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Old 05-27-2010, 06:56 PM   #9316
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You could always ceramic coat them silver. But I like the discolored pipes. It means the bike's been ridden, unlike all the trailer queens with their shiny chrome.
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Old 05-27-2010, 07:22 PM   #9317
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Anybody else got extremely discolored head pipes?
Yes, but mine are the Arrow stainless headers. I see pics of bikes with Arrow headers that are a nice uniform tan colour, but mine are like the pics below. Gash ugly by the head & tan back past the side cover. I'm wondering if that's normal & I just thrash it around a bit too much - or if I have clogged pilot jets mebbe. I've run carb/fuel injector cleaner through the last few tank fills anyway. Almost took the carbs off today to check all the jets.

Any input...anybody?

I don't mind the colour as long as I'm not feckign up the engine.

btw, I remember seeing pics of a slightly older Bonnie with AI intact that had blueing & discoloured pipes down past the rider's footpegs on the stock exhaust - on the low Bonnie exhaust that is; would be even further back on a Scram I guess. For some reason I shelved that away in my memory to remember.


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Old 05-27-2010, 07:29 PM   #9318
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PS: I'm liking the serious bash plate more and more. I just looked at older pics of my Scram and it looks naked with just the Triumph skid plate.

I used to ride along wincing at all the pings and doinks of stones being flung up at the undercarriage.
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:45 PM   #9319
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PS: I'm liking the serious bash plate more and more. I just looked at older pics of my Scram and it looks naked with just the Triumph skid plate.

I used to ride along wincing at all the pings and doinks of stones being flung up at the undercarriage.
I like the plate too. Looks like the Thunderbike one that used to be for sale during the early days of this thread. When I get my bike back, I might have to talk to Beach about ordering one.
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Old 05-27-2010, 11:28 PM   #9320
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Any input...anybody?

I don't mind the colour as long as I'm not feckign up the engine.
Funny you say that thistle. My EFI Scrambler keeps a nice golden color on my Arrow pipes.

My guess is different jetting makes for different exhaust temps.
Lean = hot (more color on the pipes?). How do your plugs read?

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Old 05-27-2010, 11:59 PM   #9321
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I like the plate too. Looks like the Thunderbike one that used to be for sale during the early days of this thread. When I get my bike back, I might have to talk to Beach about ordering one.
i gave up on thundebike since it seemed like they discontinued the beefy scramber bash plate and finally ordered the triumph version, is there another option?
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Old 05-28-2010, 10:46 AM   #9322
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Bike Night last night. Good ride despite the rain. At the end of the pavement only a guy on a dual-sport Suzuki and me on the Triumph kept going. Pretty funny! We returned to the group shortly - that mud was a hoot with the Tourances... Knobbies would have been MUCH better!

Scram: ride with the sport bikes, then roar up the dirt road! Perfect!

Everybody likes the Scram and those Norman Hyde pipes...
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Old 05-28-2010, 11:38 AM   #9323
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i gave up on thundebike since it seemed like they discontinued the beefy scramber bash plate and finally ordered the triumph version, is there another option?
There's a few options out there. Just depends on how much protection you want, and how fat your wallet is.

The OEM one that you have is decent bottom-level protection. Doesn't do much, but it does do more to protect your bike than not having anything at all does.

A step up from that is an add-on plate that Grizzlybear sells.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=8355
Provides a good bit of extra protection, helps keep your oil cooler clean, and is adjustable based on how much protection you need at the time.

At the top end of the line, is the plate that Beach40 had some fab shop make for him.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=7855
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=7852
Looks to be very well made, provides significantly more protection than the stock plate, and can even be customized to what you want. It'll even fit with the factory crash bars installed. Downside is that it's a bit expensive.

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Old 05-28-2010, 01:37 PM   #9324
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Undo the two 10mm bolts holding the complete brake pedal assembly on and then you'll get to it easy. You'll want to do that anyway to fit your new spacers....

Thanks BT. I'll do it .... And I like the spacers. No more knee roast.

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Old 05-28-2010, 01:39 PM   #9325
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Old 05-28-2010, 01:45 PM   #9326
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New levers

Fit my new levers today, I was thinking about doing it anyway but breaking the brake lever sort of accelerated the decision. They are Titax shorty version (in black) and work well for me with a nice action.



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Old 05-28-2010, 02:08 PM   #9327
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More important I can use my mirrors now...no more shoulder view...these bars are like 32" wide
Just noticed you don't have the bar end weights on these new bars of yours. Did you decide not to put them on, or would they not fit/install correctly? I like the bars, but if I can't put the ends on to attach my handguards to then I'm staying with the OEM one.
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Old 05-28-2010, 03:54 PM   #9328
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Thanks BT. I'll do it .... And I like the spacers. No more knee roast.

The footpegs on my Scrambler drag real easy in corners now,I wonder how much more they would drag if I spaced em out another half inch?
Just thinking.
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Old 05-28-2010, 03:59 PM   #9329
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Clutch basket and plates? Did you break the whole left side of the engine open skidding down the road?Takes some doing to wreck a clutch basket in a lowside. The whole left engine cover was busted open?
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Old 05-28-2010, 05:48 PM   #9330
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Funny you say that thistle. My EFI Scrambler keeps a nice golden color on my Arrow pipes.

My guess is different jetting makes for different exhaust temps.
Lean = hot (more color on the pipes?). How do your plugs read?
I haven't looked at plugs but I was using an air/fuel gauge to tune the bike after removing the airbox and fiting the Arrow pipe, so I know the jetting is very close to what it should be for close to 13 A/F ratio (the A/F setup crapped out on me; still gotta try to get that up and running again if possible). I have 145/40 jets in there, which is about standard for ARK and open pipe. It's a hot setup so mebbe that's part of it.

I wish Grizzly bear hadn't ceramic coated his headers so I'd have something to compare to with airbox gone and Arrow headers.
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