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Old 06-16-2010, 10:08 AM   #9676
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VAT is currently 17.5% in the uk but probably going up to 20% shortly
Lots of Europe is failing financially much quicker then we know over here,more shipping fees will probably be going up.
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:42 AM   #9677
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My Scrambler buzz's the pegs pretty hard at 70 mph and then smooths out some at 80 mph,the whole bike kind of buzz's at various speeds over 65 mph.
I would suggest that there's something wrong with it because mine is smoother than my Tiger at all revs and the Tiger's creamy smooth. The Scram engine has two balancer shafts and should be really smooth right through.
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Old 06-16-2010, 12:06 PM   #9678
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Might as well buy a chocolate tea pot!
mmmmm....an entire tea pot made of chocolate. And what if it could actually be used to make tea with, slightly melting as the water heated, making a chocolate tea. oooooh.










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Old 06-16-2010, 12:33 PM   #9679
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I could be wrong but I don't believe I've seen this mentioned here before.
http://www.normanhyde.co.uk/getimg.p...HBK160.jpg&d=m
It's by Norman Hyde and costs 68 BRP's and that includes VAT whatever that means... Any way, it looks minimal. Cheers

Sorry, can't get the pic to show but it's a skid plate.

Yeah, what a worthless skid plate. It's skimpier than the triumph one. Why bother if that's the case.
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Old 06-16-2010, 12:34 PM   #9680
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I would suggest that there's something wrong with it because mine is smoother than my Tiger at all revs and the Tiger's creamy smooth. The Scram engine has two balancer shafts and should be really smooth right through.
I may have had a bit of a hangover last ride on the 900,I will have to take it out again on the freeway and try again.
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Old 06-16-2010, 12:43 PM   #9681
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mmmmm....an entire tea pot made of chocolate. And what if it could actually be used to make tea with, slightly melting as the water heated, making a chocolate tea. oooooh.
Question is ; dark or milk?
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Old 06-16-2010, 01:11 PM   #9682
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I may have had a bit of a hangover last ride on the 900,I will have to take it out again on the freeway and try again.
Maybe needs a carb/TB sync? I always knew it was time to sync the TBs on my RT when my pinkie finger would go to sleep. Sync them and it was glass smooth again.
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Old 06-16-2010, 01:56 PM   #9683
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Old 06-16-2010, 01:56 PM   #9684
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So, I'm not sure whether this mod....


Is such a good idea now. I took the bolts out of mine today to fit a washer to space them out further but I found that both bolts were bent. My bolts are stainless steel so should be quite tough but.....???? I haven't done THAT much off road on it.

So I think that maybe just longer, wider pegs would be better.
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Old 06-16-2010, 02:43 PM   #9685
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any grade markings on the bolts? I've heard regular SS bolts can be pretty soft....
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Old 06-16-2010, 02:45 PM   #9686
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Ongoing to the above, the head is now installed and the bike running. An Australian govt Treasurer once described his annual budget report as "a beautiful set of numbers" however, not as beautiful as the numbers below! As a yardstick, a bone stock Scrambler produces about 46HP at the rear wheel.




And the reason for all this silly-ness!

I'm an admirer of scramblers but ride a Uly & wouldn't want to down grade on bhp/tork - so I am mightily impressed and enthused by these figures seem amazing to my ignorant eyes.

How does the motor behave - i.e. would it make a decent road bike ? 92 lb/ft torque at 5.5rpm
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Old 06-16-2010, 02:57 PM   #9687
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any grade markings on the bolts? I've heard regular SS bolts can be pretty soft....
4.7 I think. Yes I'll try to find some high tensile replacements.
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Old 06-16-2010, 03:44 PM   #9688
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any grade markings on the bolts? I've heard regular SS bolts can be pretty soft....
Better with grade 8 or allen head bolts would be 10.9
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Old 06-16-2010, 04:12 PM   #9689
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I'm an admirer of scramblers but ride a Uly & wouldn't want to down grade on bhp/tork - so I am mightily impressed and enthused by these figures seem amazing to my ignorant eyes.

How does the motor behave - i.e. would it make a decent road bike ? 92 lb/ft torque at 5.5rpm
As a road bike, it's totally brilliant, smooth, tractorable and a delight to ride. It is hard to find superlatives to do it justice... even with any natural bias that I might possess! I have a lot of admiration for Erik's creations so I would never suggest you sell your Buell and replace it with a Scram but if your budget will allow, why not have both!

By way of qualification, I have at my disposal about 25 motorcycles which I can ride whenever I choose but the Keys to the Scrambler (and Speed Triple 1050) are always first off the hook!
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Old 06-16-2010, 04:24 PM   #9690
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Maybe needs a carb/TB sync? I always knew it was time to sync the TBs on my RT when my pinkie finger would go to sleep. Sync them and it was glass smooth again.
Thats a possibility,all Ive done is an oil change since I have had it in the way of maintenance. My R1150R was always happier after a carb synch.

Heres a pic of the bike with the skidplate on it,it is only as wide as the frame rails but comes back to just in ft of the oil filter. I dont have it on the bike currently so havent taken a better picture of it.Its the KX450F glideplate.
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