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Old 02-29-2012, 01:59 AM   #14911
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Hi All,

I am debating on either a Scrambler or a T100. I love the look of the Scram but am concerned that the pipes may get uncomfortable in traffic. Has anyone ridden in traffic and had the heat bother them. I dont mind some heat, its a bike. I just dont want to feel like Im burrning up. I have been through a few bikes in the past few years, Harley, Tiger 1050, and a few Vstroms. I just want to get some opinions before I make the decision. Ill tell you that Im lusting bad over the Scrambler. One of the dealers has a Demo 2010 with 1000 miles for a decent price and Im about to jump all over it. I have become minimalistic. I think as its been said before, the Scrambler is less but more!!

I commute 75 miles a day on the Slab. But I also ride the weekends on the back roads.

Thanks in advance,

Mark
I live in Australia & ride my Scrambler during the warm weather, last weekend it was 37c or just over 100f & can only just feel the heat, not really a problem for me.

Cheers Terry
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:41 AM   #14912
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... you can always use the exhaust wrap & remove the AI do decrease the temperatures ... and you´ll get real air-condition
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:52 AM   #14913
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... you can always use the exhaust wrap & remove the AI do decrease the temperatures ... and you´ll get real air-condition
Mine has the AI removed, forgot to add that.
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:22 AM   #14914
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Thanks for the replies all,

Ive decided to get the Scrambler. I just need to choose between a 2010 dealer demo with 1000 miles for $7200 or a new one. The demo looks brand new. However, You dont really know how hard its been ridden. I think there is only 1 year of warranty left as well. I will decide over the next few days and make my purchase next week.

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Old 02-29-2012, 07:24 AM   #14915
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Thanks for the replies all,

Ive decided to get the Scrambler. I just need to choose between a 2010 dealer demo with 1000 miles for $7200 or a new one. The demo looks brand new. However, You dont really know how hard its been ridden. I think there is only 1 year of warranty left as well. I will decide over the next few days and make my purchase next week.

Mark
I wouldn't be at all concerned about the 1000 miles on it. They are tough engines and it's extremely unlikely that any damage has been done to it.

And if the bike has never been sold to anyone (titled) I would expect you'd get the full new bike warranty. My Norge was a two year old demo with 3500 miles when I bought it. I got the full two year warranty.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:32 AM   #14916
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Works shocks came in, Just ordered the Racetech front springs / emulators. Can I get some sort of preload adjustor? like ont he thruxton or do I need it?

Now, If I can only get a fracking VIN # and then my bike, I can then tell my wife. She's starting to wonder what all these MC parts around are.

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Old 02-29-2012, 07:34 AM   #14917
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davevv's spot on, there's nothing to worry about, get the and put the money you save to good use....... with an Arrow 2:1 pipe/tune.

Regards, Paul
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:17 AM   #14918
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It's always easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission. It's worked for me for 42 years.

Yea..That works for me too. Sometimes the penality you pay is worth it.

I will just break the news via a facebook post....Like how the kids breakup these days; just change their status back to single...lol.

I can see it now "Picking up my new bike this week...Yea...! Gotta tell the wife now..(hi honey) "

I love these smilies!

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PS..thanks for the tip on the thruxton preload
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:37 AM   #14919
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:32 PM   #14920
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Good setup, I have the same front/rear.

I believe the Thruxton preload caps are a direct swap, so you can either find some used or just buy some new ones.

I've been looking all day; Anyone have a linky link?

Thanks

D
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:13 PM   #14921
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I've been looking all day; Anyone have a linky link?

Thanks

D
Here's some Triumph part numbers:
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Adjustable pre load cap (x2)............Part No T2049013
Disc washer, fork (x2)..................... Part No T2049019
From http://www.triumphrat.net/1132937-post1.html . Link has pictures too.

Pricing appears to be about $45 per preload fork cap.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:17 PM   #14922
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Here's some Triumph part numbers:


From http://www.triumphrat.net/1132937-post1.html . Link has pictures too.

Pricing appears to be about $45 per preload fork cap.
Thanks!
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:28 PM   #14923
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Hi All,

I am debating on either a Scrambler or a T100. I love the look of the Scram but am concerned that the pipes may get uncomfortable in traffic. Has anyone ridden in traffic and had the heat bother them. I dont mind some heat, its a bike. I just dont want to feel like Im burrning up. I have been through a few bikes in the past few years, Harley, Tiger 1050, and a few Vstroms. I just want to get some opinions before I make the decision. Ill tell you that Im lusting bad over the Scrambler. One of the dealers has a Demo 2010 with 1000 miles for a decent price and Im about to jump all over it. I have become minimalistic. I think as its been said before, the Scrambler is less but more!!

I commute 75 miles a day on the Slab. But I also ride the weekends on the back roads.

Thanks in advance,

Mark
I have both a 2002 Bonneville (breathed on!) and a 2006 Scrambler. I find the ergonomics on the Scrambler a little easier on the old bones. Either one will do fine on the Slab once you upgrade the suspension. The stock suspension will definitely beat you up after your daily commute.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:32 AM   #14924
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Thanks Etow

Thats good to now since I plan on a trip with some buddies this summer. The trip will be 900 miles in 2 days and back again. I figure the old bones can handel the once in a lifetime trip with a good supply of MOTRIN!
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:55 AM   #14925
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OK..New Question; I have not seen this one addressed, but maybe someone can help.


My question is around delivery time and process.

My dealer made the order.a Matte Black few weeks ago.
The VIN was assigned today;
Next step is the dealer will be invoiced, and placed in the tracking system to show delivery date.

The dealer said they don't know when the invoice will come in..They don't have a time estimate from Vin Assignement to Invoice.

Anyone know when the invoice is assigned? I'm assuming when the bike comes off the ship??

What about the VIN assignement..Is it when it gets Built? Put on a ship, Taken off the ship, etc...

Very curious ; does anyone have insight into this process?

Thanks

Dave
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