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Old 09-09-2012, 12:54 PM   #31
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Well the car is mounted and I've got the toein, trail and leanout set correctly.I've added approx 85 lbs of ballast and been for several test rides. The rig tracks straight but has a horrible case of head shake that seems to come from the front suspension and only gets worse as speed increases.The front tire is a Battlax with flex sidewalls and a zig zag tread pattern in the middle and is partly to blame. I've got an Avon sidecar triple duty replacement and a set of progressive fork springs on order which I hope will remove some front end sag and firm up the suspension Here's hoping for an improvement.
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:53 AM   #32
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What progressive's did you choose?

I found some Hagon's for a good deal, but I don't know if they are going to do the trick.

I've also thought about switching to Thruxton rear shocks to get about an inch more clearance. I'm wondering what that is going to do to the dynamics of the rig though.
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:40 AM   #33
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I mounted an Avon sidecar tire on the front and got some Ikon progressives.Unfortunately I've put my back out so the project has been sitting for a week while I recouperate.I'll post the results as soon as I'm mobile again.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:04 PM   #34
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I got the front wheel with the new tire back on the bike. I'm pleased to say it's made a huge improvement.It's a joy to ride as iit is so I'll leave the suspension work for a winter project.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:19 PM   #35
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Is it the "Avon Side Car Triple Duty Tire?"

Looks like a good tire for a replacement on my Scrambler.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:06 PM   #36
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That's the one,I'ts ideal for the tugs front end, flat with stiff sidewalls.
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:24 PM   #37
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head shake cured

I want to thank everyone for helping me get my Triumph Bonnie/Dnepr dialed in.
I have been fighting head shake and had tried just about everything to cure it.
Cathouse Willie and others suggested a new front tyre. CH Willie put on an AVON sidecar tyre on the front of his Bonnie and reported back with great success.
Well..........AVON will need to pay Willie some commissions.
I bought the same tyre and am happy to report that I had the same results. About 95% cured.
I have played with the suspension a bit in an attempt to cure the death head shake I had and will continue to check everything over the weekend. Set up, toe in,etc. But..............this in a major improvement.

Thanks guys. Greatly appreciate all the suggestions.

Need a front tyre?? The AVON sidecar tyre is highly recommended.

Just for the asking.........tyre pressures?? What seems to work??
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:11 PM   #38
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I put that same tire on the front of my Daughter's '83 BMW/Ural rig and it solved the headshake for her too. Congratulations.
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:00 PM   #39
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Thanks for posting this. I have an 08 Scrambler and have been itching to try something "different." Then at the Triumphs in Taos rally last month, there were not one but TWO side-hack equipped Triumphs, one of which was a Scrambler identical to mine except for the color!

So I'm starting the research process of what promises to be a long (and not cheap) journey.

I do have one minor quibble with your initial post, though. You said:

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Pros:

1. Power/Engine.... Liquid cooling is nice!
Yes, liquid cooling is nice - but unless you have the world's only water-cooled Bonneville, I'm pretty sure your '07 is air cooled. Certainly my '08 is. ;)
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:21 PM   #40
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Thanks for posting this. I have an 08 Scrambler and have been itching to try something "different." Then at the Triumphs in Taos rally last month, there were not one but TWO side-hack equipped Triumphs, one of which was a Scrambler identical to mine except for the color!

So I'm starting the research process of what promises to be a long (and not cheap) journey.

I do have one minor quibble with your initial post, though. You said:



Yes, liquid cooling is nice - but unless you have the world's only water-cooled Bonneville, I'm pretty sure your '07 is air cooled. Certainly my '08 is. ;)
Oil cooling is what I should have said. Mine has an oil cooler.

Sent from the voices in my head, and transcribed by their drinking buddy.
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:17 PM   #41
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Oil cooling is what I should have said. Mine has an oil cooler.

Sent from the voices in my head, and transcribed by their drinking buddy.
Ah, that makes sense!

Hey, you're in Southern Pines? I spent some time in that neck of the woods (well, a bit East of there) when Uncle Sam was my employer.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:18 PM   #42
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We have every thing needed to add a sidecar to the Scrambler (or the T-100 and others) the Scrambler has mounts that are a bit different then the T-100 due to the high exhaust system. The new from billet triple tree's we make for the T-100 will work on the Scrambler.
BTW we are also building two sidecars now for the Steve McQueen edition of the Bonneville with matching wheels and one is getting WW2 aircraft type nose art on the front.
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:22 PM   #43
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Ah, that makes sense!

Hey, you're in Southern Pines? I spent some time in that neck of the woods (well, a bit East of there) when Uncle Sam was my employer.
I happen to commute a bit east of here to keep Uncle Sam happy myself.

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Old 10-11-2012, 08:21 AM   #44
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Pics!

Finally got my Taos pictures posted.

Here's the one that really got my brain buzzing, seeing as how it's on a Scrambler identical to mine except for the color:






There was also a nice T100 hack:





I really like the auxiliary headlights and the spare gas on the T100.

I have to say, this is really starting to appeal to me! Already casually searching the Interwebs for chairs. I figure since I'm not in a hurry I can buy the parts piece by piece and worry about putting it all together once I have all the stuff I need.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:16 AM   #45
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Got a set of Hagon progressive springs in the mail last week. I'm looking for a set of fork caps from a Thruxton now. Those will allow me to make adjustments to front forks easily. Once I get it all assembled, I'll report how the mod works.
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