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Old 03-22-2013, 02:51 PM   #16981
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I'm still working on the chaintensioner.
So I don't have any photo's at this moment.
If you want to raise your scrambler, you will need a chaintesioner.
Otherwise the chain will be to loose when there is no load on the bike and to tight when there is.
I will make some photo's as soon as I can.
Ok, but you rode your bike yet? If yes, with or withount chaintensioner?

In any case, I'll wait your updating
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:09 PM   #16982
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longer rear shocks...

Rhodie (I think) over on triumphrat (here too I think) had some YSS 415mm shocks put on the rear of his Scram without a problem. Looked really good too. I'm going to put some 395mms on mine soon.

Great looking bike!

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Ciao Extreme, your work it's really interesting!

I'm thinking - from some time - to raise the Scrambler too.
My goal it is to find a little bit of ground clearance and above all a longer suspensions travel... but not too far from standard.
I found a KTM W.P. upside down front fork (travel 140mm) that raise the bike of 55mm, it must be coupled with a pair or 415mm rear shocks (travel 120/130mm... I'm still looking for them!).

But I have also some doubt, concerning the work of the chain with new bike dimensions.
How work the chain on your bike with new suspensions? Have you some pic of chai detail?
Also, the idea of chain-tensioner it is interesting: some detail?

Thanks in advance ;)
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:24 PM   #16983
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I tried to link other pics, but if I have understood a moderator must to authorize my post.
Then... be patient ;)
What tires are those, and what size? How do you like the Bitubo rear shocks?
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:33 AM   #16984
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Scrambler Pricing?

I am currently serving in Afghanistan, but am returning to the States next month. I have been reading through this entire forum over the last 10 months, and have decided to buy a 2013 Scrambler when I get home.

I was wondering what guys on here are paying "out the door" for 2012 and 2013 Scramblers. I will be purchasing mine in North Carolina, and I am having a hard time figuring out what the bikes "really" sell for, as there isn't as much pricing info on Scramblers as other bikes or cars (TruValue, USAA, etc...) I know there isn't much margin for haggling on these bikes, but I was hoping to find out what would be a good bottom price to shoot for would be

** Also, I will be paying cash, and another guy on my team is purchasing one at the same time, cash as well.**

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:57 AM   #16985
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What tires are those, and what size? How do you like the Bitubo rear shocks?
Tires are Continental TCK 80 (M+S), stock sizes (here in Italy you may encounter several problems with police and insurance if you ride with non-stock tire sizes).
Not bad tires , but a little bit dangerous on pavement if wet.

Note that I use tubeless wheels (Alpina STS System, like on Guzzi Stelvio), I don't know how this tires are on stock tubetype wheels... but think the same.

Bitubo shocks, after setup of correct SAG, are perfect for me. Suspensions works correctly and comfortable. I tried other shocks (cheaper than Bitubo) but this are better.
I coupled this shocks with pressurized cartridge (Bitubo too) on front.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:01 AM   #16986
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Rhodie (I think) over on triumphrat (here too I think) had some YSS 415mm shocks put on the rear of his Scram without a problem. Looked really good too. I'm going to put some 395mms on mine soon.

Great looking bike!
Thanks! :-)
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:12 AM   #16987
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I am currently serving in Afghanistan, but am returning to the States next month. I have been reading through this entire forum over the last 10 months, and have decided to buy a 2013 Scrambler when I get home.

I was wondering what guys on here are paying "out the door" for 2012 and 2013 Scramblers. I will be purchasing mine in North Carolina, and I am having a hard time figuring out what the bikes "really" sell for, as there isn't as much pricing info on Scramblers as other bikes or cars (TruValue, USAA, etc...) I know there isn't much margin for haggling on these bikes, but I was hoping to find out what would be a good bottom price to shoot for would be

** Also, I will be paying cash, and another guy on my team is purchasing one at the same time, cash as well.**

Thanks in advance for any help.
I paid sticker for my new FY12 scrambler (Feb of FY12). I got first maintenance thrown in, but with the demand for them I couldn't get them to budge. Will vary some I think from store to store based on inventory.

I could have gotten a better deal on a Tiger, but I wanted a scram.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:26 AM   #16988
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I am currently serving in Afghanistan, but am returning to the States next month. I have been reading through this entire forum over the last 10 months, and have decided to buy a 2013 Scrambler when I get home.

I was wondering what guys on here are paying "out the door" for 2012 and 2013 Scramblers. I will be purchasing mine in North Carolina, and I am having a hard time figuring out what the bikes "really" sell for, as there isn't as much pricing info on Scramblers as other bikes or cars (TruValue, USAA, etc...) I know there isn't much margin for haggling on these bikes, but I was hoping to find out what would be a good bottom price to shoot for would be

** Also, I will be paying cash, and another guy on my team is purchasing one at the same time, cash as well.**

Thanks in advance for any help.
I just bought a 2012 Scram from a place in Asheville, NC. They were great to work with and were able to work with me on the price.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:29 PM   #16989
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..., I will be paying cash, and another guy on my team is purchasing one at the same time, cash as well...
You get style points by paying cash, however as a general rule, no extra discount from a dealer by doing so, as that "deprives" the dealer of making any money on the financing...
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:04 AM   #16990
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Ok, but you rode your bike yet? If yes, with or withount chaintensioner?

In any case, I'll wait your updating
I have ridden with the bike, without a chaintensioner.
It can be done.
Butt if you should for example jump the bike, the chain can hit the frame and the swingarm.
I had made a nylon chainroller to protect the frame.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:45 AM   #16991
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got my saddle back from re-upholstering



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Old 03-24-2013, 08:19 AM   #16992
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That looks super!

Is the rack powder coated?
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:40 AM   #16993
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That looks super!

Is the rack powder coated?
Yes it is.
I din't like the way the chrome looked.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:57 AM   #16994
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Hello guys. Has anyone ever replaced their stock mirrors with those cheapo round emgo mirrors? I'm thinking of buying a pair because they are so cheap but I'm concerned that they may not properly thread into the holes of our brake levers, the way the stock ones do. i would appreciate any thoughts on this situation. Thanks!
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:16 AM   #16995
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Yes it is.
I din't like the way the chrome looked.
From my perspective that is a favorable improvement. What, if anything, was done to prep the chrome?
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