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Old 05-11-2010, 03:22 PM   #9061
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Anyone use a Scram for primarily highway and interstate driving? I'd really like to buy the khaki green but this is my main type of driving, although I might do some light offroad seeing as she's more capable for it. Fyi, I'm driving an XR1200 currently. Also, I usually put on 15-20k per season.
Yes. Mine is almost exclusively a paved-road machine. I will ride on the occasional dirt road but I don't seek them out - IMO the Scrambler is a bit too heavy to be much fun on the dirt (disclosure: I don't have much dirt riding experience.)

When my TrailWing rear tire wore out I replaced it with a pure street tire - a Dunlop D404. I had the same tires on my 2001 Thunderbird and I found the performance satisfactory and the longevity amazing (14,000 miles on a rear tire!)

When the front TW wears out (probably in another 2 - 3000 miles) it will also be replaced with a 404.

The Scram is a great on-road bike. Very stable and quick enough to keep up with almost any traffic. My D404 is a 130/90/17 where the factory tire was a 130/80/17. By my calculation that means it's about a half inch greater in radius (104mm sidewall vs 117mm sidewall.) That should be roughly the equivalent of a slightly smaller sprocket in the back for better top-end speed.

ETA: Also, despite its ironing-board appearance, I find the stock seat to be quite comfortable even for long rides. In fact, it's more comfortable than just about any other bike I've ever owned.
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Old 05-11-2010, 04:06 PM   #9062
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... WTF?!

You finished first on your FIRST outing?!

So you accrued the points by contesting in all races?

How did you find the Scrambler vs. SXV, did you find you kept it smooth, or were you riding a little 'chook-chaser' style as well? I find I switch between styles depending on circuits.

Great stuff! Just the Pit garage photos gets me drooling let alone the race shots to come.

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Old 05-11-2010, 06:03 PM   #9063
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Any thoughts yet on which one you want? Just curious...
The windshields that I am considering in order of preference:

National Cycle Defletor DX. C$90 from a Kijiji Calgary retailer

Slipstreamer Spitfire. US$60 from Bikebandit

MRA Roadshield RO. US$85 from Bikebandit
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:23 PM   #9064
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The windshields that I am considering in order of preference:

National Cycle Defletor DX. C$90 from a Kijiji Calgary retailer

Slipstreamer Spitfire. US$60 from Bikebandit

MRA Roadshield RO. US$85 from Bikebandit
Can't speak about the last two, but I just bought the National Cycle one. Looks like it'll be easy to adjust so you can tweak the airflow to what's best for you, but mine's a pain to initially assemble. I mean that literally. I can't get enough force on certain parts before aggravating my hand wound more, but I'm too impatient to wait another week or so for the hand to finish healing completely. But I also don't have bike at the moment to put it on either.
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:32 PM   #9065
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Off topic: does anyone who replaced their shifter earlier in this thread still have the original one? Assuming that it was replaced for any reason other than "it broke"
I still have mine and can prolly part with it. PM me and let's see what we can work out.
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Old 05-11-2010, 08:44 PM   #9066
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The windshields that I am considering in order of preference:

National Cycle Defletor DX. C$90 from a Kijiji Calgary retailer

Slipstreamer Spitfire. US$60 from Bikebandit

MRA Roadshield RO. US$85 from Bikebandit

I have the Spitfire, Works pretty good for the money. Installs in around 10 minutes and I can take it off in thirty seconds. I had to adjust it a few times to get rid of turbulence , It seems to work best when the shield is mounted close to 90 degrees.

Check out post 8221 for a pic.
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Old 05-11-2010, 10:28 PM   #9067
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Slipstreamer spitfire is ok its on my ride however I thought the National Cycle looked a little weak .The MRA looks pretty cool and Givi all so makes good products too many choices. While ordering parts in Canada it can be expensive. The Spitfire came with the mounting kit allthough my dealer said I needed the to buy the mounting kit 50 bucks more than I should have spent. I'm happy with the Slipstreamer so far and its nice to be able to remove it before off roading.
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:20 PM   #9068
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Grizzlybear, not to beat a dead horse as I'm sure you been asked a dozen time about your beautiful machine....but could you tell me the who and where regarding the risers,handlebar,and ignition relocate please.
The handlebars are the genuine Triumph accessory bars (made by Magura)for the Speed Triple. They have an identical bend to the S3 but I choose these because they were matt black with the Triumph logo etched in white and I imagined the tapered style would look good on the Scram. The top triple clamp and handlebar clamps are off a Bonneville T100. I had the clamps milled out to 28mm to accept the bars then had them re-powdercoated in gloss black to contrast with the matt finish on the bars.

The ignition relocator bracket is our own design and is available on our website at http://www.aussiebiker.com.au It is finished in a satin black powdercoat and comes with all neccessary mounting hardware. Griz
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:38 PM   #9069
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I have gathered all parts for completing my 'Touring Roadster' pannier mounts.

As I posted previously I beefed under the seat for a much more flex free weight bearing rack.
I then purchased a 1/8" sheet aluminum 'plate' from Aerostich.
Then I had fabbed up two sets of 'wings' in 3/16" aluminum sheet to mount panniers. Also an aluminum strut to tie in the wings.
I used neoprene padding for dampening/vibration reducing.

EASILY removable in about three minutes.
Light too! Easily less than ten pounds complete.
This set-up holds my MotoFizz tailbag & 'medium' Tourmaster panniers, which are actually quite small.
Traveling light is my priority.

And just in time for my 'Mystery Tour' I join in on this weekend.

Still, not as solid as Rhodie or Grizzly's welded on bosses, but IMO a decent alternative for those who don't want to modify their frames.

I will tweak and adjust tomorrow and hopefully get some outdoor pics...






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Old 05-12-2010, 05:29 AM   #9070
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Looks excellent Max! Well done.

Traveling light, it's the only way to fly...

I look forward to a report and pictures from your "Mystery Ride"
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:57 AM   #9071
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I have the Spitfire, Works pretty good for the money. Installs in around 10 minutes and I can take it off in thirty seconds. I had to adjust it a few times to get rid of turbulence , It seems to work best when the shield is mounted close to 90 degrees.

Check out post 8221 for a pic.
Ive got the Spitfire on my Scrambler as well,works fine when the rt angle is found. The little wingnuts refuse to stay tight on a rough road for more then about 10 miles,they come loose no matter how much I tighten them. A friend has the same shield,same problem with his shield. The wingnuts are the sole moving part on the shield mounting set up.
I will figure out a fix but seems pretty poorly thought out as is.
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:05 AM   #9072
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Dropped across this old railway line on my travels, thought it made a nice background. Chance to show off my new ADV sticker anyway...

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Old 05-12-2010, 08:08 AM   #9073
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Ive got the Spitfire on my Scrambler as well,works fine when the rt angle is found. The little wingnuts refuse to stay tight on a rough road for more then about 10 miles,they come loose no matter how much I tighten them. A friend has the same shield,same problem with his shield. The wingnuts are the sole moving part on the shield mounting set up.
I will figure out a fix but seems pretty poorly thought out as is.

Can ya just put some sticky goop (spermatex, silly cone, rubber adhesive) on the threads, or switch to nuts and double nut?
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:06 AM   #9074
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I have gathered all parts for completing my 'Touring Roadster' pannier mounts.

As I posted previously I beefed under the seat for a much more flex free weight bearing rack.
I then purchased a 1/8" sheet aluminum 'plate' from Aerostich.
Then I had fabbed up two sets of 'wings' in 3/16" aluminum sheet to mount panniers. Also an aluminum strut to tie in the wings.
I used neoprene padding for dampening/vibration reducing.

EASILY removable in about three minutes.
Light too! Easily less than ten pounds complete.
This set-up holds my MotoFizz tailbag & 'medium' Tourmaster panniers, which are actually quite small.
Traveling light is my priority.

And just in time for my 'Mystery Tour' I join in on this weekend.

Still, not as solid as Rhodie or Grizzly's welded on bosses, but IMO a decent alternative for those who don't want to modify their frames.

I will tweak and adjust tomorrow and hopefully get some outdoor pics...





Excellent job, Just wish I had a single seat now!
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:32 AM   #9075
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Can't speak about the last two, but I just bought the National Cycle one. Looks like it'll be easy to adjust so you can tweak the airflow to what's best for you, but mine's a pain to initially assemble. I mean that literally. I can't get enough force on certain parts before aggravating my hand wound more, but I'm too impatient to wait another week or so for the hand to finish healing completely. But I also don't have bike at the moment to put it on either.
Before I forget and before you head out on your journey, add lock nuts to you license plate screws.

Also I found this in the Wisdom section of ADVrider:

http://advwisdom.hogranch.com/Wisdom/IronButt.html
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