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Old 09-26-2012, 03:31 PM   #17536
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2012 BMW GS Trophy Challenge Voting is open!!!

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Vote for your rider --- Andrew Lacy if you please
done...........this isn't going to go to your head is it???
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:34 PM   #17537
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voted twice. one with wifey's account
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:35 PM   #17538
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done...........this isn't going to go to your head is it???
I was already thinking I better get him to sign my Aerostich catalog his was on before he forgets about us little people Good luck Andrew
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:39 PM   #17539
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I was already thinking I better get him to sign my Aerostich catalog his was on before he forgets about us little people Good luck Andrew


I started a thread in GSpot and Oilhead Boxers looking for votes
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:11 PM   #17540
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Andrew, two votes in the Alvarez household for you!

*Andrew, something is wrong with the BMW website voting. I voted then my wife tried from the same computer and it would not let her vote. The screen read "Thank you for voting"

Weird, maybe the website's final drive had a leak.
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:33 PM   #17541
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Voted and will get the wife to tomorrow.

Brenda, what do we need to do to get stickerfied? Are we doing a group order?

I might finally close on the house Friday. BOA is finally sending the paperwork. My advice is don't use them for a mortgage.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:01 PM   #17542
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Brenda, what do we need to do to get stickerfied?
Nothing -- the stickers, they will find you. (Of course, cash contributions won't be turned away... )

I posted all the skinny earlier so that if others want to place additional / different orders in the future, they don't have to start from scratch.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:32 PM   #17543
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Anyone from RVA going to BWDR. Should be a great time
Thanks for the plug . . Open invite to all. None will be turned away at the gate


Oh yeah, I do not have a gate.
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:51 AM   #17544
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New Wheels!

Follow up: I have a check in hand for 13's 2007 Scrambler in Long Island and I have rented a Cargo Van for the round trip this weekend. Any insight as to what I need to secure it/get it into the van would be appreciated. I figure a cheap ramp or 2x6x8 and some ratchet straps at a minimum. Information like "a motorcycle will not fit in a cargo van" would be better found out sooner than later so I don't have to disassemble it and pile up the parts inside.

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Old 09-27-2012, 05:54 AM   #17545
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Looks nice Mike!!
Thanks DD. I like the retro look of the Scram's and, when I look at the actual amount of dirt-time my F650 saw, I think the Scram will take me everywhere I want to go.
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:10 AM   #17546
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Follow up: I have a check in hand for 13's 2007 Scrambler in Long Island and I have rented a Cargo Van for the round trip this weekend. Any insight as to what I need to secure it/get it into the van would be appreciated. I figure a cheap ramp or 2x6x8 and some ratchet straps at a minimum. Information like "a motorcycle will not fit in a cargo van" would be better found out sooner than later so I don't have to disassemble it and pile up the parts inside.

Mike
I would start looking for overall measurements of the bike, so you can verify if it will fit. You may need to remove the tallest pieces such as the mirrors to get it to fit. Also, go by the door opening height when measuring for fit and not necessarily the interior ceiling height.

As far as tying a bike down, ratchet straps are fine, but take a couple towels or something to put between the straps and any bodywork they may touch. I've never used a cargo van, but I have used a pickup a few times. In the cargo van is there a partition between the passenger area and the cargo area? In a pickup, I usually put the front tire against the front of the bed. That and some straps to keep things steady side to side seems to do the trick.

Depending on the weight of the bike, it can be really hard to get up a 2x6 ramp. Unloading can for some reason be much harder for me. When I bought my WR, the PO helped me push it up the ramp and while it was a tense moment or two, it was up in the truck quickly. Getting it out required the help of a neighbor and a lot of sweat. Not sure why it was so exceedingly hard to get it over the lip of the 2x6. If you can get a l bracket type thing on the end of the ramp so its surface sits somewhat flush with the cargo van floor, it would be easier. Remember even "light" bikes can be very heavy on an incline and not under power.


Oh, and congratz on the new bike. It looks like a blast.
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:25 AM   #17547
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Here is a news clip of the 2008 Trophy Challenge. Just to show types of stuff Eddy and I conquered. I am still trying to edit my go-pro down to a size I can post.

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Old 09-27-2012, 06:37 AM   #17548
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Thanks for the plug . . Open invite to all. None will be turned away at the gate


Oh yeah, I do not have a gate.
Didn't the gate get burned down last year along with the fence?
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:38 AM   #17549
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Follow up: I have a check in hand for 13's 2007 Scrambler in Long Island and I have rented a Cargo Van for the round trip this weekend. Any insight as to what I need to secure it/get it into the van would be appreciated. I figure a cheap ramp or 2x6x8 and some ratchet straps at a minimum. Information like "a motorcycle will not fit in a cargo van" would be better found out sooner than later so I don't have to disassemble it and pile up the parts inside.

Mike
Invest in QUALITY tie downs, not the cheapest at Wal-Mart, get some soft straps to go around the fork brace, buy a front wheel chock, do not attach the tie downs to the handlebars. DO NOT compress the front suspension, the front end should be allowed to bounce on it's springs. Buy a decent ramp.
I have all of the above if you want to borrow them for the weekend, PM me if you want to use my stuff.

You are going to enjoy the Scrambler a lot. It's fun, it looks cool, it's great for running around town and for fire roads once you ditch the stock "Death Wing" tires. The 270 firing order makes it sound like a Sportster (not a "proper" British twin) but I think it sounds great and it pulls better than a 360 Bonnie. The pipes on the right do get in the way when standing, wrap the pipes with fiberglass tape to avoid a slow roasted right thigh, the stock brakes are a joke, the front and rear springs are horribly weak and will make you feel like you are on a pogo stick and the brake lines need to be replaced with steel, replace the stock pads with EBC. Remove the AI intake, drill out the backplate and use a K&N and finally, flip the rear brake caliper to the TOP of the rotor so a log doesn't rip it off!

All of these minor issues are fixable for less than $1500 and will make it a very fun bike!

Get your Visa out and enjoy:
http://www.british-customs.com/triumph-scrambler-900/

http://www.triumphperformanceusa.com...index&cPath=31

https://normanhyde.co.uk/hinckley-tr...scrambler.html

Grab a six pack, start here and become a Scrambler Jedi Master!
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=141616
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:43 AM   #17550
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