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Old 09-06-2013, 03:41 PM   #1
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Question Triumph Scrambler - Hare Scrambles?

How retarded would I be to even try? Would I even have a chance in the Heavyweight class? Not a stock bike, but a desert sled like the Hammerhead Jack Pine.

Thoughts???

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Old 09-06-2013, 05:21 PM   #2
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I suspect after 1 lap you'll probably know why they don't race these bikes.
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:11 PM   #3
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I would give it a bash. Just because.....
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:28 PM   #4
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In 1971 my best buddy rode a Honda cb350 twin in the Jackhammer enduro. I rode a Yam RT1. It was our very first.

It was late in the day. Nobody had come into the finish for awhile. I was getting pretty concerned...

But then I heard the unmistakeable sound of a Honda twin working the last ridge line and descending into camp. Maybe 20 minutes worth of listening, Such a sweet sound. All was well.
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:09 PM   #5
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I suspect after 1 lap you'll probably know why they don't race these bikes.
That is my guess as well...

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I would give it a bash. Just because.....
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In 1971 my best buddy rode a Honda cb350 twin in the Jackhammer enduro. I rode a Yam RT1. It was our very first.

It was late in the day. Nobody had come into the finish for awhile. I was getting pretty concerned...

But then I heard the unmistakeable sound of a Honda twin working the last ridge line and descending into camp. Maybe 20 minutes worth of listening, Such a sweet sound. All was well.
Beating a loud twin is what it's all about. That sound pushes you to twist it a little more. The broken back will fix itself, right?
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:12 PM   #6
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:12 PM   #7
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500lbs,little ground clearance,engine as wide as some 3 or 4 cylinders.

Oh Yeah! it will be a hoot!
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:24 PM   #8
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500lbs,little ground clearance,engine as wide as some 3 or 4 cylinders.

Oh Yeah! it will be a hoot!
Stock dry weight is 451#. These bikes have a ton of shit that can be taken off. 50# is easy. 100# could happen with work.
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:25 PM   #9
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:35 PM   #10
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I think you will destroy your down pipe.
Someone here took their Scrambler into Mexico AND made it back so I suppose anything is possible.
Hope you're in shape!
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:46 AM   #11
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I throw a well balanced and modified "heavy" down what ever is in front of it, trails included. Getting throttle response+suspension=instant traction dialed for the conditions is the key to lilting through on a 400 pounder. Narrow rock trails are the hardest cause there is nowhere to hide the bulk and the trail doesnt care how much those side covers cost. Racing on terrain of proper scale to the bike would be a blast, just look at Johnny in the mile! If you can get the bike through in a competitive and timely fashion then I say run it!


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Old 09-08-2013, 01:45 PM   #12
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Pick a race that's on a beginner friendly track...Maybe come east and do one of the District 17 GP races that aren't as tight as a Hare Scramble. That will give you a taste without getting in over your head the first time and if you get through a GP you can always do a Hare Scramble next week!
In any case...go for it! If nothing else you challenge yourself and get to measure the result for yourself.
Let us know when & where...If it's not too far from me and I'm free I'd like to witness you doing it.
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Old 09-08-2013, 02:23 PM   #13
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I suspect after 1 lap you'll probably know why they don't race these bikes.
Right. Different bikes for different purpose. So be careful.
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:55 PM   #14
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Do eeeeettt!!

That video in post #9 is badass!

And post the GoPro footage and repair bill here afterward!
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:51 PM   #15
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Come late winter or early spring, I will most likely be buying a second bike. I have past up a Scrambler twice now for a Speedmaster and my current America. If for some reason I can not find the Scrambler I want (blue and white 2007), then it's Husky time!! That route, I haven't decided if I want a MX based TE450 or TE510, or the bulkier TE610.
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