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Old 08-29-2010, 08:51 AM   #10531
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Mirrors

I tried searching but came up with nothing. I have narrowed down my mirror choices to this:



Napoleon bar ends, I remember seeing a pic of these mounted on top of the bars utilizing the factory mounts. I really dont want bar ends. They increase the width of the bike, The last set I had only made it 3 days before one got knocked off in the lot.


Or these from Bikemaster:



I am not having much luck finding a pair of these, Everyone seems to be out of stock. Maybe they have discontinued them ?
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Old 08-29-2010, 01:14 PM   #10532
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I tried searching but came up with nothing. I have narrowed down my mirror choices to this:

Or these from Bikemaster:

I had a pair of these on my Scrambler right after I purchased it. Well built mirrors that didn't vibrate. The view wasn't as good as bar end mirrors though. I have cheap bar end mirrors now and I like the functionality much better.
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Old 08-29-2010, 04:06 PM   #10533
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I load up the Scrambler and took it camping for 2 nights in the Blue Ridge WMA. The weather was (finally) nice in north Georgia and everything seemed to work out smoothly. Same goes for the Scrambler which performed great.









The waterfall was just downstream from our first nights camp. We leisurely zig-zagged all over the WMA on Saturday. Logged a little over 100 miles in the forest. Some creek crossings, some well maintained forest roads and some that turned into pig trails. Now the Scrambler is due a bath.
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Old 08-29-2010, 04:47 PM   #10534
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Thanks for the cool pics!
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:47 PM   #10535
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I feel as guilty as hell. Every time I log on I see fantastic pics of your travels... Scramblers set against the soaring backdrops of majestic scenes, Scramblers covered in mud splashing through puddles and Scramblers hiding under mountains of luggage systems out on an awesome adventure! (EG, Wiseanhyzer's most excellent post on this same page)

I read the comments about your luggage set-ups, what works, what doesn't, your favourite tyre combinations and how well they grip or last and I think, why arn't I in these discussions. Yep I still have my Scrambler and put more miles on it than my other bikes but alas, I like the thing so much in it's road trim, I'm afraid to change it back to it's adventure roots. So, in the meantime I'll live out my future adventure rides vacariously through your posts.

So, here are a few Scrambler pics of a ride day at Queensland Raceway late July. Circulating in the 1min 29's shows the true dual nature of this fantastic motorcycle, the Hinkley Triumph Scrambler. While I feel as guilty as hell I'm also as happy as pig in mud!








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Old 08-29-2010, 08:04 PM   #10536
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In the spirit of Grizz's above post (nice pics dude!!):




I run Napoleon bar ends, they fit fine w/ the factory bar ends, you just need to buy a longer screw and sandwich them between. Personally though, I'm not that big of a fan of the "look" but functionally no complaints. Function over form is the name of the game IMO anyway
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Old 08-29-2010, 08:46 PM   #10537
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I feel as guilty as hell. Every time I log on I see fantastic pics of your travels...
Dont. I'm ashamed to admit it but mine hasnt seen dirt since I bought it. Seams like everytime I install a mod its been about performance and not utility. We all ride'em for different reasons. Mine is surprizing the occasional big twin rider from light to light.


As far as Napoleons go. I had them on my Triple and hated them. One of them fell apart while I was riding in traffic. They vibrated pretty badly. For bar ends on the Scrambler I went with the Triumph's and hammered them on to my 7/8 bars to keep the package narrow. I can post a pic tomorrow if anyone wants to see it.
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Old 08-30-2010, 03:14 AM   #10538
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I feel as guilty as hell
I still have my Scrambler and put more miles on it than my other bikes but alas, I like the thing so much in it's road trim, I'm afraid to change it back to it's adventure roots.

Clearly what you need Grizz, is another Scrambler in ADV trim to keep your current one company.
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Old 08-30-2010, 06:31 PM   #10539
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Destination Hwy #1

Well I don't know I can compete with all the amazing pics that everyone is posting, but I did just get back from a little 4 day 3 night jaunt where I sought out what was ranked as the #1 motorcycle road in BC.

Not sure if everyone is familiar with the Destination Highways books, as I think they are for certain regions (according to the book's cover they reference NorCal, SoCal, WA, BC). My book is the top 185 motorcycle roads in Southern BC. I decided for my first ever MC road trip, why not go find #1?

Here's a few various shots from the trip.

Roads near to and the views of Osoyoos in the southern Interior (BC's wine country).








Examples of the twisties and views in the Kootenays:








If you are reasonably close to the area, it's absolutely beautiful. Mountains, lakes, trees, desert, winding twisties and fairly minimal traffic (for a city dweller like myself).

Just head to Nelson, BC. Any road you take there is spectacular and the day trips you can do from there are amazing.

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Old 08-30-2010, 07:14 PM   #10540
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Be careful riding there! Looks like that guy in the pickup truck has a death wish.
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Old 08-30-2010, 08:50 PM   #10541
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Be careful riding there! Looks like that guy in the pickup truck has a death wish.
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:31 AM   #10542
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Roads near to and the views of Osoyoos in the southern Interior (BC's wine country).

Reminds me of the curves I just went through.
(sorry I had the wrong lens on)
Old historic hwy 30 along the Columbia.
I have been looking through a scenic byways book for some inspiration, among other things.



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Old 08-31-2010, 06:57 AM   #10543
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more luggagey stuff

Here's my pannier lash-up, I'll do something for the burny side when I get the time:



I got to the Isle Of Man ok, but only in the nick of time. I was misinformed at the shop about the relay type needed, for the led indicators I put on my 2011 bike. This only became apparent after testing upon completion of the job at 4.30pm on Saturday, but I had to leave 8am Sunday to catch the boat to the island! Anyhow, following a top-tip from a friendly chap in Halfords, I wired a small 21w indicator bulb in parallel to each signal side, hidden in the headlamp shell.

The led's flash correctly and the indicator light in the tacho works too!
wunderbar, wunderbar

ps. I took a quick snap of this bike with the iPhone, whilst waiting to get on the boat:

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Old 08-31-2010, 07:23 AM   #10544
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I'm a little jealous of all these awesome ride pics. I wish I had something to report, I did run over a squirrel on the way to work yesterday.




I dont think it was the tire that killed him. It was the sound of 865 cc's of snarling horsepower barrelling down on him. Poor liitle guys heart just gave out.
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:43 AM   #10545
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