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Old 06-30-2008, 10:57 PM   #1891
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Great to see another heavily laden Scrambler grazing happily in the green!
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:47 AM   #1892
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Winter has finally arrived with a vengeance. just completed a 2 day run of approx 700km , wet roads all the way & heavy rain all the second day
Th bike didnt miss,burp or fart once unlike my last extended ride in heavy rain ,so I guess my black neoprene gloop experiment worked

Hey trustme, any chance of a rundown on the liquid neoprene? I asked our friend google but no real explanation. I tried Evinrude's website, but also a blank.

Are you using it to keep water out of the electrical connections?
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Old 07-01-2008, 04:44 AM   #1893
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It is not unknown for Bonnies to die after riding for a couple of hours in the rain [ Happened to me ] . Consesus is that it is water on the coils & Dielectric grease is the answer
After a morning of futile searching at auto, marine & electrical suppliers I wandered into an outboard motor workshop on my way home. They reommended this stuff rather than grease
Tin comes with a small brush , I painted it onto all connections on the coils, the joint between the HT leads & plug caps, Starter motor connections & anything else that looked exposed. 2/3 coats each joint.
It sets but remains pliable so connections can still be easily separated in the future [ then needs repainting of course ]
I figured if it worked on outboards which is a pretty rugged environment it should work on a bike & so far so good, like I said before 350km of at times very heavy rain & not a burp
Try your local outboard motor workshop, sneek in thru the back door & talk to the mechanics
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Old 07-01-2008, 05:15 AM   #1894
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Thank you! Thats exactly the stuff I've been looking for!
You should see some of the blank looks and dumb comments I've had from asking in autoparts outlets.

Fortunately I live in a coastal area, so there are plenty of marine supply places to check out.
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Old 07-01-2008, 07:36 PM   #1895
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center stand

i just installed a center stand on the scram. took 20-25 minutes with 15-20 trying to connect the springs. the spring mechanism consists of two, with one inside the other. easiest way to install is to connect the smaller internal spring and then the larger outer spring.




left side



right side



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Old 07-01-2008, 07:48 PM   #1896
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"almost" as fun as the scrambler....

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Old 07-01-2008, 10:24 PM   #1897
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Nice duc coffee guy.
That was the bike that was fighting for my attention against the scrambler. It missed out narrowly due to the scramblers gravel capabilty, but I still want one.
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:03 PM   #1898
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Nice duc coffee guy.
That was the bike that was fighting for my attention against the scrambler. It missed out narrowly due to the scramblers gravel capabilty, but I still want one.
You and me both bro! Except I want a Monster, but at the same time, I want a scrambler. There has to be a way for me to buy both bikes.
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:10 PM   #1899
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Why oh why dont Ducati make a retro scrambler, like their old Jupiter, or 450 motocross?
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:11 PM   #1900
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I want a Monster, but at the same time, I want a scrambler. There has to be a way for me to buy both bikes.
When you figure out that little puzzle, let me know! I am very happy with the Scambler, but other bikes always beckon and there is only so much money and room.
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:14 PM   #1901
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When you figure out that little puzzle, let me know! I am very happy with the Scambler, but other bikes always beckon and there is only so much money and room.
Oh I will crack the code! I have spent many nights thinking of ways to make it happen. I could sell a kidney but that would be too easy.
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:06 AM   #1902
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Why oh why dont Ducati make a retro scrambler, like their old Jupiter, or 450 motocross?
If you have the cash:

http://jvb-moto.com/rocknroll/?page_id=37

or

http://jvb-moto.com/rocknroll/?page_id=38
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:07 PM   #1903
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Damn !

damn Uriel, both videos are worth watching !

i love the scram & the duc. both bikes put a big smile on my face every time i ride them. the scram is sorta like driving an ole truck compared to the duc, but is GREAT for what it does! the duc is smooth, agile, and fast. the front will easily come up in first & second gear. with the termi exhaust, it sounds better than any harley. if a gun were put to my head and i was told i had to get rid of one of the bikes, my brains would be splattered on the ground cuz i would not be able to decide. i have had numerous 500 mile days on both!
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:00 PM   #1904
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I just sat on one today..... Oh boy, this decision is going to be a ugly one! My three choices for my next bike: GS800, Ducati 696, and the Scrambler. Talk about hard decision. The BMW is sorta out of question since it will start at 10k so it is down to the scrammy and duc.

On the scrambler, it is not as tall as I thought (in short of inseam)! It was, however, hard for me to put my right foot down since the pipe comes out a bit. So question: Does the heat shield get hot after a long ride? My right thigh will touch when I switch legs to switch gears at a stop etc...

I must get both.....
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:10 PM   #1905
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I used to have heat sheild concerns
Tested it by giving my girlfriend a lift to work, she was wearing a skirt and stockings
No complaints

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