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Forum: Beasts 09-04-2014, 11:56 AM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
That looks great! :clap How about a sound...

That looks great! :clap How about a sound clip/video?
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 12:48 PM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
I also ride a 2006 (but in the faster blue/white...

I also ride a 2006 (but in the faster blue/white colour combo :evil). I have the AI removed but the airbox is still in place. I'm currently running the TORS pipes and get an average of 6.75 L/100...
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 21,478
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Posted By ChuBrocka
I tried a vacuum bleed with a pump I bought in...

I tried a vacuum bleed with a pump I bought in the winter. No success as it wasn't sealing. After burning the better part of a day just putting the rear shell on and messing with the brake I got...
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 21,478
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Bluhduh I kind of wondered if that was the case because...

I kind of wondered if that was the case because it seemed like strange design to me, but I don't much experience with that kind of thing. I ended up getting it lined up partly by over torquing it a...
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2014, 01:03 PM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Any pro tips for reconnecting banjo bolts? I...

Any pro tips for reconnecting banjo bolts? I just installed a free spirits rear caliper relocator and now I'm trying to attach the brake line to the caliper. I can't seem to get the banjo bolt in...
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 21,478
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Thanks for telling me what I want hear!

Thanks for telling me what I want hear!
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 21,478
Views: 6,222,838
Posted By ChuBrocka
Making some additions to the Scram in prep for a...

Making some additions to the Scram in prep for a trip up the James Bay Road at the end of the month. I got to installing the rear caliper relocation bracket and ended up pulling the caliper off for a...
Forum: Beasts 06-28-2014, 03:56 PM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
The controls won't fall apart on you, but you...

The controls won't fall apart on you, but you won't be able to adjust them either. There a pins in the controls that set into holes an the bars to stop them from rotating. At least that's the setup...
Forum: Canada 06-25-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 9,023
Views: 562,673
Posted By ChuBrocka
Thanks for the tips everybody. Seems like there...

Thanks for the tips everybody. Seems like there are more options than I ever realized. Part of me knows I should really learn to do this in my own but the other part really can't be bothered.
Forum: Beasts 06-24-2014, 07:14 AM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Agreed. I love the look of that seat.

Agreed. I love the look of that seat.
Forum: Canada 06-23-2014, 05:11 PM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Any recommendations on where to get tires changed...

Any recommendations on where to get tires changed in Ottawa?
Forum: Beasts 06-03-2014, 05:57 AM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
+1. I had the exact same problem the year I...

+1. I had the exact same problem the year I bought mine with about 20,000 miles on it. Ended up burned the chrome off one exhaust because the fuel was passing through the cylinder but burning in the...
Forum: Beasts 05-30-2014, 03:43 PM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
They're the only tires I've had so take that into...

They're the only tires I've had so take that into consideration, but I've been really happy with my Metzeler Tourance set. Smooth, quiet and grippy on the road and seemed decent in my limited dirt...
Forum: Beasts 05-27-2014, 07:18 AM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Love it! I've been dreaming about a sidecar for...

Love it! I've been dreaming about a sidecar for almost since I got my scram. Step 1 - acquire sidecar
Step 2 - acquire white scarf and leather helmet
Step 3 - put step 2 items on dog
Step 4 -...
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2014, 12:52 PM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
There should be a hose on that T. It's a breather...

There should be a hose on that T. It's a breather line similar to the one on the fuel tank. Mine runs downward and ends between the foot pegs. No idea about the electrical though. I have the same...
Forum: Beasts 05-12-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21,478
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Thanks, I'll give it another go I the next couple...

Thanks, I'll give it another go I the next couple of days. Did you use the quick splicer that came with the kit? I used on my first try but it seemed to mash the wires.
Forum: Beasts 05-12-2014, 03:38 PM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
That settles it. Sold the wrong part. Mine is...

That settles it. Sold the wrong part. Mine is just a little over 9". Back to the drawing board.
Forum: Beasts 05-12-2014, 04:07 AM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Hmmm, that makes some sense. I bought it from an...

Hmmm, that makes some sense. I bought it from an inmate and don't have the part number. Any chance you could measure from the mounting bolt to the ground with the stand down and report back so I can...
Forum: Beasts 05-11-2014, 06:59 PM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Just came in from admiring my work. I tried...

Just came in from admiring my work. I tried rocking it a bit and nothin. Both tires planted firmly. I'm running the stock shocks still. Maybe the Tourances have a higher profile than some? I find...
Forum: Beasts 05-11-2014, 04:26 PM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Little help?

So I spent the morning riding with my lady, which was great. Once we got home I let the bike cool off and decided to add some Fawkes I've had lying around a bit. I got the triumph center stand...
Forum: Beasts 05-02-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 21,478
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Hmmmm. Looking at my stats from last season I...

Hmmmm. Looking at my stats from last season I averaged just under 36 mpg or 6.6L/100 km. Maybe rejecting would help me but carb workings are beyond my understanding. I bought the bike used and the...
Forum: Beasts 05-01-2014, 05:33 PM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Well, shit. I only get in the mid 30s. I guess...

Well, shit. I only get in the mid 30s. I guess the carb models aren't as efficient.
Forum: Beasts 04-29-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 21,478
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Great point. British Customs is located in LA and...

Great point. British Customs is located in LA and they have a great reputation for being helpful. Maybe lay the story of the trip and they'll be gentle on the $$$.
Forum: Beasts 04-17-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 21,478
Views: 6,222,838
Posted By ChuBrocka
Wow, that's an unfortunate chain of events. Hope...

Wow, that's an unfortunate chain of events. Hope you get it sorted in Little Rock. Thanks for the details and happy trails!
Forum: Beasts 04-17-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 21,478
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Posted By ChuBrocka
So what's causing the issue with the up and over?...

So what's causing the issue with the up and over? I have one ready to install so now I'm wondering if I should bother.
Forum: Beasts 03-18-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21,478
Views: 6,222,838
Posted By ChuBrocka
I bought my '06 used at about 20k and it's now...

I bought my '06 used at about 20k and it's now about 32k. The CDI unit failed the first spring I had it. Replaced it with a half-price aftermarket unit. No issues at all apart from that.
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 21,478
Views: 6,222,838
Posted By ChuBrocka
Pissed Yes, relying on online reviews can be pretty...

Yes, relying on online reviews can be pretty painful. That TEC bracket does look pretty crappy. Seems like there are some Triumph stands floating around here so I think I'll pursue those.

I was...
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 21,478
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Centre stand

I've been thinking a center stand might finish off my winter shopping spree nicely. I see three options out there:
- Triumph ($240)
- Norman Hyde ($200)
- TEC Bike Parts ($100)

Cheaper is...
Forum: Vendors 02-13-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 58,213
Posted By ChuBrocka
Balance Classic

Anyone have an opinion of the Garne Balance Classic? Looks like they're the same as the oiled except they're made with black microfiber instead of brown leather. I don't know much about microfiber...
Forum: Beasts 01-30-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 21,478
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Is there any benefit to going ip to 140s or is it...

Is there any benefit to going ip to 140s or is it mostly a style thing?
Forum: Beasts 01-28-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 21,478
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Posted By ChuBrocka
I ordered mine in the fall and got the same...

I ordered mine in the fall and got the same message. They were in stock within a couple of weeks so the wait may not be too bad. Saves you a good bit of cash over the TTP option.
Forum: Beasts 01-25-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 21,478
Views: 6,222,838
Posted By ChuBrocka
I don't think he meant to insult. Pretty sure his...

I don't think he meant to insult. Pretty sure his point is that when spending that money you shouldn't have to mod it so it actually functions. As-built its pretty pointless.
Forum: Beasts 12-23-2013, 05:13 AM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
+1! That bare tank looks awesome. :clap

+1! That bare tank looks awesome. :clap
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2013, 12:30 PM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Looks great! Is that the Niagara?

Looks great! Is that the Niagara?
Forum: Beasts 11-26-2013, 07:41 AM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Very happy to keep that cash! A buddy has some...

Very happy to keep that cash! A buddy has some similar 9" boxes on his DR650 so I took a close look at those before ordering. I was originally leaning toward the same setup you got, but the sale was...
Forum: Beasts 11-26-2013, 04:13 AM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
20% off the black, 9" Tetons, free shipping and a...

20% off the black, 9" Tetons, free shipping and a $100 gift card towards a future order. Not too shabby.
Forum: Beasts 11-25-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 21,478
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Ordered my Happy Trails pannier kit today. They...

Ordered my Happy Trails pannier kit today. They aren't showing on the website but there's a great sale going.
Forum: Beasts 11-21-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 21,478
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Looks great! The grey powder coat ties nicely...

Looks great! The grey powder coat ties nicely with your green/silver tank. Did you end up going with Tetons or doe the Owyhee come with a cliff cut option now?
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,522
Posted By ChuBrocka
Dakar with tubes?

I'm taking a serious look at these tires for my Scrambler. I see some comments suggesting a standard rear but a Dakar front. Would that idea still hold considering I run tubes?
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 21,478
Views: 6,222,838
Posted By ChuBrocka
Thanks, I hadn't come across Mitas in my...

Thanks, I hadn't come across Mitas in my searched. The Mitas E-07 look pretty similar to the two I had been looking at. More reading for me I guess.
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