`Enjoying your photos, sensibilities, Indiana, the works. Really like the barns & architecture. Thanks! Good looking Scrambler too ~ excellent choice! I'm only on page 4, looking forward to more. You're concerned on this page about reliability and no handy dealer. To perhaps put your mind at rest some, I own an `03 T100 with 33,000 miles on it and NO PROBLEMS except a busted speedo cable because I forgot it when lubing the rest. `Have had NO need of a Triumph dealer, so I hope you won't fret not having one near. I don't either. I've had good luck with small independent shops putting new tires on. The routine upkeep I've done m'self and enjoyed it, but then the valves have stayed within spec ;-). My bike hasn't got the electronics yours has and it's an oil-head, so a bit simpler. I think you'll be fine too. Most of we 'new' classic Triumph riders got the progressive fork springs & better rear shocks pretty early-on. Big difference! Also, I don't know what if any changes to frame geometry Triumph may have made from my bike to yours, but to improve turn-in & flickability, I lowered my tripple-clamps on the fork tubes 5/8" - seems a lot but I love the results! It in effect steepens the fork angle, does lower the front of the frame a bit, but that's not been a problem even deep cornering ~ though I generally stay on roads, with a few decent two-tracks now & then so ground clearance has not been issue. It seems to have had no effect on straight-line stability at speed. Happy trails!