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Old 06-01-2010, 11:48 AM   #9376
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Old 06-01-2010, 12:17 PM   #9377
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I find that my pegs drag less if I get my butt off the seat and my body to the inside of the turn. bike stays more upright and I corner faster. I'm far from dragging a knee but it helps.
Im used to my DR650 that has really good ground clearance but still have drug pegs on it.
The Scrambler seems to drag before Its even leaned over much but thats probably part of its charm,its no sport bike after all.
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Old 06-01-2010, 12:20 PM   #9378
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I agree.
No wonder insurance continues to go through the roof.

People fall over with their full coverage ins, take it in and viola!, instant big number$ damage to brag about.

Between the crotch rocket geeks and the "I don't touch it' squad, who loses out on insurance rates?
All of us.

Fix your own bike and learn!
You'll learn how to work on your bike and not want to drop it the next time...
One can only guess how much ins goes up after using it to fix a single bike crash,might be better to fix it your self.
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Old 06-01-2010, 01:24 PM   #9379
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You'll learn how to work on your bike and not want to drop it the next time...
Wait, dropping your bike is bad? I'm not supposed to do that?? So that was what I did wrong!









Actually if you remember an earlier post of mine, I wasn't going to even file a claim. I was just going to put on a new shifter, and call it good. It was only with all the internal damage that I filed a claim. My parents were actually wondering why I didn't just total out the bike and buy a brand new, undamaged one.

If it involves the engine or the transmission, I'll send it to someone else. Anything else, I feel comfortable doing. I broke that rule once before, and replacing a simple $40 slave cylinder on a BMW M Roadster ended up costing several hundred dollars once I was able to get the transmission dropped and the push rod removed from the bottom of the bellhousing.

I would love to do my own work, but I live in a small studio apartment where I can't do any work on my own vehicles. That's the reason I sold my 1970 Mustang before moving here, because I wouldn't have a place to tinker with it. Doing major repairs in a parking lot is frowned upon, for whatever reason.
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:37 PM   #9380
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would love to do my own work, but I live in a small studio apartment where I can't do any work on my own vehicles.>>

TStorm,
Where are you in DC and have you found a passable mechanic anywhere?
Sorry about your gettoff on 95

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Old 06-01-2010, 03:04 PM   #9381
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would love to do my own work, but I live in a small studio apartment where I can't do any work on my own vehicles.>>

TStorm,
Where are you in DC and have you found a passable mechanic anywhere?
Sorry about your gettoff on 95

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The guys I bought the bike from at Clinton Cycles off of 5 in MD seem to know what they're doing, but are probably over priced like any other dealer and they also don't have much in the way of competition around here either.

Right now, the my bike's down in Fredericksburg at a place called Top Notch Custom Cycle. They say they do work on Triumphs, and last time I was in their backshop, they did have a mid-70's bonnie sitting back there awaiting something or other. They were doing some custom fabrication stuff for me anyways, and my off happened just a couple of miles from their shop, so....seems fitting that the bike's with them now.

For the record, I'm in Alexandria, near all that construction on 495 around Telegraph Road. But I'm inside the beltway, and I can see the Capitol Building and the Washington Monument as I cross the Woodrow Wilson Bridge on my drive to and from work each day so in my mind...I'm in DC.

By the way, were you on 1 South some Saturday back in mid-late April? I passed a guy on a matte green Scrambler, and that's the only other time I've seen my bike on the road. Ever.
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Old 06-01-2010, 03:35 PM   #9382
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[/size][/font] Well guys, the original light is „not ideal“ – no discussion about it. But don´t you think that using SV 650 light (or whatever light with modern clear glass and not bullet-shaped body) destroys the nicely balanced vintage styling of Scrambler? For me personally SV 650 is not the option. But I liked the light relay option (if it helps) together with effective bulb.
Styling only goes so far when it comes to hitting deer at night or what ever else your trying to see. I cant see the headlight or the bike when Im riding it anyways.
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Old 06-01-2010, 03:41 PM   #9383
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Emulators

Im going to try some Race-Tech Emulators in the Scrambler,Race-Tech is only showing them for the Bonnieville. Pretty much the same forks arent they?
Scramblers are a little longer but the same 41 mm fork I believe.
Thanks for any help!
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Old 06-01-2010, 05:47 PM   #9384
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Northwest fireroads are good right now.

With 3300 miles on the TrailWings I have been pretty happy with them.
I trust sliding my bike out of corners. It holds. Done some donuts too.
At well under 50% tread life left I am going to try the TKC's next.


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Old 06-01-2010, 07:00 PM   #9385
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A little black powdercoating and some new Distanzia's.

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Old 06-01-2010, 07:13 PM   #9386
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Looks good CoolerKing.
How bout a pic of the other side?
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Old 06-01-2010, 08:04 PM   #9387
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Thanks dude. Yours looks cool too man. Was a tough choice between the green and black. really don't think you can go wrong with either color.

Here's some crappy cell phone shots.

Still saving my pennies for the Arrow pipe.



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Old 06-01-2010, 08:05 PM   #9388
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Im going to try some Race-Tech Emulators in the Scrambler,Race-Tech is only showing them for the Bonnieville. Pretty much the same forks arent they?
Scramblers are a little longer but the same 41 mm fork I believe.
Thanks for any help!
RaceTech products for Scrambler

FEGV S3802 Emulator Kit

I think I'll try some RaceTech springs too this season because the stock springs are rated for an 85 lb rider.
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Old 06-01-2010, 08:55 PM   #9389
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RaceTech products for Scrambler

FEGV S3802 Emulator Kit

I think I'll try some RaceTech springs too this season because the stock springs are rated for an 85 lb rider.
Thank you very much! Quick accurate info is a great thing!

Oddly enough we checked the sag on my stock forks and they were spot on for my 185 lbs. We checked it twice and it was the same.
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Old 06-01-2010, 10:49 PM   #9390
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