ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Beasts
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-30-2013, 07:49 AM   #18166
Bugchewer
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Bugchewer's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Hills of Wyoming County, WNY maple syrup & cheese!
Oddometer: 359
Quote:
Originally Posted by oldroadie View Post
Mine today

Very nice! I do like the black pipes and solo seat as well. I've heard the foam is a little denser and holds up a bit better than the banana seat. I will eventually have the solo on mine. I don't ride 2up on Scram only on my 800XC. Enjoy and ride this weekend LOTS!
__________________
It seems humans would rather die than change or admit that they are mistaken - Richard Rohr
Bugchewer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2013, 08:15 AM   #18167
eatpasta
Lawnmower Target
 
eatpasta's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: Santa Barbara, Ca
Oddometer: 9,710
is anyone bugged by the asymmetry of the bike (pipes specifically).... or is that just me
__________________
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
T. S. Eliot
Quote:
Originally Posted by Burnszilla
I was SO high, I could have hunted duck with a rake
Quote:
Originally Posted by VxZeroKnots View Post
MX stuff isn't my cup of tea, but falling down the side of a mountain is
eatpasta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2013, 09:38 AM   #18168
Boola-Boola
Scramblin' Man
 
Boola-Boola's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Dorset County, Original England
Oddometer: 109
Quote:
Originally Posted by eatpasta View Post
is anyone bugged by the asymmetry of the bike (pipes specifically).... or is that just me
Not me.

Lots of motorcycles have assymetry. Not a problem if it looks correct, like it's designed in. Like on the Scrambler.

Bad assymetry is like when someone takes a machine that was symmetrical by design, modifies it to assymetrical but leaves it looking obvious that it was originally symmetrical. Like when someone takes a machine with an exhaust on each side and replaces those with an exhaust system that just runs down one side but leaves the 'gap' where the exhaust on the other side ran looking all empty.

Hope that ramble makes sense.
__________________
73's - Boola-Boola
-Triumph Scrambler EFI-

'You gotta deep-six your wristwatch, you gotta try an' understand, the time it seems to capture is just the movement of its hands.' (Walk in the Sunshine : Bob Weir)


Boola-Boola screwed with this post 08-30-2013 at 09:48 AM Reason: Expanded 'not me' to add an explanatory ramble.
Boola-Boola is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2013, 09:51 AM   #18169
IRideASlowBike
Beastly Adventurer
 
IRideASlowBike's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: SE PA
Oddometer: 1,598
Quote:
Originally Posted by eatpasta View Post
is anyone bugged by the asymmetry of the bike (pipes specifically).... or is that just me
Replaced mine with a Zard low exhaust. Looks, runs, sounds, and handles a ton better. Gets better fuel economy too.
IRideASlowBike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2013, 11:53 AM   #18170
Av8rPaul
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Av8rPaul's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Reno, Nevada
Oddometer: 405
Quote:
Originally Posted by IRideASlowBike View Post
Replaced mine with a Zard low exhaust. Looks, runs, sounds, and handles a ton better. Gets better fuel economy too.
If I ever replaced my stock pipes the low Zard is my favorite too. I've got the TORs and really enjoy the sound. This winter I think I'll pull the heatshields and have them ceramic coated black to "lighten" up the presence of all that chrome. The pipes have kind of grown on me, I love how well they shield the heat from my leg.

I have the engine guards on my bike....it looks like the low Zard precludes the use of these?
__________________
Paul
2012 Triumph Scrambler
IBA #33
KTM 950 Adventure, Buell 1125R, Ducati ST4S, BMW R100/7 (x2), Triumph T140E, Suzuki GS1100G, Yamaha SR500, Honda CB750K, and a bunch of dirt bikes...
Av8rPaul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2013, 12:41 PM   #18171
xaman
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2011
Oddometer: 446
Quote:
Originally Posted by Av8rPaul View Post
If I ever replaced my stock pipes the low Zard is my favorite too. I've got the TORs and really enjoy the sound. This winter I think I'll pull the heatshields and have them ceramic coated black to "lighten" up the presence of all that chrome. The pipes have kind of grown on me, I love how well they shield the heat from my leg.

I have the engine guards on my bike....it looks like the low Zard precludes the use of these?



I too am trying desperately to resist the urge for the low Zard.

I have Thunderbike pipes and they sound SO good, I have a hard time believing the low Zard could sound better. AND I'm pretty certain I'd have to lose my center stand, which is pretty nice to have in the garage. But then again, between the pipes and the center stand, that's a lot of weight loss.

Decisions...

I can pretty much guarantee you that if one popped up second hand at a decent price I'd jump...

Group buy???
xaman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2013, 02:42 PM   #18172
grebmrof
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: NE Ohio
Oddometer: 121
Quote:
Originally Posted by eatpasta View Post
is anyone bugged by the asymmetry of the bike (pipes specifically).... or is that just me
Then maybe you don't like Scramblers, but rather something like a T100 that has nice symmetrical exhausts.
grebmrof is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2013, 03:57 PM   #18173
eatpasta
Lawnmower Target
 
eatpasta's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: Santa Barbara, Ca
Oddometer: 9,710
Quote:
Originally Posted by grebmrof View Post
Then maybe you don't like Scramblers, but rather something like a T100 that has nice symmetrical exhausts.
no, I love scramblers. I also love both of my CB400F's but hate their asymmetry...... the right side of the bike is gorgeous and the left is boring. but alas, without its particular asymmetry, there would be no famous header pipes....



if I ever build a scrambler of my own, I think it would be with low pipes

__________________
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
T. S. Eliot
Quote:
Originally Posted by Burnszilla
I was SO high, I could have hunted duck with a rake
Quote:
Originally Posted by VxZeroKnots View Post
MX stuff isn't my cup of tea, but falling down the side of a mountain is
eatpasta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2013, 04:19 PM   #18174
ferals5
865+652
 
ferals5's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Goulburn, Australia
Oddometer: 998
Cool2 Asymmetric bikes

It's the way it is...beautiful exhausts are nearly always asymmetric.. the way pipes curl and run together...the 400F would be just another in-line 4 without it.
From the rear though...symmetric twin outlets nearly always look better.

A low 2 into 1 does has my interest for the future... but it will need to be...special...
ferals5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2013, 08:22 PM   #18175
soundcc
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: please, anywhere (on two wheels), but not here
Oddometer: 148
Quote:
Originally Posted by eatpasta View Post
no, I love scramblers. I also love both of my CB400F's but hate their asymmetry...... the right side of the bike is gorgeous and the left is boring. but alas, without its particular asymmetry, there would be no famous header pipes....



if I ever build a scrambler of my own, I think it would be with low pipes

I want that header image in a large format.
Did you create such art?
You got more images like that to share to my head?
MORE MORE MORE
soundcc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2013, 09:02 PM   #18176
gk ryder
is this thing on?
 
gk ryder's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Great Southern Land
Oddometer: 62
Cry Goodbye, goodluck and may your Scrambler god(s) go with you...

Time for new bike adventure and this is not a 'didn't get on with the bike' type story.

In fact had it for 5 years and made me smile every time. But had a couple of other bike options and kinda got the dream happening...

I would like to thank well all of you...my daily inspiration.

Especially:
David Cohen for that brilliant introduction
Grizz for that mouth watering performance benchmark of a Scram

And when I thought we were starved of Scrambler videos to show what can be done:
Rossi and Roadie pioneering the Scrambler for the 21st century
Ernie eDub Vigil for improving my dating life (or thinking it did improve)
Johnny Miller for helping put Triumph back on flat track and THAT video
and the beautiful simplicity of the Scrambler


Will I be back? Would never say no to a future collectible and perfect everyday ride.

But another bike has connected with my soul and it's time to keep riding to a different vibe.

All the best and if anyone wished to get a look like below (tank, fairing, seat, cowl, Thruxton cup bellypan) I have those parts going on fleabay soon or PM me (local pickup from Sydney, Australia preferred) as I sold with the standard Blue/White setup.




Ciao Scramblertisti ciao!

GK Ryder >>>
gk ryder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2013, 11:26 PM   #18177
Boola-Boola
Scramblin' Man
 
Boola-Boola's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Dorset County, Original England
Oddometer: 109
GK_Ryder,
Ciao buddy. That's one damn fine 'cheerio' post there.
Enjoy your new vibe to the max, take care and be sure to drop by sometimes to see how we're all goin' on this one.

All the best,
BB
__________________
73's - Boola-Boola
-Triumph Scrambler EFI-

'You gotta deep-six your wristwatch, you gotta try an' understand, the time it seems to capture is just the movement of its hands.' (Walk in the Sunshine : Bob Weir)

Boola-Boola is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2013, 11:54 PM   #18178
Boola-Boola
Scramblin' Man
 
Boola-Boola's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Dorset County, Original England
Oddometer: 109
Quote:
Originally Posted by eatpasta View Post
.... CB400F's ... ... alas, without its particular asymmetry, there would be no famous header pipes....
X75 Hurricane too. Among the most gorgeous Triumph models of old (although technically a BSA originally), but as asymmetric as could be.
__________________
73's - Boola-Boola
-Triumph Scrambler EFI-

'You gotta deep-six your wristwatch, you gotta try an' understand, the time it seems to capture is just the movement of its hands.' (Walk in the Sunshine : Bob Weir)

Boola-Boola is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 03:13 AM   #18179
gseur
Gnarly Adventurer
 
gseur's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Switzerland
Oddometer: 232
Quote:
Originally Posted by IRideASlowBike View Post
Replaced mine with a Zard low exhaust. Looks, runs, sounds, and handles a ton better. Gets better fuel economy too.
Didn't they sounds too loud?
Idea of efficient db killer?
__________________
There aren't strangers, only friends you haven't ever met.

"You wouldn't understand, it's a Scrambler thing..." :TStorm
gseur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 03:15 AM   #18180
gseur
Gnarly Adventurer
 
gseur's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Switzerland
Oddometer: 232
@ gk_rider : ciao, take care and live your dream
My story whith my Scram's just starting.
__________________
There aren't strangers, only friends you haven't ever met.

"You wouldn't understand, it's a Scrambler thing..." :TStorm
gseur is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 05:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014