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Old 11-30-2012, 04:22 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Thanks for the encouraging comments!!! It energizes me!! I rode it some more today...I really like this bike a lot!! I rode the Hammer afterwards and man, that thing feels like a big ole' pig in comparison!!

My son was noticing that the chain was slightly looser than normal on the bike and the adjuster is maxed out. I had felt like the speedo was reading higher than actual mph. HMMM, something seems amiss!!! Hard to believe the chain would stretch that much in 8600 miles??!?! I GPS'd my actual mph vs. the speedo and i'm off around 10mph!! Put the two issues together and what do you have? It's not the rear sprocket, it is the stock 43 tooth. It's GOT to have a smaller front sprocket, which would solve both issues!! I will check soon, but that would be an easy fix if that is it!!

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You can take off the SAI (secondary air injection) hoses and hardware to run your pipes a bit cooler and have some extra power - plenty of posts on the forum showing how to do it.
I did the SAI mod today. I went with the electrical wire nut shoved into the hose and then zip tie on both side of that to ensure it doesn't make it's way in either direction. Thanks for the suggestion!! It seems to work great!!

I also have bought the following today from some of the members of this very fine site...

(EDIT: DISREGARD THIS PART, I ENDED UP FINDING THE RIGHT MIRRORS* Mirrors off 2009 Scramber. They look to be slightly different than the Bonnie ones I see listed (different angle?). Hopefully I can at least modify to work ok? http://www.triumphrat.net/attachment...t-p1010603.jpg

* Used mirror brackets as at least one of mine is toasty!!

* Used levers (one of mine is broke).

* New cam cover gasket.

A couple of decent leads on a front fender. But nothing to speak of for the headlight assembly/brackets and gas tank? Anyone has these or knows someone who does, let me know!?!!?!
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:52 PM   #22 (permalink)
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For $1900 I think you did great. I'm not a cruiser guy but I always thought those Hammers were pretty cool. Now please swap those mirrrors if you haven't already.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:10 PM   #23 (permalink)
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For $1900 I think you did great. I'm not a cruiser guy but I always thought those Hammers were pretty cool. Now please swap those mirrrors if you haven't already.
See post just above yours!! lol
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:15 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I work 12 hours tonight and wasn't going to check today, but I couldn't stand it any longer, I had to know what the front sprocket is!!! It's an 18 tooth (not the stock 19 tooth). Any way to make the speedo read right? If so, I would just shorten the chain a link, because I do like the way the bike rides right now, but I can't stand the speedo to be wrong by that much.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:40 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Even with the correct CS sprocket, it will probably still read 10% high as opposed to 10mph.


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Old 11-30-2012, 05:46 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I work 12 hours tonight and wasn't going to check today, but I couldn't stand it any longer, I had to know what the front sprocket is!!! It's an 18 tooth (not the stock 19 tooth). Any way to make the speedo read right? If so, I would just shorten the chain a link, because I do like the way the bike rides right now, but I can't stand the speedo to be wrong by that much.
You may have to live with the innacurate speedo, the '09 reads off the front wheel, so how the bike is geared has no bearing on how the speedo reads. They all read 10 - 15% fast, & I agree with you it's annoying, but in may case, for 4 seasons & 18,000 miles, that's the worst thing I can say about the bike. Also, I believe that 18/43 is stock gearing. My original chain is still fine, but I bet that the dude you bought the bike from never maintained it!
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:03 PM   #27 (permalink)
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You may have to live with the innacurate speedo, the '09 reads off the front wheel, so how the bike is geared has no bearing on how the speedo reads. They all read 10 - 15% fast, & I agree with you it's annoying, but in may case, for 4 seasons & 18,000 miles, that's the worst thing I can say about the bike. Also, I believe that 18/43 is stock gearing. My original chain is still fine, but I bet that the dude you bought the bike from never maintained it!
I didn't even think about the speedo reading from the front wheel. I'm pretty sure I knew that somewhere deep in my head, but I always have a car brain!!!! (rear wheel drive) I was just researching here on the site and the 1st thread I saw said stock was 19, but it could be incorrect? Damn internet!!! Thanks for the info!!
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:07 PM   #28 (permalink)
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But nothing to speak of for the headlight assembly/brackets
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I too believe that 18/43 is stock.

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I too believe that 18/43 is stock.

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