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biscot

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on: March 27, 2021, 09:45:13 pm
I've decided it's time to "scramblerize" my Interceptor. Nothing too serious, just a "street scrambler" style. Around here we must have 10 miles of unpaved roads for every mile of pavement, and I don't want to save it just for my Jeep.
I'm thinking 70-30 tires, sump guard, etc., but the most challenging thing is finding high pipes. Any suggestions for me?


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Reply #1 on: March 27, 2021, 10:03:12 pm
Zard do a nice high level system but price is $$$.
Termignoni teased with pics two years ago, but their product has hnever reached market.
Saw prototype pics from a company named "Fastec", but again nothing in production.
TEC Bike Parts also showed a prototype but have not developed it yet.

Maybe also consider the tracker 2-1 from S&S if you are in the USA and the pricing makes sense?


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Reply #2 on: March 27, 2021, 10:09:10 pm
I've decided it's time to "scramblerize" my Interceptor. Nothing too serious, just a "street scrambler" style. Around here we must have 10 miles of unpaved roads for every mile of pavement, and I don't want to save it just for my Jeep.
I'm thinking 70-30 tires, sump guard, etc., but the most challenging thing is finding high pipes. Any suggestions for me?
Good fun. Good plan if you are at 10% pavement. If you are not going to be doing serious single track riding ... have you considered a real skid plate as opposed to just a sump guard? Then you don't have to mess with getting a high pipe system (unless you want the styling that they offer).
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Reply #3 on: March 27, 2021, 10:15:53 pm
I love the look  of the TEC pipes. Too bad it's just a dream at this point.
I do like the high pipe look and am not going for an offroad setup, but am interested in what the "skid plate" might be. I've hit a few rocks in my day. I'm a bit more mellow these days.


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Reply #4 on: March 27, 2021, 10:16:28 pm
Contact TEC UK and ask if they have any of their high exhaust bits left, do it quick! they no longer sell it.
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Reply #5 on: March 27, 2021, 10:37:35 pm
Thanks, I sent them an email.  Would love to get ahold of them - will let you know what I hear.


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Reply #6 on: March 28, 2021, 12:53:35 am
If you lean toward the "street" end of "street scrambler", maybe consider the TEC Stinger.  It has kind of a 1970s Honda SL vibe, is light and not wildly expensive.

I'm kind of leaning toward a street scrambler approach myself.  Just have to do it incrementally.


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Reply #7 on: March 29, 2021, 12:07:37 am
Scrambler??? That's crazy! See if you can spot the changes ;D


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Reply #8 on: March 29, 2021, 01:04:55 am
Scrambler??? That's crazy! See if you can spot the changes ;D
Seat doesn't match the grips, and the tires didn't come from a Model T Ford. Total hipster fail.


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Reply #9 on: March 29, 2021, 01:19:49 am
See if you can spot the changes ;D

Oooh, challenge accepted!  ;D
(Is it your bike? That exhaust is a mighty flex!)

Custom paint job.
Motone (or copy) UJ knee pads.
Motone (or copy) stick on goolie cropper, err, tank rack.
Shinko Trail Master tyres.
Hitchcocks (or similar) polished alloy front mudguard, mounted on spacers for tyre clearance.
RE fork gaiters.
RE sump guard.
Hubs laced to posh Excel rims (wider than stock?)
Ebay headlight brackets.
Smaller than stock headlight.
Headlight stone guard.
TEC Bike Parts levers.
Ebay bar end mirrors.
Aftermarket grips.
Wide handlebars (as cables have been rerouted). TR6 maybe?
Bar end indicators.
Zard high level exhaust system.
Hitchcocks (or similar) alloy rear mudguard.
Aftermarket rear light assembly.
Hagon rear shocks.
RE GT Touring seat.
Paddock stand bobbins.


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Reply #10 on: April 02, 2021, 04:44:09 pm
Scrambler??? That's crazy! See if you can spot the changes ;D

Is this your bike?
I love the exhausts - are they Zarn? What do you think of them?
How much of a pain is it to get to the seat pull?
Any idea if they could be fitted if you have the RE compact engine guards?
Any other issues with them?

Great job on this Interceptor.


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Reply #11 on: April 02, 2021, 05:13:05 pm
Oooh, challenge accepted!  ;D
(Is it your bike? That exhaust is a mighty flex!)

Custom paint job.
Motone (or copy) UJ knee pads.
Motone (or copy) stick on goolie cropper, err, tank rack.
Shinko Trail Master tyres.
Hitchcocks (or similar) polished alloy front mudguard, mounted on spacers for tyre clearance.
RE fork gaiters.
RE sump guard.
Hubs laced to posh Excel rims (wider than stock?)
Ebay headlight brackets.
Smaller than stock headlight.
Headlight stone guard.
TEC Bike Parts levers.
Ebay bar end mirrors.
Aftermarket grips.
Wide handlebars (as cables have been rerouted). TR6 maybe?
Bar end indicators.
Zard high level exhaust system.
Hitchcocks (or similar) alloy rear mudguard.
Aftermarket rear light assembly.
Hagon rear shocks.
RE GT Touring seat.
Paddock stand bobbins.
Andreani fork internals?
Shock, Nitron, hagon?
Quick action throttle
Missing centre stand.
« Last Edit: April 02, 2021, 05:16:08 pm by CPJS »
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Reply #12 on: April 02, 2021, 11:38:53 pm
Oooh, challenge accepted!  ;D
(Is it your bike? That exhaust is a mighty flex!)

Custom paint job.
Motone (or copy) UJ knee pads.
Motone (or copy) stick on goolie cropper, err, tank rack.
Shinko Trail Master tyres.
Hitchcocks (or similar) polished alloy front mudguard, mounted on spacers for tyre clearance.
RE fork gaiters.
RE sump guard.
Hubs laced to posh Excel rims (wider than stock?)
Ebay headlight brackets.
Smaller than stock headlight.
Headlight stone guard.
TEC Bike Parts levers.
Ebay bar end mirrors.
Aftermarket grips.
Wide handlebars (as cables have been rerouted). TR6 maybe?
Bar end indicators.
Zard high level exhaust system.
Hitchcocks (or similar) alloy rear mudguard.
Aftermarket rear light assembly.
Hagon rear shocks.
RE GT Touring seat.
Paddock stand bobbins.

Extra points for "goolie cropper".

How do you feel about front-hinged Monza caps?


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Reply #13 on: April 08, 2021, 12:24:41 am
Oooh, challenge accepted!  ;D
(Is it your bike? That exhaust is a mighty flex!)

Custom paint job.
Motone (or copy) UJ knee pads.
Motone (or copy) stick on goolie cropper, err, tank rack.
Shinko Trail Master tyres.
Hitchcocks (or similar) polished alloy front mudguard, mounted on spacers for tyre clearance.
RE fork gaiters.
RE sump guard.
Hubs laced to posh Excel rims (wider than stock?)
Ebay headlight brackets.
Smaller than stock headlight.
Headlight stone guard.
TEC Bike Parts levers.
Ebay bar end mirrors.
Aftermarket grips.
Wide handlebars (as cables have been rerouted). TR6 maybe?
Bar end indicators.
Zard high level exhaust system.
Hitchcocks (or similar) alloy rear mudguard.
Aftermarket rear light assembly.
Hagon rear shocks.
RE GT Touring seat.
Paddock stand bobbins.
Wow! You got most of them! The fork cartridges are pretty hard to spot ;D


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Reply #14 on: April 08, 2021, 12:26:54 am
Seat doesn't match the grips, and the tires didn't come from a Model T Ford. Total hipster fail.
Seat faux pas is now corrected. I'll never be hip enough to put car tires on a bike. I once bought a GoldWing that had a car tire on the rear! Talk about unsafe at ant speed :P