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Old 01-29-2010, 08:33 PM   #7471
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So I hear, Scrambler is a better dual sport bike than F800GS..

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Old 01-29-2010, 10:43 PM   #7472
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Atta boy - that's the old CBOA spirit!
Just make sure the flower pot was given to you, if you spent money on it then it was too expensive!
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Old 01-29-2010, 11:27 PM   #7473
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I've heard different stories on how hard it is, been thinking about doing on my XR400 or might hire a DRZ400, I do struggle to touch the ground on the XR & the DRZ is slightly taller....just how hard is it ?
Hey Terry, I can't see why you couldn't do this ride on a 'lightweight' Scrambler. The official BMW Safari did the Cape York thing about three years ago and there where guys on R1150GS and 1200 Adventures making it through with their giant metal panniers, 30L fuel loads, waterproof roll bags, GPS's, auxilliary driving lights, tank side rucksacks and all manner of "absolutly neccessary" widgets bolted to their bikes. Although, there were some who were medi-vac-ed out in air ambos! The point is if you can get through the soft sand riding one of those elefantis dual-sports, the Scram should romp it in! Griz

PS, When you're riding sand you dont need to touch the ground as you should be standing on the pegs using plenty throttle and some 'body english' to maintain control. Many years of riding Noosa's North Shore and the Rainbow Beach area has taught me that. However having said all that, Beach40 makes a good arguement for going with Roy Kunda's Cape York Motorcycle Adventure first time out. Local knowledge and great back-up support is worth it's weight in gold!
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:07 AM   #7474
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I found a fabricator that is also an enthusiastic trail bike rider and here's the result...





Now that we have one made and a pattern, the fabricator has agreed to do a run, if enough people are interested for a group buy.
If anyone is interested, please send me a PM asap as I already have a few takers.
Me likes! PM sent.
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Old 01-30-2010, 02:07 PM   #7475
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Just make sure the flower pot was given to you, if you spent money on it then it was too expensive!
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:33 AM   #7476
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My 2006 Scrambler:
Cycleworks exhaust (loud!)
Unifilter/de-snorkeled
YSS shocks
Ikon front springs
EBC Rotor and HH pads (added yesterday)
AI Eliminator (Thunderbike)
Triumph Brace, Number plates
Polished cases
19T sprkt
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Does anyone have suggestions for replacements tyres? I realistically spend 90% of my time on the street, but the bike doesn't look as good without some aggressive tread...I don't mind sacrificing performance for looks...hey I did buy a Scrambler!
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:40 AM   #7477
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Does anyone have suggestions for replacements tyres? I realistically spend 90% of my time on the street, but the bike doesn't look as good without some aggressive tread...I don't mind sacrificing performance for looks...hey I did buy a Scrambler!

Great looking bike - those polished case really stand out! Most here would agree that either the Metzler Tourances or the Avon Distanzias work great for the type of riding you describe.
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Old 01-31-2010, 12:41 PM   #7478
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Moose :- Pirellis work great both Triboy & I have run them, Diatazia's are perhaps a marginal step down in performance , but I found they were cheaper & lasted a little longer. I found the Tourances to be a lot dearer than the others down here in NZ so I stayed away as the other tyres work real well. You wont go wrong with any of them.
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Old 01-31-2010, 05:11 PM   #7479
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Got a new riding jacket for Christmas, and it's about time to try it out - so... Suited up, fired up the Triumph and headed out for about 55 miles today. We've had a pretty mild winter here in the Pacific Northwest - not much snow and generally warmer than normal temperatures. This afternoon the temps were in the low 40's and the roads were mostly dry. Not half bad! Here's a couple of photos:





That's the Wenatchee River in the background - and if I had a functioning brain cell in my grape I'd be out there with a fly rod trying for steelhead instead of riding my motorcycle and trying to pretend it's warm enough!

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Old 01-31-2010, 05:38 PM   #7480
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My 2006 Scrambler:
Cycleworks exhaust (loud!)
Unifilter/de-snorkeled
YSS shocks
Ikon front springs
EBC Rotor and HH pads (added yesterday)
AI Eliminator (Thunderbike)
Triumph Brace, Number plates
Polished cases
19T sprkt
Bash plate






Does anyone have suggestions for replacements tyres? I realistically spend 90% of my time on the street, but the bike doesn't look as good without some aggressive tread...I don't mind sacrificing performance for looks...hey I did buy a Scrambler!
I've been more than happy with Avon Distanzias.
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Old 02-01-2010, 01:27 AM   #7481
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I've been more than happy with Avon Distanzias.
+1 for me the Avons are cheap(er), work really well and are British.
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Old 02-01-2010, 01:58 AM   #7482
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My new variant of the front plate material aluminum 1mm, the laser carved, is still painting in white and accompanied by a number.
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:44 AM   #7483
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throttle lock

Has anyone installed a throttle lock like the Vista Cruise?
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:36 PM   #7484
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My new variant of the front plate material aluminum 1mm, the laser carved, is still painting in white and accompanied by a number.
Whats the thinking behind making it smaller?

From all reports I thought the small white one was about as small as you would want to go?
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Old 02-01-2010, 04:28 PM   #7485
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Folding shifter came. Looks good on the bike. It was listed as BBR folding shift lever for CRF 150/230F '03 and up. I took the option to get the 1/2" longer version which is just a wee smidgeon longer than the Scram stock shifter. Dunno about the burnished colour but I'm ok with it so far. I can always zap it with a black rattle can later.



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