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Old 04-22-2013, 04:29 AM   #17221
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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.
Tried one on the front... Was nice while it lasted... which wasn't all that long, got about 4,000km out of it.

I would have been better to spend a little more and get TKC80.
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:36 AM   #17222
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Tried one on the front... Was nice while it lasted... which wasn't all that long, got about 4,000km out of it.

I would have been better to spend a little more and get TKC80.
+1 for Conti TKC80's - Excellent off and on road! Wear well too and look the business.
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:07 PM   #17223
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+1 for Conti TKC80's - Excellent off and on road! Wear well too and look the business.
Another vote for TKC80s. I'm on my third set. 5k out of the rear is pushing it, but worth the price for decent looks and performance on and off pavement.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:38 PM   #17224
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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?
You asked - so my answer would be absolutely don't do it. At best you postpone a few hundred dollar expense, and at worse you could have a catastrophic failure. And before this devolves into a I-drove-around-for-a-year-with... conversation. I'll just tell you I'm not looking to get into it with anyone. It's simply a bad idea.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:07 PM   #17225
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I agree with sprouty. Catastrophic failure is just around the corner when I look at it. That metal has small fractures that compromise the strength of it. It will shear under much lighter loads than normal.
I could be wrong, but I wouldn't risk it.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:23 PM   #17226
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You asked - so my answer would be absolutely don't do it. At best you postpone a few hundred dollar expense, and at worse you could have a catastrophic failure. And before this devolves into a I-drove-around-for-a-year-with... conversation. I'll just tell you I'm not looking to get into it with anyone. It's simply a bad idea.
Thanks - I knew this was probably the case but the sadness of being down for even a bit (especially when it was my mistake) made me hopeful it wasn't as bad as I figured.

It will be resting until I can replace the tubes! Sad day.

Thanks everyone.
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:37 AM   #17227
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EFI Clocks

So does anyone have any experience of taking the speedo and tacho off a 2012 EFI bike and replacing them with a neater, smaller speedo only?......can it be done and if so does it need someone who has good technical skills? I have nearly done the mods I want but would love to clean up the top of the bike
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:20 PM   #17228
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Thanks - I knew this was probably the case but the sadness of being down for even a bit (especially when it was my mistake) made me hopeful it wasn't as bad as I figured.

It will be resting until I can replace the tubes! Sad day.

Thanks everyone.
I had a suspension failure at 90mph-i advise against taking chances.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:32 PM   #17229
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Wolfman Rolie bag?

Anyone used a Wolfman Rolie bag as a tail bag on their Scambler?

I have looking for something a little more waterproof to replace my weathered old Tourmaster bag. I was hoping to get something big enough to pack my rain gear, gloves and a few other small items. I'm not sure if I want the Large or Medium size.

If not do you have a waterproof tailbag you prefer?
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:13 PM   #17230
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wolfman tail

I have 3 Wolfman Tail bags. The small Expedition Duffle, the Wolf Tail + rain cover, and the Peak. They are all exceptional bags, but for weather
the expedition duffle is the ticket. The Rolie should be just as good.
It's a little small at 12.5 litres, but if your rain suit is a thin oversuit
that would probably work. 12.5 litres is the size of my tank bag and
I often carry liners, extra gloves, a water bottle, small tool kit,
cell phone, etc. I'd bet the Rolie would work.
The Wolf Tail would probably be the ideal size for your stated needs,
but rain covers are a PITA. You gotta put 'em on before it rains. ;)
But they do their job if you are proactive.

The small expedition duffle will take a full riding suit with armor,
an extra pair of boots, a sleeping bag, a bottle of scotch and then
some.

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Old 04-25-2013, 10:58 PM   #17231
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:41 AM   #17232
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I have 3 Wolfman Tail bags. The small Expedition Duffle, the Wolf Tail + rain cover, and the Peak. They are all exceptional bags, but for weather
the expedition duffle is the ticket. The Rolie should be just as good.
It's a little small at 12.5 litres, but if your rain suit is a thin oversuit
that would probably work. 12.5 litres is the size of my tank bag and
I often carry liners, extra gloves, a water bottle, small tool kit,
cell phone, etc. I'd bet the Rolie would work.
The Wolf Tail would probably be the ideal size for your stated needs,
but rain covers are a PITA. You gotta put 'em on before it rains. ;)
But they do their job if you are proactive.

The small expedition duffle will take a full riding suit with armor,
an extra pair of boots, a sleeping bag, a bottle of scotch and then
some.
Thought about the expedition but I already have a 37 liter bag I use on long trips. Just looking for something small I can leave on for local riding.

I have had really had good luck with Wolfman's products. I got 8 years out of my last tank bag.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:01 AM   #17233
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Just an FYI, talked to Dusty over at Wolfman Luggage about the racks for Scramblers, and he hopes to have them available in the next couple months.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:50 AM   #17234
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If not do you have a waterproof tailbag you prefer?
I think the look of my oilskin A bag from http://www.andystrapz.com/index.php suits the look of the scrambler,





A smaller version called the AA bag that might be better suited for the stuff you want to carry.



Could end up a bit expensive by the time you include freight though.
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:15 PM   #17235
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Thought I'd share one of the pics from my scenic ride from DC to North Carolina, by way of West Virginia.

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