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Old 07-20-2007, 01:49 PM   #241
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It loses the blacked out engine, though? Too bad...
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Old 07-20-2007, 11:58 PM   #242
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It loses the blacked out engine, though? Too bad...
Yeah - close but....
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Old 07-21-2007, 05:35 PM   #243
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Old 07-23-2007, 06:20 AM   #244
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Originally Posted by Orpheus
Yep. http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne...umphscrambler/



The blacked out engine is the reason that I bought a leftover 2006. Polished aluminum IS the classic Brit Bike look.

You do have an option, though. If you like black, you can paint it. Are you going to paint the pipes as well?

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Old 07-24-2007, 08:09 AM   #245
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The blacked out engine is the reason that I bought a leftover 2006. Polished aluminum IS the classic Brit Bike look.
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I had a deposit on a 2006 that I was trying to work the price down on cause it was a demo. I was still thinking over it when the dealer calls me up and said he had a buyer who wanted to get it there right then. I was ok with either color so I said ok, as long as I get the demo discount on a new one.

So. . . now I'm breaking in my '07.

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Old 07-24-2007, 09:52 PM   #246
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I had a deposit on a 2006 that I was trying to work the price down on cause it was a demo. I was still thinking over it when the dealer calls me up and said he had a buyer who wanted to get it there right then. I was ok with either color so I said ok, as long as I get the demo discount on a new one.

So. . . now I'm breaking in my '07.
Just curious as to why you'd put a deposit down on a bike that you had not fully negotiated a price on first? I had a similar scenario in that I was seriously talking with a dealer about a discounted 06 when I called another dealer and got the 07 for almost the same price.
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Old 07-25-2007, 09:27 AM   #247
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Just curious as to why you'd put a deposit down on a bike that you had not fully negotiated a price on first? I had a similar scenario in that I was seriously talking with a dealer about a discounted 06 when I called another dealer and got the 07 for almost the same price.
The price was about set and I was working on getting a few accessories thrown in. The bike felt right for me, but I had a friend trying to convice me to get something else and I wanted to shop around, so I didn't want to buy right then. The deposit was fully refundable for the hold period of two weeks, so I didn't see a risk in holding it versus possibly losing it while I made up my mind or looked for a better deal. I think it worked out in the end.
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Old 07-25-2007, 01:35 PM   #248
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It loses the blacked out engine, though? Too bad...
I would think the reason for not using the blacked out engine is to add contrast to all the black.

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Old 07-25-2007, 10:54 PM   #249
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Huh. That's a defect? I felt it on my T100 and a few people told me it was normal.

Maybe I should get it replaced...

Yep, you should. Tiger (05) had exactly the same problem. Replaced by dlr, no questions or hassles--a known issue.
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Old 07-26-2007, 03:26 AM   #250
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My riding buddies thought I was nuts when I traded a Sprint RS for the Scrambler, but I have a soft spot for the underdog. A weekend run round the coromandel loop [tight windy & hilly ] proved that on roads where outright power wasn't the issue it could keep pace with the likes of a new Tiger , Vstrom & 990 Adventure . Yesterday I covered 350km in the company of Vstrom,990 & a 1200 GS . 60 seal/40 dirt road Kept up on the dirt roads just fine only lost out on tarseal above 140 kph but this is loss of licence territory down here . After 2500km I am rapt with the little battler , down on power,suspension & technical trickery , up on weight [Damn]simplicity , grin factor & so easy to ride , it holds its own until the pace gets frantic. I'd like 20% more power about 5% of the time, this I can live with. I can't wait to fit the Racetech kit to the front end [already bought] decent shocks, Thunderbike pipe , gut the airbox & better tyres, then most of the shortcomings will be improved. It is simple enough that even I can work on this bike & it doesn't have to hook up to a puter Which is all good for a bloke who has never even put a message onto the puter before !!! This underdog does more than whimper
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Old 07-26-2007, 04:51 AM   #251
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Which is all good for a bloke who has never even put a message onto the puter before !!!
Done good, played strong.
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Old 07-26-2007, 08:15 AM   #252
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The price was about set and I was working on getting a few accessories thrown in. The bike felt right for me, but I had a friend trying to convice me to get something else and I wanted to shop around, so I didn't want to buy right then. The deposit was fully refundable for the hold period of two weeks, so I didn't see a risk in holding it versus possibly losing it while I made up my mind or looked for a better deal. I think it worked out in the end.
Sounds like it worked out nicely.
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Old 07-26-2007, 09:36 AM   #253
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Is this a poorly-disguised attempt to show off my new tank? Yes, but... such a tank could also be put on a Scrambler. After all, it is the Norman Hyde "Street Scrambler" tank. Alloy, 5.8 US gallons (confirmed).

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Old 07-27-2007, 11:06 PM   #254
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Gotta tell ya Orpheus, thats turning into a classic tour motorsickle.
Something the Brits would have used on there wanderings around the globe. If that was the intention, then its just about there.
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Old 07-29-2007, 11:27 AM   #255
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The new tank looks great. R U having any luck finding longer travel suspension ?
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