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Necessary modifications

Discussion in 'Scrambler How-To's and Guides' started by Vincent62, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. Vincent62

    Vincent62 New Member

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    I was wondering what modifications people feel are necessary on the scrambler? I love the look of the bike, and although i may look to personalise it at some stage, what mods would owners deem as necessary?
     
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    Hello Vincent, welcome to the forum! I didn't like the hard, uncomfortable hand grips, so changed them right away. And I felt the foot pegs were slippery, so changed those. My FT seat was comfortable enough, but the suede type cover didn't let me move around the way I wanted to, so I bought a spare pan and went with a Seat Concepts kit. There have been other things, but those were first on the list, I think.

    Sarah
     
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    No changes are 'necessary' beyond subjective opinion.
     
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    I was thinking of getting a rear hugger. Every time I go out I come back with mud splattered up the back of my coat! Unavoidable in the U.K. but was wondering if a hugger would help.
     
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    I was thinking along the lines of protecting the bike over cosmetic changes.
     
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    The Powerbronze hugger helps but does not provide a complete cure, as the blade is too short
     
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    Maxton modifications to the forks, and their rear shock are very helpful, particularly off Tarmac. A replacement silencer, such as a Scorpion, will save weight, as well as sound better.
     
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    From my own experience - I added Evotech crash bungs (which have saved the bike on two dropped occasions! :rolleyes: ), a Dart screen as wind buffeting is awful at high speeds, replaced the original handgrips (too hard and narrow) with more comfortable ones, had the seat resculpted and made more comfy, the original suspension replaced with a Nitron shock and the forks replaced with Andreani. Also done other stuff but those were pretty vital to me :)
     
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    Live with it for a while - you'll soon decide where you can make improvements, it's very subjective.
     
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    The seat, suspension, fueling, gas tank capacity & vibration at higher rpm's should be the first mods. After that it is all in the eye of the beholder.
     
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    I think you bought wrong bike takeiteasy :p

    IMO the only must have is BoosterPlug, as unfortunately fuel mixture by default is way too lean. And this is something you can really feel while driving (you can find few topics on the forum regarding to this problem) - air box backfire happens to me quite often, and it has to be healed. Of course optionally you can go for remapping.

    Other than that I would say it depends only on you - if you don't like the seat, exhaust, grips etc. you can change them, but as Deano968 said, live with it for a while.
     
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    I would start by installing a 2017 throttle tube first.
     
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