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Forum: Vendors 09-27-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 38,517
Posted By Chowdown
i placed an order for a 3xl, any idea on time...

i placed an order for a 3xl, any idea on time frame of when i could expect to see it?
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 99,981
Views: 19,203,707
Posted By Chowdown
i am about to go look at a 2012 with 16000 miles...

i am about to go look at a 2012 with 16000 miles on it. looks pretty clean and no bash plate or hand guards so i am assuming its going to be mostly highway miles.

other than chain and sprockets,...
Forum: Vendors 09-25-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 28,942
Posted By Chowdown
i had to return a 442 yesterday, i have a long...

i had to return a 442 yesterday, i have a long oval head shape the size of a watermelon, the xxl was too small, but only just. loved the helmet, shame you dont have 3xl sizing!
Forum: Vendors 09-23-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 38,517
Posted By Chowdown
so I'm late to the party. will there be another...

so I'm late to the party. will there be another run or is there existing stock?

looking for 3xl...
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 27,486
Posted By Chowdown
:lurk great stuff!

:lurk

great stuff!
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 28,308
Posted By Chowdown
:ear:lurk

:ear:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,419
Posted By Chowdown
that was bloody brilliant! :clap

that was bloody brilliant! :clap
Forum: Beasts 01-24-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 21,683
Views: 6,305,776
Posted By Chowdown
January in Texas. 70 degrees this past...

January in Texas. 70 degrees this past weekend...doin' it tough. (yes, i know the pipes are wrong. dealership did it and i havent felt the need to change them yet)
...
Forum: Beasts 07-16-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,113
Posted By Chowdown
i came from a wee strom, before that a KLR. The...

i came from a wee strom, before that a KLR. The scrambler is great and i am very happy with it. I wouldnt say no to a bit more power, not a huge concern though.
Forum: Beasts 06-02-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 21,683
Views: 6,305,776
Posted By Chowdown
anyone know if the dart screen will fit a 2012...

anyone know if the dart screen will fit a 2012 Scrambler? looks like the speedo and the tacho would be too wide for it. any alternatives that would work?
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,120
Posted By Chowdown
heh the arrow was put on a few days after this...

heh the arrow was put on a few days after this photo :)
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,120
Posted By Chowdown
sold my 2009 strom to get my 2012 scrambler: ...

sold my 2009 strom to get my 2012 scrambler:

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/532291_2506777647050_1781337294_1478478_1498675361_n.jpg

dont see myself ever selling it, its perfect.
Forum: Beasts 04-25-2012, 05:08 AM
Replies: 21,683
Views: 6,305,776
Posted By Chowdown
what is that screen you have? did you have to...

what is that screen you have? did you have to paint it to match or did you get it already colour matched?
Forum: Vendors 04-20-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1,136
Views: 175,268
Posted By Chowdown
when do you expect to have the DRL's back in...

when do you expect to have the DRL's back in stock ?
Forum: Beasts 04-20-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 21,683
Views: 6,305,776
Posted By Chowdown
i had to wait 2 weeks for my arrow, the dealer...

i had to wait 2 weeks for my arrow, the dealer said there were none in the country and triumph usa was waiting on the next batch. this was just a few weeks ago.
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 21,683
Views: 6,305,776
Posted By Chowdown
so i tried taking the baffle out of my arrow 2-1...

so i tried taking the baffle out of my arrow 2-1 today just to hear how it sounds. i couldnt get the bugger out. i got the circlip off, and the tab, but could only move the baffle about half an inch...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,785
Posted By Chowdown
ive had one for 2 years now. only bought it...

ive had one for 2 years now. only bought it because of my melon head, its one of the few helmets that come in xxxl and long oval shape.

its been a good helmet, the only time wind affects it is...
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 21,683
Views: 6,305,776
Posted By Chowdown
how loud is that exhaust? i like the looks of it...

how loud is that exhaust? i like the looks of it a lot but dont want it if its way loud. good lookin' bike!
Forum: Beasts 03-24-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 21,683
Views: 6,305,776
Posted By Chowdown
great day to go riding down here today.. ...

great day to go riding down here today..

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/532291_2506777647050_1781337294_1478478_1498675361_n.jpg
Forum: Vendors 03-15-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1,136
Views: 175,268
Posted By Chowdown
any idea when you will have DRL's in stock ?

any idea when you will have DRL's in stock ?
Forum: Beasts 03-15-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 21,683
Views: 6,305,776
Posted By Chowdown
i picked up my bike last saturday and have been...

i picked up my bike last saturday and have been commuting on it this week. I filled it on monday morning and wanted to see how far i could go before the fuel light came on. I have read in this thread...
Forum: Beasts 03-11-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21,683
Views: 6,305,776
Posted By Chowdown
i have some rox risers i want to put on my bike,...

i have some rox risers i want to put on my bike, but have a silly question first. there are "caps" in the bolts of the handlebar clamp. I havent been able to get a screwdriver under them to pop them...
Forum: Beasts 03-10-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 21,683
Views: 6,305,776
Posted By Chowdown
picked mine up today, in the rain. only had a...

picked mine up today, in the rain. only had a chance to get it into the garage and take a crappy cell phone pic.
...
Forum: Beasts 03-08-2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 21,683
Views: 6,305,776
Posted By Chowdown
thanks! I "should" be picking my bike up...

thanks!

I "should" be picking my bike up this weekend or next week, cant wait. :clap
Forum: Beasts 03-07-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 21,683
Views: 6,305,776
Posted By Chowdown
what are you using to do that? (got link?)

what are you using to do that? (got link?)
Forum: Beasts 03-01-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21,683
Views: 6,305,776
Posted By Chowdown
so it looks like the stars might finally be...

so it looks like the stars might finally be aligning for me. Took a test ride on a 2012 scrambler yesterday and loved it. Just waiting for the money to show up from the sale of one of my bikes and...
Forum: Beasts 02-22-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 21,683
Views: 6,305,776
Posted By Chowdown
could someone tell me what you gain from the air...

could someone tell me what you gain from the air box removal (using the kit) and the air injection removal, specifically on a 2012 scrambler? Why do it?, what are the benefits of doing it?

if the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4,734
Views: 881,792
Posted By Chowdown
thanks! totally missed that they listed lean...

thanks! totally missed that they listed lean angles there.
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4,734
Views: 881,792
Posted By Chowdown
i'm thinking with a 21" front, i wouldnt need to...

i'm thinking with a 21" front, i wouldnt need to do anything to the front? just raise the rear with the longest progressive shock they sell for the 72. it would even have the side effect of...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4,734
Views: 881,792
Posted By Chowdown
sorry if i missed it somewhere in this thread,...

sorry if i missed it somewhere in this thread, but what would be involved in raising the 72, to increase cornering clearance? simple as longer shocks in the back? that 72 rings my bell but i would...
Forum: Beasts 02-04-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 25,333
Views: 4,727,096
Posted By Chowdown
this is the impression i got when i sat on one,...

this is the impression i got when i sat on one, it just seemed like a much better strom, but i couldnt see it being any more dirt able.
Forum: Beasts 02-04-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 25,333
Views: 4,727,096
Posted By Chowdown
i have a v-strom 650 and im struggling to make a...

i have a v-strom 650 and im struggling to make a decision on what to do with it. its been reliable as an anvil, literally never had a thing go wrong with it. i commute in all weather, every day on...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6,715
Views: 1,058,316
Posted By Chowdown
that starts out "The starter would turn the...

that starts out "The starter would turn the engine over fine but it wouldn't fire" which is pretty much the opposite of my problem. the starter wont turn the engine over fine. hits compression and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6,715
Views: 1,058,316
Posted By Chowdown
i just cant seem to get my 530 "just right". its...

i just cant seem to get my 530 "just right". its been desmogged, jd jet kit, shorai battery.

its just bloody horrible to start when its cold. its almost as if the compression is too high for the...
Forum: Beasts 01-09-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5,444
Views: 933,420
Posted By Chowdown
have there been any more actual real details on...

have there been any more actual real details on this yet?

specifically valve clearance checks? what does the "10,000 mile service interval" actually mean, 10,000 mile oil changes? :huh

do we...
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5,444
Views: 933,420
Posted By Chowdown
really hoping its longer than that for valve...

really hoping its longer than that for valve checks, i'd be digging in to the motor every 6-9 months.
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2011, 05:24 AM
Replies: 5,444
Views: 933,420
Posted By Chowdown
any mention anywhere of valve clearance check...

any mention anywhere of valve clearance check interval?
Forum: Beasts 11-08-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5,444
Views: 933,420
Posted By Chowdown
depending on the mileage it gets 5.3 is plenty...

depending on the mileage it gets 5.3 is plenty for me, im ready to get off every 200 miles or so for a few minutes anyway.
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2011, 05:12 AM
Replies: 6,715
Views: 1,058,316
Posted By Chowdown
i have checked mine numerous times. i even had...

i have checked mine numerous times. i even had chris from trail tech on the phone with me as i traced wires and he confirmed its all good. right now the stator passes all the tests from trail tech,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6,715
Views: 1,058,316
Posted By Chowdown
help me out here, is my thinking right... ...

help me out here, is my thinking right...

just got back from a trip, first one away from home with this bike. it has a radiator fan, turn tech battery, and trail tech stator. Was in the woods in...
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