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Forum: Hacks 10-18-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By Motoblag
Maybe I'm bad at mounting sidecars but hearing 10...

Maybe I'm bad at mounting sidecars but hearing 10 minutes back on for my DMC tub makes me :rofl. Last time it took me an hour or two to reattach and verify alignment but you'll never hear I'm fast...
Forum: Beasts 10-18-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21,668
Views: 6,297,254
Posted By Motoblag
My Scrambler was super-duper cold blooded before...

My Scrambler was super-duper cold blooded before I opened up the idle mixture screws a hair. Maybe a quarter turn out from stock and it was way, way better at sub-freezing starts.
Forum: Hacks 10-13-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By Motoblag
Glad to see the Bandit found a nice home!

Glad to see the Bandit found a nice home!
Forum: Hacks 09-23-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By Motoblag
I keep looking at engine mods, but right now...

I keep looking at engine mods, but right now isn't a good time for me to do them: my solo bike got mangled in a hit-and-run and the wear on the Triumph cams worry me a little bit: at 24k miles...
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 21,668
Views: 6,297,254
Posted By Motoblag
Photos of what I'd like to see with an Arrow...

Photos of what I'd like to see with an Arrow exhaust mounted:

http://i.imgur.com/4d54cxz.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/d2wkjGQ.jpg

It's tight on my bike: I had to shim the exhaust out perhaps a...
Forum: Hacks 09-22-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By Motoblag
If you can afford the GS that'd probably be the...

If you can afford the GS that'd probably be the ticket. As a Scrambler outfit owner, I dislike the lack of fuel range and power being an issue when fully laden and at altitudes. I've had the...
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 21,668
Views: 6,297,254
Posted By Motoblag
I haven't gotten the picture yet. It would be...

I haven't gotten the picture yet. It would be greatly appreciated to see it.

I can take a photo of what I'm dealing with on my Scrambler so it's clear what angles and clearances I'm looking for.
Forum: Hacks 09-18-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,665
Posted By Motoblag
Looking good, let's see some more photos of the...

Looking good, let's see some more photos of the mounts on the bike, please. :D
Forum: Beasts 09-15-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 21,668
Views: 6,297,254
Posted By Motoblag
Dirty Scramblers, eh? ...

Dirty Scramblers, eh?

http://motoblag.com/trip_images/Alaska2011/79.JPG

:clap
Forum: Beasts 09-13-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 21,668
Views: 6,297,254
Posted By Motoblag
Thanks for the info, maybe I read something...

Thanks for the info, maybe I read something wrong. I'll dig out my manual at some point in time, but down to regular for the Scrambler! :clap
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 21,668
Views: 6,297,254
Posted By Motoblag
I thought the manual specified 89 or better...

I thought the manual specified 89 or better octane. I can go back to putting regular in the Triumph? Sweet.
Forum: Hacks 09-08-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,428
Posted By Motoblag
Congrats! Keep us posted on progress.

Congrats! Keep us posted on progress.
Forum: Hacks 09-03-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,428
Posted By Motoblag
With Bonnies easier to find I'd go with one in a...

With Bonnies easier to find I'd go with one in a heartbeat. I have an irrational love of high pipes and Scramblers are easier to find in the PNW so I had a couple, but a Bonnie would work fine. Low...
Forum: Beasts 09-01-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21,668
Views: 6,297,254
Posted By Motoblag
Can you or someone else with an Arrow exhaust...

Can you or someone else with an Arrow exhaust take a photo of where the exhaust is close to the rear part of frame? Where the triangle gusset is, between the rear shock and the plastic "Scrambler"...
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 21,668
Views: 6,297,254
Posted By Motoblag
There's a tab or two on the chromed ring on the...

There's a tab or two on the chromed ring on the inside. I wrapped a small amount of duct tape around it so it's a snug fit when you twist it back on. Been working like a charm for at least a year,...
Forum: Hacks 06-19-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,113
Posted By Motoblag
Thanks for the photos, wish I was there! ...

Thanks for the photos, wish I was there!

We may undertake it next year, I just have to whip up a skidplate to clear my lower front mount. :evil The DMC setup should survive better than the old...
Forum: Beasts 06-19-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 21,668
Views: 6,297,254
Posted By Motoblag
Anyone else have trouble finding neutral when the...

Anyone else have trouble finding neutral when the bike is warm or hot? If I come to a stop in gear then try to find neutral, it's super-easy when the bike is cold but as it warms up it becomes...
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 21,668
Views: 6,297,254
Posted By Motoblag
Answering my own question:...

Answering my own question: http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-technical-talk/219816-alternative-front-brake-light-switch.html

You can get replacements for $5 from ebay with free shipping instead of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-26-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By Motoblag
http://www.jdshoerepair.com/ My wife had...

http://www.jdshoerepair.com/

My wife had some non-riding boots worked over by them, great prices, good service.
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 21,668
Views: 6,297,254
Posted By Motoblag
Has anyone else worn out a front brake switch? I...

Has anyone else worn out a front brake switch? I just replaced mine with a new one and took the old one apart. Symptoms: brake switch would sometimes trigger, sometimes not, but the click was...
Forum: Hacks 04-23-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,116
Posted By Motoblag
Thanks for the links, everyone. My newer DMC tub...

Thanks for the links, everyone. My newer DMC tub has a bulkhead connector but I want to run a beefier gauge of wire to the tub to feed wife-electrics and whatnot. Some of these links look to be...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-22-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,866
Posted By Motoblag
Thanks for hosting the tech day! Here's some...

Thanks for hosting the tech day! Here's some photos:

http://i.imgur.com/KAn5wVc.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/R2P6C4i.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Ed6mWyS.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-19-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,866
Posted By Motoblag
7 in the AM? I probably won't be there that...

7 in the AM? I probably won't be there that early. :lol3

I'll see about swinging by the store on the way over for some items to grill up and refreshments.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-18-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 15,425
Posted By Motoblag
Still planning on makin' this with the Triumph...

Still planning on makin' this with the Triumph outfit. If we get all hot and bothered about baking tonight, the Mrs and I may have cookies to give out again this year.
Forum: Hacks 04-15-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,681
Posted By Motoblag
http://www.racetech.com/page/title/Emulators-How%2...

http://www.racetech.com/page/title/Emulators-How%20They%20Work and http://racetech.com/html_files/EMULATORGV.HTML

Valves you install on top of the damping rod after disassembling the fork and...
Forum: Hacks 04-15-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,681
Posted By Motoblag
I've been enjoying my Works Performance rear...

I've been enjoying my Works Performance rear shocks. If I was to do it over again I'd probably go Ohlins if they were in stock. Not unhappy with the Works shocks, just think Ohlins may be a better...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-09-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,247
Posted By Motoblag
My wife and I are planning on making it after the...

My wife and I are planning on making it after the Sweeper. Bunny!
Forum: Hacks 04-06-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,287
Posted By Motoblag
I've been remembering and forgetting to mention...

I've been remembering and forgetting to mention that. With a knobby Shinko out front on my Scrambler outfit I got headshake I couldn't get rid of with any amounts of toe-in. Swapping out to a...
Forum: Beasts 04-05-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 21,668
Views: 6,297,254
Posted By Motoblag
I think it's luck of the draw. My '06 went on...

I think it's luck of the draw. My '06 went on and off easily with the usual "line things up with a 3/8" extension in from the right and axle going in the left" but my '08 causes all kinds of four...
Forum: Hacks 04-02-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,791
Posted By Motoblag
While I don't have experience in other countries...

While I don't have experience in other countries aside from Canada, I've taken my Scrambler on many dirt and gravel roads, including the Dempster. I've had a Velorex tub and currently have one of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-30-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 24,287
Posted By Motoblag
It was great meeting everyone and hanging out...

It was great meeting everyone and hanging out around the campfire. Lots of good stories, swapping of information, opinions and lies. :lol3

Some photos of my group yesterday:

On the way to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-28-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 24,287
Posted By Motoblag
Forecast for the Bend area is less chance of...

Forecast for the Bend area is less chance of precip than PDX's 100%. Time to roll out!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-27-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 24,287
Posted By Motoblag
Waiting on buddy from Seattle to show up here in...

Waiting on buddy from Seattle to show up here in PDX. We're gonna take off some time tomorrow morning, probably to the Dalles then south. Passes are looking a bit gnarly, this should make our trip...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-13-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,281
Posted By Motoblag
Is the location getting PMed out or have I gone...

Is the location getting PMed out or have I gone blind :lol3

I have some tire irons and can help teach folks how to change tires, or at least how I change tires: cursing and glaring. :D Should I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-10-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 24,287
Posted By Motoblag
I'm hoping to make this! Gonna bring my Triumph...

I'm hoping to make this! Gonna bring my Triumph Scrambler sidecar rig and hopefully drag my buddy down from Seattle for a last hurrah before he's a new dad. :clap

I like cigars, whiskey and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-09-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,281
Posted By Motoblag
I'd love to show up and meet some fellow PDXers. ...

I'd love to show up and meet some fellow PDXers. I'm out in far east Portland, close to Gresham. Got enough mechanical skill to get in trouble, too. :lol3
Forum: Beasts 02-28-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 21,668
Views: 6,297,254
Posted By Motoblag
I've been poring over the airbox mods versus...

I've been poring over the airbox mods versus delete bits on TriumphRat and looks like the best option is to remove the snorkel, pull the restrictor plate in the airbox and go with a bellmouth of some...
Forum: Beasts 02-09-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21,668
Views: 6,297,254
Posted By Motoblag
Looks good! How does it handle with the...

Looks good!

How does it handle with the sidecar's standard ride height? My M72D got the standard lowering amount and I like it. I also see you have the revised lower front mounts, I'm using the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-20-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By Motoblag
What's your wheel lead, lean out and toe in? ...

What's your wheel lead, lean out and toe in?

I'm in NE Portland and have set up a couple sidecars on newer Triumphs. We could meet up and I could take a gander at it. Drop me a PM.
Forum: Hacks 10-25-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,796
Posted By Motoblag
Regarding the rear brake going through pads...

Regarding the rear brake going through pads already, I found I was replacing slider pins and brake pads far too often until I got the Up-N-Over caliper relocation kit:...
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