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Discussion in 'Triumph General Discussion' started by JD_Lincs, Aug 10, 2020.

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  1. Daveweld

    Daveweld Active Member

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    GYP. two parts to modify. i removed the silver bar ends as the handguards need a flat surface to bolt up to. the bar end caps are domed. I then disc cut the dome off to leave basically a round pipe sleeve (see pictures). on the right hand side I adapted the plastic Arm to take the original brake cup fitting point (see picture). easy to do and does not take long to sort out.
     
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  2. Gyp

    Gyp Well-Known Member

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    ...beginning to wish I'd not bought the black bar end caps now...
     
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  3. Daveweld

    Daveweld Active Member

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    If you still have the original Silver ones, adapt them.
     
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  4. Gyp

    Gyp Well-Known Member

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    I had already thought that:)

    I'm also thinking of not modifying my SS any more for now :)
     
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  5. Daveweld

    Daveweld Active Member

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    I think that as well
    Then Winter comes along and I get bored and look what to do on the motorbike.
     
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  6. Gyp

    Gyp Well-Known Member

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    My SS already has an obscene number of changes. I've got some lights on order and they go on next
     
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  7. Daveweld

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    Decided to tidy up the Bar end caps that I had to modify to fit the hand guards. The first time I cut off the dome part of the cap. Then decided it is a better fit and tidy to drill out the screw hole to a larger diameter so to fit over the bar end screw socket. Only takes a few minutes to drill and refit. Looks even better. The hand guards are a big improvement in the cold weather.

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  8. Daveweld

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    JD, the starter of this thread with your new Scrambler hope you are still enjoying the bike. How are you getting on with the TEC Main stand ?
     
  9. Pegscraper

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    How are you getting on with the OEM Metzelers? I couldn't fault them all Summer in the dry but I'm not fond of their behaviour on cold wet roads. I've had a few "moments" lately. Usual scenario, a 1" slide feels like 6 but I almost lost the front completely and went down the other day on a smooth wet tarmac road. There was also a small amount of wet leaf debris but not enough I expected to cause a problem and the bike wasn't leant over that far. Tyres are about 2/3 worn bit I'm heading towards a pair of Pirelli Scorpions, probably the Rally STR's.......

    https://www.pirelli.com/tyres/en-ww...umph/street-scrambler-my-2019-dc03-dc03r-2019
     
  10. Daveweld

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    Not having problems on the original tyres. May take up a bit more time to warm up in the colder weather.
     
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  11. pistonbroke

    pistonbroke Senior Member

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    MG looks tidy too Dave :cool:
     
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  12. Daveweld

    Daveweld Active Member

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    Thank you. It’s the MGB and I have now fitted on the hardtop for colder weather. When it is too cold for the bike I can still enjoy a trip out. The car is 1972.
     
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  13. JD_Lincs

    JD_Lincs Well-Known Member

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    Thought I'd just make a postscript to this thread and bike. After 2 years I'm handing it back to the dealer (a year early on its PCP contract). Though I had it on PCP, I had originally planned to buy it.

    It's been a great bike, and I've thoroughly enjoyed owning it - can't believe I've had it 2 years as I still remember those pre-first service rides as if they were last week.

    The TEC shocks did a great job, as did the progressive fork springs. I had both set up fairly soft for the very bumpy roads around here.

    So why am I trading it in for a new Tiger 660? Couple of reasons - first, even with the much improved suspension, I'm getting a right battering on some of the roads here. The main one being from West Pinchbeck to Bourne (I'm in the Bourne/S Lincs TOMCC branch). This can leave me in pain for a week or more. I have some issues with my spine and ribs - and they get a hell of a battering on the bumps and this has limited my riding time.

    Then there are the branch ride-outs. The slow rider group are just a bit too pedestrian for me and I often find myself almost riding up the guy in front's rear (which one guy actually did!), so I stick with the guys at the front as much as possible - and they don't hang about, so I have to absolutely wring its neck to stay in touch. In addtition, I've lost count of the number of times I've leant too far on tighter bends at speed and bounced back up off the tarmac - which is a bit eye-watering, to say the least.

    When I took it in for it's last yearly service they let me have a Trident 660 for the day, as a courtesy bike. I loved it - I had a completely awesome time, and despite thinking I'd be aching with the high pegs and slight lean forward - I wasn't. I spent hours hooning around the twisties with a manic grin on my chops. That was when I knew I was going to give the Street Scrambler back.

    After the Trident came the Tiger 660, and that is a more sensible proposition for the camping and touring I want to do before I'm passed it (due to health, not age), so that is what I will ride away in the next few weeks.

    Must admit, I was riding down to Stamford t'other day and wondering if I'd be sorry I'd made the trade - but I don't think I will, though I'm sure I will miss the Bonnie Scrambler in some ways. It's been a great experience and I'm so chuffed I had one.
     
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  14. Dawsy

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    Good luck with the new bike!
     
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