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Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by danger_dave, May 29, 2006.
glad you're OK.
D9 brackets are great. Super well made and Seth works with you to get exactly what you want. I have just the mini speedo (from MikesXS; same as RMAK's speedo i guess), no tach. Not a cheap thing to get a D9 bracket but worth the $$ to get rid of the big clunker OEM.
re; the odometer; you can use a drill or wind powered prop thingy w drill bit attached to wind on a new speedo to the appropriate mileage.
One more D9 comment. I re read my post and it sounded like I did the gage work with D9's bracket. Nothing could be further from the truth. Seth did much of the work and set up and talked me through the rest. He's a craftsman of the first order and a great guy. Highly recommended.
Hi you all.
I told you about my interest on the Scrammie on page between 500 and 700. But can't find one for a road test.
All retailers told me "try the Bonnie, it's the same".
So whe try a Bonnie, with EFI, the model with 17" wheels. For a year.I don't like so much.
Till then I've kept my old beemer, rode around Corsica with it.
But last week I can at last try a Scrammie. A 2006 one, with 11000km on it. White/red paint.
Exactly what I expected. Lot of torque, smooth schocks for the bad little roads I used to rode. And so sweeet to look at. The deal is done, just to wait 2 or 3 week. I can't wait.
How, I forgot to say that it will be with
- new tires
- AI removed
- break fluid cup in black alloy
- all service done
Congrats! I think you're going to love it. pictures when it arrives please :)
I'm only into my 2006 about 3500 miles, but intend to keep it a long time. Sweet ride for sure.
Of course I will do so
spark arrestors / Off Road - Anyone have anything definitive on this? My google fu has failed me.
Does the fact its a street bike with DOT approved exhaust "count" as far as being legal off road?
Very cool man! Those dealers are full of it. Scrams, Bonnies and Thrux are different animals. I owned an 05 Bonnie before my Scrambler so I know of what I speak. Enjoy a great bike!
Previously I posted about a strange noise from the front end. Many stated possible cable noise and or tyres and or freakish ossilations from wind and tyres.
I am hear to report that it was the inside gear mechanism and lack of grease in the bushing on axle.
Check your lubricants inside the early cable driven speedo's.
I believe this failure was generated from the mechanics actually removing the grease when a new tyre was installed.
This was at the dealership prior to my purchase.
Many mechanics may not be familiar with bushing, and cable speedos due to electrics replacing antiquated designs.
Too true, I have a 06 Scrambler & a 09 Thruxton....completely different bikes.
First off...SICK pix and stories on this site. Exactly WHY I got a scram instead of a thruxton. I got a matte black scambler and started customizing. Wanted to ask a few questions...first off...the tires.
I did some research... and I want some continental TKC80s on here. Can anyone here confirm I can rock a 110 in the front and a 150 in the back? Both fenders are already removed... but worried about spacing. Am I good? Also... need a new exhaust. Arrow seems like a good bet. You guys happy with yours?
Thanks in advance and I'll get some pix up this weekend!
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Yes, Belgom Products make an anti-blue that works.
There are a number of polishes that will make the blue go away but it will return, although perhaps more slowly than before. The bluing is a function of the pipes getting hot, propper jetting can reduce the heat a bit but it won't go away. The bikes that you see (mostly cruisers) that have bright chrome pipes, generally have double walled exhaust, there is another pipe within that pretty chrome one that is 'taking the heat' so that everything remains pretty on the outside. Better to consider that blue color as a badge of honor, proof that you really do ride your bike more than polish it. (Of course, consider the source of that last bit for what it is worth coming from one who only has 4500 miles on an '08).
Yes, maintaining a proper air/fuel ratio keeps the engine cooler and cuts down on blue pipes. I ditched the airbox, AI, stock can and jetted up when I bought my Scrambler. Since I owned an 05 Bonneville before I knew the jets were on the lean end from the factory to meet EPA so I did a healthy jump to correspond to the increased breathing. I think I dropped in 150's. I have since put on flatside carbs jetted to my engine by TPUSA. My pipes have never blued.
I did use a product called Blue Job on my 05 Bonnie which had very blue pipes when I purchased it used. The mild abrasive does remove the blue, but you never go back to shiny chrome. It becomes more of a less shiny nickel color. It also takes a lot of rubbing work to get rid of all the blue.
Just ordered a pair myself. Thanks for posting the picture. It helped me seal the deal in my own mind.
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I am sure it took me at least ten minutes to install mine ..... well probably five of that to get my fat azz back up off the ground afterward.
I am not much of a bling person but I am big on function, these footpegs are big on both. That 3/4" drop really does make a difference for my knees, despite being much lighter than the stock pegs they show no sign of any flex (believe me, if there was flex, I'd be the one fat enough to cause it), they grip great but unlike some other 'high grip' pegs I have used I can still get my foot off quickly and they do look pretty cool! I have only met Ken because I live close enough that it (kinda) made sense to drive over (it was December although it only snowed a little that day, probably could have ridden) and pick them up at the shop. I was lucky, he had been 'kidnapped' into doing some X-mas shopping and hadn't gotten mine finished so we got to talk a bit while the mill finished them up.
The picture was back in post 14404
+1 on the KnL Footpegs. They work nicely with a flat black rattle can job too.
I like the looks of these pegs, but not sure if the 3/4" drop is a good idea. I scrape the stock-height pegs too often as is. Is there a standard height version? Do they still "give" up if you were to scrape one while cornering?