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Old 04-28-2010, 01:56 PM   #8821
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It took me a year to get 2k, granted I was living in Kansas but still.
All those curvy mountain road slow ya down?
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Old 04-28-2010, 02:55 PM   #8822
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Whoo hoo! Just got my internet connected and second tax refund check deposited, so I was able to order several new goodies for the bike:

Nat'l Cycle Deflector Screen DX
Tiger 1050 Handguards
2x 20mm Ammo Cans

And this weekend, I get to pick up my fuel can bracket and drop the bike off to have the pannier brackets made.

Now its just a matter of waiting for everything to arrive so I can put it all together.
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Old 04-28-2010, 03:31 PM   #8823
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Scrambler Porn

From a quick ride along Lake Ontario today. Found a (very sneaky) way onto a beautiful beach at Bluffer's Park in Scarborough, Ontario. Not the kind of scenery you expect 20 minutes from downtown eh??

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Old 04-28-2010, 03:35 PM   #8824
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From a quick ride along Lake Ontario today. Found a (very sneaky) way onto a beautiful beach at Bluffer's Park in Scarborough, Ontario. Not the kind of scenery you expect 20 minutes from downtown eh??

Well done! I haven't seen clear blue sky in so long that I forgot what it looked like - pretty!
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Old 04-28-2010, 03:36 PM   #8825
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Yes I do remember seeing that post and it's a good idea. I think perhaps 2 screws (1 each side) might be preferable to even out the weight distribution - so it's not all on one side of the bracket - or maybe forget the screw(s) and just attach a bit of steel plate spanning the whole width. After establishing the required thickness of course.
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Two screws is what I did though my photo doesn't show it. I also thought of a strip of steel bar but then you have the problem of actually attaching it. The screws look after themselves by.....er......screwing into their own holes.
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Old 04-28-2010, 03:42 PM   #8826
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I just put this aluminum box on the Scram. I received a few negative comments from offfice mates on its looks but it serves its purpose and I kinda like it


Strewth! With a box that size you could do away with the side stand......
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Old 04-28-2010, 03:59 PM   #8827
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Strewth! With a box that size you could do away with the side stand......
I think it needs a wheel under it , also - if you load it up with stuff it might unbalance the bike? Can't deny its useful carrying capacity though.
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Old 04-28-2010, 04:04 PM   #8828
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Well done! I haven't seen clear blue sky in so long that I forgot what it looked like - pretty!
Thanks! Definitely need blue bird days like this every now and than to stay sane!!
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Old 04-28-2010, 06:06 PM   #8829
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All those curvy mountain road slow ya down?
Yes, actually. Yesterday I was on a dirt road up north that had bedrock sticking up through the surface and washboards so bad it was 1st and 2nd gear all the way. I thought my fillings were going to fall out. It did however give me more confidence in the trail wings because it was steep inclines/declines and sharp turns mixed with gravel and dirt. I didnt feel out of control at any point and felt safe enough to ride while standing on the pegs. I guess I am slowly getting my riding skills up to par.

Had an interesting run in with some wild mules:



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Old 04-28-2010, 07:29 PM   #8830
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phase 3 of ammo can pannier complete

Almost dark when I snapped the pics tonight, but you can see the final touch on the ammo can. I got two decals for $15, including shipping, so didn't think it was worth screwing around making my own. The logo comes on a rectangular piece of clear plastic. Stick that on, then roll it onto the surface, then peel it off and logo stays on. What I didn't notice was apparently the logo wasn't quite squared on the piece of plastic. Grrrrrrr. I used painter's tape squared against the lid so the logo would follow the lid, but since logo wasn't square on the clear plastic, it's off less than a quarter inch Screw it. I'll see how much it bugs me, and can always peel it off and use the second logo.



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Old 04-28-2010, 08:33 PM   #8831
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First off, Nice pic and congratulations!

Second, 2k in one month! It took me a year to get 2k, granted I was living in Kansas but still.
I've been trapped in NYC the past couple years going crazy with no car or bike so I have a lot of riding to make up for Took her up to the Adirondacks for a weekend and planning on putting a lot of miles on it over the summer.
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:35 PM   #8832
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I spent a couple hours fitting a Norman Hyde center stand onto my Scrambler. Not a happy experience. A job like this should take maybe an hour at most, but there were so many issues I nearly gave up and sent the thing back. However, the stand is on - but I can't recommend buying it if you expect an easy install and personally I wish I'd gone for the Triumph OEM stand instead.

First issue is with the instructions which are vague and lacking an assembly diagram. You are often left guessing where parts are supposed to fit and in what orientation. I'm still not sure I got it right as I had to choose based on what looked correct to my eyes.

The parts were well finished with the exception of the bump-stop bracket which was white metal - should have been powder coated black so I just used a rattle can on it. The spring (only one unlike the Triumph stand which uses two) is not correctly specified. Admitedly it's a design problem getting the length of pull and the necessary tension within dimensions allowed for the spring (hence the reason Triumph use two). The Hyde one is over-stretched the first time you lift the bike on the stand and thus loses tension. I can't see it lasting long before breaking or start to rattle (it's also a right b*stard to hook up),

The up-stop simply cannot be installed so that the rubber bumper contacts the height adjustment screw in the LH leg of the stand. It's just about possible IF the two bushes for the pivot bolts are inserted with their heads such that the stand sits as far to the left as possible (and you put some bends in the bracket). However doing that means the RH foot fouls the chain... Even with the bushes inserted the other way (opposite to that recommended) I still had to grind some off the RH foot to clear the chain. Also, the adjuster screw would not be long enough anyway and the stand would be way too high when in the 'up' position. So, the solution (for me) was to clamp the stand to my milling machne so I could drill/tap another 8mm hole and re-position the adjustment screw. (see photo).

Finally, after all that the stand fails to lift the rear wheel off the ground so it rotates. Now that might be the 10mm extra length of the Hagon Nitros I have fitted, but I think even without that 10mm the wheel would still be pretty solid on the ground. I have the choice now of taking it off again to install a jack screw where the stand contacts the frame which will give a little extra height, or place a piece of wood under the stand every time I want to use it.


Ugh, I have one of these stands laying around waiting to be installed. Wonder if I should even bother. I thought I had read that the OEM stand was rattle prone and that the Norman Hyde one was an improvement.
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:12 PM   #8833
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Hit 3 states yesterdayw/ about 20 friends from work. The whole ride was on asphalt but still was quite fun. Ohio, West Virginia, & Kentucky. Did some high speed 4 lane highway cruising and the Scrambler handled it quite well. Was glad to have the added power & speed of the blue & white version.
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:22 PM   #8834
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:00 PM   #8835
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Almost dark when I snapped the pics tonight, but you can see the final touch on the ammo can. I got two decals for $15, including shipping, so didn't think it was worth screwing around making my own. The logo comes on a rectangular piece of clear plastic. Stick that on, then roll it onto the surface, then peel it off and logo stays on. What I didn't notice was apparently the logo wasn't quite squared on the piece of plastic. Grrrrrrr. I used painter's tape squared against the lid so the logo would follow the lid, but since logo wasn't square on the clear plastic, it's off less than a quarter inch Screw it. I'll see how much it bugs me, and can always peel it off and use the second logo.




Just turn up the rear preload and it will be level, or park facing downhill! No doubt it will bother you more than anyone else, it is unlikely many others will notice, unless you run them down they won't have a view from that elevation.


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