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Old 07-02-2008, 10:32 PM   #1906
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exhaust

i'd say it is warm, but not hot. not an issue for me.

as far as the duc goes, i can't recall the HP for the 696??? the GT1000 is rated at 92HP at the crank. the termi exhaust is good for another 3-5. there are times i wish i had the 130HP of the S4Rs.....

you can not go wrong with the scrambler......just read the posts throughout this thread. having the ability to keep going when the pavement ends is a HUGE benefit. arizona has thousands of miles of fire roads/jeep trails, so the scram is well suited here....

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Old 07-02-2008, 10:46 PM   #1907
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I called the dealer today to check on the status of my order for my tangerine scrambler. The sales rep said, "Well, as a matter of fact your bike has arrived, we've just been so busy this week we haven't gotten it put together yet." I might have my Scrammy by Thursday, but if not then definitely next week.

In case you can't tell I'm just a little excited and happy about the news.
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Old 07-02-2008, 11:14 PM   #1908
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I called the dealer today to check on the status of my order for my tangerine scrambler. The sales rep said, "Well, as a matter of fact your bike has arrived, we've just been so busy this week we haven't gotten it put together yet." I might have my Scrammy by Thursday, but if not then definitely next week.

In case you can't tell I'm just a little excited and happy about the news.
Congrats!!! I'm stopping by the dealer tomorrow to bug them about mine, any day now!

BTW, for anyone interested in hard luggage, I emailed the Norman Hyde folks about luggage options and they said Scrambler specific racks are in development.
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Old 07-03-2008, 12:45 AM   #1909
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i'd say it is warm, but not hot. not an issue for me.

as far as the duc goes, i can't recall the HP for the 696??? the GT1000 is rated at 92HP at the crank. the termi exhaust is good for another 3-5. there are times i wish i had the 130HP of the S4Rs.....

you can not go wrong with the scrambler......just read the posts throughout this thread. having the ability to keep going when the pavement ends is a HUGE benefit. arizona has thousands of miles of fire roads/jeep trails, so the scram is well suited here....

GOOD luck !
The 696 is rated for 80 hp to the crank so it is more than enough for me. I do have a crf230 that I can take for the off highway situations but I LOVE the modern classic style of the scram. So many choices!!!!


How would the bike do for a cross country trip from Virginia to Alaska?
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Old 07-03-2008, 03:00 AM   #1910
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Just picked her up,Zard exhaust on order,TKC's fitted tommorow,you will not be disappointed,these bikes are fantastic!

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Old 07-03-2008, 05:06 AM   #1911
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Hot asphalt; a cautionary tale

I parked my Scrambler for some chow last night, and put 'er up on the center stand.

After dinner I went out to find the bike had fallen on it's right side. The five stages grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptence) quickly flooded my mind.

Close inspection showed that the bike had sunk about four inches into the asphalt and fell over. The brick flower bed next to the bike had something to say about that as well.

No tank damage, broken right foot peg, dented light bezel ring, and broken solo seat mounts. Yeah, I forgot that the solo seat rack is weak. In my troubled state of mind I tried to right the bike using the rack.

The rear passenger foot peg does indeed work for a quick replacement.
I will try to mate some off road foot pegs from Touratech to replace the soft OEM ones. I will let all know if this works out.

Cheers to you all, enjoy the holiday.
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Old 07-03-2008, 05:08 AM   #1912
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For you Ksnak



Just picked her up,Zard exhaust on order,TKC's fitted tommorow,you will not be disappointed,these bikes are fantastic!

Cheers

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Willow, what's the story with your black rims? They look great, are they OEM?
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Old 07-03-2008, 05:40 AM   #1913
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I parked my Scrambler for some chow last night, and put 'er up on the center stand.

After dinner I went out to find the bike had fallen on it's right side. The five stages grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptence) quickly flooded my mind.

Close inspection showed that the bike had sunk about four inches into the asphalt and fell over. The brick flower bed next to the bike had something to say about that as well.

No tank damage, broken right foot peg, dented light bezel ring, and broken solo seat mounts. Yeah, I forgot that the solo seat rack is weak. In my troubled state of mind I tried to right the bike using the rack.

The rear passenger foot peg does indeed work for a quick replacement.
I will try to mate some off road foot pegs from Touratech to replace the soft OEM ones. I will let all know if this works out.

Cheers to you all, enjoy the holiday.

Before you get off road pegs, just know that they upgraded the foot pegs to be forged instead of cast, which should be stronger. If you order a new one it will be forged. Unless you specifically want off road pegs.
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Old 07-03-2008, 05:51 AM   #1914
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Willow70, that looks good!
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Old 07-03-2008, 06:34 AM   #1915
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virginny to alaska

hey bulldog,

no doubt the duc wold make it fine, but there are probably more comfortable bikes to make the trip though. i definitely use mine as a sports tourer....i look funny parked next to my brothers gold wing!



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Old 07-03-2008, 06:38 AM   #1916
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A mi que? SORRY to hear about your bike.....that would make me sit down on the curb and cry !
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Old 07-03-2008, 07:28 AM   #1917
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Congrats!!! I'm stopping by the dealer tomorrow to bug them about mine, any day now!

BTW, for anyone interested in hard luggage, I emailed the Norman Hyde folks about luggage options and they said Scrambler specific racks are in development.
Yours should be in very soon since it sounds like you were right behind me. TMC is so busy right now though, means we have to wait a bit for them to get the bikes together. The sales rep said they hesitated to call me when it came in because they knew it was going to be a wait to get the bike together. Patience, patience. I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas.

That's excellent news about the racks. Do you know if they have any idea when they might be available on the market?
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Old 07-03-2008, 07:32 AM   #1918
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Just picked her up,Zard exhaust on order,TKC's fitted tommorow,you will not be disappointed,these bikes are fantastic!

Cheers

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Thanks Willow! That is one gorgeous looking bike. Your pic makes it even harder for me to have to wait. Is that the Scrambler engine guard I see, painted black?
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Old 07-03-2008, 08:46 AM   #1919
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Yours should be in very soon since it sounds like you were right behind me. TMC is so busy right now though, means we have to wait a bit for them to get the bikes together. The sales rep said they hesitated to call me when it came in because they knew it was going to be a wait to get the bike together. Patience, patience. I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas.

That's excellent news about the racks. Do you know if they have any idea when they might be available on the market?
No clue on the racks, Norman Hyde just said "very soon". I'm pretty stoked there will be another option besides Metal Mule for the Scrambler as Metal Mule quoted me over $800 for the racks alone with shipping.

Yeah, I've got another bike down at the shop for servicing too and they warned me it could be a while due to how backlogged they are.
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Old 07-03-2008, 08:49 AM   #1920
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Willow70, that looks good!

+1 Very nice!!!!
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