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Old 02-11-2013, 09:46 AM   #16756
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Talking A Sunny afternoon ride in the Middle East.

Took the Scram out for a ride in Bahrain on Saturday. It was a beautiful day.







Lovely sunsets in this small country.

Enjoy.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:52 AM   #16757
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Beautiful pictures Two Moo, can you say new desktop background!
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:16 AM   #16758
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How many of you guys with scramblers have the Zard exhaust that goes under the frame like the hammarhead scrambler? How loud is it and is it bareable on long trips?


Not loud at all with the baffle in.................you will have to cut out the small crossbar at the end of the baffle or you will have the annoying "chirp" mentioned above!
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:19 AM   #16759
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Fun in the Sun, and sand along the ICW . Sorry no mountains or grass here, but it is 80 degrees and sunny atm. 800 miles on it since last week when i bought it. This bikes a hoot.







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Old 02-11-2013, 02:14 PM   #16760
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My Metal Mule racks and Kriega luggage came in a few days ago, but I spent the weekend out of the country, so I couldn't really do much with it until today.

The pipe-side rack mounted easily enough


but I ran into a problem with the off-pipe side. When I tried to mount it behind the footpeg bracket, the rack would push into the spring a fair bit. The rack itself looks straight, and since I remember the bike falling on that side on the highway a few years ago, there is a chance that the footpeg bracket was bent in slightly. I do have scrapes on my swing arm where that bolt sticks out at. A local bike shop suggested the same a few weeks back while they were mounting my tires, but other than the marks on the swing arm, couldn't find any other hints of the frame being bent.

The MM instructions mention that if I had the Arrow pipe, and had bought that rack, there would be spacers to mount the rack to the outside of the footpeg bracket. Since I didn't have that kit, I went down to Home Depot and bought some nylon ones.


Racks seem solid, and when I used them to pick the bike off of the side stand and shake the rear end up and down a bit, there wasn't even a wiggle of play in the racks. And that's without using the cross brace connecting the two racks together as a 4th mounting point. I still need to come up with a good spacer for that.

So, with a steady rack, I mounted the Kriega bags, the Overlander 60 set. I liked how adjustable the setup was, since instead of a bag, I could put on two Rotopax containers. Thats either 60L of dry storage or 8 gallons of fuel/water. Or a combination of anything between I just have the drybags for now, but with the short range of the Scram, I'll definitely trade in one bag spot for the extra fuel.



I think I'm gonna have to take a nice long trip sometime soon to give this the proper workout.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:04 PM   #16761
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Thanks for those pics, that's a great Kriega setup.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:04 PM   #16762
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Anyone rebuilt their rear caliper? Mine is all kinds of mangled from riding in the rain and dust/dirt and it looks like the pistons aren't retracting: the piston side is worn down to 30% and the other side is at 90%, after about 5,000 miles!

I've got an Up & Over bracket on there now but it'd be best to refresh the parts to keep this from being an issue.

I've heard Honda ST1100s share the same brake caliper, but that may just be for the pads: looking at pictures online they don't appear to be the same caliper. Anyone able to shed light on this?
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:36 PM   #16763
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Anyone rebuilt their rear caliper? Mine is all kinds of mangled from riding in the rain and dust/dirt and it looks like the pistons aren't retracting: the piston side is worn down to 30% and the other side is at 90%, after about 5,000 miles!

I've got an Up & Over bracket on there now but it'd be best to refresh the parts to keep this from being an issue.

I've heard Honda ST1100s share the same brake caliper, but that may just be for the pads: looking at pictures online they don't appear to be the same caliper. Anyone able to shed light on this?
Lots of info here:
http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-tech...placement.html
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:40 AM   #16764
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Anyone rebuilt their rear caliper? Mine is all kinds of mangled from riding in the rain and dust/dirt and it looks like the pistons aren't retracting: the piston side is worn down to 30% and the other side is at 90%, after about 5,000 miles!

I've got an Up & Over bracket on there now but it'd be best to refresh the parts to keep this from being an issue.

I've heard Honda ST1100s share the same brake caliper, but that may just be for the pads: looking at pictures online they don't appear to be the same caliper. Anyone able to shed light on this?
It's a sliding calieper and the pins need lubricating every few thousand kms i do mine every time i change the oil any brake specialist will have the correct grease
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:54 AM   #16765
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Lucas tail light

So got my Lucas tail light & it looks great but not happy with the mounting.

It needs 2 holes drilled in the rear of the fender & the front bolt is on the wrong angle, yes I could just whack a few holes in & bolt it up but to me it will look like crap. The light looks like the NB unit but they offer a mount to allow a no drilling fitting.

Has anyone fitted a lucas light to a Triumph classic ?

cheers Terry
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:13 AM   #16766
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Without the "db killer" installed, it is VERY loud at high revs.
It sounds absolutely glorious.

With the db killer in, it's quiet and has an intermittent high pitched "chirp", that I found annoying...
I shortened the db killer about 1,1/2" - 2", and cut out the little bar that goes across the inside of the insert.

Now it sounds nice. Maybe a bit louder than is "politically correct", but not loud enough to piss off my neighbors.

Got the same exhaust and have been thinking about doing what you did. What do you think was causing that "chirp"?
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:42 AM   #16767
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This photo does make it look like the subframe is outa kilter.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:16 AM   #16768
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:24 PM   #16769
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Thanks, already read through there a few times. Best I could glean from the thread was the front caliper seals may work on the rear and it's still about $80 for parts.

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It's a sliding calieper and the pins need lubricating every few thousand kms i do mine every time i change the oil any brake specialist will have the correct grease
I think this may be the problem: I don't really maintain brakes aside from visual pad inspections and brake fluid every other year. I guess I've got to get used to inspecting and cleaning calipers on the Triumph. My Scrambler doesn't lap up neglect and abuse like my Honda, I suppose. :)

I may spring for some pricey super-awesome brake lube instead of the general Valvoline chassis grease I normally use on everything. I'll report back when I get more miles on it with properly cleaned/lubed brakes.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:30 PM   #16770
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Thanks, already read through there a few times. Best I could glean from the thread was the front caliper seals may work on the rear and it's still about $80 for parts.



I think this may be the problem: I don't really maintain brakes aside from visual pad inspections and brake fluid every other year. I guess I've got to get used to inspecting and cleaning calipers on the Triumph. My Scrambler doesn't lap up neglect and abuse like my Honda, I suppose. :)

I may spring for some pricey super-awesome brake lube instead of the general Valvoline chassis grease I normally use on everything. I'll report back when I get more miles on it with properly cleaned/lubed brakes.
G'day motoblag

I'd just hit the slide pins with some CRC brake clean or similar to clean the grime off, no lube. Lube will just act as a brake dust collector and compound your problem.

oh and a word of warning these products are hazardous to ones health in aerosols so hold your breath

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