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Old 02-14-2008, 12:51 PM   #736
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my recent trip out to thh Salton Sea in some deep sand

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SroUinflJfM
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:58 PM   #737
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Here's my Scrambler I'm gonna take up the west coast of California. I've changed a few things, but desperately neet to take care of the wind factor, as a recent trip made me want to sell it for that reason.

What kind of bars do you have? They look sweet!

Many folks use the Givi screen (read back on this post). I am content with the Triumph brand tank bag cutting the wind to my chest, and it leaves clean air for my helmet.
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Old 02-14-2008, 01:15 PM   #738
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Here's my Scrambler I'm gonna take up the west coast of California. I've changed a few things, but desperately neet to take care of the wind factor, as a recent trip made me want to sell it for that reason.
Look into the various MRA screens at twistedthrottle.com.

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productlist/528/

I have an MRA Roadshield on my Bonnie. It still allows a fair amount of wind to hit you, but it dramatically cuts down wind on the areas likely to cause serious fatigue: chest and stomach.
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:08 PM   #739
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what bars are those?

I think they are the New Boneville super bars for the scrambler aren't they?
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Old 02-14-2008, 11:08 PM   #740
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A little bit of input on my behalf with regards to that lovely engine braking.
Desending down steep rocky/loose tracks is much easier on these bikes than many others.
The engine braking doesnt lock the rear wheel as on large singles, but just lets you apply light brake pressure on ocassions when required, but otherwise let it chug down, and only worry yourself with the line you choose. Going up such tracks is just as simple with low CofG, and gobs of torque.
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Old 02-14-2008, 11:42 PM   #741
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This is my Givi Screen it works - cracked the first one riding over corrogations (wash board in sepo) - replaced under warranty

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Old 02-14-2008, 11:55 PM   #742
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The screen will spoil the way cool look but after a big day in the saddle youll be glad.

Bicycle shorts help save your arse too.
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Old 02-15-2008, 02:49 AM   #743
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my recent trip out to thh Salton Sea in some deep sand

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SroUinflJfM
NICE. What exhaust is that?
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Old 02-15-2008, 10:18 AM   #744
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I think they are the New Boneville super bars for the scrambler aren't they?
Thanks, I'll take a look at the NB site!
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Old 02-15-2008, 10:41 AM   #745
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How many of you would recommend the Scram for a one bike stable?
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Old 02-15-2008, 10:55 AM   #746
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How many of you would recommend the Scram for a one bike stable?
Me! I've owned 40 motorcycles over the years, but the Scrambler is the best, funnest, do-everything-pretty-darn-good bike I have ever had.
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Old 02-15-2008, 02:04 PM   #747
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Very versatile bike.

Co-pilot and I are both tall. 2 up-ing would be the only 'single bike' issue for me. Horsepower is a bit light on for that sort of payload.

If you work solo it's a great all-rounder.
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Old 02-15-2008, 04:14 PM   #748
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How many of you would recommend the Scram for a one bike stable?
Mine is all I need.
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Old 02-15-2008, 05:01 PM   #749
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I don't have superbars on there. I know a screen might spoil the look, but I gotta have something if I'm gonna ride 300-400 mi a day. I think a Givi A604 might be the ticket. My bars are 35" wide. I think superbars are 29" or so.
On the video there at the Salton Sea, I'm using TORs.
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Old 02-15-2008, 09:09 PM   #750
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There is gonna be hell to pay with The Boss for the sins I just commited on eBay!


Edit: That transaction went to shit in a big hurry.
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