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Old 06-19-2010, 08:49 PM   #9751
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The major difference between a Scrambler and a Bonnie is the broad torque band provided by the 270 motor. I'm addicted to torque.
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Old 06-19-2010, 09:15 PM   #9752
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Precisely what the "original" Scramblers were as well. I have been perusing the 72 parts book and owner's manual that came with my latest aquisition, very few different parts between the Tiger TR6R and Scrambler TR6C, pretty much just the high exhaust. Perhaps there were more differences back in the 60s but as things were sliding downslope in the 70s it was all for looks.
Interestingly, my 72 Tiger feels positively small compared to the 08 Scrambler, while certainly heavier than today's dirt bikes, I can see how they could have really been the dirt bikes of their day!


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I rode a 68 650 Trophy the other day back to back with my Scrambler,the 650 felt light and low to the ground and slid great, no problem.
Granted the Trophy was well on the way to shaking half its parts off but a neat bike anyways. I had a 72 Tiger a long time ago,spent lots of time bodgering its wires back together and wiping oil off it. Fun bike though! I beat it pretty hard as I was a kid.
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Old 06-19-2010, 10:31 PM   #9753
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My wife has a Bonnie so I get to ride both and a Scrambler is not just a bonnie with high exhaust. Two very different bikes. Certainly not a dirt bike but for gravel and dirt roads it does just fine. My skid plate and my rentec rack are on now. I think that's about if for now. It was a fantastic day today with temps in the mid 60's. Sunny and dry.
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:21 AM   #9754
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sweet bike - nabbed that pic for my private collection of 'cool bikes' pics - hope thats OK ?
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:33 AM   #9755
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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!
Thanks for that GB,
In my dream garage I would have a tuned scrambler, keep my S1 & Uly, and have many other bikes. Cheers
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:44 AM   #9756
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As a road bike, it's totally brilliant, smooth, tractorable and a delight to ride....
Tractorable?
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Old 06-20-2010, 11:00 AM   #9757
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Tractorable?
That means if you're on dirt and you hold the front brake on and give it some revs and drop the clutch it will dig a big hole.
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Old 06-20-2010, 11:26 AM   #9758
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That means if you're on dirt and you hold the front brake on and give it some revs and drop the clutch it will dig a big hole.
So it's a "cultivated" taste...

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Old 06-20-2010, 12:01 PM   #9759
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sweet bike - nabbed that pic for my private collection of 'cool bikes' pics - hope thats OK ?
I swiped it from elsewhere

And it lives in my 'cool bikes' folder on my desktop as well
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Old 06-20-2010, 12:06 PM   #9760
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i've been lurking on here for about a month or two and figured i should join. picked up my scrambler from salt lake and drove it home to alberta about a month ago now. i look forward to using many of the farkle ideas i've seen on this thread. one thing i'm thinking of doing soon is upgrading the rear suspension with some ohlins. i'm a bit shorter than most so i was thinking of getting the bonnie length to give me a little lower seat. has anyone else done this? i'm only around 140lbs and would only be two up every once and a while with the wife and probably never fully loaded two up so i don't imagine running out of rear travel with just me and maybe a bit of luggage.
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Old 06-20-2010, 01:49 PM   #9761
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Welcome.

Keep us up to date on your farkling.
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Old 06-20-2010, 01:49 PM   #9762
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Tractorable?
Maybe I meant "tractable" . Here's an extract from the PCD.

From the Pearce Concise Dictionary of Obscure Terminology (revised). Adjective, pronounced trak-tab-ble, Def: pulls from low revs without protest. CCE: (common coloquial equivilents): mucho grunto (Sp), grunt, mumbo, stonk (Aus), holy cow she pulls (USA), bugger me that's powerful (NZ), the dogs bollocks (UK).
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Old 06-20-2010, 08:28 PM   #9763
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Hells Canyon during a 1500 mile trip with 250 of off road miles. Rugged.
My Scrambler rocked and the rear TKC is about toast.

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Old 06-20-2010, 08:49 PM   #9764
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Hells Canyon during a 1500 mile trip with 250 of off road miles. Rugged.
My Scrambler rocked and the rear TKC is about toast.


Nice pic. The Scram looks great.
1500 miles with only a tank bag? You must really be roughing it.
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Old 06-20-2010, 08:58 PM   #9765
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Hey, you were in my neck of the woods. Any more photos to add to that excellent one?
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