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Old 03-14-2013, 11:07 AM   #16921
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That's twice the stock travel up front. It must sit a lot higher in the front then, right?
It sits a lot higher in the front and in the rear.
This gave it the ground clearance I wanted.
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:33 PM   #16922
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It sits a lot higher in the front and in the rear.
This gave it the ground clearance I wanted.

Man, looking forward to the pics
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:26 PM   #16923
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Ha Ha! At last reached the bloody end! My kids went to University and graduated since I started reading this thread! Anyone got any experience of the MAS Ally mudguards or equivalents?
Pretty jealous of you colonial chaps that have all these dirt roads and fire roads to scoot about on.....seems we don't have too many equivalents here in the UK....any Brits out there know of some good off road riding?....I remember Salisbury Plain used to look pretty good but that was from the inside of a Landrover being chased by "Russians" about 20 years ago.
Hey Simon,

Salisbury Plain is one of the best places in UK, you just have to avoid the range wardens!!!

We've got Dartmoor down here, but the walkers try to kill you with their death looks!!

Enjoy the bike mate.
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:57 PM   #16924
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I'm planning on adding a 7" headlight because this 5 3/4" light is a dangerous joke...
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Pete - before you go bigger unit you could try brighter bulb.
I substituted a street legal 80% brighter (but similar wattage) headlight bulb in the stock Scrambler headlight and it made a sufficiently big difference for me.
The bulb format is common or garden H4, so most good auto parts depots will have brighter options available.
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:02 PM   #16925
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Pete - before you go bigger unit you could try brighter bulb.
I substituted a street legal 80% brighter (but similar wattage) headlight bulb in the stock Scrambler headlight and it made a sufficiently big difference for me.
The bulb format is common or garden H4, so most good auto parts depots will have brighter options available.
Thanks Mr. Boola- I'll give the brighter buld a try first. Honestly, I think the 5 3/4" headlight is mismatched aesthetically against the bulbous EFI tank on the Scrambler, plus I'm a fan of bottom-mount headlights so I was going to give one of my 1950's Cycle Ray 7" lights a new lease on life with a high output bulb. But for now, I'll stuff a better buld in the plastic stock shell and call it a day
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:43 PM   #16926
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Unless something has changed, the guys on the other side of the pond have better reflectors than the US scramblers -- better bulbs seem to help their bikes more than ours. You may end up needing that 7" after all...

Let us know how it turns out.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:25 PM   #16927
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7" housing with a "Trucklite" LED would be great.
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:38 AM   #16928
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I have both a Scrambler & Thruxton & the difference between the lights is night & day...The Thruxton is so much better.

Cheers Terry
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:18 AM   #16929
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Shocks ......again and bar end weights

It seems for every make of shocks there are people who like that brand which makes me think that they all work OK and are all better than stock springs.....I am looking at Bitubo who have 360s and 380s to choose from and was wondering if anyone has experience/advice on either.....90% of my use will be on roads....Ta!
Also when fitting bar end mirrors do the stock weights have to be removed because they are tapered?
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:17 AM   #16930
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Ok, so after lurking here for over a year and reading the entire thread. I finally got one. It is a '12 matt black one from Myers Motorcycles in Asheville, NC. It has been about thirty years since I had a motorcycle......I forgot how much fun it is!!
Welcome to the club! I've been working on bighead for a loooong time. I can't believe you pulled the trigger, but I'm so happy that you did. Let the fun begin!
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:18 PM   #16931
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The fun has started!

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Welcome to the club! I've been working on bighead for a loooong time. I can't believe you pulled the trigger, but I'm so happy that you did. Let the fun begin!
The fun has started. I have had it out every day since I got it. Good thing I got a full face helmet to protect that grin that has been plastered on my face!!
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:59 PM   #16932
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Thumb congrats!

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Brought it home today, 2013 Scrambler Matte Graphite. Traded in my 2012 Tiger xc 800 for it. I cant stop going into the garage to sit on and look at it. It is what you guys said and all the reviews ive read about it. And the bonus, my wife loves it and cant wait to go for a ride, a first. She digs it! Thanks to everybody for all the info and pics. Let the mods begin, i have one hell of a list.
So did Makis have anything to do with this? He was like the little devil on my shoulder saying. Do it...do it! So I finally did.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:32 PM   #16933
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So did Makis have anything to do with this? He was like the little devil on my shoulder saying. Do it...do it! So I finally did.
What's up Rescue! It didnt help him showing me the bike either. Couldnt resist. He called me today.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:36 PM   #16934
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Ok, so after lurking here for over a year and reading the entire thread. I finally got one. It is a '12 matt black one from Myers Motorcycles in Asheville, NC. It has been about thirty years since I had a motorcycle......I forgot how much fun it is!!
Hey Bighead3, the guys at Myers are great arent they? Bought a Triple a few years back from them. I got the Matt Graphite from Charlotte Triumph. Agree on the full face helmet, protects that bug eating grin!
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:53 AM   #16935
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Fork Change...

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It sits a lot higher in the front and in the rear.
This gave it the ground clearance I wanted.

What parts did you have to change to install those forks? Let's see more pics!!
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