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Old 07-08-2012, 06:29 PM   #15751
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I usually throw one wrap of electrical tape around the bar under the control for a snug fit.
oooh, good tip. I dremmelled mine off a long time ago when I changed bars but the clutch side rotated round a touch since then.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:58 PM   #15752
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Hey ep!c, bravo, looks really good!
I'll be following your trip, as my dream is to do a RTW on my scram too.

Any more pics of the frames and how its mounted? Maybe give me some ideas to do mine.
Thx.

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Dave, it's not my bike. I built this setup for a customer. I'm. Also planning to build him a custom aluminum box that will attach on the inside of the exhaust side frame, that will be used for tool storage. If you send me an email at gosolobox@gmail.com, I'd be happy to provide you with more pics of the frames. BTW, I of course "had to" take the scrambler out for a "test ride".. Awesome bike!!
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:14 AM   #15753
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:12 AM   #15754
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My bike went for bit of a swim.

Just moved to the NW Virginia area and was exploring some of the dirt / gravel roads around my house. Found a pretty sweet creek crossing and didn't do enough investigating before trying to ford across.

Got about 3 feet from the other side of the bank when the engine died - I was about knee high in water.

Thankfully, I was able to push the bike the rest of the way out. I let it sit for a few minutes while I tried to get some pictures (phone died, sadly) of what was now clearly a RIVER in my mind.

Pushed the start button and it tried, pulled the choke and the bike came to life. Fortunately, I was only 3 or so miles from the house and I got the bike home. I parked the bike and put it on its side stand and a wave came out of the left side cover.

I pulled that out and there was standing water / oil mix in my air filter

Drained the oil which was a nice creamy mocha color and pulled the air filter out and tried to soak up all the oil mix.

Put new oil in and a dried air filter and bike doesn't seem to know it was semi submerged. No problem with electrics so far... I'll probably pull the seat up later and just double check. Maybe put some more grease on the connections.

(for anyone interested, I have the EFI model)

So...

1) Bike rocks my socks. Can't believe it ran home after looking at it. Thing is a tank.
2) Clean up ideas? I've changed the oil once. Thinking of changing it and the filter again and then running it fairly hot to burn off any water.





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Old 07-09-2012, 08:53 AM   #15755
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Yes, I would definitely change the oil again. In fact, it is generally recommended to change it several times after an incident like that.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:16 AM   #15756
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Should I run it at all between changes or just run oil through to run oil through?
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:33 AM   #15757
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:08 PM   #15758
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I suppose I should check in here since I picked this up last week.


As you can see my accesorising and photograph skills arn't up to the high standard set by others, i promise to try and improve both
Hi RJF. Congrats on your purchase. Guaranteed you'll be very happy with your new ride. The great thing with the 900 Scrambler is that you'll make it your own (with time) in the modifications (big or small) that suit your personality and riding style. If I must be honest this is the bike for me right now! Just loving it and I'm sure you will too (as we all do. that's why we're here).

Send us a few more pics of your 'beast' in the near future.

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Old 07-09-2012, 02:48 PM   #15759
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Should I run it at all between changes or just run oil through to run oil through?
I'd run it a few minutes between changes to help pick up as much of the water as possible. I'd also use the cheapest oil I could find until you're satisfied things are clean and then go to your normal oil. You shouldn't have any damage at all as long as you get the moisture out of the internals quickly.
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:55 PM   #15760
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Drained it one more time but when I let it run again I noticed the headers are glowing red

I'm hoping it was because the bike was stationary at about 3k rpms and it was dark out.

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Old 07-09-2012, 10:31 PM   #15761
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Anyone ever had any experience with the Procom igniter ?


I lost spark on the right cylinder this weekend. After checking everything it looks like the igniter has failed. No way in hell am I going to spend $670 for the Triumph replacement unit.








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Old 07-09-2012, 10:31 PM   #15762
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My bike went for bit of a swim.
Drained the oil which was a nice creamy mocha color and pulled the air filter out and tried to soak up all the oil mix.
I was gonna complain about getting a 3" nail stuck in my rear tire and having to wait 4 hours for my buddy to come truck me out, but after that tale about the amphibious Scrambler, I'll just count my blessings over an Arrogant Bastard Ale.

But, hey, how did the river water get mixed with the oil? If it went through the air intake, what route did it take to get into the oil pan? Right past the rings? (I'm no engine expert!)

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Old 07-10-2012, 03:31 AM   #15763
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breather tube from the airbox to the crankcase

Bummer about the nail!

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Old 07-10-2012, 06:16 AM   #15764
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Tire question to dunlop

I'm just about to replace my trailwings with Dunlop TR91s, following extensive internet research! For thos intersted, here is an email i just sent to dunlop about the correct size to use. (you lot might know the answers actally!)

Hello,

I have a couple of technical questions concerning the TR91 tire.

1) For the TR91, on your site, for a rear rim size of 3.5 inches, you recommend the 140/80R17 tire. (http://www.dunlopmotorcycle.com/tire...dventure/tr91/)

But on another site in europe, for the Triumph Scramlber, which has a 3.5 inch rim, you recommend the 130/80R17 tire. (http://www.dunlop.eu/dunlop_euen/Ima...386-116951.pdf )

(where normally you would only recommend this tire for a 3.0 inch rim.)

- Which should i follow? The rim size or your bike specific recomendation, or doesn't it matter?

2) For the rear tire there is a choice of 110/80R19, or 100/90-19 for the 2.5 inch rim. For the scrambler the non-radial tire is recommended, but I have always been told that you should match the front and rear tires. Do you have any advice on this?

Thanks!!

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Old 07-10-2012, 06:43 AM   #15765
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Fitted heated grips to the Scrambler today, will make those cold rides much better.

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