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Old 03-27-2012, 04:14 PM   #15136
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Thought I would post a pic of my ride.

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Old 03-27-2012, 06:51 PM   #15137
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Yes what shining said - Mr. Giancarlo at info@massmoto.com is the way to go - I placed the order via email and had the pipes unwrapped in my garage in <10 days halfway around the world!

They are... expensive. PM me if you want the gory details.

Yes two removable baffles - I pulled them during the original install and the bike didn't like that, I'll try that again and report back. As far as the sound I have the airbox pulled and between the intake/exhaust it is sweeeet. Not so obnoxious as the preds, but a far cry from the stock/TORs. They are a fantastic system, and dealing with Mr. Giancarlo was an absolute pleasure - can't recommend them enough!

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Old 03-27-2012, 08:45 PM   #15138
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:12 AM   #15139
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Not mine but a couple of pic of a Scrambler that turned up at my local biker cafe





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Old 03-28-2012, 04:02 PM   #15140
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Well well...I just got my first flat today, rear tire luckily. Picked up a screw somewhere along the way to work. No garage here on the mean streets of Denver, but I went ahead and bought a jack anyway and will be pulling the wheel after work. I think I'll have to wait until tomorrow to be able to get it fixed. It's too bad, because my brother just got his black scram TODAY!

Happy to not have dumped the bike though.

Commence jacking
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:08 PM   #15141
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Well well...I just got my first flat today, rear tire luckily. Picked up a screw somewhere along the way to work. No garage here on the mean streets of Denver, but I went ahead and bought a jack anyway and will be pulling the wheel after work. I think I'll have to wait until tomorrow to be able to get it fixed. It's too bad, because my brother just got his black scram TODAY!

Happy to not have dumped the bike though.

Commence jacking
Yep. Rear flats are much more common than front for some reason. I've always heard the theory that the front tire just rides right over a screw or nail lying there in there in the road, no harm, no foul... but, that in doing so, it kicks it up and offer it to the rear tire at a better angle... Never seen actual proof of this theory in action, but I suppose it makes sense. All I know is that in over 30 years of riding (effin' knocking on wood right now!) I've never had a front puncture on a street bike.

One tip from my dirt biking days that may be of use. Most tubes these days are made of synthetic rubber. Synthetic tubes have more of a tendency to tear when they get punctured so that they can POP like a balloon and cause a sudden and rapid deflation that could prove dangerous at street speeds. Natural rubber tubes are more prone to just leak down through the puncture hole and therefore go flat slower which could give a little more warning so you can slow safely. I haven't purchased natural rubber tubes in a number of years so I don't know about their availability in various sizes, but if I were looking for a tube for a street bike I would look into them. Another tip is to put a couple of layers of duct tape around the inside of the rim in place of the normal rubber rim strip, or at least in addition to it. This helps to eliminate some of the ways the air has of escaping the tire/rim and therefore can slow down the deflation a bit.
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:47 AM   #15142
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Not mine but a couple of pic of a Scrambler that turned up at my local biker cafe





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That is one of the nicest scrambler I ever have seen. Cool handlebars.......and colour combination. 1967 Bonneville?
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:34 AM   #15143
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Cry Flat Rear Tire

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Well well...I just got my first flat today, rear tire luckily. Picked up a screw somewhere along the way to work. No garage here on the mean streets of Denver, but I went ahead and bought a jack anyway and will be pulling the wheel after work. I think I'll have to wait until tomorrow to be able to get it fixed. It's too bad, because my brother just got his black scram TODAY!

Happy to not have dumped the bike though.

Commence jacking

I have been changing my own bike tires for 40 years, the rear flat I got on the Scrambler almost 2 years ago was the hardest one. Granted it happened in the woods so no shop tools were involved but breaking the bead was a monumental task with two guys and three tire irons. On the plus side, we patched the hole we could find in the tube (knew there would be another by the spokes but couldn't tell which way the nail angled and also couldn't find any sign of it), I got out of the woods before it flatted again and another 12-15 miles slowly down the road on the flat before reaching a highway and sending my buddy off to get the trailer. Once home I still needed my cheap J C Whitney (car) bead breaker to get that tire off to put on new tires. A sudden deflation is never good but the OEM tire/wheel combination can get you home flat If you take your time. There are lots of techniques for breaking beads, big 'C"-clamp, vice, kick stand (preferably on a second bike), etc. be prepared to utilize something more that just a couple short irons to get the beads broken. After that it is just a 'normal' change. The patch we applied worked fine (some tubes don't patch well) and is still holding (in the garage, not on the bike - yet) but (not) finding where the point of that 3 1/2" nail had weakened the tube was my downfall - although it provided the excuse to try some trail attack tires, which I really like!
Good Luck - Have Fun, it's all part of the adventure!


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Old 03-29-2012, 11:14 AM   #15144
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thanks for all the tips/insight guys...I brought the wheel to a buddy who has a garage and he walked me through the change...he has changed plenty of tires out and he said the scrambler rim/tire combo is one of the more difficult combos. I am glad I made the trip because I would have had a long night on my own. She's all back together now

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Old 03-29-2012, 12:12 PM   #15145
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fuel bottle mounts

Question for you all...
I'm getting ready to order a couple of the Touratech double bottle mounts fhttp://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/P...r-0-5L-Bottlesor some extra fuel storage. i'm wondering if anyone has used these and where they've put them on their Scramblers? I've got a set of the Metal Mule panniers and was thinking of mounting one on each side in the rear, but not sure if I want to mount fuel that close to the exhaust.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:39 PM   #15146
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Question for you all...
I'm getting ready to order a couple of the Touratech double bottle mounts fhttp://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/P...r-0-5L-Bottlesor some extra fuel storage. i'm wondering if anyone has used these and where they've put them on their Scramblers? I've got a set of the Metal Mule panniers and was thinking of mounting one on each side in the rear, but not sure if I want to mount fuel that close to the exhaust.
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Have you checked out the Rotopax containers? I mounted one on the tail rack of my G650Xchallenge. You could mount it to the top or outside of the pannier.

They have a adv discount too, check in vendors discount thread.

Here's a thread to get an idea of mounting:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...41616&page=395
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:01 PM   #15147
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best shocks?

The weather's warming up and it's time to treat my Scram to some proper suspension. It has Eliminators up front so everything's copacetic there.

I'm not going to be pounding through rocks - I have an XR440 for that - so mostly on road and some fire-roads. I'm 190lb.

Is there some kind of consensus in the Scram community as to what works best? I don't want to go nuts, price-wise, but I don't mind paying good money if the improvement in ride quality is worth it. I'm looking for something that feels pretty plush and compliant on the bumpy back roads.

Anyone found a happy solution they can recommend?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:08 PM   #15148
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Question for you all...
I'm getting ready to order a couple of the Touratech double bottle mounts fhttp://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/P...r-0-5L-Bottlesor some extra fuel storage. i'm wondering if anyone has used these and where they've put them on their Scramblers? I've got a set of the Metal Mule panniers and was thinking of mounting one on each side in the rear, but not sure if I want to mount fuel that close to the exhaust.
Thoughts?
My solution to carrying extra fuel is here:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...41616&page=251
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:19 PM   #15149
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thanks for all the tips/insight guys...I brought the wheel to a buddy who has a garage and he walked me through the change...he has changed plenty of tires out and he said the scrambler rim/tire combo is one of the more difficult combos. I am glad I made the trip because I would have had a long night on my own. She's all back together now


Is his garage the street?
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:38 PM   #15150
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Is his garage the street?
Well, he said he brought the wheel to his buddy who has a garage. I assumed that meant that he removed the wheel from the bike, as pictured, and then took just the wheel to wherever. Of course you know what they say about making assumptions...
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