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Old 03-05-2014, 06:57 AM   #3646
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I love your scramster build. So how long does it take to change a belt in a gravel parking lot?
Thank you man! The high pipe moves the exhaust out of the way of the the pulley cover and associated hardware (part of the reason I wanted to build the bike this way). Dis-assembly and reassembly took about 20-30 min .... Then I realized that I forgot to tighten the lock nut for the tensioner pulley. Finding IT in the gravel lot took about 40 min.

I replaced the used belt with a brand new one a couple of days ago. With the proper tools in hand it only took about 15min. One tip, you don't have to remove the wheel to change a belt. Simply remove the lower shock bolt on the drive side and swing the shock up and out of the way. To get the weight off of the bike just "push" the weight of the bike onto the kickstand being careful not to shove it on it's side.
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Old 03-05-2014, 06:58 AM   #3647
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Did you make that hi pipe your self?

I did all of the cutting , bending and tack welding. A friend of mine finish welded the pipe for me.
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:02 AM   #3648
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Yeah, I dig bench seats on the scramblers. Here's one that looks factory in execution, IMO. Of course, if building, or having one built, you can choose your own contour and thickness to suit your longer inseam requirements.



And here's another that's pretty damn thick...





Hey Randy, any info on these two bikes?
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:35 AM   #3649
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Hey Randy, any info on these two bikes?
Not really. I just collect pictures of interesting bikes, or custom bikes with interesting design elements. I found these two a while back with a Google image search using the search term "Sportster Scrambler". I've found quite a lot of cool ideas that way. Some of the pics that come up will lead to more detailed descriptions and build threads, but a lot of them don't.

The red one was supposedly built by a company called Monsoon which I guess is a company based somewhere in Europe.

More pics of it can be seen here:

http://duecilindri.blogspot.com/2011...y-monsoon.html

I particularly liked it because it looks almost factory. Dare I say it? Almost what I would expect Honda to have built if they had built a Sportster clone of Scrambler back in the 80's or 90's. Maybe it's the seat, red paint, gold rims, and front fender that gives me that impression, IDK....
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:29 PM   #3650
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Pulled this pic off of Randy's link. The seat is made by an Italian company but when I enlarge it, I can't quite make it out. Starts with an "A" and end in "ti". Someone more familiar with Italian seat makers, may be able to figure it out.



I also found these two seats made by the japanese Co. Easyriders; no relation to the American Mag. When you go to their website and look up the distributors in the USA, none of them carry the seats. However, I did find an importer who has them listed in US dollars in their store. So, it appears that these may be available for us purchase. They are not exactly "bench seats" more of a cobra style. Still an alternative for a scrambler seat because the contour is quite a bit flatter than many others.





Link to the distributor easyrider cobra seat

Last, and probably the direction I will eventually go, is a seat made by Mustang. The Dayttripper. While searching their site a few weeks ago I noticed many of their seats can have custom options now. Among them is the Daytripper; the option is the tuck and roll on the seat panel. I spoke with a customer service rep yesterday and her comment was that the Daytripper, with the tuck and roll option, will have a very similar look and profile to the standard seat they make for the Triumph Bonneville and Scrambler.





Seat made for the Triumph.



The Daytripper panel will have a hour glass shape; narrowing in the center. Still a good retro look, while keeping the sporty lines. The Mustang seat will be very "pricey" BTW.

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Old 03-06-2014, 09:13 AM   #3651
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I also found these two seats made by the japanese Co. Easyriders; no relation to the American Mag. When you go to their website and look up the distributors in the USA, none of them carry the seats. However, I did find an importer who has them listed in US dollars in their store. So, it appears that these may be available for us purchase. They are not exactly "bench seats" more of a cobra style. Still an alternative for a scrambler seat because the contour is quite a bit flatter than many others.


Looks kind of like the Biltwell HB

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Old 03-06-2014, 10:32 AM   #3652
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It resembles this '82 Sportster seat, too...

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Old 03-06-2014, 10:56 AM   #3653
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The cover pattern does look remarkably like that older model, only with a less pronounced "step" between rider and pillion. I'd bet the Japanese company making the newer one got their inspiration from that older model. A lot of the Japanese HD culture is base on the nostalgia for things very much a part of "Americana", so why not use old stuff, redone or updated for newer bikes? The Japanese bike scene is awesome. They have SO many things available over there that we never see stateside.
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Old 03-06-2014, 05:38 PM   #3654
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Just remove the shock bolt instead of the wheel ... goddamn that's genius. I'll tuck that little tidbit away in the brainpan. Thanks!

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Thank you man! The high pipe moves the exhaust out of the way of the the pulley cover and associated hardware (part of the reason I wanted to build the bike this way). Dis-assembly and reassembly took about 20-30 min .... Then I realized that I forgot to tighten the lock nut for the tensioner pulley. Finding IT in the gravel lot took about 40 min.

I replaced the used belt with a brand new one a couple of days ago. With the proper tools in hand it only took about 15min. One tip, you don't have to remove the wheel to change a belt. Simply remove the lower shock bolt on the drive side and swing the shock up and out of the way. To get the weight off of the bike just "push" the weight of the bike onto the kickstand being careful not to shove it on it's side.
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:50 AM   #3655
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Thought I'd post some updated pics of my sportster build.

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What pipe is that you're running?? I have the stock R 2 into 1 and I'm thinking a not-so-muffled slip-on muffler would be nicer than the stocker.
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:55 AM   #3656
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If Rod doesn't come along directly to answer your question, you can check his build thread (link in his sig.). But, I think I remember it having Screaming Eagle slip-ons prior to him building his custom header. He reused one of the slip-ons on the new header.
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Old 03-11-2014, 01:39 PM   #3657
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Any info on this bike? Not sure if it's been posted before. This seems like a decent mod. I'd ride it.



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Old 03-11-2014, 03:20 PM   #3658
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Any info on this bike? Not sure if it's been posted before. This seems like a decent mod. I'd ride it.



Interesting...

Looks like a solid mount Sportster with a Buell front end, and Hinckley Triumph tank and seat grafted on. Not sure about the rear fender... maybe Hinckley again? And is the swingarm also a modified Buell piece, or is that stock HD? Rear wheel is probably Buell.

Pretty cool way to play with the minds of the Triumph faithful at a bike gathering...

And another interesting thing about this one is a recent discussion here about bench seats. This looks to be a stock Triumph piece. Not sure what was done to adapt it to the Sportster, but it does look well integrated. And, I do know that flat bench seats for Triumph Bonnevilles and Scramblers are available from several sources including stock on the Scrambler. I've seen several versions a while back when I had the hots to modify a Triumph Scrambler along the lines of the Hammarhead Jack Pine bike.
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Old 03-11-2014, 06:19 PM   #3659
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This one always gives me a woody:

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Old 03-11-2014, 06:36 PM   #3660
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This one always gives me a woody:

YESSIR! That gives me a moto permaboner! That's what that does!


Any info on it?
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