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Old 06-06-2010, 12:50 PM   #9466
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You're kidding right? Look over this thread - it's built on that theme!

Scramblers in the dirt? Of course!
Yer right i guess i skipped over a few posts, i'll go back and read them all, by the way, not to change the subject but anyone read about the new yamaha 1200cc dual sport Tenere? 1200cc twin shaft drive and a whooping 20 grand price tag the scrambler looks better and better
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Old 06-06-2010, 01:02 PM   #9467
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Has anyone kitted their srcambler out fot off road use> fire roads, dirt road, light adventure riding, i am going back and forth between a H-D 883 out fitted with 1200 cc jugs or a Triuumph.
Or throw some knobbies on an iron 883 and give that a go. that could be a first
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:48 PM   #9468
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Yer right i guess i skipped over a few posts, i'll go back and read them all, by the way, not to change the subject but anyone read about the new yamaha 1200cc dual sport Tenere? 1200cc twin shaft drive and a whooping 20 grand price tag the scrambler looks better and better
If you're in the market for a GS land yacht, the Tenere is aimed at you. In that class it seems to stack up quite well. Theres a report on here somewhere from the South African launch. Generally speaking it was well received. Far to much bike to be taking off road for my money, but I reckon it will carve its own niche.

Still.... its no Scrambler.....
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:41 PM   #9469
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Posting for my buddy, Terry from Amarillo. Terry met the boys and I for a little riding in the Utah Canyon Lands. That Scrambler was amazing!!!!









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Old 06-06-2010, 08:43 PM   #9470
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If you're in the market for a GS land yacht, the Tenere is aimed at you. In that class it seems to stack up quite well. Theres a report on here somewhere from the South African launch. Generally speaking it was well received. Far to much bike to be taking off road for my money, but I reckon it will carve its own niche.

Still.... its no Scrambler.....
what got me was the 20 grand price tag, i just cannot see taking that off road, hell's bell's not sure i could take it on a dusty road
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Old 06-06-2010, 09:23 PM   #9471
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If I were to get a scrambler, well lessee, longer forks and shocks but not make it tall like a BMW GS1200 or H2 down pipes that swing back up like a dakar bike. single seat cargo rack on the back , maybe beef the spokes up.
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Old 06-07-2010, 12:48 AM   #9472
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Anyone got a line on what type of bars these might be?



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Old 06-07-2010, 03:31 AM   #9473
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Anyone got a line on what type of bars these might be?



Looks like Flat Tracker bars to me
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Old 06-07-2010, 05:31 AM   #9474
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Tool box form Honda Transalp

Recently I realized that several years ago I admired [IMG]file:///C:/Prac/Scrambler/MM94F1400.png[/IMG]the original TOOL BOX Honda used on its older Transalp models (http://www.cheapcycleparts.com/model...semblies/9329). It was mounted to the underseat frame and IMO it looked perfect. Now I am considering modifying it for Scrambler. The part can be foud for app. 45 USD... any ideas?
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:33 AM   #9475
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:38 AM   #9476
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Or throw some knobbies on an iron 883 and give that a go. that could be a first
Yeah that 1.6" of suspension will be just the ticket on a washboard fire road. The suspension on the Scrambler isn't great but at least it's got some.
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:59 AM   #9477
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Yeah that 1.6" of suspension will be just the ticket on a washboard fire road. The suspension on the Scrambler isn't great but at least it's got some.
The sheer weight of a Sportster will make it hook up in the dirt,600+ lbs will work perfect.
50 hp,600 lbs, no suspension to speak of. Great value for the dollar.
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Old 06-07-2010, 01:05 PM   #9478
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The sheer weight of a Sportster will make it hook up in the dirt,600+ lbs will work perfect.
50 hp,600 lbs, no suspension to speak of. Great value for the dollar.
At least there won't be an issue w/ ground clearance
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Old 06-07-2010, 01:20 PM   #9479
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At least there won't be an issue w/ ground clearance
Ya a tow strap should cover it.

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Old 06-07-2010, 02:19 PM   #9480
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Has anyone kitted their srcambler out fot off road use> fire roads, dirt road, light adventure riding, i am going back and forth between a H-D 883 out fitted with 1200 cc jugs or a Triuumph.
Yeah, never used off road....






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