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Old 08-08-2008, 03:49 PM   #2251
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Dont think Ive seen this yet on other scramblers, its bigger than the flyscreen but not so big to detract from the bike:
Very cool, will check it out!
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Old 08-08-2008, 04:04 PM   #2252
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I dont want to talk about which Co. I work for specifically, but yes the northwest looks very nice. High cost of living though. Probably be good for a visit or three. There are a lot of places I would like to visit though...
Sorry about that! Just an assumption on my part. Yes, the cost of living could be cheaper, but in the smaller towns outside of the bigger cities, it may be OK.

If you're coming my way, please PM me. I'm sure my friends and I can find some good distractions for you to enjoy. I need to do more trips myself.
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Old 08-08-2008, 04:17 PM   #2253
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Dont think Ive seen this yet on other scramblers, its bigger than the flyscreen but not so big to detract from the bike:
Have you tried this yet? My helmet (N102) leaves my ears ringing even at low speeds (<50 mph) and I would like to find something that gets the wind away from the bottom of my helmet where all the noise is generated.
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Old 08-08-2008, 04:18 PM   #2254
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Sorry about that! Just an assumption on my part. Yes, the cost of living could be cheaper, but in the smaller towns outside of the bigger cities, it may be OK.

If you're coming my way, please PM me. I'm sure my friends and I can find some good distractions for you to enjoy. I need to do more trips myself.
No worries!
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Old 08-08-2008, 04:35 PM   #2255
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No worries!
Hey Krahe-

Why don't you invent something cool like radar or retractable landing gear or something, and then you could retire to somewhere less flat? Just a thought.

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Old 08-08-2008, 05:12 PM   #2256
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You made me inhale lemonade.
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Old 08-08-2008, 06:36 PM   #2257
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Seat goodness

I'll post pics later but I replaced the stock Scrambler seat with a Thruxton gel seat, ordered when I picked the bike up and finally just arrived, and the difference is amazing. The stock seat would start getting uncomfortable after only fifty miles or so but today on my 120 mile round trip commute I felt like I could have kept going all day. Excellent seat and much cheaper than having a custom one built up.
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Old 08-08-2008, 07:04 PM   #2258
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Wha........?

You have a weird butt.

A stock original Hinckley Bonneville seat I can understand - but the Scrambler seat is excellent ?
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Old 08-08-2008, 08:15 PM   #2259
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Wha........?

You have a weird butt.

A stock original Hinckley Bonneville seat I can understand - but the Scrambler seat is excellent ?

Do you mean the single seat with rack or the Scrambler bench seat? I had the bench and it was hard as rock IMHO. Maybe I'm just picky though.
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Old 08-08-2008, 09:31 PM   #2260
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Do you mean the single seat with rack or the Scrambler bench seat? I had the bench and it was hard as rock IMHO. Maybe I'm just picky though.
Actually I've had a few weekends weekend on both.

Even commented on it in the articles I wrote. The original Bonneville (and T'bird) seats were terrible.

Personally thought they had come a very long way when I toured on the Scrambler.

'Butt' everyone is different.
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Old 08-08-2008, 10:19 PM   #2261
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Hmm, Im hoping I don't have some kind of freak butt due to my seat preference, heh. Here's a pic of the Thrux seat on my bike.

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Old 08-08-2008, 11:06 PM   #2262
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I thought the stock seat was awful as well when I first got my Scrambler, but after several hundred miles (now pushing 1000 miles) the more I rode the more it seemed to break in and feel better. Either that or my butt got harder and I just got used to it. I may still splurge for a super comfy seat down road but for now the stock seat is suiting me ok.
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Old 08-09-2008, 12:15 AM   #2263
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Looks good - what about the cowl?
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Old 08-09-2008, 12:34 AM   #2264
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Looks good - what about the cowl?
Didn't get the cowl, just the seat. Usually have a Motofizz tail bag strapped to the back for commuting so no point in a cowl.
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Old 08-09-2008, 03:00 AM   #2265
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Looks good - what about the cowl?
From memory ... didn't we deal with Cowls on page 117?

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