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Old 10-12-2007, 02:33 PM   #61
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

If we were rational, scrambler riders would ride a wee
If we were rational, we would not ride we would drive
If we were rational , we would all drive Toyotas
If we were rational ,Al Gore would have us catch a bus not drive
We ride the bikes we like
Best ,fastest whatever Who cares,!! ride whatever will make you smile the most.
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Old 10-12-2007, 03:14 PM   #62
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If we were rational, scrambler riders would ride a wee
If we were rational, we would not ride we would drive
If we were rational , we would all drive Toyotas
If we were rational ,Al Gore would have us catch a bus not drive
We ride the bikes we like
Best ,fastest whatever Who cares,!! ride whatever will make you smile the most.
True, dat!
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Old 10-12-2007, 04:43 PM   #63
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If we were rational ,Al Gore would have us catch a bus not drive
We ride the bikes we like
Meanwhile the fecker jumps aboard his personal 737 with a dozen people on board and drops a wrapper on the side of the ramp that makes a native american cry.
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:35 PM   #64
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[quote=ghostrider1964]Some of you folks need serious help!!! ..we drive off road frequently....I prefer Metzler Tourances, he runs the Scorpions...we run single track game trails and cow paths with no problems as long as there is not a clearance issue.

Well, you have a fair right to call the ugly if you like, but I can honestly say now, that if you think Tourances and Scorpions are good off road Adv tyres, then I am afraid I can not take your comments very seriously.
My Scrambler needs TKCs, Mitas E-09s or at a pinch Metz Saharas to tackle the terrain that I need it to cover.
Mid block play tyres just won't get it through mud, slush, steep valleys.
Enjoy your rides.
PS. I freely admit that the standard shocks and forks are terrible. But once some Ohlins kit is fitted these bike will, and do run with the best on offer.(just not at the total pace of some).MHO
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Old 10-12-2007, 07:09 PM   #65
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I've been thinking about a Wee (if I can ever try one out) and I've also considered a Scrambler. I tried out a Scrambler today (loaded - crashbar, aftermarket pipes,tach, etc.) and I was impressed. Great ride - lots of pick-up (although perhaps not fair since I'm currently riding a sluggish, poor-handling cruiser). The bike was stable and I loved the seating position. The seat look some getting used to since it's flat, although it would be good for longer rides and easy to slide around on. I also LOVE the way it looks - they even had my favorite color - GREEN

At the end of the day, I liked it, but I'm not sure it's suitable for the touring I'd like to do. Just not enough protection. I'm still thinking I want a Wee.

I also tried out the new Tiger today. Crazy fast....95% sportbike. Not something I need right now, and too much power for my riding style.

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Old 10-12-2007, 07:50 PM   #66
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At the end of the day, I liked it, but I'm not sure it's suitable for the touring I'd like to do. Just not enough protection. I'm still thinking I want a Wee.



Cheers, D-Mac[/quote]

Thanks for that input D-Mac.
I think that gives a great overview. The Scrambler would lose in weather protection stakes, and can't match the Strom for touring comfort, but wins in appearance, and has a slightly better off road composure when things get a bit rugged. Its 205kg weight is negated to a minor issue due to the low centre of gravity "planting" it to the earth.
Think powerful Royal Enfield Bullet for the modern age.
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:20 PM   #67
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I'd like to ride on the strom then arrive on the Triumph, then go rideing on the strom and arrive back on the scrambler.
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Old 10-12-2007, 11:23 PM   #68
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Thanks guys for the input. I would feel more comfortable taking the Scrambler off-road than my old V-Strom, my old Tiger (girlie, not a steamer), or the R1200GS I rode a couple of times because it doesn't feel as big and top heavy as those bikes. Now that I know it could do well and keep up with some of the other adventure bikes off-road, that works for me. Weather protection can be a factor but I did read about one rider who was able to fit the windscreen for the T-100 Bonnie to the Scrambler and that would do me just fine. Besides, Ventura make a bracket for their soft luggage which I've used on my Thruxton, so touring is covered. Better suspension is what most bikes need, not only the Triumph but my V-Strom and Tiger as well. Very few manufacturers give you the suspension you really need (plus the seat on most bikes). Thank god for the aftermarket!

Beauty, on the other hand, as Trust Me said is in the eye of the beholder. I will never say my old V-Strom 650 (or Tiger) was pretty, especially compared to the Scrambler. But it was a very good bike neverless.
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Old 10-13-2007, 04:07 AM   #69
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I've been thinking about a Wee (if I can ever try one out) and I've also considered a Scrambler. ///
Where do you live? If you post on stromtrooper, someone should square you away.
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Old 10-13-2007, 02:10 PM   #70
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Where do you live? If you post on stromtrooper, someone should square you away.
Yeah, I've been posting a bit there lately. I'm in mid-Michigan. I'll probably ask someone real nice for a quick ride (and they could have the 'thrill' of riding my Shadow)

If I wasn't married, I'd get the scrambler. That thing has got to be a chick- magnet .

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Old 10-14-2007, 02:17 PM   #71
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I really like the looks of the scrambler, but have a Wee which I bought used (cheap). Hard to beat the Wee for usability. It's not pretty, when they came out I swore I'd never own something so ugly, then I rode a friends, then I bought one. For refrigarator-like reliabilty for commute-type riding that isn't a beauty contest, the DL650 is unbeatable. If you want something old-school-cool that should also be reliable if low-tech, the Scrambler or even cooler looking Thruxton is your ticket.
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Old 10-15-2007, 02:36 AM   #72
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I like stroms too but despite all their good points they are imo plug ugly. The srambler with suspension tweaks is a bloody good dirt road tourer.


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Old 10-15-2007, 02:55 AM   #73
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What rack do you use for bags on right side?

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I like stroms too but despite all their good points they are imo plug ugly. The srambler with suspension tweaks is a bloody good dirt road tourer.

May I ask, what rack do you use to have bags on the right side of of a Scrambler? Who makes it? Who sells it?

Also, do you know of anyone who makes a back for the back, behind the seat?
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Old 10-15-2007, 05:40 AM   #74
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May I ask, what rack do you use to have bags on the right side of of a Scrambler? Who makes it? Who sells it?

Also, do you know of anyone who makes a back for the back, behind the seat?
Made the rack mounts and used motosport pannier loops. I use their Yukon 2 luggagage and swap it between the scrambler and my DR.




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Old 10-15-2007, 07:50 AM   #75
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Made the rack mounts and used motosport pannier loops. I use their Yukon 2 luggagage and swap it between the scrambler and my DR.
You're going to stop posting pics of the bike with those racks on...

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