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Old 03-12-2012, 09:13 AM   #15031
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Picked mine up on Friday. Rode about 50 miles on Saturday. I am totaly impressed with this bike. Ive owned many bikes and I must say this one takes the cake!!! Im in LOVE!!!!
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:49 AM   #15032
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I'm going to buy a Thruxton soon but keeping the Scrambler, wife does not understand why I want both or worse why I want to keep the XR & XT as well...women just don't get it.

I told her I might be a bike slut but I'm a 1 women man so be thankfull for what you got !!!

Don't know if the Thruxton will bring as many smiles to the dial as the Scrambler but looking at it will
I'm in the process of scrambling my Thrux. Was thinking about buying a Scram but decided I wanted the Thrux 360 degree motor (with it's 10 more HP), the aluminum wheels, bigger front brake, and speedo/tach setup. I had an 05 Bonnie and like my 06 Thrux better, but I'm really more of an upright dual-sport guy. All the chrome will be gone, it will be a desert tan and matte black themed military looking unit. I've assembled most all of the parts required: dual sport tires (my choice - Shinko 705's), top triple clamp conversion for standard bars, high bars, Scram footpeg mounts w/brake stuff, Scram headlight and mounts, Scram exhaust, Scram side panels, Triumph single seat w/rack, fork gaiters, military desert tan paint... Should be about a month to finish, I'll post pics.

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Here's some of my inspiration:





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Old 03-12-2012, 10:39 AM   #15033
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Here's some of my inspiration:

The gentleman who did up this bike, and just sold it over at Triumph Rat did one of the best color schemes to date, IMO.
This bike is rich in texture.
Bravo.
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:43 AM   #15034
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Hi All,

Quick question. Is this the windscreen that Ive been reading about in the scrambler threads?

NATIONAL CYCLE DEFLECTOR SCREEN DX WINDSHIELDS WITH QUICKSET QUICK RELEASE MOUNTING HARDWARE.

http://www.jcwhitney.com/deflector-screen-dx-windshields-with-quickset-quick-release-mounting-hardware/p2000665.jcwx

Thank you,

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Old 03-12-2012, 01:49 PM   #15035
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Boy that sounds creepy.
I am thinking of buying some gear and need a USA address to ship to. The cross boarder shipping and duty put a pair of Chase Harper bags from $179.00 up to $260.00.
PM me if you think you can help. I live in Owen Sound Ontario and Detroit is not a bad drive for me.
If anyone has other ideas I am open.
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:04 PM   #15036
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Grizz and Satcen, you seem to have the same tail bag (2nd picture here) which fit perfectly on the rack of the Scrambler, would you care to tell me the brand/model ?

About the 1st pic here, I thought there was a rather small weight limit on the rack of the Scrambler (7 or 11 pounds IIRC according to the manual), so what's the deal with all those bags Grizz, did you reinforce the rack to fit all those bags ??

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Old 03-12-2012, 07:32 PM   #15037
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Grizz and Satcen, you seem to have the same tail bag (2nd picture here) which fit perfectly on the rack of the Scrambler, would you care to tell me the brand/model ?

About the 1st pic here, I thought there was a rather small weight limit on the rack of the Scrambler (7 or 11 pounds IIRC according to the manual), so what's the deal with all those bags Grizz, did you reinforce the rack to fit all those bags ??

Cheers,

Fred

Look up "Wolfman Luggage" tail bags.
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:36 PM   #15038
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Grizz and Satcen, you seem to have the same tail bag (2nd picture here) which fit perfectly on the rack of the Scrambler, would you care to tell me the brand/model ?

About the 1st pic here, I thought there was a rather small weight limit on the rack of the Scrambler (7 or 11 pounds IIRC according to the manual), so what's the deal with all those bags Grizz, did you reinforce the rack to fit all those bags ??

Cheers,

Fred
The tailbag is from Wolfman Luggage, it's the Peak model. Take a look here:
http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Tail/peak_tail_bag.html

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Old 03-12-2012, 08:48 PM   #15039
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Motorcyclist Magazine - April 2012

Motorcyclist Magazine with a writeup on the Steve McQueen edition:
http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/features/122_1204_triumph_bonneville_t100_steve_mcqueen_edi tion/index.html


...and the $27,000 Metisse Street Scrambler, which will also come in a variety with real suspension as described in the article:

"A modernized Desert Rally model will follow, featuring long-travel suspension and a monoshock rear end."

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/features/122_1204_the_metisse_returns_with_an_all_new_engin e/index.html
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:21 PM   #15040
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Paul, I ordered it from Classic Industries. part # TT19. http://www.classicind.com.au/List/index.cgi# have not gotten it yet.



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I've been thinking about pulling a kayak trailer for a few years now, never got beyond the "thinking" stage. You may have pushed me over the edge, thanks!!

Who did you order the hitch from?
PLEASE.... post some pictures when you get it all together.

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Old 03-12-2012, 10:59 PM   #15041
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Duly noted tvscum. I have that mag also.
Nice plugs for the Triumph community.
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:36 AM   #15042
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...and the $27,000 Metisse Street Scrambler, which will also come in a variety with real suspension as described in the article:

"A modernized Desert Rally model will follow, featuring long-travel suspension and a monoshock rear end."

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/features/122_1204_the_metisse_returns_with_an_all_new_engin e/index.html
I am trying to imagine what that green Metisse would look like with a mono rear!?!?
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:51 AM   #15043
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Light green seat color is hideous. They should have gone with a leather brown or tannish color IMO.
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:22 AM   #15044
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Jim, you can always ship your bags to a UPS Store on the US side. For a very small fee (i.e. $5.00-10.00), they will hold your parcel until you can pick it up. Go to UPS.com to search for your nearest store.

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Boy that sounds creepy.
I am thinking of buying some gear and need a USA address to ship to. The cross boarder shipping and duty put a pair of Chase Harper bags from $179.00 up to $260.00.
PM me if you think you can help. I live in Owen Sound Ontario and Detroit is not a bad drive for me.
If anyone has other ideas I am open.
Thanks Jim
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:23 AM   #15045
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Grizz and Satcen, you seem to have the same tail bag (2nd picture here) which fit perfectly on the rack of the Scrambler, would you care to tell me the brand/model ?

About the 1st pic here, I thought there was a rather small weight limit on the rack of the Scrambler (7 or 11 pounds IIRC according to the manual), so what's the deal with all those bags Grizz, did you reinforce the rack to fit all those bags ??

Cheers,

Fred
Fred, the rack is directly bolted to the frame. This mod was described in detail with a bunch of pics way back in this 1000 page thread. The standard OEM Triumph chrome rack was ditched in favor of a SW-Motech Alu rack from a KTM 950.

Here is my theory. The beauty of this set up is there is no 'windage' with bulky panniers slowing things up and sabotaging fuel consumption and tyre wear on the long rides. A typical outback loop in Australia can be up to 8500kms (Brisbane, Mt Isa, Alice, Broken Hill, Brisbane) so this is important. The bulk of the gear is were the pillion would normally sit whereas a lot of bikes mount their top box further back behind the pillion perch which is not so good for handling. The soft bag on top contains a lightweight sleeping bag so most of the weight is not set high. This set works great in all situations including the tight tracks.

The problem with pannier boxes is they can weigh up to 5-6 kg each and riders tend to put things in them which makes them even heavier. Hell, that's all well and good if you are only riding nice straight and smooth highways but what if you want to slither and slide your way down a wet and muddy bush track! Each to his own.
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