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Old 12-07-2012, 12:25 PM   #16456
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Oh thank goodness.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:35 PM   #16457
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Even if it was on reserve it wouldn't affect the running - until you ran out of gas and tried to switch to reserve!
Why are you yelling at me?
He never said it ran shitty... he said it stopped running.
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:14 PM   #16458
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Why are you yelling at me?
He never said it ran shitty... he said it stopped running.
Uh..what? Who's yelling?
Yeah and being on reserve wouldn't make it stop running.
I don't get this post at all.
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:35 PM   #16459
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o I had not seen that one, only the one of the Bonneville, so I hope the question I ask is there before page 1000

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Old 12-07-2012, 04:56 PM   #16460
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I think the Scrambler is cool looking, but after looking, reading, sitting on in showroom for several years, my take-away is that the Bonneville is more bike for less money, has more power, is just as usable "off-road", and is easier to put luggage on.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:37 PM   #16461
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I currently have an '08 Bonneville and and '09 Scambler and dig them both.They are both capable on dirt roads or mexican highways! If I could only keep one it would be the Scambler.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:08 PM   #16462
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:59 AM   #16463
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o I had not seen that one, only the one of the Bonneville, so I hope the question I ask is there before page 1000

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Hi Damas, I don't understand what you're saying above but:
- I have a Scrambler and the heat of the exhaust has never be an issue for the legs. But I never rode it in shorts. Whith a thik jeans or leather pants it's ok.
- for the luggage, you've got many solutions. The Ventura pack rack is for me one off the most beautiful as when no luggage the bike seems stock. You can also throw soft luggage on the seat and use the Triumph number plate to protect from heat.

I have test ridden the Scrambler and the Bonnie T100. I love much more the motor off the Scram as in low RPM he's like a Thumper or a little like a little HD Vtwin. I feel the Bonnie more electrical. But it is my feeling, each one has to made is own opinion.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:17 AM   #16464
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Hi Damas, I don't understand what you're saying above but:
- I have a Scrambler and the heat of the exhaust has never be an issue for the legs. But I never rode it in shorts. Whith a thik jeans or leather pants it's ok.
- for the luggage, you've got many solutions. The Ventura pack rack is for me one off the most beautiful as when no luggage the bike seems stock. You can also throw soft luggage on the seat and use the Triumph number plate to protect from heat.

I have test ridden the Scrambler and the Bonnie T100. I love much more the motor off the Scram as in low RPM he's like a Thumper or a little like a little HD Vtwin. I feel the Bonnie more electrical. But it is my feeling, each one has to made is own opinion.
I have a Scrambler & Thruxton, The exhaust on the Scram can get hot in traffic when it's over 30c, not a big deal. I have the Ventura system & it's pretty good as well & I agree the Thruxton is smoother but I like that.

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Old 12-08-2012, 07:47 AM   #16465
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Its all good.
FYI- exclaimation marks (!) mean yelling or excitement.

Being on reserve would in fact make your bike stop running if you ran out of gas.
He said he filled his tank, then rode a few miles and it stopped running.
If the tank was full, but it was still running on reserve then...
oh fuck it never mind.


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Uh..what? Who's yelling?
Yeah and being on reserve wouldn't make it stop running.
I don't get this post at all.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:02 AM   #16466
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Its all good.
oh fuck it never mind.
I agree.

What we have here is a failure to communicate.
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:02 PM   #16467
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Well...I have an '06 Scrambler that I'm sellin to my son. I'm considering either buying a used black EFI Scrambler or a new matte gray one with Arrow already installed. My question is this: How may of you ride the Scrambler as your only bike? I also have an '09 Tiger that I'm consdering trading in. The Tiger does just about everything but not so great on dirt roads. I mainly ride backroads paved & dirt with a couple longer trips each year. Not sure if Scrambler will do it all? Any feedback?
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:37 PM   #16468
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I ride a scrambler as an only bike (there's a Tw200 in the garage, but it belongs to the Mrs.). One of these days 'll convince her to sell the TW that she rarely rides, and I'll have space for 2 bikes again. In the meantime, for a one bike scenario, it's really hard to beat the Scrambler for the riding you describe. My riding is around town errands, 1-200 mile weekend jaunts, and lots of county/gravel/forest service roads.

You'll miss the Tiger on the longer trips, but it sounds like that's not very often. Occasionally I'll take a longish trip, and the lack of wind protection starts to bother me at high speeds. So then I begin to lust after a Tiger 800 to replace the Scrambler. The 800 is way more bike (and more money) but eventually I come back to my senses. I'm just not ready to give up the admittedly hard to quantify "style" enjoyment of the Scrambler. It's more fun to look at, tinker with, and customize. And the lower seat height is a little easier to live with around town. It's also just a little more fun to ride in the sub 80 mph range.

Good luck. Honestly, I think it sounds like an awesome plan for Father and Son Scramblers! I certainly wish I could get my dad off his 1300cc cruiser. 2 scramblers could have some serious fun exploring together. Good luck.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:09 PM   #16469
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The Scram is my only bike.
Before I've had an old R80 Beemer. With it we've made a lot of travel, my wife and me, with luggages.
Wind protection doesn't bother me as we rode on little roads, between 80 & 100 km/h.
Same with the Scram, it fits us perfect.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:32 AM   #16470
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Well...I have an '06 Scrambler

I also have an '09 Tiger that I'm consdering trading in. The Tiger does just about everything but not so great on dirt roads. I mainly ride backroads paved & dirt with a couple longer trips each year. Not sure if Scrambler will do it all? Any feedback?
Firstly, I owned a Scram for 2 years and 15000 miles between 2009~2011. I got it dirty loaded up...


And then washed it...


And let it dry...


It will do it all but not in any sort of comfort IMO. I found it beat me to death every ride because of its short suspension. I traded for a Tiger800XC in June 2011 and it's so, SO much better at everything. So, at the risk of upsetting the hardened Scram owners, you need to trade the Scram and your current Tiger and get the 800XC. It really does do it all. It copes with this sort of stuff...


Even with luggage...


And do 400+ mile days in comfort.
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