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Old 02-21-2008, 05:27 PM   #781
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Old 02-21-2008, 06:46 PM   #782
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if i put on a two or three tooth rear sprocket smaller than stock,could this SCRAMBLER actually hit 100mph?? on a open bike this speed feels like 150mph on sportbikes.... i need the thrill of speed or a near-death experience or i might as well drive my SUV.... what hp mods can be done to this engine that could give it an edge over the competition???
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Old 02-21-2008, 06:49 PM   #783
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if i put on a two or three tooth rear sprocket smaller than stock,could this SCRAMBLER actually hit 100mph?? on a open bike this speed feels like 150mph on sportbikes.... i need the thrill of speed or a near-death experience or i might as well drive my SUV.... what hp mods can be done to this engine that could give it an edge over the competition???
Have you been to the Triumph Rat site? Good info on all kinds of mods there. You can just Google it and then go to Twin Talk and start looking around.
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Old 02-21-2008, 06:52 PM   #784
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If you get a big bore kit for it, it'll be much quicker.
Some places claim they can get 90 - 100 hp at the rear wheel on the scram i believe.

Personally for me the Scram aint all about speed, so keep your sports bikes. You can have more fun on a scrambler at 60 - 80 k's than any other bike I've ridden.
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Old 02-21-2008, 06:53 PM   #785
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Old 02-22-2008, 01:01 AM   #786
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Indeed not - really 5 kilos? A few more bits like that and it'd be down to a nice weight
I think Davo may be stretching the weight truth just a wee bit there. (Aussies can do that. It's in their genetic make up)
Closer to reality would be a 0.5kg weight for the original cover, but any saving is a good saving.
The wheel assy's are heavy pieces of kit, and some nicely laced alloy rims, on trimmed down hubs would save about 5-8kg between both. But hey, this is a heavy honest bike. A whole lotta Rosie ain't a bad thing to deal with. Like doing a Tango with a fully built woman. A challenge, but if you pull it off,you'll get a standing ovation.
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Old 02-22-2008, 03:55 AM   #787
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I think Davo may be stretching the weight truth just a wee bit there. (Aussies can do that. It's in their genetic make up)
Closer to reality would be a 0.5kg weight for the original cover, but any saving is a good saving.
The wheel assy's are heavy pieces of kit, and some nicely laced alloy rims, on trimmed down hubs would save about 5-8kg between both. But hey, this is a heavy honest bike. A whole lotta Rosie ain't a bad thing to deal with. Like doing a Tango with a fully built woman. A challenge, but if you pull it off,you'll get a standing ovation.
I'll have to go and weigh the thing now yah bastard.

Ally rims would be the ticket, has anyone done that?
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Old 02-22-2008, 03:59 PM   #788
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I'll have to go and weigh the thing now yah bastard.

Ally rims would be the ticket, has anyone done that?
I do exagerate

The fako gearbox cover / sprocket cover including bolts is 2 kg (thats a bit more than 0.5 kg eh Triboy )

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4.409246 lb.

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Old 02-22-2008, 04:38 PM   #789
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I do exagerate

The fako gearbox cover / sprocket cover including bolts is 2 kg (thats a bit more than 0.5 kg eh Triboy )

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4.409246 lb.

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Old 02-22-2008, 05:45 PM   #790
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I'll have to go and weigh the thing now yah bastard.
Thats "Mr Bastard" to you sir.
Hmm 2kg ya say.....might look into a Scrambler weight watchers program.
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:22 AM   #791
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Puke Seat Height

Ok, new question.

I am 5'8" tall. Perfectly average height.

How does the bike feel to other people my size? Too tall? Just right?

I have noticed other bikes seem to be built for the 6'+ crowd.
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Old 02-24-2008, 10:20 AM   #792
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Okay so I just read through all 50+ pages of this thread.

Here's what I see...

The Scrambler is just fine for riding on dirt roads, 2-tracks, fire roads, and the like.

Would be good (not great, but not bad) for touring.

Looks awesome.

Gotta sell the KLR and the TW and get one.

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Old 02-24-2008, 11:11 AM   #793
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Ok, new question.

I am 5'8" tall. Perfectly average height.

How does the bike feel to other people my size? Too tall? Just right?

I have noticed other bikes seem to be built for the 6'+ crowd.
I am 5' 10" with 29" inseam and it is just right for me. I have the solo seat, which I guess is a little taller, so the standard seat should be easy to flat foot for you.
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Old 02-24-2008, 11:12 AM   #794
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Okay so I just read through all 50+ pages of this thread.

Here's what I see...

The Scrambler is just fine for riding on dirt roads, 2-tracks, fire roads, and the like.

Would be good (not great, but not bad) for touring.

Looks awesome.

Gotta sell the KLR and the TW and get one.

Thanks!
You will not be sorry! Mine keeps getting to be more fun the more I ride it.
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:33 PM   #795
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Ok, new question.

I am 5'8" tall. Perfectly average height.

How does the bike feel to other people my size? Too tall? Just right?

I have noticed other bikes seem to be built for the 6'+ crowd.
Well I am 5' 8 1/2" tall. The Scrambler allows me to sit flat footed no worries. Can't see where you would have a problem. Just buy one and ride it.
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