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Forum: Beasts 09-19-2014, 07:01 AM
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Posted By xaman
That's a great pic of some great bikes, and your...

That's a great pic of some great bikes, and your scrambler deserves to be in the front :clap


I'm enjoying the mountain air in NOrth Carolina, much better riding here than back in east Texas...
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 21,408
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Posted By xaman
That's gorgeous gumpt100, well done! Have...

That's gorgeous gumpt100, well done!

Have you ridden rain, sand, etc with that front fender yet? If so, how did it function? I've been wanting to do a high mount too...
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2014, 04:57 PM
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Posted By xaman
Just straight factory sizes. Can't recall the...

Just straight factory sizes. Can't recall the front off hand, but the rear is 130.

They are riding in Alpina rims, and I really debated going with an extra wide rear wheel to accommodate up to...
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2014, 08:10 PM
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Posted By xaman
Thanks gents. She makes me smile :D

Thanks gents. She makes me smile :D
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 21,408
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Posted By xaman
Finally going to get a break from the Texas heat...

Finally going to get a break from the Texas heat -- loaded up and headed to Tennessee / North Carolina...

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i138/xamaneli/f7c97b5849c9767ccf62cd55100304a6.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 34,629
Posted By xaman
Awesome picture!

Awesome picture!
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4,165
Views: 691,949
Posted By xaman
I looked at them, and seems to be reasonably...

I looked at them, and seems to be reasonably priced. I'm just concerned now that both rads have busted that they may be weak or old or.... Wondering if a good repair is better than the new Chinese...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4,165
Views: 691,949
Posted By xaman
Hello all, I'm having some radiator...

Hello all,

I'm having some radiator issues... About a month ago my right radiator sprung a leak. Turns out it was a hairline crack along one of the ridges. I had a local guy silver solder it which...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4,165
Views: 691,949
Posted By xaman
45 degrees? Man, that's a different world for...

45 degrees? Man, that's a different world for sure. I've got some heated grips on the 630 but we are nowhere close to needing those yet. I just tried on a set of michelin T63s that I already had...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4,165
Views: 691,949
Posted By xaman
That new one looks SO SKINNY! Liking it? ...

That new one looks SO SKINNY! Liking it?

The 630 is getting a few miles. But the heat is about to break around here and then she'll get a real workout.
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 34,629
Posted By xaman
Great article, and cool new pics. Thanks for the...

Great article, and cool new pics. Thanks for the link. :clap
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21,408
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Posted By xaman
BlackTiger is a forum member who did this to his...

BlackTiger is a forum member who did this to his forks:

I had a fiddle with my forks whilst doing lots of other things to my bike. My impressions of the forks was that they were far too stiff. So,...
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2014, 12:04 PM
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Views: 6,192,691
Posted By xaman
Got to ride today with some other triumph's -- 2...

Got to ride today with some other triumph's -- 2 Scramblers and a Bonnie:


http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i138/xamaneli/1039468640e191ba268a348d2cb064f4.jpg

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Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 34,629
Posted By xaman
I keep coming back to this thread and looking...

I keep coming back to this thread and looking over the pictures. This is the coolest build I've seen in a long time. Well done sir. If you ever decide to sell it... :D
Forum: Beasts 08-28-2014, 09:24 PM
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Posted By xaman
Beautiful bike rrr

Beautiful bike rrr
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 05:51 PM
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Posted By xaman
Absolutely fantastic! You should open shop...

Absolutely fantastic!

You should open shop :clap
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2014, 02:58 PM
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Views: 6,192,691
Posted By xaman
THANKS. Looks comfy for a sensitive...

THANKS.

Looks comfy for a sensitive backside, and especially for sore old knees.
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2014, 12:06 PM
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Posted By xaman
Can you post a picture of that seat?

Can you post a picture of that seat?
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 08:49 PM
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Views: 34,629
Posted By xaman
That looks fantastic :clap. Show us more...

That looks fantastic :clap. Show us more...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 34,629
Posted By xaman
Wow, that's pretty :clap

Wow, that's pretty :clap
Forum: Beasts 07-26-2014, 09:35 AM
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Views: 6,192,691
Posted By xaman
Try here: http://knlcycle.homelinux.com ...

Try here:

http://knlcycle.homelinux.com

Th extra low scrambler pegs aren't yet listed, but he can make then even lower, just send him an email.
Forum: Beasts 07-26-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 21,408
Views: 6,192,691
Posted By xaman
Yep, ground clearance is an issue for spirited...

Yep, ground clearance is an issue for spirited twisty riding. I gained a little more room by going with 370mm rear shocks instead of stock 360, and also lifted the front end 10mm by utilizing some...
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 21,408
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Posted By xaman
There's quite a bit of adjustability in the brake...

There's quite a bit of adjustability in the brake pedal. You'd have to lower the pegs a very long way before having a problem, and even then you can do a little grinding with a dremel on the master...
Forum: Beasts 07-20-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21,408
Views: 6,192,691
Posted By xaman
I think that's from Mr Martini. I've always...

I think that's from Mr Martini. I've always loved the look and wanted a tall seat for more legroom. I don't know that you can buy just the seat, but if you find out it's possible please let me...
Forum: Beasts 07-20-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 21,408
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Posted By xaman
Shoot Ken an email to confirm, but I'm pretty...

Shoot Ken an email to confirm, but I'm pretty certain they are one and the same. I told my dad I'd try to fit the old ones onto his Bonnie, but haven't had a chance to yet...
Forum: Beasts 07-20-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 21,408
Views: 6,192,691
Posted By xaman
Recently I pestered Ken at KnL cycles to design a...

Recently I pestered Ken at KnL cycles to design a set of even lower scrambler pegs.

He was kind and obliged, but said the limit he was willing to go would be 1 1/4" drop from stock pegs, and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By xaman
So did you make it to work or not? Pics :D

So did you make it to work or not?

Pics :D
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 21,408
Views: 6,192,691
Posted By xaman
I can't wait to see your lifted bike, I'm...

I can't wait to see your lifted bike, I'm jealous!


As for the TKC80s, I've been very pleased with their performance on road. Decently quiet, and OK in straight line wet, but to be honest, I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1,571
Views: 331,633
Posted By xaman
Go for it. It's a piece of cake, and surely...

Go for it. It's a piece of cake, and surely looks better IMO. Especially since you have the extra set, you've got next to nothing to lose...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,065
Posted By xaman
It'll fit you just fine. It's actually a little...

It'll fit you just fine. It's actually a little taller / longer than the DR. You'll just need to make sure you're content with the power (coming off your big street bikes).

The WR has more...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 98,673
Views: 18,816,306
Posted By xaman
Yeah, I wish I could get 47!

Yeah, I wish I could get 47!
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,573
Posted By xaman
Thanks guys. I've not been on a 690, but...

Thanks guys.

I've not been on a 690, but have had two WRs. Got a little hand numbness and lasting tingle with 13/48 gearing and long highway runs (talking a few hundred miles or more at 70 plus...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,573
Posted By xaman
These are helpful observations, thanks! ...

These are helpful observations, thanks!

Couple quick questions as it pertains to smoothness --- how many miles are on the KTM (I've heard they smooth out a lot with some miles), and what gearing...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 1,571
Views: 331,633
Posted By xaman
Thanks for the compliments. The side panels...

Thanks for the compliments. The side panels seemed to make the bike look a little "dumpy" and "squatty"... figured it wouldn't cost that much to replace if I butchered them, or if I needed them for...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1,571
Views: 331,633
Posted By xaman
Couple from today: ...

Couple from today:


http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i138/xamaneli/bad4a111d52de2638ee2e55b1995cca2.jpg


http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i138/xamaneli/03ea52703f4274ca2bd454a8a8f2fb4a.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,573
Posted By xaman
That's great you got to do a real test ride. If...

That's great you got to do a real test ride. If you do buy it, please update this thread or start a new on with your thoughts comparing pros and cons of the WR to the 690 :1drink
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 21,408
Views: 6,192,691
Posted By xaman
Yeah they sold quick.

Yeah they sold quick.
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 06:29 AM
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Views: 6,192,691
Posted By xaman
Edited :)

Edited :)
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,029
Posted By xaman
I've got both. So far I've kept the factory tank...

I've got both. So far I've kept the factory tank plus 1 gal rotopax for around town and day rides. But the range is still insufficient for real exploring, so I'll use the acerbis 5.3 for that. The...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,442
Posted By xaman
Very nice! Thanks for taking the time to share...

Very nice! Thanks for taking the time to share this, looking forward to it :clap
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