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Old 07-06-2012, 08:26 PM   #15736
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Last weekend adventure gave me the "opportunity" to shave some weight from the Scram... I replaced the stock handlebar with a Protaper SE ATV mid... The bike is at least one pound lighter... and all the more faster



In case anybody is interested in seeing the difference between the two handlebars.

The factory is slightly taller, but the Protaper has much more pull back.



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Old 07-07-2012, 12:53 AM   #15737
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silymike that is just silly.
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:52 AM   #15738
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I suppose I should check in here since I picked this up last week.


As you can see my accesorising and photograph skills arn't up to the high standard set by others, i promise to try and improve both
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Old 07-07-2012, 03:28 AM   #15739
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I just picked up my new scrambler last week and will be installing the arrow exhaust myself (in california now the dealers can't do it because of CARB). My question is I realize that the ECU needs a remap but would it be OK to install it and then ride about 40 miles to the dealer for the remap or should I just trailer it down?

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I did that very thing, no problem at all - go for it !
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:18 AM   #15740
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Have fun with the Scrambler, I'm sure there will be plenty of photos & modifications coming up.

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Old 07-07-2012, 09:02 AM   #15741
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I can weld that.
Fab shop in my garage.
Better check my own bracket!!!
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:49 PM   #15742
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Last weekend adventure gave me the "opportunity" to shave some weight from the Scram... I replaced the stock handlebar with a Protaper SE ATV mid... The bike is at least one pound lighter... and all the more faster



In case anybody is interested in seeing the difference between the two handlebars.

The factory is slightly taller, but the Protaper has much more pull back.



Nice!

Did you have to drill any holes for switch controls?
I've read, but havent done, as I have a set of Moose Hi ATV bars to put on eventually.

Thx.
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:18 PM   #15743
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FWIW is is not necessary to drill holes in your new bars.
The pins are just to hold a fixed angle with your levers or control pods.
Dremel/file off the pins an you have rotational adjustment on your brake/clutch lever angles.
Stock levers are always pointed up to high for me, regardless of the bike.
Fit your personalized bars and have personalized lever angles also!
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:53 PM   #15744
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FWIW is is not necessary to drill holes in your new bars.
The pins are just to hold a fixed angle with your levers or control pods.
Dremel/file off the pins an you have rotational adjustment on your brake/clutch lever angles.
Stock levers are always pointed up to high for me, regardless of the bike.
Fit your personalized bars and have personalized lever angles also!
Ok, I like that! Comfort is key. ;)

Thanks.
cheers.

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Old 07-07-2012, 04:31 PM   #15745
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Wicked panniers and racks...

I just finished building custom frames and panniers for a scrambler that will be traveling around the world. I put one of my 8" boxes on the exhaust side and a standard 9.5" on the other. Can't wait to see how they look AFTER the trip...

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Old 07-07-2012, 06:32 PM   #15746
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A few not so good pics from some great rides in the Texas Hill Country last week:











Didn't stop for many pictures, but the scenery and the roads were great. Seems they have had a lot of rain this year, as everything is exceptionally green still. The three sisters ride was fantastic, and hardly any traffic on Tuesday - Thursday. Good times, and the scrambler made it more better
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:13 PM   #15747
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FWIW is is not necessary to drill holes in your new bars.
The pins are just to hold a fixed angle with your levers or control pods.
Dremel/file off the pins an you have rotational adjustment on your brake/clutch lever angles.
Stock levers are always pointed up to high for me, regardless of the bike.
Fit your personalized bars and have personalized lever angles also!
+1
I always dremmel those little suckers off. Literally takes 5 seconds. I usually throw one wrap of electrical tape around the bar under the control for a snug fit. Then adjust controls to my liking.
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:20 AM   #15748
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Best for britts

Have any of you purchased from bestforbritts.com (in Italy)? Good/bad results?
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:32 AM   #15749
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Have any of you purchased from bestforbritts.com (in Italy)? Good/bad results?
I haven't, although it looks interesting. A fair amount of 'out of stock' from what I see.
And certain things can be sourced through US companies. Support US companies if you live in the US (Joker, Speed Merchant even MAS, yes Italian, has US stock).
There are some interesting tidbits on the site. And the Italians do have a bit of flair for customizing.
I have had decent results with a couple of purchases from Italy and the UK, oh and Australia too.
Make sure your prices are set, shipping cost agreed on, and that it is actually in stock.
You may be the guinea pig for us!
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:51 PM   #15750
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I just finished building custom frames and panniers for a scrambler that will be traveling around the world. I put one of my 8" boxes on the exhaust side and a standard 9.5" on the other. Can't wait to see how they look AFTER the trip...

Hey ep!c, bravo, looks really good!
I'll be following your trip, as my dream is to do a RTW on my scram too.

Any more pics of the frames and how its mounted? Maybe give me some ideas to do mine.
Thx.

Cheers,
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