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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #120 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.
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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #121 on: March 29, 2020, 08:05:55 pm »
MOERSE flicker lights those eh  :eek7:
Yip.. :imaposer:

Will probably change them later.
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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #122 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.
 

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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #123 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.

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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #124 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:
 

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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #125 on: March 30, 2020, 11:57:42 am »
i think the flickers add to the retro look

nice bike
just wanna have fun , and ride ... and ....... ride
 

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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #126 on: March 30, 2020, 04:21:16 pm »
Be careful eh?  :P

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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #127 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 havenít 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.
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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #128 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

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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #129 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

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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #130 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 havenít 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.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2020, 12:42:47 pm by RedWolf »
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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #131 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



Thanks for the detailed pics... now I know where to cut.
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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #132 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!
 

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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #133 on: October 12, 2020, 03:10:47 pm »
I agree. Nice pic
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