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Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by danger_dave, May 29, 2006.
Sounds easy enough!
Speaking of front forks...
Got a bit too comfortable on some trails near my house and a tree and I got in a bit of a fight.
Thought I got off clean,but I was looking today and it looks like my front fork is bent. I will be replacing it at some point and now I have a good reason to justify it to my wife. The triple tree looks fine, its just the tubes. I don't really want to spend $1500 on OEM fork assemblies.
1) What do people have a good experience with? I just need something affordable - i'm guessing that means cannibalizing something from another bike.
2) How long can I wait before replacing the current fork? What issues might I run into if I don't replace it for a few hundred / thousand miles?
Yeah, it's fine. Light day bag with very little tension on those straps. And the straps wrap around the base of the turn sig stalks, where they're strongest.
Have you thought about trying to staighten them on a hydraulic press. They are not bent bad. I did it on an old Yamaha trail bike I had. If the seals don't leak it shouldnt be hard to try. Unless you are really yearning for some higher perfomance forks this might be a cheap fix.
You will probably find it at a custom glass door maker or window repair place I live in Aus thats where I got it. On my Scram i fitted it to the outside of the front down tubes bending it around the outside of the tube drilling a 6mm hole either side of the tube and zip tiying itat the top and bottom use some black foam sealing tape where it comes in contact with the frame tubes, hope that helps
The brand is DMD, it's Italian, made of fiber, weight only 1kg and you can fit it to your head, thanks to the removable interior you can get in many size.
You just need to strip them and install new tubes. New tubes are £150 each http://www.worldoftriumph.com/trium...?block_01=&block_02=100053576&block_03=233292
Thanks Skid, so I have something to read and study
What brand of luggage is that? I have been looking for something that size
Anybody with Kenda Big Blocks? I hesitate to add to the already loosey-goosey feel of the Scram, but my driveway mud has been a mofo this year and the Tourances aren't cutting it.
Very nice vintage graphics on that site, thanks for the info...
I don't suppose you could give us an opinion on the fit? Is it very "round"? Seems like all the 3/4 helmets have a distinctly round (as opposed to narrow) profile...
No, they aren't so round. I got a long small face. Offen the helmets hurt my front when they fit me good on the side. And if I've place enough on the front, sides are too wide.
Here not. I've got the L inline on the top and the XS inline on the sides.
It's one of the smallest helmets certified.
Playing around in the Northern Virginia Tag-o-Rama game today, and made my first water crossing!
I've been keeping a tripod in one of my side bags lately, and since I always have a camera with me, I figured that this would be a good chance to get this on video. If ever there would be a time for me to fall, might as well share it with the rest of you! (Spoiler: didn't fall.)
You can watch the video on the Water Crossings, Soggy, Muddy & Drowned Bikes thread
Nice work! I gotta try that soon
Wow, that sounds promising. I wear an arai profile (large) and haven't been able to find anything close to an oval fit in a vintage 3/4 helmet.
They are pricey, but it would be worth it if it fits. Thanks for the recommendation.
Tried one on the front... Was nice while it lasted... which wasn't all that long, got about 4,000km out of it.
I would have been better to spend a little more and get TKC80.
+1 for Conti TKC80's - Excellent off and on road! Wear well too and look the business.
Another vote for TKC80s. I'm on my third set. 5k out of the rear is pushing it, but worth the price for decent looks and performance on and off pavement.
You asked - so my answer would be absolutely don't do it. At best you postpone a few hundred dollar expense, and at worse you could have a catastrophic failure. And before this devolves into a I-drove-around-for-a-year-with... conversation. I'll just tell you I'm not looking to get into it with anyone. It's simply a bad idea.
I agree with sprouty. Catastrophic failure is just around the corner when I look at it. That metal has small fractures that compromise the strength of it. It will shear under much lighter loads than normal.
I could be wrong, but I wouldn't risk it.