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Old 08-07-2012, 05:16 AM   #15901
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Yes. Quite a while! Apparently not long enought to learn to leave well enough alone on my bikes. Good post, Max. Thanks and ride safe.
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But I don't need to tell you that RMAK, you've been around for a while.




Oh Wes Cooley too. All had huge oil coolers.



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Old 08-07-2012, 06:52 AM   #15902
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Like the plate on the Scrambler, great that you like the Thruxton I loved mine but my left knee didn't.
So I got another Scrambler very nice it is too, but its a Bonnieised Scrambler. Full road bike it is, Bonnie pipes and road tyres. But a single seat, very comfortable ride it is. Different sound as well, reverse cone Staintune mufflers and it sounds like nothing else.
Mick I have changed the plate on the Thruxton to "THRUX1" to match the Scrambler..love the staintunes on the Thruxton on the lookout for staintunes to suit the Scrambler or a Arrows system, after the Staintunes the TOR's are too loud.
So does this mean you now have two Scramblers ?

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Old 08-07-2012, 10:11 PM   #15903
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Looking for a next bike and eyeing the Scrambler. Say I wanted to ride for a week and camp along the way, any options for side bags or just pile it on the tail rack?
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:05 PM   #15904
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If you have "Test" ridden the Scram 6 times then you know you want one. Just had to comment. Had a ZRex and loved it! Traded it in on a new KLR of all things. Missed the power and traded it to a fellow inmate for a FZ1. Missed the dual sport and and heard my Scram fire up and it was love again there went the FZ1.

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For the last 12 years I've ridden a ZRX1200.

I've been tempted by the Scrambler for the last 2 years, though. I've test ridden the bike 6 times now, and I've never wanted to return it to the dealer. Each time I've wanted to load my tent and sleeping bag, and keep riding.

I do need a bike that will slow me down , and the only other bike that I've ever ridden that pleases me as much as the ZRX is the Scrambler.

Your posts and your pictures have only "added fuel to the fire".

On a side note, we all know that there is a severe shortage of good novels that incorporate a motorcycle road trip as a significant part of the main story line. Forgotten Road by bestselling author Randall Arthur is a novel that now attempts to fill this gap. During the last 30 chapters of the book, the main character "walks away from the rat race" and lives day to day on the road, on a modern day Triumph Scrambler. The overall plot is a cliffhanger that everyone will enjoy, men and women alike. The book is already receiving great reviews. Check it out on the author’s website.
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:15 AM   #15905
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For the last 12 years I've ridden a ZRX1200.

I've been tempted by the Scrambler for the last 2 years, though. I've test ridden the bike 6 times now, and I've never wanted to return it to the dealer. Each time I've wanted to load my tent and sleeping bag, and keep riding.

I do need a bike that will slow me down , and the only other bike that I've ever ridden that pleases me as much as the ZRX is the Scrambler.

Your posts and your pictures have only "added fuel to the fire".

On a side note, we all know that there is a severe shortage of good novels that incorporate a motorcycle road trip as a significant part of the main story line. Forgotten Road by bestselling author Randall Arthur is a novel that now attempts to fill this gap. During the last 30 chapters of the book, the main character "walks away from the rat race" and lives day to day on the road, on a modern day Triumph Scrambler. The overall plot is a cliffhanger that everyone will enjoy, men and women alike. The book is already receiving great reviews. Check it out on the author’s website.
Ok, yesterday I ordered Randal Arther's book. Now you go order your new scrambler please!
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:28 AM   #15906
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In mid-2009, a tap on the shoulder, a cheque in the hand and a boot out the door was my personal introduction to the local impact of the global financial crisis.

A few teaser photos from my seven week 22,000km ride around Australia on my Mighty Scrambler.







The full story here http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=812592

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Old 08-08-2012, 01:32 PM   #15907
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Question request - need a stock right side peg - please

Hey "Scramblers",
I just picked up an 09 Scrambler in matt khaki (green) with a bunch of extras and I am happy to join this thread. I have been riding and doing rallies on a BMW XChallenge and a BMW G450X and these are presently still in the stable. I have also recently owned a couple of KTMs - 300exc, 640 Enduro and a 640 ADV.

I am really exited to have picked up the Scrambler (620 miles) with a bunch of tasteful extras:
Arrow exhaust
Triumph windscreen
Triumph tach
headlight guard

I bought the bike so my wife could learn to ride a motorcycle on something tamer and lower than my BMWs (seat height over 35 inches). She is an avid scooter rider and wanted to try a motorcycle so this fit the bill for both of us.


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Old 08-08-2012, 05:35 PM   #15908
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handguards

I will be wanting to put some handguards on my Scrambler in the next couple of months...is there a preferred model/ brand?
I don't need them for woods bashing, just a little weather protection.
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:42 PM   #15909
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Hey "Scramblers",


Special Request:
We were out in a local parking lot today and she was working in stopping, starting and scanning and she dropped the bike on the right side - whoops!

It broke the peg off!!

I was looking at some aftermarket pegs and noticed a few of you have switched to some heartier pegs.

Question: (Right side peg please!)
Does anyone have a right side peg - or set of stock pegs for a Scrambler that they want to get rid of cheap. I just went to the dealer and they want about $60 for one and for that price I might as well go aftermarket.

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you can use the rear pegs on the front to keep you riding .............
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:25 PM   #15910
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I will be wanting to put some handguards on my Scrambler in the next couple of months...is there a preferred model/ brand?
I don't need them for woods bashing, just a little weather protection.
Thanks,
Al
If you're after weather protection, Barkbusters make "Storm" guards that fit the Scrambler. Pair them up with some Oxford heated grips and you can ride down to near freezing temps with summer weight gloves.
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:28 PM   #15911
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got it!!! back in business

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you can use the rear pegs on the front to keep you riding .............
I figured that out right after I typed up the post. I had to file the back side a bit to get it to fit but it was a 7 minute switch and I hope I can pick up someones left over right peg.

Thanks for the info!!!


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Old 08-08-2012, 09:37 PM   #15912
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I figured that out right after I typed up the post. I had to file the back side a bit to get it to fit but it was a 7 minute switch and I hope I can pick up someones left over right peg.

Thanks for the info!!!


Sno Dawg

I forgot about the rear peg option! Ironically the person who gave you that advice... is the one that I would have suggested as 'the solution' for the problem. While the oem Scrambler pegs are cast and very well documented to fail in minor tip-over incidents, Mustang machines some very nice ones from billet. I have yet to test mine for crash-worthiness but expect that they will far outclass the factory offerings. Besides that they sit slightly lower (much more knee comfort for me), look really cool and probably don't cost as much as a new set from your dealer. You might need to spend a couple of minutes matching brake and shifter heights but otherwise they are a quick swap. My best farkle so far on the Scram.


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Old 08-09-2012, 02:40 AM   #15913
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If you're after weather protection, Barkbusters make "Storm" guards that fit the Scrambler. Pair them up with some Oxford heated grips and you can ride down to near freezing temps with summer weight gloves.
I have that set up, Barkbuster Storm handguards & Oxford heated grips on the Scrambler...really good

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Old 08-09-2012, 06:15 AM   #15914
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I have that set up, Barkbuster Storm handguards & Oxford heated grips on the Scrambler...really good

Terry
Well, well so do I. Exact same set up, nice warm hands at all times.
Especially tonight as it was snowing when I rode home, and minus 2
degrees celcius.
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:20 AM   #15915
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Well, well so do I. Exact same set up, nice warm hands at all times.
Especially tonight as it was snowing when I rode home, and minus 2
degrees celcius.
Gee that's cold Mick, took the Thruxton out yesterday...hands were freezing, wish I had taken the Scrambler after all.

Cheers Terry
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