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Title: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 06, 2020, 10:44:46 pm
So, the day has come that I bought a new bike. But let’s give some background first. I am a bit of a bike slut and have owned in the region of 45 bikes in the last 15 years. Those who know me knows that roughly the last 15 bikes were all KTM’s. From Super enduro, few 990R’s, 1190R and even one or two smaller orange machines. I have also owned a GSA and normal 1200Gs in the past as well and several Honda XR650R’s, Vstroms, YZ250’s, RD350, few super bikes, few Vespas, few vintage bikes etc..

Anyway, I sold my last bike about 2 years ago just before my 4th child was born and has ever since rented bikes for trips when the occasion presented itself.

To be honest, I was actually bored with all the bikes on offer and hate how everything just became a race for bigger, faster, more plastic, more bling and did I mention more plastic? In a way bikes got more ‘sex appeal’ but lost their soul with the modern types on offering.

And then the 1200XE scrambler came along. Something out of the ordinary and almost no plastic. Brushed aluminium fenders, metal tank cap and old school retro look, but without the hassle and shit of old bikes. I was instantly in love. I have always loved naked bikes with a round light and they have always been my favorite style of bike. Since the launch last year, I drooled over the bike, but tried to convince myself NOT to buy it as it is always cheaper just to rent a bike for my next trip.

Anyway my excuses ran out and this happened:
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 06, 2020, 10:46:15 pm
I am looking for these type and color soft bags if anyone know where I can find them:
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 06, 2020, 11:07:45 pm
My review on this bike in comparison with MY PREVIOUS BIKE EXPERIENCE:

Looks:
Absolutely gorgeous. What is not to like?

Comfort:
Seat is nice and soft. I am 1.93m tall and find the ergonomics acceptable. The seat to peg distance might have been a little more for my frame size, but I am still able to do long distances. Wind is obviously more on these type of machines, but this bike was never designed to ride at 200km/h plus. At 160km/h + the wind starts to push hard. Comfortable travel speed is up to 145km/h. Cruise control is wonderful.

Electronics:
Awesome dash. Like in really an awesome dash. So easy to navigate wit lots of cool features. Also has ABS, traction control and IMU.

Suspension:
Insanely stable and doesn’t seem to get upset no matter what you throw at it. Not as soft and plush as a 990R, but a softer ride than my 1190R. Can also jump speedbumps at 120km/h without any issues. My last trip was on a 2019 GSA and I would rate the scrambler as the better suspension bike.

Travel opinion:
Limited luggage possibilities, but with careful planning multiday trips can be done.

Engine:
Wow wow wow. Not the fastest, but the torque is just crazy. It has that typical big thumper torque on low revs in any gear but without that shit vibrations. On ‘high’ revs it really takes off. It has a low redline (7,000rpm), but while riding it you find that you never need to go to the redline due to the amount of torque, but when you do it really turns into a type of hooligan machine.

Service intervals:
16,000km... low stressed motor.

Problems:
Exhaust gets hot in traffic. My next mod will be to remove the cat and ceramic coat the header pipes on the inside.

Overall:
Really enjoyable bike. Probably the smoothest engine and gearbox I have ever felt. Everything screams of high quality with only the best components fitted. If you are however the type of person that enjoy touring at 200km/h, this bike is not for you. If you pack the kitchen sink, then this bike will also not be the best option, BUT if you want to be different and enjoy biking in one of it’s it purest forms BUT with a modern engine and chassis and electronic aids, then this bike might also be the right choice for you.

Happy biking and see you on the road.
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on March 07, 2020, 12:19:22 am
Congrats, cool set of wheels! Enjoy.
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: 8 min Mark on March 07, 2020, 12:33:31 am
Interesting
Nice looking bike


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Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: Mr Zog on March 07, 2020, 02:09:49 am
Very sexy machine  :thumleft:  :drif:
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: the_BOBNOB on March 07, 2020, 04:59:29 am
very nice looking bike  :thumleft:
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: chopperpilot on March 07, 2020, 06:20:36 am
Baie nice, en baie geluk!

4 Kinders! Hoop jy het die snoeiskêr laat werk!

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Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: Noneking on March 07, 2020, 06:43:33 am
Very nice!
Congrats!
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 07, 2020, 06:47:35 am
Baie nice, en baie geluk!

4 Kinders! Hoop jy het die snoeiskêr laat werk!

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Aan my vrou se kant ja... :imaposer:
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 07, 2020, 06:51:13 am
Tail tidy will also be done soon..
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: Welsh on March 07, 2020, 06:57:58 am
Ummmmm Georgia, Gauteng?  :peepwall:
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 07, 2020, 06:59:37 am
Ummmmm Georgia, Gauteng?  :peepwall:
You should read the posts... :lamer:. The first pic is mine. The second post was a question as to where I can find soft bags like on that bike..
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 07, 2020, 07:01:21 am
Ummmmm Georgia, Gauteng?  :peepwall:
You should read the posts... :lamer:. The first pic is mine. The second post was a question as to where I can find soft bags like on that bike..
You will also see the bike in the first post (mine) has a small windscreen. The bike in the second post is another bike..
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: Welsh on March 07, 2020, 07:17:24 am
Ummmmm Georgia, Gauteng?  :peepwall:
You should read the posts... :lamer:. The first pic is mine. The second post was a question as to where I can find soft bags like on that bike..
You will also see the bike in the first post (mine) has a small windscreen. The bike in the second post is another bike..

Whoops...  :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 07, 2020, 07:23:07 am
Ummmmm Georgia, Gauteng?  :peepwall:
You should read the posts... :lamer:. The first pic is mine. The second post was a question as to where I can find soft bags like on that bike..
You will also see the bike in the first post (mine) has a small windscreen. The bike in the second post is another bike..

Whoops...  :imaposer: :imaposer:
:biggrin:. It is always easier to just check pictures and not read the posts... I am quilty of that as well.. :thumleft:
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: subie on March 07, 2020, 07:31:22 am
Beautifull and this bike ticks all the boxes for me.
If I had the money I sadly would not buy one. My dreams are more centered around smaller bikes for now.
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: Welsh on March 07, 2020, 07:35:02 am
Ummmmm Georgia, Gauteng?  :peepwall:
You should read the posts... :lamer:. The first pic is mine. The second post was a question as to where I can find soft bags like on that bike..
You will also see the bike in the first post (mine) has a small windscreen. The bike in the second post is another bike..

Whoops...  :imaposer: :imaposer:
:biggrin:. It is always easier to just check pictures and not read the posts... I am quilty of that as well.. :thumleft:

There are so many members emigrating anything is possible, but guilty as charged. :biggrin:
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: chopperpilot on March 07, 2020, 07:46:31 am
Baie nice, en baie geluk!

4 Kinders! Hoop jy het die snoeiskêr laat werk!

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Aan my vrou se kant ja... :imaposer:
Dankie tog! Groete Johan!

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Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: Noneking on March 07, 2020, 08:01:38 am
Baie mooi!
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: Neo_za on March 07, 2020, 08:14:04 am
Congrats - beautiful bike :thumleft:

I have always fancied them, but closest i will get is to scrambler convert my KLR :biggrin:
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: Wayne on March 07, 2020, 09:17:19 am
Given you past history with bikes, this really is a great unexpected report. Don't get me wrong, I love the Triumph brand, especially the scrambler. Just did not think it would be this good.

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Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on March 07, 2020, 09:20:55 am
Nice bike, and I liked your analysis/write up  :thumleft:


Agree with you on the tail tidy.
Enjoy the bike!
Chris
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: BuRP on March 07, 2020, 09:59:17 am
Service intervals:
16,000km... low stressed motor.

Very nice bike RedWolf, and character in abundance!  :thumleft:

But eh, unless you do 50Kkm/year I'd say at least halve those intervals for the oil & filter changes?
Bit dusty here in Safferland, and I'm sure you can afford doing such  ;)
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 07, 2020, 10:05:28 am
Service intervals:
16,000km... low stressed motor.

Very nice bike RedWolf, and character in abundance!  :thumleft:

But eh, unless you do 50Kkm/year I'd say at least halve those intervals for the oil & filter changes?
Bit dusty here in Safferland, and I'm sure you can afford doing such  ;)
I always service my bikes more than needed. This one will be serviced every 8,000km.. :thumleft:
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on March 07, 2020, 11:43:23 am
Like this bike big time, I would just like to reroute that Spitfire size exhaust if possible. :drif: :drif:
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 07, 2020, 12:11:28 pm
Like this bike big time, I would just like to reroute that Spitfire size exhaust if possible. :drif: :drif:
I hear you. What is your opinion on these pipes?
https://youtu.be/RLWzIbaHRyg
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on March 07, 2020, 12:42:52 pm
Like this bike big time, I would just like to reroute that Spitfire size exhaust if possible. :drif: :drif:
I hear you. What is your opinion on these pipes?
https://youtu.be/RLWzIbaHRyg
Nice RW, maar ek sou als tussen been en bike wou weg hê en die headers wou drop onderdeur en n can upswept aan die regterkant. Ek hou niks van die idee wat ek n warm pyp teen my binnebeen het nie.
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 07, 2020, 12:46:06 pm
Like this bike big time, I would just like to reroute that Spitfire size exhaust if possible. :drif: :drif:
I hear you. What is your opinion on these pipes?
https://youtu.be/RLWzIbaHRyg
Nice RW, maar ek sou als tussen been en bike wou weg hê en die headers wou drop onderdeur en n can upswept aan die regterkant. Ek hou niks van die idee wat ek n warm pyp teen my binnebeen het nie.
Jy bedoel so..
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 07, 2020, 12:47:45 pm
Ek hou van die standaard  pyp routing en dink met CAT uit en ceramic coating gaan hy baie koeler loop. Die manne praat van groot drop in temperatuur.
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on March 07, 2020, 12:48:46 pm
Jy bedoel so..

Jip nou kan ek omtip sonder om braaivleis te hou daarna.
Hel daai 1200 se klank kan mens laat speel met die throttle!! :drif: :drif:
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on March 07, 2020, 12:50:21 pm
Die standaard route is cooler op looks vir my is die underslung net praktieser.
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: Brink on March 07, 2020, 12:53:26 pm
Bar the pipes - Everything I like in a bike,,,, :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: Platte on March 07, 2020, 01:17:21 pm
Baie geluk dis vir my ook n baie mooi fiets geniet dit
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: Tman21 on March 07, 2020, 03:00:21 pm
Phone guts and gas, speak to Vin, good mate of mine.

Very very nice looking bike you got there,love this colour as well as the light blue they come in.  Get one of those grid headlight protectors!

(https://i.postimg.cc/0jbfHsvP/Screenshot-20200307-145851-Instagram.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/MfJVvgXF)
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: Tman21 on March 07, 2020, 03:02:40 pm
Phone guts and gas, speak to Vin, good mate of mine.

Very very nice looking bike you got there,love this colour as well as the light blue they come in.  Get one of those grid headlight protectors!

(https://i.postimg.cc/0jbfHsvP/Screenshot-20200307-145851-Instagram.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/MfJVvgXF)
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 07, 2020, 08:50:52 pm
Phone guts and gas, speak to Vin, good mate of mine.

Very very nice looking bike you got there,love this colour as well as the light blue they come in.  Get one of those grid headlight protectors!

(https://i.postimg.cc/0jbfHsvP/Screenshot-20200307-145851-Instagram.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/MfJVvgXF)
Awesome thanks, will look them up.
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: 2StrokeDan on March 07, 2020, 09:03:13 pm
If your last 15 bikes were all KTM's, no one should be surprised at you buying a real bike again. :pot: :pot:

Congratulations, it does look very cool, especially the colour. Classic.
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 07, 2020, 09:28:34 pm
If your last 15 bikes were all KTM's, no one should be surprised at you buying a real bike again. :pot: :pot:

Congratulations, it does look very cool, especially the colour. Classic.
True... :spitcoffee:. From one Ktm rider to another???
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 07, 2020, 09:33:44 pm
If I can just find these type of bags somewhere....
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00N8RERS8/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_boQAwb16M0XXC
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: Altie7deLaan on March 07, 2020, 09:52:38 pm
lekker, geniet hom.
Die 1200 XE is uitstekende waarde vir die geld, as jy kyk net na die kwaliteit suspension en afwerking. En `n 21 duim hoepel voor. The sum of the parts is indrukwekkend.
Daar is drie niche bikes wat triumph bou wat myns insiens geweldig onder gewaardeer word hier in SA.
1. Die 1200 XE, Kompetisie is die rt9 scramblers en die Duc desert sled? Nie een van daai sal byhou by die XE nie. Die XE lyk nie net mooi nie, dit perform ook..
2. Speed en street triple, Hooligan tools, ek kan net dink aan die ou Bandit 1200 en Tuono as enigiets anders wat kan naby kom. Die Mt 09 is net te vaal om hier te kompeteer, maar ja die triple Yam klink mooi.
3. Thruxton 1200 R. Ook `n besonderse pakkie wat mooi lyk en mooi loop ook.

Hou ons op hoogte soos jy km opsit en goodies opsit. Daai thread van Manic wat sy 790 so opdollie het ek baie geniet. :thumleft:
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 07, 2020, 09:57:12 pm
Maybe these are the better pannier options, especially considering the price:

https://www.oxfordproducts.com/motorcycle/brands/oxford/luggage/heritage_luggage/heritage_panniers_khaki_40l
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: Manic on March 07, 2020, 09:58:56 pm
Lekker Wolfie!!

Geniet hom my tjomma  :thumleft:   :thumleft:
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 07, 2020, 09:59:05 pm
lekker, geniet hom.
Die 1200 XE is uitstekende waarde vir die geld, as jy kyk net na die kwaliteit suspension en afwerking. En `n 21 duim hoepel voor. The sum of the parts is indrukwekkend.
Daar is drie niche bikes wat triumph bou wat myns insiens geweldig onder gewaardeer word hier in SA.
1. Die 1200 XE, Kompetisie is die rt9 scramblers en die Duc desert sled? Nie een van daai sal byhou by die XE nie. Die XE lyk nie net mooi nie, dit perform ook..
2. Speed en street triple, Hooligan tools, ek kan net dink aan die ou Bandit 1200 en Tuono as enigiets anders wat kan naby kom. Die Mt 09 is net te vaal om hier te kompeteer, maar ja die triple Yam klink mooi.
3. Thruxton 1200 R. Ook `n besonderse pakkie wat mooi lyk en mooi loop ook.

Hou ons op hoogte soos jy km opsit en goodies opsit. Daai thread van Manic wat sy 790 so opdollie het ek baie geniet. :thumleft:
Thanks Altie.

Ja, die 1200XE is so bietjie in sy eie klas. Die ander “scramblers” is nie regte scramblers nie.
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 07, 2020, 09:59:27 pm
Lekker Wolfie!!

Geniet hom my tjomma  :thumleft:   :thumleft:
Tx Manic.
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: charlatan on March 07, 2020, 11:03:07 pm
I got a decat from Verex, Tasmania. Quality is great, and it doesn't have the ugly weld in the middle of the RHS header like some of the others have. Made a big difference in temperature. Only time it gets too hot now is on a hot day in <30km/h traffic. The difference is that it cools down much faster... Just swing your right knee out and the heat's gone in 10secs. Well worth the R7k outlay.

I was going to get it ceramic coated, but tbh I don't think it's necessary

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Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: DeeCeeBee on March 07, 2020, 11:15:38 pm
I got a decat from Verex, Tasmania. Quality is great, and it doesn't have the ugly weld in the middle of the RHS header like some of the others have. Made a big difference in temperature. Only time it gets too hot now is on a hot day in <30km/h traffic. The difference is that it cools down much faster... Just swing your right knee out and the heat's gone in 10secs. Well worth the R7k outlay.

I was going to get it ceramic coated, but tbh I don't think it's necessary

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Hi there,

Do you live here in Tas?
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 08, 2020, 04:31:28 am
I got a decat from Verex, Tasmania. Quality is great, and it doesn't have the ugly weld in the middle of the RHS header like some of the others have. Made a big difference in temperature. Only time it gets too hot now is on a hot day in <30km/h traffic. The difference is that it cools down much faster... Just swing your right knee out and the heat's gone in 10secs. Well worth the R7k outlay.

I was going to get it ceramic coated, but tbh I don't think it's necessary

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Awesome feedback thanks. Was also considering one.
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: Sheepman on March 08, 2020, 07:28:22 am
Happy happy 👏 Beautiful bike ! Like said, none of the other scramblers comes close to the XE.I love the Hinckley bikes and also own a Speed Trip SE.
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: roxenz on March 08, 2020, 08:30:48 am
When these came out, and reading the positive reviews, I started getting "that" feeling... 😊 But I need a good 2-up bike for touring with the missus. So for now, I'll just read your accounts, be jealous and drool. Keep it coming!
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: charlatan on March 08, 2020, 11:00:09 am




Hi there,

Do you live here in Tas?

No, happy here in cape town!
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200308/d5e383646784553812f4346622bd303c.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200308/0e9aab5962d88d90f4ed31e8c35d4b1e.jpg)

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Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: Gérrard on March 08, 2020, 11:15:54 am
If I can just find these type of bags somewhere....
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00N8RERS8/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_boQAwb16M0XXC

Ou army grootsakke met patrolliesak oor die seat.
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on March 08, 2020, 11:51:56 am
Die manne is nie bang om te waag met hom nie!!

Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: Manic on March 08, 2020, 12:25:08 pm
 :biggrin: :biggrin:  :thumleft:  :thumleft:
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 08, 2020, 01:01:57 pm
Die manne is nie bang om te waag met hom nie!!


Thanks Chris. I saw the video. The race was done on a stock standard bike with only a few stuff like mirrors and rear footpegs removed. The scrambler is really capable and I see it in it's own niche market. The Ducat scrambler and RnineT is NOT in the same class/market as this bike. It is also NOT in the same market as KTM 790, although the Triumph is really capable offroad.
Nothing else to really compare it with..

I went for a ride this morning again, did about 150km. The wind is definitely an issue on higher speeds, but she is very comfortable up to about 145km/h. Above that, it is better to hold on tight.

But what an awesome ride. She handles like a 50cc, the bike is so so light on top and while on the move it really feels like a very small bike. I love this machine and can see that this might be a longer term relationship.. but time will tell.
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: DeeCeeBee on March 08, 2020, 01:04:15 pm




Hi there,

Do you live here in Tas?

No, happy here in cape town!
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200308/d5e383646784553812f4346622bd303c.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200308/0e9aab5962d88d90f4ed31e8c35d4b1e.jpg)

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Thanks, I was hoping for a fellow south African to say hi to.

Nice bike!
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: DeeCeeBee on March 08, 2020, 01:08:11 pm




Hi there,

Do you live here in Tas?

No, happy here in cape town!


No worries

Nice bike you have there
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: Rossdog on March 08, 2020, 04:29:54 pm
Hey Red Wolf, long time... I'm dying to know how it shapes compared to your old Super Enduro?
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 08, 2020, 07:26:37 pm
Great, short review of these bikes:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7sPiAeQhDRA
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 10, 2020, 11:36:42 am
Tail tidy kit ordered and paid for... can’t wait.. :biggrin:
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 10, 2020, 11:37:46 am
Congrats, cool set of wheels! Enjoy.
Thanks. I did a short trip saturday and everywhere I parked people stopped to admire the bike.
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 10, 2020, 11:38:04 am
Interesting
Nice looking bike


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Thanks
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 10, 2020, 11:38:39 am
Very sexy machine  :thumleft:  :drif:
Thanks. Do you get Triumphs in the US?
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 10, 2020, 11:38:59 am
very nice looking bike  :thumleft:
Thanks
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: IceCreamMan on March 10, 2020, 11:39:09 am
Sweet bike. When I bought my 765 I had long eyes for the scrambler. Would certainly not mind one.

Congrats.
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 10, 2020, 11:39:40 am
Very nice!
Congrats!
Thanks, planning a trip to your valley beginning of April.
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 10, 2020, 11:41:02 am
Beautifull and this bike ticks all the boxes for me.
If I had the money I sadly would not buy one. My dreams are more centered around smaller bikes for now.
Thanks Subie. Yes, all of us have different needs. Smaller bikes are always nicer to handle offroad, but it is again a compromise on the open road. Best is to have both.
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 10, 2020, 11:41:42 am
Congrats - beautiful bike :thumleft:

I have always fancied them, but closest i will get is to scrambler convert my KLR :biggrin:
A scrambler is a scrambler... :spitcoffee:
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 10, 2020, 11:43:01 am
Given you past history with bikes, this really is a great unexpected report. Don't get me wrong, I love the Triumph brand, especially the scrambler. Just did not think it would be this good.

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Wayne, the bike surprised me as well and I haven’t had the chance to set up the suspension properly. Will hopefully have time this weekend.
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 10, 2020, 11:46:27 am
Hey Red Wolf, long time... I'm dying to know how it shapes compared to your old Super Enduro?
I was actually a bit worried that this subject may come up... :o. The scrambler is definitely the better allrounder between the two, with the SE still being the better offroad bike IF YOU HAVE THE SKILLS TO MASTER THE SE. The scrambler is definitely the easier bike to ride offroad.
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 10, 2020, 11:48:28 am
Sweet bike. When I bought my 765 I had long eyes for the scrambler. Would certainly not mind one.

Congrats.
Thanks ICM. I always wanted one (even before the 1200XE was launched) and with the launch of the 1200XE, I just knew I will buy one..
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 10, 2020, 11:52:37 am
Just for interest sake, the bike has cruise control, heated grips and tubeless tires with the spoke nipples sitting on the outside of the tire edge. There are also few rider modes and you can even create your own custom rider mode with different sensitivity setting for traction control, ABS, lean angles and throttle response. You can also adjust the dash layout and color to your preference.
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 10, 2020, 11:58:18 am
This is the tail tidy bracket that I ordered form www.tecbikeparts.com.
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Post by: RedWolf on March 10, 2020, 11:58:54 am
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Post by: ROOI on March 10, 2020, 02:08:40 pm
 :drif: :drif: :drif:
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Post by: RedWolf on March 10, 2020, 02:13:40 pm
:drif: :drif: :drif:
Lekker Cobus. Hoe gaan dit nog?
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: BuRP on March 10, 2020, 06:31:02 pm
everywhere I parked people stopped to admire the bike.

That will stop if you mount underslung exhausts!
Someone mentioned this here, bad idea as the obnoxious parallel twin pipes are a major part of the sex appeal, just saying  ;)
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: sackett on March 10, 2020, 06:59:22 pm
 Well Done Red!! Definitely one of the best looking bikes around - when I first saw them I also wanted one badly but was worried about the off road ride - stoked to hear she goes as well as she looks. There is a ride report somewhere where they took them up Sani in less than ideal conditions and IIRC the scramblers cruised up and down with no sweat. Enjoy.. :glasses10:
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Post by: met eish on March 10, 2020, 10:24:18 pm
That's a real kewl boney Red :thumleft:
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: Mr Zog on March 11, 2020, 02:45:14 am
Very sexy machine  :thumleft:  :drif:
Thanks. Do you get Triumphs in the US?

Yes we do, nearest to me is in Orlando, about an hours drive away. But no way I could even think about buying one  :(
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 11, 2020, 11:29:27 am
everywhere I parked people stopped to admire the bike.

That will stop if you mount underslung exhausts!
Someone mentioned this here, bad idea as the obnoxious parallel twin pipes are a major part of the sex appeal, just saying  ;)
The side exhausts will definitely stay. I absolutely love them. The CAT will be removed soon and I suspect it will make a massive difference. On the open road I don't feel the heat of the exhausts. In traffic you do feel it..
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 11, 2020, 11:30:18 am
Well Done Red!! Definitely one of the best looking bikes around - when I first saw them I also wanted one badly but was worried about the off road ride - stoked to hear she goes as well as she looks. There is a ride report somewhere where they took them up Sani in less than ideal conditions and IIRC the scramblers cruised up and down with no sweat. Enjoy.. :glasses10:
Go and take one for a test.. they sure are a big surpise..
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 11, 2020, 11:31:33 am
That's a real kewl boney Red :thumleft:
Met eish ja... met eish.. :biggrin:
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 11, 2020, 11:32:49 am
Very sexy machine  :thumleft:  :drif:
Thanks. Do you get Triumphs in the US?

Yes we do, nearest to me is in Orlando, about an hours drive away. But no way I could even think about buying one  :(
Cool. Do you see them on the roads? Worldwide they definitely sell in lower numbers. BMW and KTM owns the market.
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: Roxtar on March 11, 2020, 01:13:04 pm
Good looking bike from Triumph :thumleft:

Personally I prefer the underslung zorst on them but then that is just me  ;) Enjoy the bike Red, beautiful machine and quality finishes that Triumph is becoming famous for :thumleft:
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: Runner on March 12, 2020, 10:00:36 pm
Jou Givi sakke is by die shop.
Plus n sweet retro style helmet....
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Post by: big oil on March 12, 2020, 10:38:24 pm
That is one beautiful Scrambler, Red Wolf, especially with the lovely Swedish jewelry bolted to her.

Now you need matching front Swedish jewelry.

Seems I've seen the panniers on the Georgia bike you posted, my memory fails me where though.

A couple of US military issued canvas bags from a military surplus store would look cool and vintage on that bike.

Or, some Belstaff or Barbour waxed cotton panniers would look cool and more authentic.

https://www.britishmotorcyclegear.com/accessories/bags.html
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: BuRP on March 12, 2020, 10:59:24 pm
Or, some Belstaff or Barbour waxed cotton panniers would look cool and more authentic.

WHOOAAAAA, NO, NEVEREVER use waxed cotton in SA ! ! ! ! !
I made that mistake by getting a new Belstaff jacket, awesome things them and mine was worn (in Eu) past rescue, knacked.
One ( 1 ! ) ride later and the black jacket was an awful brownish orangeish heap, perfect still but just absolutely covered in dust!
Had to wash it, no other way.... and gone was the wax of course, hence it awesomeness, functionality, appeal, rendered completely useless  :-[
In soggy climates I'll buy one again in a heartbeat, but not for dusty environments!
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: Frikadel on March 13, 2020, 08:55:55 am
I love your boney, beautiful! ;)
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: ROOI on March 13, 2020, 09:07:49 am
:drif: :drif: :drif:
Lekker Cobus. Hoe gaan dit nog?
Gaan baie goed met my ,kan sien dit gaan baie goed met jou ook  :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 13, 2020, 12:07:05 pm
Jou Givi sakke is by die shop.
Plus n sweet retro style helmet....
Mooi man... ek sien nou eers die boodskap en was juis vanoggend daar... Het n broek en handskoene gekoop, so sal moet teruggaan vir die sakke..
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: big oil on March 13, 2020, 10:35:10 pm
Or, some Belstaff or Barbour waxed cotton panniers would look cool and more authentic.

WHOOAAAAA, NO, NEVEREVER use waxed cotton in SA ! ! ! ! !
I made that mistake by getting a new Belstaff jacket, awesome things them and mine was worn (in Eu) past rescue, knacked.
One ( 1 ! ) ride later and the black jacket was an awful brownish orangeish heap, perfect still but just absolutely covered in dust!
Had to wash it, no other way.... and gone was the wax of course, hence it awesomeness, functionality, appeal, rendered completely useless  :-[
In soggy climates I'll buy one again in a heartbeat, but not for dusty environments!

I live in a state with sand everywhere.  All one has to do to clean dust off waxed cotton is a boot or horse brush.

Easy to care for, brush off the grime, reapply wax and then let the wax soak in sunlight.
 
I have a Belstaff Trialmaster and Barbour International that look like new after years of use.  They obviously will fade, especially if not maintained or cleaned and waxed properly.

Worn and faded looks good on those Scramblers.

I rode one, I liked the rear suspension with the Ohlins, but the front forks are junk.

Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: Mr Zog on March 14, 2020, 01:18:55 am
Very sexy machine  :thumleft:  :drif:
Thanks. Do you get Triumphs in the US?

Yes we do, nearest to me is in Orlando, about an hours drive away. But no way I could even think about buying one  :(
Cool. Do you see them on the roads? Worldwide they definitely sell in lower numbers. BMW and KTM owns the market.

I see very few bikes other than Harleys on the roads here...  :peepwall:
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 26, 2020, 12:09:10 pm
Lockdown ride. Wanted to feel the freedom of the open road...
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: jaybiker on March 26, 2020, 03:03:24 pm
Lockdown ride. Wanted to feel the freedom of the open road...




I wanted to do that today on my 650 which needs a "battery charging' spin. But the wind is really pumping here today, so I guess I'll plug in the charger for now and wait to see if an opportunity presents later when hopefully things relax and maybe people get gatvol and start getting away with breaking the rules. If that happens I'll be among the first!
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: Sheepman on March 26, 2020, 04:48:10 pm
Lockdown ride. Wanted to feel the freedom of the open road...

Cool shot 👍 I like the bikini screen.Is it reasonable effective  ?
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 26, 2020, 06:11:15 pm
Lockdown ride. Wanted to feel the freedom of the open road...

Cool shot 👍 I like the bikini screen.Is it reasonable effective  ?
It is no 1200GSA, but it makes a difference with the screen. I do feel more freedom on this bike than on any other before this one.
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: Tman21 on March 27, 2020, 08:56:41 am
FFW to about 30Sec, about a 2min part with DS bikes racing and the guy on the XE1200 not shy to throw it around.

Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 28, 2020, 03:48:32 pm
Luckily my tailtidy bracket arrived before the lockdown. This is what I started with. Ugly tail
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Post by: RedWolf on March 28, 2020, 03:49:49 pm
The garage and workbench
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Post by: RedWolf on March 28, 2020, 03:51:10 pm
Stripping the tail
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Post by: RedWolf on March 28, 2020, 03:52:24 pm
Further stripping
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Post by: RedWolf on March 28, 2020, 03:53:17 pm
Tail tidy bracket
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Post by: RedWolf on March 28, 2020, 03:54:09 pm
Cutting the tail
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Post by: RedWolf on March 28, 2020, 03:57:11 pm
Re-assemble and test the lights before installation. Will get a smaller plate after the lockdown.
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Post by: RedWolf on March 28, 2020, 03:58:56 pm
Clean tail
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 28, 2020, 04:01:41 pm
 I also polished the exhausts today with autosol. Didn't like that copper color, like the silver more.
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 28, 2020, 04:11:36 pm
Just some more tail pics
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Post by: RedWolf on March 28, 2020, 04:13:13 pm
Old tail was really ugly..
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Post by: Sheepman on March 28, 2020, 04:26:21 pm
Old tail was really ugly..

Agree - trimmed tail looks the part  :thumleft:
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 28, 2020, 04:34:23 pm
FFW to about 30Sec, about a 2min part with DS bikes racing and the guy on the XE1200 not shy to throw it around.


Cool video
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 28, 2020, 04:45:28 pm
Old tail was really ugly..

Agree - trimmed tail looks the part  :thumleft:
Thanks
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: BLK on March 28, 2020, 04:47:57 pm
Old tail was really ugly..

Excellent job.Bike looks great.
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Post by: RedWolf on March 28, 2020, 04:53:10 pm
Old tail was really ugly..

Excellent job.Bike looks great.
Thanks
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: Noneking on March 28, 2020, 07:05:39 pm
Baie mooi!
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Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on March 29, 2020, 11:19:55 am
Wraggies dit lyk nou baie beter!!! :thumleft:
Moet sê daai bike het n behoorlik sturdy looking agterrem pedaal!!
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: 2StrokeDan on March 29, 2020, 11:47:19 am
Big improvement in looks with that kaalstert.

Ja, that guy on the Triumph moves it up, one can see the struggle to put the power down nicely, tail spins all over the place.
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on March 29, 2020, 11:58:58 am
Big improvement in looks with that kaalstert.

Ja, that guy on the Triumph moves it up, one can see the struggle to put the power down nicely, tail spins all over the place.
Op al die videos wat ek al van die 1200 gesien het is dit duidelik hy hou van gatgooi en jy moet jou sit ken!! :o ;)
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: 2StrokeDan on March 29, 2020, 12:03:22 pm
Redwolf, where is your number plate light, and what are the two clear "spots' on the rear for?

OK, sorry, I see the "spots" are your flickerlights.
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: TeeJay on March 29, 2020, 04:45:04 pm
MOERSE flicker lights those eh  :eek7:
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 29, 2020, 08:03:58 pm
Redwolf, where is your number plate light, and what are the two clear "spots' on the rear for?

OK, sorry, I see the "spots" are your flickerlights.
Number plate light is there. Just underneath the fender.
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 29, 2020, 08:05:55 pm
MOERSE flicker lights those eh  :eek7:
Yip.. :imaposer:

Will probably change them later.
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: 2StrokeDan on March 29, 2020, 09:16:39 pm
MOERSE flicker lights those eh  :eek7:
Yip.. :imaposer:

Will probably change them later.

If you change them, please fit ones that can still be seen. Cannot fathom guys trying to hide away flickerlights the size of honeybees.
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: Altie7deLaan on March 30, 2020, 08:44:53 am
MOERSE flicker lights those eh  :eek7:
Yip.. :imaposer:

Will probably change them later.

If you change them, please fit ones that can still be seen. Cannot fathom guys trying to hide away flickerlights the size of honeybees.

En daai gerookte lense, dit lyk nog meer simpel.
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: 2StrokeDan on March 30, 2020, 10:02:27 am
MOERSE flicker lights those eh  :eek7:
Yip.. :imaposer:

Will probably change them later.

If you change them, please fit ones that can still be seen. Cannot fathom guys trying to hide away flickerlights the size of honeybees.

En daai gerookte lense, dit lyk nog meer simpel.

Soos n gerookte mens? :pot: :thumleft:
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: punisher on March 30, 2020, 11:57:42 am
i think the flickers add to the retro look

nice bike
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Post by: BuRP on March 30, 2020, 04:21:16 pm
Be careful eh?  :P

Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: Nodrog 74 on March 31, 2020, 08:47:01 am
Given you past history with bikes, this really is a great unexpected report. Don't get me wrong, I love the Triumph brand, especially the scrambler. Just did not think it would be this good.

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Wayne, the bike surprised me as well and I haven’t had the chance to set up the suspension properly. Will hopefully have time this weekend.

You managed to set up suspension yet?  I got my Scrambler last year,enjoying the bike but found the front end felt like a cruiser, with the ass dragging.I dropped my forks through the yolks about 10mm,made a huge difference and sharpens up the steering. With a few small tweaks to soften up the front end, it's awesome. Funny to see the look on a few mates faces after they ride it, totally blows them away .

Was never a bike I would take a second look at , till I took one for a ride around the block, expensive trip but well worth it. Awesome scoot to just get on and ride, on or off road. My daughter sat pillion on a run of about 240km and said the exhaust heat wasn't a problem and the seat was actually more comfortable than it looks.
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: Dwerg on March 31, 2020, 09:35:00 am
Big improvement in looks with that kaalstert.

Ja, that guy on the Triumph moves it up, one can see the struggle to put the power down nicely, tail spins all over the place.

Conveniently skip past how they left that T7 for dead  :biggrin:

That save on the Triumph was proper  :o

Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: 2StrokeDan on March 31, 2020, 10:36:10 am
Big improvement in looks with that kaalstert.

Ja, that guy on the Triumph moves it up, one can see the struggle to put the power down nicely, tail spins all over the place.

Conveniently skip past how they left that T7 for dead  :biggrin:

That save on the Triumph was proper  :o

Yes, Dwerg, that 700cc Triumph is quick.
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on March 31, 2020, 12:23:35 pm
Given you past history with bikes, this really is a great unexpected report. Don't get me wrong, I love the Triumph brand, especially the scrambler. Just did not think it would be this good.

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Wayne, the bike surprised me as well and I haven’t had the chance to set up the suspension properly. Will hopefully have time this weekend.

You managed to set up suspension yet?  I got my Scrambler last year,enjoying the bike but found the front end felt like a cruiser, with the ass dragging.I dropped my forks through the yolks about 10mm,made a huge difference and sharpens up the steering. With a few small tweaks to soften up the front end, it's awesome. Funny to see the look on a few mates faces after they ride it, totally blows them away .

Was never a bike I would take a second look at , till I took one for a ride around the block, expensive trip but well worth it. Awesome scoot to just get on and ride, on or off road. My daughter sat pillion on a run of about 240km and said the exhaust heat wasn't a problem and the seat was actually more comfortable than it looks.
I set the damping front to a bit more sporty (hard) and the rebound slow. For the back, I made the preload max, the damping soft and the rebound slow. I weigh 116kg so do have a lot more weight on the bike. I enjoy the front forks, but the back felt too hard initially, that is why I adjusted the damping to soft and the rebound to slow so that it doesn't kick back too hard.

The bike is really a big surprise.

ON MY LAST RIDE BEFORE THE LOCKDOWN, there were times that I thought during the ride that this must be the most fun bike I have ever rode. I was giggling like a small girl in my helmet. The thoughts actually surprised me because I have owned and tested a lot of bikes including a few KTM's.
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: charlatan on August 24, 2020, 07:46:18 pm
Another reason for fitting the tail tidy - my number plate decided to stay behind on the dirt roads between Sutherland & Middelpos / Gannaga Lodge

(https://i.imgur.com/dyXpbkI.jpg)

Thanks for the detailed pics... now I know where to cut.
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: tinusvdb on October 12, 2020, 02:40:05 pm
Another reason for fitting the tail tidy - my number plate decided to stay behind on the dirt roads between Sutherland & Middelpos / Gannaga Lodge



Thanks for the detailed pics... now I know where to cut.

Epic PIC!
Title: Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
Post by: RedWolf on October 12, 2020, 03:10:47 pm
I agree. Nice pic