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Old 04-16-2008, 02:46 PM   #1201
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I e-mailed happy-trail.com to see about the possibilities. Tim Bernard said there was some interest, but not enough yet.

I asked how many riders would have to commit, He said "10".
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Add one more to the list.
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Old 04-16-2008, 02:55 PM   #1202
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Got it!

Sorry for the lousy pics but all I had was my iPaq.







Only 14kms so far but I like it!
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Old 04-16-2008, 03:42 PM   #1203
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It seems to me there is an opportunity for money to be made by someone who figures out how to make a wire spoked wheel that takes tubeless tires...
I believe there are a few threads which detail taking off the tires, and putting goop on the inside of the rims, thereby sealing the rims for tubeless tire use. Based on those threads, the results seem to be pretty well received.
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Old 04-16-2008, 05:15 PM   #1204
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Sorry for the lousy pics but all I had was my iPaq.
It's pictures of YOUR new bike, they automagically look great.
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:22 PM   #1205
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Holy smokes! It seems like every time I check in here there about 3 new people getting Scramblers. So how many does that make now? And, when is our Scrambler rally taking place?

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Old 04-16-2008, 07:03 PM   #1206
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BMW already offers spoked tubeless rims on the 1150 / 1200GS series bikes.
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:56 PM   #1207
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Holy smokes! It seems like every time I check in here there about 3 new people getting Scramblers. So how many does that make now? And, when is our Scrambler rally taking place?

Mine is being shipped over to my dealer from elsewhere, but I imagine I'll take delivery within a week or so. Been slavering over the Scrambler for about 18 months. I kept alternating between the Triumph and the F650GS. Well, I just sold off my XS650 for a tidy profit, and now there are no F650s to be had, so the decision was pretty easy. My 1982 Yamaha was pretty lo-tech, so I think I'll be right at home.
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Old 04-17-2008, 04:26 AM   #1208
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Great Escape?

Up on the ridge line - jump the barb wire or not?



I'm not McQueen/Ekins, so back down the easy way



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Old 04-17-2008, 05:43 AM   #1209
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Add one more to the list.
Got it. That's three of us now. Seven more to go.
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:52 AM   #1210
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Nice shot. Look out for the dingo!
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Old 04-17-2008, 08:39 AM   #1211
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Cool photos Milkman! Thanks.

Had the Scrambler out for a little ride late yesterday afternoon - took it on the toughest terrain I've yet tried - a nasty rutted & rocky dirt road, heading very steep up into the Cascades. I'm no great shakes as a dirt rider either. Found myself standing on the pegs, steering nimbly between the biggest rocks, picking as smooth a route as possible. Steering was easier for me sitting down, but those shocks bottomed out pretty easy while crossing the big bumps and ruts. The stock tires did well going up, hardly spinning at all. That smooth torquey twin was very easy to use, kept it in first gear most of the way up too, with a couple of daring dashes into second!

Got to the snowline all too quickly, and decided that was far enough.

Coming back down, I kept looking for a lower gear. Engine braking wasn't enough, so I kept touching the brakes to slow for the worst spots. A little slip-sliding on the loose stuff, but not bad.

This was the first time I'd taken a motorcycle up that road - normally on it I'm hiking, on my mountain bike or driving a 4x4 truck. Was pretty impressed with how easy the Scrambler handled it. Sorry - no photos - camera recently met an untimely death at my hands...
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Old 04-17-2008, 08:44 AM   #1212
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Cool photos Milkman! Thanks.

Had the Scrambler out for a little ride late yesterday afternoon - took it on the toughest terrain I've yet tried - a nasty rutted & rocky dirt road, heading very steep up into the Cascades. I'm no great shakes as a dirt rider either. Found myself standing on the pegs, steering nimbly between the biggest rocks, picking as smooth a route as possible. Steering was easier for me sitting down, but those shocks bottomed out pretty easy while crossing the big bumps and ruts. The stock tires did well going up, hardly spinning at all. That smooth torquey twin was very easy to use, kept it in first gear most of the way up too, with a couple of daring dashes into second!

Got to the snowline all too quickly, and decided that was far enough.

Coming back down, I kept looking for a lower gear. Engine braking wasn't enough, so I kept touching the brakes to slow for the worst spots. A little slip-sliding on the loose stuff, but not bad.

This was the first time I'd taken a motorcycle up that road - normally on it I'm hiking, on my mountain bike or driving a 4x4 truck. Was pretty impressed with how easy the Scrambler handled it. Sorry - no photos - camera recently met an untimely death at my hands...
Good excuse to go back.
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:49 AM   #1213
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Holy smokes! It seems like every time I check in here there about 3 new people getting Scramblers. So how many does that make now? And, when is our Scrambler rally taking place?


I am starting my riding classes tonight, I finish sunday. I get my Scrambler in May
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:54 AM   #1214
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The blue and white ones are the best. Faster and better made than the others.
Physics 101

The red ones tun blue when they hit top speed.
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Old 04-17-2008, 02:08 PM   #1215
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Yo milkman,
Your a brave man to let that kelpie, (dog) near a nice intact scrambler seat.
The devils love to chew upholstery.
Many farmers have favourably commented on the trumpys ability, and enjoy reminising about old brit bikes they used on the land.
Maybe it should be in for a rural tax break
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