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Old 06-15-2010, 09:23 AM   #9661
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Alright...my right wrist is hurting enough that I am serious about doing something on the handlebar/riser front.
I have read about a couple of Renthal and Pro Taper bars on this thread, but does anybody have specs on the stock bar to compare? If I knew pullback, etc measurements, I could do a better comparison.
I haven't had any problems with the wifes scooter (though I don't ride it much or very far). I don't remember having any issues with the '84 Shadow, but it has some crazy buckhorn pullback bars so it's a bad comparison.
For reference, I seem to be kind of short compared to the usual Scrambler crowd at 5'8". I also wear a 33" sleeve length in dress shirts.
Any assistance from you guys is much appreciated!

Also, if you have any ideas for the wrist -I'm wide open. I'll probably get some padded grips, throttle rocker, maybe even new gloves.
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:17 PM   #9662
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So I finally got 'round to changing the oil

2) Whomever decided on the location of the fill cap can come over to my house and stick HIS goddamn arm in there next time after the bike is hot enough to change the oil.
Why do you need to get in there when it's hot? Drain the oil whilst hot, yes. But wait until it's all cooled off before getting the filler cap off. The oil will still drain OK with it in place.
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Old 06-15-2010, 01:24 PM   #9663
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In chasing a little more power, we have had some new valves turned up out of stainless. Both exhaust and inlet are 2mm over stock and we should have the head on and tested by the end of the week. The ports have been opened up around the valve seat area to match the extra valve size and I have also done some more porting to match the inlet manifolds to the head more perfectly. Will do a couple of day rides then run it on the dyno. Previously we topped out at 78.4HP so are expecting somewhere in the 83-85HP range.





Ongoing to the above, the head is now installed and the bike running. An Australian govt Treasurer once described his annual budget report as "a beautiful set of numbers" however, not as beautiful as the numbers below! As a yardstick, a bone stock Scrambler produces about 46HP at the rear wheel.




And the reason for all this silly-ness!

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Old 06-15-2010, 01:30 PM   #9664
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Nice! 86 hp out of a 48 hp cruiser,those are nice numbers. I still cant see why Triumph has the Scrambler making less hp stock then a modern 650 twin.
Safety I suppose.
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Old 06-15-2010, 02:15 PM   #9665
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...snip...kinda seems like 60 to 65 mph is the upper comfort level,pegs start buzzing,harmonic noises and general un happiness at much over 65.
Snick it into 5th... it'll be much happier! Or spend some time on my KLR... the Scram will feel like a GoldWing after that!
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Old 06-15-2010, 04:09 PM   #9666
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Snick it into 5th... it'll be much happier! Or spend some time on my KLR... the Scram will feel like a GoldWing after that!
Ive ridden those KLR's,too much HP for a normal person like me.
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Old 06-15-2010, 05:20 PM   #9667
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Why's it take so long to get parts from Triumph? The shop's been waiting for stuff for about 2 weeks now, and still no word on when they'll get them in. I want my bike back. They've had it longer than I have now.
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Old 06-15-2010, 06:54 PM   #9668
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Why's it take so long to get parts from Triumph? The shop's been waiting for stuff for about 2 weeks now, and still no word on when they'll get them in. I want my bike back. They've had it longer than I have now.
I know our dealer waits until they have a sufficiently sized order based on some arbitrary limit set by Triumph. Otherwise they get hit with some surcharge???
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:13 PM   #9669
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Snick it into 5th... it'll be much happier! Or spend some time on my KLR... the Scram will feel like a GoldWing after that!

EXACTLY.

A couple friends of mine that ride triumphs, or larger displacement bikes complain about the buzz or seat. Then they ride my dr650 and they shut up pretty quick.

It's allllll relative
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Old 06-16-2010, 12:12 AM   #9670
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Why's it take so long to get parts from Triumph? The shop's been waiting for stuff for about 2 weeks now, and still no word on when they'll get them in. I want my bike back. They've had it longer than I have now.
I put in an order on some valve shims + misc stuff 4 weeks ago, ordering from Jack Lilley in UK. Thinking they would be able to get the parts in a reasonable time frame. But no...
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Old 06-16-2010, 06:09 AM   #9671
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I could be wrong but I don't believe I've seen this mentioned here before.
http://www.normanhyde.co.uk/getimg.p...HBK160.jpg&d=m
It's by Norman Hyde and costs 68 BRP's and that includes VAT whatever that means... Any way, it looks minimal. Cheers

Sorry, can't get the pic to show but it's a skid plate.
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Old 06-16-2010, 07:39 AM   #9672
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VAT = Value added tax.

as for the pic, "dynamic links" (like this one ; ..normanhyde.co.uk/getimg.php?file=shopimg/HBK160.jpg&d=m) usually won't show up as a pic in the thread, but the link will work
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:38 AM   #9673
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VAT = Value added tax.

as for the pic, "dynamic links" (like this one ; ..normanhyde.co.uk/getimg.php?file=shopimg/HBK160.jpg&d=m) usually won't show up as a pic in the thread, but the link will work
VAT is currently 17.5% in the uk but probably going up to 20% shortly
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:55 AM   #9674
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I could be wrong but I don't believe I've seen this mentioned here before.
http://www.normanhyde.co.uk/getimg.p...HBK160.jpg&d=m
It's by Norman Hyde and costs 68 BRP's and that includes VAT whatever that means... Any way, it looks minimal. Cheers

Sorry, can't get the pic to show but it's a skid plate.
It might be cheap but the trouble with that bash plate is it doesn't actually protect anything useful. Might as well buy a chocolate tea pot!
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Old 06-16-2010, 09:06 AM   #9675
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EXACTLY.

A couple friends of mine that ride triumphs, or larger displacement bikes complain about the buzz or seat. Then they ride my dr650 and they shut up pretty quick.

It's allllll relative
It IS relative,my 03 DR650 is smooth at most all speeds,never blurs the mirrors,the rubber mount pegs take care of any vibes down that way. It can go all day on the hiway with no vibes to speak of. My Scrambler buzz's the pegs pretty hard at 70 mph and then smooths out some at 80 mph,the whole bike kind of buzz's at various speeds over 65 mph.
Ive finally broken in the Corbin seat on my DR and its good for 650 miles with no squirming around.
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