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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-17-2012, 07:54 AM Thread Starter
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Scram mods finished-for now

I bought my scram at the end of last year, and apart from riding it back from London, it's sat in the garage in bits ever since. I was very unhappy with the factory seat, and then read up on a number of mods on here and decided that I wanted to change some stuff. I am not claiming to have done anything original, but thought you might like a look.

The factory rear shocks went in the parts bin, and Ricor intmidators went in the front end. I ditched the AI after much reading on here and with the help of tuneecu (so thanks for all the info).

I really didn't like the clock/headlight setup, so that came off. I wanted to retain the factory clock, in case I ever want to sell it the mileage will be true. The headlight shell is from an WD BSA with a Lucas rim and Wipac lens. I had to enlarge and drill various holes, and retained the trip. I read about the Reg/Rect being poor quality and have replaced it with a mosfet unit......doesn't sound much, but has taken me a while to get right. Here are the pictures. Rob
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-17-2012, 08:01 AM
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Nice thougtful mods, Rob. I doubt if they will be your last so please keep us updated.
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Love the headlight mod, it extends the vintage look; somehow it makes it look faster, probably because of its "sleekness."
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Looks like you retained the stock bars. For me the tips up of the stock bars make for dis-comfort in the wrists/elbows.
Maybe try some classic flat track style bars? They are comfortable.

Other than that observation your bike looks sleeper clean and not over done.
Nice touches!

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Thanks for the comments. When I looked at the factory bars I found that they were canted too far forward and up. I flattened them in line with the switchgear and found the riding position much improved. Interestingly, I looked at another scram in a dealers and the handlebars on that were likewise poorly adjusted.
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I have a never seen a headlight setup like that.....very nice touch!
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The Reg/rect under the tank is cool, you fab. that mounting bracket?
And the headlight/speedo swap is slick!! Might have to steal that one. Great job.
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Yep, the reg bracket was made out of some 5mmx40mm alloy bar. I had a mate weld it and painted it black. The reg is a MOSFET FH008 (i think)
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Ohhh... I want to do that headlight mod for sure !!!
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I've taken the plunge and started some wiring mods today. Having replaced the Rec/Reg I wanted to remove the wiring from the loom, and re-locate the ignition switch to the right hand side using a joker bracket. As the headlight is filled full of wires, I decided to strip out the ignition switch wires and move them back under the tank to make a bit more space. There is a small (green) link wire between the ignition switch wiring and one of the handlebar wiring connectors. I have had to snip it to pull the wiring back, and will have to put a short section of wire in to reconnect this. I am going to use the live and earth from the rec/reg as an auxilliary power supply, so will be fitting a good quality waterproof connector. I'm going to see if I can find some high quality PVC electrical tape to re-wrap the loom, as the last lot I bought, the glue came off the tape when you tried to apply it!!. I'll keep you updated as soon as I have progress.

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