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Old 06-07-2008, 07:43 PM   #1666
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Niiice. Everytime you westies post pics like that it makes me think I gotta get back there to do some more riding in the Sierras & further north.
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Old 06-08-2008, 08:55 AM   #1667
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Ya know - for me the Scrambler is working out real well. Putt-putted around town in the morning and visited some friends. Took off for the afternoon ride. Rode with some fast guys on big bikes, full-fairings all that on Hwy 97, kept up with them just fine. Then I turned off, onto the dirt road and stayed in lower gears all the way to the top of the Butte. Took some photos to share, the Scrambler just burbled happily all the way down the hill to a deserted paved road - I ripped it up a bit, playing as hard as I dare on the pavement for a few moments, then settled into a comfortable cruise home.

About the only thing I haven't done is a long multi-day trip - and I could get tempted to add some sort of a screen for that. Otherwise, the bike works just fine on dirt roads, twisty back roads, around town and even out on the highway.

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Old 06-08-2008, 09:25 AM   #1668
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Ya know - for me the Scrambler is working out real well. Putt-putted around town in the morning and visited some friends. Took off for the afternoon ride. Rode with some fast guys on big bikes, full-fairings all that on Hwy 97, kept up with them just fine. Then I turned off, onto the dirt road and stayed in lower gears all the way to the top of the Butte. Took some photos to share, the Scrambler just burbled happily all the way down the hill to a deserted paved road - I ripped it up a bit, playing as hard as I dare on the pavement for a few moments, then settled into a comfortable cruise home.

About the only thing I haven't done is a long multi-day trip - and I could get tempted to add some sort of a screen for that. Otherwise, the bike works just fine on dirt roads, twisty back roads, around town and even out on the highway.

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Old 06-08-2008, 10:29 AM   #1669
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YSS Shocks

I first came to YSS through Jason @ Thunderbikes in NZ,
who said I should give them a try as they were Thai based -
and so far I have had 10,000 trouble free miles with them
despite putting them through a thumping that would have tested a XR250.



I have had a little to do in developing & testing the YSS shocks for the Scrambler.
I must add, that I have not been paid by YSS and have indeed spent a lot of my own time & effort
and at my own cost, specifically testing these shocks.

Now, I do not doubt Tri Boy's sincerity, nor the expertise of Robert Taylor.

But what has not been given a hearing is YSS's response,
when first allerted to Tri Boy's warning about YSS.

Both YSS Australian & New Zealand distributers were contacted by their head office here in Thaialnd,
asking for details on any issues brought up by Tri Boy's initial post and now subsequent posts.
Neither had received such warranty claims nor knew of these issues mentioned.

YSS appear truly concerned at determining if a problem exists and resolving any that may have arisen,
rather than running & hiding from their responsibilities to both their product & riders.

Their NZ Distributer has even offered to fit a set of YSS shocks to Tri Boy's Scrambler,
so he can experience them at first hand.

YSS have tried posting a letter from their owner,
but ADV site believed it was spam and barred them from posting.

Only in the interest that all sides are heard,
do I post this letter from YSS owner & Executive Director.

It is rare to have a company so determined to discover what the issues mentioned are,
so that if there is a problem YSS wish to resolve it to the rider's satisfaction.

If only other equipment manufacturers' were as pro-active - and over a weekend!


"Dear Triumph Riders

We at YSS are committed to providing top quality suspension for motorcyclists
around the world.

Therefore we are surprised to read of a New Zealand “industry source,
claiming that our chrome shafts are “of less quality than advertised”,
also that there may be some unspecified issue with our “internal components”.

First, let me assure all our customers that we only use the best materials in our
Top Line shocks, like the RG 366 –360TRCL-22 on Rhodie’s Scrambler.

The chrome shaft is S45C steel with induction heating & hard chrome.
All our other materials are of European Standard
And our manufacturing is in accordance with Quality System ISO/TS16949
and with Certification from TUV Rheinland, Germany

If anybody has had problems with YSS shocks or component failure,
then we are very interested to hear of this,
as we are committed to our products as we are to our customers.

YSS Warranty,
We, and our distributors, stand behind YSS’s two-year warranty of our shock absorbers.
Again, let me confirm the commitment of all of us at YSS in providing both top quality equipment to riders,
but also of our commitment to service for all riders riding with YSS equipment.

Sincerely

Pinyo Panichgasem
Executive Director
YSS (Thailand) Co., Ltd."

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Old 06-08-2008, 10:55 AM   #1670
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Good info there Rhodie. Thanks.

BTW - any clearance or shock-reservoir heating issues with the Scramblers high pipes?
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Old 06-08-2008, 11:00 AM   #1671
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BTW - any clearance or shock-reservoir heating issues with the Scramblers high pipes?
None that I have had.
Mind you I created a heat shield which I now believe is superfluous.
and has been an issue with it chaffing on the main spring.



I will probably remove it when I do some more work on that area.
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Old 06-08-2008, 03:19 PM   #1672
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-If the NZ distributor wants to fit them to my bike , I might let Triboy have a ride if he asks nicely
Who is the NZ distributor ?? I understand it is 'Walter' based in Adelaide, that is a long way for me to send a shock to be serviced or for him to provide any real backup
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Old 06-08-2008, 04:13 PM   #1673
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I hope you lot don't think I'm a shit stirrer or BS artist, as that wasn't the reason for posting the remarks. Simply a comment made that I thought you should know about.
I'm quite happy to stick with my Ohlins units, but it was a very genuine and decent offer made by the distributers of YSS all the same. (would the piggyback units fit behind the TOR mufflers?).
From now on I shall refrain from giving my opinion, or pass on knowledge, as it seems to stir up more trouble than is needed.
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Old 06-08-2008, 09:09 PM   #1674
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I hope you lot don't think I'm a shit stirrer or BS artist, as that wasn't the reason for posting the remarks. Simply a comment made that I thought you should know about.
I'm quite happy to stick with my Ohlins units, but it was a very genuine and decent offer made by the distributers of YSS all the same. (would the piggyback units fit behind the TOR mufflers?).
From now on I shall refrain from giving my opinion, or pass on knowledge, as it seems to stir up more trouble than is needed.
Actually, I hope you don't stop giving your opinion or knowledge. I don't think anyone really thinks that you are a BS artist. Our opinions are based on our experiences, which is why not all bikes/manufacturers have a clean bill of health from all of us. It's impossible for every situation to be perfect for everyone. Besides, what fun would that be?

I hope you'll keep it up.
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Old 06-08-2008, 09:10 PM   #1675
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-If the NZ distributor wants to fit them to my bike, I might let Triboy have a ride if he asks nicely. Who is the NZ distributor ??
Contact Keith on sales@whites.co.nz
They have a website www.bits4bikes.co.nz

I will echo Wambo's points in saying that I do not doubt Tri Boy's sincerity,
and neither do I question his motiivation in posting his concerns.
Similarly I would congratulate YSS on being pro-active in investigating them.

Regards
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Old 06-09-2008, 01:11 AM   #1676
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'So Tri Boy can try them' will get you some shocks. Yuh.
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Old 06-09-2008, 02:57 AM   #1677
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Trustme--You are truly magnanamus in your offer of assitance. We could all use more firends like you.

Triboy--Please keep posting your thoughts and opinions. Without spirited discussion from time to time somehting important could slip by.

Rhodie--You and your bike have been the turning point for many, myself included. With the bikes being assembled over in that direction when will we see the RSS (Rhodie Super Scrambler) coming straight out of the factory doors?
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Old 06-09-2008, 03:36 AM   #1678
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With the bikes being assembled over in that direction when will we see the RSS (Rhodie Super Scrambler) coming straight out of the factory doors?
I think we could drop ARRRGGGH [R] and call it a SS
- but Old Scratcher should really be the one credited!

Funnily enough, after a year of badgering,
I have finally heard back this morning from the Triumph factory here in Thailand.

Apparently some of the lads @ Triumph DO want to check the bike out.
However, I and a number of Triumph riders are really interested in the factory visit.
I will post a report afterwards.
Don't hold your breath tho - things move slowly in the East.
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Old 06-09-2008, 05:36 AM   #1679
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None that I have had.
Mind you I created a heat shield which I now believe is superfluous.
and has been an issue with it chaffing on the main spring.



I will probably remove it when I do some more work on that area.
Hey thanks for posting all this infor for YSS I just ordered a set for mine.

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Old 06-09-2008, 07:04 AM   #1680
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None that I have had.
Mind you I created a heat shield which I now believe is superfluous.
and has been an issue with it chaffing on the main spring.



I will probably remove it when I do some more work on that area.
Rhodie, how do you keep your chain and sprockets so clean?
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