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Old 11-26-2011, 10:33 AM   #14296
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............... One thing for sure, you can modify and adapt a Scrambler to suit your tastes much more than a Beemer. Mine is on it's third incarnation......................

on some thread, somewhere, somebody called the scrambler 'the mr. potato head of motorcycles'.
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:59 AM   #14297
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Thanks RMAK and panthercity,
This re-enforces my decision more. One of the most appealing things about the scram is it's diversity and the potential for lots of cool mods and ability to express one's individuality. I thought I was a BMW guy, but that "kool-aid" has worn off. The more I think about it, the more I feel the Scram suits my lifestyle and the way I want to ride on the street. The Bonneville line and the scram in particular are soulfull and eclectic motorcycles. When I get out of the S***hole I'm currently in, perhaps I'll be posting pics of my new Scrambler.
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Old 11-26-2011, 01:40 PM   #14298
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on some thread, somewhere, somebody called the scrambler 'the mr. potato head of motorcycles'.

Funny. I have enough spare parts that came with my Scrambler that about every 6 months I change the look of mine enough to have folks ask "Did you buy another Triumph?" . Changing to tank color three times in two years adds to the confusion.
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Old 11-26-2011, 03:31 PM   #14299
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Hello, I've searched this thread and read most of it...but, I couldn't find any previous reference to the following question; if it has come up, please point me to the right page!

I have an '06 Scram with D&D slipons. They have a nice bark, but like the stock pipes, I wish that they tucked in closer; the pipes are wide, push my leg out at a stop and they make it hard to stand on a wide (but short) dirt bike style footpeg. The shields do a nice job of controlling the heat, but they're just too wide.

So, I've been considering the 2-into-1 low Zard pipe, but I really like the look of a high pipe... Which makes me also consider the British Customs High Header Exhaust and the Zard High pipe.

http://www.british-customs.com/briti...st-system.html
http://www.zardexhaust.com/?page_id=252

So, if you have either of these high pipes - do they tuck in well enough such that the riders leg completely misses them while sitting on the seat, standing on the pegs and at a stop?

Any other suggestions appreciated!
Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-26-2011, 06:39 PM   #14300
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I've looked at both. British customs reports that their pipes are LOUD and warm even with the shields. The problem I have with the high Zards (and the Arrow) is that they are too spacey looking. Like something out of the Jettsons. No offense to those that run these systems, they just don't look right to me on this style of bike.

I wound up ordering the Zard 2 into 1 cross pipe, like is on the Jack Pine bikes. This system weighs 6 lbs.! That's a weight reduction in the 12 to 14 lb. range. I've been taking off and lightening everything I can to reduce the tonnage on my Scram and that's a substantial drop. Enough to make me get over my high pipe fetish.
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Old 11-26-2011, 07:15 PM   #14301
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I've looked at both. British customs reports that their pipes are LOUD and warm even with the shields. The problem I have with the high Zards (and the Arrow) is that they are too spacey looking. Like something out of the Jettsons. No offense to those that run these systems, they just don't look right to me on this style of bike.

I wound up ordering the Zard 2 into 1 cross pipe, like is on the Jack Pine bikes. This system weighs 6 lbs.! That's a weight reduction in the 12 to 14 lb. range. I've been taking off and lightening everything I can to reduce the tonnage on my Scram and that's a substantial drop. Enough to make me get over my high pipe fetish.
Thanks RMAK. That is a significant weight reduction. How loud is the Zard Cross pipe? Did yours tuck in pretty well or does it hang significantly below the skid plate or frame rails?
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Old 11-26-2011, 07:49 PM   #14302
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I know this vid is elsewhere on the Scrambler thread, but here it is again. You can see how the pipes lay and how they sound.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unaRkye1OBk
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Old 11-26-2011, 08:22 PM   #14303
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I know this vid is elsewhere on the Scrambler thread, but here it is again. You can see how the pipes lay and how they sound.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unaRkye1OBk
Thanks. Anyone have experience with other pipes that tuck in well?
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:18 AM   #14304
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you guys seen these shocks?

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worth taking the risk at that price maybe?
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:40 AM   #14305
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On the list of items there is another pair of new shocks KONI look at $69...
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:42 AM   #14306
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fleabay

worth taking the risk at that price maybe?
2 pairs left ;-) thanks for the heads up! I'll note my impressions of the differences to stock.
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:45 AM   #14307
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On the list of items there is another pair of new shocks KONI look at $69...
one is for bidders starting at $69, the other at $99 is buy it now. For $30 bucks...not worth a bidding war....IMHO
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:26 AM   #14308
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On the list of items there is another pair of new shocks KONI look at $69...
Beware the wording of that ad. "koni/ikon look style" tells me they are neither. Read further and it says they "look" like the real thing. I'd give them a wide berth. Who knows what kind of cheap junk they are.
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:10 AM   #14309
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I've looked at both. British customs reports that their pipes are LOUD and warm even with the shields. The problem I have with the high Zards (and the Arrow) is that they are too spacey looking. Like something out of the Jettsons. No offense to those that run these systems, they just don't look right to me on this style of bike.

I wound up ordering the Zard 2 into 1 cross pipe, like is on the Jack Pine bikes. This system weighs 6 lbs.! That's a weight reduction in the 12 to 14 lb. range. I've been taking off and lightening everything I can to reduce the tonnage on my Scram and that's a substantial drop. Enough to make me get over my high pipe fetish.
RMAK - Not to take away from the awesome zard system, but see pg 945 and 947 to rekindle your high pipe fetish, look for the MASS mohave posts/pics by shining. I spoke with MASS - they weigh 3kg/6.6lbs...

I'll have a set here in the US before too long!
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:12 AM   #14310
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I saw the mass system here. I contacted everyone I knew who carries or carried Mass and they couldn't find any information about them. Zero info here in the states as far as I know. If you have a contact, I'd be happy to find out more. I would
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