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Old 03-20-2014, 10:56 PM   #19681
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Buy the VAG 409.1 http://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/vag-com-kkl-409-1 connection cable and use Tuneecu http://www.tomhamburg.net/Twin_OEM_Tune_list.html to do it yourself. Then you can try some alternative tunes as and when you want at no cost at all.
It's all completely safe. I've used it all several times on my 800XC.
I had thought about that route but I don't have a laptop (it froze once to often and now has a broken screen )..... I'll try and get a cable similar to that here in the States in fact I'm flying back to blighty in a few weeks so may get one sent to my parents. I'm going to be that busy over the next few weeks I wont have time to fit the Arrow until I get back from the UK so its an option,
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Old 03-21-2014, 04:26 AM   #19682
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Works, Progressive or Hagon shocks for the rear and maybe Ricor or Race Tech guts for the front if you don't like the forks.
blacktiger has his signature fork mod also (on the cheap) - which I hope to do, some four years after buying my bike lol.
My forks have always been 'adequate'.

I just measured my shocks... 378 mm long!
I put Hagon shocks on my 04" Bonneville and they were definitely better than stock but I have since put Works Performance shocks on both my 08' Scrambler and my 10' Thruxton and am VERY pleased with them. I went with Hyperpro Springs and oil up front -- works very well.
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Old 03-21-2014, 05:39 AM   #19683
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Thats nice to hear Dkizerian!

I took it out for a spin today, and... It feels like it might spin up just a little easier. It feels like it does side to side transitions maybe easier too (less heavy gyroscopic?).
So all in all maybe a little more snappy feeling.
Game changer? Not really, but knowing 30-40 lbs have come off makes me feel a little less fatigued.
Still throwing more money at it this year, I will post back as a few more parts come in.
Lighter? I don't know. Tricker? YES!
Bike is looking good! I'm in WA as well...Edmonds. Where are you located? Pic looks like the east side. Have to get together and do some riding.
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Old 03-21-2014, 07:58 AM   #19684
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This is a weird question but I'm trying to buy this fellow's Scrambler and have sent a bunch of emails without a reply... not sure if it is going to spam. Do any of you guys know his info?

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/d...372497892.html

I'm really excited to buy a Scrambler and join in the fray here. I've been riding Japanese bikes and then got burned buying a Beemer...service costs almost bankrupted me :). Looking forward to a newer, more reliable machine. Feel free to email me at snezanc@gmail.com or PM if you guys know his info.

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Old 03-21-2014, 10:15 AM   #19685
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This is a weird question but I'm trying to buy this fellow's Scrambler and have sent a bunch of emails without a reply... not sure if it is going to spam. Do any of you guys know his info?

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/d...372497892.html

I'm really excited to buy a Scrambler and join in the fray here. I've been riding Japanese bikes and then got burned buying a Beemer...service costs almost bankrupted me :). Looking forward to a newer, more reliable machine. Feel free to email me at snezanc@gmail.com or PM if you guys know his info.

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I haven't any info but seem to be in good shape and well maintened.
Buying a scram is the best thing you can do. Before I had 2 old beemers, none had the half of the character of the scram. And they where reliable but need a lot of attention.
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:20 AM   #19686
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This is a weird question but I'm trying to buy this fellow's Scrambler and have sent a bunch of emails without a reply... not sure if it is going to spam. Do any of you guys know his info?

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/d...372497892.html

I'm really excited to buy a Scrambler and join in the fray here. I've been riding Japanese bikes and then got burned buying a Beemer...service costs almost bankrupted me :). Looking forward to a newer, more reliable machine. Feel free to email me at snezanc@gmail.com or PM if you guys know his info.

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I'VE been trying to buy that fellow's Scrambler, too! He doesn't seem too interested in selling. Haven't gotten a response.
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:25 AM   #19687
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so funny... figures I couldn't have been the only one :)

my guess is he put the wrong email in his craigslist reply to. Let's hope someone knows him!

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I'VE been trying to buy that fellow's Scrambler, too! He doesn't seem too interested in selling. Haven't gotten a response.
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:49 AM   #19688
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I'VE been trying to buy that fellow's Scrambler, too! He doesn't seem too interested in selling. Haven't gotten a response.
For the first scram I wanted to buy it was so.
At the first mail I got the answer "careful the price is fix".
I said " I haven't talked about the price, just wan't the bike".
And it ended so. A few months later the bike was still on sale, I tryed again but no answer.
Some guy you can't understand.
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Old 03-21-2014, 02:19 PM   #19689
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Some of you should try some true flat track bend handlebars. They sweep back more and are IMO much more comfortable for racking up miles.
Max,

How about a little info on your handlebar set up? I was looking into higher bars but am open to flat-track/western bars if they do the trick.
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Old 03-21-2014, 04:46 PM   #19690
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Laugh A bit of fun

A wet but bright day in Blighty!

New Rectifier cover and a bit of a giggle with a bottle opener!!




I do not advocate drinking & driving!!

It's a bit of fun before anyone crucifies me!

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Old 03-21-2014, 05:18 PM   #19691
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I do not advocate drinking & driving!!

It's a bit of fun before anyone crucifies me!
Don't be bashful, where did you get it
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Old 03-21-2014, 05:38 PM   #19692
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Max,

How about a little info on your handlebar set up? I was looking into higher bars but am open to flat-track/western bars if they do the trick.
I believe they are Flanders flat track bars. Flanders is expensive.
I ended up getting mine out of a parts catalog at my local Honda shop! They were slightly reduced on pricing and still Flanders bars. There were chrome or black choices. I also cut them down as flat track bars can be wide.
Fairly tall and a comfortable sweep.
I had BellaCorse Scrambler bars previously and they are not a true flat track bend - more a superbike bend.
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Old 03-21-2014, 06:19 PM   #19693
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Don't be bashful, where did you get it
Got it from a website called Capcatcher.com.

Now where's my beer!
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Old 03-21-2014, 06:34 PM   #19694
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:08 PM   #19695
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Got it from a website called Capcatcher.com.

Now where's my beer!
capcatcher.com doesn't exist.
Have you written it right?
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