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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #80 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..
« Last Edit: March 11, 2020, 01:54:30 pm by RedWolf »
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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #81 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..
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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #82 on: March 11, 2020, 11:31:33 am »
That's a real kewl boney Red :thumleft:
Met eish ja... met eish.. :biggrin:
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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #83 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.
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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #84 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:
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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #85 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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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #86 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
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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #87 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!
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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #88 on: March 13, 2020, 08:55:55 am »
I love your boney, beautiful! ;)
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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #89 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:
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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #90 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..
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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #91 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.

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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #92 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:
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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #93 on: March 26, 2020, 12:09:10 pm »
Lockdown ride. Wanted to feel the freedom of the open road...
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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #94 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!
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« Reply #95 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  ?
 

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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #96 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.
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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #97 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.

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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #98 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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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #99 on: March 28, 2020, 03:49:49 pm »
The garage and workbench
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