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Old 11-14-2008, 01:14 PM   #2911
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Buon lavoro Bartez! Molto bello
Keep us posted on your modifications please!
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Old 11-14-2008, 04:23 PM   #2912
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Aux lights ???

as I do alot of riding w/cagers.. i like to light my way as much as possible..

anyone mounted any aux lights to the front of there Scram ???

its something ive done to the past couple of bikes ive owned and found by running them in daylight hours it nearly elimintated the "oops I didnt see you" drivers...

also wonder if the charging system can handle a pair of 35watt lights???

any pics ???

any thoughts ???
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Old 11-14-2008, 06:27 PM   #2913
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Lights

May want to take a look at these:

http://trailtech.net/single_hid_mr11.html
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Old 11-15-2008, 02:13 PM   #2914
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I've been working on the lighting issue too. Has anyone looked at these,

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...view/3771/420/ ?

I'm also considering changing the headlight to the Cibie - see

http://www.danielsternlighting.com/p.../products.html

I'm riding in the dark most of the time these days and the stock headlight, even with upgraded bulb, is crap. Triumph really dropped the ball on such a basic safety issue.
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Old 11-15-2008, 06:32 PM   #2915
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That Cibie looks very interesting... Direct replacement? Will it fit???
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Old 11-15-2008, 07:35 PM   #2916
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That Cibie looks very interesting... Direct replacement? Will it fit???
According to a guy on the R.A.T. Bonneville tech thread, Stern will send you exactly what you need to make everything fit. The only thing you loose is the small parking light bulb - not required in North America. It'd be nice to see!
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Old 11-15-2008, 08:13 PM   #2917
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If being seen in the daylight is your primary concern, you don't want anything with a clear lens. Clear lens lights are almost invisible in the daytime. What you need is something where the lens will glow.
Look at Moto Lights.





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Old 11-16-2008, 01:11 AM   #2918
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Lady and gentlemen, I'm happy to show the fruits of my quest for a bigger, better gas tank. I started out with the stock tank, found it didn't hold enough for my purposes, and moved up to the Norman Hyde SS tank. That also had a number of problems which I won't go through again here. But... I finally have what I've been looking for.

This is a one-off tank custom made by Evan Wilcox in Ukiah, California. It's made of aluminum, has a centrally-mounted sealed cap, a breather tube running to the charcoal cannister, and it holds 7.5 gallons of fuel. Given the weight of my bike with full touring gear, I get about 35 mpg, which puts my range above 250 miles.

Evan calls it the Triumph GS Clubman tank, based off of an old BSA Gold Star tank design.











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Old 11-16-2008, 01:46 AM   #2919
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Nice one Orpheus. Finally some decent fuel range.

Any plans to make more of them or is this going to stay as a one off?

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Old 11-16-2008, 06:03 AM   #2920
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That tank is a thing of absolute beauty. Could you post a couple more pictures of the tank installed and tell us what the price was? I hesitate to ask.

From what I see on the 'net there is a real unaddressed market for a good large tank for the Scrambler. I will have to carry extra gas for the upcoming Labrador trip. A large tank would be much more convenient.
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Old 11-16-2008, 07:34 AM   #2921
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I don't think Evan would mind making more tanks like this one. It's only a one-off in the sense that, to his knowledge, no one has made a Gold Star-style tank of this size/volume before. He had my bike for a week while he was making the tank. He fabricated two frame brackets for it to support the weight of the fuel (it overlaps the front of the seat by about 2-3", and doesn't attach in the usual place under the seat). Total price was $2000 USD.

I'll take some more pics later this week. I'm still on the road in the honeymoon phase.
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:40 AM   #2922
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Orpheus, that tank is awesome.

Now that we got that out of the way, what is the story with the pretty lady, and more perplexiously, the goats?
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Old 11-16-2008, 09:09 AM   #2923
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Orpheus, that tank is awesome.

Now that we got that out of the way, what is the story with the pretty lady, and more perplexiously, the goats?
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Once again MistaVern speaks for the masses. Details please.
And more photos of the tank ! BEAUTIFUL !
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Old 11-16-2008, 09:21 AM   #2924
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The lady is my girlfriend, Erica, who came along on the trip and went camping with me at Yosemite while the tank was being fabricated. The goats belong to Evan and are his "shop goats". They were very friendly.

Also, please note the poster up in Evan's shop.
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:10 PM   #2925
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The lady is my girlfriend, Erica, who came along on the trip and went camping with me at Yosemite while the tank was being fabricated. The goats belong to Evan and are his "shop goats". They were very friendly.

Also, please note the poster up in Evan's shop.
Thanks for answering such burning questions. This is the first I have ever heard of shop goats, and gotta say they are pretty cool. You are a lucky guy to have such a great bike and a pretty girlfriend to boot!
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