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Old 12-01-2011, 03:39 PM   #14341
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I apologize if I post up my bike too much. *Heavy remorse*

It is alway changing and I like to scheme concept or direction on my bike.
As we know the Scrambler is the 'bolt on' king for changing its personality or use.

My latest is a gearing change.
Same basic gearing, albeit slightly lower. 2.389 down to 2.421.
18/43 to 19/46.
Maybe just a bit more acceleration.
The reason I did it mainly (besides wearing sprockets and chain) is to shorten the wheelbase.
To me the tire looks pushed way back. Older (60's) Triumphs were shorter and their tire wasn't pushed so far back.
Doing this shortened my wheelbase about an inch. Wheel is better placed within the fender...
Looks much better now IMO.
Hopefully I can get a fresh stock length chain on...
Weird I know...


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Old 12-01-2011, 03:47 PM   #14342
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Old Triumphs had 19 inch wheels front and back. That's the big difference in looks. Some new Triumphs I've seen had 19's on the back and it looked good. Unfortunately, it limits tire options.
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:13 PM   #14343
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... I chose a 2008 deliberately because I didn't want the EFI and all of its associated complications...
What complication could occour? I didnīt read all the pages here.

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... I can attest that a couple of thou in engine and suspension mods and dumping 20 or so lbs. makes it a whole different ride...
What specific have you done?

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...As we know the Scrambler is the 'bolt on' king for changing its personality or use...
Which rear shocks do you use and what changed after installing them? Looks like they are height adjustable, too.

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Old 12-01-2011, 10:36 PM   #14344
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I apologize if I post up my bike too much. *Heavy remorse*


Keep on posting Max, I like to see the way you go:-)
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Old 12-02-2011, 12:11 AM   #14345
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I agree. Retro is what it is. And knowing how to work with the bike you have.

I know my bike doesn't burn oil, they don't so I check oil when its cold. A quarter turns the cap loose easily (maybe not with stock pipes?). A medium funnel rests in place well for the oil changes.
No issue. He's right - Buy tools they are cheap

WTF you need a locking gas cap for? I have never had anyone try to steal/siphon gas out of my bike in 35 years...

But if you were an arsehole someone might urinate in it? - possible?

Ok I'm in love with mine... Me too
These babies have a 20,000km valve/shim adjustment schedule - compalin about that

Whew
Phew.
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Old 12-02-2011, 12:13 AM   #14346
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About time I bought some new cush drive rubbers.
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Old 12-02-2011, 04:18 AM   #14347
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Scrambler mono....

sure why not, if you know how.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buZtfq9ea0I at 0:49 sec.

he knows how.
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Old 12-02-2011, 05:27 AM   #14348
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WTF you need a locking gas cap for? I have never had anyone try to steal/siphon gas out of my bike in 35 years...

But if you were an arsehole someone might urinate in it? - possible?
You donīt have to be one. In bigger cities they do it for fun, without knowing the owner.


Ok I'm in love with mine... Me too
These babies have a 20,000km valve/shim adjustment schedule - compalin about that
Nothing special. My Suzuki V2 has a 24000 km valve schedule, but it didnīt help. After 9000 km the valves had to be adjusted. So watch out, ifor new engines those intervalls are often too long.

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Old 12-02-2011, 05:39 AM   #14349
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sure why not, if you know how.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buZtfq9ea0I at 0:49 sec.

he knows how.
Good thing I can't. I'd be doing it all over the place. Up until that whole revocation thing.
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:01 AM   #14350
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Ignition relocation bracket

I wanted to post a follow up about the joker machine relocation bracket issues. I spoke to Bryan via e mail and he told me that they have had a few complaints about the bolt holes for the ignition being drilled and tapped for he wrong size. He said that he would contact production and look into it. I ended up drilling and tapping it myself, no big deal really. As to the wrong bolts being supplied, their supplier mixed the bolt bin with bolts of different thread pitches. Bryan was quick to send me the correct bolts. The bracket is now installed and looks great.

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Well, I wouldn't say that it popped off like magic, but it did come off. Be careful while sanding or grinding as it is easy to go too deep and get into the head light mount. There was also some rust under there. I am going to sand it and touch it up with some rustoleum satin black. I've found it is close to the stock frame color. The relocation mount I used was from Joker Machine and there were some issues. The holes in the bracket were drilled and tapped too small for the stock bolts and the bolts supplied that mount the bracket to the frame are the wrong thread pitch. I don't know if anyone else has experienced this or not, but I plan on contacting Joker Machine to see if it was a fluke or not.
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:46 AM   #14351
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sure why not, if you know how.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buZtfq9ea0I at 0:49 sec.

he knows how.
While he does pull a wheelie it is the stunta style *barf*.

He is standing on the buddy pegs to get his weight back and has no brake to cover.
But yes he does a nice wheelie on a low powered bike.
Just clutch it up!
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:01 AM   #14352
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Which rear shocks do you use and what changed after installing them? Looks like they are height adjustable, too.
Works.
They are spendy as any, top of the line but they have a full range of adjustment. Compression, rebound, spring preload and length.
And the looks to go with them.

The added length get close to interference with our wonderful centerstand and chain.
Maybe slightly quicker steering with the longer shocks too - but basically the same (as they settle in under weight).
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Old 12-02-2011, 01:51 PM   #14353
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Interesting.
How much do you gain in travel and do you use the compression adustment in real life? I guess they should be wide open all the time.
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Old 12-02-2011, 05:10 PM   #14354
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Interesting.
How much do you gain in travel and do you use the compression adustment in real life? I guess they should be wide open all the time.
How much travel do I need to gain? Any additional is good, and I estimate apprx 1" more.
If the Triumph is at 5"/5" f & r thats not so bad... lol For a bike that is lacking to start with.
The compression dial is the most used, on any bike for me. If your spring sag is where you want it, compression takes your bike from harsh to plush (or versa visa).
My Scrambler has felt too soft, so I dial in more compression adjustment to firm it up a bit. From plush to a little more sporting.
Rebound (for me) is left alone so the shocks extend quick.

Here is a better look of them. I am not trying to push these shocks due to price. There are others that have some of these features at a better price. But I like 'em...

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Old 12-02-2011, 05:43 PM   #14355
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Old Triumphs had 19 inch wheels front and back. That's the big difference in looks. Some new Triumphs I've seen had 19's on the back and it looked good. Unfortunately, it limits tire options.
not quite, they were generally 18 rear, 19 front....Norton Commandos use(d) 19's front and rear and that makes for very limited rear tire choices....18 is not so bad, many more options

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