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Old 07-05-2008, 06:17 PM   #1966
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There used to be a polish compound called "Simichrome Polish" that would remove bluing. Don't know if it's still around. It was good stuff.
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Old 07-05-2008, 06:27 PM   #1967
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De Nada. Everyone has a learning curve, especialy with acronyms - took me a long time to find out what TOR was!
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Old 07-05-2008, 06:35 PM   #1968
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Coffee Guy - that is just too cool! Great photos too... Yet again!

How was the heat on your ride? What do you do to deal with it?

Edited to add: How are those tires working out for you on and off pavement? I think this latest 1200 mile blast has come close to finishing off my stock Trailwing rear - and the front is pretty worn too...
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Old 07-05-2008, 10:25 PM   #1969
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De Nada. Everyone has a learning curve, especialy with acronyms - took me a long time to find out what TOR was!
TOR?

I'm not gonna ask . . . not today anyway.
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Old 07-06-2008, 06:12 AM   #1970
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There used to be a polish compound called "Simichrome Polish" that would remove bluing. Don't know if it's still around. It was good stuff.

http://www.webbikeworld.com/r3/blue-away/
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Old 07-06-2008, 07:51 AM   #1971
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Old 07-06-2008, 07:54 AM   #1972
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Help

I could use your guys help with a small matter. Can one of you look at your Scrambler and tell me if I am missing a hose where the arrows are in this picture:

http://bp2.blogger.com/_zcm-nXi8wvY/...600-h/HOSE.JPG

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Old 07-06-2008, 08:04 AM   #1973
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Well, it does look an awful lot like yours!
yeah i know.....was kidding....sort of.....

i had to do a double take.......thought someone snuck my bike out to idaho, montana, & washington !
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Old 07-06-2008, 08:24 AM   #1974
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Coffee Guy - that is just too cool! Great photos too... Yet again!

How was the heat on your ride? What do you do to deal with it?

Edited to add: How are those tires working out for you on and off pavement? I think this latest 1200 mile blast has come close to finishing off my stock Trailwing rear - and the front is pretty worn too...
it was HOT !!!!! i bitch & complain alot ! i have a 35 mile ride to a long climb up a hill to a plateau where things cool of a bit.....it drops down 10-20 degrees. the flagstaff area is 7000' - 7500' feet in elevation so the weather is good for riding in the summer time.

i do have a vest that you soak for 5-10 minutes. as you ride, the wind going through the vest cools you. it is good for about 30-45 minutes before it drys out.

i am VERY happy with the tires.......they are very stable on gravel and mud. (yes, i did find some mud this weekend) on the pavemnet the vibration is not bad. i have about 1500 miles on them and they seem to be holding up well. i didn't wait for the trail wings to were out....figured i keep them for spares. a good place for tires is www.swmototires.com they have a good selection & prices and ship everywhere. good responsive customer service.....you sen an email on a sunday morning and often get a response in less than an hour. i think the owner rides.
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Old 07-06-2008, 08:27 AM   #1975
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they don't call it the "sunflower state" for nothing ! great shots! do you ever make it to the flint hills? they are one of my favorite places in kansas.

ps i didn't see a photo or arrows in your post about the hose on your scram?
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Old 07-06-2008, 09:32 AM   #1976
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Cool photos - I love the Great Plains and horizontal grandeur where the world is mostly sky!
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Old 07-06-2008, 09:57 AM   #1977
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OK I left a link to the bigger version and was able to get the smaller version to show up. I appreciate your guys putting up with this.

I love those AZ pics coffeeguy, SO jealous!

mistavern is right about there being a lot of sky out here. We get some amazing cloud formations sometimes:




My airliner flew between two huge cumulus formations when landing at Mid Continent and it was like flying through a grand canyon of clouds. Truly amazing how big they were. Their size really puts things in perspective.
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Old 07-06-2008, 10:02 AM   #1978
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I could use your guys help with a small matter. Can one of you look at your Scrambler and tell me if I am missing a hose where the arrows are in this picture:

http://bp2.blogger.com/_zcm-nXi8wvY/...600-h/HOSE.JPG

Your fine, thats the way it comes from the factory..
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Old 07-06-2008, 10:40 AM   #1979
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Thank you,

I was giving the bike a thourough inspection this weekend and thought "it looks like there is supposed to be a hose here...and here...wth"
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Old 07-06-2008, 11:51 AM   #1980
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TOR?

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They are the more open (louder) pipes that folks put on for a more motorcyle-like sound, and, if the gods are smiling, a little more horsepower.
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