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Old 03-30-2010, 10:20 AM   #8281
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Stiff suspension and over-inflated tyres would cause this sort of thing if you were to hit a stone or debris in the middle of a corner. Be thankful it hooked up again.

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Yeah, all that about getting better rear shocks makes sense, but... I do have 10,000 miles on the Scrambler now, well into the second set of tires, and have ridden this & other twisty roads many times...

Never with a hop, skip and a jump to the side until the ride a few days ago... So, the stock shocks were working just fine for me for 10,000 miles, at the modest pace I ride.

I've backed off the shocks and the tire pressure and will make another run up there soon enough - snowing again now. Phooey.

Oh yeah - filling out my profile. Hmm. Guess I never got around to that. Shame on me! Living & riding here on the dry side of the Cascades in Washington State.

Thanks for the thoughts guys! Regards, Guy
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Old 03-30-2010, 10:23 AM   #8282
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I promised pictures and finally get them online. From two weeks ago, Cave Creek Rd to Bartlett reservoir northeast of Phoenix. A very nice ride, I would highly recommend it if you live in the area. The cam cover when I got home, I guess its what I get for trouble free operation for two years.

My valve cover did that in the same spot after I removed it to polish it. I gave the bolt holding it down 1/4 turn more and that was the last I saw of oil seepage. See if yours are tight enough...worst case you may have to put some gasket sealant on there.
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Old 03-30-2010, 10:24 AM   #8283
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"Be thankful it hooked up again."

I am!

For whatever reason I'd forgotten that I'd last had the bike set up for two-up riding, and didn't air back down or back off the shocks either. Never had it happen before, but I think that's all it was...

Later, Guy
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Old 03-30-2010, 02:11 PM   #8284
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My valve cover did that in the same spot after I removed it to polish it. I gave the bolt holding it down 1/4 turn more and that was the last I saw of oil seepage. See if yours are tight enough...worst case you may have to put some gasket sealant on there.
Tightening it did seem to help, its still seeping just a little. I will have to see if I can tighten it just a little more.
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Old 03-30-2010, 02:57 PM   #8285
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I will have to see if I can tighten it just a little more.
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Old 03-30-2010, 03:04 PM   #8286
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Yeah, I've been heard to utter those very words, shortly before a sharp metallic SNAP from whatever I'm working on...

Followed predictably by some other choice words...
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Old 03-30-2010, 08:17 PM   #8287
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I can live with it the way it is, no need to risk it with the summer season on the way.
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Old 03-30-2010, 10:19 PM   #8288
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Bout time for me to make it over to your side of the mtn Guy.
I'd like to check out Winthrop to Conconully the back way.
Meet up with Bross somewhere out there...
I'm in.




I was just checking Fish Lake Rd, last week...
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Old 03-31-2010, 01:39 AM   #8289
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Pretty much original parts exept the Ohlins shocks.


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Old 03-31-2010, 02:27 AM   #8290
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Pretty much original parts exept the Ohlins shocks.
"British vehicles promotion picture" Pretty much the same I have in my garrage Xcept the Ohlins shocks. I consider painting the Fly Screen with either matt black (easier) or orginal khaki green. This bike and its colour kills me !
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Old 03-31-2010, 03:36 AM   #8291
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"Bout time for me to make it over to your side of the mtn Guy.
I'd like to check out Winthrop to Conconully the back way.
Meet up with Bross somewhere out there... "

Sounds good! Snowed pretty heavy in the mountains yesterday, but the lower roads are looking better. Very muddy in places still....
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Old 03-31-2010, 05:32 AM   #8292
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Pretty much original parts exept the Ohlins shocks.


Great looking Scram! Give us your opinion on the Ohlins when you get chance - also, are your header pipes ceramic coated? They look a lot cleaner than mine.
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:08 AM   #8293
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I can live with it the way it is, no need to risk it with the summer season on the way.
I know I have read somewhere (probably on Triumphrat) that the problem is frequently with the seals that go on the cam cover bolts. It is those seals that actually apply the pressure to the cover and if they get old and flatten out a little bit, they don't push the cover down hard enough to maintain sufficient pressure on the bottom seal. IIRC, those bolts have a shoulder and will only tighten so far, so overtightening does little good and is a recipe for disaster. It's the seals between the bolt heads and the cover that do the work.

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This is second hand knowledge however, as I've never had a problem with leaks on either of the two '06 Scramblers I own.
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Old 03-31-2010, 10:21 AM   #8294
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Let me know how that SlipStream windscreen works out. I have a flyscreen on mine but there are times I wish it was a bit taller.

Say.....that seat looks familiar........

Thanks,
John
I've been using the same shield (slipstreamer spitfire) for over a year and love it.



It worked great on my trip to Sturgis last year, too. I normally run with a shield but might pull it off if I know I'm only going to be riding in town and/or it's a very hot day.



The shield and the trunk do somewhat spoil the "classic" looks but the good news is that I can take them off in less than a minute.
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:07 AM   #8295
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How to get left side number board to work with Renntec rack?

Just wondering if anyone's done it. I have the number boards and used them as saddle bag guards when I went to Sturgis. Problem is the left side board attaches under the seat to the same bolts as the Renntec rack and the mounting plate for the boards won't allow the seat to be fully bolted down if it is on top of the Renntec rack.

My Sturgis solution was to just leave the left side hex bolt off of the back seat but that was a last-minute mod and obviously not a good one.

Anyone have a template or (better yet) a photo of how they modified the left side number plate to work over or under the Renntec rack?

Thanks in advance.
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