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Old 09-05-2009, 11:48 AM   #6106
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I'm considering YSS Shocks.
Plenty of people on here seem to like them.
I went with Hagons because they're made locally to me, are good value for money and come with a two year warranty.
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Old 09-05-2009, 11:53 AM   #6107
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My project is going on

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Now the two panniers are here:

The attachment of a photo failed...

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Old 09-05-2009, 12:24 PM   #6108
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YSS Shocks

Before I have to ask BlackTiger, does any one in the UK import YSS shocks?
The Hagon Nitro are def a vast improvement over Stock items but the YSS seem to be the ones to go for.

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Old 09-05-2009, 12:42 PM   #6109
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#6062

Now the two panniers are here:

The attachment of a photo failed...
Are you trying to post a picture from your computer or one that you uploaded to a hosting website?
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Old 09-05-2009, 03:36 PM   #6110
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Now the two panniers are here:

The attachment of a photo failed...

the suspense is killing me
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Old 09-05-2009, 04:16 PM   #6111
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Before I have to ask BlackTiger, does any one in the UK import YSS shocks?
The Hagon Nitro are def a vast improvement over Stock items but the YSS seem to be the ones to go for.

Knees in the breeze
C'mon Parker. You should know that I've done the research. You buy me a couple of beers and I'll steer you in the right direction. Ha! See you in couple of weeks for those (Belgian) beers..........
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Old 09-05-2009, 05:47 PM   #6112
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a couple pictures

Here's a couple pictures of my green Scrambler I thought you'd enjoy. I'm trying to get my setup figured out and squared away, so I took it on a little overnighter.

The way I have stuff now doesn't leave much room for my ass (or the rest of my 6'5" frame) on the seat. Guess I should have gone with the grab bar+rack instead of just the grab bar.

The left-side ammo can was done mostly for economical reasons, though I think it looks alright too. It's bolted to a MCResources rack, which was cheap but not very sturdy. I need to figure out some way to keep it from hitting the shock on bigger bumps!






By the way, my first ever camping-from-a-motorcycle trip, even if it was only a little 'un.
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Old 09-06-2009, 10:22 AM   #6113
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That ammo can looks like it is an OEM item with that color bike - nice looking set up!
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Old 09-06-2009, 12:33 PM   #6114
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Thruxton seat cover

Iv been looking for a bit now and cannot find the pic, perhaps i imagined it. Has anyone ever put the thruxton seat cover on the scrambler? would it even be possible? If someones done this i wouldnt mind seeing pics of it. I thought id seen one pic on here but i couldnt find it anywhere. thank ya kindly
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Old 09-06-2009, 12:53 PM   #6115
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Here's a couple pictures of my green Scrambler I thought you'd enjoy. I'm trying to get my setup figured out and squared away, so I took it on a little overnighter.

The way I have stuff now doesn't leave much room for my ass (or the rest of my 6'5" frame) on the seat. Guess I should have gone with the grab bar+rack instead of just the grab bar.

The left-side ammo can was done mostly for economical reasons, though I think it looks alright too. It's bolted to a MCResources rack, which was cheap but not very sturdy. I need to figure out some way to keep it from hitting the shock on bigger bumps!






By the way, my first ever camping-from-a-motorcycle trip, even if it was only a little 'un.
The ammo can does look like a good match to the bike color! Is it a 50 cal.? can? I have a pair of 20mm cans on mo-tech frames on my DR 650, heavy but cheap and solid. They really seemed to get drivers to leave a bit more room......until I began adding stickers to them. My Scrambler isn't quite 72 hours old, haven't figured out which direction to head with luggage yet, having too much fun riding and spending my nights here catching up (up to page 105 so far).

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Old 09-06-2009, 01:54 PM   #6116
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Before I have to ask BlackTiger, does any one in the UK import YSS shocks?
The Hagon Nitro are def a vast improvement over Stock items but the YSS seem to be the ones to go for.

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Now look here Dave, I only just got enough money together for the Hagons
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Old 09-06-2009, 02:37 PM   #6117
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The ammo can does look like a good match to the bike color! Is it a 50 cal.? can? I have a pair of 20mm cans on mo-tech frames on my DR 650, heavy but cheap and solid. They really seemed to get drivers to leave a bit more room......until I began adding stickers to them. My Scrambler isn't quite 72 hours old, haven't figured out which direction to head with luggage yet, having too much fun riding and spending my nights here catching up (up to page 105 so far).

Bruce
The can says

800 CRTG 5.56mm
4 BALL M855
1 TRACER M856
M27 LINK

It's about 12"x8.5"x7"wide. I just went to the local surplus, picked out one that looked about right, and got lucky. The rack I have it bolted to is the MCResources left side-only luggage rack from NewBonneville. As I said, it's not real sturdy, but it works. This can barely fits between the shock mount and the tail light; actually I need to get a new can and drill holes so it sits about 3/4" closer to the tail light, which I think will keep it from ever touching the shock.

Ideally I'd like to find a left side-only rack that is braced off the rear footpeg as well, which I think would make it much more sturdy and keep it from destroying the wheel in a left side laydown, which is another concern I have. The MCResources rack was only about $40, with another $30 for the quickmount that lets me lock it to the bike with a key. I can't fabricate anything myself, so this was a cheap, and possibly the only, option for what I wanted. As you said, ammo cans are a bit heavy, but they're less heavy than the silencers on the other side, and it sits right next to the frame. I think it probably balances the bike more than anything.

Another reason I wanted a hard case instead of cloth saddlebags was for a place to put stickers once I start heading to far-off places.
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Old 09-06-2009, 03:03 PM   #6118
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I went to the Cold Kiwi Rally this weekend , held every year in the central north island



Saturday, we took a ride down the side of the Wanganui river




then back to the rally through Fields Track




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Old 09-06-2009, 03:06 PM   #6119
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Iv been looking for a bit now and cannot find the pic, perhaps i imagined it. Has anyone ever put the thruxton seat cover on the scrambler? would it even be possible? If someones done this i wouldnt mind seeing pics of it. I thought id seen one pic on here but i couldnt find it anywhere. thank ya kindly
I mentioned a long time ago I would LIKE to but never have, so maybe you remember that.
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Old 09-06-2009, 06:35 PM   #6120
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I mentioned a long time ago I would LIKE to but never have, so maybe you remember that.
That could very well be it. Who knows. Im just have to wait and find out for myself in the future. I love how it adds to the charecter of the bike but i just dont see the Thruxton being a very good adventure bike
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