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Forum: Beasts 12-09-2014, 02:17 PM
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Posted By grebmrof
Have had the Conti Trail Attack 2 on for about 5K...

Have had the Conti Trail Attack 2 on for about 5K miles now, expect to get another 2-3K out of them, seem to be wearing well, good traction, but definitely an on road tire despite their name.
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2014, 01:56 PM
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Posted By grebmrof
Every once in a while I catch the breakfast...

Every once in a while I catch the breakfast there, I think the last time I was there was in Sept. Rode my '89 Mille there that time. Usually come with Bob from Hudson who rides either a '08 Sport...
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2014, 03:53 AM
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Posted By grebmrof
If I'm reading the HT website for a Scrambler...

If I'm reading the HT website for a Scrambler right, you would still need to pair them up with SU hard side racks, no? I think there is enough clearance with stock mufflers or Arrows (...
Forum: Beasts 12-07-2014, 05:29 AM
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Posted By grebmrof
That was one of the longest quiet periods (over...

That was one of the longest quiet periods (over 48 hours) on this thread that I can recall. Everyone must be out shopping for presents or farkles and have nothing much to post - sort of like this...
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2014, 03:25 PM
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Posted By grebmrof
Well here is one thread, it's been on here for a...

Well here is one thread, it's been on here for a while:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=984817
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2014, 05:16 AM
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Posted By grebmrof
Look nice, hope they are waterproof...

Look nice, hope they are waterproof...
Forum: Beasts 11-24-2014, 09:38 AM
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Posted By grebmrof
That is only during scorching heat, wild fires,...

That is only during scorching heat, wild fires, fog, earthquakes or floods - otherwise they can ride 12 months of the year there the lucky dogs!
Forum: Beasts 11-24-2014, 07:27 AM
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Posted By grebmrof
You know I do the same, but find that the...

You know I do the same, but find that the Scrambler carbs (and I'm thinking that all the Bonnevilles) are among the easiest carbs to drain when I put the bike up for the winter.
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2014, 03:32 PM
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Posted By grebmrof
...and yet you asked that anyway...sounds like a...

...and yet you asked that anyway...sounds like a good option to mount up a pair of auxiliary lights on either side of the headlight to compliment the stock candle that we have for a headlight.
Forum: Beasts 11-12-2014, 07:18 PM
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Posted By grebmrof
Go back a few pages, this was a custom, one-off...

Go back a few pages, this was a custom, one-off bike built by some Triumph factory guys, there was a reference to some comments/photos of the bike.
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2014, 07:16 PM
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Posted By grebmrof
Found the small front mount on one of my Triumph...

Found the small front mount on one of my Triumph "crash" bars had cracked in two. Took it to the welder today to be repaired. Also will be fitting a stout cross tube to the lower crash bar tube...
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2014, 03:55 PM
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Posted By grebmrof
Looks good, now the real test will be when you...

Looks good, now the real test will be when you load it up and run the same trails that caused the stock crosspiece to crack. Are you going to do that? nice welding!
Forum: Beasts 11-02-2014, 02:11 AM
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Posted By grebmrof
Are those headers different from a standard Arrow...

Are those headers different from a standard Arrow 2 into 1 that many of us have? When I look at mine, besides being mounted up to the cylinders reversed, mine look a bit longer. Also wonder how...
Forum: Beasts 10-30-2014, 03:50 PM
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Posted By grebmrof
Some Scrambler riders have gone with Kaw ZRX...

Some Scrambler riders have gone with Kaw ZRX shocks...they can be found occasionally on ebay or on a ZRX forum. I've got them on my '06 (they are the stock Scrambler length) and think they are...
Forum: Beasts 10-27-2014, 08:56 AM
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Posted By grebmrof
Not on the black/red combination that he is...

Not on the black/red combination that he is currently running...
Forum: Beasts 10-24-2014, 05:05 AM
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Posted By grebmrof
Max, so what is going on with the crossbrace? I'm...

Max, so what is going on with the crossbrace? I'm guessing that the new fender picture was taken before you cut it off or that the seat was just sitting there. So...
Forum: Beasts 10-23-2014, 07:29 PM
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Posted By grebmrof
The Triumph gel seat is only marginally better...

The Triumph gel seat is only marginally better than the stock seat. The Burton seat is a little bit better...however, like with so many of these things everyone's results are somewhat different. ...
Forum: Beasts 10-22-2014, 12:03 PM
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Posted By grebmrof
Here are some other choices for cruise controls: ...

Here are some other choices for cruise controls:

http://www.aerostich.com/catalogsearch/result/?cat=0&q=cruise
Forum: Beasts 10-21-2014, 06:10 AM
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Posted By grebmrof
Fork Brace

Someone a few pages back was asking about a fork brace, ran across this earlier and thought they might like to look them over...UK operations:

...
Forum: Beasts 10-17-2014, 04:46 PM
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Posted By grebmrof
Do you think you could remove those frame plastic...

Do you think you could remove those frame plastic caps and slide in something like a small I beam, weld them in place at the end in order to strengthen those frame tubes at the same time you redo...
Forum: Beasts 10-16-2014, 06:20 PM
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Posted By grebmrof
Looking at my Scrambler, it seems as if it would...

Looking at my Scrambler, it seems as if it would be hard to strengthen that area as below that cross bracket there doesn't appear to be room to box that cross section in. Nor would it work well to...
Forum: Beasts 10-15-2014, 06:36 PM
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Posted By grebmrof
Yes I do...at the size this guy is, I would think...

Yes I do...at the size this guy is, I would think he'd be more comfortable on a taller dual sport of some kind.
Forum: Beasts 10-15-2014, 03:57 AM
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Posted By grebmrof
I think you'll be uncomfortable and cramped after...

I think you'll be uncomfortable and cramped after a short while in the saddle. I'd suggest getting a better dual sport with more legroom, a higher saddle and a better seat. Many others will...
Forum: Beasts 09-24-2014, 05:11 AM
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Posted By grebmrof
Looks like someone cut the pan away under the...

Looks like someone cut the pan away under the seat portion, maybe to clear something on a EFI bike? not sure. Don't know if that hurts the integrity of the overall seat, but I don't think I'd want...
Forum: Beasts 09-23-2014, 05:51 PM
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Posted By grebmrof
I guess about 60% of the best price new. Of...

I guess about 60% of the best price new. Of course, some people think they should get 80% of their purchase price, but that is unrealistic. These come up for sale either in AdvRider or on TRat...
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 04:58 AM
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Posted By grebmrof
I've always run 87 in mine, seem fine and return...

I've always run 87 in mine, seem fine and return decent mpg. Mine are carbs, perhaps yours performs differently. You can try a tankful and see if you notice anything.
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2014, 10:10 AM
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Posted By grebmrof
Consider these: ...

Consider these:

http://www.newbonneville.com/html/handlebar_risers.html (http://www.newbonneville.com/html/handlebar_risers.html)

it doesn't give you the cross brace, but it will bring...
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2014, 05:18 AM
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Posted By grebmrof
Good thing you got a photo of that old mill,...

Good thing you got a photo of that old mill, doesn't look like it will be around many more years.
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 06:48 AM
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Posted By grebmrof
Well not sure, why don't you get the rim specs...

Well not sure, why don't you get the rim specs and talk to the manufacturer of the tires? they should know. Now whether you'll have enough clearance on the bike for those tires, I don't know that...
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2014, 08:50 PM
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Posted By grebmrof
You might want to increase the shock preload with...

You might want to increase the shock preload with a passenger. Check the owner's manual on how to do this.
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 21,994
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Posted By grebmrof
Had MM racks with ZRX shocks and didn't see that....

Had MM racks with ZRX shocks and didn't see that. However, didn't need the MM so ended up selling them off, maybe that could have happened to me or maybe the ZRX shock top was much like the stock...
Forum: Beasts 09-04-2014, 08:19 AM
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Posted By grebmrof
Well there aren't a whole lot of choices out...

Well there aren't a whole lot of choices out there. From the finish I would guess that this one is a MetalMule. The Happy Trails comes with a black speckled powder coat and uses square tubing on...
Forum: Beasts 09-02-2014, 05:36 AM
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Posted By grebmrof
I would think an Arrow exhaust system and a...

I would think an Arrow exhaust system and a remap. There are however, many other options for exhaust systems.
Forum: Beasts 09-01-2014, 05:35 PM
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Posted By grebmrof
I have both a Scrambler and a T100 and I don't...

I have both a Scrambler and a T100 and I don't think there are any inherent problems with either of them. There are shortcomings, but not issues. They both need regular maintenance, but that is...
Forum: Beasts 08-28-2014, 02:07 PM
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Posted By grebmrof
Absolutely does not sound right. Insist on...

Absolutely does not sound right. Insist on returning them unless they can either see what they did wrong or get the right mounts and bags for your bike. Call Triumph if they continue to act dumb....
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2014, 08:37 PM
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Posted By grebmrof
Plenty strong for that application, you don't...

Plenty strong for that application, you don't have to use a ton of it either.
Forum: Beasts 08-24-2014, 05:01 PM
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Posted By grebmrof
THAT is one nice robust mod he did! Beautiful......

THAT is one nice robust mod he did! Beautiful... Others have done a bandaid approach by using large washers on the underside of that pan, which does some good, but nothing like Maxacceleration did. I...
Forum: Beasts 08-24-2014, 12:41 PM
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Posted By grebmrof
Careful the rack itself is only mounted to the...

Careful the rack itself is only mounted to the plastic pan, not to the subframe, so how much (like a passenger) it can hold is limited. I think some have modified the mount of the rack to hold a bit...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2014, 05:00 PM
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Posted By grebmrof
I think the aftermarket is about the same for...

I think the aftermarket is about the same for both the Scrambler and T100/Bonnevilles - very good.
I had an '01 Bonneville in that red/silver color scheme in your picture, used a king/queen seat...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2014, 09:14 AM
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Posted By grebmrof
Well I've got both an '06 Scrambler and an '08...

Well I've got both an '06 Scrambler and an '08 T100 - both bought used...and I ride the Scrambler much more often than the T100. Ride height, better suspension (the T100's is stock) and beautiful...
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