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Old 01-07-2008, 06:07 PM   #601
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I'm not sure where you got the sleek r'voir on the '06 from,
but I had to change my OE pisspot for one from Sean @ British Customs.
At $120 it is not cheap and apart from looking great, it does gets me topping up with DOT4, as the 6-pot billet calliper wears the pads.
On the standard calliper set-up it would work fine and does look ten times better.
In retrospect I think I might have had a guard made, like Touratech does for asimilarly hideous reservoir on my R1200GS, and then have it powdercoated.
Here it be ladies...the pictures say it all!

http://www.triumph.co.uk/usa/Modern%20Classics.aspx

I knew I wasnt crazy!

This is the way the reservoir SHOULD look...



(this is from 40on2.blogspot.com)

Seriously though, that reservoir needs to change...
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Old 01-07-2008, 06:20 PM   #602
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Really nice looking bike.
But that isn't a 2006 stock bike.
On a first glance - apart from the different r'voir, a minimalistic front mudguard and pipe heatguard.

Here's a picof the BC one - tho I can no longer find it on their site.
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Old 01-07-2008, 06:22 PM   #603
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Here it be ladies...the pictures say it all!

http://www.triumph.co.uk/usa/Modern%20Classics.aspx

I knew I wasnt crazy!

This is the way the reservoir SHOULD look...



(this is from 40on2.blogspot.com)

Seriously though, that reservoir needs to change...
That's a bonnie resevior, my scramblers an 06 and has the "piss cup"
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Old 01-07-2008, 07:22 PM   #604
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Cry Oh Well...

Oh well, guess im gonna have to up the purchase cost of the bike to include the Bonnie reservoir.

Its still a great looking bike though!

Keep up the pics!!!
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Old 01-08-2008, 09:24 AM   #605
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Oh well, guess im gonna have to up the purchase cost of the bike to include the Bonnie reservoir.

Its still a great looking bike though!

Keep up the pics!!!
Double check that the handlbar OD is the same between Bonnie and Scrambler.

OBTW, my `06 has the old-style res. I rather like being able to keep an eye on the level easier than my "sleek" R1150RS res. Butt, then, form and function and all that, eh?
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Old 01-08-2008, 10:59 AM   #606
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I put a black wrist band/sweat thingy around mine, got it at the local sporting goods shop for $1.99.... Works great, I dont even notice that awful clear/white reservoir anymore...

CBOA approved!
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Old 01-08-2008, 09:06 PM   #607
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Laugh Actually...

Actually it does make it look better!
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Old 01-08-2008, 09:24 PM   #608
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Here it be ladies...the pictures say it all!

http://www.triumph.co.uk/usa/Modern%20Classics.aspx

I knew I wasnt crazy!

This is the way the reservoir SHOULD look...



(this is from 40on2.blogspot.com)

Seriously though, that reservoir needs to change...
Dude, that's the Jack Lilley's special that predates the OEM Scrambler...

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Old 01-11-2008, 10:30 PM   #609
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Took the girl down for a swim and snorkel in the Pacific today.

At Guerila Bay on the South Coast of New South Wales.

It was hot and clear west of the ranges, misty over the mountain top, and warm and humid by the Ocean.

The bay is rocky with little beach - I like it that way - less sand in your date.

I swam out to the Island and climbed to the top - there were some decent swells breaking on the other side.

The water was warm and I saw a couple of stingrays - I used to swim amongst them years ago - I'm a bit more cautious now days (Steve Erwin).

The waves wrap around the Island.

The bike ran faultlessly - I reckon the triumph engine is as solid and tough as my DR650's - maybe even tougher.
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Old 01-12-2008, 07:05 AM   #610
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Thanks for sharing! Any upgrades to your bike - other than what is visible? And what type of tank pad is that?
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Old 01-12-2008, 07:34 AM   #611
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Talking ...

Davo, your killing me with these pictures! Its 40 degrees here in kansas...

Dammit, now im going to HAVE to move to NZ...

You have motorcycles, every terrain imaginable, nice beaches, warm water...

Next you are going to tell me taxes are low and housing is cheap, good looking women everywhere, few police...

...and I will be stuck here in kansas ;)
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Old 01-12-2008, 07:51 AM   #612
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This is where I used to live...I used to smile too...;)



It was either be poor in Arizona or have some money in kansas and visit arizona. I chose the latter. I do wonder if I made the right choice every now and then...
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Old 01-12-2008, 09:45 PM   #613
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Great pics Davo, looks like a top place to go for a swim. Nothin better than a hot day, a beach, and a scrambler of course!
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:32 AM   #614
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Mitas E-07 tyre.

Just a quick "heads up" re the mitas E-07 rear tyre on the Scrambler.
It is a very nervous knife edge ride when tipped over on the gravel, breaks loose way to easy under acceleration, and fish tails excessively down hill under a moderate rear brake.

I think it is caused by the squarish profile when fitted to the Scramblers 3.50" rim. (the tyre bead width on the shelf is approx 3.00", takes high air pressure/volume to bead out, even with ample soap.
I'm not saing it's a bad tyre, just not very suitable for Scramblers.
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:42 AM   #615
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Just a quick "heads up" re the mitas E-07 rear tyre on the Scrambler.
It is a very nervous knife edge ride when tipped over on the gravel, breaks loose way to easy under acceleration, and fish tails excessively down hill under a moderate rear brake.

I think it is caused by the squarish profile when fitted to the Scramblers 3.50" rim. (the tyre bead width on the shelf is approx 3.00", takes high air pressure/volume to bead out, even with ample soap.
I'm not saing it's a bad tyre, just not very suitable for Scramblers.
Made in Czech republic.
Interesting obs I've run 3 on my DR650 rear (I likem). I know that some tyres work on some bikes but the same may not work on others.

What were you running on the Scram b4 the EO7 Tri?

I know GS boys who have done pacific to indian ocean return trips on the one Mtas EO7 rear.

They are squarish and dont like wet tar too much. They work well on the DR with a more agressive front (MT21) slide around nicely but the DR is a different bike.

Maybe I wont get one for the Scram next as planned!
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