARB). My question is I realize that the ECU needs a remap but would it be OK to install it and then ride about 40 miles to the dealer for the remap or should I just trailer it down?

Thanks (from a new member)
I wouldn't stress bud. The ECU will make it's own adjustments on your 40 mile journey to the dealership. The concern would be running the mixture too lean and that ain't going to happen. In my opinion it's more than fine to ride the 40 miles to your dealer (but don't take my word for it)!

WTF is CARB? All this crap legislation rubbish is starting to filter down to us rural folk in Africa! One day I won't be allowed to wipe my bum without first sending a requisition.

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Old 07-05-2012, 12:39 PM   #15732
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@sillymike, cool, I think I'll be trying that. Thanks. ;)


@steve sa, looking good, you got that perma smile.
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:40 PM   #15733
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whoa, I feel a bit scrambled after looking at that
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:10 PM   #15734
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Cracked bracket fix?

I seem to remember seeing someone else with this problem, but don't remember the fix. The bracket, that's welded to the Scrambler's frame, that holds the pipes is cracked on my bike. Anyone have suggestions on the best way to repair it?

Is brazing enough or do I need to create something more durable?
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:06 PM   #15735
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I can weld that.
Fab shop in my garage.
Better check my own bracket!!!
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