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Old 03-20-2010, 01:00 PM   #8131
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I still use geomancy and a lode stone to get me around, so no help here.
Those things are expensive, I just use the sun and dead reckoning.
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Old 03-20-2010, 01:13 PM   #8132
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Those things are expensive, I just use the sun and dead reckoning.
Bloody Luddites , it's time to embrace new teckanology

The Lunchbox GPS.



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Old 03-20-2010, 03:55 PM   #8133
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I've been down this road with Daniel Stern - I bought a replacement beam unit from him and tried it. Didn't fit. I sent him pics of the stock Scrambler unit and he told me it was unique, and that no standard 5 3/4" unit would work. If this one does, I'd sure like to know. Keep us posted if you buy one.

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Old 03-20-2010, 05:02 PM   #8134
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Bloody Luddites , it's time to embrace new teckanology

The Lunchbox GPS.



Sorry Jharrell , did you really think you would get a sensible answer here
Not really....I kind of knew what I was getting into.
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:00 PM   #8135
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Anyone have a recommendation on a GPS unit for the Scrambler?
The Garmin Zumo 220 looks like it might be promising but it's not out yet.

Thanks,
Here it is...http://www.tigergps.com/garminzumo22...inzumo220.html

Mount it with this...


Or this...



http://www.ram-mount.com/CatalogResu...5/Default.aspx
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Old 03-21-2010, 02:47 AM   #8136
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I have the Arrow pipe as well, (and the re-tune), I assume it has a CAT in it for 700quid!

I got two resistors off ebay for next to nothing, you can have one of them if you like, they are round, wire-wound on ceramic, not the aluminium clad ones with the mounting holes, but should be OK.
No! The Arrow certainly HAS NOT got a CAT in it, thank god.
I call those things "catastrophic converters" because they they were foisted upon us by idiotic bureaucrats and increase fuel consumption whist doing very little for the environment and cost a fortune to make. Great piece of equipment. NOT!

Very good of you to offer the resistor. Obviously worth a pint if/when we meet somewhere. I've sent you a PM.
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Old 03-21-2010, 03:06 AM   #8137
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I also put 7 wt Bel Ray in the forks set at 120mm from the top.
This works way better then I thought it would,forks actually move over small sharp bumps. I figure if they dive too much that way I'll just add oz's at a time through the top of the forks.
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I've been weighing the options for the front, those intiminators look OK but expensive! Wish I had a working diagram as I might be tempted to make some. Just changing the oil appears to give a good improvement so maybe that's enough.
This is what I did to my forks :-
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=3564

A friend of mine followed my advice that the 7.5W is maybe a little light so he put in a mix which comes out at around 8.33W (mix 1 litre 10W with 1/2 litre 5W) to 140mm level. I rode it the other day and it felt really good. The slight increase in damping gave better feel over the 7.5W but it still had really good bump absorption. So I'll be swapping mine soon.
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Old 03-21-2010, 03:16 AM   #8138
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Those shocks look great! Let us know what you think as far as a nice comfy ride,I
You will never get a nice comfy ride on a Scrambler because it has such limited suspension travel. If you want comfy get a Tiger with 200mm+ travel.
These Nitros do help the ride quality but IMO they're not the best by a long way although I have nothing to compare except the standard shocks.
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Old 03-21-2010, 03:18 AM   #8139
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For a few dollars more you could get a proper GPS like the Zumo 660.
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Old 03-21-2010, 03:52 AM   #8140
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:56 AM   #8141
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Anyone have a recommendation on a GPS unit for the Scrambler?
The Garmin Zumo 220 looks like it might be promising but it's not out yet.

Thanks,

I just continue to swap my Garmin 60 CSx between bikes, truck and (sometimes) boats. In the case of the Scrambler a RAM ball, mirror mount makes the swap easy. Once I get back home I will run a power cord and stop using batteries but for now there is no rush, pretty much hard to get lost in the Keys with only two choices US Rte 1 North or South.


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Old 03-21-2010, 08:28 AM   #8142
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Don't know if anyone one here is on Facebook or not.
If anyone is there's a Triumph Scrambler group on FB.
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=243451746183
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Old 03-21-2010, 08:37 AM   #8143
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My 2008 Scrambler

I don't think I've ever posted a photo of my 2008 Scrambler so......
I still have a few things to add. I just added a gel seat. I think a skid plate and GPS will be next.

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Old 03-21-2010, 11:31 AM   #8144
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I've been lurking here for almost a year now. I have had my '06 scrambler for 2 years now, and can't imagine a bike better suited to me. I've learned quite a bit from all y'all, and hoping to give back a bit as I go about getting my ride outfitted.

A few years ago my stepson and I watched Long Way Round, which inspired us to start planning a long distance ride. We had no bikes to speak of (a couple of early 70's yamahas that we had inherited and which barely run) so new bikes were the first order of business. Given a dearth of cash, that seemed like a tall order. I found my scrambler at a salvage auction purely by chance. It had been partially toasted in a garage fire, but the damage was superficial. Last fall, another identical scrambler came up on the auction block, and my stepson bought it. It was also rideable right out of the box, with only a few minor fixes. They are a matching pair, made about 2 months apart and with the same paint. Quite the score.

So we've started the process of prepping for our trip. We settled on Alaska for the destination. Being the DIY/CAB types that we are, we're buying as little as possible and making what we can. The first project was panniers. We have now completed that project and are on to others, which I'll post here as they move along. I also have started a blog http://scramblin.blogspot.com where we're intending to document the process as we go. Good intentions and all that...

So, the panniers... They are ammo-can based, and we've worked up a pretty simple and effective mounting system. We've got about $50 into each set, including purchasing the ammo cans for $15 each at a local farm/ranch store. I'd be happy to offer tips and ideas to anyone contemplating a similar project.



Still trying to figure out how to attach a picture so it shows up here. If anyone has a tip I'd be grateful. PM or a post here would work.
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Old 03-21-2010, 12:01 PM   #8145
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Just traded a fellow inmate my Buell for this '07. I'm very excited about it. Have always loved the look and it compliments my Speed Triple well.



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