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Old 06-01-2008, 10:23 AM   #1606
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Only 3 color combos for U.S. models in '08, red/white, green/silver, and orange/silver (new color). All with black finish on the engine. I've seen the orange/silver in person, looks pretty sharp.
I really liked the silver engine. The blue/white was sweet, too.
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Old 06-01-2008, 12:40 PM   #1607
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I really liked the silver engine. The blue/white was sweet, too.
Then you are in the market for an '06. There is one in the flea market now in that combination.
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Old 06-01-2008, 03:57 PM   #1608
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I really liked the silver engine. The blue/white was sweet, too.
Agreed

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Old 06-01-2008, 05:41 PM   #1609
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Hey guys, a little snippet pasted from my Scrambler thread:

"...I think that must also mean the size of the reserve as printed in the manual is wrong. The manual says reserve is 0.79 U.S. gal. Well 2.881 gal. (what I was able to fit in the tank after hitting reserve) + 0.79 gal. = 3.671 gal. Triumph says it's a 4.4 gallon tank. So that should mean the reserve is more like 1.5 gal. Theoretically given the same type of riding I did today, that would be good for another 75 miles after hitting reserve before you have to get off and push. That would be 220 miles on a tank. What's the farthest you guys have gotten on a tank?"

Kind of piqued my curiosity. Anybody done a Kramer and just kept going after hitting reserve to see how far you could go?
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Old 06-01-2008, 06:17 PM   #1610
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The farthest I ever went on my stock T100 tank was about 130 miles, and that was on reserve. The stock tank either does not hold or does not allow access to as much fuel as is printed in the manual.
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Old 06-01-2008, 06:24 PM   #1611
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I should add that today I went 145 miles BEFORE hitting reserve and when I filled up I filled it all the way up and only got 2.881 gallons in. Last tank was purely city riding and I hit reserve right around 100 miles.

Are the T100 and Scrambler tanks the same size?

So maybe the reserve really is 0.79 gallons and the remaining 0.71 gallon is not usable.
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Old 06-01-2008, 06:34 PM   #1612
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Will get 240km most times prior to reserve. (must take a jerry can with me sometime, and run it dry).
Expect close to 300km at moderate speeds.
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Old 06-01-2008, 06:36 PM   #1613
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Will get 240km most times prior to reserve. (must take a jerry can with me sometime, and run it dry).
Expect close to 300km at moderate speeds.
OK did some math, 240km = 149 miles so we're in the same ballpark there. I may have to try the jerry can thing one day as according to Triumph there's a missing 3/4 gallon in there somewhere
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Old 06-01-2008, 07:12 PM   #1614
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Anyone else plan on attending Vintage Motorcycle Days @ Mid-Ohio this July ?
The R.A.T. Party @ VMD will be the only factory sponsored R.A.T. event in North America this year. VMD is always a great event and w/ Triumph being the featured marque it should be even better.
I plan on camping @ the track all weekend.
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Old 06-01-2008, 08:44 PM   #1615
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Anyone else plan on attending Vintage Motorcycle Days @ Mid-Ohio this July ?
The R.A.T. Party @ VMD will be the only factory sponsored R.A.T. event in North America this year. VMD is always a great event and w/ Triumph being the featured marque it should be even better.
I plan on camping @ the track all weekend.
You pay for my bike airfreight from NZ, and I'll be there.
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Old 06-01-2008, 09:00 PM   #1616
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Was out all day riding the Scrambler and it still amazes me how many people stare, wave, point, ride/drive right next to me... Everyone likes this bike

Just thinking out loud here:
We like to explore and go into the back country alot, I'm really thinking about taking off the TOR's and going back to the quiet stock pipes. The TOR's sound great in town but there really loud when out in the mountains. Guess I'll decide this week and move on from there..

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Old 06-01-2008, 09:09 PM   #1617
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Just thinking out loud here:
We like to explore and go into the back country alot, I'm really thinking about taking off the TOR's and going back to the quiet stock pipes. The TOR's sound great in town but there really loud when out in the mountains. Guess I'll decide this week and move on from there..

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Old 06-01-2008, 09:12 PM   #1618
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You pay for my bike airfreight from NZ, and I'll be there.
Wish I could hook you up but I'm just a poor country boy.
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Old 06-02-2008, 01:35 AM   #1619
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Will get 240km most times prior to reserve. (must take a jerry can with me sometime, and run it dry).
Expect close to 300km at moderate speeds.
Best Ive got was 215km b4 reserve

Worst 188 km b4 reserve (sitting on 140kph for an hour or so crossing the Hay Plains).
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Old 06-02-2008, 01:55 AM   #1620
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Ordered my tickets and camping pass the other night for VMD. Will be heading up Thursday. Scrambled--Are you up for playing tour guide?

At 2k on my Scrammie I'm hitting reserve at ~135 miles but I know the motor is still a bit tight and I've not switched to Synth oil yet.
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