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New bike: Triumph Scrambler 900

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    @zaccy182 cool thanks. I'll check them out! Might contact the seller see when they get these in. Might look into replacing both the high and low beams though, depending on the drama with installation.
     
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    I went for a ride out to Gunning yesterday with my dad and going to admit I felt a lot of the road out there haha. My lower back and neck got a good shake up.

    But hey I knew what I was getting myself in to, race suspension on an average road isn't going to be pleasant. But it's worth it for me. Here's a pic:

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    Hmmm if your rebound is really fast it'll give you more of a hammering. Normally better suspension such as Ohlins makes roads seem heaps smoother so it might be mostly suspension setup.
     
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    From memory the 675R is pretty heavily sprung at the back, too, which doesn't help.
     
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    Makes sense as they felt pretty good when I was on it.
     
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    I keep harping on about it, but it's a good sign when 4 80-85 kg riders need to drop a spring rate or two down at PI to stop chewing out rear tyres in 45 minute sessions at the 8 hour in 2011.
     
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    Did you take your bike to Laurie to have suspension adjusted (i think you mentioned it was on your list to do)
    I had my STR done recently....only taken me 4 years to get there, anyway it made a notable difference over the bumps. not so harsh now.
     
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    12.0 rear spring is pretty stiff. Maybe I should buy a 675!
     
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    It does depend on the leverage ratio between wheel travel and rear shock, but yes, it is. Dropped to 11.0 for the 8 hour.
     
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    Yeah, I went to suspensionsmith on Tuesday. He made it a lot better than the factory settings it had been left on. He also lowered the rear a little.

    The front suspension was a noticeable improvement. I hit some ugly patches of road on a bit of a lean and it soaked it all up pretty good. Monday morning on my first ride I hit a big bump and the front rebounded off the road HA that woke me up a bit.

    Just the jolts through the rear shock weren't fun. Overall, still very happy with it, amazing bike. It's worth the harshness for now.
     
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    So I've owned my Daytona 675R for about a year now and I came to the realisation that it's not a very fun place to sit on for a few hours even with the suspension being tuned for "comfort" so I decided to look at something else that could do everything - honestly do love my Daytona and if I could justify owning both bikes I would keep it.

    I test rode a Ducati scrambler first and I didn't like it at all. Then the ktm Duke 690R - loved that bike but it was physically a big bike and didn't really fit me and lastly a Triumph scrambler. I knew pretty quickly that the scrambler was the right bike. It was made this month sometime, I picked it up on Friday and I've already done around 460kms. I've already overheard a kid say "wow that's a nice bike" to his dad and the old guys at a service station have a froth and ask me about it, I can't blame them, the Diablo red and luna silver look awesome together:

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    I honestly wish I test rode one earlier. I'm keen to take it out on some dirt in the future as well.

    Richard at joes has been awesome with the whole ordering. I got engine bars fitted and have an arrow exhaust on the way. Give me a wave if you see me :D
     
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    Handsome!
    Reminds me of my 1961 TR6 Trophy. It was cream on top of the tank and orange on the bottom. The upswept exhaust was siamesed rather than twinned.
     
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    Jesus. There'll be a CR Modern Classic sub-group soon. Nice bike.
     
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    What should be call it? Pseudo classics? Classics for people who like reliable bikes?

    I still wouldn't mind getting a nice Sport1000 in the shed :)
     
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    Be a good investment a SportClassic Thou.
     
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    Would have been, not so much now :).
     
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    Nice bike indeed.
    Between yours, Donnatellos, Trumpcards, and Paris's - thats an awesome collections.
    Add in a few other similar bikes we have.
    I sense a themed ride coming up....

    (PS; DGR?)
     
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    Bike update, almost at 3,000kms now and it's flown by. I love being on the scrambler. So far I've had the arrow pipe fitted:
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    Unbelievable change in the bike after fitting. Very noticeable power increase and less weight. Stock end cans weigh a lot sitting high over the back of the bike. The arrow pipe sounds amazing, only downside is the fuel econ. I've lost 20-30kms range in each tank. It used to be very consistent at 225km when the light came on now it's around 190-200km. I've calculated that if I pushed it to just 1L left in the tank I would get around 250kms.

    Other mods include LED indicators and I scored a spare side bag rack off my dad.

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    Last Friday I put in a k&n air filter. I also have a dart fly screen on the way.

    Took it off road for the first time last weekend. It was very fun exploring out in Uriarra forest.

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    I can see why .pete did is trip now. I'm hooked on exploring/dirt roads
     
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    If you've done both intake and exhaust, should you consider an ECU flash/Tuneboy/Power Commander?
     
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    The arrow exhaust came with an arrow tune that gets flashed to the bike. Apparently it doesn't need tuning if I only replace the filter and not mess with the air box too much. I just have to reset ecm adaptations by idling it for 12 minutes after its warmed up
     
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