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Old 10-12-2012, 12:29 PM   #16246
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Satcen,

Alpina is saying that leaks are a result of customers not installing spokes and nipples properly when using their own hubs. As for complete wheel sets built from the factory (hubs, rims, nipples, spokes), they are not experiencing any leakage issues.

Just wondering, do you agree or disagree with what Alpina is reporting?
Hi Guys, this is correct

The sts system nipples must be lightly greased and torqued correctly, otherwise the o-rings can fail

When customers order the sts stystem from us , i ask them to send the hubs to the factory in Italy, and for no charge they will build the wheels for you and ship back

This way you have piece of mind, most wheel builders have never seen anything like the sts tubeless system before , so its no surprise there can be leaks



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Old 10-12-2012, 12:44 PM   #16247
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Hi Guys, this is correct

The sts system nipples must be lightly greased and torqued correctly, otherwise the o-rings can fail

When customers order the sts stystem from us , i ask them to send the hubs to the factory in Italy, and for no charge they will build the wheels for you and ship back

This way you have piece of mind, most wheel builders have never seen anything like the sts tubeless system before , so its no surprise there can be leaks



regards

karl
Thanks for taking the time Karl.

How about a 50% discount??????
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:09 AM   #16248
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:07 PM   #16249
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Hi,
I just installed Mass Moto pipes on mine..Can't figure out how to add images right off, but I'll figure it out.
Sound and images are here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoNZh...ature=youtu.be
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:35 PM   #16250
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Man when I looked at the Scrambler in the post, I thought it was the cats- "O-Ring"
I really want an Air cooled bike, and it's a Twin and not Rice powered.....

But then read some of the rider reviews:


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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/.../28/ixmot.html



http://www.motorcycletrader.co.nz/po...opDefault.aspx


http://www.two.tv/BikeSelecta_InDepth.asp?RT=977


http://www.motoring.co.za/index.php?fArticleId=3199522




Here is probably the most damming review of them all:

http://www.realclassic.co.uk/scrambler06052400.html



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The luke warm at best reviews go on and on and on just like the ones above... It appears to me that the Scrambler is a looker but not a keeper.

My search continues.

*sigh*
Iv had a scrambler for a few weeks now and i couldent disagree with those reviews more .i think.its brilliant! Ofcorse its a matter of opinion but i love it! Not the most powerfull bike but then i didnt buy it for power its comfortable for over 120 miles before i get bum ache, good on petrol last time i checked it was about 50mpg. My only fault is the lack of a standard locking petrol cap, otherwise i love it!
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:59 AM   #16251
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This is my Scrambler on the Swartberg Pass in the Western Cape, South Africa.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:57 AM   #16252
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Iv had a scrambler for a few weeks now and i couldent disagree with those reviews more .i think.its brilliant! Ofcorse its a matter of opinion but i love it! Not the most powerfull bike but then i didnt buy it for power its comfortable for over 120 miles before i get bum ache, good on petrol last time i checked it was about 50mpg. My only fault is the lack of a standard locking petrol cap, otherwise i love it!
Great that you love yours too! Triumph do offer a locking petrol cap as an accessory.

Re That post from 2006 that you quoted (I reduced it to a reference in the quoting above)... I looked for reviews prior to ordering mine in 2008 and found some of those ones - particularly remember the Telegraph newspaper's one. BUT...

Then I found this thread, read danger_dave's report that began it and the adventurin' that others had achieved with their Scramblers, went 'Yippee, that's what I wanted to see!' (or something like that) and went for it. For road use with offroad exploration whenever I can - I've not regretted that decision in the slightest.

My conclusion was that the journalists that wrote the reviews were unimaginative wuss twats. (nothing new there then!)

This thread and other ride reports here on ADVRider prove those reviews so wrong.

Heck, while I'm at it - It's long overdue but, if I haven't said it already...
Thank you, danger_dave, for starting this thread with your excellent Auckland ride post. And thank you to all who followed up on the thread. Y'all played a big part in my deciding to buy what's turned out to be my favourite motorcycle so far. It surely is a 'keeper'.
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:53 PM   #16253
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I have been watching this thread for a while, and next spring I am going to be in the market for a new bike and I love the look of the scrambler. I have seen a few around here on craigslist in the 2009-2010 years is there anything that I should be aware of with these bikes when I start seriously looking? Or should I pony up the dough for a new bike, has anything changed in the last few years besides color? I would appreciate any insights anyone has.
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:12 PM   #16254
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I suppose you've all seen this....but just in case:http://youtu.be/oAliBMah-0I

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Old 10-20-2012, 01:48 AM   #16255
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I suppose you've all seen this....but just in case:http://youtu.be/oAliBMah-0I

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Old 10-20-2012, 07:56 AM   #16256
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Is fuel injection a big improvement on the Scram?

I'm shopping for a used Scrambler and wondering just how much of an improvement injection is over the carbs on this bike.
Does f.i. offer any more power?

My last bike was injected so I understand generally the benefits of fuel injection but I'm curious if the 2009 and later Scramblers have any significant, noticeable improvements in ride-ability over the earlier, carb models.

I'm going to look at a carbureted 2008 on Monday for a pretty decent price. Is it worth holding out and maybe paying another few hundred for a later model?
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:55 AM   #16257
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Hello Fellas. If possible I'd like to buy a pair of scrambler headers (head pipes). I need a pair without the O2 sensor availability because my Scrambler has carbs. I'm also looking for a very good price. Please contact me if you have a pair to sell me. Thanks!
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:59 AM   #16258
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Is fuel injection a big improvement on the Scram?

I'm shopping for a used Scrambler and wondering just how much of an improvement injection is over the carbs on this bike.
Does f.i. offer any more power?

My last bike was injected so I understand generally the benefits of fuel injection but I'm curious if the 2009 and later Scramblers have any significant, noticeable improvements in ride-ability over the earlier, carb models.

I'm going to look at a carbureted 2008 on Monday for a pretty decent price. Is it worth holding out and maybe paying another few hundred for a later model?
It's been discussed in this thread a few times but Cliff's Notes version is it doesn't really matter. Both bikes fuel well with out any real issues with either. Really boils down to a personal preference. I ride both FI bikes and carb'd bikes and fueling is never on my mind, I just ride em.
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:55 PM   #16259
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Is fuel injection a big improvement on the Scram?
In my opinion, it's not an improvement, it's a degradation. I say that for three reasons:

1) It's more complex with more to go wrong. You'll never have a failed fuel pump strand you if you don't have one.
2) I hate phoney, and the attempt to make the EFI model look like it's carb'ed offends me.
3) To stir up trouble. :)
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:58 PM   #16260
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Is fuel injection a big improvement on the Scram?

I'm shopping for a used Scrambler and wondering just how much of an improvement injection is over the carbs on this bike.
Does f.i. offer any more power?

My last bike was injected so I understand generally the benefits of fuel injection but I'm curious if the 2009 and later Scramblers have any significant, noticeable improvements in ride-ability over the earlier, carb models.

I'm going to look at a carbureted 2008 on Monday for a pretty decent price. Is it worth holding out and maybe paying another few hundred for a later model?
I had a 2007. Found it to be smooth all around compared to my 2011 FI model which is a bit jerky below 3000. It's not that bad though. My KTM 690 is a bit worse lol.
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