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Old 04-19-2013, 04:56 PM   #17206
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I have heard since doing this that the newer bikes had different settings from the factory. Try it anyway as it only costs a tenner and if you're really tight you can store the oil you take out and put it back in if you don't like the results.
Sounds easy enough!
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:23 PM   #17207
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Speaking of front forks...

Got a bit too comfortable on some trails near my house and a tree and I got in a bit of a fight.

Thought I got off clean,but I was looking today and it looks like my front fork is bent. I will be replacing it at some point and now I have a good reason to justify it to my wife. The triple tree looks fine, its just the tubes. I don't really want to spend $1500 on OEM fork assemblies.


That said...

1) What do people have a good experience with? I just need something affordable - i'm guessing that means cannibalizing something from another bike.

2) How long can I wait before replacing the current fork? What issues might I run into if I don't replace it for a few hundred / thousand miles?






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Old 04-20-2013, 03:56 PM   #17208
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Nice photo, but are you sure attaching the straps to the turn signals is the best idea?
Yeah, it's fine. Light day bag with very little tension on those straps. And the straps wrap around the base of the turn sig stalks, where they're strongest.

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Old 04-20-2013, 05:34 PM   #17209
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Speaking of front forks...

Got a bit too comfortable on some trails near my house and a tree and I got in a bit of a fight.

Thought I got off clean,but I was looking today and it looks like my front fork is bent. I will be replacing it at some point and now I have a good reason to justify it to my wife. The triple tree looks fine, its just the tubes. I don't really want to spend $1500 on OEM fork assemblies.


That said...

1) What do people have a good experience with? I just need something affordable - i'm guessing that means cannibalizing something from another bike.

2) How long can I wait before replacing the current fork? What issues might I run into if I don't replace it for a few hundred / thousand miles?


Have you thought about trying to staighten them on a hydraulic press. They are not bent bad. I did it on an old Yamaha trail bike I had. If the seals don't leak it shouldnt be hard to try. Unless you are really yearning for some higher perfomance forks this might be a cheap fix.
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:05 PM   #17210
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Where did you get that crimsafe mesh? I found their site but no way to find a distributor around NC.
You will probably find it at a custom glass door maker or window repair place I live in Aus thats where I got it. On my Scram i fitted it to the outside of the front down tubes bending it around the outside of the tube drilling a 6mm hole either side of the tube and zip tiying itat the top and bottom use some black foam sealing tape where it comes in contact with the frame tubes, hope that helps
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:16 AM   #17211
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great helmet, who makes it?
The brand is DMD, it's Italian, made of fiber, weight only 1kg and you can fit it to your head, thanks to the removable interior you can get in many size.
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:16 AM   #17212
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Speaking of front forks...

its just the tubes. I don't really want to spend $1500 on OEM fork assemblies.
You just need to strip them and install new tubes. New tubes are £150 each http://www.worldoftriumph.com/triump...lock_03=233292
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:22 AM   #17213
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Sorry my Brain Fart it should have read Jack Pine.
http://www.bikeexif.com/triumph-t100
A quote fronm the article "Thanks to all for the insightful comments. The oil cooler was the crux of this build. Initially I was committed to a minimal cooler using a Spurgin heat exchanger but could not achieve the lean effect I wanted. My brother’s encouragement (at times dangerous but always fun) pushed me to do the final build without it. Before I pulled the trigger, I talked with Bill Himmelsbach (http://www.eurosports.net/staf... about his scrambler builds. Bill knows these bikes inside and out and assured me that the oil cooler loop is independent from the lubrication circuit and that capping the feed does not stress the pump. He runs a big bore kit and mild cams without a cooler. After 3000 miles (including a track day and a flogging by the moto journalist Alan Cathcart), Bill disassembled the engine and saw no unusual wear. Furthermore, Bill said there was no color change around the piston wrist pin, an area that turns a telltale gold tint with overheating. That said, I offer the Spurgin cooler set-up as a no cost option. I do not run one on the development mule, but plan to install it when the bike is prepared for my Delhi to Leh-Ladakh ride next spring. Feel free to email directly with additional questions at james@hammarhead.com ."

I have been using Bill Gately's oil coolers for a couple of years with out incident. http://www.bonnevilleperformance.com/.

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Old 04-21-2013, 11:06 AM   #17214
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The joy continues...


What brand of luggage is that? I have been looking for something that size
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:13 AM   #17215
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Anybody with Kenda Big Blocks? I hesitate to add to the already loosey-goosey feel of the Scram, but my driveway mud has been a mofo this year and the Tourances aren't cutting it.
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:28 AM   #17216
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The brand is DMD, it's Italian, made of fiber, weight only 1kg and you can fit it to your head, thanks to the removable interior you can get in many size.

Very nice vintage graphics on that site, thanks for the info...

I don't suppose you could give us an opinion on the fit? Is it very "round"? Seems like all the 3/4 helmets have a distinctly round (as opposed to narrow) profile...
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:51 AM   #17217
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Very nice vintage graphics on that site, thanks for the info...

I don't suppose you could give us an opinion on the fit? Is it very "round"? Seems like all the 3/4 helmets have a distinctly round (as opposed to narrow) profile...
No, they aren't so round. I got a long small face. Offen the helmets hurt my front when they fit me good on the side. And if I've place enough on the front, sides are too wide.
Here not. I've got the L inline on the top and the XS inline on the sides.
It's one of the smallest helmets certified.
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:46 PM   #17218
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Playing around in the Northern Virginia Tag-o-Rama game today, and made my first water crossing!



I've been keeping a tripod in one of my side bags lately, and since I always have a camera with me, I figured that this would be a good chance to get this on video. If ever there would be a time for me to fall, might as well share it with the rest of you! (Spoiler: didn't fall.)

You can watch the video on the Water Crossings, Soggy, Muddy & Drowned Bikes thread

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Old 04-21-2013, 07:07 PM   #17219
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Playing around in the Northern Virginia Tag-o-Rama game today, and made my first water crossing!



I've been keeping a tripod in one of my side bags lately, and since I always have a camera with me, I figured that this would be a good chance to get this on video. If ever there would be a time for me to fall, might as well share it with the rest of you! (Spoiler: didn't fall.)

You can watch the video on the Water Crossings, Soggy, Muddy & Drowned Bikes thread
Nice work! I gotta try that soon
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:22 PM   #17220
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No, they aren't so round. I got a long small face. Offen the helmets hurt my front when they fit me good on the side. And if I've place enough on the front, sides are too wide.
Here not. I've got the L inline on the top and the XS inline on the sides.
It's one of the smallest helmets certified.

Wow, that sounds promising. I wear an arai profile (large) and haven't been able to find anything close to an oval fit in a vintage 3/4 helmet.

They are pricey, but it would be worth it if it fits. Thanks for the recommendation.
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