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Glad you're all still moving and enjoying it. Makes me jealous as heck of course, but look on the brightside, only 14 weeks at work 'til the winter rallies start!

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Totally agree Andy. Our Triumph has taken us across North America,Central America, we are now in Humaita Brasil and will be doing the offroad section of the Trans Amazonas starting tomorrow. The bike has been briliant and i will post a report of problems so far in the next month or so. Andy and Maya


Nice to hear from you guys, just to cheer you up it's a glorious day in Dumfries and Galloway today. I'll check your blog out later.



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Sorry to intrude, but just read Ted Simon's adventure - his road trip on a 1973 T100 .......

Triumphs are so cool... heres my recently finished TR6R in a T120 frame... with mild/mock off road intentions












Nowhere to fit the panniers though
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Thumbs up Scrambler Outfit

Well here it is, Scrambler performance so far>
20k miles all up wieght about 600kg opps!
fuel consumption between 8km and 14km per litre depending on altitude and speed.

breakdowns 0
puntures 0
broken rear spokes 10, disc side triumph hub
broken front spokes 10, cagiva elfant front wheel
broken sidecar spokes 2

Comsumables

five rear tyres, varias types sizes depending on what we could find. Best was a 140 80 17 Pirelli scorpion mt 90 that did 5000miles
One front Avon SM 400 19,19000miles
One sidecar tyre

One drive chain
Two gearbox spockets

Brake pads 2xrear 1xfront 1xsidecar

Annoying!!

Valve cover now leaking, i can fix this no problem.
Both exhaust brackets fractured and had to be rewelded, on the Transamazonica.

Bear in mind the Scrambler has done only 20k miles but it is working real hard with all that wieght, several thousand miles off road and high altitude to very hot jungle tracks.
Having done similar trips with my R100GS we are having more fun on the Triumph and am delighted so far.
Am now in Paraguay heading south and looking forward to the rest of our trip. Andy and Maya Adventure Sidecar - Home
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Nice one, glad you are still having fun

I'm guessing tyre wise it's easier to take what you can get, but if you end up with a choice I don't think you'll do much better than a Heidenau K60. I've 4000 miles on my M&S rear and there is at least as much again left. The starting tread is about 15mm, so even once squared off it's got plenty to go at.

Keep going and enjoy it.

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Thumbs up Scrambler Outfit

Taking a ship back from Argentina to UK tomorrow, will be on around 50 thousand kilometers when we arrive home. No mechanical issues with the bonnie not even a valve adjustment.
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Great news.

I made it the elefant but am now playing hunt the electrrical gremlin (or will be when I get rid of this cold). It's looking like the starter motor

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A short report on the Elefant:

https://sites.google.com/site/threew...e-elefant-2010

Plus, if you follow the link at the bottom the answers about that electrical stuff.

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Modre the bash plate is OK, but if you are serious about using it for off-road those exposed nuts are just aking to be ripped away. I would try to counter sink those fixings,
regards Mike T.
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I used to have 2 bonnies a T120 & a 140
mthe 140 I had dustall pipes & gas flowed heads went like sh*t of a shovel loved her till some toe stole them both
btw had conical air filters on the carbs as well
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