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Old 06-22-2010, 01:35 PM   #9781
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I just got back from my first long trip on the Scrambler (1,300 miles) and was surprised at how comfortable it was. I'm running a dart flyscreen and Tourances, but engine, airbox, pipes, seat, etc are all stock. My longest day was about 530 miles.

I found the bike performed very well between 70-80 mph with enough power left to pass. Running it at 80+ mph to get out of the way of an approaching thunderstorm wasn't a problem. I live at 7,600' and also thought the bike had noticeably more power at 1,000', even loaded down with luggage. Mine is a carbed '08.

Most of the trip was spent riding in high cross winds (Kansas) and I thought the bike did well and remained comfortable. Interestingly, I found head winds to be the most turbulent and somewhat uncomfortable.

I think the quality of the pavement has a lot to do with how smooth the ride is. I never knew there were so many kinds of road surfaces until I started riding motorcycles. I didn't have any problems with buzzing foot pegs or vibrations. The motor seemed to run very smoothly and never lacked sufficient power for what I asked it to do.
Very similar experience...... 1500 miles Death Valley to Pt. Reyes and back to So. Cal. last May on identically equipped 06. Dart, Tourances, TORS, otherwise stock. No complaints, great trip. Huge cross winds from Lancaster past Mojave.
I have since added Works Performance shocks and fork springs and switched to a 19 tooth front sprocket. I'm looking forward to my next trip.
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:36 PM   #9782
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I was amazed when I disconnected the clutch cable and let it drop free just how much water poured out the cable There is a loop in the cable at the lowest point which holds it, and with the position of the bottom cable clamp (front tube) it's not easy to get rid of that low point.

I suppose it could be hooked over the crashbar??

As for your tyres Chris, in a couple of weeks I'll be able to report on the suitability of the Heidenau K60s. I'm off to try them in Norway with other ADVs. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=542913
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Old 06-22-2010, 02:13 PM   #9783
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I put a ride report up at Triumph Rat folks.

Figured it was more Triumph based than ADV...

Here ya go!

http://www.triumphrat.net/ride-trip-...20-2010-a.html

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Old 06-22-2010, 06:24 PM   #9784
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What happened to your tail light/rear signals? I was thinking of ordering the same one but maybe not if it falls apart...

Thanks


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I put a ride report up at Triumph Rat folks.

Figured it was more Triumph based than ADV...

Here ya go!

http://www.triumphrat.net/ride-trip-...20-2010-a.html

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Old 06-23-2010, 12:01 AM   #9785
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I wanna model a bike after this scrambler..... or is it a bonnie?

Things Im seeing:
Bars
Seat
Smaller Black Head Lamp
Tank / fender Paint
Black Wheels
Fork Gators
Beefy tires
Rear shocks

What am I missing here?


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Old 06-23-2010, 05:23 AM   #9786
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Originally Posted by goodcat8
I wanna model a bike after this scrambler..... or is it a bonnie?

Things Im seeing:
Bars
Seat
Smaller Black Head Lamp
Tank / fender Paint
Black Wheels
Fork Gators
Beefy tires
Rear shocks

What am I missing here?


Sure looks like a 'Scram. Could be an LSL effort (might be their logo on the tank). LSL like road manners and power, so it could conceivably be a Bonnie, but I'm not sure of the logic of making a Bonnie look like a Scrambler, unless it was just for the 360 motor...

Either way, she's mighty fine. Reckon you got most of the mods, but I spied a few more: custom rear fender and light cluster, with mini indicators. The front fender looks like it's a replacement too (or at least the struts are). The headlight mount is aftermarket too and the clocks have either been painted or switched out (hard to tell on that photo), plus the ingition's been relocated. Bonnie front master cylinder n'all. Can't see what they've done with the pipes, but the header suggests a 2into1 low slung job.

Definitely doable!

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Old 06-23-2010, 07:01 AM   #9787
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looks like LSL headlight + ign. relo brackets.
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:21 AM   #9788
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What happened to your tail light/rear signals? I was thinking of ordering the same one but maybe not if it falls apart...
Thanks
The two bolts that bolt the red plastic lens up are sensitive. Easy to over-tighten. The capture nut inside is cheaply mounted to the reflector. It can pop off with no real way of a fix... I may try JB weld.

My wiring also got eaten under the fender. My wiring got out of the retaining clips and my knobby shredded it.

Both really my fault - I haven't heard of anyone who has had a problem with the NB light set-up, although it seems more geared for street use.
I purchased mine as running lights, which I thought looked stupid on a classic styled bike, but maybe thats just me.
I reverted back to turn signal use only with the lights.

I say go for it! It really helps with the classic styling.
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:37 AM   #9789
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Originally Posted by goodcat8
I wanna model a bike after this scrambler..... or is it a bonnie?

Things Im seeing:
Bars
Seat
Smaller Black Head Lamp
Tank / fender Paint
Black Wheels
Fork Gators
Beefy tires
Rear shocks

What am I missing here?


Definitely a Bonneville -- it says so right on the side cover. :)

Looks like it's got a 2-into-1 right-side exhaust (but not a high Scrambler one) and a variety of aftermarket goodies bolted to it. Rear shocks look like Ikons.

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Old 06-23-2010, 10:44 AM   #9790
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Scrambler paint

Anyone know what type of paint is used on my Scrambler? I,m guessing Laquer ,or is it an enamel ?

I want to gather up the materials to do a quickie paint job to cover the safety orange or tangerine as Triumph calls it part of my tank. Laquer would be my first choice since it has been around 90% humidity around here for the last month. I really want to finish it a a couple days so I'm not without a bike long.

After 6 months the color still hasn't grown on me and I am wanting to replace it with any other color than whats on it. Maybe forest green or a dark grey.
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Old 06-23-2010, 12:01 PM   #9791
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Fitted new, flatter, handlebars. They're some kind of modern mx-type bend.
I like them!

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Old 06-23-2010, 12:03 PM   #9792
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Old 06-23-2010, 12:42 PM   #9793
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Anyone know what type of paint is used on my Scrambler? I,m guessing Laquer ,or is it an enamel ?

I want to gather up the materials to do a quickie paint job to cover the safety orange or tangerine as Triumph calls it part of my tank. Laquer would be my first choice since it has been around 90% humidity around here for the last month. I really want to finish it a a couple days so I'm not without a bike long.

After 6 months the color still hasn't grown on me and I am wanting to replace it with any other color than whats on it. Maybe forest green or a dark grey.
Just rattle can it with some rustoleum,its only a 1000.00 gas tank. I'd maybe call a painter?
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Old 06-23-2010, 01:22 PM   #9794
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Thanks. Good insight on the running lights.

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Originally Posted by Maxacceleration
The two bolts that bolt the red plastic lens up are sensitive. Easy to over-tighten. The capture nut inside is cheaply mounted to the reflector. It can pop off with no real way of a fix... I may try JB weld.

My wiring also got eaten under the fender. My wiring got out of the retaining clips and my knobby shredded it.

Both really my fault - I haven't heard of anyone who has had a problem with the NB light set-up, although it seems more geared for street use.
I purchased mine as running lights, which I thought looked stupid on a classic styled bike, but maybe thats just me.
I reverted back to turn signal use only with the lights.

I say go for it! It really helps with the classic styling.
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Old 06-23-2010, 01:25 PM   #9795
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Just rattle can it with some rustoleum,its only a 1000.00 gas tank. I'd maybe call a painter?
Heck, I'll do it for you. Just send me the bike and I'll get it back to you by December or so. There may be a couple extra miles on it............. I knew if I lurked long enough I'd get me a Scrambler.
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