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« Reply #40 on: September 21, 2017, 08:09:08 am »

Think 60s Triumph with modern power, reliability and handling.

You mean this...?

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« Reply #41 on: September 21, 2017, 08:33:40 am »

http://youtu.be/LIWitLcb1QU
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« Reply #42 on: September 21, 2017, 05:30:29 pm »

I dunno Dean, ... you couldn't live with this?  Bet they are a hoot!

Scramble ... scramble ... scramble !  Bigok




Scramblin' Escape - Director's Cut from Rhodie on Vimeo.

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« Reply #43 on: September 21, 2017, 06:20:07 pm »

That's really what I want. I drooled over Bill's back in 2010. If I bought a Scrambler and put it on a diet, and maybe put the engine back to Bonneville or whatever normal specs are, it could be great. I didn't find that it fit me very well at the dealer's, but I was sooo of spoiled by that Stelvio! LOL. I'm pretty sure I could make one fit me. That's what's great about the V7. It's light, it fits...just needs shocks and fork springs. Power is only 3 hp less than the Triumph was. Tough choices...lol
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« Reply #44 on: September 21, 2017, 06:50:40 pm »

It's interesting about weight. My old 2006 KTM 950 was about 510 lbs wet.  About the same as a scrambler of the same year IIRC. But the KTM would handle rough FSR where the scrambler would likely wallow. The KTM carries its weight up high too, when it starts to go over ... it is going over. But upgrade that Scrambler's suspension and I bet there is less difference than you would think. Apart from travel and ground clearance. Oh and a good set of TKC's.

That guy in the video, Rhider, had a really good build thread on ADV. And that bike in the video is the result.

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« Reply #45 on: September 21, 2017, 07:37:43 pm »

Just had a nice cup of tea and a read here....  http://www.triumphrat.net/air-cooled-twins-talk/190619-scrambler-weight-reduction-10.html

This bike is 61 lbs lighter !  Interesting stuff. You can drop a lot of weight via exhaust, battery and here and there. Gets me thinking ...hmmm Headscratch

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« Reply #46 on: September 21, 2017, 08:14:43 pm »

Wow! 60 pounds. That's just what I was looking for. Damn, now it's back to the top of the short list! LOL. They are gorgeous. I will have to read that thread. Thanks.
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« Reply #47 on: September 21, 2017, 09:26:50 pm »


Wow! 60 pounds. That's just what I was looking for. Damn, now it's back to the top of the short list! LOL. They are gorgeous. I will have to read that thread. Thanks.


And when the weight is well managed with quality suspension. Transforms the bike. That bike has custom rims. Pricy. Zard exhaust. Pricy.  Little things like aluminium fastners. Cutting and drilling steel.

I used to have an Z1 and later a gs750.They were lightened. Remove starter even in the GS. Tomaselli alloy rear sets. I seem to recall it weighed 415 lbs with fuel when done. 812 Yosh kit, larger carbs etc. I loved that bike. Nearly as fast as my Z1, but handled so much better. Fun projects. Light is right. But great suspension manages the weight.
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« Reply #48 on: September 21, 2017, 09:30:42 pm »

Nice bike Bubba  Thumbsup
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« Reply #49 on: September 22, 2017, 12:35:41 pm »

One more ... almost forgot about this one. These guys are doing a total redesign on the 800 Tiger too.

http://www.bikeexif.com/scrambler

A whole section dedicated to custom scramblers.  Grab a beer and enjoy. http://www.bikeexif.com/tag/scrambler

This one is stunning.

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« Reply #50 on: July 31, 2018, 01:52:34 pm »

Dean,

If you are still searching for a scrambler, the Yamaha XSR 700 may do the trick.

https://www.cycleworld.com/2018-yamaha-xsr700-first-ride-review#page-4

Under 500 lbs! The only drawback is a ridiculously sma;; fuel tank.

Here is a cool looking mod of the bike:

https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/rds/mcd/d/custom-2018-yamaha-xsr700/6614683049.html
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« Reply #51 on: July 31, 2018, 07:34:53 pm »

I would think it would still have about a 200 mile per tank range. That's plenty for any riding that I do.
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« Reply #52 on: July 31, 2018, 09:48:50 pm »


I would think it would still have about a 200 mile per tank range. That's plenty for any riding that I do.


I only have about a 120 mile rear end

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« Reply #53 on: August 01, 2018, 01:49:02 am »

Is CB500X to obvious?
This.

Or just accept the fact that dirtbikes are bad on the street and scramblers are bad in the dirt.

Best option: your choice of street bike and supplement with a nice < 251 cc dual sport for everything else. If you REALLY need one bike to do it all, CB500X if about as close as you're going to get. Maybe with dual sport tires.
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« Reply #54 on: August 01, 2018, 09:18:13 pm »


Dean,

If you are still searching for a scrambler, the Yamaha XSR 700 may do the trick.

https://www.cycleworld.com/2018-yamaha-xsr700-first-ride-review#page-4

Under 500 lbs! The only drawback is a ridiculously sma;; fuel tank.

Here is a cool looking mod of the bike:

https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/rds/mcd/d/custom-2018-yamaha-xsr700/6614683049.html


 I rode an XSR900, and it had the worst suspension of any modern bike that I have ridden. I don't know what Yamaha were thinking, but anything XSR is suspect! The T7 Tenere looks awesome, but judgung by the SCR950, I don't think Yamaha understands scramblers. That 700 is a nice engine though...but that 900 always grabs my attention!
 The Duc just feels and looks wrong. The new Triumph Scrambler just seems like a streetbike. I still don't see anything beside the Stornello that interests me.
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« Reply #55 on: August 02, 2018, 07:39:17 pm »

Maybe you peeps should remember this:

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« Reply #56 on: August 02, 2018, 08:45:13 pm »

Is this a scrambler?
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« Reply #57 on: August 05, 2018, 09:04:43 pm »


Is this a scrambler?


 I'd ride it!  Smile
This is a scrambler:

67-69 Norton P-11. 750cc, 380 pounds. Pic poached from ADVrider.
 I would imagine that Triumph is pretty close. Good street manners, and usable where there is no road.
 I know I have my own personal definition of what is and isn't a scrambler. A DR or KLR doesn't have good enough street manners (partly due to too much suspension, and for me, one too few cylinders). YMMV.
 I want them around 400 pounds so they can be thrown around and picked up. Again, YMMV.
 Triumph and Norton had it right in the 60s. The modern imitations aren't there yet, but a radical diet could do the trick.
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« Reply #58 on: August 09, 2018, 06:53:42 am »

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2018/08/2018-ducati-scrambler-1100-md-ride-review/
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