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Old 03-19-2012, 04:05 PM   #15076
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:53 PM   #15077
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Went on my first group ride yesterday with the local RAT group. Was a little cold at first, but warmed up nicely near the end. There was a Daytona, a few Bonnevilles and Thruxtons, but mine was the only scrambler. There were a few other bikes there too, since it was mixed with another local motorcycle group. A Harley 883 sportster was with us, and it made me realize just how quiet the stock exhaust on my bike really is. Since I don't have a tach, I listen to the engine to know when I need to shift...but in this case, I was listening to the other engine...and I missed a few shift points, and on a couple of occasions, forgot to downshift even. (Note: with adequate clutch work, a stock Scrambler has enough torque to set off from a stop in 5th gear while carrying a pillon....)

Played with my GoPro and iMovie a little more...
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:02 PM   #15078
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Ohlins are not the most expensive (from the models I was searching from).
The Performance shocks I have were spendier. Not sure if they are better but they work fine for me.
Seeing as you are from China, availability would be important. Also rebuildability if & when yours shocks need service. Can someone rebuild (or set-up/re-valve) shocks in your area?
Just because you buy a quality set of shocks does not mean they are set-up or work well fork you.
A lot of folks worldwide seem to like Bitubos fwiw.
YSS could be an alternative too.
Thanks Max for the reply.
Actually, I'm planning my next career move back in my home country (that is France), home of the legendary Triumph preparation company Mecatwin, which are selling a huge selection of accessories for the Scrambler : see here.

Take also a look here for their prep Scrambler. This thing is a beauty, even though I may not follow completely their path when modifying it.

The Scrambler purchase will be in France, and that's the why of my question about shocks...
Never heard about the Bitubo before, anyone else has an opinion about the shocks listed on their website ?
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:22 AM   #15079
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Any of you fellas come off a Thunderbird (sport/legend) 900 or put seat time on one? I'm just starting to come across them more and more on the net and they're pretty cool.
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:46 AM   #15080
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Just found this...who knew the Scrambler was a stunt bike? :)

http://rideatriumph.com/ernie-vigil-scramble-me/
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:50 AM   #15081
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That video is awesome!
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:22 AM   #15082
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That video is awesome!
Concur!
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:14 AM   #15083
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Very cool. Love you how he parked the bike and walked away....Not enough 'o's in smoooooth.

Scott in Shoreview
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:44 AM   #15084
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I gotta practice more.
Cool vid , thanks.
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Old 03-20-2012, 12:13 PM   #15085
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Just found this...who knew the Scrambler was a stunt bike? :)

http://rideatriumph.com/ernie-vigil-scramble-me/
Up until 5 minutes ago I thought I was a bad-ass, because when I pull into my neighbor hood at night I hammer the speed bumps and jump a few curb cuts.
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:08 PM   #15086
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That is some impressive riding.

I'd ride it like that too if Triumph would sponser me with an endless supply of bikes and I was 20 years younger.

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Old 03-20-2012, 07:17 PM   #15087
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Very skilled rider - wonder if hurt himself - seems dangerous putting your foot down on gravel in what looks like trainers...
whips his feet on and off the pegs quickly too!

Cool..........
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:05 PM   #15088
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Hi all.
New guy here, great thread.

Finally got through this entire thread. Fantastic pics, & great info.
I was looking at a few choice rides for the new season, and reading this thread just put me onto a Scram.
I'll get it in few weeks, can't wait to start the journey.

Thanks to all the great contributors past and present.

cheers,
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:10 PM   #15089
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Just found this...who knew the Scrambler was a stunt bike? :)

http://rideatriumph.com/ernie-vigil-scramble-me/
Great video, so cool to see what Scram is capable of.

Rock solid dismount.
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:05 PM   #15090
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Just found this...who knew the Scrambler was a stunt bike? :)

http://rideatriumph.com/ernie-vigil-scramble-me/
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