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Old 02-07-2008, 10:31 PM   #196
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Nice. That's my favorite T100 color scheme.
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:20 AM   #197
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Old 02-08-2008, 12:08 PM   #198
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It's a done deal now. The bike is in my driveway.

While I was there, they had a Scrambler that was sold sitting right next to my T100. I'll tell you what, that Scrambler was a GORGEOUS bike. I took a picture with my phone, will post it later if it turns out ok.
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:29 PM   #199
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I have a question about the Bonneville vs Scrambler. The Scrambler is down about 10hp from the Bonneville isn't it? It's "tuned" for torque. Can anyone who rides both regularly give their thoughts. Is the Bonneville noticeably stronger? I'm 200+ lbs, would a Scrambler be feeling it lugging my overweight arse around?

The reason for my question is we both used to ride 750 Honda Shadows. Jodie a Spirit and me the Ace. The Ace had slightly taller gearing than the Spirit, but on level ground both bikes were pretty even. But get into the hills and Jodie would be pulling away from me handily at 70MPH, while I was WFO and loosing ground. The only real difference being my Ace having to move an additional 70lbs.

Just curious, if it would be a similar scenario with the Bonnie and Scrambler. Jodie is still waiting for delivery of her Bonneville and I've been eyeing the Scrambler, thinking the two would go well together.
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Old 02-08-2008, 02:22 PM   #200
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I have a question about the Bonneville vs Scrambler. The Scrambler is down about 10hp from the Bonneville isn't it? It's "tuned" for torque. Can anyone who rides both regularly give their thoughts. Is the Bonneville noticeably stronger? I'm 200+ lbs, would a Scrambler be feeling it lugging my overweight arse around?
The bonnie has the 360 degree firing order and the scrambler has the 270 from the twin cruisers. A lot of what I've heard from people is that they seem to prefer the 270. My only experience is the 360 on my bonnie and the 270 on my brothers speedmaster. They're not too far apart, but the 270 is (imo) smoother and more forgiving. The 360 gets happy around 3k but the 270 seems happy as low as 2.1k.

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Old 02-08-2008, 04:47 PM   #201
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I weigh 280 and the Bonnie has absolutely NO trouble scooting my big fat butt.
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Old 02-08-2008, 05:01 PM   #202
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I weigh 280 and the Bonnie has absolutely NO trouble scooting my big fat butt.
That's what I figured, now I just need a big fat butt on a Scrambler to chime in.
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Old 02-09-2008, 06:37 PM   #203
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I started this post...the response has been great. Lots of Triumph riders out there, I guess...

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Old 02-10-2008, 08:46 AM   #204
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That's what I figured, now I just need a big fat butt on a Scrambler to chime in.

Im about 204, 6'1" on a 06 Scrambler... no problems hauling ass. I do 70-80 down I-185 and have no problems what so ever. Love my Bike!!!
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Old 02-10-2008, 10:35 AM   #205
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Im about 204, 6'1" on a 06 Scrambler... no problems hauling ass. I do 70-80 down I-185 and have no problems what so ever. Love my Bike!!!
Perfect, thanks. That's what I weigh. I honestly didn't think it was going to be a problem, but just wanted to check after my experience on the Honda's.
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Old 02-20-2008, 03:31 PM   #206
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I FINALLY was able to bolt down to Vegas with my truck last week and pick up my 03 silver Speed Triple that I purchased from one of Celine Dion's dancers awhile back. We've had some decent (i.e. dry) weather here for riding lately and I just can't say enough good things about this great all around bike. Between the looks, sound, ergos, and that fabulous barking 3 cylinder motor, I am one happy rider. Great bike.
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Old 02-20-2008, 03:53 PM   #207
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Never owned a Triumph before. But, as if I didn't already have enough in the garage to entertain me, I picked up a slightly wrecked (you know, totalled) 955 Daytona today. The overall strategy is for it to replace the 900SS/NCR clone as my working track bike and maybe get that one out of the stable.

Motor sounds good. Ergos are good. Damage is confined to the nose fairing area and dash - all of it is gone. Oddly enough, the hard parts up front survived almost unscathed. So it's fixable as a decent track mule.

This should be interesting.
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:33 PM   #208
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Groucho,

Nice brakes! I bought a set of those myself yesterday. ;) Are you using the stock MC? If so, is it the 14mm or the 5/8?

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Old 02-20-2008, 08:47 PM   #209
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Great page Gatling. I'm a big fan of Triumph having owned a Trophy for 10 years now. I had been riding everything out there looking for that perfect bike. Took a buddy to pick up his Tiger, walked in and fell in love with the Trophy. Have owned her since 1998, have about 80,000 miles on her and have no concerns about doing 80,000 more. I have had several other bikes since buying the Trophy, but she remains.
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