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Reply #15 on: April 08, 2021, 12:29:58 am
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.
I love the looks and the sound. I moved the seat pull to the left side of the bike. I don't think the engine guard bars will fit so I haven't tried. The right side panel is surprisingly accessible. Remove the right shock bolt and pull a spring. The mufflers come right off.


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Reply #16 on: April 08, 2021, 12:32:07 am
Andreani fork internals?
Shock, Nitron, hagon?
Quick action throttle
Missing centre stand.
Correct on the cartridges. Hagons on the rear.
Throttle is stock, although the spring is repositioned for less tension. Centerstand is still there.


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Reply #17 on: April 10, 2021, 01:01:42 am
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?

This is from Way2Speed
https://youtu.be/3J_Zv9VWaFg
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Reply #18 on: April 10, 2021, 01:29:29 am
This is from Way2Speed
https://youtu.be/3J_Zv9VWaFg

That is a good looking exhaust system.
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Reply #19 on: April 10, 2021, 01:44:57 am
I'd love to get my hands on one, by I don't know if you can even find one. Let me know if you find where to get them.


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Reply #20 on: April 10, 2021, 01:59:04 am
Slap on a 4.00x19" trials universal on the front, that provides a bit more rake & ground clearance, plus gives you a bit of floatation on soft ground. You'll likely need to raise the front fender, but it'll be a functional addition.










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Reply #21 on: April 10, 2021, 02:09:19 am
I'd love to get my hands on one, by I don't know if you can even find one. Let me know if you find where to get them.

Found these on eBay
https://www.ebay.com/b/Exhaust-Systems-/177996
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Reply #22 on: April 10, 2021, 02:16:55 am
That link just took me to a bunch of random exhausts.


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Reply #23 on: April 10, 2021, 02:18:50 am
Slap on a 4.00x19" trials universal on the front, that provides a bit more rake & ground clearance, plus gives you a bit of floatation on soft ground. You'll likely need to raise the front fender, but it'll be a functional addition.


I only have the stock 18” rim.







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Reply #24 on: April 10, 2021, 03:07:54 am
Then look for a 4.00 x 18" trials universal, it'll achieve the same end. More surface area on loose ground is a good thing.
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Reply #25 on: April 10, 2021, 03:37:51 am
Thanks, I’ll check it out.


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Reply #26 on: April 10, 2021, 04:17:17 pm
Note: If they are REAL trials tires, IRC, Michelin, Dunlop...........they will wear out VERY quickly with street use.
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Reply #27 on: April 10, 2021, 05:36:58 pm
Note: If they are REAL trials tires, IRC, Michelin, Dunlop...........they will wear out VERY quickly with street use.
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The key is "universal". That's what they used to call a tire with tiny blocks of tread. They just look like a trials tire but are made out of street rubber.


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Reply #28 on: April 10, 2021, 06:54:24 pm
That's more what I'm after - a "street scrambler" setup, so I can ride on the street or the unimproved roads we have so many miles of in Idaho. Not going after trail or cross-country riding, I'd get a different bike for that.
Plus, I've always loved the street scrambler style, ever since my Triumph TR6 days back in the '60's and early '70's. (Don't miss the carbs, the Lucas electronics, etc.)
I want to keep my stock wheels, use stock tire sizes, just get better grip on gravel and dirt roads. Probably still 70 percent street riding. Maybe an "adventure" tire? Not sure what those guys use but I see a lot of them around in the Salmon River country where I like to go (I mostly have stayed on the pavement so far, but they can take shortcuts). I suppose they mostly have 19" front tires, so I'm probably limited because of the 18" wheels.
p.s. Just for sentiment's sake, this bike is a dead ringer (even the color) for the TR6 I rode all over the western hemisphere back in the day. Is that classic or what? It was my first love. High pipes and better tires on my Interceptor, and I've got what I'm after, except still missing the kick-starter.  :D
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Reply #29 on: April 10, 2021, 08:43:07 pm
I'm going to order the Zard high-level exhausts unless somebody says there's a better option. I've seen them at Hitchcocks and at BestforBritts. Expensive but I don't see any options at this point. Way2Speed seems like vaporware.
Still looking for good tire options.
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