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Old 10-08-2008, 02:04 AM   #2731
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hey Davo, nice shocks!! Which version is that?

don't know how to tell ya tho--somebody stole your exhaust!
YSS ones - the same as Rhodie's He's me hero

Seriously, it was a tight fit and I took my staintune cans off to make it easier.

Now I need to know Rhodies settings to lift the back a bit as I'm scrapeing the pegs a bit too often now.

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Old 10-08-2008, 04:48 AM   #2732
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Dead Scrambler

Mine died today in the city!

Three short coughs and either the CDI or the coil has carked it. Anyone else had a sudden death? The dealer talked of Asian manufacturing etc etc. More to follow once autopsy completed.

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Old 10-08-2008, 12:28 PM   #2733
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Mine died today in the city!
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Dead coils are not unknown on the triumphrat site, but I would have thought that would only cut out 1 pot. Mine died in heavy rain but was easily fixed.
Hope you are up & running soon , it is a bugger when these things happen.
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Old 10-09-2008, 06:00 AM   #2734
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All good proved to be a loose wire on the CDI box ....

All good now ...
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Old 10-09-2008, 02:42 PM   #2735
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Dave - You can fit shocks w/ overflow canisters on the Scrambler (without removing the exhaust by simply mounting the shock the other way (see photo of my bike)
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YSS ones - the same as Rhodie's He's me hero

Seriously, it was a tight fit and I took my staintune cans off to make it easier.

Now I need to know Rhodies settings to lift the back a bit as I'm scrapeing the pegs a bit too often now.

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Old 10-09-2008, 09:01 PM   #2736
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Do any of you have any tips on how to clean the rims without scuffing up the chrome? My rear tire rim is a nice shade of grey right now, covered with road grime...

Also, davo what is that red jack you have a few pictures ago, under the center of the bike?


Nice pics as always.
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Old 10-10-2008, 06:43 AM   #2737
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When I clean the rims - the stuff that doesn't hose off nicely (tar, chain lube etc), i just dab/spray some WD40 or Degreaser etc on, let soak a little and wipe off with paper towel.

Just avoid overspraying on the sidewalls obviously

Works pretty well for me

When I'm done sometimes I just wipe the rims with a really light coat of WD40 - makes it easier next time
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Old 10-10-2008, 06:57 AM   #2738
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Skidplate,
That thing is way too clean for a Scram!!
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Old 10-10-2008, 07:30 AM   #2739
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I use one of those ball-shaped foam things attached to the power drill to clean the spokes on the Bonnie in our motor pool -- after using something like simple green to get the majority of the spooge off the rim and spokes -- mines branded "flitz," but there's a bunch of em out there

careful what you use to clean the rims -- if the wheel weights are the stick on type, what will take oil chain lube and tar off the rim may also dissolve the glue that holds the wheel weights on --

you don't have to ask how I know

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Old 10-10-2008, 07:31 AM   #2740
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Clean Rims

Krahe,
I use store brand disinfecting wipes and a small rag. The wipes have all of 0.13% ammonium chloride in them, and foam up really well. Cuts through the grease and dirt VERY well. Requires that you go behind with a rag to get up all the greasy foam. It's hard to get in between the spokes with anything, but with the small wipes and rag you can kind of run them through like floss.
I wouldn't use anything rough or abrasive to brush the chrome. I'm sure you could get some wheel cleaner from the auto parts place that would work also. The Eagle One stuff I use on my truck wheels works really well and I bet it would work on the rims of our bikes too. I like using the wipes because I don't have to be careful where I spray the other.
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Old 10-10-2008, 05:34 PM   #2741
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saw one of these yesterday, sat on it, had a really nice old school enduro feel. felt lighter than i thought it would. what can be done to gain a couple more inches ground clearance? bike was stock, clearance looked to be about the same as my valk. i did look thru this thread a bit but dont want to look thru all 184 pages. thanks!
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Old 10-10-2008, 06:29 PM   #2742
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Dave - You can fit shocks w/ overflow canisters on the Scrambler (without removing the exhaust by simply mounting the shock the other way (see photo of my bike)


Yeah I thought of doing that but it didnt look right to me ... looks OK tho and I'm sure they work fine that way too.
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Old 10-10-2008, 06:31 PM   #2743
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Also, davo what is that red jack you have a few pictures ago, under the center of the bike?
I's a cheap China made "cruiser lift" it works fine but takes up a bit of space in the garage tho.
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Old 10-10-2008, 06:33 PM   #2744
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saw one of these yesterday, sat on it, had a really nice old school enduro feel. felt lighter than i thought it would. what can be done to gain a couple more inches ground clearance? bike was stock, clearance looked to be about the same as my valk. i did look thru this thread a bit but dont want to look thru all 184 pages. thanks!
Where you been, you could have ridden mine when I still owned it!

Ground clearance-schmound clearance...the bike is just fine the way it is...





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Old 10-10-2008, 06:33 PM   #2745
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I would suggest getting the extra-long 370mm YSSG366TRCLshocks:

http://www.bellacorse.com/bcc138-40.htm

With the length adjustment, you can take it to 380mm, which is 20mm over stock Scrambler length. Then find some Honda F3 forks. Use the F3 internals and the Scrambler lowers. I've heard that the Scrambler and Bonnie forks are different lengths, but I've never seen any part numbers to confirm that. So theoretically the F3 forks should give you up to additional 1.375" of height (of course, you have to account for rake, but...) in front. Adjust the rear and front heights to suit your tastes of rake, etc.

Alternately, get some Works Performance shocks custom-built and find 41mm conventional forks from another bike (new KLR 650, Honda XR250R, a few others) that meet your length needs. Of course, eventually you'll need a fork brace (Superbrace makes a nice one) and in the rear you'll start to run into some chain rubbing issues.

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