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Old 08-13-2007, 10:57 AM   #301
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A friendly request

Could some of you kind Scrambler folks fill in your profiles? It would be cool to get a better idea of where you are located, your background, etc.

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Old 08-14-2007, 01:45 PM   #302
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Scrambler update:

Howdy guys just thought I'd give a quick update on some more things I've done to the Scrambler..

I didnt like the way the factory gauge cluster/dash looked, the silver color looks out of place if you ask me..


So I removed the gauge cluster sanded it down and preped it with a good primer and painted it with a metalic black hammer finish paint. The paint job came out perfect and looks factory. I really like the looks of the "new" dash. I also put on the handle bar cross bar brace when I had it apart.



Just a FYI:
When I put the guage cluster back together, I looked at the bulbs for the idiot lights and they are about 3/4 inch away from the lens, mine where very hard to see in the daylight. I pushed the bulb closer to the top of the rubber holder and they are now close to the lens of the idiot lights, making it very easy to see in the daylight... They are very small bulbs so Im not worried about anything melting or going wrong....

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Old 08-14-2007, 01:52 PM   #303
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I also did the rear brake res cover with the same paint and really like the looks of it....

Before



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Old 08-14-2007, 01:56 PM   #304
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Very nice!
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Old 08-14-2007, 02:04 PM   #305
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Very nice!
Thanks I love this bike and cant stop tinkering with it
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Old 08-14-2007, 03:09 PM   #306
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God that triumph blurb sucks...
ALL motorcycle manufacturer blurb sucks.

'You wankers' is my most frequent reaction to most factory brochures (any brand) and e-copy - yet nobody calls them to task.
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Old 08-14-2007, 03:50 PM   #307
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Thanks I love this bike and cant stop tinkering with it
My wife is reading all she can about the Scrambler, Bonnie and heading to the dealer on Sat to try them out.
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Old 08-14-2007, 04:01 PM   #308
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So I removed the gauge cluster sanded it down and preped it with a good primer and painted it with a metalic black hammer finish paint. The paint job came out perfect and looks factory. I really like the looks of the "new" dash. ...
Most excellent!

Please tell us more about the paint. Brand? Is "metalic black hammer finish" the actual name?

You've given me a host of ideas!
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Old 08-14-2007, 05:45 PM   #309
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My wife is reading all she can about the Scrambler, Bonnie and heading to the dealer on Sat to try them out.
She love either one...I'm really looking at the Bonniville or Thruxton to keep the Scrambler company


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Most excellent!

Please tell us more about the paint. Brand? Is "metalic black hammer finish" the actual name?
The brand of the paint is:
Rust-Oleum
HAMMERED
Color is Black
http://www.rustoleum.com/product.asp...ct_id=21&SBL=1

I got it at the Home-Depot.....Ace,Wal-Mart, local paint suppler etc also carry it.

The cap shows the way it looks, the more you spray the more "hammered" effect you get.. I just did two light coats and stoped there.

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Old 08-14-2007, 06:56 PM   #310
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Very cool bike! Love the new changes you did!
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Old 08-14-2007, 07:42 PM   #311
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UP N MTNS,

Thank you very much for the info. Before I had visions, now I have means, motive and opportunity!
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Old 08-15-2007, 11:17 AM   #312
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Nice work! You are one creative guy!
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Old 08-15-2007, 01:40 PM   #313
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what is with the 270 degree crank? they don't have a single pin crank anymore?
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Old 08-15-2007, 01:51 PM   #314
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what is with the 270 degree crank? they don't have a single pin crank anymore?
They're parallel twins, so you don't really talk about single pin cranks. That's for v-twins. They use the 270 degree crank on a parallel twin to give it the loping exhaust of a v-twin. There's a reason v-twins sound the way they do, they're unbalanced, unless they're a 90 degree "L" twin like a Ducati or V-Strom. The Bonneville's use a 360 degree crank (both pistons travel up and down together with alternating power stroke), and the Kawasaki Ninja's use a 180 degree crank (one piston travels up while the other travels down).

http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/schoo...Six.htm#ILPTME

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Old 08-15-2007, 04:26 PM   #315
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I agree. I love the Scrambler, but I think I'd be more apt to buy a Bonnie and mod it because I prefer the sound from a 360 crank.
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