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Old 02-20-2013, 11:23 AM   #16816
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My Metal Mule racks and Kriega luggage came in a few days ago, but I spent the weekend out of the country, so I couldn't really do much with it until today.

The pipe-side rack mounted easily enough


but I ran into a problem with the off-pipe side. When I tried to mount it behind the footpeg bracket, the rack would push into the spring a fair bit. The rack itself looks straight, and since I remember the bike falling on that side on the highway a few years ago, there is a chance that the footpeg bracket was bent in slightly. I do have scrapes on my swing arm where that bolt sticks out at. A local bike shop suggested the same a few weeks back while they were mounting my tires, but other than the marks on the swing arm, couldn't find any other hints of the frame being bent.

The MM instructions mention that if I had the Arrow pipe, and had bought that rack, there would be spacers to mount the rack to the outside of the footpeg bracket. Since I didn't have that kit, I went down to Home Depot and bought some nylon ones.


Racks seem solid, and when I used them to pick the bike off of the side stand and shake the rear end up and down a bit, there wasn't even a wiggle of play in the racks. And that's without using the cross brace connecting the two racks together as a 4th mounting point. I still need to come up with a good spacer for that.

So, with a steady rack, I mounted the Kriega bags, the Overlander 60 set. I liked how adjustable the setup was, since instead of a bag, I could put on two Rotopax containers. Thats either 60L of dry storage or 8 gallons of fuel/water. Or a combination of anything between I just have the drybags for now, but with the short range of the Scram, I'll definitely trade in one bag spot for the extra fuel.



I think I'm gonna have to take a nice long trip sometime soon to give this the proper workout.
Looking good, mate! Great to see the system on another Scram'.

Just a little tip: make sure you close the cam levers out of line with the clamps i.e. at any angle other than parallel with the edges of the clamps. This just gives the clamps a shade more bite and ensures they stay firmly closed.

Looking forward to seeing some action shots!


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Old 02-21-2013, 12:01 PM   #16817
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Looking good, mate! Great to see the system on another Scram'.

Just a little tip: make sure you close the cam levers out of line with the clamps i.e. at any angle other than parallel with the edges of the clamps. This just gives the clamps a shade more bite and ensures they stay firmly closed.
Thanks! So far I like them. Took a quick ride to and from work a couple of days ago and the bike still feels as light and as nimble as it did before I added any of the setup to it.

Good to know about the cam levers.

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Soon, once it warms up some. These 20-something degree days aren't all that comfortable for riding. So I'm taking the time to add more utility to the bike. I just recently bought a couple of tool tubes to place behind the off-pipe bags once I put some smaller turn signals on
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:38 AM   #16818
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The Metal Mules and the Kriega set-up looks to be the best yet for our Scramblers. Finally.
I wonder if the slightly wider Arrow pipe (at the rear) would fit behind that rack.
That would be beauty.
Very nice set-up TStorm. ADV worthy.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:22 AM   #16819
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Teaser Video

For those who haven't seen it, the "Raise The Dust" teaser.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShALLoJ7xSA
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:31 AM   #16820
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And, because it's cold here today, the Jimmy Cornett song with Scrambler footage.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAliBMah-0I
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:30 AM   #16821
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And, because it's cold here today, the Jimmy Cornett song with Scrambler footage.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAliBMah-0I
Seen the teaser and love it. The Jimmy Cornett song is cool too.

Makes me want to jump on the bike and ride now.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:25 AM   #16822
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And that's exactly what I did. Went home and changed bikes at lunch.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:05 PM   #16823
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Hey guys, So I msg the guys at wolfman about making a rack and saddle bag setup for the left side of the Scrambler. A guy got back to me and said they are actually working on bag mounts for the scrambler right now! Great news i thought, i like the looks (and prices) of there stuff, so be on the lookout for that!
I don't even have a Scrambler yet but i know this will be some of the first stuff i order for my new Scram once i sell my Road glide.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:00 PM   #16824
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Hey guys, So I msg the guys at wolfman about making a rack and saddle bag setup for the left side of the Scrambler. A guy got back to me and said they are actually working on bag mounts for the scrambler right now! Great news i thought, i like the looks (and prices) of there stuff, so be on the lookout for that!
I don't even have a Scrambler yet but i know this will be some of the first stuff i order for my new Scram once i sell my Road glide.

Good news
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:01 AM   #16825
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Lost in the woods...

Got out for some riding on one of the sunbreaks.

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Old 02-27-2013, 10:27 AM   #16826
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I love the NW picture G_L - I can relate!

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Old 02-27-2013, 01:52 PM   #16827
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Got out for some riding on one of the sunbreaks.

did i miss it ? .... any more pics or info on your bike Goat?
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:28 PM   #16828
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nice pic and all but let's see some without all the nature...crap
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:22 PM   #16829
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:49 AM   #16830
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Got out for some riding on one of the sunbreaks.

sweet lookin bike mate and awesome place to be:
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