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Old 08-20-2013, 08:23 PM   #18076
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:18 PM   #18077
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what kind of range are you touring guys getting?
I once got 300km...but I didn't make 301
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:36 AM   #18078
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Thank you, Simon. Would you happen to know the rise? Did you have enough cable length? Many thanks

edit: it definitely looks your bar has is more swept back than mine which should help.
Sorry don't know rise and not near bike at mo, but the cables were fine
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:26 AM   #18079
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Sorry don't know rise and not near bike at mo, but the cables were fine
Ok, thanks... Do those bars make for a relatively upright posture or is there a forward lean?
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:51 AM   #18080
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Which fairing is this? A modified Harrier?

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Always liked the 900ss/Norman Hyde TX/Harrier fairing but didn't want the pain of fixing the fairing and altering bike to suit so.... fork mounted (headlight bolts) ...done.



JPS - John Player Scrambler



2 minute job fixing on/removing for some serious winter wind protection in Tasmania.



You can have your favourite bars being fork mounted but could use some lowering for a better 'look'. Still an easy project.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:17 AM   #18081
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Thunderbike Complete Exhaust System

Greetings,

Since mid-2005 I have been the happy owner of a 2004 Bonnie that I have had modified into what I call a Neo Desert Sled. However, for most of the time I have owned it the Thunderbike exhaust system has been a real pain in my right leg. I have added an extra heat shield and had about one foot of both of the header/mufflers wrapped in heat tape. This has made it better but not enough when ambient temps reach into the 90s+.

Does anyone have experience with this particular exhaust system? What has worked for you?

ThanX for any help you can give.

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Old 08-21-2013, 10:47 AM   #18082
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:50 PM   #18083
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Nice. Is that a Metal Mule rack?
Not sure. Purchased it from an inmate awhile back and I'm not sure the origin...
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:44 PM   #18084
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EMGO... Why hasn't anyone told me??

Last week I ordered two 16" EMGO pipes from JC Whitney and a pair of curved adapters from Dennis Kirk for my '13. I figured the investment was small ($150 for everything), so I would give it a try. I got the idea for the EMGO's on triumprat. Anywho, after some modifications to the stock muffler bracket Ibhad the pipes mounted.

I am extremely pleased with the look and the roar is loud and deep. My initial test drive was extremely pleasing. The only CON was a little backfiring. But honestly, I can most certainly live with it. Pics and a vid will follow soon.

Can't wait to ride tomorrow!!
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:15 PM   #18085
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Last week I ordered two 16" EMGO pipes from JC Whitney and a pair of curved adapters from Dennis Kirk for my '13. I figured the investment was small ($150 for everything), so I would give it a try. I got the idea for the EMGO's on triumprat. Anywho, after some modifications to the stock muffler bracket Ibhad the pipes mounted.

I am extremely pleased with the look and the roar is loud and deep. My initial test drive was extremely pleasing. The only CON was a little backfiring. But honestly, I can most certainly live with it. Pics and a vid will follow soon.

Can't wait to ride tomorrow!!
You should consider re-mapping or re-jetting. Your bike is likely running too lean.
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:25 PM   #18086
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You should consider re-mapping or re-jetting. Your bike is likely running too lean.
Dropping it off Friday at the dealer. They should be able to help with that.
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:25 PM   #18087
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Dropping it off Friday at the dealer. They should be able to help with that.
Good call.
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Old 08-22-2013, 01:11 AM   #18088
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Ok, thanks... Do those bars make for a relatively upright posture or is there a forward lean?
a little lean forward....good control position
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Old 08-22-2013, 01:35 AM   #18089
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Always liked the 900ss/Norman Hyde TX/Harrier fairing but didn't want the pain of fixing the fairing and altering bike to suit so.... fork mounted (headlight bolts) ...done.



JPS - John Player Scrambler



2 minute job fixing on/removing for some serious winter wind protection in Tasmania.



You can have your favourite bars being fork mounted but could use some lowering for a better 'look'. Still an easy project.
Nice ride? What skid plate is that? Looks very good.
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:48 AM   #18090
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Is Scrambler a time machine?

Well, I noticed that the forum became a bit self-congratulatory during the lazy summer months. So I decided to stir calm waters with some controversy ...

Although I am more than happy with my 2009 Scrambler, I observe that the Scrambler family is getting worse and worse with the passage of time. At least to my taste. New models IMHO are less attractive & more “politically correct” then their predecessors. The EFI tank´s shape is not as sexy as the carb one (let alone the lack of alternative badges) and the injection response is far from being smooth. The 2012 brought us more cables, electronics (speedo drive) and out of place tachometer. And then came the newest EU invention: you cannot remap your programing unit... well, not to be overpesimistic – I like the new 2014 oil cooler .

Anyway, the bike has definitively lost its purism for which it used to be attractive and unique. My feeling is that Hinckley decided to follow the easiest mass consumption way despite the trend is/should be opposite: 24h/day we are surrounded by too complicated and too complete stuff and to get the liberating feeling which makes the difference one needs simple and even “imperfect” things. Scrambler is not a mass consuption product for everyone, IMHO

Where´s is the PUNK dimension of Scramblers? Imagine the 2006 and 2014 models beeing now offered simultaneously: which of them would be the bestseller, what would be your choice?

A kit bike?

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