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Old 12-09-2008, 04:18 PM   #3136
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:07 PM   #3137
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Hi riders,

The Chromo frame is one off, as is the 5 gal tank, side panels and pipes. I did send photos and specs to Triumph.....no response. Local dealer......oh, that's nice. No build pics. We just didn't think about it at the time.
Frame was made by a retired frame and race car builder. He has a frame jig, etc.
Bike is No.Calif. Sierra Foothills.
No frame flexing around the stocker. Better suspension.

One comment about the mag wheels. Nice on the pavement. Not so nice off road. They have been tried in the past. They do not flex when the bike hits a chuck hole, etc. Spokes flex and give. If you ever see a slow motion video of a spoke wheel in action off road.....they give and flex as part of the whole suspension package. Very little but it prevents, or helps prevent damage to the wheels. BMW has used spoke wheels with tubeless tyres for a long time. Also, Montessa, (Hontessa), and many other trials bikes use a rear tubeless wheel. Fronts are still tube type. BMW places the spke nipples toward the outside of the rim. Montessa uses a ridge along the center of the rim and come off that with adjustable spokes.

Just my 2 cents worth.
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:09 PM   #3138
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Nah...sorry,but mags on a Scrambler would be as wrong as stilettos on a fat chick.

It just ain`t right.
I agree. I love spoked wheels, there's something magic in the way they go together and hold together. But you know there are some really weird people that never take their bikes out even on a gravel road or a single laner, even if it's a Scrambler!!
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:28 PM   #3139
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Read the uber Scrambler mod in Motorcyclist today. Talk about overkill sheesh. $2400 Penske shocks? Fiberglass rear fender. Ducati Monster handlebars.

The rims. I like. Camshafts. I like. Brakes. I like.
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:28 PM   #3140
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Heh heh. Hit 1k on that last post. Yay me.
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Old 12-10-2008, 07:19 AM   #3141
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Heh heh. Hit 1k on that last post. Yay me.
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:24 AM   #3142
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sorry - havent been on here in a while. i scored the scrambler some magazine coverage in the october issue of ironhorse. they put this pic in it. (pretty small, but hey, its in there)



if you can find this issue, they interviewed me about my scram so theres a few pages of me rambling on about how much i love it. ironhorse has some nice coverage of custom bikes, new factory bikes, music, gear, etc. check it out.



if you cant find it on the stands, you can get it here:
http://ironhorsemagazine.com/index.p...mart&Itemid=45
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:45 AM   #3143
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sorry - havent been on here in a while. i scored the scrambler some magazine coverage in the october issue of ironhorse. they put this pic in it. (pretty small, but hey, its in there)



if you can find this issue, they interviewed me about my scram so theres a few pages of me rambling on about how much i love it. ironhorse has some nice coverage of custom bikes, new factory bikes, music, gear, etc. check it out.

Very cool! Talk about a bike that shows up in all kinds of places, eh?
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:57 AM   #3144
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Very cool! Talk about a bike that shows up in all kinds of places, eh?
Um Scrambler, IronHorse, seems fitting to me. Light, our Scramblers are not.
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:13 AM   #3145
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sorry - havent been on here in a while. i scored the scrambler some magazine coverage in the october issue of ironhorse. they put this pic in it. (pretty small, but hey, its in there)

if you can find this issue, they interviewed me about my scram so theres a few pages of me rambling on about how much i love it. ironhorse has some nice coverage of custom bikes, new factory bikes, music, gear, etc. check it out.
if you cant find it on the stands, you can get it here:
http://ironhorsemagazine.com/index.p...mart&Itemid=45
Hey scraper,
Good for you gettin your bike in Ironhorse! And good to see another post from you 'cause I was lookin' for your great pic's the other day and couldn't remember when I saw it! The Scram thread's over 200 pages!
I also got YSS shocks and PD fork valves, but keeping the stock fork springs. I'd like to see more of your bike and action pic's if you got?
Cheers! /Mats
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:44 AM   #3146
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< reposting my post from another forum for the hell of it. >

here's a couple pics from friday... i know ive said it before but ill say it again.... most. fun. motorcycle. ever.





couple from last week, before i got the new suspension on.

can i quote myself?

heres some pics that i posted a while back in this thread. im going to go explore some trails tonight after work since its an insane 68* here in jersey right now. trails + night = interesting.
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Old 12-10-2008, 12:15 PM   #3147
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can i quote myself?

heres some pics that i posted a while back in this thread. im going to go explore some trails tonight after work since its an insane 68* here in jersey right now. trails + night = interesting.
Yeah I searched all your posts and read them, I like those pics!
We seem to do mainly the same kind of riding. Well not now cause it's "real" winter here. But in the summer I ride the forestry roads and smaller trails too. Have a great ride tonight. I got me a bigger (7") headlight which improved lighting greatly!
Cheers! /Mats
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Old 12-11-2008, 08:34 PM   #3148
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:26 AM   #3149
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Truly great pix mate - nice to see a Scrambler scramblin' through the woods.
But how do you keep your bike soooo clean?

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Old 12-13-2008, 07:11 PM   #3150
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Best way to winterize...

Hey Folks,

The docs are cutting out bits and pieces of my should this week and it looks like I'll be off my Scrambler for almost six months . This is my first bike and I've never set her aside for any length of time. Can anyone offer me any tips for keeping her in good shape?

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