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Old 02-20-2008, 01:07 AM   #763
tri boy
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Joined: Jun 2007
Location: No nuke zone
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So the southern ride is now over. I'm not a great fan of writing up long ride reports, and since I only post pictures the cheap n nasty way, I'll keep it breif.
Firstly the Scrambler did a stirling job on a wide range of surfaces from seal, through to mud, and steep rutted tracks.
Two weeks in the saddle, and my buttocks never ached once. (although, once again i put this partly down to the Ohlins kit).
The engine is a honey, for having a lazy overun that can be easily controlled on steep down hills, and it slugs above it's weight when pushing through mud.
It's weight is an issue only when the suspension is at it's absolute limit in handling the rough stuff. thats when it's time to muscle up, or lay it down gracefully.
Being able to get both feet on the deck in muddy situations to "paddle through" is a god send. Many heavy dual purpose bikes need to take a leaf from the Scramblers book there.
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